Rise and Shine

On This Day: On board a plane flying to Iowa after Barack Obama announced his bid for the Presidency in Springfield, 2007


Today (all times Eastern)

12:30: White House Press Briefing

4:0: The President meets with the Congressional Black Caucus, Cabinet Room

* The President is interviewed by Buzzfeed


11:20 EST: The First Lady Surprises White House Tours in Honor of the Opening of the Old Family Dining Room


President Obama on Dean Smith’s legacy:

Huuuuuuge thanks to LP


On This Day

Senator Barack Obama announces his bid for the Presidency, Springfield, Feb 10, 2007 (Photo by Pete Souza)


President Obama looks out over the snow covered Rose Garden of the White House from the Oval Office, Feb. 10, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and House Republican Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) gesture while Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) look on during a meeting of bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate to discuss working together on issues surrounding the economy and jobs in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Feb. 10, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)


First Lady Michelle Obama strikes the Heisman pose while greeting Dallas Cowboys football players, from left, Miles Austin, DeMarcus Ware, and Felix Jones at the Kleberg Rylie Recreation Center in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 10, 2012. The players joined Mrs. Obama and chefs from past seasons of “Top Chef” for the “Schools and Chefs Working Together” cooking competition to help promote the “Let’s Move!” initiative (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talk with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, after the President signed H.R. 3801, the Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2012, in the Oval Office, Feb. 10, 2012. The bill was the last piece of legislation that Giffords sponsored and voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives (Photo by Pete Souza)



Obama family pets Bo, left, and Sunny sit at a table in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 10, 2014. The table settings will be used at the State Dinner for President François Hollande of France (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Obama and President François Hollande of France travel aboard Air Force One en route to Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and President François Hollande of France tour Monticello with Leslie Bowman, President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, in Charlottesville, Virginia, Feb. 10, 2014 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Obama signs the guest book following a tour of Monticello with President François Hollande of France in Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)



115 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 10:33 am


  2. 42 MightyPamela
    February 10, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Morning all, a brief peer in from afar ~ life has been full, too full. Is that a complaint? Maybe, maybe not. Big Hugs all Around. Light pooling and spreading everywhere. I thought about the GOP early this morning – they took an oath of vengeance, that seldom works out. PBO has walked on, doing the work he was born to do, growing stronger in his task of goodwill and world consciousness. The GOP has only shown over and over their weakness, their selfishness and their stupidity. So be it. Back when I can. Many blessings. ~ MP ❤ 🐻 ❤

  3. 46 Nerdy Wonka
    February 10, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Fabulous Rise and Shine, Chiparoo.

    Lovely memories.

  4. 48 Linda
    February 10, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Good Morning

    NBC is saying that Jordan has moved thousands of troops to their border with Iraq.

  5. 51 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 11:11 am

    heh hf, ‘sup?

  6. 55 Nerdy Wonka
    February 10, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Wow! Gorgeous!

  7. 64 yardarm756
    February 10, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Good morning you lot…. 🙂

  8. February 10, 2015 at 11:18 am

  9. February 10, 2015 at 11:20 am

    • 73 japa21
      February 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Her hand is going to get pretty tired pretty quickly. Me, I wouldn’t sdhake her hand. Now, a big hug? I wouldn’t reject that.

  10. February 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

    You can see the livestream here NOW! 🙂


    • 80 donna dem 4 obama
      February 10, 2015 at 11:27 am

      You and Meta are always on the same page 🙂

    • 83 57andfemale
      February 10, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Jenna Bush? Why?

      • 84 idon
        February 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm

        the Obama family is very fond of the Bush girls. Really they are very sweet smart girls. I won’t post the link because I really don’t want it retweeted but suffice it to say, the Bush twins are very very protective of the Obama girls. BTW, this is either the second or third interview FLOTUS has done with Jenna Bush Hager.

        • 85 57andfemale
          February 10, 2015 at 2:20 pm

          That is wonderful to hear. Thanks, idon. I didn’t know that she had done previous interviews. I do recall that the Bush girls defended the Obama girls, but I remember thinking that they were defending the principle of leaving WH children alone. I’m glad that they are truly nice young women. Prejudice rears its ugly head – I heard “Bush” and went to a dark place.

