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12

Heads Up: Michelle Obama in Reno

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I’ve seen various start times for this, from 2:0 to 2:30 ET – so keep checking.

CBS 1 * CBS 2

Not listed by CNN, but you never know

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Thank you Donna!


163 Responses to “Heads Up: Michelle Obama in Reno”


  1. 16 Proud Former White House Intern
    October 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Love her

    • 18 xtine
      October 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks, Chips! Don’t know why I love this stuff!! :)

      • October 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

        I’m the same Xtine, love me some AF1-taking-off live streaming!

        • 20 xtine
          October 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

          And watching the press (especially if it’s MSM) scurrying down the tarmac, carrying bags & shit & boarding thru the back door! POTUS meanwhile saunters out of The Beast, right by the front entrance, & everyone else carries his stuff on board later! It’s just delicious & I grin every single time! :) I used to be a really nice person … I promise! :)

      • 21 jacquelineoboomer
        October 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

        When you find out, let us know! :)

    • 22 dotster3
      October 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      I thought I was all cool with the debate—–but when I read “PBO leaving for Denver”, my tummy did a somersault. And a couple of cartwheels. Ay. Is it 5 o’clock somewhere?

  2. 24 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm
  3. October 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm
  4. 28 pugeretto
    October 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Chips, great pictures already….THANK YOU for everything.

  5. 30 vcprezofan2
    October 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    CBS link is on the ball today! They now have PBO leaving Las Vegas for Denver. They have surprised me today.

  6. 31 amk for obama
    October 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    With that gunnite folks. See you in 6hrs 40 mins.

    Chips, you better be there.

  7. October 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    NBC/WSJ/Telemundo: Obama up 50 among Latino voters
    By EMILY SCHULTHEIS | 10/3/12 12:33 PM
    A new poll of Latino voters out from NBC/WSJ/Telemundo this afternoon shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney among the demographic by 50 points.

    50 points!!!

    • 35 AnitaW
      October 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Mitt is at 21%. John McCain got 30%. Too bad the Republican primary could not have gone on longer because that number would be down to 10%. And that’s just because the 10% wouldn’t be paying attention.

  8. 36 anniebella
    October 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Mom and Dad won’t even be home for Malia and Sasha to wish them a Happy 20th Anniversary. :(

    • 37 anniebella
      October 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Time to go watch Steve Harvey show. I missed the beginning of FLOTUS speech. I guess FLOTUS is on her way to Denver now?

  9. 38 xtine
    October 3, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    If you need a giggle/LOL during or pre debate, this might do it! These uglies are now proving that they’ve even lost their pea-sized minds:

    Romney supporters tell cardboard Obama to ‘go back to Kenya!’

    http://thegrio.com/2012/10/03/romney-supporters-tell-cardboard-obama-to-go-back-to-kenya/

    • 39 jacquelineoboomer
      October 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Maybe those haters can just keep right on walkin’ – out of the country. My apologies, in advance, to the other countries.

    • 47 Grab a Mop Grace
      October 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      I watched all 4 minutes and 49 seconds of this ugliness, and not suprisingly, no diversity in this crowd.
      100% white, roughly 75% of them 60 years +.
      This is Mitt’s demographic. Period.

      I’m so sad for them all.
      So much hate.

      Obama/Biden 2012

      • 48 carla4obama
        October 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

        Made be sick…don’t watch…so much hate directed at the President.

      • 49 xtine
        October 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

        Indeed! That’s what Mitt has sown! Can you imagine the vitriol POTUS faces every single day? And he keeps on forward. And we do the same. That’s how we counter ignorance fed by hate.

    • 50 anniebella
      October 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Racists ass bastards. Where is Chuck Todd talking about the racists people who support Mitt Romney. In case these racists didn’t know Obama is from Hawaii. Why don’t they go back where they come from, or there parents. I don’t even want to watch that video.

      • 51 EricFive
        October 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        Good point anniebella. Funny how Chuck feels so comfortable telling us how blacks and hispanics feel about PBO, but never focuses on the vile people who make up Mitt’s base. I’d bet he has more “sources” in Mitt’s base than he does within the black or latino communities.

  10. 54 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    This is a thing of beauty. We are FIRED UP and READY TO VOTE!!!

  11. 62 JER
    October 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    FLOTUS is speaking now.

  12. 63 isonprize
    October 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I hope all TODers have celebrated the “GOOD NEWS” in Pennsylvania. We finally ran across judges that had some sense!! The law will probably still go into affect, but NOT BEFORE NOVEMBER 6th!!!

    MOVING FORWARD!!! Keepin’ our eyes on the prize!!

