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Apr
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The Press Conference

10:40 EST

White House live

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11:45 AM President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady and Dr. Biden Make a significant employment announcement for veterans and military spouses

White House live


151 Responses to “The Press Conference”


  1. April 30, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Looking forward to the press conference

  2. 4 Linda
    April 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Why is Chris Matthews on live at this time of day. Also who was that reporter he was just talking to that didn’t get the memo that the debt ceiling may not be reached until early September ?

  3. April 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Should be interesting.

  4. April 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Pundits are speculating about anything they think the President might talk about in hopes that one of their assumptions is correct.

  5. 8 japa21
    April 30, 2013 at 10:44 am
  6. April 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

    That Welker gal needs to shut up

  7. April 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

    GoBrooklyn, prayers, love and success for your surgery today. ((((((GB)))))

  8. April 30, 2013 at 10:46 am
  9. 14 sherijr
    April 30, 2013 at 10:47 am

    fearless POTUS.. always.

  10. 15 japa21
    April 30, 2013 at 10:49 am
  11. April 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

    President Obama you are too nice, all Ed Henry deserves is a fuck you. That piece of sh@t. Chips sorry for the cursing but I am mad

  12. 18 cookemom
    April 30, 2013 at 10:50 am

    So who is this Ben Golly guy and why does his name keep coming up?

  13. April 30, 2013 at 10:53 am
    • 21 HZ
      April 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

      I am so grateful and proud of our President. These clowns are no match for President Barack Obama.

      As for the little Ms. Welker, I pray that she will leave that post. She does not do POB and his Administration any goodness. I do not like her approach to this Administration. HZ

    • 22 anniebella
      April 30, 2013 at 11:24 am

      I’m so thankful and proud we have a First Lady and Second Lady who cares about our military men and women and their families. And they are doing all they can to help them.

  14. April 30, 2013 at 10:54 am
  15. 26 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2013 at 10:56 am
  16. April 30, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Since ED is so concerned about Syria…….

  17. 28 Nena20409
    April 30, 2013 at 10:57 am

    GM TODers.

    A press Conference? Pres Obama’s Style? OK….100 days after the Jan 20, 2013 inauguration.

    • April 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

      “Now, for the first hundred days, Richard wandered in the wilderness of Washington, seeking the signs of the times.

      Then the Pharisees came onto him, and certain of the Scribes, and the young men, who studied not-for-War, for they had read the Gospel of John the Leftist.

      And the Pharisees asked: What of the Inflation ?

      And Richard replied: Let me make myself perfectly clear on that point.

      And the Scribes asked: What of integration ?

      And Richard replied: Let me say this, and let us make no mistake about it.

      And the young men asked: When shall we have peace ?

      And Richard summoned his silent majority, saying “Gird up thy lines and battle with all thy strength, lest the Democrats return again!”

      – The Begatting of a President.

  18. April 30, 2013 at 10:57 am

    ‘NO, Mr Graham is NOT right’. BOOM! Thanks PBO.

  19. April 30, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I couldn’t resist this one:

    • April 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

      Sorry, this one:

      Because that’s what it is all about ….

    • 35 Betsy
      April 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Let Ed Henry go to war first, and his wife next. Leave his children with his parents, along with all the members of the WHPC and let them fight on the front lines. Let the GOP congressmen and women who love war, be on that plane with the WHPC too, ready to fight that war they are so keen on. I bet the conversation about the war would stop immediately. #cowards

  20. 36 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Ed Henry of Fox News: BENGHAZI!!!!!

    Everyone at Fox News just had a mini-orgasm.

  21. 40 sherijr
    April 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

    POTUS you Failure!!! Gawd these press people are beyond pathetic.

  22. 41 dotster3
    April 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

    This is from 2 famously discredited, lying BS merchants from the past—Victoria Toensing and her lovely hubby Joe DiGenova—–bsns. as usual by FOX and disgusting to the max Ed Henry.

