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Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Obama meets with Cabinet members and senior administration officials during a meeting on the BP oil spill in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, May 14, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today (all times Eastern)

11:45: Jay Carney briefs the press

1:20: The President and First Lady depart the White House

2:30: Arrive New York City

3:25: The President delivers remarks on infrastructure, Tarrytown, NY

5:0: The President Attends a DNC fundraiser, InterContinental Hotel, New York City

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The Week Ahead

Thursday: The President and the First Lady will tour the National September 11th Memorial and Museum; the President will also deliver remarks at the dedication ceremony. Following his remarks, the President and the First Lady will return to Washington, DC.

Friday: The President will attend meetings at the White House.

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:-)

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USA Today: Obama’s day: A bridge in New York

President Obama travels to New York today to talk about infrastructure and to raise campaign cash. In the early afternoon, Obama journeys to the Tappan Zee Bridge just north of New York City to make his case for new road and bridge construction across the country.

While urging Congress to pass a new transportation plan, Obama will also announce a new executive order designed to streamline the permitting process for federal infrastructure projects.

In the late afternoon and evening, Obama will attend fundraising events for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama will spend the night in New York City, where on Thursday they will help dedicate a 9/11 museum.

More here

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WH.gov: The Economic Importance of Investing in our Infrastructure

President Obama and his administration are focused every day on what we can do to expand opportunity for every American.

In today’s economy, that includes building first class infrastructure that attracts first class jobs and carries goods from American businesses all across the world.

That’s why President Obama has laid out a vision for a 21st century transportation infrastructure that would support current investment plans in all 50 states and build the foundation for lasting economic growth while avoiding Highway Trust Fund insolvency.

That proposal is fully paid for through one time revenue from business tax reforms that will spur investment and create jobs by closing loopholes that reward companies for moving jobs overseas.

More here (PDF)

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LA Times: After decades of exodus, companies returning production to the U.S.

In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management’s logic: Chinese companies were offering to make a key component for $100 per unit less than the cost of producing it in the U.S.

Now, however, Generac has brought manufacturing of that component back to its Whitewater plant — creating about 80 jobs in this town of about ‎14,500 people.

The move is part of a sea change in American manufacturing: After three decades of an exodus of production to China and other low-wage countries, companies have sharply curtailed moves abroad. Some, like Generac, have begun to return manufacturing to U.S. shores.

… U.S. factory payrolls have grown for four straight years, with gains totaling about 650,000 jobs. That’s a small fraction of the 6 million lost in the previous decade, but it still marks the biggest and longest stretch of manufacturing increases in a quarter century.

More here

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TPM: The GOP’s Incredible Disappearing Quest To Repeal Obamacare

Congressional Republicans spent four years joyfully seizing every opportunity to attack Obamacare and call for its repeal.

No more.

Since the health care law blew past its 7 million sign-ups target last month, Republican leaders have been noticeably more restrained in the way they talk about it, ratcheting down their public calls for repeal. Action has also slowed.

…. In a shift that has been particularly noticeable to congressional reporters, House and Senate Republicans leaders have also steered clear of attacking Obamacare in their opening remarks at press conferences. It used to be unheard of for weekly GOP leadership news conferences to exclude attacks on Obamacare – now it’s common.

More here

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Steve Benen: The red-state/blue-state divide deepens on health care

It’s simply taken as a given in conservative circles that the Affordable Care Act is awful for the economy, but increasingly, no one else seems to think so.

A Goldman Sachs researcher published a report for clients last week explaining that ACA subsidies bolstered the economy in the first quarter and will do the same this quarter. “While we were initially skeptical of the large estimated effect of the new subsidies on personal income, these now look more reasonable to us in light of revisions, greater enrollment than expected several months ago, and the fact that states are likely contributing to the subsidies on top of the well-known estimates of federal costs,” the report said.

And it’s not just consumers getting a boost. As Jason Millman reported, hospitals are benefiting, too….

More here

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The People’s View: Liberals Pick Dumb Fights with President Obama’s Judicial Nominees

Liberal groups – and some Democratic members of Congress – are picking dumb fights with two of President Obama’s judicial nominees. The fights aren’t dumb simply because they are trying to open a fissure when the party needs to close ranks behind the President, but rather because of the actual fights they have picked: in one case displaying the disastrous liberal ideologue propensity against compromise and in another, (of course), the liberal Benghazi: DRONES. Let’s talk about them one by one.

