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AMERICA'S FLAG Patriotism and Post 911 The city adorned itself with flags of all sentiments, shapes and sizes, within days after the tragedy. We mourned. We grieved. Silently. Gave support. America will always be beautiful. Americans will always be brave.
SWIFT BOAT VETERANS The Swifties came together for one reason. They wanted the world to meet the Vietnam vets presidential candidate John Kerry called killers. Sons, daughters, white and blue collar workers showed the world who they are and who their defamer is.
MEMORIALS FROM THE DISTRICT For The UK Bombing Victims Flowers, candles, notes and posters cover the Massachussetts Avenue wrought iron gates of the British Embassy in NW DC in Washington. Secret Service come by too quickly asking mourners to move along. One poster speaks for everyone "We are all Brits"
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER SHARON WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER AT NO 10 Prime Minister Sharon arrived by the back door. At the front of No 10 were the anti-Israeli protesters. Sharon, the man with an iron fist, then left by the back door.
YOM HASHOAH MEMORIAL DC Their numbers dwindle every year, the survivors, that is. The room is filled to capacity. An Act of Congress created the Holocaust Museum. Its mission statement is never to forget. Today it embraces Sudan not those murdered by terrorists.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RHENQUIST LAYING IN STATE Supreme Court Justice Rhenquist lay in state in the Supreme Court of the United States. The line was thin compared to Ronald Reagan's attendees waiting to offer their respects. The answer given was clear, everyone knows who Reagan still is today...
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RHENQUIST SERVICE AT ST MATTEWS ON RHODE ISLAND The service was private, so private, the President and First Lady entered through the back entrance of the Cathedral, as not to distract from the privacy of the Rhenquist family and as not to encourage media who to ask questions with no answers
CONSERVATIVES HONOR SENATOR JESSE HELM The party was typically conservative. Low key, elegant and tasteful befitting a man from North Carolina who expressed how he saw things- simply, truthfully and blunt, making him beloved, missed and irreplacable up on the hill, Capitol, that is.
AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA, The Hell On The Hill The unexpected disaster was Hurricane Katrina. The expected disaster is the in fighting on the Hill as to whose finger gets point at whom... really
THE SWEARING IN OF JUDGE JOHN ROBERTS AS CHIEF JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES He is young by some standards. By others, he is an old soul. Either which way he is the youngest judge on the Supreme Court bench, in fact the youngest chief judge. His wife and two adopted children were near enough by to share in his moment.
CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT JOHN ROBERTS FIRST DAY AT WORK The pro life supporters sand the words over and over again "holy, holy." John Roberts walked out of the Supreme Court accompanied by Justice Stevens. On the plaza, Jack Roberts ran towards his father, arms outstretched, a boy flying into historic arms...
HARRIET MIERS MEETS THE MEDIA Cameras can be cruel. Camera people can be kind. Especially the photographers on the Hill. To them this is home. And the people they photograph in time become familiar, if not friends. Welcome, Harriet.... to our block
THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF WITH DOT AND SECRETARY MINETA Rain is a great equalizer. Everyone gets wet even on days national fundraising campaigns kickoff with the Department of Transportation. Huddled together under the porticos, national fundraising began for the charities vying for donations post Katrina.
HUDSON INSTITUTE DEDICATES THE BETSY AND WALTER CONFERENCE CENTER The Honorable Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff, delivered the President's message at the conservative Think Tank's new location grand reception. The rabbinical leaders of Chabad and the National Synagogue were along with Betsy and Walter Stern
PRESIDENTS GORBACHEV AND CLINTON HEADLINE FRANK FOUNDATION'S GALA Shirley Maclaine, Madeline Albright, Ted Turner and Leni Cazden sat with General Powell, former retired presidents Gorbachev and Clinton at Frank Foundation's gala fundraising for Russian youth beyond adopting age. It was perestroika's 20th anniversary
THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS SEEK TO BRING AMERICA TOGETHER
JUDGE ALITO IS NOMINATED BEHIND HARRIET MIERS Judge Alito was nominated into the position Harriet Miers withdrew from accepting, replacement of Sandra Day O'Connor as the associate justice of SCOTUS.
