Obama’s Workshop: Behind The Scenes At The White House

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November 1: President Obama watches a football game before a campaign rally at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The President is in New Jersey to attend two rallies for Governor Jon Corzine’s (unsuccessful) campaign for re-election.

Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy

November 3: From the Cabinet Room, presidential aide Reggie Love prepares to throw a football to Obama.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 3: The White House hosts the U.S.-European Union Summit in the Cabinet Room. European Council High Representative Javier Solana chats with the president from behind, while Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (left) and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso (right) listen in.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 3: Obama enters the Cabinet Room.

Official White House photo by Samantha Appleton

November 4: The President greets Malaysian Ambassador Jamaludin Jarjis in the Oval Office, at a ceremony to credential new ambassadors.

Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson

November 4: A student listens to the president’s speech at Wright Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 4: Obama greets a student after his speech in Madison.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 4: Pianist Awadagin Pratt performs at a classical music event at the White House.

Official White House photo by Samantha Appleton

November 5: Obama signs a memorandum to engender more cooperation between the White House and Native American tribes.

Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson

November 5: The pens Obama uses to sign the memorandum.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 5: Tribal leader Marcus Levings asks a question at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 5: The president and vice president sit down to lunch in the Oval Office private dining room.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 5: Senior Advisers Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod attend a meeting with the president and his economic team in the Oval Office.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 5: Obama is odd man out at a women’s dinner in the Old Family Dining Room.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 7: Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senior Adviser David Axelrod, Director of the Office of Health Reform Nancy-Ann DeParle, and Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Phil Schiliro meet with the President in the Oval Office.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 11: On Veterans Day, Obama leaves a presidential coin at the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Specialist Ross McGinnis at Arlington National Cemetery.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 11: Obama reclines in the Roosevelt Room during a meeting on economic policy.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

November 25: Courage, the national Thanksgiving turkey, struts before he is pardoned by the president at the North Portico of the White House.

Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy

November 28: Obama attends a college basketball game between Oregon State and George Washington University. The Oregon State team is coached by First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

December 8: Ermine Erdogan, wife of the Turkish prime minister, meets with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House.

Official White House photo by Samantha Appleton

December 10: The first couple waves at the torch parade in Oslo, Norway, during the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies.

Official White House photo by Pete Souza

December 13: The president and first lady pose with children dressed as elves during a White House Christmas celebration in Washington, D.C.

Newscom/Joshua Roberts/Pool/Sipa Press

December 15: Presidential Aide Reggie Love walks through the Rose Garden with boxes of track lighting he bought from a nearby Home Depot, where the President made remarks on retrofitting homes to be more energy and cost-efficient.

Newscom/UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool

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