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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 »

Obama Leaves Hawaii, Heads Back to Work

But Detroit bomber, busy agenda made sure he never left

(Newser) - President Obama ended his Hawaiian vacation last night to return today to the Washington he never really escaped. Obama and his family boarded Air Force One for an overnight flight, capping off an 11-day trip that would be remembered more for an al-Qaeda affiliate's botched attempt to bring down a... More »

Sasha, Malia Dish on White House Christmas

Obamas tell kid patients of 26 trees; 'presents not under each one'

(Newser) - The first family—minus the president, but plus the first dog—talked about their first White House Christmas yesterday, but Michelle Obama wouldn’t spill any secrets on what’s waiting for Barack under the tree. Malia told patients at the Children’s National Medical Center about the 26 trees... More »

Obama to Honor Veterans During Alaska Visit

First visit to chilly 49th state a refueling stop en route to Asia

(Newser) - President Obama will visit Alaska next week for the first time, stopping at Elmendorf Air Force Base to observe Veterans Day with base personnel while Air Force One refuels. Like most recent presidents, Obama will visit Alaska en route to Asia, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The president would like... More »

Obama Lashed McChrystal in Tense Faceoff

Prez reads commander riot act over his 'Chaos-istan' dig

(Newser) - President Obama's talk last week aboard Air Force One with Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal wasn't merely a meeting, as was widely reported in the press, but a dressing down over the general's "shocking" recent comments calling for more troops, says the Telegraph. McChrystal was called on the carpet... More »

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