Editorial Week In Review

 A relatively busy week, especially when you add in the wedding mix!! Assistant Attorneys General were sworn in at DOJ, World Bank/IMF meetings and Save Darfur protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan! — Hope you enjoy! 🙂
April 24th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks at the swearing in ceremony for the Assistant Attorneys General at the Justice Department...(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER speaks at the swearing in ceremony for the Assistant Attorneys General at the Justice Department…(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.: Assistant Attorney General TONY WEST is sworn in by US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER at the Justice Department...(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: Assistant Attorney General TONY WEST is sworn in by US Attorney General ERIC HOLDER at the Justice Department…(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  World Bank Chief Economist JUSTIN LIN speaks to the media during a briefing on the Global Monitoring Report released today at the IMF.  The briefing is part of a series of news briefings in advance of the IMF-World Bank 2009 Spring meetings..(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: World Bank Chief Economist JUSTIN LIN speaks to the media during a briefing on the Global Monitoring Report released today at the IMF. The briefing is part of a series of news briefings in advance of the IMF-World Bank 2009 Spring meetings..(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  Director of the IMF's European Department MAREK BELKA speaks to the media during a briefing on the financial status in Europe at the International Monetary Fund.  The briefing is part of a series of news briefings in advance of the IMF-World Bank 2009 Spring meetings..(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 24th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: Director of the IMF's European Department MAREK BELKA speaks to the media during a briefing on the financial status in Europe at the International Monetary Fund. The briefing is part of a series of news briefings in advance of the IMF-World Bank 2009 Spring meetings..(Credit Photo © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Members of the United States Secret Service uniformed division stand guard outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered in front of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Members of the United States Secret Service uniformed division stand guard outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered in front of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: (L-R) Congressman JOHN LEWIS (D-GA), Congresswoman DONNA EDWARDS (D-MD), and Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) protest outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: (L-R) Congressman JOHN LEWIS (D-GA), Congresswoman DONNA EDWARDS (D-MD), and Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) protest outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Members of the U.S. Secret Service uniformed division shout a warning to protestors to cross back past the police line outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Members of the U.S. Secret Service uniformed division shout a warning to protestors to cross back past the police line outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Congresswoman DONNA EDWARDS (D-MD) and Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) are arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congresswoman DONNA EDWARDS (D-MD) and Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) are arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Congressman JIM MCGOVERN (D-MA) is arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congressman JIM MCGOVERN (D-MA) is arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Save Darfur Coalition President JERRY FOWLER and Congressman JOHN LEWIS (D-GA) are arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Save Darfur Coalition President JERRY FOWLER and Congressman JOHN LEWIS (D-GA) are arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) is arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan.  Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region.  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 27th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Congressman KEITH ELLISON (D-MN) is arrested after crossing a police line in protests outside of the Embassy of Sudan. Protestors gathered outside of the embassy today to speak out against Sudan, claiming that the Darfur genocide has killed more than 400,000 civilians and shouting for the United States, China, the Arab League, The African Union and the European Union to bring peace to the region. ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Editorial Week-In-Review

Only one thing on everyone’s mind this week — TAXES!!
Here is the week in review from my lens…
Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  President BARACK OBAMA speaks before the press in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.  As protestors held a Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party in front of the White House, the President explained that he "know(s) that April 15 isn't exactly everyone's favorite date on the calendar. But it is an important opportunity for those of us in Washington to consider our responsibility to the people who sent us here and who pay the bills." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA speaks before the press in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. As protestors held a Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party in front of the White House, the President explained that he "know(s) that April 15 isn't exactly everyone's favorite date on the calendar. But it is an important opportunity for those of us in Washington to consider our responsibility to the people who sent us here and who pay the bills." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  A "Blog Free Zone" sign hangs on the mens bathroom door in the press room of the White House.  The signs appeared throughout the workspace in the White House after bloggers apparently updated their blogs with hearsay and personal conversations that were overheard in the office. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: A "Blog Free Zone" sign hangs on the mens bathroom door in the press room of the White House. The signs appeared throughout the workspace in the White House after bloggers apparently updated their blogs with hearsay and personal conversations that were overheard in the office. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:   Protestors hold signs outside of the White House as a group called Taxed Enough Already (TEA) held a TEA Party in Lafayette Park. . (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Protestors hold signs outside of the White House as a group called Taxed Enough Already (TEA) held a TEA Party in Lafayette Park. . (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:   Protestors hold signs outside of the White House as a group called Taxed Enough Already (TEA) held a TEA Party in Lafayette Park. . (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Protestors hold signs outside of the White House as a group called Taxed Enough Already (TEA) held a TEA Party in Lafayette Park. . (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:   Protestors hold signs outside of the White House as a group called Taxed Enough Already (TEA) held a TEA Party in Lafayette Park. . (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Protestors hold signs outside of the White House as a group called Taxed Enough Already (TEA) held a TEA Party in Lafayette Park. . (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:   Protestors hold signs outside of the White House as a group called Taxed Enough Already (TEA) held a TEA Party in Lafayette Park. . (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday April 15th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Protestors hold signs outside of the White House as a group called Taxed Enough Already (TEA) held a TEA Party in Lafayette Park. . (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 18, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Protestors hold signs along Eastern Blvd. in Baltimore as Tax Day Tea Parties extend past the April 15th tax day...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 18, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Protestors hold signs along Eastern Blvd. in Baltimore as Tax Day Tea Parties extend past the April 15th tax day…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 18, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Announced as "Thomas Paine" a protestor yells to the crowd gathered along Eastern Blvd. in Baltimore as Tax Day Tea Parties extend past the April 15th tax day...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

