In Act of Reverence, Respect, Obama Signs Scholar’s Tie

At the 2009 Arizona State University Spring Commencement ceremony, Barack Obama met with high-school senior Yobani Mejia-Lopez, one of the first recipients of the Obama Scholarship. The President was photographed signing Yobani’s neck tie:

This act serves as an inspiring message to high school students across the country – your achievements in school will be recognized [...]

As Health Care Heats Up, Obama Loosens Tie

If you can’t take the heat, you should get out of the kitchen, or at least loosen your tie.
President Obama has certainly seen the heat turn up as the health care debate takes the national stage, and the pressure is getting to him. At a series of public appearances across the country in August, President [...]

Grading Obama’s First 100 Days

As a group, journalists display marked ambivalence about the practice of grading President Obama on his first 100 days in office. Some emphasize how critical the 100 days are for setting the tone, and seem to suggest that a small misstep could destroy the credibility of the executive branch. At the same time, [...]

Obama Inaugural Neck Tie Resurfaces

On Friday, Barack Obama wore his cherished inaugural neck tie for the first time since taking the Oath of Office in front of the nation on January 20. The President has shown a consistent tie-reuse pattern over the first two months of his term, and Neck of State is surprised that it took so long [...]

Obama Third Time’s the Charm Tie

White House Photo / Pete Souza
This week President Obama introduced two new potential members of his administration: Secretary of Commerce Nominee Gary Locke, and the proposed 2010 Federal Budget.
Obama chose a new neck tie for introducing Locke on Wednesday, one with alternating dark and light silver stripes. Since he is worried that public confidence might [...]