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03
Nov
15

The First Lady’s Day

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Straits Times: US First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Qatar; Makes Stop At United States Air Base In Qatar

First Lady Michelle Obama visited the largest US air force base outside the United States Tuesday on the first full day of a Middle East tour. “This isn’t an easy post; you guys are doing the tough work,” she told the assembled servicemen and women at Al-Udeid base, the forward headquarters for the US Central Command outside the Qatari capital. Obama is in Qatar as part of a seven-day regional tour during which she is expected to focus on the issue of “cultural beliefs” obstructing girls’ education.

She is set to make a keynote speech at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha Wednesday, as part of her well-publicised efforts to promote girls’ education globally. In an email ahead of her trip, Obama wrote that 62 million girls across the globe are not going to school at all, urging support for the Let Girls Learn initiative that she launched with President Barack Obama earlier this year. Obama was accompanied by late-night talk show host Conan O’ Brien as part of the morale-boosting visit to troops. O’Brien, whose Conan programme airs on TBS cable television, put on a show for the troops, part of which will be broadcast later this year.

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First Lady Michelle Obama meeting with Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in Doha

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In this photo made available by the Qatar News Agency, QNA, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with Qatar Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (Qatar Government/QNA via AP)

First Lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with Qatar Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) is introduced to speak to U.S troops stationed at Al Udeid air base west of Doha, Qatar November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

First Lady Michelle Obama is introduced by Conan O’Brien to speak to U.S troops stationed at Al Udeid air base

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama claps as she visits U.S troops stationed at Al Udeid air base west of Doha, Qatar November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

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First Lady Michelle Obama greets members of the military at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Photo by Amanda Lucidon

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gestures as she visits Al Udeid air base west of Doha, Qatar November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

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Instagram: When you’re on a base and #FLOTUS asks you to drop and give her fifty, you give her fifty of your @TeamCoco best. -Conan #MissionConan #JoiningForces

02
Nov
15

Keep Chatting

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First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at the Hamad Airport in Doha, Qatar. She’ll visit the al-Udeid air base with comedian Conan O’Brien. She is also scheduled to give a speech Wednesday on her Let Girls Learn initiative at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education

23
Apr
13

This and That

President Obama presents the 2013 National Teacher of the Year award to Jeff Charbonneau, a high school science teacher from Zillah, Washington, during a Rose Garden event at the White House

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Line of the day? Charles Pierce on Max Baucus: “…. the pestilential trout-mask replica from Montana…”

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Steve Benen: ….. I’d like the folks holding Obama responsible [for gun reform] to consider a look at the recent past. In 2009 and 2010, the White House and Congress successfully approved the Recovery Act, a health care reform law 100 years in the making, Wall Street reform, DADT repeal, student loan reform, New START ratification, credit card reforms, and food-safety reforms. Are those inclined to blame Obama for gun reform’s failure prepared to argue that the president simply forgot how to twist arms in 2011? That he knew how to persuade lawmakers before, but the skill suddenly vanished?

Or is it more likely that congressional Republicans changed the game after the 2010 midterms?

I also believe there’s an ongoing reluctance among many to appreciate the scope of Republican radicalization. For many, especially in media, there’s an assumption that there are two major, mainstream political parties — one center-left, the other center-right — and an effective president can govern through competent bipartisan outreach.

Those assumptions are wrong….

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14
Apr
11

visiting time

President Barack Obama meets with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, April 14, in the Oval Office




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