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21
Aug
13

Five Years Ago This Week….

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04
Jun
13

Rise and Shine

The front pages, five years ago today

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Today:

10:30: The President delivers a statement, The Rose Garden

11:10: The President and Chilean President Sebastián Piñera hold a bilateral meeting; the VP also attends

1:0: Press Briefing by Jay Carney

2:20: The President departs the White House

2:30: Arrives Bethesda, Maryland

2:50: Visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

4:35: Departs Bethesda

4:45: Arrives at the White House

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From left: Cornelia Pillard, Patricia Millett and Robert L. Wilkins

NYT: President Obama will nominate a slate of three candidates on Tuesday to fill the remaining vacancies on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a White House official said Monday.

The president will name Cornelia T. L. Pillard, a law professor; Patricia Ann Millett, an appellate lawyer; and Robert L. Wilkins, a federal district judge, to fill out the appeals court, which is often described as the second most powerful court in the country because it decides major cases and often serves as a launching pad for future Supreme Court justices.

By making his choices in a group, the president and his strategists are hoping to put pressure on Senate Republicans to confirm them.

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Steve Benen: …. At the outset, let’s emphasize how uncontroversial this is – there are vacancies on an important federal bench, so the president is sending qualified nominees to the Senate for consideration. Republicans are characterizing this as a scandalous power-grab, while many political reporters are describing this as Obama thumbing his nose at his political rivals. In reality, it’s neither – presidents filling judicial vacancies is basic American governance. It’s Civics 101. That today’s announcement is seen as somehow remarkable is evidence of just how broken the process has become.

…. This is far more consequential than much of the public realizes …. the D.C. Circuit is likely to have considerable influence over the future of the Affordable Care Act, Wall Street reform, immigration reform, and perhaps most importantly, efforts to combat the climate crisis.

This is, in other words, a fight worth having, and the outcome will have a lasting impact for many years to come.

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Michael Tomasky: Obama’s Economic Triumph

It’s increasingly clear that the president has steered the country back from the brink – and, in the process, exposed (yet again) the central lie of conservative economics…..

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Greg Sargent: As I’ve been saying here for some time, behind all the GOP noise and hoopla about Beltway scandal-palooza is a stark reality that can’t be obscured. House Republicans are confronting two major challenges – what to do about the debt limit and about immigration reform, both of which will require cooperation from House conservatives that they aren’t prepared to give — and they don’t have an answer to either one.

This is driven home in fresh and vivid detail by today’s big Post story on the deep divisions within the House GOP caucus.

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Steve Benen: We talked yesterday about the new report from the College National Republican Committee, detailing their party’s difficulties in connecting with younger voters. As the College Republicans explained, it’s a “dismal present situation” with focus groups, led by GOP pollsters, finding that voters under 30 consider the party “closed-minded, racist, rigid, [and] old-fashioned”…..

….     In focus groups in January, the report said, young voters were asked to list leaders of the Democratic Party. “They named prominent former or currently elected officials: Pelosi, the Clintons, Obama, Kennedy, Gore. When those same respondents were asked to name Republican leaders, they focused heavily on media personalities and commentators: Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck.”

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04
Feb
13

The Day in Images: President Obama in Minneapolis

President Obama high fives a youngster at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Feb. 4 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Marine One helicopter, with President Barack Obama aboard, top, prepares to land at Andrews Air Force Base (Photo: Cliff Owen)

Andrews Air Force Base (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

(Photo: Cliff Owen)

  …. with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Al Franken and and Rep. Betty McCollum at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Photo: Hannah Foslien)

(Photo: Hannah Foslien)

A man holds up a gun control sign while President Obama’s motorcade passes on the way to the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

Minneapolis Public Schools School Resource Officer Mike Kirchen, left, President Obama and Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau listen during a round table discussion at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Special Operations Center (Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Photo: Brendan Smialowski)

President Obama enters the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center (Photo: Jeffrey Thompson)

(Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Photo: Jim Mone)

(Photo: Elizabeth Flores)

President Obama greets law enforcement officials, including St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith, after speaking on ideas to reduce gun violence at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center (Photo: Scott Takushi)

26
Jan
13

Five years ago today….

Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama hug after his victory rally at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center January 26, 2008 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sen. Obama is the winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary, a critical one for him, followed by Sen. Hillary Clinton with former Sen. John Edwards coming in third.

07
Oct
12

Heading West

PDT

1:20: President Obama arrives Los Angeles

2:0: Attends a campaign event at a private residence (closed press)

6:05: Delivers remarks at the Nokia Theater, Los Angeles (pooled for television)

9:15: Delivers remarks at the Ritz-Carlton, LA (print pool coverage)

President Barack departs the White House, October 7 (UPI/Olivier Douliery)

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01
Oct
12

Rise and Shine

Las Vegas Sun: About 11,200 people stood for hours in 90-degree heat Sunday for a chance to see a campaign rally for President Barack Obama (Desert Pines High School, September 30)

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Monday and Tuesday: The President will remain in Henderson, Nevada.

Wednesday: He will travel from Henderson to Denver where he will participate in the first Presidential Debate at the University of Denver. The First Lady will also attend. The President and the First Lady will remain overnight in Denver.

Thursday: PBO will deliver remarks at campaign events in Denver and Columbus, Ohio. He will return to Washington, DC in the evening.

Friday: PBO will deliver remarks at campaign events in Vienna, Virginia and Cleveland, Ohio. He will return to Washington, DC in the evening.

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President Obama goes comedy-book shopping:

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