from The Great Debate:

Can the White House really be protected?

October 1, 2014

Secret Service agents await the arrival of U.S. Presidential candidate Obama in Durham

When an armed intruder jumped the fence and penetrated deep into the White House, it provided a field day for cartoonists and some members of the House of Representatives -- who turned Julia Pierson, the hapless Secret Service director, into a piñata at a hearing Tuesday.

from MacroScope:

Mystery of the missing Fed regulator

June 5, 2013

It's one of those touchy subjects that Federal Reserve officials don't really want to talk about, thank you very much.

from Photographers' Blog:

Hitting the ground running

March 1, 2013

Washington, D.C.

By Kevin Lamarque

Air Force One descends and the well choreographed dance begins: meal trays go up, shoes put back on, and laptops slipped into backpacks. Often the movie is abandoned minutes before the ending. Perhaps it’s time for one last reach into the candy basket. Cameras are slung over shoulders and settings are re-checked. Questions are asked: “Is it raining out there?” “Is there a pen of greeters?” Photographers, first out the door of the press cabin, make their way to the designated spot under the wing to photograph the President descending the steps of Air Force One.

from MacroScope:

Bernanke’s Senate tone not that of Fed Chairman seeking third term

February 26, 2013

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be keeping quiet about his future plans, but he sure doesn't sound like someone planning to seek Senate support for a third term at the helm of the U.S. central bank.

from Front Row Washington:

State of the State of the States

February 12, 2013

If the State of the Union speech is the artisanal homebrew of the political year, State of the State addresses are buying tall boys in bulk.

from The Great Debate:

Obama should treat gun control like LBJ did civil rights

December 14, 2012

“We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years,” President Barack Obama said in a statement responding to the fatal shooting of at least 26 individuals, including 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning. This shooting caps a year filled with mass shootings, including five killed in Georgia, seven killed in Oakland, six killed in Seattle, 12 killed in Colorado, seven killed in Wisconsin, six killed in Minneapolis, and three killed in Oregon (a full map is available here). The American people should take the time to mourn the loss of those killed in these senseless acts of violence. But they should also use them as a time for serious introspection into our collective psyche and culture.

from Full Focus:

Obama’s first four years

November 7, 2012

A look back at the iconic images from President Barack Obama's first term.

from Photographers' Blog:

Chasing Obama

October 31, 2012

By Jason Reed

What a difference four years makes for someone running again for President of the United States.

from Tales from the Trail:

Obama gets a surprising ‘lift’ in Florida pizza joint

September 9, 2012

President Obama is hugged by Scott Van Duzer at a pizza shop in Florida

President Barack Obama met his match in the fitness category at an impromptu campaign visit on Sunday.

from Photographers' Blog:

Hard to ignore… the teleprompter

September 3, 2012

By Kevin Lamarque

Teleprompters; as much as the audience, the image makers and even President Barack Obama himself may wish these devices were truly invisible, there are times when the teleprompter cannot be ignored.