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Anna Almendrala

Psy Buys Big In Los Angeles

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2012 | Los Angeles

Dress classy, dance cheesy? Korean superstar Psy can add one more bit of advice to fans of his song "Gangnam Style": live lavishly. The Huffington...

Jennifer Bendery

Bipartisan Hill Aides Begin Search For Common Ground On Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joseph Biden’s Thursday morning budget meeting with top lawmakers was little more than a chance for attendees to give i...

The U.S. Government's (Many) Art Curators

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Washington, D.C. may be renowned for its uncurated collection of gladhanders and ideologues, but the nation's capitol is less well-known as the home of numerous art, antiques and artifacts collections that aren't housed in museums.

All in on Health Reform

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

There's something poignant about Obama's attempts to reason with Republicans. As the health summit showed, they haven't worked, but a frustrated public will probably appreciate the effort anyway.

Blair House Washingtonspeak

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Was that great Reality Television or what? What a gimmick: Stuff as many stuffy people into a stuffy room, let them say some stuff. Then, at the end...

HCR Summit Reax: Much Ado About Nothing?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

It was awesome, awe-inspiring, amazing, and... boring? In the 24 hours since President Obama sat down with Congress, we've all had time to reflect on ...

Sam Stein

Dems Won't Commit To Having Final Bill For Health Care Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders are refusing to commit to producing a final comprehensive piece of health care legislation to present at the much-anticipated...

Sam Stein

Health Care Summit: See The Official Invitation, Format, Attendees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has officially invited bipartisan leadership in Congress to attend a health care meeting at the Blair House on February 25. A...

Natural Home and Michelle Obama Love Decoupage Ornaments

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

When we chose projects from the Natural Home arsenal to decorate the president's guest house, we had no idea we were so in tune with the Obama family's ideas. We were all thinking decoupage.

White House Guests See Green at Blair House and State Department Magazine Holiday Design Showcase Reception

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

We were one of six magazines invited to decorate rooms at the U.S. State Department and Blair House, the president's guest house--and we had to get gorgeous, green decor installed by December 4

Natural Home Decorates Blair House For Magazine Holiday Design Showcase

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

With our decoration of the Blair House, we aim to show that simple, elegant, and responsibly made holiday décor is an attainable and viable option for everyone.

Obama's Cabinet To Retreat To Blair House For "Bonding" Session

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aides promise that there will be no trust circles or "sharing" exercises, but President Obama's Cabinet will gather Friday and Saturday to mark the ad...

Obama's Cabinet Will Retreat To Blair House For Report Cards, "Bonding"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aides promise that there will be no trust circles or "sharing" exercises, but President Obama's Cabinet will gather Friday and Saturday to mark the ad...

Mr. Obama's New Wheels -- First Official Look

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I never liked the look of the Bush limo. It was too massive and appeared to be a truck that had started out as a tank. Obama's new limo looks more like an actual car, albeit a very big and heavy one.

Obamas Move Into Blair House

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama moved his family into a new temporary home, the historic Blair House, on Thursday, then went to dinner...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In this, the penultimate week of the Bush Years, we learned that the only thing there wasn't enough room for at Blair House was the enormity of Bush's pettiness. It turns out there was plenty of room to accommodate the Obama family in time for the kids to start school. Scrambling to make things look good after snubbing the Obamas, Bush had hastily invited former Australian Prime Minister John Howard to toss another shrimp on the Blair House barbie, leaving the Obamas -- and their sizable security detail -- to check into the Hay Adams. At taxpayer expense. Also staying true to his character until the bitter end was Dick Cheney who this week asserted, "I don't believe we violated anybody's civil liberties."

Blocked from Blair House

Brian Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Goldsmith

If I were the political editor at a newspaper -- or Washington bureau chief of a network -- I'd call in my White House team and ask them to try to answer these questions about Bush blocking Obama from the Blair House.