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Barack Obama

Obama Visits Washington Post

Obama shares a laugh at The Washington Post with Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli and White House correspondent Michael Fletcher. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Updated 4:58 p.m.
The New York Times' Helene Cooper files a memorable pool report on President-elect Barack Obama's visit to The Washington Post, where he met with members of the editorial board and national political staff, as first reported by The Fix.

After three and a half hours at his transition office, PEOTUS obama took another 6 minute ride through washington, arriving at 157 pm at the nondescript soviet-style building at 15th and L street that houses the washington post.

Around 100 people--Post reporters perhaps?--awaited PEOTUS's arrival, cheering and bobbing their coffee cups.

Pool is holding in a van outside, while Mr obama does his washington post interview, and will exercise enormous restraint by ending report before saying what really thinks about this turn of events.

Helene Cooper
The New York Times

Obama also sat down with USA Today reporters today, but has not given an interview to The New York Times since winning election.

After the interview, Obama visited The Post's newsroom, reports The Post's David Nakamura. You can read his report here. While Obama was at The Post, a crowd of roughly 500 gathered outside the building; they cheered as his motorcade departed, taking him back to the transition office.

Howie Kurtz has the full story on the visit here.

Posted at 2:23 PM ET on Jan 15, 2009  | Category:  Barack Obama
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Just visiting his campaign workers.

Posted by: Blooker68 | January 16, 2009 5:24 PM

@ LonewackoDotCom

Nobody has to smear Palin. She does a good job of that all by herself. All she has to do is open her mouth to speak.

Another thing...why do right-wingers always post links that they think lefties will believe or even care to read for that matter...or are those links for like minded people?

If they are for like minded people...shouldn't they know that crap already?

Posted by: mydustymusic | January 16, 2009 9:49 AM

Considering the extent to which the WaPo lied for, misled for, and covered up for Obama, he should give them 10% of his earnings.

Just some of the ways the Washington Post lie for Obama are listed here:

There are many more, but I haven't fully catalogued them yet.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | January 15, 2009 11:04 PM

Dear Helene Cooper:

Just shut up and cover the news. Can you do that? See if you can channel that enormous restraint into being thankful that you still have a job. Stop being a booty hurt, ego-driven reporter. I know that the New York Times thinks that the world revolves around it, but stop the presses, it really doesn't. The more that Obama reminds them of this, the more that I like him.

Posted by: Route1 | January 15, 2009 7:27 PM


Posted by: SAINT---The | January 15, 2009 3:37 PM

LOL! :-D

And now, I am having trouble with my "Home page"! :-(

"Free Speech" Libbie style!

Everyone is entitled to their Opinion;

Just so long as it is the one we want! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | January 15, 2009 3:36 PM

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