Shop GOV

* Library of Congress Storehttp://www.loc.gov/shop/index.php?action=cMain.showHome

Housing many of the Nation’s most unique and priceless pieces of history, the U.S. Library of Congress is a library unlike any other. The Library of Congress Store offers replicas of it’s items.

* GovSaleshttp://www.govsales.gov

GovSales is a consolidated, citizen friendly web site that makes it easy for the public to find government assets for sale.

* National Archives Storehttp://estore.archives.gov/

Shop for a growing selection inspired by the holdings of the National Archives.

* National Forest Store  http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/nationalforeststore/

* National Mint –  Shop

* National Park Foundation Storeshttp://www.nps.gov/search/index.htm?query=on-line+shop

National Park Foundation Blankets: http://goo.gl/IChHf

Pendleton Woolen Mills and the National Park Foundation (NPF) jointly announce the launch of the Yosemite National Park Blanket. Sales from the blanket will support the National Park Foundation. Pendleton has offered their National Park Series (a collection of seven blankets, each representing a National Park) since the early 1900s. The historic striped markings and colors date back to the frontier trading posts. Traders would indicate the weight of the blanket offered in exchange for furs by holding up one finger for each pound. The original blankets incorporated three, four or five black stripes in the design, which indicated the value of the blanket.

* Smithosonian Instituion Store http://www.smithsonianstore.com

The Smithsonian Institution is comprised of sixteen public museums and the National Zoo. Its core mission—”the increase and diffusion of knowledge”—is also accomplished through extensive public outreach and education programs, as well as the diverse study and field work of Smithsonian scientists at its seven research centers around the globe. The products offered by SmithsonianStore.com (the Smithsonian Catalog Online) reflect the vast collections in our museums and the National Zoo. All products, including jewelry, furniture, fine gifts, textiles and toys, are reproductions or adaptations of the Smithsonian Institution’s artifacts, archives, collections and exhibitions. All of the profit from your purchase directly supports the Smithsonian.

Silk Obama Signature Tie
http://www.smithsonianstore.com/clothing-accessories/ties/obama-signature-tie-20268.html

* US Treasury 

Barack Obama Engraved Portrait

24-Karat Gold Ornaments

* USGS Storehttp://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/b2c/start/(xcm=r3standardpitrex_prd)/.do

You can find maps, Federal Recreation passes, scientific reports, educational materials, and much more!

* USO Store https://www.uso.org/Store/

* USPS Store – Buy Collectables:

Letters to Santa Children’s Book

Marvel Super Heroes – Spider-Man Framed Art

Marvel Comic Book and Cachet Set

Play Ball! A Celebration of Baseball’s Greatest Moments

Special Edition We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro Leagues Baseball

Space Discovery Book

Go Green Family Activity Kit

The Grandest Things Book/Scenic American Landscapes Stamped Cards

Celebrating American Nature Bundle

Adopt a Shelter Pet Mug

The Grandest Things

Frank Sinatra-Nothing But the Best CD w/ Cachet & Bonus Track

Gospel Singers Stampfolio with CD

A Century of Dance Book

An American Postal Portrait: A Photographic Legacy

The Art of Disney Collectibles Bundle

Love Cupid Canvas Wall Clock – by Raphael

Black Leather Passport WalletBrown Leather Passport Wallet

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The White House Gift Shop http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com

Commemorative and Inaugural Celebration Presidential Throw & Blanket custom made solely for the Official White House Gift Shop by American Textile Workers

Official 2013 Inauguration Souvenirs: http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/category_s/2252.htm

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The White House Historical Society http://www.whitehousehistory.org

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Search for more governmental on-line stores at USA.gov 

23 Responses to Shop GOV

  1. CR says:

    WH

    Tuesday, November 21, 2012

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    President Obama attends an East Asian Summit Plenary Session
    Cambodia, Peace Palace, Phnom Penh

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    President Obama attends an East Asian Summit Retreat Session
    Cambodia, Peace Palace, Phnom Penh

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    President Obama meets and greets with United States Embassy personnel
    Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel

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    President Obama departs Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the White House

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  2. CR says:

    happy_birthday

    Happy Birthday to Vice President Joe Biden!

