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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call: HuMpDaY The 21st Of May, 2014. Seattle Seahawks. National Monument Designation. Veterans Affairs. Ambassador’s Credentials.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – May 21st, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21st, 2014

 

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
HuMpDAY, MAY 21st, 2014

 

 

In the morning, the President will meet with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Shinseki and Rob Nabors in the Oval Office to receive an update on the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This meeting will be closed press.

 

The President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. At this event, the President will receive the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in Washington. This event is closed press. The following Ambassadors will attend:

His Excellency Hassane Mahamat Nasser, Ambassador of the Republic of Chad

His Excellency Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia

His Excellency Awang Adek bin Hussin, Ambassador of Malaysia

His Excellency Domingos Sarmento Alves, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

His Excellency Serdar Kilic, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey

His Excellency Ernest Ndabashinze, Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi

His Excellency Hans Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

His Excellency Jorge Alberto Milla Reyes, Ambassador of the Republic of Honduras

His Excellency Juan Gabriel Valdes Soublette, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile

His Excellency Omar Arouna, Ambassador of the Republic of Benin

Her Excellency Makurita Baaro, Ambassador of the Republic of Kiribati

His Excellency Farhod Salim, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan

In the afternoon, the President will welcome the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLVIII victory. This visit will continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to their communities. This event in the East Room is open to pre-credentialed media.

Later in the afternoon, the President will host an event at the Department of the Interior where he will sign a proclamation establishing the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in south-central New Mexico. This event is pooled for TV and open to limited pre-credentialed media.

 

 

HuMpday May 21st, All Times EDST

 

 

10:45 AM: President Obama Makes a Statement on the VA administration issues,The White House.

 

11:35 AM: THE PRESIDENT participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony, Oval Office.

12:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Press Briefing Room.

2:10 PM: THE PRESIDENT honors the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, East Room.

4:10 PM: THE PRESIDENT deliver remarks on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation, Department of Interior.

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May 21, 2014 10:45 AM EDT
President Obama Makes a Statement
The White House, White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 

May 21, 2014 11:55 AM EDT
Vice President Biden Makes a Statement
Audio Only
Nicosia, Cyprus. White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 
May 21, 2014 12:45 PM EDT
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
The White House. White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 
May 21, 2014 12:45 PM EST
President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) Annual Meeting
The White House. White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 
May 21, 2014 2:10 PM EDT
President Obama Welcomes the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House
The White House. White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 
May 21, 2014 4:10 PM EDT
President Obama Speaks on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation
Washington, DC. White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 

 

The Week Ahead Schedule – May 21st – 23rd, 2014

 

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On Wednesday, the President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office. At this event, the President will receive the credentials from foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in Washington. Afterward, the President will welcome the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLVIII victory.

 

 
On Thursday, the President will travel to Chicago, IL to participate in two events for the DSCC. The President will remain overnight in Chicago. Barack is coming home to Chicago next Thursday for fundraisers to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. and will remain in the city overnight.

 

 
On Friday, the President will return from Chicago & attend meetings at The White House.

 

 

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President Obama Honors the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks

 

Scheduled for May 21, 2014

The President will welcome the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLVIII victory. This visit will continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to their communities.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation

 

Scheduled for May 21, 2014

The President will host an event at the Department of the Interior where he will sign a proclamation establishing the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in south-central New Mexico.

 

 

 

The White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show

 

Published on May 20, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the first-ever White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show, followed by a number of celebrity performances and remarks from President Obama, May 20, 2014.

 

 

 

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 Moneygall, Ireland Presidential Visitors Center

 

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A visitor centre named after President Obama, which will focus on his ancestry, will open in two weeks’ time.

It will serve as a welcoming point into the ancestral home of the President and will tell the story of his Irish Ancestry and of that historic trip to Moneygall on 05/23/11 (3 years this Friday).

We will also highlight the other 21 American Presidents with Irish ancestry and many more famous Irish Americans. It will be an Oasis on the M7 Motorway, only 1.5 hours from Dublin.

This centre will be free to visit and I have been tasked with getting memorabilia for the area.

I was wondering if any of The Obama Diary’s followers would like to send us anything connected with President Obama, his 1st election, inauguration and the subsequent election and inauguration, that we could put on display in the centre?

If people are willing to share badges, bumper stickers, newspapers, election posters, etc, we would be delighted.

We understand people would like to keep these items, but maybe if they had duplicates – eg two copies of the same newspaper or magazine – they might consider sending them to me… contact me at @HenryHealy

We want this to be an exciting location with lots for people to see, so hopefully the dedicated The Obama Diary contributors and followers can send something to us for our exhibitions – and when you visit Moneygall, we will ensure you all receive the warmest of welcomes!

Contact me at @HenryHealy Moneygall · facebook.com/henryhealy

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In Nigeria, Commerce Sec. Pritzker on search for kidnapped girls

 

SHINGTON–Commerce Sec. Penny Pritzker, on a trade mission to Nigeria and other African nations, outlined U.S. efforts to find the Nigerian kidnapped girls during a speech in Lagos on Wednesday. “A team is now in place at our Embassy to provide military aid, assist in information gathering, and more,” Pritzker said.

 

In Washington this morning, Rep. Ed Royce R-CA Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, holds a hearing “to examine the Administration’s response to Boko Haram, particularly the terrorist organization’s recent kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls.”

 

As the Nigerian government has failed to find the more than 200 girls, abducted from their school, Pritzker discussed the missing girl in the context of international assistance available to the Nigerian government in her remarks.

 

“And I want to address the issue that is on all of our minds. To the north of here in the town of Chibok, hundreds of families are without their daughters today. As a mother of two myself, my heart breaks for these girls and their loved ones and friends,” Pritzker said, according to prepared text of her remarks.

 

“All parents, no matter where they were born or where they reside, hope that their children are always safe, and that their children have the opportunity to realize their dreams. That these young girls were kidnapped while pursuing their education is particularly unsettling, and the world is anxiously awaiting their safe return.

 

“The United States is supporting Nigeria as it works to find and free these young girls. A team is now in place at our Embassy to provide military aid, assist in information gathering, and more. Last weekend, the United States attended a meeting in Paris where President Goodluck Jonathan and the heads of state of the countries bordering Nigeria — Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin — pledged to work together to combat Boko Haram. With them, the U.S., France, the EU and the UK agreed that to prevent violent, extremist groups from making inroads into vulnerable communities, a comprehensive approach to promoting opportunity, inclusion, and security must be implemented in the region. We will help Nigerians do that. Our commitment is long-term; we will stand by Nigerians as they strive to defend and protect their sons and daughters, husbands, brothers, sisters and mothers,” she said.

 

 

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An Open Letter To Nigerian President  Goodluck Jonathan.

 

#BringBackOurGirsl #BringBackOurDaughters: Updates.

 

New Zealanders support Bring Back Our Girls campaign

 

Out Of Maryland, A Cry For Nigeria: ‘Bring Back Our Girls!’

 

‘Bring back our girls’: Dozens rally in downtown Portland for Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

 

Interview: “Bring back our girls,” UN official says

 

Lawmakers Mull Special Forces to Find Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

 

Associated Press: Nigeria Opens The Door For Talks With Boko Haram.

 

Nigeria Refuses To Swap Militant Prisoners For Kidnapped Girls. New Video. #BringBackOurGirls.

 

Brand New Boko Haram Video Shows Missing Kidnapped Nigerian Girls. #BringBackOurGirls

 

The Bring Back Our Girls Hashtag Campaign.

 

#BringBackOurGirls #BringBackOurDaughters: The Global Village.

 

Report: Nigerian Military Knew Of Kidnapping Threat Hours Beforehand

#BringBackOurGirls: U.S. Vows To Help Nigeria In The Search For Kidnapped Girls. #BringBackOurDaughters.

 

#BringBackOurGirls: Extremist Islam Is Scared Of Little Girls.

 

Petitioning All World Leaders: Bring Back Nigeria’s 200 Missing School Girls #BringBackOurGirls.

 

#BringBackOurGirls – Part 1

 

#BringBackOurGirls – Part 2

 

#BringBackOurGirls – Part 3

 

 

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Old School Sunday Cuts


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Billy Stewart – Sitting in the Park

 

 

 

“DIDN’T I BLOW YOUR MIND” (this time) THE DELFONICS on ‘soultrain’ 1971

 

 

 

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The Stylistics ” Betcha By Golly, Wow ” You Make Me Feel Brand New “

 

 

 

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Eddie Holman – Hey There Lonely Girl

 

 

 

The Chi-lites “Have you seen her”

 

 

 

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The Manhattan-Lets just kiss and say goodbye.

 

 

 

Everybody Plays The Fool – The Main Ingredient (1972)

 

 

 

When Music Had A Message, Before “Bitches & Ho’s” Passed As Lyrics.

 

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Barack After Dark™: The Kennedy Center Honors


 

By Jueseppi B.

