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13
Jan
16

Omaha

A woman hugs the President after his speech at the University of Nebraska Omaha today

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The Lines

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The Welcome

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The Roar

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The Standing O

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The Speech

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“I didn’t really get it” :-)

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Visiting the Martin family in Omaha

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President Obama takes part in a living room discussion in the home of Lisa Martin and Jeff Martin and their son Cooper in Omaha, Nebraska. Lisa, as a new mother, had written a letter to the President about her concerns for the future in which her son would grow up.

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Leaving Nebraska

20
Nov
15

The President’s Day In Kuala Lumpur

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the doorway of Air Force One upon arriving at Subang Airbase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama in in Malaysia where he joins leaders from Southeast Asia to discuss trade and economic issues, and terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

President Barack Obama waves from the doorway of Air Force One upon arriving at Subang Airbase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks as he meets with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama is in Malaysia where he will join leaders from Southeast Asia to discuss trade and economic issues, and terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama speaks as he meets with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. President Obama is in Malaysia where he will join leaders from Southeast Asia to discuss trade and economic issues, and terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) during a town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

President Barack Obama smiles as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) during a town hall meeting at Taylor’s University

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) during a town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. President Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

President Barack Obama laughs as he was called "old" as he was asked a question, by the man center in purple, during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

People raise their hand in hopes of asking President Barack Obama a question as he speaks at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama points to someone in the audience to ask him a question during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama listens as he was called "old" as he was asked a question, by the man center in purple, during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in a town hall meeting with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) attendees at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama smiles while holding a cup during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he takes questions from the floor at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

U.S. President Barack Obama takes a question as he participates in a town hall meeting with Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) attendees at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 20, 2015, before attending the ASEAN summit meeting. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama shakes hands with audience members after speaking at the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with audience members as he finishes the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he finishes the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Obama urged young people in predominantly Muslim Malaysia on Friday to reject the “terrible vision” that drove the Paris attacks, offering an alternative vision in which traditional cultures coexist with a diverse modern world. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

15
Sep
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama tosses up a basketball given to him by coach Geno Auriemma while honoring the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion University of Connecticut Huskies during a ceremony in the White House. President Obama honored the Huskies for winning their third consecutive title with 10 overall

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with King Felipe VI of Spain during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are visiting Washington

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President Barack Obama and Spain's King Felipe VI speak together following a bilateral meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Letizia

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FLOTUS: Earlier today the First Lady hosted Queen Letizia of Spain for tea at the @WhiteHouse.

President Barack Obama and Spain's King Felipe VI smile at members of the media following a bilateral meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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@CasaReal: La Primera Dama de EEUU @MichelleObama, con la Reina Letizia. Viaje Oficial a EEUU

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@CasaReal: End of the meeting at the @Whitehouse: The King and Queen of Spain, US president and M. Obama

12
May
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama participates a discussion on poverty at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Georgetown hosted the Catholic Evangelical Leadership Summit on fighting poverty in America

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President Barack Obama participates in a discussion on poverty with (L-R) moderator E.J. Dionne, Jr., Robert Putman Professor at Harvard University, and Arthur Brooks President of the American Enterprise Institute

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07
Apr
15

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Those Who Give Their All For The Country

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Cindi Leive: Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kerry Washington: The Important Cause Bringing Three Powerhouse Women Together

First Lady Michelle Obama and actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kerry Washington are sitting in the Blue Room at the White House. This trio of female forces, who know one another through their work on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, aren’t here just to catch up on life. They’re here today to spread a crucial message: This Memorial Day, America’s servicewomen, veterans, and military wives—courageous women—need our help. Over a decade ago, during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, our servicemen and -women were constantly in the public eye, in newspapers, music videos, car commercials. Today, most of the more than 2.5 million men and women who deployed are home safe—but they deserve just as much attention as when they were braving IEDs and insurgents.

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During this reentry period, advocates point out, many veterans face hardships (from homelessness and unemployment to post-traumatic stress disorder and the effects of sexual trauma), and we can’t underestimate the support they need. MO: One thing I want to clarify—that every service member, veteran, wants us to remember—is that the vast majority of people returning from service come back completely healthy…. But when we do come across someone who is struggling…we have to develop a culture of open arms and acceptance so that they feel comfortable saying, “I’m a veteran. And by the way, I need little help.” Think about the amount of training the average veteran has received through the military—physical training, project management training, public relations work. Think of an average tour of duty in a foreign land, the money we put into developing that, and then they’re discharged, and what, we let that investment go? Absolutely not. These are some of the best-trained people in our society.

