The White House

  • Film

    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    The White House Is Unmoved By Your Ridiculous Secession Petition, Texas

    The dream-crushers over at the White House will not be building you a Death Star, and they will not be considering your requests to secede. Two months or so ago, just after President Obama won reelection, 23-year-old UT Arlington student Micah Hurd hastily wrote up the Texas version of the secessi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Fiscal Cliff Would Slow Texas' Economy by 1.2 Percent, White House Predicts

    Earlier this month, state legislators met in Austin to learn what damage Texas might sustain if the country careens off the fiscal cliff, which is now frighteningly near. The short answer is, quite a bit. As the Austin American-Statesman reported, state agencies stand to lose as much as $1.1 billio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    For We The People, It All Comes Down to Welsh Cakes or a Honey Brown Ale Home Brew

    Last week Ann Romney shared a batch of her homemade Welsh cakes that she baked in a brief moment of reprieve in her kitchen in Belmont, Massachusetts. Phillip Rucker of The Washington Post was aboard the plane when the cakes were dispatched and was one of the lucky few who got to sample what a Repub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Where Michelle Obama Should Eat in Dallas

    The First Lady is headed to Dallas next week. A news release posted to the White House press page details the schedule for Michelle Obama's three-day trip, which will celebrate the anniversary of her Let's Move! initiative. She'll spend Thursday evening and Friday morning in the DFW area, meeting wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    The White House's Official Behind the Scenes Look at Mavs' Visit With President Obama

    We began the week with the broadcast version of Your Reigning World Champion Dallas Mavericks' visit to the White House to deliver President Obama his jersey. Moments ago, I see, the White House posted this nice little look behind the curtain starring Dirk, Jason Terry, Coach Carlisle and a decidedl ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    It's Good to Be White...

    ...But let's not get cocky and blow it with anti-voting laws.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Obama's Home-Brewin' Won't Cut It. So: Five Foodie Ideas To Prop Up the Prez.

    ​With Oktoberfest and other events coming up, it's High Beer Season, which explains why the White House has been serving up some of his homebrews. But why stop with beer? House-made anything is a worthy endeavor that rewards the laborer with a fresh, interesting product you can serve with a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Oh Em Gee Alton Brown is Coming! (And Other Thoughts On This Weekend's Big Food Show).

    ​The American Culinary Federation's National Convention comes to the Gaylord Texan this weekend, kicking off tomorrow with Alton Brown's demonstration on how to use salt. Salt! If you can't figure it out on your own I'm sure the talk, titled "A Brief Guide to Handling the Most Powerful Chemica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Feds Want to Ditch "Excess Property," Including 75 Acres in Fort Worth. Will Dallas Follow Suit?

    One of three vacant library branches, this one on Marsh Lane and Northwest Highway​Earlier this week, the White House announced that it's looking to sell off excess federal properties -- chief among them, the million-square-foot, 75-acre Fort Worth Federal Center. Says the Obama administration, "B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Of Broccoli-Hating, Deranged Bowels and Ex-Presidents

    Yeah, we don't like broccoli either.​Abraham Lincoln had plenty of notable characteristics, but a healthy appetite wasn't among them. Even his stepmother wasn't impressed by his eating habits: "Abe was a moderate eater," she recalled. Lincoln typically ate an egg for breakfast and an apple for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Eaters in Chief

    Thomas Jefferson: great taste in food -- plus he helped give us that whole separation of church/state thing.​The federal holiday Americans observe next Monday was originally designed to honor George Washington. But when the government standardized its celebrations in 1968, they stuck the annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2010

    What Two Sentences in The WSJ Suggest About the Future of the Trinity River Project

    U.S. Army Corps of EngineersFrom the Dallas Floodway Extension Project Description, this 1989 photo: "US175 blocked by water backed up into White Rock Creek. Normally, this is a busy traffic artery leading to the central business district."​Wilonsky sent me an interesting Wall Street Journal artic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    That Makes Two Administrations in a Row Not Fond of Funding the Trinity River Project

    Patrick MichelsRemember the levee collapse in December? Sure you do.​Interesting story inside The Dallas Morning News today about cuts in the federal budget for the Dallas Trinity River levee project. I'm not saying The News story is any kind of propaganda. Just saying there's more there than meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Craig Watkins's Trip to the White House

    ​As we noted Monday, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins was invited to a White House Christmas party this week. I went over to his Facebook page to see if he'd posted any photos; sure enough. I dunno. I was excepting more. I mean, I guess the president's somewhere in this picture, right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Mr. Watkins Goes to Washington

    ​On Saturday night, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins sent word that he's been invited to A Very Special Holiday Party -- this Tuesday, matter of fact. (Although the missive, as you'll see below, says December 17.) At least the location's certain: the White House. And per the lette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.27.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This year's Super Bowl halftime entertainment is The Who. What the what? Springsteen. The Who. Next year at SB XLV in Arlington: Lawrence Welk? Maybe I'm just bothered that 1) The Who sucks. 2)The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    White House Invites Head of Dallas CityDesign Studio to Talk Clean Energy, Public Health

    Brandon ThibodeauxBrent Brown​Ran into bcWORKSHOP and Re:Vision Dallas's Brent Brown Friday night at the opening of Main Street Garden, and during a lengthy chat that spilled over into a downtown dinner with our families, not once did he mention a pending trip to Washington, D.C. But the Dallas In ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
  • News

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Soap Floats: White House Lawyers Consider Shutting Down Unofficial Obama Products

    Tried getting hold of Craig Tiritilli and Salah Boukadoum yesterday afternoon, but had no luck. Then again, maybe the two Soap Hope-rs behind The Original Obama Bar are laying low at the moment following this report outta the U.K., which says that White House lawyers are now "insisting on control ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Food For Thought...

