Photo Of The Year: February

(1) First Lady Michelle Obama and Meryl Streep participate in a photo shoot for MORE magazine in the Blue Room of the White House (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

(2) President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama listen to the DC Youth Orchestra in the Diplomatic Reception Room prior to a reception celebrating Black History Month in the East Room of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

(3) President Obama smiles as outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder bows to singer Aretha Franklin as she arrives in a surprise appearance to sing at an event celebrating Holder at the Department of Justice in Washington (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

(4) President Obama meets with Dr Clarence B. Jones, Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco and Scholar Writer in Residence for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, in the Oval Office. Dr. Jones worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the “I Have a Dream” speech (Photo by Pete Souza)

(5) President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama participate in a “Let’s Move!” #GimmeFive Campaign video taping in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

(6) LA Galaxy’s Robbie Rogers smiles as President Obama singles him out for “blazing a trail” for gay athletes as LA Galaxy were honored as MLS champions at the White House. Rogers became the first openly gay professional athlete to play in a major American sport when he joined the Galaxy in 2013 (Photo by Samuel Corum)

(7) President Obama presents the First Lady with a Valentine’s Day card on the State Floor of the White House before the President departed on a five-day trip to California (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

(8) President Obama talks with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in the Green Room of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

(9) President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama speak with Hilton banquet server Kitty Casey during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton (Photo by Pete Souza)

(10) @WhiteHouse: Can’t dunk your cookie? At least you can #GetCovered #ThanksObama


110 Responses to “Photo Of The Year: February”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    December 11, 2015 at 8:05 pm


  2. 12 forus50
    December 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    7UP!!!! Merci beaucoup Chiparoo et Joyeux vendredi!!

  3. 14 globalcitizenlinda
    December 11, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    thanks a lot for the photo contest => great way to wind down after a crazy week

  4. December 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm

  5. December 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Congrats VC 🙂

    Thank you Chips for the photo selection!!

  6. 17 amk for obama
    December 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Just a card for the V day? And peeps here call me a scrooge. / smh

  7. December 11, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I love the photo of the two women having fun and enjoying each other.

  8. 21 GGAIL
    December 11, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Thanks Chips! You gave us some good choices 😘

  9. 24 Judith Fardig
    December 11, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Going out in the rain tonight to watch the Christmas ships come into Portland on the Willamette River. She says her condo’s not in the flood plain. 🙂

  10. 25 globalcitizenlinda
    December 11, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    the path one’s life takes is very hard to predict;

    case in point : SoS John Kerry;

    reports indicate that from when he was young, he was very interested in foreign service, influenced in part by his father’s life as a diplomat;

    now he is serving as the US’ top diplomat and racking up great achievements for us all;

    although most people might know SoS Kerry’s interest in foreign service but I think a number may either not be familiar with or have forgotten his great interest in sustainable environment ;

    I remember reading that then-senator John Kerry was one of the people present at the very first huge international climate summit and in the formulation of Kyoto Climate Protocols;

    he is also one of the senators who, during PBO’s first term, was heading up the comprehensive climate change policy formulation that was prevented from proceeding further due to gop opposition;

    now, years later, SoS Kerry is right there leading the US team during the Paris Climate talks;

    it would be really great if he can come home to PBO and the US with a climate agreement;

    keeping all the negotiators front and center in my good wishes

  11. 28 globalcitizenlinda
    December 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

  12. 30 amk for obama
    December 11, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    A German nuclear fusion experiment has produced a special super-hot gas which scientists hope will eventually lead to clean, cheap energy.

    The helium plasma – a cloud of loose, charged particles – lasted just a tenth of a second and was about one million degrees Celsius.

    It was hailed as a breakthrough for the Max Planck Institute’s stellarator – a chamber whose design differs from the tokamak fusion devices used elsewhere.

    The Sun’s energy is created by fusion.

    Physicists are in a worldwide race to create stable fusion devices that could not only mimic the Sun but release abundant energy, without the volumes of toxic waste generated by nuclear fission – the splitting of the atom.


  13. December 11, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    GE TOD! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend 😎

    • December 11, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Helllllllllllllllllllllllllo LP!!!

        • December 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

          It goes fine LP, how are you young man?

          • December 11, 2015 at 9:03 pm

            I’m doing great….I have finals next week and then a month off to finally re-enter the free world 😀

            • December 11, 2015 at 9:11 pm

              Yiiiiiiiiiikes, finals next week? Wishing you the very, very, very, very best, LP!

            • 40 amk for obama
              December 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm

              Shouldn’t you be busting your b…s for the finals? Geddouddahere.

              And oh, all the very best. Knock’em down.

              • December 11, 2015 at 9:21 pm

                Sup, desi…yeah I’m on my way out. Had a few spare minutes to drop in and see if anybody was causing any trouble!

                S/N I saw Modi/Abe signed a 15B dollar deal to build a bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad….to bad bad you have a Guju running things….maybe you will get toilets as a consolation prize 😕

            • 43 globalcitizenlinda
              December 11, 2015 at 9:43 pm

              best of luck on your final exams;

              ps: given how busy you are, did you save time to renew your ObamaCare => I recall the prior hustles so please don’t overlook the timelines

              • December 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

                As a matter of fact I spoke the state health agency yesterday and they informed me that they have a re-determination process (If they have all the information they need already I will be automatically re-enrolled again for next year) and will get a packet by the end of the month. Fingers crossed I somehow manage to stay eligible (I still don’t know why they approved me last year) but I counted it up and saving ~450/month in premiums and not having to spend a single dollar on doctors/medicine this year President Obama saved me a minimum of $10,000 out-of-pocket costs I would have incurred!!!

  14. December 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    “Barack Obama and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have a profound respect for each other. It was as recently as November when Obama compared himself to Rodgers in the pocket. That’s about as big of a compliment as one can get. Now, the Packers QB is giving POTUS permission to use his famous Discount Double Check celebration. Before doing a mock screen test for the role of James Bond, TSN’s Cabbie Richards asked whether Rodgers thinks the president celebrates like him after a good day. The ensuing exchange was quite memorable (at the 1:20 mark in the above video)…..

  15. 57 99ts
    December 11, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I voted for 2 (so far alone) – I find it a photograph that looks like a painting – an amazing photograph, by THE most wonderful of photographers, of the 1st couple doing what they do – I cannot imagine the white house without them.

    • December 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      It’s a beautiful photo 99ts, really loved it too – and ended up with a headache trying to choose between them all. This is meant to be some light-relief-fun!1!1!

      • 59 99ts
        December 11, 2015 at 9:38 pm

        Pete Souza could well spend the rest of his life trying to select the “best 100” or TOD could do it for him 🙂

  16. 60 amk for obama
    December 11, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    psa. the latest windows 10 update will deny you more than 3hours of your ‘puter time. you’ve been warned.

  17. 71 amk for obama
    December 11, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Women in Saudi Arabia to vote for first time.


  18. 72 amk for obama
    December 11, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Stock markets sink as oil keeps sliding.

    Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic fell on Friday and oil sank further as fears about global oversupply mounted.

    In London the FTSE 100 closed under 6,000 points as investors dumped commodities shares.

    The blue-chip index ended the day 2.2% lower, down 135 points at 5,952.7.

    On Wall Street the S&P 500 fell almost 2%, with the Dow Jones down 1.8% and the Nasdaq 2.2% lower.

    Tim Courtney, chief investment officer of Exencial Wealth Advisors, said: “We’re stockpiling commodities and demand is not picking up. It’s kind of a depressing market.”

    The International Energy Agency said the oil glut would worsen in 2016 as demand slowed and the Opec cartel showed no signs of cutting production.


  19. 73 globalcitizenlinda
    December 11, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      • 76 amk for obama
        December 11, 2015 at 9:41 pm

        If it were so delish, then why only one bite? Shows even rats hate it.

        speaking of rats, trapped one today morning. tried the sticky trap for the furst time and it worked. now, what to do with the feller?

        • December 11, 2015 at 9:43 pm

          O.M.G. I’M GOING TO HAVE NIGHTMARES!!!!!!!!!

