from Oddly Enough Blog:

Don’t turn around, Mr. President!

June 23, 2009

It's me, Blog Guy, the aspiring photojournalist you've been mentoring. Congratulate me, I just shot my first presidential event, and here's my shot! What do you think?

from Oddly Enough Blog:

SWAT team at the White House?

June 17, 2009

Blog Guy, have you seen that video of President Barack Obama killing a fly with his bare hands?

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Let’s take a load off until a taxi comes by…

June 12, 2009

Ooookay, guys, I'll admit it was a dumb idea to just drop by the ambassador's residence here in Paris without calling first, but who knew he'd be out on a weeknight?

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Indiana Obama and the Bail-Out of Gold!

June 10, 2009

Mr. Spielberg, I know we didn't plan to make any more Indiana Jones movies, but this opportunity is just too good to pass up.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

What’s wrong with this picture?

June 9, 2009

Blog Guy, can you clear something up for me? I saw photos of President Barack Obama and other major European leaders at the D-Day ceremonies in France, but there is one guy in a uniform who isn't identified.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Just drive in circles while I finish my candy bar!

June 5, 2009

This photo from yesterday, showing a presidential snack, has me baffled.

See, the president just landed in Germany on Air Force One. He gets off the plane and into his limo, and suddenly, HE'S EATING A CANDY BAR!

from DealZone:

Driven to the brink

May 15, 2009

fritz1In Detroit, it is a fact of life that you are what you drive.

GM and Chrysler have staked their future -- and some $20 billion of taxpayer-backed loans -- on the idea that they can reinvent themselves as lean, green and mean manufacturers of small and fuel-efficient cars and electric-drive vehicles.

from Tales from the Trail:

Gaffes and protocol slips in the Obama/”Buden” White House

May 5, 2009

It's May 4th, but the White House decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) a day early.
    That's not exactly a breach of protocol, but introducing the Mexican ambassador and then not letting him speak kind of is.
USA/OBAMA    That's what President Barack Obama did on Monday at a White House ceremony to highlight the Mexican holiday.
    "Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro -- Cinco de Mayo at the White House," Obama told a group of mostly Hispanic guests at the executive mansion. "We are a day early, but we always like to get a head start here at the Obama White House."
    After making brief remarks Obama introduced the Mexican ambassador, Arturo Sarukhan, and his wife, Valencia.
    But as Sarukhan made his way to the podium, the president and first lady Michelle Obama made their way into the crowd and started shaking hands.
    As crowds go, shaking hands with Barack Obama has a way of trumping speeches from Mexican ambassadors, so the noise level in the White House's Grand Foyer rose and the ambassador looked like he wasn't going to get to that speech.
    Whoops. The president realized his mistake, stopped shaking hands, and came back to the podium to urge quiet.
    "In an incredible breach of protocol, I introduced my good friend, the Ambassador, but he has greetings from the people of Mexico," Obama said. "So I take complete responsibility for that.  I apologize.  Will everybody please settle down, and let's hear from our Ambassador from Mexico."
    Applause, applause, and all was well. Sarukhan delivered his remarks and the crowd went back to partying.
    The gaffe was not the only one to come out of the White House on Monday. Earlier in the day Vice President Biden's office sent out a statement that it had to correct minutes later. The mistake? The boss's name was misspelled.
    "Vice President Buden Kicks Off $32 million Renovation and Restoration of Wilimington Train Station" the announcement read.

from Funds Hub:

A loud and clear call

February 23, 2009

rtr1y8m4It may not have been a massive surprise, but ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet had an unwelcome message for hedge fund managers today.

from Photographers' Blog:

Bush years: Defining his presidency

January 19, 2009

As I take my last pictures of George W. Bush as President just days before Barack Obama’s inauguration, I reflect on what it was like to cover the 43rd President of the United States for the past six years.