Archive for February 3rd, 2011

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Feb
11

unity

‘Christians protecting Muslims while they pray during protests in Egypt’

This photo (and the caption) is popping up all over the internet, breathtaking.

03
Feb
11

a day to remember

Tyson Lamb, 9, of Philipsburg, waves at Air Force One as it departs from University Park Airport on Feb 3. Photo by Andy Colwell.

03
Feb
11

why is this intelligent man wearing a mark halperin mask?

What? It is Mark Halperin?! Jeepers, is his love-in with Palin over?!

You can see the President’s National Prayer Breakfast address in this thread

03
Feb
11

“maybe something good can come from this”

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Feb. 3

03
Feb
11

back to base

President Barack Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Feb. 3

“Walks”?! As Barb noted in the previous post, the step-running thing is still happening – our pleas have fallen on deaf ears!! I hope my mother doesn’t spot this photo 😕  😆

President Barack Obama waves upon returning at the White House on February 3 from Pennsylvania

03
Feb
11

ah, welcome to penn state

Photo by L Reidar Jensen (from here)

People wait in line to see President Obama, Feb. 3, at Penn State in State College, Pa

Penn State: President Barack Obama touted the importance of Penn State’s research efforts in moving the nation toward a clean energy future in a talk delivered Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Recreation Building on the University Park campus.

The president unveiled the Better Buildings Initiative, a plan to improve energy efficiency of commercial building space in the U.S. by 20 percent over the next nine years. Integral to that vision, he said, will be efforts such as those taking place at the Energy Innovation Hub for Energy Efficient Buildings at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a federally funded research initiative led by Penn State.

“Right here at Penn State, a university whose motto is ‘Making Life Better,’ you’ve answered the call,” Obama told the crowd of about 3,000 students, faculty, staff and invited guests. “You’re preparing to lead the way on a hub that will make America home to the most energy-efficient buildings in the world.”

More here

03
Feb
11

caption it?

President Barack Obama looks at lint from a vacuum as he tours a lab on the Penn State University campus in State College, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 3, with James Freihaut associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, right, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

03
Feb
11

a flying visit

President Barack Obama is greeted upon his arrival at University Park Airport, in State College, Pa., Feb. 3

03
Feb
11

‘lord, give me patience as I watch malia go to her first dance’

03
Feb
11

green shoots

CNN: The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits eased more than expected last week, setting the stage for the government’s closely-watched jobs report due Friday.

There were 415,000 initial jobless claims filed in the week ended Jan. 29, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was down 42,000 from the week before, and better than the 425,000 claims economists surveyed by Briefing.com had expected.

…Continuing claims — which include people filing for the second week of benefits or more — fell to 3,925,000 in the week ended Jan. 22, a decline of 84,000 from the week before.

…”You have to take this labor indicator along with other broad indicators we have like ADP and the payroll numbers coming out tomorrow — which, taken as a complete basket, all point to improving labor market conditions,” said Robert Dye, a senior economist at PNC Financial Services.

“I think we’re on an improving trend here and in the next couple of weeks we’re likely to see even more improvement, indicating that labor conditions are starting to turn the corner and that we should see more hiring in 2011,” he said.

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