From the White House down the ranks, the Obama administration has compiled a broad appointment record that significantly exceeds the Bush administration’s in terms of appointing women but does no better than the Clinton administration’s, according to an analysis of personnel data by The New York Times.
I don’t have a lot of patience for commentary about the spouses of political candidates,” Obama said. “Those of us who are in the public life, we’re fair game. Our families are civilians.” While he’s never met Ann Romney, he argued she hadn’t “necessarily volunteered for this job,” adding further that spouses do not deserve to fall in the crosshairs of political rhetoric. “Me and Governor Romney are going to have more than enough to argue about during the course of this campaign,” he said.
No woman’s health should depend on who she is or where she works or how much money she makes. Every woman should be in control of the decisions that affect her own health. Period.

firstbook:

Every year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day presents us with an opportunity to renew our commitment to serving our communities.

On Monday, President Obama, Michelle Obama and First Book helped to refurbish a local elementary school library in Washington DC.  Together with a large group of volunteers, they cleaned, painted and organized 600 books donated to the school by First Book.

First Book was pleased to be a part of the First Family’s Day of Service.

Visit http://www.firstbook.org/get-involved to learn more about how you can serve your community with First Book.

jemappellekaitlin:

howweknewit:

Barack Obama signs the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell into law

:’)

he’s so badass

<3

Loved seeing this video

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