The OPTHAMALOGY BROADENS ITS VISION BEYOND HALLOWEEN
THE MCCARTNEY SISTERS CAME TO TOWN The McCartney sisters came to America. They want their brother's murder to countr for something. Senator Kennedy said they will break the traditional Irish code of silence with their will to win with stoic resolve traditional to Irish women.
VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY PRESENTS MALCOLM WALLOP WITH THE RONALD REAGAN AWARD Senator Wallop is Chairman of Frontiers of Freedom. He initiated the Ronald Reagan award apparently according to Grover Norquist, refusing to become a recipient until Dick Cheney was enlisted to participate in punking Wallop. So now he has his own Reagan.
WORLD AIDS DAY The signing of a bill is simple enough. Invited guests are seated in the EOB auditorium , Executive Office Building. On stage are individuals pertinent to the message. A 5 year old and 4 year old, their mother, tearing. The father infected his young.
FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON IS HONORED BY THE NEA Earlier in the day the President championed global warming initiatives. Early evening, he was at the Marriott Woodley Park being honored by the National Education Association. Speech over, he descended the stairs, as much for himself as for the audience.
PRESIDENT BUSH ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY AT THE WOODROW WILSON BUILDING
THE PRESIDENT SIGNS THE STEM CELL BILL The press call was for the Roosevelt Room named after President Roosevelt. At 11am, the door opened. The aide placed the President's papers on to the signing table. The two minute warning. Then the door opened. After all else, the President farrived...
SAM ALITO JR INTERVIEWS FOR JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES He realized when his wife burst into tears, not only does a justice interview for the job of justice on the Supreme Court, but that their family does too. Slated for the seat of retiring Sandra Day O'Connor, Alito answered questions over and over again.
ANITA TUCKER TALKS THE REALITY OF WHAT DISENGAGEMENT STILL HASN'T DONE FOR THE EXPUNGED The date was a Triple Crown- Martin Luther King Day, 2nd memorial lecture for Jewish Press Columnist Chezi Goldberg and Anita Tucker came to Baltimore. Her story will be told over and over again. Each time a new detail is remembered shadowing her smile
US HOLOCAUST MUSEUM WATCH CALLS A PRESS CONFERENCE AND A COMMUNITY MEETING Iran called for the death of the Jews. The US Holocaust Museum, chartered by Congress said nothing. Again. And before. They said nothing. They stand up for Rwanda, Sudan. But offer no comment for Jews murdered by Arabs, even 60 years ago.
25th ANNIVERSARY OF RONALD REAGAN'S INAUGURATION The Heritage Foundation invited Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Betty Norton Dunlop and Frank Donatelli to adress an auditorium of conservatives with memories of Ronald Reagan, his legacy and America in the wake of his passing. Ron Robinson, YAF, was there
PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER SHAUKAT AZIZ MEETS WITH MAJORITY LEADER FRIST IN THE CAPITOL Aziz had been at the White House the day before and at the Heritage Foundation to deliver a speech almost delayed by the March For Life protesters walking from their 33rd annual march. Tuesday was calmer. Aziz walked in first to meet with Reid then Frist
PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION The Movie from the Floras Deborah is his leading lady. The story they archived was their own. Little did they know that doctoring is not an exacting science. And the children they never could have they did dedicating their work to the children America is letting sleep amdist secre
THE SENATE'S SAGO MINE HEARING IN THE WAKE OF THE DISASTER Senator Byrd captivated the gathered in S-Hart as the issue of the Emergency Response Team performance was evaluated in the wake of the tragic death of the miners. He looked to the sky. He said, "it is getting dark. It is hard to breathe. Harder."
OPEN BETHLEHEM dot ORG PRESENTS THE PALESTINIAN AMBASSADOR, They Say Their mission as stated is to save Bethlehem from the occupiers. Afif Safid was there along with Peter Bourne, Leila Sansour to promote their Bethlehem passport to anyone who donates money to their cause, they said.
