FLOTUS Michele Travels to Liberia, Morocco & Spain

http://www.whitehouse.gov/LetGirlsLearn
http://www.whitehouse.gov/LetGirlsLearn

Working together to open the doors of education for girls around the world.

To educate a girl is to build a healthier family, a stronger community, and a brighter future. Unfortunately today, more than 62 million girls around the world are not in school—half of whom are adolescents. We know that countries with more girls in secondary school tend to have lower maternal mortality rates, lower infant mortality rates, lower rates of HIV/AIDS, and better child nutrition.

But too often, a girl who could change her world for the better is locked out of that future by the circumstances of her birth or the customs of her community and country.

We know that a girl with an education can shape her own destiny, lift up her family, and transform her community. That is why President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government initiative aimed at helping adolescent girls attain a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.

Learn more and how you can take action at letgirlslearn.gov.

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WHY LET GIRLS LEARN?

When girls are educated, their families are healthier and they have more opportunities to generate income in adulthood. An educated girl has a ripple effect:

On Her Family:

  • One more year of education increases a woman’s income by up to 25 percent.
  • A girl who has a basic education is three times less likely to contract HIV.
  • Children born to educated mothers are twice as likely to survive past the age of 5.

On Society:

  • If all women in sub-Saharan Africa had a secondary education, 1.8 million lives would be saved each year.
  • Simulations using data from women farmers in Kenya suggest that crop yields could increase by 25 percent if all that country’s girls attended primary school.
  • After looking at 100 countries, the World Bank found that increasing the share of women with a secondary education by 1 percent boosts annual per capita income growth by 0.3 percentage points.
  • Countries where women hold more than 30 percent of seats in political bodies are more inclusive, egalitarian and democratic.

ACT

Learn what organizations around the world are doing
to help girls learn and how you can help .

LEARN

An educated girl has a ripple effect. Explore how giving a girl the tools to learn can
impact families, communities, and the world – for generations.

Let Girls Learn Twitter
Let Girls Learn Facebook 
Let Girls Learn Peace Corps initiative
Let Girls Learn: Fact Sheet 
WhiteHouse.gov/LetGirlsLearn

FLOTUS daily travel diary on HelloGiggles

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8/26/14 FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Record for Women and Girls

11/13/14 Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color

1/16/15 Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and CTE Education

3/3/15 FACT SHEET: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Announce New Whole of Government Initiative, Let Girls Learn

9/24/15 Updated Guidance for First Lady Michelle Obama and the Let Girls Learn Initiative

10/13/15 FACT SHEET: First Lady Michelle Obama Announces New Commitments To The U.S. Government’s Let Girls Learn Initiative

11/2/15  First Lady Michelle Obama Op Ed: Let Girls Learn 

11/8/15 U.S. Government Announces Continued Commitment to Jordan’s Education Sector

6/28/16 FACT SHEET: First Lady Announces New Let Girls Learn Committment in Liberia

6/28/16 FACT SHEET: As part of the First Lady’s Visit to Morocco, the U.S. Government Announces New Programming to Help Address the Barriers that Prevent Adolescent Girls from Attaining an Education

7/1/16 Op-Ed by First Lady Michelle Obama For Girls, A Heartbreaking Loss — And An Opportunity

White House Council on Women and Girls

WOMEN AND GIRLS OF COLOR: ADDRESSING CHALLENGES AND EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY

 

Liberia, Morocco & Spain Map

June 15, 2016

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady

First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to the Republic of Liberia,
the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of Spain for Let Girls Learn
As part of the Let Girls Learn initiative, the First Lady will make stops outside Monrovia and in Marrakech to highlight the US Government’s work to help adolescent girls go to school and stay in school; in Madrid, the First Lady will speak to girls and young women about the power of education and urge them to do their part to help girls worldwide fulfill their promise.

As part of Let Girls Learn, the First Lady – joined by Malia and Sasha Obama and Mrs. Marian Robinson – will visit Margibi County, Liberia; Marrakech, Morocco; and Madrid, Spain from June 27- July 1, 2016. The First Lady and her family will return to Washington, D.C. on July 1.

For more: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/spain/164311/home/white_house_michelle_obama_trip0616.pdf

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s  Travel Itinerary 

Sunday, June 26th

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart  Joint Base Andrews en route to Monrovia, Liberia

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Monday, June 27th

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Monrovia, Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson are welcomed by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Monrovia, Liberia

First Lady Obama meets with girls and young women participating in a GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp at the Peace Corps Training Facility
Kakata, Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a discussion with adolescent girls who have faced serious obstacles in attaining an education moderated by actress Freida Pinto
Unification Town, Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson overnight in Monrovia, Liberia

Tuesday, June 28th

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Monrovia, Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Monrovia, Liberia en route to Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Monrovia are welcomed by Moroccan King Mohammed VI
Marrakech, Morocco and Her Royal Highness Lalla Salma

First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto to participate in a conversation with adolescent girls moderated by CNN’s Isha Sesay
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson attend an Iftar hosted by Her Royal Highness Lalla Salma
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson over night in Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco

\, Spain. 

