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The First Family Receives The White House Christmas Tree

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First Lady Michelle Obama follows her daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama, as they arrive to welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House

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First Lady Michelle Obama watches as daughter Malia Obama, adjusts the collar for her sister Sasha Obama, as they walk out to welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House. This yearโ€™s White House Christmas Tree, which will be on display in the Blue Room, is an 18.5-foot Douglas Fir grown by Chris Botek, a second generation Christmas Tree Farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Penn. Dogs Bo Obama, left, and Sunny Obama also participated

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What we missed

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Marian Robinson (FLOTUS’s mother), First Lady Michelle Obama, Kathleen Biden (Hunter Biden’s wife), Maisy Biden, Sasha Obama, and a friend attend a women’s college basketball game between the Princeton Tigers and the American University Eagles at Bender Arena on November 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. The First Lady’s niece, Leslie Robinson, was playing for Princeton.

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140 Responses to “The First Family Receives The White House Christmas Tree”


    • 3 Nena20409
      November 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      So sorry CarolD2……I missed your time stamped entrance.
      You and LDS both have scored the Au โญ Congrats.

  1. 4 LDS
    November 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Carol congratulations!
    Sharing Is Caring.
    Our First Lady is a great as well as a great Mom-In-Charge.
    I love to see Mrs. Robinson out having fun. So glad to see her passing on her wisdom to her her granddaughters.
    There is something about a grandmother’s love and wisdom. It is hard to explain.
    Okay. Off to see an Off-Broadway play. I have no desire nor money to shop.

  2. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    November 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    HOLY BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    After what J.J. Abrams did to Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness, he has me again with this trailer.

    I. CANNOT. WAIT.

  3. 8 LDS
    November 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    ^Our First Lady is a great Aunt Asa well as a great Mom-In-Charge.^

  4. 9 isonprize
    November 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    WHEN did Sasha grow to be the same height as Malia??!!?? WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!! WOW!!!!

  5. November 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    ^as well as^
    That’s what I get for cleaning the screen…..too many eras…Oh, just forget it!

  6. November 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks a traaaaaaaaaaaaazillion Nerdy!!!!

  7. November 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    There is a news blackout on the activities of the VP….
    time and time again…our MSM has let us down..

    • 15 hopefruit2
      November 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Unless they can make up a story about some silly “gaffe” that he did or said. //smdh

      • November 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm

        very true….I think of the important role that the VP is playing re: the Ukraine….

        sigh…the Media is so important…however mostly there is RWNutJob media or libertarian media masquerading as left media…

        it seems to be a rise in Spanish radio…I should take a course in Spanish…

  8. November 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    My, Leslie Robinson is a gorgeous young lady! Likewise for the Presidential daughter, Sasha. All grown up!

  9. November 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

  10. November 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats on 1st LDS ๐Ÿ™‚

    So many fun pictures, NW. Thank you.

    Won’t post it here, but if you want to have a little fun it appears Bill Clinton made the news …. just google his name and ‘selfie ogling’ …

    • 24 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Gag on that Bubba thing. EEK.

    • 27 arapaho415
      November 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Love how TOD keeps us informed.

      Agree with JO’B re: WJC, but since I live in the LA area, let me say this about that photo.

      Seems that it’s a given that women who spend a lot of money on bosom enhancement feel compelled to force others to look at the surgeon’s handiwork. I pretty much avoid the LA area in general because of this relatively recent phenomenon.

      Don’t care how people spend their money, but I really dislike their need to shove in people’s faces — I’m short, and in crowds I mean that literally.

    • 28 Nerdy Wonka
      November 28, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      You’re welcome, Bob.

  11. November 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    “Bo Obama” and “Sunny Obama”! How can we not love that!? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. 30 GGail
    November 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    NW, wow, you give us treats every day! Thank you โค
    These pics of them at the b-ball game are fantastic! Good to see Sasha being a normal teen with her girlfriends. Great to see Mrs. Robinson, looking well and it's always good to see our First Lady – anytime – any where. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 31 arapaho415
      November 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      LOVE Mrs. Robinson!

      I truly hope that she is writing a book — OK with me if it’s a ghost writer who can frame the narrative starting with Mrs. Robinson’s parents/ancestors and then cover everything else in her remarkable life.

      I’d wait in line for this book.

    • 32 Nerdy Wonka
      November 28, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks, GGail.

    • 33 0388jojothecat
      November 28, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      I’ve watched the video over and over again, I just love the first family. Just before the end of the video and Mrs. Obama hugs the two gentlemen that donated the tree, the man standing in front of Sasha tells Mrs. Obama that he thinks Sasha looks like Mrs. Robinson and that Malia looks like her….so cute. I personally think Sasha looks so much like Mrs. Obama who also looks like Mrs. Robinson. Malia is 100% the spitting image of her dad and late grandmother Stanley Ann. Mailia is definitely a Durham.

