Archive for February 27th, 2015

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Feb
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A Day Like This Needs A Smile Or Two

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Feb
15

A Tweet or Two

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His last tweet. Just perfect. He gave joy to millions of people. May he rest in peace

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A legend lost. May he rest in peace

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Feb
15

A Fond Farewell

@dougmillsnyt: The light hits a tear on President Obama’s face as he makes remarks about AG Eric Holder at the Justice Dept

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Feb
15

President Delivers Remarks At Portrait Unveiling Ceremony For AG Holder

5:35 ET: The President delivers remarks at the portrait unveiling ceremony for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Department of Justice

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Feb
15

Chat Away

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27
Feb
15

In Memoriam: Leonard Nimoy

Crossposted on A Writing Corner.

It is with the most heartbreak that millions of us have learned that Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83.

The advantage of having older brothers who were a full decade older than you is that instead of the traditional sibling rivalry which obtains, they acted more like surrogate parents. My oldest brother, Tony, was and is a Trekkie. And as I became old enough (around 7 or 8), he introduced me to the wonders of Star Trek. This was in the days before reality shows, non-stop talk shows, non-stop courtroom shows. Independent stations had slim pickings for what to broadcast, so they broadcast old TV series. And I can honestly say that I think I never missed an episode of Star Trek when it was broadcast in syndication.

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Feb
15

Chat Away

Morning Snow – by Pete Souza

27
Feb
15

Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Obama reaches out to touch a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks at its unveiling in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013

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Today (all times Eastern)

11:05: The President meets with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

12:45: Has lunch with My Brother’s Keeper mentees, Map Room

1:0: White House Press Briefing

5:35: The President delivers remarks at the portrait unveiling ceremony for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Department of Justice

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On This Day

Before giving a policy speech on Iraq, President Obama places his hand on his heart as the national anthem is played backstage at the Field House in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 27, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama attends a Washington Wizards vs Chicago Bulls basketball game at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama holds conference call from the Situation Room of the White House concerning the earthquake in Chile, Feb. 27, 2010. Pictured are, left to right, Tom Donilon, deputy national security advisor, Rajiv Shah, administrator of USAID, and Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff. Other Cabinet officials joined the meeting by phone (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden, react while watching Sasha Obama and Maisy Biden, the Vice President’s granddaughter, play in a basketball game in Chevy Chase, Md., Feb. 27, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden high-five after watching Sasha Obama and Maisy Biden, the Vice President’s granddaughter, play in a basketball game in Chevy Chase, Md., Feb. 27, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama and Vice President Biden greet Susannah Flanagan, daughter of Frank Buckles, at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Chapel in Arlington, Va., March 15, 2011. Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran, passed away on Feb. 27, 2011, at his West Virginia home. He was 110. (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen as Gladys Knight performs during the Governors Dinner in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama meets with former Chief of Protocol Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, left, and guests in the Oval Office, Feb. 27, 2012. The President signed a presidential commendation in honor of Roosevelt’s government service (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden talk outside the State Dining Room before addressing the National Governors Association annual meeting at the White House, Feb. 27, 2012 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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President Obama talks with senior advisors following a meeting in the Oval Office, Feb. 27, 2013. Standing, from left, are: Rob Nabors, Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Policy; Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President; Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett; Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer; Mark Childress, Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning; Miguel Rodriguez, Director of Legislative Affairs; Danielle Gray, Cabinet Secretary; Press Secretary Jay Carney; and Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama greets veterans of the 2nd Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne) in the Oval Office, Feb. 27, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama at a “Let’s Move!” event in Clinton, Miss. with Rachael Ray, February 27, 2013

President Obama at the unveiling of a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol, February 27, 2013

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President Obama jokes with a participant in the Blue Room prior to an event to highlight “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama hugs a participant after signing a Presidential Memorandum establishing the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, during an event to highlight “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs introducer Shanese Bryant in the Green Room as they wait with Sam Kass, Executive Director of “Let’s Move!,” prior to a Nutrition Facts label event in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2014 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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MoooOOOooorning!

27
Feb
15

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: Terrell Anderson Jr, 3, of Detroit, a relative of Rosa Parks, with President Obama after the unveiling of a statue in her honor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013

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MoooOOOooorning!




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