Melania Trump is absent from the campaign trail, but boosts more NFTs. Jill Biden’s talking tours home and abroad. Michelle Obama’s “heart breaks” over Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action.
Weekly Wrap is a collection of headlines from the past week and other notable stories leading up to the inaugural issue of East Wing Magazine. Some publications have paywalls.
July 31, 2023 — When President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden decide to go to the beach, it’s a fairly complicated ordeal. It involves local police, the Coast Guard, Secret Service agents and numerous aides, including those tasked with shepherding the small pool of reporters who follow the president wherever he goes. Read more View here
July 29, 2023 — William and Kate, the prince and princess of Wales, have mounted a charm offensive like the one that saw President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy bewitch America and the world with their young family and style. Read more
July 28, 2023 — A New York judge has ruled in favor of former President Donald Trump's effort to block a pair of Manhattan district attorney subpoenas seeking emails sent by former First Lady Melania Trump and other documents in his New York criminal case. Read more
The New York Times
July 26, 2023 — The former first lady has mostly retreated from public view — and steered clear of the campaign trail — while her husband fights to return to the White House and faces increasing legal peril. Read more
The Associated Press
Oui, oui: Jill Biden is in Paris to mark the US return to the UN’s educational and scientific agency
July 24, 2023 — Jill Biden has represented her country at the Olympics in Tokyo, a king’s coronation in London and a royal wedding in Jordan. She gets another chance to put her ambassadorial skills to work this week when the United States formally rejoins a United Nations agency devoted to education, science and culture around the globe. Read more
The Inquirer and Mirror, Nantucket
July 22, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden was on the island for a fundraiser Saturday, and took some time in the afternoon to visit several downtown shops.
Biden checked out Murray's Toggery Shop, Pageo, Trinity Collection, Style Paris, Mitchell's Book Corner, Olivela and Nantucket Bookworks during a brief public appearance Saturday before… Read more
July 19, 2023 — Former First Lady Melania Trump released her latest collection of nonfungible tokens (NFTs), this time commemorating humanity’s giant leap on the Moon with a famous photo of NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walking on the lunar surface. There’s just one thing though: NASA does not approve the use of its imagery for the digital tokens. Read more
July 19, 2023 — Watch President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden welcome guests at the Congressional Picnic. View here
WSB-TV Channel 2 Atlanta
July 19, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden makes a stop in Augusta, Georgia, touting the administration’s Infrastructure Investment, engaging voters and learning to solder. View here.
July 19, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden visited Pittsburgh to discuss infrastructure with local leaders. Biden spoke to a crowd Tuesday at Pittsburgh International Airport at the construction site of the airport's new terminal. Read more
Power 105.1 FM
July 17, 2023 — Yo Gotti got a chance to chop it up with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden during his recent visit to the White House. Read more
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 17, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden might be her husband’s best defender on the campaign trail. Read more
Jill Biden Touts Job Training in Atlantic City, Near Her N.J. Birthplace. ‘I feel like this is home.’
July 13, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden was a mere 30 miles from the South Jersey town where she was born as she made an appearance in Atlantic City on Thursday. Read more
Lucrative Speaking Fees for Donald and Melania Trump Revealed in Revised Personal Financial Disclosure Filing
July 13, 2023 — A financial disclosure filing from former President Donald Trump made public Thursday offered new details about the roughly $1 billion that he appears to have earned in his post-presidential life, including lucrative speaking engagements by Trump and his wife, Melania. Read more
July 12, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden discusses expanding the skilled workforce in Columbus, Ohio, as part of her five-city tour across the country. View here
July 9, 2023 — If you were alive in February 1962, there's a good chance you saw First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's tour of the newly-restored White House, which was broadcast on all three TV networks to an audience of about 80 million. But people who knew her well say that the real Jackie was not at all like the flawless figurine who appeared on screen. Read more
July 9, 2023 — Native hickory trees provided the key ingredient to this historic first lady cake recipe. Read more
Stars and Stripes
June 30, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden shares a personal story about her father with newly minted Marines at the graduation ceremony for Fox Company at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina in late June, marking the 50th anniversary of the United States’ all-volunteer force. Read more View here.
Michelle Obama statement
June 29, 2023 — Former First Lady Michelle Obama, wife of the 44th president, Barack Obama, expressed her disappointment in a statement after the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 majority in late June that the racial admissions programs at Harvard College and the University of North Carolina are unconstitutional. Obama has been an outspoken advocate for young people in pursuit of higher education. Read Obama’s full statement.
June 29, 2023 — Margaret Hartmann, senior editor for Intelligencer, raises questions about former First Lady Melania Trump’s non-fungible token venture. Fox News exclusively reported on the venture noting a portion of the proceeds benefits Trump’s Fostering the Future, a Be Best initiative, that benefits foster children. Read more
The White House
June 21, 2023 — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosted a sneak peek of the White House state dinner with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The preview showcased a plant-based menu prepared by chef Nina Curtis because Modi is a vegetarian. View here