Dr. Jill Biden is debuting this year’s White House holiday decorations!
20.11.2023 - 22:07 / deadline.com
The White House, President Joe Biden and his presidential campaign are launching accounts on Threads, the Meta rival to Elon Musk’s embattled X/Twitter.
First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff also are launching Threads accounts, along with LaCasaBlanca. Threads also will see the @joebiden and @kamalaharris campaign accounts.
The launch on Threads has been in the works for several weeks, and there are no plans to change the administration’s usage of X/Twitter, according to a source familiar with the decision. The launch on Threads was a decision made based on its usage, the source said.
But the announcement comes after the White House condemned Musk’s amplification and endorsement of an anti-semitic post last week. That was followed by a number of advertisers suspending their spending on X/Twitter, although there also were concerns raised by a Media Matters report showing major brands had their spots run near pro-Nazi posts. Major media companies, including Comcast, The Walt Disney Co. and Warner Bros. Discovery, announced that they were pausing ads, along with other brands like Apple and IBM.
Musk has pushed back against claims that he is anti-semitic, while he has threatened a lawsuit against Media Matters.
The White House’s launch on Threads could give the platform a high profile boost. It launched last summer and initially benefited from the migration of users from X/Twitter following Musk’s changes to the platform. But Threads still is not the go-to social media site for major announcements and breaking news.
At today’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre again condemned Musk’s endorsement of the post, and said that they would continue to
Dr. Jill Biden is debuting this year’s White House holiday decorations!
A travel warning has been issued for people visiting parts of North America by the UK Foreign Office. Guidance for the USA and Canada was updated on Wednesday evening (November 22) after two people were killed when a car crashed and exploded at the US-Canada border in Niagara Falls.
Ellise Shafer Israel and Hamas have agreed to a four-day truce, according to the Associated Press, during which hostages will be released in exchange for Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. Qatar, which has been acting as a mediator in conversations between Israel and Hamas, announced the deal on Wednesday, though it has not yet been finalized. As reported by the AP, 50 hostages held by Hamas will be released in stages, in exchange for 150 Palestinian prisoners.
EXCLUSIVE: President Joe Biden will make his first Los Angeles fundraising swing next month, with a Dec. 8 event featuring a lineup of co-hosts including Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Michael Smith and James Costos, Shonda Rhimes, Rick Caruso and Peter Chernin and Megan Chernin.
Joe Biden turned an incredible 81 years old on Sunday, November 20, and was celebrated at the White House by those closest to him. The President of the United States shared a photo sitting at a table in front of his cake that looked like It was literally on fire.
The fees that cable and satellite companies charge to subscribers for eliminating their service before the end of their contracts would be prohibited under a new proposal from the FCC.
Joe Biden has mistaken Britney Spears for Taylor Swift during his Thanksgiving turkey pardoning speech.On Monday (November 20), while giving his turkey pardoning speech ahead of Thanksgiving – which falls on November 23 – President Biden spoke about two turkeys, named Liberty and Bell, sharing that they were pardoned after traveling thousands of miles – meaning they will not be killed and cooked for the typical Thanksgiving dinner.Biden jokingly likened the turkeys’ “difficult journey” to fans’ struggles to secure passes to Beyoncé‘s latest tour: “You could say it’s harder than getting a ticket to the Renaissance tour”.The President then confused Britney Spears of Taylor Swift, the latter of whom is currently touring in Brazil, which is facing record-breaking heatwaves that has resulted in the death of one fan this past weekend.“Britney’s tour – she’s down in… it’s kind of warm in Brazil right now,” Biden said following his remarks on Beyoncé’s tour. See the moment unfold below.Joe Biden mistakes Taylor Swift for Britney Spears while pardoning turkeys.
Joe Biden got a little mixed up in his pre-Thanksgiving speech.
campaign’s dubious spending on things like OnlyFans and Botox and poked fun at panda diplomacy overshadowing President Joe Biden’s summit with his Chinese counterpart.Santos, portrayed by Bowen Yang, was questioned by Weekend Update co-host Colin Jost following a scathing ethics report released last week that revealed the lyin’ Long Island Republican abused his campaign funds for his own personal pleasures. “This has not been a good week for you,” Jost said before listing off the questionable purchases made with thousands of Santos’ campaign dollars, which include subscriptions for the amateur porn site OnlyFans, Botox, and purchases made at Sephora and Hermes.
It was a busy week for Colin Jost and Michael Che as they joked on Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” about everything in politics and pop culture.
“Was I the only one who was surprised that the presidents of the two biggest economies in the world met, and everyone’s just like ‘what’s up with the pandas?” asked the Bowen Lang portrayed Tian Tian the panda in tonight’s Saturday Night Live cold open. “There have to be bigger issues, right?”
Todd Spangler NY Digital Editor The White House condemned Elon Musk as promoting “antisemitic and racist hate” after the tech mogul endorsed a conspiracy theory that Jewish people “promote hatred against whites.” On Wednesday, Musk — CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and owner of X — agreed with an X user who promoted the conspiracy theory that Jewish communities “have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.” In the now-removed post, the X user said they were “deeply disinterested in giving the tiniest shit now about western Jewish populations” who are facing “hordes of minorities that support flooding their country.” In response to that, Musk commented, “You have said the actual truth.” In a statement released Friday, White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said, “It is unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of antisemitism in American history at any time, let alone one month after the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust… We condemn this abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms, which runs against our core values as Americans. We all have a responsibility to bring people together against hate, and an obligation to speak out against anyone who attacks the dignity of their fellow Americans and compromises the safety of our communities.” Reps for X and Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Caitlyn Jenner took to her X (Twitter) account on Wednesday afternoon and decided to be all KINDS of hateful for absolutely no good reason.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Service Employees International Union General Counsel Nicole Berner to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
President Joe Biden gave a rare formal press conference following his meeting today with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but most of the questions had to do with the Israel/Hamas war.
With the strikes ended, political fundraising is expected to pick up in Hollywood over the coming weeks.
Michael Che and Colin Jost were back on the “Weekend Update” desk on Saturday Night Live cracking jokes on the political world and pop culture.
Oil and water. Oscar and Felix. Entering tonight’s Real Time, you’d expect Sen. Ted Cruz and Bill Maher to fit into that “don’t mix” category.
being left “isolated” if the Waleses continue to expand their brand transatlantically. Hewson told the Sun’s Fabulous that William, the heir to the throne, now has a “whole army of female fans” following Harry’s bombshell revelations in “Spare,” while Kate “looks like a queen in waiting.”“It could have very much gone the other way for Kate and William and I think they were very concerned about how the American public might respond to these revelations,” she said.“But it looks from the polling, that they are siding with Kate and William.”She went on, “When William was in America he was right at the top of the polls, even beating homegrown leaders like Joe Biden and Donald Trump.“He has really raised his profile as a global statesman – this week wooing crowds in Singapore – and now has a whole army of female fans after he waded around in his boots in the Hudson River.”“The Americans love her.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that he will not seek reelection, putting an end to speculation about his plans for next year and adding to the uncertainty that Democrats will be able to retain control of the Senate.