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

125 Responses to “President Delivers Remarks At Portrait Unveiling Ceremony For AG Holder”

  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm


  2. 2 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm

  3. February 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm

  4. 8 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you Chips. The portrait is magnificent!!!!

  5. 9 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    The T-baggers are even blocking the Motion to Instruct the Conferees. Wow!

  6. 12 yardarm756
    February 27, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    FYI !!!!


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    The Car Dealer’s Parts Department will make a duplicate key from the VIN #, and collect payment from the thief who will return to your car.

    He doesn’t have to break in, do any damage to the vehicle, or draw attention to himself. All he has to do is walk up to your car, insert the key and off he goes to a local chop shop with your vehicle.

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    I urge you to forward this to your friends before some other car thief steals another car or truck.



  7. 22 elo4obama/biden
    February 27, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I love this portrait of AG Holder. Beautiful and powerful. Congrats NCLB! and hola to everyone.

  8. 23 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

  9. 26 Nerdy Wonka
    February 27, 2015 at 5:29 pm

  10. 27 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    • 28 elo4obama/biden
      February 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      I don’t get this tweet. Hasn’t Boner needed Pelosi and the Dems at least one other time in the last year for a bid deal bill to pass?

  11. 29 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2015 at 5:31 pm

  12. February 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm

  13. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    February 27, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    This is what hatred does.

    • 40 jacquelineoboomer
      February 27, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Maybe overnight the President can form a whole new department and drop that “Homeland” part. He’s running the entire government himself, anyway.

    • 43 Nena20409
      February 27, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      The Honorable Sen Cleland(sp) from GA was maligned and then defeated because DHA……he wanted TSA to have Union and Job security. His face was morphed with OBL and millions was poured in to defeat him……a decorated Vietnam Vet who lost 3 limbs defending USA.

      Karma always delivers. Welcome to the GOPer engineered Congressional dysfunction. The Whole World is laughing at Us.

  14. 44 No Child Left Behind
    February 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm

  15. February 27, 2015 at 5:37 pm

  16. February 27, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Nice ceremony for AG Holder! 🙂 It’s now live on WH.gov, if you don’t want to have to not accidentally refresh on TOD. 🙂


  17. 50 Linda
    February 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Putin opponent just shot to death. CNN

      • 52 jacquelineoboomer
        February 27, 2015 at 6:41 pm

        Yes, and making good use of all the good stuff (beyond Balloon Boy and missing airplane footage) that CNN has at the ready in its vast archives of global issues, Wolf showed a clip where Anthony Bourdain had interviewed Putin’s opponent, over dinner, on an earlier show.

        I’m sure you all know Bourdain the chef and author and traveler, who apparently is now in charge of gathering global news for CNN. Over dinner.


  18. February 27, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Any Republicans there at the event for AG Holder?

  19. February 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm

  20. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    February 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm

  21. 56 GGail
    February 27, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Ok, I saw in real time, the actual unveiling. But I must turn it off now – I can’t cry here at my desk.

    I’ll wait for NW’s tweets

  22. February 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm

  23. 60 57andfemale
    February 27, 2015 at 5:53 pm

  24. 61 Linda
    February 27, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    MOSCOW, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime minister, has been shot dead in central Moscow, the Interior Ministry said early on Saturday.

    Nemtsov, 55, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, had been due to take part on Sunday in the first big opposition protest in months in the Russian capital.

    He was shot four times late on Friday night, not far from the Kremlin in the center of Moscow. Police cars blocked the street where he was shot. An ambulance was also nearby.

    “Nemtsov B.E. died at 2340 hours as a result of four shots in the back,” an Interior Ministry spokeswoman said by telephone.

    • 62 99ts
      February 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      I just saw that Linda – my goodness and Putin said it was probably a hit job – understatement of the year – wonder who put out that hit – and – of course – Putin’s police are investigating. No doubt they will be unable to find out who did it.

      Russia seems to be regressing to the 19th century – seems to be what too many countries want to do.

    • February 27, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      Vlad Putin was part of the KGB!

      How many folks remember this?

  25. February 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Awww…our President is moved to tears….

  26. February 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    The President has so much heart.

  27. 69 Linda
    February 27, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    PBO is crying

  28. February 27, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Oh my goodness….I don’t have the words….

  29. 75 Judith Fardig
    February 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Someone needs to put Boehner out of his misery. I smell a tcot coup. First, he should just say screw it and bring the Senate bill to the floor for a vote to fully fund Homeland Security through this fiscal year. #EnoughAlready indeed!

