Posts Tagged ‘walter

05
Mar
13

How’s everyone?

President Obama arriving at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, March 5 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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1 I’m done with soccer/football. Forever. Well, until Sunday.

2 Will catch up with newsie stuff in the morning in a monster huuuuuuge Rise and Shine, it was another one of those days.

3 Seriously sad about Hugo Chavez, he did so much good in his life. Rest in peace.

4 But missed just about everything else today.

5 Hope everyone’s in good form?

15
Oct
12

A Little Bit More of This and That

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NYT: A longtime aide to George W. Romney issued a harshly worded critique of Mitt Romney, accusing him of shifting political positions in “erratic and startling ways” and failing to live up to the distinguished record of his father, the former governor of Michigan.

Walter De Vries, who worked for the senior Mr. Romney throughout the 1960s, wrote that Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House was “a far cry from the kind of campaign and conduct, as a public servant, I saw during the seven years I worked in George Romney’s campaigns and served him as governor.”

“While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal – or an election,” he wrote, “George Romney’s strength as a politician and public officeholder was his ability and determination to develop and hold consistent policy positions over his life.”

… “George would never have been seen with the likes of Sheldon Adelson or Donald Trump.”

… Mr. De Vries, who said he wished to the see the Republican Party return to its moderate roots, said he intended to vote for Mr. Obama on Election Day.

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More at Business Insider

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Reuters: Retail sales rose in September as Americans stepped up purchases of everything from cars to electronics, a sign that consumer spending is driving faster economic growth.

…. expectations for third-quarter economic growth improved after the Commerce Department reported a 1.1 percent increase in retail sales during September.

The reading, which beat analysts’ forecasts, builds on other signs of growing economic momentum, including a drop in the jobless rate last month and a rise in consumer confidence.

“The news flow on the U.S. economy keeps getting better,” said Chris Williamson, an economist at Markit in London.

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05
Apr
12

chat away

First Lady Michelle Obama greets a wounded warrior recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Chat away everyone, I’ll be back a little bit later.




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