Secret Service, look out for that creeper…

Today, I covered the Easter Egg Roll at the White House – after sending my appropriate credentialing info about 2 weeks ago for this, I arrived around 8am. Of course, Obama’s press office somehow managed to not submit my info to Secret Service. So after waiting in the long line, I had to call the press office and re-send them my vitals from my phone. So I did that, and waited… and waited… and waited…

At about 8:50, I tried again to gain access — still Secret Service did not have my info. At this point, media pre-set was at 8:45 so I missed that. Called the Press Office again, and had to send the e-mail with vitals again, and wait some more.

Come 9:30, I finally was able to get in – and considering final call was 9:30, I was worried I’d miss the entire event! Luckily, I got in — but am not a fan of the disorganization seen in the Obama Administration’s Press office.

So after writing all of that, I realize that it sounds like the “creeper” I mentioned in the title of this blog sounds like it is referencing me.   It was not.  I intended the “Creeper” title to refer to the scary looking Easter Bunny that was roaming around this event! Something about an adult in a bunny outfit that seems a little creepy to me — and I don’t like the way he is looking at President Obama!

President BARACK OBAMA participates in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the south lawn. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Kids participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Kids participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA walks with MALIA and SASHA OBAMA past the West Wing and Rose Garden during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

President BARACK OBAMA walks past a TV camera outside of the West Wing during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

President BARACK OBAMA shakes hands as he walks past the West Wing and Rose Garden during the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Editorial Month-In-Review

Well the summer has proven to be very busy combining news, products and weddings all in one giant busy season, so I apologizefor not being more up to date with the blog as I have been in prior months. So, again I am doing a month-in-review because we have been lagging with the updates!However, this review could be summed up in about a week, as now that Supreme Court Justice Nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s senate hearings are now over with, the DC News cycle has slowed dramatically! It actually makes me wish there was another election coming up!! — Although I’m sure the next presidential election coverage will start soon enough!

This month also brought some bad personal news for me, as I am now scheduled to have open heart surgery a the end of August. Alas, our blog updates will probably be few and far between during the rest of this month and thru October as I will not fully be back on my feet until the first few weeks in October. However I’ve got a lot of plans for the business and for the website that I would like to begin to implement during my down time – hopefully I will be with it enough to get some of the things on my list scratched off.

Anyway, on to the photos:


Jul 13, 2009 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – Judge SONIA SOTOMAYOR sits in front of The Senate Judiciary Committee in a Senate hearing room to testify at her confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Jul 13, 2009 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – Judge SONIA SOTOMAYOR sits in front of The Senate Judiciary Committee in a Senate hearing room to testify at her confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMAPress)
Jul 13, 2009 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – Senator Al Franken receives a note from Senator Patrick Leahy during the hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


Jul 13, 2009 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – Senator PATRICK LEAHY listens during the hearing for Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


Jul 13, 2009 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – A Pro-Life activist yells out interrupting the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


Jul 13, 2009 – Washington, District of Columbia, USA – Senator CHARLES SCHUMER during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice Nominee Sonia Sotomayor (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


July 16th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: Senator PATRICK LEAHY speaks with Senator DIANNE FEINSTEIN prior to the start of the fourth day of the Senate hearing to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court
(Credit Image© James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


July 16th, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Nominee SONIA SOTOMAYOR during the fourth day of the Senate hearing to confirm her nomination.(Credit Image© James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


July 22nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA and Iraqi Prime Minister NURI KAMAL AL-MALIKI walk to the Rose Garden at the White House following their meeting.
(Credit Image © James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


July 22nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA and Iraqi Prime Minister NURI KAMAL AL-MALIKI speak to the press in the Rose Garden at the White House following their meeting.
(Credit Image © James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


July 22nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: After meeting with President Obama, Iraqi Prime Minister NURI KAMAL AL-MALIKI speaks to the press outside of the White House.
(Credit Image © James Berglie/ZUMAPress)


July 22nd, 2009 – Washington, D.C.: President BARACK OBAMA speaks in the East Room of the White House at a prime-time news conference at which Obama outlined the case for health care reform as well as provided an update on what has been accomplished since he took office in January.
(Credit Image © James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

 

Editorial Week-in-Review

Looks like I will be out of commision for a little while as I recover from a minor surgery – but I am planning on using this time to catch up with the blog! 🙂 — Here is the latest Editorial week in-review! For all of you looking for the wedding pictures, our season will be starting up shortly here, so stay tuned! 🙂

