3:0 EDT: President Obama Holds a Civil Society Roundtable
White House Live * C-Span * CBS
You can see the video here
Thank you, Chips. Just spotted that link on Twitter. Chips is faster than Twitter – yeehaw!!!!
C-SPAN Claims to be carrying the POTUS Remarks in NY.
Finally! I made it – slow and sure, wins the race. Not sure which race, but hey, I won!
Born to run, 64 years ago today. Have a good one @Springsteen. http://t.co/tLENnDdSyZ— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 23, 2013
How sweet. The Boss is 64 yrs old. Happy B-Day. A great songwriter. A man with Heart. Be well Bruce.
Rooney, the Actor, is 93 yrs old today.
John Kerry & @JZarif will meet in NY w/ #P5+1 FMs, #UN's Ban invited Obama & @HassanRouhani to leaders lunch Tues. backchannel.al-monitor.com/index.php/2013…— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) September 23, 2013
Waving at you, Nena. /I’m in a waving at mood today/
Hello VC, the One and the Only VC.
Your wave is the very Best thing this afternoon.
Waving right back like the Clampetts did, way back when.
First of 3 female SecState's – last to join Twitter. Better late than never! http://t.co/gDQZUvebnR— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) September 23, 2013
8 More Days!!!
Open enrollment begins Oct 1st. Get all the information you will need at healthcare.gov #Obamacare http://t.co/IvP7pdrBZJ— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) September 23, 2013
Yippee! Gave it a RT, Donna.
PBO is speaking at Civil Society
Is the “Boss” 64 years old today? If so Happy Birthday to Bruce Springteen. I will never forget his support to POTUS.
What was the name of that song of Bruce they always played on the 2012 campaign. I heard that song so much, that I really came to like it. Happy Birthday Bruce.
We take care of our own, I think…
Bears repeating every day, doesn’t it, Layla. Republicans,of course, take these words to mean, “take care of ourselves” and the hell with the rest of you.
Thanks let me listen ti it right now.
[Seems to be under "control" in Nairobi]:
Kenyan security forces say they are in the final stages of clearing the Westgate shopping complex in Nairobi, and ending the deadly three-day siege.
Explosions and heavy gunfire were reported earlier as soldiers stormed the mall, where suspected al-Shabab militants are thought to be holed up.
The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) said three “terrorists” had been killed and all escape routes sealed off.
Flames and thick smoke continued to rise from the complex as darkness fell.
Let’s hope and pray that this tragedy has been brought to an end. Repercussions are fearful to contemplate.
.@SenJohnMcCain Please stop #GOPHungerGames over #SNAP & #Obamacare. Forcing default is nuts. Maybe the odds are NOT forever in your favor!— Judith Fardig (@FardigJudith) September 23, 2013
On the Cycle they are discussing whether PBO will ” shake hands ” with the Iranian President…..with Chuck Todd….
oh no………….How long has it been since an American President shook hands with an Iranian President Chuck ? Was is back in 1979 ?
Oh no…say Chuckie….it was before that !
Why wonder if PBO will shake hands? Didn’t the president state his opinion on this years ago
“To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that WE WILL EXTEND A HAND IF YOU ARE WILLING TO UNCLENCH YOUR FIST” B. H. Obama/Jan. 2009
A very good quote to pull out, VC. They still don’t understand this President.
I actually think that if we had the time to research, Theo, we could probably find that this president has already answered a lot of the questions our MSM is only beginning to ask. Even questions that they only ask just to be contrary.
He’s answered questions they don’t even know to ask, and questions they’re too stupid to ask…
Yes, he has.
It’s one of the reasons I find them so ridiculous and ignorant! Because they don’t bother to do any research and because they always come at him in that confrontational manner, as if they expect to ‘stump’ him, they will forever be a couple of steps behind the real narrative within the ocuntry.
Many more than just a “couple of steps behind”, unfortunately. Thank heavens for alternative media forms for us to get our information.