    If anyone is close to PA and wants to come to help us to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) we would love to have your help!!!

    http://www.barackobama.com to volunteer in Pennsylvania!

  13. 64 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Happy 20th Anniversary to our First Couple and know that we have your back tonight!

  14. 75 thoughtful3
    October 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I early-voted today here in Omaha! :-) I didn’t even know until a couple days ago that we could vote early here in person instead of by mail (I didn’t trust their mail-in instructions and warnings, lol).

  15. 77 susanne
    October 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    good morning chips and tods! happy anniversary first couple, and happy debate day america!

    A new Public Policy Polling survey in Missouri shows Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) leading Rep. Todd Akin (R) in their U.S. Senate race by six points, 46% to 40%, with Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine at 9%.

    A new Rasmussen survey also finds McCaskill ahead by six points, 51% to 45%.

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/10/03/mccaskill_keeps_lead_in_missouri.html

    • 78 forus50
      October 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      Those look to be some solid good polls. Thanks for clarifying that there is a third wheel in the race. All this time I’ve been wondering why she was stuck in the mid 40s in most of the polling but that explains it.

    • 79 pkayden
      October 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      Great to see those polls. Akin CANNOT win. He’s horrible — even for a Repub.

  16. 80 susanne
    October 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    a string of interesting photos with this article (one is the library picture chips brought in)

    ‘ On February 18, 1981, a student at Occidental College, Barack Obama, delivered his first public speech. As the opening speaker at a rally protesting Occidental’s investments in companies that were doing business in apartheid South Africa, he stood with one hand in his pocket, spoke in declarative spurts, and showed no sign of being the orator who would become President nearly twenty-eight years later. ‘

    Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/10/barack-obama-at-occidental-college-photographs.html#ixzz28GYl0goU

  17. October 3, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Speaking to students at the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton said that the state Republican Party was trying to disenfranchise college students in the state.

    “The Republicans in New Hampshire think it matters, that’s why they have tried to hard to keep you from voting,” Clinton said about voting rights.

    While voting rights fights across the country have generally focused on voter ID, the Republican-dominated New Hampshire legislature passed a law requiring students to sign a statement of residency in order to vote in New Hampshire.

    Students have traditionally been allowed to vote in the state where they’re attending school without meeting formal residency requirements

    The New Hampshire Supreme Court agreed to litigate a lawsuit before election day. A lower court judge issued an injunction last week staying the new residency rules and requirements.

    “Choose to vote,” Clinton told the students.

  18. 84 daisydem
    October 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Chips, to thank you for providing this safe haven from which to watch the debates tonight, blog, and share with each others our excitement, I have sent you just now a small donation (Pierce). I look forward to this being my venue tonight. Thank you so much for all that you do for us, for the company, for the pictures, for the news.

    I usually donate to the President, Vice-President, First Lady or Jill Biden through materials received through the mail, that is why I have not donated to fundraisers here. I hope I linked to the right thing (the Obama Diary on a previous fundraising post) to donate to you.

    I will be here this afternoon too, but just want to say to everyone … see you tonight! As our V.P. told Kobe: Keep the Faith!

  19. 86 bizgirl
    October 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I’m so in love with this couple. Happy 20th Michelle & Barack!

  20. October 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Just back from the eye doctor, with eyes still kinda dilated. But I can see the beautiful photos on this site! And the ones of Mitt, too. :lol:

    I heard somewhere that PBO would have the first question tonight and that Mitt would have the last closing argument. If true, I kind of like that line-up. I figure a lot of Americans have that short attention span thing going – so they will stick around for the intros and debate first question – to PBO – then switch it off. Likewise, those Repubs that stick around to the end to hear Mitt’s wonderful speechifying – they will have to sit through PBO’s sure-to-be memorable speech first. Five more hours and counting…

    • 94 susanne
      October 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      aaiiiiyyyeeeeeeee!!!!
      now i’m just gasping, laughing howling!!
      this is hilarious, and so, sooooo true!

  21. 96 xtine
    October 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Peaceful & sort of addictive:

  22. 97 utaustinliberal
    October 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm
  23. October 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    If only all Christians took these words to heart:

  24. October 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Madeline Stevens knows what it’s like to be a military brat.

    “The first week of school, it’s really hard,” said Stevens, a 17-year-old from Jacksonville, Fla., who has moved eight times with her naval aviator father and attended 10 different schools. “You sit by yourself at lunch; you try and make friends in classes. When you’re younger it’s easier because, you know, you just share crayons, and you’re new best friends.”

    But in high school Stevens said she’s had to integrate herself into sports and clubs to make friends, many of whom already have known each other most of their lives. The shuffle also has been a strain academically.

