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 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)