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It was a tale of two Easters. Neil Patrick Harris posted a family portrait on Instagram of him with husband David Burtka and their 8½-year-old twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. Decked out in traditional spring pastel colors with Harper sporting floral bunny ears, the caption read simply: “Happy Easter from the four Burtka-Harris bunnies.” Accompanying the photo were videos of the kids enjoying an Easter egg hunt. Meanwhile, President Trump, ﬁrst lady Melania Trump and the Easter Bunny stood on the Truman Balcony April 22 overlooking the South Lawn for the 141st White House Easter Egg Roll, with Trump joking to about 30,000 guests, mostly kids waiting to hunt for 74,000 donated eggs, that he didn’t remember the ﬁrst Egg Roll. “We are completely rebuilding our military. It was very depleted, as you know. A lot of the military folks can tell you,” Trump told the children. Military bands provided the entertainment and during a coloring session featuring the ﬁrst lady’s anti-cyber bullying “Be Best” campaign, he talked about the border wall, with a young future conservative apparently saying, “Keep building that wall.” Trump also spoke for a few minutes with reporters on the Sri Lanka attacks and he pushed back on questions regarding the Mueller report. He pointedly disputed reports that administration staff ignored his dictates: “Nobody disobeys my orders,” Trump said. He also shrugged off a question asking if he is concerned about possible impeachment: “Not even a little bit.” Meanwhile, Harris’ third book in The Magic Misﬁts series about teaching children acceptance, love and understanding is due out in September.
“I’m not a master ﬁsherman, but I know bait when I see it — and I’m not going to take it.”
– Gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on CNN forum April 22, refusing to answer a question about gay Republican troll, Ambassador Rick Grenell.
“The potentially existing lending discrimination might just reﬂect a corner of the iceberg.” - Lei Gao, co-author of a new Iowa State University study ﬁnding bias against gay borrowers in the mortgage loan industry, to NBC News.
“We hope that we live to see it.”
– Lily Tomlin to Ellen DeGeneres on the planned sequel to her “9 to 5” hit with friends Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton on April 18.
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