Wednesday, June 29th

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama,delivers a speech on Let Girls Learn
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Marrakech
Marrakech, Morocco

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Marrakech, Morocco
en route to Madrid, Spain

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Thursday, June 30th

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson are welcomed by Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia
Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech on Let Girls Learn
Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Her Majesty Queen Letizia following the Let Girls Learn event
Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters

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Friday, July 1st

First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy
Madrid, Spain

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Madrid, Spain en route to the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive the White House
South Lawn

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CNN Films will be filming a documentary featuring the stories of girls in Liberia and Morocco who have overcome barriers to going to and staying in school to air in the fall of 2016.

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26 thoughts on “FLOTUS Michele Travels to Liberia, Morocco & Spain

  1. WH

    Sunday, June 26, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
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    First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Joint Base Andrews en route to Monrovia, Liberia
    First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
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    First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Joint Base Andrews en route to Monrovia, Liberia

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  2. FLOTUS Travels to Liberia, Morocco & Spain

    Working together to open the doors of education for girls around the world.

    To educate a girl is to build a healthier family, a stronger community, and a brighter future. Unfortunately today, more than 62 million girls around the world are not in school—half of whom are adolescents. We know that countries with more girls in secondary school tend to have lower maternal mortality rates, lower infant mortality rates, lower rates of HIV/AIDS, and better child nutrition.
    But too often, a girl who could change her world for the better is locked out of that future by the circumstances of her birth or the customs of her community and country.

    We know that a girl with an education can shape her own destiny, lift up her family, and transform her community. That is why President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government initiative aimed at helping adolescent girls attain a quality education that empowers them to reach their full potential.

    Learn more and how you can take action at letgirlslearn.gov.

    • First Lady Michelle Obama’s Travel Itinerary

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      Sunday, June 26th

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
      South Lawn

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Joint Base Andrews en route to Monrovia, Liberia

    • Monday, June 27th

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      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Monrovia, Liberia

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson are welcomed by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
      Monrovia, Liberia

      First Lady Obama meets with girls and young women participating in a GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp at the Peace Corps Training Facility
      Kakata, Liberia

      First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a discussion with adolescent girls who have faced serious obstacles in attaining an education moderated by actress Freida Pinto
      Unification Town, Liberia

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson overnight in Monrovia, Liberia

      • June 27, 2016

        Remarks by the First Lady During GLOW (Girls Leading our World) Camp Presentations

        Peace Corps Training Center
        Kakata, Liberia

        3:02 P.M. GMT

        MRS. OBAMA: Thank you to Carrie, Becky. To all of the volunteers and staff here at the — from Liberia.

        But I want to start where Carrie ended — with the girls who are here. I am just so thrilled to be here with you. I have heard so much about each of you. I have read about you. I’ve heard about the challenges that you face, but, more importantly, I’ve heard about how hard you’re working to be, as Carrie said, role models and leaders in your community. And that’s one of the reasons I wanted to be here — to shine a big, bright light on you. And it doesn’t get much bigger and brighter than this. (Applause.)

        So I want to hear from you, so we’re going to spend a lot of time with me being very quiet and you telling me all about the work you’re doing, your stories, things you want me to know. This is the first of a three-country tour that I’m doing. We left Washington, D.C. yesterday; I’m traveling with my mother and my two daughters, Malia and Sasha. (Applause.) This is the special girl-power unit of the Obama household. (Laughter.) We left the President behind because he’s a boy. (Laughter.)

        In all seriousness, it’s always a privilege to travel with my mom and my daughters, because I want them to see the world. I want them to get to know your stories and understand what you go through and just how hard you’re working to get your education. And I want girls around the world to hear that story.

        For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/27/remarks-first-lady-during-glow-girls-leading-our-world-camp

      • June 27, 2016

        Remarks by the First Lady After a Conversation with Girl Students

        R.S. Caulfield School
        Unificationtown, Liberia

        6:32 P.M. GMT

        MRS. OBAMA: First of all, let me just say how impressed I am with all of you, not just the types of stories you’ve told, but the way you did it — with confidence and with pride. And that’s the beginning of becoming a leader — just starting to do things that you don’t feel comfortable doing, but you push yourself to do it anyway.

