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President Barack Obama talks with Natoma Canfield, right, and her sister, Connie Anderson, in the Oval Office, Dec. 12, 2012. The letter Canfield sent the President in 2010 hangs on the wall in the background. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Hat Tip/Shout Out To The Obama Dairy
The Ohio woman whose name become a rallying cry for President Obama in his fight for health care reform finally came to the White House on Wednesday to see a letter that she wrote, framed and placed on a West Wing wall outside the Oval Office. Natoma Canfield wrote to Obama in 2010 about her battle with cancer and how she could no longer afford to pay insurance premiums. He cited her letter as one of his inspirations while pushing for health care reform, called her after the Supreme Court upheld the law and met her for the first time in July this year. Obama promised at that meeting that Canfield, at right above, could come to the White House and see the letter.
President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama Speaks at a Hanukkah Reception, the First Lady attends.
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President Obama Speaks on the Ongoing Response to Hurricane Sandy
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Thank you for your support that you’ve shown us here in south Jersey… There was nothing more comforting than you walking among us first hand to see the devastation and have the emotions that will affect your decisions in providing relief funding and manpower. Thank Mr. Obama, you have more respect from me than any other president that I’ve lived through.
President Obama Talks Middle-Class Tax Cuts with Mayors and Their Constituents
B y Ms. Megan Slack December 12, 2012 The White House Blog
Today, President Obama held a conference call with a bipartisan group of mayors and community leaders from around the country to discuss preventing an income tax increase on middle-class families. Several of the mayors asked some of their constituents who had shared what a $2,000 tax increase next year would mean for their familes to join the call as well.
There’s A New Sheriff In Town BOYS!!
Republicans have long derided Elizabeth Warren for describing herself as an intellectual godmother of Occupy Wall Street. Now the intellectual godmother of Occupy Wall Street will occupy the Senate committee that oversees it.
The Senate Democratic leadership is announcing that Warren will be given a seat on the Senate Banking Committee. As Forbes put it recently, Warren’s ascent to the Senate alone was “Wall Street’s worst nightmare.” This could make that nightmare a good deal worse.
Warren’s appointment to the Banking Committee was expected; Ryan Grim broke the news some time ago. But today’s announcement will make it official.
Read The Entire Story: “It’s on: Elizabeth Warren versus Wall Street”