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President Obama & the First Lady Host the Governors’ Dinner

7:10 PM EST: President Obama and the First Lady Host the 2014 Governors’ Dinner

Also at White House Live

I suspect this will last, oh, two-ish minutes … after which: chat away!


101 Responses to “President Obama & the First Lady Host the Governors’ Dinner”


  1. 17 africa
    February 23, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    congrats on 1st Mary.

  2. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    February 23, 2014 at 7:02 pm

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  3. 30 a4alice
    February 23, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    w00t congrats Mary! Don’t forget to vote for Meta’s Pastry Studio :-)

  4. 31 99ts
    February 23, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    The President’s policy on foreign events is like a breath of fresh air and a river of clean water. Europe taking the lead for peace in Europe – John McCain must be in shock. Cannot imagine what would be happening today it the GOP had won 2008/2012 – don’t even want to think about it – so very happy that no-one has to think about it.

  5. 32 vcprezofan2
    February 23, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    ~~ :???: ~~

    • 33 vcprezofan2
      February 23, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Dinner break, so I’m allowed to let the food digest before reporting back to ‘work’. :grin: {‘Tis the only time I’m creative – when I’m finding excuses for being in the village when I know I shouldn’t be ;) }

  6. 36 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    • 37 carolyn
      February 23, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      I don’t tweet, but Eddie Kohan needs to be corrected. Christie is NOT chair of the NGA (National Governors’ Assoc.) He is chair of the RGA…Rethugs Assoc. My governor, Mary Fallin, is chair of the NGA, and she is there. Our local news did a piece on the meeting tonight. Hickenlooper of Colo is vice-chair.

    • February 24, 2014 at 8:57 am

      If i remember..Christie was seated next to FLOTUS at the last dinner!

  7. 41 HZ
    February 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Loving hello to our brilliant Chips and the handsome Danny. I love this place so sweetly. Thanks again Chips for creating a wonderful place where knowledge can be shared; loving concern and compassionate hearts comforting each other; and the total love and respect for the best POTUS ever.

    Doing fine and trying to keep my space filled with comforting thoughts and preparations for my first dental session on the 4th. Yes, I do have some moments of the pain, but I know that my dentist is one of the best. Just me being human again. Thanks for my loving brother’s being a positive part of that space. I am very blessed. Please keep me in your prayers and meditations.

    I have been de-cluttering one of my closets, and I must say it is so refreshing to choose pieces of lovely clothes to hopefully share with someone else. It is a great feeling to release lovely things to others space. I have so much more to do, but I need to open up lovely goodness for others while I am trying to be proactive in my talk and walk.

    May I give some lovely shout outs to my TOD family members who are in their comforting and healing zones. Be strong, CarolMae, gobrooklyn, Fred, tnmtngirl, and my entire TOD family. We Are One.

    Rest, Relax, and Restore your energy to move on with positive and hard work with our wonderful president. We will make this work. Keep standing and keep being true to keep his back. {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Lots of loving hugs to our Chips and all of my TOD family.}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ

  8. 43 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Is Piers Morgan leaving CNN?

  9. February 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm
    • 50 carolyn
      February 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      I second that John Lewis is a spectacular human being! He has been through so much, and maintains such compassion, fairness and love.

  10. 51 anniebella
    February 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Any picture of FLOTUS tonight? I saw POTUS as he welcome everyone.

  11. 52 99ts
    February 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Cannot believe I missed the whitehouse video of the dinner – real life intervened – we had traffic resembling the GWB this morning & Mr 99 was not happy!

  12. February 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm
  13. 66 Nena20409
    February 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Jay’s 2-21-14 WH presser.

    • 67 carolyn
      February 23, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      I watched the opening five minutes at the head of this posting….UNTIL my governor Mary Fallin got up to speak. I cannot tolerate listening to her, and she has nothing to say, EVER, and the way she speaks irritates me.

      • 68 anniebella
        February 23, 2014 at 9:07 pm

        carolyn she tried to tell a joke, and it wasn’t funny. But she did thank POTUS and FLOTUS.

        • 69 carolyn
          February 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm

          Joke telling is an art, a gift…..not everyone can do it…..my husband is a great joke teller, I cannot do it at all! I make people laugh in many other ways, but not jokes.
          She would be polite and thank them…..she does have an understanding of courtesy. I know she loved being in the limelight at this dinner so much she would have done anything to be seen as gracious. That’s a plus……we know there are those who wouldn’t even do that.

      • 70 MightyPamela
        February 23, 2014 at 10:09 pm

        I see/hear what you mean, Carolyn. I tried… Maybe made it through 20 seconds.. . Click.

  14. 71 hopefruit2
    February 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm
  15. 80 99ts
    February 23, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Despite polls saying people in US want gun control – it seems the topic doesn’t poll very well
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/business/media/piers-morgan-and-cnn-plan-end-to-his-prime-time-show.html?_r=1

    “It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. ”

    So guess he’ll be replaced with another RWNJ – can think of a couple looking for a place to spread their bile.

