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1:15: Rev Al Sharpton interviews the First Lady

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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    December 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Hi again!

  2. December 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  3. December 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hey everybody!!! Still only 6 days to Christmas??? (I’m SO SCREWED.)

  4. 52 utaustinliberal
    December 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I blame Meta.

    Hot damn! Christmas came early.

  5. December 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Is this interview on msnbc? The small two bit station? I’ll watch it, or DVR it.

  6. 70 amk for obama
    December 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Gunnite folks.

  7. 71 utaustinliberal
    December 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    This is a direct link to hear FLOTUS and Rev. Al

    http://www.iheart.com/live/5304/?autoplay=true

  8. 74 vcprezofan2
    December 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Whew! Meta came in, dropped her missile, ……… and I had to cover my head as the eager ladies pushed me to the side!!!! We-el!!!!

  9. 77 Anjo
    December 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Donna this is your YEAR..2 granddaughters and one mighty fine ELBA in two days..mmmmm Christmas came early for some folks. The twins arrived on my niece’s birthday; she is in 2nd yr med school at Columbia or is it New York any ways she is in Med School. The grand kids are lovely and icing on the cake in one mighty fine piece of hunk..DONNA what God’s are you praying to? CONGRATULATIONS are definitely in order; is it still possible to have a wonderful Christmas after these two days???…All the very best to your family on the two new beauties

  10. 79 Linda
    December 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    It appears that Senator Menendez is going to get a vote on his Iran Sanctions bill…..possibly today.

    What is he up to ???

    • 80 Lovepolitics2008
      December 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      For the love of…. Can’t Reid block him or something ? CAN’T THEY JUST NOT MESS THINGS UP ????!!!!

      • 81 Lovepolitics2008
        December 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

        Menendez is an hyperactive idiot in many regards. Sorry but it’s not the first time he undermines the President.

  11. 82 vcprezofan2
    December 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Is anyone hearing the Rev Al link on WVON? I have pictures but no sound yet.

  12. 83 collegekay
    December 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Here is another link to Rev. Al’s show in case the other one does not work for some of you.

    http://tunein.com/radio/The-Al-Sharpton-Show-p61441/

  13. 85 dotster3
    December 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Need more hedgehogs

  14. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    December 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

  15. 96 vcprezofan2
    December 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    HELP! Does anyone have sound on the WVON link?

  16. December 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  17. 100 utaustinliberal
    December 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Fantastic news.

  18. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    December 19, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    This is so WONDERFUL hearing the sincere, comforting voice of our First Lady, during Rev. Al’s interview with her.

    If you’re not listening … prior to playing the interview, Rev. Al mentioned that Pres. Obama has commuted the sentences of 8 people in jail for violating crack cocaine laws – 2 of whom got at least 15 years; 6 of whom got LIFE. Pres. Obama commuted the sentences, an obvious response to the disparity in cocaine laws and punishments, which victimizes some above others, as we all know.

    • 102 COS
      December 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      It sure is Jacqueline. “The Closer” is on the ACA case now. Way to go. :)

    • 104 Vicki
      December 19, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      What wonderful news. Reversing cruel and racially slanted drug sentences is a real good priority to have. Not that I know the ethnicity of these specific 8 people. My comment is based on the inequality of the laws both in substance and in sentencing. Overwhaelming numbers of minorities in jail for minor drug offenses.

      • 105 jacquelineoboomer
        December 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

        Stupendous news. Brighter future for our country, all around, whenever we get rid of the inequality in it. I think Teddy Kennedy said of his brother Bobby at his memorial, “He saw wrong and tried to right it.” Exactly what I believe the great people in our world – like President Obama – always try to do.

    • 107 dotster3
      December 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      I wish PBO could commute Blago’s 14 year sentence. Though not a fan, this has always bothered me——I feel it was a huge miscarriage of justice. I could never figure out what his big crime was——and neither can anyone else, it appears. It was a politically motivated case. Blago got under the skin of prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald with all his immature antics and media appearances etc. But what in the world did he do to get a sentence longer than many murder convictions? Other than being kind of a jerk, a braggart? Not one penny ever changed hands, there was no political gain of any kind. The case reeked.

      http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/24360970-418/does-blagos-time-fit-his-crime.html

      • 108 cookemom
        December 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm

        I agree. I’m not a fan either, but I still fail to see the actual crime. No money changed hands and since when is it illegal to think outloud, which is all he did?

      • 109 symmetry11
        December 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

        I suspect that PBO will commute his sentence along with at least Jesse juniors wife at the end of he term.

      • 110 57andfemale
        December 19, 2013 at 2:49 pm

        I completely agree. His ‘crime’ happens all the time and the fact that not one damn dime changed hands (and never would have) made this case a political sham and all parties jumped on the bandwagon. It was a disgraceful display, far worse and more damaging than any of Blago’s antics.

        That’s when I realized what a sham and a crook Fitzgerald was: he made this sound like this was the worst political crime ever. From the man who, when Karl Rove or other Bush conspirators, got caught in a lie on the Valerie Plame investigation, ‘invited’ them back to change their testimony.

        The case reeked. For sure.

      • 111 jacquelineoboomer
        December 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

        I agree. Let him go!

    • 112 nathkatun7
      December 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Great, great news! Thanks JOB for sharing it.

  19. December 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Dec 19, ’13 11:00 AM
    Categories News

    “For more than 50 years in a row the United States Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act. This year will not be the exception. This tradition indicates the respect and gratitude with which the members of this institution regard the members of our military.”

    “The Senate will finish its work – our constitutional duty – before we leave for the holidays. The public servants who set our nation’s monetary policy, guard it against terrorism and deliver its justice do not hold ‘non-essential’ positions.”

