The New Digs

AP’s Terry Hunt has the first report:

    WASHINGTON — The White House press corps took up residence Monday outside the iron-gated presidential compound for the first time in more than 100 years to make way for repairs on their well-worn quarters. …

    “Well, isn’t this cozy?” press secretary Tony Snow said at his inaugural briefing, with reporters practically sitting at his feet in the crammed, new briefing room. Snow and his deputy, Dana Perino, continue to work in the West Wing but walk across the street for briefings.