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Heads up: President Obama Speaks at a Cinco de Mayo Reception

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Steve Benen: After three consecutive weeks of discouraging news, today’s report from the Department of Labor on initial unemployment claims pointed to a sharp improvement in the data.

Indeed, the new numbers not only reverse the discouraging trend, they’re back to the level we saw in mid-March, which is near a four-year low.

…. It’s worth emphasizing that week-to-week results can vary widely, and it’s best not to read too much significance into any one report. Still, it’s generally heartening when the numbers are at least pointing in the right direction.

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E.J. Dionne: We expect some hypocrisy in politics, but it was still jaw-dropping to behold Republicans accusing President Obama of politicizing the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Wasn’t it just eight years ago that the GOP organized an entire presidential campaign — including the choreography of its 2004 national convention — around the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and George W. Bush’s response to them?

Obama’s opponents don’t just think we have short attention spans. They imagine we have no memories whatsoever…

…. On foreign policy, Obama has kept his 2008 promise to turn history’s page. The nation is in no mood to turn it back.

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Gallup?!

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MSNBC: GM posted a profit of $1 billion in the first quarter, beating Wall Street expectations on strong demand in its key North American market.

GM also said the U.S. economy was improving and it expected its core North American results in the second and third quarters to largely match the first quarter due to scheduled downtime at its large truck plants.

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190 Responses to “Heads up: President Obama Speaks at a Cinco de Mayo Reception”


  1. 1 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    May 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Reminding certain folk of the powerful alliance that is President Obama & future Senator Warren:

    and others …. :)

    #LandslideOBAMA2012

    #PRESSON

  2. May 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Second??? Missed you, Chips.

  3. 11 Debz
    May 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Afternoon all!! Am i the only one who finds it odd and a little creepy, that every interview Willard has given, his wife is with him??? Also how can this fool even think he’s Presidential when first, he insults the British PM and then sticks his nose into the business in China while Hillary and Geitner are there.

    • 12 Melanie
      May 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      Odd…no. According to many pundits his wife is his biggest asset. As they say, she humanizes him. He has no charm, character or soul and she supposedly gives him that. That’s what they say….

      • 13 Tally
        May 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm

        And her jeans.

      • 15 Debz
        May 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        She also protects him from being asked any serious questions. Never seen anything like it from past candidates.

        • 16 anniebella
          May 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm

          So when Mitt debates President Obama, I guess Ann will be standing up there by his side to help humanizes him and answer questions for him.

      • 17 jackiegrumbacher
        May 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        If a Democratic candidate for president had to have his wife with him for every event and interview, insults would rain down on him about mommy’s apron strings and every R pundit would be making unsubtle comments about his manhood. But if Rombot does it they just say it makes him more human. Translation: whatever he does is okay cause he’s Republican so if he needs a wife as a prop we won’t say out loud what we really think, we’ll say its cute.

        • 18 L3
          May 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

          She’s a crutch for him to lean on and a shield against “tough questions” by reporters. They are both too stupid to realize how emasculating these joint appearances are.

      • May 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

        Also think he’s insecure without her. He needs her to hold his hand. And my suspicion is that she is the driving force behind his candicacy (ies). When he got into some trouble after one of his blunders, she said, “Maybe I should do all the talking from now on.”

        • 20 Debz
          May 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

          At some point she cant be there talking for him unless Ann is planning on debating the President.

        • 21 lisalovesobama
          May 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

          the thing about Willard and Mrs. Money is that if the camera pans around to their backs, you will see Ann’s hand moving the stick that controls her human dummy’s mouth. People call him an empty suit, more like an empty shell. :roll:

        • 22 utaustinliberal
          May 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

          Yup.

    • 23 aquagranny911
      May 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Answer to Question 1: He’s not quite potty trained & needs a leash perhaps.

      Answer to Question 2: He IS a fool & a dangerous one. Totally unfit to be POTUS.

      • 24 Debz
        May 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

        OK aquagranny, you owe me a new keyboard, not to mention water coming out of the nose is uncomfortable.

    • 25 criquet
      May 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      What did he say about the British PM?

  4. 29 Linda
    May 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    WASHINGTON — Democratic challengers raised more money than Republican incumbents in 20 competitive House races from California to Virginia during the first three months of the year, and President Barack Obama’s party has the upper-hand in eight other districts where congressmen are retiring.

    The early look at fundraising, laid out in reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, suggests momentum at this point may be on the Democrats’ side as the party tries to wrest control of the House from the GOP.

    • 30 HZ
      May 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Hi TOD Family and our beautiful Chips. Let us keep them on their toes, and remember that we have the man with a plan for the people”Forward.” And with all of our might, we will kick off the journey with him and our First Lady on Sat. Stay focus, keep the candles burning as you pray, meditate in your quiet space because we are going to need to go to that space a lot in the future.

      I had to pray and ask for forgiveness to come into my space, because I allowed some ugly remarks to come my way about our president. Do not worry, I did not back off. I sent them a lovely e mail with the facts. This is the war of wars, but we are ready.

      Stay focus and on message with the facts. Let us give them doses like Ms. Cutter!!! Let it rip!!! I love ou all so much. We are going to win this one. PRESSON as Bobfr tells us. ((((((Love you Chips))))))HZ

      • 31 lisalovesobama
        May 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm

        hey, HZ. How are you doing? I hope you are feeling well. You’ve always seemed like a fighter so I know that your “lovely e-mail” really handed down the truth to them. Just as you keep fighting, we keep fighting and in the end, we’ll win come November.

  5. 32 Melanie
    May 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Is that Antonio Banderas on the rope line to meet PBO?

    • 33 aquagranny911
      May 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Where? Where? Antonio, leave Melanie and come dance with me! Pant, drool…okay heading to the naughty mat now.

      • 34 Melanie
        May 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        LOL it wasn’t him upon closer inspection. He was a dead ringer for Antonio though but probably about 20 years younger.

      • 35 yardarm756
        May 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

        Naughty mat and a block of ice for you granny! :-D

  6. May 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm
  7. May 3, 2012 at 5:26 pm
  8. May 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    For all intensive purposes, we are now running against Rove and not Robney!

  9. 43 geeja
    May 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Ok, the photo of the mom and baby is so touching!

  10. May 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    By Lynn Sweet on May 3, 2012 3:46 PM | No Comments
    WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will be in Chicago for the upcoming NATO Summit–and then return in separate trips for major fund-raising events.
    Obama will headline several fund-raisers in Chicago on June 1; Mrs. Obama returns later in the month. White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett keynotes a fund-raiser in Chicago on May 18.

  11. 45 lisalovesobama
    May 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I missed it! :(

  12. 46 Lorraine
    May 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    There is no way Mittens is going to be President on November 6. New poll of Virgina voters. I

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/abc-wapo-poll-obama-leads-virginia-by-7

  13. 47 cat48
    May 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Hey, Looks like MittFlop whined so much the last five days about OBL that it made the president look even more attractive; from 47% to 51% on Gallup!! Well done, MittFlop, well done!!

    Now he’s whining about the dissident Chen to look like he knows something about Foreign Policy! Lord help us all! GOP ignores the Water’s Edge Rule. They want to start a damn economic war with China to get the dissident to the US. Sorry, but I think NOT. They won’t let Latin Americans stay who were brought here as babies. They have to be deported because they’[re not documented, according to the bigot Kobach. The GOP Congress is NUTS. God help us.

  14. 48 carolyn
    May 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Hype and Blame: Republicans 2012

  15. 49 Betsy
    May 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Does anyone know what’s going on in Ohio and Florida that Quinnipiac has Romney statistically tied with PBO? I don’t get that.

    • May 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

      Who knows, but it’s a snapshot in time. I wonder when that poll was taken, as PBO has “won the last few news cycles”, as they say, with the trip to Afghanistan and all the OBL rememberances—–and the Obama campaign just started ads in those states this week—–so I would expect the next polls there to tick back up.

    • 51 lisalovesobama
      May 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      as a Floridian, there is nothing good I can say about the likely voters being polled. Come November 6th, I’m really going to be crossing my fingers and toes. Heaven forfend the mysterious re-emergence of hanging chads versus dimpled chads. Yikes.

