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Virginia's Latest House Candidate: Tareq Salahi

Virginia is apparently for gatecrashers

(Newser) - Tareq Salahi, the guy whose wife tossed him over for a chance at pay-per-view love and glory with a washed-up '80s guitarist , has a new object of his affections: Virginia's 10th congressional district. Virginians may recall Salahi from his tragic failed bid last year to become the commonwealth'... More »

Michaele Salahi Abducted, Says Tareq

And police aren't taking him seriously, he tells TMZ

(Newser) - Now this is bizarre: Tareq Salahi has reached out to TMZ because he thinks wife Michaele has been the victim of a publicity stunt, er, kidnapping. Salahi, who is of course famous for crashing a White House dinner with his wife and then moving on to a stint on Real ... More »

Salahis: We're Tired of Being the 'It' Couple

Life is so, so hard for Michaele and Tareq

(Newser) - You wouldn't know it from the way they crashed a White House dinner and got themselves on a reality show , but apparently Michaele and Tareq Salahi really, really hate being so famous. They want to "return to who we were," Michaele tells HBO in a profile of their... More »

Salahis Served With Papers... at Their Own Party

Albeit not the sanctioned-by-Bravo party

(Newser) - Talk about a buzzkill: Michaele and Tareq Salahi were served with papers at their own party Thursday night. A PR firm claims the Salahis owe it more than $15,000 for its promotion of the couple's sketchy 2008 “charity” polo event , and an employee says the process server handed... More »

Michaele Salahi: Whoopi 'Abused' Me

She was merely 'defending herself,' says ABC

(Newser) - Tearful White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi charges she was subjected to "outrageous abuse" by Whoopi Goldberg after her appearance on The View yesterday. Whoopi "was screaming and dropping the F-bomb many, many times," she charged. Salahi was trying to plug her new spot on the Real Housewives ... More »

For Sale: Michaele Salahi's Red Sari

Now you can dress like a state dinner crasher!

(Newser) - If you’re in a fervor over tomorrow’s Real Housewives of DC premiere , perhaps you’d relish the chance to dress like a Real Housewife of DC. Lucky for you, Michaele Salahi is giving you that chance: She plans to auction off the red sari she wore to crash... More »

White House Liaison Schmoozed With Salahis

'Housewives' premiere sure to be embarrassing

(Newser) - If the first episode of Real Housewives of DC is any indication, the series probably won’t be on the White House DVR queue. Embarrassments abound, starting with the connection shown between Michele Jones—who works for the secretary of defense and supposedly told the gatecrashing Salahis she couldn’t... More »

Latest Real Housewife: Gatecrasher Salahi

Meet Salahi and her arguably less interesting DC costars

(Newser) - Looks like gatecrashing a White House state dinner can get you something other than jail: Namely, a reality show. Michaele Salahi is the most famous (infamous?) of the recently announced Real Housewives of DC lineup. Joining her are other “connected DC power players,” as Bravo calls them, including... More »

Gate-Crashing Salahis Stopped Near White House

But it looked like they had their own dining plans

(Newser) - It only sounds like deja vu all over again: Party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi were stopped in a limo near the White House last night, but it doesn't look like they were trying to bust their way into their second state dinner. Their driver ran a red light a... More »

White House Crashers to Star in Real Housewives of DC

(Newser) - Tareq and Michaele Salahi, famously known for crashing President Obama's first state dinner back in November, will star in The Real Housewives of DC, the Daily Beast reports. The series is set to premiere in July. They're not talking, but the Beast's sources say they've actually shot all 12 episodes... More »

Meet Carlos Allen, 3rd Gatecrasher

Sketchy guy hooked up with Indian posse after trip to men's room

(Newser) - What lapse allowed Carlos Allen, the third party crasher, to sneak into the Obamas' first state dinner remains a mystery. What is known is that Allen—who has done everything from designing clothes to selling mortgages to running a questionable charity that existed mainly to throw parties—dressed even more... More »

DC-Area Party Promoter Was Third Crasher

Carlos Allen, 39, got into White House with Indian delegation

(Newser) - A 39-year-old Washington party promoter was the third person to crash November’s state dinner at the White House, a source tells the Post in confirming that Carlos Allen had, along with Tareq and Michaele Salahi, gotten past Secret Service screenings to rub elbows with the Obamas and a host... More »

Third Person Crashed State Dinner: White House

Party-crasher was traveling with Indian delegation

(Newser) - Another person not on the guest list was allowed into a White House state dinner for India's prime minister in November, the Secret Service says. Today's acknowledgment brings the tally to three people who made it through Secret Service security at the White House without being on the state dinner... More »

Line of Angry Creditors Trails Gatecrashing Salahis

Salahis dodge the bills for their fancy lifestyle

(Newser) - Tareq and Michaele Salahi are famed in capital-area circles for their fun-loving spirit, their glamorous lifestyle, and for ripping people off, interviews with law enforcement officials and some of the pair's many creditors reveal. Court records show that in case after case, the Salahis hired people or companies to chauffeur... More »

Tourists Let Into White House Breakfast

Ga. couple showed up on wrong day, hit buffet with Obamas

(Newser) - It wasn't a state dinner, and they didn't crash it on purpose. Still, a Georgia couple who showed up at the White House a day early for a tour somehow wound up at an invitation-only breakfast with President Obama. The White House and Secret Service said Harvey and Paula Darden... More »

President on Gatecrashers: 'Never Again'

Obama 'unhappy' with everyone involved

(Newser) - President Obama said he was angry about the "screw up" that allowed a couple to crash his state dinner two weeks ago. The president said he was "unhappy with everybody who was involved in the process" because "although I chafe at being in the bubble, I also... More »

Secret Service Agents Face Firing for Salahi Slip

Two agents on leave, face disciplinary action

(Newser) - The two Secret Service agents who let Michaele and Tareq Salahi crash last week’s state dinner have been placed on administrative leave and may be fired, agency chief Mark Sullivan told Congress today. Testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee, the Secret Service director took full responsibility for the... More »

Salahis Say They Won't Testify

Party-crashers turn down House invite; subpoena threatened

(Newser) - Saying “there is nothing further that they can do to assist Congress in its inquiry,” the White House party-crashers turned down an invitation to appear before a House committee tomorrow. That was unpleasant news to the Democrat chairing the panel, who vowed quick action against Tareq and Michaele... More »

Party Crashers Make Desirée Rogers Look Bad

Is White House social secretary to blame for Michaele and Tareq Salahi?

(Newser) - A week’s worth of finger-pointing over how Michaele and Tareq Salahi managed to crash a state dinner has now turned the spotlight on a controversial figure: White House social secretary Desirée Rogers. Unlike demure secretaries before her, the attention-grabbing Rogers “arrived in Washington this year to great... More »

Salahis Fit In With DC Poseurs

Washington's full of preeners, fakers, and wannabes

(Newser) - The Salahis have finally gotten a real invite to a high-brow Washington event—a Congressional hearing into their infamous party crashing. Surely, the Salahis shouldn’t have been allowed to slip in—it shows a Secret Service “with glaring—and chilling—vulnerabilities and liabilities,” writes Maureen Dowd in... More »

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