The White House Student Film Festival


3:35 EST: President Obama delivers remarks at the White House Student Film Festival; East Room



Read about the White House Film Festival here

94 Responses to “The White House Student Film Festival”

  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    February 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Am I?

  2. 10 No Child Left Behind
    February 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I am indeed. Yooo-hoo!!!

  3. 12 No Child Left Behind
    February 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I am also listening to Jay Carney’s hyper toddlers. What a bunch of idiots! Where are the grown up journalists? Have most of them fled the country???

  4. February 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    So, Lupita Nyongo.

    GAHT-DAMN (as NW would say).

    That is all.

  5. 15 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    WOW., I am so impressed by these young people at the #WhiteHouseFilmFestival…they are so fresh with ideas, inspiration, earnestness, and not one hint of hubris (Chris Hayes, take note).

  6. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    February 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Selfie game to the max!

  7. 17 Allison
    February 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    This is not looking good

  8. 20 Dakota
    February 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Somebody please talk me down…I’m being bombarded with emails from DSCC as I can imagine you all are as well. I’m just so pissed at the general lack strong support for the President from so many Dems that I don’t want to give their asses a red farthing! I know how important fund-raising is, but dammit, they need to be out there fighting as hard as the President.

  9. February 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Unambiguous …

  10. February 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

  11. February 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  12. 34 Linda
    February 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Arizona Not Done! Bill Would Allow Judges To Discriminate Against Gays


    • 35 Don
      February 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      Sad to say, but I’m not even unpset with this type stuff anymore. The people of Arizona voted themselves into this type of situation, and now they must vote themselves out of it.

      • February 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm

        It’s like the WaPo poll Benen was flogging yesterday. Non-TP Republicans are actually relatively sane. But, if they do nothing to take back their party, then they deserve all the shit they get.

        • 37 jacquelineoboomer
          February 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm

          Trouble is that shit rolls out of the desert and covers everybody else in the state, too. Democrats better get busy.

  13. 38 JER
    February 28, 2014 at 3:10 pm

  14. 39 Allison
    February 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm

  15. 50 JER
    February 28, 2014 at 3:21 pm

  16. 51 Nena20409
    February 28, 2014 at 3:29 pm


    If you go to 36 Lispenard Street, in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood, you will find a plaque erected by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

    The plaque honors the work of the people who, during the time before slavery was abolished, helped shelter women and men who were escaping from the horrors of the South. The house served as a crucial station on the Underground Railroad; the LPC estimates that over 1,000 slaves passed through its door.

    The plaque specifically mentions a man named David Ruggles, a remarkable figure in the history of New York City, journalism and the epic, heroic battle that abolitionists fought to defeat the scourge of slavery.

    Ruggles’ story is incredible. Born in 1810 in Connecticut, he became a fearless and tireless campaigner against slavery and discrimination. A century before Rosa Parks, he deliberately sat in the “white” section of a train, and then sued the railroad company when he was thrown off.

  17. 52 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  18. 54 Linda
    February 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    D.C. resident: TSA agent questioned if license from nation’s capital was valid for flight. ( because Washington DC is not a State )


  19. February 28, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    I think I’ve mentioned this book before.

    It’s called “Russian Spring”, by noted scifi author Norman Spinrad. It was published just before the Soviet Union imploded, and posited a near future world in which the Soviets were integrated with the Europeans, and the US was a deadbeat, isolated nation run by a very presciently predicted Tea Party-like GOP.

    The novel’s denouement involves Ukraine trying to break away from the Soviets, with the Soviets threatening massive bloodshed to hold together the empire. Somehow, an Obama-like figure ascends to the US Presidency (after the elected President dies of a stroke brought about by an argument with his then VP). And this new President has an ace up his sleeve: a fully functioning Star Wars anti missile system. I won’t ruin how he saves the day in case you folks want to pick up the book, but the book has been in my mind ever since PBO took office. And now life is imitating art in the most alarming fashion.

  20. 56 JER
    February 28, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    >>—> OBAMA’S FAULT

  21. 57 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I guess PBO must be getting updates on the volatile situation with Russia/Ukraine, hence the delay. Hope it starts soon. Live-streaming has resumed. 🙂

  22. 58 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Here he is!

  23. 60 japa21
    February 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    What is happening in Ukraine is somewhat what I thought would happen. Putin basically believes that he can do whatever he wants and the world is too weak and soft to stop him. He’ll make a small step, see the reaction, and if it is muted, will take the next step.

    Meanwhile, we have Senate Republicans block a bill to expand benefits fior veterans, for whom they profess a deep and enduring love, ostensibly because they are concerned about costs (who the hell cares, take care of the folks you sent into war). Actually it was because it didn’t include new Iran sanctions, which, if implememnted would open the way to more bloodshed.

  24. 62 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Just In: PBO to deliver a special statement on Ukraine at 4:45PM ET.

  25. 64 Allison
    February 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm

  26. 65 hopefruit2
    February 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm

  27. 66 donna dem 4 obama
    February 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm
  28. 67 Linda
    February 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    UNITED NATIONS Feb 28 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council will hold a closed-door emergency session on the escalating crisis in Ukraine on Friday at the request of the new Kiev government, which warned that the situation in Crimea threatened Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

    Armed men took control of two airports in Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region earlier on Friday in what the country’s leadership described as an invasion and occupation by Russian forces. Russia denied involvement in the airport seizures.

  29. 69 Linda
    February 28, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Kristen Welker is a ass…….she is already spewing before he even makes a statement. !….Mute.

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      February 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      MSNBC was so bad I switched to CNN and accidentally (before I spared my brain) heard Jake ask Gloria “what the President needed to do next.”

      Here’s the President – let’s ask him!

      • February 28, 2014 at 5:30 pm

        Gloria Freakin’ Berger is supposed to know what to do next in the Ukraine? OMG, they are hideous.

        • 72 jacquelineoboomer
          February 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

          They are so full of themselves and their hot air, I’m sitting here hoping they’ll just burst like balloons and fly away.

          Make it stop.

  30. February 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    A war will break out and Americans won’t know it.

  31. February 28, 2014 at 5:04 pm

  32. 76 COS
    February 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Well I had my Metamucil dump of the day. 🙂 If you keep taking on a daily basis, it works. It has to get into your system.    [“The cynics may be the loudest voices – but I promise you, they will accomplish the least”, Barack Obama, May 5, 2013, Ohio State University commencement]    

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  33. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    February 28, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you, Mr. President.


    I’m sure the jackals were told “No Q&A,” but still they yelled out in their idiocy.

  34. February 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  35. 81 Linda
    February 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Kristen Welker said ” That’s the headline ” ” That’s the headline “…..We heard something ” New ” the President is ” Deeply Concerned ”

    ” That’s the headline ” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. 83 Linda
    February 28, 2014 at 5:14 pm


    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) declared Friday that “we are all Ukrainians” in response to the news that Russia had taken over parts of Ukrainian Crimea.

    “We are all Ukrainians,” McCain said in an interview with TIME magazine published Friday. The comments came ahead of President Barack Obama’s announcement that he would address the events.


  37. 86 Nerdy Wonka
    February 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm

  38. 92 Linda
    February 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    MSNBC hired former Governor Brian Schweitzer ( Keystone Pipeline Cheerleader ) as a ” Contributor ” ( of misinformation ? )

  39. February 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

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