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24
Jul
15

Karibu, President Barack Obama!

U.S. President Barack Obama descends the steps of Air Force One on his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, July 24, 2015. Obama began his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) embraces his half-sister Auma Obama (L) and is greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 24, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama flew into Kenya late on Friday for his first presidential visit to his father's homeland, aiming to boost trade and security ties in east Africa. Obama's Air Force One plane landed in the evening in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, where he will co-host a conference on boosting entrepreneurs on the African continent before travelling on to Ethiopia.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, watches as President Barack Obama, center, hugs his half-sister, Auma Obama, after he arrived at Kenyatta International Airport, on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama embraces his sister Auma Obama and is greeted by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Today, they rode in The Beast. What a life!

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves after being greeted by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, on his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 24, 2015. Obama began his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Obama receives flowers from a young girl as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

U.S. President Barack Obama poses for a photograph with a girl who gave him flowers on his arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, July 24, 2015. Obama began his first visit to Kenya as U.S. president Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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President Barack Obama hugs Joan Wamaitha, 8, who presented him with flowers, as he arrives at Kenyatta International Airport, on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama is traveling on a two-nation African tour where he will become the the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama hugs Joan Wamaitha, 8, who presented him with flowers

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15
Jul
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House in response to the Iran Nuclear Deal. The landmark deal will limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. The agreement, which comes after almost two years of diplomacy, has also been praised by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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Someone had fun today :)

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President Barack Obama says goodbye to Vice President Joe Biden’s granddaughter Finnegan Biden before departing the White House. It’s so beautiful to see how close the Obamas and Bidens are

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at Durant High School in Durant, Okla., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on expanding economic opportunity for communities across the country during a visit to the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma July 15, 2015.  The Choctaw Nation is the country's third-largest Native American tribe. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama speaks on expanding economic opportunity for communities across the country during a visit to the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma. The Choctaw Nation is the country’s third-largest Native American tribe

Choctaw Nation member Kelsey Janway wipes tears from her eyes as U.S. President Barack Obama tells her story about her efforts trying to get an internet signal as he visits with the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma July 15, 2015. Obama was in Durant speaking about  expanding economic opportunity for communities across the country. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Choctaw Nation member Kelsey Janway wipes tears from her eyes as President Barack Obama tells her story about her efforts trying to get an internet signal as he visits with the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on expanding economic opportunity for communities across the country during a visit to a high school in the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma July 15, 2015.  The Choctaw Nation is the country's third-largest Native American tribe. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Spectators applaud as President Barack Obama speaks in the Choctaw Nation on economic opportunities for underprivileged communities across the nation, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Durant, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Spectators watch as President Barack Obama arrives to speak in the Choctaw Nation on economic opportunities for underprivileged communities across the nation, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Durant, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking in the Choctaw Nation on economic opportunities for underprivileged communities across the nation, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Durant, Okla. Obama unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A Choctaw girl waits to take a photo as U.S. President Barack Obama works a rope line after speaking on expanding economic opportunity for communities across the country during a visit with the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma, July 15, 2015. The Choctaw Nation is the country's third-largest Native American tribe. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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A young Choctaw girl listens and looks up at U.S. President Barack Obama as he shakes hands after speaking on expanding economic opportunity for communities across the country during a visit with the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma July 15, 2015.  The Choctaw Nation is the country's third-largest Native American tribe. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama greets members of the audience after speaking at Durant High School in Durant, Okla., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

13
May
15

ObamaCare: Providing Women The Healthcare They Deserve

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White House: What You Need To Know About The New Contraception Guidance

It is crucial that insurance companies provide all the benefits that women deserve under the Affordable Care Act, at no cost or inconvenience. So this week, the Obama administration took steps to eliminate any ambiguity around the reforms the ACA calls for. Here is what the Administration’s guidance makes clear: Most insurers must cover, without cost-sharing, at least one form of contraception in each of the 18 methods for women that the FDA has identified, including the ring, the patch, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and birth control pills. Additionally, the Administration is making a few other things clear to protect important preventive services:

Insurers must cover preventive screening, genetic counseling, and genetic testing for women who are more likely to have a certain type of gene that puts them at increased risk for breast cancer, if deemed appropriate by their providers. Issuers cannot limit preventive services based on an individual’s sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or recorded gender. This will help ensure that transgender people receive the care they need. If a plan covers dependent children, companies must provide recommended women’s preventive services for those dependent children.

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22
Apr
15

The President and First Lady’s Day

Touring the Everglades

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Pete Souza: It’s @billnye (The Science Guy) on Marine One talking science on Earth Day with the President, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

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President Obama shares a laugh with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell as they walk to Air Force One at Miami International Airport

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Anaya Brodie runs to give first lady Michelle Obama a hug during the White House’s annual “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” in the East Room

Michelle Obama hugs Anaya during the White House's annual "Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day" in Washington

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And: Haaaaaappy Birthday DiploMutt!

29
Mar
15

Welcome Home, President Obama

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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at St. Lucie International Airport, Fort Pierce, Florida, on a return trip to Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama talks to Scott Van Duzer on the tarmac of St. Lucie International Airport before boarding Air Force One in Fort Pierce, Florida

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Remember Scott? :)

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That sound you hear is Chips mom rightfully yelling: STOP RUNNING DOWN THE STEPS ;)

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President Barack Obama holds onto the hand rail as he nearly slips on the steps during his arrival on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

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Nice recovery, Mr. President. Chips mom thanks you. :)

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President Barack Obama waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House from Marine One, as he returns from Florida

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President Barack Obama greets Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff, D-Minnetonka, left, mother of White House aide Joe Paulsen

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31
Jan
15

Smile Into The Night

 

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Dec
14

Chat Away

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11
Nov
14

To Our Veterans, We Say Thank You

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White House: BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Since the birth of our Nation, American patriots have stepped forward to serve our country and defend our way of life. With honor and distinction, generations of servicemen and women have taken up arms to win our independence, preserve our Union, and secure our freedom. From the Minutemen to our Post-9/11 Generation, these heroes have put their lives on the line so that we might live in a world that is safer, freer, and more just, and we owe them a profound debt of gratitude. On Veterans Day, we salute the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who have rendered the highest service any American can offer, and we rededicate ourselves to fulfilling our commitment to all those who serve in our name.

