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  • Salahi Disappearance: Michaele Ran Off With Journey Guitarist!

    09/14/2011 4:14:21 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 22 replies
    TMZ ^ | 09/14/20
    Salahi Disappearance: Michaele Ran Off With Journey Guitarist! TMZ has learned ... far from being kidnapped ... Michaele Salahi has run off with Neal Schon, the lead guitarist for the band Journey. TMZ broke the story ... Tareq called authorities several times last night and today, claiming his wife has been abducted, because she left without taking her belongings. But now we've learned ... Michaele (pictured above with Schon and her husband in 2010) has been dating the rock icon, went to his show in Nashville last night and is currently with Schon in Memphis, where Journey is set to...
  • 'Housewives of D.C.' star Michaele Salahi is missing, husband says

    09/14/2011 11:37:58 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | September 14, 2011 | Alan Duke
    (CNN) -- "Real Housewives of D.C." star Michaele Salahi has been missing since Tuesday morning and may have been kidnapped, her husband's manager told CNN on Wednesday. "It is our belief as of last night, Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and is being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities, she is OK," manager Gina Rodriguez said.
  • Pro-Palestine Party Crashers

    11/28/2009 10:47:46 AM PST · by jazminerose · 8 replies · 536+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 11/28/2009 | Joy Tiz
    Ostensibly, White House party crashers Tareq Salahi and his wife could facilely be dismissed as another pair of publicity infatuated cretins. Commentators have been quick to compare them to the deranged Balloon Boy parents, desperate for fame at any price. Obamanutz devotes an entire chapter to the putrification of our pop culture that has spawned and enabled this kind of narcissism. Two strangers getting access to the President of the United States is disturbing enough by itself. We were told early on that Salahi is “half Palestinian.” That’s not the half of it. The Salahi’s are deeply in debt as...
  • [DESIREE ROGERS] Former White House social secretary says crasher scandal 'in the past' (puke)

    08/15/2010 9:00:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/14/2010
    (CNN) -- Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers told CNN's Don Lemon on Saturday that she is excited about her new position as chief executive officer of a publishing company and that she has put the state dinner crasher scandal behind her. Rogers declined to comment about the Salahis, the couple whose party-crashing ways may have cost her the White House position. Nor did she want to discuss a reality show that features the Salahis and that recently showed footage of the couple with a police escort. Those images have sparked an investigation by police in Washington D.C., an...
  • Rogers (Desiree) named CEO of Johnson Publishing, parent of Ebony magazine (Salahi-WH)

    08/10/2010 3:31:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 8-10-10 | Sandra Guy
    Desiree Rogers, former White House social secretary and Illinois Lottery director, has been named chief executive officer of Johnson Publishing Company, the Chicago-based publisher of Ebony and JET magazines, the company announced today. Rogers, who left the White House early this year after two uninvited guests crashed a state dinner in November, had been working as a consultant to the company since June 5. Linda Johnson Rice, daughter of the company’s founder who held the CEO title, will remain as chairman. The two women are known to be good friends. “Desiree has a proven track record of successful business leadership,”...
  • Salahis Stopped by Secret Service Near White House (Gate Crash II?)

    05/20/2010 7:45:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 10 replies · 642+ views
    DCist ^ | May 20, 2010 | Sommer Mathis
    This sounds like it must be a joke, but apparently, it's not. Infamous White House crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi were stopped in a limo by Secret Service officers near the White House Wednesday night, the Associated Press is reporting. The incident occurred at the same time that President Barack Obama was hosting his second state dinner, this time in honor of Mexico's president. Reliable Source puts the now certifiably insane Salahis at Kellari Taverna at 17th and K streets NW for dinner last night. As they were apparently leaving the restaurant, their limousine allegedly drove through a red light...
  • Desiree Rogers..."they never lifted a finger to help me"

    03/12/2010 1:30:22 PM PST · by ColoradoAce · 84 replies · 3,374+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2010 | Peter Baker
    " For Ms. Rogers, associates said the episode proved a searing experience that has soured her on Washington. She believes she was left largely undefended by the White House, by her colleagues, including Mr. Axelrod, Robert Gibbs and even her close friend, Valerie Jarrett."
  • Scandal Leads to Desiree Rogers' Resignation

