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01
Sep
14

“Cynicism Is A Bad Choice. Hope Is A Better Choice. Hope Gives Us Courage”

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Laborfest 2014 at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Text of the President’s remarks here

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@petesouza: Pres Obama aboard Marine One today w Valerie Jarrett, Anita Breckenridge and Jennifer Friedman

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U.S. Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) cheers as President Barack Obama delivers remarks

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President Obama hugs Chris Harris, Vice President of United Steel Workers Local 2-209, after being introduced at Laborfest 2014

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Pete Souza: President Obama at the Milwaukee Laborfest today

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President Barack Obama walks past a saluting Marine on the South Lawn as he returns to the White House

13
Nov
12

Rise and Shine

Can you believe it’s almost a week ago?

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Tuesday: The President will attend meetings at the White House, including meetings with union and progressive leaders -

Mary Kay Henry, SEIU * Lee Saunders, AFSCME * Dennis Van Roekel, NEA * Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO * Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress * John Podesta, Center for American Progress * Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities * Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project * Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare * Justin Ruben, MoveOn * Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change

Wednesday: Holds a news conference in the East Room. Will also meet with more than a dozen CEOs representing major corporations

Thursday: Travels to the New York City area to view the storm damage, talk with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thank first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities

Friday: Meets with Congressional leaders of both parties at the White House

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NYT: Having helped President Obama win re-election, labor leaders will meet with him on Tuesday and intend to offer their robust support for what they view as his mandate: stand tough against cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and keep pushing to raise taxes on the wealthy.

…. “We expect to have the president’s back on the agenda that the voters just declared support for,” said Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, which spent $75 million in backing Mr. Obama and various Democrats this year. “The president has always said he needs a movement behind his mandate.”

Mr. Obama has talked of going beyond the Beltway to stir up support for his plans, including increasing taxes on households with incomes of more than $250,000. Union leaders have made clear that they are happy to turn out the troops to – in a tactic from the Franklin D. Roosevelt era – “make him do it.” Union members held rallies in 100 communities last Thursday as a first step in promoting the president’s budget plan.

Full article here

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Moooooooorning!

03
Sep
12

This and That

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The Oval: President Obama celebrated working people on this Labor Day, but also blitzed Mitt Romney’s economic plan with football metaphors.

“There’s a flag on the play,” Obama told crowd of auto workers in Toledo, Ohio, at one point.

Riffing on Romney’s weekend claim that the economy needs “a new coach” in the White House, Obama said that “the problem is that everybody’s already seen his economic playbook … we know what’s in it.”

The “first down” is tax cuts for the wealthy that will lead to tax hikes for the middle class, Obama said. “Second down” is an audible” ending financial and environmental regulations. Romney’s “third down” is a “Hail Mary” of cuts that would “end Medicare as we know it.”

Obama’s suggestion for the fourth down of the Romney plan: “Punt it away! … It won’t work! It won’t win the game!

“You don’t need that coach,” he said of Romney. “That’s a losing season!”

More here

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20
Feb
12

rise and shine

Morning everyone ;-) Will catch up later.

18
Feb
12

oh politico…..

Am I the last to see this story? :???:

Cognidissidence: The right wing propaganda site Politico was so eager to try to do a smear job on President Barack Obama and his visit to Milwaukee that they failed to look before they leaped and ended up landing into a pile of foolishness with both feet.

Yup, they mistook the Wisconsin state flag as being the flag of Wisconsin Local 1848.

Once they realized how stupid they looked, they deleted the post …. but thanks to the power of Google Cache, you can see it for yourself.

More here

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Donovan Slack is the ‘reporter’ who had the story on Politico about Michelle Obama buying $50,000 worth of lingerie …. but never followed it up with the admission from the English paper, that first reported it, that it was untrue.




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