    “With all the Republican obstruction and delay we have seen over the last two weeks, is it any wonder Democrats changed the rules last month? Even under these new rules, Republicans are wasting weeks on matters that could be resolved in mere hours.”

    Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Defense Authorization Bill and confirmation of qualified nominees. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

    For more than 50 years in a row the United States Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act. This year will not be the exception. This tradition indicates the respect and gratitude with which the members of this institution regard the members of our military.

    Today the Senate continues debate on this critical measure, which safeguards our nation and ensures our troops have the resources and training they need. This bill includes a pay raise for members of the Armed Forces and reauthorizes dozens of special pay rates and bonuses, such as bonus payments for service members who are stationed overseas. This legislation also supports the military families who support the mission of our fighting men and women. And this year the Defense Authorization Act also includes robust new provisions to combat sexual assault in the military and guarantee perpetrators are punished.

    With cooperation, the Senate could easily pass this bill today. With cooperation, the Senate could also consider a number of pending nominations today and Friday. But without cooperation from our Republican colleagues, Senators should expect late night and weekend votes.

    After we complete work on the Defense Authorization bill this body will consider several essential nominations, including a new Federal Reserve chairman, a deputy secretary of Homeland Security and a new director of the Internal Revenue Service. We will also consider the nomination that has been pending for two years – the nomination of Brian Davis of Florida to fill a judicial seat that has been declared an emergency – as well a handful of other nominations.

    All these nominees are qualified and dedicated public servants. All these nominees have broad, bipartisan support. And their positions safeguarding our economy and ensuring our national security are vital.

    I am disappointed that several Republican Senators have suggested that these nominees are non-essential or unimportant, and could easily be held over until next year.

    Everyone should understand that the Senate will not wait until the New Year to consider these nominations. If that means working through the weekend and into next week, so be it. The Senate will finish its work – our constitutional duty – before we leave for the holidays. The public servants who set our nation’s monetary policy, guard it against terrorism and deliver its justice do not hold “non-essential” positions.

    With all the Republican obstruction and delay we have seen over the last two weeks, is it any wonder Democrats changed the rules last month? Even under these new rules, Republicans are wasting weeks on matters that could be resolved in mere hours.

    As always, there is an easy way and a hard way to do this. So far, my Republican colleagues have chosen the hard way. They have chosen to obstruct. Their obstruction has become a bad habit. And it’s time to kick the habit.

    http://democrats.senate.gov/2013/12/19/reid-remarks-on-the-defense-authorization-bill-nominations/

    ========================

    Roll call vote expected on the Cornyn Amendment – 315p ET. It will fail.

  20. 119 magapie
    December 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    JUST IN: The New Mexico Supreme Court affirms that our state constitution affirms the right to marry for same-sex couples!

  21. 124 cookemom
    December 19, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    So the Target credit card and telephone number is down, due to heavy traffic concerning the breach of stolen data since Black Friday. I was able to get in on the site, but didn’t try the number. Anyway, if my card was involved, the thieves are in for a rude awakening. It was maxed out and the limit is laughable. Seriously, folks are up in arms about NSA and yet we’re ok with being subject to all of our information being stored on one little magnetic strip on the back of a piece of plastic.

    • 125 jacquelineoboomer
      December 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Agree. Folks are so worried about the NSA, and didn’t know Target was the real culprit. Or the pizza man, who has my phone matched to my address and probably my card (although they shouldn’t be storing card info), ready to sell to the highest bidder in Russia. (Okay, I made up that highest bidder thingie.)

  22. 127 anniebella
    December 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Just finish listening to FLOTUS on Rev. Al radio show. They should have had FLOTUS speaking about this sooner. People listen to her, specially women.

  23. 131 collegekay
    December 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Here is Michelle Obama’s interview with Joe Madison.

    • 132 nathkatun7
      December 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks Collegekay for sharing this! The First Lady was absolutely marvelous. As some one who lost a 16 years old daughter to cancer, I know first hand that young people are not invincible. If my job didn’t provide us with health insurance, I would have been financially ruined as a result of the expenses (slightly more than half a million) incurred for her treatment over two and half years. But even with 90% insurance coverage, the 10% co-pay, plus other uncovered expenses, took me years to finally pay off.

  24. 134 Jeff
    December 19, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    God I am getting sick of the media and their fucking bullshit. Why don’t they start reporting the facts instead of innuendos! All they do is play around with words and this hidden agenda of there’s. Sorry about the swearing but I am beyond pissed.

    • 135 anniebella
      December 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      What has you piss Jeff? What is the sorry ass media reporting now?

      • 136 Jeff
        December 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

        it’s just tabloid crap that doesn’t approach anything with a partial air whatsoever. They constantly complain about the president not giving them rights, etc yet they do little to cover anything factual, let alone substantial. Why should the president give them any coverage whatsoever if all the media does is twist his words and use so called fact checkers that are so full of garbage that it comes out of their ears.

  25. December 19, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Senator Baucus delivering a rather moving floor speech in which he began by quoting from Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol.’ He is support RI Senator Jack Reed’s efforts to extend unemployment insurance. You can tell he’s suppressing considerable emotions.

  26. 148 anniebella
    December 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you collegekay for posting this so I could hear the First Lady talk about the ACA (Obamacar).

  27. December 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    • 157 jacquelineoboomer
      December 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      I’m really getting to the point where I just want to write “Eff the GOP” in every tweet I see. How much more of this do we have to take?

      Anybody need a ride to the polls in 2014?

  28. 158 jacquelineoboomer
    December 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

  29. December 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    McCain ranting on the Senate Floor – that man is just one big ball of bitterness and anger.

    • 160 jacquelineoboomer
      December 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      One of the “news” channels was saying today that McCain is thinking about running again for the Senate, next time. Unreal.


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