March 2nd, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA - President BARACK OBAMA walks into the East Room the White House prior to announcing that Governor Kathleen Sebelius will head the Department of Health and Human Services for his administration.  Additionally, the president announced the release of $155 million of ARRA funds for health clinics across America.  In his speech, President Obama said that "Health care reform that reduces costs  while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve - it's a necessity we have to achieve."  (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – President BARACK OBAMA walks into the East Room the White House prior to announcing that Governor Kathleen Sebelius will head the Department of Health and Human Services for his administration. Additionally, the president announced the release of $155 million of ARRA funds for health clinics across America. In his speech, President Obama said that "Health care reform that reduces costs while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve – it's a necessity we have to achieve." (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA -  In the East Room of the White House, President BARACK OBAMA announced today that Governor KATHLEEN SEBELIUS will head the Department of Health and Human Services for his administration.  Additionally, the president announced the release of $155 million of ARRA funds for health clinics across America.  In his speech, President Obama said that "Health care reform that reduces costs  while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve - it's a necessity we have to achieve."  (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – In the East Room of the White House, President BARACK OBAMA announced today that Governor KATHLEEN SEBELIUS will head the Department of Health and Human Services for his administration. Additionally, the president announced the release of $155 million of ARRA funds for health clinics across America. In his speech, President Obama said that "Health care reform that reduces costs while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve – it's a necessity we have to achieve." (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA - President BARACK OBAMA announced today that Governor Kathleen Sebelius will head the Department of Health and Human Services for his administration.  Additionally, the president announced the release of $155 million of ARRA funds for health clinics across America.  In his speech, President Obama said that "Health care reform that reduces costs  while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve - it's a necessity we have to achieve."  (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – President BARACK OBAMA announced today that Governor Kathleen Sebelius will head the Department of Health and Human Services for his administration. Additionally, the president announced the release of $155 million of ARRA funds for health clinics across America. In his speech, President Obama said that "Health care reform that reduces costs while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve – it's a necessity we have to achieve." (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA - President BARACK OBAMA announced today that Governor KATHLEEN SEBELIUS will head the Department of Health and Human Services for his administration.  Additionally, the president announced the release of $155 million of ARRA funds for health clinics across America.  In his speech, President Obama said that "Health care reform that reduces costs  while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve - it's a necessity we have to achieve."  (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – President BARACK OBAMA announced today that Governor KATHLEEN SEBELIUS will head the Department of Health and Human Services for his administration. Additionally, the president announced the release of $155 million of ARRA funds for health clinics across America. In his speech, President Obama said that "Health care reform that reduces costs while expanding coverage is no longer just a dream we hope to achieve – it's a necessity we have to achieve." (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA - A winter snow storm hit Washington today bringing anywhere from 4 to 11 inches of snow to the area.   (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

March 2nd, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – A winter snow storm hit Washington today bringing anywhere from 4 to 11 inches of snow to the area. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Feb 26, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA - Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors CHRISTINA ROMER, looks on as .President BARACK OBAMA speaks to the press as he announces the 2010 Federal budget.  Obama commented that he "... inherited a trillion-dollar deficit that will take a long time for us to close..." and also commented that in prior budgets, "Large sums have been left off the books, including the true cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan."..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Feb 26, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors CHRISTINA ROMER, looks on as .President BARACK OBAMA speaks to the press as he announces the 2010 Federal budget. Obama commented that he "… inherited a trillion-dollar deficit that will take a long time for us to close…" and also commented that in prior budgets, "Large sums have been left off the books, including the true cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan."..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Feb 26, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA - Vice President JOE BIDEN looks on as President BARACK OBAMA speaks to the press as he announces the 2010 Federal budget.  Obama commented that he "... inherited a trillion-dollar deficit that will take a long time for us to close..." and also commented that in prior budgets, "Large sums have been left off the books, including the true cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan."..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Feb 26, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – Vice President JOE BIDEN looks on as President BARACK OBAMA speaks to the press as he announces the 2010 Federal budget. Obama commented that he "… inherited a trillion-dollar deficit that will take a long time for us to close…" and also commented that in prior budgets, "Large sums have been left off the books, including the true cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan."..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Feb 26, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA - Assistant Director of Management and Budget ROB NABORS and  head of the White House National Economic Council  LARRY SUMMERS watches as President BARACK OBAMA speaks to the press as he announces the 2010 Federal budget.  Obama commented that he "... inherited a trillion-dollar deficit that will take a long time for us to close..." and also commented that in prior budgets, "Large sums have been left off the books, including the true cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan."  ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Feb 26, 2009 – Washington, DC, USA – Assistant Director of Management and Budget ROB NABORS and head of the White House National Economic Council LARRY SUMMERS watches as President BARACK OBAMA speaks to the press as he announces the 2010 Federal budget. Obama commented that he "… inherited a trillion-dollar deficit that will take a long time for us to close…" and also commented that in prior budgets, "Large sums have been left off the books, including the true cost of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan." ..(Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press) (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Editorial Week-in-Review

As I personally begin covering the White House much more, and given the fact that there is so much going on in DC right now – I am trying to update the blog as much as I can! 🙂 — Here are some snips from the last week or so since the last blog! — Enjoy!

Obviously, these 2 have seen quite a bit of each other recently! — they are both starting to give each other nasty looks…. no? 🙂

Not having had the experience of covering Marine 1 coming into the White House prior to this administration I must say, I was quite impressed!

Later, the President gave his first news conference as President, at which, apparently, many people saw me in the background! — and YES – I will no longer wear that ugly jacket to the White House! 🙂

This one (below) is one of my favorites, and will be submitted amongst best news photography Quarter 1, 2009 – I’m sure if we make it, you all will know by way of the blog! 🙂

Finally, Leon Panetta is sworn in as the newest director of the CIA at CIA Headquarters

Editorial Week-in-Review

So with the change in administration at the White House, I have finally been able to get in on the “ground level” so to speak! What’s that mean for us – much more work!Here is our week in review….

Biden sure does laugh alot – We think he is really enjoying his time in the White House thus far. His demeanor seems to have rotated 180 degrees from the campaign – at least from what we have seen.

Of course – he has his serious times as well….

So far in office – much signing going on!

Sign / shake hands / smile / Repeat

Getting used to the new office, Biden walks thru the White House – not really knowing where he’s going…. 🙂

Behind the scenes views….

This week, Appointee Nancy Killefer decides to withdraw her position due to a issue with unpaid taxes….. along with Tom Daschel

The Newest US Secretary of Commerce republican senator Judd Gregg is appointed…

Celebs at Political events? – who knew?

Former Sec. Of State Kissinger attends the swearing in of the newest Sec. of State

Biden Jokes with Hillary Clinton’s mother at Hillary’s swearing in at the Dept. of State

I did find it amusing during Biden’sspeech at Hillary’s swearing in that he said he never would have thought HE would be the one swearing Hillary in — he thought it might be the other way around!

Hillary Responds to rants from the audience shouting “Get it right the first time” before she is sworn in as US Sec. of State