  16. 52 lisalovesobama
    May 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Barney Frank on Tweety basically speaking the truth about the repugs having lost their ever loving minds, and about Wall Street supporting Willard for the very same reason other repugs are doing so, as revenge against PBO. :roll: what is wrong with these Wall street guys? PBO saved their bacons and they became more profitable than they were for a while with the only caveat being better regulations to protect main street and they strike back like a woman scorned. I’ll never understand these idiots. {{shaking my head}}

    • 53 isonprize
      May 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      I understand ‘em, Lisa. They are GREEDY! GREED is GOOD, for them. THEY WANT IT ALL.

      You can’t share a little bit, they don’t want you to have 1/2, they don’t want to break you off a piece, THEY WANT ALL THE MONEY WITH NO REGULATIONS, you know, the way it used to be. They don’t share and they don’t play well with others.

      Pretty simple, really.

      • 54 prettyfoot58
        May 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

        Isonnnnn……

        how are you…

        what is happening this weekend…..

        also last night on Ed Shultz show..there was a Philadelphia woman in her 90s who will be denied her right to vote….because she does not have the proper ID…and she will have trouble getting this ID because she does not have a birth certificate…i am heart broken of over this…i think her name is Ms Applewhite….she says there are alot of seniors like her who live in her building who do not have birth certificates….

        the ACLU…NAACP…and others have filed a lawsuit challenging the law…..i hope that they are victorious…

  17. 55 #1 obama fan
    May 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    bummer daze..i missed the WH Cinco de mayo celeb ??

  18. 56 lisalovesobama
    May 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Tweety defending Carter because apparently Willard dissed him again. Running through his list of accomplishments. basically said that Willard doesn’t have the guts that Jimmy did since he buckled under the pressure of the rightwingers who wanted him to fire the gay staffer. Man, Willard. You shouldn’t have made Tweety mad.

    • 57 aquagranny911
      May 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

      Regardless of what any may feel about Jimmy Carter politically, he IS an ex-President, an elder statesman, a tireless worker for peace and a good & decent man. He deserves respect. The Mittwipe is none of these things & shows his total unfitness to be President more every day.

      • 58 yardarm756
        May 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm

        Spot on granny.

      • May 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

        And, President Carter brokered a peace between Israel and Egypt that has lasted to this day. This would be another of President Carter’s accomplishments that Willard would be too afraid to try. He has already said he’ll defer to Bibi when it comes to U.S./Israel foreign policy, so we know NOT to expect much action on resolving the Israeli/Palestinian issue. Romney has already shown that he is unwilling to do anything that Bibi would object to, even if Israel’s citizens disagree.

        • 61 aquagranny911
          May 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

          BIbi is an unstable fruit cake with extra nuts & even his own people are running scared from him. Mitty is totally clueless in whatever state he lives in or planet he currently inhabits. I’ve seen some bad candidates run for Prez but Mitty takes the boob prize, even GW had one or two brain cells rolling around in his head.

  19. 62 Liberal Librarian
    May 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Deep thought: Mittens is the Derek Smalls of American politics—stuffing a cucumber wrapped in tin foil down his pants in order to look bigger than he is.

  20. 66 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    JUST RETURNED FROM A GREAT DAYTIME ADVENTURE…HOPE ALL HAVE HAD A SUPER DAY…WILL CATCH UP TONITE!…:)

  21. May 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    OT—- 3 bears—-but no Goldilocks—– hang out in tree in Ca. backyard—–mom and 2 babies. Might put a damper on tonight’s barbecue:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/la-mother-bear-cubs-altadena-pictures,0,731760.photogallery

  22. 68 isonprize
    May 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I’m still learning how to tweet, so those who know how to imbed youtube video in tweets, PLEASE, DO YOUR THANG HERE!!

    (PPPssssttt, Bobfr )

    PA Voter ID Law Would Keep 93-Year-Old Who Marched With Martin Luther King From Voting

    The story of Vivette Applewhite

    • 69 prettyfoot58
      May 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      ohhhhh Isonnnn…i just left you a message…upthread…about this very issue……

      amazing

      • 70 isonprize
        May 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        Voter Registration, pretty much every weekend until the Deadline in October! I am more fired up than ever about this issue! These folks WILL NOT WIN!!!

        • 71 isonprize
          May 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

          Also, we need to recruit more neighbors, friends, relatives, into the office to make calls and do voter registration. Next time we connect, let’s exchange contact information.

        • 73 prettyfoot58
          May 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

          FIREDDDDDDDDDDDDD UP….READY TO GOOOOO!

        • 74 jackiegrumbacher
          May 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

          Also remember, isonprize, that the last day you can get a non driver photo ID at the DMV is September 12.

          • 75 isonprize
            May 3, 2012 at 9:52 pm

            Which is also BS!! Those dates should match up with the last day to register to vote, which, in PA, has traditionally been a month before the election.

            WHAT A BUNCH OF THUGS!!!

    • 76 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm

      Heard you’re ppssstt … amazing, these intertubes :)

      #PRESSON

    • 81 Sharon
      May 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I don’t understand this. This lady undoubtedly is collecting Social Security. In order to do that, some form of ID that validates you were born in the US has to be shown (or further documentation if you weren’t). If whatever she used is good enough for the federal government, it surely should suffice for voter ID. Talk about taking away our freedoms!!!! Seems unconstitutional to me.

  23. 82 Dona
    May 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Robme is like a chihuahua. Barks at everything, protects nothing. Pretty soon, everyone will just ignore his barks. ( like today’s chinese dissident’s bark).

  24. 83 carolyn
    May 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    The more people see of Robme, the less they like him. He does not wear well. Just let him talk. His ignorance and meanness will come out more and more.

  25. 84 lisalovesobama
    May 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    sometimes I wonder if the repug electorate will ever find out that the repug party is a facade. A fake, a ponzi scheme wheeling and dealing in the currency of power, fear and misinformation. People like Rove and the Kochs must be laughing their asses off at the gullibility of repug people. They’re like puppets on a string. So sad.

  26. 85 vcprezofan2
    May 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Hi HoneyS, I’m hoome! I trust youS had a good day house cleaning, etc! :lol: Also, what’s for supper?

    • 86 lisalovesobama
      May 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      grilled chicken breast, veggies i.e.: broccoli, green beans, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy——- there goes my diet. :(

      • 87 vcprezofan2
        May 3, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        Leave out the massed potatoes & gravy and I’m on my way over. Woot! It feels good having someone else prepare me a meal. Thanks, Lisa!

      • 89 hopefruit2
        May 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm

        Any dessert?

        • 90 lisalovesobama
          May 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

          unfortunately, no. I ran out of coffee ice cream :(

          • 91 vcprezofan2
            May 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

            I should have been on my way already Lisa, but I keep getting sidetracked. My two guests (6 & 8yr olds) won’t go to bed! I tucked them in earlier so that I’d be free to catch up here in TODville AND come for supper, but I’ve already gone back upstairs three times! Will be there soon, I hope, and don’t worry about the dessert. *I* am watching my weight, so I’ll try and encourage Hf to join in the watching. ;)

  27. 92 Linda
    May 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Rocker Ted Nugent has a history of violent rhetoric against President Obama and other leading Democrats, but after saying he expected to be “dead or in jail” if the president won re-election, he found himself interviewed by the Secret Service. Nugent, whom Mitt Romney personally reached out to in order to secure his endorsement, told CBS that he spoke with the Romney camp again after the incident and that they “expressed support” for him. TPM reached out to a Romney spokesman to confirm his account and will post their reply.

  28. 95 prettyfoot58
    May 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Because Freedom can’t Protect itself…

    • 96 prettyfoot58
      May 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      I DID NOT KNOW THAT THERE WAS A BILL INTRODUCED IN PA THAT WOULD OUTLAW SAME SEX UNIONS OF ANY KIND…OOOOOOOOOO WEEEEEEEEEEEE…..

      FORTUNATELY IT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FOR NOW….BUT IT WILL BE BACK….

    • 99 jackiegrumbacher
      May 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      This is the man who came to speak to us last night. We’ve got a hard slog ahead of us to get through the courts, all of which are weighted to the right.

  29. May 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    In the thankful for small favors department, the poll showing PBO up 8 in Pa. has put a temporary halt on Tweety’s seemingly never-ending concern about Obama’s problem with the “regular people”, the “hard-working people” in Scranton.

    • 101 hopefruit2
      May 3, 2012 at 6:51 pm

      Ha! as Tweety himself would say :)

    • 102 Liberal Librarian
      May 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      The “hard-working people in Scranton” probably appreciate a self-made man like PBO—and a self-made woman like FLOTUS.

