Mike McCurry

US first lady Michelle Obama (l), US President Barack Obama (back to camera) hugs his daughter, Malia, with daughter Sasha (r) looking on, Blue Room, White House, 57th Presidential Inauguration, Washington, DC. (AP Photo)

Obama image machine whirs as press access narrows

(AP) — The Obama image machine is serving up a stream of words, images and videos that invariably cast the president as commanding, compassionate and on the ball. You’ll have to look elsewhere for bloopers, bobbles or contrary points of view.

04/01/2013