David Barron: Circuit Judge Nominee, First Circuit

One of the president’s nominees is Harvard Law Professor David Barron. His sin against dogmatic liberals? He wrote a Justice Department memo that provided legal grounds for the President to target a terrorist born and bred in America but recruiting for Al Queda in Yemen via drone attack. That has particularly stuck in the craws of the ACLU, who made strange bedfellows with the despicably racist Rand Paul to try to block Barron’s nomination. On second thought, the ACLU and Rand Paul may not be that strange as bedfellows. After all, one can thank the ACLU for arguing to the Supreme Court that money is speech and for giving us the never-ending gift of Citizens United and Koch Brothers.

More here

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Smartypants: Something else that’s going downhill these days…the size of our prison population

… I love how [Stanford Psychiatry Professor Keith] Humphries put it.

“Mass incarceration is far from solved, but it’s 10 o’clock in the morning after a long dark night…”

Full post here

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In Case You Missed It:

American Prospect: The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media

If left-leaning publications value diversity, why don’t they have any?

On the staff of The American Prospect, I’m the only member of an ethnic minority. That’s not because I bring all the variety the magazine needs, or because the editors don’t think diversity is valuable. Everyone on the masthead of this liberal publication is committed to being inclusive—not just of racial and ethnic minorities but of women; gays, lesbians, and transgender people; and the poor.

It’s not just the Prospect. Journalism upstarts like Vox Media and FiveThirtyEight have come under fire recently for lack of diversity in their hires, but that’s largely because they are drawing from the milky-white pool of “existing talent.” In the corner of the publishing industry that caters to college-educated wonks — a slightly fuzzy designation, but I’ve included most of the publications my colleagues and I read on a daily basis – racial and ethnic diversity is abysmal.

More here

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Tommy Christopher: 7 Lame Excuses For Why White Men Dominate Your Favorite Liberal Sites

The mainstream media, with the exception of MSNBC, maintains an abysmal record when it comes to diversity, while conservative media don’t even pretend to care. The American Prospect‘s Gabriel Arana took a look at diversity among liberal publications like The Nation, Slate, and Mother Jones, and came away with a raft of excuses from their editors, all of which are pure horseshit. Arana’s own over-complicated analysis eventually gets around to some productive points, but what’s truly revealing are the excuses he elicits from the editors of liberal outlets:

1. They don’t know how white they are.

… The largest staff that Arana reported on was Slate’s, at 75, with five minorities on staff. If you need a report from an advocacy group to tell you that your staff is 94% white, then you also need a seeing-eye dog.

2. It’s a white world, after all.

…. I realize Arana put “existing talent” in scare-quotes, but this is an unwitting summation of the entire problem: of course, minority talent “exists,” it’s just invisible to these people.

More here

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Jay Carney, Legend:

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ThinkProgress: Finally, A Network Created A Primetime Lineup That Looks More Like America

It’s upfront season, friends. A time when all the television networks announce their big, bold plans for the upcoming year, release teaser-trailers of new shows, make promises about those that will return, and cancel everything you love….

Some good news out of the upfronts: anyone who gets excited about increased diversity in the usually white-as-the-driven-snow landscape that is network TV is going to be psyched about what ABC has planned for next year.

…. this is so much more than just talk: ABC is actually investing significant money in the belief that shows featuring diverse casts can be just as successful as the rest of the pack. They’re tapping into a market that is mostly ignored and, if they succeed, could become trendsetters for the rest of the industry.

What are the big diversity landmarks here?

More here

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Okay, this made me laugh – very loudly:

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LOLGOP: Michigan’s U.S. Senate race is now one of the most important elections in the country

A willingness to confront reality is on the ballot

Rep. Gary Peters has become the first U.S. candidate in a close race to call out his Republican opponent’s stand on global warming.

“This is something elected officials should be talking about — we have to be concerned about it,” Peters told The Washington Post‘s Greg Sargent. “Certainly the voters would like to know where she is. It’s a major issue. I think the science shows overwhelmingly that human activities have contributed a great deal towards climate change.”

