Archive for May 4th, 2012

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May
12

Mitt’s Mendacity….

Thanks Marlz

04
May
12

about your inbox….

A million apologies to anyone who has been flooded with ‘comment notification’ emails today from the blog.

For some spectacularly stupid reason – although it might be a bug – WordPress has changed the default setting so that people receive these notifications unless they uncheck the option below the comment form (see the red arrow above).

There’s a discussion about the problem at the WordPress support forum today – here

I’m hoping they’ll fix this very soon, but for now just make sure you uncheck that box when you’re commenting.

Sorry again everyone, it’s been infuriating for you all.

PS And a million more sorries for not replying yet to people who contacted me about it, it’s been another one of those days.

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Saturday

10:35: PBO and Michelle Obama depart the White House

12:00: Arrive in Columbus, Ohio

1:20: PBO and Michelle Obama deliver remarks at a campaign event at Ohio State University

2:55 Depart Columbus en route Richmond, Virginia

4:35 PBO and Michelle Obama deliver remarks at a campaign event at the Virginia Commonwealth University

5:55: Depart Richmond

6:50: Arrive at the White House

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You know, I’m kind of looking forward to tomorrow 😉

04
May
12

‘Economy Has Recovered All Private Sector Jobs Lost Since PBO Took Office’

ThinkProgress: As of April, there are now more private sector jobs in the United States than there were in January 2009, when President Obama took office. You read that right. We have now replaced all of the private sector jobs lost while Obama has been president. And that was no mean feat, given that over the course of 2009, the private sector shed about 4.2 million jobs.

Unfortunately, the news is not nearly so good when it comes to the public sector, where there are currently 607,000 fewer people working than there were when President Obama took office.

The chart below tells the whole story. Under President Obama, the private sector has experienced a relatively robust recovery, and is now back to where it started when he took office. The public sector continues to shed jobs, and as a result, the overall jobs picture in the US remains weak. If you want to understand why conservative efforts to slash funding for teachers, firefighters, cops is bad for the economy, look no further than this graph.

Thanks BWD

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04
May
12

Kentucky at the White House

04
May
12

Arlington

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Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia

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President Obama speaks with graduating seniors and their parents during a roundtable discussion on the interest rates of federal subsidized student loans at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia

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04
May
12

Heads up: President Obama Speaks on Affordable Higher Education

White House live (audio only)

CNN live streaming

04
May
12

rise and shine

President Barack Obama mingles with guests during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden, May 3

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Morning everyone.

Okay, those jobs figures come out at 8:30 AM …. fingers crossed.

See you then.

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11:25 The President holds a roundtable discussion with a group of seniors and their parents at Washington-Lee High School

11:50: Delivers remarks about the importance of having a fair shot at an affordable higher education

4:55: Welcomes the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team to the White House




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