January 3rd, 2009
09:34 PM ET
14 years ago

Mrs. Obama, two daughters head to D.C.

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/31/art.obama31.gi.jpg caption="Malia and Sasha Obama, pictured here on a recent Hawaiian vacation with the President-elect, traveled to Washington Saturday with Mrs. Obama."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Future First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha have taken a big step in their own transition to the White House.

The Obama women left Chicago and traveled to Washington Saturday, according to a pool report from the president-elect's traveling press corps.

Malia and Sasha Obama are set to begin classes Monday at Sidwell Friends, a private school in the D.C. area. Their father will arrive in Washington on Sunday evening, according to the pool report.

The Obamas are staying at the historic Hay Adams hotel near the White House until January 15, when the official guest residence at the Blair House becomes available to them. They will move into the White House on January 20 after the inauguration.

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soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. proud democrat

    of course bush blocked the obamas from staying in the blair house.
    that is okay. no matter what! to all of you who are anti-black barack
    is still YOUR president no matter where he stays. who cares about
    drunken bush he is finally out! we finally have someone who won't
    take everything from us and make us believe it was our fault-like the republicans do. don't blame CNN because they want to report obamas every move-they are doing there job!!!!! maybe they should start reporting just how negative, greedy, and full of hate Americans
    really are.

    January 3, 2009 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  2. delise

    I wish I could come and throw bush and his cronies out on the street!

    January 3, 2009 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  3. No Hillary = No Obama

    Obama will be entering office with yet another Middle East crisis. Here's my suggestion: he should go to the Gaza Strip, have a Presidential seal fixed on a lectrun – legitimately and say: "Yes We Can" and then start talking about 'change". Do you think that will work?

    January 4, 2009 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  4. Lea

    The Blair House was supposedly booked until January 15. Any ideas on who would have it booked that wouldn't be bumped by the Obamas? I thought that this was kind of strange.

    January 4, 2009 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  5. pres elect into a hotel

    shameful for Bush to do this, send him home on a haywagon

    January 4, 2009 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  6. rich

    Is this what we can expect from CNN for the next 4 years? ....reporting on every move the Obama's make? If so, I am already turned off despite I love the Obama's.

    January 4, 2009 12:06 am at 12:06 am |
  7. Badboy

    We are replacing one scum bag family with another scumbag family.

    January 4, 2009 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  8. SDB

    Oh...get over them not being able to move into the Blair House...the government/taxpayers are probably paying for their suite at the Hay Adams Hotel as well...I am sure it will be only the best of everything for The One....

    January 4, 2009 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  9. haters get a grip

    Know Republicans voters have a hillbilly education level spilling your hate and vitriol in these blogs!!!!!! Knowledge and facts are dangerous to your ideology follow-do not check 'fact check' ignorance is bliss! And dangerous to your ideology! Too bad the world leaders are not into your despotic Republican mentality Evolution is a fact and the Republican party is now a dinosaur in its thinking and now headed toward extinction with its' exclusion of the diversity of America and the world now! Spill your vitriol on Obama in these blogs but the world leaders think otherwise and just rally more around Obama! Thanks for your stupidity Republicans and sense of reality in your delusional world!!!!!!!!!! Watch the change in world opinions once Obama takes office and are now saying it -not while Bush is in office -like the prisoners of Guantanamo, Europe will accept them once Bush is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 4, 2009 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  10. Jonesy

    Shame on all illiterate posters

    Why should the airwaves be blasted with the Israeli-Gaza issue. They should resolve their own mess without involving us in it.

    I for one am happy to hear what is going on in OUR COUNTRY.

    January 4, 2009 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  11. Rob Stumpf

    So, when are they coming to move Bush's trailer?<<<<

    When you make room for it in the vacant lot you're currently living in.

    The Obamas. zzzzzz. When are they moving out. That's the important question.

    January 4, 2009 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  12. Oklahoma Sooner

    Of course they can't stay at Blair House! Bush has to be stupid and wield his "power" as long as he possibly can. He can't stand the thought of not being in power. Thank God it's almost over!!

    January 4, 2009 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  13. Kathy

    big deal!! move on!!!

    January 4, 2009 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  14. lucy

    Exciting time for them!

    January 4, 2009 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  15. MirCat


    January 4, 2009 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  16. Priscilla California

    I do not believe that Blair House is not available. The Bush Administration do not want to accommodate the Obamas. They are moving to get the girls in school on time after Christimas Break. They are not trying to take over.

    January 4, 2009 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  17. anonymous

    Thank you, Jonesy.

    January 4, 2009 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  18. Priscilla California

    Peter Ramsey can you say " sore Loser?"

    January 4, 2009 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  19. Jane

    Why hasn't President Bush released the names of who will be staying in Blair house between now and January 15. Afraid the American people might be outraged to know who President Bush is giving more precedence than the NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS FAMILY?

    And CNN should be ashamed of its weak/biased reporting of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Why hasn't CNN mentioned the fact that Israel has anti-missile defenses (that the USA sold them and that they are choosing not to deploy). There is no excuse for this conflict.

    January 4, 2009 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  20. Proud American

    Peter Ramsey You bet Obama gets inpeached? I bet you were a crack baby. Idiot.

    January 4, 2009 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  21. george in alaska

    does anyone else think those sissy white scarves on top of the israelii army's helmets look absolutely silly? abraham would not be pleased.

    January 4, 2009 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  22. Proud American

    Change! = Yes change has come to America. Democrats are a party of intelligence and leadership (Obama) and one of inclusion. Sorry to say we will always have a few uneducated racist Idiot's with no other place to go. But thank god that today were headed in the right direction. God Bless America.

    January 4, 2009 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  23. Jonathan Buchanan

    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! We are getting closer and closer to the day when our First Family moves into The White House!!! What a GREAT DAY!!!

    January 4, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  24. Who was Mike Connell?

    Wait till the worms finally feel safe enough to come out and tell the truth this year.I see alot of tell all books coming out about the republican scumbags.

    January 4, 2009 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  25. Lisa, Austin,Texas

    It is a bit disappointing to see that ticker topics include topics concerning what one could characterize as trivial topics considering the fact that Israeli ground forces have crossed Gaza's border.

    Jonsey @ 1210...You are a bit misguided if you do not think the events in the middle east do not effect us here in the states. By the way, if you were being facetious, I apologize.

    January 4, 2009 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
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