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Early Bird Chat

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk from the Marine One helicopter to the White House as they return from the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela to Washington, December 11


MoooOOOooorning Early Birds


Early Bird Chat

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama return to the White House from their vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, August 18


MoooOOOooorning early birds – I’ve risen, but I’m not shining yet, working on it right now. Happy Monday!


An Image for the Ages

President Obama looks out of the “door of no return” during a tour of the ‘House of Slaves‘ on Goree Island


Rise and Shine

Msg from The Obama Diary: Genuine bloggers who create their own posts, are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD – rebloggers, who just copy others’ posts in an attempt to up their traffic, are not. Especially rebloggers who talk to women like this – explicit – while copying TOD posts on women’s rights. Thanks.



3:30 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event in Charlottesville, Virgina


Washington Examiner: President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will tour seven swing states next week ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Obama will travel to Iowa, Colorado, Ohio and Virginia between Sept. 1 and Sept. 4 as part of his “Road to Charlotte” tour, the president’s campaign announced Tuesday. Among the cities Obama will visit include Des Moines and Sioux City in Iowa,  Boulder, Colo., Toledo and Cleveland in Ohio and Norfolk, Va. Biden will travel separately to York, Pa., Green Bay, Wis., and Detroit between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4.


Boston Globe




NYT Editorial: …. the Republicans’ parade of truth-twisting, distortions and plain falsehoods arrived on the podium of their national convention on Tuesday. Following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney’s campaign, rarely have so many convention speeches been based on such shaky foundations.

…. Conventions are always full of cheap applause lines and over-the-top attacks, but it was startling to hear how many speakers in Tampa considered it acceptable to make points that had no basis in reality.

Gov John Kasich of Ohio, for example, boasted of the booming economy in his state, never mentioning that he and Mr. Romney opposed the auto bailout that has played an outsized role in the state’s recovery. (Apparently Mr. Obama’s destructive economic policies do not apply everywhere.)

…. Considering how Mr. Romney has conducted his campaign so far, most recently his blatantly false advertising accusing Mr. Obama of gutting the work requirement on welfare, it is probably not surprising that the convention he leads would follow a similar path.

Voters looking for a few nuggets of truth would not have found them in Tampa on Tuesday.

Full editorial here


See the rest of Rise and Shine here


gabby’s return

Representative Gabrielle Giffords is embraced by colleagues on the floor of the House of Representatives, moments after the House voted to raise the U.S. borrowing limit. Giffords received a thunderous ovation from Democrats and Republicans alike. She returned to vote in favor of a bill to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid default.

Steve Benen: …. the House voted to approve the debt-ceiling agreement reached yesterday, and the margin wasn’t even as close as expected …. the final vote was 269 to 161. The Democratic caucus – much of which refrained from voting until most GOP members had cast their vote – was split evenly, while the clear majority of Republicans backed the agreement.

Nearly as important as the vote itself was the dramatic return of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), just six months after an attempt on her life, returned to the House floor unexpectedly and voted in support of the debt deal. She received a hero’s welcome from the chamber. (No, don’t mind me, I just have something in my eye…)

….. I have to say, as much as this bill bothers me, and as much as the recent breakdowns in our political system have disgusted me, Giffords’ return was a beautiful sight.

As for the legislation, the Senate is still expected to take it up in the morning, where passage is all but assured.

Full post here



President Obama arrives at the White House after a six-day, four-nation trip across Europe



President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House with his daughter, Sasha followed by first lady Michelle Obama with daughter Malia, March 23, as they return form Latin America

President Obama points to the shoes of his daughter Sasha

President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up for the shoes worn by his daughter Sasha


i come (home) bearing gifts!

White House staff members carry shopping bags from Japan and Korea following President Barack Obama’s return to the White House in Washington, November 14


safe and sound

President Barack Obama walks from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House after returning from New York City where he was attending the United Nations General Assembly


no place like home

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The Obama family return to the White House, August 29







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