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Souza The Magnificent

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Pete Souza: The White House colonnade moments ago at dusk.


130 Responses to “Souza The Magnificent”


  1. February 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks a gazillion, what an absolutely stunning photo – the light, the LIGHT!!!

  2. February 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Did I just never notice WH photographers between LBJ and PBO, or did they just suck?

  3. 33 sabreen60
    February 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Congrats Ms. Chips!

  4. 35 TrumpDog
    February 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Hey y’all

  5. 36 Nerdy Wonka
    February 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    If the White House had hashtagged this picture #SoWhiteOutside, I would have collapsed with laughter.

  6. 37 Allison
    February 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    • 38 Vicki
      February 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      As i said on the last thread the NBA All-Star weekend is coming up. It is a big fun celebration for basketball fans and POTUS interview will be a highlight.
      Sir Charles is a regular on TNT basketball.

      • February 13, 2014 at 9:35 pm

        I saw on one of the MSNBC shows that Shaq had an investment in the high rise in NJ in a city not experiencing much Sandy damage that funds were channeled to. He endorsed Christy. Could that be why?

  7. 40 hopefruit2
    February 13, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Heh…that House of Cards tweet from @BarackObama now has everyone all worked up about the series for tomorrow… :) :)

  8. 42 GGail
    February 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I want to play too!
    #sowhiteoutside, that I felt a snowflake here in SoCA

  9. 46 Nerdy Wonka
    February 13, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Soooooo, this happened

    And it resulted in Netflix and the actress on the show freaking out.

    p.s. She’s a Democrat. (Not that it’s a major issue, but it’s pretty sweeeeet.)

  10. 56 vcprezofan2
    February 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    A very ‘Good Evening’, Nerdy, Chips Chica, and all the little/big TODobots, and friends!

  11. 67 dotster3
    February 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    So cute

  12. February 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I know, I’m late to the game. Meetings, and saying goodbye to a dear colleague. And whackadoodles at reference.

  13. 70 99ts
    February 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    This is what Hayes is reporting on – if you want to avoid his annoying – but – he does seem to be talking slower?? The video from the meeting is interesting

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/amid-criticism-nj-quietly-fires-second-sandy-contractor/

  14. 71 Nena20409
    February 13, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    These CarolMae Photo Tweets are deliciously Beautiful. Just Lovely.
    The Little baby in the snow is as Cute as a button.

  15. 78 Allison
    February 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm

  16. February 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  17. February 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    In other words, political journalists turned their focus away from being the source of information to become analysts of the power game. Voters/citizens are objectified via the assumption that we are merely the field on which these games are played..

  18. February 13, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Hopefruit asked about the Dem retreat this morning:

    And Dakota asked about contributing to DCCC — this is such an important election year — this country so needs an infrastructure bank, and it needs to begin now, when interest rates are still low. Also, PrioritiesUSA is now a PUMA-in-waiting organization… bah on PUMAs.

    Heard an interesting report a couple of days ago on the radio @KNX1070 when a local elected official touted the benefits of an infrastructure bank to prepare the entire state of CA for drought (Los Angeles has over a year of water on tap, but other places, especially in northern California aren’t as prepared).

  19. February 13, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Excellent choices Mr. President :cool:

  20. 85 Dudette
    February 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    This came across my Twitter TL

    It led me to the tweet below. [I don't typically watch HLN, but this video is worth a look.]

    • 86 Nerdy Wonka
      February 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Love it when celebrities use their spotlight for great activism and issues of political, social, cultural, and economic importance.

      The Stand Your Ground law in Florida is insane. It feels like it’s open season for racist whites to come after Blacks, kill them, say they felt threatened and then get off free. When Black people attempt to use the defense that is supposedly equal, they get shafted.

      The man killed Jordan Davis, drove home, ordered food and chilled. SERIOUSLY?!?! That’s what you do after killing a human being? After killing a child?!

      Enough is enough. Black bodies count too.

      Jesse Williams is 100% correct: ‘It is not a black problem. It is a white problem. This is an American problem. It is a societal problem.’

      • 87 Dudette
        February 13, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        I couldn’t agree more NW. It burns me that some many states have these heinous laws. This is why every election is so important. These laws must go!

