December 30th, 2008
07:03 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama family to move to DC this weekend, say aides

The Obamas are moving early in part so daughters Malia and Sasha, above, can start school on time.
The Obamas are moving early in part so daughters Malia and Sasha, above, can start school on time.

(CNN) - The Obama family is planning to move to Washington this weekend, say two transition officials. “They will stay at a Washington hotel through the 15th and then they will move into the Blair House,” said the first official.

President-elect Barack Obama and wife Michelle are coming to DC early in part to be there for the beginning of school for daughters Malia and Sasha, but will not specify which day that will be.

The officials also note that the President-elect will be in Washington to “continue work on an economic recovery plan.” Democratic officials have previously said they’re expecting the Obama team to get the economic recovery plan to the Hill the first week of January.

soundoff (141 Responses)
  1. clifford

    Obama's for throwing more money at education, does anyone know why he isn't sending his kids to a public school then?

    December 30, 2008 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm |
  2. gp

    I don't know about you other Obama supporters, but do you get the sense the Republicans are running on empty. I mean, for one, they pop on to every blog to make stupid comments about Obama, even when it involves his children.

    So far, every comment that they have made on every blog makes no sense or they use terms that were used 40 years ago. Welfare check, entitlement, blah, blah. You are running on empty Repubs and your thoughts are comments are USELESS. Get over it, it is a new day and it is time for fresh intelligent thinkers to run this country. YOU LOST and if you keep it up YOU WILL LOOSE AGAIN IN 2012.

    December 30, 2008 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  3. clifford

    elvera: Isn't the hate that you speak of the same hate that you spewed at President Bush??

    December 30, 2008 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  4. Chris

    Best wishes to the family as they go forward, and I agree with proud american...move the bushes out and let the Obamas move in, he has a lot to clean up and he certainly should not be having to move 3 times in three weeks in the midst of everything else that he has to do. I am so proud of the time that I spent on the phones and walking through town handing out fliers–it did and WILL make a difference to our future.

    December 30, 2008 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  5. Gerda Edwards

    "The officials also note that the President-elect will be in Washington to “continue work on an economic recovery plan.”"

    !!!!!!!!!

    What?!!? I thought there was only one President??? How can he work and this, and even talk about it, but be completely silent about the events in Gaza????

    December 30, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  6. Bob

    how come Obama was the ONLY african american in the senate, but african americans make up 15% of the us population?

    December 30, 2008 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  7. taxpayer

    LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE HOW OBAMA HANDLES THE CURRENT CRISIS IN ISRAEL, REMEMBER HE IS A MUSLUM

    December 30, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  8. clifford

    OK. Republican brothers and sisters our time has arrived!! Keep hammering away at Barack Obama! Make sure he gets blamed for everything from the economy to the busitis in your aunt Gretchens left shoulder just like they blamed President Bush and the Republican's for everything! Fight for our core values and fight for OUR country!! Don't give in and don't give up!! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Let these air headed Liberal's know the truth!! Make those mid term 2010 elections a landslide that they won't forget!!

    December 30, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  9. clifford

    OK. Republican brothers and sisters our time has arrived!! Keep hammering away at Barack Obama! Make sure he gets blamed for everything from the economy to the busitis in your aunt Gretchens left shoulder just like they blamed President Bush and the Republican's for everything! Fight for our core values and fight for OUR country!! Don't give in and don't give up!! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! Let these air headed Liberal's know the truth!! Make those mid term 2010 elections a landslide that they won't forget!!

    December 30, 2008 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  10. Wondering Minstral

    Who cares where the Obama family stays until they move into the White House? As long as the Bush family moves out, I couldn't really care less...

    December 31, 2008 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  11. Last Honest man

    I despise Democrats. I especially despise the simple minded, mean spirited people who responded to this post. I wish you all a non prosperous New Year. You have elected the right guy to make my wish come true.

    December 31, 2008 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  12. MD

    God's speed. They can't get there soon enough for me.

    December 31, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  13. Mike O'Brien

    Move.., the sooner the better.. Actually.., would you help President George W. Bush move back to Texas.., the sooner the better. Do you have a 'shoe' to throw ? Mike in Montana

    December 31, 2008 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
  14. G in BR

    To TCM:

    How many people do you know that ran for president with "actual" presidential experience? You make sense only to yourselves and probably your kool-aid drinking family. You are truly a clown. Why not spend some time getting an education instead of letting the world view your wealth of ignorance!!!!

    December 31, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  15. Ajaye

    There are still quite a few Obama haters out there. You all might as well stop your whining and complaining. This man has been elected as our next President and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Your voting against him, didn't stop him and neither will your gripes and complaints.

    We are very fortunate that this time around, we have someone with a "brain that actually functions". He has picked an outstanding staff and cabinet officials. He and Vice-President Elect Biden have offered this country something we have not had for a very long time and that is "real hope".

    My suggestion to all you haters is that you go and have a colon cleansing, because you are full of Toxins!!!

    December 31, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  16. Amber

    To dmjakers:
    Excellent points my friend!
    I think these first four years will definitely put more salt in his hair.
    I'm reminded of the Shel Silverstein cartoon of a man standing in front of an enormous steering wheel attached to the world when I think about the challenges this President must face.

    Good luck, my friend, Mr. President.

    December 31, 2008 03:03 am at 3:03 am |
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