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Jun
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The Saturday Funnies

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Jun
14

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This is quite probably the coolest thing that has ever happened a TODer on Twitter – congratulations Dudette! :-)

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Jun
14

Governor O’Malley at the Iowa Democratic Party’s state convention

 Gov. Martin O’Malley at today’s Iowa Democratic Party’s state convention – excerpts:

…. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of the cynicism. I’ve had enough of the apathy. I’ve had enough of us giving in to self-pity, small solutions and low expectations of one another.

Let’s remember who we are.

For 235 years, we have been the country that thrilled the world – and led the world – over and over again, in large part, by making ourselves stronger at home.

Don’t you think it’s time to do it again?

The patriots who made America great – did not pray for their president to fail, they prayed for their president to succeed.

Our founders didn’t belittle science and learning; they aspired to it.

They didn’t appeal to America’s fears; they inspired American courage.

And they would never — ever — abandon the war on poverty in order to declare a war on women,… a war on workers,… a war on immigrants,… a war on the sick,… and a war on hungry children.

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America is the greatest job-generating, opportunity-expanding nation ever created in the history of the free world.

But America cannot serve our children’s needs if our Republican brothers and sisters in Congress keep shutting us down and selling us short.

As Democrats – as Americans – we have an urgent responsibility today.

It’s about jobs.

It’s about a stronger middle class.

And it’s about giving our children a better future now.

The truth is, after Hoover, America needed Roosevelt. After Eisenhower, we needed Kennedy. After Reagan, we needed Clinton…

And after eight miserable years of George W. Bush, America needed Barack Obama.

No President since FDR inherited a worse economy, bigger job losses, as many wars, or as large a deficit as President Obama.

Thanks to his leadership – and to the leadership of Sen. Harkin and Congressional Democrats – America is moving forward again.

This month – our 51st month in a row of positive private sector job growth – the United States created 217,000 new jobs.

Job growth exceeded 200,000 for the fourth straight month last month, and businesses have now added over a million jobs so far this year.

But urgent work remains to be done.

And the cynical few who have hacked our democracy are digging in.

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Jun
14

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On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama meets children as she visits the Emthonjeni Community Center in Zandspruit Township, Johannesburg, South Africa June 21, 2011

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Jun
14

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On This Day: President Barack Obama pets Bo, the Obama family dog, in the Oval Office, June 21, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Jun
14

Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha meet with Nelson Mandela at this home in South Africa, 2011

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Sunday

4:30 EDT: The President and First Lady host a reception for Ford’s Theater at the White House (closed press)

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Monday

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The President will participate in the Summit on Working Families – the First Lady, Vice President and Dr Biden will also take part

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Tuesday

(Random golfness)

The President will host the 2013 President’s Cup teams at the White House

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Wednesday

(President Obama welcomes Israeli President Shimon Peres in the Oval Office, May 5, 2009)

The President will have lunch at the White House with Israeli President Shimon Peres. Later, he will welcome Jimmy Johnson to honor him for his 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

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Thursday

(Air Force One randomness)

The President will travel to Minneapolis for a DCCC fundraising event at the home of former Ambassador to Morocco Sam Kaplan

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Friday

(Random randomness)

The President and First Lady will attend the Marine Barracks Evening Parade in Washington, DC.

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