    02/26/2010 1:38:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies · 1,128+ views
    observer.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Reid Pillifant
    This ought to make Republicans, particularly New York Congressman Pete King, happy. Mr. King, who's the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, has been trying for months to call Ms. Rogers before the committee, but the White House hasn't made her available, and naturally, Democrats have been reluctant to issue her a subpoena. Mr. King even sent her a letter with 15 questions. "I take this very seriously," he told Good Morning America. Why all the seriousness about a White House party? "[The Gatecrashers] could have been terrorists, they could have been psychopaths, they could have attacked the president,...
  • White House gate crashers invoke Fifth Amendment

    01/20/2010 9:42:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 778+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/20/10 | Larry Margasak - ap
    WASHINGTON – White House gate crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination Wednesday, refusing to answer a House committee's questions about their uninvited appearance at a state dinner. The jet-setting Virginia couple repeatedly said they were remaining silent on advice of counsel, but that didn't prevent members of the Homeland Security Committee from peppering them with questions about how they got through Secret Service checkpoints on Nov. 24. Tareq Salahi read an opening statement in which he offered to have the couple's lawyers provide information about their appearance at the dinner for the prime minister...
  • ANYBODY HERE LOOK FAMILIAR? (Obama knew the Salahi's in 2005)

    01/07/2010 7:28:37 PM PST · by Sudetenland · 63 replies · 3,103+ views
    True Conservatives On Twitter ^ | January 5, 2010 | ConservativeGal
    ANYBODY HERE LOOK FAMILIAR?Posted by ConservativeGal on January 5, 2010 at 8:30am View ConservativeGal's blog .I knew there had to be a “Paul Harvey” version to this story. See the white guy in the white suit? Now see the blond in the white dress? See the guy in the middle…hmmm-m-m. This picture was taken June 9, 2005. It seems Obama has known these two phonies for awhile, at least from the time he was a Senator. They’re getting all the press now as being “party crashers” and the secret service is taking the fall. Funny how this hasn't come out...
  • Secret Service Let Third Intruder Into White House

    01/04/2010 10:44:48 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,340+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | Jan. 4, 2010 | Ronald Kessler
    Michaele and Tareq Salahi were not the only uninvited guests at the White House state dinner in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. At the last minute, someone from the Indian diplomatic delegation invited a man to attend the White House event on Nov. 24 without the knowledge or consent of the White House. As with the Salahis, the Secret Service ignored the fact that the man was not on the guest list and failed to conduct a background check on him. This new example of Secret Service laxness came to light when the agency was investigating why Secret...
  • A 3rd uninvited guest got into White House dinner

    01/04/2010 11:57:03 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 9 replies · 575+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jan 4 02:02 PM US/Eastern | By EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Secret Service says another person not on the guest list was allowed into a White House state dinner for India's prime minister in November.
  • Third Uninvited Guest Got Into White House Dinner

    01/04/2010 2:37:57 PM PST · by moose2004 · 19 replies · 518+ views
    cbs13.com ^ | 1/4/10 | moose2004
    A third uninvited guest made his way into the White House state dinner for India's prime minister in November, the Secret Service said Monday.
  • Secret Service Says a Third Gate-Crasher Entered State Dinner [Better and better]

    01/04/2010 2:59:39 PM PST · by upchuck · 9 replies · 385+ views
    Fox News | Jan 4, 2010
    The Salahis weren't the only gate-crashers living it up at the White House state dinner last November. The Secret Service revealed Monday that a third individual who was not on the guest list made it into the dinner, though the agency says the individual went through security screening and did not appear to have any interaction with President Obama. The Secret Service, which did not name the individual, said the information about the third party-crasher came out in the course of the investigation into the breach at the Nov. 24 dinner honoring India's prime minister. The Secret Service said in...
  • Report: Secret Service Let Third Intruder Into White House