    Moving can be tough for any child, but it can be even harder for children of military families, who, like Stevens, may relocate more frequently. They must leave friends behind and get acclimated to new schools that may have a different curriculum than the one they left behind. And the emotional impact of having a deployed parent can also include worry and anxiety, said Mary Ann Rafoth, dean of Robert Morris University’s School of Education and Social Sciences.

    “Most of us go through each day not realizing that we’re a nation at war. But those kids do,” she said. “They often feel like they’re carrying that burden alone.”

    However, educators often don’t have the tools to help military children cope.

    A new initiative being launched Wednesday by first lady Michelle Obama and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden, is designed to better prepare educators instructing military-connected children. “Operation: Educate the Educator” already has a commitment from more than 100 colleges offering teaching degrees.

    http://www.seattlepi.com/living/article/Obama-Biden-launch-initiative-for-military-kids-3913544.php

    But but but Tucker Carlson said…

  25. 103 xtine
    October 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Here’s some fun, & it’s driving the sillies over at Fox into further apoplexy:

    “President Obama Has Already Clinched the Election — According to 7-Eleven”

    http://gawker.com/5948623/president-obama-has-already-clinched-the-election–according-to-7+eleven?tag=election-2012

    • October 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Yesterday’s headline on the hard copy of the Iowa City Press Citizen:
      “OBAMA WINS – IF ELECTION HELD TODAY”.
      It was quite eye-catching, but for some reason they don’t have it online.

  26. October 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I can always count on you to post the best stuff and to make my day. The Obamas anniversary video is great. They are SO cute!! Their love for each other is so evident and I have loved watching them in the White House. Happy Anniversary to our President and his beautiful First Lady!

    • 108 lisalovesobama
      October 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      “Look, mom! it’s a robot! they really do exist.”

    • 110 forus50
      October 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      That’s a horrifying picture in so many ways. Romney the doofus trying to look like a regular guy in those awful jeans.

      • 111 daisydem
        October 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        The two girls are holding each other’s hands, like ok, we’ll make it through this together; maybe he will leave soon. The guy in the background looks a little green around the gills as my doctor used to say when I would show up in his office sickly and the guy on Romney’s right … well, as indicated above, his expression is priceless! No one looks happy, except Romney and his dufus smiling face, which is fake anyways.

  27. 112 57andfemale
    October 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    This is how a citizen, who truly created something on her own, feels and behaves:

    J. K. Rowling:

    “I chose to remain a domiciled taxpayer for a couple of reasons. The main one was that I wanted my children to grow up where I grew up, to have proper roots in a culture as old and magnificent as Britain’s; to be citizens, with everything that implies, of a real country, not free-floating ex-pats, living in the limbo of some tax haven and associating only with the children of similarly greedy tax exiles.
    A second reason, however, was that I am indebted to the British welfare state; the very one that Mr Cameron would like to replace with charity handouts. When my life hit rock bottom, that safety net, threadbare though it had become under John Major’s Government, was there to break the fall. I cannot help feeling, therefore, that it would have been contemptible to scarper for the West Indies at the first sniff of a seven-figure royalty cheque. This, if you like, is my notion of patriotism.”

  28. October 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Man if they not the greatest couple to ever live, i don’t know what is! i can only hope to find love like that.

    imma guy over here cheesing at that video like a 12 year old girl. That’s not suppose to happen….but i’m human i guess.

  29. 114 lisalovesobama
    October 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    where is everyone?!

  30. October 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    van Jones on cnn. He is a two face dog. after Obama leave office the media will throw van under the bus. He is so damn stupid, I believe he is getting paid to trash Obama, He has that tavis and west style of talking. ( I love the president but he’s an evil man) something positive before the nasty quote. the nasty statement is most noticeable.

  31. 120 susanne
    October 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    interesting stuff from esquire’s recent poll:

    ‘ The latest results from the Esquire/Yahoo! News survey show 54% of Americans think he is in touch with basic economic issues facing families, compared to 38% for his opponent. ‘

    Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/romney-obama-job-poll-numbers-2012#ixzz28Gvj9Qbf

  32. October 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I keep seeing Herman Cain on Jon Stewart Show…
    That’s weird. So, Jon Stewarts favorite politician is Herman Cain??? And Stewart is supposedly Liberal?
    Okay then.

  33. October 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Oh bloody hell:

    Turkey hits targets inside Syria after border deaths

    Turkish artillery has fired on positions inside Syria after shells from Syria killed five people in a southern Turkish border town.

    A woman and her three children were among those killed earlier when the shells, apparently fired by Syrian government forces, hit Akcakale.

