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The First Family Tours Old Havana

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to reporters while taking part in a walking tour including the Museum of the City of Havana, in Havana, Cuba March 20, 2016. Also pictured are historian Eusebio Leal (L) and Obama's daughter Sasha Obama (R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama waves while taking part in a walking tour including the Museum of the City of Havana, in Havana, Cuba

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles at reporters as he takes part in a walking tour including the Museum of the City of Havana, in Havana, Cuba March 20, 2016. Also pictured is Obama's daughter Sasha Obama (R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama, center, and first lady Michelle Obama, visit la Catedral de La Habana in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Obama's trip is a crowning moment in his and Cuban President Raul Castro's ambitious effort to restore normal relations between their countries. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The First Family visit la Catedral de La Habana

(L to R) U.S. President Barack Obama, his daughter Sasha and first lady Michelle Obama tour the Museum of the City of Havana in Havana, Cuba March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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141 Responses to “The First Family Tours Old Havana”


  1. 1 COS
    March 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks NW.

  2. 3 57andfemale
    March 20, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Yes, PBO family

  3. 4 GGail
    March 20, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks NW! Thanks Chips!
    TOD is the best place to get the kind of coverage that’s PBO all the way. It’s so nice to know we will get all the info and pictures 🙂 ❤

  4. 7 Gazelle
    March 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Sasha is growing into one beautiful young lady! They’re are a gorgeous fam! That’s all for frivolous observations! 🙂

  5. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    March 20, 2016 at 8:02 pm

  6. March 20, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Interesting photo above with the couple watching Pres Obama on TV, juxtaposition of symbols, the picture of Che Guevara on the wall, the crossc around the neck, watching the US President.

    • 22 jacquelineoboomer
      March 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Each photo is like a painting in a museum, to me. I appreciated the juxtaposition you noted, as well.

  7. March 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm

  8. 27 Gazelle
    March 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Clicked thru new to see Cuba coverage. Hit on 60 Mins coverage of Argentine Pres., that was interesting. Then they just had to go & do the cringe factor — Cornell West segment. Jeebus! Click! Haven’t watched that show in years.

  9. March 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Looks like President Obama’s trip should be *interesting!

  10. 29 GGail
    March 20, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    As a mom, I’m happy to see that the Obama girls are wearing footwear that keeps their feet dry. 🙂

  11. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Presenting the award for the best political (and heartwarming) coverage of the President’s trip to Cuba to Chips and Nerdy Wonka is the entire TOD family! And this is only day one.

    Thank you, both! Love it all.

  12. March 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    • March 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

      We have to elect the candidate that will actually be able to take advantage of this to accomplish things!

    • 48 jackiegrumbacher
      March 20, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Meta, if the Dems lose out on the PA senate seat, it’s because Ed Rendell decided to take revenge on Joe Sestak. Rendell is screwing up the primary and trying to hobble Sestak so he’ll be weaker in the general. To former former Gov. Rendell, his own personal vendetta is more important than the good of the state and of the country.

      • March 20, 2016 at 9:50 pm

        Oh, gawd, why does that not surprise me. Rendell is among the very worst Dems. Is Sestak the likely primary winner? I see Casey endorsed McGinty.

  13. 50 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 8:14 pm

  14. 51 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 8:17 pm

  15. 53 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm
    • 54 CEB
      March 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      i will be so glad to see the last of his hateful face and even more hateful personality. I hope that he is defeated with such a large margin that he has to slink away never to be heard in the public arena again. I hope his brand is destroyed and that he is almost paupered by the barrage of law suits that will come his way when those he has hurt in the past and the other busiuness and media sharks come after him when they scent his blood in the water. I have to record, then fast-forward through the few shows that I do watch to avoid seeing or hearing him or anything about him. He and the rest of the members of the clown car still think that if a Black man can be president then surely they can. The good news is that most of the voting public has not allowed this so far. Hope that even more come out in Nov. to shut this fool up and out.

      • March 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm

        “He and the rest of the members of the clown car still think that if a Black man can be president then surely they can.” YES!!! THIS!!!!!

  16. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Sounds like some TOD players we know. 🙂

  17. March 20, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    In other news ….

    Thank you for the outstanding coverage, as always, Chips & NW!!

    Good night TOD …

    #TrustBarack

  18. 59 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm

  19. 60 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 8:34 pm

  20. 61 amk for obama
    March 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Cuba dissidents Ladies in White prepare for visit from Barack Obama

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35846685

  21. 63 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 8:35 pm

  22. March 20, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    The search for an artist continues…

    HELP!!! HELP!!! HELP!!!

    Do we have a graphic artist here? If so, could you design a TOD logo that I could repro on buttons, name tags, etc for the June Meet-up in DC?

