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Rise and Shine

 On This Day: President Barack Obama looks out a cell window as he and First Lady Michelle Obama tour the Maison des Esclaves Museum on Gorée Island, Senegal, June 27, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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 Today

10:50 CT: The President delivers remarks on the economy, Lake Harriet Band Shell, Minneapolis

12:20 CT: Departs Minneapolis

3:45 ET: Arrives White House

5:0 ET: Meets with Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D Gibson and Rob Nabors

8:45 ET: Attends the Marine Barracks Evening Parade

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“Cynicism’s popular these days, but hope’s better.”

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Jonathan Cohn: Health Care Spending Down – One More Promising Sign About Obamacare

People tell me I worry too much. Maybe they are right. Back in April, I wrote a big article warning that we might be on the verge of another surge in health care spending. To critics of the Affordable Care Act, this apparent turn to health expenditure normalcy proved that the law had done little to control costs—and that it would eventually lead to much more spending. But the worrisome reports came with a huge asterisk. They were based on preliminary estimates and a whole lot of guesswork. As economists like David Cutler and Peter Orszag pointed out, other data points were more encouraging. Among other things, the cost of the federal government’s Medicare program was still rising very slowly. That suggested the health care industry really was reinventing itself and becoming more efficient—thanks, at least in part, to incentives that Obamacare had introduced.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis issued new estimates for how the economy and its component parts performed in the first quarter of 2014. The headlines were all about the economy shrinking. But that was expected, as QED’s Danny Vinik pointed out, given some one-time factors. The real surprise was health care. The supposed surge in health care spending was nowhere to be found. On the contrary, relative to the previous quarter, health care spending actually fell by 1.4 percent. it sure doesn’t look like Obamacare is bankrupting the country, as the critics always said it would. Better still, the law really may be nudging health care in the direction of more efficiency.

More here

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Benjamin Bell: Obama Calls Boehner Lawsuit Threat A ‘Stunt’ (Videos At Link)

Despite Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s threat this week to sue President Obama over his use of executive orders, the president refused to apologize for his actions during an exclusive interview with ABC News and took the Republican Party to task for what he described as its attempt to interfere with the basic functions of government. “You notice that he didn’t specifically say what exactly he was objecting to,” the president said when asked about the suit by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos during an interview Thursday in Minnesota.

“I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something while they’re doing nothing,” the president added later. What I’ve told Speaker Boehner directly is, ‘If you’re really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don’t you try getting something done through Congress?’” the president said. “You’re going to squawk if I try to fix some parts of it administratively that are within my authority while you’re not doing anything?” Obama said, directing his comments toward Republicans.

More here

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(Weird title. Interesting article)

Chemi Shalev: America’s Bye-Bye Bash For President Peres Was Both Bittersweet And Over-The-Top

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer hosted a gala dinner for President Shimon Peres at the Israeli Embassy on Wednesday, attended by a formidable representation of Washington’s high and mighty. He gave a witty and humorous speech in which he included his personal impressions of the meetings held earlier that day at the White House: “You could not imagine a better relationship than the one between Peres and President [Barack] Obama,” he said. And Dermer should know. He has the right perspective. He is far more familiar than most people with the far frostier relationship between Obama and Dermer’s own superior, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And “far frostier” is probably an understatement. For Obama, Peres might be the last vestige of the kind of Israel that the American left fell in love with until the Six-Day-War, the polar opposite of Netanyahu’s present-day Israel, adored most fervently by Obama’s enemies in the conservative right-wing.

In Obama’s eyes, Peres seeks peace and pursues it, while Netanyahu pays lips service and then runs for his coalition’s life. Why couldn’t things have been the other way round, with Peres as prime minister and Bibi as President, Obama may have wondered, and Peres would probably join him. Peres’ has also been Obama’s chief defender against the waves of criticism and sometimes hostility directed at the U.S. President in Israel. “I learned from Ben Gurion that one must judge people based on their record, not their image,” Peres told Haaretz. “I think Obama is being judged unjustly, based on an image that he did not create – but was created for him. I think people ignore his record. Tell me one thing in which he hasn’t been consistent in his attitude towards Israel and the Jewish people. He’s just added a billion dollars to the military aid for our anti-missile defense. What do people want from him?”

