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Obama Mesmerized by Book on Moses February 26, 2010

Last evening, after enduring what seemed like 7 taxing hours at the health care summit, President Barack Obama returned to the White House to preside over the ceremony for the 20 recipients of the National Medal of the Arts and the National Humanities Medal. Winners included Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Frank Stella, architect Maya Lin and Elie Wiesel. Among the humanities honorees was historian Robert A. Caro who won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1974…

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Obama and Sendak on the South Lawn April 14, 2009

Storytime was part of this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll festivities. Here’s a 5 minute video of President Barack Obama reading Maurice Sendak’s “Where The Wild Things Are” on the South Lawn of the White House. The first lady and children followed by reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. C-Span has more video here. Event doubles as a tremendous plug for the upcoming…

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BibliObama : The Coming of a Literate President November 25, 2008

Last week president-elect Barack Obama called Argentine President Cristina Fernandez. It is commonplace for a president-elect to check in with world leaders before they take office but here’s the kicker: According to the Latin America News Agency, Prensa Latina, Cristina Fernandez “told reporters accompanying her that Obama expressed his desire to visit Argentina, which he called a great country, and recalled his life as university student when he was acquainted with the work of Julio…

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