Tales from the Trail

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February 19, 2010

OBAMA/

It’s not quite the glee club or football championship.

U.S. high schools will flex their competitive muscles this spring for a different sort of prize — President Barack Obama as speaker at  this spring’s graduation ceremony.  But to catch that particular brass ring, they will have to show not how well their students can sing or tackle, but make the case for how dedicated they are to providing an excellent education.

Hoop Dreams: Obama puts on full-court press at White House

October 8, 2009

Forget about Afghanistan, healthcare and the economy. President Barack Obama took time out on Thursday to indulge in his favorite sport as he hosted cabinet members and lawmakers for a round of pickup games on the White House basketball court.

Obama assembling high-powered basketball team

December 16, 2008

WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama did not have to look far to find his choice for education secretary — just across the basketball court.