President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leadership in the Cabinet Room of the White House to discuss the debt
Housing sales rise almost 10% in Massachusetts!
POTUS has his game face on. Wish I could be a fly on the wall.
Me too – Repubs look like they’re shaking in their boots. They’ve backed themselves into a corner.
Yup. He has that take no prisoners game face on.
stay the course Mr President and democrats stay strong and stand with the President
I am not surprised at the level of backlash there has been against the President since the election of 2008. With the huge leap we made in getting our country back, it is not unexpected that those who enjoyed unfair power over others would fight like this to get it back. One thing that is always clear is that the President does not do what he does to amass power or wealth. It is always about the common man and our general welfare. How grateful I am for the opportunity to stand up for him and push back against those who cannot share power.
The ones on tv yelling at the president, are not democrats they are green party.
Please remember that!
Am looking for something to be outraged about. Ooh the almighty outrage, how can he sit in the same room with Rusty and Turtle? And why is he drinking water instead of Tea? Now I feel better. Sigh
Now we just need something to panic about:
PBO has a slight smile on his face in one of the pictures:
“this proves the republicans have the upper hand!”
“I hope he knows what he’s doing!”
“Doesn’t he realize the rethugs don’t like him?!?!?!”
“We need to get ourselves ready for what Chris Matthews/Rachel/Ed/Cenk/Pat/John King/Wolf Blitzer/my dog/my cat is going to say!!!!”
“It’s not going to be pretty, people!!!!!”
“The sky is falling!”
Lisa Jackson to make clean air act announcement today:
Rupert news of the world to close on Sunday… Oooops!
Are you serious? Link?
Here you go M4O:
OT: Excellent news, Murdoch’s News of the World is closing down – decision just announced by his equally revolting son. No doubt they’ll start up another rag to replace it, but for now: YES!
Happy day. Fox News next. Karma.
I know I’m not supposed to be happy when a newspaper shuts down and people lose their jobs, ….. but over here in America, even I know what utter filth News of the World is. It’s complete trash. They’re forever hacking into peoples phones and despicable nonsense like that. I always wondered who owned that rabid sleazy tabloid and a few years ago, when I found out it was Rupert Murdoch, the light dawned. Thank goodness such waste of space is out of the world. Fox News: You’re Next.
Small victory, but understand that he is cutting off that leg of his business to save the body. The body is the REAL BUSINESS – SKY NEWS; his satellite network (which will be Fox on steroids if allowed to go forth).
I think that the Sky deal might be in trouble, since the investigation has gone all the way to Cameron, and the people have risen up in disgust and anger. If only this wake-up call could be heard around the world!
I just saw that. Don’t you just love how he’s pretending to have had no knowledge of the disgusting things his paper was doing for years?
I certainly hope this is the beginning of the end of Murdoch and that he’ll be thrown out of every country he’s doing media business in. Sick bastard.
Hey guys another OT: I was watching Morning Joe this morning and Eric “the evil one” Cantor was on spewing his usual crap about how protecting the rich and screwing everyone else is good for America. Well, Larry David the creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm(freaking awesome show by the way) was the interview guest after Cantor. He’s a democrat and an an avid golfer and Mika asked him if there were any republicans he’d ever golf with and he was like ahhh.. I don’t know. Then Mika asked him what republicans he would never ever play golf with and he said he’d rather kill himself than breathe the same air as Eric Cantor. They were all shocked and tried to come to Cantor’s defense but Larry was like nope.. you asked me a question, I’m gonna answer. I despise Cantor, I don’t care for him. he’s basically the equivalent of Rush Limbaugh in Congress… another guy I don’t care for. Larry was pissed off about Cantor and the gop forever screwing the middle class and he was kinda annoyed that morning joe team didn’t take Cantor to task. It was brilliant!
I would love to see a video of that exchange. I love Larry David, not only is he funny, he’s usually on point!
That’s a real ouch. I guess they figured since Larry David is Jewish he would be nicer to Cantor. Maybe they will think twice about asking such silly questions next time.
I can just imagine, Joe and Mika feign offense so easily. Kudos to Larry David for speaking his mind, and for deflecting the “holier than thou” attitudes of Jackasses usual morning crew. Those guys think way to highly of themselves.
Nice. I love, love Larry. His new season starts on Sunday. Now that’s a Morning Joke video I don’tmind watching.
Bravo Larry David! I love how these highly paid and highly recognized actors speak out as regular citizens on behalf of POTUS and the American Democratic Way!
