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Monday, November 25, 2013

BULLETIN: President Barack Obama to be Honored in the "2013 Year-End Review" Edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine

PICTURED ABOVE: President Barack Obama is being honored in the "2013 Year-End Review" edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine. This issue of Houston Business Connections Magazine will also honor Governor Rick Perry, Mayor Annise Parker, Mayor Allen Owen, and many others; and is being billed as our "2013 Yearbook" issue.


Meet Barack H. Obama, the 44th 
President of the United States

His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others.

With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He was raised with help from his grandfather, who served in Patton's army, and his grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle management at a bank.

After working his way through college with the help of scholarships and student loans, President Obama moved to Chicago, where he worked with a group of churches to help rebuild communities devastated by the closure of local steel plants.

He went on to attend law school, where he became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, he returned to Chicago to help lead a voter registration drive, teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago, and remain active in his community.

President Obama's years of public service are based around his unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around a politics of purpose. In the Illinois State Senate, he passed the first major ethics reform in 25 years, cut taxes for working families, and expanded health care for children and their parents. As a United States Senator, he reached across the aisle to pass groundbreaking lobbying reform, lock up the world's most dangerous weapons, and bring transparency to government by putting federal spending online.

He was elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on January 20, 2009. He and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two daughters, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.

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January 2013
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama signs executive orders initiating 23 separate executive actions after announcing new measures to help prevent gun violence, in the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 16, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stain shelves during a National Day of Service school improvement project at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets volunteers at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend a church service at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama during the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha stand with the President. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama during the inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama holds a Bible that belonged to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Lincoln Bible, which was used at President Obama’s 2009 inaugural ceremony. Daughters Malia and Sasha stand with their parents. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

President Barack Obama pauses to look back at the scene before leaving the platform following the inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. Standing behind the President are First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and Marian Robinson. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies members, signs a proclamation to commemorate the inauguration entitled, “National Day of Hope and Resolve, 2013,” and four Cabinet nomination documents following the inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. Pictured, from left, are: Senate Majority Leader. Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R- Va.; and Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave to the crowd as they walk in the inaugural parade along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wave to people as they ride in the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance together during the inaugural ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama stains shelves during a National Day of Service school improvement project at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. The First Family kicked off events for the 57th Presidential Inauguration by joining in the National Day of Service. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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February 2013
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talk with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in the Outer Oval Office, following his swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office, Feb. 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with Congressional leaders prior to the Rosa Parks statue unveiling ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. Pictured, from left, are: Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan as they stand in the West Wing Lobby of the White House, Feb. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office, Feb 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama studies a challenge coin presented to him by an emergency responder during a greet in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium Ante Room before remarks urging action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled if Congress fails to find a path forward on balanced deficit reduction, Feb. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama visits a pre-kindergarten classroom at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga., Feb. 14, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama listens to Jeffrey Brower and Dwayne Moore explain the machining of the axle components made for Caterpillar’s large mining trucks during a tour of the Linamar Corporation auto-parts plant in Arden, North Carolina, Feb. 13, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama signs two copies of his State of the Union address in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House before departing for the U.S. Capitol, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama and Staff Secretary Doug Kramer stand with the President. The President presented a copy of his speech to Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama waits with Sergeants at Arms and Members of Congress before entering the House Chamber to deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. Standing with the President are, from left: Paul Irving, House Sergeant at Arms: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif; and Terrance Gainer, Senate Sergeant at Arms. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets Members of Congress in the House Chamber before delivering the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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March 2013 
– The Presidency in Photos – 
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk with their daughters Sasha and Malia, right, to attend Easter service at St. John's Church in Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 31, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama signs memorabilia for March of Dimes 2013 National Ambassador Nina Centofanti, 8, at the Resolute Desk during her visit in the Oval Office, March 26, 2013. Centofanti's parents Vince and Christine, brother Nicholas, and sister Mia, not visible, accompanied her during the visit. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama tours the crypt containing the birthplace of Jesus during his visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the West Bank, March 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in the Oval Office, March 6, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama receives the Medal of Distinction from Israeli President Shimon Peres during a State Dinner at the President's residence in Jerusalem, March 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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APRIL 2013
– The Presidency in Photos –

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk in the Green Room of the White House before being introduced at a Joining Forces initiative employment announcement for veterans and military spouses, April 30, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets Jack Hoffman, 7, of Atkinson, Neb., in the Oval Office, April 29, 2013. Hoffman, who is battling pediatric brain cancer, gained national attention after he ran for a 69-yard touchdown during a Nebraska Cornhuskers spring football game. Hoffman holds a football that the President signed for him. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with King Abdullah II of Jordan during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, April 26, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas, April 25, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama talks with former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in the background. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama observes a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, in the Oval Office, April 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss developments in the Boston bombings investigation, in the Situation Room of the White House, April 19, 2013. Pictured, from left, are: FBI Director Robert Mueller; Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Attorney General Eric Holder; Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken; and Vice President Joe Biden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, before delivering remarks on the Senate's failure to pass a compromise plan expanding background checks on firearms sales, April 17, 2013. Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, not pictured, also attended. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with religious leaders in the Blue Room of the White House prior to the Easter Prayer Breakfast, April 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

