Posts Tagged ‘hugs

07
Oct
16

Chat Away: White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest

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First Lady Michelle Obama embraces President Barack Obama as he surprises her during the White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest

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Pete Souza: President Obama talks with Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of “Let’s Move!”, and former Executive Director of “Let’s Move!” Sam Kass during the fall harvest in the White House Kitchen Garden

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26
Sep
16

Good Luck!

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Aug
16

Early Bird Chat

10
Aug
16

‘You Too, Honey’

28
Jul
16

Proud To Be A Democrat

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26
Jun
16

The Intimacy Of A Hug

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Julie Hirschfeld Davis: Long And Genuine’ Hugs: Shooting Victims’ Relatives Recall Obama’s Empathy

The wrenching ritual has become all too familiar to President Obama. His armored limousine deposits him at a nondescript building big enough to hold a large number of families whose loved ones have died in a mass shooting somewhere in America. Away from the news cameras that normally track his every interaction, he enters rooms thick with grief and the hushed voices of people in shock. He grasps for words of sympathy, comfort and condolence and offers long, tight embraces that the mourners will remember far more vividly than his words. Mr. Obama will travel to Orlando, Fla., on Thursday for the latest round of mass consoling, four days after a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 at a gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in American history. “He hugged each one of us individually — and I mean hug, so that I was able to smell his cologne,” said Sharon Risher, 57, who lost her mother,

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Ethel Lance, and two cousins in the shooting in Charleston, S.C., last year, and met privately with Mr. Obama the next week. “It was not a little pat on the back. The intimacy of that hug is what I’ll always remember.”  Roxanna Green — whose 9-year-old daughter, Christina-Taylor Green, was one of six people killed in a 2011 shooting in a supermarket parking lot in Tuscon, Ariz., where Representative Gabrielle Giffords was holding an event — said she had campaigned for Mr. Obama with her daughter and mother and had often dreamed of meeting him. “But you never want to receive a visit like that from anybody,” Ms. Green, 50, said in an interview. “Their hugs were just long and genuine, like something you receive from a family member,” she said of Mr. and Mrs. Obama. “He said she was a beautiful girl, and he’s so sorry, and it was just a horrible loss and his girls are about the same age,” she recalled. “They were both very, very emotional. It was like it happened to someone in their family.”

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U.S. President Barack Obama sheds a tear while delivering a statement on steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence in the East Room of the White House in Washington January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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19
Jun
16

Happy Father’s Day: Dad-In-Chief

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Joshua Kendall: Obama’s Most Unusual Legacy? Being A Good Dad

Shortly before the 2004 Illinois Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate, which he was to win by a landslide, Barack Obama was riding high. After about a year of nonstop campaigning, the Illinois state senator had raised far more money than any of his rivals, and his path both to the nomination and to the floor of the U.S. Senate seemed assured. But his closest advisers sensed that the 42-year-old candidate and father of two — 5-year-old Malia and 2-year-old Sasha — was feeling a bit down and listless. As Valerie Jarrett later told biographer Richard Wolfe, she suggested that the candidate meet her for lunch at Chicago’s posh gym, the East Bank Club.

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“What’s wrong?” Obama asked “the principal,” as he referred to his chief aide. Jarrett replied, “Your heart isn’t in it. What’s wrong with you?” “I miss my girls,” Obama said as tears welled up. “I don’t want to be the kind of father I had.” But after composing himself, he added, “I’ll work it out. I’ll be okay.” This hands-on dad, who helped coach Sasha’s grammar school basketball team, puts a high premium on both connecting with and providing direction to his girls. At 6:30, Obama and his wife sit down with the girls for a family dinner without any outsiders. The evening meal, observed Obama’s former body-man Reggie Love, was treated “like a meeting in the Situation Room. There’s a hard stop before that dinner.” While aides sometimes call him back to work at 8:30 or 9, they rarely dare to go upstairs to bother him during the sacred dinner hour.