THE EVE OF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADRESS First on the agenda was the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito Jr as Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States replacing Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Next was a private swearing in and then a ceremonial swearing in at the White House the next day.
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THE STATE OF THE UNION ADRESS In God We Trust, the words are prominent above the Speaker of the House's chair. The president came. He presented his objectives for 2006, a believer in God, we trust.
THE SWEARING IN OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SAMUEL ALITO Jr Sam is one of those everyday regular guys to whom something extraordinary happens once in their lifetime. His one is being nominated to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, with his wife Martha by his side.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALES TESTIFIES IN THE NSA HEARINGS They all greeted the General as they called him, with firm handshakes and smiles. Alberto Gonzales was their to testify in the NSA Hearings. Instead he was in the hot seat anwsering about wiretaps...
KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN MEETS WITH SENATE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS The day was one of bustle, meetings being held all over the Capitol, some according to schedule, others not. King Abdullan met first with the President, then at the Capitol. Israel's Foreign Minister's photo op with Frist was cancelled, a bill signing...
2006 CPAC CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE The annual conference of conservatives in DC is a triumph of red white and true blue. Speakers included VP Cheney, UN Ambassador Bolton, Ann Coulter, Dick Armey, Ken Mehlman. The Young Marines presented the colors and the face of America's future.
THE HONORABLE MICHAEL BROWN FORMERLY OF FEMA POINTS HIS FINGER It is the classic defense of an offensive type. No words of remorse for the dead, the one thing Michael Brown did not know was of the photographers in the hearing room well, many had photographed the desecrated forgotten of Katrina in the swollen flood.
THE NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION INTERS A BUST OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH The National Guard interred a bust of President Bush into their hall of fame. Several presidents have graduated from the National Guard. It is a legion of honor.
THE PRESIDENT SIGNS THE FEDERAL SPENDING BILL The President signed the Federal Spending Bill surrounded by supporters from Congress and the Senate. Guests included Grover Norquist, Tom Delay, Senator Frist, John Boehner.
THE PRESIDENT ADRESSES THE NATIONAL GUARD
CAIR AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB ON THE CARTOON CRISIS CAIR and Ibrahim Hooper have been known to raise awareness about Islam. Sometimes their techniques are inciteful. And sometimes they find voice in tragedy, and other times in condeming cartoons.....
JUSTICE SAM ALITO'S FIRST DAY AT WORK The Democrats threatened to filibuster Judge Sam Alito's nomination as Supreme Court Justice to replace Sandra Day O'Connor. If only they had waited long enough to see the back of the dress Rosemarie, Sam's sister, wore to his investiture....
KOFI ANAN IN WASHINGTON The advance man at the Capitol said Kofi was in town to ask money of the Capitol. He said the White House was a respect stop before asking America to give even more on the Hill...
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY'S MICHAEL CHERTOFF ANSWERS TO THE SENATE Chertoff admitted even he was surprised at former FEMA director Michael Brown's answers to what went wrong when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. And when the hip hop rev pled for the evicted victims, Chertoff looked away as if to wish the rev gone away...
SECRETARY CONDALEEZA RICE EXPLAINS Senators Boxers, Allen, Chamblee, Kerry asked the questions. And when they didnt like her answers they told her just that. So Rice answered some more. And when they still didnt like her answers on the Hamas win, Israel's security, they told her again....
THE FIRST LADY ATTENDS THE MCI CENTER'S HEART FAIR Red Dress is the theme for heart awareness for women. Laura Bush, America's First Teacher was a logical guest to attend the Heart Fair unaware a group of disadvantaged adults was yards away....
ITALY'S PRIME MINISTER BERSCULINO ADRESSES CONGRESS He went to the White House Monday. Pool covered the event. Then Tuesday, the Italian Prime Minister was all over the Capitol. So is the way of the American Italian. Family.
AIPAC'S ANNUAL CONVENTION AT THE WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER The annual plea for funds supporting AIPAC greeted conventioners at the early morning plenary session of Day 2. John Boehner spoke followed by former Senator John Edwards prepping his 2008 presidency run. One AZ Republican was unimpressed.
