Posts Tagged ‘tampa

17
Sep
14

Kids Love President Obama

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President Barack Obama leans over to allow Caleb Edwin, right, touch his hair during his visits to a first grade classroom at Gen. Clarence Tinker elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama reaches over to touch the spiked hair on Blake Diego, during his visits to a first grade class at Gen. Clarence Tinker elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base

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17
Sep
14

President Obama At MacDill Air Force Base

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 President Barack Obama speaks at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama sits next to Commander of Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin III during in a briefing from top military leaders while at U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida

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President Barack Obama participates in a briefing from top military leaders while visiting U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base. From L-R are: United States Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Obama, Commander of Central Command Gen. Lloyd Austin III and U.S. Special Operations Commander Joseph Votel.

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President Barack Obama greets members of the military upon his arrival at MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama greets Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command, as he arrives at MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama touches the spiked hair style of a child while visiting the Clarence Tinker elementary school children while at MacDill Air Force Base

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25
Oct
12

A Day and a Half

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Las Vegas:

Scout Tufankjian

Scout Tufankjian

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Tampa:

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Scout Tufankjian

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25
Oct
12

Rise and Shine – and Heads Up (President Obama in Tampa)

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6:50 AM President Obama arrives Tampa, Florida

8:45 AM: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Ybor State Museum Park, Tampa

C-Span * CBS * CNN

9:50: Departs Tampa

12:05: Arrives Richmond, Virginia

1:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia

2:30: Departs Richmond

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3:25: Arrives Chicago, Illinois

4:10: Votes early in-person

6:0: Departs Chicago

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8:15: Arrives Cleveland, Ohio

8:25: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport

9:35: Departs Cleveland

11:05: Arrives the White House

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Note sure how long this video will be available on YouTube (it’s not mine!), if it disappears you can see the show here

(Pete Souza)

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Singer Katy Perry performs at a campaign event for President Obama at Doolittle Park in Las Vegas (UPI/David Becker)

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‘PBO – No Doubt!’ (Tumblr)

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President Obama stops to buy doughnuts at a Krispy Kreme store in Tampa, October 25 (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

President Obama hugs a firefighter who offered up a game of basketball during a visit to a fire house in Tampa, October 25 (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

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Morning everyone ;-) I’ll be back with more, including photos and newsie stuff, later.

19
Oct
12

This and That

Salt Lake Tribune: …. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: “Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?”

The evidence suggests no clear answer, or at least one that would survive Romney’s next speech or sound bite. Politicians routinely tailor their words to suit an audience. Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear.

…. If this portrait of a Romney willing to say anything to get elected seems harsh, we need only revisit his branding of 47 percent of Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes….

…. our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.

Full endorsement here

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Two-year-old Sacha Marzett waits in line to attend a campaign rally with her mother Lazette Marzett and friend Catherine Ignacio at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

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Tampa Bay Times: Four years ago, Barack Obama offered an inspiring message of hope and change to an uneasy nation bogged down in two wars and facing economic collapse. The rosy idealism quickly gave way to the harsh realities of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The recovery has proven more difficult than anyone imagined. But conditions would be far worse without the president’s steady leadership. This is not the time to reverse course and return to the failed policies of the past. Without hesitation, the Tampa Bay Times recommends Barack Obama for re-election as president.

…. We wish the economic recovery was more vigorous, and we would like the president to present a sharper vision for a second term. But Obama has capably steered the nation through an incredibly difficult period at home and abroad, often with little help from Congress. The next four years will not be easy for whoever occupies the Oval Office, but Obama has been tested by harsh circumstance and proven himself worthy of a second term.

For president of the United States, the Tampa Bay Times recommends Barack Obama.

Full endorsement here

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George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

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20
Sep
12

This, That – and some of the Other

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Arriving in Miami

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President Obama participates in a town hall hosted by Univision and Univision news anchor Maria Elena Salinas at the University of Miami, Sept. 20

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11
Sep
12

Scout Tufankjian: Campaign Images

Kissimmee, September 6

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Melbourne, September 9

Orlando, September 6

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03
Sep
12

Willie Mae

“Willie Mae is 94-years old and volunteering for @BarackObama today in Tampa”

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Become a volunteer

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Best. Toon. Ever.

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30
Aug
12

Keep chatting….

Mitt Romney smiles after his convention speech in Tampa

Supporters reacts:

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Clint Eastwood’s chair

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29
Aug
12

CNN’s silence

Msg from The Obama Diary: Genuine bloggers who create their own posts, are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD – rebloggers, who just copy others’ posts in an attempt to up their traffic, are not. Especially rebloggers who talk to women like this – explicit – while copying TOD posts on women’s rights. Thanks.

Greg Sargent: As you’ve surely heard by now, two GOP convention attendees were ejected from the festivities last night after throwing nuts at a black CNN camera-woman. The words “this is how we feed animals” were uttered.

…. CNN put out its own terse statement last night confirming the bare minimum about the affair ….. the question is whether CNN, which presumably knows all the details about the incident, will treat this as a news story, and report in full detail what happened.

…. It’s a tough spot for the network, but CNN is a news organization. It’s not in the business of withholding information about newsworthy events. Given the seemingly deplorable nature of this event, and given that it took place on the scene of the biggest story in politics right now, you’d think CNN will eventually err on the side of informing people, rather than the opposite.

Full post here

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Andrew Sullivan: Why CNN Sucks – Because it has a huge story on its hands – an insight into ugly racism among the GOP base….

…. If I were the camerawoman involved, this would not be enough. CNN has now run a small story on the incident but doesn’t seem to be pushing it. Why? Because this awful notion of balance – which requires journalists to be lobotomized when assessing reality – is “on-brand”. Oy.

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Read more at TPM

29
Aug
12

Rise and Shine

Msg from The Obama Diary: Genuine bloggers who create their own posts, are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD – rebloggers, who just copy others’ posts in an attempt to up their traffic, are not. Especially rebloggers who talk to women like this – explicit – while copying TOD posts on women’s rights. Thanks.

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Today:

3:30 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event in Charlottesville, Virgina

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Washington Examiner: President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will tour seven swing states next week ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Obama will travel to Iowa, Colorado, Ohio and Virginia between Sept. 1 and Sept. 4 as part of his “Road to Charlotte” tour, the president’s campaign announced Tuesday. Among the cities Obama will visit include Des Moines and Sioux City in Iowa,  Boulder, Colo., Toledo and Cleveland in Ohio and Norfolk, Va. Biden will travel separately to York, Pa., Green Bay, Wis., and Detroit between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4.

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NYT Editorial: …. the Republicans’ parade of truth-twisting, distortions and plain falsehoods arrived on the podium of their national convention on Tuesday. Following in the footsteps of Mitt Romney’s campaign, rarely have so many convention speeches been based on such shaky foundations.

…. Conventions are always full of cheap applause lines and over-the-top attacks, but it was startling to hear how many speakers in Tampa considered it acceptable to make points that had no basis in reality.

Gov John Kasich of Ohio, for example, boasted of the booming economy in his state, never mentioning that he and Mr. Romney opposed the auto bailout that has played an outsized role in the state’s recovery. (Apparently Mr. Obama’s destructive economic policies do not apply everywhere.)

…. Considering how Mr. Romney has conducted his campaign so far, most recently his blatantly false advertising accusing Mr. Obama of gutting the work requirement on welfare, it is probably not surprising that the convention he leads would follow a similar path.

Voters looking for a few nuggets of truth would not have found them in Tampa on Tuesday.

Full editorial here

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See the rest of Rise and Shine here

28
Aug
12

“Understand Your Power: Don’t Give It Away”

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Thursday:

3:30 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event in Charlottesville, Virgina

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I watched some of the GOP convention today …. mainly with the sound switched off. Seriously. I have zero interest in hearing what those execrable race-baiting bigots have to say.

But what struck me – and it’s hardly a surprise – was the sea of mean, hate-filled faces, the ugliest sample of humanity I’ve had the misfortune to witness in a very long time.

They’re not even there to support Romney, they’re just there to oppose the black guy, and are emboldened in Tampa to spew their bile because they’re surrounded by their fellow bigots. A communal spirit.

