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Obama’s Girls, Teddy’s Boys, Jackie Kennedy’s Kindergarten: School Tales of White House Kids

Three weeks ago, national media coverage of President Obama’s upcoming Inauguration was briefly distracted when the National Rifle Association referenced the fact that his daughters are protected by Secret Service agents in its 35-second online ad opposing his plan for… Read More ›

That Mysterious Woman at Obama’s Sunday Inaugural Ceremony & Historical Context

In politics, you can never anticipate just who will pop into the pictures of history. Earlier today, January 20, 2013, President Barack Obama repeated the first of two oath-of-office clauses and was sworn into his second term as President. Tomorrow,… Read More ›

Obama Rescues Campaign Tradition: Vote for President…with the Best Music

In the eleventh hour President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign for a second term seems to have unwittingly saved the grand tradition of campaign music from oblivion. At Obama rallies in Virginia, Ohio and Iowa this week and last, Bruce Springsteen… Read More ›

White House Halloweens: Jackie Kennedy, FDR, Reagan, Hillary & More in Costume

(Photo Gallery of Presidential Families in Costumes follow below this essay) Halloween has been celebrated in the United States at parties for well over a century, but not until the 1950s did it go entirely mainstream with mass-produced costumes for… Read More ›

Yes He Did: Originality Returns with 2008 Obama Campaign Music

Deals on plane tickets, finding old friends or potential spouses, webisodes, car parts, conspiracy theories, sea level updates, ancestral charts, cheap meds, Berlin Wall pieces, out-of-print books, new pictures of Neptune, way way too much information…and presidential campaign songs. And… Read More ›

How the Michelle Obama & Ann Romney Cookie Contest Started: Blame Mrs. Harrison’s Pigs-in-a-Blanket

Republicans and Democrats are offering each other bitter commentary and salty language in judging the first presidential debate performances on Wednesday night of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. But its nothing but sugar when it came to the… Read More ›

“Beerack” Obama’s Home Brew is Latest Chapter In Presidential Booze Story

His July 2009 “Beer Summit” might have tipped us off. Working on he premise that there might be little that can’t be reasonably resolved over some beers, seven months into his new job as Chief Executive, President Barack Obama hosted… Read More ›

The Road to Michelle Obama’s Convention Speech: The First Ladies & Candidates’ Wives Before Her

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, set to nominate her husband President Barack Obama for a second term. Stirring, emotional yet tacked by details of her own life and her husband’s… Read More ›

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