THE FIRST LADY AND CONGRESSMAN TANNER PRESERVE AMERICA The First Lady chose to focus her time in the White House both on education and preservation, realizing America's future is in the ability of its youth to mature through reading about the country's past in order for its future to be healthy.
THE FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH WELCOMES AIDS MOTHERS TO MOTHERS TO BE TO THE WHITE HOUSE Most press calls are just that. This press call was different. The First Lady spoke. The US Ambassador spoke followed by the women from Africa sharing hope through their song. Inspiring? Yes....
THE PRESIDENT ADRESSES NEWSPAPER GOVERNMENT PUBLISHERS The Wyndham Hotel was draped in white plastic unusual for a site the President speaks at. The crowd was small. But dedicated. And they asked tough questions. All were answered. It took him forever to leave the hall. They wanted more.
THE PRESIDENT REAUTHORIZES THE PATRIOT ACT The passage of the bill was touch and go for a while polarizing the House and the Capitol amidst the brouha of the nation's politics. It passed. Mr. Bush spoke. His face divulged the st
THE PRESIDENT RESIGNS THE PATRIOT ACT He was surrounded by compatriots. He sat down to sign the bill. Air pursed his lips as he stood up. Arlen Specter stood before him. Their eyes locked. He smiled.
HUNGARY'S MEMORIAL IN STATUARY HALL They are frozen in moments, statues of America's greatest, overlooking the seated gathered to commemorate Hungary's memorial. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid spoke and left. Bill Frist led into Denny Hastert's introduction of the President. Tom Lantos beamed.
CELEBRATION OF GREEK INDEPENDENCE 185 YEARS YOUNG There is an eerieness in the exit photo of the President escorting His Eminence from the room, a similarity to the famed Abu Graib photo. Maybe as life can be prophesized, an arbitrer of good news to come. Until then, "hopa" dance with a greek heart
NCAA WINNERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE It is an annual pilgrimage for the best of the best athletes to be acknowledged at the White House. The President greets them. They present him with personalized team gifts. In every crowd is an individual. Joakim Noah came casual. The star that he is....
PETER GABRIEL PRESENTS WITNESS WITH SENATOR MCCONNELL AT THE CAPITOL Witness is a program former musician Gabriel supports. He provides video equipment to people willing to travel into global hotspots. Yes, they tell a story. But their story with their bias sharing the insight they want without balance.
AL FRANKEN MELTS DOWN IN FRONT OF MICHAEL MEDVED and Swift Boat Veteran John O Neal Al Franken didnt want to talk on the same panel as John O Neal. O Neal is a Swift Boat Veteran. His recollections of Vietnam differed from Kerry. Kerry lost. Franken was not happy.
TOMMY FRANKS GET MEDAL AND KARL ROVE GETS FACE FULL OF JACK KEMP The President awarded three medals of freedom to personnel key to the Iraq war. Tommy Franks, the war's eternal boy in a man's body got gonged as they say in England. Karl Rove got a face full of Jack Kemp.
TOM DELAY IS KNOWN AS THE FIXER It was a sentimental moment. Delay, the embattled former republican leader, wiped his eyes. He was overcome with emotion. The support from his peers overwhelmed him. As did the cake with hammers, for the Fixer, as he is known.
DICK CHENEY PRESENTS THE MALCOLM BALDRIDGE AWARD The recipients were varied- Lexus, Sunnyfarm Eggs, teachers. They shared one thing in common, excellence. Both Vice President Cheney and Secretary Gutierrez were there to tell them, well done.
DONALD RUMSFELD AND GENERAL MYERS It was a leak. Not a plumbers but of a memo that embarrassed Donald Rumsfeld from being effective in his work in defense of the homeland from terrorists. Stand by your man, Rummie. Stand by your general.
DUNCAN HUNTER AND THE CALIFORNIA BORDER Hunter comes across like a man's man, gruff. Deep within the man is a passion for his country and protecting his border with Mexico from illegals entering. All he wants is a wall. More correctly, in triplicate to save America's melting pot
KIMBERLY PRICE MARYLANDS OWN NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR Kimberly's class of 15 has one english speaking student. The rest of her munchkins are from other cultures. She falls into step with the administration's desire to blend immigrants already here into America's fabric.
