Archive for June 21st, 2012

21
Jun
12

A man’s best friend…..

President Barack Obama pets Bo in the Oval Office, June 21 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Friday (all times ET):

10:00: PBO departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:15: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Orlando

12:15: Arrives in Orlando

1:40: Delivers remarks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ Annual Conference

2:55: Departs Orlando en route Tampa

3:30: Arrives in Tampa

4:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

6:35: Departs Tampa

8:45: Arrives at the White House

21
Jun
12

Hey, Japa!

Hope you’re having a perfect day 😉

21
Jun
12

Charles Pierce: ‘Nancy Pelosi Spots The Joker In The Deck’

Charles Pierce: The nickel drops with a resounding thunk.

Nancy Pelosi: “These very same people holding in contempt are part of a nationwide scheme to suppress a vote. They are closely aligned with those who are suffocating the system, special interests, secret money, and they are poisoning the debate. They are poisoning the debate with that money. And so what does the average citizen say? They throw up their hands and they say, a pox on both your houses, and that is a victory for the special interest”……

Full post here

Thanks Japa and Bob

21
Jun
12

President Obama on Student Loan Interest Rates

21
Jun
12

While Twitter is being fixed…..

….. chat away.

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21
Jun
12

Rise and Shine

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Today:

1:40: President Obama delivers remarks calling on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1

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Thanks amk

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NYT Editorial: The political feud between the White House and Congressional Republicans has now culminated in a House oversight committee vote to cite Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. for criminal contempt. His supposed crime is failing to hand over some documents in an investigation of a botched gunrunning sting operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

The Republicans shamelessly turned what should be a routine matter into a pointless constitutional confrontation. And the White House responded as most administrations do at some point: it invoked executive privilege to make a political problem go away.

…. Mr. Issa has relished making this investigation a political fight….There was no reason the House committee and the Justice Department could not work out a deal to produce the documents requested, or some form of them. Instead, they show again that every issue, large or small, can be turned into ammunition for political combat.

Full editorial here

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Cagle

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OFA

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TPM: Mitt Romney’s campaign asked Florida Gov. Rick Scott to downplay his state’s job growth after several press releases from the governor’s campaign and messages from the Florida Chamber of Commerce trumpeted gains for the month of May, according to Bloomberg News.

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.7 percent in April to 8.6 percent in May, though still significantly above the national rate of 8.2 percent.

A Romney adviser reportedly requested that Scott’s office say that Florida’s unemployment rate could improve faster under a Romney presidency….

The development is perhaps one of the clearest examples of the messaging predicament the Romney campaign finds itself in …. when you ask Republican governors how things are going, especially in swing states, the economic picture starts to brighten considerably…

More here

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Cagle

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First Lady Michelle Obama greets patrons before eating lunch at Nacho’s Restaurant in Pueblo, Colo., June 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

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