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Today, we are reminded of our solemn obligation: to serve our veterans as well as they have served us. As we continue our responsible drawdown from the war in Afghanistan and more members of our military return to civilian life, we must support their transition and make sure they have access to the resources and benefits they have earned. My Administration is working to end the tragedy of homelessness among our veterans, and we are committed to providing them with quality health care, access to education, and the tools they need to find a rewarding career. As a Nation, we must ensure that every veteran has the chance to share in the opportunity he or she has helped to defend. Those who have served in our Armed Forces have the experience, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve success as members of our civilian workforce, and it is critical that we harness their talent.

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in the dignified transfer of U.S. Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

Across our country, veterans who fought to protect our democracy around the globe are strengthening it here at home. Once leaders in the Armed Forces, they are now pioneers of industry and pillars of their communities. Their character reflects our enduring American spirit, and in their example, we find inspiration and strength. This day, and every day, we pay tribute to America’s sons and daughters who have answered our country’s call. We recognize the sacrifice of those who have been part of the finest fighting force the world has ever known and the loved ones who stand beside them. We will never forget the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and all those who have not yet returned home. As a grateful Nation, let us show our appreciation by honoring all our veterans and working to ensure the promise of America is within the reach of all who have protected it.

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With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation’s veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2014, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

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My deepest appreciation to all of our TOD veterans (and the veterans in our individual families) … in advance of Veterans Day ~ at “the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month” ~ and always!

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A faded photograph
A comrade’s name and address
In the bottom of an old shoebox
Wondering if the uniform would still fit
And where the medals are.
Remembering how you missed
The home-cooked meals
And Sunday night dinner at Mother’s
And now you find yourself
Missing them again.
Remembering there was no escaping
Until your “hitch” was up
The sights and sounds
Your uncertainty you would prevail
Memories that burn in the night.
You are now a Veteran
A Veteran!
Duty has become honor
You kept your country free
You kept so many free.
And every time you see the flag
You see it through misted eyes
It hits you every time
It’s part of your story
Forever, a Veteran.

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13
Sep
14

Hug Wars

 

 Please think carefully before you vote, this is important. Thanks.

:roll: Some people just can’t handle democracy #ThePollsDon’tLie

11
Sep
14

Kids ♥ The Obamas

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First Lady Michelle Obama hugs a child during a Drink Up event on the South Lawn of the White House, July 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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President Barack Obama talks with a little girl at the Charcoal Pit restaurant in Wilmington, Del., July 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama holds the baby daughter of former staff members Darienne Page Rakestraw and London Rakestraw in the Ground Floor Corridor of the White House, July 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets a young girl after he delivered remarks on the economy at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colo., July 9, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama talks with a young girl as he and the First Lady greeted military personnel and their families during the Fourth of July celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama talks with three-year-old Holden Fossum and his sisters Ayla, 8, and Alexandria, 4, during a greet with wounded warriors and their families in the East Room of the White House, July 14, 2014. Holden, Ayla, and Alexandria are the children of Staff Sergeant Brendan Fossum and wife Dana of Woodbine, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets a young boy on the street in Denver, Colo., July 8, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets Make-A-Wish recipient Mariah Rivera, age 10, and her family in the Oval Office, July 29, 2014. Rivera brought the President a birthday card she made for him. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets Emmitt and Pat Smith and family, and Team 22 on the Rose Garden steps of the White House, July 29, 2104. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets the family of departing staff member Archana Snyder, Council of Economic Advisers, in the Outer Oval Office, July 3, 2014.

11
Sep
14

The Obama White House Through The Lens Of Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama holds the baby daughter of former staff members Darienne Page Rakestraw and London Rakestraw in the Ground Floor Corridor of the White House, July 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Braeden Mannering, the 2013 Kids’ State Dinner winner from Delaware, after he introduced her at the Kids’ State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, July 18, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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President Barack Obama greets audience members after he delivered remarks on the economy at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., July 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk with Ken Burns as part of an interview for a PBS documentary about Jackie Robinson, in the White House Library, July 3, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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President Barack Obama greets Airman First Class Karen Mae Manalo with other citizenship candidates in the Blue Room prior to a naturalization ceremony for active duty military, military dependents, reservists and veterans at the White House, July 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets a young girl after he delivered remarks on the economy at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colo., July 9, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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First Lady Michelle Obama discusses Millennium Development Goals with students during a visit to Global Kids, Inc. in New York, N.Y., July 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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President Barack Obama jokes with Mattina Falco, 19-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient from Worchester, Mass., as she sits at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, July 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez pose for a selfie before the 85th Annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention and Exposition in New York, N.Y., July 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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Vice President Joe Biden talks with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in the Oval Office, July 2, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets audience members after he delivers remarks on the economy at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, July 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets patrons at the Charcoal Pit restaurant in Wilmington, Del., July 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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First Lady Michelle Obama joins the cast of Disney’s “The Lion King” onstage after their performance at the Kids’ State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, July 18, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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President Barack Obama greets patrons at Canter’s Delicatessen in Los Angeles, Calif., July 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets HUD staff following remarks at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden share a laugh in the Oval Office July 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




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