Barack Obama

Monday, September 11, 2023

Remembering 9/11 the victims, heroes, and America strong

Today, we remember the 2,977 precious lives stolen from us on 9/11 and reflect on all that was lost in the fire and ash that September morning. The American story itself changed on this day 22 years ago. But what could not — and will not — change is the character of this nation. — President Biden (@POTUS) September […]
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Photo Gallery: Pictures from the week

Rock festival groove Photo: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times  4/17/10 Music lovers groove to the beat at the huge Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival up in the Riverside County desert community of Indio today. The Los Angeles Times is reporting record-breaking crowds of 75,000 a day since the festival kicked-off on Friday, which included performances by Jay-Z and Beyoncé.   Legendary rocker Sly Stone […]
Friday, October 9, 2009

E-mail from President Obama about the Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: file picture of the White House A few minutes ago, I got an e-mail from President Barack Obama about the Nobel Peace Prize. I’m on an e-mail list handled by the Democratic National Committee. Here is the president’s e-mail, which is similar in tone and text to his comments earlier at the White House.   This morning, Michelle and I […]
Friday, October 9, 2009

President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize and sparks new controversy

Here we go again, another President Obama controversy.  This morning, the Norwegian Nobel Committee surprised many by announcing Obama had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Obama has been in office less than a year and while dealing with huge domestic problems, he’s managed to confront some major global issues as well.  The Nobel Committee noted Obama’s international impact in its […]
Thursday, August 13, 2009

Actor Sidney Poitier among Medal of Freedom winners

Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House A special ceremony at the White House last night honored 16 super achievers with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom. In the photo above, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson congratulates fellow medal recipient, Actor Sidney Poitier. The other medal winners included Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Scientist Stephen Hawking, Tennis Star Billie Jean King, Entertainer Chita Rivera, […]
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Judge Sonia Sotomayor makes history

Photo: Jason Reed/Reuters  Judgment Day turned into a shining moment for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Today Judge Sotomayor won confirmation from the U.S. Senate on a sweeping 68-31 vote. Nine Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the 55-year-old federal appeals court judge. Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic and only the third female to sit on the nation’s highest court. Republican opponents insisted Sotomayor was […]
Saturday, August 1, 2009

Beer summit at the White House

Photo: Pete Souza/White House The photo above is from The White House blog and it shows President Barack Obama leading the way to the rose garden for the so-called beer summit last Thursday. Behind the president, Cambridge, Massachusetts Police Sergeant James Crowley helps Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. navigate the White House steps. A polite gesture that says a lot about how […]
Monday, July 6, 2009

Photo Gallery: White House Independence Day celebration

  Photo: Pete Souza/The White House —President Obama and First Lady Michelle greet White House guests Today the White House blog posted photos of the bang-up Fourth of July celebration at the White House. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle shared their festivities with military personnel and their families. In the above photo, the Obamas greet some of the enthusiastic party […]
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Photo Gallery: Special visitors drop by the White House

Photo: Pete Souza/the White House Last Friday, President Obama met with a very special  group of visitors at the White House. The guests and their canine companions were from the Helen Keller National Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The center offers intensive rehabilitation training for deaf-blind youngsters and adults. The five students, two staffers, and three volunteers from the center were on tour in […]