  11. 86 yardarm756
    February 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Some words to live by……… 🙂

  12. 87 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Greece ‘may go elsewhere for new deal on debt’

    The Greek defence minister has said Greece could turn to the US, Russia or China if it fails to reach a new debt agreement with the eurozone.

    Panos Kammenos, who heads the junior coalition partner Independent Greeks, said Greece had an obligation to go to “plan B” if proposals are rejected.

    Greece is preparing to plead its case for a new deal at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday.

    It says the terms of its €240bn (£182bn) bailout are too severe.

    Last month’s election of an anti-austerity government led by left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has raised fears that Greece could leave the euro.

    EU officials have so far rejected his efforts to renegotiate bailout terms, although German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will wait to see if Greece puts forward “a sustainable proposal” on Wednesday.


    they are not playing by angela’s rules, are they?

  13. 88 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 11:29 am

    US chipmaker Qualcomm will pay $975m (£640m) to Chinese authorities to end a 14 month anti-trust investigation into its patent licensing practices.

    The fine is the largest in China’s corporate history and will require the firm to lower royalty rates on patents used in China’s mobile phone market.

    The move could help Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi and Huawei.

    Qualcomm said on Monday it would not contest the ruling that it violated China’s anti-monopoly law.


    but we will continue to whine about “regulations” in murka.

  14. 89 yardarm756
    February 10, 2015 at 11:31 am

    This is a bad day…..How’s yours?

  15. 95 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 11:35 am

    comment on ndtv

    bjp ended up where everyone thought congress would end up in – single digits

    and congress ended up in … dustbin. (zero seats)

    Love it.

  16. 96 Vicki
    February 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Good morning TOD.

    I love those photos of PBO announcing his candidacy 8 years ago.
    Mitt should take a look at them.
    It isn’t just black people who have always been on board with The President. Can’t tell how many of the faces are jewish but relevant to todays situation I’d guess that plenty of us were in the massive crowds PBO brings out.

  17. 97 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 11:42 am

    ‘Smart’ insulin hope for diabetes.

    Scientists are hopeful that “smart” insulins which are undergoing trials could revolutionise the way diabetes is managed.

    Instead of repeated blood tests and injections throughout the day to keep blood sugar in check, a single dose of smart insulin would keep circulating in the body and turn on when needed.

    Animal studies show the technology appears to work – at least in mice.

    Scientists plan to move to human trials soon, PNAS journal reports.

    Experts caution that it will take years of testing before treatments could become a reality for patients.


    ‘will take years’ ? useless scientists.

  18. 98 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 11:43 am

    bt, mod monster is at it again.

  19. 101 Nena20409
    February 10, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Hello TOD.
    Golden ⭐ for Amk 😉 Yes! FURST on R&S 🙂
    Fantastic Post, Chips.
    Jordan Making Good on The King’s Promise last week.

  20. 103 Nena20409
    February 10, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Putin and things that Kill?

  21. 104 Nena20409
    February 10, 2015 at 11:53 am

  22. 105 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 11:58 am

    loser von gaal uses diagrams…. say whut now?



  23. 106 Nena20409
    February 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

  24. 107 JER
    February 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Good Afternoon Chips and TOD.

  25. February 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Can someone advise me on where/how to get a nice job like this? Posting pics of kittens on Twitter and captioning them, and getting paid 6-figure salary? Thanks in advance! 🙂

  26. 111 amk for obama
    February 10, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela signed a bill on Monday aimed at protecting the wetlands outside the capital, Panama City, from a construction boom.

    Under the new law, construction is banned in a 85,000-hectare-stretch (210,000 acres) of the Bay of Panama.

    The wetlands are a key stopover and wintering area for migratory shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere.

    Mr Varela’s predecessor had encouraged construction projects in the area.

    The new law, which came into effect on Monday, also bans logging, the removal of soil and any other activity which may affect the mangrove swamps.


      February 10, 2015 at 2:53 pm


  27. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    February 10, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I remember Feb. 10, 2007, as though it were yesterday! Thanks so much for this beautiful reminder, Chips! The day our world changed, as we knew it. Yeehaw!

  28. 115 HZ
    February 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks, Chips for this great reminder. The day his world was moving in a pace that brought all of us with him, and we will Never regret it.HZ

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