Posts Tagged ‘children

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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16
Jun
17

A Friday Smile

10
Dec
16

Question And Answer Time!

30
Nov
16

Decorations!

09
Nov
16

Oval Office Bilateral Meeting

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Pete Souza: Remember that photograph from last Halloween when the President, lying on the floor, lifted Ella Rhodes into the air? Here’s a couple of frames just before that happened

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09
Nov
16

A Historic Presidency In Many Ways

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07
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat

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President Barack Obama meets an adorable little girl while campaigning in Kissimmee, Florida

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All Times Eastern

9:35AM: President Obama departs the White House

11:10AM: President Obama arrives in Ann Arbor, Michigan

12:35PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a Hillary Clinton rally; University of Michigan

2:10PM: President Obama departs Michigan

3:50PM: President Obama arrives in Durham, New Hampshire

4:45PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a Hillary Clinton rally; University of New Hampshire

6:05PM: President Obama departs New Hampshire

7:25PM: President Obama arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8:15PM: President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton deliver remarks at a rally; Independence Mall

9:55PM: President Obama departs Philadelphia

10:50PM: President Obama arrives at the White House

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02
Nov
16

Early Bird Chat

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Pete Souza: Flexing with Superman before today’s trick-or-treat at the White House. Superman is Walker Earnest, son of press secretary Josh Earnest

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All Times Eastern

2PM: President Obama speaks at a rally for Hillary Clinton; Unversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

After the rally, President Obama will fly to Miami where he will remain overnight

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26
Oct
16

Early Bird Chat

22
Oct
16

Chat Away: Elections Matter




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