Archives for January 2009

A DAY OF SERVICE

The federal observance of Dr. Kings Birthday was deemed a day of service by President Elect Barack Obama. Obama started out the day early by visiting 14 wounded Afghanistan and Iraq solders at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He then traveled with Martin Luther King III. to a youth works center … [Read more...]

A FIT PRESIDENT PROMOTES WELLNESS

The incoming President is working out and physically fit.  That is something Dr. Ian Smith, African American diet guru is supporting.  Dr. Smith believes President Barack Obama's exercise regime will create more enthusiasm for wellness and fitness. … [Read more...]

OBAMA MERCHANDISE, HOT TICKET ITEMS!

Anything with the Barack Obama's image or slogans are flying off shelves in Chicago and in Washington, D.C.  Spontaneous Obama superstores have popped up in downtown D.C.  The stores are packed with people buying shirts, flashing buttons any and all things Obama.   In Chicago in December at the … [Read more...]

THE WHISTLE STOP TOUR

    Remarks of President-Elect Barack Obama - As prepared for deliveryInaugural Train StopWilmington, DelawareJanuary 17, 2009 Thank you, Joe, for that welcome. And thank you, Wilmington, for giving us such a great send-off. It was just under five months ago that Joe Biden stood beside me on the … [Read more...]

DANA PERINO LAMPOONS THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS AT HER LAST BRIEFING

Dana Perino lampooned the press in her 145th and last White House Press briefing.  Over the course of the eight years of the Bush administration, there were one thousand plus White House press briefings.  The next press secretary to address that podium will be Robert Gibbs of the incoming Obama … [Read more...]

THE BUSH FAREWELL ADDRESS

  THE PRESIDENT:  Fellow citizens:  For eight years, it has been my honor to serve as your President.  The first decade of this new century has been a period of consequence -- a time set apart.  Tonight, with a thankful heart, I have asked for a final opportunity to share some thoughts on the … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT BUSH ON THE HOT TOPICS OF HIS PRESIDENCY

       April, yes, ma'am.        Q    Thank you, Mr. President.        THE PRESIDENT:  Yes.  You were sound asleep back there, so I decided -- (laughter.)        Q    No, I wasn't.  There was a whole clear row before me.  I thought you were going to go there.  But either way, thanks for … [Read more...]

HURRICANE KATRINA WAS A MAJOR TOPIC IN THE PRESIDENTS LAST PRESS CONFERENCE

White House officials say President Bush conducted about 20 exit interviews and not one reporter asked him about Hurricane Katrina. Katrina was a major topic at his final press conference. During the session with journalists, Bush said he has "thought long and hard about Katrina - you know could I … [Read more...]

THE LAST BUSH PRESS CONFERENCE

By JENNIFER LOVEN, AP White House Correspondent Jennifer Loven, Ap White House Correspondent 13 mins ago WASHINGTON - By turns wistful, aggressive and joking in the final news conference of his presidency, President George W. Bush vigorously defended his record Monday but also … [Read more...]

A PALE REFLECTION OF AMERICA

By Howard KurtzUpdated: Monday, January 12, 2009 In private conversations, says White House correspondent April Ryan, President Bush has told her that "there need to be more minorities in the press corps." "The numbers dropped not because of a lack of minority correspondents but because of the … [Read more...]