Editorial Week-In-Review

Well, not really a blog full of a lot of different stories this week, as I spent the week trying to recover from Preakness and catch up on editing weddings.
I did however, have a bunch of fun capturing images today at Navy Graduation and wanted to share…. enjoy!

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  Members of the U.S. Naval academy class of 2009 walk into Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium for their graduation ceremony.  .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: Members of the U.S. Naval academy class of 2009 walk into Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium for their graduation ceremony. .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  Members of the U.S. Naval academy class of 2009 walk into Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium for their graduation ceremony.  .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: Members of the U.S. Naval academy class of 2009 walk into Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium for their graduation ceremony. .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  Members of the U.S. Naval academy waive to family members in the audience at the class of 2009's graduation ceremony.  .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: Members of the U.S. Naval academy waive to family members in the audience at the class of 2009’s graduation ceremony. .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  The Blue Angels fly over the US Naval Academy stadium as the class of 2009 cheer on..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: The Blue Angels fly over the US Naval Academy stadium as the class of 2009 cheer on..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  Members of the 2009 graduating class of the US Naval Academy take part in the ceremony at Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium.  .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: Members of the 2009 graduating class of the US Naval Academy take part in the ceremony at Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium. .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  President BARACK OBAMA shakes hands with the graduates of the 2009 US Naval Academy. .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: President BARACK OBAMA shakes hands with the graduates of the 2009 US Naval Academy. .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  Members of the class of 2009 at the US Naval Academy celebrate following their graduation ceremony.   .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: Members of the class of 2009 at the US Naval Academy celebrate following their graduation ceremony. .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  Members of the class of 2009 at the US Naval Academy celebrate following their graduation ceremony.   .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: Members of the class of 2009 at the US Naval Academy celebrate following their graduation ceremony. .(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  JOHN McCAIN and CINDY McCAIN congratulate their son, JOHN McCAIN IV, following his graduation at the US Naval Academy.(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: JOHN McCAIN and CINDY McCAIN congratulate their son, JOHN McCAIN IV, following his graduation at the US Naval Academy.(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 - Annapolis, Maryland:  JOHN McCAIN congratulates this son, JOHN McCAIN IV, following his graduation at the US Naval Academy.(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 – Annapolis, Maryland: JOHN McCAIN congratulates this son, JOHN McCAIN IV, following his graduation at the US Naval Academy.(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Preakness Coverage

