Posts Tagged ‘dances


The Day in Images

President Obama congratulates Alexis Marisa Werner with open arms during the US Naval Academy commencement ceremony in Annapolis


Text of the President’s remarks here


First Lady Michelle Obama visits Savoy School, one of eight schools selected last year for The Turnaround Arts Initiative at the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, May 24


Text of the First Lady’s remarks at Savoy Elementary School here


President Obama signs a bill in the Oval Office designating the Congressional Gold Medal to commemorate the four young girls killed during the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as (L-R) Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Dr Sharon Malone Holder, Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep Terri Sewell (D-AL), Thelma Pippen McNair, mother of Denise McNair, Lisa McNair, sister of Denise McNair, Dianne Braddock, sister of Carole Robertson, Rev Arthur Price, Jr, pastor 16th Street Baptist Church, and former U.S. Attorney Gordon Douglas Jones look on. The medal, the highest Congressional civilian honor, was given posthumously to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair who died September 15, 1963 when a bomb planted by white supremacists exploded exploded at the church



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Catching Up

President Barack Obama talks with Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger following a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, March 4 (Photo by Pete Souza)


Steve Benen shreds Bill Keller’s column here


John Boehner: ‘There’s no plan from Senate Democrats or the White House to replace the sequester’ …. Pants on fire


Ezra Klein: This is why Obama can’t make a deal with Republicans – File this under “Jonathan Chait is right”


President Obama speaks alongside Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during a Cabinet meeting in the White House on March 4


Senate poised to move first bill to curb gun violence since Newtown, will be named in honor of Hadiya Pendleton – see here


Only 6 Of Obama’s 35 Pending Judicial Nominees Are Straight White Men – ThinkProgress

(I love the fact that this could just as easily be a headline on a RWNJ site, in a ‘SHOCKER” kind of way)


GOP Congresswoman: I Opposed Domestic Violence Bill Because It Protected Too Many Groups – ThinkProgress



A few reasons to be optimistic about the U.S. economy – Ezra Klein


Look Who’s Feuding Now – A Map of Conservative Fingerpointing:

See more at The Atlantic


Watch the First Lady dance to Pitbull’s “Echa Pa’ Lla”:

The First Lady’s interview can be seen on Univision’s “Primer Impacto” on Wednesday, March 6


@ks44: Here’s a pic from the First Lady’s @letsmove Google+ Hangout in the Blue Room today

Thank you LovelyPlains!


Normal service resumed tomorrow. Hopefully :???:


Dancing Queen: First Lady Michelle Obama

Morning/Afternoon/Evening all!

Got tied up again today, interweb-less for hours, will try to catch up with newsie things in the morning.

Meantime, this is just some light relief from all the sequester madness ….which I’m struggling not to get violently violent about.

Get your dancing shoes on. You hear?


Evolution Of Mom Dancing – with Jimmy Fallon & Michelle Obama!

Tune in tonight!


Six years ago….. Barack Obama announces his candidacy

Springfield, Illinois, February 10, 2007 – Photo: Pete Souza


Text of the speech here



NYT: Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, standing before the Old State Capitol where Abraham Lincoln began his political career, announced his candidacy for the White House on Saturday by presenting himself as an agent of generational change who could transform a government hobbled by cynicism, petty corruption and “a smallness of our politics.”

…. It was the latest step in a journey rich with historic possibilities and symbolism. Thousands of people packed the town square to witness it, shivering in the single-digit frostiness until Mr. Obama appeared, trailed by his wife, Michelle, and two young daughters….

…. The formal entry to the race framed a challenge that would seem daunting to even the most talented politician: whether Mr. Obama, with all his strengths and limitations, can win in a field dominated by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who brings years of experience in presidential politics, a command of policy and political history, and an extraordinarily battle-tested network of fund-raisers and advisers.

…. “If a campaign is premised on personality, then no, I don’t think you can stay fresh for a year,” he said. “But if the campaign is built from the ground up and there is a sense of ownership among people who want to see significant change, then absolutely. It can build and grow.”

More here


Photo: Callie Shell

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