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FRI, APRIL 10, 2009 11:40 AM EST

Eggs to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right

Let me start off by saying that I accept full responsibility for the avalanche of Easter eggs on the South Lawn. Yes, mistakes were made. I knew the annual White House Easter Egg Roll was coming up and someone had to order the eggs pronto. The question was, how many?

TUE, APRIL 14, 2009 7:15 AM EST

State Secrets

Back when I was running for President, I criticized Bush for being too quick to invoke the "state secrets" claim. That approach made sense when I was just a candidate. Now I'm the President. Here's a perfect example of why I believe in the concept of state secrets.

TUE, APRIL 28, 2009 7:15 AM EST

In Defense of Larry Summers

Last Thursday, I met with representatives from the Credit Card industry to discuss my ideas for consumer protection. As I was giving the wrap-up summary, unbeknownst to me, Larry was snoozing at the end of the table. The photographers had a field day and the photos flooded the internet.

FRI, MAY 1, 2009 8:25 AM EST

Why Specter Really Left the GOP

As you know by now, Senator Arlen Specter left the Republican party after 29 years. He gave this reason: “Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican party has moved far to the right". That's putting it mildly.

THU, MAY 7, 2009 5:35 PM EST

The Mustard from Hell

I must be doing something right when the "Conservative Media Attack of the Day" concerns my choice of condiment on a burger. A couple days ago, Joe and I had a hankering for a good 'ol American cheeseburger. I've been wanting to try out Ray's Hell Burger for some time now, so we fired up The Beast and headed out to Arlington.

WED, MAY 13, 2009 7:35 AM EST

Next Time We'll Photoshop

By now, you've seen the $328,835 photo of Air Force One flying over the Statue of Liberty. It was an unfortunate event and I would like to put it behind us; it's time to move on. I had a little free time last night after dinner, so I fired up the Photoshop and went to work.

WED, MAY 20, 2009 7:15 AM EST

I'm Lichen It!

What do you get when you mix fungus and algae together forming an orange fuzz resembling tiny candied kumquats? Apparently, you get me.

TUE, MAY 26, 2009 9:30 AM EST

My Supreme Court Nominee

The process of selecting someone to replace Justice Souter is among my most serious responsibilities as President. I found someone with a sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and integrity. I am honored to announce my choice for Supreme Court Justice:

THU, JUNE 4, 2009 4:35 PM EST

My Battle for Humility

My address to the Muslim World this morning in Cairo has been applauded worldwide. The television stations are showing images of ordinary Muslims from Cairo to Tehran to Karachi to Jakarta smiling and nodding vigorously while watching my speech from their local cafes.

MON, JUNE 15, 2009 4:30 PM EST

Joe's Turn

My VP Joe Biden has been wanting to write a post on my blog for some time now. I think it's a terrific chance for him to speak directly to the American people. Take it away Joe.

FRI, JUNE 19, 2009 3:40 PM EST


You probably already heard about my fly incident the other day. While I was in the middle of an interview, a fly swooped in out of nowhere and landed on me. Sure, on the video it looked like just a tiny little guy.

TUE, JUNE 23, 2009 8:40 AM EST

Skateboarding in the White House

As I've said many times before, I believe the White House is the People's House. I like to invite a wide variety of guests to the White House. Last weekend, I invited the skateboarder Tony Hawk.

TUE, JUNE 30, 2009 8:25 AM EST

Fun at the Luau - PHOTOS!

I had a terrific time last week at the Congressional picnic at the White House. I wanted to honor my home state by hosting the first ever luau on the White House South Lawn. I encouraged everyone to come dressed in aloha attire. I wore my favorite grass skirt and ti leaf lei.

SAT, JULY 18, 2009 9:20 AM EST

Mom Jeans

I fully expected a wave of criticism from the blogosphere when I threw out the first pitch at the All-Star game. Only I expected to read comments like "throws like a girl" or "better keep his day job". But "mom jeans"?

THU, JULY 23, 2009


Regarding my remarks about the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr:   As President of the United States, I choose my words carefully.   I do.

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