Archive for September 9th, 2011

09
Sep
11

night everyone

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Saturday – 12:10 (Eastern time): The President and First Lady participate in a service project in the Washington area.

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 Sept. 8 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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NYT: President Obama’s speech to Congress on Thursday night was among the most watched of his recent speeches to the nation, topped only by his address the night that he reported Osama Bin Laden had been killed.

Almost 31.5 million viewers watched Mr. Obama’s address on jobs, which was carried on multiple networks on broadcast and cable…..

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Cannon Falls, Minn. Aug. 15 (Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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Reggie? PRESS THE BUTTON!

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Chatfield, Minn., Aug. 15 (Photo by Pete Souza)

09
Sep
11

oh rachel……..

So, Rachel Maddow says the President has achieved nothing legislatively?

Well, someone disagrees with you, Rachel….

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By the way, in the video above she, rightly, describes the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act as “historic” …. “a bill that had languished in Congress for years, the start of much more legislative achievement to come”.

But this is what her Firebagger buddy and former hard right Republican Cenk Uygur had to say about it:

More here

How progressive of him!

I’d guess if it was a (current) Republican, rather than a firebagger fraud like Uygur, who sneeringly described legislation aimed at guaranteeing equal play for women as “minor”, Rachel would have called him out on it….

Oh well.

09
Sep
11

30 fired up seconds in richmond

09
Sep
11

‘tomorrow’

09
Sep
11

the speech …. in photos

President Obama watches a monitor in House Speaker John Boehner’s Ceremonial Office at the U.S. Capitol before addressing a Joint Session of Congress on jobs and the economy, Sept. 8

White House photos by Pete Souza, Lawrence Jackson and Chuck Kennedy

09
Sep
11

more souza/appleton genius

President Obama holds a baby as he arrives for lunch at the Old Market Deli in Cannon Falls, Minn., during a three-day bus tour in the Midwest, Aug. 15 (Pete Souza)

President Obama greets children from the Valleyland Kids summer program outside a school in Chatfield, Minn., Aug. 15. (Pete Souza)

President Obama greets people outside the Old Market Deli in Cannon Falls, Minn. Aug. 15 (Samantha Appleton)

President Obama waves to people along a road in Harmony, Minn., Aug. 15 (Pete Souza)

President Obama greets people at Nancy’s restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., Aug. 21 (Pete Souza)

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09
Sep
11

pass the bill

09
Sep
11

richmond

President Obama at the University of Richmond, September 9

09
Sep
11

game, set and match

First Lady Michelle Obama takes part in a Let’s Move tennis clinic with John McEnroe at the US Open

….with James Blake

….. with Serena Williams

Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA Jon Vegosen, MaliVai Washington, Billie Jean King, James Blake, First Lady Michelle Obama, Serena Williams and Katrina Adams participate in the Let’s Move!

….. at day 12 of the US Open

…. with Billie Jean King

…. with daughter Sasha watching the match between John Isner and Andy Murray

09
Sep
11

rain or shine

President Obama is escorted up the steps of Air Force One by Staff Sergeant Brian Barnett as he departs for Richmond to speak on proposals to grow the economy and create jobs as part of the American Jobs Act

President Obama is greeted by Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones on his arrival at Richmond International Airport

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Hiya everyone, I have to go out for a few hours but I’ll catch up later and update the site – have a perfect day 😉




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