Pete Souza On His Photography



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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    November 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm


    and TY, Ms NerdyW

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      November 15, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      Grrrrr! Of course, the video is ‘not available in my country’. 😦 😦

      • 3 amk for obama
        November 15, 2017 at 10:59 pm

        I can see it. 😎 😎 😎

        canoooks can see only rushya from their homes.

        • 4 vcprezofan2
          November 15, 2017 at 11:07 pm

          Ugh, *that* woman was not a ‘canook’. Oops, I’m not a canook. Actually she may have been a canoook, whatever that is. Aaagh, I’m totally confused.

          Also, too, I copied the video title, pasted in into google, and… ta-da! I was able to watch both clips. So there! 😀 😀 Life’s good again.

  2. 5 Judith Fardig
    November 15, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    My brother thrilled me with a gift of both Pete Souza’s book and Amanda Lucidon’s book about Michelle.

  3. 8 amk for obama
    November 15, 2017 at 11:02 pm

  4. 11 Dudette
    November 15, 2017 at 11:13 pm

  5. 16 whenpamelawandered
    November 15, 2017 at 11:33 pm


    • 17 COS
      November 16, 2017 at 12:18 am

      Tonight, I decided to turn to CNN to see what they were saying about the Roy Moore situation. It made me realize why I stop watching CNN. It appeared that the discussion was mostly on what Roy Moore could do to solve his problem; not much for the victims.

  6. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    November 16, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Goodnight, TODville – and all the ships at sea.

    P.S. A little levity …

  7. November 16, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Goodnight TOD ….



  8. 24 Dudette
    November 16, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Been watching thr Queen Sugar season finale and after-show special with Oprah, Ava Duvernay, and the cast. It was all so good, I remained glued to the chair through the replay of both. Love, love, love everything about that show. Including the music.

  9. November 16, 2017 at 5:13 am

    I bet 45 is frustrated that the main take-away from his “pat on the back”/”they loved me” speech is WATER(BOTTLE)GATE. 🤣🤣🤣

    • 28 globalcitizenlinda
      November 16, 2017 at 7:31 am

      I predicted here that his principal goal of holding that garbage press availability event was just to recapture the news cycle and dominate the airwaves instead of the fellow sexual predator

      • November 16, 2017 at 8:07 am

        I thought the same, Linda. 45 hates when attention is focused on others.

        His little press conference was a nothing burger… no real accomplishments on his overseas trip except to show the world what a stooge he is.

        I guess *reciprocity* is his new word. I lost count of how many times he said it.

        • 30 arapaho415
          November 16, 2017 at 9:33 am

          GM SWBG.

          Kudos to you for being able to stomach watching the grotesque evil who occupies the WH. I cannot.

          Saw tweets yesterday that indicated FUBAR was sniffing and slurring his words — is that true? And Major Garrett reported on CBS radio news that he was practically shouting.

          What a mess.

          • November 16, 2017 at 9:54 am

            Good Morning, arapaho415

            I didn’t watch it, but it was on the radio while hubby and I were in the car. Yes, the sniffling was VERY noticeable; just like during the debates. I wasn’t sure what the gap was until we got back home and waterbottlegate was on loop. My husband commented that it was like listening to an elementary student reading a book report — that he didn’t write.

  10. 32 Allison
    November 16, 2017 at 7:41 am

  11. November 16, 2017 at 7:43 am

  12. 34 amk for obama
    November 16, 2017 at 7:56 am

    kaspersky is a russian spy. hope his ‘antivirus’ software crashes and burns.


    • 35 57andfemale
      November 16, 2017 at 9:46 am

      What anti virus do you recommend, amk?

      • 36 amk for obama
        November 16, 2017 at 10:11 am

        hi 57f. long time, no see.

        I have stopped using antivirus programs years ago. m$’s windows defender is good enough for virus protection. apple ios is touted as virus proof.

      • 38 arapaho415
        November 16, 2017 at 10:34 am

        GM 57F.

        Miss hearing about your four-legged family members (though admittedly, I’ve missed many threads here this year 😦 ).

        I’m such a late adopter, clueless about all things tech and wary of downloading just about everything, so Windows 10 defender is all that I have on my laptop — which has worked fine for me, knock on wood.

        I don’t have a smart phone or tablet, so absolutely NO CLUE on how anything on those devices work (though from what I’ve seen, you have to download just about everything in order to use smart phone features [definitely could be wrong about this, like I said, I am clueless 😦 ]).

  13. 39 amk for obama
    November 16, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early.


    friggin’ japanese.

