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  • There’s A Melania Trump Orchid & It Won An Award This Weekend

    05/23/2018 6:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 23, 2018 | Monica Hunter-Hart
    Add this to the ongoing list of fun facts about the Trump family: Melania Trump has an orchid named after her. The flower is a hybrid orchid known as Rhyncholaeliocattleya Melania Trump, or "Rlc Melania Trump," and it even won an award this weekend. When you know the context, the fact that this flower exists isn't so bizarre. It was created by Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc., a company that breeds orchids and has a longstanding tradition of naming flowers after the spouses of the two leading presidential candidates during election years. The company gave both Melania Trump and Bill...
  • Trump and Melania reveal their wedding gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    05/17/2018 10:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be donating to a charity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice in honor of their wedding. "President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,' Lindsay Walters, a spokeswoman for the White House, told the Daily Mail ahead of the nuptials on Saturday. The organizations chosen by the British prince and his American fiancee include the Children's HIV Association, Crisis, the Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty's Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage, and...
  • Popular baby names for 2017: Melania rising, Kylo falling — Liam, Emma top annual list

    05/11/2018 7:55:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 11, 2018 | Jeff Weiner
    The most popular baby names for 2017 have been revealed: For the second consecutive year, Emma was the top name for baby girls, while Liam took the top spot for boys born last year. Rounding out the top five for boys were Noah — last year’s top name — then William, James and Logan. Behind Emma, Olivia was the second-most-popular name for girls, followed by Ava, Isabella and Sophia. A name from politics — Melania, spelled the same as First Lady Melania Trump — ranked fifth on the list of girl names that increased in popularity in 2017, behind Ensey,...
  • In Philippines, an obsession with beauty pageants

    05/09/2018 6:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | January 30, 2017 | Aya Lowe
    When Pia Wurtzbach brought back the Miss Universe crown in 2015 she received a hero’s welcome. Ayala Avenue, the main road of Manila’s central business district was closed off midday, during a weekday and people gathered in their thousands carrying signs, waving flags and tearing up as they greeted the newly crowned beauty queen. It was a day of national pride for Filipinos. For the first time in 42 years, a Filipina brought home the most coveted crown in the beauty pageant industry. And in a country where pageants are followed and cheered on as much as the Superbowl, the...
  • Melania Trump shows why America is falling in love with her

    05/09/2018 1:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    True to her own unique style, first lady Melania Trump unveiled her policy platform Monday, which is counter to the traditional single-issue initiatives we’ve become accustomed to seeing first ladies take on. Instead she chose a broad approach to a campaign that tackles several issues our nation’s children face. Specifically, the first lady’s Be Best campaign centers on three parts: well-being, social media use and opioid abuse. In a speech in the Rose Garden announcing the initiative, the first lady said: “Let us teach our children the difference between right and wrong, and encourage them to be best in their...
  • McEnany Slams Media's Coverage of Melania: They Attack Anyone Named Trump

    05/08/2018 11:05:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 8, 2018
    Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany slammed the media for its critical coverage of first lady Melania Trump. McEnany pointed to rumors that the first lady does not live in the White House, which White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed as "tabloid gossip" when a reporter raised the topic during Monday's press briefing. McEnany said this is yet another example of how low the media will attack anyone with the last name Trump. "We saw it throughout the 2016 election. They were not just condescending to Melania, they weren't [just] rude, they weren't just petty, but they were outright...
  • First lady Melania Trump steps out

    05/07/2018 10:21:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 7, 2018 | Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger
    First Lady Melania Trump steps out of her comfort zone and into the spotlight today. Melania Trump, who has carved out a private life as she and President Trump raise their son Barron Trump at the White House, will unveil her formal initiatives as first lady at 3 p.m. in the Rose Garden. Her focus will be on the well-being of children, a White House source told us Sunday, and she wants her portfolio to be a bit broader than the single initiatives often identified with previous first ladies. That’s in line with Melania Trump’s favorite issues during her 12...
  • How Quinceañeras Work

