President Obama declared everyone "a winnner" at the White House Easter Egg Roll:
Before the president came out on the Truman Balcony the Marine Corp Band played several children's songs including the Sesame Street Theme song and Rubber Ducky. Joined by the Easter bunny and 12 year old singer from Philadelphia Cam Anthony, the president and First Lady welcomed attendees on the Truman Balcony. President is wearing a bluish grey striped. button down, no tie and khakis.
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"Happy Easter! This is the biggest event we have at the White House all year long," Obama said before introducing his wife. He said his only jobs are to officiate at the egg roll and introduce his wife.
Michelle Obama said this is the 136th Easter egg roll.
"Hey my brother you've got to be ready'" he told a little boy at the egg roll. "Everybody is a winner!" He yelled at the end before pulling in about 25 kids for photos and high fives.
...Easter worship at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, DC
First family arrived at church through tented entrance at 10:05 am, and sat in second pew in mostly, but not completely filled church. POOL estimates about 250 people celebrating Easter here.
President, wearing a light khaki suit, is rocking his head back and forth to the fabulous choir and chewing something. Malia is wearing spring yellow dress, and Sasha, her hand to her chin, appears to be in pale gray or pale blue. …
President Obama and his family this morning went to Easter Sunday services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. Here are notes on the Easter service from the pool reporter, which included this part, "It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back ... for blacks to be back in the back of the bus ... for women to be back in the kitchen ... for immigrants to be back on their side of the border":
Notes on today's Easter service at St John's (from the program):
President Obama hosted a pre-Easter prayer breakfast at the White House this morning with members of his administration and clergymen. Prominent breakfast attendees included Rev. Al Sharpton, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, and Rev. Julius Scruggs. White House aides told the press pooler at the breakfast that "heads of major denominations, non-profit leaders and prominent mainline, Evangelical, Orthodox and Catholic leaders from across the spectrum" were all in attendance this morning.
You’ve read Elliott Abrams in the new issue on the myths of the peace process. You’re alarmed by the Obama administration’s turn against Israel. But, with Passover and Easter upon us, you might want to reflect a little more about the meaning of Jewish history, Israel, and Judaism.
Here are a few articles from the TWS archives I think you’ll find worth re-reading: