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This days edition of The Last 24™

























Experience the White House Kitchen Garden!



Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Let’s Move blog. See the original post here.


In keeping with the President and First Lady’s commitment to open the People’s House to as many people as possible, tours of the White House Kitchen Garden are back and now available to community organizations as well as school groups with an interest in gardening and healthy eating. Come smell the beautiful, brightly colored fruits and vegetables in the Kitchen Garden, including herbs grown from Thomas Jefferson’s garden at Monticello; see the vibrant flowers in the Pollinator Garden; and hear the bees buzzing around the White House Beehive.


Nestled on the White House South Lawn, the Kitchen Garden is home to different fruits, vegetables, and herbs each growing season. The First Lady planted the White House Kitchen Garden in 2009 to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of our nation and to serve as an inspiration for schools and community groups across the country to plant gardens of their own. Now nearly five years later, the Kitchen Garden is as healthy as ever and is an example of just how easy it is to plant a garden in your backyard, school, or community space.


So if you haven’t already started your own garden, click here to check out the Let’s Move! Gardening Guide, which has all the information you need to get planting!


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In Case You Missed It: LGBT Pride at the White House



Yesterday, for the sixth time since taking office, President Obama joined national, state, and local community leaders, business leaders, grassroots activists, elected officials, and others for an event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month at the White House.


With the First Lady by his side, the President spoke about the tremendous progress we have made during the course of his Administration — from repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to implementing the Affordable Care Act with important protections for LGBT people — and restated his commitment to taking executive action on behalf of LGBT workers:


The majority of Fortune 500 companies already have nondiscrimination policies to protect their employees because it’s the right thing to do and because many say it helps to retain and attract the best talent. And I agree. So if Congress won’t act, I will. I have directed my staff to prepare an executive order for my signature that prohibits discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.



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July 1st, 2014: Videos of the Day




7/1/14: White House Press Briefing




Beaten and shot in Syria


Published on Jul 2, 2014

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with journalist Anthony Loyd, who was kidnapped near Aleppo in May.




Farmed Fish That’s Better Than Wild?




Is Silicon Vally Sexist? Tinder Sexual Harassment Lawsuit


Published on Jul 1, 2014

“Tinder, the popular hookup and dating app, is being sued for sexual harassment and .


The company’s co-founder and former vice president of marketing Whitney Wolfe has filed a lawsuit on Monday, alleging her fellow senior executives engaged in “atrocious sexual harassment and sex discrimination” against her.


In the lawsuit, Wolfe described Chief Marketing Officer Justin Mateen as “verbally controlling and abusive.” She accused him of repeatedly calling her a “slut” and a “whore,” including in front of CEO Sean Rad.”




Is Israel Preparing New Military Offensive Against Gaza?


Published on Jul 1, 2014

TRNN Middle East Correspondent Yousef Al-Helou says that Israel is punishing Gaza despite that no evidence shows Hamas is responsible the deaths of the Israeli teenagers.




US Wealth Gap Doubles In Last 10 Years


Published on Jul 1, 2014

A new study shows that inequality in America has been steadily increasing from the 1980’s onward, and has even doubled from 2003 to 2013.




PBS NewsHour – Tuesday July 1, 2014


Published on Jul 1, 2014

On tonight’s program, Iraq lawmakers walk out of parliament in a standoff over their leadership and demonstrators flood Hong Kong demanding democracy. Fred de Sam Lazaro travels to Vietnam to investigate human trafficking, Jeffrey Brown uncovers Facebook’s massive user experiment and our roundtable of Marcia Coyle, Erin Murphy and Neal Katyal consider the year at the Supreme Court.




Israel mourns kidnapped, murdered teens.


Published on Jul 1, 2014

Manny Halberstam, cousin of slain teen Naftali Frankel details his character, life and family.




Obama, Booker joint fundraiser held in Chicago today




WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats Dick Durbin of Illinois and Cory Booker of New Jersey, both up for re-election this November, hit Chicago on Tuesday for a joint fundraising reception at John Barleycorn’s, 149 W. Kinzie.

The price points:

$500 individual ticket.

To raise or donate:

$1,000 to be designated a “sponsor”

$2,500 to be a “host”

$5,000 to be a “chair.”

The cash haul will be evenly divided between the Durbin and the Booker main Senate campaign funds.




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13 replies »

    • I am very good. I try not to overload my readers, but sometimes I have to post a lot of content to cover everything in The Last 24™. How are you doing my lovely sister?


      • I am doing well. I made a commitment to stop using Microsoft Office and Bing images and switched to other Creative Common License images and it takes me a lot more time and work but I think it will be worth it. I need to come up with a better, more efficient way to do it now. *deep breath*

        I like that I can get all the important news in a nutshell by hitting you and a few other bloggers.I rarely watch news on TV any more. I owe y’all a debt of gratitude!❤


      • I for one are very grateful you are a reader of my blog. I fully understand what you mean about not watching TV news anymore. I stopped in 2008


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