THE FIRST LADY'S 3rd ANNUAL PRESERVE AMERICA ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Each First Lady chooses their own committment- to childre, to reading, Laura Bush choses several including historic preservation. The awardees were eclectic, from N'aleans to Route 66. But they do make a statement, honor your past to know your future
2006 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER WHITE HOUSE GATHERING Greek, Jewish, Catholic, they gathered in the East Room. Rebecca St. James, international gospel singer entertained followed by an evangelical singer. Reverends and a rabbi spoke. Rabbi Cimonet, Chabad's Palm Beach Fla rabbi read fom Isaiah.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY CONFERS A DOCTORATE OF PUBLIC SERVICE ON KOFI ANNAN He talked about the relationship between the UN and the US. He stood under the flags for both. He talked about Israel, Darfur and the need for people to act or be guilty for whatever will be. Then he left.
GERMAN WORLD CUP BROTHEL HEARINGS Sometimes I wonder how legislators let balls drop. While Smith and Tancredo worry about brothels in Germany during the olympics, they are overlooking brothels of illegals by illegals for illegals working the migrant fields on US soil side of the border.
GOSS SAYS NEGREPONTE MADE HIM DO IT Quit, that is. The head of the CIA said he quit under pressure from Mr. Negreponte making it appear they had a different approach to policy- who would lead and who would follow. Ask Ginger, not Fred Astaire.
PRESIDENT HU THE FALUN DAFA KNEW THAT ANSWER It was a state arrival. The Chinese President Hu and his wife came to DC. As did their supporters and their detractors protesting angrily on Pennsylvania Avenue. So much for peace. And for protocol. And for security. Someone pretended to be press.
THE LEBANESE PRIME MINISTER SPEAKS TO THE WOODROW WILSON CENTER Seems First Men have First Ladies and First Daughters dressing from the fashion pages of Vanity Fair. There wasnt much press there to report on him saying Hamas should be respected as a legitimate political party not terrorists. After all the voters spoke
FETUS The Right To Life As Defined By Nature Life begins.... and then....
G GORDON LIDDY AND THE FIGHT RING The only way I was allowed to photograph his ring was if I listened to his story of the fight ring. He earned it in prison. Cut from simple metal it saved his life and cost the men who challenged him to fight.
JOHN KERRYs GEORGETOWN HOUSE Or is it Mrs. Kerry's Georgetown house. Or is it Mr Heinz-Kerry's Georgetown house....
MRS BUSH AND HER MOM GO TO THE MARTIN LUTHER KING Mrs. Bush brought her mother to the MLK Library. Mrs. Bush and Barney read books to the school children from a local k-12.
CLINTON AND REID PROMOTE PREVENTION FIRST FOR A WOMANS CONTRACEPTION They called people together in the LBJ room in the Capitol to talk about contraception. The need is, bottom line, prevention first. The lighting in the room was interesting. Sort of like Harry Potter-esque.
GENERAL MICHAEL HAYDEN DEFENDS AMERICAS BORDERS THE TELECOMMUNICATION WAY Michael Hayden has apple cheeks you just want to pinch. A quiet man he walked on to the same senatorial dog and pony show many other nominees walked before him. All he wants to do is keep America safe one phone call at a time.
PORTER GOSS MRS BOGGS RICHARD CHENEY GATHER AT THE CAPITOL TO RECEIVE AWARDS Porter Goss was honored at the Capitol weeks after his public letting go, so to speak. He was honored along with Cheny not long after his public being let go in front of his fam. The cost of doing business
SENATOR FEINGOLD SPEAKS OUT AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB Russ Feingold is trying to rally his peers to censure the President. So far he has another on board. Impassioned he adessed a democratic audience. That is an audience of democrats.
THE FIRST LADY AND THE QUEEN OF JORDAN FUNDRAISE FOR SESAME STREET MIDDLE EAST The USAID funds the global educational program, it seems, for SESAME STREET, the home schooling, of sorts, for tiny tots sort of making the tv show a voice of America for the toddler set. They spoke to the Arab League audience. The hall was overflowing.
