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The President and his Daughters Out Supporting Small Biz Saturday.. Pic Heavy~

The White House ✔ @WhiteHouse
Follow When our small businesses do well, our communities do well. Join me and visit a small business near you today to celebrate #SmallBizSat. –bo5:46 AM - 30 Nov 2013
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President Barack Obama shops with daughters Sasha and Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Washington

ustice Department ✔ @TheJusticeDept
Follow AG Holder makes one more purchase @UnionMarketDC before heading home. Support local merchants on #SmallBizSat
9:09 AM - 30 Nov 2013
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WJLA: President Obama Visits Politics And Prose On Small Business Saturday

"President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at Washington’s Politics and Prose bookstore and purchased what he said was a “long list” of books that included “The Kite Runner,” ”Harold and the Purple Crayon,” and “The Sports Gene”. The president said he bought a reader for every age, from 5 to 52 – his age. Obama sent a tweet earlier Saturday about the importance of supporting small businesses"

The rest..

Cecilia Muñoz ✔ @Cecilia44
Follow The wonderful Lene and Abeba Tsegaye, owners of Kefa Cafe and neighborhood stalwarts #SmallBusinessSaturday 7:11 AM - 30 Nov 2013
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More pics.. http://theobamadiary.com/2013/11/30/supporting-the-community/

I'm going to grab my umbrella now and go to the store..

PBO & Michelle visit with Immigration Protestors in D.C. Tent~Solidarity~ Si se Puede

President Obama listens to hunger striker Eliseo Medina as he and the First Lady visit with immigration protesters in their tent on the Washingon Mall November 29. Since November 12, immigration advocates comprising “Fast for Families” have abstained from food as they call on congress to take up action on the immigration issue.

Sahil Kapur @sahilkapur
Follow This @BarackObama tweet is pasted outside the Fast For Families tent: 7:26 AM - 29 Nov 2013
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Fast4Families @fast4families
Follow Following the inspirational visit of President @BarackObama we're delighted to welcome Kathleen Kennedy to the tent
8:17 AM - 29 Nov 2013
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Bless their determined loving hearts

"Women Are Not An Interest Group"


Thanks Obama!

The First Family Gives Back at Capitol Area Foodbank~ Pics, too~

@petesouza: Pres Obama greets a young girl while volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank in DC today

Obama hands out Thanksgiving goodies to needy in DC

"WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is continuing an annual family tradition this year, by helping to pack bags of food and distribute them to the needy on Thanksgiving eve.

Obama, his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, dropped in Wednesday on the Capital Area Food Bank, one of the largest serving the Washington area.

They dropped bundles of sweet potatoes, onions, carrots and apples into reusable bags people held open as they walked by. They also handed out small white boxes stamped with the presidential seal that contain M&M's candy.

Obama wished people a "Happy Thanksgiving," and Malia shook their hands.

It's the third straight Thanksgiving that Obama and his family have helped out at this particular food bank.

Obama was spending the holiday at the White House."



Happy Thanksgiving Everyone~

Twitter Pic: Historic Handshake with SOS John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif~

Saeed Kamali Dehghan ✔ @SaeedKD
Follow And the historic picture of Zarif-Kerry handshake: pic.twitter.com/qnKb4OtQWc via @Omid_M
6:26 PM - 23 Nov 2013
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@NSCPress ✔ @NSCPress
Follow “We have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program & key parts of the program will be rolled back.” —Obama: 6:18 PM - 23 Nov 2013
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The President’s Statement on Iran~Vid


Harry Reid's Gambit


This is the right thing to do,” Reid told one of his closest advisers. “If I don’t do this, I might as well just walk away.”

As some of his fellow Democratic senators remained on the fence, Reid called in a heavy hitter to close the deal: President Barack Obama, according to sources familiar with the matter. Obama personally called senators on Wednesday to back the move, and Reid ultimately won the vote on a slim margin, 52-48. Just three Democrats broke with Reid: the retiring Carl Levin of Michigan, the moderate Joe Manchin of West Virginia and the vulnerable Mark Pryor of Arkansas.

When the seismic moment finally came, shell-shocked senators in both parties couldn’t believe that Reid pulled the trigger — and were grasping to understand the far-reaching ramifications.

Asked how history would remember him after this move, Reid told POLITICO: “I don’t write history.”

But nobody disputed that the move was emblematic of Reid’s hard-ball style that has come to characterize his leadership in recent years — whether it was his passage of the health care law in 2009 on a straight party-line vote, his willingness to go over the fiscal cliff in 2012 or his refusal to bend to GOP demands during the 16-day government shutdown last month

Much More..


I could only snip so much but the whole long article is worth the read.. not bad from "politico" imv

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"Asked about his changing views on the issue, Reid told reporters Thursday: “I have a right to change how I feel about things.”

Harry Reid

Playground Politics

We're So Beyond On to Them..

Happy Birthday VP Joe Biden, You've Hardly Changed!



Happy Birthday Mr Joe Biden~ The Best VP EVER!

Great News: The Obama Admin Just Gave Nine Tribal Nations $7 Million To Fund Clean Energy Projects

"Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy Projects"


November 14, 2013
As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to strengthening partnerships with Tribal nations and building stronger, more resilient communities that are better prepared for a changing climate, the Energy Department today announced nine tribal clean energy projects to receive more than $7 million. Highlighted during the 2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference, these awards will help American Indian and Alaska Native tribes deploy clean energy projects—saving these communities money, enhancing their energy security and creating new job and business opportunities


The projects competitively selected to receive funding today include:

•Coeur d'Alene Tribe (Plummer, Idaho)—The tribe will implement energy upgrades to refrigeration systems at its Benewah Market, helping to reduce energy consumption by about 30%.

•Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government (Fort Yukon, Alaska)—The project will complete an energy efficiency retrofit to the tribe's main office building, including building shell upgrades as well as the installation of efficient lighting and a solar electric system. These efforts could help reduce fuel oil use by nearly 50%, representing about 2,300 gallons per year.

•Forest County Potawatomi Community (Milwaukee, Wis.)—The tribe will install solar panels on eight tribal facilities – displacing between 25 to 70% of the total energy used by each of the buildings.

•Menominee Tribal Enterprises (Neopit, Wis.)—Through this project, the tribe will install a biomass-fueled combined heat and power system to power the tribe's sawmill and lumber drying operation. The project will help cut fuel oil use by over 80% annually.

•Seneca Nation of Indians (Irving, N.Y.)—The tribe will install a 1.8-megawatt wind turbine near Lake Erie. The wind turbine is expected to generate about 50% of the electricity used on the entire reservation.

•Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund (Ignacio, Colo.)—This project will help install an 800-kilowatt solar energy system to provide energy to multiple Southern Ute buildings. This solar system could help displace nearly 40% of the total fuel used in these buildings.

•Tonto Apache Tribe (Payson, Ariz.)—The tribe will install solar arrays on three of the tribe's largest energy consuming buildings— helping to meet more than 60% of the buildings' total electricity needs.

•White Earth Reservation Tribal Council (White Earth, Minn.)—The project will install a woody biomass-fueled boiler to heat a tribal facility—replacing over 60% of the fuel oil and propane currently used to heat the facility.

•Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Winnebago, Neb.)—The tribe will install a solar energy system to help power the Winnebago police and fire building, providing about 30% of the building's energy use. The solar system will also serve as an emergency backup power generator.

Please read the rest..


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