First family honors Dr. King with service
January 16th, 2012
12:43 PM ET

First family honors Dr. King with service

WASHINGTON (CNN) –In what has become a tradition on the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., three-fourths of the First family took part in a service project, this time sprucing up rooms at Browne Education Campus in Washington, D.C.

“Usually Sasha’s here,” President Obama said in brief remarks before rolling up his sleeves. “She couldn’t make it today.”

His handyman skills clearly pushed to the limit, President Obama joked about needing very specific instructions so that “I don’t mess anything up.”
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Morning Briefing: January 16
January 16th, 2012
09:05 AM ET

Morning Briefing: January 16

The 1600 Report's daily roundup of what the White House is reading this morning online and in the papers:

Huntsman’s out [CNN.com]

South Carolina now Romney’s to lose? [CNN.com]

Gingrich will release tax returns [CNN.com]

White House officials fanning out for MLK day [POLITICO]

Housing market showing signs of life? [USAToday]

White House causes stir for opposing anti-piracy bills [NYT]

POTUS' Day Ahead: First Family marks MLK Day
January 16th, 2012
08:28 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: First Family marks MLK Day

It's a quiet day at the White House as the first family observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On the schedule: the entire family will participate in a service event in Washington, DC later this morning. In the evening, the president and first lady will attend a reception at the Kennedy Center honoring Dr. King.

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