Rise and Shine

On This Day: The President holds Arianna Holmes, 3, before taking a departure photo with members of her family in the Oval Office.” Feb. 1, 2012 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)



4:0 EST: The President is interviewed by Savannah Guthrie


On This Day

President Obama holds his hand on his heart as the National Anthem is played on television in the East Garden Room of the White House prior to Super Bowl game kickoff, Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Feb. 1, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama, Congressman Mike Doyle and his family celebrate the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27 to 23 victory in Super Bowl XLIII. The Doyles watched the game at the White House as guests of the President, February 1, 2009

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wear 3-D glasses while watching a TV commercial during Super Bowl 43, Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, in the family theater of the White House on Feb. 1, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)


President Obama talks with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about the preparations for the severe winter weather impacting a large part of the country during a phone call in the Oval Office, Feb. 1, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)


First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the future site of a Northgate Market in Inglewood, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres dance during a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” marking the second anniversary of the “Let’s Move!” initiative, in Burbank, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Obama shares a laugh with Pastor Joel Hunter, center, and Joshua DuBois, Director of the White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in the Oval Office, Feb. 1, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)



122 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 9:34 am


  2. 10 jackiegrumbacher
    February 1, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Morning again. Great photos.

  3. 26 desertflower
    February 1, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Can you get a copy of that Savanna Guthrie interview with PBO, Sweetchips? I’ll be tutoring then…..or curled in a ball somewhere in the gym…

  4. 32 jackiegrumbacher
    February 1, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Love that image of little Arianna Holmes. Whatever else she does in her life, this will be the moment that she’ll always remember. I can see her looking at this photo when she’s well into her 90’s with tears in her eyes. She knew she was home in that wonderful president’s arms.

  5. February 1, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Don’t forget to watch POTUS on CNN at 10a.m.

    • 37 forus50
      February 1, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Darn!! I just saw your reminder but with an hour time difference I missed all but the last 15 minutes of it. 😦 I think his show is on CNN again as a repeat later today? I’ll have to check…

  6. 39 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 9:58 am

    3-0, go gunners.

  7. 40 GGail
    February 1, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  8. 43 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 10:16 am

    4-0 now. gunners on fiyah.

  9. 44 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 10:20 am

    holy sheet. 5-0 now.

  10. 47 MightyPamela
    February 1, 2015 at 10:24 am

    ❤ Morning y'all..

  11. 48 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 10:25 am

    beebs live

    Adam Lenton: On another day Villa would have won this. But only because Arsenal would not have been at the ground.

  12. 53 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

    GM, TOD! A little video to get the day started…

  13. 56 sherijr
    February 1, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Hola and Happy Super Bowl Sunday ~ Happy day TOD 🙂

  14. February 1, 2015 at 10:40 am

    So John McCain thinks his pal Lindsey Graham should run for President. What a joke that is, remember that person John McCain thought would make a good Vice President, the one and only Sarah Palin.

    • 62 jacquelineoboomer
      February 1, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Maybe Walker for Prez, and Graham and Palin running to be co-VPs. Make it a threesome. Yuck. Then hope they all get swept overboard before they get on the teevee.

      A woman can dream!

  15. 65 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Julian, Surrey: For us Villa fans who also like cricket and tennis it’s basically been non-stop pain for exactly 12 hours.


  16. 66 forus50
    February 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

    • 67 forus50
      February 1, 2015 at 11:30 am

      It was awesome that Gaba got the shout out in Krugman’s column dissing Andrew Sullivan for rapturously writing for years about Bush and his Iraq war “Operation Iraq Freedom”.

  17. February 1, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I’ll share one last thing before I go…and that is that we are shrouded in fog.We rarely ever see fog here, just like we rarely see rain. If I was a betting person, and I’m really not, I’d be thinking that Seattle brought their team AND their weather here for the Super Bowl! I’m out !

  18. 72 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

    df – now in new & improved form.

  19. 73 Vicki
    February 1, 2015 at 11:07 am

    To Bob and others from a few threads ago:
    The screenshot that featured Deval Julian and Martin—Vision of Democrats Future
    No need for me to mention what the Vision of Democrats Past would be

    On, where are my manners? Good morning TOD.

    I am very happy to see that the 100 and counting Measles cases in USA are getting the attention this idiocy deserves.
    NO Person contracted ebola and died from it in our country.
    Mass media hysteria. (Black germs from black continent)

    But dumb white folks endangering other peoples children and grandchildren? oh well, freedumb

  20. February 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Good morning everyone. Been away for a few days and missed a lot as usual. Am I the only one who will be gad when Super Bowl is over? I have had to endure the crowds and noise downtown, not to mention traffic and parking issues downtown and near the Cardinals stadium.

  21. February 1, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Good morning, good people! Looking forward to watching POTUS knock the jackals back today as only he can.

    Dianne Feinstein actually made a funny:

  22. 79 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 11:27 am

    come on saints, score already.

  23. 84 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Australian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is being deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison, and is reportedly flying to Cyprus.

    The Australian ex-BBC correspondent was arrested in December 2013 and imprisoned last June on charges that included spreading false news.

    He was jailed with two other al-Jazeera men – Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.

    Presidential sources said Mr Fahmy would be deported to Canada after his dual Egyptian nationality was dropped.

    All the defendants denied the charges against them and said their trial was a sham.


  24. 86 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 11:43 am

    come on, s#%&ts, it already ht.

  25. 87 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 11:44 am

    David Ljunggren: They should rename these sides ‘Zzzzwansea’ and ‘Zzzzzouthampton’.

  26. 88 forus50
    February 1, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Nice tribute Google.

  27. February 1, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Koch Bros gift to America…

    • 90 amk for obama
      February 1, 2015 at 11:56 am

      You know it. I know it. But do the effing voters know it?

    • 93 forus50
      February 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

      I love PoliticsUSA but imo they tend to overstate how awful the GOP is and how brillant the Dems are. I watched that interview and he wasn’t awful – and unfortunately from the view of the GOP worshippers he was positively brilliant by saying words like “freedom lovers” and “strategic’ and “won’t rule anything out” and wasn’t word salad insanity like Palin or using hate words like Cruz. He’ll go big on the “not a Beltway guy” and with Koch backing him this con artist criminal who destroyed Wisconsin will be their next nominee.

    • February 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Scott Walker is a puppet for the Koch Brothers.

  28. 98 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 11:57 am

    zilch to show for it.

  29. February 1, 2015 at 12:02 pm


  30. 100 donna dem 4 obama
    February 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Super Bowl Sunday Menu

    Salmon Croquettes
    Buffalo Wings
    Homemade Chili
    Homemade Pizza
    3 Layer Dip w/Chips
    Fresh Veggies

    Have a Super Sunday Everyone!!

  31. 107 yardarm756
    February 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Good morning everybody. It’s that time o’ year again.

  32. 115 amk for obama
    February 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    US boy, three, shoots both parents


    fun with gun. go murka.

  33. February 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Happy Super Bowl, everybody! GO HAWKS! LOUDER! WE ARE 12!

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