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Kids ♥ The Obamas

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First Lady Michelle Obama hugs a child during a Drink Up event on the South Lawn of the White House, July 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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President Barack Obama talks with a little girl at the Charcoal Pit restaurant in Wilmington, Del., July 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama holds the baby daughter of former staff members Darienne Page Rakestraw and London Rakestraw in the Ground Floor Corridor of the White House, July 1, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets a young girl after he delivered remarks on the economy at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colo., July 9, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama talks with a young girl as he and the First Lady greeted military personnel and their families during the Fourth of July celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama talks with three-year-old Holden Fossum and his sisters Ayla, 8, and Alexandria, 4, during a greet with wounded warriors and their families in the East Room of the White House, July 14, 2014. Holden, Ayla, and Alexandria are the children of Staff Sergeant Brendan Fossum and wife Dana of Woodbine, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets a young boy on the street in Denver, Colo., July 8, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets Make-A-Wish recipient Mariah Rivera, age 10, and her family in the Oval Office, July 29, 2014. Rivera brought the President a birthday card she made for him. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets Emmitt and Pat Smith and family, and Team 22 on the Rose Garden steps of the White House, July 29, 2104. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets the family of departing staff member Archana Snyder, Council of Economic Advisers, in the Outer Oval Office, July 3, 2014.


129 Responses to “Kids ♥ The Obamas”


  1. September 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm

  2. September 11, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    They sure do. Congrats Tally

  3. 19 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    More on the incident…

  4. September 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Well, everything’s unraveling for Roger Goodell.

  5. 26 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 6:51 pm

  6. 31 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    • 32 a4alice
      September 11, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      leave it to the young to do the thing that older people have been intimidated by the NRA to do. I hope he is able to carry this out.

  7. 34 Nerdy Wonka
    September 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Hey Dudette, I thought you might enjoy this Star Trek: Into Darkness blooper reel as much as I did.

    Plus it features the Cumberbatch dancing.

    Woot! Woot!

  8. 46 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 7:07 pm

  9. September 11, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    these photos are in my top 5….

  10. September 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    And we ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Nerdy – gorgeous pics, thank yoooooou Legend!!!!

  11. September 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Ugh, day of doctors tomorrow. PCP in the morning, then optometrist in the afternoon.

  12. September 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Patron wearing a “Yes We Did” t-shirt from the first Obama Inauguration just walked by.

  13. September 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    two more from my top 5

  14. September 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Always love those pics of our President with the children……They are so spontaneously sweet and smiley with him.

  15. 67 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 7:33 pm

  16. 72 Linda
    September 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Judge Strikes Down Ohio’s False Statement Campaign Law As Unconstitutional

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/11/ohio-false-statement-law_n_5807278.html

    Judge says it is up to the voter to determine what is a lie .

  17. September 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    “Putin’s case against Nato is that it has deceived Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev says he agreed to withdraw from Soviet central Europe only after being promised that ‘Nato would not move a centimetre to the east’. This claim would seem to be corroborated by the handwritten notes of James Baker, the former US Secretary of State. ‘Nato — whose juris. would not move eastward,’ he scribbled during a conversation with Gorbachev in 1990. He then wrote to Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany, that he had offered the Soviets ‘assurances that Nato’s jurisdiction would not shift one inch eastward from its present position’. Since then, however, as many as ten eastern European countries have joined Nato, and Ukraine seems to be next in line. So Moscow seeks to justify the invasion as no more than a defensive move, taken in response to Nato’s treachery and expansionism.

    Baker’s notes and Gorbachev’s recollections are all very interesting, but after all, the Soviets themselves were meticulous note keepers. Every word said by their leaders was recorded, and the transcripts circulated to those who needed to know. If Nato leaders really had given assurances to Gorbachev, the Kremlin would have it in black and white. Ten years ago, it seemed as if these files would be open to the public: Gorbachev’s former aides preserved their own copies, and let historians see them. Putin’s aides intervened to stop this outrageous spreading of state secrets. But not before I had copied the documents and smuggled them out of Russia.

    The records show no trace of a promise that Nato would not expand. It’s quite clear that Nato expansion was already on the cards: indeed, Gorbachev was talking about joining the alliance. No promise was broken because none was made. And if the idea of a broken promise is being used as casus belli in Ukraine, it is being used fraudulently.”

    • September 11, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Did NATO FORCED eastern european countries to join the Alliance ? No. Those countries chose, freely, to join NATO because they felt it was in their interest.