… If a Democrat can win by challenging his opponent’s science know-nothingness in an off-year, it means the GOP’s hopes of making the state competitive in a presidential year with their current views on climate change are dead.

More here

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On This Day

Sen. Barack Obama and John Edwards participate in a rally at Van Andel Arena, May 14, 2008 in Grand Rapids, MI. Former U.S. Senator Edwards announced that was endorsing Obama for Democratic nominee.

Sen. Obama speaks at Macomb Community College, May 14, 2008 in Warren, MI

Sen. Obama holds seven month old Kabian Allen after speaking at Macomb Community College, May 14, 2008 in Warren, MI.

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President Obama talks with baseball great Willie Mays aboard Air Force One en route to the MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis, July 14, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama disembarks from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after a trip to New Mexico, May 14, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama points to a member of the audience at a town hall style meeting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, May 14, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama, wearing a bow tie similar to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, tapes a message regarding the justice’s retirement in the Map Room of the White House, May 14, 2010 (Photo by Samantha Appleton)

President Obama congratulates the 2010 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS award winners in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on May 14, 2010. With him is Attorney General Eric Holder

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Valet Paul Reyna, right, and Trip Director Marvin Nicholson assist President Obama with his academic regalia before the Barnard College commencement address, on the campus of Columbia University in New York, N.Y., May 14, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama leaves the stage after delivering the Barnard College commencement address, on the campus of Columbia University in New York, N.Y., May 14, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!


156 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 desertflower
    May 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    GM!

  2. 8 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

  3. 9 Paulita
    May 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Good morning Chips, Danny and TOD!! Our pres. looks cute in a bow tie :-) !

    On an earlier thread regarding Norah Jones teaser – it’s from her version of The Nearness of You from her Come Away With Me CD.

  4. 10 LDS
    May 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Rose and Shone!
    Good morning, Ms. Chips.
    Congratz DF!

    Sorry to shout on the last post. But the party was great last night!
    Stevie Wonder does that to me and being born in the same month days apart is an added bonus. It makes me feel special to know a genius was born that close to me. I look forward to his birthday as much as mine. And then knowing that POB and FLOTUS love his music while dating is an extra, extra bonus. So I am one happy soul this morning and I am getting a late start on my “early” walk.

    Thank you for all the good reading when I come back to relax before starting my day.
    This place keeps me grounded. Thank you Ms. Chips and everyone here.

  5. 11 desertflower
    May 14, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Can you find the typo/Freudian Slip?

    Ben Sasse (R) pulled off a victory in Nebraska Tuesday night, winning the Republican Senate primary to become the nominee and likely the next senator from the Cornhusker State, Roll Call reports.

    “Sasse benefited from massive spending by outside groups like the Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund. Those groups did a lot of the dirty work, running a barrage of negative ads bashing first Osborn and, later, Dinsdale, while Sasse’s own campaign only ran positive spots about the candidate.”

    Obama World Herald: “The Sasse campaign gained national attention for his Tea Party-aligned message, which won him backing from various Tea Party leaders and national conservative groups. Those outside groups contributed more than $2 million in campaign spending to boost Sasse and take down his rivals.”

    Should we tell him??

  6. 17 debz
    May 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Good morning. Nice to see our VP in the short video. How can anyone not love Joe Biden?

  7. 18 LDS
    May 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Oh , my!
    I had to go back and view the video of POB and Willie Mays……yes, years, again.
    “We are now here on Air Force One”

    Okay. I may never stop walking today.
    Just so much gratefulness. I wish my father, uncles and older brothers were alive to see this video.
    They were so proud of Mr. Mays.

  8. 19 LDS
    May 14, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Correcrion: “yes, tears, again”

  9. 20 Ladyhawke
    May 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Aw, poor widdle Marco Rubio wants to be the leader of the free world but he has difficulty articulating a coherent opinion on the implications of climate change. It’s so hard.

    Rubio’s confused ‘clarification’ on climate

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/rubios-confused-clarification-climate

  10. 45 desertflower
    May 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/issa-opposed-benghazi-committee Not for any altruistic reason, mine you! Asshole.

