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    President Barack Obama fist-bumps custodian Lawrence Lipscomb in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building following the opening session of the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth, Dec. 3, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    1. NineInchNachosVI 53 months ago | reply

      probably the coolest Pres ever.

    2. Erick Claytor Photography 53 months ago | reply

      What an awesome capture!

    3. J Greer 53 months ago | reply

      I remember walking down that hallway, when in high school. Looks exactly the same as back in '91 too.

    4. Shamrockah 53 months ago | reply

      That's awesome! :)

    5. crmarin 53 months ago | reply

      @artfennell: This isn't a "leak", but rather an official stream. While the photos are obviously ones selected by a staffer, there is no attempt here to tell you they aren't. And while they are very certainly not staged, they are very likely the best ones or at least some favorites from the WH photographers.

      I like seeing inside the White House life, regardless of who is in it. It's stressful, but also a little magical.

    6. Allseasons 53 months ago | reply

      Great catch

      Merry Christmas
      Frohe Weihnachten

    7. 52 months ago | reply

      a true people's president.

    8. Ibrahim.Evsan 52 months ago | reply

      I love you, Obama.
      Obama are for me the first person that I accept as the President of the World.

    9. Unalienable Rights by GOD- not Executive Order 52 months ago | reply


      I have nothing against Gay people, there is good and bad in all humans, Gay or Straight BUT it is a crime to enlist children for perverted sex and I call for Kevin Jennings to resign his position as so called "Safe school czar" Is George Soros Gay? www.knowthelies.com/?q=node/889


      The Jennings-founded group, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), is a member, along with Simpson's NCTE, of the "New Beginning Initiative" to encourage the Obama Administration to make policy changes to benefit the "gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community."

      "We would like to thank the Open Society Institute for their generous funding of this initiative," the announcement says. The amount is $355,000 over two years, provided through a special "Seize the Day" fund to "support transformational change in the United States."

      The announcement of this new initiative was made only about two months after the Jennings appointment became known.

      "The global economic crisis and recent changes in the U.S. political environment have elevated the risks and opportunities for building a better society, resulting in a 'perfect storm' for transformative change in America," declares the Open Society Institute.

    10. Cold-Devil 52 months ago | reply

      This is so great! :)

    11. Elizabeth Corday 51 months ago | reply

      Dear Pete,

      I really, really DO love your pics!!!

    12. thetrudz [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      LOVE this photograph. He's so real.

    13. harrington54 46 months ago | reply

      Just a memorable pc!!

    14. SFCatPhotog 38 months ago | reply

      That's kind of awesome! For the people, remember?

    15. dionet 15 months ago | reply

      best picture by far

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