Springtime at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
April 18th, 2011
09:08 AM ET

Springtime at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

CNN photojournalist Brian Yaklyvich spotted this robin's next outside of the West Wing this morning. Signs of spring at the White House.


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  1. scott

    Well spring is here and my best wishes to those who got hit by the storms in all the states that where involed in that terrible mess and to those who did not make it through our condolences our heart goes out to those families thier loved ones too may god bless you and look after you too.

    April 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Beautifully thoughtful Scott; I agree and that goes ditto for me. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AMERICA, while we are all going through these storms, as well as storms of hate, lies, and propagandist confusion.

    April 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  3. Jay in NC

    Barry dropped bombs on poor African children. We should be asking for God's forgiveness.

    April 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • XWngLady

      We should All be asking for God's forgiveness for reasons that have nothing to do with the President of the United States. You yourself sin daily and fall short of God's glory and righteousness. Tend to your own soul's salvation and stop trying to judge everyone else. By the way, God hates a false witness ("Barry dropped bombs on poor African children").

      April 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  4. Carlos Perez

    I think Lybia is perfectly justifided. I am a devout Catholic, but I feel lybian intervention must have taken place or risk thowing the middle east into a larger scale crisis.

    April 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    XWngLady, I agree with you totally. BTW, if people want to continue spewing lies against our PRESIDENT, and especially personally, about LIBYA, the same lying quip could be made about all AMERICAN 'WAR' PRESIDENTS. George W Bush being the last one; and that's not counting 911 and Katrina.

    April 19, 2011 at 6:29 pm |
    • Howard

      SAVE AMERICA – RESTORE OUR ECONOMY
      DUMP OBAMA AND HIS INCOMPETENT APPOINTEES IN 2012 !!!

      Obama has spent more American tax money in the first two years of his Presidency, than all the Presidents before him, COMBINED !!! ... and, he still is pushing to spend TRILLIONS more !!!

      Here are just a few examples of how Obama is ruining our economy:

      2009 GAS $1.83 per gallon TODAY $4.00 + per gallon
      2009 SOYBEANS $9.66 TODAY $13.75
      2009 SUGAR $$13.37 TODAY $35.39
      2009 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BLACKS 12.6% TODAY 15.8%
      2009 NUMBER OF LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED 2,600,000 TODAY 6,400,000
      2009 PEOPLE IN POVERTY IN U.S. 39,800,000 TODAY 43,600,000
      2009 NATIONAL DEBT IN TRILLIONS $10,627 TODAY $14,052

      Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history. Over 27 times as fast! Metaphorically, speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane 27 times faster . . . it would be doing 1,755 MPH! This is a disaster!

      Sources:
      (1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury

      SAVE AMERICA – RESTORE OUR ECONOMY
      DUMP OBAMA IN 2012 !!!

      April 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
      • Mary Ann in VA

        Who do you have in mind to take his place and what needs to be done in your fact filled opinion in order to turn things around. Not just hot air, but ask yourself are you REALLY willing to suffer for the good of the entire country and all it's people...or just for those in your little corner.

        April 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
  6. leona

    "President Obama regularly held basketball clinics throughout the winter for his daughter Sasha's basketball team.He also had a very official role for the team, and was an assistant coach."

    Spingtime ?! No wonder we have crushing debt and partisan politics. The American people do NOT have a leader. It is a sad time for the country.

    April 20, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • Mary Ann in VA

      Leona,
      I get the feeling that if President Obama walked water like Christ you'd find a fault with him. This country's problems have run so deep for so long I am not sure anymore if they can be fixed. The corruption that plauges the US is killing this country slowly. Corrupt thoughts and actions from our citizens, politicians, corporations. Corrupt laws and policies.
      When will it end. Are you self serving or really concerned with the well being of this country and ALL it's people?

      April 20, 2011 at 7:22 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    leona; what is your problem? Are you saying that this man, this father of two daughters, this husband who happens to be PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES can't be president, do his job and still guide, encourage and support his OWN children in their lives and what seems to be their lifes' dreams? Are you that begrudging that you feel the nation has gone lacking in any way, because he's as much of a good father, as he is PRESIDENT? I believe he's proven himself to be excellent at both! Multi-tasker? Obama!

    April 20, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    If you believe that the reasons we have crushing debt and partisan politics is because he is spending his personal time to be a father, and to those who begrudge him for being a husband to his wife, I have this to say to you all......GET A LIFE! Go to the library, internet or something; maybe you can read up on how we got into this financial crisis. Maybe you can also find something on the private familiy lives of previous presidents. EXP: Kennedy sailed, swam, and road horses with his children and family!

    April 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Good comment Mary Ann in VA! I agree 100%.

    April 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm |