Archive for April 4th, 2016

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The President’s Day

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (L) at the White House in Washington, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the Oval Office. They discussed how NATO could assist in training troops to fight ISIS

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (L) at the White House in Washington, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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White House: Statement By The President On The Passing Of Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow

In Crow, you’d say Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow was a bacheitche – a good man. The first of his people to go to college and earn a Master’s, he wore war paint beneath his uniform and an eagle feather beneath his helmet during World War II. His bravery in battle earned him the Bronze Star from America, the Legion d’honneur from France, and in 2009, I was proud to honor him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Yet I suspect his greatest honor was one he earned from his people: the title of war chief – the last Crow to hold that distinction.

Dr. Medicine Crow dedicated much of his life to sharing the stories of his culture and his people. And in doing so, he helped shape a fuller history of America for us all. Michelle and I honor 102 years of a life well lived, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire Crow Nation.

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04
Apr
16

A Tweet Or Two

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Racism at the root of a government policy

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President Obama once again taking action while Congress abdicates its responsibilities and takes a paycheck

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“And this is the real news: Everyone is entitled to it—no matter the size of your workplace, no matter whether you have a full-time or part-time position. As soon as you’ve been an employee for at least six months, this time is yours (and your partner’s) to take. Better yet, the new law ensures that your job will be there when you get back. Until now, only workers who have met certain requirements at companies that employ more than 50 people have been given that protection. Thanks to this bill, that’s one less crisis for new moms and dads to worry about.”

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Legalize it, sure, but if we do not address the huge racial disparities at the heart of the matter, the barrier between those who are allowed to open up pot shops and profit 1000% and those who are arrested for using the same drug that their white counterparts freely use, the issue is pretty much moot

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04
Apr
16

Chat Away

04
Apr
16

Early Bird Chat

On This Day – Pete Souza: “Despite the haphazard framing, I love the expressions on the President and one-year-old Lincoln Rose Smith as she learns to walk in the Oval Office. This moment happened when former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith and her family stopped by for a departure greet and photograph with the President.” April 4, 2014

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Today

11:10: The President meets with NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg

4:55: Hosts a reception for Greek Independence Day, East Room

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