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A Tweet Or Two

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Aug
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US – Africa Leaders Summit

@dougmillsnyt: Running late… [President] Obama jogs on stage for his press conference at the US-Africa Summit.

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Read more on the Summit here

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference following the Africa Leaders Summit

“Sit down, Benghazi Boy.”

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President Barack Obama and more than 50 African officials wave as they gather for a family photo for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the U.S. State Department

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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@dougmillsnyt: President Obama jokes with President Boni Yayi of Benin during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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President Barack Obama, with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, left, and Mozambique’s President Armando Emilio Guebuza, participates in the US African Leaders Summit

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Laura Bush and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in a Spousal Symposium at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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Text of the First Lady’s remarks here

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Session One on “Investing in Africa’s Future,” at the U.S. Department of State (More here)

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President Barack Obama greets Mozambique’s President Armando Guebuza

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President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Ambassador Susan Rice, the President’s National Security Advisor, during a lunch he hosted for over 50 African leaders and their delegations at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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06
Aug
14

A Tweet or Two: Your White House Press Corps

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06
Aug
14

The President Holds a Press Conference (Soon-ish)

Delayed – 6:0 EDT ish: The President holds a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit press conference, U.S. State Department

Also at White House Live and C-Span

06
Aug
14

The President Holds a Press Conference

Delayed – 5:40 EDT ish: The President holds a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit press conference, U.S. State Department

Also at White House Live and C-Span

06
Aug
14

The President at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

2:30 EDT:  The President participates in Session Three of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Governing the Next Generation

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Later:

5:0: The President holds a press conference, U.S. State Department

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Aug
14

Annals in “Missing the Point”

This tweet has gnawed at me for a couple of days.

Let me start by saying this. As a son of legal immigrants, I of course have lived a life far different than that lived by Ms. Andiola. I’m a citizen, I’ve gone to the best schools without fear, I’ve walked the streets without fear, I’ve been able to leave the US and return without fear. In other words, I’ve been able to live without a fear that I would suddenly be uprooted and expelled from the only home I’ve known. I know I have lived a very blessed life.

I wish the same freedom from fear for Ms. Andiola. And in confronting Rep. Steve King, she certainly shows that she’s taking her fate into her own hands. I commend her for that.

But. Ms. Andiola betrays a tic of certain sectors. That last part of her tweet—”Will Obama stand up 2 King too”—is not only gratuitous and discourteous, but lacking in all appreciation of the realities of what Pres. Obama is doing.

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