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Woman Confronts Bannon in Bookstore; Owner Calls Cops

Richmond store owner says woman called Bannon 'a piece of trash'

(Newser) - A Virginia business owner says he was forced to call police after a customer confronted Steve Bannon inside his bookstore. Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books in Richmond, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman in his store called Bannon "a piece of trash" while the former White... More »

Red Hen's Storm Blows Down Main Street

Tiny Lexington, Va., is split over the controversy, taking heat for it

(Newser) - The little Red Hen restaurant has turned into a giant ruckus , not just for owner Stephanie Wilkinson, but for tiny Lexington, Va., and the Christian Science Monitor takes a look at "a community (wading) through a nation's vitriol." Protesters, many of them out-of-towners proclaiming things like "... More »

Arizona Lawyer Threatened Over Fundraiser for Red Hen

It was closed after exceeding its $5K target

(Newser) - Amid a hectic few days that included scathing criticism of its canopies from the president of the United States, the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va., received help from across the country. Phoenix attorney Jimmy Cool says he decided to start a fundraiser when the restaurant was inundated with bad... More »

Outside Red Hen: Protesters, Diners, Chicken Manure

Lexington restaurant didn't open as expected Tuesday

(Newser) - Though WSLS reports it was supposed to open for dinner, the Red Hen in Lexington, Va., remained closed Tuesday in the wake of owner Stephanie Wilkinson's decision not to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday. That doesn't mean all is calm. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ... More »

Report: Trump Wants Secret Service to Protect Sanders

This might be a first for a press secretary

(Newser) - In what may be a first in US history, the White House press secretary is reportedly going to receive protection from the Secret Service. A source tells NBC News that the service will protect the home of Sarah Sanders on a temporary basis starting Wednesday. President Trump has the power... More »

Trump Warns Maxine Waters: 'Careful What You Wish for'

President fires back after she calls for harassment of Cabinet officials

(Newser) - After Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters encouraged critics of the White House to do more of the same by confronting and harassing members of the Trump Cabinet in public whenever possible. Now President Trump has fired back, referring to Waters as "... More »

Now Trump Has Harsh Words for 'Filthy' Red Hen Restaurant

"If a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!' he says of eatery that booted Sanders

(Newser) - The restaurant in Lexington, Va., that booted Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday night had to shut down Saturday due to what the owner says were death threats, and the president himself is now piling on. President Trump tweeted early Monday that the eatery "should focus more on cleaning its... More »

Ex-Ethics Chief: Sanders' Restaurant Tweet Broke Federal Rules

She shouldn't have used official account, he says

(Newser) - Sarah Sanders shouldn't be using her official social media accounts to complain about restaurants, according to a former federal ethics chief. Walter Shaub—who served as director of the Office of Government Ethics during the Obama administration and stepped down last year after publicly clashing with President Trump—says... More »

Restaurant That Booted Sanders Closes the Next Night

Virginia's Red Hen is besieged by those outraged, supportive of ejecting press secretary

(Newser) - The little Red Hen restaurant in rural Virginia found itself squarely in the middle of a big Beltway brouhaha after Sarah Huckabee Sanders was turned away on Friday night, and now the owner gives the Washington Post the backstory. Stephanie Wilkinson was home when her chef called around 8pm to... More »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Gets Kicked Out of Restaurant

The owner apparently doesn't like President Trump

(Newser) - Sarah Huckabee Sanders went out for dinner Friday night in Lexington, Virginia—for a couple of minutes, at least. A server briefly attended to Sanders and her family at the Red Hen until the owner recognized Sanders and had the lot thrown out, CBS News reports. "I just served... More »

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