  3. CR says:

    White House tree begins its journey
    11/19/12 7 hrs ago by James Howell – Heartland Publications Staff Writer

    The White House Christmas tree finally started its long journey from Peak Farms to the White House’s Blue Room, stopping along the way to be celebrated by the community.

    “This is a very exciting time for the Estes family and Ashe County,” said Jennifer Greene, the executive director of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association.

    The journey began at Peak Farms at 10 a.m., when the White House Christmas tree was cut down, baled and loaded into the semi-truck that would deliver the tree to the White House.

    N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler attended the tree cutting at Peak Farms.

    “I would like to thank Rusty and Beau for bringing the bacon back to North Carolina,” said Troxler. “North Carolina hadn’t sent a tree to the White House since 2008, and it was nice to end the drought.”

    Troxler also said “I don’t think Christmas trees from any other state can match the quality of the Christmas trees grown in North Carolina.”

    For more: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/20878004/article-White-House-tree-begins-its-journey

  4. Kat 4 Obama says:

    Happy and HOPEful Monday, CR and all friends!

    I lost internet access last week, and it’s taken this long to get re-connected! Now to catch up on what I’ve missed!

    >^..^<

  5. CR says:

    Now Streaming…

    8:10 AM ET
    Politico
    Politico Playbook Breakfast Conversation with Jim Messina http://www.c-span.org/Events/Obamas-Campaign-Manager-Reflects-on-the-2012-Election/10737435977/

    • CR says:

      Video to follow

    • CR says:

      That was a GREAT interview with Jim Messina!

      Messina said that people deeply believed in re-electing PBO to the point where the forgoed a paycheck, a golden parachute to volunteer full time and met and worked with team leaders who did just that.

    • CR says:

      Jim Messina: President Obama built biggest grassroots campaign

      11/20/12 8:32 AM EST Updated: 11/20/12 9:11 AM EST By GINGER GIBSON – POLITICO

      President Obama directed his campaign to build the largest grassroots effort in history, campaign manager Jim Messina said at POLITICO’s Playbook Breakfast.

      “We won this election because of Barack Obama and people volunteered and came out in historic numbers,” Messina said in his first on-camera interview since the election.

      When he was hired for the job, Messina said Obama gave him a directive.

      “This has to be about the grassroots, we have to go back and run a campaign about the grassroots,” Messina said Obama told him. “We built the biggest grassroots campaign.”

      After running the most technology-heavy campaign in history, Messina said if he wrote a book about the changes it would be “a big book.”

      “It would start with hiring really smart people regardless of their age, [giving] them a budget and support and hold them accountable to deadline and they will build you some really great things,” Messina said.

      Messina said Google Chairman Eric Schmidt gave him simple advice: “You do not want political people, you want smart people who you are going to draw what you want and they’re going to go build it.”

      So Messina went out and hired someone to head the data department who had never worked on a campaign before.
      “He thought we were crazy aliens from Mars and we thought the same of him,” Messina said.

      But the team was able to make innovative new things, including building a tool to let supporters single out their Facebook friends and encourage them to vote.

      “I complained about how expensive it was and then we went and built it,” Messina said.

      Post-election, Messina hedged about his own future. First, he’s taking a vacation, after having taken off only one week in the last five years.

      Regarding a White House job, Messina said that he had done that already, but left open the possibility that he could run an Obama political operation out of Chicago.

      Messina insisted that it was Obama’s message that drew people into the campaign.

      “We built the kind of campaign that made people want to volunteer,” Messina said.

      To make that happen, the Obama campaign built a technology infrastructure that took every piece of data available and built online applications such as the “Dashboard” for supporters. Messina explained that in 2008 many elements that went viral were untracked by the campaign.

      Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84080.html?hp=r1

      • Kat 4 Obama says:

        The Obama campaigns of ’08 and ’12 have written the book on successful campaigning. I HOPE Democratic candidates will learn the lessons well.