More here

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Mike Lillis: Democrats: No Bluff, Obama Will Go It Alone On Immigration

The Obama administration is “not bluffing” in its intent to take executive action on immigration policy if House Republicans don’t act soon, top Democratic leaders warned Thursday. President Obama has delayed any potential changes to his deportation policy to allow House GOP leaders time to bring legislation to the floor this summer. But if the Republicans don’t act in July, the Democrats say, unilateral changes by Obama are inevitable. “We’re at the end of the line,” Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Thursday during a press briefing in the Capitol. “We’re not bluffing by setting a legislative deadline for them to act.

“Their first job is to govern,” Menendez added, “and in the absence of governing, then you see executive actions.” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) piled on. Noting that a year has passed since the Senate passed a sweeping immigration reform bill with broad bipartisan support, he urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring a similar bill to the floor. “I don’t know how much more time he thinks he needs, but I hope that Speaker Boehner will speak up today,” Durbin said. “And if he does not, the president will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration.”

More here

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BBC: EU signs pacts with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have signed partnership agreements with the European Union, in a move strongly opposed by Russia. The pact – which would bind the three countries more closely to the West both economically and politically – is at the heart of the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin said making Ukraine choose between Russia and the EU would split it in two. A ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine is due to end on Friday. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in Brussels to sign the pact, said he would take a decision on an extension to the truce when he arrived back in Kiev later on Friday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he would welcome an extension, but not if it were simply an ultimatum for separatists to lay down their arms. Meanwhile the United Nations refugee agency said there had been a sharp rise in the numbers of displaced people in eastern Ukraine in the past week, with 16,400 people fleeing the area. The total number internally displaced has reached 54,400, while a further 110,000 people left Ukraine for Russia this year.

More here

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Ariane de Vogue: One Year After Top Court’s Ruling Gay Marriage Is Legal In 19 States

It’s the one year anniversary of a major Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. A lot can happen in a year. In United States v. Windsor, the justices didn’t squarely address the issue of a state ban on gay marriage. Windsor, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, invalidated part of a federal law that denied benefits to same sex couples legally married in their states. But since June 26, 2013 , federal judges have adopted Kennedy’s equal protection language to strike down bans across the country. The latest ruling came Wednesday when the 10th Circuit Court ruled that Utah’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Look at the statistics: A year ago same sex couples could marry in 10 states and DC. Today, that number has ballooned to 19 states and DC. Almost 44 percent of the country lives in states where same sex marriage is legal, according to Human Rights Campaign. The Supreme Court ruling fueled a social movement of such rapid pace that even veterans of social movements were taken by surprise: Here’s what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who as a young lawyer fought the battle against gender discrimination, said recently in an interview with the Wall Street Journal: : “I haven’t seen a social change that rapid – ever.”

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Greg Sargent: Get Ready For The Next (Fake) Obamacare Freakout

Health wonks and Dem operatives are quietly mulling the possibility of a new batch of health plan cancellations in October — just before the midterms. Dems believe a round of “cancellation” headlines could greet this development. They think headlines will be out of sync with the actual problem, perhaps dramatically so. But as the gap between last fall’s “horror stories” and subsequent hard data about Obamacare has showed, press coverage of the law tends not to err on the side of proportionality or restraint. According to Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation, the possibility of more cancellations resides in the fact that an untold number of people may have renewed policies before January 1st,

meaning they did not have to meet Obamacare’s minimum standards. Those people with current plans that don’t comply could get cancellation notices 90 days before the end of this year, i.e., in October. “So much of this debate has been driven by anecdote, which can be misleading,” Levitt says. “When there is no data available to see whether the anecdotes are generalizable, they get reported anyway. This could be another example of a relatively small number of negative anecdotes being used by opponents of the law to discredit it.”

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Greg Sargent: The GOP Is Now Officially The Party Of ‘Get The Hell Out’

Exactly one year after the Senate passed an immigration reform bill that built a compromise on an exchange of increased enforcement for legalization for the 11 million, Republicans have now officially abandoned any pretense of a willingness to participate in solving the immigration crisis. Instead, they have committed the party to a course premised on two intertwined notions: There are no apparent circumstances under which they can accept legalization of the 11 million; and as a result, the only broad response to the crisis they can countenance is maximum deportations.

This means it’s now all in Obama’s hands to decide what he can do unilaterally to ease the pace of deportations and address the current unaccompanied migrant crisis. One way to understand what happened here is to trace the evolution of GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chair of the Judiciary Committee. Now fast forward to yesterday. Goodlatte effectively declared immigration reform dead as long as Obama is in office, blaming his decision to defer the deportation of DREAMers for the current crisis of unaccompanied migrants crossing. This tells the entire story. Goodlatte was an early proponent of a form of legalization for the 11 million that could have been the basis for compromise.

