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04
Feb
16

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama gets up to hug Kitty Casey, an employee at the Washington Hilton, at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The annual event brings together U.S. and international leaders from different parties and religions for an hour devoted to faith. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama hugging Kitty Casey

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. The National Prayer Breakfast is in it’s 63rd year

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President Barack Obama strikes the Heisman pose with Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry

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President Barack Obama smiles while attending the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The annual event brings together U.S. and international leaders from different parties and religions for an hour devoted to faith. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama smile as they attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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President Barack Obama meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office. President Obama and President Santos are expected to make a bid for increased aid for Colombia and talk about “Plan Colombia,” a U.S. aid initiative started in 2000 to help combat Colombian drug cartels

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President Barack Obama holds a Golden State Warriors basketball jersey presented to him during an event with the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors

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President Barack Obama jokes while demonstrating “clowning” when talking about Stephen Curry

18
Jan
16

A Day Of Service With The President And First Lady

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama (R) participate in a Martin Luther King Day service project at Leckie Elementary School in Washington, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in a community service project at Leckie Elementary school in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy

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President Barack Obama, second from left, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, assemble a garden bed as they participate in a service project at Leckie Elementary School in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a Martin Luther King Day service project at Leckie Elementary School in Washington, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama left, hand out books as they participate in a service project at Leckie Elementary School in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama hands out books as he participate in a service project at Leckie Elementary School in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama, second from left, and first lady Michelle Obamam right, assemble a garden bed as they participate in a service project at Leckie Elementary School in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Pete Souza: The President reacts after getting beat in Rock Paper Scissors while participating in a service project at a local school on MLK day.

17
Jan
16

Tweets Of The Day

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Jan
16

Forever Flawless

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First Lady Michelle Obama waves as she attends President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waves as she stands between Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (L) and Vice President Biden's wife Dr. Jill Biden (R) as they attend U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses and looks up at first lady Michelle Obama before beginning his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama waves from her box in the gallery with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (L) on one side and a symbolic empty seat for victims of gun violence between her and Dr. Jill Biden (R) while attending U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016. Behind the first lady are (L-R) veteran and Dream Act immigrant Oscar Vazquez, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, Ryan Reyes, the partner of one of the victims of the San Bernardino shootings, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, community college student Jennifer Bragdon and Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone, who helped stop an attack on Paris bound train in August, and Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

03
Jan
16

The First Family: Home Sweet Home

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with first lady Michelle Obama (R) and their daughters Malia (L) and Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington January 3, 2016. The Obama family returned from Hawaii, the president's home state, after concluding a 15-day holiday vacation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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U.S. President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington January 3, 2016. The Obama family returned from Hawaii, the president's home state, after concluding a 15-day holiday vacation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he with first lady Michelle Obama (R) and their daughters Malia (L) and Sasha walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington January 3, 2016. The Obama family returned from Hawaii, the president's home state, after concluding a 15-day holiday vacation. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

President Barack Obama waves as he walks with his daughter Malia Obama across the South Lawn on return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, after their family vacation in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

25
Dec
15

Tracking Santa

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First Lady Michelle Obama: “I’m helping to track Santa tonight. He’s flying all over the world delivering presents to boys and girls. And I can see him on my radar screen in his sleigh, and he’s heading towards your house.” —The First Lady and NORAD are tracking Santa’s sleigh around the world

06
Dec
15

The President’s Day

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors reception in the East Room of the White House

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Filmmaker George Lucas, left, smiles as President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about him at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Washington. The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees are singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress Cicely Tyson. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama receive a standing ovation at the Kennedy Center Honors

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President Barack Obama addresses the country from the Oval Office. He spoke on the terrorism threat to the United States and the recent attack in San Bernardino, California

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Fabulous response from Ian. For context, click and view the embedded tweet

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03
Dec
15

The National Christmas Tree Lighting

The First Family at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington

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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his family watch the National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace ceremony on the Ellipse Washington December 3, 2015. From left are daughters Maila and Sasha, Marian Robinson and first lady Michelle Obama. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama waves next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during the National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama reads "'Twas the night before Christmas" to children during the National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama waves after lighting the National Christmas Tree during the Pageant of Peace ceremony on the Ellipse Washington December 3, 2015. Daughters Sasha (L) and Malia are at his side. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama, with daughter Sasha, and his mother-in-law Marian Robinson, walk to their seats during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama (R) and their daughter Malia push a button to light the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he with First lady Michelle Obama (R) and their daughters Sasha (L) and Malia host the National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Santa Claus as Muppet Miss Piggy watches as Obama hosts the National Christmas Tree Lighting and Pageant of Peace ceremony on the Ellipse Washington December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

16
Nov
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks to the media during his closing press conference on day two of the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit

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(L-R) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius talk during a round table meeting on day two of the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 16, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey

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First lady Michelle Obama greets Gloria Estefan in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama greets Gloria Estefan in the Diplomatic Room of the White House during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks about last Friday's attacks in Paris during the Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about last Friday’s attacks in Paris

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks during the Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Behind the first lady at left is composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and right is director Diane Paulus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama dances with actor Josh Segarra (L) and choreographer Sergio Trujillo (R) during a student workshop honoring the history of Broadway at the White House in Washington November 16, 2015. In the background in white is actress Ana Villafane. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First Lady Michelle Obama dances to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga” with actor Josh Segarra and choreographer Sergio Trujillo

First lady Michelle Obama dances to Gloria Estefan's "Conga" in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs. She is joined by Sergio Trujillo, Colombian dancer and choreographer, right, and Josh Segarra, left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

 

11
Nov
15

A Veteran

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He served

He hugged the grandmother,
and mom and dad,
tears in his eyes
that he couldn’t let them see.
Looked over his shoulder
to remember their faces
set in time.
This time in his life
he would only understand
was extraordinary,
looking back.

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Honor and bravery
and, yes, to be a man
were why he signed up early,
why he went off
why he missed a bit of his youth
and journeyed to a far-off
war-time destination
he had never
heard much about
when he was younger.

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The in-between years
are not forgot
They enter in dreams
and memories he sometimes wished
he didn’t have.
He knows he’s not alone
in the recollections
yet only a small amount of comfort
has come from that,
has ever come from that.

It is what it is,
his mantra.
It is what it is.

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But now in the prime
of his older years
he wears a ballcap with the
name of his service on it
and the name of his war.
He remembers the conflict
and when he
remembers the grandmother
remembers mom and dad
he feels the honor
he thinks he brought them.

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The sting of yesterday’s tears
in his crinkly eyes come from
the love of country
the esprit de corps ~
the brothers and comrades
he left behind or
still meets for coffee
on a Wednesday morning
in his hometown.

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And when he and his brothers
talk over coffee
about the “free lunch” for veterans
they’re serving at the
VFW, in a few hours,
he turns to them
(those who, like he,
paid ahead such a high price
for that “free lunch” years ago)
and says,
“We should support that
for the new vets
who might really need it.”

He is what he is.

A veteran.

A man.

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11
Nov
15

Early Bird Rise And Shine

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Today

9:0 EST: The President hosts a breakfast to honor veterans and their families on Veterans Day. The VP will also attend.

11:0 EST: Visits Arlington Cemetery to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and deliver remarks

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On This Day: Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, docked at North Island Naval Station in San Diego, Nov. 11, 2011




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