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We really talked about the woman, and who she was, and what she meant really to the whole world, he is the king, but, you know, no one should forget he lost his mother, and Prince William lost a grandmother, and sometimes we tend to forget the really human piece there, and the sorrow they have to bear – and how they have to grieve in public. But … they seem to be doing OK.
Found on CNN 8 months ago
In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her, an enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.
Injustice and corruption, poverty and pollution, disease and despair. They aren't contained by any borders, if we learned anything from the Covid-19 pandemic, from these last few years of sickness and sorrow, it's how one deadly virus can move through the world. How hunger and violence are woven together. How a war in Europe can ripple through stock markets and supermarkets. And here, how the loss of trees in your Amazon can take a piece of the future from all of us.
You never know what you're getting into, what you're walking into, she looked at my heritage. She tried to do Italian meals for our lunch, and then we just talked, like girlfriends. I mean, we talked about literature, Shakespeare, we talked about Mark Twain, we talked about exercise. I mean, stuff that just women do when they get together, and they feel like they have something in common.
As your first lady and as a teacher, I've seen again and again that learning doesn't only happen in a classroom. There are so many fun opportunities to learn around us every day. And that's especially true here at The White House. For generations, presidents and first ladies and kids just like you celebrated the Easter Egg Roll together, racing and making crafts, reading books and of course meeting the Easter Bunny. Education never stops.
I just want you to know -- I'm driving the governor crazy calling him all the time -- but there may be things available that would be helpful six weeks, six months from now that you're unaware of. And so we're -- I've instructed my team to make you all aware of everything that is available from a federal level.
He said we are not going back to lockdowns. I think he knows that that is, number one, not necessary, but also politically untenable, he maxed out on his COVID credit card and now he wants to continue to swipe it -- but everyone’s like no, you are maxed out, you don’t have any more room to run on that.
From a young age, hidden helpers learn the costs of war close up. You see how difficult the road to recovery can be. You know the reality of changing bandages or long stays in hospital rooms. You get tired of having to be brave. And there's no way to, you know, keep you from feeling sad sometimes. So no, we can't shield our caregiving kids from the reality of war or its aftermath, but we can recognize the costs, that they last long after our troops come home, and that injuries can be felt throughout generations.
Trump being gone has given people room to breathe, but Trumpism being present( in this race) has made all of us who are making that argument need to continue to make it, the same fundamental chaos and threats to our democracy that were so galvanizing to voters during the Donald Trump era, that's all present as is the threats to women in particular... It's about how do we best do our jobs to make sure that voters connect the dots ?
As many of you have already seen we were forced to halt operations on the collapse in the early hours of the morning due to structural concerns about the standing structure, we are doing everything we can to ensure that the safety of the first responders is paramount and to continue our search and rescue operation as soon as it is safe to do so.
Joe and I are both looking forward to meeting the queen, that’s an exciting part of the visit for us.
Found on Reuters 2 years ago
The President and first lady has an independent schedule of The President and first lady own during the G7, at Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall on Wednesday, The President and first lady spoke about the importance of supporting military families. The President and first lady also hosted a roundtable with United States military spouses who are focused on the wellbeing and emotional health of service members and their families.
War and conflict, death and loss are not relics of our American history; they're a part of Americans' story. Here in Arlington lie heroes who gave what President Lincoln called ‘the last full measure of devotion,’ they did not only die at Gettysburg or in Flanders Field or on the beaches of Normandy, but in the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq in the last 20 years.
For the loved ones left behind : I know all too well. I know what it's like to not be there when it happens. I know what it's like when you are there holding their hands, there's a look in their eye and they slip away, i know that when you stare at that empty chair around the kitchen table it brings it all back no matter how long ago it happened, as if it just happened that moment.
Joe and Cindy McCain would argue about issues and they would see things totally differently. But at the end of Election Day, there we would be together having dinner or going on a trip together or whatever it was, i mean there was true civility in government. And that's what I think we should return to.
I never mention second lady. I do get asked once in a while, you know,' Hey. Are you Joe Biden wife ?' And I'll say' he's one of my relatives,' or if I get pushed I say...' I'm Jill Biden.' And they'll look at me and they say,' OK.' We don't talk about politics. We don't talk about second lady. I never mention it.
Tammy Duckworth, it's been such a pleasure getting to know you over the years, especially in our work on Joining Forces, and you have served our nation in so many ways, in the Army, at Veterans Affairs and on Capitol Hill. And as a veteran, a disability advocate and a woman of color, and the first woman to have a child while serving in the Senate, you inspire so many people across this country, and we are honored to have your support.
That's who we have to think about is our military and our military families. Think about what they're going through they don't know where their loved ones are -- if they are safe, our son [ Beau ] was in Iraq for a year. And I know what that felt like, and I know that every night I went to bed praying he was going to be okay. And I heard it in her voice and I saw it in her eyes. And she's afraid.
Your candidate might be better on, I don't know, health care, than Joe is, but you've got to look at who's going to win this election, and maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say,' OK, I personally like so and so better,' but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat President Donald Trump.
Too often, I think we recognize the incredible bravery and sacrifice of this community only after tragedy strikes, you aren't just firefighters, you're community healers, you are healers and counselors and protectors. You are public servants in the truest sense with duty, integrity and courage. You stand between us and destruction. You hold back death. So for your service, for our sacrifice, for your incredible courage, thank you.
Mean pettiness has overtaken our politics. Today we seem to be at each other's throat. Sometimes it seems like we can't govern ourselves. We can talk to one another -- if you notice, I get criticized for saying anything nice about a Republican, folks, this isn't who we are, this isn't how we got here. We have to remember what it is that makes this nation so special.
Found on CNN 7 years ago
I came home and Hunter, our son, was upstairs with mom -- with Jill. And I walked in and I said, 'You know, I just don't think it's time.' I just decided -- I don't think we can run the kind of campaign we have to run to be able to win, and I remember, Jill just got up off the couch, gave me a big hug and said, 'I think you're right,'.
I wish I could say something that would ease the pain of the families and of the church but I know from experience -- and I was reminded of it again 29 days ago -- that no words can mend a broken heart. No music can fill the gaping void ... at least in my experience only faith. Only faith, sometimes even faith leaves you just for a second. Sometimes you doubt. There's a famous expression that says faith sees best in the dark. For the nine families, this is a very dark, dark time.
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