Posts Tagged ‘minnesota



12
Jun
14

President Obama Honors The Minnesota Lynx

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President Barack Obama holds up a team jersey as he hosts a ceremony honoring the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx in the East Room at the White House. Minnesota Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream last October to win their second WNBA title in three years.

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Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball player Maya Moore, right, pretends to take notes as President Barack Obama jokes that by now Moore has her own wing in the White House, standing next to teammate Seimone Augustus, during a ceremony honoring the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx

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Minnesota Lynx women’s basketball player Maya Moore reacts at right as President Barack Obama jokes that by now she has her own wing in the White House

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Josh Lederman: Obama Fetes Minnesota Lynx For Wnba Finals Win; Says Team Is A Good Example For His Daughters

President Barack Obama is praising the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx for setting a good example for his daughters and for girls across the country. Obama is honoring the team’s victory in the WNBA Finals in a White House ceremony. He says when young women play sports, they do better in school. Obama says the Lynx had something to prove when they started the season. He says, quote, “You succeeded.”

Obama commends the team for helping students with reading and raising money for breast cancer research. Obama says he can’t remember how many times star player Maya Moore has been to the White House following victories. He’s joking that she has her own White House wing.

More here

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26
Feb
14

President Obama Speaks On Investing In Infrastructure

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President Barack Obama speaks at Union Depot in St. Paul, Minn., about a $300 billion transportation infrastructure plan. Obama spoke at Union Depot rail and bus station with a proposal asking Congress for $300 billion to update the nation’s roads and railways, and about a competition to encourage investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure as part of the President’s Year of Action.

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President Barack Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, listen as Mark Fuhrmann, New Start Program Director of Metro Transit, shows them a ticket vending machine during a tour of the Metro Transit Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility

Continue reading ‘President Obama Speaks On Investing In Infrastructure’

04
Feb
13

The Day in Images: President Obama in Minneapolis

President Obama high fives a youngster at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Feb. 4 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Marine One helicopter, with President Barack Obama aboard, top, prepares to land at Andrews Air Force Base (Photo: Cliff Owen)

Andrews Air Force Base (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

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  …. with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and and Rep. Betty McCollum at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

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A man holds up a gun control sign while President Obama’s motorcade passes on the way to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

Minneapolis Public Schools School Resource Officer Mike Kirchen, left, President Obama and Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau listen during a round table discussion at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

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President Obama enters the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center (Photo: Jeffrey Thompson)

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President Obama greets law enforcement officials, including St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith, after speaking on ideas to reduce gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center (Photo: Scott Takushi)

04
Feb
13

“Now is the time for action”

Text of remarks here

04
Feb
13

Coming Up

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Feb 4 (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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1:0: President Obama arrives in Minneapolis

1:30 Participates in a discussion with local leaders and law enforcement officials (Pool spray at the top)

2:30 Delivers remarks on a comprehensive set of ideas to reduce gun violence (Live coverage)

White House live * C-Span * CBS * CNN

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A man holds up a gun control sign while President Obama’s motorcade passes on the way to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center Feb. 4 (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

12
Dec
12

Celebrate a beautiful life

I envied Sue’s faith. No, no: she didn’t think PBO was Jesus (!), but his election strengthened her belief that the world could be a very, very wonderful place.

Back to normal tomorrow, as Sue would have demanded. Just wanted to celebrate her memory tonight.

12
Dec
12

Sue

Hi everyone,

I’m so sorry to bring such heartbreaking – and very belated – news about one of our best friends from here, Sue in Minnesota.

It was only today, so many months later, that I was able to find out that Sue died on April 17.

Lots of you had been asking about her the last few months and I had been trying, with the help of Chi, who never stopped thinking about Sue, to trace her because we knew she had been unwell, and hadn’t commented at the blog since February.

It’s just impossible to express how painful this is, those of you who got to know Sue at the blog could only love her – she was kind, warm, inspirational, endlessly encouraging and full of passion, and in her later days she never let her ill health overcome her spirit. Her support and work for President Obama was immense, he meant everything to her and she talked often of feeling blessed to be alive in his time.

I read back through Sue’s comments today, she was here since almost the beginning, in 2009, and she never failed to make me smile. Especially her fiery determination to learn how to use Twitter – so many of you were helping her figure it out, VC her tutor-in-chief.

The name she chose at Twitter was simply perfect: @fairwarrioress

She hadn’t got around to mastering Twitter, but I smiled again when I saw that one of the 12 people she was following was Ambassador Susan Rice. I think I know who Sue would want to be the next Secretary of State. Although, I’d guess she was a John Kerry admirer too.

I can’t even begin to describe her kindness to me, her generous, supportive, beautiful emails, right from the early days, ones that made your day. A word from Sue was a blessing, she spread sunshine, she was a very, very lovely human being.

Yet, that’s the strangeness of all our blog friendships, we simply do not know what to do when contact is lost, we’re just left wondering and worrying. And so many of us feared the worst about Sue.

But, after she left us, her beloved Minnesota did her proud:

And that would have made her beam broadly.

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The search function on the blog is useless, but I think this was the last post Sue commented on.

It included photos of Jodi Fisher, the 44-year-old woman who was diagnosed with an inoperable form of cancer and who created a bucket list of things she wanted to do before she died. One of them was to meet President Obama, which she did at San Francisco International Airport on February 16 (you can read more about Jodi here).

Sue wrote:

“Strength and God’s blessings to Jodi and those with her on her journey, she seems so full of light.”

Jodi died on March 17, Sue died exactly a month later.

Love you always, Fair Warrioress.

Like Jodi, you were so full of light.

As a message under Sue’s obituary in her local paper read:

“You touched our lives and will live in our hearts forever.”

Our thoughts go to Sue’s family for their immeasurable loss.

18
Sep
12

Heads Up: Minnesota Lynx in the House

1:10: President welcomes the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House

White House live

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Later (all times ET):

3:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. (CNN)

4:40: President Obama tapes an interview for the “Late Show with David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York

7:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York

9:45: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the 40/40 Club in New York

(Both PBO’s NY speeches are ‘print pool’ only)

11:35: President Barack Obama appears on The Late Show

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23
Aug
12

A Warm Minnetonka Welcome!

A group of protesters display placards as Mitt Romney’s motorcade arrives in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota, on August 23

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Tampa billboard:

Wonkette – thank you Isonprize!

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Balloon Juice (Thanks amk)

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Angel Garcia Palacios holds his U.S. citizenship certificate as he gets his picture taken standing next to a cardboard cut out of President Barack Obama in a voter registration booth sponsored by the Democratic party after a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 23

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Chat away …. hopefully not in italics 😕

01
Jun
12

Minneapolis

President Obama greets Randy Hobbs with his daughter Isabella, 5, after arriving in Minneapolis

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Sullivan Harris look over the barricade as President Obama speaks at Honeywell in Golden Vale

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President Obama shares a laugh with Sen Al Franken and Sen Amy Klobuchar

…. posing for a photo with Myra Soukup, 16

A portrait of President Obama shows his autograph and a message “Dream big Dreams” after he signed the picture for Myra Soukup

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…. touring the Honeywell Golden Valley facility in Minneapolis

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President Obama is greeted by Ryan Sullivan, Honeywell Electrical Technologist and Navy veteran, before delivering remarks at the Honeywell Golden Valley facility in Minneapolis

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4:20: Departs Minneapolis en route Chicago

5:20: Arrives Chicago

7:10 Delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Chicago Cultural Center

(listed in CNN’s live streaming schedule)

8:25 Delivers remarks at a campaign event, private residence

9:55: Delivers remarks at a campaign event, private residence




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