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11:15 The President meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan

12:05 The President and King Abdullah deliver statements to the press

2:50 The President hosts a White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month



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Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whom President Obama has picked to lead the Democratic National Committee, introduced the president at the first of two DNC events in Washington last night.

“How about my new DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” Obama said, to applause. “She is tireless, tireless. And she’s got the most adorable kids, and I don’t know how she keeps up with everything.”

“But as Michelle said, if you want something done, put a woman in charge. So, all right, everybody got….women, you got a little too excited on that.”



‘that’s just pollen’

Commercial Appeal: BTW students Cassandra Henderson and Christopher Dean accompanied President Obama for a surprise drop-in private chat with the assembled senior class, behind curtains away from the main ballroom arena. Principal Alisha Kiner tried to relax them with some knock-knock jokes and quips about seniors crying at graduation. The students were unaware Obama was going to join them before the commencement, and they erupted into cheers – and some sobs – when he walked out smiling……

….Another huge roar went up as he put down the microphone to mix with the students – most of them with “Honors” sashes. One girl was sobbing and Obama gave her a reassuring, sympathetic look, leaned down and put his hand on her neck to comfort her. Next to her another girl was crying, and Obama went down the row.

Then the students noticed the usually steely principal’s eyes watering up. “No, no,” she said. “You know, that’s just pollen.”

Full article here

Thank you Northanger 😉

There are lots more video clips from today at the WMCTV site (here)



President Barack Obama surprises a tour group outside the Oval Office, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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omg …. it’s michelle!

First Lady Michelle Obama surprises visitors on a public tour in the Blue Room of the White House, Jan. 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

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President Barack Obama greets troops at a rally during an unannounced visit at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, Dec. 3


heads up: president speaking live from afghanistan soon

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President Barack Obama is greeted by NATO Commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus, left, and US Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry, center, after stepping off Air Force One during an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Dec. 3. The President’s planned visit to Kabul to see President Hamid Karzai was canceled due to bad weather, a U.S. official said.

The main purpose of the President’s trip is to thank the troops – he will award five Purple Hearts. He is expected to be on the ground for three hours, though the schedule is changing.

“We started planning this over a month ago,” Ben Rhodes, a national security aide, told reporters. “And the reason was to go during the holiday season. The president wanted to find a time in between Thanksgiving and Christmas when he could go out to spend some times with the troops, in particular, and our civilians in Afghanistan. Basically to wish them a happy holidays. It’s a particularly tough time of year.”

The entrance to the West Wing of the White House in Washington is without a Marine standing sentry, Dec. 3, after it was announced that President Obama made a surprise trip to Afghanistan. A Marine honor guard will stand sentry at the entrance if President Obama is in the West Wing of the White House.



An unidentified student athlete reacts on seeing President Barack Obama during an event on the South Lawn of the White House with NCAA championship student athletes on Monday, Sept. 13


a surprise guest

President Barack Obama greets students from Kalamazoo Central High School’s graduating class, during a surprise appearance in a gym at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., June 7, 2010. The President later delivered the school’s commencement address after they won this year’s Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

(The above video was posted by a Teabagger on YouTube under the title ‘Mom-and-Dad Supported Leftists Going Crazy for Obama’. So, not a single senior in Kalamazoo Central High School is a ‘rightist’? Excellent! 🙂







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