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Presidential Visits

When the Circus Comes to Town -- Prepping for a POTUS Visit

ADST | Posted 03.16.2017 | World

Concerns about security, cultural sensitivities, press coverage and political effectiveness turn such events into an all-encompassing, embassy-wide obsession from the day the idea of the visit is floated until "Wheels Up" when Air Force One departs.

President Makes Rush Hour In Los Angeles Worse

Bill Swadley | Posted 01.27.2014 | Los Angeles
Bill Swadley

Mr. Obama, you are welcome to visit us any day and stay as long as you like, but PLEASE! NOT DURING RUSH HOUR(S)!!

Mayor Seeks What From Feds

Portsmouth Patch | Robert Cook | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

Mayor Eric Spear knows how much it costs the city to accommodate President Barack Obama's visit on Sept. 7. at Strawbery Banke Museum and now he wants...

Former Mexican President Fox Wows Students

Posted 03.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox made time Friday to speak to Coronado Middle School students, encouraging them to value their educational opportu...

POTUS Visits and Public Diplomacy: Doing Nothing While Waiting for Nothing to Do

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

"Much grousing about the expense of President Obama's India trip. This is silly and vindictive." --Charles Krauthammer --Image from An amusing ...