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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 12:42 AM
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Photos: The Obama Presidency, January, 21st 2010
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 21: Television lights are set up in the plaza in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. In a landmark 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations, labor unions and other organizations in candidate elections.




Chris Despopoulos, 54, and his wife Leslie, 51, protest outside Goldman Sachs headquarters building in the financial district of New York January 21, 2010. Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which had been on track to pay employees a near-record amount, instead set aside nothing for compensation in the fourth quarter and gave $500 million to charity. The move helped the Wall Street bank report better-than-expected fourth-quarter net income of $4.95 billion.


President Obama: "Never Again Will the American Taxpayer be Held Hostage by a Bank that is 'Too Big to Fail'"
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about financial reform after his meeting with Presidential Economic Recovery Advisory Board Chair Paul Volcker (L) at the White House in Washington January 21, 2010.






Traders and specialists work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the closing bell Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, in New York. The stock market stumbled Thursday as President Barack Obama proposed an overhaul of the nation's banking system that could limit financial companies' ability to make huge profits on trading.


First Lady Touts Commerce Departments Role in Job Creation, Economic Growth
First lady Michelle Obama applauds as she is introduced prior to speaking at the Commerce Department in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.




***Warning, the following photos are for the enjoyment of Biden fans only! Proceed with Caution!***

White House Jobs Forum: The Final Report and Follow-up
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 21: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greet the delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room on January 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The President and Vice President spoke on building up the economy and producing more jobs in each state.


"Mr. President, you're doing it all wrong."


"You gotta POINT like this..."


"... and make a funny face."


"I see now Joe, let me try it again."


"That's better, but I gotta be honest with you, a year later, you're not quite on point like I was expecting."


(obligatory bow to a visiting foreign dignatary)


"Ok, one more for the road."


And speaking of roads....
Haiti pier opens, road laid into Port-au-Prince
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort is anchored off the coast of Haiti January 20, 2010, to support Operation Unified Response. The U.S. Navy has 11 ships supporting the operation, with approximately 11,000 Sailors, Marines, and civilians providing humanitarian and medical aid to the country after it was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12.




An elephant carries a basket to collect money for victims of the recent Haiti earthquake, in Bangkok January 21, 2010. Thai elephants walked in the backpacker area of Khao San Road to collect money as part of the country's effort to help survivors in earthquake-hit Haiti.








List of Haiti Aid Organizations YOU can Donate to Now.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 12:46 AM
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1. Thanks Clio for the uplifting pics,
Edited on Fri Jan-22-10 12:46 AM by Cha
It's always good to see the Prez and VP out there doing what they do.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 12:56 AM
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3. I ALMOST didn't do those....
... I ALMOST did these instead....







... funny how that changes the mood huh?

I always try to reflect the emotion of the moment in the pics I select, but I guess it's always nice to get a little pick me up every now and then huh?
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 12:46 AM
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2. I love the photo's of Michelle - especially the second one with her arms out.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 01:00 AM
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4. I may be reading more into it than is there....
... but it seems she was extra peppy in those photos and the ones yesterday and in the meet and greet she did yesterday to WH visitors. (Interesting video btw.)

http://www.youtube.com/user/whitehouse#p/u/7/kCA39QJUKL...

... but it was almost as if she knows the party faithful are feeling a little low and she's trying to keep the mood up for us.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 01:01 AM
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5. Yeah, you know
they're sensitive to it.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 01:02 AM
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6. I know!
I just love her hair cut.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 01:06 AM
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7. Paul Volcker is enormously huge.
And thank you for putting up pics relating to Haiti.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 01:20 AM
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8. So nice to see Joe smiling and enjoying himself!
And I hadn't realized Geithner was at the announcement - pics I'd seen were cropped, only showing Volcker and Obama. Damn. I was hoping he was spending a "time out" in his office.

And wow! That second shot of the Supreme Court - the people at the base of the columns. You really get an indication of how imposing and majestic it is!

Thanks again -- GREAT PICS ALL! :hi: :pals:
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 01:56 AM
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9. There was a bit of Twitter drama this morning....
.... debating whether or not Geitner and Summers were actually IN the room.

And you'll notice they have Goolsbee and Ortzag doing all the talking on financial matters. (Goolsbee gave part of the press briefing today.)

Fine with me. I like those two.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 02:09 AM
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10. Check this out --
apparently Joe played a part in this, as well. Thankfully Obama listened to his (and others') advice, unlike Afghanistan:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Obamacare Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 02:39 AM
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11. Nice
I love the pics of the first lady, very pretty!!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 12:54 PM
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13. She is! And she seems so beautiful on the INSIDE, too!
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PatSeg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 04:10 AM
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12. Those were great
Thanks for the "Biden Fans" photos. The captions were perfect.
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