Cantor really is a different brand of evil. When he didn’t speak up about Republican Congresspeople attending a tea bagger rally where they held up a banner with a picture of dead holocaust children – I realized just how evil he was. Add to that him running to Israel to pledge his allegiance to Israel over the country where he holds a leadership position in government – my suspicions were confirmed. Forget about his lies of having been shot at, and all that nonsense. He’s despicable and it shows in his face.
I need to remember to scroll up!!
Rupert Murdoch did more damage in the Us and other countries than terrorism. The rise of extremists, right-wing policies.
Couldn’t agree more. I’ve said for years that combatting this takeover of the world’s MegaMedia to create a giant, worldwide propaganda mill, and therefore the world’s public discourse which then impacts the way people vote, should be Issue #1. Everything else follows from that.
Yes, the rise of the modern-day Repub Party has clearly killed far more than “terrorism” (as defined by the Western world at least). How many hundreds of thousands killed unnecessarily in Iraq for instance? Great point, Christi!
Now can we get some of that over here, please? Holy moly!!!
I’m so sick of these heartless neanderthals. I still can’t believe that they won back the House.
Interesting last photo.
PBO-briefing book in front of him…prepared
Nancy!-briefing book in fron of her…prepared
Harry-no book, already knows PBO’s thinking…
The Thugs? NO briefing books. Indicates to me they are still not going to even try to be serious.
The second pic almost seems like Boehner is looking at The President with…respect?
That’s what happens when you play a round of golf together. I think, or at least I imagine, that President Obama is a guy that you would find really hard not to like. Even Rust bucket is not immune to the genuine goodness of our Baraktastic President.
Boehner impresses me as not truly being in control of his position…he needs to look over both his shoulders. On one side he has ratface Cantor whose only back he is concerned with is his own. And you have the Democrats, and Nancy Pelosi (who I think is an awesome leader) who want control of the House back. Let’s help them get it.
Nah, I think that’s his “How long is this meeting gonna be? I really need a drink” look.
There are three people in that room this country could certainly do without.
Let me guess…..Cantor, Boner, and McConnel. LMAO!
You got it!
WOW, Murdoch is shutting down NotW. Awesome. Now on to all his other filth.
Nancy looks great as usual. Can’t wait to see her with the gavel again!
I was just thinking the same thing as I look at those pics. Nancy is fabulous. And she is a ageless wonder in her mid 70′s.
Can’t you just see the LIBERAL RAGE on POTUS’ face?
I see Count Dracula Cantor has his sniveling, snarly ratface on. He makes the hair on the back of my neck stand UP!
I’ve been busy and haven’t been able to check in the last few days…..I happened to overhear Ed Schutz’s show yesterday, all I could think was here we go again. New day, same page……these people are interested in one thing only, whipping up the conflict and controversy. I was happy to see so many hear refuse to take the bait. President Obama has time and time again demonstrated that he is smart, nimble, steady and devoted to our greater good as Americans. Thank God.
An epic struggle is waging between those that want power, and those that want to govern. These power brokers would destroy everything to achieve their goals……perhaps I am naieve, but what would they gain. Do they not think for one minute those that they have used and abused would ultimately rise up against them. Hopefully the next arising is election day 2012, I know I will do all that I can (except maybe twitter) to swell the ranks of those who believe America is about US not me.
Ha! he do look the chracter from the cereal Count Dracula
FYI – Leader Pelosi will hold her weekly presser at 2:30pm today. Livestreamed at CNN and CSPAN.
Hello TODers, Ed Schultz ranting on his radio show as usual. Won’t bother to recap the nonsense he’s spouting. Can’t wait for the President to make him look like the loud-mouth idiot that he is.
Oops forgot to login. Now Schultz has his favorite senator on, Bernie Sanders, whining.
Bernie sanders is not a democrat which is why he bashes them! He is of the socialist party!
Michael Moore endorsed him for president last week!
Now, I don’t have anything against Sanders. But I tell you these so-called PLs are hilarious. All one needs do to get their endorsement is to get on TV or the radio and breathe fire. Suddenly that person becomes the new flavor of the day. They keep me in stitches. Let me count the 2012ers:
Cuomo (lately), 2012
And the list goes on and on. They are no different from the GOP. Everyday hoping for a new savior to defeat PBO.
What I have against Sen. Sanders is that he loves to make these grand attacks on President Obama and blame him for the failures of Congress. There are over 500 Congress people who are supposed to write legislation and serve the people. Yet, Senator Sanders always goes after President Obama, like he’s stopping them from convincing each other to do their jobs. He did that whole “filibuster” after Congress failed to pass a deal last December, and the President stepped in and saved unemployment and the lower tax rates for all working Americans. He has a silly petition out against the President for some other nonsense that was circling last week, when he should have been using his energy to challenge Republicans and the do-nothing Dems. Why aren’t members of Congress embarrassed that they always have to get the President to do their jobs for them?
Hey don’t forget Huey, Dewey and Louie!! Or what about Dewey, Screwem and How?
Michael Moore can suck it. One less poisonous vote come 2012
Didn’t the PL want somebody to primary Sanders, when he voted for the ACA.
POOR PELOSI…NOW THERE’S A SANDWICH I WOULDN’T LIKE! DID MY USUAL AT THE GAS STATIONS TODAY…SOME GUY STARING BECAUSE OF MY ‘O’ BUMPER STICKERS…SO I YELLED BACK…YES…I’M A WHITE GIRL!
She looks great. Can’t believe she’s 70.
ALL THESE PEOPLE IN THIS TOWN NEED TO DO IS HIT A BIG SALE ON PILLOW CASES! WHAT A CLUSTER MUCK!
I have to laugh, although the reality of what you speak of is not the least bit funny.
Regarding News of the World…a victory for the good people, but a minor one. Murdoch does give a damn about his newspapers. The real money is in television; he wants full control of BskyB. As long as his friend Cameron is around, he’ll probably get it.
Hi DTTM – I just heard Murdoch & Co registered the title ‘The Sun on Sunday’ two days ago, so it will simply replace The News of the World. I’d love to think people won’t be fooled, but I fear they will. Depressing.
Is there a chance that some of these people can go to jail? I read earlier today that they are investigating the fact that people were getting paid to keep quiet.
Now we await to see if the SKY deal will go ahead. The govt. has postponed the decision for this until Sept. when it hopes everything would’ve died down. This is not going to die down and should the deal go ahead the govt. will have major credibility issues.
Apparently someone is in jail for this and they are about to arrest Cameron’s former PR guru who was an editor at NoW. Hope they jail a few more ant that the over 4,000 people who’s phones were hacked into sue – they need to pay for this. The employees are beyond pizzed but what do they expect. If you work for the devil you expect to be burned at least once. Someone said that the Murdoch’s were using Ms Brooks as a ‘flak jacket’.
Lost money on this – placed money on the new name being ‘Sunday Sun’.
I believe that Ms Brooks is indeed the fall guy for the evil Murdoch empire…but like you said, she knew exactly what she was getting into and was just as willing to swim the sewers …
I hope the Sky deal falls apart, Murdoch has done such grievous damage to many nations with his monopoly and bastardization of the media…
James Murdoch appears to be as much a weasel as his father…
I am glad Nancy Pelosi looks happy, that must mean things are going well. I am a huge Obama fan but I do wish he was more liberal. I wish they were adding stimulus measures to the debt ceiling deal. That would help with jobs and help Obama get re-elected. At one point I had heard they were considering it, but I haven’t heard anything lately.
Why would he consider stimulus when he won’t get through Congress?
Thank you desraye, people don’t understand it’s not that easy. If this President had someone to work with him, who was truly interested in the welfare of this country instead of it’s political party, he would be putting forth things such as stimulus for jobs, but that Republican Tea Party would not go for it.
That’s Nancy’s game face. She keeps that face no matter what’s happening. The only time I didn’t see that face was when Joe “you lie” Wilson caught her off guard during the President’s address.
Logan why do you and anyone else keep forgetting what PBO is dealing with? He is dealing with a House of Representatives that is full of Teabaggers. He knows another stimulus package would not pass in the House. Heck the Teapubs are still *itching about the stimuluses from 2009 that saved our nation. Why doesn’t America understand this. If you want to be disappointed at someone be disappointed at your fellow citizens for voting these lunatics in office. I remember distinctly that PBO said don’t give these nuts back the keys. Has that fallen on deaf ears around here?
You’re right, Keith. After reading President Obama’s books, it’s clear to me that he’s probably a lot more liberal and idealistic than people give him credit for. It’s just that he’s also extremely practical and pragmatic, and he’d rather spend his energy and what little time he’s got as President, to effect as much change as he can possibly do. He’s not going to waste time on showy stuff. He’s just going to keep working at his long term vision until it’s time to stop. And the politics will mostly just have to take care of itself.
I mean, really. He’s sacrificed his children’s normal childhood, and a normal family life. The fact that he tells us constantly that he most misses taking his kids for a bike ride or an ice-cream, or taking Michelle for a walk – that tells you how much this sacrifice of normalcy is costing him. And to think that he wouldn’t be doing everything he could do with the eight years he’s got (and that’s really not a lot of time when trying to transform a country) – it’s ludicrous. He’s making wise decisions and only following the paths that lead to progress. He’s laying down a foundation that can be built upon by the next Democratic president, in a way that cannot be easily undone.
I just wish more people in Congress took their jobs as seriously.
Keith in C-bus, Ohio, thank you for seeing what some people refuse to see.Those hateful nasty Tea Republicans are in control of the House and they will not let anything like a stimulus pass. It’s funny how people just don’t want to see just what this President has to deal with. The Dems who didn’t go vote in 2010, the Independents who switch to the Republicans, they are the ones who ought to be blame for putting those hateful, nasty, tea baggers Republicans in charge. Keith you are so right about the President warning the people not to give the keys back to the GOP, but people didn’t listen, did they?
And now these very same people want to blame the President for everything, which is not right. They need to ask themselves what have the Republicans about jobs? Name one thing they have done. And while I am at it I am fed up with some of the Democratic Congressmen and women, and Senators who talk against this President.
Logan, what the people are seeing from those Tea Republicans ought to help with the President re-election.
Not being liberal enough has nothing to do with it. What matters is the people that he is dealing with. If we had a left leaning Congress we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I thought people would know this by now.
Logan, he’s got a plan. Remember, he does not set himself up to lose.
Whenever he’s around these tools, I always wonder what he’s thinking. I wonder what he really thinks about them?
POTUS statement coming in 8 minutes according to Dave Weigel on Twitter.
PBO statement at 1 pm. Sure it will be on all the networks. Definitely on cnn.live
Ed Schultz is really mental.
Is President Obama giving someone the “stink eye” in the first photograph?
Not to rush things, but I will look forward to the opportunity to read President Obama’s personal account of his years in the Whitehouse. I hope he puts pen to paper and airs that which is currently restrained.
I can’t wait.
I can wait. At least, 5 and 1/2 more years… 8)
President Obama about to speak in WH Briefing Room. They’re setting up flags and POTUS emblem on the podium, so this should be good.
PBO doesn’t look happy.
Parties still far apart on wide range of issues. So the PL needs to chill out about that phony WaPo story that was designed to make PBO look bad.
And now on Ed’s show that sniveling, grifter Adam Green. What a snake oil salesman.
So good to see Nancy Pelosi “in da House”. Go Nancy Go! She’s leaning forward saying “I got cho back POTUS”
Boehner has a look that seems to say “I think I’ve fallen in love…with…you”
That much is probably true. He’s now tipsy on the Koolaid.
Turtle, one hand on the table, body language loudly proclaiming his desire to be not a part of this negotiating session. I know congress critters are not impeachable but I sure wish they were. It is so distressing that some of my tax are supporting this….this….Aw, my President’s voice is ringing in my ears,”No need for name calling.” :o(
Correction: “tax dollars” and I am so challenged on the faces. I mas trying to post an angry/frustrated one.
Looks like Speaker Pelosi was the only woman in that room – on both sides of the table. Although, one of her is worth ten men, I’d say.
And I mean this in the best way…. Aside from the President (and Joey if he was in the house) Nancy has more balls than ALL the rest of the men in that room! And she’s STILL feminine, classy, stylish and smart as hell. I hope I’m half off all that at 70 years old!!!
I mean, she’s got Skeletor on one side and Boner on the other. Handle your business, Nancy, HANDLE IT!!!
I saw our VP Joe in the house (3rd pic opposite Harry Reid)- with his gorgeous smile as usual!
Oooooh, after the Pres, I love, love, LURVE me some Joey the Shark. I am so glad he took the offer to be Vice President. I think he’s the perfect choice. They compliment each other so well. I think of the quote at the top of BWDs page.
“He’s got a backbone like a ramrod, a brain bigger than his skull and a heart that just keeps beatin’” (Joe Biden)
I simply can’t imagine any other VP for President Obama. Joe wins best VP EVER award – hands down!
theo67, from your mouth to God’s ears. Pelosi isn’t Speaker, but hopefully 2013 Barack Obama will still be President, and Harry Reid Senate majority, and Speaker of the House will be Nancy Pelosi.
You know what is so awful about this whole thing , it’s soooo obvious that the republicans (I don’t know if all) owe something to the big guys they are tryng to keep from paying more taxes. I watch politics everyday, and can see clearly what is going on. Oh, and the other thing is
they want the president to look bad. Shame on them ,and it makes me very sad to see the very same people that are suppose to be looking
out for us, let Bush do anything he wanted. This president is trying so hard to do something positive for the forgotten people, and the country, have to put up with these people. Bush and Cheney made a big mess, and they want us to forget. I say no, we will not forget.
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