First Lady Michelle Obama recognizes one of the children asking a question at the celebration of African American History Month in the East Room of the White House, February 18, 2009.

First Lady Michelle Obama recognizes one of the children asking a question at the celebration of African American History Month in the East Room of the White House, February 18, 2009.

Feb. 17, 2009 “Aboard Air Force One, a close-up of the President’s signature on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which he had just signed in Denver.”

Feb. 17, 2009
“Aboard Air Force One, a close-up of the President’s signature on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which he had just signed in Denver.”

President Obama’s NBA All-Star Game Message

President Obama discusses the importance of serving others in a message aired during the NBA All-Star Game halftime on February 15, 2009.

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2/14/09: Your Weekly Address

President Obama celebrates the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act while keeping his eyes on the tough road ahead.

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Aretha Franklin Performs at the Inauguration of President Obama

Aretha Franklin sings “My Country Tis of Thee” at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.

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Inaugural Poem: “Praise Song for the Day”

“Praise Song for the Day”, written and recited by Elizabeth Alexander, at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.

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Feb. 10, 2009 “The President meets with the Democratic Blue Dog coalition in the State Dining Room. I had noticed the glasses of cranberry and orange juice sitting on a table in the doorway of the Red Room, so I backtracked to compose this picture from inside the Red Room.”

Feb. 10, 2009
“The President meets with the Democratic Blue Dog coalition in the State Dining Room. I had noticed the glasses of cranberry and orange juice sitting on a table in the doorway of the Red Room, so I backtracked to compose this picture from inside the Red Room.”

2/9/09: Presidential Press Conference

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On Monday evening, February 9, 2009, President Obama gave his first White House press conference. It was held in the East Room of the White House.

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Your Money At Work

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be carried out with full transparency and accountability — and Recovery.gov is the centerpiece of that effort. In a short video, President Obama describes the site and talks about how you’ll be able to track the Recovery Act’s progress every step of the way.

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2/7/09: Your Weekly Address

In the weekly address for Saturday, February 7, 2009, President Barack Obama commends the progress the Senate has made on moving the recovery plan forward, and urged its completion.

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