  23. April 30, 2013 at 11:04 am
  24. April 30, 2013 at 11:07 am
  25. 45 dotster3
    April 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

    These questions have zero to do with seeking any kind of truth—–the reporters are just in some kind of demented contest on who can be the most obnoxious to the POTUS. It is a revolting spectacle. It’s gross.

  26. 47 mtmarilyn
    April 30, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I had to turn the TV off. I can’t handle listening to these stupid questions. These people have no concept of real life and what is happening to real people.

  27. April 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

    POTUS is wiping the floor with Jonathan Karl. Man what a disrespectful jerk.

  28. 49 cookemom
    April 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I ain’t no babysitter – President Obama

  29. 50 japa21
    April 30, 2013 at 11:09 am
    • 51 yardarm756
      April 30, 2013 at 11:57 am

      And they’re giving themselves hi-fives for being in the front row and holding PBO’s feet to the fire, NOT!

  30. 52 cookemom
    April 30, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I can’t make Congress use common sense, the Repubs are scardy cats, the lot of them – PBO

  31. 53 japa21
    April 30, 2013 at 11:13 am
    • 54 dotster3
      April 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Exactly—–what a bunch of juveniles, shamefully embarrassing—–zero integrity in that bunch of babies.

    • 55 HZ
      April 30, 2013 at 11:20 am

      The WHPC are dumb clowns who do not deserve POB’s time or his brilliant mind. POB is a great President, and these clowns waste the Americans time by trying to make POB look ‘little’ in their ‘little crap s… minds. Excuse me, but that is how I feel.HZ

  32. 57 japa21
    April 30, 2013 at 11:17 am
  33. April 30, 2013 at 11:17 am

    President Obama you should sent all those GITMO detainees to Ed Henry and Chuck Todd’s house let them take care of them. Two pieces of shit

  34. April 30, 2013 at 11:18 am
  35. 61 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2013 at 11:19 am
    • 62 HZ
      April 30, 2013 at 11:25 am

      POB is kicking their arses on every question they are throwing at him. Remember, “Second Term Baby.” POB will do his job with them or without them. And believe me, he will make sure the American people know he is still trying to work with these jackasses.HZ

      • 63 cluny
        April 30, 2013 at 11:42 am

        i agree HZ – he’s very cool. he’s got the 2nd term and there ain’t nothing these idiots can do. He’s done so much and will do more – he’ll go down as one of the greats. He knows it and they know it. They can try to throw a spanner in the works but he’ll beat them. He always does.

  36. April 30, 2013 at 11:22 am
  37. April 30, 2013 at 11:27 am
  38. 78 japa21
    April 30, 2013 at 11:28 am
  39. 79 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2013 at 11:31 am
  40. 80 sabreen60
    April 30, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Head —> Desk: Chuck Todd

  41. 81 Don
    April 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

    You idiot, you just heard the President say that he needs more proof about chemical use in Syria.

  42. April 30, 2013 at 11:38 am

    A busy morning:

    11:45 AM President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady and Dr. Biden Make a significant employment announcement for veterans and military spouses

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  43. 83 Don
    April 30, 2013 at 11:39 am

    And still, the only adult in the rooom.

  44. 84 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2013 at 11:39 am
    • April 30, 2013 at 11:42 am

      I’m stunned by this, just incredible – Corn’s mask slipped….

      • 86 hopefruit2
        April 30, 2013 at 11:44 am

        Yup….and so it happens. Every time PBO makes an appearance, we see another one who expose their dirty, racist slip.

        • 87 japa21
          April 30, 2013 at 11:47 am

          And Corn has it wrong, the question was, in actuality, about LGBT issues, not basketball.

          • 88 hopefruit2
            April 30, 2013 at 11:51 am

            And the question was an after-thought, not the first or main question. Which makes Corn’s assertion all the more problematic.