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The Kennedy Center For The Arts Honors

 

Carlos Santana and Billy Joel lead this year’s honorees at the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony, which highlights artists for their lifetime contributions to American culture. Also honored this year: funk/jazz legend Herbie Hancock, opera singer Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine.

 

The ceremony will take place December 8 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The event will be broadcast on Sunday, December 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

 

The annual event always features star-studded tributes to the honorees, who don’t participate in the ceremony but watch from the balcony along with the President and the First Lady

 

 

President Obama Speaks at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors Reception

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President Obama delivers remarks at a reception celebrating the 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees.

 

 

 

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First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama & President Barack Hussein Obama In The Balcony Of The Kennedy Center For The Arts

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama & President Barack Hussein Obama In The Balcony Of The Kennedy Center For The Arts

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama & President Barack Hussein Obama In The Balcony Of The Kennedy Center For The Arts

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama & President Barack Hussein Obama In The Balcony Of The Kennedy Center For The Arts

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama In The Balcony Of The Kennedy Center For The Arts

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama In The Balcony Of The Kennedy Center For The Arts

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama In The Balcony Of The Kennedy Center For The Arts

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama In The Balcony Of The Kennedy Center For The Arts

Billy Joel Honoree At The Kennedy Center Honors

Billy Joel Honoree At The Kennedy Center Honors

Herbie Hancock, Honoree At The Kennedy Center Honors

Herbie Hancock, Honoree At The Kennedy Center Honors

Honorees Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock and Martina Arroyo At The Kennedy Center Honors

Honorees Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock and Martina Arroyo At The Kennedy Center Honors

Carlos Santana and fellow 2013 Kennedy Center Honors recipient Shirley MacLaine

Carlos Santana and fellow 2013 Kennedy Center Honors recipient Shirley MacLaine

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Secretary of State John Kerry, with the 2013 Kennedy Center honorees, from left, seated Shirley MacLain, and Martina Arroyo, along with Teresa Heinz Kerry. Standing are Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, and Herbie Hancock, pose for a photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in Washington. Photo: The Associated Press Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/12/kennedy-center-honors-2013-billy-joel-4-others-awarded-97845.html#ixzz2mxSvcfV2  Follow us: @ABC7News on Twitter | WJLATV on Facebook

Secretary of State John Kerry, with the 2013 Kennedy Center honorees, from left, seated Shirley MacLain, and Martina Arroyo, along with Teresa Heinz Kerry. Standing are Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, and Herbie Hancock, pose for a photo at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in Washington. Photo: The Associated Press

 

From The Associated Press:

 

Kennedy Center Honors 2013

 

WASHINGTON (AP) – The “Piano Man” who became one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time with such hits as “Just the Way You Are,” ”Uptown Girl” and “Allentown” was awarded the nation’s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.

 

Billy Joel joins Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All of them have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children – and they have never stopped.

 

Joel said the honor stands apart from his six Grammys.

 

“This is different. It’s our nation’s capital,” he told The Associated Press. “This is coming more from my country than just people who come to see me. It’s a little overwhelming.”

 

The 64-year-old musician born in the Bronx has been playing the piano since he was a boy, growing up on New York’s Long Island. There was always music in the house, he said. His mother sang. His father played the piano.

 

Impressing girls, though, is what hooked Joel into making a career of music, he said.

 

Joel just announced a 2014 concert series at Madison Square Garden in New York “to avoid schlepping around the world,” but he still plans to play concerts nationwide.

 

President Barack Obama saluted the honorees Sunday night, and top entertainers will offer tribute performances for each honoree. The show will be broadcast Dec. 29.

 

“The diverse group of extraordinary individuals we honor today haven’t just proven themselves to be the best of the best,” Obama said. “Despite all their success, all their fame, they’ve remained true to themselves – and inspired the rest of us to do the same.”

 

On Saturday night, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted the honorees for a black-tie dinner at the State Department.

 

Garth Brooks toasted Joel at the dinner, saying his legacy would live on for generations. He said Joel has a special talent for writing songs about everyday people, from steel workers in “Allentown” to soldiers fighting in Vietnam in “Goodnight Saigon.”

 

“Music has a wonderful gift,” Brooks said. “For those that do it right, they can put you in shoes that you would never understand if it wasn’t for that song.”

 

Santana, 66, a Mexican immigrant who began learning English from American television, is one of only a few Latinos who have received the honor so far.