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18
Jun
16

The President And First Lady’s Day In Yosemite

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks in front of Cook’s Meadow and Yosemite Falls while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - JUNE 18: President Barack Obama speaks in front of Cook's Meadow and Yosemite Falls on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite National Park, California. Obama is marking the centennial of the National Park Service which began on August 25, 1916. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - JUNE 18: President Barack Obama speaks in front of Cook's Meadow on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite National Park, California. Obama is marking the centennial of the National Park Service which began on August 25, 1916. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - JUNE 18: A tour bus with he hashtag #ElPREZATELCAP on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite National Park, California. President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd at Yosemite marking the centennial of the National Park Service which began on August 25, 1916. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama greets guests after speaking while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks system at Yosemite National Park, California, on June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama pose with children after speaking to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama pose with children after speaking to them about the “Every Kid in the Park” initiative

US First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and US President Barack Obama hand out National Park passes to children for the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks to children about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Michelle Obama watches as children help US President Barack Obama stand after he spoke to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Michelle Obama listens while US President Barack Obama speaks to children about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Michelle Obama and others listen while US President Barack Obama shows how to scare a bear while speaking to children about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama shows how to scare a bear while speaking to children

Children help US President Barack Obama stand after he spoke to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks, on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite Valley, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Children help US President Barack Obama stand after he spoke to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks, on June 18, 2016 in Yosemite Valley, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Children help President Barack Obama stand after he spoke to them about the “Every Kid in the Park” initiative

US First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama sit with children after speaking to them about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks, on June 18, 2016, in Yosemite National Park, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama talk after speaking to children about the "Every Kid in the Park" initiative in Yosemite National Park, California, while celebrating the 100th year of US National Parks June 18, 2016. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

11
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat

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President Barack Obama hugs Malia after her graduation

27
May
16

President Obama’s Historic Visit To Hiroshima

US President Barack Obama arrives at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park cenotaph in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park cenotaph in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park cenotaph in Hiroshima

US Presdent Barack Obama (L) talks with 91-year-old A-bomb survivor Sunao Tsuboi (C) as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (behind L) looks on, after laying a wreath in front of a cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945 at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with 91-year-old Sunao Tsuboi (2nd R), a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd L) listens during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks with 91-year-old Sunao Tsuboi, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

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US President Barack Obama hugs Shigeaki Mori (front), a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

<> on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, historic site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II in 1945.

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HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - MAY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama embraces atomic bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori during his visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, the site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II on August 6, 1945. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) hugs Shigeaki Mori, a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama embraces atomic bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori

The wreath placed by US President Barack Obama is displayed in front of the cenotoph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - MAY 27: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) U.S. President Barack Obama visits the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, the site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II on August 6, 1945. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (2nd L) delivers his speech next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) after laying wreaths in front of a cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese and foreign Journalists watch US President Barack Obama's live address from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park, at the 2016 Ise-Shima G7 Summit International Media Center in Ise city, Mie prefecture on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid a moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese and foreign Journalists watch President Barack Obama’s live address from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

<> on May 27, 2016 in Hiroshima, Japan. It is the first time U.S. President makes an official visit to Hiroshima, historic site where the atomic bomb was dropped in the end of World War II in 1945.

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US Presdent Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) after laying a wreath in front of the cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945 at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama delivers remarks after laying a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) looks on, in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama places a wreath in front of the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday, May 27, 2016. Nearly 71 years after U.S. forces dropped a devastating nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Obama became the first American leader to set foot on the soil where so many people died. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images *** Local Captions *** Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama (R) holds a minute silence after placing a wreath at the cenotaph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Obama on May 27 paid a moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (R) recieves a bow from a student (L) at the cenotaph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) walk beside the cenotaph in the Peace Momorial park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid a moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (2nd L) shakes hands with Sunao Tsuboi, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) looks on at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial park cenotaph in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama became the first sitting US leader to visit the site that ushered in the age of nuclear conflict. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) greets a school student as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe watches (L) after delivering their speeches and laying wreaths in front of a cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the atomic bombing in 1945, at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Obama on May 27 paid moving tribute to victims of the world's first nuclear attack. / AFP / POOL / KIMIMASA MAYAMA (Photo credit should read KIMIMASA MAYAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

 




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