SPOTLIGHT: The Obama-Kalorama Connection
The Obamas appear to have found their post-White House digs. National Journal has learned that they plan to rent a home in the Kalorama neighborhood, just east of Massachusetts Avenue, where they’ll live while their younger daughter Sasha finishes her last two years at Sidwell Friends School.
The White House is staying mum on the matter, but the neighborhood is rich with possibilities. There’s a house for lease at 10 Kalorama Circle with fencing out front. Also apparently available is the onetime home of the Syrian ambassador at 2447 Kalorama Road, a field-stone home with security cameras still in place.
It’ll be easy to get in with the international jet set. The Obamas will be in walking distance of the ambassadorial residences of Britain, the European Union, France, Iceland, and Portugal. The area is already chock-a-block with security because of the nearby embassies of Turkey, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and Denmark, to name only a few.
The Obamas’ new neighborhood is only two miles from Sidwell and a mere half-mile downhill from Hillary Clinton’s current home on Whitehaven Street—in case they need to borrow a cup of sugar. And for the record, it’s only 2.2 miles from the house that Clinton is eyeing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
“When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? … What’s important is, what’s your satisfaction with the experience?”
—Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald clumsily discussing VA wait times at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters on Monday
“To me, that was having a private moment in public. … I had, like, an out-of-body experience at that point.”
—Larry Wilmore, discussing his use of the n-word at the White House Correspondents Dinner on The New Yorker Radio Hour podcast
ON DECK FOR MAY 24
10 a.m. Senate subcommittee markup of Defense Appropriations Act
10 a.m. House Transportation hearing on Washington Metro system
11 a.m. Launch of Congressional Voting Rights Caucus
2 p.m. House Foreign Affairs hearing on U.S.-Saudi counterterrorism cooperation
7 p.m. Book talk by Gov. John Hickenlooper at Politics & Prose