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18
Oct
12

Rise and Shine

Ohio University, Athens, Oct 17 (click the photo at the OFA site to see the huuuuuuge version, it’s gorgeous)

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Today:

9:35: The President departs the White House

11:10: Arrives Manchester, New Hampshire

11:35: Delivers remarks at Veterans Memorial Park, Manchester (Live on C-Span)

12:10 Bill Clinton, Bruce Springsteen Campaign for President Obama in Ohio (Live on C-Span)

1:05: President Obama departs Manchester

2:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Events Center (listed by CNN)

2:10: President Obama arrives New York City

3:30: Tapes an appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

4:20: Attends a campaign event at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City (Closed Press)

7:55: Delivers remarks at the 67th Annual Alfred. E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner (Live on C-Span)

(Need to check this time, it says 7:55 some places, 9:0 others)

10:35: Departs New York City

11:45: Arrives the White House

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Newseum

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(Messenger/John Halley)

Athens Messenger: Most of the reaction from President Barack Obama’s speech on the College Green Wednesday evening was that it was an inspiration, energizing and positive.

Around 14,000 people packed elbow-to-elbow in the Green while the president stood at his podium at the West Portico of Memorial Auditorium. Reports of a mile-long line to get onto the Green stretched from the corner of Court and President streets, down Richland Avenue, around Walter Hall, up University Terrace and ending on the corner of Park Place near Gordy Hall. The wait for many was worth it.

More here

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(Associated Press)

Ohio University, Oct. 17 (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

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Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa (Jason Reed/Reuters)

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@TheObamaDiary

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Bruce Springsteen

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Mooooooooorning everyone ;-) I haven’t time now to catch up with the news, but will do later.

17
Oct
12

This, That and the Other

Ohio University’s College Green, Oct 17 (@BuzzFeedAndrew)

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Business Insider

This is really the big story of the moment: The full-on comeback in everything related to consumers and households.

Let’s just break it down really fast.

1. New housing starts are shooting straight up … 2. Retail sales growth: Re-accelerating …. 3. The Unemployment Rate: Collapsing (according to the government) …. 4. And the unemployment rate is collapsing according to Gallup …. 5. And car sales are surging …. 6. Revolving Consumer Credit. Back to growth …. 7. Gallup Economic Confidence is the best since May …. 8. Consumer discretionary stocks surging towards all-time highs …. 9. Homebuilder stocks highest since 2007 …. 10. Wal-Mart has finally busted out, and surged past its 2000 high …. 11. Even more impressive: Home Depot! Surging to multi-year highs …. 12. University of Michigan Consumer Confidence hits a 5-year high …. 13. Restaurant owners are saw a recent spike up in their outlook (they’re a great measure of consumer discretionary spending …. 14. Case-Shiller home prices are clearly on the rise.

Something really big is under way!

See the post for more, including graphs

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LA Times

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Reuters: Groundbreaking on new homes surged in September to its fastest pace in more than four years, a sign the housing sector’s budding recovery is gaining traction and supporting the wider economic recovery.

Housing starts increased 15 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 872,000 units, beating even the most optimistic forecasts on Wall Street, Commerce Department data showed on Wednesday.

It was the quickest pace of groundbreaking since July 2008…

More here

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Steve Benen: For all the Romney/Ryan efforts to convince Americans the economy is getting worse, reality stubbornly keeps getting in the way…

Groundbreaking on new homes surged in September to its fastest pace in more than four years, a sign the housing sector’s budding recovery is gaining traction and supporting the wider economic recovery…..

…. The unemployment rate is at its best point in four years; consumer confidence is at its best point in five years; the federal budget deficit is at its best point in four years. Just this week, reports on retail sales, industrial production, and new housing construction showed sharp and unexpected improvements.

This probably isn’t what Republicans wanted to hear…..

More here

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

(Reuters/Jason Reed)

Ohio University, Athens, Oct 17 (Reuters/Jason Reed)

More photos tomorrow

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17
Oct
12

Heads Up: President Obama at Ohio University

6:0: President Obama delivers remarks at Ohio University, Athens

Streaming has started – so the President might start early

 C-Span * CBS 1 * CBS 2 * CNN

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Later:

8:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Reno Ballroom, Nev.




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