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On This Day

Framed through two flags, President Obama takes questions during a press conference at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Sunday, June 27, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ride an escalator on the way to their bilateral meeting during the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Sunday, June 27, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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 A little boy leans over to kiss President Obama during the Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, June 27, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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 President Obama participates in a joint press conference with President Macky Sall of Senegal at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

June 27, 2013: “The President and his daughter Malia talk on the bow of a ferry traveling to Goree Island, Senegal.” (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama looks out of the “door of no return” during a tour of Goree Island, June 27, 2013, in Goree Island, Senegal

 First Lady Michelle Obama looks out a window at local children during her visit to a cultural center on Gorée Island, Senegal, June 27, 2013 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

 President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet residents as they walk towards the dock on Gorée Island, Senegal, June 27, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

 President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive for an official dinner at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, June 27, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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85 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    June 27, 2014 at 10:37 am

    furst.

  2. June 27, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Good morning all. Awesome rise and shine Nerdy

  3. June 27, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Good morning all. Awesome rise and shine Nerdy

  4. 10 amk for obama
    June 27, 2014 at 10:41 am

    It’s been a year already since their africa visit ??? time flies.

  5. 11 amk for obama
    June 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

  6. June 27, 2014 at 10:44 am

    You are the Messi/Neymar/Robben of TOD, Nerdy, thanks a trabillion gazillion for a fantabulous R&S!!

  7. 16 amk for obama
    June 27, 2014 at 10:46 am

  8. 22 No Child Left Behind
    June 27, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Good Morning Good Folks of TODVille!

    Happy Friday!

    Early this morning I played back my POTUS’s town hall meeting. I could not believe when he made a reference to MAD MEN and spoke of Joan and Peggy and the fact that they were hard working women but got paid less than the men doing the same job, as it happened to his grandmother. I was ecstatic! POTUS watches MAD MEN!!! I love MAD MEN!!! (Spoiler: just for the beautiful dresses these ladies wear. And their coiffure!!! Oh là là! They remind me of my mother.)

    Anyway, have a great day at home or at work.

  9. 23 No Child Left Behind
    June 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Nerdy,

    Thank you for the post. I love Boehner’s face. It’s funny because that is how I see him with or without the make up. ;)

  10. 25 Mela in TX (@bluetexasmoon)
    June 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Morning, TOD. Just ran across this : Mark Mayfield, one of the 3 involved in photographing Cochran’s wife at the nursing home has committed suicide http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2014/06/27/mark-mayfield-dead/11456769/

    • 26 No Child Left Behind
      June 27, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Wow! What was the point of Mark Mayfield’s crime? Tad Cochran won and his Teabagger candidate lost. Thanks for posting.

  11. 27 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

  12. June 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Good morning, I thought I’d let everyone know what is happening in the congressional race in NJ district 2. It’s a large district in south Jersey–Atlantic City is part of it. The incumbent, Frank LoBiondo, is a repub. who has been here since 1994. He came in pledging term limits but has been here for 20 years. He touts himself as a moderate but has followed the party line since 2008. He needs to go but has had little opposition until this year. The son of a former, well respected dem. congressman, Bill Hughes, Jr. is running against Lobiondo.and he seems like a good guy . LoBiondo is running scared and is using every dirty trick Boehner and the Koch brothers have taught him. The most infuriating is the repub. has been endorsed by the NJEA (teacher’s union), AFL-CIO and the UAW. The UAW initially endorsed the dem. but rescinded it. LobIondo , it appears is paying a lobbyist to influence the big unions. I have never heard of such a thing and I am furious. There is no loyalty at all. LoBiondo doesn’t care about the workers. As a retired educator I called the NJEA several times about that endorsement and refused to send money to their PAC but to no avail.

  13. 29 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

  14. 30 Jovie
    June 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

  15. 31 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 11:16 am

    President Obama is speaking now.

  16. 32 dotster3
    June 27, 2014 at 11:17 am

    See AP has a story out on PBO’s speech with the headline “Some at Obama’s speech not on his side”. The “some” is a 15 yr. old boy they spotted with a GOP McFadden for Senate tshirt—-running against Franken—–who said he doesn’t share PBO’s views but thought it was cool to be able to go see a president. But isn’t that typical and pathetic?—–slanting the headline to make it sound like a chunk of people there were critics, and they desperately found one 15 yr. old boy!

