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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out at the Chicago skyline, June 15

President Obama and Vice President Biden talk with Zachary Atala, son of Dr. Anthony Atala, M.D., Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, June 5

First Lady Michelle Obama waits to greet President Barack Obama upon his arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, N.Y., June 14

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama present a birthday cake to Assistant Usher Reggie Dickson outside the Usher’s Office of the White House, following a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony and dinner honoring President Shimon Peres of Israel, June 13

President Obama with Bo in the Oval Office, June 21

Brian Mosteller, Director of Oval Office Operations, sits with Bo in the Outer Oval Office, June 20 😎

A young boy salutes President Obama as he greets audience members following his remarks at the NALEO Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 22

President Obama talks to a group of kids from Lenora Academy in Snellville, Ga., during a stop at the Varsity, a restaurant in Atlanta, Ga., June 26

President Obama talks to kids during a stop at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland on Broadway Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, June 14

President Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy aboard Air Force One, June 6

 All photos by Pete Souza – more here


President Obama greets 11-year-old Haley Klepper during a ceremony honoring the 2012 NCAA Women’s College Basketball Champion Baylor Bears in the East Room of the White House. The team’s so-called biggest fan, Klepper, who suffers from a rare Mitochondrial disease, attends all the games and has a reserved spot in the locker room



10:45: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

12:45: Arrives in Jacksonville, Florida

1:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

3:05: Attends a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center

4:35: Departs Jacksonville en route West Palm Beach

5:35: Arrives at West Palm Beach

6:20: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

7:35: Attends a campaign event at Century Plaza


A crowd of residents wait to get tickets for Friday’s visit by Michelle Obama in Fredericksburg, Va.




Hey everyone, I’m waaaaaaaaaay behind on the news today, will try to catch up tomorrow.


Heads up for the Baylor Bears

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….. with Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker

… with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

First Lady Michelle Obama at a Let’s Move! event at the Lenfest Police Athletic Center in Philadelphia


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Steve Benen: At the most recent debate for the Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney wanted to show off his understanding of international affairs, and told the audience that Syria is Iran’s “key ally” and Iranians’ “route to the sea.”

Iran, of course, has 1,520 miles of its own coastline – and doesn’t share a border with Syria….

Today he has an op-ed in the Washington Post, calling for …. shaping a U.S. policy towards Iran that’s “the same as Ronald Reagan’s.”

Um, Mitt? The Reagan administration sold Iran weapons, in violation of an arms embargo, in order to help illegally finance the Contras in Nicaragua…..

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Members of the American Israel Policy Affairs Committee listen to Mitt Romney address the annual policy conference via satellite link at the Washington Convention Center March 6


Newt Gingrich Falls Asleep on Screen, Asks for Panel’s Questions, But No Panel Exists:


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bears in da house

…. President Obama is presented with a jersey by 1985 Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka as Defensive Co-Ordinator Buddy Ryan watches on

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President Obama holds a headband given to him by quarterback Jim McMahon

President Barack Obama looks at a headband presented by former quarterback Jim McMahon, in sunglasses, as he greets members of the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House

ABC: In a trip over 20 years in the making, the 1985 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears finally visited the White House Friday to meet with the president.

… While Super Bowl champions are traditionally honored at the White House, the celebration for the Bears was scrapped when the space shuttle Challenger exploded two days after their January 1986 Super Bowl victory. But President Obama, who is a big fan of his hometown team, is giving them a second chance.



President Barack Obama holds an autographed Charles Woodson Green Bay Packers NFL football jersey given to him by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker after he arrives aboard Air Force One at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Woodson wrote, “See you at the White House. Go Packers” on the jersey anticipating the Packers would visit the White House as Super Bowl Champions.

“They’re rubbing it in,” said the Bears fan-in-chief.


thanks, but no thanks

President Obama jokes during an appearance in Schenectady, N.Y. that he had the Secret Service confiscate a Jets hat Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to give him. The president is a fan of his hometown Chicago Bears and said he’ll go to the Super Bowl if they advance Sunday.


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ABC: After the pool spray with President Hu Jintao in the Oval Office, a cameraman asked President Obama “If the Bears win, are you going to the Super Bowl?”

“Oh we’re going,” responded the President, “no doubt.”

On Sunday, the Chicago Bears will play the Green Bay Packers at Chicago’s Soldier Field for the NFC Championship.

As a freshman senator in December 2006, with the political world wondering about his plans for 2008, Mr. Obama appeared in a mock-commercial during Monday Night Football:

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