Dec. 1, 2009 “He and the Vice President were headed for the short walk from the White House to the Eisenhower Executive Office building to brief Congressional leaders on his new Afghanistan strategy that he would publicly unveil at West Point that night. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had just pulled up in her motorcade and the Vice President congratulated her that her daughter, Chelsea, had just gotten engaged.”

Dec. 1, 2009
“He and the Vice President were headed for the short walk from the White House to the Eisenhower Executive Office building to brief Congressional leaders on his new Afghanistan strategy that he would publicly unveil at West Point that night. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had just pulled up in her motorcade and the Vice President congratulated her that her daughter, Chelsea, had just gotten engaged.”

A replica of the White House, made of gingerbread and white chocolate, is displayed in the State Dining Room of the White House, Dec. 1, 2009.

A replica of the White House, made of gingerbread and white chocolate,  is displayed in the State Dining Room of the White House, Dec. 1, 2009.

Cranberry garland decorates a fireplace mantle in the Red Room of the White House, Dec. 1, 2009.

Cranberry garland decorates a fireplace mantle in the Red Room of the White House, Dec. 1, 2009.