Obama, Barack

May 13, 2017

Table for Three: Sheryl Sandberg and Elizabeth Alexander on Love, Loss and What Comes Next

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES WASHINGTON — “When I meet a woman wearing a ring on a chain around her neck, I know immediately: member […]
April 8, 2017

At Cafe Milano, Politicians Are Served Dinner and Peace of Mind

WASHINGTON — As the sun was setting one recent evening, two black Chevrolet Suburbans pulled up next to Cafe Milano, the Georgetown restaurant where some of […]
November 12, 2016

Breaking Up With Twitter

Twitter, the well-known but less-well-used social network of 140-character quips about the news, is polarizing. You’re either an addict, or you don’t get it. And if […]
July 21, 2016

You Can Take Jon Favreau Out of Washington …

LOS ANGELES — Stretched out on his living-room couch here, Jon Favreau watched Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday night with little […]
July 15, 2016

Vows: For Obama’s Speechwriting Team, the Message Finally Got Through

Vows By SARAH WILDMAN When Kristen Bartoloni came on board as a researcher on the White House communications team in 2011, there was one rule she […]
May 11, 2016

Unbuttoned: Trump vs. the Disappearing Tie

May 11, 2016 Unbuttoned By VANESSA FRIEDMAN Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is a political outlier not only when it comes to immigration policy, […]
May 11, 2016

Chewing the Fat With Obama and Bryan Cranston: Notes From the Oval Office

By SUSAN LEHMAN May 10, 2016 Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Philip […]
May 6, 2016

Table for Three: Barack Obama and Bryan Cranston on the Roles of a Lifetime

May 6, 2016 Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES “Nice place!” the actor Bryan Cranston said to President Obama as he glanced around at the White […]
March 25, 2016

First Person: When Obama Came to Town

First Person By FLORENCE RIVKIN March 25, 2016 Havana — On Monday, the first full day of President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, the professor of my class […]