By Jueseppi B.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Surprise White House Visitors
Published on Jan 22, 2013
The President, First Lady, and Bo make an unannounced appearance in the Blue Room to greet visitors during a public tour of the White House. January 22, 2013.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet visitors during an inaugural open house in the Blue Room of the White House, Jan. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Tourists at the White House got more than they bargained for yesterday when the President, the First Lady and even their dog Bo, popped into the ‘Blue Room’ to say ‘hello’.
Among the guests to meet the Obamas was a man who asked the President for a ‘fist pump’ to which he obliged and a woman who was overcome by emotion and had to be comforted by the US President
A visitor meets Barack and Michelle Obama and the family dog Bo. Credit: The White House
Visitor Trevor ‘fist pumps’ the President of the United States. Credit: The White House
A visitor is overcome with emotion meeting Barack and Michelle Obama. Credit: The White House
The group of unsuspecting tourists, who were on one of the many public tours that take place at the iconic building in Washington DC, were ushered into the ‘Blue Room’ – the traditional place for presidents to formally receive guests – where Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were waiting.
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Published on Jan 19, 2013
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By Kori Schulman January 23, 2013 The White House Blog
This week, the White House will continue a series of conversations with top administration officials on Google+. On Thursday, January 24 at 1:45 p.m. ET, Vice President Biden will join the latest “Fireside Hangout” – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about reducing gun violence.
On January 16, President Obama and Vice President Biden released a plan to help protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence. The plan outlines specific, common-sense steps we can take right now to help keep guns out of the wrong hands, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, make our schools safer, and increase access to mental health services. Learn more about the plan here.
During the hangout hosted by Google and moderated by Hari Sreenivasan from PBS NewsHour, Vice President Biden will discuss the White House policy recommendations on reducing gun violence. Google+ users from the around the country will join the discussion, including Guy Kawasaki and Phil DeFranco. If you have a question, you can suggest it by writing it on the participants’ on Google+ pages. Watch the hangout with Vice President Biden live on WhiteHouse.gov, or tune in to the White House’s Google+ page or YouTube channel.
We’ll continue to host hangouts with key members of the President’s cabinet on a range of second term priorities. Follow us on Google+ for updates from the Administration and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts.
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