They don’t understand common courtesy either, Theo. At a time when you are promoting delicate promotions that might turn the situation around in the ME, you don’t gratuitously snub the leader of the country you are hoping will cooperate with you. Childish behavior belongs on the playground along with Chuck Toddler and his crew. In the grown up world, people behave like civilized adults.
Chuck “Toddler”? never heard a more apt name
You said, Jackie. And an entirely appropriate nickname for Chuckie.
VC – If you can, please tweet that to The (stupid) Cycle and Chuckie.
Here you go! Couldn’t fit in Chuckie this time.
@thecyclemsnbc“To those..on the wrong side of history, WE WILL EXTEND A HAND IF YOU ARE WILLING TO UNCLENCH YOUR FIST” B. H. Obama/Jan. 2009— Vick C. (@sonamie) September 23, 2013
Thank you, VC – I squeezed in Chuckie’s name in my reply:
@sonamie GREAT reminder to @thecyclemsnbc @ChuckTodd – our President will "shake hands" and is still setting the stage for diplomacy! #Iran— (@JOBoomr) September 23, 2013
The insults those such as ChuckTodd give to world leaders are disgusting – the word diplomacy is not part of their language
I’m not sure what language ChuckTodd even speaks, but it’s not our language, that’s for sure.
oh I’m enjoying this… does anyone know, has President Obama held one of these before?
No this is the first. See my tweet below
I mean this tweet
Methinks this forum Pres @BarackObama is hosting on Civil Society may be seedlings of his mission, post-presidency. whitehouse.gov/live— zizi2 (@zizii2) September 23, 2013
Well, well well, looks like the entire Iranian leadership, past and present is flooding the zone for diplomacy with US to work. Pulled out all the stops for this Obama-wooing mission.
#Iran: This time, the west must not turn its back on diplomacy | Mohammad #Khatami gu.com/p/3j2vv/tw by @khatami_ir— Mohammad Khatami (@khatami_ir) September 23, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service says an official at the center of the agency’s tea party scandal is retiring.
Lois Lerner headed the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status when she was placed on paid leave in May. While she was in charge, the agency acknowledged that agents improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012.
Wasn’t she the one who set up the “question” at a seminar that started this nonsense. Would be interesting to know what she thought she would achieve and/or who was behind what she did.
Do you have a link Linda – that comment is SO written to pretend their was targeting when none existed!
This is a partial answer to one of us on the last thread who expressed concern about non-internet savvy folks accessing ACA.
Walgreen’s starting on October 1 will have telephone counseling available to answer questions and help people sign up.
How this works, I have no clue. Something about GoHealth, their “trusted partner.”
I applaud the effort.
Yay, there’s a Burmese civil society activist speaking now at #civilsociety forum.
Senate approves FEC nominees Lee Goodman and Ann Ravel (@FPPC_Chair ) by unanimous consent. First Obama FEC appointees to get confirmed.— Dave Levinthal (@davelevinthal) September 23, 2013
That vote both annoys me, and makes me wonder what the Rs are up to …
I hear ya.
[I understand my invite to FLOTUS' luncheon tomorrow will be delivered as soon as I get hitched to a Head of State or Chief of State early tomorrow morning! We separate & divorce with immediate effect right afterwards! LOL! ]:
Mrs. Obama will attend the President’s UN address, then host an afternoon luncheon for the spouses of Chiefs of State and Heads of Government, the East Wing said. The affair will be at The Studio Museum in Harlem, which Mrs. Obama toured in September of 2011. (above, with Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden)
Founded in 1968, the museum is “a leading institution devoted to artists of African descent,” the East Wing said. Against the dramatic backdrop of the museum’s vast permanent collection spanning 200 years of history, Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks, then treat her guests to a program of artistic performances, which will include acclaimed singer/actress Audra McDonald.
The Broadway star sang at the White House in February of this year, during the President and Mrs. Obama’s annual black tie dinner for the nation’s Governors. McDonald has “a record-tying five Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards,” said the East Wing. “Her theater credits include Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, among others.”