  30. February 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  31. February 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    This pretty much sums my reaction!! 🙂

  32. February 27, 2015 at 6:16 pm

  33. February 27, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    How about that The Queen of Soul stop by.

  34. February 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Incredible good-bye! Tears, laughter, love!

  35. 84 Nena20409
    February 27, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Speaker Boehner blowing Kisses…..
    Now, here he goes again……a disgrace of a man.

    Now comes they Weeper

  36. February 27, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Shameless blog flogging, which I can only do now because it’s been insanely busy at the book palace.

  37. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    February 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Eek. Accidentally caught Lindsey Graham on CNN before grabbing the remote. He has the charisma of a missing sock. I can just hear his buddy McCain’s whispering in his ear to run for President in 2016. McCain has the charisma of the other sock – the one that’s been stuck in the laundry room for too long, gathering dust mites. Eek.

  38. February 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Wow, what a ceremony, too emotional for words!

  39. 94 Nerdy Wonka
    February 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm

  40. 98 mtmarilyn
    February 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    So many tears, these are two men who have the biggest hearts and love this country. Thank you both for giving so much to this country.

    • 99 carolyn
      February 27, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      These two men have gone above and beyond what any other president or attorney general have done. They have stood strong and fought the evil forces. I admire them more than I can express. AG Holder rescued the DOJ from the deep, deep pit the Bush admin had put it into. PBO rescued us from the deep, deep pit GWB had put us into. Our country is alive and still a democracy because of these two men, as far as I’m concerned.

  41. 101 JER
    February 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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  43. February 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Wasn’t it the same Chuck Todd who said that PBO is a lame duck, his presidency is over, that he’s no longer important or relevant to the Dems?!?!? Why is he now looking to task the WH with getting Boehner out of this mess?!?

  44. 116 JER
    February 27, 2015 at 6:32 pm

  45. 117 Linda
    February 27, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Wants To Eliminate Reporting Requirements For Campus Rapes

    Tucked away in Republican Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget, is a clause that has nothing to do with campus funding. Yes, the proposed budget cuts 30 million dollars from the public university system.

    But beyond the Governor’s war on education, he is also intensifying the war on women, by proposing the elimination of rape reporting requirements on campus.


    ok campus Republicans….what say you ?

  46. February 27, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    What an incredible, amazing event for AG Eric Holder. Beautiful, lyrical, emotional, loving. So so so well-deserved. BRAVO.

  47. 120 Nena20409
    February 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    A 3 Pete for NCLB.
    I am now listening to the AG Portrait Ceremony. Thank you for this Post……TOD 😉

  48. February 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    OKAY? I hope the rest of the media is going to once and for all be honest about this now….

  49. February 27, 2015 at 6:47 pm

  50. 124 HZ
    February 27, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    The love, and the solid cores of two great men who are daily giving their sincere care to their country visited each person’s space within that room today. I was told by a very, very special and personal source that the energy of these two great and humble men moved Goodness, Dignity, and Hopefulness with Justice’s Candles lighting up the entire room today.
    The room carried these moments of history and a very special moment of a true friendship that is held together by the cores of these two great men with the fragrances of love, respect, and grace. Our great President has a true friend for life and always. Our great Attorney General has a true friend for life and always.

    The world witnessed a very precious, and lifelong respectful tear that carried with it the love to show how full the grace in life can be housed in a beautiful soul for another beautiful soul. That human beautiful tear took a gentle roll down the face of our great President from all of us who also recognize the gentleman, the scholar, the Nation’s Head Attorney who stood up gracefully and boldly for the laws of our nation.

    We witnessed today two great men loving and serving their country yet still able to humbly show their respect and loving care for each other as dear, dear friends with respect. Seldom do we have this beautiful window to get that glimpse of this rare love of serving your country and still not forgetting to follow your core of Goodness in performing your duties for the people with truth to the nation and President who called you to serve. Tears from two great men, and we were honored to be witnesses for our nation.

    Thank you, Mr. Attorney General, Eric Holder for touching my lives in such a great manner during your service. You are such a true force of beautiful light to my family. We love you and Mrs. Holder dearly.HZ

  51. February 27, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    A moving ceremony with beautiful remarks by both Obama and Holder. Then came Aretha, singing that Holder is a “warrior.” Yes, I think that’s exactly right. He has been a fighter against powerful forces. The country owes him a huge debt of gratitude for hanging in there throughout it all.

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