  13. November 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Lovely pictures. I know FLOTUS is busy with the holidays but it is always great to see her.

  14. 35 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Good afternoon, TOD! Had a wonderful day yesterday, five generations of my family were gathered at my cousin’s home in NJ for a delightful meal and fellowship. I was physically having a rough day; considered cancelling; so glad I didn’t, because even though I wasn’t feeling that great, being with family lifted my spirits. BTW, my E-A-G-L-E-S served up a azz-whooping on the cowgirls as a tasty side dish.

    Off to do some work; just realized today is the last banking day of the month…

    Have a Blessed day!

  15. 36 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    • November 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      hopefruit2 as I said before I remember some polls coming out before the election where it said that most of Americans felt the country was not doing better, it was going in the wrong direction.

      • 38 0388jojothecat
        November 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm

        Me too bella2758…I heard the same story on NPR that most Americans felt the country was going in the wrong direction. In another NPR story, consumer confidence was up? I think America is just schizophrenic.

  16. 40 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Wow…..What a Pictorial Bonanza, NW. Brava!
    LDS has the TOD Au โญ , YES!

    Folks…..Crude Oil is off now $7 plus. Now at $66.30…….Wow….Holy Freaking Smokes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. November 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Or at least one w/o drama. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. November 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Isn’t our First Family lovely? ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 54 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm

  20. November 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Passion for education ….

    Quite a few updates, via RTs, in the sidebar ….

  21. 58 vcprezofan2
    November 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I am intrigued by the fact that the Obama ladies almost always are colour coordinated. Usually makes me wonder if it’s a fluke or planned.

  22. 68 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

  23. November 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

  24. 72 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm

  25. 73 hopefruit2
    November 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I’m sure PBO will be having left-over pie from yesterday’s dinner, this evening. If he hasn’t already helped himself to a couple slices for the day.

    • 74 vcprezofan2
      November 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Sorry, Hopefruit; no matter how you hint, PBO is not going to share any of his pie with you!

      • 75 hopefruit2
        November 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

        Well I don’t know about THAT!

        In fact, I’m patiently waiting for him to send me a text msg inviting me to afternoon tea at the WH – where leftover pie, and other goodies will be served.

        • 76 vcprezofan2
          November 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

          Yea, you’d need to patiently wait. ๐Ÿ˜€ This is probably one of those very few days/times he can enjoy his pie without any hesitation.

          • 77 hopefruit2
            November 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm

            Good for him! ๐Ÿ™‚ Something tells me that PBO has probably consumed the equivalent of two whole pies between Wednesday and today. But unlike the majority of us who will gain weight by just smelling pie, his lean-mean machine body will process those calories as if he were just drinking water…

    • 79 jacquelineoboomer
      November 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      And had the White House chefs hide some more slices of pie for him! Ha.

  26. 80 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 2:06 pm

  27. 86 GGAIL
    November 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I truly marvel at the writing and acting that is Scandal.

  28. 87 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    https://twitter.com/TPM/status/538353979034714

    That is The Dick Cheney Redness……

  29. November 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    What a relief it is to visit TOD! Pictures, videos and news about dear POTUS and family. And a community that I know has his back. Love it!! I’ve been retweeting your news. I think I just have one to add right now. POTUS’ and FLOTUS’ work for veterans always impresses me. Their push to end veteran homelessness is a BFD.

  30. 91 Linda
    November 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Right now on Book TV …. Chuck Todd is interviewing Ben Carson.

    hahaaaaa

  31. 96 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 2:15 pm

  32. November 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Semyonchenko is correct ….

    #DefeatingPutin … must be the focus.

  33. November 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    From the article :
    In North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Ohio, to name just three, GOPers have recast state and congressional districts to consolidate black voters into what the political pros call โ€œmajority-minority districtsโ€ to diminish the influence of these voters. North Carolina is an especially glaring example: GOP-redistricting after the 2010 elections led to half the stateโ€™s black population โ€” 1.1 million people โ€” being corralled into one-fifth of the state legislative and congressional districts. โ€œThe districts here take us back to a day of segregation that most of us thought weโ€™d moved away from,โ€ State Sen. Dan Blue Jr., who was previously North Carolinaโ€™s first black House speaker, told the Nation in 2012.

    • November 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      And it got worse in 2014…

      non presidential elections are notoriously known for low voter turn out…esp among DEM Voters….in 2014…when it was imperative for the Dem voters to vote…it did not happen… in addition to Dems not voting…There was Voter Suppression (big time)…the DEM candidates attempted to appeal tot he racist vote by spurning the President and the forces that elected him…the MSM depressed the vote with doom and gloom and doom and outright fear tactics…

      with Reid’s most recent stint to capitulate to the GOP re: tax breaks for the rich…Schumer bashing PBO re: Healthcare…it does not seem that the DEMS have learned much….

      paying close attention to the President…. and what he will be saying and doing…as the primary season heats up..