      • 103 hopefruit2
        May 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        EGGGzactly!

        • 104 Liberal Librarian
          May 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

          People like Romney look down on people like PBO who have the temerity to rise above their station. They give lip service to the American Dream, but in reality want to do away with it so that they don’t have to share what they have.

      • 106 isonprize
        May 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

        The fact that Joey has roots there certainly helps. And Joey is RIDE OR DIE for BARACK.

        No problem. No question. No doubt. RIDE OR DIE.

    • 107 jackiegrumbacher
      May 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      You have to have a serious screw loose to worry about PBO’s connection to real people when he’s running against a robot who can’t relate to anybody. Please.

  30. 108 Melanie
    May 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Ok this Chen guy is officially pissing me off. First he wants to stay in China, then he wants to get on a plane with Hilary and now he’s calling into Congressional hearings. Egged on by the R’s no doubt but still this guy is totally annoying. I don’t care if he hasn’t had any rest in the last 10 years. WTF!!
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/75887.html

  31. May 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    • 111 hopefruit2
      May 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Sad indeed. And they don’t seem to notice that the negative ads are actually helping PBO – particularly in the swing states like PA and NC. Romney needs to understand that this is not Mankini or Santorum. Barack Obama will NOT be undone by lying negative ads!

  32. 112 lisalovesobama
    May 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    watching martin’s segment on the book. he just brought up some comment Dana Milbank saying that PBO was sleazy because of his campaigning. Didn’t know he’d said that.

    • 113 57andfemale
      May 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Dana Milbank is a snake. Sensible once in awhile and a back stabbing snake the next minute.

  33. 114 socasweet
    May 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Hi Folks,

    Can the tweeters please tell Romney that if he cannot defend a gay man in his own party, why should we believe that he will defend a dissident in China

    and/or

    What gives a Chinese dissidents more rights to freedom than latinos who know only America as their home.

  34. May 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Where is Snark Knoller? His brother needs some spanking.

    • 117 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      bwd, check with Chips – she seems really well connected to SK ;)

      #PRESSON

  35. May 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Yea!!!

  36. May 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    • 121 hopefruit2
      May 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      ROTFLMAO!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That crowd just made me spontaneously burst into ripples of laughter and applause…I’m so happy for the Good Governor!!!

      My, oh my, what a crowd

    • 122 globalcitizenlinda
      May 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      how in the world will the space for the rally be able to accomodate such a long line?

  37. 123 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    SOMEBODY HAS HACKED YOUR SITE AND IS SENDING ME ALL SORTS OF FAKE OBAMA DIARY EMAILS!

    • 124 hopefruit2
      May 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Do you think the site is hacked, or did some fool just register under a fake name and are sending you emails? What does the text of the email say? And what is the email address?

      • 125 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        May 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        THEY SENT AN EMAIL UNDER THE NAME OF HEADS UP WITH THE CINCO HEADLINE SAYING I HAD TO SIGN UP AGAIN TO MAKE COMMENTS…I WOULD PUT UP A NEW THREAD…ALL THEIR EMAILS ARE COPYING THE CINCO THREAD!..

        • 126 hopefruit2
          May 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm

          Oh yes, I now see what you’re talking about. I received about 60 emails from the Cinco de Mayo letting me know every time someone commented!!! It seems to be a wordpress glitch..

        • 127 57andfemale
          May 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm

          Happened to me too but I realized that wordpress now defaults to sending emails of every comment unless you uncheck the box at the bottom of your comment. I amseriously peeved

          • 128 amk for obama
            May 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

            You’re right. Does this mean we need to uncheck each time we post ? This is absurd.

            • 129 57andfemale
              May 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

              I had to uncheck the box when I’d leave the kindle and turn it back on. What really made me mad was that it also happened on my pc and I hadn’t logged off. This is absurd.

            • 130 57andfemale
              May 3, 2012 at 8:57 pm

              Not every time but apparently after a period of inactivity. I left my computer with TOD logged in as I always do, came back an hour later and it had defaulted back and my inbox was full of emails.

    • 131 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      May 3, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Sue, do be sure to check that the box “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” and “Notify me of new posts via email” below your name and email address in the “Comment” area are not checked. If they are, you will get a flood of email.

      #PRESSON

    • 132 amk for obama
      May 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      Yup. I too got a buncha mails from TOD about this thread and I have never signed up for e-mail notifications.

