Archive for January 29th, 2014

29
Jan
14

Chat Away

@petesouza: POTUS today at Costco in Lanham, Md.

29
Jan
14

Americans Deserve A Secure Retirement

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President Barack Obama speaks after a tour of the U.S. Steel Irvin Plant in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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This is how you win the day

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President Barack Obama signs a memorandum instructing the U.S. Treasury Department to create a new retirement account system after touring the U.S. Steel Irvin Plant in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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President Barack Obama holds up a memorandum instructing the U.S. Treasury Department to create a new retirement account system

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29
Jan
14

Community – Standing with GoBrooklyn

The web is a weird place. It’s at the same time intimate and very distancing. You can have the most intimate conversation with someone, and then never see that person again. It’s not uncommon for web communities to all of a sudden lose long-standing members. Sometimes we find out what happened to them. But often they just vanish, without a trace, and you’re left wondering.

At The Obama Diary we have created a real community. We care for each other. When one of us hurts, we all feel the pain. I can’t describe how gratified I was by the concern and well-wishes expressed by all of you during my wife’s recovery from surgery, and her subsequent search for a new job. And when Dudette vanished for a few weeks, a few of us sprang into action and tracked her down, not to invade her privacy, but to make sure she was well. This is what humans do: we create communities, and those communities bind us together in bonds even stronger than those of family.

Today our own GoBrooklyn gave us some distressing news. It was, quite frankly, life altering for her.

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29
Jan
14

Raise The Wage

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President Barack Obama speaks about raising the minimum wage during a visit to a Costco store in Lanham, Maryland, the morning after his State of the Union

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Costco employees

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Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, left, and deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors walk through the aisles at a Costco store

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President Barack Obama outlines his newly unveiled plans to boost wages for some workers and help Americans save for retirement no action from Congress necessary

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