      • 88 nathkatun7
        February 14, 2014 at 4:14 am

        Well said Nerdt Wonk! And, Jesse Williams is absolutely spot-on!

    • February 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      I’m on pins and needles about this trial. The outcome is so important. I watched the trial and I do believe the prosecution made a very compelling case. Afraid to get my hopes up, though. Too many knots in my stomach.

      • 90 COS
        February 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

        I am feeling hopeful also Meta. Like the prosecuting attorney said, “There was no gun”.

      • 91 99ts
        February 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm

        I glad the jury didn’t come back in an hour – and hope that they are conflicted between 1st or 2nd degree – but … If they believe his story it would seem that it will become open season in Florida – it is truly important – kids don’t deserve to die because someone doesn’t like their music.

        • 92 jacquelineoboomer
          February 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

          Or the color of their skin.

          • 93 99ts
            February 13, 2014 at 9:51 pm

            My reason was a different way of saying what you said JoB – there is no doubt the two were completely intertwined in the mind of the defendant.

        • February 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm

          Well, they are deliberating on five charges, so there’s quite a lot of discussion and evidence to ponder to hammer all that our. But I think you may be right. They may be tussling over 1st and 2nd degree murder.

          His story is not only full of many, many glaring holes, his attitude and demeanor on the stand were appalling. Don’t know how the jury saw it but I was shocked by his smug and downright nasty attitude to the prosecution and his detachment when questioned about the details by the defense. Just revolting. UGH.

  21. 95 hopefruit2
    February 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    LOL! I know Andrew must’ve been super excited while he was typing this – but LOL @ “pubic.”

    • 96 99ts
      February 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      I saw that just so many times when I worked for what is called “the public service” – sometimes it had to be deliberate :)

  22. 97 hopefruit2
    February 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

  23. February 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Mr. Souza,

    You are a national treasure. I hope you publish many books about the Obama Presidency. I will buy all of them.

  24. February 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  25. 103 Dudette
    February 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    My new favorite commercial! Cracks me up every time! :-D

  26. 105 Nerdy Wonka
    February 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    The show is so excited to get the plug that they also retweeted the tweet.

  27. February 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I do know one thing, tomorrow’s West Wing Week will talk about Chips!

  28. 109 donna dem 4 obama
    February 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm

  29. 111 Nena20409
    February 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I have The Rachel Maddow Show playing behind me and Holy Smokes she is Methodically Zeroing on North Carolina…….Folks, this is Not the 1st time she has focused on NC. She has had their number for quite some time now, following their Art Pope influence, having public schools to basically segregate, Taxing the poor and giving the rich tax breaks, Voter suppression, Chemical spills, and now The Governor…….Go Rachel, Go, Go :!: Dr. Maddow went to NC last year and focused on a Student who was being denied his right to run for office as a College. The guy won

  30. 114 WilTal
    February 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Good evening everyone,

    My apology if this has already been posted. She’s such a phenomenal women. Chips has featured her several times on TOD.

    • 115 99ts
      February 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      I love the book idea – “More than a Widow” – how true is that – way too often – men are described by their occupation – women by their marital status.

  31. 116 jacquelineoboomer
    February 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Bobfr aka Mr. Discharge Petition Man – Did you see Rachel’s show where she said the House Dems are talking about filing the discharge petition next week on the $10.10 minimum wage … and did you see where she said Schumer’s talking about using the discharge petition to get immigration reform going in the Senate?

    Now, I know you don’t want any credit for this stuff, but I, for one (and I know there are many), thought of you and your push immediately when I heard it! Congrats!

  32. 118 Nerdy Wonka
    February 13, 2014 at 9:29 pm

  33. February 13, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    One last tweet. . .

  34. 121 Dudette
    February 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm

  35. 125 99ts
    February 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Why does ALL this information about Christie & his admin come to light AFTER the election? The tunnel and the money Christie kept!! And the Sandy money – Can the Feds step in and supervise the expenditure?

  36. 126 Nena20409
    February 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    G’Nite TODable TOD ;)

  37. 128 Nerdy Wonka
    February 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    The creator of the show.

  38. February 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm


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