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Rise and Shine

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Rachel Weiner: The group launched by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, is out with its first ads criticizing senators who voted against expanded background checks for gun purchasers.

The Americans for Responsible Solutions radio spots target Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Both ads feature disappointed voters lamenting that their senator “ignored the will of the people” and opposed “common sense legislation” to “keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

To start, it’s a buy of a couple hundred thousand dollars — not huge — but it’s a sign of what the group is planning in the wake of legislative defeat. The New Hampshire ads are running in Concord, Manchester, Keene and the Seacoast. The Kentucky ads are in Louisville and Lexington.

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Melanie Hicken: GE Capital, which provides consumer financing services, had previously provided lending services to gun shops to help consumers finance firearm purchases. Earlier this year, the company sent letters to shops notifying them that the program would be terminated for future purchases.

The move was the result of “a more rigorous audit process… in light of industry changes, new legislation and tragic events that have caused widespread reexamination of policies on firearms,” GE Capital spokesman Russell Wilkerson said in an e-mail.

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Reason #114,844 as to why the Obama Administration is freaking fantastic

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Jared Bernstein: Here’s a US Senator (Tom Coburn) from yesterday: “the fact is, our country is headed toward bankruptcy” (from CQ News, no link).

In fact, the fact is that this is factually incorrect.  To the contrary, according to a recent, detailed analysis by GS researchers, the budget deficit is falling faster than was expected, as the rate of spending is falling and receipts are rising.  There are, of course, growing deficits in our future, but they have everything to do with health care spending and nothing to do with bankruptcy.  Preserving current cuts–Coburn was explaining why he was blocking legislation to replace the sequester–will only make it harder to escape the current slog in which we’ve stuck for a very long time.

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Dylan Matthews: Good news for George W. Bush! His approval rating is the highest it’s been in years, just as he’s set to open his presidential library at Southern Methodist University. Forty-seven percent of Americans approve of Bush, up from 33 percent when he left office as the economy cratered.

Bad news for George W. Bush! His newfound popularity comes, as my colleague Dan Balz notes, because of “the passage of time and Bush’s relative invisibility” rather than any re-evaluation of his record. Majorities still oppose his decision to invade Iraq and disapprove of his handling of the economy.

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Jamelle Bouie: This week, George W. Bush dedicates his presidential library and re-enters public life after a long, quiet hiatus. Not that he was missed.

Most Americans have nothing but disdain for the former president. The failures of his administration—including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina, and the 2008 financial crisis—left him with an abysmal approval rating. And as recently as six months ago, a majority of voters viewed him as responsible for the poor economy. If, as suggested by some conservative pundits, America has graded Barack Obama on a curve, it’s almost certainly because he is still dealing with the fallout from eight years of neglect, disinterest, and incompetence.

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**Hypocrisy, thy name is GOP**

ThinkProgress: House Republicans plan to vote on a bill on Wednesday that would shift money from the portion of Obamacare that invests in prevention and use it to expand a temporary initiative that has helped individuals and families with pre-existing medical conditions obtain coverage.

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Esther Yu-Hsi Lee: In the past year, housing ownership by Americans fell to 65.3 percent while ownership increased among immigrant households. But if the bipartisan immigration bill set forth by the Gang of Eight passes, that number could soon skyrocket.

The growing trend among immigrants has been to rent for a few years, then to purchase a house as a way of solidifying their American dream. While the rental market is expected to steady because of the projected upward mobility, housing ownership is expected to increase due to increased job growth. With the push for immigration reform, the ability for highly skilled immigrants to seek jobs will allow them to pay for a home, which is often viewed as the ultimate price of permanence. Immigrants make up just 16 percent of the United States population, but they are expected to make up 35.7 percent of homeowners by the year 2020.

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In it’s about time news…

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Presidential Daily Schedule (All Times Eastern)

8:30AM: VP Biden receives His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Naval Observatory

11:00AM: Pres. Obama delivers remarks at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication Ceremony. First Lady Michelle Obama attends. (**Network coverage begins at 10:00AM ish**)

2:00PM: VP Biden meets with gun safety advocates at the White House

3:15PM: Pres. Obama delivers remarks at Baylor University at the memorial service for the victims of the West, TX plant explosion. First Lady Michelle Obama also attends

7:10PM: Pres. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama depart Dallas, TX enroute D.C.

