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August 6th, 2009
06:55 PM ET

Photo Gallery: Obama’s unofficial 200 days

Program Note: Watch Tom Foreman's report on President Obama's second 100 days in office tonight on AC360° at 10p ET. Also, don't forget to grade the Obama Administration and Congress on how they have handled their second 100 days in office.

Robert Yoon
CNN Sr. Research Analyst

Selected moments from President Obama's first 200 days in office.

1/22/2009: The White House confirms that Obama has a special presidential BlackBerry.

2/3/2009: Obama tells CNN that he hasn't had a cigarette on White House grounds.

3/4/2009: The Obamas unveil the new White House swing set.

4/14/2009: The Obamas unveil their new Portuguese water dog, Bo.

4/26/2009: Obama plays golf for first time as president with Commerce Secretary Locke, USTR Ron Kirk.

5/5/2009: Obama and Biden buy lunch at local burger joint in Arlington, Virginia.

5/30/2009: President and Mrs. Obama attend daughter Malia's soccer game.

5/30/2009: The Obamas have a "date night" in New York, where they have dinner and see a Broadway show.

6/14/2009: Obama golf game delayed by DC traffic.

7/14/2009: Obama throws out the first pitch of the MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis.

8/4/2009: Obama turns 48 and wishes happy birthday to veteran reporter Helen Thomas.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Marymary

    President Obama Is on TV So Much Because CNN, HLN, MSNBC, FOX, Squawk on the Street Wouldn't Know How To Report for 24 Hours, They Would Be Lost. Without HIm. President Obama Is Their Stimulus Package. CNN Mentions His Name It Seems Every Two Minutes, FOX (especially Hannity) Mentions President Obama Name every 45 Seconds. CNN will Show President Obama Picture Even when They Are suppose to Be Reporting On Something Else. He's Always in their Cue. There Are Some Unprofessional Journalist from All of the Staions that Seem To Want to Input Their Own Personal Opinions into the News. They Are Not Reporting The News, They are Trying to Make the News. I'm Sure President Obama Would Like Just A Little Breathing Space without the Hounds of the Media Constantly on His Coat Tail, It Like 24/7, I Never Seem this Type of Constant Coverage with Any other President. First 100 day, Now 200 days, Why is This CNN? The Media, CNN in particular Put Out the Comment That President Obama Is Trying to Do To Much. The Comment and The Question Should Have Been WHY IS Their So MUCH For This President To Do, And Why Is The Media Wanting This President To Do Everything in Less Then A Year, But Let George Bush Get Away For Eight Years Without any Questioning? What Did George Bush Do Over The Last 8 Years? President Obama Still Has Two Wars, Left By George Bush, A Recession That Started In Dec of 2007 Left To Him By George Bush, A Housing Diaster, A Energy Crisis, A Educational System Thats Broken, Climate Change That needs to Funded, 47 Million Plus People That Need HealthCare ReForm And A Congress of Obstructionist Republicans who plan to vote against All of His Policies Even if Its in the Best Interest of the Country and the American People. The Republicans Don't Care, To Them its All About Greed and Power, They Speak With a Fork Tongue when it comes to Bipartiship. No Reason To Wonder Why Their Were Not Many Picture Of George Bush. I'm Sure President Obama Would Love to Have Some Breathing Space Without the Media Constantly following His Every Move, Let Me Tell You He's At Work every Moment. CNN Can Be Talking About Another Subject and Still Have President Obama in Their Monitors. Come On CNN Can't You and the Rest of the Media Stand on Your Own? Does President Obama Name or Picture Have to Use By You Every Two Minutes? We Must Now Grade The Media. There's Lots of News Out Their and President Obama doesn't Mind if you START Covering Some of It. As For the Crazys on The FOX Cable Channel, What They Report is NOT News, They Are A Bunch of Imbecile (Glenn Beck, Sean (Demon) Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and the Rest of Fox Friends/Fools, They are Satanic and Poisonous to the Country. The Disrepect and Disdain They Show to the President Is A Disgrace to the United States of America, I guess Money Can Buy These Fools Air Time.
    It's A Good Thing That President Obama Really Loves This Country So Much, Because He's Defintely Not Paid Enough Money to Have To Put Up Will All the Disaters He Was Left With and These Types of IDIOTS At FOX. I Know that President Obama was Choosen By GOD To Be The Leader Of This Country and He Will Do So. Because "We Believe that Skillful and Godly Wisdom has Entered Into the Heart of Our President and knowledge is pleasant to him, Discretion Watches Over Him, Understanding Keeps Him and Delivers him From The Way of Evil and from Evil Men". Thank God For President Obama, America Needs Him. God Bless The United States of America.

