Month: September 2009

This is me with Senator Burris who was more than happy to pose for pictures with party-goers CBC weekend at The Park at Fourteenth on Saturday. I was there covering the event, among several others that week, for a story I was writing about the emerging D.C. black social scene for Essence Online. The party at The Park was hilarious — from all the congressional staffers getting down in their suits and ties to women in sparkle pants dancing on the floor.

Here are some pictures from my most recent trip after the jump.

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President Barack Obama Oval Office phone call to International Olympic Committee President Count Jacques Rogge, Friday, Sept. 11, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)On Friday President Barack Obama will be in Denmark making his pitch (and leveraging his international popularity) for Chicago’s shot at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Some are wondering if this gamble will be worth it.

From Politico:

The White House knows that the decision to go before the International Olympic Committee is fraught with political risk: The president could be embarrassed on a world stage if he doesn’t land the games.

Plus, more than a few Americans are surely scratching their heads — with his inbox crowded with a troop request for Afghanistan, a new secret nuclear site in Iran, sky-high unemployment and a health care bill in Congress, does the president really have time for this?

More after the jump.

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