9:40PM: Pres. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at Joint Base Andrews

9:55PM: Pres. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the White House

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Random Photo From April 2012: President Barack Obama jokes with Vice President Joe Biden and Senior Advisor David Plouffe in the Outer Oval Office (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Bonjour! :D


98 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 vitaminlover
    April 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Goooood morning!

  2. 5 isonprize
    April 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Mornin’!!

  3. 6 Allison
    April 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Morning All! I can’t wait to see POTUS and FLOTUS!!

  4. 7 symmetry11
    April 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Jobless claims fall, labor market recovery advances http://reut.rs/XZ39Qw

  5. 8 LDS
    April 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Good morning!
    It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood despite the GOP.
    We have the best POTUS and FLOTUS ever!
    That farce of a library can go to hell…..he can’t even read!

  6. 9 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Congrats Vitaminlover, Isonprize, and Allison. You all tied for first place.

  7. 11 amk for obama
    April 25, 2013 at 8:50 am

    GM folks.

    • 12 57andfemale
      April 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

      The little white dog looks just like my departed Harvey. We found him on the street, filthy, with a tumor the size of my fist on his paw. We had it removed, was told it was cancer and they guaranteed it would come back in 10 months. Radiation was recommended, but even they said it wouldn’t really help. I didn’t want this poor little guy to think he came to us to have his foot burned twice/week. We decided to love him, care for him for as much time as we could have. We saw a doggie herbalist who gave us some supplements.

      The cancer didn’t come back for 6 1/2 years. By then he was very old. We amputated his toe, thought we bought him all kinds of time. But within that next year, he deteriorated with kidney and heart disease and we finally had to let him go.

      He was such a great little guy. We miss him terribly. This picture brings back all the fond memories of the great, brave Harvey.

      • 13 amk for obama
        April 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm

        That’s a bittersweet story, 57f. It sux when you lose your pets.

        • 14 57andfemale
          April 26, 2013 at 3:28 pm

          He was worth it. I’m quite the nurse and caretaker of elderly dogs, since all of our dogs are adult rescues. As hard as it is, it’s worth it to experience that love when we have it. We don’t have children – the dogs are our kids.

          That little white dog in your photo brought Harvey alive to me yesterday and I thank you for that. Tears and all, I was close to him again.

  8. 15 amk for obama
    April 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Saw a tweet y’day from chelsea clinton with the hash tag dadisbusysavingtheworld.

    O’rly?

  9. April 25, 2013 at 8:53 am

    GM UT and everyone. Nice roundup UT.

  10. 18 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2013 at 9:02 am
  11. April 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

    That is a gem of an R&S UT, you are THE business – thanks a gazillion!!! Will be back with a heads-up for PBO’s speech, thank you again!

    • 20 japa21
      April 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Yes she is.

    • 22 utaustinliberal
      April 25, 2013 at 9:18 am

      TANK YEWWWWWW

      p.s. Thanks again for the opportunity. :D

      • April 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

        See, that’s like thanking someone for being kind enough to accept a gift of, say, $10 million. :-)

        You’re a gem – and thanks to you I think I’ll only miss today’s work deadline by two hours – wooooooooooooot! :cool:

        Brilliant reading in the post UT, looking forward to catching up on it all. Will be back with that heads-up, can’t wait to see GWB :???:

  12. 24 japa21
    April 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

    GM all. This day, apparently, belongs to Bush, so in the spirit of the day, I have decoded to tweet this giving him all due praise:

  13. 25 japa21
    April 25, 2013 at 9:12 am
    • 26 japa21
      April 25, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Damn it, I really have to pay attention to what I am doing.

  14. 27 jackiegrumbacher
    April 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Glorious start to the day, UT. I will be happy when PBO and FLOTUS land back in DC tonight. Am off for a day of travel, so gosh, gee, I’m going to miss the tribute to Bush. So sad! Stay well all.