  6. CR says:

    Housing Starts in U.S. Increase to Four-Year High

    Nov 20, 2012 5:46 AM PT By Shobhana Chandra – bloomberg

    Housing starts in October unexpectedly climbed to a four-year high, indicating further improvement in U.S. residential construction.

    Starts rose 3.6 percent to a 894,000 annual rate, the fastest since July 2008 and exceeding all estimates in a Bloomberg survey, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The median estimate of 82 economists called for starts to fall to a 840,000 pace. Building permits, a proxy for future construction, eased after surging the previous month.

    Record-low mortgage rates and a lower risk that property values will keep falling may continue to attract buyers, giving the economy a lift and benefiting companies such as Toll Brothers Inc. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke is among policy makers who have singled out housing as one of the industries to nurture in order to spur the economic recovery.

    “Housing is absolutely going in the right direction,” said Harm Bandholz, chief U.S. economist at UniCredit Group in New York, who projected 870,000 starts at an annual rate. “Excess supply has been wound down and there’s a steady increase in demand. That’s good for construction.”

    The Commerce Department, in a statement accompanying the data, said superstorm Sandy had a “minimal” effect on estimates of new residential construction for October. The agency indicated the number of “non-responses” to its building permits survey was “not significantly higher than normal.”

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-20/housing-starts-in-u-s-unexpectedly-increase-to-four-year-high.html

  7. CR says:

    Clinton heads to Mideast to talk Israel-Gaza crisis

    11/20/12 2:47 AM EST By JOSH GERSTEIN – POLITICO44

    PHNOM PENH—Secretary of State Hillary Clinton departed for the Mideast Tuesday in a bid to calm the violence that has escalated in recent days between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, the White House announced.

    Clinton left from the Asian summit meeting here on a trip that will take her to Jerusalem, Ramallah in the West Bank, and Cairo, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with President Barack Obama.

    “The president and Secretary Clinton have been talking about the situation throughout the trip” they’ve been on in Asia, Rhodes said. “We believe the best way to advance the discussions we’ve had with leaders in the region is for Secretary Clinton to take this trip, beginning with our close partner Israel.”

    However, Rhodes said Clinton has no intention of meeting with officials of Hamas, which the U.S. regards as a terrorist organization.

    “I can assure you she’ll be meeting with the Palestinian Authority. The US does not engage directlty with Hamas,” Rhodes said. While the Palestinian Authority has no control over Gaza, Rhodes said meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is important and worthwhile. “President Abbas is the elected leader of the Palestinians so they are a critical voice in these matters,” Rhodes said.

    For more: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/11/clinton-heads-to-mideast-to-talk-gaza-crisis-149986.html

  8. CR says:

    Court rejects Hobby Lobby’s challenge to contraceptive mandate

    11/19/12 Steve Olafson – Reuters

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday denied a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s signature health reforms, ruling that the owners of a $3 billion arts and crafts chain must provide emergency contraceptives in their group health care plan.

    The owners of Hobby Lobby asked to be exempted from providing the “morning after” and “week after” pills on religious grounds, arguing this would violate their Christian belief that abortion is wrong.

    Judge Joe Heaton of the U.S. District for the Western District of Oklahoma denied the request for a preliminary injunction.

    Heaton ruled that while individual members of the family that owns and operates Hobby Lobby have religious rights, the companies the family owns are secular, for-profit enterprises that do not possess the same rights.

    Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., which assisted Hobby Lobby in the legal challenge, said Monday’s ruling will be appealed.

    Hobby Lobby, the largest non-Catholic U.S. company to go to court over the issue of contraceptives in the Affordable Care Act, is owned by the Green family of Oklahoma City. Patriarch David Green is ranked 79th on Forbes Magazine’s list of the 400 richest Americans with a net worth of $4.5 billion.

    The family operate 514 Hobby Lobby stores in 41 states and employ 13,240 people. It funds a variety of Christian charities, closes its stores on Sundays and plays inspirational Christian music in its stores.