    01/04/2010 3:19:35 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies · 475+ views
    Using the 'hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil' monkey image is only racist for morons who want to see racism in everything (for explanation, click on the image). Michaele and Tareq Salahi were not the only uninvited guests at the White House state dinner in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Newsmax reports. At the last minute, someone from the Indian diplomatic delegation invited a man to attend the White House event on Nov. 24 without the knowledge or consent of the White House. As with the Salahis, the Secret Service ignored the fact that the...
  • Secret Service Says a Third Gate-Crasher Entered State Dinner

    01/04/2010 12:48:05 PM PST · by brwnsuga · 11 replies · 557+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | 01/04/2010 | FOXNews.com
    <p>The Salahis weren't the only gate-crashers living it up at the White House state dinner last November. The Secret Service revealed Monday that a third individual who was not on the guest list made it into the dinner, though the agency says the individual went through security screening and did not appear to have any interaction with President Obama. The Secret Service, which did not name the individual, said the information about the third party-crasher came out in the course of the investigation into the breach at the Nov. 24 dinner honoring India's prime minister.</p>
  • Obama's safety worries many Blacks question Secret Service's diligence

    01/03/2010 1:24:50 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 84 replies · 2,608+ views
    Wil Haygood Washington Post Posted January 3, 2010 at midnight WASHINGTON - Virginia socialites Tareq and Michaele Salahi's crashing of President Obama's first state dinner in the White House on Nov. 24 prompted a ripple of concern among black Americans nationwide that lingers still. "You are talking probably 100 percent concern about the president's safety from my listeners," said Joe Madison, known as "the Black Eagle," who hosts a popular nationwide radio program that attracts mostly black listeners. "People are worried. My callers think there's not the intensity to protect this president given his unique history. It shouldn't be business...
  • Obama Met Gatecrashers in 2005: Salahi's ATFP tied Academic Radical Rashid Khalidi

    12/21/2009 8:41:34 AM PST · by freedommom · 16 replies · 1,131+ views
    American Power ^ | November 28, 2009 | Donald Douglas
    While the big gun media and American Secret Service are out there investigating “party crashers” Tareq and Michaele Salahi, no one’s telling the truth: Obama knew the Salahis when he was still an Illinois senator. Polo Contacts Worldwide could make it easy for the investigating Secret Service by brown-enveloping them this picture .... Interesting little detail for White House gumshoes: As the above photo was published in June 2005, Barack Obama was still Senator Obama and not the President Elect. And with Michaele Salahi yesterday having been caught out—Facebook pompoms notwithstanding—as a bogus cheerleader for the Washington Red Skins and...
  • ‘Screw-Up’: Obama Says He Was ‘Seriously Angry’ About Party Crashers (video)

    12/13/2009 6:55:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,388+ views
    CBS News ^ | Dec.13, 2009
    Chairman Obama: "It won't happen again."
  • What is White House Covering Up in “GateCrashers” Scandal? - Special Report

    12/11/2009 2:28:46 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1,297+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 12/08/2009 | Roger Aronoff
    The evidence clearly shows that the congressional investigation of the White House Gatecrashers is being controlled and limited. Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), now the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation, has made it clear that he wants to limit the investigation. Is he trying to protect White House officials with something to hide? Ignoring evidence of White House connections to the alleged gatecrashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Thompson will not subpoena Desirée Rogers, the White House social secretary who is a very close friend of Barack and Michelle Obama. As a result of the stonewalling and cover-up,...
  • Tareq Salahi's watch is a fake, jeweler says [Crashergate]

    12/10/2009 1:45:53 PM PST · by freespirited · 7 replies · 981+ views
    Wapo ^ | 12/10/09 | Roxanne Roberts
    Should we have seen this one coming? The watch Tareq Salahi turned over last week to satisfy a debt owed to a landscaper is a fake, according to court records and the jeweler asked to authenticate it. Ray Cosey told our colleague James Hohmann he knew the timepiece - said to be a fancy Patek Philippe, which can cost more than $15,000 - was a phony the second he saw it.... Cosey, in the business for 36 years, appraised it at about $100. Presumably, this shouldn't be a problem anymore for landscaper Mike Dunbar, who took the Salahis to court...
  • Gate-crashers to take the Fifth if subpoenaed