  15. 28 LDS
    April 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

    UT, thank you for the post of the “four little girls” killed in the bombing in Alabama over 50 years ago. They were terrorists who did that, “homegrown.” And even though I was very young, I remember how it terrorized our Sunday School for a long time. Upon further reading the posted comment section, a young boy was also killed by a .22 revolver. He was never mentioned.
    Afro American have been terrorized by racists for years.
    This bombing of innocent children in church then was equivalent to Newton shootings in school now.
    It still hurts after 50 years…..

    • 29 jackiegrumbacher
      April 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

      The ugly and the pain it causes never goes away LDS. Racism is a disease that is as stubborn as cancer in the US. No matter how many times we try to exorcise it, it returns in a more insidious form. If the day ever came when the more obnoxious crawled back under rocks or slithered back into the slime and we also had decent gun reform, there would be a real state of enlightenment and growth in this country. It’s a long way away, but worth instilling our grandchildren with the need to fight for it.

      • 30 LDS
        April 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

        JackieG: Thank you for your encouraging words.
        There are people who survived cancer, but these little girls did not have a fighting chance. It is hardly known that their innocent lives helped to move FOWARD the Civil Rights Movement. It is hard for me because that was the first time Ihad ever seen men cry. I did not understand then and it was hard to talk about. Fifty years is along time to let go of pain when you did not realize it was there. I never revisited that memory until now.
        Thank you.

      • 31 Lovepolitics2008
        April 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

        Jacquie, things will get worse but then get better. We can’t hide from the fact that the white losing the majority in the next few decades will lead to some backlash and ugliness. I had never realized that, before the election of Barack Obama. But now the sad truth is exposed day after day isn’t it ?

        Is there ANY case, in the world, in recent history, when losing a majority within your country hasn’t lead to some big tensions and some violence ?

        We can find hope though in the fact that the younger generations are less racist, and are comfortable with the “melting pot” society that America is becoming. President Obama is very well aware of that. He knows that younger generations are often the ones who lead cultural and social change. That’s why he has put so much energy in mobilizing the young. In preaching VALUES to them, values of empathy, openness to others. He has been building, consolidating those values in the young generation. And he has been working to make that generation much more involved in politics. Because he knows this is the only way to go through the growing pains that are coming.

    • April 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Spike Lee’s documentary on this was so on point.

  16. 33 Linda
    April 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

    The Bush Lieberry will be touting the following as ” Great Achievements ” ???????

    1. Tax cuts
    2. Education
    3. Medicare Drug Program

    Huh ?

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      April 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

      It’s all an insult, Linda. Irresponsible tax cuts put us deeply in debt. No Child Left Behind caused untold hardship for schools and poor learning environments for our children; and Medicare Drug program, prohibited negotiating drug prices with drug companies and left a gaping doughnut hole. Some achievements. They really think we are as stupid as they are.

    • 36 desertflower
      April 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

      As Jon Kyl would say, ” This isn’t meant to be a factual statement!” Morning!!! I think the only decent thing that man did was for people on another continent…..aids work in Africa. Here? Not so much.

    • 38 anniebella
      April 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Good one Linda, G.W. Lie-berry

  17. April 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  18. April 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Found a new show on PBS:

    The Bletchley Circle

    During WWII, the Brits rounded up some of their brightest female minds and took them to an estate called The Bletchley House. While there, they were involved in some of the best codebreaking of the War. The show centers on 4 ladies who met there.

    After showing us what they did in WWII, you fast forward 10 years, and see where these ladies are. Because of national security, they were never allowed to tell people what they did during the war. Two are housewives, one’s a waitress and another one’s a librarian.

    One of the housewives is following the case of a serial killer. She believes she has figured out the pattern of the killer, and goes to the police. They don’t find the body, so they think she’s a crank. She realizes that she can’t do it alone, and goes to find her other compatriots from Bletchley House. They are reluctant, until another girl goes missing, and they realize that maybe they can help.

    This past week was the first episode, but it was good. You can check it out at pbs.org.

  19. 45 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Ummm…..thanks mom?

