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Heads up: Wolf Blitzer & Co will be red-carpeting soon. Swoon!

While you’re waiting 😉


6:0 CNN live streaming

6:30 C-Span


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Eldest living sisiter of Dr. King, Christine King Farris

Two-year-old Elias Kabongo of Waldorf poses for his parents at the Martin Luther King memorial (Washington Post – thank you Marlz)


Coming up:


10:50 ET: The President holds an event at Asheville Regional Event in Fletcher, NC.

4:50: Gives remarks at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, NC.


11:0: Visits YMCA on Guilford Technical Community College campus in Jamestown, NC.

5:00: Delivers remarks at Greensville County High School in Emporia, VA


10:30: Delivers remarks at Joint Base Langley-Eustis

2:40: Speaks to fire fighters at Fire Station 9 North Chesterfield, VA


An Afghan carpet seller displays a handmade rug bearing the image of US President Barack Obama inside his shop in Kabul, Afghanistan. The shop owner said the he spent a year sewing the carpet and that it is not for sale. (From – thank you Loriah)


picture imperfect!

Egyptian newspaper under fire over altered photo

Egypt’s state-run newspaper has come under fire for altering a photograph to suggest President Hosni Mubarak was leading the Middle East peace talks. Al-Ahram showed Mr Mubarak walking on a red carpet ahead of US President Barack Obama as well as the Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders.

The original image, taken at the White House when talks were formally re-launched, shows Mr Obama leading the way and Mr Mubarak trailing behind.

The opposition 6 April Youth Movement has accused al-Ahram, Egypt’s biggest newspaper in terms of circulation, of being “unprofessional” for publishing the doctored image without mentioning the alteration. “This is what the corrupt regime’s media has been reduced to,” it said in a statement on its website, adding that the paper had “crossed the line from being balanced and honest”.

The independent daily, al-Masry al-Youm, reported that the state-run daily had “carried out surgery” on the photo “to show Mubarak leading and the rest behind”.

Al-Ahram has since replaced the image on its website with a picture of the assembled leaders seated on chairs in the Red Sea resort. Officials at the paper could not be reached for comment.



changing rooms

While the president was away on vacation, the Oval Office got a makeover.

Although President Barack Obama made some basic changes when he was sworn in — swapping out china plates for mechanical gadgets and Native American pottery on the bookshelves, and changing some of the art on the walls — the office was largely unaltered from its appearance during the Bush administration.

This morning, ahead of the his address to the nation from the Oval Office, the White House unveiled some more major changes. One of the most notable is the new rug. President George W. Bush often spoke about how the rug designed by Laura Bush and installed in 2001 was a symbol of his optimistic style of leadership.

At the beginning of the Obama administration, aides said the new president liked the $62,000 rug and had no plans to change it. Obama’s new rug features the White House seal in the center. The main field is a variegated beige. Around the edges, the circular rug features quotes from historical leaders in navy blue, separated from each other by stars.

Notably, not all the quotes are by former presidents:

•    “No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” – John F. Kennedy

•    “The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us.” – Teddy Roosevelt

•    “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” – Martin Luther King

•    “Government of the people by the people for the people.” – Abraham Lincoln

•    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt







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