Archive for October 25th, 2010



Carved pumpkins depicting President Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, and the White House sit on a stone wall next door to where the President was attending a dinner reception in Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 25, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


picture perfect: no 11

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s hands rest on the railing of a boat during their tour of St. Andrews Bay in Panama City Beach, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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listen up

Children listen to President Barack Obama at a rally in Providence, Rhode Island, October 25


raise your vote

Raise Your Vote


a warm woonsocket welcome

President Barack Obama hugs a worker as he tours the facilities of American Cord & Webbing in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, October 25


but, but, but: what has he done?!

Order the closing of Guantanamo Bay

Prohibit use of torture

Obama Orders Secret Prisons and Detention Camps Closed

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (More)

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

Omnibus Public Lands Management Act

Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program Act of 2009

Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 or FERA (PDF)

Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009

Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009 (Kerry-Lugar includes funding for Obama’s global poverty initiative)

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009

End of 22-Year Discriminatory Travel Ban

Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act

Stopping Conflict-related Sexual Violence Against Women and Children

The UN, Women & Girls

New policy steps towards Cuba

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia

Turkey, Armenia sign historic accord

Green jobs for real people: The story behind the recovery numbers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (More)

START Treaty signed with Russia

U.N. Security Council Nuclear Arms Resolution

Trade Agreement with Russia that may result in 44,000 U.S. jobs.

New rules raising fuel standard requirements.

New rules to regulate coal air pollution

New sulfur dioxide emissions limits

New rules to limit water pollution from mining.

A Breath of Fresh Air

VA is making it easier for veterans to get help for PTSD.

HHS announces first national strategy for HIV/AIDS.

Federal Medical Leave Act extended by Department of Labor to include same-sex relationships.

Executive order reversing stem cell ban.

Prevent hospitals from denying visitation privileges to same-sex partners.

Reversed the “Mexico City Policy”

Banning antibiotics in livestock production

LGBT-Inclusive Sexual Education

Fair Sentencing Act

Enforcing the National Voter Registration Act for the first time in its 15-year history

Saving the Auto Industry

Appointing Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The Tribal Law and Order Act

Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

Wall Street Reform

Appointing Elizabeth Warren as the first-ever consumer advocate

Ending the combat mission in Iraq

Strict Rules for Regulators on Ties to the Oil Industry

No more exemptions from environmental studies for deep drilling

Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

Manufacturing Enhancement Act

Obama’s Development Reforms: From Charity to Growth

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three cheers

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden attend a campaign fundraiser in Bellevue, Washington for Sen. Patty Murray, October 25


picture perfect: no 10

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican member of the Cabinet, feigns being a blocking back for President Barack Obama as he arrives backstage to meet with GOP House leaders before speaking to their issues conference at the Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Hotel in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 29, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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flashback … big barack meets lil barack

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President Barack Obama carries four-year-old Barack Anthony Stroud from Iowa City as he greets the crowd after remarks on health care reform at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, March 25, 2010.



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