THE PRESIDENT HONORS AMERICANS WITH DISTINGUISHED AWARD MEDALS They came from different walks of life- boy with an ST score of 800; a man who received aid from the Salvation Army when he arrived as an immigrant and now he is management; and two women from DC one of whom told the president to bend for advice...
AUSTRALIA PRIME MINISTER HOWARD ARRIVES AT THE WHITE HOUSE Prime Minister Howard and President Bush like each other. It shows in the camaraderie they share beyond leading two countries in a war against a phantom enemy threatening their citizens. They spoke in the East Room. That night they dined amidst friends.
CODE PINK COLORS MOTHERs DAY WITH ROSES Their signature is pink and dress up. Complete with a bagof dress up for willing participants, the women and men of Code Pink color their events in shades of rose. Cindy Sheehan announced No War and that Susan Sarandon is playing her in the movie
ISRAELs OHLMERT COMES TO THE CAPITOL OF THE WORLD It was an aide who told me on the cue-t why world leaders come to DC, for cold cash, money. Ohlmert wants US dollars to reshape Israel's borders. Evict homeowners. The last batch remain uncompensated for their life blood, sweat, tears and loved ones lost.
AMERICAN IDOLS TOP TEN STOP BY THE OVAL OFFICE The American Idol top ten stars tour stopped in Washington to perform at the Verizon Center. Taylor Hicks 9th grade english teacher is the First Lady's press secretary. The oval office was crowded with press needless to say.
IRAQ PRESIDENT al MALIKI VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE and THE CAPITOL A Capitol employee expressed concern with having the Iraqis in the House. The real concern should have been with Code Pink an activist anti-war group. They interrupted the President of Iraq's speech. Maliki waved during his speech at a fly not people.
THE PRESIDENT EXTENDS THE VOTING ACT NAMED FOR ROSA PARKS AND CORETTA SCOTT KING Most people dont relate to the significance of the act the president signed. A few decades ago blacks were denied the right to vote in some locales.
THE PRESIDENT WELCOMES THE LEADER OF THE SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT ARMY TO THE OVAL OFFICE No one quite knew what to expect in the photo opportunity as the last event we attended featuring Sudan was George and Nick Clooneys visit to DC. His entourage was mostly male, one female with her head covered in the traditional hajib...
THE ROMANIAN PRESIDENT STOPS BY THE OVAL OFFICE He arrived on the south side of the White House. He left the same way. The visit was a quick visit. One cameraman suggested all world leaders asking for money from America should pose with a Lottery sized photo op check to show how much they got. Cute....
TONY BLAIR VISITS THE PRESIDENT DURING THE LEBANON CONFLICT Tony Blair was enroute to California on a visit arranged for long before the Lebanon conflict. He decided to route through DC to share his concerns at this time.
CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER WISHES PRESIDENT BUSH HAPPY BIRTHDAY The President chastized his corps when the Canadian journalist wished him happy birthday before the US corps did. Two other birthday boys joined him on stage to a rendition of happy birthday led by another Canadian.... moi
CARDINAL MCRARRICK BIDS ADIEU TO THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY The photo op was quick. The First Couple escorted the outgoing and incoming Cardinals out the door towards the South Lawn, a cadre of black with a highlight of blue in their midst.
KERRY PELOSI REID WANT AMERICA BACK The Democrats held their pep rally at the Washington Hilton hotel challenging their constituents to take America back from the Republican party
LAURA BUSH EXPLAINS THE MALARIA INITIATIVE Laura Bush is undervalued by presidential advors. Her porcelian features make her brown eyes blue to to speak
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS IN THE EAST ROOM America welcomes all religions and cultures even into East Room of the White House changing the room's signature moniker to America' family room or room for family
SECRETARY RUMSFELD GENERALS PACE AND ABIZAID TESTIFY ON THE WAR IN IRAQ Mrs Clinton was direct with her questions to the Secretary of Defense. The answers were not what the protesters down the street want to hear. The war will not end tomorrow.