    05/06/2018 11:48:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    How Stuff Works ^ | October 16, 2017 | Cristen Conger
    For Hispanic girls in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the United States and elsewhere, the 15th birthday marks the most lavish celebration of their lives. Designating a girl’s transition from childhood to adulthood, the quinceañera is a two-part festivity that traces back to both indigenous and European cultural traditions and has become an increasingly opulent affair in recent years. Parents may even spend more on their daughters' "Sweet 15" quinceañeras than their weddings, in fact, which is why some refer them as mini bodas, or miniature weddings. Not counting the birthday presents a young girl might receive, a low-end quinceañera in...
  • Members of the public invited to royal wedding bemused by advice to "bring your own picnic"

    05/04/2018 1:09:44 PM PDT · by ethom · 28 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | May 4 2018 | Ciara Sheppard
    When 1,200 members of the public were hand-selected to attend the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there was no doubt they’d won a lucky ticket. But now, some invitees have been left bemused to discover their won’t be any catering for the masses after being advised to “bring a picnic.” The guests, who will presumably be waiting inside the grounds of Windsor Castle for hours during the day, have been sent letters by the Lord Lieutenants (the Queen’s representatives) to bring their own food as there will not be any catering. They were also advised that it...
  • Kanye West Wants President Donald Trump to Be Daughter Chicago's Godparent

    04/27/2018 1:08:04 PM PDT · by ethom · 20 replies
    In Touch ^ | April 26, 2018 | staff
    Kanye West has been tweeting non-stop and proclaiming his love for Donald Trump. Now, it is being revealed he has a big request for the President — and it involves his youngest daughter Chicago. "Kanye’s infatuated with Trump and is considering asking POTUS to be Chicago’s godfather," a source told In Touch exclusively. "He loves, respects, and admires Trump and feels a man of his prestige and power would be a perfect influence in children’s lives." However, his wife Kim Kardashian is completely opposed to the idea. "She despises Trump and doesn’t like what he stands for and is telling...
  • Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Puts Final Touches on US-France State Dinner in Classic Michael Kors

    04/23/2018 2:21:51 PM PDT · by ethom · 15 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Apr 2018 | by John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump is putting the final touches on this week’s United States-France State Dinner, in which she and President Donald Trump are hosting at the White House with special guests French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte. Mrs. Trump wore a classic, menswear-inspired white shirt with a pair of blue and white gingham cigarette pants by Michael Kors, which retail at Saks Fifth Avenue for $695 on Monday. The pants a reminiscent of the blue and white gingham coat and matching stilettos that Mrs. Trump wore on her trip to Belgium last year, as Breitbart News noted....
  • A century of scouting: Bisbee's Troop 1 turns 100

    01/17/2018 4:47:00 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Rookhuyzen david.rookhuyzen@myheraldreview.com
    BISBEE — Bisbee’s Troop 1 is like any of the hundreds of Boy Scouts of America troops across the state. The members go camping, plan service projects and earn merit badges. But what sets Bisbee’s troop apart is they’ve been doing it for 100 years and were doing it before all the others — at least officially. The Lone Troop Bisbee’s troop — the first formed and the last of seven that once existed in the community — is celebrating this month the 100th anniversary of receiving its charter through the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1918. On official...
  • My thoughts on what will happen when NPV goes into effect

    01/03/2018 11:35:20 AM PST · by Mafe · 46 replies
    NPV was started back in 2007. Never mind that it already violates the law - as I understand states must get Congressional approval before entering into contracts that affect the federal government. So far, ever since 2007, the Democrat has won the popular vote in every presidential election and in every NPV state. When NPV gets enough states to reach 270, there will be a situation where one candidate wins the popular vote in a state but is denied the electoral votes from that state because of NPV. This alone would be enough to cause a lawsuit, and on top...
  • 'Stunning' Tiffany Trump Sparks Frenzy In Alabama With Wide-Neck Blouse, Dewy Looks and Blowout Hair

    12/05/2017 12:21:57 PM PST · by drewh · 63 replies
    International Business Times UK ^ | week of dec 3 | By Sutrishna Ghosh
    'The most beautiful girl' Tiffany looked like a southern lass as she accessorised with a string choker and fresh blowout hair. Move over Ivanka and Melania — there is a new fashion enthusiast from the Trump family, who is taking social media by storm, one post at a time. After stirring fan frenzy with her elegant yet edgy nude dress, Tiffany is back to turning heads with her sartorial choices — this time in a sassy ash blouse. The 24-year-old daughter of US President Donald Trump shared a sunny click from Alabama recently; but what seems to have caught fans'...
  • First Lady Melania Trump is Making ‘Coat-Slinging’ Fashionable Again (photos)

