Archive for January 21st, 2010

21
Jan
10

"If these folks want a fight, it's a fight I'm ready to have."


President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrive to deliver remarks on financial reform on in the Diplomatic Reception Room on January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Obama announced measures to narrow the size and scope of banks and their investment activities.

President Barack Obama speaks about financial reform after his meeting with Presidential Economic Recovery Advisory Board Chair Paul Volcker at the White House in Washington January 21, 2010.

President Obama rolled out a new set of proposals Thursday to “protect American taxpayers and the American economy from future crises”.

“We simply cannot accept a system in which hedge funds or private-equity funds inside banks can place huge risky bets that are subsidized by taxpayers and could pose a conflict of interest,” he said.

“My message to members of Congress of both parties is we need to get this done. My message to leaders of the financial industry is to work with us,” Obama continued: “If these folks want a fight, it’s a fight I’m ready to have.”

21
Jan
10

and this was Joe on a gloomy day

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greet the delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room on January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on financial reform as Vice President Joe Biden looks on in the Diplomatic Reception Room on January 21, 2010

21
Jan
10

one year in

The President leans in to hear Economic Advisor Larry Summers at the end of the economic briefing

President Obama One Year In: An intimate look at the Commander in Chief on the day before the one-year anniversary of his administration. Photographs by Callie Shell for Time Magazine. More here

21
Jan
10

who is this guy?!

21
Jan
10

the greatest of days

21
Jan
10

a guiding hand

Michelle Obama gives a thumbs up as she enters the East Room of the White House with 11-year-old Anthony Saldana at an event in honour of National Mentoring month in Washington, January 20, 2010

President Barack Obama stands inside a doorway as he listens to his introduction during an event to honor National Mentoring Month




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