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President Obama Honors The Minnesota Lynx

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President Barack Obama holds up a team jersey as he hosts a ceremony honoring the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx in the East Room at the White House. Minnesota Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream last October to win their second WNBA title in three years.

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Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball player Maya Moore, right, pretends to take notes as President Barack Obama jokes that by now Moore has her own wing in the White House, standing next to teammate Seimone Augustus, during a ceremony honoring the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx

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Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball player Maya Moore reacts at right as President Barack Obama jokes that by now she has her own wing in the White House

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Josh Lederman: Obama Fetes Minnesota Lynx For Wnba Finals Win; Says Team Is A Good Example For His Daughters

President Barack Obama is praising the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx for setting a good example for his daughters and for girls across the country. Obama is honoring the team’s victory in the WNBA Finals in a White House ceremony. He says when young women play sports, they do better in school. Obama says the Lynx had something to prove when they started the season. He says, quote, “You succeeded.”

Obama commends the team for helping students with reading and raising money for breast cancer research. Obama says he can’t remember how many times star player Maya Moore has been to the White House following victories. He’s joking that she has her own White House wing.

More here

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64 Responses to “President Obama Honors The Minnesota Lynx”


  1. June 12, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Always with a smile

  2. June 12, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    • June 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      • 6 hopefruit2
        June 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm

        Actually I don’t think her cancellation of the State visit was not because of NSA revelations – it was because of some other unrelated upheaval going in Brazil at the time. The NSA stuff was misinformation spread by the US media because they wanted to “stick it” to our President as usual, kinda the same approach they used with Putin in Russia.

  3. June 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    At the Juncture of Health and Climate: AMA Endorses President Obama’s Climate Action Plan
    Spandan Chakrabarti June 12, 2014

    While the media has been too busy on made-up controversies, America’s medical community has begun to quietly line up behind President Obama’s climate action plan announced earlier this month by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Yesterday, the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates gave its formal assent to the President’s plan to reduce carbon emissions from one of America’s worst polluters, power plants.

    The American Thoratic Society, the country’s leading organization of physicians dealing with pulmonary diseases, welcomed the action by the AMA, saying:

    Newswise — June 11, 2014 — The American Thoracic Society welcomes today’s action by the American Medical Association House of Delegates reaffirming their support for efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. The resolution adopted by the AMA House of Delegates further noted AMA’s intent to submit formal comments during the public comment period to “to underscore the need to keep the standards strong and protective of public health.”

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/6/12/ama-endorses-obama-climate-action-plan

  4. 13 Cindy
    June 12, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    HOT DANG!!! DR. ERIC DYSON IS TELLING IT LIKE IT IS.

    THANK YOU MSNBC; LET HIM PREACH THIS TRUTH TO THE MOUNTAIN TOPS!!!

    • 14 Vicki
      June 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      I’m watching Dr. Dyson too and I am blown away by what he’s doing.
      It is hard to believe that MSNBC is OK with this passion and truthtelling. Makes me worry about MED’s future on MSNBC.

      • 15 Cindy
        June 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

        Hey Vicki, Hope you’re having an AWESOME DAY!

        I was sitting with my mouth open.

        Shocked that they allowed him to run “bulldog” style on the repukes. He spoke from his heart and that’s what we need; the truth, and nothing but the truth.

        When he opened, he was explosive on the repukes. All I could say; HOT DANG! You can’t stop the brother now : )

        • 16 Vicki
          June 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm

          Hi Cindy. Yes, shocking is the right word here. It is so rare to hear the truth. I hpoe MED gets lots more airtime.

    • 17 Lovepolitics2008
      June 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Oh I can’t wait to see that … They post it on their website, don’t they?

  5. 19 GGail
    June 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks NW!

  6. 20 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/barbara-boxer-gop-cheerleaders-iraq-blame-america-first

    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, torched Republican “cheerleaders” who started the Iraq war and are now criticizing President Barack Obama over the escalating violent insurgency in the country.

    “Some of the biggest GOP cheerleaders for the disastrous war in Iraq are now joining the blame-America-first crowd rather than working with our Commander-in-Chief to confront this crisis,” Boxer said in a statement Thursday.

    She said the current crisis in Iraq “has its roots in an ill-conceived war,” arguing that while the U.S. should “go after” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Sunni jihadi organization taking over parts of the country, “any U.S. action must be well-considered and well-executed in coordination with our allies and the Iraqi government and military, which we helped train and arm.”

    • 21 anniebella
      June 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      So what does Diane Feinstein has to say? I am so glad Sen. Boxer told those Republicans the truth, even though Republicans don’t know what the truth means.

  7. 22 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Vetiera24 Is the Gold medalist.
    :cool:

  8. 23 Nena20409
    June 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Beautiful Post for the LynX.
    <3 it. Thanks.

  9. June 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    • 27 No Child Left Behind
      June 12, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Well said, Zizi. Both McLoss and his friend should enroll tomorrow at the next Air Force recruitment. Then I’ll agree to listen to their advice.

    • 29 anniebella
      June 12, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      Tell McCain and Graham to get their uniforms on and go over there and intervene in Iraq.

      • 30 anniebella
        June 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm

        Let them lead the way, since they want the U.S. back over there. Private John McCain and Private Lindsey Graham. Go to Iraq and fight yourself.

  10. 31 dotster3
    June 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm

  11. 34 kathleenp444
    June 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    This country has truly lost its mind…

    http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/06/living-world-fox-news-built

    Living In the World That Fox New Built

    “Andrew Sullivan made the mistake of spending the evening watching Fox News.

    Here’s the gist: the president is a lawless dictator, abetting America’s Islamist foes around the world, releasing Taliban prisoners to aid in his own jihad on America, fomenting a new caliphate in Iraq, and encouraging children to rush the Mexican border to up his vote-count, while effectively leaving those borders open to achieve his “fundamental transformation of America.””

    I

    • 35 MightyPamela
      June 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      Have Hope ~ the entire country does not watch Fox, many do not watch television, do not own televisions. So, perhaps the entire country is not crazy. Have Hope.

      • 36 Vicki
        June 12, 2014 at 6:47 pm

        Three million viewers of Fox.
        Sounds good until you realize that there are 330 Million Americans—at least.

    • 37 Linda
      June 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      The best ratings on Fox are just over 1 million and that is O’Reilly whose average viewer is 72 years old.

      • 38 Vicki
        June 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

        Linda, we have expressed the same facts but in different ways.
        Only a tiny portion of US subject themselves to Pox Noise

  12. 39 dotster3
    June 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Suburban Chgo girl wins the FLOTUS Healthy Lunch Challenge for Illinois with her Lincoln Inaugural Soup. Her recipe exceeds my ‘3 ingredients or less’ requirement, but looks doable.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/ct-food-0618-obama-healthy-challenge-20140617,0,2754705.story

    • 40 anniebella
      June 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Congratulation to the young girl.

      • 41 anniebella
        June 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

        Rev. Al were discussing how the Republicans are out to gut the healthy lunch program, and what is behind it. The gentleman who was up there said that alot of it is because it’s the Obamas, he said if Obama discover the cure for cancer, Republicans would be against it, claiming Obama is putting chemotherapy out of business.

    • 42 carolyn
      June 12, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      I’m always so impressed by what these young people do for this dinner! What a creative FLOTUS and staff to come up with this idea.

  13. June 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Our FLOTUS in her office!!

    • 47 Linda
      June 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      oh…look at those beautiful roses…..

      I planted 26 knockout roses this year and every one of them is doing great….All RED. !

  14. June 12, 2014 at 7:06 pm


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