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, I dont think I need to go over the story lines here… enjoy!
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas' Preakness horse Flying Private grazes outside of the stable at Pimlico race track.  Lukas had his horses, Flying Private and Luv Gov, jog around Pimlico early Wednesday morning. The pair shipped in from Churchill Downs Tuesday, a van ride that took about 12 hours..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas' Preakness horse Flying Private grazes outside of the stable at Pimlico race track. Lukas had his horses, Flying Private and Luv Gov, jog around Pimlico early Wednesday morning. The pair shipped in from Churchill Downs Tuesday, a van ride that took about 12 hours.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  CHIP WOOLLEY's crutches stick out of the Barn where his Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird is stabled at Pimlico readying for the Preakness.  .   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: CHIP WOOLLEY's crutches stick out of the Barn where his Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird is stabled at Pimlico readying for the Preakness. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Pioneer of the Nile's Trainer BOB BAFFERT (left) talks with CHIP WOOLLEY, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the stable at Pimlico racetrack.  .   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Pioneer of the Nile's Trainer BOB BAFFERT (left) talks with CHIP WOOLLEY, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the stable at Pimlico racetrack. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  CHIP WOOLLEY, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the stable at Pimlico racetrack.  .   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: CHIP WOOLLEY, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the stable at Pimlico racetrack. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Preakness favorite Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico race track.  Rachel Alexandra was formally entered in the Preakness Wednesday morning. The ownership group of Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stable and Harold T. McCormick paid the $100,000 supplemental entry fee to make her eligible for the Triple Crown races. She will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Preakness favorite Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico race track. Rachel Alexandra was formally entered in the Preakness Wednesday morning. The ownership group of Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stable and Harold T. McCormick paid the $100,000 supplemental entry fee to make her eligible for the Triple Crown races. She will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Preakness favorite Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico race track.  Rachel Alexandra was formally entered in the Preakness Wednesday morning. The ownership group of Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stable and Harold T. McCormick paid the $100,000 supplemental entry fee to make her eligible for the Triple Crown races. She will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Preakness favorite Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico race track. Rachel Alexandra was formally entered in the Preakness Wednesday morning. The ownership group of Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stable and Harold T. McCormick paid the $100,000 supplemental entry fee to make her eligible for the Triple Crown races. She will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Preakness favorite Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico race track.  Rachel Alexandra was formally entered in the Preakness Wednesday morning. The ownership group of Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stable and Harold T. McCormick paid the $100,000 supplemental entry fee to make her eligible for the Triple Crown races. She will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Preakness favorite Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico race track. Rachel Alexandra was formally entered in the Preakness Wednesday morning. The ownership group of Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stable and Harold T. McCormick paid the $100,000 supplemental entry fee to make her eligible for the Triple Crown races. She will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird works out on the track at Pimlico in the early morning.  Trained by Chip Woolley, Mine That Bird was a 50/1 long shot to win the Derby, and bettors are now thinking the win was only a fluke..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird works out on the track at Pimlico in the early morning. Trained by Chip Woolley, Mine That Bird was a 50/1 long shot to win the Derby, and bettors are now thinking the win was only a fluke.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Trainer LARRY JONES gets Friesan Fire gets ready to head out to the track at Pimlico for a morning workout.  Trained by Larry Jones, Friesan Fire suffered cuts on his legs in the Derby which caused his Jockey to coast him into a 18th place finish.  ..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Trainer LARRY JONES gets Friesan Fire gets ready to head out to the track at Pimlico for a morning workout. Trained by Larry Jones, Friesan Fire suffered cuts on his legs in the Derby which caused his Jockey to coast him into a 18th place finish. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland: BOB BAFFERT watches his horse, Pioneer of the Nile during a morning workout at Pimlico...   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: BOB BAFFERT watches his horse, Pioneer of the Nile during a morning workout at Pimlico… (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Friesan Fire during a morning workout at Pimlico in advance of the Preakness.  Trained by Larry Jones, Friesan Fire suffered cuts on his legs in the Derby which caused his Jockey to coast him into a 18th place finish.  ..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Friesan Fire during a morning workout at Pimlico in advance of the Preakness. Trained by Larry Jones, Friesan Fire suffered cuts on his legs in the Derby which caused his Jockey to coast him into a 18th place finish. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  D. WAYNE LUKAS trainer of Preakness horses Flying Private and Luv Gov speaks to the media outside of the Barn at Pimlico. ..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: D. WAYNE LUKAS trainer of Preakness horses Flying Private and Luv Gov speaks to the media outside of the Barn at Pimlico. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 15th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra works out at Pimlico on a foggy morning the day before the Preakness Stakes.  Rachel Alexandra will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999...   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 15th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra works out at Pimlico on a foggy morning the day before the Preakness Stakes. Rachel Alexandra will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999… (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 15th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra returns to the barn with a lead pony following a foggy morning workout the day before the Preakness Stakes.  Rachel Alexandra will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999...   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 15th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra returns to the barn with a lead pony following a foggy morning workout the day before the Preakness Stakes. Rachel Alexandra will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999… (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 15th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra gets a bath following a foggy morning workout the day before the Preakness Stakes.  Rachel Alexandra will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999...   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 15th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra gets a bath following a foggy morning workout the day before the Preakness Stakes. Rachel Alexandra will be the 53rd filly to run in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, the fifth in the last 70 years and the first since Excellent Meeting in 1999… (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 15th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Trainer LARRY JONES stops for a photo in the barn at Pimlico following a morning workout for his horse, Friesan Fire.  Friesan Fire suffered cuts on his legs in the Derby which caused his Jockey to coast him into a 18th place finish, but Jones is confident he is ready to race in the Preakness.  ..   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 15th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Trainer LARRY JONES stops for a photo in the barn at Pimlico following a morning workout for his horse, Friesan Fire. Friesan Fire suffered cuts on his legs in the Derby which caused his Jockey to coast him into a 18th place finish, but Jones is confident he is ready to race in the Preakness. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Jockey CALVIN BOREL.rides Rachel Alexandra to the starting gate for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  Borel Rode Rachel Alexandra to a first place finish.  achel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924.....   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)Saturday, May 16th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Jockey CALVIN BOREL.rides Rachel Alexandra to the starting gate for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Borel Rode Rachel Alexandra to a first place finish. achel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924….. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)[/caption]

