A White (House) Christmas

Presidential Pooch Knocks Down Toddler at White House Holiday Event

Perhaps sequestration froze funding for the White House’s younger Portuguese water dog’s obedience lessons, because the pup knocked down a toddler at an event held at the first family’s home Wednesday.


First Lady Michelle Obama says hello to 6th graders from Fairfax, Viginia's Willow Springs Elementary School during a surprise visit to the Decatur House in Washington, DC, May 22, 2013. The Decatur House is a National Trust for Historic Preservation Site which received a $ 1 million grant from American Express to preserve the Slave Quarters structure and fund educational programming.     AFP PHOTO/JIM  WATSON        (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Lauds Effort to Preserve DC Slave House

Michelle Obama says stories of toil and sweat by slaves once housed at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history that must be preserved for future generations.