    12/08/2009 4:09:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 514+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.8, 2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House gate-crashers plan to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify if they are subpoenaed to appear on Capitol Hill about the security breach. Reality TV hopefuls Michaele and Tareq Salahi said through their lawyer on Tuesday that the House Homeland Security Committee has drawn premature conclusions about the Nov. 24 incident, when they were able to get into the state dinner without being on an approved guest list.
  • Party crashers will plead fifth if subpoenad

    12/08/2009 2:00:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 810+ views
    Party crashers will plead fifth if subpoenad By Eric Zimmermann - 12/08/09 04:27 PM ET The White House "party crashers" will plead the fifth if they're called before the House Homeland Security Committee, First Read reports. A lawyer for the couple reportedly indicated to chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) that his clients would invoke their right against self-incrimination if asked about how they got into a state dinner without being invited. The committee will vote tomorrow on whether to subpoena the couple, who turned down a non-binding request to testify.
  • SNL: Party Crashers Show Up At Obama Press Conference (Video)

    12/05/2009 10:17:01 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 14 replies · 1,459+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 12/6/09 | talkradio03
    SNL: The Salahi's show up while Obama is giving a press conference, Secret Service and Biden show up and start taking pictures with them..(Video from open)
  • Saturday Night Live Spoofs the White House "Party-Crashers" and Obama - Video 12/5/09

    12/06/2009 5:15:20 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1,985+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 6, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video from Saturday Night Live last night, where they spoofed the Party-Crasher story. They had Obama speaking in Pennsylvania, where he was followed by the Salahis - the couple who crashed the White House State Dinner. In the spoof, while Obama drones on about the economy, all kinds of things go on behind him, without him noticing - until the very end. . . . (VIDEO)
  • VIDEO: SNL On White House Party Crashers

    12/06/2009 9:09:26 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies · 1,172+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/05/09 | SNL
    Saturday Night Live's take on the State Dinner party crashers
  • Rolling Stone's Taibbi: Public Executions for Party Crashers; NYT’s Rich: They Are Party Terrorists

    11/30/2009 10:51:50 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies · 768+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 1, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Has the left finally a reason to be impassioned by a threat to our national security? Michaele and Tareq Salahi seem to have provided that reason. After the Salahis literally crashed a White House State Dinner on Nov. 24, the two demonstrated how vulnerable President Barack Obama could be to outside intruders. And justifiably, it has not only caused some concern with members of Congress, but some of the more outspoken members in the media. On the Fox Business Channel's Nov. 30 "Imus in the Morning" program, host Don Imus conveyed this concern, suggesting it exposed potential weaknesses in the...
  • WH Social Secretary: I Made Room for Crashers

    12/05/2009 10:05:56 PM PST · by goods · 26 replies · 1,078+ views
    yossigestetner.com ^ | 12/6/09 | Yossi Gestetner
    One of my Twitter followers steered me to an interview that White House social Secretary Desriee Rogers gave June of this year to BizBash. Read this part of the report: “When asked what she does with event crashers, Rogers replied (to much laughter), that she’s begun adding an extra table, row, or bench to every event she produces, as each time she found extra people would show up in hopes of gaining entrance. “Lots of people just come anyways, they won’t take no for an answer,” she said. “Finally I just said, ‘Alright, come on in, it’s no use kicking...
  • Lawsuit: Salahis bounced $24K check for liquor buy

    12/05/2009 7:19:46 PM PST · by freepersup · 17 replies · 1,417+ views
    Uh Oh, Spaghettios.
  • White House Aide Once Quipped About Enabling Party Crashers

    12/05/2009 8:34:49 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies · 1,887+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2009
    Desiree Rogers is under scrutiny for her office's role in the infamous security breakdown at the state dinner. A woman with a reputation as a consummate perfectionist is being criticized for dropping the ball — and, by some, for putting her own aggrandizement over her job. The White House social secretary under fire for her office's role in the security breakdown that let an invited couple into a state dinner once joked that she regularly allowed party crashers at White House events. Desiree Rogers made the claim in an interview with the trade magazine BizBash at the Creative Coalition's annual...
  • CRASHER-GATE: White House Social Secretary Regularly Allowed Crashers into Events

