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  • White House Cuts Aerial Refueling From New Air Force One

    09/27/2017 3:52:26 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 42 replies
    General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking military officer in the nation, yesterday told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the White House decided to remove aerial refueling capabilities from the new Air Force One requirements, rather than the Air Force. Dunford was testifying to the committee during a hearing on his reappointment to the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as reported by Military.com.
  • Plane came 'within about 1,000' feet of Air Force One: report

    04/10/2017 5:26:21 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 89 replies
    A White House pool report Sunday said the aircraft appeared to come "within about 1,000 feet" of Air Force One. The Globemaster reportedly veered to Air Force One’s starboard side as the presidential aircraft traveled north from Florida. “Veterans in the press cabin remarked they had never seen anything come that close,” according to the report. “I would say beyond all doubt that this is a strange occurrence,” a retired air force lieutenant colonel said of the incident. Other White House officials on the flight included chief strategist Stephen Bannon, adviser Stephen Miller, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Joe...
  • AF-1 @ PBI

    03/09/2017 2:56:20 PM PST · by ml/nj · 3 replies
    Mar 9, 2017 | ML/NJ
    Here's a picture of AF-1 that I took while landing at Palm Beach International Airport this past Saturday afternoon. I also saw the plane taking off to the east on Sunday afternoon, but I didn't have a pilot to alert me to have my camera ready!ML/NJ
  • Trump Didn’t Wave Goodbye to Media When Boarding Air Force One - And They're Upset

    01/26/2017 8:05:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 88 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-26-17 | Mark Dice
    President Trump didn't wave goodbye to reporters when getting on Air Force One for the first time today, causing them to get offended at this 'unprecedented' and 'selfish' act. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Obamas Will Take Last Flight on Air Force One After Trump Inauguration

    01/10/2017 8:11:36 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 144 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 9, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    The soon-to-be former President Obama will take his last flight on Air Force One after the soon-to-be President Donald Trump takes office, the White House confirmed. Citing tradition, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama would be leaving Washington D.C. on Air Force one after Donald Trump’s inauguration. The pair will leave the White House for the last time aboard Marine One before Air Force One takes them someplace warm, according to their plans. Obama has referred to his post-inauguration plans for years. “I know what I’ll do right after the next...
  • Trump was RIGHT about Air Force One: Pentagon budget... more than $4.2 billion

    12/08/2016 3:56:15 PM PST · by pissant · 38 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12.8.16 | Dave Martosko
    tThe Pentagon program that will replace the pair of aging 'Air Force One' planes is already slated to cost $4.265 billion through the year 2021, according to federal budget and procurement documents obtained by DailyMail.com. That number supports what President-elect Donald Trump said two days ago when he claimed the U.S. Air Force should cancel its order with Boeing because the project's cost had spiraled above $4 billion. 'Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!' Trump tweeted Tuesday. Critics immediately pounced, including...
  • Ted Cruz to fly with Obama aboard Air Force One to Dallas memorial event

    07/12/2016 1:07:48 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 338 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/12/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Sen. Ted Cruz accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to travel aboard Air Force One on Tuesday to Dallas for an interfaith memorial honoring the victims of last week’s attack. The news was reported by multiple reporters who spotted Cruz at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where the president’s plane departs from.
  • Obama Family’s 2014 Christmas Vacation Cost Taxpayers $3,672,798 in Transportation Expenses

    03/10/2015 3:30:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    Martha’s Vineyard August, 2014 Vacation Cost $400,666.30 in Transportation $2,425,085.50 were Spent in Transportation Expenses for Obama’s July, 2014 West Coast Fundraising Trip Obama Hawaii Christmas vacations over the past three years have cost taxpayers $15,540,515.10 in travel expenses alone; (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that the Obama family’s 2014 Christmas vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, cost taxpayers $3,672,798 in flight expenses alone. Christmas in Hawaii is an annual tradition for the family and their most recent visit, from December 19, 2014, to January 4, 2015, marked...
  • Accused child rapist rode on Air Force One with Obama, raised $500k for Prez

    11/20/2014 7:59:16 PM PST · by TigerTown · 15 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 20, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    A major Democratic donor was arrested this week by the Sex Crimes Unit in Portland, Ore., for raping a minor. Terrence Bean, a liberal activist who bundled more than $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Bean has made contributions to influential Democrats such as Hillary Clinton, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Rep. Barney Frank, who has had his own smarmy brushes with the law. Bean’s Instagram account shows him on Air Force One with President Obama and getting chummy with Vice President Joe...
  • Under Obama, Air Force One cost per hour jumps 27% to $228,288 [Lecture Today on Global Warming]

    09/23/2014 8:22:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Paul Bedard
    The president spent over $7.3 million on just three trips in 2013, including $2.1 million to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in August, according to new flight documents provided by the Air Force to a public watchdog group.
  • Amid Crises, Obama's Busy Social Schedule Means Double Duty for Air Force One

    08/31/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014 | Byron York
    In the past two weeks, President Obama has twice interrupted vacation and fundraising trips to take presidential planes to Washington for a brief period, only to turn around and fly back to his earlier location — once after just a few hours in the White House. Why the peripatetic travel schedule? Well, there was a wedding and a bachelor party involved — and an expensive mix of socializing, work, and vacation. On Thursday, the White House announced Obama would travel to Westchester, N.Y., on Friday to attend a Democratic fundraiser. The president would then travel on to Newport, R.I., later...
  • Exclusive - Study: Obama Most Well-Traveled, Expensive President In History Through Five Years

