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Pete Souza The Great: 2014 In Photos


January 28, 2014


“At the annual State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, Chuck Kennedy captured this poignant moment between the First Lady and U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg. Cory first met the President in 2009 at a D-Day ceremony in Normandy. Four months later, Cory was badly injured in Afghanistan and in a coma for three months. In early 2010, shortly after Cory came out of his coma, the President happened to be visiting patients at Walter Reed Hospital. As he walked into one of the patient’s rooms, hanging on the wall was a photo I had taken of the President and Cory in Normandy. The President then realized that he had met this badly injured Army Ranger at Normandy. Two years later, we were visiting Arizona, where Cory had gone home to further recuperate. The President asked if Cory would be able to greet him backstage. Amazingly, Cory was able to salute the President and walk across the room aided by a walker to shake hands with the President.” (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)



February 4, 2014

“Members of Congress vie for the President’s attention following a meeting with the House Democratic Caucus in the East Room of the White House.”  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




March 1, 2014

“The President talks with some of his national security advisors before a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine. I’m sure there will be people quick to comment about his wearing casual clothes and having his feet on his coffee table. Let’s keep perspective in mind: it was a Saturday, and a President is the President whether he’s wearing a suit on a weekday or casual clothes on a weekend. And a President, any President, isn’t disrespecting the office if he puts his feet on a table or a desk; he’s just being relaxed.” (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



March 18, 2014

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Rise and Shine

Milwaukee, Nov 3



8:0: President Obama departs the White House

9:30: Arrives Concord, New Hampshire

** 10:25: Delivers remarks at Capitol Square, Concord **

11:50: Departs Manchester, New Hampshire

2:50: Arrives Hollywood, Florida

** 3:40: Delivers remarks at McArthur High School, Hollywood **

5:0: Departs Hollywood

7:10: Arrives Cincinnati, Ohio

** 7:55: Delivers remarks at 5th/3rd Arena, Cincinnati **

9:10: Departs Cincinnati


9:50: Arrives Aurora, Colorado

** 10:25: Delivers remarks at Community College of Aurora at Lowry **

11:30: Departs Aurora



NYT: This year, voting is more than just the core responsibility of citizenship; it is an act of defiance against malicious political forces determined to reduce access to democracy. Millions of ballots on Tuesday – along with those already turned in – will be cast despite the best efforts of Republican officials around the country to prevent them from playing a role in the 2012 election.

Even now, many Republicans are assembling teams to intimidate voters at polling places, to demand photo ID where none is required, and to cast doubt on voting machines or counting systems whose results do not go their way. The good news is that the assault on voting will not affect the election nearly as much as some had hoped. Courts have either rejected or postponed many of the worst laws. Predictions that up to five million people might be disenfranchised turned out to be unfounded.

But a great deal of damage has already been done….

Public outcry, with support from the courts, may eventually remove these threats to democracy. For now, those who contribute to a heavy turnout on Tuesday will send a message that Americans reject any underhanded effort to place political gain above a franchise for which people have given their lives.

Full editorial here


Heading to New Hampshire, Nov 4


I hate linking to Huffington Post, but it’s worth it for the ‘Open Letter to President Obama’ that accompanies this amazing photo – see here (Thank you DesertFlower)


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Heads Up: President Obama in Mentor, Ohio

11:50 ET: President Obama at Mentor High School, Ohio


Coverage has started at CNN


Later today:

3:0 CDT: President Obama delivers remarks at The Delta Center, Milwaukee

5:25 CDT: Delivers remarks at Washington Park, Dubuque

10:40 ET: Delivers remarks at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow (with Bill Clinton)



full attention

Students listen to First Lady Michelle Obama during a mentoring luncheon at the Detroit Institute of Art in Detroit, Mich. May 26, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)






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