  14. 40 amk for obama
    November 16, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their “verified” badge, after changing its policy.

    Among them are Jason Kessler who helped organise a far-right march in Charlottesville, and white supremacist Richard Spencer.

    English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson also had his badge removed.

    Twitter said the badge was being interpreted as an “endorsement or an indicator of importance” and said it would change the scheme.
    ‘Promotes hate’

    The blue badge was first introduced to indicate the authenticity of prominent profiles on the social network.

    Originally the site had chosen who to verify, and usually reserved the status for celebrities, public officials and journalists.

    In July 2016, it opened the scheme up to the wider public and let anybody apply for a verified badge.

    Last week, the social network was criticised for giving Mr Kessler a verified badge, and on 9 November halted its verified profile scheme.

    It said it had not intended the blue badge to be an endorsement of views shared.

    “We gave verified accounts visual prominence on the service which deepened this perception,” it said. “We should have addressed this earlier but did not prioritise the work as we should have.”


    gee, ya think?

  15. 41 Allison
    November 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

    • November 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

      this story is a story not because of the death of a blk man but because the wealthy donor is a donor of DEMS….smh

      • 43 arapaho415
        November 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

        GM Sheila.

        The two connecting threads are 1) men 2) with power — more stories will surface about misbehaving men (whether Republican or Dem, sad to say). MSM are quick to leap on the “what about Bill Clinton?” stories now, I think because Roy Moore’s behavior from 30+ years ago is under scrutiny now. 😦

        From yesterday:

    • 44 Don
      November 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

      I’m sure there’s some sort of protocol when a dead prostitute has been found in close proximity to a wealthy campaign donor. It’s not like this is new territory.

  16. 45 desertflower
    November 16, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Morning everyone.

  17. 46 desertflower
    November 16, 2017 at 8:55 am

  18. 47 CEB
    November 16, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I called the Senate Finance Committee’s office, got a real person. How does this work, do they just record no/yes tally? Is the call recorded? He did not ask my name, (I gave it) or where I was from. When I called this office on an earlier occasion, I did feel that the message would get through in some form, but not so much now. I called 9:00 am today.

    • 48 CEB
      November 16, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Got the answering machine at Rubio’s office and left a message. Even threw him a bone (too many men need praise) about his clever Twitter comment about the water drinking incident.

  19. 49 CEB
    November 16, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Not even elephants are safe from 45 and his cronies. WTF is the purpose of this other than to turn back something else that PBO did. Samantha Power scorched this fool on Twitter.

    • 50 arapaho415
      November 16, 2017 at 9:26 am

      GM CEB.

      Will check out Samantha Power’s tweets, but am devastated by this example of the cruelty and the inhumane reasoning behind the complete disregard for this planet and the magnificence it freely gives.

      Link to article:

  20. November 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

  21. 52 57andfemale
    November 16, 2017 at 9:45 am

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  24. November 16, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Social Security on the chopping block: How the GOP plans to fix its own budget mess
    Republicans are going back to their dream: Cutting Social Security and Medicare
    11.15.2017•10:27 AM

    Amid the impending GOP tax reform bill there has been plenty of talk about the estimated $1.5 trillion slash in taxes, but there has been almost no discussion of how the Republicans — who regularly tout the importance of the federal deficit — plan to pay for their proposed cuts.

    On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., insisted that the national debt is a serious issue, and that in order for it to be fixed, entitlement programs would have to be gutted in order to pay for the tax cuts.

    “You cannot get the national debt under control, you cannot get that deficit under control, if you don’t do both — grow the economy, cut spending,” Ryan said during a town hall event in Virginia for Fox News.

    Ryan claimed that the Republican tax plan “grows the economy” but that the party has “a lot of work to do in cutting spending.”
    Democrats have said the Republican tax plan is nothing more than a grab for social safety nets.

    “This is a nasty, two-step strategy that has long been the holy grail for hard-right Republicans,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told The New York Times. “If this bill passes, you can bet the Republicans will immediately sharpen the knives for middle-class benefits.”

  25. 56 amk for obama
    November 16, 2017 at 10:17 am

  26. 58 amk for obama
    November 16, 2017 at 10:18 am


  27. November 16, 2017 at 10:19 am

    On taxes, Republicans prioritize corporations over people
    11/16/17 09:20 AM—UPDATED 11/16/17 09:39 AM
    By Steve Benen
    One of the most memorable lines of the 2012 presidential campaign came when Mitt Romney lectured an Iowa voter, “Corporations are people, my friend.” Several years later, Romney’s Republican Party seems quite eager to help those “people” – even at the expense of actual people.

