Protective pool report from Perry Bacon, Washington Post...
No major news. The Senator went to the Russell Senate building in the
morning to tape appearances with the three network orning shows. After 9
a.m., the pool headed to a large office building on 12th and
Pennsylvania . The candidate and David Axelrod went into a unmarked door
on the side of the building on E Street that read "Tenant Entrance
Much of the building houses Covington and Burling, the workplace of Eric
Holder, one of the members of Obama's vice-presidential search team,
although Obama aides would not say what the meeting was about or if he
was meeting with Holder. They spent more than two hours inside. Obama
walked out that same side door, holding his briefcase. When a reporter
shouted "who were you meeting with" he smiled and replied "I'm not
He then headed to the Senate for votes. As the motorcade stopped,
Axelrod and campaign manager David Plouffe stepped out of cars and
didn't head into the Senate with the candidate. They also declined to
answer questions about the meetings they had attended.