        When I was your age, if anyone had told me that I would be the First Lady of the United States of America, I would have laughed at them. Because growing up, in that space, there had never been an African American President, let alone an African American First Lady. So to be where I am today is basically doing what many people thought was impossible. And many people thought it was impossible up until my husband was elected. There were people in — who didn’t think the country was ready for a black President. They wanted it. They wanted to believe, but they were afraid to believe because they didn’t want to be hurt and let down. But because we worked together in communities — because, as people were growing — that we were not being divided by race, he was elected, because he had a lot of support.

        So my goal as First Lady was to make sure that I was the best First Lady I could be. I wanted to make my husband proud, my parents proud, and I wanted to make my community proud, and my daughters proud. So I made sure that every day, I came to my job, to the work that did — that I brought a passion and confidence and trust. I wanted people to know that if I said I was going to do something, they could believe I would do that. If I made a commitment, I stood by that commitment — and try to make it real.

        Because when you become leaders, the most important thing you have is your word, your trust. That’s where respect comes from. Because people know when you say you’re going to do something, you do it, and you do it with love and you do it with what we call authenticity, that people know that your heart is real. And I try to operate from that place every single day.

        For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/27/remarks-first-lady-after-conversation-girl-students

    • Tuesday, June 28th

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      First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Liberia

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Monrovia, Liberia

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Monrovia, Liberia en route to Marrakech, Morocco

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Marrakech, Morocco
      Marrakech, Morocco

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson are welcomed by Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Her Royal Highness Lalla Salma
      Marrakech, Morocco

      First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto to participate in a conversation with adolescent girls moderated by CNN’s Isha Sesay
      Marrakech, Morocco

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson attend an Iftar hosted by Her Royal Highness Lalla Salma
      Marrakech, Morocco

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson over night in Marrakech, Morocco
      Marrakech, Morocco

      • June 28, 2016

        Remarks by the First Lady, Meryl Streep, Freido Pinto in a Let Girls Learn Conversation With Girl Students in Marrakech, Morocco

        REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY,
        MERYL STREEP, FREIDO PINTO
        IN A LET GIRLS LEARN CONVERSATION WITH GIRL STUDENTS

        Dar Diafa Restaurant
        Marrakech, Morocco

        11:30 A.M. WET

        MS. SESAY: Mrs. Obama, it’s such an honor to be here with you today, and to be here with these amazing trailblazers, brought together by your Let Girls Learn initiative. Thank you for the invitation.

        MRS. OBAMA: Thank you, Isha. And thank you all. I am beyond excited to be here with all of you. I have read so much about you. I know your stories, I know your challenges, but, more importantly, I know your triumphs. And I’m so excited to be able to bring a piece of the world here to hear your stories.

        As you may know, this is the second leg of a three-country tour that I’m on. I just flew in last night from Liberia, and we had an amazing day there with a tremendous group of young women. And Freida did a phenomenal job in moderating a conversation that we had there. So I’m looking forward to adding your voices to this conversation. And we’re doing it in a way where we want to share this conversation with young girls around the world, particularly in the United States. They’re following this tour because, like me, they are outraged at the notion that there are 62 million girls worldwide who are not in school.

        And the truth is, is that the reasons why girls aren’t being educated are many and varied. There’s no one reason. It varies from community, from society. There are cultural norms that play a role. There are resources that play a role.

        But we are all coming together, and we will come together as a group of women, to tackle this issue. And in many ways, it’s going to start with your generation. So I am proud of you all. I’m excited to hear from you. And I look forward to answering your questions and hearing more from you.

        For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/28/remarks-first-lady-meryl-streep-freido-pinto-let-girls-learn

    • Wednesday, June 29th

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      First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy to Morocco

      First Lady Michelle Obama,delivers a speech on Let Girls Learn
      Marrakech, Morocco

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Marrakech
      Marrakech, Morocco

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Marrakech, Morocco
      en route to Madrid, Spain

    • Thursday, June 30th

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      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Madrid, Spain

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson are welcomed by Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia
      Madrid, Spain

      First Lady Michelle Obama delivers a speech on Let Girls Learn
      Madrid, Spain

      First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Her Majesty Queen Letizia following the Let Girls Learn event
      Madrid, Spain

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson tour Madrid, Spain

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson over night in Madrid, Spain

    • Friday, July 1st

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      First Lady Michelle Obama meets with employees and family members of the United States Embassy
      Madrid, Spain

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson depart Madrid, Spain en route to the White House

      First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive the White House
      South Lawn

  3. 6/26/15❤️ US Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Same-Sex Marriage !!! ❤️

    On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor it is unconstitutional [under the Fourteenth Amendment] for the federal government of the United States to deny federal recognition of same-sex marriage licenses, if it is recognized or performed in a state that allows same-sex marriage. Two years later on the same day, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that state level bans on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional as well, legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the entire U.S. proper and all incorporated territories.

