Young Barack Obama in Love: A Girlfriend’s Secret Diary
When Barack Obama met Genevieve Cook in 1983 at a Christmas party in New York’s East Village, it was the start of his most serious romance yet. But as the 22-year-old Columbia grad began to shape his future, he was also struggling with his identity: American or international? Black or white? Drawing on conversations with both Cook and the president, David Maraniss, in an adaptation from his new Obama biography, has the untold story of the couple’s time together.
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Barack and Michelle Obama (OTP)
“I’m President Barack Obama. And I too want to slow-jam the news.”
President Obama strikes Heisman pose. [via]
Macon Phillips, of the Executive Office of the President, tweets this striking image of President Obama seated in the bus where Rosa Parks initiated her quest for civil rights.
Amazing pic. (EDIT: It’s worth noting the bus is currently in the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit. Thanks Margarita Noriega!)
Clearly, the photo of the day.
Photo credit: Pete Souza / White House
That campaign was not successful without the help of some lovely fellow tumblrers. Namely imwithkanye, who screencapped my post, the one that got your attention, that you eventually reblogged and caused you to follow me.
I think this is a major oversight on your part.
He would never tell you this. You see some people (imwithkanye, I’m assuming) are above begging. I, on the other hand, am not.
Some might say this appeal is me taking this Obama thing just a little too far. You already follow me so how dare I go out of my way to get you to start following my friends? I get that. But here’s the thing: I did not get here today, on tumblr, being followed by the President’s social media team without a little help from my friends.
Which is why I think you’ll understand when I ask: Will you please follow imwithkanye?
imwithkanye is a good follow any day.
I’m with this!
President Obama Speaks at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast
President Obama speaks about the role of faith in his life and in society during the National Prayer Breakfast
In a phone call from the Capitol immediately after the State of the Union address last night, President Obama informs John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica, a kidnapped aid worker, was rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia earlier that evening.
Official White House photo by Pete Souza
Sept. 21, 2011
“The First Lady reacts to something the President whispered to her at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in between events related to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.”
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
It means so much. Having an Uncle that spent 13 months overseas fighting for what he believes in is already a great thing, but watching my Aunt raise two young girls and be pregnant with another while he was away is spectacular within itself. It means the world that finally other families can have their loved ones home just like we were fortunate to get when he came back a few years ago.
The president is tumbling testimonies from families of Iraq War vets.