  16. February 23, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Interesting perspective …

    “Ukraine’s “February Revolution” may be a blessing in disguise for Moscow, as it could help debunk the notion that Russia cannot be a great power without Ukraine as its junior partner. Moscow does not need to govern more people; it needs to raise the health, education and work standards in its own people’s lives.

    Despite what some Ukrainians suspect, Moscow is unlikely to try bringing about the breakup of Ukraine in order to annex its southern and eastern parts. That would mean civil war next door, and Russia abhors the idea. Moscow’s best option at this point is to stand back and wait, while quietly favoring decentralization in Ukraine. Although federalization is seen in Kiev and western Ukraine as a step toward ultimate partition, it could in fact help hold Ukraine together. With more financial and cultural autonomy, the country’s diverse regions could more easily live and let live, and keep one another in check. Promoting decentralization in Ukraine would be a realistic long-term strategy for Russia, something Moscow has lacked so far.”

    Why Russia Won’t Interfere
    By DMITRI TRENIN FEB. 23, 2014

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/opinion/why-russia-wont-interfere.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=1

  17. February 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    #GOPGovsGottaGo currently top trending # on Twitter :)

  18. 88 isonprize
    February 23, 2014 at 9:56 pm

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  19. 89 MightyPamela
    February 23, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    LL alert! I see coming up on 2/26, we have the birthday of none greater than ‘Fats’ Domino! (1928)

  20. 93 Nerdy Wonka
    February 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    If you are not watching True Detective, you need to get on it, ASAP! My jaw is on the ground!!!! McConaughey (bravo sir!) and Harrelson are acting dynamos. This first season has only 8 episodes and they’ve already accomplished what most shows can’t do in 3 seasons. How good is True Detective? So good that it can go head to head with Breaking Bad. The music, acting, scenery, dialogue….wow….wow…WOW!

    Mind blown. Mind….Freaking…BLOWN. And there’s only two episodes left. Hot damn!

    • 94 sjterrid
      February 23, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Thanks, NW! After my brother and some of you were saying how good True Detective was earlier, I just finish watching the first episode. I agree it’s a great show. Thank god for digital on demand so I could catch up by next week.

    • 95 hopefruit2
      February 23, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Oh dear…now you’re making it real difficult to control these TV vices…. I guess that’s yet another show I have to binge-watch next weekend. (Throws hands up in defeat)…. :) :)

  21. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    February 23, 2014 at 10:17 pm
  22. 97 carolyn
    February 23, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    One last word about Sochi……one of my very dear friends is a Canadian, and today at lunch we congratulated her on Canada winning the hockey golds…mens and womens, and also the curling gold. She said what touched her most was when the crowd sang together “O Canada” She loved hearing her former countrymen sing.

    She also explained a bit about curling, as she did this when a girl in Alberta. She said the point of the broom is to warm the ice and thereby make a path for the stone to get to the goal. They played it after lunch at school she said, a regular part of her day. One of the women said well, the equipment couldn’t cost much…..just a rock and an old broom! Marilyn told her no, the stone is very expensive, heavy and particular, and the broom is also specially made. Which makes sense for any sport.

    I told her what their Prime Minister had said about the Winter Olympics and winning: “We ARE winter!” She liked that.

  23. 98 amk for obama
    February 23, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Can’t take it that the vile likes of haley and pence talk all kindsa trash about Obamas’ both in private & public and then laugh it up when they meet them.

  24. 99 amk for obama
    February 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm
  25. February 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Fascinating analysis ….

    “Staunton, February 23 – Viktor Yanukovich was “100 percent” responsible for the rise of the popular movement that overthrew him, Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says, and unless the Kremlin learns the lessons from what has taken place in Ukraine, “a Russian Maidan is inevitable” and it will be the fault of no one but the Kremlin.

    In a blog post on Ekho Moskvy yesterday, Nemtsov lists six reasons for the rise and ultimate victory of the Maidan and considers the ways in which the current Russian regime of Vladimir Putin is behaving on each point in much the same, ultimately self-destructive way (echo.msk.ru/blog/nemtsov_boris/1264336-echo/).

    First, Nemtsov says, in Ukraine, there was boundless deception in which Yanukovich promised to pursue Euro-integration and then turned away at the last minute. In Moscow, he suggests, “the deception is still more vile and cynical” not only about Ukraine but about Russia itself.

    Second, Yanukovich stole from his people in an unprecedented way. Indeed, it appears that the president of Ukraine may have “surpassed even Putin’s Russia.” But it is a near thing, and of the amount of theft and corruption under Putin, Nemtsov says, he will not even on this occasion begin to speak.”

    More at the link in the tweet.

    bbl … time to prepare some dinner ….


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