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Sheryl Sandberg: 'I'd love to see Hillary Clinton be president'

Sheryl Sandberg: 'I'd love to see Hillary Clinton be president'

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and author "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" which encourages women to be confident in the professional world.
Aileen Graef
President Obama's schedule for Friday, March 21

President Obama's schedule for Friday, March 21

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama meets with chief executive officers of Internet companies at the White House, the daily schedule indicates.
Abbas meets Obama at White House ahead of peace talks deadline

Abbas meets Obama at White House ahead of peace talks deadline

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- President Obama met with Mahmoud Abbas at the White House Monday with the monumental task of finding a way to a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal before them.
President Obama's schedule for Friday, March 14

President Obama's schedule for Friday, March 14

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama meets with his Irish counterpart Friday and will attend a St. Patrick's Day lunch at the Capitol, the official schedule indicates.
Obama, Biden to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister

Obama, Biden to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish prime minister

March 13 (UPI) -- Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny will join President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for St. Patrick's Day observances in Washington.
JC Finley
President Obama and Ukrainian PM meet to discuss Russia's incursion into Crimea

President Obama and Ukrainian PM meet to discuss Russia's incursion into Crimea

March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met Wednesday with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in the Oval Office of the White House.
JC Finley
Ukraine's interim prime minister visits Washington seeking aid

Ukraine's interim prime minister visits Washington seeking aid

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk will meet with President Obama Wednesday looking to strengthen U.S. support of the new government.
Ananth Baliga
President Obama's schedule for Wednesday, March 12

President Obama's schedule for Wednesday, March 12

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Ukranian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the White House Wednesday, the daily schedule indicates.
President Obama's schedule for Tuesday, March 11

President Obama's schedule for Tuesday, March 11

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Tuesday signs a bill making Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands part of the California Coastal National Monument, the White House said.
President Obama's schedule for Monday, March 10

President Obama's schedule for Monday, March 10

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Monday hosts the 2012-13 NCAA Division I men's and women's championship teams at the White House, the daily schedule indicates.
President Obama's schedule for Friday, March 7

President Obama's schedule for Friday, March 7

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday travels to Miami to discuss the relationship between a quality education and economic success, the White House said.
'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Obama, Netanyahu meet in Washington to discuss Palestine, Iran

Obama, Netanyahu meet in Washington to discuss Palestine, Iran

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Iran's nuclear program and Middle East peace talks headed the agenda as President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Monday.
U.S. President Obama's schedule for Monday, March 3

U.S. President Obama's schedule for Monday, March 3

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meet in the Oval Office Monday to discuss Mideast peace talks, the White House said.

Video shows Obama and Biden working out at White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden released a video of themselves exercising as part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign.
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The Oval Office is the official office of the President of the United States. Created in 1909 as part of an overall expansion of the West Wing of the White House during the administration of William Howard Taft, the office was inspired by the elliptical Blue Room. The room features three large south-facing windows behind the president's desk and a fireplace at the north end of the room.

The Oval Office has four doors: the east door opens to the Rose Garden; the west door leads to a private smaller study and dining room; the northwest door opens onto the main corridor of the West Wing; and the northeast door opens to the office of the president's secretary.

Though architect James Hoban's original design for the White House included two oval rooms, the idea of an oval office did not come about until 1909. A conception of Theodore Roosevelt, brought out by his wife's idea that the shared space between bedrooms and offices of the White House should be separate. Further, Roosevelt chose the site at least for reasons to demolish a set of greenhouses that were constructed by President Buchanan. . An oval interior space is a Baroque concept that was adapted by Neoclassicism. Oval rooms became popular in eighteenth century neoclassical architecture, and it is considered likely that Hoban was influenced by the elliptical chamber at Castle Coole in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. That room has identical dimensions, and includes the two recessed niches found in Hoban's original design for the Blue Room. The "elliptic salon"—in the form of the Blue Room and Yellow Oval Room—was the outstanding feature of James Hoban's original plan of the White House. At the temporary "President's House" in Philadelphia, George Washington had two rooms each modified with an apsidal bowed end, which were used for hosting the formal receptions called levees. As his guests formed a circle around him, Washington could stand in the center with everyone an equal distance from the president. The apsidal end of a room was a traditional site of honor, for a host, a potentate, or the magistrate in a basilica.

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