    12/05/2009 5:46:11 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 38 replies · 1,468+ views
    bizbash, The Lid ^ | 12/4/09 | The Lid
    The Secret service is supposed to take a bullet for the President. But are they supposed to protect the Administration from embarrassment? It is beginning to look more and more as if this is a hit the secret service is undeserving being forced to take the crasher-gate bullet. During the Obama administration crashers were regularly let in to Presidential events. Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, said in an interview with the trade magazine BizBash in June that she had adds extra tables and benches at every event to accommodate party crashers.
  • NY Times Scrubs Report on Party Crasher Salahi’s Membership in Pro-Palestinian Terror Grp

    12/05/2009 6:35:54 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 4 replies · 594+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | November 28 | Debbie Schlussel
    Why did the New York Times scrub out news that it broke about the White House-crashing couple’s ties to an organization that supports Islamic terrorism? Yes, Tareq Salahi, the male half of the couple who crashed the White House State Dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is a Palestinian and likely Muslim. And not only that he’s an activist Palestinian who is likely Muslim, and who is on the board of the Muslim-dominated American Task Force on Palestine...
  • Desirée Rogers’ Brand Obama - Desirée Rogers

    12/03/2009 9:37:47 AM PST · by nmh · 76 replies · 2,641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2009 | Amy Chozick
    Desirée Glapion Rogers is the descendant of a Creole voodoo priestess named Marie Laveau Glapion. The first time I meet her, she welcomes me into her East Wing lair—a rhythm and blues tune plays on a white iPod, a potted white orchid perches between two windows, fresh flowers sit on a heavy wooden desk. This is a woman who never sees a wilted bloom. The 49-year-old turns on just enough Southern charm to camouflage an aura of self-assuredness typically reserved for runway models or first ladies. Wearing a crisp white shirt, black patent flats and high-waisted navy slacks that would...
  • Secret Service first learned of crashers following day, Michelle's staff knew at beginning of event

    12/04/2009 3:51:05 AM PST · by cushman · 98 replies · 4,114+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-3-09 | Audrey Hudson
    Mr. Sullivan also surprised the panel by telling members that his agency did not learn of the security breach until the Virginia couple bragged about it on the Internet. He told the panel that the federal security agency did not become aware of the breach by the Salahis until the next day, when it saw the couple's photos from the event, including posing with the president, posted on their public Facebook account.
  • Secret Service puts 3 on leave over gate crashing

    12/03/2009 7:13:17 PM PST · by autumnraine · 15 replies · 634+ views
    My Way News ^ | 12/03/2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Secret Service asserted Thursday that the security breach at last week's White House state dinner was an aberration but has put three uniformed officers on leave. President Barack Obama says his confidence in the agency remains unshaken.</p>
  • White House to Rogers's critics: Back off

    12/03/2009 4:11:42 PM PST · by Justaham · 35 replies · 1,387+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 12-3-09 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    If White House social secretary Desiree Rogers survives this week's withering attacks for her role in last week's state dinner security breach, she'll have gotten by with a lot of help from her friends in the West Wing. As a House committee opened hearings Thursday on how two uninvited partygoers were able to enter the White House grounds and shake hands with President Barack Obama, top presidential aides delivered a clear message to critics of this favored staffer: Back off. In a White House not known for its tolerance of staffing errors, Rogers has been the beneficiary of an unprecedented...
  • White House invokes separation of powers to block testimony of … social secretary

    12/03/2009 6:42:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,341+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Dec.3, 2009 | Allahpundit
    This is kind of like asserting executive privilege to block disclosure of the White House chef’s recipe file. Even lefties can’t believe it: [I]t is literally inconceivable that anyone drafting the Constitution would have imagined the position of White House Social Secretary, paid for with taxpayer funds, and that the majesty of separation of powers rhetoric would apply to a situation like this…. This is simply yet more evidence that all presidents, regardless of political party and ostensible commitment to “transparency,” take on royalist airs when taking their oath of office. Congress wants to talk to her about how the...
  • Secret Service chief takes responsibility for state dinner security breach

