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Trump’s Next Crisis: White House Easter Egg Roll

April 13, 2017

Trump's Next Crisis: White House Easter Egg Roll

The West Wing is in crisis mode. An absentee First Lady (and a Jewish First Daughter) means that the White House is woefully unprepared for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll next Monday. There are not enough event volunteers or enough commemorative wooden Easter eggs for the number of kids expected, and military bands will have to entertain the throngs since no celebrities have been booked. Come to think of it, military bands are a good idea. With more kids than eggs, having a few extra soldiers on the White House lawn may be an asset.

More:

“The Coming White House Egg Roll Catastrophe,” Martin Longman, Washington Monthly

“The Latest Test for the White House? Pulling Off Its Easter Egg Roll,” Julie Hirschfeld Davis, New York Times

Post-Egg Roll Update:

“Donald Trump’s White House Easter Egg Roll Was a Crazed Fever Dream of Awful,” Jack Moore, GQ

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This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

January 28, 2015

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An employee of a Federal intelligence agency got drunk at a party and crashed his friend’s DJI Phantom aerial drone on the White House grounds. The Chinese drone manufacturer says it’s updating the quad copter‘s software to keep it out of no-fly security zones in future. Maybe what the thing really needs is a breathalyzer interlock.

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Big Cheese Day at the White House

January 27, 2014

Big Cheese Day at the White House

In 1835 New York dairy farmer Thomas Meacham sent President Andrew Jackson a 1,400-pound wheel of cheese as a gift. It aged in the Entrance Hall of the White House for two years. On January 29, 1837 the President, as was the custom, invited the public to a reception in the East Room and offered a choice refreshment: Cheese. Hungry citizens finished the entire cheese in two hours, but its fragrance lingered in Entrance Hall for some time.

At 9:00 PM on January 29, 2014, the day after he delivers the State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama has invited the public to a virtual Big Block of Cheese Day. There’s no free cheese, but White House officials will respond to questions in real time via  Twitter Facebook Tumblr Instagram  and Google+ Hangout  (hashtag #AsktheWH). Whether this is a good idea or not remains to be seen, but it sure seems like White House staffers learned about Andy Jackson’s big cheese from the West Wing TV show:

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White House Soup

August 26, 2013

White House Soup

The White House Soup of the Day for August 26, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Ribollita.

(“a hearty potage made with bread and vegetables.”)

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White House Soup

April 17, 2013

White House Soup

The White House Soup of the Day for April 17, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Miso.

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White House Soup

April 4, 2013

White House Soup
The White House Soup of the Day for April 4, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Caldillo de Brisket.

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White House Soup

March 26, 2013

White House Soup

The White House Soup of the Day for March 26, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Split Pea.

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White House Soup

February 12, 2013

White House Soup

The White House Soup of the Day for February 12, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Oyster Artichoke.

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White House Soup

February 7, 2013

White House Soup

The White House Soup of the Day for February 7, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Chipotle Beef.

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White House Soup

January 30, 2013

White House Soup

The White House Soup of the Day for January 30, 2013 via MSNBC and FishbowlDC:

Tomato Basil.

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