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Rosenstein's Job May Be Safe After All

Trump says he has no plans to fire deputy AG: 'I get along very well with him'

(Newser) - President Trump is flying to Florida on Monday, and one of his fellow passengers aboard Air Force One drew the attention of reporters: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That's the same Rod Rosenstein who was rumored to be on the brink of dismissal just two weeks ago after a... More »

NYT Describes Air Force One Commotion Over a TV Channel

CNN is not the president's network of choice

(Newser) - President Trump's displeasure with "fake news" CNN is well known, and the New York Times is out with an anecdote to back that up. It viewed an internal email between the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency regarding a recent incident on Air Force... More »

It's Official: Say Hello to Red, White, and Blue

Air Force One is getting a $3.9B makeover

(Newser) - President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover, the AP reports. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white, and blue color scheme. Updated models could be in service before the end of a potential Trump... More »

Report: Trump Sick of Air Force One's 'Jackie Kennedy' Look

President has suggested new bed, paint job, per Axios

(Newser) - Air Force One is reportedly not to Donald Trump's taste. The president wants a bigger, cushier bed and a "more American" look for his aircraft, now painted what he calls a "Jackie Kennedy color," Axios is reporting. Air Force One last underwent a redesign under the... More »

Air Force One's New Fridges Will Cost Taxpayers $24M

'We would have been impeached,' tweets former Obama adviser

(Newser) - President Trump has been critical of costs associated with Air Force One in the past, calling them "out of control" just before taking office, CNN reports. So it's unclear how he feels about the $23.6 million contract the US Air Force signed with Boeing last month to... More »

Boeing Promises Trump It Will Cut Air Force One Costs

He met with aerospace chiefs at Florida estate

(Newser) - After meeting with the CEOs of Boeing and Lockheed Martin on Wednesday, Donald Trump secured one promise: His successor will fly in a cheaper plane. In what Reuters calls the president-elect's "latest move to use the bully pulpit to pressure companies to help advance his economic agenda,"... More »

Trump Boeing Tweet Came After CEO Criticized Policy

The company's stock nosedived in early trading

(Newser) - The immense power that Donald Trump's tweets now carry was brought home Tuesday morning, when he tweeted a complaint about "out of control" costs for Boeing's new 747 Air Force One jets, saying "Cancel order!"—a move that caused Boeing's stock to fall... More »

Trump on New Air Force One: 'Cancel Order'

He says Boeing replacement planes will cost $4B

(Newser) - Donald Trump apparently thinks that the future presidential plane could tone it down a little. "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" the president-elect tweeted Tuesday morning. Asked about the... More »

Home of Air Force One Locked Down Over Bomb Threat

A woman was taken into custody at Joint Base Andrews

(Newser) - Joint Base Andrews—perhaps best known as the home of Air Force One—was locked down Thursday evening due to a bomb threat, ABC News reports. Authorities say a woman walked into the Maryland base's visitor center around 5:15pm and claimed to have a bomb strapped to her... More »

You Can Now Own Your Very Own Air Force One

Former presidential plane goes under the hammer

(Newser) - If you've ever dreamed of re-enacting scenes from the 1997 Harrison Ford action-thriller Air Force One in real life (and haven't we all? "Get off my plane!"), your time has come. The government is auctioning off a plane that was formerly part of the presidential... More »

F-15s Intercept 2 Planes in Presidential Airspace

Small aircraft strayed into Obama's restricted zone

(Newser) - Two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two small planes that strayed into restricted airspace as President Obama flew out of JFK airport after a campaign stop in Connecticut last night, reports AP . The first plane was intercepted over Long Island at 7pm and escorted to an airfield where... More »

RNC: Obama Fraudulently Using Air Force One

It claims his recent travel has been for campaign purposes

(Newser) - Republicans think Barack Obama's trips on Air Force One amount to nothing less than fraud. RNC Chair Reince Priebus has sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking it to investigate Obama's recent travel, alleging that the events he's traveling to have been "widely reported... More »

Fighters Intercept Pot Plane in Obama Airspace

Cessna strays too close as Obama heads to LAX

(Newser) - What were they smoking? A four-seater Cessna plane hauling marijuana yesterday strayed into restricted airspace designed to protect President Obama, who was flying on Marine One; the small plane was intercepted by fighter jets. The incident occurred as the president was traveling in the helicopter from Orange County to Los... More »

Air Force One Death Call to Rose Kennedy Released

National Archives release recording of conversations day JFK was killed

(Newser) - A heart-wrenching call from Lyndon Johnson placed to Rose Kennedy from Air Force One has finally been released more than 48 years after her son was assassinated. "I wish to God there was something I could do," says Johnson the day John F. Kennedy was killed. "I... More »

Guess How Much Obama's Hawaii Vacation Costs

Price of flying Air Force One has gone up since last estimate

(Newser) - Barack Obama has officially arrived in Hawaii for his family’s annual Christmas getaway to the state, and what a pricey trip it is: The Hawaiian Reporter estimated the cost of the vacation at more than $4 million. The exact cost of the trip is unknown, but based on the... More »

For Sale: Long-Lost JFK Assassination Tapes

$500K recording contains unheard material from Air Force One

(Newser) - Got $500,000 to spare? You could be the proud owner of a newly discovered piece of American history. A Philadelphia dealer in historic documents has purchased a reel-to-reel recording from Air Force One following the death of John F. Kennedy, and it’s got 30 minutes of never-before-heard conversations... More »

Oops: Tokyo Blogger Posts Flight Plan of Air Force One

Air traffic controller apparently just wanted to impress friends

(Newser) - An air traffic controller in Tokyo is in hot water after posting secret information on his blog, including the flight plan of Air Force One when President Obama visited last year. The controller apparently wasn't looking to cause trouble but to impress his friends with all the cool stuff... More »

Meet Obama's 'Beast' of a Bus

Two new buses built from the ground up for Midwestern tour

(Newser) - This bus is Barackin', so don't bother knockin': President Obama is cruising the Midwest in a customized bus that is essentially a pumped-up version of his five-ton hulking limo, dubbed "the Beast." The bus, one of two ordered up by the Secret Service, sports bulletproof black windows,... More »

Gunman Busted on Way to 'See' Obama

Ohio man nabbed as Air Force One takes off

(Newser) - North Carolina police yesterday busted a 23-year-old gunman who pulled into an airport parking lot just as President Obama was taking off in Air Force One. An officer became suspicious when he noticed a digital camera on Joseph Sean McVey's dashboard and 4 large antennas attached to the trunk of... More »

Spurning Beijing, Obama Will Meet Dalai Lama

President ignores Chinese warning against sit-down with Tibetan leader

(Newser) - Despite China's warning that a meeting with the Dalai Lama would "threaten trust and cooperation" with the US, President Obama still plans to sit down with the Tibetan spiritual leader when he visits Washington this month. "The president told China's leaders during his trip last year that he... More »

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