Justin B. Fung

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What I learned from praying at the White House

I got the call on the morning of Maundy Thursday: Would you be interested in giving the closing prayer at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast? Uh. Yes. Wow. Absolutely.¬†I actually don’t even remember what my response was, but it was probably something like that. My feeling¬†upon hanging up the phone–and the underlying sense all […]

2010 at the White House

Pete Souza, official White House photographer, just posted his picks for the photos of the year. Here are some of my faves (which may have been posted here before): Check out the whole slideshow here.

The President’s human side

A couple of favorites from the latest White House Flickr batch (both photos by Pete Souza): Above: President Barack Obama jokingly puts his toe on the scale as Trip Director Marvin Nicholson, unaware to the President’s action, weighs himself as the presidential entourage passed through the volleyball locker room at the University of Texas in […]

More on the health care bill

First, this morning, President Obama signed the health care bill into law. Here’s the video of his pre-signing address: And on to the links and information. I’ve been saturating Facebook with links because there’s a lot to know and get informed on–anything as substantial as health care reform is going to be complicated. Here’s a […]

Another example of Washington politics as usual

A lot has been made of a number of still-unfilled posts in the Administration. And a lot of the flak has been directed at the President for not moving quick enough. But not so fast. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has put an extraordinary “blanket hold” on at least 70 nominations President Obama has sent to […]

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