(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.
It's about time! :D
STOP THE PRESSES! The guy who is going to be president is moving to Washington!
George W is so ungracious – which is typical of his terms of office. I don't care if people in his administration want to have going away parties at the Blair House, the Obamas should have first dibs on the house since it's for a good reason – for the girls' school situation. Our president elect deserves better.
Glad he didn't get Blair House BEFORE he was entitled to it.
Not surprising, I was always convinced that the Obamas made their daughters' best interests a priority. Hope they settle into their new school without a hitch.
My kind of President!
Like I said before the 1st snarky remark of a PUMA
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Finally!!! Hurry up and take office President Obama. Finally competent people will in the White House- Obama, Clinton, Richardson, etc. The world has been waiting for this day for 8 years!!!
We will miss the Obamas in Chicago and in Hyde Park. Was good and fun while they were here. On to bigger and better things! Much success in Washington DC to the Obama family, friends and staff.
It's a tough road ahead for Obama and America. Thank goodness we have him.
To No Hillary.. all I can do is LMAO over this iditioc comment.
God Bless American
God Bless our Brave Troops
God Bless Obama and his family!!!
Oh NoHillary=No Obama,
Can you please get over your bitterness and open your eyes. Your woman lost to her more capable opponent because of his grit, intellect, savvy, and just plain better political skills. Old workhorse Clinion was a solid and generrous pick for secretary of state, but nothing but a junior senator from NY and husband of a former president without Obama
WAY TO GO OBAMA.... TIME TO CLEAN THIS WHOLE MESS THAT BUSH CREATED.. THE AFRICAN PEOPLE ARE 100% BEHIND YOU !! GOOD LUCK.
Dear "No Hillary = No Obama" you are so sad. Hope you have a better new year – because you have sure been "spiteful" since the Nov 2 election results!
Hillary will work for Obama alright – and I am sure will do a good job – and he will decide the policies to set forth re Mid-East – 2 ongoing "wars" – economy woes – wall street woes – main street woes –
I dearly hope he and his family had as good a rest from "business as usual" although, because he is very engaged & concientious- this was a working vacation – as well as one of remembrance for his grandmother. I wish people who are so negative would just give the man a break – and be thankful such a dynamic person was willing to lay his life & privacy on the line and serve as President of the US – no easy task – just ask all the previous Presidents! – He could have just sat back and made oodles of money doing something else and thinking of no-one but himself – a much easier road I'm sure.
I do look forward to seeing Obama in the White House and soon!
Security on Obama??? No Security over OBama for the benefit of the rest of America.... Obama will be in Cold Storage.... Isolation! Good.
America needs to be protected... Guantnamo???? GOOOOOOOD!!!
There is nothing wrong with the girl's hairstyle, when they are at an event they are dolled up, no need for curls and elabrate hairstyles when on vacation at water parks.
Yes We Can!
Good. He is thinking of his children. Wonderful President elect Obama. Welcome to Washington. God bless you and your family And Happy New Year.
I am happy that the Obama`s have found a solution. I don`t know why Blair House isn`t available earlier, but I can`t see that W is using it for parties. It would have been nice if the current tenants had volunteered to move swap Blair house for the hotel the Obamas are going to use,.
Uh oh, there goes the neighborhood!!
thank God! americans are finally getting someone with brains in the white house.
Dear Mr. Obama Americans are willing to pay you 1 year salary to start 3 weeks early. Please help us, we NEED YOU NOW
God bless our new President, keep him and his family in your grace oh Lord. Amen.