THE WHITE HOUSE OPEN DOOR Many dignitaries run through it. Presidents and prime ministers and regular ministers of affairs- peru, romania, slovenia, Sudan
VETO OF THE STEM CELL BILL He kept his word. The president vetoed extending stem cell lines beyond those already approved. Present with him were babies and others helped with stem cell research.
KARNIT GOLDWASSER ISRAEL'S AMBASSADOR FOR KIDNAPPED IDF SOLDIERS The day after Karnit Goldwasser spoke at the National Synagogue Ohev Shalom in Washington DC, Israel's foreign minister Tzipi Livni announced policy to rebrand Israel...
SENATOR COLLINS EXPOSES ISLAMIC LITERATURE USED BY TERRORISM CELLS IN PRISON Opening a door in the Capitol can truly be a lady or the tiger experience. One never knows what will face them. Such as the quote used by "james" a radical self styled terrorist sharing his teachings to a captive audience, prisoners....
PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF PITCHES A BOOK DEAL ON PRESIDENT BUSH's DIME WHILE HIS WIFE CONNECTS TO PAKISTAN You may wonder what presidential wives do while presidential husband's politic? Well, Mr. Musharraf was busy with Mr. Bush, it was ladies day out at the Kennedy Center. The two former teachers used the contemporary teacher, the internet, to cross cultures
SIGNING THE SAGO MINERS BILL N THE EEOB The act of bill signing begins with a desk being carried to the Old Executive Building across the West Wing driveway. And most often the signing ends with a pen stroke. This day, with Randall McClure present, a ray of hope was offered the bereaved....
THE PRESIDENT ADRESSES MOAA WITH THE WAR ON TERRORISM Out of the chute of his working summer vacation at White House Crawford, the President ponied up to the dias in front. Superstars wish for clamor such as he received from the men and women in uniform present sworn to follow their leader...
LOVE ME TENDER AMERICA The Japanes Prime Minister Said Protocol is overruled by a powerful man's love for simplicity of America's music. As he turned to leave the East Room, the Japanese Prime Minister thanked America for Love Me Tender.... if it was only that simple
PERUVIAN PRESIDENT ALAN GARCIA MEETS WITH PRESIDENT BUSH The Embassy employee said Garcia's agenda was agricultural although it took the young man time to get the pronunciation correct. Garcia, it seems, is virgin to America. A lawyer by training and new in office, there is hope in the people's hearts
THE NAACP AND PRESIDENT BUSH It is not simply that people expect the President to show to their event, it is simply a reality that everywhere he goes is made into an event. Knowing that he goes where his values belong, even if it takes 5 years for two parallel paths to converge....
NATIONAL HISPANIC MONTH CELEBRATION AT THE WHITE HOUSE Almost every day a proclamation is issued, from the White House, honoring a day, an occassion, a holiday, a celebration. Days include guests to the East Room honor. Guests included Alberto Gonzalez, Crown Prince Felipe of Spain, Ana Christina, too
THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES THE HEALTH OF THE BUDGET Too often promises are broken from good intentions. And then there are times when promises are kept and still no credit is given when due. Turning in a good report card early, President Bush applauded his accomplishment before his photo-op for the VFW
THE MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT One word. That is what it took to preserve the integrity of America's right to defend its shores from those intent on its violation, again.
KOFI ANNAN RECEIVES A DEGREES FROM GEORGETOWN Kofi Annan received an honorary degree from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service receipient of a financial gift from the Saudis. UN delegates filled the first few rows. Students sat in the back and upper level.
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN DC POLITICS Ms. Beasley is a political dog with an opinion not appreciated when the new Democratic speaker of the house is due at the White House. The Cabinet gathered in the Rose Garden, Karl Rove gave choclate cherries. Yossi Beilin and Bob Saget , too
ALL IN A WAR DOG'S DAY It is all in a dog's day. Ms. Beasley spoke up to the War Cabinet before being escorted out. Bees tickled lavender. Bob Saget caused a college to blush. And Yossi Beilin Israel's MK spoke to NAF.