    • 105 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      November 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you, PF. Had inserted the link in a comment, then got distracted by a phone call. Hit post only to fine you’d not only shared my link, but also provided and excerpt. THANK YOU!

  34. 108 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

  35. 114 vcprezofan2
    November 28, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Now, I happen to know this was shared here previously but some of you may not have had the time to listen, and it probably slipped your mind. Today is the perfect time to tune in. It’s audio. Do it now, if you haven’t already!

    Smartypants shares ….

    Someone we should all be listening to: Bryan Stevenson

    Today I was in my car running some pre-Thanksgiving errands and listening to Minnesota Public Radio between stops. I was absolutely blown away by a speech they were airing and kept wondering “who IS this guy?” It wasn’t until the end that I heard it was Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Once I got home, I located the speech on MPR and listened to the whole thing uninterrupted.

    I know you are all going to be busy with family and loved ones over the next few days. But if you have an hour to spare, I can’t imagine a better way to spend it that listening to this one. Here’s a link where you can do that.

    http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/26/mpr_news_presents

    …………………………………//

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ie/2014/11/someone-we-should-all-be-listening-to.html

    • 115 vcprezofan2
      November 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Twitter link for those who would like to pass it along.

      • November 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        Thank you VC.

        EJI Tops List of Civil Rights Organizations
        http://www.eji.org/node/1008

        • 117 vcprezofan2
          November 28, 2014 at 4:04 pm

          I’d never heard of it or of Stevenson before Taiping brought him to our attention last week. He seems very committed to a sector of society many have been deaf to, and I’m hopeful this will be the start of him getting a wider and wider audience that will join him in his efforts.

          • 118 taiping1
            November 28, 2014 at 11:26 pm

            He is well known in the criminal defense community. He successfully argued 3 cases in the Supreme Court ending death penalty for children and death in prison verdicts (life without parole) for children tried as an adult. His organization Equal Justice Initiative has been a model in providing free legal aid for those on death row in the South, training lawyers and investigators.

            • 119 vcprezofan2
              November 29, 2014 at 9:06 am

              Well, Taiping, it’s definitely time he gets known more widely! We know the idiots prancing around and making asses of themselves before the media but many are unaware of this man’s valuable contribution and message. I walked into Target’s book section to see if they had his book, but they didn’t. Books and magazines I’m interested in always take a while to reach my corner of the world, but I’ll keep looking.

    • November 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      Perhaps it could be on the sidebar for awhile. I think it is that awesome and full of factual data!

      • 125 vcprezofan2
        November 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

        A good idea, Smiling – do suggest it to NerdyW, or Chips Chica. My computer keeps crashing so I don’t know how much time I have on line. ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. 126 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 28, 2014 at 2:49 pm

  37. 127 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

  38. 130 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm

  39. 131 Nena20409
    November 28, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Pardon Me ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜† but the Juvenile in me could not resist…….and The Virgin Airline too ๐Ÿ˜‰ โ“

  40. 132 Linda
    November 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Oh look…..all the Newstainers gathered to bitch and moan about access to President’s and how it is getting worse and worse.. boo hoo hoo.

    October 25, 2014
    Reporting from the White House

    White House correspondents shared their experiences covering presidents from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama.โ€‚The first panel of former correspondents discussed some of the changes since their White House assignments, including access to the president and how contemporary media had influenced these changes.โ€‚The second panel of correspondents currently assigned to the White House focused on how the Obama administration controls access by the press.

    โ€œA Tribute to Our 40-Year Veteransโ€ was held by the White House Correspondents’ Association at the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?322332-1/discussion-reporting-white-house

    I caught a little of this in the middle of the night a couple days ago. Mike Allen was in the back of the room taking notes….

    Mark Knoller was also there……

    Most of them just whined….

  41. 133 vcprezofan2
    November 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Sigh.

    • 134 vcprezofan2
      November 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      โ€œI will have justice for what they did to me,โ€ Conner wrote on Facebook Thursday. โ€œBut Iโ€™m happy Iโ€™m alive.โ€

      • 135 CEB
        November 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

        Sadly, doubt that she will. There is no justice when A-A’s are harmed or killed by police or any random white person as evidenced by what happened to Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin. They will say that the cop felt threatened, the powers that be will accept this, and she will be added to list of thousands of African-American victims and their families who know for sure that there is no justice because we are considered to be animals who deserve to be slaughtered.

        • 136 vcprezofan2
          November 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

          From the article it seems the cops are claiming that her boyfriend was running down the/a cop. In fact there’s apparently now a warrant out for his arrest, so I don’t doubt that nothing will come of it from the perspective of justice for her. I wasn’t there. I don’t know. But, I sure do know that law enforcement has the terminology down pat and is quick to find their counter argument which is not often truth. In short, I don’t really trust law enforcement’s word when there is a POC on the other side.

    • November 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Is the Ferguson police department fill with KKK members.

  42. 139 desertflower
    November 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Another Walmart infographic that explains shrinking local economies and more….all because of Walmart and their greed.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025882599


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