Happy 55th Birthday President Obama

Born: Barack Hussein Obama II Date: August 4, 1961 Location: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. Public Life: 44th President of the United States of America
Born: Barack Hussein Obama II
Date: August 4, 1961
Location: Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Public Life: 44th President of the United States of America

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A member of the audience holds a "Thank You" sign during President Barack Obama's speech on medicare fraud and health care insurance reform, at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Mo., March 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
A member of the audience holds a “Thank You” sign during President Barack Obama’s speech on medicare fraud and health care insurance reform, at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Mo., March 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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❤️ Thank You President Obama ❤️

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18 thoughts on “Happy 55th Birthday President Obama

  1. WH

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

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    President Obama chairs a National Security Council meeting on the counter-ISIL campaign and receive an update from his national security team on the efforts to degrade and ultimately destroy that terrorist group
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  2. Glamour Exclusive: President Barack Obama Says, “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”

    9 HOURS AGO BY BARACK OBAMA – Glamour

    There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to make a difference in the life of our nation. Air Force One.

    But perhaps the greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living above the store. For many years my life was consumed by long commutes­—from my home in Chicago to Springfield, Illinois, as a state senator, and then to Washington, D.C., as a United States senator. It’s often meant I had to work even harder to be the kind of husband and father I want to be.

    But for the past seven and a half years, that commute has been reduced to 45 seconds—the time it takes to walk from my living room to the Oval Office. As a result, I’ve been able to spend a lot more time watching my daughters grow up into smart, funny, kind, wonderful young women.

    That isn’t always easy, either—watching them prepare to leave the nest. But one thing that makes me optimistic for them is that this is an extraordinary time to be a woman. The progress we’ve made in the past 100 years, 50 years, and, yes, even the past eight years has made life significantly better for my daughters than it was for my grandmothers. And I say that not just as President but also as a feminist.

    In my lifetime we’ve gone from a job market that basically confined women to a handful of often poorly paid positions to a moment when women not only make up roughly half the workforce but are leading in every sector, from sports to space, from Hollywood to the Supreme Court. I’ve witnessed how women have won the freedom to make your own choices about how you’ll live your lives—about your bodies, your educations, your careers, your finances. Gone are the days when you needed a husband to get a credit card. In fact, more women than ever, married or single, are financially independent.

    So we shouldn’t downplay how far we’ve come. That would do a disservice to all those who spent their lives fighting for justice. At the same time, there’s still a lot of work we need to do to improve the prospects of women and girls here and around the world. And while I’ll keep working on good policies—from equal pay for equal work to protecting reproductive rights—there are some changes that have nothing to do with passing new laws.

    In fact, the most important change may be the toughest of all—and that’s changing ourselves.

    This is something I spoke about at length in June at the first-ever White House Summit on the United State of Women. As far as we’ve come, all too often we are still boxed in by stereotypes about how men and women should behave. One of my heroines is Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who was the first African American to run for a major party’s presidential nomination. She once said, “The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It’s a girl.’ ” We know that these stereotypes affect how girls see themselves starting at a very young age, making them feel that if they don’t look or act a certain way, they are somehow less worthy. In fact, gender stereotypes affect all of us, regardless of our gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

    Now, the most important people in my life have always been women. I was raised by a single mom, who spent much of her career working to empower women in developing countries. I watched as my grandmother, who helped raise me, worked her way up at a bank only to hit a glass ceiling. I’ve seen how Michelle has balanced the demands of a busy career and raising a family. Like many working mothers, she worried about the expectations and judgments of how she should handle the trade-offs, knowing that few people would question my choices. And the reality was that when our girls were young, I was often away from home serving in the state legislature, while also juggling my teaching responsibilities as a law professor. I can look back now and see that, while I helped out, it was usually on my schedule and on my terms. The burden disproportionately and unfairly fell on Michelle.

    So I’d like to think that I’ve been pretty aware of the unique challenges women face—it’s what has shaped my own feminism. But I also have to admit that when you’re the father of two daughters, you become even more aware of how gender stereotypes pervade our society. You see the subtle and not-so-subtle social cues transmitted through culture. You feel the enormous pressure girls are under to look and behave and even think a certain way.

    For more; http://www.glamour.com/story/glamour-exclusive-president-barack-obama-says-this-is-what-a-feminist-looks-like

    • I kinda wish for ‘Four more years!’ But that is in no way in disrespect to Hillary Clinton.

  3. WH

    Friday, August 5, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    Vice President Biden delivers remarks at an event for Patrick Murphy for Senate
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    Vice President Biden delivers remarks at an event for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
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    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

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  4. Payrolls Surge as U.S. Hiring Gains Broad-Based for Second Month

    August 5, 2016 Michelle Jamrisko — bloomberg

    Payrolls jumped in July for a second month and wages climbed, pointing to renewed vigor in the U.S. labor market that will sustain consumer spending into the second half of the year.

    Payrolls climbed by 255,000 last month, exceeding all forecasts in a Bloomberg survey of 89 economists, following a 292,000 gain in June that was a bit larger than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Friday. The jobless rate held at 4.9 percent as many of the people streaming into the labor force found jobs.

    The rate of hiring is more than enough to whittle away at the jobless rate over time and gradually eliminate labor-market slack, a goal of Federal Reserve officials who’ve kept interest rates low to spur growth. The strong employment readings also come as the U.S. heads toward the presidential election, which could give Democrat Hillary Clinton a positive talking point.

    “Solid labor markets mean households will be in good shape, incomes will be OK,” Michael Gapen, chief U.S. economist at Barclays Plc in New York, said before the report. Gapen also said the Fed probably will raise rates in September if hiring remains strong.

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/payrolls-surge-as-u-s-hiring-gains-broad-based-for-second-month

  5. West Wing Week 8/05/16 or, “Little Red Dot”

    Published on Aug 5, 2016

    This week, the President traveled to Atlanta, spoke with some Young African Leaders, and welcomed a good friend from across the world. That’s July 29th to August 4th or, “Little Red Dot.”

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