          • 78 amk for obama
            December 11, 2015 at 9:45 pm

            I have the pics to prove. you wanna see ’em?

            • December 11, 2015 at 9:52 pm

              You’ll get a Newtkini every day for the rest of your life.

              • 80 amk for obama
                December 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

                the damn you-can-use-only-once cost me two bucks. murkan too. now wondering how to remove the feller and reuse it.

                • December 11, 2015 at 9:55 pm

                  I’m feeling ill here…..

                • 83 99ts
                  December 11, 2015 at 9:58 pm

                  When I was a young’un flatting with a friend we had an enormous rat under the kitchen sink – the tail size send me into spasms. Landlord’s wife caught it and removed it. One advantage of renting.

                  • 84 amk for obama
                    December 11, 2015 at 9:59 pm

                    chicken mouse.

                  • 85 jacquelineoboomer
                    December 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm

                    A couple years ago, where I currently live, there was a mouse in the kitchen – first day it got cold outside that winter, it thought it could live with me. Uh, no. I didn’t actually see it, but heard it.

                    Was telling my neighbor about it, and I said, “You know what that means. M-O-V-E. Nice knowing you.” (Side note to amk: My son used one of those sticker traps – it was caught by the next morning and I never saw either the mouse running around or the mouse in repose, or the deal would have been off, with staying here.)

                    I remember when my son was about 5, the last time a field mouse came to call! We, too, were in an apartment, but I couldn’t wait for the landlord so I invited the neighbor downstairs to come up and trap the awful thing. I stood on top of the sofa and my son … wait for it … tried to shoot it with a water pistol. Son was cute, but not so much the mouse.

                    • 86 99ts
                      December 12, 2015 at 1:53 am

                      So glad when I read “water pistol”. In today’s world someone’s son would definitely try to shoot it!!

                      Our landlord lived across the road – when we went screaming over – he was out – hence the wife. They were post war immigrants – had been through some hard times – no doubt wildlife had been the least of her worries.

                    • 87 99ts
                      December 12, 2015 at 1:55 am

                      You be up late JoB – hope it is calm and peaceful where you are. I like my world when most are asleep – except my new house is in a much more urban area than the old one – too much light – very few stars.

                    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
                      December 12, 2015 at 11:23 am

                      Just seeing this – I’m always up late! That’s what retirementland is all about … no clocks … Yay!

  20. 89 99ts
    December 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    So I love this thread
    1. The photos
    2. Much better to be discussing rats than …..
    3. Rats used to be the lowest form of life. How things change.

  21. 95 globalcitizenlinda
    December 11, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Guessing that PBO will probably issue the new round of executive orders on gun control on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre next week

  22. 96 amk for obama
    December 11, 2015 at 10:04 pm

  23. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    December 11, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Had to be photo No. 9 for me, for all the right reasons.

  24. 100 amk for obama
    December 11, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Organisers of the climate talks in Paris say a final text has been agreed after nearly two weeks of intensive negotiations.

    An official in the office of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told the AFP news agency the draft would be presented to ministers at 10:30 GMT.

    No details of the agreement have been released so far.

    The deal in the French capital was reached nearly 16 hours after the talks had been scheduled to close.


  25. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    December 11, 2015 at 11:41 pm

  26. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    December 12, 2015 at 1:52 am

  27. December 12, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Man, can’t believe I have to CHOOSE just one photo. They are all so beautiful, each with their own story and vibe.

    I finally decided on photo #2, I think because it conveys PBO’s and MO’s love of the fine arts and their lovely support of all the endeavors of youth. AND, it portrays their deep love and affection for each other. Just altogether super beautiful and comforting to me.

    BRAVA and thank you to those who put this collection together. Magnificent.

  28. 104 globalcitizenlinda
    December 12, 2015 at 7:55 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a fantastic day

  29. 105 globalcitizenlinda
    December 12, 2015 at 7:59 am

  30. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    December 12, 2015 at 8:07 am

  31. 107 globalcitizenlinda
    December 12, 2015 at 8:10 am

  32. 109 globalcitizenlinda
    December 12, 2015 at 8:12 am

  33. December 12, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Remind you of anyone?

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