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20
Jan
13

A message from Donna Dem: TOD-ers meet up in DC!

I don’t know who anyone is yet – we need them to identify themselves!

A message from DonnaDem:

Today it was an honor and a privilege to meet fellow TODers who are not just great supporters of President Obama but are great people as well…

I met someone who was first inspired to volunteer for PBO because of something she read on TOD. She went outside of her comfort zone and turned into a phone banking beast.

I learned that one of our fellow bloggers was a local civil rights pioneer and today we stand on her shoulders.

Then we have the fellow TOD’er (she was a hoot today) who was in da house to witness live when PBO crooned ~~ I’m So in Love with You ~~ at the fundraiser in NY.

Colorado, Ohio and Virginia, three battleground states, were won due in part to the strong work of three TOD’ers who worked their hearts out for a victory on election night. High Fives all around for those remarkable OFA Team Leaders who became their very own community organizers!

Talk about dedication, we had PBO supporters who traveled all the way from Canada to witness the second Inauguration of President Obama.

Thanks to one of our TODers who invited Cousin Henry Healy of Ireland who tried to make it to the meet-up today but was not able to get away from an Irish Embassy event. He actually sent his apologies.

We ate, we laughed, we hugged but most of all we shared our love and admiration for the greatest President evah and in the end three fantastic bloggers walked away with two tickets each to witness the Inauguration tomorrow!

It was a great time had by all!

Thank you soooooooooo much Donna, love you all!!!!! Have the best day EVER tomorrow!

20
Jan
13

Inaugural Weekend: An Image or Two

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Tonight:

 8:45 pm: The President and the Vice President will deliver remarks at an inaugural reception at the National Building Museum. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden will also deliver remarks

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More Swearing-In photos in the posts below

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President Obama memorabilia hangs on the walls at the Hyde Park Hair Salon behind barber Ishmael Coye and three-year-old Bryson White shortly before the President took the oath of office to officially start his second term on January 20. The President would get his hair cut at The Hyde Park Hair Salon, which is near his Chicago home, before he was elected to the White House.

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President Obama, Vice President Biden and Sergeant First Class Chad E. Stackpole participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery

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Chief Justice Roberts? :???:

See all those empty seats? Enthusiasm gap. Okay, okay….. 24 hours to go.

Washington DC, January 20

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend a church service at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia walk on stage during the Kids’ Inaugural concert in Washington, Jan. 19

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There’s just something about Madeleine Albright commenting on Michelle’s bangs that cracks me up!

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Burrville Elementary School, Jan. 19

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By SmartyPants!

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I’m going to spare everyone punditry extracts in posts until after the inauguration, just pics and videos so we can enjoy the beauty of it all without it being polluted!

06
Jan
13

Back to Base

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President Obama signs the Sandy flood aid bill on his return to the White House (Photo: Chuck Kennedy)

07
Nov
12

Heads Up: Obama Family Arriving In DC

CBS * CNN

Happening now (6:15 ET)

07
Nov
12

Heading Home

2:40 CST (3:40 ET) The First Family depart Chicago

 CBS * CNN

5:15 ET Arrive at Andrews

5:30 ET Arrive at the White House

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Flip, live coverage has been canceled on YouTube because of bad weather … but:

Live here

28
Sep
12

This and That

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, in the Oval Office, Sept. 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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See the full speech at C-Span

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Student Rose Daugherty introduces first lady Michelle Obama at the University of Northern Iowa, Sept. 28

C-Span will have Michelle Obama’s Appleton speech soon

Text of University of Northern Iowa speech here

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Uh oh…..

CBS

See the longer version here – from around 7:0 minutes

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“We have to take care of each other, that’s what it’s about this November.”

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Cagle

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We’ve already seen this, but hey, once wasn’t enough:

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Cagle

23
Nov
11

afternoon all

The Capital Area Foodbank, Washington DC, Nov 23

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A gazillion thanks to those of you who provide links to posts on other blogs, really appreciate it, it makes it so easy for all of us to keep up with what’s worth reading.

Just a very, very polite request: please only include a few short extracts from the posts and then provide the link to the full piece. eg If it’s, say, a piece by Steve Benen that runs to about 10 paragraphs, just include about 2 or 3 paragraphs, or parts of 3 or 4, and then the link.

If we post most or all of the piece here then there’ll be no need for us to visit the blog itself, which isn’t fair on the author of the post in question. Thanks everyone.

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Mediaite

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Jon Hopwood (Yahoo): …. Barack Obama visited New Hampshire two days after Mitt Romney …. the events illustrated a substantial difference in style between two politicians….

… Obama’s appearance, in which the President displayed a fire-in-the-belly that was perfect for prime time and showed him in full campaign mode, was in sharp contrast to the more subdued political pitch made by Romney in Nashua. While Obama is cool, he can turn up the heat. The laid-back Romney, in contrast, comes across as cold….

Obama roused an enthusiastic crowd with his rhetoric. He was back at being the master of the campaign trail. Romney, in contrast, was rather flat …. Romney’s appearance brought to mind Clint Eastwood’s recent remarks about him: That if a movie-maker was looking for an actor to play the President, central casting would send over Mitt. Just what he stood for, Clint said, is anybody’s guess.

…. Romney was paired with the tall and also good-looking Kelly Ayotte. But there was something uncanny about the pair, something not quite human. Rather than fashion models, they struck me as two mannequins that had miraculously come to life and had escaped from Macy’s. There was a plastic quality about both, and for a candidate for President of the United States going up against one of the great campaigners of modern times, Barack Obama, this could prove fatal.

Full article here

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Thanks amk ;-)

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ThinkProgress: Romney in Des Moines, Iowa today said that he isn’t “trying to put money in people’s pockets. That’s the other party.”

Thanks desertflower

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