Posts Tagged ‘orlando

12
Jun
17

We Remember…

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28
Apr
17

Our Forever First Lady

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Obama participated in a 45-minute Q&A during the American Institute of Architects’ annual conference at the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday. She spoke about adjusting to life after the White House and discussed her goals for the future and causes she hopes to support. “One issue that I am excited about continuing to work on is … to help young girls get an education around the world,” she said, citing the Let Girls Learn initiative she launched as first lady. Obama also stressed the need to combat violence against women and improve their access to healthcare.

Obama said said she and her family were enjoying the freedoms of post-White House life, such as being able to open their windows at night, travel without a motorcade and answer their own front door. Despite her hesitance to seek elected office in the future, Michelle Obama pledged that she and her husband will be active in social causes. “Barack and I have been in public service our whole lives,” she said. “Public service will always be in our blood.”

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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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06
Nov
16

President Obama: A Fundamentally Decent Human Being

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06
Nov
16

President Obama Campaigns In Orlando

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Live Here

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28
Oct
16

The President’s Day

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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21
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat: Standing With Orlando

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All Times Eastern

10:00AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

1:00PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Daily Briefing

3:15PM: President Obama visits with wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

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16
Jun
16

The President And Vice President’s Day In Orlando

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida

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US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pause after laying flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden lay flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pause after laying flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Vice President Joe Biden after placing flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama hugs Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (C) alongside Florida Senator Bill Nelson (R) after Obama arrived on Air Force One at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. Obama arrived Thursday in Orlando where he will console loved ones devastated by a shooting rampage that has fueled America's culture wars and a fresh push for gun controls. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer (2nd L) holds up a "Orlando United" t-shirt while greeting US President Barack Obama, alongside Florida Senators Bill Nelson (2nd R) and Marco Rubio (R), after Obama arrived at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. Obama arrived Thursday in Orlando where he will console loved ones devastated by a shooting rampage that has fueled America's culture wars and a fresh push for gun controls. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer holds up a “Orlando United” t-shirt while greeting President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk to speak to the media after placing flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Vice President Joe Biden after placing flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Vice President Joe Biden after placing flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk to speak to the media after placing flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks after placing flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden leave after placing flowers for the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday at a memorial at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One prior to departure from Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2016, after traveling to meet with the families of victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub Sunday. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: U.S. President Barack Obama steps off of Marine 1 on his way back to the residence of the White House June 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. The president traveled to Orlando, Florida to pay respects to the victims of Sunday's nightclub mass shooting and to stand in solidarity with the community. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: U.S. President Barack Obama walks back to the residence of the White House June 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. The president traveled to Orlando, Florida to pay respects to the victims of Sunday's nightclub mass shooting and to stand in solidarity with the community. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

16
Jun
16

‘Make It Stop’

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