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Photo Of The Year: March

(1) President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the First Family are joined by former President George W. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, Rep. John Lewis, former foot soldiers and other dignitaries in marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. (Photo by Pete Souza)

(2) First Lady Michelle Obama snuggles against President Barack Obama before a videotaping for the 2015 World Expo, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House (Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

(3) President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hold hands as they listen to Rep. John Lewis during an event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches (Photo by Pete Souza)

(4) A man says “I love you” in sign language as President Obama replies with the sign for “thank you” while greeting a crowd in Phoenix (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

(5) President Obama hugs Rep. John Lewis after his introduction during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches (Photo by Pete Souza)

(6) President Obama greets audience members following remarks on the economy at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Ala. (Photo by Pete Souza)

(7) President Obama greets former foot soldier Amelia Boynton Robinson, 103 years old, backstage before an event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches (Photo by Pete Souza)

(8) First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Manaka Hirose after playing the Taiko with the Akutagawa high school Taiko (Japanese traditional drum) Club at the Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto (Photo: EPA)

(9) The President points towards the Edmund Pettus Bridge during his speech commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches,(Photo by Pete Souza)

(10) President Obama shakes hands with a group of six-year-old Girls Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma who designed a battery powered page turner to help people who are paralyzed or have arthritis at the 2015 White House Science Fair (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

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141 Responses to “Photo Of The Year: March”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    December 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    FURST. 😎

  2. 11 desertflower
    December 18, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    omgomgomg!!!! This is the hardest choice yet!! My head is going to explode! I just don’t know!!!

  3. 16 amk for obama
    December 18, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    so, what is the latest sandernistahs’ poutrage about?

  4. December 18, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    You are a cruel, cruel woman. How is a person supposed to choose??? Why isn’t there a “all of the above button”?

  5. 20 symmetry11
    December 18, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t think that I can choose. They are all great.

  6. 21 desertflower
    December 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    I need to go get comatose until tomorrow, then I need to make some lists and regroup…see you all tomorrow…Impossible choices here. Night all.

  7. 22 amk for obama
    December 18, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Martin Shkreli has resigned as chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals following his arrest on Thursday.

    Ron Tilles will become interim chief executive after Mr Shkreli was accused of securities fraud in relation to a drug company and a hedge fund he managed.

    Mr Shkreli, 32, was accused of running a Ponzi scheme at his former company.

    Turing and Mr Shkreli became infamous in the US for raising the price of an HIV drug by 5,000% earlier this year.

    His arrest was unrelated to this price rise.

    US prosecutors said on Thursday that “Shkreli engaged in multiple schemes to ensnare investors through a web of lies and deceit”.

    The FBI has accused Mr Shkreli of running a Ponzi scheme, in which assets from his former company, Retrophin, were illegally used to pay off debts at MSMB, the hedge fund he managed.

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission also charged him with defrauding investors in MSMB to conceal poor investment choices.

    The SEC also accused Mr Shkreli of taking money from the hedge fund to use for personal expenses.

    Mr Shkreli denied the charges in court and was released on bail of $5m.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35136834

    Out on a bail? already?

  8. 24 globalcitizenlinda
    December 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    making the first choice photo is toooooooooo hard – what is a person to do ?

  9. 25 amk for obama
    December 18, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    spanish out, dutch in.

    dutch out, spanish in?

    what is this, musical chair?

  10. 26 globalcitizenlinda
    December 18, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    my only comments about the voter data base fiasco:

    if there are any breaches or backdoors in the Dem voter data base which can be exploited, then it is best that these can be found now and hopefully fixed;

    as the campaigns and supporters of each of these two candidates go back and forth accusing, counter-accusing, insulting, suing etc each other, I suspect that the gop is listening closely and scheming of ways to exploit this gap in infrastructure;

    in case people here are unaware or have forgotten, there have been actual events in the past where gop jammed the dem phones, data or made attempts to make it unavailable at the critical time (e.g. GOTV drives just before and on election day).

    some gop operatives have even gone to prison over this so you can expect them to try this again;

    that is why when PBO was running his campaign, his ICT team had to “attack” their own data base till it was nonfunctional and then tried to build it up again to see how long they would need to rebuild and to test for any shortcomings. they did this multiple times until they were satisfied that it would withstand external attacks;

    so my advise to Dems, fix whatever is exploitable now

    • 27 jackiegrumbacher
      December 18, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Global, I feel certain that whatever President Obama did to ensure the integrity of his databases, he has imparted to Hillary Clinton. I have no doubt that he believes Hillary will be the nominee and I’m certain he’s given her pointers. That said, electoral databases are by their nature deeply flawed because people are always moving and changing. I’ve never worked with any political database that was kept adequately up to date and that includes the data we worked with during the Obama campaigns.