    The Daily Beast reported that one of the concerns among House leadership is that if the select committee uncovers any new material, it would be unflattering for the other committees that have been investigating the attacks for months.

    • 46 japa21
      May 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Of course, what is actually, potentially possible, is that the ludicrousness, dishonesty, and petty vindictiveness of the other committees, specially Issa’s, is what will be uncovered.

  11. 47 Vicki
    May 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Never gets old—-Jay Carney on Rove’s cognitive abilities: Dr. Rove was the last person in the USA to recognize that PBO had won in Ohio and won re-election.

    • 48 Ladyhawke
      May 14, 2014 at 11:11 am

      TIMELESS SLEAZE

      Karl Rove’s 12-Step Program to Dry-Drunk Power: A Primer Revived

      By pm carpenter

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      This week’s talk of Rovian sleaze has reminded me of a post I wrote nearly 10 years ago, entitled “Karl Rove’s 12-Step Program to Dry-Drunk Power: A Primer.” Rove’s sleaze is timeless, of course, but what better time to review its fundamentals than now. The midterms are upon us, and, even better, Rove Inc. is entering a transitional vortex–perforce it is shifting from Obama-bashing to voodooing Hillary–thus we should reacquaint ourselves with all that is to come, and is coming. Because Rovian sleaze is timeless, I have had no need to update, alter or edit this antique piece (except for changing an errant “it” to a bracketed title); from April 2005, here it is …

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      See more at: http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/#sthash.2yLPhqlY.dpuf

      • 49 Vicki
        May 14, 2014 at 11:21 am

        You are right. The 10 year old piece is perfect as it stands.
        Only difference in the decade is that now so many more of us understand Rove’s tactics.

  12. May 14, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Anybody in his district see this as a winning strategy?

  13. 51 Judith Fardig
    May 14, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Watched episode 4 of The Years of Living Dangerously, the series on Showtime illuminating climate change, with my OFA peeps. Very impressed by the work of young Anna Jane Joyner to convince Evangelicals of the compelling need to be better stewards of our Earth. She is trying mightily to convince her dad who is pastor of a huge mega-church.

  14. 52 Desertflower
    May 14, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Hate to say it, but ‘Ate your American Dream’ is the first truth they’ve told I’m eons

  15. May 14, 2014 at 11:16 am

  16. May 14, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Good gaaaaaawd:

  17. 65 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 11:51 am

  18. 68 Ladyhawke
    May 14, 2014 at 11:52 am

    The awesome and adorable Jay Carney is at the podium…..

  19. 69 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Residents of three villages in northern Nigeria have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters, an eyewitness has told the BBC.

    About 200 of the militants were killed during the fighting in the Kala-Balge district of Borno state, he said.

    The witness said the residents had formed a vigilante group.

    The area which came under attack is not far from the site of a market massacre last week in which more than 300 people were killed.

    The suspected Boko Haram militants overran the town of Gamboru Ngala 10 days ago on its busy market day in a killing and looting raid which lasted about five hours.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-27412057

  20. 70 hopefruit2
    May 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    That’s not a good reason to run for President.

  21. 83 HZ
    May 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Good Morning my Chips and TOD family. I hope all is well with my TOD family and knowing that PBO is still our president gives me pause to give thanks and open my space to blessings from my family, friends, and of course, my loving TOD family.

    CarolMae, loving hugs to you my beautiful and gracious TOD family member. (((((((((((((((( Love you, and keep resting))))))))))))))

    Loving thank you to our brilliant and loving Chips, Nerdy W. and all of the brilliant contributors here within our wonderful family.

    I will take it easy as I was all caught up in getting help for a very injured coyote and his friend just five feet away from my patio wall. Thankfully, I know my mayor and other city and county supervisors who have helped me do many wonderful things for that area where I live, so phone calls began. However, I had to deal with an inappropriate police officer, but I reported to the Chief of Police immediately my disapproval of this particular policeman. This particular policeman did not know who he was trying to mess with in this case. I like you, I will help you, I will listen to you, but do not take me for a fool and try to walk over, around, under, above, of through me. Just will not work. And my loving TOD family, make sure that you get to know your mayor, city councilmembers, supervisors, city managers, fire chief and staff, judges, etc. Make it a point to have home meetings, or make an appointment to meet them or invite them out to your home. They will come even the Police Chief. I know from experience. Then when something great happens in your community or city, drop them a kind note through out the year. I have had many of mine read in public meetings to my surprise. I did not ask for that, and I do not do it for those reason; but if it moves them to great and responsible action, so be it. I just like to encourage them and give positive feedback as well as that feedback that can help improve the situation(s).