    The headline on today’s New York Times report is both brutal and accurate: “Republican Tax Plans Put Corporations Over People.”

    There are tough choices at the heart of the Republican tax bills speeding through Congress, and they make clear what the party values most in economic policy right now: deep and lasting tax cuts for corporations. […]

    The version of the bill moving through the Senate Finance Committee chooses to give peace of mind to corporate executives planning their long-term investments. That comes at the expense of added anxiety for individual taxpayers, particularly those in the middle class, who could face stiff tax increases on Jan. 1, 2026.

  28. 60 amk for obama
    November 16, 2017 at 10:19 am

  29. 61 amk for obama
    November 16, 2017 at 10:20 am

  30. November 16, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Still more women report past lurid Roy Moore behavior
    Beth Reinhard, Washington Post investigative reporter, talks with Rachel Maddow about two more women describing being sexually pursed as school girls by grown man Roy Moore, including one who was literally called on the phone by Moore at school.

  31. 64 JER
    November 16, 2017 at 10:28 am

    SOLD OUT – A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama – NOVEMBER 16 – https://bushnell.org/

  32. November 16, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    White on White Voting

    Trump’s anti-immigrant, racially loaded messages resonated most powerfully among voters living in the least diverse, most racially isolated white communities. It is in these locales, which are experiencing the earliest signs of minority growth, that anxiety over approaching diversity is strongest.

    Put another way, anger, fear and animosity toward immigrants and minorities was most politically potent in the communities most insulated from these supposed threats.

    Orfield and Stancil’s work complements findings I reported on in a column last month that showed that Trump performed best in states and communities that were heavily white, but which had experienced relatively small increases in minority populations, notably from immigrants. While small in absolute numbers, the rate of growth represented by these increases was often exceptionally high: For example, if the nonwhite share of the population grew from 2 to 6 percent, the rate of growth was 200 percent.

    Trump clearly inflamed and mobilized white voters living in these circumstances. Neither Romney nor John McCain, the previous two Republican nominees, campaigned on racially freighted issues and neither produced the same pattern of support.

  33. 66 Dudette
    November 16, 2017 at 10:30 am

  34. 67 Dudette
    November 16, 2017 at 10:31 am

  35. 68 Dudette
    November 16, 2017 at 10:32 am

    • 69 0388jojothecat
      November 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Because the GOP LIES,LIES, LIES,LIES…..with the help of Faux News. The GOP will get in front of the camera and lie their asses off with a straight face and the middle class keep believing them. LOOK AT KANSAS!

  36. 70 Dudette
    November 16, 2017 at 10:33 am

  37. 72 JER
    November 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

    @ANKUSH_A2 12 hours ago
    A good and decent man @BarackObama in New Delhi @narendramodi India on Dec. 1 for Obama Foundation town hall.

  38. 73 JER
    November 16, 2017 at 10:42 am

    View this post on Instagram


    A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

  39. November 16, 2017 at 10:46 am

    GOP follows string of failures with ill-conceived tax plan
    Rachel Maddow reviews the string of failures by the current Republican Congress which it hopes to break with a new, wildly unpopular tax plan that they have not done a good job of disguising as not being designed to benefit rich people.

  40. November 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Senator Warren: GOP tax bill a “double punch” to middle class
    Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the consequences for the American middle class if the Republicans are able to pass their their tax/health care bill.

    Warren: New Consumer chief needs record resisting Wall Street
    Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the resignation of Richard Cordray from the Consumer Financial Protection Board and the kind of person the American people need to replace him.

  41. November 16, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Democrats feeling new energy, flipping seats in red Oklahoma
    Anna Langthorn, new chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, talks with Rachel Maddow about recent blue victories in her very red state and the momentum she hopes to build with her party.

  42. November 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Alabama GOP standing by Roy Moore despite new lurid accusations
    Rachel Maddow relays reports that despite four new women coming forward today with stories of being pursued by Roy Moore as schoolgirls, the Alabama Republican Party is sticking with Roy Moore as their candidate for Senate.

    • November 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

      Place Holding for US….thanks…the world sees us struggling to regain control of our democracy…

  43. November 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

    • 82 arapaho415
      November 16, 2017 at 11:23 am

      GM Don.

      You know what they say, sex sells.

      And now instead of the real damage being done to this country, its residents and to humans and animals across the globe, media is latching onto the easy OMG (!) stories (IMHO).

