Darlene Superville, Associated Press Updated 10:13 am PDT, Thursday, May 23, 2019 FILE - In this July 13, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, inspects the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Trump’s next few weeks will serve as a master’s class in the finer points _ and potential pitfalls _ of protocol. He’s making state visits to Japan and the United Kingdom where he’ll be meeting with both Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Japan’s newly installed Emperor Naruhito. less FILE - In this July 13, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, inspects the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. Trump’s next few weeks will serve as a ... more Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP … [Read more...] about Watch out: Protocol pitfalls abound as Trump heads abroad
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By Jim Harrington | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: April 17, 2019 at 5:32 pm | UPDATED: April 18, 2019 at 3:24 am “Beach Blanket Babylon,” the headline-ripping satirical song-and-dance revue considered by many a San Francisco landmark in the same league as Lombard Street and the Golden Gate Bridge, is set to close after 45 years. The final performances will be held on New Year’s Eve. “Audiences have embraced Beach Blanket Babylon since the day it opened on June 7, 1974,” producer Jo Schuman Silver said in a news release. “Originally scheduled to run for only six weeks, the show became an international phenomenon and the quintessential San Francisco experience. I am thankful to our fans from around the world who have supported us from the very beginning. Our hats are off to each and every one of you!” Silver is the widow of Steve Silver, who created the show in 1974 and watched it become a local favorite and … [Read more...] about ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ shocker: Show set to close after 45 years
Darlene Superville and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press Updated 9:34 pm PST, Friday, March 8, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump came armed with surefire applause lines when she stepped up to address a largely female audience that had gathered to celebrate other women. The first lady showcased the record number of women serving in Congress. She said women's unemployment had hit its lowest level in 65 years, though it has since ticked up slightly. And she highlighted the more than 2 million women who have joined the workforce since November 2016, when her husband was elected president. "This is something to celebrate," Mrs. Trump declared at Thursday's State Department event, where many of her lines easily could have fit into a campaign stump speech. But as President Donald Trump shows his eagerness for the coming 2020 re-election battle, less clear is Mrs. Trump's fervor for joining the effort. She largely avoided the campaign trail in 2016, citing her desire … [Read more...] about First lady: Growing ease in official role, but not politics
A bachelor in the White House? It’s such a compelling scenario that Aaron Sorkin once wrote a movie about it. “The American President” came out in 1995, years before “The West Wing” and decades before never-married Senator Cory Booker announced own run for president. Michael Douglas stars as a widowed commander in chief who falls for an environmental lobbyist. (They meet cute when he overhears her insulting him in a White House meeting room.) Their courtship is a lesson in the perils of presidential dating: the media mob, the character attacks, the moment where the president has to choose between his crime bill and his girlfriend’s clean air bill. On the second date, he also seems to tell her some classified security information, though the movie doesn’t make a big deal out of that.Story Continued Below It’s clear that every moment is a minefield, for both the president and the person he’s trying to woo—something Booker seems … [Read more...] about Is America Ready for a Single President?
NPR subscribe to NPR Politics Podcast podcast NPR One Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Pocket Casts Spotify RSS link Politics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to members of the U.S. military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on Dec. 26. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to members of the U.S. military during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on Dec. 26. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Presents were exchanged, carols were sung and the political news cycle kept on churning over the Christmas holiday. The days surrounding Christmas and New Year's Day saw the partial government shutdown begin, the stock market take a tumble (then recover) and President Trump make a secret holiday visit to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. … [Read more...] about The News Didn’t Stop Over The Holidays. Here’s What You Missed