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Legion Of Boom And Twelfth Man Come To The White House

@petesouza: President Obama holds a 12th man flag with the Super Bowl Champs Seattle Seahawks





President Barack Obama shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, accompanied by quarterback Russell Wilson, and wide receiver Doug Baldwin


ABC News: Obama Salutes Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks

President Barack Obama congratulated the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, saluting their victories on the field and their contributions to their community. Noting that some football analysts didn’t see Seattle as a top-tier team, Obama said he especially appreciated the team overcoming long odds.

“As a guy who was elected president named Barack Obama, I root for the underdog,” the president joked. The Seahawks clinched their first Super Bowl victory in the history of the franchise in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8.

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President Barack Obama talks with Seattle Seahawks Executive VP of Football Operations & Head Coach Pete Carroll



Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., takes a photo of President Barack Obama as Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash talks to him




Seattle Seahawks players take photographs of President Barack Obama



afternoon all

Yep, the White House covered up the visit of Johnny Depp (and Tim Burton) :roll:


President Barack Obama hosts a ceremony honoring the 2011 NBA basketball champions Dallas Mavericks at the White House, January 9

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, right

Dallas Mavericks captain Dirk Nowitzki



evening all


Steve Benen: ….. “It’s safe to say Speaker John Boehner does not agree with President Obama’s suggestion on Tuesday that Americans are better off now than they were when he took office. “Are you kidding me?!” Boehner said loudly in response to a reporter’s question on the comment.”

…. Obviously, national conditions aren’t close to where they need to be. …. Maybe, if guys like Boehner would start passing jobs bills and stop holding the economy back on purpose, the public would start to feel like the country is on the right track again.

But for those who take reality seriously, there’s no real question as to whether the country is better off now than in January 2009:

Then the nation was hemorrhaging jobs; now it’s gaining jobs.

Then the economy was shrinking; now the economy is growing.

Then the American automotive industry was on the verge of collapse; now it’s starting to thrive.

Then taxpayers were sending money to Wall Street; now taxpayers are being paid back.

Then Osama bin Laden was targeting Americans and our allies; now he’s dead and al Qaeda’s leadership has been decimated.

Then U.S. troops were headed into the Middle East in greater numbers; now they’re headed home with their heads held high.

Republicans, including John Boehner, drove the United States into a pretty deep ditch during the Bush/Cheney era, and conditions are still pretty ugly. That doesn’t change the simple fact that the nation is much stronger now than the day the president was inaugurated ….

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The GOP’s racial confusion:

The Week

AP: A third former employee considered filing a workplace complaint against Herman Cain over what she deemed aggressive and unwanted behavior when she and Cain, now a Republican presidential candidate, worked together during the late 1990s, the woman told The Associated Press on Wednesday. She said the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment.

The woman said he made sexually suggestive remarks or gestures about the same time that two co-workers had settled separate harassment complaints against Cain, who was then the head of the National Restaurant Association.

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Washington Post: Car buyers were out in force in October, snapping up trucks and SUVs and taking advantage of deals on Japanese cars.

U.S. car and truck sales were expected to top 1 million in October, a surprising number for a month when sales are usually slow. When adjusted for seasonal factors, that would be the best pace since the Cash for Clunkers program in August 2009.

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Mediaite: In a Quinnipiac poll taken Oct. 25-31, embattled GOP juggernaut Herman Cain continued to show amazing staying power …. (but) The real news from this poll, taken before most of the fallout from Politico‘s alleged sexual harassment expose, might be that some rays of sunshine are finally hitting President Obama.

….. President Obama gained six points on his approval rating … and is now beating all Republican challengers by margins of 5-16 points. The President has seen steady progress in the polls since rolling out his American Jobs Act in September, taking it on the road, and taking the fight to the Republicans who oppose it.

Elsewhere in the poll, Democrats opened up a lead on the generic House ballot, beating Republicans 42-36, after tying them at 39 in October.

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Also, the President is up to 45% approval with Gallup today – that’s a rise of seven points in two weeks ;-)


Wait – Suskind said the Obama administration didn’t like women much:



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AP: Michelle Obama has presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 community-based, after-school programs, including for at-risk kids.

The programs use dance, theater, writing, music, history and other art mediums to inspire teen moms and other young people and help them reach their potential. The first lady said at a White House ceremony Wednesday that the programs show that the arts are a lifeline – not a luxury – for many of these kids.

Most of the participants graduate from high school or earn a GED and go on to college.

The 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards are presented on behalf of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with three national cultural agencies.





President Obama leaves Andrews Air Force Base en route to France



President Obama greets the audience in the Rose Garden during an event to honor the Texas A&M, the 2011 NCAA Women’s Championship basketball team


mercury rising

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….with members of the Phoenix Mercury, the 2009 WNBA champions, at the State Dining Room of the White House July 19, 2010


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President Barack Obama hosts the Women’s Professional Soccer Champions Sky Blue FC, Thursday, July 1, 2010, in the East Room of the White House


the real deal

President Obama with MLS champions Real Salt Lake at the White House on June 4, 2010

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grand young duke

President Obama with the NCAA Basketball Champions Duke Blue Devils in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 27, 2010


crimson glory

President Barack Obama with BCS champions Crimson Tide in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 8, 2010


new jersey

President Barack Obama with Kobe Bryant during a ceremony honoring the 2009 NBA basketball champions Los Angeles Lakers in the East Room at the White House in Washington, January 25, 2010.

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