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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 08:59 PM
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Photos: A King, an Astronaut and a Dalai Lama go to the White House
Edited on Thu Feb-18-10 09:00 PM by Clio the Leo


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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks on the economy on the one year anniversary of the signing of the Recovery Act, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, in the South Court Auditorium in the Old Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington.




U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, left, and Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire talk to reporters and other guests, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at a park in Seattle. Salazar was visiting the state to talk about Recovery Act projects, one year after President Barack Obama signed the act, which directs the spending of hundreds of billions of dollars in an effort to stimulate a struggling U.S. economy.



Obama, Spanish King Juan Carlos meet
(I want that woman's job.)
King Juan Carlos of Spain, right, steps out of his vehicle and is greeted by White House Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall upon his arrival at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. The King is scheduled to have a lunch with President Barack Obama in a closed door meeting.





A Long Distance Relationship
President Barack Obama speaks to astronauts on the International Space Station from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. At right is Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. , second left is John Holdren, and far left is Jim Kohlenberger, both of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. At rear are students from Michigan, Florida, Nebraska, and North Carolina who are finalists in the engineering contest "Future City".

















Welcoming the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
President Barack Obama follows National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform co-chairs Erskine Bowles, center, and Alan Simpson, right, into the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, where the president signed an executive order creating the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. A teleprompter is seen at left.


President Barack Obama shakes hands with National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform co-chair Alan Simpson, right, as fellow co-chair Erskine Bowles looks on at center









Biden Argues for Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Stresses No Unilateral Disarmament
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 18: U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden speaks at the National Defense University February 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. Biden delivered a speech on 'nuclear nonproliferation.'



Michelle Obama gives British students a White House pep talk
First lady Michelle Obama meets with students from schools across the London borough of Islington, at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, who were rewarded with a trip to the United States sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in London for winning an Islington Black History Month essay competition.




Curtly Mejias from Britain reads to U.S. first lady Michelle Obama during a meeting with schoolchildren from the London borough of Islington who won an Islington Black History essay competition, at the White House in Washington, February 18, 2010. The schoolchildren won a week-long trip to the U.S. , paid for by the U.S. embassy in London.









His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama at the White House
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 18: Tibetans hold flags as they gather outside the White House February 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama had a meeting with the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House despite the opposition of the Chinese government.






WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 18: Tibetans dance as they gather outside the White House February 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama had a meeting with the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House despite the opposition of the Chinese government.


enzin Tsomo, 6, of New York, plays in the snow underneath a Tibetan flag during a Tibetan rally outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, as the Dalai Lama met with President Barack Obama inside the White House.


Senghe Wangyal, 4, of Charlottesville, Va. , plays with a Tibetan flag as Tibetans rally in Lafayette Park across from the White House




















WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 18: His Holiness The Dalai Lama picks up some snow as he walks out of the White House on February 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Dalai Lama spoke to reporters briefly after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama for the first time.









President Barack Obama is greeted by Air Force Col. Steven M. Shepro, before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, prior to traveling to Colorado and Nevada for Democratic fundraisers over the next two days before returning to Washington on Friday night.


President Barrack Obama stops to retrieve a BlackBerry that he dropped, before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. , Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.




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O is 44 Donating Member (740 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 09:10 PM
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1. No disrespect intended, but nice
derriere Mr. Prez! By the way I wonder if the Dalai Lama's feet are cold.
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 11:09 AM
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10. woohooo I agree
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-20-10 11:05 AM
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17. That's a mighty fine First Butt.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 09:37 PM
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2. Wonderful pics.
Thanks Clio! :hi:
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 09:46 PM
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3. Great pics Clio
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-18-10 10:03 PM
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4. Thanks Clio ~
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ChicagoSuz219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 01:05 AM
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5. Awesome photos! Thanks for posting!
But the Dalai Lama... in thongs... in the snow! Seriously? LOL
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peoli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 08:56 AM
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6. he has a bunyon
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 09:16 AM
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7. The Dalai Lama through snowballs at the press.
I think he was enjoying himself yesterday. He must like cold feet.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:15 AM
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8. wonder who the woman in the painting was. the painting behind Michelle

??
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 01:56 PM
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11. Edith Carow Roosevelet -- 1902
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-20-10 10:34 AM
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15. thanks so much for the info and link on Edith

much appreciated
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 10:23 AM
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9. "In other news: A rabbi and a priest walk into a bar...... " Sorry. Someone had to do it. nt
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 05:31 PM
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12. Damn! Those kids from London
All of a sudden I feel real old.


:evilgrin:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 05:39 PM
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13. I just love that his holiness stopped to touch the snow
:)
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-19-10 08:32 PM
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14. Clio does it again! Thank You k&r
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-20-10 11:02 AM
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16. Alan Simpson. It boggles.
Edited on Sat Feb-20-10 11:03 AM by CitizenLeft
When somebody like Alan Simpson becomes reasonable, you know the far left has gone over the cliff.

Love the kids from London and the Dalai Lama's toes.

Thanks Clio! I miss Jackeens, but you're doing a great job! :hi:
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RedRoses323 Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-20-10 11:06 AM
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18. Thank you for sharing Clio!!
:bounce:
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