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Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Obama hugs Donna Vanzant, the owner of North Point Marina, as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012


Today (all times Eastern)

11:10: The President delivers remarks at Rhode Island College

12:50: Departs Rhode Island

2:10: Arrives Joint Base Andrews

5:15: The President and First Lady welcome local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the White House



The Weekend

Saturday: The President travels to the Detroit area to attend a campaign event for Gary Peters and Mark Schauer

First Lady Michelle Obama returns to Illinois to get out the vote for Democrats in her home state, hitting Moline on Saturday at a rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Cheri Bustos

Sunday: The President travels to Bridgeport, Connecticut for an event with Dan Malloy and other Connecticut Democrats. Later, he will travel to Philadelphia to attend a campaign event for Tom Wolf and other Pennsylvania Democrats



Hopefruit’s Halloween Costume List:

4morefor44 – Turtle Mitch

57andfemale – Luis Gutierrez

99ts – Willard

africa – Miss Ann

Allison – Glenn Beck

Almablanca – Chuck Toad

Alycee –  Peggy Noonan

amk – Gov quarantine Christie

Anniebella – Piers Morgan

Arapaho415 – Glen Greenwald

Axelfoley – Wolf Blitzer

Betsy –  Joni Ernst

Bill R – Karl Rove

Bobfr – Tzar Vlad

Bonkers – NRA lobbyist

CanadaBarbforObama – a self-appointed Latino activist on cable TV saying they’re disappointed in PBO

carolMae – Arianna Huffington

Carolyn – Greta Van Susteran

Chipsticks – Rand Paul

CindySweat – Anne Lowery (Mrs. Ezra Klein)

COS – Republican clerk who magically “discovers” extra ballots for GOP candidates hidden in all places…

Criquet – Ezra Klein (still waiting for hold music on ACA hotline)

Dakota –  Ghost of St. Ronnie

deserflower – Ed Henry

Derbingle – Rick Santorum

Don – Herman Cain

Donna Dem – Jeb Bush

dotster- Jon Karl

Dudette – Chris Hayes

EricFive – Bill O’Reilly

EveinGeorgia –  R candidate for Gov in Georgia

FirefoxTX-  John McCain

Forus50 – Scott Brown

GGail – Quinnipiac pollster compulsively polling PBO on every single issue known to man

Globalcitizen Linda – Maureen Dowd NYT

hopefruit2 – Chris Cizzilla

Inga – Candy Crowley CNN

Jackie 4 Obama – CryTanBoehner

jackiegrumbacher – Leon Panetta & his silly “memoirs.”

Japa – Rick “fanphobic” Scott

JER – Bibi Nut n Yahoo

JO’Boomer- David Gregory

JoJotheCat – Howard Fineman

Judith Fardig – Koch Brother 1

Jziglar- Republican Judge sneakily purging Dem voters off voter registration rolls during after hours.

Kathryn Kivett –  Baby Jane Hamsher

LadyHawke – Katrina “I heart Putin” Nation

Libra800 – Maxine “troubled” Waters

Linda – Jodi Kantor

LL – Bother Prophet Reverend Dr. Cornel West

meta – Christine “police friend” Byers

Mighty P – Andrea Mitchell

MissPat – Donald Trump

MomSense – Michele Bachmann

Mophene – GOP plant claiming to be “disappointed” PBO supporter who worked on his 2008/12 campaigns.

MtMarilyn – James Skeletour Carville

Muscatinegal – Mrs. Lindsey Graham-McCain

Nathkatun7- Tavis “poverty pimp” Smiley

Nena – Daryl Issa

NerdyWonka – Ed Schultz & his cellphone polls (while blowing a gasket about nothing).

NoChildLeftBehind – NBC/WSJ pollster with a major axe to grind against Democrats.

