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in Washington (Washington, D.C.) to film ''How Do You Know'' With the exception of her animated role in ''Monsters vs. Aliens'', Witherspoon did not appear in a live action film for two years following the release of ''Four Christmases''. Witherspoon told ''Entertainment Weekly'' that the "break" was unplanned, stating that, "I just didn’t read anything I liked...There are a lot of really, really, really big movies about robots and things- and there’s not a part for a 34-year-old


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negotiator, the character was said to have been based on real-life political media advisor Mandy Grunwald. To protect the secret of her husband's multiple sclerosis, Abbey gives the President doses of betaseron, which help keep his MS in check. It is only after he collapses and is confronted by Leo (Leo McGarry) that she reveals their secret to a member of the White House senior staff. Her decision to medicate her husband, in violation of several American Medical Association


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Administrations." ''Journal of Urban History.'' 30:5 (July 2004); Mohl, Raymond A. "The Interstates and the Cities: The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Freeway Revolt, 1966-1973." ''Journal of Policy History.'' 20:2 (2008); Schrag, Zachary M. ''The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro.'' Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-8018-8246-X; Rose, Mark H. ''Interstate: Express Highway Politics, 1939-1989.'' Rev. ed. Knoxville, Tenn.: University


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Charisse 2006 National Medal of Arts.jpg right thumb 200px Accepting the National Medal of Arts and Humanities Award in 2006, photo by Paul Morse On November 9, 2006, in a private White House ceremony, President George W. Bush presented Cyd Charisse with the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities (National Medal of Arts), the highest official U.S. honor available in the arts. ''Washington Post'' coverage of her award presentation at the White House Collections holding works by Hiram Powers include the Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover, Massachusetts), the Amon Carter Museum (Texas), the Arizona State University Art Museum, the Art Gallery of the University of Rochester (New York), the Birmingham Museum of Art (Alabama), the Brooklyn Museum of Art (New York City), the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), the Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, Virginia), the Cincinnati Art Museum , the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College (Florida), Dallas Museum of Art (Texas), Detroit Institute of Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Glencairn Museum (Pennsylvania), the Greenville County Museum of Art (South Carolina), Harvard University Art Museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, New York), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Miami University, the Morse Museum of American Art (Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art), (Florida), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston the National Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), the Newark Museum (New Jersey), the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art (Maine), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington D.C.), the United States Senate Art Collection, the University of Cincinnati Galleries (Ohio), the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Vermont State House Fine Arts Collection (Vermont State House) (Montpelier, Vermont), the White House Collection (White House), (Washington), the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Connecticut) and Edward Lee McClain High School (McClain High School (Greenfield, Ohio)) (Greenfield, Ohio). Residence In 1859, Lee's father-in-law, Francis Preston Blair, built a house for Lee and his wife (Francis's daughter Elizabeth Blair (Elizabeth Blair Lee)) next door to his own. These two houses, within a block of the White House in Washington, D.C., were later combined into one house and became the property of the U.S. government. Today they are the Blair-Lee House, used by the President (President of the United States) as his guest house. Upon retirement he moved to the family home in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he died on 7 June 1897. Celebrity In the 1970s, Olympic athletes were considered amateur and were absolutely not allowed to seek or accept payment for their position as a sports celebrity. In 1972, three major Olympic titles (basketball, 100 meters and decathlon), were won by Soviet athletes during the Cold War. Winning 'back' the decathlon title made Jenner an American hero. After his Olympic success, Jenner set out to cash in on his celebrity (requiring him to give up any future Olympic appearances). He left his vaulting poles in the stadium, having no intention of ever using them again. Quickly after the Games, Jenner appeared on the front of Wheaties brand breakfast cereal as a "Wheaties champion." Of several hundred athletes who have been so featured, Jenner is one of seven Wheaties "spokesmen." He was invited to the White House to meet with President Gerald R. Ford, who autographed a political cartoon that featured the pair. People of Irish descent are the second largest self-reported ethnic group in the United States, after German Americans. Nine of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence were of Irish origin. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


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, their prison cells, their homes, and other unique locations. Critics have claimed that Larry King asks "soft" questions in comparison to other interviewers, which allows him to reach guests who would be averse to interviewing on "tough" talk shows. His reputation for asking easy, open-ended questions has made him attractive to important figures who want to state their position while avoiding being challenged on contentious topics.