    12/03/2009 4:01:29 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,472+ views
    miamiherald ^ | 12.03.09 | WILLIAM DOUGLAS
    The head of the Secret Service accepted full responsibility Thursday for last week's security breach at President Barack Obama's first state dinner, but he said that the president and Vice President Joe Biden were never in danger from a party-crashing couple who shook hands and posed for pictures with them. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan told the House Homeland Security Committee that his agents were at fault for allowing uninvited Washington socialites Tareq and Michaele Salahi into a lavish state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sullivan told the committee that three uniformed agents had been put on administrative...
  • Arab Times (in USA & Mideast) and Many Other Arabic Newsites Report On White House Security Breach

    12/03/2009 9:01:31 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies · 879+ views
    A random websurf today shows no shortage of prominent coverage in the Arabic language media including running commentary on the fiasco as well as in some cases detailed background explanations as to how the recent State Dinner security breach occured at the White House and uncleared people were able to come into close access with the President of the United States and visiting The Prime Minister of India.One such outlet is Arab Times in Arabic, located in the United States, but many other outlets are carrying it outside of the USA--including on some questionable sites. This appeared on Arabic...
  • More Impostors Sneak Into White House

    12/03/2009 8:36:10 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 17 replies · 1,490+ views
    Patriot Post ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 | By Mark Alexander
    "Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington The Tuesday before Thanksgiving was a big day at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, as the Obama administration prepared for the biggest social event of its presidency: the White House State Dinner. The official 338-person guest list read like a who's who on the Left -- an elite scroll of Obama appointees, Demo politicians and big-dollar donors mixing it up with assorted sycophants from the media and entertainment industries. "Everyone looks great; we're feeling great," White House social secretary Desiree Rogers observed as she entered the event. According to the Obamas' fawning media,...
  • Cheerleaders get fired up about Salahi

    12/03/2009 4:49:52 AM PST · by Saije · 22 replies · 1,452+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/3/2009 | Paul Farhi
    Before she made it into a White House state dinner without an official invitation, Michaele Salahi made it onto the Redskins alumni cheerleading squad -- without ever having been a Redskins cheerleader. Salahi performed at FedEx Field during halftime of the Redskins-St. Louis Rams game Sept. 20 with a group of 150 former Redskins cheerleaders. Salahi's rehearsals with the group were filmed by a crew that has been following Michaele Salahi and her husband, Tareq, for possible inclusion on a cable TV reality show, "The Real Housewives of D.C." Several former cheerleaders said in interviews that Michaele Salahi's presence at...
  • Beck to Media on White House 'Party Crashers': Do Your Job or Face Conspiracy Theories

    12/02/2009 7:46:04 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 1,107+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 2, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It's perhaps indicative of the culture, but there has been a media obsession with the scandalous aspects of Michaele and Tareq Salahi crashing a White House State Dinner on Nov. 24. However, the incident also demonstrated how vulnerable President Barack Obama could be to outside intruders, and that isn't getting the lion's share of the attention. Instead, coverage like that from NBC's "Today" show has been about reality TV and exclusive interviews. This soft focus, argued Fox News host Glenn Beck on his Dec. 1 broadcast, could have repercussions. "Let me ask you, what's more reasonable: people walking by the...
  • Obama White House To Host 50,000 Visitors At 28 parties In December

    12/01/2009 4:51:42 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 29 replies · 1,170+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 12/01/09 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--As Congress and the Secret Service probe how Tareq and Michaele Salahi gained entrance to President Obama's state dinner last week without being on the guest list, I've learned that the Obama White House has 28 holiday parties planned over the few weeks with more than 50,000 people expected. SNIP "This holiday season more than 50,000 people will visit the White House's 17 holiday parties and 11 open houses. Social Office staff will be present to continue to assist guests and the United States Secret Service should any confusion arise. As always, the United States Secret Service will provide security...
  • Khalidi Pals Whine About Unwanted Attention

    12/01/2009 11:28:58 AM PST · by jazminerose · 2 replies · 302+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 12/1/09 | Joy Tiz
    White House party crashers and Khalidi Rashidi associates, Tareq and Michaele Salahi are insisting that they did not crash the fete but were invited guests. This revlation came during a whinefest on NBC’s Today show. The publicity obsessed couple hoping to score a show on Bravo are now bleating about unwanted attention. “Everything we worked for . . . for me 44 years, it’s been destroyed,” according to Michaele. This from the couple who managed to run the family business into the ground and are defendants in multiple lawsuits for not paying the bills for their lavish lifestyle. Predictably, the...
  • Salahis Crashed Black Caucus Dinner

