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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Sun Mar 28th 2010, 04:19 PM


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Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, March 28, 2010.

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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Sun Mar 28th 2010, 01:50 PM






President Barack Obama reviews the honor guard with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 28, 2010.







U.S. first lady Michelle Obama removes dust from her husband Nobel Peace Prize laureate U.S. President Barack Obama's suit as Norway's King Harald looks on at the Royal Castle in Oslo December 10, 2009
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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Sat Mar 27th 2010, 08:18 PM
Rupert Cornwell: After this week, we may all owe Obama an apology

Out of America: Healthcare reform, standing up to Israel, and a nuclear treaty have transformed his presidency




What a week it has been. Congress passed the most far-reaching social legislation in four decades. The US and Russia agreed the most important arms control agreement since the end of the Cold War. And an American president, his patience exhausted with Israel's procrastination over what some still describe as "the Middle East peace process", dared send off a visiting Israeli prime minister with a flea in his ear. In short, it was the week that made Barack Obama.

That of course is precisely the sort of flip journalistic judgement of which the man so strenuously disapproves. Anyone who has read his memoir Dreams from My Father, anyone who followed closely the 2008 election campaign, anyone who has watched him pause for a few moments after a question to think through his answer, will have realised that Obama is one for the long game. But a year into his administration, even the true believers were starting to have doubts.

Patience seemed to have turned into stoic passivity. That famously cerebral approach suddenly looked like dilatoriness. Even the trade-mark unflappability had come to resemble a perilous detachment from reality. The vast promise of his presidency was slowly fizzling out, as item after item on his agenda seemed to run into the sand. One respected commentator wrote earlier this month that he didn't seem to be enjoying the job. To others he gave the impression, to borrow Norman Lamont's old jibe against John Major, of being "in office, but not in power".

More: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/comme...
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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Sat Mar 27th 2010, 02:06 PM


People hold a banner as they stand near the site of the "Showdown in Searchlight" tea party rally in Searchlight, Nev. , Saturday, March 27, 2010.

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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Wed Mar 24th 2010, 09:37 PM


President Barack Obama and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, background, laugh with Vice President Joe Biden before a meeting in the Oval Office, March 24, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Wed Mar 24th 2010, 10:28 AM
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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Mar 23rd 2010, 02:20 PM
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A very, very, very long day:




Seattle 5th grader Marcelas Owens stood on stage with President Obama when he signed the historic health reform legislation into law as his grandmother Gina Owens. Marcelas had received an invitation to attend the bill signing directly from the White House according to Joshua Welter, spokesperson for the Owens family with Washington Community Action Network – a community organization that Marcelas and his mother Tifanny volunteered for supporting health care reform.

Tifanny Owens died of pulmonary hypertension in 2007 due to lack of health insurance and Marcelas and his Grandmother Gina have been telling her story ever since. Marcelas has given a face to the health reform campaign and it is believed his personal story has crystallized the issue for many.

President Barack Obama said "Today I am signing this reform bill into law on behalf of my mother who argued with insurance companies even as she battled cancer in her final days...I'm signing it for 11 year old Marcelas Owens who is also here. Marcelas lost his mom to an illness, and she didn't have insurance and couldn't afford the care that she needed. So in her memory he has told her story
across American so that no other children would have to go through what his family has experienced."

"It's exciting to think that I might have played some small role in helping the health care bill pass," said Marcelas, who, in the past few weeks, has become a nationally recognized spokesperson for health care reform in honor of his mother, Tifanny. "It's tough not having my mom around, but she's been with me in spirit every time I talk. I hope I've made her proud."

http://blog.seattlepi.com/capitolhill/arch...
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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Mar 23rd 2010, 12:40 PM
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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Mar 23rd 2010, 08:52 AM
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton congratulates President Barack Obama on the House vote to pass health care reform, prior to a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, March 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama reacts to a BlackBerry message in the Treaty Room office in the private residence of the White House, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama celebrates with staff on the Truman Balcony of the White House, early March 22, 2010, following the House vote to pass health care reform. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama pumps his fists during a meeting with senior staff in the Chief of Staff 's office at the White House, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama hugs Phil Schiliro, assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, during a reception at the White House, early March 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her grandson, following a meeting with Democratic Members of Congress to discuss the health insurance reform vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., March 20, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama fist-bumps a medical professional in the Green Room of the White House, prior to the start of a health care event, March 3, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama holds a lucky charm given to him during the campaign, while on the phone with a Member of Congress in the Oval Office, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama calls a Member of Congress to discuss health care reform in the Oval Office, March 19, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama calls a Member of Congress to discuss health care reform in the Oval Office, March 19, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Mon Mar 22nd 2010, 12:26 AM
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 21: U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Vice President Joe Biden to speak from the East Room of the White House after passage of his health care reform legislation in a historic vote March 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. The legislation is the signature piece of Obama's domestic policy agenda and has eluded U.S. presidents dating back to Theodore Roosevelt.

President Obama on Sunday night told the American people that “neither illness or accident should endanger the dreams they worked a lifetime to achieve.”

The historic overhaul of the U.S. health care system is not "radical reform," he said, but "moves us decisively in the right direction," he said.

Congratulating the Congress, his cabinet and staff, Obama said this bill is proof of America's strength.

"We are still a people capable of doing big things,” he said.

"I know it wasn't an easy vote," he said to the House members. But it was the "right vote."

Congress, he said, showed Americans that it "still works for the people."

Invoking the people who have written him letters this past year about their troubles with the health care system, Obama said: "This moment is possible because of you."

"Tonight's vote is not a victory for any one party. It’s a victory for them. It’s a victory for the American people. And it’s a victory for common sense.”

Riffing on his campaign slogan, he added: "This is what change looks like."

A dozen of Obama's top aides filed into the East Room after he started speaking. Some of those lined up along the south windows: David Axelrod, Dan Pfeiffer, Robert Gibbs, Jim Messina and a jeans-sporting Rahm Emanuel. HHS Sec. Sebelius was also in attendance.

http://www.politico.com/politico44 /

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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Sun Mar 21st 2010, 11:51 PM


President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and senior staff, react in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, as the House passes the health care reform bill, March 21, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Sun Mar 21st 2010, 10:46 PM




(President Barack Obama feigns a punch while talking about health care reform with Nancy-Ann DeParle, Peter Orszag, Phil Schiliro and Larry Summers in the Outer Oval Office, July 13, 2009)
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Posted by Jackeens_for_Obama in General Discussion: Presidency
Sun Mar 21st 2010, 09:45 PM
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