Rise and Shine

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama claps along with students as they sing during her visit to Burgess-Peterson Academy in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 9, 2011 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


Today (all times Eastern)

10:25: The President and Chancellor Merkel hold a bilateral meeting, the VP also attends, Oval Office

11:40: The President holds a press conference with Chancellor Merkel, East Room

12:45: The President and VP hold a Working lunch with Chancellor Merkel, Cabinet Room




On This Day

President Obama looks at a portrait of President James Madison while waiting in the Blue Room of the White House prior to his press conference in the East Room, Feb. 9, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Just a few hours after returning from the town hall in Elkhart, Ind., President Obama is introduced at his first prime-time press conference at the White House, Feb. 9, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)


First Lady Michelle Obama hugs student Tammy Nguyen in the Red Room of the White House before an event announcing a campaign to combat the rapidly growing problem of childhood obesity while Tiki Barber checks his notes before they take the stage, Feb. 9, 2010 (Photo by Samantha Appleton)

After delivering remarks at the daily press briefing, President Obama smiles as he walks past Press Assistant Priya Singh through the Lower Press Office of the White House en route to the Oval Office, Feb. 9, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama, the First Family, Vice President Joe Biden and others in the audience applaud Joan Baez after her singing “We Shall Overcome” at the “In Performance At The White House: A Celebration Of Music From The Civil Rights Movement” concert in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 9, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)


First Lady Michelle Obama at Burgess-Peterson Academy, Feb 9, 2011


First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, Arkansas to highlight the military’s efforts to improve the nutrition of food served, Feb 9, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama kicks off a nationwide tour celebrating the second anniversary of “Lets”s Move”, Des Moines, February 9, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama at a “Let’s Move” event attended by over 10,000 youths at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines



66 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. February 9, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Mrs O. Always wonderful!

  2. 5 amk for obama
    February 9, 2015 at 9:36 am


  3. 6 amk for obama
    February 9, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Is 4.30 pm too early to start on beer? …. oookay, how about some red?

  4. February 9, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I wish she would run for President in 2016. She’d win in a landslide.

  5. February 9, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Mooooooooooooooorning TOD!!

  6. February 9, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Goooooddd Moorrnnnninnnggg, Chips, Danny, NW and all TODers.

    Looking forward to today’s presser with our brilliant POTUS.

  7. February 9, 2015 at 9:52 am

    if the EU has the capability…they need to shut down Russia…economically….shut down all capital to that country….and sanction any country that continues to do bizness with Russia…the time for playing is over….if the EU thinks that Russia would stop with Ukraine then they are surely mistaken…HISTORY bears this out!!!!

    If the EU thinks that there is not a military solution then they must put the economic screws to Russia…till Putin crys out…the time is now…

  8. 24 japa21
    February 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Great selection of photos, Chips. I didn’t notice. Did you include any of the President?

  9. February 9, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I love the President’s answer on polarization….he put Klein’s gotcha question in Historical perspective….brillian…

    although the tools (racism, sexism, religion, voter suppression) being used to create and sustain polarization in our politics …is being used by the powers that be and their minions in Congress to maintain power and control…

  10. February 9, 2015 at 10:05 am

    By Zeus! Help us here.

  11. February 9, 2015 at 10:08 am

  12. 37 JER
    February 9, 2015 at 10:11 am

  13. February 9, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Some morning inspiration:

    • February 9, 2015 at 11:01 am

      I loveeeeeeeeee this song……AWEsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…..

      Justice for All, Just ain’t Specific Enough!!!!!

      was that Eric Garner’s eyes in the background….Mercy

  14. February 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

    You can always count on The Count!

  15. February 9, 2015 at 10:16 am

    And let’s not forget:

  16. February 9, 2015 at 10:18 am

    What makes young people so cynical at that age???

  17. February 9, 2015 at 10:23 am

  18. 47 JER
    February 9, 2015 at 10:39 am

    • 48 Don
      February 9, 2015 at 10:46 am

      I read about this case this morning, the state judge in Alabama took it upon himself to go against a federal court ruling. This asshole told all the counties in Alabama to disregard the feds.

  19. February 9, 2015 at 10:57 am

  20. February 9, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Not soon enough!!!

  21. February 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Will they listen???

  22. 54 MightyPamela
    February 9, 2015 at 11:02 am

    ❤ {{{{{ TOD }}}}} ❤

  23. February 9, 2015 at 11:03 am


  24. February 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Filed under PBO’s accomplishments.

  25. February 9, 2015 at 11:11 am

  26. 62 Nerdy Wonka
    February 9, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Someone’s really mad.

  27. 64 donna dem 4 obama
    February 9, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Good Morning TOD!

    Amk this ones for you….wimmin 🙂 🙂 🙂

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