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  • Pentagon may turn Russian airline's 747s into Air Force One

    08/01/2017 8:06:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 1, 2017 | DAVID KOENIG and LOLITA BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force, which has been looking for ways to lower the cost of new planes for Air Force One, is talking to Boeing about buying two jumbo jets that were ordered but never delivered to a now-defunct Russian airline. The Air Force and Boeing confirmed Tuesday that they are working on a deal involving Boeing 747s but declined to disclose further details.
  • 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...
  • WaPo Tries to Intimidate President Trump From Showing Off Air Force One at Melbourne, FL Rally

    02/17/2017 1:03:32 PM PST · by davikkm · 49 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published an article Thursday night that tries to intimidate President Donald Trump from showing off Air Force One at his massive Melbourne, Florida, airport rally Saturday evening. Tickets to the rally are still available as of publication time of this article. Trump Force One at Melbourne, FL, campaign rally, September 27, 2016, photo by Kristinn Taylor. The Post article, White House: Air Force One will not be used as a ‘prop’ at political rally, was written by Jenna Johnson who quotes an unnamed alleged administration official as telling her Air Force One would not be used as...
  • Trump Persuades Boeing to Cut Cost of New Air Force One

    12/22/2016 11:01:24 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 December 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    Following a one-on-one meeting with Boeing’s CEO, Dennis Mullenburg, on Wednesday over Trump’s concerns that the new Air Force One aircraft were costing too much, Mullenburg said: “We’re going to get it done for less than [the $4 billion price tag], and we’re committed to working together to make sure that happens.”The deal, hammered out at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, revealed much about the paradigm shift taking place even before Trump is inaugurated. First, Trump means business. Not inhibited by ties to the military-industrial complex, Trump is recognizing who his employer really is: the American people....
  • Boeing CEO vows to build new Air Force One for less after Trump complaints

    12/21/2016 7:00:51 PM PST · by LUV W · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 21, 2016 | Edmund DeMarche, Contributor
    What makes the Air Force One program so costly? The CEO of Boeing told President-elect Donald Trump Wednesday that his company can build a new Air Force One for less than originally quoted -- after Trump complained about the cost. Earlier this month, Trump made headlines for blasting the company on Twitter for alleged cost overruns with the new fleet of Air Force One planes. Trump called on the government to cancel the contract and called the supposed $4 billion price tag out of control.
  • 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...
  • Understanding Trump’s Air Force One Political Theater

    12/08/2016 4:08:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Using the same skill set he employed during the presidential campaign, President-Elect Trump has crafted another public drama around a storyline of his choosing. A highly predictable story arc – a series of subplots that unfold as time passes – is in store for the public. Trump has done this sort of thing before. And unlike any previous president, he is an incredibly successful impresario/performer in episodic reality television. A substantial fraction of the electorate follows politics at the level of reality television, and Trump knows how to reach them. His early-morning tweet of December 6 was an attention-grabbing opening...
  • Ukraine offers Trump Antonov aircraft as Air Force One

    12/08/2016 6:02:07 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 43 replies
    Pravda ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Pravda.Ru
    Ukraine's Antonov aircraft maker suggested US President-elect Donald Trump should order Air Force One from Ukraine, a message on the official Twitter page of the company said, TASS reports. "Maybe it would be better to consider an Antonov aircraft as Air Force One?" the tweet said. The state-run Antonov aircraft building plant is Ukraine's only developer and manufacturer of cargo and passenger aircraft. The company is best known for such aircraft as AN-32, AN-148, AN-158, AN-74, AN-124, AN-70 and AN-225. The company did not specify which aircraft exactly they would like to propose to the new President of the United...
  • Boeing finds out new president won’t just pay whatever defense contractors want

    12/07/2016 9:15:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Not even for Air Force One Defense contractors were pretty excited when Donald Trump won the election, figuring it was fat and happy time once again for defense spending. And if happy time means the Pentagon will once again be willing to fund what the nation needs for its defense, then there should indeed by plenty of smiles to go around. As for the fat part, defense contractors are used to the idea that cost overruns are no issue with the Pentagon because whatever they order they have to have, and have right away. The cost-is-no-object approach to national security...
  • Trump Tweets: Stop building my new Air Force One; Costs are Out of Control

    12/06/2016 7:22:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this the Art of the Deal coming into play, or a stand against gouging by defense contractors? Despite insisting on the latest in luxury as a private citizen, Donald Trump seems to be saying no to a new fleet of presidential aircraft. He tweeted earlier today that the contract for replacing Air Force One should be canceled due to spiraling costs: 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016 Over the past few months,...
  • Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