    • 46 hopefruit2
      April 25, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Mama knows that son has some dirt that she doesn’t want out. Son had better listen to mama.

    • 47 COS
      April 25, 2013 at 9:26 am

      This statement says it all. He should listen to his mother.

    • 48 jackiegrumbacher
      April 25, 2013 at 9:26 am

      Well, once in a while, even a Bush speaks the truth, UT. We’ve had enough Bushes for all eternity. ” Enough is enough and too much is nasty”–a saying from the past that’s still true.

  20. 49 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 9:24 am
  21. April 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Did Mark Sanford really stand out in the street and debate a cardboard cut out of Nancy Smash?

  22. 53 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2013 at 9:36 am
  23. 56 utaustinliberal
    April 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

    This is the full Barbara Bush smackdown of Jeb Bush. Someone had better dial home ASAP and speak to mom.

    Then Lauer posed the question to the Bush family’s 87-year-old matriarch, the no-nonsense Barbara Bush. And she poured enough cold water on her son’s potential candidacy to give it hypothermia.

    “He’s by far the best qualified man,” she began, “but, no, I really don’t [think he should run].”

    Bush’s explanation sounded like something you’d see on an anti-Jeb bumper sticker.

    “I think it’s a great country, there are a lot of great families, and, it’s not just four families or whatever,” she said, possibly alluding to the Clintons as well. “There are other people that are very qualified, and we’ve had enough Bushes.”
    Sorry, Jeb. You’ve been grounded.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/barbara-bush-jeb-weve-had-enough-bushes.html?mid=twitter_dailyintel

  24. April 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Here is a link to my hometown news for all the info you need for the next two days. Yes, they are covering the Presidents address tomorrow in West.

    http://www.wfaa.com/

    The reason I love this station is something Troy Duncan, our Meteorologist said during a huge ice store in 1979. We had two days of ICE coming down from the sky. It left our city of Dallas under 10 inches on ICE. He was reading a statement on how to drive in ICE. You can’t do it. The statement was from NASCAR. He looked down at the paper, smiled, and then said, “Yeah, like I am going to take advice from guys that drive in circle for a living.” I am still laughing at that one decades later.

  25. 60 donna dem 4 obama
    April 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Thank you UT for a fantastic roundup of Rise and Shine!

    We are so blessed with wonderfully talented people here at TOD.

    As with most of you today is a struggle for me. I love the good nature of our President but I cannot stomach GWB. This man sent my sons and nephew off to fight in that senseless war in Iraq. My sons are blessed that they suffered no physical or emotional repercussions. My nephew was permanently disabled when an IED went off and injured his arm. He is mentally and emotionally fine but will forever be physically disabled.

    I understand that this library thingy is done for all Presidents and I just need to get through this day but I could spit nails seeing all the attention that this criminal is getting today.

    Other than that….Everyone have a great O’Day!

    p.s. Our night shift crew is doing one awesome job with their music selections!!!

  26. 61 Jovie
    April 25, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Furloughs is just time off without pay, like 2 weeks or 1 month unpaid vacation.
    They will not search for new employment so it will not effect Jobs market. Just less money for those poor souls, but maybe some needed time off.

  27. 62 desertflower
    April 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

    An example of one of GWB’s shining “achievements” ….

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-24/republicans-will-clobber-obamacare-until-they-hug-it.html?alcmpid=view

    After John Boehner was elected leader of the House Republicans in 2006, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked him what was, at the time, an obvious question: “Medicare prescription drug benefit,” Wallace said. “How do you think it’s working?”
    This might have been a moment for Boehner to brag about one of the Republican Party’s most significant legislative achievements. Or, if politics didn’t permit patting himself on the back, perhaps he could have tried some elegant spin. But Boehner didn’t mince words: “The implementation of the Medicare plan has been horrendous,” he replied.

