FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE CLASS WORKER

By Anne E. Kornblut For anyone expecting Vice President Biden to disappear in a sea of strong-willed Cabinet heavyweights, an event at the White House on Friday morning was a signal: President Obama is really interested in giving Biden a higher profile. At a crowded ceremony in the East Wing of the … [Read more...]

WALL STREET GOLDEN PARACHUTES

President Obama says it is 'outrageous' that Wall Street employees got more than $18 billion in bonuses last year.  The money came at the same time financial companies were accepting federal bailout money. … [Read more...]

UNANIMOUS VOTE OUSTS GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH

By CHRISTOPHER WILLS, Associated Press Writer Christopher Wills, Associated Press Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - After weeks of shocking twists and turns, the conclusion of Rod Blagojevich's tenure as Illinois governor offered no surprises at all.       Blagojevich addressed his Senate impeachment … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND DC WINTER SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Schools in the Maryland, and DC area gave kids a day off or delayed openings because of snow that turned to freezing rain.  But, the new and current White House occupants are perplexed at the school closings because of ice.    The two Obama girls, Malia and Sasha attend two different Sidwell Friends … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERS HIS WEEKEND RADIO ADDRESS

President Obama delivers his first radio address to the nation as President.  … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS THE PRESS

President Barack Obama toured the White House Press Briefing Room and press quarters before six pm eastern.   He took the surprise tour hours after Press Secretary Robert Gibbs first White House press briefing.   He wanted to meet and greet reporters not on the campaign trail with him.  One reporter … [Read more...]

THE PRESIDENT KEEPS HIS BLACKBERRY

President Obama will keep his Blackberry and use it only with a small number of close personal friends and senior staff.  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs contends a compromise has been struck on the use.  Gibbs admits security has been enhanced to protect the President and further his use … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKES THE OATH OF OFFICE AGAIN!

Pete Souza, White House / MCT Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office a second time in the Map Room of the White House Wednesday.                             White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs described President Obama as "startled and perplexed" when Justice … [Read more...]

THE INAUGURATION OF THE 44TH PRESIDENT

The inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America brought millions upon millions to Washington, D.C. Hollywood showed up for the event.   Celebrities were everywhere.  Denzel Washington and Diddy stood in front of the President as others were seated taking the speech … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA WENT UNNOTICED AT UNION STATION

One of the most incredible stories during the President-Elect's day of service,  the Obama motorcade rolled through the streets of the District, particularly in urban areas unnoticed while traveling to and from three service events.  The police escorted motorcade was at least 12 cars deep.  The line … [Read more...]