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F. Kennedy President Kennedy http: www.jfklibrary.org Historical+Resources Archives Reference+Desk Music+at+the+White+House.htm and a solo performance in 1979 for President Carter (Jimmy Carter). Despite repeated invitations he refused to meet with any member of the administration of US president George W. Bush, on the principle that the struggle for democracy in Iran must be waged from within the country, without foreign governmental support. ref name "

Kennedy asked him "Well, do you know the words?" before his performance. Wilson, Earl (May 16, 1965). "Earl Wilson's New York." ''Aberdeen Daily News,'' Aberdeen, SD *In May 1965, Franchi sang at a White House luncheon at the invitation of First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. *And, at President Ronald Reagan's invitation, Sergio Franchi sang a solo performance at the White House Rose Garden for the State Visit of Portugal on September 15, 1983. Regan Archives at University of Texas Retrieved December 23, 2011 Kirk, Elise Kuhl (1986). ''Music at the White House: A History of the Human Spirit,'' p.354)(University of Illinois Press) ISBN 0-252-01233-X In November 2008, Berntsen published ''Human Intelligence, Counterterrorism, and National Leadership: A Practical Guide''. This book was written to serve as a manual for the incoming president and White House staff and includes highly specific recommendations and policy prescriptions for human intelligence (human intelligence (espionage)) and counterterrorism operations. Even before the ad was shown on television, White House spokesman Steve Schmidt responded to them, describing the claims as "outrageously false, bordering on the slanderous." While Roberts in his ''amicus'' brief for the Government, argued that abortion protestors could not be prosecuted federally for discrimination, he pointed out that the defendants obstruction was illegal under Virginia law. Further, Roberts has argued in a Reagan administration memo that violence such as bombings had no protection under the law: "No matter how lofty or sincerely held the goal, those who resort to violence to achieve it are criminals," he wrote. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


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intelligence customers. He also served as a member of the Director of Central Intelligence senior leadership team to address major intelligence programmatic and substantive issues from 1992 until 1996. Schwartz grew up in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. He is a World War II veteran and life-long Democrat (United States Democratic Party). According to NBC News, from 1992 to 1996 he was the largest single contributor to the Democratic Party. In 1997 he celebrated his 71st


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suggested that they would ride the bull while Nicole was packing her things to move out. He undergoes a quintuple bypass surgery (Coronary artery bypass surgery). It is unknown if he is still alive. * Perry Pearl: Holly's husband, a highly effeminate (Effeminacy) man. Although Kyle and Aaron find him to be an amusing stereotype of a "gay" personality—he is very excitable, is the family gourmand, regularly instructs his wife on how to dress, and failed to hire puppeteers for his daughter's birthday party so he would have an excuse to put on his own sock-puppet musical review—he is a practising heterosexual. He appears to have a platonic boycrush on Aaron. Perry is an interior decorator, and was hired by Nicole Allen to redecorate her home. url http: news.yahoo.com s ap 20090807 ap_on_re_as as_pakistan accessdate 2009-08-07 WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