        • April 30, 2013 at 11:48 am

          I actually took a deep breath for a minute Hopefruit to consider whether it was just a harmless joke, and maybe he intended it that way – but he must know damn well it’s just the kind of thing Drudge or any RWNJ would say. At the very best it was thoughtless and moronic. At worst, well.

          • April 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm

            This is just another example of the careless, thoughtless racism that permeates the WHPC. It never occurred to Corn that he was being racist. And he’s be indignant if it were pointed out to him. Racist?? Not me. Ask my Black friend.

            • April 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm

              Exactly VSW, and he thinks because he’s a ‘progressive’ – and has black friends! – he couldn’t possibly be racist. Give me strength.

            • 92 hopefruit2
              April 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

              “It never occurred to Corn that he was being racist.”

              I’m not so sure about that.

              If a FOX news reporter or someone like Rush Limbaugh had said the same thing – people like David Corn and Tweety Matthews would be among the first to call them racist for saying that. A man of David Corn’s age, and experience, who has been in the field of journalism and reporting for decades cannot hide behind that excuse that he”didn’t know he was being racist.” David Corn has developed a bit of an obnoxious ego since he came out with that 47% tape, which he mistakenly assumes got PBO re-elected. That’s part of where the superiority complex is coming from.

    • 93 Nena20409
      April 30, 2013 at 11:51 am

      I have always said…..Gwen Iffil was asked of her bias moderating a VP debate in 2008. 98% who cover this president has issues. David Corn……is Not immune to this form of subconscious bigotry………and he is as a left as a leftie can be.

  45. April 30, 2013 at 11:40 am

    It is strange that the WHPC complain that they don’t have enough access to the President, yet when they do there are no substantitive questions being asked. These people are just clueless what a waste of time.

    • 95 Nena20409
      April 30, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Self absorbed people in the DC/NY punditry live in the same zip code. They party together. Their kids play with each other and they see ONLY one way to cover THIS president…….as their Opposition. That is why, their emotional stagnation retards them from thinking outside the box. They Undermine, underestimate and they ASSume that this POTUS would be as Needy as those who came before him. Since 98% of those who cover this president are Like clones of each other……..the surprise element went out for me in 2008.

    • 97 sabreen60
      April 30, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Oh, didn’t you hear the whining. They didn’t have ENOUGH time to prepare. The mighty WHPC is so far removed from current events, they can’t come up with questions unless they have a week to do it. An hour and half is just not enough time for any of them to think of ONE relevant question. They are as pathetic as the pundits on TV and they are SUPPOSE to be the REAL journalists.

      • 98 Nena20409
        April 30, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        Isn’t part of their Overpaid salaries is the ask questions? WHPC is their Name, right? Hmm? I suppose, those paying them have been wasting their money? Hmm?

  46. April 30, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Here is the link and write-up to the revamped 3 page ACA application

  47. April 30, 2013 at 11:45 am
  48. 102 Don
    April 30, 2013 at 11:48 am

    That finally question about Jason Collins was a home run, or a three-pointer. How do you like me now, GLAAD?

  49. 103 japa21
    April 30, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Well, once again the WHPC provides us with plenty of entertainment, though whether of the comedic or tragic variety is up to question. It is amazing how PBO can take the stupidest question and turn it into something through which he can educate the American public. If the WHPC had asked Bush these questions in the accusatory tone they were asked, they would have been denied access.

  50. 104 Lovepolitics2008
    April 30, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Listening to the president is such a pleasure. Common sense, vision, leadership, honesty. To be completely fair though, his answers are sometimes very long and I can understand that the press corps is frustrated that they can’t ask many questions. Sometimes I feel that the president press conferences are not press conferences really, but little sessions of reeducation camp for national pundits ha ha. He just has to give them long answers in hope to “recenter” the national conversation on the right thing.

    So, if the press was doing a better job in informing the people and explaining what’s really going on, the President wouldn’t have to take so much time on each subject , and more subjects could be covered during a 45 minutes press conference.

