We have a long way to go, but Jason Collins’ bravery is to be commended. So, a few toons to carry you through the night.
Posts Tagged ‘jason
POTUS brought down the house on Sat night at #WHCD – but he didn’t take questions. So, today he will. 10:15am in Brady Briefing Room.
— Jay Carney (EOP) (@PressSec) April 30, 2013
10:15: President Obama holds a press conference
11:45: The President, the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr Jill Biden make a significant employment announcement for veterans and military spouses
— John (@johnd1967) April 29, 2013
MarketWatch: In another sign of an improving deficit picture, the Treasury on Monday said it expects to pay off debt in the current quarter for the first time in six years.
In a statement, Treasury said it now expects to pay off $35 billion of debt in the April-to-June quarter, compared to an earlier projection, given in February, that it would have to borrow $103 billion.
This will be the first quarter that Treasury has paid off debt since April-to-June period 2007.
US home prices jump in February from a year ago by largest amount since May 2006: apne.ws/YjnLFr -RAS
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 30, 2013
ThinkProgress: Over the last several days, the Syrian crisis has exploded back into the news. As the U.S. debates how to respond to the now two-year long struggle, here’s the what you need to know….
— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) April 30, 2013
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay”
Imagine you’re in the oven, baking. Some of us know and accept our sexuality right away and some need more time to cook. I should know — I baked for 33 years.
So proud of you, Jason Collins! This is a huge step forward for our country. We’ve got your back! -mo
— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) April 29, 2013
President Obama spoke by phone to Jason Collins @jasoncollins34 after his announcement. Obama offered support/congratulations on courage.
— Major Garrett(@MajorCBS) April 29, 2013
Thanks, @jasoncollins34, for your bravery and honesty. OFA supporters everywhere stand with you today.
— OFA (@OFA) April 29, 2013
“Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.” sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/… J.Collins b/c 1rst openly gay athlete
— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) April 29, 2013
Two years ago: President Obama shakes hands with a young girl after arriving at Miami International Airport, April 29, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)
10:30: The First Lady speaks at a White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing (White House live)
10:50: The President delivers remarks at the National Academy of Sciences 150th Anniversary (White House live)
12:30: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
2:10: The President makes a personnel announcement
Tuesday: As part of the Joining Forces initiative, President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will make a significant employment announcement for veterans and military spouses. This event will take place at the White House
Wednesday: The President will attend meetings at the White House
Thursday: In the morning, the President will depart Washington, DC for his visit to Mexico and Costa Rica
Friday: In the afternoon, the President will depart Mexico for Costa Rica
Saturday: In the afternoon, the President will depart Costa Rica and return to Washington, DC
Sunday: The President will deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. He will return to Washington, DC, later that day
Foxx, who has served as mayor of Charlotte since 2009, has overseen several major infrastructure initiatives in the city and rose to prominence after bringing the Democratic National Convention to Charlotte last year.
Anthony Foxx holds up his son Zachary to the microphone after being sworn in as Charlotte’s new mayor
…. with his grandmother Mary Foxx after mid-morning services at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on August 5, 2012. Anthony was raised by his grandparents, Mary and James Foxx, Sr., who led him into politics, and his mother Laura
Mayor Foxx at the 2012 Democratic National Convention:
Our new polls find backlash against Flake, Begich, Murkowski, Portman, and Heller on their gun votes: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/04/m…
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) April 29, 2013
AP: One of the architects of failed gun control legislation says he’s bringing it back.
Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said he would re-introduce a measure that would require criminal and mental health background checks for gun buyers at shows and online. The West Virginia Democrat says that if lawmakers read the bill, they will support it.
Congress To-Do List: ✔ Create worst-case scenario ✔ Let it happen ✔ Fix it piecemeal for those who least need help.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) April 26, 2013