Obamaland: Next Gen Power Couple

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and his arts advocate wife are the ultimate Washington couple.

Rachel Goslins and JuliusGenachowski at home with their children Lilah and Aaron. (Photo By Tony Powell)

Rachel Goslins and JuliusGenachowski at home with their children Lilah and Aaron. (Photo By )

There’s an accomplished, dynamic, and well-connected husband-and-wife in every administration – a couple you need to know to play the Washington game. In the Age of Obama, that would be Julius Genachowski and Rachel Goslins. Interviewed in their light and airy Cleveland Park bungalow, they don’t shy away from discussing their flurry of social invitations due to their new titles. “We could be out every night in uncomfortable shoes,” Goslins says with a wry smile.

They fit a new “FOB” – Friends of Barack – category. fit a new “FOB” – Friends of Barack – category. Genachowski and President Obama were classmates at Harvard Law School and worked together on the Harvard Law Review. As Genachowski explains, “I witnessed his first campaign in 1990 when he ran for president of the law review and won.” And, he adds, “Even then I knew he would do great things.” They also attended each other’s weddings (Genachowski’s first, that ended in divorce) and the future president’s, to .

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