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Rachel Alexandra and jockey CALVIN BOREL leads the field into the first turn of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  Rachel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924....   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Rachel Alexandra and jockey CALVIN BOREL leads the field into the first turn of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Rachel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924…. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Rachel Alexandra and jockey CALVIN BOREL cross the finish line first in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  Rachel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924....   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Rachel Alexandra and jockey CALVIN BOREL cross the finish line first in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Rachel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924…. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Rachel Alexandra and jockey CALVIN BOREL cross the finish line first in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  Rachel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924....   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Rachel Alexandra and jockey CALVIN BOREL cross the finish line first in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Rachel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924…. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 - Baltimore, Maryland:  Rachel Alexandra has fun with the cameras as her legs are washed down following her win at the Preakness Stakes.  Rachel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924....   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 – Baltimore, Maryland: Rachel Alexandra has fun with the cameras as her legs are washed down following her win at the Preakness Stakes. Rachel Alexandra is the fifth filly to win the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the first since Nellie Morse in 1924…. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

— NOTE — I feel like I should have captioned this something like this: Giving an interview to the press following her win at Preakness, Rachel Alexandra responds to a reporter asking her if she had anything she wanted to say to her male counterparts after taking home the big win.

Editorial Week-In-Review

This one is going to be short given that the majority of this week was spent covering Preakness and the events leading up to it! I am going to do a special blog on Preakness coverage soon!

This week from my point of view, I saw President Obama meet with a number of medical industry CEO’s – Edwards Life Sciences, Kaiser Permenente, AMA President, etc. Obama then spoke to the press with the industry leaders to brief us on the fact that he would like to focus on reducing costs in the medical industry — this briefing took place in the State Dining Room because the East Room was being setup for some sort of HBO Poetry Jam…

Later, Obama met with the UNC Mens Basketball team outside the south portico and received an honorary UNC basketball jersey. Ive heard, he even hooped it up with some members of the team that day as well.

I found it amusing that some members of the team literally had to duck through the door to the White House on the south lawn — TALL

Former President Bill Clinton also met with the CEO of Archer Daniels Midland, and CEO of Coca-Cola in a forum on business responsibility at the Brookings Institute. I’d love to tell you more about it, but we had less access to Clinton than we do at the White House that day! – A simple 5 minutes to shoot and the get out! — well, not really get out, we could shoot from the back of the room after that, but the room was setup in such a way, there was really only one angle to get….. they didn’t care when I told them I wanted a cut shot as well!

After this, it was onward to Preakness!

Monday, May 11th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  President BARACK OBAMA speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House.  After meeting on health care reform, the President spoke to the media about reforming the health care system to reduce costs.   The President noted that "half of all personal bankruptcies stem from medical expenses."  Further, Obama added that "too many Americans are skipping that check-up they know they should get, or going without that prescription that would make them feel better, or finding some other way to scrimp and save on their health care expenses.".. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Monday, May 11th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House. After meeting on health care reform, the President spoke to the media about reforming the health care system to reduce costs. The President noted that "half of all personal bankruptcies stem from medical expenses." Further, Obama added that "too many Americans are skipping that check-up they know they should get, or going without that prescription that would make them feel better, or finding some other way to scrimp and save on their health care expenses.".. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Monday, May 11th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.: UNC Men's Basketball Head Coach ROY WILLIAMS presents President BARACK OBAMA with an honorary UNC Basketball Jersey outside of the White House.  President Obama hosted the University of North Carolina Basketball Team at the White House today to congratulate them on their NCAA Tournament Victory.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Monday, May 11th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: UNC Men's Basketball Head Coach ROY WILLIAMS presents President BARACK OBAMA with an honorary UNC Basketball Jersey outside of the White House. President Obama hosted the University of North Carolina Basketball Team at the White House today to congratulate them on their NCAA Tournament Victory.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Monday, May 11th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.: UNC Men's Basketball Head Coach ROY WILLIAMS and President BARACK OBAMA stand for a photo with the UNC Men's Basketball team outside of the White House.  President Obama hosted the University of North Carolina Basketball Team at the White House today to congratulate them on their NCAA Tournament Victory.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Monday, May 11th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: UNC Men's Basketball Head Coach ROY WILLIAMS and President BARACK OBAMA stand for a photo with the UNC Men's Basketball team outside of the White House. President Obama hosted the University of North Carolina Basketball Team at the White House today to congratulate them on their NCAA Tournament Victory.. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  President BILL CLINTON appears at a forum hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative regarding 'corporate solutions to global challenges'. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: President BILL CLINTON appears at a forum hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative regarding 'corporate solutions to global challenges'. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  PATRICIA WOERTZ Chairman and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company appears at a forum hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative regarding 'corporate solutions to global challenges'. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: PATRICIA WOERTZ Chairman and CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company appears at a forum hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative regarding 'corporate solutions to global challenges'. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  MUHTAR KENT, chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company appears at a forum hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative regarding 'corporate solutions to global challenges'. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: MUHTAR KENT, chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company appears at a forum hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative regarding 'corporate solutions to global challenges'. . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Editorial Week-In-Review

