Editorial Month-in-Review!!

Yes, you read right — this is going to be an editorial month-in-review not a week-in-review! As I’m sure most of you can guess, with weddings on our plate as well, the months of May and June can be extremely busy! I just have not found the time to update the blog until now!!Quite a bit happened over the last month! At the begining of the month, Obama announced that GM will now be Government Motors, as the US is taking over. I still cant help but wonder why GM’s CEO’s dont just meet with Ford’s CEO’s to follow their business model and solve their problems…. but hey, I’m just a photographer!
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.:  With US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO looking on, President BARACK OBAMA speaks 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.: With US Homeland Security Director JANET NAPOLITANO looking on, President BARACK OBAMA speaks 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)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- U.S. Supreme Court appointee SONIA SOTOMAYOR meets with US Senator PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Moving on, here is some coverage of events unfolding on Capitol Hill, the most interesting of which was covering the GM and Chrysler CEO’s along with a panel full of dealership owners begging (literally) congress to reverse plans to close their dealerships.

Friday June 12th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  FRITZ HENDERSON (left), CEO of General Motors and JAMES PRESS, president of Chrysler LLC testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures and Restructuring."...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 12th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- FRITZ HENDERSON (left), CEO of General Motors and JAMES PRESS, president of Chrysler LLC testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures and Restructuring."…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 9th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Treasury Department..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 9th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Treasury Secretary TIMOTHY GEITHNER testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on proposed budget estimates for FY2010 for the Treasury Department..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)


The President hosted the Korean President at the White House as well in one of my first Rose Garden events that was not re-located to the East Room due to weather!

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA walk to the podiums set up in the rose garden outside of the White House...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA walk to the podiums set up in the rose garden outside of the White House…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK  and President BARACK OBAMA leave the Rose Garden on the south lawn of the White House after speaking to the press...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 16th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Korean President LEE MYUNG-BAK and President BARACK OBAMA leave the Rose Garden on the south lawn of the White House after speaking to the press…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Towards the end of the month, there was a huge accident on the DC Metro – for various reasons, including a replaced cell phone, with out all of my news-apps installed on it yet– I didnt hear about it until it was way too late to get any spot-news shots from the crash, but I did head down the next day to try to cover clean-up operations. But, I was met with disgruntled, out-of-shape and smoking on the job, DC police officers who besides threatening to arrest me multiple times (even though I was not crossing their police line) – could not even help me by telling me how to get back to my car – since they would not let me go the way I came. Obviously, these guys were just a wealth of information — I cant help but think if this accident had happened a mile or 2 north in Maryland, we would have had alot better police to deal with! I was on a time crunch to make another appointment, so I snapped really the only shot I could and headed over to Capitol Hill.

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  Rescue crews continue work to clean up the wreckage of a Metro train collision yesterday that left 7 dead ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- Rescue crews continue work to clean up the wreckage of a Metro train collision yesterday that left 7 dead ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-    House Minority Leader JOHN BOEHNER (right) and House Republican Conference Chairman MIKE PENCE (left) look on as Mississippi Governor HALEY BARBOUR speaks to the media regarding Democrats' 852-page plan for government-run healthcare, its impact on states and working families, and the need for a better solution...(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- House Minority Leader JOHN BOEHNER (right) and House Republican Conference Chairman MIKE PENCE (left) look on as Mississippi Governor HALEY BARBOUR speaks to the media regarding Democrats' 852-page plan for government-run healthcare, its impact on states and working families, and the need for a better solution…(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Finally, this month ended with the German Chancellor visiting Washington, and me chasing her around town! I’ve got to say, I am much more impressed by the German Chancellors motorcade full of 745 bmw’s than I am of our chevy/cadillac motorcade….. but with the government owning GM, I guess they will never go any other way!!

Friday June 26th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL and President BARACK OBAMA speak to the media in the East Room of the White House during the Chancellor's visit to Washington.....(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL and President BARACK OBAMA speak to the media in the East Room of the White House during the Chancellor's visit to Washington…..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 - Washington, D.C.-  House Speaker NANCY PELOSI (D-Calif.) meets with German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL at the Capitol.  ....(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Friday June 26th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.- House Speaker NANCY PELOSI (D-Calif.) meets with German Chancellor ANGELA MERKEL at the Capitol. ….(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

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)

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)