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23
Aug
15

Welcome Home, First Family!

President Barack Obama waves while golfing Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president spent most of his two-week summer vacation on the golf course, at the beach, and dining out with his family. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama waves while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard

President Barack Obama places his ball on the green before putting while golfing Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama stands on the green near the the flag stick while golfing Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama walks on a green while golfing Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president spent most of his two-week summer vacation on the golf course, at the beach, and dining out with his family. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after landing on Marine One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

President Barack Obama greets well wishers after landing on Marine One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., en route to Washington

First lady Michelle Obama greets supporters on the tarmac of the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, before boarding Air Force One en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

First Lady Michelle Obama greets supporters on the tarmac of the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to greet supporters as they exit Marine One at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, en route to Washington. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk over to greet people before boarding Air Force One at Air Station Cape Cod, in Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The president is returning to Washington after he and his family spent more than two weeks vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama greets people before boarding Air Force One at Air Station Cape Cod, in Mass., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The president is returning to Washington after he and his family spent more than two weeks vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama, third from right, and first lady Michelle Obama, fourth from right, board Marine One, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at an airfield in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The President and his family departed the island Sunday following a vacation that was over two weeks in length. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama step out from Marine One to board Air Force One as they depart from Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station after their two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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President Barack Obama, second from left, holding hands with his daughter Malia Obama, left, walks off of Air Force One as daughter Sasha Obama, second from right, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, follow at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The president is returning to Washington after he and his family spent more than two weeks vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama holding hands with his daughter Malia Obama, walks off of Air Force One as daughter Sasha Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, follow at Andrews Air Force Base

President Barack Obama salutes as he walks off of Air Force One with his daughter Malia at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The president is returning to Washington after he and his family spent more than two weeks vacationing on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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From left, President Barack Obama with daughter Malia and first lady Michelle Obama with daughter Sasha, walk form Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, as they return form a family vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama with daughter Malia and First Lady Michelle Obama with daughter Sasha, walk form Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) walks with First lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) and their daugthers Malia and Sasha on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington following a two-week vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

08
Jun
15

The President’s Day

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama chat during the Outreach group photo on the second day of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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President Barack Obama greets other guests as he arrives to attend a working session

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President Barack Obama greets Senegal’s President Macky Sall as he arrives to attend a working session at the summit of G7 nations

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This must have been one fascinating conversation indeed. Dude with the phone? Yes, we feel the same way too. 😜

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President Barack Obama salutes as he descends off Air Force One as he arrives Monday, June 8, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns from the G-7 Summit in Germany. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Barack Obama waves as he steps off Air Force One as he arrives Monday, June 8, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns from the G-7 Summit in Germany. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

07
Jan
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. President Obama met with Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and spoke on the gunmen attack at the office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.

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President Barack Obama approaches Marine One on the snow covered South Lawn prior to his departure from the White House

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by 89th Airlift Wing Commander Col. John Millard, smiles as they walk on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

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President Barack Obama, followed by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich and Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., as they arrive on Air Force One at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport in Detroit

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President Barack Obama speaks at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., about the resurgent American automotive and manufacturing sector

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Ford plant manager, Phillip Calhoun, President Barack Obama, Mark Fields, president and CEO of Ford, and Bill Ford eye a new mustang at Ford Michigan Assembly Plant

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06
Jun
14

Welcome Home Mr. President

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President Barack Obama salutes a Marine as he exits the Marine One helicopter on his return at dusk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after attending remembrance activities on the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France

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President Barack Obama returns at dusk on the South Lawn of the White House

09
May
14

Joy

President Obama greets members of a Brownie troop upon his return to Andrews, May 9

05
Apr
14

Chat Away

President Obama warms up before playing a round of golf at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, April 5

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Chat on!

02
Jul
13

Home

26
Jun
13

Rise and Shine

@petesouza: POTUS and FLOTUS wave from aboard AF1, en route to Africa

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Today:

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8:45 AM: The President and the First Family depart the White House

GMT

8:25PM: Arrive Dakar, Senegal

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Heather Gerken (Slate): Goodbye to the Crown Jewel of the Civil Rights Movement – People died to pass Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, but that didn’t save it at the Supreme Court.

…. To understand why Section 5 was special, you have to know a bit about its history. The brutal attacks on civil rights marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge provided the push needed to pass the Voting Rights Act. When the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965, almost no African-Americans were registered to vote in the Deep South due to brutal repression and sickening legal chicanery.

Civil rights litigators and the Department of Justice were doing their best to help. They filed lawsuit after lawsuit to make it possible for blacks to register. But every time a court deemed one discriminatory practice illegal, local officials would switch to another. Literacy tests, poll taxes, burdensome registration requirements – these techniques were all used to prevent African-Americans from voting. Southern voting registrars would even resign from their positions as soon as a lawsuit was on the cusp of succeeding, thereby sending the case back to square one. The Voting Rights Act aimed to change all of this.

Section 5 was the most important and imaginative provision in the law….

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President Barack Obama gives his second State of The Union Address before a joint session of Congress in Washington, DC.

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Sahil Kapur: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned the fierce dissent against the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision Tuesday to invalidate a key section of the Voting Rights Act, accusing the conservative justices of displaying “hubris” and a lack of sound reasoning. “[T]he Court’s opinion can hardly be described as an exemplar of restrained and moderate decision making,” wrote the leader of the court’s liberal wing. “Quite the opposite. Hubris is a fit word for today’s demolition of the VRA.”

Joined by the three other liberal-leaning justices, Ginsburg scolded the conservative majority and its rationale for throwing out Section 4 of the law — which contains the formula Congress has used to determine which states and local governments must receive federal pre-approval before changing their voting laws. “Congress approached the 2006 reauthorization of the VRA with great care and seriousness. The same cannot be said of the Court’s opinion today,” she wrote. “The Court makes no genuine attempt to engage with the massive legislative record that Congress assembled. Instead, it relies on increases in voter registration and turnout as if that were the whole story.” “Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet,” Ginsburg wrote.

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Texas Tribune: The nation watched on Tuesday — and into Wednesday — as Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis and hundreds of impassioned reproductive rights advocates stalled proceedings and ultimately defeated controversial abortion legislation in a storm of screams and shouts as the clock struck midnight.

“I am overwhelmed, honestly,” Davis said after standing for nearly 13 hours to filibuster Senate Bill 5, the abortion legislation. The outpouring of support from protesters at the Capitol and across the nation, she said, “shows the determination and spirit of Texas women and people who care about Texas women.”

…. Republican senators made a last-ditch effort to approve SB 5, voting 19-10, but by then the clock had ticked past midnight. Under the terms of the state Constitution, the special session had ended, and the bill could not be signed, enrolled or sent to the governor.

… Conservative lawmakers tried every tool in the Senate rulebook to derail the filibuster. A “three strikes, you’re out” precedent in the Senate grants lawmakers two warnings about staying germane to the bill topic … Davis received the three strikes: two were on the germaneness of the discussion and one was related to Davis receiving assistance from another senator to put on a back brace….

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27
Jan
13

What a trip…..

Through good times….

….. and sad

Link to tonight’s 60 Minutes

14
Sep
12

“Even the most hopeful among us must wonder….”

President Barack Obama, followed by Chaplain Colonel J. Wesley Smith and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, walks towards the podium during the transfer of remains ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sept. 14, 2012, marking the return to the United States of the remains of the four Americans killed this week in Benghazi, Libya. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama looks as the remains of four Americans, including US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, are placed in hearses during the transfer of remains ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on September 14

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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