McCain has not returned to Capitol Hill for several months while undergoing treatment near his home in Arizona. Sadler's comment enraged Cindy McCain, the senator's wife, and caused a furor on Capitol Hill among lawmakers in both parties. Cindy McCain, in a Twitter post addressed to Sadler, said, "May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren." "There are no words," Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., tweeted at the time. "People have wondered when decency would hit rock bottom with this administration. It happened yesterday," former vice president Joe Biden, who was on the presidential ticket that beat McCain in 2008, said following the comment. At the time, Meghan McCain, his daughter, denounced the White House for keeping her on the payroll. "I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in that that would be acceptable and then you can come to work the next day and still have a job," she said on ABC's "The View." "My father's legacy is going to be … [Read more...] about Kelly Sadler joked about McCain’s illness. Now she’s no longer working at the White House.
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Ken Thomas, Associated Press Updated 5:05 pm, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as he heads to Nashville for a rally. President Donald Trump walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, as he heads to Nashville for a rally. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Trump to hold a sports field day at the White House 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to reverse a trend of fewer children participating in sports and make youth sports more accessible to economically disadvantaged students. The White House is promoting the goals of the President's Council on Sports, … [Read more...] about Trump to hold a sports field day at the White House
A sinkhole that developed on the White House North Lawn in May. Charlie Spiering/Twitter On Tuesday, White House reporters tweeted photos of a big sinkhole that developed on the North Lawn. Sinkholes are often caused by heavy storms. As rain seeps into cracks in the ground and beneath the sediment, the water carves out a cavern. Washington, DC, saw thunderstorms last week. Sinkholes can happen anywhere conditions are right. In 2013, a 30-foot-wide one opened in the ground in Florida, swallowing a man and his house. Sinkholes, like the one that recently formed on the White House North Lawn, are really just hidden holes in the ground. While a sinkhole on the White House lawn may seem unusual, sinkholes overall are fairly common. In May of last year, Mar-a-Lago, the Florida estate where Trump often vacations, also developed a 4-foot by 4-foot sinkhole. The events that lead to sinkholes are subtle at the ground's surface, which is why they usually go unnoticed. … [Read more...] about The White House lawn has developed a growing sinkhole — here’s probably what caused it
The White House brushed off a major "typo" in the statement it issued on Iran's nuclear weapons program.The White House put out a now-amended statement, which read that Iran "has" a secret nuclear weapons program.Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later took a jab at the Obama administration for signing the 2015 deal altogether, and described the mistake as a "typo".Israel has accused Iran of "brazenly lying" about its nuclear capabilities, while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it has "no credible evidence" Iran pursued nuclear weapons after 2009.Following Israel's reveal of a massive trove of stolen documents which they say shows that Iran has lied about their nuclear ambitions, the White House put out a now-amended statement on Monday, which said Iran currently "has" a secret nuclear weapons program."Iran has a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program that it has tried and failed to hide from the world and from its own people," … [Read more...] about The White House brushes off a major ‘typo’ in its statement on Iran’s nuclear weapons program
Get the Think newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Although most of comedian Michelle Wolf’s jokes at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner were quite funny, I couldn’t help but cringe when she waxed crude about abortion ("[Mike Pence] thinks abortion is murder, which, first of all, don’t knock it till you try it. And when you do try it, really knock it. You know, you got to get that baby out of there.") or when she threatened to masturbate in front of everybody ("[#MeToo is] probably the reason I'm here. They were like, 'A woman's probably not going to jerk off in front of anyone, right?' And to that I say, 'Don't count your chickens.'"). Her most offensive jokes stroke a discordant tone for me not because they were offensive but rather because they just weren’t that clever: They were crafted for their shock value and, as far as comedy goes, that always feels more hackneyed than hilarious to me. But, I’m neither comedian nor comedy expert, … [Read more...] about Michelle Wolf made attendees at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner uncomfortable. They deserve to be.