We joke sometimes about the GOP’s lack of diversity, but today’s scene really was something else, if the aliens landed and assumed this audience was representative of America in 2012, they’d have assumed the country was populated by nothing but angry, bitter whites. And I’m white, so I know an angry, bitter one when I see one.

And they might have wondered about the crusty old guys yee-hawing in delight at declarations that a woman should have absolutely no rights over her own body, even when she’s raped or the victim of incest.

It was stunning.

As Greg Sargent said today, Romney will, most probably, get a boost in the polls from this obnoxious charade …. but then there’ll be the Democratic convention. And, soon enough, there’ll be the debates.

That’s why we should grit our teeth and let this week go, painful as it is to see these pitiful excuses for human beings dominate the news cycle and the MSM giving them a pass each and every time they spit their hate.

Our time will come.

Stay strong.

Register. Volunteer. Donate. Vote.

PS I just watched Ann Romney. I’m going to be polite, for once, even if I now feel physically ill. But I give you this:

I rest my case.

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See the full post here, with lots more photos

28
Aug
12

Rise and Shine

Yet another TOD post reblogged by Jueseppi B, despite repeated requests that he make his own effort to support PBO rather than copying others’ work just to drive up his reblog’s traffic. But he doesn’t take kindly to being challenged, especially by women, eg explicit. Genuine bloggers are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD. Thanks! PS Edited reblogs will be reported to WP

OFA

10:0 The President makes a statement on Tropical Storm Issac

10:30: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:45: Departs Joint Base Andrews

1:05: Arrives in Des Moines, Iowa

2:05: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Iowa State University

4:40: Departs Des Moines en route Fort Collins, Colorado

7:20 Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Colorado State University

The President will remain overnight in Colorado

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TPM: Platform Could Be Messaging Minefield For GOP ….this year’s platform features a plethora of politically perilous planks touching on social issues that the Romney campaign hopes to downplay in favor of the economy.

…. The most notable move is the Republican platform committee’s decision to include a ban on abortion that doesn’t outline exceptions for rape, incest or a threat to the life of the mother….

…. It also includes combative language regarding gay rights ….

…. the section on Medicare could be problematic as well. Romney has deliberately released few details about his own plan and is deliberately trying to muddy the debate over Ryan’s plan to privatize Medicare by misleadingly accusing Obama of cutting the program’s benefits instead. The platform bluntly calls for transforming Medicare into a voucher system, explaining in detail how proposals Romney and Ryan have championed would replace the popular entitlement with an entirely different program.

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27
Aug
12

This and That

Yet another TOD post that has been reblogged by Jueseppi B, despite requests that he make his own effort to support PBO rather than copying others simply to drive up his reblog’s traffic. He doesn’t take kindly to being challenged, as another woman found out: explicit. Genuine bloggers are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD. Thanks

Hey, don’t forget to press this emergency button when stressed ;-)

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Tuesday:

10:30: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:45: Departs Joint Base Andrews

1:05: Arrives in Des Moines, Iowa

2:05: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Iowa State University

4:40: Departs Des Moines en route Fort Collins, Colorado

Later (will check time tomorrow): Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Colorado State University

The President will remain overnight in Colorado

Wednesday: The President will travel to Charlottesville, Virginia for campaign events. He will return to the White House in the evening.

Thursday: The President will attend meetings at the White House

Friday: President Obama will visit Fort Bliss, Texas … A White House official said the president will speak with troops and have a roundtable discussion with service-members and military families (Denver Post). Thanks Jovie.

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‘America’s dark night of the soul’ by Liberal Librarian

The People’s View

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George Clooney and Geneva-based American lawyer and co-president of Democrats Abroad Charles C. Adams arrive for a dinner to raise funds for the re-election of President Barack Obama, in Geneva, Switzerland, August 27

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Timothy Noah

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I really, really want this umbrella …. as owned by Lynne David, an anti-GOP protester in Tampa, August 27

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Kathleen Parker (Daily Beast)

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Jonathan Chait

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27
Aug
12

Rise and Shine

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Liberation: American Dream …. American Horror

Vive la France!