    For more; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49894806#.UKvFTqV9-Jc

  9. CR says:

    Why Denny’s is in damage-control mode

    Nov 20, 2012 1:00 PM EST By Steve Benen – maddowblog

    In the wake of President Obama’s re-election, a few restaurant chains raised eyebrows by making threats related to the Affordable Care Act. An Applebees franchise owner, for example, vowed to stop building and hiring because of the health-care law.

    But it was Denny’s franchise owner John Metz who caused the biggest stir, publicly declaring his intention to impose a 5 percent surcharge on customers at his 30 Denny’s outlets to offset “Obamacare” costs. “Customers have two choices: They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server,” Metz said.

    The backlash didn’t take long. Denny’s diners, including many that aren’t owned by Metz, immediately saw a drop in sales, and were inundated with phone calls from angry customers. With other franchise owners panicking due to boycott threats, the corporate office is in damage-control mode.

    Denny’s chief executive John Miller privately reached out to Metz to express his “disappointment” with the Florida franchisee’s controversial statements about Obamacare, which sparked a wave of backlash for the national restaurant chain over the past few days. Metz released a statement Monday night expressing “regret” over his statements.

    “We recognize his right to speak on issues, but registered our disappointment that his comments have been interpreted as the company’s position,” Miller said in an email to The Huffington Post.

    “Unfortunately, the comments of this franchisee, who represents less than 1 percent of our system and who owns restaurants in other concepts, has been portrayed as reflective of the entire Denny’s brand,” Miller added. “I am confident his perspective is not shared by the company or hundreds of franchisees/small business owners who make up the majority of the Denny’s community.”

    For his part, Metz is in full retreat, issuing a statement denouncing the surcharge he defended last week.

    But stepping back, there’s a larger question to consider: why are guys like Metz griping so much about the health care law?

    Continue reading this entry: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/20/15309866-why-dennys-is-in-damage-control-mode?lite

  10. CR says:

    Please join me in lighting a candle for our President, First Family and the Nation.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  11. Kat 4 Obama says:

    Happy and HOPEful Tuesday, CR and all friends! Now the computer fan is going on the blink, but we’re not offline yet!

    >^..^<

    • CR says:

      Chairman Speech

      11/20/12 bloomber

      Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks to the Economic Club of New York following by 20 minutes of questions and answers.

      Highlights
      “We will want to be sure that the recovery is established before we begin to normalize policy,” said Ben Bernanke today at the Economic Club of New York who describes the jobs market as still weak. The Federal Reserve chairman did not address the pending conclusion of Operation Twist, which will be an important topic at the December FOMC, but he did note the need for the Fed to continue buying mortgage-backed securities as well as unspecified “additional” bonds.

      Bernanke describes inflation expectations as anchored and sees inflation staying at 2 percent and below. Though inflation is benign, he does note that NAIRU, the non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment, may have been raised, and that GDP potential may have been cut, by the financial crisis and recession which he warns have likely led to a loss of skills in the labor market. Though finding highly skilled workers may be harder than ever, he still sees plenty of non-inflationary slack in the jobs market, saying the jobless rate is 2 to 2.5 percentage points above its sustainable level.

      For more: http://bloomberg.econoday.com/byshoweventfull.asp?fid=455370&cust=bloomberg-us&year=2012&lid=0#top

  12. CR says:

    Gay marriage takes next steps

    11/20/12 4:40 AM EST By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE, EMILY SCHULTHEIS and JUANA SUMMERS -POLITICO

    Gay activists are preparing to quickly use the momentum from this year’s election to try to legalize marriage in at least seven new states and force Congress and the president to make major changes in discrimination laws.

    Advocates have identified Oregon, Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii and New Jersey as states where they believe that as early as 2014 they’ll see gay marriage legalized through ballot measures, court decisions or state legislative action.

    And the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide next week whether to consider legalizing gay marriage.

    The Court will decide which cases they’ll hear in what’s expected to be a landmark decision. There are several options: five separate Defense of Marriage Act challenges that could be rolled together, the constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8 and the case challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s attempt to stop gay couples from receiving domestic partnership benefits.

    For more; http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84064.html

  13. CR says:

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