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First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the unveiling of the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp, at the Warner Theater in Washington. From left are, Eleanor Traylor, English Professor at Howard University; poet Nikki Giovanni; Mrs. Obama; Postmaster General Megan Brennan; Oprah Winfrey, and artist Ross Rossin

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09
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Clay Bennett editorial cartoon

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The GOP truly is the party of the dumb

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09
Mar
15

How Hate Can Lead To Destruction

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They were chanting about hanging Black students from trees. They were chanting about lynching Black students. This is 2015 and they were proud to sing about lynching Black people. They will cheer when their Black student athletes are busting their guts to win trophy after trophy for the school. But off the field? They’ll joyfully hang them from trees. People ask why racism hasn’t died? Here is your answer. Their great-great-grandparents, their great grandparents, their parents, all passed it down to them and they are simply carrying on tradition. Some people refuse to acknowledge that institutional racism exists. Here is institutional racism for you. These people are going to be the cops, lawyers, judges, bankers, university officials, teachers, realtors, city council members, etc., who make sure they harass Black residents like it was seen in Ferguson, who make sure they profit from the school to prison pipeline that destroys Black lives.

Who make sure that they provide bad loans to Black families as was revealed post 2007/2008 financial crisis. Who make sure that when showing Black families new homes, they show them way less than they show white families; even though their credit is stellar. This is not just about the University of Oklahoma. This just happened to be recorded and went viral this time. These are the racists who will interact with our Black children in all walks of life. This is the rot that is festering under the foundation of this country. It’s not just one isolated incident. We’ve made progress no doubt, and we will continue to make more. But for Black people, this is scary. This is hate. If they hadn’t been caught, what further dangerous steps would they have taken? This is how hate can lead to destruction. All because you don’t like the color of someone’s skin.

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Thank you again, Mr. Yardarm for this. Relevant yesterday, today, and tomorrow

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08
Dec
14

The President’s Day

President Barack Obama fist-bumps middle-school student Adrianna Mitchell while participating in an “Hour of Code” event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House. The event is in honor of Computer Science Education Week

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President Obama is seen on a television screen as he guest hosts during a taping of Comedy Central’s ‘The Colbert Report’ in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University

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President Obama meets with Prince William in the Oval Office

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28
Nov
14

The First Family Receives The White House Christmas Tree

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First Lady Michelle Obama follows her daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama, as they arrive to welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House

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First Lady Michelle Obama watches as daughter Malia Obama, adjusts the collar for her sister Sasha Obama, as they walk out to welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House. This year’s White House Christmas Tree, which will be on display in the Blue Room, is an 18.5-foot Douglas Fir grown by Chris Botek, a second generation Christmas Tree Farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Penn. Dogs Bo Obama, left, and Sunny Obama also participated

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What we missed

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Marian Robinson (FLOTUS’s mother), First Lady Michelle Obama, Kathleen Biden (Hunter Biden’s wife), Maisy Biden, Sasha Obama, and a friend attend a women’s college basketball game between the Princeton Tigers and the American University Eagles at Bender Arena on November 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. The First Lady’s niece, Leslie Robinson, was playing for Princeton.

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15
Nov
14

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Obama, Obama, Obama!

World Leaders Gather For G20 Summit In Brisbane

President Barack Obama holds a koala before the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane

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Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott and President Barack Obama each hold a koala before the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane

14
Nov
14

Welcome To Brisbane, President Obama!

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President Barack Obama smiles broadly as he takes the stage to speak at the University of Queensland in Brisbane University

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01
Nov
14

President Obama Speaks At A Rally In Michigan

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7:0 EDT (approx!): President Obama speaks at a rally at Wayne State University, Michigan for Gary Peters and Mark Schauer

02
Oct
14

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

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President Obama addresses the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards Gala at the Washington Convention Center

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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14
Jun
14

Chat Away

@UCIrvine: Zot! Zot! Zot! President Barack Obama reppin’ UC Irvine! Thank you, @BarackObama!

14
Jun
14

President Obama at UC Irvine

11:30 PDT: President Obama delivers remarks

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