Before Obamas Even Take Power, Malia and Sasha Calling the Shots


Blair House, the traditional final residence of presidents-in-transition, is booked up until January 15. But the Obama family has moved into a fancy hotel in Washington anyway, earlier than most historical transitioning First Families. Why? Because Malia and Sasha have to go to Sidwell Friends, which resumes classes on Monday. And you thought it was impossible to get a hotel room in the District during January. [Caucus/NYT]