    This wasn’t news. In 2003, Republicans had passed, and President George W. Bush had signed, the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act. The process itself was notorious: Republicans intimidated Medicare’s actuary into withholding cost projections and, after the bill looked to be failing in the House, held the vote open for hours past the deadline as Republican leaders twisted arms and promised payoffs. In 2004, the House Ethics Committee issued a “public admonishment” to Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay for essentially bribing a fellow Republican for his vote.
    In 2006, the bill went into effect. It was a disaster. Computer systems didn’t communicate with one another. Seniors were confused. Some of the poorest and sickest enrollees — “dual eligibles” who qualify for aid under both Medicare and Medicaid — weren’t able to get their drugs. It was so bad that in his 2006 State of the Union address, Bush “said nothing about the new Medicare prescription drug program, an initiative Republicans once hoped to trumpet but has angered many seniors in its implementation,” reported the Washington Post.

  28. 63 Linda
    April 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Why is CNN still in Boston and still showing the explosions in a loop ?

  29. 65 amk for obama
    April 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

    dubya library joke

    dubya goes into a library. “I would like a cheeseburger and fries,” he says in a loud, clear voice.
    “But sir,” says the assistant, “this is a library.”
    “Gee, I’m sorry,” says Bush, and whispers very quietly, “I’d like a cheeseburger and fries.”

  30. April 25, 2013 at 10:02 am
    • 67 donna dem 4 obama
      April 25, 2013 at 10:27 am

      I just went and read this guys timeline on this tweet. So….his followers think that if others like @jeffersonObama and others push back on the criticism of PBO that Hayes loves to stir up on his show then you are “just like a Republican”.

      Well who knew!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  31. 68 amk for obama
    April 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

    While suturing a laceration on the hand of a 90-year-old man, the doctor asked his patient how he thought George W. Bush was doing as President.

    The old man said, “Ya know, Bush is a post turtle.”

    Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked him what a “post turtle” was.

    He said, “Did you ever drive down a country road and come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top? You know he didn’t get there by himself; he definitely doesn’t belong there; he sure can’t get anything done while he’s up there. That’s a post turtle.”

  32. 69 sherijr
    April 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I feel very sorry for President Obama having to speak today at this pig’s Library dedication. I understand the history of doing this… but what good can possibly be said about Bush??

    • 70 Lovepolitics2008
      April 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

      I am sorry to for the President. I think we all are.

      Ad to be candid… I love President Obama, but I hope he doesn’t go overboard in being nice towards Bush this morning at the “library” opening. He puts so much emphasis on empathy and on finding good in every person, he sometimes gives a false impression that he approves of the whole person.

      President Obama has had an insanely difficult presidency for the MAIN reason that his predecessor made so many bad decisions and left America in such bad shape. I don’t want the President to be too complimentary. I’m all for confronting darkness with light, but there’s a limit.

      Please President Obama, just the bare minimum in your speech…

  33. 71 amk for obama
    April 25, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Einstein dies and goes to heaven. At the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter tells him, “You look like Einstein, but you have NO idea the lengths that some people will go to sneak into Heaven. Can you prove who you really are?”

    Einstein ponders for a few seconds and asks, “Could I have a blackboard and some chalk?”

    Saint Peter snaps his fingers and a blackboard and chalk instantly appear. Einstein proceeds to describe with arcane mathematics and symbols his theory of relativity. Saint Peter is suitably impressed. “You really ARE Einstein!” he says. “Welcome to heaven!”

    The next to arrive is Picasso. Once again, Saint Peter asks for credentials. Picasso asks, “Mind if I use that blackboard and chalk?”

    Saint Peter says, “Go ahead.” Picasso erases Einstein’s equations and sketches a truly stunning mural with just a few strokes of chalk. Saint Peter claps. “Surely you are the great artist you claim to be!” he says. “Come on in!”

    Then Saint Peter looks up and sees George W. Bush. Saint Peter scratches his head and says, “Einstein and Picasso both managed to prove their identity. How can you prove yours?”

    George W. looks bewildered and says, “Who are Einstein and Picasso?”

    Saint Peter sighs and says, “Hi, George. What are you doing here?”

  34. 73 Linda
    April 25, 2013 at 10:08 am

    David Plouffe will be Bloomberg TV’s newest contributor, the network announced in a statement on Thursday.

