George H.W. Bush stood taller than most men throughout seven decades of public service. That built-in surplus of extra inches came in handy at times when used to intimidate his political opponents struggling to stand up to his eye level while left listening below.
from Photographers' Blog:
The call came at 10pm on a Sunday night at home. “How soon can you get to the White House”? Reuters had got the urgent call that President Barack Obama was due to make a statement within 30 minutes. It had to be something big to bring the press back so late on a weekend night. Even if I dropped everything now and raced down there, would I be too late?
Speculation is swirling around Dominique Strauss-Kahn's possible run for presidency of France in 2012. Strauss-Kahn is already three years into his term as the managing director of the IMF and has two more to go. But whether he'll finish his term is the the most looming question right now.
from Russell Boyce:
A salute to all those who managed to get pictures, text and video out of Myanmar (Burma) of the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a truly historic moment. No foreign journalists were given visas to cover the election or Suu Kyi's release and there's no Internet. Respect to you all.
from Tales from the Trail:
Barack Obama has a storied resume but the job he says is the hardest may surprise you: being a father.