Watch President Obama Standing Very Still


In honor of “the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, including those still fighting for their lives,” President Obama and Michelle Obama presided over a nationwide moment of silence at 11 a.m. from the White House this morning. Surrounded by White House staff, the First Couple bowed their heads for a minute and twenty seconds of solemn contemplation, broken only by the eerie whir of the press pool’s cameras. After a fumbled attempt at holding hands, they went back inside.