Oval Office makeover

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'No More Yellow': Inside the $3.4M West Wing Renovation

While Trump works from New Jersey, the White House gets a refresh

(Newser) - "I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off," said Donald Trump in 2015, per NPR . And the White House insists that working is what he'll be doing during his 17-day vacation , which began Friday, at his... More »

Doh! Oval Office Rug Gets Quote's Author Wrong

It's attributed to MLK, but he borrowed the words

(Newser) - The new rug in President Obama's Oval Office includes famous quotations, including this from Martin Luther King Jr.: "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." The only problem, reports the Washington Post , is that King borrowed the words (and made no secret... More »

What Obama's Remodel Really Needed

NYT scribe isn't so hot on the president's office makeover

(Newser) - Well, Obama's got himself a fancy new "redecorated man cave" (aka Oval Office) in the middle of the recession, gripes Maureen Dowd, in the latest "tone-deaf" move out of the communication-handicapped White House. "It might have been wise, given America’s slough of despond, to hark back... More »

Obama Redecorates Oval Office

A look at the president's new digs

(Newser) - While President Obama was off vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, his iconic office got its first makeover since George W. Bush left town. Viewers can see the new Oval Office in his speech tonight. Highlights, from USA Today :
  • The rug, donated by a Michigan carpet manufacturer, has historical quotes around the
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