Also scheduled to perform are members of the chamber music class at LaGuardia Arts High School, and students and Company members from Dance Theatre of Harlem, the East Wing said.
Thanks gazelle. I was wondering what FLOTUS would be doing during this trip.
@JOBoomr @MTmarilyn2 @chucktodd @msnbc Pres Obama presidency had to be divine. It a shame the GOP wont wk with PBO http://t.co/39w2sSs1iM— Vera Richardson (@Vbelle5) September 23, 2013
I just love that speaker who never forget to give the president his title.
‘Thank you, Mr. President’
‘Mr. President you said…’
zizi, I don’t know what it portends, I just know that it’s AWESOME!
I’m listening at my desk and nodding my head and swelling with pride!
Thank you President Obama!
Yep, this is his MISSION in life, Community Organizer writ large. Now World Organizer, and in his post-presidency
Oh I agree!
I could listen to PBO talk all day.
ha, I was thinking exactly the same thing.
Ssshh, Zizi. Don’t want the adversaries to start plotting and planning, not that they can really stop him from accomplishing his goal.
I keep saying it because I mean it: Barack Obama is the best President we’ve ever had.
Keep saying it. It continues to be true.
it does indeed theo. I was thinking that Chips has to keep the Obama Diary going past 2016- because Barack Obama has plans for this world I think – that I don’t want to miss out on
But I’ll be 24 then Sherijr, probably too old to keep up.
true 24 IS pushing things a bit Chips.. maybe we can acquire a few more blog tyrant youngins to help in your golden years
A good idea Sherijr, I just can’t ever imagine being as old as 24!
I’m only 22- so I really can’t help you with that Chips.. so sorry~
You’re a year older than me?!
yes, but far less mature
Beeeeeeautifully put, Sherijr
The Civil Society meeting was very proactive as well as informative. Well done President Obama.
Flowers, rings, dancing, fancy catering. Marriage is pretty damn gay.— Grand Old Parody (@GrandOldParody1) September 23, 2013
[Boner is going to head to the nearest Saloon! Nancy has a plan on immigration.]:
[.....] Instead, Pelosi’s plan (which is not finalized) would take the Senate Judiciary Committee bill and add another measure — sponsored by GOP Rep. Michael McCaul and Dem Rep. Bennie Thompson — that sets out clear border security benchmarks and calls for the meeting of those metrics to be consulted on by a number of key stakeholders.
That measure passed the House Homeland Security Community with unanimous bipartisan support.Pelosi’s likely new move comes after it emerged last week that the House gang of seven bipartisan talks to produce comprehensive reform fell apart.
The reliance of Pelosi on a plan that passed the Senate committee with bipartisan support — with a House border security amendment that won bipartisan support attached to it — is designed to increase pressure on Republicans to act in the House or reveal themselves unwilling to support anything remotely comprehensive in the way of solutions to a problem House GOP leaders themselves have acknowledged must be dealt with.
Gazelle, I hope, hope, hope this event is made available to all of us. I love Audra McDonald and could listen to her anytime anywhere. What a wonderful event. You’re right, too bad we didn’t all think ahead, marry a head of state over the weekend, and then arrange a divorce on Wednesday. Drat!!!
Aaack, somehow this floated down to the wrong place. It does with the FLOTUS event.
Very poor planning on our part, JOB!
The only person in the US House who actually works and gets things done–Nancy Pelosi.
No.1 reason lobbyists cranking up obamascare full volume is cuz corporations are SCARED workers can UP & leave w/out healthcare worry #ACA— zizi2 (@zizii2) September 23, 2013
@GoBrooklyn That's the unspoken reason. Their slavehold on us will be over. No strings anymore, no staying on bad job just for healthcare— zizi2 (@zizii2) September 23, 2013
That fear of losing one’s job and not have any insurance is real. That fear also keeps one chained to a job they hate for fear of not having insurance while looking for another job. Well, that fear is soon to have NO Teeth! YAY!!!
[I'm calling it the PBO Effect! Wow!]:
BERLIN (AP) — A Senegal-born chemist has become Germany’s first black federal lawmaker, and a woman of Turkish origin has become the first Muslim elected to Parliament from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party, officials said Monday.
More here: http://thegrio.com/2013/09/23/germany-gets-its-1st-black-member-of-parliament/
I agree, Gazelle. The smart money bet the election of our humane President would change the face of diplomacy, inspire democracy and give peace a chance. That’s why he received the Nobel Peace Prize. Imagine what might have happened had Congress housed patriots instead of anarchist.
You don’t know how many times daily I wish those anachists begone, FayPax.
@morningmika @PamelaPaulNYT @Morning_Joe But book clubs promote & help 2 sell books. According 2 @chuckTodd that's not the medias role.— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) September 23, 2013
Former FBI Agent Donald Sachtleben agrees to plea to unauthorized disclosure of natl defense info; plead guilty to child porn distribution.— Sari Horwitz (@SariHorwitz) September 23, 2013
I love this law. Jobs, jobs, and more jobs.
Thanks to #ObamaCare, there'll be increased need for doctors, nurses, home-care aides, health-info specialists & more nj.com/news/index.ssf…— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) September 23, 2013
Good paying, sustainable jobs, for sure!!
#republicans are going to need the mental health coverage of #Obamacare soon!— S (@Sttbs73) September 23, 2013
nuts. I tuned in at 4pm cst. gah…. me and time……. I hope it was good it sounded like from you cats are saying.
Sharing a couple of comments from JuanitaJean.com re Obamacare misinformation…. comments were linked to this post
Miss Prissybritches says:
September 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm
There is so much mis-information out there it is incredible. I got into an argument with a Republican woman circulating a Petition from the Taylor County Republican Party to repeal Obamacare at the West Tx Fair and Rodeo. Poor ditz didn’t even know, think, or understand that the Affordable Care Act was law. Stood there and argued with me for 5 minutes about how it wasn’t the law. Guess Fox News didn’t carry the video feed from the big signing ceremony that day.
September 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm
I received the same letter. First I nearly cried and then I was furious. No wonder the Republicans are trying so hard to stop this. I am paying $600 a month with a $7500 deductible in the Texas Health Insurance Pool. What really got me was “THIP (TX Health Insurance Pool – preexisting condition). premiums, by law, are twice the cost of individual policies in the private market.”
Terrrrrrrrific link VC, thank you!!!
I saw this over at juanitajean.com and knowing my TOD family well, felt sure some of you would just love this cat.
Ahahahaha, vc, that cat is toooo kooool
McConnell Won't Filibuster House-Passed CR: blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/mcconnell…— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) September 23, 2013
mmmm – hate to think that McConnell has more in his brain than Boehner – but it would seem that way – if this is true (I’m loath to believe any media talk where the GOP are involved)
And today the Senate is busy confirming PBO nominees like they were yesterday. They are up to something. Methinks “we’re ‘compromising, why won’t the President?” so some such b.s.
For anyone who missed PBO’s roundtable, you can see it here:
Great! Thanks Chips, cuz I was missing bits and pieces due to WORK!
yay! Thanks Chips!
a4alice the Time Challenged
You’re welcome Alice!!!
NJ Dems claim enough votes to override Christie's veto of gay marriage bill in Senate, getting closer in Assembly: nj.com/politics/index…— (@Taniel) September 23, 2013
The GOP is willing to shut down the government rather than be forced to follow the Sermon on the Mount.— Grand Old Parody (@GrandOldParody1) September 23, 2013
Okay, so am I the last slow coach to find the breathtakingly gorgeous Michelle Obama, First Lady, featured in a Special Collector’s edition of Us magazine? Coz I don’t care if I am last, I bought one this morning while I was shopping, and cried all the way through reading it this afternoon! How very well done, pictures make one for the guys to add to their bookshelves!!
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