Posts Tagged ‘silhouette



05
Jul
11

fireworks!

The President and First Lady watch the fireworks over the National Mall, Pete Souza, 7/4/11

14
Jun
11

night everyone

President Obama speaks to a crowd gathered inside a hangar at Muniz Air National Guard Base, shortly after his arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14

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Text of President’s remarks today here

Video at C-Span here – thanks Doris 😉

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14
Jun
11

la isla del encanto

President Obama and Puerto Rico’s Congressional Representative Pedro Pierluisi arrive at Muniz Air National Guard Base

NYT: ….By the time Air Force One landed just before noon in the first “official” visit of a sitting American president since John F. Kennedy, the crowd gathered in a hot hangar at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport had swelled to more than 1,000.

…The president’s schedule included the speech at the airport hangar, a visit to La Fortaleza, the longest-serving governor’s mansion in the Western Hemisphere (the White House says), a tour of the Kennedy Suite, where President Kennedy stayed in 1961, and a concert by a youth orchestra.

Perhaps more important on Mr. Obama’s itinerary, though, was the interviews he scheduled with El Nuevo Dia and Univision of Puerto Rico, and a fund-raising event Tuesday afternoon meant to plump Democratic National Committee coffers.

…About half of Puerto Ricans here now advocate statehood. The other half, more or less, prefer that the island remain a commonwealth because they are concerned about keeping its cultural identity intact. A few would like independence.

Puerto Ricans hold American citizenship and can be drafted, but the territory has no voting representative in Congress. And while Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico can vote in a presidential primary, they cannot vote in general presidential elections. Only Puerto Ricans in the United States can.

….About that first official visit business: Other sitting American presidents have certainly been to Puerto Rico. President Gerald R. Ford came in 1976, but it was for a Group of Seven economic summit, so that apparently doesn’t count as official, since it wasn’t for official Puerto Rico business. Ditto for President Lyndon B. Johnson – he came in 1968, but it was just to visit a military base on the island, so that’s not being considered official either….

President Obama greets singer Marc Anthony at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

From left, Musician Marc Antony, Puerto Rico Mayor Jorge Santini Padilla, President Obama, Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno, Rep. Pedor Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico, and Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard Antonio J. Vicens

…arriving to speak to a crowd at an airport hanger at Muniz Air National Guard Base

President Obama, Gov. Luis Fortuno and Rep. Pedor Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico, tour La Fortaleza

….with Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno

….with Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno, his wife Luce Vela and Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi

…. with Sen. Alejandro Garcia Padilla at Kasalta bakery

A woman holds an image of President Obama, dressed as Superman, as she waits for the presidential motorcade in San Juan

President Obama waves from Air Force One prior to departing Luis Munoz Marin International Airport

06
Apr
11

start spreading the news….

President Obama greets people on the tarmac during his arrival at JFK International Airport in New York, April 6

17
Dec
10

call it a night

President Barack Obama checks his BlackBerry en route to the Oval Office, Dec. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

09
Nov
10

rolling out the red carpet

President Barack Obama walks with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during an official arrival ceremony at State Palace Complex Istana Merdeka in Jakarta  on November 9

30
Oct
10

homeward bound

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at JFK airport in New York on October 30, en route to Chicago

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18
Oct
10

window of opportunity

President Barack Obama looks at students science fair projects during the White House Science Fair, in the State Dining Room of the White House

12
Oct
10

moonwalk

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, Oct. 11, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

01
Oct
10

hmm, guess who?

President Barack Obama listens to his introduction at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at DAR Constitutional Hall in Washington, September 30

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