Pro-life nonprofit hosting $500 and up fundraising ball

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Pro-life Save the Storks plans $500/plate fundraiser

On Jan. 17, nonprofit Save the Storks is holdings its second annual charity ball at the Trump Hotel D.C. Tickets for the event, which is hosted by actors Kirk and Chelsea Cameron, cost $500 to $6,000 per person. Platinum sponsorships also include a two-night stay and one private breakfast reception at the pro-life president’s hotel.

Save the Storks claims that at last year’s event, which was hosted at the Museum of the Bible, it received $1.5 million in financial commitments.

Featured guests this year include Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman, author and radio host Eric Metaxas, podcaster Allie Stuckey, and Christian communicator Buck Lenz (yeah, I’ve never heard of any of them either).

According to the organization, “Each ticket level purchase (bronze, gold, platinum) is tax-deductible, minus the dinner cost. Gold and platinum tickets offer additional VIP benefits which will be deducted from the tax-deductible portion of the ticket purchase.”

Lunch honoring Lara Trump draws lobbyists, RNC staffers, NASA employee to Trump Hotel

From Politico Playbook on Jan. 8, 2019:

SPOTTED at a lunch hosted by Lisa Spies honoring Lara Trump in the Franklin Study at the Trump Hotel: Fara Klein, Samantha Dravis, Anita McBride, Lauren Rakolta, Lauren Kirshner, Sylvie Ricketts, Sara Fagen, Merlynn Carson, Jan Elizabeth Acosta, Morgan Ortagus and Bettina Inclán Agen.

Let’s look at what these celebrants of the president’s advisor/wife of hotel co-owner Eric likely do for a living:

Noteworthy sightings

Florida State Rep. Kathleen Mick Peters (R), in town for Rick Scott’s (R) swearing in as a U.S. Senator, got her night off to a great start with Trump champagne at Trump’s hotel.

Yesterday President Trump retweeted Turning Point USA’s founder and president Charlie Kirk four times. Also yesterday: this photo of Kirk at the president’s hotel was posted on Instagram.

Rand Paul’s chief political strategist, Doug Stafford, promoted Angel’s Envy from the hotel bar (it’s a good bourbon but you can do better at that price point).

A shutdown ransom note was posted in front of the hotel (and has been posted several times on Instagram).

Conservative pundit Paris Dennard continues to promote the president’s business.

Legal cases, current status (latest change, Jan. 8, 2018)

Health inspections, current status (latest change, Aug. 10, 2018)

  • ❌Hotel: five violations on May 7, 2018; two were corrected on site

  • ❌BLT Prime and Benjamin Bar: nine violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ❌Sushi Nakazawa: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ✔️Banquet kitchen: no violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ❌Pastry kitchen: two violations on Aug. 10, 2018

  • ✔️Gift shop: no violations on May 7, 2018

  • ❌Employee kitchen and in-room dining: five violations on Aug. 10, 2018; two were corrected on site

Other Trump Organization news

  • China’s biggest bank, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., plans to reduce its space in Trump Tower when its lease runs out in October, people with knowledge of the matter said, creating a potential headache for the Trump Organization.” By Bloomberg.

  • Trump Winery was one of 48 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice picks for the Richmond, Virginia area

One thing that has nothing to do with Trump’s businesses (I think, tough to tell sometimes!)

Former Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) deployed some sophisticated Twitter maneuvering, deactivating his campaign account and then using its name to rechristen his official Congressional one.

The move means every Twitter user who followed Yoder as a member of Congress has been converted to a follower of a personal account—an account he could deploy as a campaign tool should he chose to run for office again. Yoder’s been mentioned as a possible option to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by retiring Pat Roberts (R–KS).

[H/T the Congress Changes Twitter bot]

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