      I understand that there was no deal , but even if there had been a “deal” between the USA or NATO and Gorbachev, I wouldn’t consider it valid. This would have been political. Nothing legal. Russia has no inherent right to have control over Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, etc… This is total crap.

      Russia lost its influence because their political system crashed, and their economic system was a failure. If Russia wants to regain its influence, it will need to reform itself, to create an environment where other countries will find it is in their interest to align with them.

      But given the way Putin is leading his country down into the abyss, destroying democratic institutions, this won’t happen anytime soon.

  18. 76 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm

  19. 77 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

  20. 78 Nerdy Wonka
    September 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  21. 83 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Compare and Contrast

    • 84 CEB
      September 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Dubya does not even look at her; indeed what a difference. Dubya had the chance to have a beautiful moment and he blew it.

    • 85 anniebella
      September 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Bush looks like he is saying okay okay move on get out of my way. POTUS look like he is saying how are you, what’s your name. Which one look like he cares about the child?

  22. September 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm

  23. 87 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

  24. 88 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    • 89 99ts
      September 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

      First link – odds on they will process about 10 people this way & tell the rest they can’t find a birth certificate. The administration of Scott Walker says lots of things to get it’s vote suppression efforts accepted by the courts.

  25. September 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  26. 92 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm

  27. 93 JER
    September 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm

  28. 94 JER
    September 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    • 95 anniebella
      September 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Now I hope someone goes behind POTUS and make sure that was done right. We don’t want some parent saying that’s the thing my child was hurt upon and President Obama put it together. 🙂

  29. 96 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm

  30. 97 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    • 98 anniebella
      September 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      So why is President Obama the enemy? Because he’s black, Because you believe he’s Muslim. Lynn Westmoreland is a racists. I’m sure he is proud of that.

  31. 99 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    One of my posts is stuck in moderation. A little help from one of our friendly BTs if you please?

  32. 102 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm

  33. 103 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    • 104 Dudette
      September 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Since I posted Bond music the other day, thought I’d share the theme from “The Wild Wild West” in observance of Mr. Kiel’s passing. I loved that show as a kid. He and Michael Dunn were dastardly, deliciously bad baddies.

      RIP Richard Kiel

  34. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    September 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  35. September 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Btw, I'm glad that after Gore lost in 2000 he didn't spend next 8 yrs making a fool of himself on cable TV like McCain decided to do aft '08— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) September 11, 2014

  36. 109 donna dem 4 obama
    September 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    • 110 99ts
      September 11, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Seems Nate is joining the rest of the pundits – will change his figures and have the dems winning 2 days before the polls

  37. 112 hopefruit2
    September 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Andrew Sullivan is an idiot with Daddy issues apparently. And no Sully, I never sought any “mantle of protective daddy” from Dubya.

    • 113 99ts
      September 11, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Sullivan is an idiot. No other comment needed.

      Sullivan cares about Sullivan – issues which personally impact him become world shattering. His one and only claim to fame was calling out Palin – he has used that event to get his own funding ever since.

  38. 115 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    More here:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Esther

  39. 116 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  40. 119 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

  41. September 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Reality bites ….

    “3. The Kremlin continues to entertain the masses with “adequate responses” to western sanctions. Earlier, as you may remember, it banned food imports from the European Union, causing prices in some regions of the Russian Federation to soar by 30%. (Today, after the implementation of new EU sanctions was announced, the ruble rate against the dollar dropped to a historical low on the Moscow Stock Exchange.)

    Today, Andrey Belousov, Assistant to the President of Russia, declared that Russia prepared “retaliatory measures against the new EU sanctions package” and may ban imports of cars and some types of clothes. (He must be a brave man indeed.)

    You can just picture a visual of an ordinary Russian in the nearest future: hungry, dressed in a vatnik [quilted coat] and lapti [bast shoes], struggling to push his broken-down Lada out of the roadside ditch, to get to the nearest town, where, he heard, they were selling some food… God help you, dear Russian friends. For all this, you can thank Uncle Vova [Vladimir Putin]. And to think that the only thing he had to do was stop his aggression…”

    And, these folk are not going to lose ….

    #TrustBarack

  42. 124 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    WTH? Really?

  43. 125 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  44. 126 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Wow!

  45. 127 Dudette
    September 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm

  46. September 11, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Oh that obama he’s and…

  47. 129 Nena20409
    September 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm


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