It was the biggest surprise for the White House press pool since President Obama left them behind without warning following a round of golf at Andrews Air Force Base. Reporters this morning were told to pack into the press vans for a 70 minute trip to a mystery destination. What was the big secret? Drum roll, please …

Even the president needs to shake things up now and then.

Maybe he’ll visit Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake while he’s in the area and see if the violence has settled down after this week’s shakeup at City Hall.

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Update:

Looks like the press pool is going to be hanging around the van for quite a bit longer.