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oh to be in hawaii

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base bound for New Hampshire

White House live


President Obama greets well-wishers as he arrives in Manchester, N.H.


…. having breakfast with the Corkery family in Julien’s Corner Kitchen in Manchester, New Hampshire


AFP: President Barack Obama’s personal aide, gatekeeper and basketball sparring partner Reggie Love says that one of the coolest jobs in the world sometimes has its downside: No air conditioning.

“The thing that used to kill me is that the guy loves to ride around with the AC off in the summertime,” Love said in an interview with an ESPN sports television network to be broadcast Tuesday on ABC television.

“And I get hot. I start sweating. And I’m like, it’s 80 degrees in this car. I’m going to pass out,” said Love, 30, who is due to step down later this year to attend the University of Pennsylvania’s elite Wharton School of Business.

…. Love told ESPN he was grateful to be a “very long passenger on an amazing ride” and that he’ll miss quiet moments with the president, including an evening ritual when Obama checks in to say what the next day holds in store.

“I know definitely I’m going to miss that,” Love said. “He’s been like big brother to me, a mentor. I’ve learned so much about life from him.”

Full article here



detroit to dc

President Obama arrives at the White House after a trip to Detroit where he addressed a Labor Day rally, Sept. 5


‘an ongoing project’

President Obama (speaking at a fundraiser in New York Thursday night):

Democracy is messy and it’s tough, and our system is broken to a large degree. And that makes this election more important than 2008. 2008 put us in a position to do some extraordinary things and I can’t be prouder of what we did. But in 2008, I also think everybody figured, we get through this one election and then it’s all done. And then, after two and a half years, and it’s been tough and there have been setbacks, there are a lot of folks who suddenly feel deflated, this is hard, I’m not sure I believe in change. (Laughter.) They’ve still got the Obama poster but it’s all kind of frayed. (Laughter.) And Obama is grayer — (laughter) — he doesn’t seem as cool. (Laughter.)

But in some ways, that’s a healthy thing, because what that means is in 2012 … we realize this is about us. This is not about my election; it’s not about one person. It’s about competing visions about where we’re going to take the country. Are we going to have a country that’s inclusive? Are we going to have a country that gives opportunity to everybody? Are we going to have a country where everybody is sharing sacrifices but also sharing opportunities? Are we going to have a country in which what we project to the world is not just our military might, but it’s also our capacity to champion human rights and women’s rights and feed folks and help them become self-sufficient?

And those competing visions are going to be determined in this next election as much as they ever have before. And so I hope you guys aren’t tired because we’ve got a lot more work to do. And this is an ongoing project.


‘out of all schools….my school!’


home run

President Barack Obama returns to the White House after a trip to Ohio, Feb. 22



Okay, as you know, I like to deal with the burning issues of the day here – no, no: not the economy or Egypt, hair dye.

Right, these are the photos from January 19 that were taken as proof – PROOF!! – that the President dyes his hair. The one on the left is the President attending a meeting with President Hu of China in the morning; the one on the right is the President (under lights) at that night’s state dinner.

Um, also from that evening:

From Flickr

Okay, that’s that investigation complete. Woodward and Bernstein eat yer hearts out.



long day

President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House following his return from a trip to Schenectady, New York. The President leaves again for Cambridge, Maryland this evening to attend the Democratic Issues Conference.


gray matter


up close

President Barack Obama listens during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 6, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)







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