    12/01/2009 11:02:14 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 33 replies · 988+ views
    MyFox DC ^ | Tuesday, 01 Dec 2009, | WILL THOMAS
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Less than a week after their appearance at the White House State Dinner, Michaele and Tareq Salahi have some more explaining to do. Representatives from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation say the couple also attended their recent awards dinner without an invitation, and multiple sources say they sneaked into the event through an entrance meant for bus boys and caterers. Last Tuesday, the Salahis strolled into President Barack Obama's first State Dinner. They said hello along the official receiving line, but the White House says they weren't invited. They say security was breached, and an investigation was...
  • Reports: Salahis Spoke With Desiree Rogers Before Dinner; Couple Crashed Previous Obama Dinner

    11/30/2009 10:10:56 PM PST · by kristinn · 49 replies · 4,400+ views
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 | Kristinn
    Will Obama Throw Desiree Rogers Under the Bus for State Dinner Fiasco?Obama State Dinner Fiasco - Will Desiree Rogers Get Thrown Under the Bus? (Part Two woth video)A bombshell claim by a friend of Michaele Salahi last night on Larry King Live could end up blowing White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers out of the East Wing and under the Obama bus of discarded friends and associates.Politico reported on what was said on Larry King Live:As far as I know, they were invited," said Teresa Foss-Conlan, one of three Salahi friends who appeared on King's CNN show Monday night after...
  • Salahis Sought Gala Access Through A Pentagon Door [White House Party Crashers]

    11/30/2009 7:22:47 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 52 replies · 1,798+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/30/09 | Michael D. Shear & Jason Horowitz
    "There was e-mail correspondence confirming they were legitimately supposed to be there," said Casey Margenau, a close friend of the couple. "They understood they were invited." "I did not state at any time, or imply that I had tickets for ANY portion of the evening's events," Jones said in a statement released by the White House late Monday. "I specifically stated that they did not have tickets and in fact that I did not have the authority to authorize attendance, admittance or access to any part of the evening's activities. Even though I informed them of this, they still decided...
  • Publicist: Dinner Couple Not 'Shopping' Story Monday Night 'Larry King Live' Interview Canceled

    11/30/2009 11:18:18 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 13 replies · 1,009+ views
    kirotv.com (Seattle WA) ^ | 11/30/2009 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON -- A publicist for the couple that crashed a White House state dinner denies they are "shopping" any interviews or demanding money from television networks to tell their story. In an e-mailed statement Monday, publicist Mahogany Jones said the allegations are false and demanded that "this adverse, inaccurate information cease immediately." Jones said Michaele and Tareq Salahi are not making any formal comments or arrangements to speak with the media. ...
  • Memo to Terrorists: Wait for Rain

    11/30/2009 9:20:12 AM PST · by jazminerose · 4 replies · 344+ views
    joytiz.com ^ | 11/30/2009 | Joy Tiz
    Evidently, the well dressed White House party crashers were allowed into the White House to get them in out of the rain. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss), chair of the House Comittee on Homeland Security announced plans to hold a hearing about the White House party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi. The fun seekers will be “invited” to testify, according to the Washington Post: “The Committee plans to invite testimony from Mr. and Mrs. Salahi, who managed to attend portions of the State Dinner without proper White House and Secret Service clearance, and Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan, who is responsible...
  • White House 'gatecrashers' posed with Obama in 2005

    11/29/2009 6:23:45 AM PST · by truthandlife · 77 replies · 3,121+ views
    While hand-wringing continues in the White House and among Secret Service officials over an alleged gate-crashing of a state dinner, it appears Michaele and Tareq Salahi had met with Barack Obama previously when he served as a U.S. senator. Yet, a June 2005 photo from Polo Contacts Worldwide shows the Salahis with Obama at a pre-event to America's Polo Cup. Others in the photo include American Idol's Randy Jackson and members of the rock group Black Eyed Peas. Salahi is a former board member of the American Task Force on Palestine.