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Desiree Rogers All Smiles And Chic At Luncheon (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Desiree Rogers attended The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Tribute Luncheon For Eunice Johnson in New York on Monday, looking all smiles and chic in a gra...

The Problem With Desiree

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

At the root of the scapegoating of Desiree is that she breaks society's rules; Desiree isn't pretty or smart. She's pretty and smart.

White House Guest List Chief Says She Quit Post

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House staff member whose job was to supervise the guest list for state dinners and clear invitees into the events says she was stripped of m...

Ikram Goldman Joins Politicos On 'Most Powerful People In D.C.' List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

GQ released its list of the most powerful people in D.C., and we're most pleased to see Michelle Obama's unofficial stylist Ikram Goldman, the very wo...

In Defense Of Desiree Rogers: Lynn Sweet Calls Crasher Criticism "Nonsense,"

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"No doubt there were some screw-ups, probably enough to go around," White House Senior adviser David Axelrod told me Friday. "That does not obviate th...

The Twilight Saga: Does Desiree Rogers Have a Future?

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The question consuming Washington isn't troop deployments, but the blatant failure of White House social secretary Desiree Rogers to deploy her troops to help protect the Obamas from insurgents like the Salahis.

Michelle Obama Talks History, Protocol Of State Visits; Repeats J. Crew Cardigan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On Tuesday afternoon Michelle Obama, White House Curator William Allman and Tanya Turner, Protocol Officer for the Visits Division at the U.S. Departm...

Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Considering Run For Chicago Mayor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Rahm Emanuel is publicly urging Mayor Richard Daley to run again in 2011. "Mayor Daley is a great mayor for a great city. He has my full sup...

Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary, Will Not Testify About Gatecrashing Salahis

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi declined an invitation to testify to Congress about their caper at President B...

Desiree Rogers' Dignified Pre-Dinner Outfit (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The pressure was on Social Secretary Desiree Rogers to pull off a great state dinner on Tuesday, but she looked fabulous even hours before the main ev...

2 Hairstylists Testify In The Probe Of Salahis, Accused White House Gatecrashers

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two upscale hair stylists testified Tuesday before a federal grand jury investigating the attention-hungry couple who got into a Wh...

Sam Stein

Friends And Colleagues Defend Desiree Rogers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers came under attack after a Virginia couple crashed President Obama's first state dinner, but her friends a...

Diva In The White House: Does Desiree Rogers Have The Obamas' Back?

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

The devil of planning major events is in the details. And if Ms. Rogers is not going to attend to them, she better make sure somebody else does. A social secretary is normally a work horse, not a show horse.

Desiree Rogers Stands In For Michelle Obama At National Design Awards

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

At the Cipriani uptown on 42nd Street, Paula Zahn was hosting the National Design Awards. Honorary patron First Lady Michelle Obama skipped it but sen...

Aaron Schock, Desiree Rogers, Peter Orszag Top DC's Singles List

Huffington Post via Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Washington D.C. may be home to many staffers, but it's also a hot spot for singles. Politico surveyed the pickings and came up with a list of the most...

Desiree Rogers Feted On Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List

Huffington Post via Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

White House Social Secretary--and HuffPost readers' pick for Washington's Best-Dressed Woman--Desiree Rogers entered Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment ...

The Seven Unsung Heroes of Washington Fashion

Karin Tanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Tanabe

Michelle Obama and her well-dressed entourage came to town and Washingtonians aren't likened to burlap-clad trolls anymore.

Desiree Rogers On Cover Of Michigan Avenue, Minus Fashion Credits

Huffington Post via WWD and Michigan Avenue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Desiree Rogers's new Michigan Avenue magazine cover features the White House Social Secretary looking cool in a cream-colored jacket, but some sartori...

Desiree Rogers Graces Cover Of Michigan Avenue Magazine

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House Social Secretary Desirée Rogers is on yet another magazine cover, this time of her hometown high-end glossy, Michigan Avenue. The magazi...

Jarrett: Chicago-Staffed White House Not The City's '51st Ward'

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In Washington, the relationships among the key players in government are subject to speculation and fascination over whether there is a "Chicago way" ...

Desiree Rogers Discusses The White House Social Calendar

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

NEW YORK — Stepping out in New York City to talk about culture, Desiree Rogers made one thing clear: This White House social secretary doesn't i...

Political Fashion Smackdown! (PHOTOS, POLL)

Karin Tanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Tanabe

It's finally here! The glamazons of government are going head-to-head in the ultimate political fashion smackdown. Sure these friends and frenemies ar...

Plane With Roland Burris, Desiree Rogers Makes Emergency Landing

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Senator Roland Burris and White House social secretary Desiree Rogers were on a United Airlines flight from Washington to Chicago Friday that had to m...

Desirée Rogers Plays Powerful Role In 'Brand Obama' (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In a lengthy feature article on Desirée Rogers, the Wall Street Journal Magazine writes that the White House Social Secretary has played a powe...

Assistant Social Secretary Reveals How White House Parties Work

Essence.com | Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

From invitation design and seating arrangements to celebrity scheduling and band booking, Associate Social Secretary Samantha Tubman helps with the de...