April 18, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Announced as "Thomas Paine" a protestor yells to the crowd gathered along Eastern Blvd. in Baltimore as Tax Day Tea Parties extend past the April 15th tax day…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Editorial Week-in-Review

A week full of news regarding the auto industry — it is looking pretty grim for GM and Chrysler — I cant help but wonder how Ford has been doing since we don’t really hear much about them from the White House…? Anyway, this one starts out with last week’s prime-time news conference. This time, I was ready for Helen Thomas to make some news with more ridiculous off-subject questions, but sadly, the President skipped over her name this time!
A few days later, Obama held a town-hall meeting at the White House. This was a bit interesting as it’s not something any Presidents in memory (in mine, and the memories of the photogs standing around me) has ever done. Made us photographers all feel (and maybe the President too) that we were back on the campaign trail instead of in the White House. It was also a bit interesting at the end when the tone in the voice of the man asking the final question seemed a bit eerie… I couldn’t help but wonder if secret service was going to jump in. As soon as the President finished the answer, the man jumped from his seat and ran over to the President standing about 3 inches away from him to ask more questions – and did so in a way that again made me think “where the heck is secret service?” — Luckily the president kind of brushed him off and made his exit, but that guy just gave us all the “I wonder whats going to happen” feeling. –yikes!
Most recent in this bunch, Obama and his posse of 12 make an announcement in the Grand Foyer of the White House regarding the Auto-Industry. — looks like scary times ahead for detroit!
March 24th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Hearst newspaper columnist HELEN THOMAS sits in the East Room of the White House prior to President Barack Obama's second prime time news conference since taking office.  Obama's conference focused mainly on our economy, about which President Obama said "We will recover from this recession.  But it will take time, it will take patience, and it will take an understanding that when we all work together; when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other - that's when we succeed."...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 24th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Hearst newspaper columnist HELEN THOMAS sits in the East Room of the White House prior to President Barack Obama's second prime time news conference since taking office. Obama's conference focused mainly on our economy, about which President Obama said "We will recover from this recession. But it will take time, it will take patience, and it will take an understanding that when we all work together; when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other – that's when we succeed."…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 24th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: In his second prime time news conference since taking office, President BARACK OBAMA speaks to reporters in the East Room of the White House.  The conference focused mainly on our economy, about which President Obama said "We will recover from this recession.  But it will take time, it will take patience, and it will take an understanding that when we all work together; when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other - that's when we succeed."...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 24th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: In his second prime time news conference since taking office, President BARACK OBAMA speaks to reporters in the East Room of the White House. The conference focused mainly on our economy, about which President Obama said "We will recover from this recession. But it will take time, it will take patience, and it will take an understanding that when we all work together; when each of us looks beyond our own short-term interests to the wider set of obligations we have to each other – that's when we succeed."…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 26th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  President BARACK OBAMA speaks during a town hall meeting held at the White House today.  Responding to critics reviews of his most recent news conference, Obama answered all types of questions including one regarding the legalization of marijuana...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 26th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA speaks during a town hall meeting held at the White House today. Responding to critics reviews of his most recent news conference, Obama answered all types of questions including one regarding the legalization of marijuana…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 26th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  President BARACK OBAMA speaks during a town hall meeting held at the White House today.  Responding to critics reviews of his most recent news conference, Obama answered all types of questions including one regarding the legalization of marijuana...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 26th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA speaks during a town hall meeting held at the White House today. Responding to critics reviews of his most recent news conference, Obama answered all types of questions including one regarding the legalization of marijuana…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 26th, 2009, Washington, D.C.:  President BARACK OBAMA speaks during a town hall meeting held at the White House today.  Responding to critics reviews of his most recent news conference, Obama answered all types of questions including one regarding the legalization of marijuana...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 26th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA speaks during a town hall meeting held at the White House today. Responding to critics reviews of his most recent news conference, Obama answered all types of questions including one regarding the legalization of marijuana…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 30th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: With key Cabinet members and members of the American Automotive Task Force surrounding him, President BARACK OBAMA makes remarks on the American Automotive Industry in the Grand Foyer of the White House.  After review of the industry by the Obama administration, Obama announced that he would only offer GM & Chrysler "... a limited additional period of time..." before his administration will "... justify an investment of additional taxpayer dollars." .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 30th, 2009, Washington, D.C.: With key Cabinet members and members of the American Automotive Task Force surrounding him, President BARACK OBAMA makes remarks on the American Automotive Industry in the Grand Foyer of the White House. After review of the industry by the Obama administration, Obama announced that he would only offer GM & Chrysler "… a limited additional period of time…" before his administration will "… justify an investment of additional taxpayer dollars." .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)