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President Obama Hanging Out on Google+ Next Week

By - Source: The White House | B 25 comments

Here's your chance to talk with the President.

Even if you're not a fan of President Obama, you still have to admit this is rather cool: the President of the United States will conduct a live, multi-person video chat using Google+ Hangouts next week. The news follows just two weeks after The White House joined Google+, and just a day before the President presents his latest State of the Union speech (9:00 p.m. EST on YouTube.com/whitehouse or on WhiteHouse.gov/sotu).

"Starting immediately after the speech, the White House will be using social media and other online resources to answer questions from the American public and respond to your ideas about rebuilding America," the White House stated on Monday while also providing a schedule. "The President is committed to creating a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. That’s why President Obama and more than twenty-five members of his administration will be responding to your questions about the speech all week and talking about the issues that matter most to you."

Then on Monday, January 30, the President will join a special Google+ Hangout session from the West Wing and answer several of the most popular questions that have been submitted through YouTube. Those wishing to submit a question to President Obama can do so starting Monday, January 23 until Saturday, January 28. Simply visit the White House YouTube channel to submit questions and vote on favorites. Some of the people who submit questions will even be invited to join the President in the Hangout and take part in the live conversation.

"The Google+ Hangout with President Obama culminates a full week of online engagement with the White House," reads the public announcement. "It also marks the first in a series of White House Hangouts that will cover a range of topics and issues. Follow the White House on Google+ for the latest on White House Hangouts."

In related news, Obama fans who want a ringtone of the President singing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at the Apollo Theater in New York City can scoop up the sound byte here.

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    Ragnar-Kon , January 23, 2012 10:10 PM
    Seems like he is starting to ramp up his re-election campaign. Let the games begin!

    And honestly, pretty cool that he is doing this. Connecting with the younger audience is going to be really important this year, especially with all of the newly graduated college students that are having a hard time finding jobs.
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    errorcode99 , January 23, 2012 9:43 PM
    Wow what a cool president!

    :facepalm:
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    Ragnar-Kon , January 23, 2012 10:10 PM
    Seems like he is starting to ramp up his re-election campaign. Let the games begin!

    And honestly, pretty cool that he is doing this. Connecting with the younger audience is going to be really important this year, especially with all of the newly graduated college students that are having a hard time finding jobs.
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    Xatos , January 23, 2012 10:25 PM
    I know where I won't be next week...


    Then again, maybe this is my chance to let him know how I feel about a few things.
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    xerroz , January 23, 2012 10:28 PM
    How much is Google paying you Obama? A million? 2 million? $3 million?
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    Onus , January 23, 2012 10:31 PM
    Be careful on a hike to avoid ticks. Be careful on Google+ to avoid other parasites.
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    sa1nt , January 23, 2012 10:34 PM
    Finally precomputed answers gonna be where they belong.I guess what i want to say is that it's unfair for US public and it's unfair for US government It's just some freaky clown show...
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    mightymaxio , January 23, 2012 11:12 PM
    Honestly without Obama's push for a technology movement in the white house we would never have had a YouTube channel for the white house or any of the other cool things hes done. I like this push into the new tech that hes doing and I feel that this will connect him to the people better. All the naysayers are not actually going to do this because they are too lazy and just want to watch and nitpick whatever the current president has to say or do. Its sad when someone who so strongly believes that someone is wrong that they will never change opinions or thoughts because they just want to watch the world burn i suppose.
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    g4114rd0 , January 24, 2012 12:12 AM
    -"Fabulous!".
    @ FacebooKiller has been born.
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    stingstang , January 24, 2012 12:59 AM
    I wanna see him do some chat roulette. Oh, the good times that will be had!
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    soldier37 , January 24, 2012 2:14 AM
    The faster we get him out of office the better. He is ruining this Country. Unemployment is really at 16% not 8. They arent counting the people who gave up looking. Research people, the mainstream news isnt your only source. You younger people dont fall for the tricks. Open your eyes do for yourselves. Work hard, dont let them take from you what youve earned and give to those who havent!
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    keyanf , January 24, 2012 2:37 AM
    Make him stay there longer. The more time he is there, the less time he has to push and or sign expensive legislation into law.
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    stm1185 , January 24, 2012 3:00 AM
    Guess the liberal Hollywood money bags who bought his last election aren't going to pony up now that he came out against SOPA, so now he will work for Google.
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    royalcrown , January 24, 2012 11:03 AM
    What is good about this technology, is that we can say, "Hey, this is good", or "This is a stupid idea and if you don't veto it, you're gonna pay for it come election time" (National Defense Authorization Act) for example *cough*

    All you haters of this new tech...Use it to give our officials a CLUE, and stop *itching.
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    nebun , January 24, 2012 11:16 AM
    NO PROBLEM....LET HIM HANG...pun intended
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    Tmanishere , January 24, 2012 11:48 AM
    It's hard to paint the wall when a tenant before him f--ed up everything in his path, you know?
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    gokanis , January 24, 2012 1:06 PM
    TmanishereIt's hard to paint the wall when a tenant before him f--ed up everything in his path, you know?

    And the fact that this dip spent twice as much money in half the time with no results as the previous dip hasn't computed in your brain yet? I fart in your general direction.
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    cookoy , January 24, 2012 1:29 PM
    Jan 30 - that does not give much time for Anonymous to prepare after they try to take down FB on Jan 28
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    royalcrown , January 24, 2012 3:02 PM
    cookoyJan 30 - that does not give much time for Anonymous to prepare after they try to take down FB on Jan 28


    I think he was trying to do what Roosevelt did in the 30's (which worked at the time). It Gave the jobless jobs and built a huge chunk of our (now dilapidated) modern infrastructure.
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    cptnjarhead , January 24, 2012 3:06 PM
    Obama is wasting his time. 21% have left the democratic party according to a rasmussen poll, some went GOP, most went Independent. that means 21% of his base is gone. independents historically do not vote for the incumbent. The two key demographics that got him in the white house, are not in his corner anymore. with gop and independent registrations up since his election, his only option is hard left base and those numbers are too small to get him reelected.
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    wild9 , January 24, 2012 3:08 PM
    Quote:
    "The President is committed to creating a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration.


    Why are your troops being sent to their death in overseas lands when your borders are complete joke? What are you going to do about the Federal Reserve? What are you doing to defend the Republic and the Constitution, and put American interests first? Why is your administration, with your backing, selling arms to states neighboring Iran? What are you doing about the devastating impact of mass, uncontrolled immigration into your country? Wha

    Why is your country continuing to prop up the private offshore interests who contr
    mightymaxioHonestly without Obama's push for a technology movement in the white house we would never have had a YouTube channel for the white house or any of the other cool things hes done. I like this push into the new tech that hes doing and I feel that this will connect him to the people better. All the naysayers are not actually going to do this because they are too lazy and just want to watch and nitpick whatever the current president has to say or do. Its sad when someone who so strongly believes that someone is wrong that they will never change opinions or thoughts because they just want to watch the world burn i suppose.


    Hi approval rating was dire long before he joined Google. Without Obama's push for his technology he wouldn't have been able to concoct a propaganda army. The world burns when offshore interests tell Presidents to drop bombs of people who've done f*ck all, to anyone.
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