Archive for August 12th, 2015

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Aug
15

A Presidential Day Of Golfing

President Barack Obama smiles while golfing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama smiles while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard

President Barack Obama prepares to chip onto a green while golfing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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NBA Basketball player Ray Allen, left, steps into a golf cart driven by President Barack Obama while, golfing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NBA Basketball player Ray Allen steps into a golf cart driven by President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama carries clubs as he walks toward a green while golfing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. A law enforcement official watches at left. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama watches the flight of his ball while golfing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NBA Basketball player Ray Allen, left, sits in a golf cart with President Barack Obama while golfing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama tees off while golfing, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama looks up as he walks across a green while golfing, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama drives a golf cart while golfing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama, left, speaks with Cyrus Walker, right, cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, while golfing Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama speaks with Cyrus Walker, cousin of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett

President Barack Obama holds clubs as he stands on a green while golfing, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NBA Basketball player Ray Allen, left, and President Barack Obama talk as they sit in a cart while golfing, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

12
Aug
15

On This Day

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with Justice Sonia Sotomayor prior to a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice at the White House, August 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with Justice Sonia Sotomayor prior to a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice at the White House, on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama and Justice Sonia Sotomayor meet in the Oval Office prior to a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice at the White House, August 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama and Justice Sonia Sotomayor meet in the Oval Office prior to a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice at the White House, on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama and Justice Sonia Sotomayor participate in a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House, August 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama and audience members applaud Justice Sonia Sotomayor during a reception in her honor as the newest Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stops to greet Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgh at the conclusion of a reception in the East Room of the White House, August 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stops to greet fellow Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the conclusion of a reception in Sotomayor’s honor in the East Room of the White House, on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama looks on as Justice Sonia Sotomayor hugs her mother Celina at the end of a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House, August 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama looks on as Justice Sonia Sotomayor hugs her mother Celina at the end of a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice in the East Room of the White House, on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

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Neighbors sing Happy Birthday to President Barack Obama during a walk in the Hyde Park/Kenwood section of Chicago, Ill., Aug. 12, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

12
Aug
15

Chat Away

President Barack Obama walks through the Rose Garden after moving his senior staff meeting outdoors to take advantage of a pleasant summer day in Washington, August 12, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama walks through the Rose Garden after moving his senior staff meeting outdoors to take advantage of a pleasant summer day in Washington, on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama and his senior advisors meet in the Rose Garden, taking advantage of a pleasant summer day in Washington, August 12, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama and his senior advisors meet in the Rose Garden, taking advantage of a pleasant summer day in Washington, August 12, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs walk through the Rose Garden back to the Oval Office after the outdoor senior staff meeting on a pleasant summer day in Washington, August 12, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

12
Aug
15

Rise And Shine

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President Barack Obama talks with Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Trip Director Marvin Nicholson in an elevator at the Bridgeport Arts Center in Chicago, Ill., Aug. 12, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

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Max Plenke: Obama’s Getting Serious About The Future Of Supercomputing. Here’s Why That’s Awesome

Gird your technological loins, world: President Barack Obama is paving the way for the Usain Bolt of computers with the processing power of the human brain. A technology program called the National Strategic Computing Initiative seeks to invest heavily in high-performance hardware. The goal is to position the United States as the king of the supercomputing mountain. The speed it’s going for: one exaflop, or almost 30 times faster than the fastest computer in the world, China’s Tianhe-2, below. He’s thinking about saving the world. Or at least making it better. With an exaflop of computing power, scientists and researchers would be able to run incredibly complex and accurate simulations, like simulating the global climate to make global warming predictions.

The ability to handle a lot of data might be the supercomputer’s largest contribution. Think of all the simulations you can run: modeling aircraft, modeling guns, predicting weather anomalies or even figuring out long-term dilemmas, like what the agricultural industry’s impact will be in, say, 50 years.Medicine takes all kinds of analysis, deep dives into our DNA and biological informatics — things that take a level of computing power we’ve scratched but haven’t come close to mastering. The White House’s Precision Medicine Initiative would use high-performance computing to collect and create huge amounts of health and genomic data to tailor treatment for individuals.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk in the Blue Room of the White House before the start of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony, August 12, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk in the Blue Room of the White House before the start of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama hugs Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient actor Sidney Poitier during the award ceremony in the East Room of the White House, August 12, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama hugs Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient actor Sidney Poitier during the award ceremony in the East Room of the White House, on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Joseph Medicine Crow shows a drum to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during a reception for recipients and their families in the Blue Room of the White House, August 12, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Joseph Medicine Crow shows a drum to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during a reception for recipients and their families in the Blue Room of the White House on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama greet guests at a reception for Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and their families in the Blue Room of the White House, August 12, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama greet guests at a reception for Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and their families in the Blue Room of the White House on Aug. 12, 2009. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama waits in the Blue Room of the White House for the start of an East Room ceremony to present 16 individuals the Presidential Medal of Freedom, August 12, 2009. Standing in the background, from left, are Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients; Muhammad Yunus, Stuart Milk, nephew of slain San Francisco councilman Harvey Milk, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Dr. Janet Davison Rowley, and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama waits in the Blue Room of the White House for the start of an East Room ceremony to present 16 individuals the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Aug. 12, 2009. Standing in the background, from left, are Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients; Muhammad Yunus, Stuart Milk, nephew of slain San Francisco councilman Harvey Milk, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Dr. Janet Davison Rowley, and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama talks with Stephen Hawking in the Blue Room of the White House before a ceremony presenting him and 15 others the Presidential Medal of Freedom, August 12, 2009. The Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama talks with Stephen Hawking in the Blue Room of the White House before a ceremony presenting him and 15 others the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Aug. 12, 2009. The Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor. Photo by Pete Souza




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