Bidens to Visit Philadelphia on Jan. 6
Plus, more public appearances expected for Melania Trump in 2024.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dec. 27, 2023 — The Bidens are bringing their obsession with Philadelphia into the new year. President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden plan to return to the Philly area on Jan. 6, a White House spokesperson said Wednesday. The visit is scheduled for the anniversary of the 2021 insurrection that sought to overturn Biden’s defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election, but the White House was mum on what the couple will do while in the region. Read more
East Wing Magazine
Dec. 27, 2023 — We saw the passing of an iconic first lady in Rosalynn Carter, whose legacy continued to unfold in an exquisitely planned three-day remembrance days after her death. We shined a spotlight on the growing scholarship of first ladies research with interviews of educators and authors of new books designed to inform the public about the often overlooked impact first ladies have on the presidency and on society through their sustained initiatives. We also explored historic first ladies, speaking to top experts about the legacies of Mary Todd Lincoln and Florence Harding and how their narratives have evolved over time. And, we paused to examine how we use language, specifically the title of first lady, in our publication to more appropriately reflect the “official” aspects of the still undefined, unpaid role of the position that historically has shown its influence on the presidency. Read more
Dec. 27, 2023 — 'Melania has always been very devoted to her entire family. It should be no surprise that she spent this Christmas with her ailing mother,' a source tells Fox News Digital. Read more
Dec. 26, 2023 — The Barack and Michelle Obama-produced Netflix film, “Leave The World Behind,” is an apocalyptic thriller replete with Black History easter eggs, Julia Roberts awkwardly dancing, and metaphors used to underscore and warn of society’s overdependence on technology, the rise of artificial intelligence, the destruction of the environment, and lastly, the omnipresent issue of race and racism in America. Read more
Dec. 25, 2023 — Former First Lady Melania Trump's Christmas message was quite different from her husband's. In two separate posts on Truth Social on Monday, the former president shared a message to his followers wishing them a Merry Christmas while also speaking about many other things he is facing, such as the next presidential election, of which he is the leading GOP candidate, and the different legal cases. His wife's message was much simpler. Read more
White House Love Stories: How the Bidens, Trumps and Other Presidential Couples Describe Their Marriages
Dec. 25, 2023 — Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter aren’t the only presidential couple with a love story that has captured the country’s imagination. Here’s a look at how the living presidents and first ladies have talked about their marriages and lives together. Read more
Dec. 25, 2023 — Melania Trump’s whereabouts are an intriguing “mystery” to her neighbors in Palm Beach, according to members of the elite social set. The former first lady is rarely seen outside the confines of Mar-a-Lago, the private members club that has become the Trumps’ permanent base since quitting the White House. Laurence Leamer, author of a book on Mar-a-Lago and a longtime Palm Beach resident said: “Nobody knows where she is. It’s like a mystery. It’s certainly talked about.” Read more
Dec. 25, 2023 — Look for more Melania in 2024. A source tells Page Six that after Donald Trump scored a recent Supreme Court victory in his federal election subversion case, “Trump and his family are so secure that he will become president again that insiders at Mar-a-Lago say he’s reached an agreement with [wife] Melania [Trump] to step up top-tier diplomatic appearances in 2024.” Read more
Dec. 25, 2023 — FLASHBACK: First Lady Barbara Bush Unveils 1989 Christmas Decorations. View here
WATCH: First Lady Rosalynn Carter Blows Off Brutal Insult From GOP Rival's Son — With Christmas Cheer
Dec. 24, 2023 — Then-First Lady Rosalynn Carter had a festive way of blowing off a reporter’s question about a brutal insult against then-President Jimmy Carter from his GOP rival’s son. Read more
Dec. 23, 2023 — First Lady Jill Biden and Santa Claus visited Fort Campbell on Saturday via the “Sleigh Force One”, to celebrate Christmas and to meet with military families whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the Dec. 9 tornado. Read more
Dec. 22, 2023 — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden once again visited Washington’s Children's National Hospital on Friday ahead of the Christmas holiday, repeating what’s become a holiday tradition for the first couple since the Democratic president took office in 2021. Read more
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