Archive for April 25th, 2012

25
Apr
12

touching lives …..

President Obama (Rolling Stone):

“You generally don’t hear in the press about what goes right, but you do hear it from the people who were impacted by it. I tell you, not a day passes where somewhere, somehow, I don’t hear about something we’ve done that’s really touched somebody directly.

Somebody writes and says, “I’m 25 years old, and because of health care reform, I was able to stay on my parents’ plan and ended up getting a checkup, and it turned out that I had a tumor and it was caught early, and I just want you to know that treatment is going well, and I really think this health care bill saved my life.”

Or you’re in a rope line and somebody says, “I know you’ve been criticized because a lot of folks have had their homes foreclosed on, but your housing program actually helped me stay in my home, and it’s made all the difference in the world.”

There’s an incredible generosity and recognition from people that these are tough times. It reminds you of what an incredible privilege it is to occupy this office. You’re touching people on a day-to-day basis, and sometimes you don’t even know it.

My hair is grayer, and obviously you get dinged up and bruised in this job. But my confidence in the American people is stronger than it was when I came into office, and my determination to do right by them and make sure that every morning, I wake up trying to figure out, “How do I improve their prospects?” That determination burns brighter than it did back in 2008″.

Read the full interview here

Thanks BWD

President Barack Obama stops to view the moon and Venus before boarding Marine One in Boulder, Colo., April 24, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

25
Apr
12

#DontDoubleMyRate

25
Apr
12

Iowa

President Obama arrives to speak at the University of Iowa, April 25

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President Obama greets a little boy in the audience after speaking at the University of Iowa, April 25, 2012

Is this the same boy from 2010?

Barack Stroud, 4, with President Obama at the University of Iowa, March 25, 2010

And from 2007:

Barack Stroud dances before an event held by Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama at the US Cellular Center December 8, 2007 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

😎

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Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids

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President Obama listens to students in a roundtable discussion about the rising costs of student loans while at the University of Iowa

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University of Iowa student Blake Anderson greets President Barack Obama after introducing him to speak

25
Apr
12

heads up: president obama at the university of iowa (2:20 et)

Yet more evidence he’s lost the youth. Oh well.

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White House live

The Gazette

CBS live streaming

CNN live streaming

C-Span

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President Obama leaves Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado for Iowa

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25
Apr
12

rolling stone

You can read the Rolling Stone interview here

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Coming up:

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Will be back later, chat away 😉

25
Apr
12

rise and shine

In case the videos are taken down at YouTube, you can see them at the Jimmy Fallon site

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From yesterday:

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Yardarm, I hope you like this magnificently crafted homemade card?

(It is your birthday, right??)

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Morning everyone 😉




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