    11/26/2017 11:28:39 AM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 11/26/17 | john Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump loves to rock a luxury designer coat, though she prefers to simply drape the outerwear over her shoulders. With her arms free from the sleeves of the coat, Melania transforms what would be a winter-look into an eveningwear ensemble that’s as elegant and fashion-forward as a Dior gown. This is known as “coat-slinging.” Once a look reserved for fashion insiders and editors, Melania is making coat-slinging the new American silhouette for this winter and early spring. For Melania, coat-slinging serves two purposes. The first purpose is practicality. Why wear a coat when you can drape it...
  • Trump’s first White House Christmas includes annual Nativity scene

    11/25/2017 8:07:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 25, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    First lady Melania Trump is set to unveil the White House’s holiday decor on Monday, marking the Trump family's first Christmas in the White House. The first lady received a tree on Monday along with first son Barron Trump, and has shared several sneak peeks of the Christmas decor on social media. One key element that has yet to be revealed is a Nativity scene, the White House confirmed on Saturday. Here’s a look at what this holiday season involves at the White House: 50th anniversary of Nativity scene display The first lady's office confirmed to The Hill that the...
  • Inside the 'Fairytale Weedding' of Meghan McCain and Conservative Pundit Ben Domenech (pics)

    11/23/2017 10:26:07 AM PST · by drewh · 96 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/13/2017 | staff
    Meghan McCain, 33, married her conservative pundit beau Ben Domenech, 35, on Tuesday evening Photos of the happy couple smiling alongside guests emerged on Wednesday Among those in attendance at the wedding were television news host SE Cupp and actress Barret Swatek A representative for the McCain family announced they were married at the McCain family lodge in Sedona, Arizona Meghan said they decided to get married when her father was diagnosed with glioblastoma over the summer On Tuesday, she posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday with a pair of slippers that read 'I Do!' and captioned the photo:...
  • Melania Trump decks the White House for a seriously fancy Christmas

    11/22/2017 11:47:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Starts at 60 ^ | November 23, 2017 | Staff
    Christmas preparations are in full swing at the White House, and they sure are a lot more involved that what goes on in most houses, which usually involves dragging the tree out of storage and flinging a bit of tinsel around. Melania Trump and son Barron joined in an old-fashioned tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree, something that the first lady of the house does every year, though Michelle Obama had trouble dragging her teenagers out into the cold for the festive event last year. Melania and Barron welcomed a 5.9 metre- (19 foot 3 inch) tall...
  • Melania Trump Stuns In Sexy Leather Skirt Joining Donald Trump for Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony

    11/21/2017 1:18:17 PM PST · by drewh · 89 replies
    UK Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 19:29, Tue, Nov 21, 2017 | Lauren O'Callaghan
    Melania Trump, 47, wore the colour of the season for the unusual ceremony, carried out by every President over the past 70 years. Donald Trump's wife wore a deep red knitted polo neck jumper which she paired with a tight burgundy leather skirt. The skirt, which clung to every curve, was worn very high, coming up to Melania’s waist. The coat covered the rest of Melania’s stunning outfit. The First Lady beamed as she watched her husband perform the turkey pardon. Her hair was worn in a centre parting, and she kept her makeup simple. Son Barron looked smart in...
  • Tiffany Trump Champagne Lace Mini Dress Still Trending, As Boyfriend Comes to Light

    11/19/2017 1:43:59 PM PST · by drewh · 27 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | Nov 17 2017 ast | Bradley Ryder
    Tiffany Ariana Trump’s instagram dress has some serious staying power, and Twitter can’t seem to get enough of last week’s Instagram picture of her in the super sexy mini dress. With the conversation revolving around Donald Trump’s youngest and low-profile daughter, many are digging deeper into Tiffany Trump’s personal life and are curious about her boyfriend, Ross Mechanic. The picture of Tiffany Trump’s minidress took on a life of its own recently. On Google Trends over the past seven days, netizens conducted droves of searches about the aspiring attorney: “Tiffany Trump dress,” “Tiffany Trump colored dress,” “Tiffany Trump sheer dress,”...