Tales from the Trail

Obama kids are happy campaigners, first lady says

February 10, 2012

The Obamas return home after their vacation in Hawaii, January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Even Obama didn’t make the cut for Chelsea’s wedding

July 29, 2010

Friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton who didn’t get invited to daughter Chelsea’s wedding now have something to take the sting off.

Washington Extra

July 23, 2010

The Obama administration admitted today that the economy was facing “strong headwinds” and that government finances were on an unsustainable path. Not a great backdrop as we head into November’s elections, as the White House is only too well aware.

Obama girls get their own presidential lecture on fiscal responsibility

July 23, 2010

Just because they live in the White House doesn’t mean they can’t earn a little pocket money.

Sasha and Malia Obama coy about Dad’s presents

December 22, 2009

Sasha and Malia Obama are keeping quiet about what they’ve got their father for Christmas, who has publicly complained that the rule in their household is that he gives the best gifts.

Official Obama family portrait is in, Bo is not

October 23, 2009

The official portrait of the first family is in.


There’s Sasha, the youngest at 8 years old, casually draping her arm over the shoulder of the president of the United States.

Girl Power hits the White House

March 11, 2009

President Barack Obama, who is surrounded by women at home – wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia — on Wednesday declared Girl Power a priority for the federal government.

Bush twins offer advice to Sasha & Malia Obama

January 23, 2009

In the White House, it’s tradition for the outgoing president to leave a note for his successor.

Obama’s pet care advice: remember the poop

December 16, 2008

 USA-OBAMA/CHICAGO – Pay attention, you puppy-loving kids. The future president of the United States says if you want a dog, you have to be able to take care of it. That includes cleaning up the, er, poop.