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NYT: Mitt Romney appears to trim his social convictions to the party’s prevailing winds. There is no doubt, however, about where the party’s vice-presidential candidate stands. A long history of social extremism makes Paul Ryan an emblem of the Republican tack to the far right.

Mr. Romney’s choice of Mr. Ryan carried some risks, considering Mr. Ryan’s advocacy of overhauling Medicare, but it has sent the strongest signal of solidarity to those who have made the party unrecognizable to moderates. Strident conservatives had been uneasy with Mr. Romney, but it is the rest of the country that should be nervous about conservatives’ now-enthusiastic acceptance of the Republican ticket.

….. for years, he has been a reliable vote against workplace equity for women, opposing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act …. he has co-sponsored more than three dozen anti-abortion bills…. his budget would end all government financing for Planned Parenthood while slashing spending on prenatal care and infant nutrition….

Mr. Ryan’s record on gay rights is no less egregious. He supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, and voted against the repeal of the military’s discriminatory don’t-ask, don’t-tell policy. In 2009, a decade after Matthew Shepard was murdered for being gay, Mr. Ryan voted against a bill named after Mr. Shepard that expands the federal hate crimes act to include brutality based on sexual orientation.

…. Mr. Ryan is one of the most anti-gun-control candidates on a presidential ticket in many years, holding a grade of “A” from the National Rifle Association and opposing a background check requirement for purchases at gun shows.

Full editorial here

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26
Aug
12

Rise and Shine

Yet another TOD post that has been reblogged by Jueseppi B, despite requests that he make his own effort to support PBO rather than copying others simply to drive up his reblog’s traffic. He doesn’t take kindly to being challenged, as another woman found out: explicit. Genuine bloggers are welcome to use anything they ever see at TOD. Thanks

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Charlie Crist (Tampa Bay Times): …. As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility. It is a vision of the future proven right by our history.

…. Many have already forgotten how deep and daunting our shared crisis was in the winter of 2009, as President Obama was inaugurated. It was no ordinary challenge, and the president served as the nation’s calm through a historically turbulent storm.

…. President Obama has a strong record of doing what is best for America and Florida, and he built it by spending more time worrying about what his decisions would mean for the people than for his political fortunes. That’s what makes him the right leader for our times, and that’s why I’m proud to stand with him today.

Read it in all its glory here

Thanks Dotster

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Remember that boy from 2009 at the town hall meeting in New Orleans? I had no idea until last night that he’s the same boy in the third photo of the ‘If Kids could vote’ post: Tyren Edward Anthony Scott.

Huge thanks to his mother Lisa, a subscriber here, for letting me know.

“He was nine when he asked the President that question and in your latest picture he’s 12. President Obama stood there with us, talked for about three minutes, he remembered Tyren and signed an 11 x 14 picture of their first encounter.”

Thank you again Lisa, will email you later today – Tyren has grown in to a fine young man!

President Barack Obama signs a photograph as he greets people on the tarmac upon arrival at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, La., July 25, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Cagle

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Morning everyone, it’s a bit of a busy day but I’ll drop in and out to update if anything happens. Meanwhile … chat away ;-)

23
Aug
12

A Warm Minnetonka Welcome!

A group of protesters display placards as Mitt Romney’s motorcade arrives in Minnetonka Beach, Minnesota, on August 23

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Tampa billboard:

Wonkette – thank you Isonprize!

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Balloon Juice (Thanks amk)

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Angel Garcia Palacios holds his U.S. citizenship certificate as he gets his picture taken standing next to a cardboard cut out of President Barack Obama in a voter registration booth sponsored by the Democratic party after a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 23

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Chat away …. hopefully not in italics :???:

22
Jun
12

Florida

A young boy salutes President Obama after the President spoke at the NALEO Conference in Orlando (Pete Souza)

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President Obama holds 10-month-old Jameson Reeder at the Orlando International Airport

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NALEO conference, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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President Obama greets people after arriving at Tampa International Airport

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President Obama speaks to an overflow room before a campaign rally at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa

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Hillsborough Community College, Tampa

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