Political Headlines January 18, 2013: White House Unveils President Barack Obama’s New Official Portrait

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

White House Unveils Obama’s New Official Portrait

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-18-13

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

The White House released President Obama’s new official portrait on its Flickr page Friday morning.

The photograph, taken by Pete Souza, shows the president smiling and standing in front of a desk with his arms crossed.

According to the picture’s caption, it was taken in the Oval Office on Dec. 6.

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Political Headlines January 4, 2013: PHOTO: President Barack Obama Hears of Sandy Hook Shooting

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

PHOTO: Obama Hears of Sandy Hook Shooting

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-6-13

Pete Souza/White House

A new collection of White House photos includes an image of the moment on Dec. 14 when President Obama heard about details of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

A grim-looking Obama leans on a couch as his Homeland Security adviser tells him of the shooting.

“The President reacts as John Brennan briefs him on the details of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.,” according to the caption provided by White House photographer Pete Souza.  “The President later said during a TV interview that this was the worst day of his Presidency.”…READ MORE

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