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The President’s Day

President Obama shakes hands with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef in the Oval Office. The Saudi delegation is meeting with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as part of this week’s meetings with delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council

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President Obama waits to participate in the arrival ceremony for the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting at the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) welcomes UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as he plays host to leaders and delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House in Washington May 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama welcomes UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan as he plays host to leaders and delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House

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President Obama shakes hands with Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council

U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz as he plays host to leaders and delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House in Washington May 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Obama welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) welcomes Kuwaiti Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as he plays host to leaders and delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House in Washington May 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Obama welcomes Kuwaiti Crown Prince Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

President Obama welcomes Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers’ Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman

@petesouza: President Obama bids farewell to GCC leaders tonight after dinner at the WH


86 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 1 0388jojothecat
    May 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Not furst ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. 6 0388jojothecat
    May 13, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Yeah….I am furst ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. May 13, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Good evening TOD folks! Thanks Nerdy. Congrats Jojo

  4. 8 Roberta in MN
    May 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    You sure are jojo. Congrats.

  5. 9 0388jojothecat
    May 13, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I heard one of the “news” people say that the Saudi Prince is snubbing PBO because he just does not have the experience of other Presidents (I guess they gave GWB a pass since they slipped him the tongue and held hands). Most of them are in their 80’s and 90’s and the NPR guy assumed that they could not relate to such a young in-experienced President. PBO doesn’t take their bullshit nor hold hands and kiss them too.

    • May 13, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      My understanding is the the man is very elderly and does not want to make such a long trip. Other important ranking people in the family are coming. there is no snub.

  6. 11 Roberta in MN
    May 13, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for the whole day. Just catching up. Hello TOD.

  7. May 13, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    HELLO, DAHLINGS!

    Had a good day?

  8. 21 GGail
    May 13, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I love the video by PBO ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Thanks NW!

  9. 23 globalcitizenlinda
    May 13, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I was trying to learn the names of these leaders but ended up mixing things up. Now i give up

    • May 13, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜† Try harder Linda, tomorrow we will set you a test!

      • 25 globalcitizenlinda
        May 13, 2015 at 10:27 pm

        Ok, let me get my tea pot on the fire, cramming crayons, ream and i will get going. Goal: earn full points

        • May 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm

          ๐Ÿ˜† Don’t stay up all night, you need to be fresh-ish for the test.

          • 27 globalcitizenlinda
            May 13, 2015 at 11:04 pm

            when I learn one, the I mix up the names that indicate their parentage/fathers/clans that follow Bin ….;

            If all fails, I will try to get by you the Half-term Governor way – writing in my palms;

            ps, please don’t check my palms tomorrow

  10. May 13, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    It’s obvious in that first picture POB is thinking: “Get you sh*t together. FIX YOUR SOCIETY.” NO religious or ethnic bias. Just catch a clue about human rights.

  11. 29 amk for obama
    May 13, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Robert Sumwalt of the NTSB told reporters a speed control system in place along parts of that route along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor was not yet in place on that section.

    “We feel that had such a system been installed in this section of track, this accident would not have occurred,” he said.

    ///

    As emergency crews continued to dig through the wreckage, lawmakers in Washington debated the future of Amtrak’s budget, with one spending committee voting to slash their funding by almost a fifth.

    “We are divesting from America,” accused one member of Congress.

    “Don’t use this tragedy in that way,” another Congressman responded angrily.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-32730783

    Amazing.

    School kids murdered. “Don’t use this tragedy in that way”.

    Police murder unarmed.”Don’t use this tragedy in that way”.

    • 30 theo67
      May 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      It’s infuriating – and these people were voted in by Americans to safeguard the use of their tax dollars. What is really infuriating is that most Americans don’t even know that the vultures in Congress spend their days doing things that actually harm Americans, and they save their kindness and generosity for the fat cats on Wall Street and in Corporate America. If only people/voters were more engaged.

    • May 14, 2015 at 7:25 am

      I have no more anything to give to white folks around this issue .the police held the body of Tamir Rice for 6 mos, dragging their feet on the investigation. They then charged his family fees to hold his body. I just want to scream

  12. May 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    GE TOD!

    “After recently making a trip to Nike headquarters, President Barack Obama is now the proud owner of presidential Jordan sneakers. President Obama received a pair of customized Jordan 11Lab4 shoes, complete with the presidential seal on the tongue of the shoes. The shoes were packaged in a sweet customized box rather than the typical Nike box.”

    ..bbl after the game ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  13. 62 amk for obama
    May 13, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    where is japa?

  14. 63 JER
    May 13, 2015 at 11:19 pm

  15. 65 forus50
    May 13, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Those photos …hmmm. I can appreciate all kinds of cultural and ethnic attire and most of it I find quite beautiful but the Saudi thing I don’t get. It looks like someone went into the linen closet and put on the first thing they found.

  16. May 13, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    The right wing racists jackasses seem to be having a darn fit about FLOTUS speech at Tuskegee U. last Saturday. Wonder why? Could it be that she stepped on some of those racists right wing lying toes. She spoke the truth, something those racists lying right wing radio folks and those lying racists bastards at Fox knows nothing about.

  17. 69 Dudette
    May 13, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Aha! This explains it! Min!

  18. 72 Dudette
    May 13, 2015 at 11:39 pm

  19. 73 Dudette
    May 13, 2015 at 11:43 pm

  20. 74 Jeff
    May 13, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Saudi Arabia is a theocratic dictatorship where no churches are allowed to exist while in Iran has churches and allows you to be what faith you choose. hmmmm

    • May 14, 2015 at 12:15 am

      Truth.

      Thus.

      Thank you Jeff.

      Good night TOD.

      • May 14, 2015 at 2:31 am

        I have a friend who worked as a psychiatrist for several years for Aramamco in Saudi Arabia. His luggage was always searched and any religious objects, like a cross or a bible were against the law. You can be immediately and indefinitely imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for possessing such things. He had a Christian Contemplative meditation group that met in secret and under fear of punishment.

        • May 14, 2015 at 7:48 am

          Ah yes, Bill, I’ve heard of folk with similar experiences.

          We truly messed up badly back in the late 40s and 50s and then continued to do so, in the ME, South Asia, etc. Should have stuck to building a sustainable democracy in America instead of screwing with others attempts to build theirs.

  21. 78 No Child Left Behind
    May 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for the informative post and the videos, NW. Catching up after a hard day’s work.

    I love cultures… though I don’t get the covered head and long robe. Well, we can’t all wear a suit like POTUS.

  22. May 14, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Increasingly, I’m convinced that two women are the answer to how we sustain and expand HOPE.

    While neither of them are likely to ever compete for public office, my HOPE is that they both support, to the fullest extent of their enormous capacity and credibility, VP Biden as our next President.

    now I must depart …. lots of work and only a couple of hours sleep ahead before another intense day ….

    Yes We Can

  23. May 14, 2015 at 1:33 am

  24. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    May 14, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Love how all these other leaders smile at President Obama, while snubbing him. Hard to keep up, eh? /snark/

    NW – Thanks for taking the time to give us this post, to help keep us informed!

    Goodnight, TODville!

  25. May 14, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Sen. Ron Wyden and other pro-trade Dems have worked a deal to pass the TPP bill. http://www.oregonlive.com/mapes/index.ssf/2015/05/ron_wyden_and_pro-trade_democr.html

  26. May 14, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Good morning TOD!
    It is always a beautiful day to wake up early, come here and POB is still the President of the U.S.
    And still whupping asses left, right and inbetween…….


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