    But in the end, the press today will have a lot of material to work with. They may be disappointed because they don’t have anything “spectacular” to report. Well, too bad for them. So let them concentrate on what the President actually explained in detailed fashion. Lots of substance. Viewers, readers need substance. Badly.

  51. 105 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2013 at 11:51 am
    • April 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Ironic that these people are being paid big money to be on top of everything that is going on in politics and government. Yet they have to scurry to come up with questions when a press conference is announced? What’s the problem? They can’t think for themselves? They have to depend on someone else to tell them what to ask?

  52. 107 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2013 at 11:52 am
  53. 109 daisydem
    April 30, 2013 at 11:52 am

    This began somewhat during Clinton’s administration and his press conferences. No they were not out to disrespect him like I feel these idiots do with our President Obama, but one “reporter” on one side of the room would ask a question about an issue, Clinton would answer, and darn if not two minutes later, another representative of the press would ask the same question, maybe phrased just a little differently. Clinton would repeat his answer and on and on it would go. I would be watching and waiting for an issue I was interested in to be talked about and would get so mad and impatient. Now during the Bush administration, I don’t know, because I never listened to his press conferences. I could not even look at the man, much less listen to him. I know his answers were dumber than their questions, probably.

  54. 110 Nena20409
    April 30, 2013 at 11:52 am

    POTUS, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama is still undoubtedly, The ONLY Adult in the Room, period.

  55. April 30, 2013 at 11:53 am
  56. 112 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2013 at 11:55 am
  57. 113 anniebella
    April 30, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Dr. Biden is speaking now, VP Biden have already spoke.

  58. 117 sabreen60
    April 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Just thought I’d share. I live near a church and the bells are ringing out “Oh Danny Boy”. It’s beautiful.

  59. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    April 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I missed the press conference? Dang.

    On a lighter note, Jackass Tapper finally blocked me on Twitter. My job is done. At least as far as Jake is concerned. Ha!

    I just heard Alex Wagner do a “Mark Knoller,” by giving us the # of press conferences the President has held during his administration: 39. More totally useless trivia. Yuck. Click.

    Morning, TODville, where the sun always shines and there are no RWNJs or fake, far, far left, fair-weather progs! Off to spend a little cash to boost the economy!

  60. April 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    PBO speaking on Cspan now…Flotus there too.

  61. April 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Ok, just read UT’s recap of the presser. Now I feel caught up.

  62. 130 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    This is fantastic!

  63. 133 Bill R.
    April 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    • 134 Nena20409
      April 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      Ed Henry has No Kids of his own. His wife has children. It is sad that Fox continues to be called on these press conferences. How I have wished that it would have stopped once Clemete and another Fox VP both said respectively that this POTUS was their main opposition in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

      Fox is Not a news organization. It should be treated as such.

  64. 135 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    This man is so universally loved, admired and respected – this is why the WHPC’s are increasingly hostile and bitter towards him. Stated in simple terms: He is a winner; they are LOSERS, and they know it.

  65. 136 japa21
    April 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    • 137 japa21
      April 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Corrected spelling

  66. 138 CarolynfromDetroit
    April 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    The WHPC shows disrespect for the President in the way they look at him, their tone, their questions all negative….even not “standing up” when he enters the press room. Is not standing up something new? Last four years maybe? These people are disgusting! The pundits and repubs continue to overreach and the President keeps on working. Things are moving along despite their obstruction. Somebody better tell them the deficit is going down and they’re making the President look good.

  67. 139 sherijr
    April 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    well dang she made me cry.

  68. April 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Just found out, it’s not only JackieG’s birthday, it’s Theo’s too!

    Have a goooooorgeous day you two!

  69. 145 Bill R.
    April 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm
  70. April 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    The Obamas and the Bidens – what a team we have in them! When have we seen the spouses of our POTUS and VPOTUS work together and do it so well?

  71. April 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm
  72. 150 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Nice.


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