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10
Jan
17

Orator In Chief

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Jacqueline OBoomer: Orator-in-Chief

He wrote what he saw “in Lincoln’s eyes”
And to some of us reading it was no surprise
That we were certainly in for a treat
When Barack H. Obama rose to his feet
Remember when we heard him speak
At that Democratic National Convention
His remarks got rave reviews in ’04
Much more than honorable mention

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And during his first presidential campaign
When we craved to hear him even more
Remember he told us that we … we …
Were the ones we’d been waiting for
When he cajoled we’re ” … a nation of immigrants …
… strangers once, too,” he stood tall
Prodding us to come together as one, for
“Embracing tribe dooms us all”
From his loftiest words heard in a consoling speech:
“Faith doesn’t mean that you don’t have doubt”

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To his hysterically funny two words to the press:
“Obama, Out!”
Sometimes he delivered oration in a hymn
Often his words caught us all on fire
This man seems to have come out of history
In colonial days, he’d have been a town crier
We love this man, his mind, voice, and tone
We see he’s armed us better than we were before
And when we wonder if we’ll be able to go it alone
We whisper we are the ones we’ve been waiting for
And isn’t that the proof of the orator he’s been
And the fact we seldom see his kind
We’re not sure which of our heartstrings he pulled
But we know he also left his words in our minds
And this year we thank him
Genuinely, without measure
For being Orator-in-Chief
And our national treasure

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04
Jan
17

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

9:35AM: President Obama attends a meeting of the House and Senate Democratic Caucuses to discuss the Republican agenda to repeal Obamacare; U.S. Capitol

11:05AM: President Obama meets with Combatant Commanders and Joint Chiefs of Staff; Cabinet Room

1PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

2:30PM: President Obama participates in the Armed Forces Full Honor Review Farewell Ceremony; Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

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31
Dec
16

Moving America Forward

27
Dec
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

2:40PM: President Obama meets with Prime Minister Abe of Japan; Camp H.M. Smith, Aiea, Hawaii

4:10PM: President Obama participates in a wreath-laying ceremony; USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor

5:05PM: President Obama delivers remarks with Prime Minister Abe; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

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18
Dec
16

Early Bird Chat

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Pete Souza: Sometimes you gotta have fun. For the past three weeks, there have been four snowmen on display in the Rose Garden (see photo in earlier post). We’ve been joking that we should move the snowmen a few feet closer to the Oval Office every day to see if anyone noticed. Then we realized the snowmen were too heavy to easily lift. But finally this morning before the President came to the office, some helpful staff–I won’t say who–moved all the snowmen so each one was peeking through a different window into the Oval. This photo was taken this afternoon as the President signed end-of-the-year bills.

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Pete Souza: Another snowman from yesterday. Yes he enjoyed the prank. See previous post for the backstory

06
Dec
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

11:05AM: President Obama departs the White House

1:30PM: President Obama arrives in Tampa, Florida

3:35PM: President Obama delivers remarks to thank service members; MacDill Air Force Base

4:10PM: President Obama delivers remarks on the Administration’s approach to counterterrorism

5:40PM: President Obama departs Tampa

7:55PM: President Obama arrives at the White House

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25
Nov
16

The President Checks In On The Troops

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Pete Souza: President Obama makes Thanksgiving Day calls to US troops around the world

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19
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat

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Pete Souza: President Obama surveys the landscape just off the tarmac at Lajes Air Base, Azores, during a refueling stop en route from Germany to Peru. My grandparents are from the Azores, a group of nine Portuguese islands, in the Atlantic. Political Director David Simas and Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz also trace their roots to the Azores

17
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

9:25AM: President Obama meets with German Chancellor Merkel; German Chancellery, Berlin, Germany

11AM: President Obama and Chancellor Merkel hold a press conference

1:05PM: President Obama attends a dinner with Chancellor Merkel

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15
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

3:50AM: President Obama arrives Athens, Greece

6:50AM: President Obama meets with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos; Presidential Mansion

7:30AM: President Obama meets with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras; Maximos Mansion

8:55AM: President Obama holds a press conference with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

12:25PM: President Obama attends a state dinner with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos

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