    Politico reported that the former White House advisor will appear on the network to speak about politics and business. Plouffe — who managed President Obama’s campaign in 2008 and later served as his senior advisor — will also advise Bloomberg TV on strategy.

    “I am excited for both the on and off air relationship with Bloomberg,” Plouffe said in the statement.

    He is credited as the man who crafted Obama’s 2008 victory. His new role with Bloomberg though, comes after he signaled that he is done with campaign politics. When asked what he would tell Hillary Clinton in the event that she asked him to run her potential 2016 campaign, he said in March, “No, I will not run your campaign…because I’m done with that.”

    Plouffe left the White House when Obama began his second term earlier this year. Obama said at his farewell, “were it not for him, we would not have been as effective a White House, and I probably wouldn’t be here.”
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    Not sure why ” Pollute-i-co felt the need to “re-report ” this….

    • April 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

      For the same reason Chuck Todd had to say, “if it wasn’t for Bush, there be no President Obama.” They can’t help themselves.

  35. 75 kathryn kivett
    April 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

    OMG….did I just hear right?…..are Dems pushing to change FAA furloughs?…..Please tell me NO…..are MSM being inconvenienced the only thing that is important in this country?….pilots telling passengers to thank PBO for being late?…………Are they all crazy in Washington?….I’m just about getting to the point of giving up…..you can’t fight self centeredness…..

    • April 25, 2013 at 10:15 am

      I heard the same thing yesterday, but couldn’t verify it. I actually thought I heard Jay Carney say something to that effect, but hoped I had misunderstood. I had also heard the Dems had taken the position that it was an “all or nothing at all” proposition.

    • 77 Jovie
      April 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

      Yup- stupid move-
      Because it hurts private pilots and private air travel. You know, small and big business owners.
      They think the Poor don’t have a voice, we do, it’s called voting.

  36. 78 Jovie
    April 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

    David Plouffe joins Bloomberg tv as contributor.

  37. 79 desertflower
    April 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/04/25/1913311/13-reasons-to-be-glad-bush-is-not-president-anymore/

    Bet you all of us could come up with lots more than 13 reasons…………

  38. 80 JER
    April 25, 2013 at 10:18 am
  39. 82 Linda
    April 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Internet sales tax bill moved forward yesterday in the Senate with a 74-23 vote.

  40. 86 desertflower
    April 25, 2013 at 10:26 am

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/weekly-jobless-claims-fall-by-16-000-to

    Jobless claims for the week ending on April 20 fell by 16,000 to 339,000, the Department of Labor reported on Thursday.

  41. 87 donna dem 4 obama
    April 25, 2013 at 10:30 am

    OMG! I’m weepin with laughter here :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  42. 88 japa21
    April 25, 2013 at 10:34 am
  43. 89 Jovie
    April 25, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Help the President out with this tweet, he is getting attacked already.

  44. April 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Good morning, TODville. This day is going to be a long slog. I DESPISE W and we are going to be inundated with his BS revisionist legacy parade. UGH. UGH. UGH. I like how people are pushing back on twitter, at least.

    But let’s carry on with the full knowledge that we are now in the Age of President Obama. No greater man has occupied the office in modern times. Thank goodness he chose public service and to lead our nation to higher ground. And not a moment too soon.

    • 92 Lovepolitics2008
      April 25, 2013 at 11:04 am

      Maybe the BS , maybe his face on tv will bring back BAD memories, and his approval poll numbers will tank again…

  45. 93 Jovie
    April 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

    NBC Nightly News ‏@nbcnightlynews 8m
    Body found in Rhode Island river confirmed to be that of missing Brown University student

    Oh no!

  46. 96 kathryn kivett
    April 25, 2013 at 11:21 am

    This is so trivial and please don’t take it wrong but please, please tell PBO to stop chewing gum in public…or at least on occasions such as this…..only thing that annoys me to no end……….and tell George Bush to stop smirking……..and tell Bill Clinton a smile makes the day better…and I’ll leave the two elder Presidents alone…….I love PBO even if he has a gum chewing habit…..

  47. 98 kathryn kivett
    April 25, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Chuck and Tweety are going to wet their pants.


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