  11. December 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm

  12. 57 Don
    December 18, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Heads up: I’m going to be holding a press conference in 10 minutes. Please do not shout your question at me. Raise your hand and I will call on you. Thank you for your cooperation.

    • 58 Don
      December 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you for the question

      Um I think I first started coming to TOD in 2013, it might have been earlier. Coming here was the best thing for my sanity. I was faithful commenter over at that place that will remain nameless. The environment became to toxic for me so I decided to leave.

    • 59 Don
      December 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you for the question.

      I’m a Libra.

    • December 18, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      LOLz!

      Did you hear all the jackals shouting at PBO as he left the presser this afternoon? It was insane. What a bunch of crazies.

      • 61 MightyPamela
        December 18, 2015 at 10:54 pm

        They grossed me out, but I did note that PBO, in his awesomeness, distinguished and responded to the ones he felt were respectful and sincere. Ignored the others. Incredible discernment, this PBO guy!! He should run for President, or something. 🐻

  13. December 18, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Congrats amk 🙂

    Thank you Chips!!

    Happy Holiday Weekend, everyone. Good night.

    #Hope4ALL

    • 64 amk for obama
      December 18, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      tax on the compensation for years of racist injustice and yet billionaires get all kindsa tax breaks? only in murka.

  14. 65 amk for obama
    December 18, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Bo – black & white

    Sunny – black

    The best trolling of the rwnj’s from the kenyan evah.

  15. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    December 18, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Well, well. Apparently, Trumpo likened Putin’s killing of journalists, etc., with our Presidents who kill people. Here’s how ol’ Mitt “fought back.” Of course, without actually naming Trumpo.

  16. 72 amk for obama
    December 18, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Syria war: UN Security Council unanimously backs peace plan.

    The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution outlining a peace process in Syria.

    The 15-member council reached rare agreement on the issue in a session in New York on Friday.

    The resolution endorses talks between the Syrian government and opposition in early January, as well as a ceasefire.

    The Syrian war, which is heading towards its fifth year, has killed more than 250,000 people and displaced millions more, the UN says.

    However, disagreements remain over the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    The US, UK and France called for his departure, saying he had lost the ability to lead the country.

    Russia and China, however, argued against a requirement for Mr Assad to leave power as a precondition for talks. The resolution itself makes no mention of his future role.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35138011

  17. 73 MightyPamela
    December 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Winter Solstice in Northern Hemisphere/Summer Solstice in Southern Hemisphere: Sun goes into Capricorn 11:49 pm EST, 8:49 pm PST, on Monday 21 Dec 2015. Full Moon: Opposition takes place in 3.20 Cancer on 25 Dec 2015 0:26 am EST 3:11 am PST.

  18. December 18, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Good Read

    And while the resistance may be symptomatic of death throes, a rage at the dying of the white male light, it nonetheless presents a very real threat — there is the possibility that the old and angry may triumph over the new and different. Those who are furious are not without power to effect change that lasts generations: Imagine Ted Cruz or Donald Trump or Marco Rubio in office with a Republican Congress and Supreme Court seats to fill. Voting: restricted. Immigration: halted. Abortion: banned. Equal pay: unprotected. Same-sex marriage: overturned.

    • 76 jackiegrumbacher
      December 18, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Pf, they will only triumph if the rest of us cede the battle and don’t come out to vote. If, in the end, we show ourselves too lazy or indifferent to fight for our future or our democracy then we the loss of our freedom will be on us. We can’t let that happen.

  19. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    December 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Typical. Media have been blasting during the day that schools in one district in Virginia were shut down because of a “Muslim-related ‘statement of faith’ calligraphy homework assignment.” No, the district shut down the schools because of the THREATS it was getting.

    Why are people sick to death of the media? ^^^ Exhibit 12,000,000,000.

  20. December 18, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Lord this is hard. 1, 5 and 10. I chose 10 because the second I saw it, I could hear him saying to Bear last night how much he believes in science and to see those little girls in the WH receiving recognition at the Science Fair…….well, that was powerful for me. Had he not talked about that last night, I wouldn’t have chosen that one. I know it won’t win, but anyway……….

  21. December 18, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    When it comes to specifics about how he’ll do that, Trump very rarely provides any. That’s because he is speaking to a feeling his supporters have that neither they nor their country are dominant any more. In their minds, everything is a zero sum game viewed through the lens of win/lose, either/or, us/them, friends/enemies.

    From that perspective, something that is accomplished via partnership with the other nations of the world – like the Iran nuclear deal or the Paris climate agreement – feels like a loss. Similarly, a political party that is a coalition of people from different races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, etc., is a threat.

  22. 82 JER
    December 18, 2015 at 10:22 pm

  23. 86 JER
    December 18, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama arriving in San Bernardino, California. Click here ► ► http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  24. 95 MightyPamela
    December 18, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Well, I like the snow!! I was quite tickled when it started coming down across the screen!! Thought PBO in the banner might be wearing his elf gear by this time of night!! Maybe with a lei?? 😉

  25. December 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Seriously!

  26. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    December 18, 2015 at 11:09 pm

  27. 102 yardarm756
    December 18, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    This makes sense to me. makes me feel better. So I’m sharing it.

