Posts Tagged ‘britain

28
Sep
17

Generosity and Kindness

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Brendan Cox: ‘I told Obama That Jo Had Admired Him Greatly’

“Come and see me,” Obama said. “Bring the kids and come out to DC …” “OK,” I said, as if one of my mates from the band had just invited the kids and me over to an impromptu gig at Simon or Rob’s house. “We’ll do that.” “Who was on the phone,” my dad asked. “Barack Obama,” I said. “He’s asked me and the kids to go see him in the White House.” My parents and my sister looked at me as if I’d gone mad. And then, for the first time since Jo died, we laughed. Barack Obama was warmer and even more approachable than I had hoped.

He set us at ease – so much so that Cuillin asked if it was true that British people had burned down the White House. Obama grinned. “Yes, you did burn it down,” he said cheerfully, “but it’s much nicer now. Do you like it?” “Yeah,” both kids replied in unison. We now have a lovely photograph of Lejla reaching up with her left arm to embrace President Obama while her right foot arches behind her. Barack Obama holds her drawing of the blue sea, full of colourful fish, in his left hand. His right arm encircles her. Cuillin, Jessie and I are beaming in the background. It was Cuillin’s turn next and he fell happily into an Obama hug. My gaze drifted from that happy scene to the prized picture we would be keeping. I couldn’t stop smiling, making a mental note to present this very drawing in a frame to Cuillin on his 18th birthday.

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02
Jun
17

Your Pick Me Up For The Day

23
Mar
17

Compassion

04
Sep
16

The President’s Day In Hangzhou

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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Theresa May hold a press conference

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President Barack Obama and Turkish President Erdogan hold a meeting

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President Barack Obama attends the opening ceremony of the G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China

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President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel chat

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President Barack Obama chats with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping

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05
Jul
16

The Hilarious Take On Brexit

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30
Jun
16

A Parliamentary Burn

28
Jun
16

The President Speaks On Brexit

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24
Jun
16

#Brexit: The Consequences Of Xenophobic Nationalism

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Nigel Farage is a scumbag

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24
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: US President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One while departing from the South Lawn of the White House, June 23, in Washington, DC. President Obama is traveling to San Jose, California to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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All Times Eastern

1:45PM: President Obama participates in a discussion with Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneurs at Stanford Memorial Auditorium in Stanford, California

3;05PM: President Obama participates in a Google Portal virtual conversation with entrepreneurs at Stanford Memorial Auditorium

4:30PM: President Obama departs San Jose, California

6:20PM: President Obama arrives in Seattle, Washignton

9:55PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a fundraiser for Washington Governor Jay Inslee at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington

11:25PM: President Obama holds a fundraiser for House Democrats at a private residence

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The level of this dumbassery cannot be quantified. Also, to blame President Obama? That is one heck of a reach

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09
Mar
16

The State Dinners

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Ahead of Thursday’s State Dinner at the White House for VC’s fella, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a trip down State Dinner memory lane…..

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November 24, 2009 – India: Manmohan Singh

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama await the arrival of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Mrs Gursharan Kaur, for the State Dinner at the White House, Nov. 24, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Ms Gursharan Kaur for a State Dinner

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chats with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama prior to the state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Mrs Gursharan Kaur (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama claps during the entertainment portion of the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, left, and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, held in a tent on the South Lawn of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

The President and First Lady wait for Indian Prime Minister Singh’s motorcade to depart the White House at the conclusion of the first official state dinner for the Obama administration (Photo by Pete Souza)

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May 19, 2010 – Mexico: Felipe Calderon

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