Archive for October, 2012

31
Oct
12

This and That

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Thursday (all times ET)

9:20: President Obama departs the White House

10:35: Arrives Green Bay, Wisc.

10:40: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

11:45: Departs Green Bay

12:45: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at West Middle School in Muscatine, Iowa

4:15: PBO arrives Las Vegas

5:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Opera House at Fort Museum

5:10: PBO delivers remarks at a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas

6:25: Departs Las Vegas

7:55: Arrives Denver

9:0: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

(Will double-check these times in the morning)

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Coming up:

President Obama and Bill Clinton will appear at rallies in Prince William County, Virginia and Concord, New Hampshire on Saturday

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President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie look at storm damage along the coast of New Jersey on Marine One, Oct. 31, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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We take care of our own….

Gov Christie’s office

(Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today’s campaign videos:

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31
Oct
12

New Jersey

… with Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate

(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Washington Post/ABC poll: Nearly eight in 10 say President Obama has done “excellent” or “good” job in response to Hurricane Sandy (see here)

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See videos of President Obama in New Jersey at C-Span

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(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Kevin Wexler/NJ Record)

….. greeted by Gov Christie upon his arrival at Atlantic City International Airport, Oct. 31

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(Doug Mills/AFP)

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(Kevin Wexler/North Jersey Record)

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Go to C-Span, click ‘President Obama Meets With People Affected By Storm in NJ’ in the menu on right, go to 4:0 in video to see his meeting with this woman.

(Larry Downing/Reuters)

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Back at the White House

(Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

31
Oct
12

Comforter-in-Chief

President Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours damage done by Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, New Jersey (Larry Downing/Reuters)

More soon

31
Oct
12

Being There

President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speak with survivors of Hurricane Sandy inside a community center while touring damaged areas in Brigantine (Reuters/Larry Downing)

Live streaming of President Obama in New Jersey:

CBS

31
Oct
12

President Obama in New Jersey

(FEMA Headquarters, Oct. 31. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama is due to arrive in New Jersey around 1:0 ET – he will view storm damage with Governor Chris Christie

Presumably there’ll be some live coverage on all the channels – try these links too:

CBS * CNN * MSNBC * C-Span

31
Oct
12

Rise and Shine

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11:30 ET: VP Biden speaks at a campaign event in Sarasota, Florida (listed at CNN live streaming)

12:0: President Obama departs the White House

12:25 Arrives in Atlantic City and views storm damage with Governor Chris Christie

3:0: VP Biden speaks at at campaign event in Ocala, Florida (C-Span)

3:15: PBO departs Atlantic City

4:25: Arrives at the White House

(Need to check these times, they’re different in every schedule I see)

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President Obama will return to the campaign trail on Thursday after taking three days off to oversee storm response. He will attend rallies in Green Bay, Wis.; Boulder, Colo.; and Las Vegas.

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Jonathan Chait (NY Mag): …. Obama can boast a record of accomplishment that bests any president since Roosevelt, and has fewer demerits on his record than any of them, including Roosevelt. The only president that comes close in gross positive accomplishment is Lyndon Johnson, whose successes were overwhelmed by his failures ….

….What can be said without equivocation is that Obama has proven himself morally, intellectually, temperamentally, and strategically. In my lifetime, or my parents’, he is easily the best president. On his own terms, and not merely as a contrast to an unacceptable alternative, he overwhelmingly deserves reelection.

Full article here

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NYT: Chris Christie was supposed to be one of Mitt Romney‘s most aggressive surrogates, constantly attacking President Obama in the waning days of the presidential campaign.

Instead, Mr. Christie on Tuesday repeatedly heaped praise on Mr. Obama for his leadership of the federal government’s response to the storm that slammed into his state on Monday …. he was effusive about Mr. Obama’s administration, calling the storm response “wonderful,” “excellent” and “outstanding.”

….  some Republicans have already begun grumbling about Mr. Christie’s over-the-top praise of the president at such a crucial time in the election…

…. In several appearances on morning news programs on Tuesday, Mr. Christie went out of his way to thank the president personally….

More here

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David Firestone (NYT): On a day when millions of Americans face serious hardship as they recover from Hurricane Sandy’s damage, Mitt Romney clearly decided it would be crass to campaign in a conventional way. So he turned a scheduled rally in Kettering, Ohio, this morning into a “storm relief event,” and posed before piles of donated canned goods.

…. He described such donations as “the American way” …. but the real “American way” is quite different. Most disaster agencies don’t want donated goods; they need cash. And in the modern era, the most important cash comes from taking people’s tax dollars and distributing them in the form of federal aid to communities hard-hit by a disaster. Because that involves the federal government, it is tainted in the minds of Mr. Romney and his party. It is compulsory, and thus not an offering of the heart.

….. Mr. Romney ignored all questions about his plans for federal emergency management. It’s probably embarrassing to admit those plans consist largely of collecting soup cans.

Full post here

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Cagle

Cagle

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31
Oct
12

Do it for your Country

30
Oct
12

Red Cross




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