    Brains of older people slow because they know so much. People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe; much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so, too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full. Researcher say this slowing down process is not the same as cognitive decline. The human brain works slower in old age, said Dr. Michael Ramscar, but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simple know more. Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is Not a memory problem, it is nature’s way of making older people do more exercise. So There. Now when I reach for word or a name, I won’t excuse my self by saying ” I’m having a senior moment ” Now, I’ll say ” My disk is full.” I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can’t remember their names. So please forward this to your friends, they may be my friends, too.

    • 103 hopefruit2
      December 18, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      Makes sense. ROTFL 🙂 Yes. My disk is filling up as we speak.

    • 105 MadameSoph
      December 19, 2015 at 3:24 am

      Yardarm, I’ve thought this for years now (and I’m not even a “senior” 🙂 ). I’m pretty sure I read about some scientific research supporting this very theory recently. I’ll try to remember to look for it and bring it to TOD for you when I do.

  28. 106 hopefruit2
    December 18, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    More silliness on a Friday evening! Heh! 🙂

  29. 108 JER
    December 18, 2015 at 11:21 pm

  30. December 18, 2015 at 11:30 pm

  31. 115 globalcitizenlinda
    December 18, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    consoling people who are in deep shock and mourning can’t be easy for PBO. I am really glad that FLOTUS is with him tonight

  32. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    December 18, 2015 at 11:38 pm

  33. December 18, 2015 at 11:41 pm

  34. 126 mtmarilyn
    December 18, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I love all those pictures, it’s so hard to choose one.

  35. 127 JER
    December 19, 2015 at 12:08 am


    Awaiting President Obama’s departure San Bernardino en route Honnolulllu, Hawaii.
    Click here ► ► http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  36. December 19, 2015 at 12:12 am

  37. 130 99ts
    December 19, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Couldn’t go past No 5 – love, anguish, hope and memories

  38. 131 99ts
    December 19, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Do ANY of the gun loving brigade in congress EVER meet with those who have lost their loved ones due to gun violence – other than sending their prayers – do they ever help anyone.

    Rhetorical question

    A man for all people, all seasons, all reasons is PBO – how he will be missed – the world will go into spasms of sadness.

  39. 132 JER
    December 19, 2015 at 12:41 am

  40. 134 amk for obama
    December 19, 2015 at 1:12 am

  41. 135 amk for obama
    December 19, 2015 at 1:14 am

  42. December 19, 2015 at 1:24 am

    The crazy has spread to my little corner of the world — 8 miles from me…

    Bomb threats force evacuations at Delco shopping centers
    Updated: DECEMBER 18, 2015 — 10:53 PM EST
    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20151219_Bomb_threats_force_evacuations_at_Delco_shopping_centers.html#Wis2QS9tztoYi84C.99

    Businesses at two shopping centers in Delaware County were evacuated because of bomb threats Friday night, police said.

    The evacuations were ordered in Upper Chichester after 9 p.m. at the Larkins Corner Shopping Center and the Willowbrook Shopping Center.

    A Philadelphia police helicopter was called in to check reports that someone with a box had climbed on the rooftops of several building, but no one was located. A bomb-sniffing dog was called to check a suspicious package in a Walmart store. The package was cleared. – Robert Moran

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20151219_Bomb_threats_force_evacuations_at_Delco_shopping_centers.html#Wis2QS9tztoYi84C.99

  43. December 19, 2015 at 2:10 am

    The cra-cra has moved to my backyard — 8 miles from me…

    Wal-mart evacuated due to bomb threat…

    http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/news&id=363007771

  44. 138 susanne
    December 19, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Live stream of the First Family’s arrival in Hawaii link here:

    http://www.khon2.com/live-stream

    Anticipated arrival Hawaii time about 1 A.M. (time is now 11:30). This news site states they will have a crew covering the arrival.
    http://khon2.com/2015/12/18/first-family-expected-to-arrive-in-hawaii-early-saturday-morning/

    ALOHA OBAMA OHANA!!

  45. 139 vcprezofan2
    December 19, 2015 at 7:31 am

    {{{Dudette}}} {{{JO’B}}} >>> for your good night wishes Thursday. 😀 😀

    Here I am! After sleeping (and waking repeatedly) over an entire afternoon and night, I feel almost back to normal! 🙂

    I suspect I missed Grandma DD’s twin’s birthday picture, so I’ll be going backwards in a bit.

    Happy Saturday, everyone!

  46. 140 vcprezofan2
    December 19, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Great picture choices for March, Chips C! 😀

    Here’s my possible wild card addition for this month – a Souza pic of PBO signing (22) commutation letters on March 31st.


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