  17. 35 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2014 at 11:19 am

    President Obama is live now.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  18. 36 Jovie
    June 27, 2014 at 11:20 am

    • 37 Nena20409
      June 27, 2014 at 11:50 am

      I doubt that he committed suicide for what he did…….but for being blamed for the Loss 3 days ago.

      I feel for his family. Karma has a way of settling with our Conscience.

  19. June 27, 2014 at 11:35 am

    One tweet and then back to the grind stone :)

    Yes WE MUST

  20. 39 GGail
    June 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

    GM again everyone.

    Thanks Chips for the “greeting” on Early Bird :-)

    NW, this R&S is chock full of goodies. I really love the gown FLOTUS wore in Senegal – beautiful!

    meta, thanks for the information about the protest down here today. I’ll keep my eye open for any information, but there was nothing on this morning’s newscast.

  21. 41 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 11:41 am

  22. 43 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 11:43 am

  23. 44 donna dem 4 obama
    June 27, 2014 at 11:44 am

  24. 45 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 11:44 am

  25. 46 Nena20409
    June 27, 2014 at 11:44 am

    GM TODers.
    Excellent R&S. >-I To NW.

    Gold :star: to Amk, 2nd time today. Congrats.

    Au for Vetivera24 too ;)

  26. 48 Nena20409
    June 27, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Full disclosure ;) That picture of Hippo’s open wide mouth gave me the jitters. I woke up at 1:03 AM with that picture before my eyes.

  27. 49 Gazelle
    June 27, 2014 at 11:49 am

    A little lesson & save from PBO in MN:

    […..] POTUS then asked more about what they were learning. One student chimed up “To be a good employee.” He approached her and asked “What does that involve?” Her face reddened and she clammed up.

    “Are you feeling shy with all these cameras?” POTUS asked. “Although if you’re doing customer service you can’t be shy. Somebody comes up, needs help, you’ve got to be ready; focused. Although there usually won’t be all these cameras.” […..]

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    http://live.startribune.com/Event/President_Obama_visits_Minnesota

  28. 50 Squarepeg
    June 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

    “The right and much of the media spent months hailing Russian President Vladimir Putin as a strategic mastermind.
    But it’s Barack Obama who’s getting the last laugh. Maybe the U.S. president knew what he was doing after all.”

    http://on.msnbc.com/1poNQjF

    No shit, Sherlock.

  29. 51 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 11:55 am

  30. 52 dotster3
    June 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    This is the speech I wish could have been on prime time—–he laid it on the line—–the truth of all the GOP nonsense—–doing “nothing”, other than obstructing him. But no major news outlets thought it newsworthy to cover the president of our country giving a speech on the economy. No Cspan or network news TV coverage. MSNBC and CNN cut off after a minute. Couldn’t believe the remarks by the dumbos on CNN as they cut away—–the gal said, “Well, it sounds like some there agree with the president”—–uh DUH——-and the guy said, “Yah, BLUE State”. Please—can the news media be any more despicable.

    • 53 EricFive
      June 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      They will become more and more unhinged as the Summer progresses. The large enthusiastic crowds PBO has at his events really must hurt the MSM/GOP’s morale because these enthusiastic crowds and the love and appreciation they show toward PBO refute the lie the MSM peddles saying PBO is unpopular. The job of the MSM is to carry water for the GOP and propagate the anti-PBO narrative of the day. This is why they rarely show his speeches. This is why they seek out dissenters and give them the mic (even if all they can find is a 15 year old kid). The MSM has an agenda. Why else was capture of one of the Benghazi terrorists ignored by the media? Why else is the media ignoring the fact that Putin got played by PBO? Why else would the media mercilessly attack a POW and bury the story of him being cleared by the Army of any wrongdoing? The GOP/MSM are trying to cultivate a depressed feeling in America. All American victories will be seen by the public as PBO’s victories, so the media must bury all good news concerning the country. I was around and conscious during the Clinton years, and it was not like this. There was not this sick meme that America must be punished and suffer for daring to elect and re-elect a Democratic President. They hated Clinton, but they FEAR PBO. He is a threat to the status quo and the MSM/GOP will continue to betray the country in a foolish effort to turn back progress. I think that knowing your enemy and its tactics are key if we are to save this country from the fascists and racists. Don’t get discouraged by their tricks, lies and propaganda. Recognize the game being played. Get angry, get organized and spread the word.

      • 54 dotster3
        June 27, 2014 at 12:46 pm

        Yes to all of that.