    Well,, after getting the coyotes help and my nerves to come back to a calmer state; (from 7:15- 4:00); I was completely exhausted. Will not discuss that one with my brother. However, he would be proud of his golden feisty sis taking care of business in the name of helping others.

    Well, yesterday, my visit to my doctor went well. I was sure the blood pressure was going to start a conversation of , “What are you worrying about?” You know the loving questions that come from those wonderful doctors who you know care about you as a person and then as their patient. I have two of those, and I am so grateful. But the blood pressure made a fine entrance and did not show off.

    Today, I am meeting with the county and our city landscaping supervisor to come up with some workable ways to keep the landscaping near the back of my patio fence and my neighbors safer and maintained differently. The fire that we had a few weeks ago just a mile away from my condo drove out a lot of the animals in the hills above me. Then the new construction, a block away brought out the other family members of these coyotes. Lots of work to rethink now.

    I am so grateful to be living during the presidency of POB. He moves people to listen, dream big dreams, work together, get involved with your community and in your community, and make your government work for you, with you, and about you. So do not be distracted, my dear TOD family, keep your eyes on the long term goals of POB and VP Biden and just brush the dust off your shoulders, stand tall, speak with convictions, and do not roll over for anyone. Keep moving FORWARD. We have to do what we can, no matter how small or how big, do it. Our younger generation will be grateful that we did not give up in all of the noise and toxic elements surrounding our journey with President Obama. He will fight to the end, so let us be great workers fighting right alongside of him. We must. I love you all so dearly and I love my president. I will be fine. HZ

    • 84 sherijr
      May 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      oh HZ, you are a wonder, all that sweetness and light you possess along with grit and tenacity ~ thank you for your wisdom.

  22. 85 hopefruit2
    May 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Oh-oh…time for Chuck Todd & colleagues commission another “Obama-at-all-time-low” poll….

  23. 86 carolyn
    May 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    HZ, I just love to read what you write. You always put me in a good, calm place. Glad you stood up for yourself, and are standing up for the animals.

    • 87 HZ
      May 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Very loving goodness to you Carolyn. You are such a beautiful TOD family member. }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Keep as much room for your space to have that calm and sweet peace within it. Love you dearly, Carolyn.HZ

  24. 88 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    And the drama begins.

    • May 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      The Rove trap and Clinton walked right into it.

      • 90 amk for obama
        May 14, 2014 at 12:29 pm

        Yup. Now the rw media wurlitzer will blow it bigger and bigger.

        • May 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm

          Exactly. This was one of those you laugh off like Jay Carney did. Not Bill. I can understand why a lot of people don’t want the Clintons back in the White House. The media and GOP will be laying these kinds of traps all over the front lawn and Clinton will walk into each and everyone.

          • 92 amk for obama
            May 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

            Bill has always been Hillary’s liability. Even is she is elected, he will be the distraction that will make her one-term prez and will hand over the 2020 to the thugs. His style of politics was good for 90’s. Now things are very different and I don’t see them mastering the present day politics and elections. 2008 was proof enough.

            • May 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm

              And she’s got nobody to rein him in. She can’t do it or won’t do it and as President won’t have the time to do it.

              We need new blood.

            • 99 jacquelineoboomer
              May 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm

              Bill is Hillary’s liability, but she has others, for sure.

              • 100 nospin
                May 14, 2014 at 11:30 pm

                you have that exactly right jacquelineoboomer. just the thought of it is already stressing me out. too much drama.

                • 101 jacquelineoboomer
                  May 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm

                  I keep hoping she decides not to run. Seems to be enjoying her speaking engagements, and has a lot to offer in her areas of interest (like women’s issues, around the world).