 

Santana first picked up the guitar after hearing blues and rock ‘n’ roll on the radio. He has said his career is about bridging cultures and fusing sounds to create something new. He grew up with the Woodstock generation after moving to San Francisco, but is perhaps best known for his album “Supernatural.” It won nine Grammys.

 

Kerry said Santana brought the beauty of Latin culture and its rhythms and influences to the American mainstream.

 

“We love the music you made, not because it’s Latin, but frankly because it is so very American,” Kerry said.

 

Hancock, 73, got his start at the piano at age 7 while growing up in Chicago. Soon he was playing Mozart and discovered jazz in high school. He joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1963 and later set out to create his own sounds, fusing jazz, funk, pop, gospel, soul and the blues. He has won an Oscar and 14 Grammy Awards so far.

 

Arroyo found opera while imitating the singers outside an opera workshop when she was growing up in Harlem. Soon she was signing a contract with New York’s Metropolitan Opera and had a breakthrough with “Aida” in 1965. She went on to star in the great opera houses of London, Paris and Vienna.

 

Opera star Jessye Norman said Arroyo, now 76, has a voice “that makes you happy to be alive, just to be in her audience.”

 

MacLaine, 79, has been acting on stage and screen for six decades ever since she began ballet at age 3. Her film debut came in 1955’s “The Trouble with Harry,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and she won the Oscar for best actress for “Terms of Endearment” in 1983. More recently she’s been playing a role in “Downton Abbey” on PBS.

 

MacLaine’s younger brother Warren Beatty also has won a Kennedy Center Honor, making them the first brother and sister to both receive the honor.

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Black Friday The 29th Of November ☛ #Justice4Marissa☚


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Thanksgiving Day Message from the Obamas

 

Transcript for Thanksgiving Day Message from the Obamas

 

The first family spending a quiet thanksgiving at the white house celebrating with a traditional turkey dinner. President obama did sneak away for a little while phoning service men and women, the whole family marking the holiday overnight, giving out bags of food to families in need at the capital. An exclusive tonight t the president and first lady telling barbara walters who they’re thinking of on this thanksgiving.

 

Mr. President, do you have a thanksgiving messag there are a lot of people out there who work hard every day, do right by their family, but are still working through some of their ravages of that big recession that we had. My message to them is know that every day I’m going to be working as hard as I can on your behalf.

 

 

Watch: Thanksgiving Day Message from the President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama http://t.co/KTP8wzkJJC

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 29, 2013

 

 

The First Family Spends A  Quiet Thanksgiving At Home In The White House

 

From The Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama celebrated a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House Thursday and called several members of armed forces to thank them for their service to the country.

 

Many presidents have preferred to spend the holiday at Camp David, the secluded Maryland mountaintop retreat, but the Obama has more often chosen to have dinner at the Executive Mansion.

 

Hewing to past practice during his administration, Obama placed calls to several uniformed personnel. The White House said he talked to 10 service members — two each from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

 

The White House said the president wished them and their families “a happy Thanksgiving.”

 

The guest list for the dinner wasn’t made public, so it wasn’t clear who would be joining the president, first lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia for the event.

 

The menu was quintessential Thanksgiving, with turkey, honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, greens, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and dinner rolls. For dessert, the family had a choice of huckleberry pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, sweet potato pie, banana cream pie or coconut cream pie.

 

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From Ms. Lynn Sweet & Obamafoodorama:

The First Family’s 2013 Thanksgiving feast features traditional turkey and honey-baked ham entrees and for desert, nine kinds of pies, according to menu the White House released on Thursday.

 

Obamafoodorama, the publication of record when it comes to food and the Obama White House notes the food selections are “the identical menu as for past Thanksgivings–except for the pie. In previous years there were six kinds of pie served.

 

“Today’s menu includes three additional pies and new flavors, too: Huckleberry Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Peach Pie, Apple PiePumpkin Pie, Banana Cream Pie, and Coconut Cream Pie.

 

“The Chocolate Cream, Coconut Cream, Peach, and Pecan Pies are all new for this year’s menu. Huckleberry, Apple, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, and Banana Cream pies were all served last year with Cherry Pie, now dropped from the 2013 Presidential selection.”


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Dinner:
Turkey
Honey-Baked Ham
Cornbread Stuffing
Oyster Stuffing
Greens
Macaroni and Cheese
Sweet Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Dinner Rolls

 

Dessert:
Huckleberry Pie
Pecan Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Peach Pie
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie

Ms. Lynn Sweet & Obamafoodorama:

 

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White House Schedule – November 29, 2013

President Obama’s Guidance For Nov. 29th, 30th, & Dec. 1st, 2013

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2013

 

GUIDANCE FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30th & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2013

 

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

 

11:00 AM EST: The Arrival of the White House Christmas Tree. The White House.

