White House

  • 13 Jan 2012

    Quelle horreur! Mitt Romney parle francais!

    Horreur of horreurs, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks a smattering of French, just like that other lanky Massachussets millionaire, John Kerry.

  • 17 Sep 2010

    Channel 4 News Washington correspondent Sarah Smith blogs that the only question that matters in American politics is, “Where would Sarah Palin sit on the plane to Iowa?”

  • 21 Jul 2010

    McKinnon: White House felt ‘bounced’

    The White House is feeling a bit “bounced” by the suggestion that Gary McKinnon, accused of hacking into the Pentagon computers, might be allowed to serve his sentence in a British jail, reports Gary Gibbon

  • 4 Jun 2009

    Obama's line in the sand

    You had to pinch yourself to remember that he IS an American president, I mean a president of the United States of America. The world view Obama laid out in Cairo today was something it is almost impossible to imagine any other US leader ever attempting. I urge you to read it or watch it…

  • 20 Apr 2009

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – It’s an old cliché that you can’t get a decent cup of tea in America. So imagine the excitement of tea drinkers like me when we learned that there were to be a whole series of tea parties held all over the country this week.  But not a single cuppa was…

  • 24 Mar 2009

    Meetings with remarkable men (cont.)

    Sauntering past the west wing of the White House this morning, having passed the Photoshop store on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue, I ran into Barack Obama in a rather smart, roundish office.

  • 20 Mar 2009

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – The Obama administration is starting to get a bit of a reputation for incompetence. Not what we expected after such a seamless election campaign, but now they have got into power these guys keep making silly mistakes. The latest revelation about their bungling is particularly hilarious. When Gordon Brown visited the…

  • 12 Mar 2009

    The president and the cameraman

    My two good friends Dai Baker and Chris Shlemon, cameraman and editor respectively in our Washington bureau, are sitting down for lunch with Barack Obama. They have both won prestigious White House photography awards, and they get to sit next to the president as part of the award.

  • 23 Feb 2009

    Gongs agogo for ITN at the White House

    I am going to eat my hat. My good friend and colleague Dai Baker, our cameraman editor in Washington, has just scooped a White House News Photographers Award. It’s the fourth time he’s done it in five years. But this year he also won the editing award for a fabulous little piece we did on…