Obama has officially taken the oath of office.
The Constitution says that the president must take office on Jan. 20. But if that’s a Sunday, public inaugural festivities — which for Obama will include a re-enactment of the swearing-in from Chief Justice John Roberts -– are saved for Monday.
Jay-Z shares why it is important to exercise your right to vote and how President Obama represents the power of our voice.
As Jay-Z shares:
“For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote. I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted.”
“Now people are exercising their right, and you are starting to see the power of our vote. He made it mean something for the first time for a lot of people. “
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The White House has revealed the new family portrait of the Obama fam today, which is an update from the first portrait shot back in 2009.
With Michelle, Barack, and their daughters Maliah and Sasha hugged close together in the oval office, the Obamas paint a perfect picture of family unity and love. The photo was shot by Pete Souza last Sunday.
President Barack Obama also announced yesterday, he is ending the 9 year war in Iraq which took 4500 lives, left 80,000 wounded and cost the country $800 billion dollars. Shout out to Obama for bringing the troops home! Salute.
More pics after the jump.
President Obama set to hold an exhibition basketball game featuring some of the NBA’s top stars on Dec. 12th 2011.
Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Chris Bosh, Blake Griffin and Wizards guard John Wall are among the players who have committed to play, according to the Obama campaign Web site. Tickets for the first “Obama Classic” start at $100 and courtside seats can be purchased for $5,000.
Proceeds from the game will go to the Obama Victory Fund to support the president’s 2012 reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Checkout the Point Guard of the United States of America’s highlight reel below:
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The clip is from TBS’s 1991 ”Black History Minutes” series.
In the video, Obama praises African-American lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston for masterminding the strategy that eventually led to the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Last Friday evening a gunman opened fire a few blocks away from the White House. Yesterday, the Secret Service says a bullet hit an exterior window of the White House, but was stopped by ballistic glass.
Witnesses heard shots and saw two speeding vehicles in the area, while an AK-47 rifle was also recovered.
The Secret Service says it has not conclusively connected Friday’s incident with the bullets found on the White House grounds.
Police have identified Oscar Ramiro Ortega, 21, as the man involved in a shoot out near the White House Friday night.
Ortega is described as a white Hispanic man standing 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds, with medium build, brown eyes, black hair and on the left side of his neck he has a tattoo reading “Israel.”
An arrest warrant was issued on Ortega by U.S. Park Police.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact local law enforcement or US Park Police at (202) 610-7500.