      Haven’t read the story, but Twitter tells me the woman making these allegations (alligator, as Ron Dellums would say, LOL) was asleep at the time…

    November 16, 2017 at 12:29 pm


  45. November 16, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    the CBC is on the case…

  46. November 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm

  47. November 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Big discussion going on about whether the photo has been photo-shopped….

    • November 16, 2017 at 12:59 pm


      • November 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        sorry..same tweet…i meant this one

  48. 94 No Child Left Behind
    November 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    The federal corruption trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday after the jury reported it is hopelessly deadlocked.

    Judge William Walls declared the mistrial after interviewing all 12 jurors Thursday.
    “I find that you are unable to reach a verdict and that further deliberations would be futile and there is no alternative but to declare a mistrial,” he said.
    The mistrial is a blow to the Justice Department, which has been investigating Menendez for nearly five years, but leaves the senator without the clear vindication he had hoped for in court.

  49. November 16, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  50. 98 Don
    November 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    A functioning society should not be held captive by its elected officials. It seems as though on a monthly basis we have to beat back an army that wants nothing but to destroy our social services safety net. But to be fair we elect these barbarians, and we blindly hope that they will cease being barbarians. Once again we have to rise up and call our elected representatives and beg them not to throw us overboard. When will we get sick and tired of being sick and tired?

    • 100 Sandy1110
      November 16, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Don, one big problem is the racist Trumpbots who keep voting for these thieves.

      I’m torn between stopping them yet again, and letting them finally have their way, wreaking havoc on many, but including those ‘working whites’ who faithfully give the GOP their vote time after time.

      RW hate radio programs them daily to hate liberals, but liberals are the reason they have the government protection they still manage to have.

      • 101 Don
        November 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm

        Sandy, I feel the exact same way you do. At times I want them to have their way, just so they can show the Trumpbots their true colors. But the Trumpbots are so far gone, they could have their heads in a guillotine and still vote for the executioner.

  51. 102 Judith Fardig
    November 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm

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  55. 109 Allison
    November 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm

  56. November 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Al Franken…….

    I have some problems with everyone having a knee-jerk reaction to this, and the story itself.

    The photo was bad & stupid. Kissing her was bad and stupid, and there should have been some discussion during the rehearsal, which is what they’re for. But in the photo you can clearly see air and shadows between his hands and her – if you’re looking at it on your phone, make it bigger, so you can see… (She also contradicts herself with her “Turning her head” “as written” as she claims, since she admits to coming up with the idea of not kissing him and turning her head to get a laugh..so it apparently wasn’t written on the page. Yes, that’s a nit I’m picking, but to me, it seems an important one, perhaps since I’m an actor and know how the process works, and since she claims to being groped without her permission while sleeping – yet he’s clearly not touching her – nor her kevlar vest. Yes, it’s horrid, and I’d be pissed AS FUCK. But I’d be more pissed they thought the photo would be funny at *her expense* – which is the entire problem how women shouldn’t overreact when being the butt of someone’s demoralizing humor – and no it’s not funny – and no we shouldn’t be okay with it. EVER.)

    But he has stepped up like no one else thus far who’s been accused, apologized, explained that he gets it, and fully supports an ethics investigation into his own actions, even though it happened before he ran for office, and

    This ≠ Roy Moore, Donald Trump, etc, hunting and assaulting CHILDREN, masterbating in front of females, taking a 14 year old girl to his home, taking her top and pants off and actually groping her through her underwear, and hunting young teens at the mall. To give this the same weight is insulting and diminishes the other victims. Yes, I’ve experienced unwanted sexual advances that I didn’t invite, nor ask for. Some were HORRID and I was definitely assaulted, but many, while bad, unwanted, and uncalled for, weren’t anywhere near sexual “assault”, nor would I claim they were. Perhaps it’s me personally… but I don’t think it’s black and white.

    • 112 jacquelineoboomer
      November 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

      Co-sign, in so many ways.

    • 113 Nena20409
      November 17, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Ditto, Tally.
      In 2008, Franken almost lost to Norman because Norman, the GOP & MN Rightwingers were using Comedic sketches of SNL & Franken’s many written pieces as REALITY instead of as….. what his profession was then a Harvard Graduate Mathematician with a Nerd Dry Humor and at times, filled with filthy jokes. Franken won MN by 312 votes or so when then Sen Obama won MN by 12% points. Many Dems bought into the Lies.
      Franken was on Air America then, & he would do his shows Live from many of those countries where US military had US Stationed Bases.

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