President Barack Obama speaks at the screening of the film ‘Cesar Chavez’, in the Old Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The movie biopic is directed by Diego Luna about the Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez
President Barack Obama hugs Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Deputy Director of Public Engagement (Cesar Chavez’s granddaughter), as he arrives at a screening of the film “Cesar Chavez”
Actors Diego Luna and Rosario Dawson speak after President Barack Obama made remarks at a screening of the film “Cesar Chavez” at the White House
Actress America Ferrera attends a screening of the film “Cesar Chavez” in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.
President Barack Obama is introduced by Shelly Ortiz from Phoenix, Ariz., at the first ever White House Student Film Festival. The event showcased the power of technology learning and the Obama’s administration commitment to bringing classrooms into the 21st century.
President Barack Obama speaks about Ukraine in the James Brady Press Briefing Room. The statement comes as his administration is expressing growing concern over Russian intentions in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a blunt warning Friday to Moscow against military moves in the country’s southern Crimea region that could further inflame tensions.
You signed up to watch the premiere of the new documentary The Road We’ve Traveled, which will take you inside President Obama’s first term.
Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, click this link to our YouTube page to start watching.
The President made some tough calls to bring our country back from the brink — and this film, directed by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim, captures it perfectly.
Over the next few months, we’ve got to make sure as many people as possible see this film — because when they do, they’ll come away knowing just how much is riding on the outcome this November. This film is going to be a great way to get them involved now.
So click here tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time to get your first look.
Right after the film, senior strategist David Axelrod will be answering questions. You can submit yours on Twitter using this hashtag: #RoadTraveled.
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CBS: George Clooney plays a presidential candidate in the political drama “The Ides of March,” but he’s not looking to be one in real life. Clooney told reporters at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday that he has “no interest” in heading to the White House.
“As for running for president, look, there’s a guy in office right now who is smarter than almost anyone you know, who’s nicer and who has more compassion than almost anyone you know. And he’s having an almost impossible time governing. Why would anybody volunteer for that job?”
I posted this video a few months back, so in case any of you who missed it would like to see it … here it is again.
As you might possibly have guessed (!) from the number of times I post his stuff here, there are few political writers I admire more than Steve Benen (Washington Monthly). What I love most about him is that, unlike most self-described ‘progressives’, when he disagrees with President Obama on an issue there’s no hysteria or personal abuse, he just calmly, rationally and factually argues his point – and there are few people more persuasive than him.
This is a short film from 2008 about his work as a blogger, entitled ‘Digital Pamphleteer’. It includes footage of Mario Cuomo’s wonderful ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ speech.
There was a time I would have been more than happy to have babies with Michael Moore, I loved the fella. Then I read ‘Stupid White Men’ and my jaw fell to earth when I reached the chapter on Ireland – he was so embarrassingly clueless about the political situation in the country he had, for me, all the credibility of Fox ‘News’.
Then I learnt that he isn’t just clueless at times, he can also be a spectacular hypocrite.
Remember his impassioned support for union rights in Wisconsin and his criticism of President Obama for not being more vocal at the time?
ABC: Michael Moore used some non-union crew members when union workers were available in the production of his latest film “Capitalism: A Love Story,” a documentary that argues the capitalist system allows for greedy corporations to exploit working-class people.
…In a statement issued to ABCNews.com, Moore’s agent, Ari Emanuel, said the filmmaker wished the union included more documentary crew people – but he did not deny that IATSE members were snubbed in favor of non-union employees.
…An internal AFT memo, obtained by ABCNews.com, added that the non-union workers hired for the film did not receive health insurance.
The organized labor source said Moore and IATSE were in talks about Moore’s decision, but did not know why Moore had used union labor for some jobs and non-union employees for other jobs for which he could have employed union workers.
And now, on the issue of Libya, Moore is calling the President a hypocrite. Well, in fairness to Mike, he’s an expert on hypocrisy.
Hasan Faruq Ali, an American boy who played a young President Barack Obama in the Indonesian film “Obama Anak Menteng”, poses with the novel “Obama from Asisi” during a book launch in Obama’s former elementary school in Jakarta June 10, 2010
Indonesian writer Damien Dematra said he was inspired to write the novel after reading stories collected from teachers, friends and neighbours recounting the time when Obama lived in Indonesia between 1967-1970. Asisi is a Catholic school in Jakarta where Obama studied from 1968 – 1970