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The President’s Day

President Obama and staff watch the U.S. soccer team vs Belgium in World Cup action in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, July 1 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a meeting with his cabinet members in the Cabinet Room of the White House. From left are, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

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Attorney General Eric Holder

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With the Key Bridge, linking Washington and Northern Virginia in the background, President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and transportation, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. The President said 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn’t quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs.

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113 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. July 1, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    USMNT, vatos para todo el pais!

  2. 9 vcprezofan2
    July 1, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Hello, hello, hello!

  3. 10 Judith Fardig
    July 1, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Tim Howard is a god among mortals. So proud of this team! And of, course the other god among mortals, PBO!

  4. 11 vcprezofan2
    July 1, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Hey NerdyW, I’ve discovered something about you! ;) You take your soccer so seriously that you don’t TALK while serious games are going down! I don’t remember seeing/hearing you DURING any of the games when I’ve hung out in the village. I can imagine you shouting ‘Shut up’ when some ringside soccer newbie says the wrong thing during a game. :grin: Hope you enjoyed the game!

  5. 14 MightyPamela
    July 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Y’all! :)

  6. July 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Great Round up of the President’s Day!

  7. 17 Nena20409
    July 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    HOPE44 has a Au :star: >-I

  8. 19 donna dem 4 obama
    July 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I saw on the previous thread where the House of Rep. has 144 Republican votes for immigration reform. I’m telling y’all this whole “we will not take a vote on immigration reform from Boehner is a ruse”. They are counting on having a lock with the mid-terms (I pray we prove them wrong) so they are appeasing their right flank of the party by not voting on immigration before the 2014 election. Once the mid-term is over they are going to vote on either comprehensive IR or a piecemeal reform with the intent of winning back some of the Latino vote and our awful media will be all praising them to high heaven for moving on this reform. You just wait and see. They think we’re stupid.

  9. July 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I think #sosueme is gaining steam again

  10. July 1, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    #OWNthe114th

    Yes WE MUST

    • 23 nathkatun7
      July 1, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      You know what, Bob, I am not at all impressed with all those “144 Republicans in favor of immigration.” Nancy Pelosi offered them a chance to sign a discharge petition and bring the Bill up for a vote, but none of them stepped forward to sign that petition. These are grown men and women. They don’t have to be bound by the dictates of the tea baggers and the cowardly Republican leadership. They need to show some backbone and stand up for what is good for our country. I don’t know the rules of the House. But if it is possible for Nancy Pelosi to bring another discharge petition, given the fact the one before failed to get the majority, she should do so. That way she would force these 144 Republicans to go on the record to show that they genuinely support immigration reform.

  11. July 1, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Just in case you were not really sure what the SCOTUS decision was all about…read what a few of their friends had to say…

  12. July 1, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Great round-up of PBO’s day Nerdy. This man epitomizes Grace under pressure.

  13. July 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm
  14. 30 99ts
    July 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Good to see TOD has remembered it roots – thought I had joined the World Sport Diary when I came in this morning (my world). It is seriously freezing – our coldest day to date this year – and I thought it must have frozen my brain. :)

    Seems the GOP is staying with their losing option of being against whatever PBO is for – can’t see that being useful in November. The dems will have everything and more to win back the house.

  15. July 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Nerdy, thanks a trabillion for the wonderful round-up of the day, I missed half of what happened so this is the perfect way to catch up. Thank you Legend!!!

  16. 33 donna dem 4 obama
    July 1, 2014 at 7:49 pm
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  18. 35 donna dem 4 obama
    July 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm
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  21. 38 donna dem 4 obama
    July 1, 2014 at 7:52 pm
  22. July 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    This is… odd. I just got followed by “Good Day LA”, the local Fox station’s morning show.

    • 41 Dudette
      July 1, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Okay, okay… I was trying to be cool, but you brought up yours…

      Wait let me go make sure I havent’t scared him off yet… 😊

  23. 42 Nena20409
    July 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    The :bear: is everywhere and working his hearts out. Fantastic Thread NW.

  24. 43 donna dem 4 obama
    July 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm
  25. 44 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Always gotta some smart-ass killjoy out there 😏

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  28. 54 forus50
    July 1, 2014 at 8:14 pm
  29. 56 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Okay. I have to let out this emergency squee, cuz I’m about to BURST!

    I can’t hold it…
    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! 😍😍😍

    Ladies! Hold on to something……
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    Taye Diggs is following me on Twitter!!!!

    OMG! Ahhhhhhh! Squeeeeeeeee!!!!
    Just kill me now! I’m Done! 😝😎

    Chips, I need a glass of water, some smelling salts. and a fainting couch STAT!

  30. July 1, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Love Kamala Harris’ response to the Hobby Lobby ruling:

    • 88 vcprezofan2
      July 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Why isn’t Kamala Harris mentioned as a possible presidential candidate? Is it far-fetched for her to go from where she is to that position? She strikes me as more ‘relaxed’ or ‘confident’ here than you-know-who. Inquiring mind wants to know.

      • July 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

        I believe she’ll make a run someday. She and POTUS are very good friends. She was among the first to go to Iowa to help him. So she knows how to do it. She’s fabulous and I would love to see her jump in whenever she’s ready.

    • July 1, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      I love my Attorney General! By the way, I understand that the Supreme Court has clarified that the Hobby Lobby decisions applies to all forms of contraceptions.

  31. July 1, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    LOLz

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  33. July 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    RWNJs are fixing for an ugly showdown at the border. I despise their special brand of hateful lunacy.

    • July 1, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Unfortunately, Meta, you are so right.

      The lead story on both @LATimes and the local CBS All-News radio affiliate @knx1070 is that mobs of RWNJ (aka “I’ve got mine, Jack”) forced a bus with 140 children from Central America to turn around in Murietta. The bus’ passengers were instead deboarded in San Ysidro, aka Tijuana North.

      These people are stark raving lunatics and have no idea what they and their actions look like to the bus passengers (the future of this world, not them) and to anyone not living in the US.

    • 103 Dudette
      July 1, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Same here, m! Can’t stand ‘em! Ugh!

  34. 104 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 9:09 pm
  35. July 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Huge fire in Napa. Started out as about 20 acres a couple of hours ago and is now over 2500 acres and only 30% contained. California is sooooo dry.

  36. July 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm
  37. 111 hopefruit2
    July 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I love my President!

  38. 112 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm

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