Tales from the Trail

Can Obama launch “peace talks” with Republicans at Camp David?

November 30, 2010

Camp David may be getting ready for another round of peace talks – of the domestic variety.

The First Draft: Drag out that vacation a bit

August 28, 2009

For some Americans — including the president – there’s just one last week of summer before work and school get back into full swing. 

Obama family heads for first trip to presidential retreat

February 7, 2009

In another first for the new First Family, President Barack Obama and his brood left the White House on Saturday for a helicopter trip to Camp David, the presidential retreat outside Washington.

‘Restless soul’ Obama feeling cooped up at White House

February 6, 2009

He’s lived in the place for less than three weeks, but U.S. President Barack Obama is already feeling the constraints of the White House.
 
USA-OBAMA/After announcing a busy travel schedule for the president next week, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs was asked if Obama was feeling cooped up at the executive mansion.
 
“It’s safe to say,” Gibbs said.
 
“Look, you know, some of you have covered him and some of you haven’t, but he’s a bit of a restless soul.  His idea of a crazy day is to take a long walk.”
 
Asked where Obama liked to walk, Gibbs said “in solitude and isolation.”
 
The president may get a little solitude and isolation on Saturday. He’s headed to the Camp David presidential retreat with his family.
 
After that he hits the road to push Congress to pass an economic stimulus package. He’s in Indiana on Monday, Florida on Tuesday and Illinois on Thursday.
 
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Bush out of sight, but keeping eye on election

November 3, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, who has stayed out of the public eye in the final days before the election to choose his successor, knows his popularity has suffered, but the White House insists he will have no problem looking in the mirror when he returns to Texas.

Marine One treasures for Bush

October 30, 2008

QUANTICO, Va., Oct 30 (Reuters) – Aside from the treasured memories, President George W. Bush will probably take back to Texas a souvenir or two from his years in the White House.

Bush to spend last campaign weekend at Camp David

October 29, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, who said in March he would find ample time to campaign for Republican White House contender John McCain, is going to spend the last weekend of the 2008 race at, well, Camp David.