  23. 84 MadameSoph
    March 20, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    José Andrés!

  24. 85 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

  25. March 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you Nerdy! Love the pics.

  26. 94 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    • 95 mittromesia
      March 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm

      In inclined to click but fighting it off. I loath the Huffington Post. Around 2010 It became a bile cesspool morphing EMPROGS tirades. Thanks for visual it was tempting but I m gonna keep the HP embargo.

      • 96 Dudette
        March 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm

        Just some nice pictures. The link actually opens to a HuffPo partner not actually HP, if that helps. -)

  27. 97 MadameSoph
    March 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm

  28. March 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

  29. 101 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 8:52 pm

  30. March 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    That’s what I’m talking about!!

  31. 104 amk for obama
    March 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    5 decades of blinding nonsense and stupidity finally comes to an end.

  32. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Think I might print out all these photos from Cuba and wallpaper a whole wall with ’em. (Kidding on that whole wall thingie.) The colors and lighting are just fantastic! Here’s another one.

  33. March 20, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    A bit late to the party, but I’ve been to church lunch with my delightful daughter and cleaning my house (not so delightful!) Before I get to the schoolwork and then (hopefuly knitting), I wanted to drop by and wish everyone a Blessed Palm Sunday and a Happy Spring!

  34. 111 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    • 112 Dudette
      March 20, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      Just breathtaking! I’d walk through the entire city with my mouth agape!

      • 113 No Child Left Behind
        March 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm

        Lucky you Dudette. My sisters and friends did the same in November 2015 (via Canada). I couldn’t join because of a work meeting! I hope my health will allow me to do just that this year.

        • 114 Dudette
          March 20, 2016 at 9:17 pm

          Sadly, not lucky enough to visit yet, NCLB. I was just commenting on that beautiful picture and what I’d expect my reaction would be were I to ever get to visit that gorgeous city. 🙂

  35. 115 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Is there anything that adds up from Il Douche’s rants?

  36. 117 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm

  37. 118 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Paging Dr. Ben Carlson for a lobotomy. Oops! Sorry. Dr. Carlson needs his own lobotomy.

  38. 119 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm

  39. 120 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm

  40. 123 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    SCOTUS CALL TO ACTION

    On Monday March 21st OFA and Move On will be holding 50 events throughout the country to demand that Senators DoTheirJob and hold hearing on the Supreme Court Nominee

    I will list them in the posts that follow – please sign up for an event near you. if you cannot attend, please call into a red state and ask folks who have signed a petition of support for PBO and SCOTUS to call their Senators. if you do not have an OFA team near you you can oin my team and make calls from home. – just send me a note. whatisworking@gmail.com

    We could also use your help posting on twitter and Facebook – today to invite folks to attend and tomorrow to celebrate the success of these actions.

  41. 124 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    When posting the links to events my comments went to moderation

    to the TOD Gods and Goddesses

    I have 3 comments in moderation – please let me know how many links I can put in a comment without getting into trouble I will obey the rules of the blog :->

    Thanks for making a place where we can promote these events and help PBO get Garland confirmed.

  42. 125 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    First 5 SCOTUS events – held Monday March 21st (will try post with fewer links)

    Senator Jeff Sessions office 1 Church St Montgomery AL
    https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rf

    Senator McCain’s Office 2201 E Camelback Rd. Phoenix AZ
    https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rg

    Senator Jeff Flake’s Office 6840 N Oracle Rd Tucson AZ
    https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7tm

    Senator Cory Gardner’s DIstrict Office 999 18th St. Denver CO https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7vm

    Tell Senator Gardner: Do Your Job 123 N College Ave # 220 Fort Collins CO https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7r2

  43. 126 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    That worked here are 5 more

    Senator Chuck Grassley’s Office 201 West 2nd St. Davenport IA https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7vy

    Senator Grassley’s Des Moines Office 210 Walnut St. Des Moines IA https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7tz

    Senator Chuck Grassley’s Office 531 Commercial Street Waterloo IA https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7t3

    Senator Mark Kirk’s Office (John C. Kluczynski Federal Building) 230 South Dearborn Chicago IL https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rj

    Senator Dan Coats’ office 11035 Broadway Crown Point IN https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7v2

  44. 127 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Senator Moran’s Office 23600 College Blvd Olathe KS
    https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rc

    Senators Roberts and Moran’s offices 11900 College Blvd Overland Park KS https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7vc

    Senator Mitch McConnell’s Office 601 West Broadway Louisville KY https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rt

    Senator Rand Paul’s Owensboro Office 423 Frederica Street Owensboro KY https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7th