                  Fingers crossed. In the meantime, I keep reminding people on Twitter that we need to think about 2014!

        • 102 Ladyhawke
          May 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

          Eric Boehlert ‏@EricBoehlert 26m

          only in “liberal media” DC Beltway could the architect of an utterly failed presidency be treated FOR YEARS as Very Important Person; #rove

      • 103 Ladyhawke
        May 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm

        Jay Carney shows how it’s done – “We’ll leave it at that.”

        • 104 anniebella
          May 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm

          Please tell me where are these so call journalists any better then the kids who ask FLOTUS questions . Are they smarter then a fifth grader? No they are not.

    • 105 COS
      May 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Now we will have more 24/7 discussions on what Clinton said. The tide had been turned on Rove; now it will be on Bill who could not keep his mouth closed. Sometimes we need to pick our battles.

    • 109 TrumpDog
      May 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      I thought Bill answered that very well. And he’s right; first they claimed she was faking, now they’ve spun to she had brain damage. He made them look like bigger fools, all in one sentence.

      • 110 amk for obama
        May 14, 2014 at 9:05 pm

        Showing rethugs are logically stupid is a no-brainer. This what a clinton election will all be about. Fighting the chaff from gop 24×7 while the substance gets ignored.

  25. 111 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    The turkish mine tragedy keeps getting worse by the hour. Now the toll has gone up to 245.

  26. 113 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    boneless dems: get av clue

  27. 115 anniebella
    May 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    The picture of POTUS with the bow tie is a different look.

  28. 116 Gazelle
    May 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    ‘Senior Black Correspondent’ Larry Wilmore Takes Colbert Slot

    Larry Wilmore, The Daily Show’s “senior black correspondent,” will take over the 11:30 p.m. slot on Comedy Central after Stephen Colbert leaves for CBS at the end of the year. […..]

    .

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/10/311261759/larry-wilmore-named-as-successor-to-stephen-colbert?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140510

  29. 117 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

  30. 121 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    A dishwasher’s daughter could soon be an IITian.

    http://www.rediff.com/getahead/slide-show/slide-show-1-achievers-a-dishwashers-daughter-could-soon-be-an-iitian/20140514.htm

    IIT is Indian Harvard/MIT and the competition is fierce and admission is purely merit based, unlike the ivy leagues of US.

  31. 122 Gazelle
    May 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    A hoot of a Craigslist ad! Not sure why it was taken down.

    Click & LOL: http://www.tickld.com/x/this-craigslist-ad-was-removed

  32. 127 donna dem 4 obama
    May 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Good afternoon TOD

    • 128 Vicki
      May 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Terrific tweet, Donna.
      Benghazi, brain injury—these a–holes are scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  33. 129 amk for obama
    May 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Last night, I dished dakota (out of pure malice and ignorance – both real.) Now, it’s idaho’s turn.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    gunnite folks. Gonna read some engineering books tonight.

  34. 141 anniebella
    May 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    FLOTUS will be going to Kansas May 16 to speak, it was suppose to be the 17th, we all know why it was changed.

  35. 147 JER
    May 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  36. 148 JER
    May 14, 2014 at 1:47 pm

  37. 149 JER
    May 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

  38. 151 Nena20409
    May 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Good Afternoon TODers.
    Happy Wednesday.

    Loads of News today thanks 25M plus.

  39. 154 Nena20409
    May 14, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    This is 3rd Day in a Roll that Chuck Todd has said and reported on a truth.

    Yesterday was on Benghazi. I have forgotten what he said on Monday that JoScar was not too happy about. All documented by Mediaite. Today is the only one that I have chosen to post her for 3rd time is :shock: -ing to Me ;)

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbcs-todd-you-want-to-question-hillarys-age-youll-have-to-throw-reagan-under-the-bus/

    “The fact is she’s the same age as Reagan was,” Todd said on Morning Joe. “If you’re going to go down this road and try to claim she’s going to have some health issues, then you may have to be throwing your own guy, Ronald Reagan under the bus a little bit. So I think this is a dangerous, tricky road to go down.”

    • 155 Sandy1110
      May 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      I think poor Chucky is trying to save his GOP from making bigger fools of themselves than they have.


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