    03/23/2014 8:17:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/14 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama has spent more time traveling abroad than other U.S. president in history at this point in their presidencies, according to a forthcoming study from the National Taxpayer Union Foundation (NTUF) provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “The most internationally well-traveled President, through five years, is also flying the most expensive-to-operate Air Force One to date,” NTUF wrote. After five years in the White House, Obama has taken 31 trips for a total of 119 days abroad. At that point in George W. Bush’s presidency, Bush had taken 28 trips for 116 days, while...
  • Under Obama, Air Force One cost per hour jumps 27% to $228,288

    03/01/2014 6:25:19 AM PST · by shove_it · 38 replies
    WashingtonExaminer ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    The president spent over $7.3 million on just three trips in 2013, including $2.1 million to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in August, according to new flight documents provided by the Air Force to a public watchdog group. Judicial Watch told Secrets that the sky-high jet travel costs for the first family's 2012-2013 Christmas vacation in Hawaii, their beach vacation on Martha's Vineyard last summer and President Obama's brief trip to California in August totalled $7,396,531.20. The Air Force said it costs $228,288 an hour to fly Air Force One, a massive $48,535 jump from the last...
  • Michael Ramirez Nails it As Always

    10/26/2011 8:23:26 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 5 replies
    IBD ^ | 26 October 2011 | Michael Ramirez
    FR rules...must click on link.
  • Upscale Lands First lady Michelle Obama on Cover

    09/17/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Electronic Urban Report ^ | September 16, 2001
    Upscale Magazine has scored an interview with the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama for its October, 2011 issue. She is also featured on the cover. “First Lady Michelle Obama represents the spirit of today’s African-American mother, wife and champion of change." In the October Upscale cover story, entitled “National Treasure,” Michelle Obama opens up to Spelman College graduates about her life as a young black girl in the Southside of Chicago “Some of you may have grown up like me, in neighborhoods where few had the chance to go to college,” explained Mrs. Obama, who prefers to...
  • AFL-CIO's Trumka, SEIU's Henry and UAW's King all got free ride to Detroit with Obama on AF1.

    09/06/2011 9:47:03 AM PDT · by sunmars · 21 replies
    Reuters correspondent Bohan confirms the Presidents of all 3 Unions flew free on AF1 on the taxpayer dime with Obama to his detroit speech. He doesnt even hide his backers now. I'm just disgusted that he gets to use our money this way. Its obvious he has done a deal with unions and this jobs plan is going to be so pro-union its unbelievable.
  • Lay Off Michelle Obama's Spain Trip, Republicans

    08/15/2010 11:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | August 14, 2010 | John Aloysius Farrell, Contributing Editor
    Somewhere out there, in what Winston Churchill once called “the Great Republic” is the not-too-happy wife of a Republican governor or senator. This poor lass has devoted the last two or three decades of her life to the gruesome indignities of American politics, shaking hands with morons, forfeiting all privacy, wearing a fixed grin, warily eyeing the bouncy blondes on her husband’s campaign staff and trying to retain her girlish figure through the endless parade of bull roasts, picnics, fundraising banquets and state fairs. (“Try the deep-fried Twinkies ma’am?”) She has done this all with one thought in mind. Someday,...
  • Kucinich in Obama's crosshairs

    03/15/2010 10:11:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 11 replies · 702+ views
    Air Force One took off from suburban Maryland today at 11:13 a.m. and landed 48 minutes later in Cleveland. For Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) -- who says he plans to vote no on the president's health-care bill -- it must have felt like a much longer flight. Obama invited Kucinich and undecided Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) to the ultimate pressure cooker as he tries to nail down a majority for his top domestic priority. What was said at 35,000 feet is anyone's guess, and Kucinich is -- for once -- not talking. The president talked one on one with Kucinich...
  • New Photos Released From Flyover Blunder : The Pentagon also released the flight manifest

    07/31/2009 9:14:09 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 105 replies · 3,162+ views
    NBC NewYork.com ^ | 7/31/2009 | VICTORIA CAVALIERE
    Responding to dozens of requests from the public, the Defense Department has released 146 more photos from the infamous Air Force One flyover that struck fear in thousands of unsuspecting New Yorkers in April. The photos are posted right on the Pentagon's Website, defense officials said today. The Pentagon also released a heavily redacted flight manifest. The April 27 photo-op caused quite a fright in Lower Manhattan and New Jersey, as many people who had lived through the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks thought the city was again under siege. Workers poured out of office buildings as the planes buzzed the...
  • Louis Caldera Joins Center for American Progress as Senior Fellow (Responsible for AF-1 NYC flyover)

    06/11/2009 4:28:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 691+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 11, 2009 | Michael Coleman
    Former University of New Mexico President Louis Caldera - who resigned as director of the White House Military Office last month following an Air Force One photo op gone wrong - has a new gig. The Center for American Progress, a self-described "progressive" think tank founded by John Podesta, a former chief-of-staff to President Clinton, has hired Caldera to work on higher education and national security issues. Caldera, a former U.S. Army secretary, will make a strong addition to the staff, Podesta said.