    Senator Blunt’s District Office 1000 Walnut Street Kansas City MO https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7vf

  45. 128 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Senator Steven Daines’ Bozeman Office 220 W Lamme St. Bozeman MT https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7v9

    Senator Tillis Office: 9300 Harris Corners Pkwy, CHLT 9300 Harris Corners Pkwy Charlotte NC https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7vk

    Senator Kelly Ayotte’s Manchester Office 1200 Elm St. Manchester NH https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rm

    Senator Kelly Ayotte’s Nashua Office 144 Main St Nashua NH https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7t5

    Senator Kelly Ayotte’s Portsmouth Office 14 Manchester Sq Portsmouth NH https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7t7

  46. 129 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Senator Dean Heller’s Office 8930 W. Sunset Rd. Las Vegas NV https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7r4

    Senator Dean Heller’s Office 400 South Virginia Street Reno NV https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rr

    Senator Portman’s Office 312 Walnut St. Cincinnati OH https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rp

    Senator Rob Portman’s Cleveland Office 1240 E 9th St Cleveland OH https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7r8

    Senator Rob Portman’s Office 37 W Broad St Columbus OH https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7r9

  47. March 20, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    THIS x10000000000000

  48. 131 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Senator Lankford’s Office 1015 North Broadway Ave. Oklahoma City OK https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rw

    Senator Toomey’s office 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd Allentown PA https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rz

    Senator Toomey’s Office 1628 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia PA https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7r3

    Senator Lindsey Graham’s Office 235 East Main Street Rock Hill SC https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7tx

  49. 132 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    In front of Senator Lamar Alexander’s Office Building 800 Market St. Knoxville TN https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rv

    Senator Cornyn’s Austin Office 221 West 6th Street Austin TX https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7rk

    Senator Ted Cruz’s district office in Dallas 3626 N. Hall Street Dallas TX https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7vh

    Senator Cornyn’s Houston Office 5300 Memorial Drive Houston TX https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7tk

    Senator Ted Cruz McAllen Office 200 S. 10th St. McAllen TX https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7vd

    Senator Lee’s Office 125 State Street Salt Lake City UT
    https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7tc

    City of Milwaukee City Hall 200 E. Wells Street Milwaukee WI https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf7r5

  50. 133 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    OUR DAY IN COURT…..GO RIVERSIDE ! 3403 10th Street Riverside CA http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/112/signup/

    End Republican obstruction of Justice, and fill the current Supreme Court vacancy! We have Sen. Feinstein’s back! 1 Post St San Francisco CA http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/104/signup/

    Our Day in Court 205 W. Colfax South Bend IN
    http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/177/signup/

    Our Day in Court! 1550 Main Street Springfield MA
    http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/99/signup/

    Citizens for Fairness in Government 719 Griswold Detroit MI
    http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/126/signup/

    Senators, follow the constitution and do your job! 110 Michigan Street NW Grand Rapids MI http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/169/signup/

    Say Thanks to Senator Franken 60 East Plato Blvd. St. Paul MN
    http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/160/signup/

  51. 134 whatisworking
    March 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Senator Cory Booker’s Office One Gateway Center Newark NJ
    http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/134/signup/

    Students for Senator Schumer! 15 Henry Street Binghamton NY
    http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/144/signup/

    OUR DAY IN COURT- Stand with Senator Merkley 131 NW Hawthorne Ave. Bend OR http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/117/signup/

    MoveOn Members 121 SW Salmon Street Portland OR
    http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/140/signup/

    Senator Whitehouse 170 Westminster St. Providence RI
    http://act.moveon.org/event/sc_mar21_dem/161/signup/

  52. 135 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 9:34 pm

  53. March 20, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    The restaurant where POTUS is dining tonight is a cuentapropista:

  54. March 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    WOW, VP Joe just gave an amazing speech at AIPAC. Spoke from his heart, as always. What a great man.

  55. 140 vcprezofan2
    March 20, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    This is one of those time when I’m tremendously happy that there is TOD!!!! 😀 😀 😀 One of my favourite cousins whom I haven’t seen in over two years dropped by with her family today; of course we fell into catch-up mode, the end of which means I’ve missed all the 1st-day Cuba sights.

    I will first say ‘Thank God for Chips and for TOD.’

    Then, before I head off to see how quickly I can catch up, I will add …

    “Thank you Chips, NerdyW and any other Bt who may have posted, and thanks to all other commenting obots who have been on the trip.”

    Now I’m here but maintaining my ‘quiet’ pose as I read and absorb everything. 😀 😀

  56. 141 Roberta in MN
    March 20, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you Chips & Nerdy for all the coverage today of President Obama’s 1st day in Cuba. You two are amazing.


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