Bowties And Beyoncé: Spring At The White House

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May 14, 2010: President Barack Obama, wearing a bow tie similar to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, tapes a message regarding the justice’s retirement in the Map Room of the White House.

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

May 1: Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait in a hallway at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., moments before taking the stage at the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

May 3: Obama is briefed on the response to the BP oil spill by Admiral Thad Allen in the Oval Office.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 5: The President and First Lady greet guests at the Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 6: Obama meets in the Rose Garden of the White House with, from left, Susan Davies, deputy counsel to the President, Phil Schiliro, assistant to the President for legislative affairs, Ron Klain, chief of staff to the Vice President, and Bob Bauer, counsel to the President, regarding the pending Supreme Court nomination.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 7: Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden wait for the start of the Women’s Leadership Forum Issues Conference at the Washington Hilton.

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton

May 7: Obama shoots hoops on the White House basketball court during a break between meetings.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 9: The President talks on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the economic situation in Europe, prior to the Hampton University commencement in Hampton, VA.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 10: Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, and Solicitor General Elena Kagan wait in the Blue Room of the White House prior to the President’s announcement of Kagan as his nominee to the Supreme Court.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 10: The President straightens a painting in the Oval Office.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 12: Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai walk along the South Lawn Drive of the White House following their working lunch.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 13: During a tour of Industrial Support Inc., in Buffalo, NY, Obama points to an employee’s watch with his own picture.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 13: Obama walks from Marine One to the motorcade at the Wall Street landing zone in New York, NY.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 16: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan looks on as the President attempts to block a shot by personal aide Reggie Love during a basketball game at Fort McNair.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 19: Before welcoming President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and his wife to the White House for a State visit, the Obamas share a moment in the Map Room.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 19: Beyoncé performs during the State Dinner reception in honor of President Calderón.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 19: The President and First Lady dance to music performed by the United States Marine Band, during the State Dinner reception.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 21: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), left, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, third from the right, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), far right, and others share a laugh with the President during a meeting in the Oval Office.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 22: Obama watches as cadets celebrate graduation at the U.S. Military Academy at Michie Stadium in West Point, NY.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 22: Trip Director Marvin Nicholson and the President look at a gift saber aboard Marine One, following the U.S. Military Academy commencement.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 24: Obama delivers remarks during a reception for members of the Federal Judges Association in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 26: Obama chats with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before an event at Solyndra, Inc., in Fremont, CA.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 28: One of the Presidential helicopters flies over southern Louisiana as President Barack Obama returns to New Orleans after visiting Grand Isle.

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

May 31: As rain falls, Obama begins to take part in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Heavy rain and lightning later forced the cancellation of the event.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

May 31: The President attends a reception at Fisher House with family members of wounded warriors in Hines, IL.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

June 2: Jill and Joe Biden attend Sesame Workshop’s 8th Annual Benefit Gala in New York City.

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June 5: Joe Biden shows he is not too old to nail a kid with a Super Soaker, at a party hosted by the Vice President and his wife.

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