Aunt Millie’s gives away free hot dogs Friday

Washington (CNN)It was quite the spectacle.

Nearly every member of the world’s greatest deliberative body piling onto buses to take the mile-long ride to the White House on Wednesday afternoon was the definition of a made-for-TV moment. And every network carried it — from the motorcade up Pennsylvania Avenue to the buses parked at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Ostensibly the reason for the trip was a classified briefing on the growing threat posed by North Korea and its quest for nuclear weapons. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led the briefing. (The quartet later briefed House members — on Capitol Hill.)

And there’s no question that the situation with North Korea not only appears to be growing more urgent but has also turned into a front-of-the-mind issue for this President and his top advisers.
But the reviews coming out of the briefing from senators suggested that it wasn’t deeply revelatory.

“It was an OK briefing,” said Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, in something short of a ringing endorsement.

Democrats were even less complimentary.

“We learned nothing you couldn’t read in the newspaper,” Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley told CNN’s Erin Burnett Wednesday night. “It felt more like a dog-and-pony show to me than anything else,” Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “I guess it has something to do with this 100 days in office.”

Remember this: Donald Trump’s experiences over the last decade and a half are in the world of reality TV. That’s a place where how things look matters. A lot. Where power dynamics are on display for all to see. Where faking it until you make it is the law of the land.




FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) In 1901 John B. Franke founded the Wayne Biscuit Company in Fort Wayne.  More than 100 years later the company, now Aunt Millie’s, distributes bread productions throughout Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

On Friday, the company hosted its customer appreciation day at the bakery outlet at 1912 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne. The company had bread priced at 59 cents all day.

With the purchase of any Aunt Millie product, the bakery offered free hot dogs, juice and a bag of chips from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The company chose to give away hot dogs because outside of its bread sales, the most popular thing sold in the summer is buns. Aunt Millie’s makes 24 different types of buns, including a pretzel bun.

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