President Obama greets Emmitt and Pat Smith and family, and Team 22 on the Rose Garden steps of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)
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President Obama during a statement on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and Iraq (Photo by Doug Mills)
(1) A little girl looks up at President Obama as he talks with wounded warriors and their families in the East Room during their tour of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)
(2) President Obama visits Stonehenge in Wiltshire in the United Kingdom, after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales
(3) President Obama greets children as he is welcomed by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves at Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia
(4) President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive on stage for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner
(5) President Obama hugs Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. who is resigning from his post (Photo by Doug Mills)
(6) Presidents Obama and Clinton backstage at the Clinton Global Initiative (Photo by Pete Souza)
(7) Before being introduced at a White House event to launch the “It’s On Us” initiative, aimed at ending sexual assaults on college campuses, President Obama listens through a door as Lilly Jay talks about being sexually assaulted (Photo by Pete Souza)
(8) President Obama meets with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in the Oval Office (Photo by Doug Mills)
(9) President Obama greets retired Army Command Sgt. Major Bennie Adkins and family in the Oval Office before awarding him the Medal of Honor (Photo by Pete Souza)
(10) President Obama picks up 13-month-old Larnell Maurice Perry Jr., grandson of Angelene C. Carter, who was killed in the September 11 attacks at the Pentagon
(1) A boy dressed as a college graduate looks up at President Obama as he greets costumed trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities by the South Portico of the White House
Elm Street Middle School, Nashua, New Hampshire (Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Sunday: The President leaves for Orlando, Florida.
Monday: Campaign events in Orlando, Youngstown, Ohio and Prince William County, Virginia. The President returns to Washington, DC in the evening.
Tuesday: Campaign events in Colorado Springs and Green Bay, Wisconsin. The President will then travel to Ohio where he will stay overnight.
Wednesday: Campaign events in Cincinnati and Akron. In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the North Portico of the White House.
Patch: An estimated 8,500 Obama supporters fleshed out the grassy knoll in front of Elm Street School Saturday for a stop by President Obama.
That number, provided by Nashua Fire Marshal Cynthia Bautista, could make this the largest political rally in New Hampshire history, beating Oprah/Obama in 2007, according to WMUR political analyst James Pindell.
Justin Kates, Nashua’s Director of Emergency Management said another 400 were turned away at the gate once the space was to capacity….
Madison.com: The massive crowd of supporters started arriving before dawn Thursday and waited in a line that stretched forever up and down UW-Madison’s hilly Observatory Drive, all waiting to see President Barack Obama’s afternoon rally and praying that skies, gray and threatening throughout the morning, wouldn’t drop rain.
…. UW police estimated the crowd at 30,000, and what looked like thousands more, all with tickets, were denied admission after officials declared the event at capacity early in the afternoon….
President Barack Obama sat down for a “Tonight Show” appearance with Jay Leno Tuesday, answering questions about everything from Moamar Ghadafi’s death to the war in Iraq, approval ratings and the current round of GOP debates.
In brief excerpts released by NBC some eight hours before the show was due to air, Obama appeared to draw the biggest laugh when, in response to a question about whether he was watching the Republican debates, he replied, “I’m going to wait until everybody’s voted off the island. Once they narrow it down to one or two, I’ll start paying attention.”
Obama received a standing ovation from the audience when he walked onstage for his fourth appearance on the Leno show, and his second as president.
with NBC producer Michelle Tasoff
Bryan Branly: After the show, I was lucky enough to be introduced to the President backstage. Jay told the President (referring to me), “That’s how you looked in college!” The President said, “Afros are hard work Jay.” I wish all you who follow these blogs could have been with me. It was a day to remember!