      Chips, FYI.

  38. 133 amk for obama
    May 3, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    photo/1

  39. May 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    WASHINGTON: The Obama Campaign in a new ad has accused presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs to India when he was the Massachusetts Governor.

    “What about Mitt Romney? As a corporate CEO, he shipped American jobs to places like Mexico and China. As governor, he outsourced state jobs to a call center in India. He’s still pushing tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas,” said the advertisement which will run in the key States of Virginia, Ohio and Iowa.

    “It’s just what you’d expect from a guy who had a Swiss Bank account,” says the advertisement which is approved by President Barack Obama, who is seeking his reelection this November.

    The Obama Campaign is believed to be spending about $780,000 on running this ad in these key States, reports said.

    The Indian IT software and services companies get about 60 per cent of their revenues from the US market, as American firms outsource their back office jobs to India and other countries to cut cost.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/tech/news/outsourcing/Obamas-campaign-to-spend-780000-on-anti-India-ad/articleshow/12977048.cms

    Nice!

  40. 136 Me4obama
    May 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I watched the Chinese dissent story on CBS evening News & I think it’s going to back fire on Romney big time & he will regret why he embarrassed his own government for political purposes. If he wants to start a war with china he should say so. This story is serious & it’s going to change by the day & the end result will show the American people why Willard will NEVER be President.

  41. 137 amk for obama
    May 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm
  42. 138 desertflower
    May 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57426882/economists-see-job-growth-pushing-unemployment-rate-below-8-percent-by-election-day/?tag=stack

    (AP) WASHINGTON — An Associated Press survey of 32 leading economists suggests steady hiring will get strong enough to push the unemployment rate below 8 percent by Election Day.

    If this is the case…they’re gonna cue the fear factor….

  43. May 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Just an observation——Bill Clinton was on Ellen today—–love her and think she and her popularity have done so much to change attitudes—–but I believe he got through the whole interview, which included a discussion of the bin Laden raid, without mentioning President Obama’s name once. Even when Ellen asked how he learned of bin Laden’s demise, he confirmed it was not from Hillary but from “the WH”. Just thought it was very interesting that he still has great difficulty giving President Obama credit or accolades.

  44. May 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  45. 150 Dudette
    May 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    From the Archives: ‘Move Your Body’ Flash Workout

    How do you get kids all around the country to get moving, jumping, and doing the dougie in unison? Beyonce, natch.

    On May 3 last year—at 1: 42 p.m. to be exact—nearly 600 schools from coast to coast participated in a flash workout, dancing together to Beyonce’s “Move Your Body.” First Lady Michelle Obama even got in on the fun, joining students at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C. for their rendition of the “Move Your Body” dance. Check it out

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/05/03/archives-move-your-body-flash-workout

  46. 152 57andfemale
    May 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    So I now officially hate wordpress. There appears to be a default that all comments automatically go to my email. I just cleared out three pages of notifications. My kindle automatically shuts off and when I turn it back on and check TOD I have to make sure I uncheck the box.

    However wordpress can just change shit and not notify its users? I’d appreciate a notification of changes. God.

    • 153 hopefruit2
      May 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      It happened to me too – for the first time today. I’m not sure why wordpress went wild!

    • May 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Go to where you put your comment in, underneath that, uncheck that email box.

      You will see what I mean.

      • 155 57andfemale
        May 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

        I know. The point is that I had those boxes unchecked and wordpress decided that I didn’t mean it. Don’t default to that without even a new login without alerting your users.

  47. May 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the critical battleground state of Virginia, according to a Washington Post poll released on Thursday.

    Obama leads Romney 51 percent to 44 percent, according to the poll.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls

  48. 157 Dudette
    May 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Votes being counted in local elections across the UK
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17920848

    Votes are being counted across much of the UK in local elections seen as a crucial mid-term test of David Cameron’s coalition government.

    More than 4,700 seats are up for grabs on 128 English councils, most of which were last contested in 2008.

    The Conservatives have said they fear a “bad night” as Labour expect to make gains across the south and Midlands.

    Referendums on elected mayors are being held in 10 English cities, with voters in many expected to reject the idea.

    The first results in England and Wales – where all 21 unitary authorities are being fought – are now coming in, with a full national picture of how the parties have done expected to emerge in the early hours.