    12/06/2016 6:48:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:36 AM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    Six weeks from taking office, Donald Trump says he wants the government to cut some costs by canceling its order for a new Air Force One, the plane that carries presidents around the globe. The government has contracted with Boeing to build two or more new planes, which would go into service around 2024. That means Trump wouldn’t fly on the new planes unless he pursued and won a second term. But the Air Force has pressed for a faster schedule, saying the current planes are becoming too expensive to repair and keep in good flying shape. The contract for...
  • Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor (BIG 0 supporter)

    11/19/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 19, 2014 | NIGEL JAQUISS
    Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to...
  • Ted Cruz Photographed With Obama, Valerie Jarrett & Hillary Clinton Days Before GOP Convention

    07/22/2016 2:07:00 PM PDT · by AuntB · 187 replies
    DCWHispers ^ | July 21, 2016 | DC Whispers
    This photo was sent to D.C. Whispers via a pro-Donald Trump Facebook group. It is alleged to have been taken prior to the memorial service for the recently slain Dallas police officers at the hands of a Black Lives Matter-inspired domestic terrorist. Ted Cruz is shown walking behind Mr. and Mrs. Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and directly in front of a woman who appears to be Hillary Clinton via a flight on Air Force One from D.C. to Dallas. D.C. Whispers readers can decide for themselves what to make of this. An innocent acceptance of a free plane ride with the...
  • Clinton campaigns behind presidential seal

    07/05/2016 2:22:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton received one perk on Tuesday campaigning with the sitting president: the opportunity to campaign behind the presidential seal. Clinton appeared behind the official seal while campaigning with President Obama at an event in Charlotte, N.C., where she ripped into GOP presidential rival Donald Trump as unserious. "Can you imagine him sitting in the Oval Office the next time America faces a crisis?" Clinton asked at the event, her first campaign appearance with Obama. "The world hangs on every word our president says, and Donald Trump is simply unqualified and temperamentally unfit to be our...
  • Obama: 'I'm Really Going To Miss Air Force One'

    06/02/2016 4:35:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama admitted that he's going to miss the perks of flying on Air Force One once he leaves office. "I'm really going to miss Air Force One," he said during a commencement speech at the Air Force Academy this afternoon.
  • Obama brings two fuel-guzzling planes to serve as Air Force One in Argentina

    03/24/2016 9:40:44 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 21 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 3/24/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama brought along a second, smaller Air Force One for his family to enjoy a day of sightseeing in Argentina on Thursday. After dancing the tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires Wednesday night, the president and first lady Michelle Obama took their daughters aboard the government plane colloquially known as “baby” Air Force One Thursday to fly to the scenic town of Bariloche in southern Argentina. It’s a Boeing 757 used when traveling to places where the runway is too short for the primary Air Force One. The larger Air Force One, a 747-200, was parked alongside...
  • Air Force One

    02/02/2016 12:46:00 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 16, 2009 | National Geographic
    Take an exclusive tour inside the President's private plane and explore its rich history.
  • World's Most Powerful Aircraft - Air Force One - Documentary Film

    02/02/2016 12:37:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 8, 2015 | National Geographic HD6
    World's Most Powerful Aircraft - Air Force One - Documentary Film
  • Obama to Travel the Globe in 2016 to Tout His Foreign Policy Successes

    12/29/2015 5:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 29, 2015 | Debra Heine
    A recent Organizing for America fundraising letter to supporters contained an ominous threat from President Barack Obama: "I've got 12 months left to squeeze every ounce of change I can while I'm still in office. And that's what I intend to do."Not mentioned in the letter is his plan to squeeze out every ounce of travel he can while he's still in office. In keeping with his reputation as a "permanent campaigner," Obama plans to go on a global tour in 2016 to "seal his foreign policy legacies."Obama will be spewing carbon from Air Force One into the atmosphere of...
  • 'The Obamas treat Air Force One like an Uber ride': Chief of spending watchdog says

    12/16/2015 4:49:05 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 12/15/2015 | Kieren Corcoran
    Barack Obama has been savaged by a top spending campaigner for taking the First Family on an eighth consecutive Christmas vacation to Hawaii, at huge expense to the American taxpayer.The President was accused of treating Air Force One, which costs $206,000/hour to run, 'like an Uber ride' ahead of his next jaunt to his home state.Fly-time alone will set taxpayers back somewhere in the region of $3.5million as Obama, the First Lady, Sasha and Malia and their two dogs jet off for around two weeks.They have traditionally rented a luxury villa in the upscale Kailua area on Oahu, the main...