Dining, Dancing And Dealmaking: May At The White House

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1||May 6, 2011: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk across the tarmac before departing from Fort Campbell, KY.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

2||May 5, 2011: Obama and firefighters toast during a lunch at Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9 Firehouse in New York. The firehouse, known as the “Pride of Midtown,” lost 15 firefighters on 9/11 — an entire shift and more than any other New York firehouse. Obama visited New York to pay respects to 9/11 first responders after the death of Osama bin Laden. ||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

3||May 10, 2011: Obama shakes hands with people in the crowd following his remarks on immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

4||May 12, 2011: Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talk after a meeting with the Senate Republican Caucus in in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner stands to the right.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

5||May 12, 2011: Obama and Biden meet with members of the National Association of Police Organizations and TOP COP honorees in the White House’s Roosevelt Room.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

6||May 12, 2011: Obama meets with the Congressional Black Caucus in the State Dining Room of the White House.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

7||May 12, 2011: Obama meets with Senate Republicans in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

8||May 11, 2011: First Lady Michelle Obama stands as the national anthem is played during the Senate Spouses luncheon at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington||Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy&&

9||May 9, 2011: Obama greets Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan during a meeting with heads of the Chinese Strategic Economic Dialogue delegation in the Oval Office.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

10||May 9, 2011: Obama walks through the Rose Garden of the White House for an outdoor meeting with senior staff. Walking with Obama, from left, are: senior advisor David Plouffe, senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, Counselor to the President Pete Rouse, and outgoing White House counsel Bob Bauer.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

11||May 9, 2011: Michelle Obama participates in the “Pit Crew Challenge” during an event with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition on the South Lawn of the White House||Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy&&

12||May 7, 2011: Michelle Obama receives applause following her commencement address to the 2011 graduating class at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.||Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson&&

13||May 6, 2011: Obama disembarks Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, following his trip to Fort Campbell, Ky.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

14||May 6, 2011: Dr. Jill Biden walks down the Cross Hall en route to a Mother’s Day Tea in the East Room of the White House. Michelle Obama and Jill Biden hosted the tea for military spouses, relatives and friends.||Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson&&

15||May 6, 2011: Michelle Obama greets guests in the Blue Room of the White House during the Mother’s Day Tea.||Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson&&

16||May 5, 2011: A signed message from Obama is seen on a pamphlet during his meeting with 9/11 family members at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum preview site near Ground Zero in New York.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

17||May 4, 2011: Obama meets with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, in the Oval Office.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

18||May 4, 2011: Obama and Biden head towards the Oval Office Private Dining Room for lunch.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

19||May 3, 2011: Obama meets with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the State Dining Room of the White House.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

20||May 3, 2011: Obama and Cabinet members applaud Defense Secretary Robert Gates on the successful mission against Osama Bin Laden.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

21||May 3, 2011: Michelle Obama greets students at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington.||Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson&&

22||May 3, 2011: Michelle Obama dances during a Flash Mob Dance at Alice Deal Middle School.||Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson&&

23||Obama talks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) during a dinner with chairmen and ranking members of Congress in the East Room of the White House.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

24||Obama and Chief of Staff Bill Daley at a fiscal policy meeting in the White House’s Roosevelt Room.||Official White House Photo by Pete Souza&&

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David Taintor is a news editor at Talking Points Memo. Previously, he worked at NBC News and Adweek. He's a native of Minnesota. Reach him at taintor@talkingpointsmemo.com.
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