    August 7, 2009 at 4:18 am |
  2. Samantha

    president Obama is putting my family in an even worse position than before.
    He deserves a grade "F". He shouldn't be spending money on the Africans when hard working Americans need it.

    August 7, 2009 at 12:21 am |
  3. Terry, TX

    Grade F.....for spending more money than all our presidents put together.... and what did he spend it on ...crappola.

    August 7, 2009 at 12:06 am |
  4. Donna Baldwin

    We know you won't find any thing wrong with Obama. He can do no wrong but you know what? He wont be here in 2012 by the grace of God. He is destroying the country! Lets see two vacations, all the countries he had to travel to so he could apologize for his country. WE LIKE IT THE WAY IT IS!! What part of that do you not understand? WE are proud of our country. We are not racists. You wouldn't be there if it were so.

    August 6, 2009 at 11:38 pm |
  5. Roxanne Carr

    Aw c'mon...give him a break! He has to make up for at least eight years of diastrous quote leadership unquote! It will take time! 200 days is just 200 days!

    August 6, 2009 at 11:29 pm |
  6. Philip Asseff

    I think he wants to be seen. All he does is talk and the Health System is going to work. There is so many ramifications it is going to take a while to fix.

    August 6, 2009 at 11:17 pm |
  7. jeff

    I agree, the media elected him so I guess they better show as much of him as possible. Still no pictures of him doing any work. I guess the only picture of work will be when he signs a bill to raise taxes on the middle class making less than 250,000, like he said he wouldn't.

    August 6, 2009 at 11:02 pm |
  8. Joseph

    The President is working everyday for this country! Don't be a hater because it Is not good for your health.

    August 6, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  9. Susan

    in response to RLWellman:
    Obama is demonstrating that this is a Democratic Republic. True, by more open communications that may be accessed by the average citizen, he also hopes to influence the other representatives of said citizenry. The last administration behaved as if this were an oligarchy, and not a democratic based one.

    Gotta love that White Sox jacket. (Seems to be his compromise with the Secret Service – usually like to have their man easily sighted. On the other hand, it may be either specially made (bullet resistant if not proof) or Kevlar lined.)

    I thought the Easter Egg Roll – helping the youngster's egg and talking into the Easter Bunny's ear – was precious.

    August 6, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  10. Bill Boulware

    I think the true feelings of many millions of bigots in this country are surfacing. I beleive President Obama is doing a Great job with the terrible conditions that the Bush/Cheney administration passed on to him. I shudder to think about another Republican in the White House . BRB

    August 6, 2009 at 9:00 pm |
  11. Annie Kate

    No pictures of Obama at work?? Just Obama at play or the personal Obama or the family Obama......I would have liked to see more pictures of him at work...doing what he is paid to do.

    August 6, 2009 at 8:45 pm |
  12. Bettyr Stokes

    President Obama is shown more on T.V. because he's earning his paycheck. He is actually WORKING!!!!!

    August 6, 2009 at 7:52 pm |
  13. RLWellman

    President Obama has been on TV more times in 200 days than President Bush the whole 8-years. Just a little bias in reporting don't you think?

    August 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm |