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rise and shine

Nick Anderson

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11:0 The President is interviewed by local TV anchors from around the country

12:20 The President greets the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis

12:30 Jay Carney briefs the press

1:45 The President signs a proclamation to designate Fort Monroe a national monument

2:25 Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a DNC luncheon in New Orleans

3:15 Michelle Obama visits the Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans

3:15 The President and Vice President meet with House Democratic leadership

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Thanks Donna

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The Week

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ABC: Continuing his executive actions campaign, President Obama will sign a proclamation this afternoon to designate Fort Monroe a national monument.

“Fort Monroe has played a part in some of the darkest and some of the most heroic moments in American history. But today isn’t just about preserving a national landmark – it’s about helping to create jobs and grow the local economy. Steps like these won’t replace the bold action we need from Congress to get our economy moving and strengthen middle-class families, but they will make a difference,” Obama said in a written statement.

According to the White House, the preservation of Fort Monroe will help create nearly 3,000 jobs in Virginia …. Fort Monroe is integral to the history of slavery, the Civil War, and the U.S. military. It was the place where Dutch traders first brought enslaved Africans in 1619 and during the Civil War the fort became a place for escaped slaves to find refuge. In 1861, the fort was the site of Gen. Benjamin Butler’s “Contraband Decision,” which provided a pathway to freedom for thousands of slaves.

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Think Progress: Mitt Romney, his son Tagg, and Romney’s chief fundraiser, Spencer Zwick, have extensive financial and political ties to three men who allegedly participated in an $8.5 billion Ponzi scheme. A few months after the Ponzi scheme collapsed, a firm financed by Mitt Romney and run by his son and chief fundraiser partnered with the three men and created a new “wealth management business” as a subsidiary.

Full post here

Thanks Desertflower

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McClatchyDC – Thanks amk

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Worth seeing again from last night:

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Morning everyone ;-)


128 Responses to “rise and shine”


  1. November 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

    flat tax, flat brain… what’s the difference? This nutjob isn’t even qualified to be a grifter a la tundra twit.

    • 2 ber6964
      November 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

      Tee Hee!!

    • 3 desertflower
      November 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

      Oh, don’t stop there…flat tax, flat brain, flat earth, flat ideas,flat wrong!

      • 4 Mel
        November 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

        Flat brain? very funny and yes I think all the GOP are realy flat brain death they can not think
        for themselves. They are been told what to say by FOX, LIMBAUGH. and BECK. estan muy
        LOCOS. so hasta lavista Herman and Rick and let’s focus on the Flip Floper Mitten.

    • November 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

      Let’s see. A flat tax flattened in a level way can be flat if you have different levels of flatness that allow you to tax the flat part of the, er flatting?

      I think I just announced my candidacy for the Republican nomination.

  2. 6 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2011 at 9:50 am

    There will be two GOP debates next week. The 1st one is on CNBC @ 8PM (Wed Nov 9; MI), and the 2nd is on CBS @8PM (Sat Nov 12; SC).

    http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2011-2012-primary-debate-schedule/

  3. 12 LOL
    November 1, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Karma is a B%^&# and thank heavens she is an only child. I am literally tickled to death with all of this Cain nonsense. But I will say this, since POLITICO is now being accused of being a left wing organization (LMAO)….I give it a couple of days before they come out with a story on a Dem or more likely the Prez. You know it’s coming, and no matter how infantile or juvenile the story is…they(politico) will pimp it like it’s the second coming. But I will continue to #PressOn and #KickOfMyBedroomSlippers

    • 13 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Don’t be fooled. Politco is part of the GOPMEDIA Corp and is every bit as right-wing as FOX News. Politico is in Mitt Romney’s pockets and they will attempt to destroy anyone they perceive as being a threat. Right now, Cain just happens to be that individual – although they most likely did not anticipate that 3 months ago.

      • 14 LOL
        November 1, 2011 at 10:06 am

        Whoops Double Post—darn you TOSHIBA. I agree with you…but I think they will swing back at the Dems–just to even things out..so to speak.

      • November 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

        + 1,000,000,000

        It’s completely comical that some wingnuts are describing Politico as liberal :lol: They’ve obviously missed their relentless negative coverage of the President. I despise Cain, but he’s just the latest victim of Politico and their GOP establishment buddies.

        • November 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

          Jan Crawford on CBS Evening News said GOPolitico is “non-partisan.” These people are unbelievable. Either lying or stupid. Or both.

        • November 1, 2011 at 11:00 am

          It is already happening. Corzine is CEO of MF that just filed for bankruptcy.
          Well, guess what, that Company is missing 200 million dollars.
          And guess who is the number one bundler for tge Obama campaign?
          Yup- Corzine.

          So, the GOP media tries to connect the dots with this guilt by association.

          You know the rest—

  4. 18 LOL
    November 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Cain is being railroaded on all the networks and the blogs. I am tickled pink….and let’s just say Karma is a B^#*@ and thank heavens she is an only child. However, Politico in the next few days will more than likely drop a story on a DEM (probably the Prez)..so people will stop calling them a left wing machine. Just be prepared #PressOn #KickOffYourBedroomSlippers

    • 19 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

      This politico story about Cain is not anti-GOP, even though it appears that way. It’s a pro-Mitt Romney move. Right now Cain is perceived by the MSM, PL, and GOP establishment as the biggest threat to their golden boy Mitt Romney. The evisceration of his silly 999 tax plan didn’t budge his poll numbers, and he continued to rise. The mocking of his “smoking” and “flower” ads didn’t do him in either. So that caused some alarm bells to go off. That’s why they’re going after him with such aggression. I have long predicted that Cain would not be the GOP nominee because either he would self-implode, or swiftboated by the RomneyCorp (which includes certain factions in the OWS movement and liberal blogs/TV).

      • 20 anniebella
        November 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

        Old flip flopper is being mighty silent right now, maybe it was his people who release the info on good old Cain and what he may have done.

        • November 1, 2011 at 11:09 am

          OLE MITTENS IS A REAL SNAKE…HE IS TO BE WATCHED…AND HE IS TRYING REAL HARD TO BUY HIS WAY INTO THE WHITEHOUSE…BUT HEY MIT, IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN…NOT NOW …NOT EVER!!!!!

          OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

      • November 1, 2011 at 10:42 am

        Hopefruit said : RomneyCorp (which includes certain factions in the OWS movement and liberal blogs/TV).

        Bingo! Well done Hopefruit2

      • November 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

        Karl Rove knows that Cain nor Perry stands a snowball’s chance in hell to win the general. Mitt is very unlikely, but they are trying to sell him as the “sane” one. But all his flip flops are making that exceedingly hard to accomplish.

      • 24 Obama Grandmama
        November 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

        I thought Mitt needed many real conservative opponents running at the same time to divide up that support to benefit himself. For instance if there were only one conservative running they may overtake Mitts percentage. Thus Cain, Perry, Bachmann all divide the spoils. I do get that Cain has surpassed Mitt in the polls so his campaign may think it is time to take Cain down.

  5. 25 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Yet OWS (and their spokespersons like MM, Ratigan, West, etc) hardly talk about Romney. It’s almost as if they want him to win by default.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:50 am

      And if they do, it’s to compare him with PBO, so they can talk that false equivalency bullshit. Who do they think they’re fooling? These folks are Romney supporters.

    • November 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      West has admitted he’s a libertarian. So the legalization of drugs is more important that removing the part of the Civil Rights Act which states that private businesses can discriminate against anyone they darn well please. Bill Maher long ago said he was a libertarian. I’d say Michael Moore probably is as well. They favor Ron Paul. I knew there had to be an agenda other than the pettiness of West. He’s the Herman Cain on the left.

  6. 28 Betsy
    November 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Good morning everyone. Thank you Chipsticks for all that you do. Loved the cartoon at the top!!!! It made my day, now off to teach the Constitution to a bunch of 13yr olds high on sugar, sigh. I’m determined to make sure they don’t turn out like Republicans, with no knowledge of the supreme law of the land! Have a great day.

  7. 30 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 1, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Good Morning All!

    Barack Obama Quote O’ The Day:

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

    Have a great day everyone! :mrgreen:

    • 31 prettyfoot58
      November 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Good Morning…TODers…
      Good Morning… PJ…

      i love this quote….

      “We are the Change We Seek”…

      too often …we want the change to occur…without doing the work ourselves…

      reminds me of long ago…when there was a union drive at my workplace…many folks wanted the union but they did not want to work to bring it into fruition….they wanted it handed to them on a silver plate….

      they did not want to put on their marching shoes….

      Pressssssssssssss ON

  8. 32 desertflower
    November 1, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I actually think that Cain’s questionable campaign money issues will be the bigger issue for him, not the harassment, because we all know IOKIYAR!

  9. 36 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Holder’s Critics Are NRA’s Paid Congressional Gunslingers

    While the NRA attacks Holder to raise money, the organization is getting a return on investments it’s already made on Capitol Hill. How long House Republicans will continue to carry water for the NRA is anyone’s guess, but in any case, it won’t come cheaply. The gun rights group has already spent nearly $200,000 on federal candidates for the 2012 campaign cycle. Which member of Congress will be the next to put money in their pocket then put a call for Holder’s job on the record?

    http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201110310011

  10. 37 hopefruit2
    November 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

    OH DEAR!!!!

  11. 47 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

    INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING: USA (2%) vs CHINA (9%)

    Bernie Sanders Straight Talk: The GOP Is Sinking The Economy To Defeat Obama

    Host Al Sharpton asked Bernie Sanders if Republicans were trying to sink the ship in order to change captains. Sanders answered, “Yes, I think you’ll note that in the last couple of weeks the Democratic leadership have brought up, rather modest I must tell you, Al, doesn’t go anywhere near far enough. Modest proposals to protect the jobs of teachers, firemen, police officers, I don’t believe we got one Republican vote for that. This week, my understanding is we are going to bring forth legislation to start rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, that’s roads and bridges and rail systems. Everybody in America knows that we need to do that.”

    After Sharpton described the Senate proposal, Sanders continued, “Al, Al, China is now spending nine percent of its GDP on infrastructure. They’re building thousands of miles of high speed rail, Europe, five percent. We are at two point two percent. We’re becoming the laughingstock of the entire world. You wanna put people to work tomorrow? Start rebuilding the infrastructure. It is incomprehensible to me that the Republicans are opposing that.”

    Earlier in his comments, Sen. Sanders hit on exactly why they are opposing infrastructure and any other proposal that will create jobs. Republicans are intentionally tanking the economy in order to give themselves the best possible shot at defeating President Obama in 2012. The Obama administration may not say it, but Bernie Sanders did.

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/sanders-gop-defeat-obama

  12. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    November 1, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Herb Cain just said on HLN that if he had had “a day to think about it,” he would have given a better answer yesterday on the question of the sexual harassment allegations.

    Wonder if he realizes that as leader of the free world, he most likely will not get “a day to think about” all of the decisions he would be asked to make.

    GET HIM OFF THE NATIONAL STAGE NOW, PLEASE, SOMEBODY. SOMEBODY?

    • 49 hopefruit2
      November 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

      Cain is not going anywhere – he’s toast.

      • 50 jacquelineoboomer
        November 1, 2011 at 10:51 am

        Cain also added during the interview that at the time of the sexual harassment allegations, he told his wife all about it.

        Funny, because yesterday he said he barely remembered the incident(s). If you tell your wife about a charge like that at your place of business, methinks it’s not something you – or your wife – would forget, even 12 years later.

        But that’s just me. I’m not a Cain voter.

        • 51 dotster3
          November 1, 2011 at 12:13 pm

          I have a feeling that one or both ladies are going to be paid some big money to break their confidentiality agreement and come forward with the specifics of the charges. Just saw Ken Vogel, one of the Politico writers on the story, sorta hint at that possibility. Also—heard Tweety say that more was coming. Also just read a hint of that possibility in the Chgo Trib. I think this is a Rove operation, and they are going to get Cain out of the way.

    • 52 Ladyhawke
      November 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

      I agree jackie. It is time for the “Herman Cain Minstrel Show” to end. Herman needs to exit stage left asap.

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

      A day? From what I read, POLITICO gave them ample time to verify/deny the allegations before they printed the story.

      • 54 jacquelineoboomer
        November 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

        Oh, yes, you are right. Forgot about that. Every time he opens his mouth, he gets his foot deeper in it (like the rest of ‘em). He also says there’s a difference between “settlement” and “agreement.” [Think: "Depends on what the definition of 'is' is."]

      • November 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

        YEAH, LIKE 10 DAYS NOTICE!!!!

  13. 56 Claire
    November 1, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Loved Toure’s commentary, so on target.

    I could scream after hearing Coulter’s comments about “Our blacks are better than their blacks.” She’s a white supremacist who just doesn’t wear her hood. It’s time for all people to turn off faux news. No watching just to see what the crazies say. I consider faux to be the media wing of the kkk.

    • November 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      Absolutely! Toure was great. Cain is their minstrel show. He’s not a threat and they can laugh at him. He brought it on himself. He said the Secret Service could call him “Cornbread”. Toure said President Obama (then Senator) was serious, brilliant and they HAD to listen to him. They could not dismiss him as a joke. He went on to say that Cain balances the scales for them.

    • 58 dotster3
      November 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      Joy Behar just said she is going to have Coulter on her HLN show tonight. I don’t know why anyone bothers with Coulter. Why give her opportunity to make more money off of her vile accusations.

  14. 61 desertflower
    November 1, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Perry’s tax plan…In an easy chart! READY?????
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/10/31/128838/perrys-tax-plan-would-be-a-boon.html Holy crap! But hey, you can use a postcard to do your taxes!

  15. November 1, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Maybe it’s just me…but I want Cain to stay around, I want Huntsman and Perry to stay around too. If there is no one left standing by the end of the year all we have is Mittens. At least the others will press him on issues, otherwise all Mittens has to do is stand around and continue to breath and he is the GOP nominee. He needs continued push back from conservatives, he stays quiet because he can. Dems shoot themselves in the foot, Like Prez Clinton said (I believe), ” Democrats fall in love and Republicans fall in line.” I don’t want them falling in line so fast.

    • 63 utaustinliberal
      November 1, 2011 at 10:57 am

      Me too Carla. I don’t want Cain or Perry fizzling anytime soon. The media gives Romney pass after pass. He’s the only repub candidate running for president who hasn’t been on a sunday talk show since March 2010. He keeps dodging questions about his policies and plans. At first in the debates the other candidates left him alone so he had a safe hole to jump into and pretend to look “Presidential.” But as the debates went on, Perry and Cain began prodding him and he began to unravel. I want more of that. I want more and more Americans to know he has NO core. None at all. I want him to start answering questions and stop being a coward. He shouldn’t just have an easy road to becoming the GOP nominee.

      • 64 dotster3
        November 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm

        However, if Mittens was the last one standing, all attention would be focused on his ugly, ragged, flip floppy record. As it stands now, he’s just standing over there laughing as all the attention is on the other goofballs. He’s getting away with murder right now. He’s being given a pass.

    • November 1, 2011 at 11:01 am

      Oh, I don’t think they’re going anywhere anytime soon. The MSM need the entire clown line-up desperately.

      • November 1, 2011 at 11:12 am

        It’s all about money…if the candidate(s) sink the money dries out and is poured into the nominee they believe can beat Obama. They may want to stay around but if they have no money to campaign they drop out. I want the money spread around these jokers, otherwise it will all go to Mittens. Every time I hear the song “WHO ARE YOU” by the Who, I think of Mittens. I find all the repug candidates revolting, but Romney is the one that makes my skin crawl. He is slimy, and yes like a snake he has no core.

  16. November 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

    SWEET!

    Michelle Obama to Hawaii for APEC Meeting
    By Lynn Sweet on November 1, 2011 9:26 AM | No Comments
    WASHINGTON–First Lady Michelle Obama will join President Obama in his native Hawaii later this month for the
    First Lady Michelle Obama will join President Obama to help host the annual APEC meeting of Asia-Pacific nations. Mrs. Obama will oversee a spouses programs and make a stop at an organic farm. Mrs. Obama hosted a spouse program during the G-8 Pittsburgh summit in 2009. Mrs. Obama is also expected to host a spouse program when her native Chicago hosts the G-8/NATO meetings next May.

    • 71 utaustinliberal
      November 1, 2011 at 10:59 am

      Yes! Yes! Yes! I love it when they travel together. Makes for even more fabulous pictures and more and more people get to see what AWESOME leaders we’re blessed to have. Plus it’s Hawaii……. beautiful state. Hope they enjoy the getaway even amdist the work.

      Thanks Meta.

    • 73 anniebella
      November 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      That’s wonderful. Only thing to make it better is if the girls could go.

  17. November 1, 2011 at 10:50 am

    My bet is on mittens/’herb’ ticket. cain’s rising pool nos. will its pound of pizza.

    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
      November 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

      Oh, no. Then Willard will bring out his singing version of “Who let the dogs out?” – just to be as metro male as Cain.

      • November 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

        mittens brings in the money while herb will bring in the mad cows from the racist south and central states.

        • 84 dotster3
          November 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm

          Not going to happen, imho. There’s more to come, according to all hints on the media today.

          • 85 Obama Grandmama
            November 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

            The big news that got skipped over yesterday about Cain was the breaking of financial campaign laws in WI. A CEO should know how to file disclosures correctly and know the laws. In all of the craziness of the sexual harrassment charges the more important news article was overlooked. Will it be revisited or did his campaign sneak it under the radar?

  18. November 1, 2011 at 10:50 am

    The Afghan army and police are on track to handle security when U.S. troops withdraw, although top NATO officers acknowledge that desertion is a problem and that the country will need at least $4 billion a year to maintain its forces.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/afghanistan/story/2011-10-31/afghan-army-set-to-take-security-when-us-troops-withdraw/51020032/1

  19. 87 proudmemberofglobalzero
    November 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Secretary Clinton’s mother just passed away in DC. Prayers are with her and her family.

  20. 93 dotster3
    November 1, 2011 at 11:05 am

    “Criticism grows over the image of zombie Obama shot in head”. The county GOP chairman said, “It was a light-hearted attempt to inject satire humor into the Halloween holiday”. Light-hearted? Humor? Sending out an image with Obama with a hole in his forehead? What is wrong with these people? How could anyone think this was ok, a really fun thing to do?

    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-nws-wr-us–gop-zombie-obama-20111031,0,947433.story

    • 94 Sue in Minnesota
      November 1, 2011 at 11:48 am

      I think the jackass that did this needs to appear in front of national press and have to answer for this. I sincerely doubt that this was anything but intentional. They constantly push the limits of decency and then hide behind their feigned alarm that anyone would unfairly misinterpret their intentions.

      This is destestable!

      • 95 Obama Grandmama
        November 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm

        Right! Then they say Sorry to those that might be offended by it as if it is the fault of the person complaining instead of themselves.

  21. November 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Good morning TOD, here’s some good news!~

    The White House has asked the Pentagon for recommendations for U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan in 2014, Reuters reports:

    Sources familiar with the discussions said President Barack Obama’s top aides have asked for scenarios for 2014. As part of that process, the Pentagon must look at troop levels for 2013 — suggesting deeper withdrawals beyond the removal, by next September, of the 33,000 surge troops Obama deployed in a bid to turn around the flagging decade-old conflict.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/updates/1567

  22. November 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

    That’s so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Clinton and her family.

  23. November 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Chrysler said Tuesday its U.S. sales jumped 27 percent in October, while General Motors reported a slimmer 2 percent increase on increased demand for both cars and trucks.

    Chrysler Group LLC sold more than 114,000 cars and trucks last month compared with 90,000 a year earlier. The results marked the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based automaker’s best October sales since 2007.

    Meanwhile, General Motors Co. sold nearly 187,000 cars and trucks last month. Car sales rose 4 percent and truck sales gained 2 percent. But sales of its crossover sport utility vehicles fell 1 percent.

    http://m.miamiherald.com/mh/db_42952/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=7IDqr88a

  24. 102 dotster3
    November 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

    How did GOPolitico suddenly become a left wing liberal rag? The ladies on The View were just discussing Cain’s lady problems, and the origin of the story, and Joy Behar said, “It came from Politico, they’re blaming the liberal media, they’re blaming the Democrats.” I heard Melissa Harris-Perry make the same insinuation last night. How can this be? Has no one ever glanced over the tone and slant of the stories on GOPolitico? This is craziness. I am watching Politico being morphed into some liberal Dem supportive site right before my very eyes, against all reason and proof of the opposite.

  25. November 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Greek PM faces party revolt over bailout

    Six leading members of Greece’s governing Pasok party have called on Prime Minister George Papandreou to resign, the day after he called a referendum on the proposed EU bailout.

    One MP has defected from Pasok, cutting Mr Papandreou’s parliamentary majority to two seats – 152 out of 300 – ahead of a confidence vote on Friday.

    The opposition has called for early elections, saying the referendum jeopardises Greece’s EU membership.

    European markets have fallen sharply.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-europe-15538809

    Amazing how none of the western governments still aren’t stopping the bankers still playing around with their debts and making money out of it.

    • 107 Ladyhawke
      November 1, 2011 at 11:49 am

      Wow, what a monkey wrench the Greek PM threw into the mix with this move. He totally blindsided everybody. What a mess.

    • 108 dotster3
      November 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      Our markets are falling sharply also, affected the same as European markets.

      • 109 Obama Grandmama
        November 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

        There was a well done news article about this Greek coming referendum election and the conflicts it involves on NPR this morning. It is tied to the stock market plunge today.

  26. November 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

    This is absolutely PRICELESS! I hope this information is spread far and wide and that the DNC uses it–in the form of a 2012 campaign ad.~

    Newsweek has uncovered letters that show Rep. Cantor requesting hundreds of millions of stimulus dollars for his district at the same time; he was publicly claiming that government can’t create jobs.

    Just a month after going on ABC and claiming that the government can’t create jobs, Cantor sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to request almost $75 million in federal stimulus funds for the I-95 high speed rail project. Cantor along with Rep. Bobby Scott wrote that, “High speed rail provides a sensible and viable solution to our region’s transportation challenges. It is estimated that creating a high speed railway through Virginia will generate as many as 185,500 jobs, as much as $21.2 billion in economic development, and put nearly 6.5 million cars off the road annually.”

    ~snip~

    In October 2009, Cantor and several other Congressmen from both parties sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for $60 million in federal funds to be added to the Title XI Ship Loan Guarantee program. Cantor and the others wrote, “Once an application for a Title XI loan guarantee is approved, the construction order is immediately placed in a shipyard, instantaneously creating and sustaining thousands of jobs in the shipyard and supplier base for two to three years.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/eric-cantor-begged-obama-stimulus

  27. November 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

    This is very cool:

    White House chefs lose a collective 75 lbs inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama:

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2011/11/white-house-chefs-shed-excess-pounds.html#more

  28. November 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Cain said his best fundraising day was yesterday.
    This party is strange!

    • 115 Ladyhawke
      November 1, 2011 at 11:38 am

      That doesn’t surprise me at all. Remember, Congressman Joe Wilson pulled in more than $200,000 after his “You Lie” outburst.

    • November 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      I don’t think so. They love playing the victim. Sarah Palin’s road to becoming a millionaire was based on her victim-hood. Now Cain is the victim of the big bad media and the “libruls” coming after him. The thing is the “tip” probably came from Karl Rove or one of Cain’s rivals.

      • 117 dotster3
        November 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

        Ken Vogel—GOPolitico— said today on msnbc that “multiple allegations” on this Cain story came from “multiple sources”.

  29. 118 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Here’s what’s happening in the House of Representatives today. Where’s the media coverage??

    THE DAILY WHIP: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011

    ———————————————————————-

    Suspensions (3 Bills)

    – H.R. 1002 – Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 (Rep. Lofgren – Judiciary)

    – H.Con.Res.13 – Reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions (Rep. Forbes – Judiciary)

    – S. 1280 – Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 (Sen. Isakson – Foreign Affairs)

    ———————————————————————-

    Steny’s quote of the day:

    “As for the idea that cutting regulations will lead to significant job growth, it’s just nonsense. It’s just made up.’”

    – Former Reagan economic advisor Bruce Bartlett, 10/30/11

    http://www.democraticwhip.gov/content/daily-whip-tuesday-november-1-2011

  30. 120 Linda
    November 1, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Clinton’s mother, Dorothy Rodham, dies at 92

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45118815/ns/politics-more_politics/#.TrAT63ISR-M

    Condolences to the family….

  31. November 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Take a look at Perry’s new ad which is running in Iowa….just for reference – http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2011/10/rick-perry-0

  32. November 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you all for the Hilarious comments yesterday. You were all in character so well…thanks
    a million for the side-splitting laughs. And Lord knows we had enough material yesterday alone :)

  33. November 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Good Morning TOD family.

    Here is a perky lady in “hot pink” who was one of the Presidential award winners last week.

    Ida Martin: 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal Recipient

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/11/ida-martin-2011-presidential-citizens.html

  34. November 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    This is an inspiring story

    Doctor’s street medicine helps cure homelessness

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/11/doctors-street-medicine-helps-cure.html

  35. 126 Ladyhawke
    November 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Mitt “Who Am I This Time?” Romney gets eviscerated in a new Jon Huntsman ad. Huntsman may be at the bottom of the heap, but he sure knows how to produce effective ads against his opponent.

    The ‘perfectly lubricated weathervane’ keeps spinning

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_11/the_perfectly_lubricated_weath033205.php#


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