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Militarism Focus Photo October 31, 2009

The End is Near!

The latest photo from the White House Flickr Stream (posted yesterday -- only a few hours after it was taken) reminds us that the end is near.

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President Obama Photo October 30, 2009

Liz Cheney Spins Dover

"Bush used to do it (honor war dead) without the cameras?" Is Liz Cheney freaking kidding!?

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Obama's Future

It would be easy to turn the photo into some kind of sci-fi novelty if it weren't for the solemnity of the moment -- Obama's early morning presence at Dover for returning caskets of U.S. personnel.

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Uncategorized Photo October 29, 2009

GOP Health Care Snapshot

If thise Getty photo is supposed to show House Minority Leader John Boehner flanked by House Republicans speaking about the healthcare reform bill, it's really a cartoon.

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War and Baseball Do Mix

With all the service photo-ops lately, I'm having more and more trouble separating the Administration's "support our troops" meme from the outright endorsement of militarism and even pro-war cheerleading. Michelle Obama's World Series pre-game event blurred the lines that much more.

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Uncategorized Photo October 28, 2009

Can't Brooke the Stonewalling

A brilliant photo op and political tactic today Obama honoring former GOP Senator Edward Brooke in the Capitol rotunda.

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President Obama Photo October 27, 2009

Hugs and Disses

For a truly repulsive picture (after Lieberman announced today he would join the GOP fillibuster of the health care bill, the newswires are running Leiberman hugging Obama after the President's address to Congress in February.

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Politico's Wedge Shot

So, Politico places golf shots of Obama and Bush side-by-side and complains of a double-standard?

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Uncategorized Photo October 26, 2009

NY23: Repubs Trying Each Other's Souls

The symbols all told we have a classic example in NY23 how the Republicans, the radical fringe egged on by Sarah Palin, are tearing themselves apart.

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Giants of Wall Street

Visual note from the American Bankers Association protests (1, 2) in Chicago...

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The GOP Word of the Week, Boys (and Girls), is: "Dithering"

There is something more harmful at play with the Times "Obama boys club" story and accompanying photos than White House demographics.

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Business Focus Photo October 25, 2009

Foreigners on Wall Street … or: (Buzz Off, Cuz) the Street "Can't Slow Down"

Really loved how the New York Stock Exchange used pop culture this week to parody all us non-rock stars stiffed by Wall Street.

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Little of Precious

If the story of “ ‘Precious’ is so not Obama... ‘Precious’ is so not P.C." as the article and Director Daniels says, why does the NYT Mag directly tie the cover to him through the title?

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Uncategorized Photo October 24, 2009

FLOTUS … Like It's 1959

I find this brilliant the way it pairs old school and new, and promotes the Obamas as the folks next door.

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President Obama Photo October 23, 2009

Sugar and Spice? Rockstar Annie Leibovitz Serves Up the Obamas

Though the Obamas love quality photographers and the holiday shot is fairly tasteful, you can't be naive in hiring rockstar and celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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President Obama Photo October 22, 2009

Your Turn: Googling Obama

Aside from a shared vision between Obama and and the tech giant, I'm fascinated by the comparison. As cultural icons, just how close a fit are Obama and Google?

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BAZAAR Fashion Ideas

I have my doubts the people at BAZAAR were conscious of a Palin connection in shooting this new Tina Fey cover -- although the heels, the (pure) white (vs. "rogue" red) and the "new ideas" statement could all plug in.

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