from Tales from the Trail:

Rrrrrrring, it’s the President calling…

July 22, 2010

They talked. 

President Barack Obama called Shirley Sherrod at about 12:35 p.m. and they spoke for 7 minutes. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the White House operator unsuccessfully tried to reach her twice last night but was unable to leave a voicemail.

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Barack and David practice beer diplomacy

July 20, 2010

The White House was once again the setting for beer diplomacy.

This time to demonstrate the chumminess of the new British Prime Minister David Cameron and the not-so-new American President Barack Obama and reaffirm that "special relationship" enjoyed by the two allies. (The two leaders are also both left-handed, so plenty in common). BRITAIN-USA/

from Tales from the Trail:

Don’t tell anyone, but Pelosi upset her criticism of Gibbs leaked

July 15, 2010

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made it clear she's upset -- "ticked off" -- that her private criticism of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs leaked out. OBAMA/

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Obama seeks help, Clinton (Bill) to the rescue?

July 14, 2010

In the latest twist in the Obama-Clinton family drama, the current president has enlisted the past president to help shore up sagging confidence in his economic leadership and repair his tattered relationship with business.  OBAMA/

from Tales from the Trail:

Lew’s on deck to take over – but is it the OMB or the MLB?

July 13, 2010

After Spain's victory in the World Cup, LeBron James' move to the Miami Heat and his own golf outing on Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama clearly has sports on the brain.

from Tales from the Trail:

Presidential dreams are a walk in the park

July 8, 2010

What do presidents dream of when living at the White House?

For President Barack Obama it's the simple things in life that he misses. OBAMA/

"Taking walks. There is a value to anonymity in terms of just being able to wander around, sit on a park bench, take your kids to get ice cream without having Secret Service and helicopters over you," Obama said in an interview with Israel's Channel 2 television.

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Happy 4th at the White House

July 5, 2010

U.S. july41Independence Day was an "all-service" holiday at the White House this year as President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed about 1,200 people -- men and women from all of the branches of the U.S. military and family members.

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White House to Kremlin: how r u? OMG…

June 24, 2010

President Barack Obama suggested to visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that it might be time to toss out the red phone from Cold War days and open new lines of communication between the United States and Russia -- Twitter.

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General headed to the woodshed, will he get the axe?

June 22, 2010

The sound of palms slapping foreheads could be heard all over Washington, the physical exclamation of "what were they thinking?"

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Is time off allowed during a mammoth oil spill crisis? Depends…

June 21, 2010

BP CEO Tony Hayward takes time off to watch his yacht race in British waters, President Barack Obama goes golfing over the Father's Day weekend. OIL-SPILL/