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

Obama family to move to DC this weekend, say aides

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. virginia for obama

    No Hillary = No Obama – you need a couch or a support group.

    He won. . . get over it. "Poor thang," don't wast all the time you have left grieving over Hillary or hating Obama, you don't really know them and they surely don't know you. So please get on with your life. And if you have children,grandchildren, a husband or friends...give some of that attention to them. I'm sure they will love you for it.

    December 30, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. JEAN

    Good for him. Atleast he will start to learn about the streets and corner stores while he takes his kids to school........

    God bless this family. Real role model for this country!

    December 30, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |

    Godspeed to the Obama family!

    December 30, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  4. nat from sc

    Bradley Jenkins – You are a moronic bigot. This Country can do without people like you.

    December 30, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  5. MK

    Happy New Year to us! Oh happy day! Here's to 1/20/2009!

    December 30, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  6. MM

    happy new year to the Obamas and to everyone else. Now can't we all make a new year's resolution to speak positively and work together instead of the bickering?

    December 30, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. faceone

    May God's almighty blessings to President Barack Obama & America!

    December 30, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |

    Prayerfully, the shrub will stay in Crawford for a couple of weeks snoozing and Obama can get some work done.

    Someone needs to work on the economy.

    December 30, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  9. Rose from Ohio

    HAPPY NEW YEAR President-elect Obama and the First Family.
    Hope you got at least a moments rest.
    Of the many positions that you could have selected, I, for one you chose to be President!
    President-elect and Vice President-elect, we are awaiting your arrival along with the rest of your Administration.
    I have only one Savior, serve only One Master, and my prayers are as He has already written what is to be, that my prayer is that He blesses you and VP -elect Biden with the strength, patience, and morals to lead this great country of ours on a better path.
    Welcome to your new homes..President-elect and Vice President and your families.
    God bless us one and all, HIS mankind.

    December 30, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  10. Sue

    1. Interesting remarks about Obama-not a lapdog to special interests(Acorn, LaRaza, we'll see) or the super rich(can I say 9mil house in Hawaii, private schools)
    2. You should watch remarks about politicians children.
    3. I'd watch out for remarks about drugs and drinking(I'd hate to bring up someone's last 2 years of high school)
    4. You guys are like the plates and coins with Obamas face on them-commemorating his presidency-but wait, he's only been playing president in the media, he hasn't been one for real yet.
    5. I'm sure you want everyone to be nice to Obama and his family and you'll see how hateful you've been towards the Bush family.
    6. Thank you President Bush for all you've done to keep us safe.
    7. I wish Mr. Obama well.

    December 30, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  11. Joel

    Happy New year President elect Obama and all the family our prayers are with you .
    Obama 2009-2012

    December 30, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  12. Bibian

    Good luck to the Obama's may God protect you all. Such a lovely young family. Michelle Obama you are such a role model I really hope all goes well for you and your beautiful family. Hope your mother enjoys her life in the White house for the next 8yrs. I just love Mr Obama!

    December 30, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  13. Proud American

    "Bradley Jenkins" your a complete Idiot, who let you out of the basement and where is your helmet?

    December 30, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  14. mn

    I Wish Obama and his family best of health and peace in their new phase of life.
    Will the press take the lenses off of the Obama kids. If the press could hide Kennedy's affairs they should respect the kids privacy.

    December 30, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  15. Jean

    Thank God, We have someone with a few brains for once, Good luck to the Obama family

    December 30, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  16. Proud American

    "Pat" I believe it's safe to say you will never get Blair House. Idiot

    December 30, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  17. Justin

    How come Republican's are so stupid?

    December 30, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |



    Managed to skip the ramen noodles tonight and got two items from Wendy's Super Value Dollar Menu. Shuttee already, I deserved the treat.

    December 30, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  19. Farrell, Houston, Tx


    December 30, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  20. Virginia Republican

    To I seeu2-have you forgotten about the sorry ex-president who played around with interns while in the Oval office, literally, when he was supposed to be working hard for America? And the Bush teens were in college and Sarah Palin's daughter never got to the White House, so that doesn't fly. Keep it in perspective and hope that the nepotism already happening doesn't do too much damage over the next four years.

    December 30, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  21. Obama Girl

    No Hillary No Obama and Messiah Watch you both are so funny .Obama's supporters are getting a kick out of seeing your frustrations in your comments along with the other stupid Obama haters on this blog.Why don't you do something for yourself and go find a life because it really sounds like you need one..Obama have more important things than to read these silly comments and your certainly not hurting his supporters so just why do you keep posting these hate comments and who in their right mind cares?Oh you know the economy is really bad now or have you heard ?..Just asking I just thought a liitle detour of thought would keep you focused on what most americans are more worried about other then devisive comments about Obama

    December 30, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  22. clifford

    Proud American?!?: Don't worry you'll get your cost of living increase in your welfare check!!

    December 30, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  23. clifford

    Texas Teacher: I hope you don't have any children!! You are such an air head!!

    December 30, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  24. Proud of the U.S. again

    A time for celebration! What a beautiful first family!!! yayayaya!!!

    December 30, 2008 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  25. happy new year

    i hope the move will go smoothly, may your years as president of the U.S be blessed every day.

    December 30, 2008 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
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