    Turkey’s response marks the first time it has fired into Syria during the 18-month-long uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19822253

  34. 127 anniebella
    October 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    What is it that Van Jones said?

    • October 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Obama have not done anything about the housing market, college student coming out of college and can’t find a job. You know the far left taking point. Obama just setting in the white house not doing shit if you listen to them. He said nothing about the republican blocking all those bills that will create jobs. Van says something nice and then boom right in the nose. someone paying him I can’t believe he is that dumb to talk about the president in that way. He was a nobody until Obama came along, why not ride Obama coat tail and then after obama leave office write a book, It would have been a best seller. Most blacks not buying tavis nor west damn books, and they don’t care for Van Jones since he became and Obama basher.

  35. 129 lisalovesobama
    October 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Clinton lovefest on Tweety

  36. October 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm
  37. 131 proudmemberofglobalzero
    October 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Please say prayers for this man and his family. This is what happened in front of me as I was heading to work:

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/traffic/fatal-crash-involving-tri-rail-train-and-car-close/nSSFt/

  38. October 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    There go Chris Matthews again, suckin on Bill Clinton lady parts. smfh…

  39. 135 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    FLOTUS said, “I know you have an election going on but it would be nice if you surprise me with something nice”. I wonder what that “something nice is gonna be????

  40. 140 TrumpDog
    October 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I was at a stop light and noticed a car ahead of me in the left hand turning lane. It was a beast of a truck- big, black with the extended bed and a camper on top. The driver had a military like sticker as well as like sheriff type star on back of the camper top as well as a bumpersticker, noticable because the small Obama logo caught my eye. I admit that I had preconceived ideas based on the type of car, assuming it would be anti Obama. Giving it the side eye, I braced myself and read the sticker.

    It had a pic of a dog and the caption said “I ride inside”. The Obama logo was on the corner.

    I smiled. :-)

  41. 141 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Wonder what costume Rombo will show up wearing, at the debate tonight. I’m picturing something with a cape, to take on The Great President Barack Obama. Maybe Mitt could be Carnac the Magnificent, but with the answer in the envelope, not the question. We already know he has a couple of masks he’s been wearin’ to finish the picture.

    Gag.

  42. 145 Tally
    October 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm
  43. October 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Hello family. Sad and depressing news. Hubby and I finally had a conversation…..if you want to call it that…….about PO and Romney. Short version: His views are exactly what Romney (47% version) and Ryan (30%). He even said we are in worse shape than we were 4 years ago. He blames the entire financial meltdown onDemocrats……Freddie and Fannie line. Unemployment isn’t really much improved because so many people have stopped looking for work, etc.etc. I am leaving a lot out. Stopping at rest area……will finish later.

    • October 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      I’m so sorry. I’m very spoiled because the wife unit is a firm Democrat. Honestly, I don’t think I’d ever be able to be with someone with such diametrically opposed political views. But, love commands who it wills.

      • October 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

        True about love, LL. The thing is that I have gotten more and more liberal as I have gotten older and he has gone more to the right. Seriously, his words/phrases were very close to what Romney and Ryan say about makers and takers. He feels we are ready to fall off a cliff. He did most of the talking…….very authoriartian…right-wing— He is right, absolutely right. I said it will be interesting in the coming years when he is proven wrong and I wonder if he will admit it. Of course,he doesn’t think he will be proven wrong.

    • 151 susanne
      October 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      you’re not alone–lots of folks out there have been swayed by the media and the stories circulating about pbo. keep the faith, tnmtngirl–we’re all praying for you, for your husband, for pbo and the nation.

      • October 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

        Thanks. I do know there are many “mixed marriages”. I actually feel sorry for him. He has no desire for facts….again,the typical right- winger that is closed minded and is ALWAYS right……don’t confuse him with the facts! We all need prayer, for sure.

  44. 153 donna dem 4 obama
    October 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Please join me in a moment of reflection, meditation and/or prayer in the candle room for President Obama’s debate tonight.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=pbo

    It would be wonderful if we can get 100 candles lit by the start of the debate.

  45. 158 dotster3
    October 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    So Romney is going to accuse the president of being dishonest, that he’s a liar??? A Rove trick—–accuse your opponent of what you are most guilty of, your biggest weakness. Every time Romney’s mouth was moving, he was making some false accusation about President Obama.

  46. 160 lisalovesobama
    October 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I’m gonna not watch pundunces in the lead up to the debates. they are pissing me off.

  47. 162 squarepeg
    October 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    • 163 susanne
      October 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      and if he did ‘rally the country’ i hate to think what he’d rally us to do or be….so his weakness is actually a blessing.


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