    "I am not an Obama supporter. Could never be, and as much as having an African-American in the White House could be a good thing, having one with Marxist ideals is certainly not a good thing! I will not be patronizing your restaurant,  much less the 'Obama Room.'" (Patron--make that former patr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    10 Questions: Former Presidents

    OK, OK--a gimmick for Inauguration day. Give us a break. The President gets a personal chef, state dinners and could probably walk out of any restaurant in the country without paying. Of course, there have been some notorious culinary moments: The competent Bush puking all over his Japanes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Lewisville's Waiting for President Bush's Records. All, What, Three of 'Em?

    As President Bush packs up the White House in advance of his move to Dallas next week(ish), the National Archives and Records Administration is in the process of trucking loads of paper, electronic and audio-visual documents to a storage space in Lewisville so that when the time comes, the boxes can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Ten Years Ago, Kevin Sullivan Said Goodbye to the Dallas Mavericks' Front Office. Next Week, He Moves Out of the West Wing.

    A decade ago, I interviewed Kevin Sullivan on his last day as the Dallas Mavericks' vice president of communications, a job he'd held for 18 years -- since the team's inception in 1980. It seemed like a good idea to do another exit interview today, because Sullivan, pictured above with President Bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    From the White House to Your House, Texas Pols' Christmas Tree Balls

    A Friend of Unfair Park, who's clearly in the holiday spirit, suggested we head back over to the White House's "A Red, White and Blue Christmas 2008" page, if only to check out local (and regional) pols' choice of ornaments hanging from the White House Christmas Tree. And, sure enough, there were a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Crime Watch: Walking a $500 Tab and Stealing a Car With a Tow Truck

    At 2851 Walnut Hill Lane sits a one-time mom-and-pop diner where, when I was a kid, my father and I used to have breakfast every single Saturday morning. But, several years ago, the new owners bricked up its windows (to class up the joint, naturally) and turned the eatery into a drinkery called the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2008

    Queen Question

    See the story of Helen Thomas

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2008

    Fact Is, George Bush Probably Wishes He Still Owned the Texas Rangers

    The White House If this picture were at all legible, you'd swear Nolan Ryan was president and not the other dude. It'd be nice if the White House sooner than later posted bigger and better photos from the Texas Rangers' visit with their former co-owner yesterday. Till then, we'll make do with this ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008

    Double Chuck

    He's Osgood as he wants to be

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    He Looks Nothing Like Josh Brolin

    White House photo by Shealah Craighead For those so interested, there are a dozen photos from the Jenna Bush-Henry Hager weekend nuptials down the road posted to the White House Web site -- including this one, in which the President Bush appears affeared of touching Jenna's back. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Bush, a Giant Among Comedians

    Shealah Craighead/White House Swore I wasn't gonna mention Jessica Simpson for at least one more day, but this one's too good not to mention -- because when the President of the U.S. and A. uses her name as a punch line, well, we are through the looking glass. The New York Giants took a trip to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2008

    Lewisville Think Tank Unhappy Hillary Clinton Won't RSVP, Dang It

    Lewisville-based Institute for Policy Innovation -- the Dick Armey-founded "non-profit, non-partisan public policy 'think tank'" -- will be in D.C. this week, hosting a chitchat at the National Press Club called "Trade and the Race for the White House: Exploring the Candidates' Positions." John McCa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Bush Tells Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington Mayors Their Jobs Are Harder Than His -- Haw, Haw, Haw.

    Um, did anyone else know Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck and Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief were meeting with President Bush and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez today, to discuss expanding free trade agreements? Well, if you didn't, there's a report here from the meetin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006

    Sully in the White House

    This guy used to work for the Dallas Mavericks. Now he works for President Bush. Hunh. File this under Holy Crap, You Cannot Be Serious: Yesterday, President Bush appointed Kevin Sullivan as White House communications director, after Sullivan spent a year as an assistant secretary of communications ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2004
  • Dining

    May 6, 1999

    Going back to the well

    Did Newport's fish its menu from a deep hole?

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Bush's free ride

    With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.

  • News

    October 22, 1998
  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Black like him

    Despite the Starr report's dirty details, Paula Jones' case against the nation's "first black president" hinges as much on race as on sex

  • News

    June 25, 1998

    The perils of Paula

    Paula Jones learns that hell hath no fury like a lawyer out to collect a bill

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    The war over Gulf War Syndrome

    Dallas doctors believe they've solved the mystery of sick veterans, but find themselves in "a bloody scientific war" where they are branded charlatans

  • News

    February 5, 1998

    Poop on the scoop

    DMN editors spin the truth until it wobbles rather than come clean on how they blew their big story

  • News

    January 1, 1998

    Paper chase

    William Morgan says he's just an innocent document dealer snared in a campaign finance scandal. And if you believe that, he has some old railroad bonds he wants to sell you.

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    Political coup

    Wag the Dog paints the White House a brilliant black

  • News

    October 16, 1997

    The (W)right to Fly

    How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going down

    Air Force One nosedives into an ocean of ennui

  • Film

    July 10, 1997

    To coldly go

    Contact is more like close encounters of the turgid kind

  • News

    April 27, 1995

    Rogue agency

    The CIA should open its files on slain Guatemalan guerrilla Everardo

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