President Barack Obama hugs people following his speech at the Denver Police Academy in Denver, Colo., April 3, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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May 2013 
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama holds a meeting on hurricane preparedness, in the Situation Room of the White House, May 30, 2013. Seated at the table, clockwise from lower left, are: Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell; National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb; NOAA Acting Administrator Kathy Sullivan; Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes; FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz; and Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama congratulates New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while playing the "TouchDown Fever" arcade game along the Point Pleasant boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., May 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama hugs Amy Simpson, principal of Plaza Towers Elementary School, outside what remains of the school following last week's tornado in Moore, Okla., May 26, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama participates in a literacy lesson with children while visiting a pre-kindergarten classroom at Moravia Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Gene Sperling, National Economic Council Director, and Miguel Rodriguez, Director of Legislative Affairs, in the Oval Office, May 8, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica participate in a cultural event with Costa Rican youth at Casa Amarilla, San Jose, Costa Rica, May 3, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico share a toast prior to a working dinner at Los Pinos, Mexico City, Mexico, May 2, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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June 2013
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama talk on the phone with Graca Machel, former President Nelson Mandela's wife, at the Radisson Blue Standton Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa, June 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

President Barack Obama greets young hotel guests in Dakar, Senegal, June 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

President Barack Obama looks out a window as he and First Lady Michelle Obama tour the Maison des Esclaves (House of Slaves) Museum on Gorée Island, Senegal, June 27, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

President Barack Obama talks with Rob Nabors, Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Policy, center, and Miguel Rodriguez, Director of Legislative Affairs, in the Oval Office, June 24, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

President Barack Obama and other world leaders walk away after participating in a group photo at the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, June 18, 2013. Pictured, from left are: Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council; Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy; Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada; President François Hollande of France; President Obama: Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom; President Vladimir Putin of Russia; Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany; José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission; and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron visit with school children at Enniskillen Primary School, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, June 17, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

President Barack Obama talks with students from the Becoming A Man (BAM) program, in the Oval Office following the Father's Day luncheon at the White House, June 14, 2013. The President held a roundtable with the BAM students in Chicago earlier this year. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Samantha Power, former Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, in the Oval Office, June 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets residents of Gorée Island, Senegal, June 27, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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July 2013 
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama signs a line worker's shirt after touring the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., July 30, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

 President Barack Obama has lunch with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the patio outside the Oval Office, July 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Barack Obama arrives for a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended the Korean War, at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 27, 2013. Walking with the President are, from left: Gen. Jung Seung-jo, chairman of the Republic of Korea’s joint chiefs of staff; and Special Envoy from the Republic of Korea Kim Jung Hun. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama talks with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx aboard Air Force One during the flight to Jacksonville, Fla., July 25, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama reaches up to touch a media microphone while talking with people along a tarmac ropeline after arriving at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., July 24, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama greets White House Military Office personnel waiting in line for departure photos, on the Colonnade of the White House, July 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama visits with Make-A-Wish child Suhail Zaveri, 14, from Anaheim, Calif., in the Oval Office, July 16, 2013. Accompanying Suhail are his parents Sandeep and Asmi Zaveri, and younger brother Arsh Zaveri. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush present President Barack Obama with a pair of socks in the Map Room of the White House, July 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets members of the 1963 Loyola University Chicago Ramblers NCAA Championship men's basketball team in the Oval Office, July 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets young reporters at the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss the situation in Egypt, in the Situation Room of the White House, July 3, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama feels the hair of a youngster as he greets staff and family at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 2, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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August 2013
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisors to discuss strategy in Syria, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2013. From left at the table: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of State John Kerry; and Vice President Joe Biden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama drops by the Tully Junior-Senior High School soccer practice, during a local stop on the college affordability bus tour in Tully, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, talks with college students, recent graduates and educators at Magnolia’s Deli & Café, as a child plays on the floor, in Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2013. The President stopped at the restaurant during his college affordability bus tour. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama participates in an Affordable Care Act videoconference in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 21, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with former coach Don Shula prior to a ceremony honoring the 1972 Super Bowl Champion Miami Dolphins, in the Blue Room of the White House, Aug. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


President Barack Obama speaks by phone with his National Security Staff regarding the situation in Egypt, while in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

President Barack Obama looks back towards a group of students before signing H.R. 1911, the "Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013," in the Oval Office, Aug. 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama shakes hands with troops at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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September 2013
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama greets Ford employees from the driver's seat of a Ford truck after delivering remarks on the economy at the Ford Kansas City Stamping Plant in Liberty, Mo., Sept. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama writes a school excuse note for Alanah Poullard, 5, while visiting with Wounded Warriors and their families in the East Room during their tour of the White House, Sept. 19, 2013. Alanah asked for a note to show her kindergarten teacher. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama receives a briefing on the Washington Navy Yard shootings from Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, in the Oval Office, Sept. 16, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait, in the Oval Office, Sept. 13, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with Amb. Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, following a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sept. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets people attending the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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October 2013
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama greets former President Bill Clinton prior to a memorial service for former House Speaker Tom Foley, D-Wash., at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets customers during a stop at Junior's Cheesecake and Desserts in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama works at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, Oct. 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama walks across the intersection at 17th and Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., after grabbing lunch at a nearby sandwich shop. Oct. 4, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama, with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, listen as enrollees in the Affordable Care Act tell their stories in the Oval Office, Oct. 1, 2013. The enrollees later joined the President for a statement in the Rose Garden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama is greeted by Bill Russell during a stop to view the statue of Russell at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Mass., Oct. 30, 2013. The statue was unveiled at a ceremony yesterday. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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August 2013
– The Presidency in Photos –
President Barack Obama points out several patent models while meeting with the 2013 American Nobel Laureates and their spouses in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hold a meeting with Combatant Commanders and Military Leadership in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Nov. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama greets Richard Overton, with Earlene Love-Karo, in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 11, 2013. Mr. Overton,107 years old and the oldest living World War II veteran, attended the Veteran's Day Breakfast at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC News, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Nov. 7, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Bo waits for President Barack Obama to enter the Outer Oval Office, Nov. 6, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet visitors in the Blue Room during a White House tour, Nov. 5, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office, Nov. 1, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

WE WILL POST THE PHOTOS FOR DECEMBER SOMETIME
AROUND DECEMBER 14, 2013