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The President’s chair is marked with a plaque
engraved with the date of his inauguration
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose with the full Cabinet for an official group photo in the Grand Foyer of the White House
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Barack Obama and his team have accomplished many legislative successes and executive orders that support the American People. I have just listed a few of my favorites. Most of these I found on the website What the f has Obama done so far? and want to give proper credit to the titles of each section. The photos are from the White House Flickr Photostream page and Barack Obama's Flickr Photostream page.


Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers

Signing of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, restoring the ability of victims of wage discrimination to hold their employers accountable for injustice and challenge the practice in court.
Photo credit: Melanie Ross Levin, National Women's Law Center

Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act. The first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis.
~Christopher & Dana Reeves Roundation


President Barack Obama welcomes Stephanie Decker, her husband Joe Decker, and children Reese and Dominic, to the Oval Office, June 29, 2012. Decker lost her legs while saving her two children during a tornado in southern Indiana in March.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama in Colorado Springs—August 10th, 2012

President Barack Obama
in Colorado Springs—
August 10th, 2012
~Photo by Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America


President Barack Obama meets
with leaders from the
disability community in
the Roosevelt Room
of the White House
on July 24, 2009.
(Official White House Photo
by Pete Souza)

Health Care Reform Bill, preventing insurance companies from denying insurance because of a pre-existing condition

President Barack Obama's signature on the health insurance reform bill
at the White House, March 23, 2010.
The President signed the bill with 22 different pens.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Healthcare Reform-Who Are you Fighting For?

Healthcare Reform-
Who Are you Fighting For?
~Organizing for America

Health Care Reform Bill, allowing children to remain covered by their parents' insurance until the age of 26~New York Times~3/30/10

Organizing for America New Hampshire Rally 11-07-09

Organizing for America New Hampshire Rally 11-07-09
~Organizing for America

Cut prescription drug cost for medicare recipients by

President Barack Obama in Colorado Springs—August 9th, 2012

President Barack Obama in Colorado Springs—August 9th, 2012
~Photo by Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America

Provided travel expenses to families of fallen soldiers to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB~New York Times~3/18/09

Reversed the policy of barring media coverage during the return of fallen soldiers to Dover Air Force Base~BBC News~4/6/09


President Barack Obama attends a ceremony at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., Oct. 29, 2009, for the dignified transfer of 18 U.S. personnel who died in Afghanistan.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America's Veterans~United States Department of Veterans Affairs


“President Obama fist-bumps a U.S. soldier at Camp Victory in Baghdad. The President was treated to an overwhelming reception by the troops.” (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama talks with members of the military and guests during a Department of Defense dinner in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 29, 2012. The President and First Lady hosted the dinner to honor members of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, and to honor their families. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 205, the HEARTH Act of 2012, in the Oval Office, July 30, 2012. Standing behind the President, from left, are: Bryan Newland, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of the Interior; Governor Randall Vicente, Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico; David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior; Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians; Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.; Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii; interior Secretary Ken Salazar; Cheryl Causley, Chairperson of the National American Indian Housing Council; Governor Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Indian Community of Arizona; and Del Laverdure, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Appointed first Latina to the US Supreme Court~NPR~5/28/09


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with Justice Sonia Sotomayor prior to a reception for the new Supreme Court Justice at the White House, on Aug. 12, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Bonus photos


President Barack Obama jokes with Vice President Joe Biden and Senior Advisor David Plouffe in the Outer Oval Office, April 26, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Children watch as U.S. President Barack Obama takes off from the South Lawn on board Marine One at White House August 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama is traveling to Connecticut for a campaign fund raising event. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Let's Volunteer

Week in the field—August 10th, 2012

Week in the field—August 10th, 2012
~A volunteer in Michigan heads out to do her part.
Taken by OFA Michigan for Obama for America.

Let's Register Voters

It Takes One Weekend of Action

It was a beautiful day to register new voters for these volunteers in Colorado.
~Photo by OFA Colorado for Obama for America.

Let's Donate


"The President and Bo, the Obama family dog, ride in the presidential motorcade en route to PetSmart in Alexandria, Va. The President bought Bo some Christmas gifts at the pet store then walked nearby to Best Buy to purchase gifts for his daughters. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Have You Received Your Sign?

Rory haz hope

Rory haz hope
~Photo by Debbie in ME

Let's Have Four More Years

It Takes One Weekend of Action
Volunteers in Nevada showed everyone that
they want four more years of President Obama
~Photo by Jason Karsh for Obama for America.
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7:17 PM PT: The Transcripts and Documents Group have President Obama's speeches in diary form.  Worth reading; IMHO

Originally posted to ObamaNightlyNews on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 06:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by I Vote for Democrats and Pink Clubhouse.

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