February 17, 2010 |
Covering the hoopla surrounding these Games is a little weird -- the chance encounters, the odd conversations. To talk to real people, I ride the public buses -- all elbows and wet umbrellas. To talk to CEOs, I hang out at hotel bars, where they congregate like gulls on the thick velvety carpets. Swear to God, it's just good reporting. So I am standing at the oyster bar at the Hotel Vancouver, watching the chef prepare a rather decadent seafood platter for the vice president's wife, Mrs. Biden.
September 10, 2012 |
A police officer participating in President Obama's motorcade Sunday died from injuries sustained in an accident along I-95 near West Palm Beach, Fla., according to police and White House officials. The officer, identified as Bruce St. Laurent from Jupiter, Fla., was near the front of the motorcade when his motorcycle collided with a pickup. White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that no other vehicles taking part in the motorcade were involved in the crash. The identity of the truck's driver has yet to be disclosed.
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August 6, 2013 |
The "Obama jam" was back in Southern California Tuesday as President Obama visits "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank and stays overnight in Los Angeles. The presidential motorcade affected traffic in parts of the San Fernando Valley, especially along Hollywood Way, Olive Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. On social media people posted photos of the motorcade -- and did vented some steam about the traffic delays: I've been at this same traffic light for 15 minutes because Obama decided to stop by in Burbank #perksoflivininbbank pic.twitter.com/1kwBGjX9n8 - Diana Kandela (@dianakandela)
August 28, 2009 |
In an extraordinary outpouring of public emotion, thousands of people solemnly lined state highways and city streets Thursday to pay their last respects to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the legendary scion of America's most storied political dynasty. They came from Argentina and Ireland, from New York and New Hampshire. But mostly they came from across Massachusetts -- the state Kennedy dominated for nearly five decades -- many to weep or pray as his flag-draped casket was transported in a poignant procession from the family compound in Hyannis Port to his fallen brother's presidential library in Boston.
February 27, 1986 |
A Maori man known to be an anti-royalist tried to ram a car into Queen Elizabeth II's motorcade today, but was intercepted by police, officials said. Chief Inspector Bob Mitchell said Dun Mihaka was prevented from driving into the motorcade while the queen was on her way to Porirua Police College to open festivities marking the centenary of the New Zealand police.
June 15, 2011 |
Courting the Latino vote, President Obama made a quick stop in Puerto Rico to pick up some campaign cash and lavish attention on a territory that hasn't had an official visit from a sitting U.S. president since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Obama got a raucous welcome Tuesday after Air Force One touched down in Puerto Rico, with thousands of flag-waving residents packing the streets for a glimpse of his motorcade as he rode to the governor's mansion. Signs posted on street lamps showed side-by-side photos of Obama and JFK. "We are proud to be part of history," the signs read.