      • 55 nathkatun7
        June 27, 2014 at 2:35 pm

        Great comment, Eric! I agree 100% with everything you said. The mainstream media have been aiding and abetting the Republican party’s goal of undermining and destroying President Obama. Unless they attend his speeches, or come to TOD to view his speeches when he is abroad, most Americans never get to hear what President Obama says. Instead, they rely on the media, which tells them, 24-7, that Obama is unpopular and Obama is failed President.

      • June 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

        ~They hated Clinton, but they FEAR PBO. He is a threat to the status quo and the MSM/GOP will continue to betray the country in a foolish effort to turn back progress. I think that knowing your enemy and its tactics are key if we are to save this country from the fascists and racists. Don’t get discouraged by their tricks, lies and propaganda. Recognize the game being played. Get angry, get organized and spread the word~
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        Right On Right onnnnnn…1 million timessss

  31. 57 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2014 at 11:56 am

    HOT DAMN! What a barn burner of a speech. Democrats need to take a page from President Obama and stop the combined doormat and hair on fire messages. Stand up and fight!

  32. 58 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

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  34. 60 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm

  35. 61 Nena20409
    June 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnbc-panel-goes-awkwardly-silent-when-host-outs-apple-ceo-as-gay/

    Things got a bit awkward for CNBC’s Squawk on the Street when one of the show’s co-hosts accidentally “outed” Apple CEO Tim Cook as being gay.

    New York Times columnist James R. Stewart joined the panel to discuss his latest piece profiling John Browne, the former CEO of BP, and his “tortured life” living as the gay chief executive of a Fortune 500 company. “You’d think CEOs especially are measured by objective criteria, financial performance,” Stewart said, and yet there’s a corporate culture that prevents powerful gay men from going public.

    “There are gay CEOs in major companies, and I reached out to many of them,” he informed the hosts. “I got an extremely cool reception, not one would allow to be named at all.”

    /////

    Now could Apple CEO take action against CNBC? I hope he does.

  36. 62 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

  37. 63 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2014 at 12:02 pm

  38. 64 anniebella
    June 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I missed most of POTUS speech, I got back in time to catch a little bit of it.

    • 65 anniebella
      June 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      What little I heard I think POTUS need to call out the Republicans more often. It’s clear alot of the Republicans don’t have any plans to compromise with him on anything, since they don’t even recognize him as President.

  39. 66 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 12:04 pm

  40. 67 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm

  41. 68 Nerdy Wonka
    June 27, 2014 at 12:12 pm

  42. 69 Nena20409
    June 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I say she looks absolutely dashingly Gorgeous.

    • 70 CEB
      June 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      For a long time professional AA women (including Oprah who said that she would go natural after her show was over) have been afraid to wear their natural hair. They talk about not being brave enough, or being seen as a threat, or a revolutionary, or being seen as “ghetto.” It is good to see more and more A A women embracing their own form of natural beauty. When they do, they are often surprised at how many people find them so attractive. I often believe (I embraced my natural hair 20 years ago) that it is the confidence that is an off-shoot of self-acceptance, that others are attracted to. My own view is that all women should do whatever makes her happy when it comes to such personal decisions. Hopefully, fewer will make choices based on self-hatred.

  43. 71 Gazelle
    June 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    This is touching. Cameroon’s captain stopped to give a little boy a hug after his team was ousted. Little boy was so sad & in tears.

    .

  44. June 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    So many great photos! I love the West Wing Week. It is great every time, but somehow this one was really moving. You just see a caring person in our President–and VP Biden is so funny!

  45. 74 Nena20409
    June 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm

  46. 75 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama’s departure – http://kstp.com/article/12797/

  47. 76 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm

  48. 77 Nena20409
    June 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Great appreciation for the Tweets by NW’s summation, more like summary of pres Obama’s speech. I heard just 4-5 minutes of it.

    C-Span.org must have either covered it or they Live streamed it for the Video is up already and I am now listening to it.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?320197-1/president-obama-remarks-economy

  49. June 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Missed the President’s speech. Thanks, nerdy, for the quotes.

  50. 80 dotster3
    June 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Good reason! Man pulls concealed gun and fatally shoots long time neighbor over an argument about leaf blowing. Sure helps to have a gun handy for situations like that!

    http://www.cleveland.com/bedford-heights/blog/index.ssf/2014/06/man_accused_of_fatally_shooting_neighbor_because_he_blew_leaves_in_his_driveway.html

  51. 81 JER
    June 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm

  52. 83 Mela in TX (@bluetexasmoon)
    June 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Thanks for the tweets, Nerdy. I’m supposed to be working so I couldn’t watch.


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