    For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_legislation_in_the_United_States

     By the way, when you see one of these hrc-logo

     That means that WE stand for equality

     … straight & LGBT people believing that ALL PEOPLE are EQUAL

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    6/9/16 FACT SHEET: Obama Administration’s Record and the LGBT Community
  4. Wow. First Lady and company are really travelling, I pray for all of their safety and enjoyment, in Jesus Name. Amen.

  5. WH

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson arrive Monrovia, Liberia

    First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson are welcomed by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    Monrovia, Liberia

    First Lady Obama meets with girls and young women participating in a GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp at the Peace Corps Training Facility
    Kakata, Liberia

    First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a discussion with adolescent girls who have faced serious obstacles in attaining an education moderated by actress Freida Pinto
    Unification Town, Liberia

    First Lady Michelle Obama, the first daughters and Mrs. Marian Robinson overnight in Monrovia, Liberia

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    11:40 AM
    President Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony
    Oval Office

    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz briefs the press

    2:00 PM
    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    4:50 PM
    President Obama Welcomes the 2015 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx
    East Room

    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  6. Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET
    Public Dedication Ceremony of Stonewall National Monument
    U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
    National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis
    White House Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett
    join federal, state and local officials and LGBT leaders to participate
    New York City, New York

    • Statement by the President on Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

      I am pleased to see the Supreme Court protect women’s rights and health today. As the brief filed by the Solicitor General makes clear and as the Court affirmed today, these restrictions harm women’s health and place an unconstitutional obstacle in the path of a woman’s reproductive freedom. We remain strongly committed to the protection of women’s health, including protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her right to determine her own future. Women’s opportunities are expanded and our nation is stronger when all of our citizens have accessible, affordable health care.

  7. White House Forum on LGBT and Disability Issues

    Published on Jun 27, 2016

    Participants will be briefed on community led efforts focused on LGBT people with disabilities and policies and best practices to promote inclusion. Announcements of new initiatives will be made.

  8. 11:40 AM EDT
    President Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony
    Oval Office

  9. Supreme Court Upholds Limiting Guns for Domestic Abusers

    June 27, 2016 10:53 AM Chris Hannas, VOA News

    WASHINGTON—
    In a case touching on one of the most prominent issues on the minds of Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to loosen federal restrictions that prevent people with domestic assault convictions from owning guns.

    The 6-2 ruling was a victory for gun control advocates who have ramped up their efforts following this month’s mass shooting at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida.

    The case, Voisine v. United States, dealt with two men who hit their partners and were found guilty of misdemeanor domestic assaults in the state of Maine.

    A federal law makes it illegal for anyone with that type of conviction from possessing a gun.

    However, the men argued they were not subject to the ban since they hit their partners in the heat of the moment, as a so-called “reckless” act, rather than as intentional, planned behavior.

    The court rejected those claims, saying Congress’ definition of “misdemeanor crime of violence” contains no exclusion for convictions based on reckless behavior.

    “A person who assaults another recklessly ‘use[s]’ force, no less than one who carries out that same action knowingly or intentionally,” read the majority opinion, authored by Justice Elana Kagan.

    For more: http://www.voanews.com/content/supreme-court-ruling-on-limiting-guns-for-domestic-abusers/3393492.html

  10. June 27, 2016

    Remarks by the President in Visit with the 2015 WNBA Championship Minnesota Lynx Basketball Team

    East Room

    4:42 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello! (Applause.) Everybody, have a seat. Everybody, have a seat. Oliver is upset — (laughter) — that Mom is up here and he’s not. Now, if you want to bring Oliver up here, that’s fine. Coach, what do you think? Come on. Yes, come on. There you go. Look, he’s got his little suit on and everything. (Laughter.) Look at him — got the bowtie.

    COACH REEVE: Say hi to Mr. President.

    THE PRESIDENT: Hi. High five? (Applause.) There you go.

    All right, now that we’ve got that settled. (Laughter.) Good afternoon, everybody. Give it up for the 2015 WNBA champion the Minnesota Lynx! (Applause.) So this is this team’s third visit to the White House in the past five years. So I guess I should ask: “Whose house?” (Laughter.)

    COACH REEVE: Our house!

    THE PRESIDENT: Our house!

    We have some Lynx fans in the house, including your outstanding Senator, Amy Klobuchar. (Applause.) WNBA President Lisa Borders is here. (Applause.) Welcome back to Coach Cheryl Reeve — third title with the Lynx. (Applause.) You get a sense she’s feeling greedy, though. She wants more. (Laughter.) When the Lynx won it all, with banners going up, champagne popping, she looked around and said, “This never gets old.” This never gets old. And you can see by the way they’re playing this year that it has not gotten old for any of the players either.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/27/remarks-president-visit-2015-wnba-championship-minnesota-lynx-basketball

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