Archive for December 5th, 2014

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Dec
14

It’s Been A Tough Week. A Little Laughter Helps

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05
Dec
14

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama shares a laugh with Ashton Carter, his nominee for defense secretary, during the announcement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House

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President Barack Obama greets former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft

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President Barack Obama meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office at the White House. President Obama and King Abdullah II discussed regional issues and the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

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President Barack Obama delivers brief remarks to reporters before meeting with a group of newly elected governors in the Oval Office at the White House and said the group would talk about issues where the states and the White House have common ground.

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(L-R): Governor-elect Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Governor-elect Bruce Rauner of Illinois, Governor-elect Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, Governor-elect Greg Abbott of Texas, Governor-elect Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, Governor-elect Larry Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Bill Walker

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05
Dec
14

Jobs, Jobs, And More Jobs. Thanks, President Obama!

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BAWSE. 🙂

05
Dec
14

The Freedom To Retire Early And Have Good Health? Thanks, ObamaCare

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Amy Lynn Smith: Obamacare Gives Ohio Man The Freedom To Retire Early And Improve His Health

Jim worked 37 years for the same company, typically putting in 50-hour weeks that included travel and working weekends. It started taking a toll and he says his health began to decline. That’s why he decided to retire at age 59 — something he could not have done without the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. “June 28, 2012 was one of the happiest days of my life, when the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act,” Jim says. “Without the ACA, I could not get insurance at any price because my wife is a cancer survivor — she had leukemia 15 years ago —

and the only way I could get insurance was through work.” His wife’s leukemia was treated successfully and neither one of them has any chronic health conditions, but that didn’t stop insurance companies from turning people away or charging exorbitant prices because of pre-existing conditions before the ACA. Jim retired in March 2014 after doing his homework about the plans available on the insurance Marketplace at Healthcare.gov. The plan Jim chose would have cost $1,200 per month to cover him and his wife, but with a tax subsidy their premium costs just $127 per month.

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05
Dec
14

Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Obama watches TV news coverage about the death of Nelson Mandela, December 5, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today (all times Eastern)

10:10: The President announces his nominee for Secretary of Defense, Roosevelt Room

11:10: Meets with King Abdullah of Jordan

1:0: White House Press Briefing

4:45: The President meets with newly elected governors

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On This Day

Following the Kennedy Center Honors, President Obama receives a briefing from Jeff Bader, Senior Director for Asian Affairs, left, and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, right, before placing a telephone call to President Hu Jintao of China in the Oval Office, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose in front of the Official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room of the White House, Dec. 5, 2010 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama takes a late night phone call with President Hu Jintao of China, in the Oval Office, after attending the Kennedy Center Honors, Dec. 5, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama greets Elie Wiesel in the Oval Office, Dec. 5, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen to the Seneca Valley High School Chamber Choir in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House following a holiday reception, Dec. 5, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning! A bit of a rush job, we’ll catch up through the day – happy Friday!

05
Dec
14

Early Bird Chat

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, Marian Robinson and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell participate in the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!




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