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, a scientist himself, was delighted to have Humboldt as a guest and the two held numerous intense discussions on scientific matters. After six weeks, Humboldt set sail for Europe from the mouth of the Delaware (Delaware River) and landed at Bordeaux on August 3, 1804. thumb right The Detroit Pistons Pistons (Image:2004 Detroit Pistons congratulated by George Bush.jpg) are honored at the White House for the team's victory in the 2004 NBA Finals. In 1881 Tiffany did the interior design of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, which still remains, but the new firm's most notable work came in 1882 when President Chester Alan Arthur refused to move into the White House until it had been redecorated. He commissioned Tiffany, who had begun to make a name for himself in New York society for the firm's interior design work, to redo the state rooms, which Arthur found charmless. Tiffany worked on the East Room, the Blue Room (Blue Room (White House)), the Red Room (Red Room (White House)), the State Dining Room and the Entrance Hall, refurnishing, repainting in decorative patterns, installing newly designed mantelpieces, changing to wallpaper with dense patterns and, of course, adding Tiffany glass to gaslight fixtures, windows and adding the opalescent floor to ceiling glass screen in the Entrance Hall. "Victorian Ornamentation" on WhiteHouseMuseum.org "White House Timelines: Architecture" on the White House Historical Association website "White House Timelines: Decorative Arts" on the White House Historical Association website In the Soviet Union the film was criticized as "a glorification of the individual." The American Left appreciated the film for what they believed was an allegory of people (Hollywood people, in particular) who were afraid to stand up to HUAC. However, the film eventually gained the respect of people with conservative anti-communist views. Ronald Reagan, a conservative and fervent anti-Communist, said he appreciated the film because the main character had a strong dedication to duty, law, and the well-being of the town despite the refusal of the townspeople to help. Dwight Eisenhower (Dwight D. Eisenhower) loved the film and frequently screened it in the White House, as did many other American presidents. Bill Clinton cited ''High Noon'' as his favorite film and screened it a record 17 times at the White House. Review © 2004 Branislav L. Slantchev In 2005, 90 'Princeton' elms were planted along Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House and to date are healthy and thriving. Introduced to the UK in 2001, 'Princeton' (Ulmus 'Princeton') was selected by HRH The Prince of Wales to form the Anniversary Avenue from the Orchard Room reception centre to the Golden Bird statue at Highgrove House. In 2007, the Elm Recovery Project from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, reported that cuttings from healthy surviving old elms surveyed across Ontario had been grown to produce a bank of resistant trees, isolated for selective breeding of highly resistant cultivars. http: www.canada.com ottawacitizen news story.html?id 33e91594-b329-453d-a4d5-62dba22f33b1&p 1 On January 20, 1961 she sang for President John F. Kennedy's inauguration, and in 1962 she performed for President Kennedy and other dignitaries in the East Room of the White House, and also toured Australia. New York Times, March 23, 1962 She was active in supporting the civil rights movement during the 1960s, giving benefit concerts for the Congress of Racial Equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. In 1963, she sang at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. That same year she was one of the original 31 recipients of the newly reinstituted Presidential Medal of Freedom (which is awarded for "especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, World Peace or cultural or other significant public or private endeavors"), and she also released her album, ''Snoopycat: The Adventures of Marian Anderson's Cat Snoopy'', which included short stories and songs about her beloved black cat. Snoopycat Album Details at Smithsonian Folkways In 1965, she christened the nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine, WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House

White House

The '''White House''' is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Northwest, Washington, D.C.) in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban

In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed Executive Residence in October 1817. Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829.

Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as the section was expanded. The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers. A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events; Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings.

East Wing alterations were completed in 1946, creating additional office space. By 1948, the house's load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were found to be close to failure. Under Harry S. Truman, the interior rooms were completely dismantled and a new internal load-bearing steel frame constructed inside the walls. Once this work was completed, the interior rooms were rebuilt.

Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building—the former State Department, which now houses offices for the President's staff and the Vice President—and Blair House, a guest residence.

The Executive Residence is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement (White House basement). The term ''White House'' is often used as a metonym (Metonymy) for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president's administration and advisers in general, as in "''The White House has decided that...."''. The property is a National Heritage Site (National Heritage Site (United States)) owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President's Park. In 2007, it was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture".

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