— From NBC's Athena Jones
The excitement never ends in the White House briefing room.
A day after President Obama visited the press corps, creating a mob scene in the narrow hallways and small booths where reporters, photographers and television producers spend their days, the motor in one of the doors to the briefing room malfunctioned and began to smoke Friday.
The door got stuck when Obama aide Bill Burton tried to enter the room and another reporter was leaving.
The smell of burning metal filled the room and cameras and photographers battled for position to capture technicians as they opened the box covering the motor.
Note, there were no flames, but talk about trial by fire.