Polichicks: October 2011 Archives

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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Barack Obama meets with some of his smaller constituents during a tour of the Lab School for early childhood education at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas on October 4, 2011.


President Obama announced Wednesday that he will appoint pop star Shakira to the President's Advisory Council on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Shakira has been an education advocate since 1995, when she founded the Barefoot Foundation to operate schools and education projects in Columbia, South Africa and Haiti.

In 2010, Shakira and her Barefoot Foundation formed an alliance with the World Bank to create educational programs for children across Latin America. She also served as the 2008 Honorary Chair of the Global Campaign for Education's Global Action Week and a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund in 2003.

Shakira is a founding member of  Latin America in Solidarity Action, a coalition of artists and business leaders seeking to promote integrated early childhood public policies.

 

 

President Obama issued a statement on the passing of Steve Jobs.  The text of the entire White House press release is below:

 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

Statement by the President on the Passing of Steve Jobs

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

By building one of the planet's most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity.  By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun.  And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last.  Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.

The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve's wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.

Pippa Wow!



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Pippa Middleton raised eyebrows when she wore a red dress with a plunging neckline to the Boodles Boxing Ball in London.

We love the look and rate her dress a WANT!


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Thanks for iEverything.

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Left to Right: Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Five Executive Producer Kristin Hahn, and actress Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston was in Washington, D.C. Monday promoting breast cancer awareness.

Dressed in a black turtleneck and jeans, the actress met Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, in Alexandria, Virginia (my hometown!).  Together they toured the breast cancer center at iNova Alexandria Hospital (where I used to be a candystriper).

The women then headed over to the Ronald Reagan Building for a reception and screening of Five, a Lifetime anthology of five short films that chronicle the experiences of five breast cancer patients. Jennifer executive produced the movie and directed one of the short films.  (Demi Moore and Alicia Keys also directed films.) 

Later that evening, Jennifer joined boyfriend Justin Theroux, Jeanne Tripplehorne (who plays an oncologist in Five), and Patricia Clarkson (who plays a cancer patient in Five) for dinner at Fiola Da Fabio Trabocchi on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Jennifer had the white truffle pasta.




Target announced on Facebook Monday that Jason Wu will be the store's next featured designer. 

Twenty-nine year old Wu exploded onto the fashion scene less than three years ago, when First Lady Michelle Obama wore a white chiffon gown designed by him to the Inaugural Balls.

We can't wait to see what hotness Wu comes up with for Target.  But in the meantime, we'll covet this sweet little confection from his 2012 spring line.

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