The Washington Times - January 17, 2009, 11:04AM

PHILADELPHIA - I’m at the first stop of President-elect Barack Obama’s Whistle Stop tour at the train station here. Jon Ward will be giving readers updates from on board throughout the day. In the meantime, today isMichelle Obama’s 45th birthday. The couple celebrated her day last year in Las Vegas, right before the Nevada caucus.



Here’s the day’s first pool report:


PEOTUS left the Sheraton Center City at 9:50 a.m., headed for Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station for a speech to supporters before he boards the train. According to local motorcycle police, it is 9 degrees here.

No word yet on whether there will be any birthday celebration for Michelle Obama on board the train. She is 45 years old today.


On another topic, please submit questions here for my debut chat on The Washington Times Web site. You can post questions now, and I will answer them Monday at noon.


 Christina Bellantoni, White House correspondent,
The Washington Times


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