Nospin – Mankini Newtbola

Obama Grandmama – Ron Paul

Otter44 – Rick Perry

Paulita – Morning Mika

Pickle 48 – Jake Tapper

Prettyfoot58 – “Disappointed”  Emoprog who can’t get enough Obama-bashing

Political Junkessa – Snowden

Rikyrah – Don Lemon CNN

RobertaIn MN – Bobby Jindal

sterijr- Scott Walker

Sue Duvall Smith – Sarah Palin

susanne – Gloria Borger CNN

swbluega – Mark Knoller

Symmetry – Roland Martin

Taiping1 – Ted Cruz

Tally – Rush Limbaugh

ThisMagicalEarth –  Tweety

tnmtngirl – RNC Chair Reince Preibus

VC- Rev Barber

vetivera24- Morning Joke

Vicki –  CNN Ebola “expert” on CNN who knows not a thing about Ebola.

What Is Working – Abby Huntsman

Yardarm – Geraldo (with his precious selfie)

Okay TODers, Hopefruit has unleashed her annual madness on us,

be ready to do your thing on the Trick or Treat post (5:0 ish).

Lurkers? Prepare to be freaked.


On This Day

President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Marian Robinson welcome children from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia schools for Halloween festivities at the North Portico of the White House, Oct. 31, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)


President Obama greets a woman in the audience after speaking at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)


First Lady Michelle Obama waits with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg in the Green Room of the White House before making remarks to the White House Historical Association, Oct. 31, 2011. The White House hosted a reception to honor the group’s 50th anniversary (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talk with local residents at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, which is serving as a shelter for those displaced by Hurricane Sandy, in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama hugs Donna Vanzant, the owner of North Point Marina, as he tours damage from Hurricane Sandy in Brigantine, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012




Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Obama comments on Katy Perry’s shoes while greeting the singer and her grandmother, Ann Hudson, at Doolittle Park in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 24, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)


Today (all times Eastern)

12:45: White House Press Briefing

2:15: The President meets with members of his National Security Council, State Department







Video of the First Lady’s Denver speech here


The First Lady campaigning for Mark Udall in Denver yesterday




Oh Good Gawd:














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Warning – This Sunday (11:0 AM EDT):

So go easy on Nerdy and LL, it’s going to be a grim day for them.



On This Day

Sen. Barack Obama boards his campaign plane October 24, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii after visiting his ailing grandmother


President Obama participates in an interview with Jay Leno during a taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Iowa, Oct 24, 2012 (Tumblr)

Las Vegas, Nevada, October 24, 2012 (Photo by Scout Tufankjian)

Breakfast with VP Biden in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, October 24, 2012 (@JoeBiden)

President Obama picks up a baby while greeting supporters during a campaign event October 24, 2012 at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa




The President’s Day

President Barack Obama speaks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The president said that in an interconnected world, outbreaks of deadly viruses like Ebola have the potential to affect every nation.





Text of the President’s remarks here



President Barack Obama shakes hands with Ebola survivor Dr. Melvin Korkor of Liberia at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House





On This Day: After the first of three presidential debates at the University of Mississippi, 2008

On This Day: President Obama & the First Lady Michelle at the Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner, 2009.


West Wing Week


Rise and Shine

President Barack Obama picks up 13-month-old Larnell Maurice Perry Jr., grandson of Angelene C. Carter, who was killed in the September 11 attacks at the Pentagon, at the Pentagon, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014


Today (all times Eastern)

11:20: President Obama delivers remarks at the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Event, South Lawn

1:0: White House Press Briefing

3:20: President Obama departs White House

3:40: Arrives Baltimore

3:55: Tours Fort McHenry

5:55: Appears at a fundraiser for Senate Democrats, private residence, Baltimore

6:30: Departs Baltimore

6:50: Arrives White House


@PeteSouza: Pres Obama, Def Sec Hagel, and Joint Chiefs Chrman Dempsey at Pentagon for 9/11 remembrance


Washington Post






President Barack Obama drops in to a meeting held by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice with Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai and Christian Religious Leaders of the Middle East in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Sept. 11, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Madison: “I really wanted it to be Beyoncé….”

President: “I understand, Malia and Sasha would feel the same way.”

Madison: “But then I realized it was going to be you and that’s even better.”

President: “I appreciate you saying that in front of the press. I know it’s not really true.”

First Lady: “I’d rather see Beyoncé.”



MoooOOOooorning again!






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