April 2009 Entries
This week, all 535 members of Congress - minus one officially declared U.S. Senator from Minnesota's still contested race - return to Capitol Hill from their Spring recess. And, after two weeks away from Washington, they're eager to get busy with new legislation.
We're just days away from the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, and organizers promise that this year will be bigger than ever.
After an intense week of travel to the U.K., France, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Turkey, President Obama made an unannounced trip to Iraq. There he met with Iraqi leaders, but emphasized that the visit's primary purpose was "to say thank you to the troops."
While her husband remains in Turkey for the final leg of his first presidential diplomatic visit abroad, First Lady Michelle Obama has returned home, after getting press that nearly anyone from foreign leaders to Hollywood starlets would covet.
The G-20 Summit has wrapped up, and the general consensus among the leaders is that the events progressed well.
While meeting Queen Elizabeth II isn't exactly the most politically significant part of President Obama's trip to Europe, it's definitely one of the most interesting. Sitting in long diplomatic meetings with heads of state doesn't quite capture the romantic imagination like having tea with the queen.