Archive for May 11th, 2012

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This and That

President Barack Obama greets supporters along the ropeline at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nev., May 11, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The longer version…..

Original Flip Flop Romney video here

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Saturday

11:15 AM: President Obama and VP Biden honor the 2012 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners

Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address for North Carolina A&T University’s graduation ceremony tomorrow

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May
12

A Good Friday

Reno, Nevada, May 11

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…. meeting with Val and Paul Keller in Reno. The Kellers took advantage of President Obama’s Home Affordable Refinance Program.

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…. at Los Angeles International Airport

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Pres. Barack Obama cradles Dalton Bast, four months, son of Jason and Tugba Bast, while he greets invited guests at the Nevada Air National Guard base

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A mortar board signed by First Lady Michelle Obama is seen during the 2012 Virginia Tech graduation ceremony at Lane Stadium on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg

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May
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Heads up: PBO in Reno

White House live

CNN live streaming

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That CNN link has some live coverage already of PBO in Reno

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I’ll be back in a while 😉

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May
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Heads up: First Lady at Virginia Tech

CNN live streaming

Virginia Tech

Not sure what time, but soon-ish?

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May
12

Rise and Shine

President Obama waves from his motorcade on Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Studio City, May 10

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Daily News: …. Tama Winograd, a member of Studio City/NoHo/Valley Village for Obama, had entered a drawing by the campaign in hopes of winning entry to the fundraiser.

She didn’t win, so instead she held a ValleyForObama.com sign along Obama’s motorcade route on Laurel Canyon Boulevard.

“I would’ve fainted seeing George Clooney and the president at the same time,” said Winograd, a Valley Village resident. “I would’ve been a puddle of goo.” 😆

More here

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Text of the President’s remarks at the George Clooney fundraiser here

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People wait for President Barack Obama’s motorcade in Los Angeles, May 10. Obama was attending a fundraiser at actor George Clooney’s home

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Thanks Squarepeg

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Greg Sargent: The Romney campaign and some on the right are having a grand old time blasting Obama for supposedly saying late yesterday that he ”forgot” about the recession. Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul claims Obama has “now admitted that he’s forgotten about the recession.”

This is an absurd distortion. But it’s worth dwelling on, because it says an enormous amount about what this presidential camapign is all about.

Here’s Obama’s actual quote: “It was a house of cards, and it collapsed in the most destructive worst crisis that we’ve seen since the great depression. And sometimes people forget the magnitude of it , you know? And you saw some of that I think in the video that was shown. Sometimes I forget. In the last six months of 2008, while we were campaigning, nearly three million of our neighbors lost their jobs. Eight hundred thousand lost their jobs in the month that I took office. And it was tough. But the American people proved they were tougher.”

…. What Obama actually said, of course, is that sometimes he forgets about the magnitude of the crisis that hit before he took office and continued into the early months of his term. The irony here is really rich: It’s actually the Romney campaign that is heavily invested in getting voters to forget the magnitude of the crisis Obama inherited.

More here

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CNN link

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Glenn Kessler (The Fact Checker): Mitt Romney’s claim of credit for the auto industry turnaround…. What should we do when a politician keeps repeating a Pinocchio-laden claim — or even makes its worse?

….. Given the likelihood that discredited claims will be repeated — often — in this election cycle, we are going launch a new category called “repeat offender.” We still have to create a graphic, but in the meantime we are going to increase Romney’s Pinocchio rating for his auto bailout claims from Two to Three Pinocchios.

Romney has been consistent on his position that a managed bankruptcy was the best course of action. But he keeps digging a bigger hole for himself when he claims that the path he recommended — which included no public assistance — would have been successful from the start. Both Presidents Bush and Obama rejected that advice, and there is little evidence the industry would have survived without the breathing room provided by public funds.

More here

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Smart 😉

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1:15: President Obama departs Los Angeles, California en route Reno, Nevada.

2:30: Arrives in Reno.

2:50: Meets with a local family.

3:10: Delivers remarks pushing Congress to act on the ‘To Do List’.

3:50: Departs Reno, NV en route Joint Base Andrews.

8:25: Arrives at the White House.

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Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address to graduates of Virginia Tech today – CNN have it listed for 12:0 ET

CNN live streaming

Virginia Tech

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Hey, I remembered, it’s Friday 😎

Morning everyone 😉




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