 

The Arrival of the White House Christmas Tree

 

Scheduled for Nov 29, 2013

The official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room stands 18 1/2 feet high and is nearly 11 feet wide. It comes from Crystal Springs Tree Farm in Lehighton, PA.

 

 

 

President Obama speaks to ABC News' Barbara Walters at the White House on Nov. 22, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Obama speaks to ABC News’ Barbara Walters at the White House on Nov. 22, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

 

Barbara Walters’ Exclusive Interview with President Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama.

 

 

 

From ABC News  via NIGHTLINE:

 

President Obama: ‘Nowhere to Go But Up’

 

Despite facing a disastrous rollout of his health care plan, criticism over his policies and approval ratings that have plunged to an all-time low, President Obama said he remains confident that his signature health care law will be an important part of his legacy and things can only get better.

“I’ve gone up and down pretty much consistently throughout,” Obama told ABC’s Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview at the White House. “But the good thing about when you’re down is that usually you got nowhere to go but up.”

Barbara Walters’ exclusive interview with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama airs on a special edition of “20/20,” “Walters at the White House,” on Friday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m. ET

Obama’s Affordable Care Act,, which was meant to be a centerpiece of his presidency, has been hit with enormous backlash since its website, Healthcare.gov, went live in October and has continued to suffer from technical glitches. The race is now on for the tech-surge team to produce a fully functional website.

“I continue to believe and [I'm] absolutely convinced that at the end of the day, people are going to look back at the work we’ve done to make sure that in this country, you don’t go bankrupt when you get sick, that families have that security,” the president said of his health care law. “That is going be a legacy I am extraordinarily proud of.”

Obamas Might Stay in Washington After Presidency Ends

But in the aftermath of the website’s troubled rollout, reports surfaced that senior Obama administration officials expressed ongoing anxiety over the site not working properly months before it went live on Oct. 1, but seemed to have left the president in the dark about their concerns.

“Obviously my most recent concern has been that my website’s not working … and we’re evaluating why it is exactly that I didn’t know soon enough that [it] wasn’t going to work the way it needed to,” Obama said. “But my priority now has been to just make sure that it works.”

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“Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs”

Welcome to this Thanksgiving Edition of West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the President traveled to the west coast for a three day, three city swing, sat down for an interview with Barbara Walters, met with student entrepreneurs, held a video conference with Peace Corps volunteers, and announced a breakthrough in diplomatic talks with Iran. That’s November 22rd to November 28th or “Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs.”

 

West Wing Week 11/29/13 or, “Kindness Covers All of My Political Beliefs”

 

 

 

November 2013: Photo of the Day

 

November 2013: Photo of the Day President Obama makes a Thanksgiving Day phone call to a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, from the Oval Office, Nov. 28, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama makes a Thanksgiving Day phone call to a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, from the Oval Office, Nov. 28, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

 

Weekly Address: Wishing the American People a Happy Thanksgiving

 

Weekly Address: Wishing the American People a Happy Thanksgiving

 

Published on Nov 28, 2013

In his weekly address, President Obama gave thanks to all the men and women defending our freedom and acknowledged their sacrifice might mean they can’t spend the holidays with their families. The President also recognized that as Americans, we gather together this Thanksgiving to lift up those who need a helping hand, letting us move forward as a country and lead us to a brighter tomorrow.

 

 

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Blaming The Victims: Rape On Campus And Hook-Up Culture

 

Saturday November 30th Is Shop Small Business Saturday

 

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Let’s use business to put an end to malnutrition.

 

What if your new necklace fought hunger? Or what if a new bracelet provided a child with five years’ worth of vitamins?

 

In the new TOMS Marketplace, a purchase does these kind of things. Every item supports one of six causes, including nutrition. These products — created by other social entrepreneurs, including HALF UNITED and Harper Belle — help provide children with important essentials so they can grow and thrive.

 

Shop Marketplace at TOMS.com

 

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks For The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES)

 

Barack After Dark™: Happy Thanksgiving…Obama Style

 

When You Sit Down To Thanksgiving Dinner This Year, Remember This….

 

Thankful For Obamacare? Talk About It At Thanksgiving Dinner

 

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BREAKING NEWS: Marissa Alexander Bonds Out Of Jail. THATS A Great Thanksgiving Moment.

 

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