    Labour has held Sunderland, the first result of the night, taking six seats from the Conservatives and the sole Lib Dem seat on the city council.

    —————–
    Labour Party is doing well
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/vote2012/council/gb.stm

  49. 166 LunarSea
    May 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Evening all Just finished watching PBO & Fallon slow jam the news (for the upteenth time) and laughed when I saw the counter at 5,319,578 Mitt is so out of his league. “the Barackness Monster” will not be stopped. Nor will his backers & supporters.

    “POTUS =person of top…umm what does it stand for?” -Fallon

    LMAO

    Hey and how about Mitts new campaign slogan: Hype & Blame It’s so perfect for them. I will use it non stop from now to election night. he he he

    • 167 taiping1
      May 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Just think: 24 million facebook and 14 million twitter follower. If each follower gets 4 others to vote you have a landslide.

  50. May 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Previous
    Next
    10:30 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
    1:15 PM
    Biden delivers remarks at the YWCA USA National Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, D.C.
    4:55 PM
    Obama welcomes the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team to the White House.

    • 169 anniebella
      May 3, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      This is where POTUS invited that nasty bastard McConnell to see Kentucky college basketball champion at the WH and that nasty bastard tun him down.

      • 170 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        May 4, 2012 at 8:50 am

        UNFORTUNATELY…THE REFERENCE TO ‘BASTARD’ IS TOO GOOD FOR HIM! YOU CAN DIG MUCH DEEPER! DO WE HAVE A NEW THREAD ON THIS FRIDAY?

  51. 171 Liberal Librarian
    May 3, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Well, my manager and I just got told to “fuck off and die” by an irate patron that we’ve banned. So, in honor of the rather jocular mood I’m in, a little Twisted Sister for the congregation.

    • 172 LunarSea
      May 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Not by the same person wanting the info on Islam?

      • 173 Liberal Librarian
        May 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm

        No, no, although he did come in as well. We’ve had trouble with this patron before. Basically, she hates people and hangs out in the fiction stacks. That’s annoying to begin with, but she eats back there, and makes a mess of things. My manager told her that if we caught her eating there again she’d be kicked out. I and one of the pages caught her yesterday. I kicked her out for the day, and my manager just banned her this afternoon after she snuck back in.

  52. 178 proudmemberofglobalzero
    May 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Re run on Inside the Situation room on MSNBC right now!

  53. 180 LunarSea
    May 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    this is a fake post to get rid of the notify me of follow-up check mark that I didn’t check before

  54. May 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    97-1!

    • 182 globalcitizenlinda
      May 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      what in the world is wrong with this 1 percent (or is it just 1 black voter called Justice Thomas?).

  55. 183 globalcitizenlinda
    May 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Here is my take on the gop slogan:

    2012 republicans Hype Bigots and Greed but Blame the Working People

    please feel free to modify accordingly and tweet

  56. 184 vcprezofan2
    May 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    BTW I thought the Situation room documentary was on again tonight at 8pm, but it apparently is not on in my area. I got NBC, but it was showing something called ‘Community’. Oh well. One of these days I might just stumble onto the entire doc.

  57. May 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Virginia Commonwealth University’s head basketball coach, Shaka Smart will host President Barack Obama kickoff rally at the Siegel Center on Saturday. Smart is one of the most well-known figures in Central Virginia and arguably may be the most popular man Richmond.  

    Smart has become a beloved Richmond figure, first for guiding the improbable run of the VCU Rams to the Final Four in 2011 and then by twice spurning offers from much bigger programs to remain the head coach at VCU.

    The president’s love for college basketball is well-known. He often will attend college basketball games, has a brother-in-law who is a head coach and each year reveals his picks for the NCAA tournament on ESPN.

    http://nbc12.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/shaka-smart-to-host-obama-vcu-rally/

  58. May 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    This is the fourth time watching Rock Center and I will watch it again. I am so amazed at all that our POTUS has been able to achieved since taken office.
    To think how much more could be done if these repugs would stop fighting the civil war.

    • 190 Drea
      May 4, 2012 at 1:05 am

      Me too Sonjia! My mom and I have watched Rock Center 3 times just today! It’s so intense and fascinating going behind the scenes. Amazing!


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