Tag Archives: White House

Trump: I Offered To Build The White House A $100M Ballroom And They Said No

Yesterday prospective 2012 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told Rush Limbaugh that he offered $100M to the Obama administration to build a “magnificent White House ballroom” instead of those “rotten tents” put up on the South Lawn for special occasions. Trump claims White House officials blew him off because he’s a Republican.

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Gay Man Named WH Social Secretary

Longtime Obama fundraiser Jeremy Bernard (on left, with former partner Rufus Gifford), has been named White House social secretary. He’s the first openly gay man to hold that position and the third in the job since Obama took office. “Jeremy shares our vision for the White House as the People’s House, one that celebrates our history and culture in dynamic …

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White House Works With NYC’s Ali Forney Center On Homeless LGBT Youth Report

Yesterday the White House Media Office issued a special report on homeless LGBT youth. The report was created by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and spotlights the work being done by NYC’s Ali Forney Center as well as the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit. The Ali Forney Center comments via press release: This follows upon recent events over …

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Gibbs Dodges Obama ’96 Question

Outgoing White House press secretary Robert Gibbs today once again dodged Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson’s questions about the president’s 1996 position on same-sex marriage. One gets the sense that Gibbs is so ready to be through with this job.

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SOTU: The Enhanced Remix

Via the White House, here’s last night’s complete State of the Union address. “This enhanced version features charts, graphs and other visual aids that accompany the President’s speech.”

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A Moment Of Silence At The White House

President Obama and the First Lady joined members of Congress and their staffers today for a moment of silence honoring the victims of Saturday’s massacre in Arizona.

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About Obama’s New Chief Of Staff

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White House Staffers – It Gets Better

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Tweet Of The Day – Robin McGehee

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Tweet Of The Day – Lt. Dan Choi

(Tipped by JMG reader Sean Chapin)

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White House Comments On DADT Bill

The White House just issued the below comment on the stand-along DADT repeal bill, which is being debated in the House at this writing. The Administration strongly supports House passage of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 2965, which would repeal the statute underlying “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” after the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the …

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Elmo Visits The White House Kitchen

Yeah, yeah Elmo, school lunches, whatevs. Moving on, how about that adorbs White House chef Sam Kass?

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Robert Gibbs Grilled By Reporters On DADT

Some of the questions are from the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson and the Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld.

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POST-HEARINGS: White House Holds Meeting With DADT Repeal Groups

Following today’s conclusion of the Joint Chiefs’ testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the White House hosted an off-the-record meeting with members of various DADT pro-repeal groups. Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly that today’s was the largest of several such recent meetings. Two people who attended the meeting but asked to remain anonymous because of the off-the-record nature …

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HomoQuotable – Robin McGehee

“Only two short days after being arrested for chaining myself to the White House fence and asking my President why he hasn’t fulfilled his promise of equality, I’ll pass through the same gate and by those familiar guard shacks today to meet with Brian Bond, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement. I accepted Mr. Bond’s request for a …

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Thirteen GetEQUAL Activists Arrested After Chaining Themselves To WH Fence

Thirteen GetEQUAL activists are being arrested (at this writing) after handcuffing themselves to the White House fence this afternoon in protest of inaction on the repeal of DADT. Among the arrestees are JMG commenters Justin Elzie and Michael Bedwell. Via press release: “On the White House fence today, and in a jail cell this evening, are thirteen American patriots,” said …

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Morning View – White House

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Obama Came To The DADT Meeting

The Advocate reports that President Obama stopped by today’s White House strategy meeting held with advocates for the repeal of DADT. “The President stopped by to directly convey to the participants his personal commitment on this issue,” said a White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity. The official declined to give any further details on the duration of …

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White House On DADT Meeting: Mention Court Cases And The Meeting Is Over

As I noted this morning, today the White House will meet with advocates for the repeal of DADT to strategize the coming lame duck session of Congress. Oh, but one little warning to the attendees: if you bring up any of the DADT court cases, this meeting is SO over. From an email from White House LGBT liaison Brian Bond: …

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TODAY: White House To Hold DADT Repeal Strategy Meeting For Lame Duck Session

The Advocate reports that a coalition of pro-repeal DADT groups will meet at the White House today to map out a strategy for the lame duck session of Congress. “The White House is meeting with several interested parties to discuss the legislative repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ The meeting will concern the work that remains to be done to …

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