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January 22, 2013

reportagebygettyimages:

“There is something about Americans glancing up,” says Benjamin Lowy, who photographed attendees of the 57th Presidential Inauguration for NBC News on Monday. The upward glance seems to embody a hopeful gaze into the future, and it inspired similar portraits by Mr. Lowy during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions last year. “It doesn’t matter if we’re black, white, yellow, or brown,” he says. “We look the same when we look up.”

See the remainder of Mr. Lowy’s “57 Faces for the 57th Inauguration” on NBCNews.com.

While we agree wholeheartedly about the power of tilting the head up a bit, the judicious use of sun is doing a lot of work here as well.

20:36 // 1 year ago
There are a lot of Democrats who agree with the need to deal with this. It’s a mathematical thing, it’s not an ideological thing. But he basically said we’re not going to change these programs, we’re not going to reform these programs to prevent this. He basically said we will not fix this debt crisis.
Rep. Paul Ryan • Expressing his disappointment with President Obama’s inauguration speech, widely viewed as a staunch defense of liberal policy, during an appearance on The Laura Ingraham Show. Many Republicans have spoken out against the remarks, saying President Obama did not sufficiently reach across the aisle with his speech. source
16:57 // 1 year ago
A lot happening in this tweet: First off, the New York Post decided Peter King taking a photo of Jay-Z and Beyonce was more important than the president getting inaugurated. Secondly, Peter King is taking a camera phone pic of Jay-Z and Beyonce. Third up, Peter King doesn’t know who Jay-Z is.

A lot happening in this tweet: First off, the New York Post decided Peter King taking a photo of Jay-Z and Beyonce was more important than the president getting inaugurated. Secondly, Peter King is taking a camera phone pic of Jay-Z and Beyonce. Third up, Peter King doesn’t know who Jay-Z is.

9:46 // 1 year ago
January 21, 2013

The things that rile people up sometimes …

poorrichardsnews:

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Shame, shame on the President.  Tweeting during a church service!  What kind of example is he setting for Sasha and Malia? 

from Bloomberg:

The one this morning came from St. John’s, the church across Lafayette Park from the White House, where the first family went this morning on the chilly and overcast day of the public inauguration ceremonies:

“I’m honored and grateful that we have a chance to finish what we started. Our work begins today. Let’s go. -bo”

The president and his family arrived at St. John’s at 8:35 am EST.

The service ended at 9:39.

BO tweeted at 9:25.

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The tweets that are supposedly from Obama (as opposed to a member of his team) are all signed “-bo.”  So, he can’t blame this one on his staffers. 

Today we learned that this is a thing for some people. You know people schedule tweets all the time, right?

12:28 // 1 year ago
"With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.”

"With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history, and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.”

12:12 // 1 year ago
Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness. Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time – but it does require us to act in our time.
Hey Congress, this part was directed to you.
12:09 // 1 year ago
12:02 // 1 year ago
We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.
President Obama in his second inaugural address today. (via election)

(Source: gov, via laughterkey)

11:59 // 1 year ago
History tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing.
Obama, during his inauguration speech.
11:56 // 1 year ago
It’s ceremonial, guys. Obama is president again. BTW, if you’re looking to get a really cool overview of the weekend, we recommend WaPo’s The Grid.

It’s ceremonial, guys. Obama is president again. BTW, if you’re looking to get a really cool overview of the weekend, we recommend WaPo’s The Grid.

11:53 // 1 year ago