On This Day: President Barack Obama listens during a technology strategy discussion in the Rose Garden of the White House, Oct. 8, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)
Today (all times Eastern)
11:0: The First Lady honors the 2015 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation’s highest honor for youth poets.
12:0: The Vice President delivers remarks at the Carnegie Endowment forum on jobs and infrastructure.
1:0: The First Lady attends the inaugural Veterans Initiative Summit at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC as part of the Joining Forces initiative.
8:0: The President delivers remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 38th Anniversary Awards Gala; Washington
Pete Souza: “The President jockeys for a rebound with Congressmen during a basketball game at the White House. I think opponents are always surprised at how tough and competitive he can be.” Oct. 8, 2009
Pete Souza: “A portrait of the President as he listened during a meeting with staff in the Rose Garden. The meeting was originally scheduled in the Oval Office but the President moved it outside because the weather was so pleasant.” Oct. 8, 2014
Who knew? Pete Souza is a Brandi Carlile devotee – and she played at his wedding!
He picked her as one of his top 5 favorite Instagrammers: “Brandi is a singer-songwriter from Seattle who happens to front one of the most underrated bands working today. (She and the band played a set at my wedding two years ago.) She posts a lot of great concert photos as well as behind-the-scene photos of her traveling crew.”