This week, President Obama held a number of events at the White House to keep me busy – although nothing terribly interesting in my opinion! He did manage to spice things up a bit when he surprised the press by stopping in to the briefing room to make some remarks about Justice Souter’s resignation. I for one enjoyed the surprise visit because many of my colleagues had left for lunch, and due to a bomb threat, were not able to get back into the briefing room in time to cover Obama. Hey – it’s the one way I get some exclusive shots! 🙂
AIPAC had a conference all week as well, and John Kerry and Joe Biden spoke at the closing of the meetings. I always enjoy seeing what I can come up with at these conferences – at least it is something different from the same scenes at the White House!
To finish up, The National Conference To Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy held a meeting this week as well. Among the notable, Maury Povich and Kristen Alderson from One Life to Live. No overwhelming media here gave me the opportunity to sit down and talk with Alderson, who was very “down to earth” as us non-celebs usually describe “cool” celebrities when we have the opportunity to meet them — I wish her the best of luck in her career!
Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO listens to president BARACK OBAMA speak at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO listens to president BARACK OBAMA speak at the naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. The ceremony recognizes the contributions made by immigrant members of the U.S. armed forces. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  President BARACK OBAMA presents PETER LEMON with the Outstanding American by Choice award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA presents PETER LEMON with the Outstanding American by Choice award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  President BARACK OBAMA makes a surprise visit to the White House briefing room.  Obama told the press that he just got off the phone with Supreme Court Justice David Souter who officially announced his retirement. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA makes a surprise visit to the White House briefing room. Obama told the press that he just got off the phone with Supreme Court Justice David Souter who officially announced his retirement. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  President BARACK OBAMA speaks at the White House as Secretary of Commerce GARY LOCKE and Health and Human Services Secretary KATHLEEN SEBELIUS look on.   The President held a swearing in ceremony for US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, and US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA speaks at the White House as Secretary of Commerce GARY LOCKE and Health and Human Services Secretary KATHLEEN SEBELIUS look on. The President held a swearing in ceremony for US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, and US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  Vice President JOE BIDEN holds young visitors to the White House in the East Room following a swearing in ceremony for US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, and US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday, May 1st, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: Vice President JOE BIDEN holds young visitors to the White House in the East Room following a swearing in ceremony for US Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, and US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius . (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  Senate Foreign Relations Chairman JOHN KERRY (D-Mass) delivers remarks at the closing of the American Israel Public Affairs Commitee (AIPAC) meeting.  .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: Senate Foreign Relations Chairman JOHN KERRY (D-Mass) delivers remarks at the closing of the American Israel Public Affairs Commitee (AIPAC) meeting. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  Actress KRISTEN ALDERSON of One Life to Live poses for a photo before appearing on a panel hosted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy at the National Press Club.  Alderson's panel discussed ways popular culture can help the cause.  .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: Actress KRISTEN ALDERSON of One Life to Live poses for a photo before appearing on a panel hosted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy at the National Press Club. Alderson's panel discussed ways popular culture can help the cause. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.: MAURY POVICH poses for a photo before appearing on a panel hosted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy at the National Press Club. The panel discussed ways popular culture can help the cause.  .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: MAURY POVICH poses for a photo before appearing on a panel hosted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy at the National Press Club. The panel discussed ways popular culture can help the cause. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.:  ANN SHOKET, Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine appears on a panel hosted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy at the National Press Club. The panel discussed ways popular culture can help the cause.  .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: ANN SHOKET, Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine appears on a panel hosted by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy at the National Press Club. The panel discussed ways popular culture can help the cause. .. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press).. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)