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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: President Obama Remarks At Hanukkah Celebration

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release December 5, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT EVENING HANUKKAH RECEPTION Grand Foyer 8:03 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. (Applause.) Welcome to the White House and Happy Hanukkah. I should say that normally we just have one Hanukkah reception, but this […]

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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: President Obama’s Statement

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s most popular President and President Barack Obama, America’s first black President, hold an obvious, special place in World history. Here’s President Obama’s statement on the passing of President Mandela: THE PRESIDENT: At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, […]

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Nelson Mandela Dead At 95: The Savior Of Freedom

Nelson Mandela, perhaps the greatest living human being of our generation, passed away at 95 years of age. I will remember exactly where I was when it happened: on United Airlines Flight 3570 from Chicago to Atlanta this night. When we touched wheels at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, I turned on my iPhone and the […]

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President Obama Playing Basketball Saturday Morning At FBI HQ

President Obama’s taking in a stress-relieving game of basketball this morning, as this is written. (That photo is from an outdoor game that President Obama’s played in August 8th of 2012. He or his staff posted it on Twitter.) How does this blogger know? The White House Press Office issued this brief report to Zennie62Media: […]

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President Obama Transcript And Video: Presidential Medal Of Freedom Ceremony

Note: Zennie62Media is part of the White House Press Group. The following was provided by the White House via email. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 20, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM CEREMONY East Room 11:17 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good morning! (Applause.) Good […]

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Cory Booker Wins NJ Senate Seat, First Black New Jersey Senator

Cory Booker’s amazing political rise takes another major step as the now former Mayor of New Jersey becomes the first black senator of that state in history. Booker beat his Republican Challenger Steve Lonegan 43 percent to 56 percent for Booker. Afterward, Cory Booker gave this speech: Now the question becomes what kind of Senator […]

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President’s Meeting With Congressional Leadership: White House Note

This was sent from The White House at 8:04 PM EST and concerns President Obama’s meeting with Congressional Leadership on the Government Shutdown: Readout of the President’s Meeting with Congressional Leadership Tonight, the President hosted a meeting with the members of the Congressional Leadership that lasted for over an hour. The President made clear to […]

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President Obama Statement On Government Shutdown

This statement by President Obama on the antcipated Government Shutdown came from The White House at 6:17 PM EST: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate September 30, 201 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 5:00 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Of all the responsibilities […]

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President Obama Continues National Emergency On Terrorists

In the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by Aaron Alexis, today, the White House issued a press release announcing that President Obama will continue the National Emergency on terrorists, or the more detailed respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Here’s […]

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President Obama Appoints Cynthia Akuetteh Ambassador To Gabon

President Obama announced several key appointments this week, and foremost was the selection of Cynthia Akuetteh to the position of Ambassador To Gabon. Here’s that news, and the President’s press release on his other appointments: President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following […]

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President Obama, Prime Minister Reinfeldt Of Sweden In Press Conference: Transcript

President Obama and Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt gave a joint press conference early this morning on Syria. Here’s the full, unedited transcript from that session: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT OF SWEDEN IN A JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Rosenbad Stockholm, Sweden 2:45 P.M. CEST PRIME MINISTER REINFELDT: It’s a great honor and pleasure […]

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President Obama’s Speech At The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

President Obama’s Speech, courtesy of The White House. This is a transcript of the full speech given by President Barack Obama today, Wednesday, August 28th, 2013, and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech at the same place at the Lincoln […]

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President Obama Calls Cal Gov. Jerry Brown On Yosemite Fire

This is a press brief on President Obama’s call to California Governor Jerry Brown on the matter of the Yosemite Fire: Readout of the President’s Call to California Governor Jerry Brown Yesterday, President Obama called Governor Jerry Brown to receive an update on the fires in California, including the Rim fire that is impacting families, […]

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50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington: President Obama’s Proclamation

On Friday, President Obama presented this proclamation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington, which was held August 28th, 1963. That event, which drew 250,000 people, was the place where one of the greatest speeches ever given was delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This speech: The 50th Anniversary Of The March […]

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Making The Rounds With President Obama In New York, On Friday, August 23rd

President Obama is in New York State on his college affordability tour – I’m not with him, but thanks to constant White House updates, it feels that way. During this Friday morning in Auburn, NY, The President made time to visit a gym before heading off to a school, and eventually to his afternoon town […]

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President Obama Congratulates Mali On Its Presidential Elections

This “Statement by the President on the Presidential Elections in Mali” if from The White House: On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Mali and President-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on a successful election on August 11. Through the Interim Government’s management of a peaceful, inclusive, and credible electoral […]

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President Obama, First Lady, Family Leave Cape Cod, Board Air Force One

President Obama left Cape Cod after a week’s vacation just moments ago. According to the travel pool report filed by Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal, Marine One was wheels down at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station at 9:16pm. Lee reports that it’s raining steadily. The President, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha, Malia […]

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President Obama Cancels Putin Meeting After Edward Snowden Asylum

President Obama cancelled his planned visit to Moscow to meet with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, but still plans to attend the G-20 Summit. Why? Blame NSA Leaker Edward Snowden, and Vladimir Putin’s decision to grant him asylum in Russia, rather than send him back to the United States, as the reason. President Obama’s White House […]

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President Obama On The Economy: Transcript And Video

President Obama gave a massively excellent speech on the American Economy on Wednesday. Here’s the video and the transcript: 2:13 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Galesburg! (Applause.) Well, it’s good to be home in Illinois! (Applause.) It is good to be back. It’s good to be back. Thank you. Thank you so much, everybody. (Applause.) […]

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With “President Obama & Secret Service” At Comic Con: BattlePillars

President Obama at Comic Con? Well, yes, sort of. President Barack Obama and his Secret Service detail were at Comic Con 2013, and in the form of Reggie Brown and five security guards. You see, Reggie Brown is the World’s best Obama impersonator, and was at Comic Con 2013 to help promote a new app […]

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Amanda Bynes Calls President Obama, Michelle Obama Ugly; Bynes Is Racist

Amanda Bynes is a full-on racist. And she’s gone far beyond what I vlogged about last week: The latest example of Amanda Bynes’ racist actions is a tweet aimed directly at President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and it goes like this: Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are ugly! — Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) […]

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Jim Kelly: Memories Of The Enter The Dragon Star Who Died At 67

Jim Kelly. This blogger received the news that the star of the classic film Enter The Dragon died, yesterday, Sunday, and after a day spent covering the Pride Parade in San Francisco, via this Twitter tweet at @zennie62: #Salute @zennie62 for @JimKellyKarate interview at WonderCon SF 2010 http://t.co/F08cq6AVoE & #Salute @THEKINGDMC for #Retweet #LOVE — […]