Heads Up: Minnesota Lynx in the House

1:10: President welcomes the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House

White House live


Later (all times ET):

3:0: VP Biden delivers remarks at a campaign event at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. (CNN)

4:40: President Obama tapes an interview for the “Late Show with David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York

7:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York

9:45: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the 40/40 Club in New York

(Both PBO’s NY speeches are ‘print pool’ only)

11:35: President Barack Obama appears on The Late Show


201 Responses to “Heads Up: Minnesota Lynx in the House”

  1. 1 a4alice
    September 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    w00t Minnesota!

  2. September 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    MN, land of 10,000 lakes—which were all one huge lake bigger than all the Great Lakes combined at the end of the Middle Stone Age. Amazing the things you learn on National Geographic Channel.

  3. 10 Roberta in MN
    September 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Darn I tried for 1st. Seeing as how that my state he is honoring. 🙂 Hi Chips, been away for awhile and just getting caught up. Did anyone watch the Press Breifing? I thought I was going to up-chuck with the stkupid press. 🙂 Kept’er down tho.

  4. 11 Allison
    September 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Congrats Alice!

  5. 12 collegekay
    September 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    New Virginia poll of likely voters

    PBO 52% MR 44%

    • 13 hopefruit2
      September 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      In the MD area we’re being blanketed with anti-Obama ads from American Gross roads. Those ads are meant to target Virginians, but I guess they aren’t working. Oh well…

      • 14 xtine
        September 18, 2012 at 1:47 pm

        I’ve been muting every single one — which means my tv is on mute a lot! Probably what everyone else is doing. I’m noticing that Tim Kaine’s ads have increased, haven’t heard much from Macaca Man, at least on tv.

    • 15 collegekay
      September 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    • September 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      Message to self: Must not get excited. Must not get excited. Must not get excited. A long way to go. Anything can go wrong. Must not get excited.


      • 18 Roberta in MN
        September 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

        This, I am excited. 🙂

      • 20 Dudette
        September 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm

        Screw that! I’m excited! We have THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT — hands down!
        We will keep the Senate and we have a good chance to win back the House!

        The other side is imploding. More people are coming on board or at least making it known that they’re on board! This IS exciting!!

      • 21 prettyfoot58
        September 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

        I want to be excited…but to tell you the truth Chips…i am really worried about the voter suppression…here in my state (PA) and nationwide…i am so very hopeful that as the Romney campaign reveals more and more where he stands…that whatever undecided voters there are left will join with the President…

        i heard on MSNBC yesterday…RM…that there is a right wing group out to challenge about 750,000 voters nationwide at the polls….Imagine that…Voter Intimidation at the polls,,,

        reminds me so much of the JIM CROW south where Blk folks were prevented from voting..i signed up to be a poll worker at my poll on election day….i think more folks should consider that…because it is not just enough to make sure that i can vote…but i have to make sure that my neighbors can vote as well….

        • 22 jackiegrumbacher
          September 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

          PF, I know how you feel, but I’m hopeful for the first time that today’s Supreme Court Action will delay the implementation of photo ID until after this election. If so, a lot of people who were intimidated will come out to vote. As for the bully boys, please don’t underestimate our side. We know what’s coming and we can push back against attempts at intimidation. I strongly urge everyone who can to sign up as a poll watcher. Voter intimidation inside the polling place is against the law and you have a right to call the police if you see it going on. Outside the polling place, we have to have our own greeters, cell phones ready to call for help at any sign of trouble. We are not going to be innocent victims in this. We will fight back.

          • 23 HZ
            September 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

            Good Afternoon TOD Family. I am just getting back so I am running a little late in coming in to see my TOD family. Lots of pain, but doctor (at least this one) is on top of the things that I asked for in our appt.

            My faith has to keep me in all of this, and I will keep working on placing my spirit with my beautiful family here who are focused on the work that POB has already stated that we all have to do. So I hope that we will remember who we have in that Oval Office and are trying with all of our might to keep him there.

            Now, on the voting surpression, yes we must be very aware of our rights and all of the opportunities to report any injustices that we encourter during this process. But please let us be aware that the DOJ Civil Rights Department is on this. Please let us give support to AG Holder even through they tried so hard to discredit his attorney and his position as the AG of these United States. I have seen this type of ugly, yes, I am going there, it is the “old white boys clubs” trying to put another well qualified and brilliant young black man “in his place.” Let us start calling this crap for what it is and move on. Trust me.

            I lost many family members, dear family friends, and friends of all races in the civil rights movement, so this shit is real to me. Now it pains my heart(even more so) when I see this crap being played out again. But we are not going to let it pass. We should and need to support and speak with our goodness of spirit the truth to our support to AG Holder and his department and to our president. These two men ARE NOT Stupid. They realize what the crap the other side is trying to do. Do you all really think that POB and the AG and his department are not going to watch and call this crap out? Please do not give your thinking power over to this hateful act of taking charge over our right and each citizen’s right to vote. Please do not even speak it.

            Let us be watchful, call it out and report it to the proper legal departments and move on. They used this crap on us in the south, and many of us died, were physically wounded for life( I know what I am talking about), but WE Did Not Allow Them To Stop Us. When you signed up with this, your signature meant a lot.

            Be encouraged. Be viligant. Be peaceful, Be angry, BUT fight your anger with knowledge of where you want to direct your feet to walk. Walk into a space where you know what is legal for you as a citizen, and turn the rest of the crap over to the proper department. If you see this crap even now, report it to the DOJ.

            POB is not a foolish man and neither is AG Eric Holder, not matter what we are being constantly told each day. Now, I am done talking. This gets my pressure up because I have feeling rising up in my being that are very raw and very tender, so I will stop now. Excuse me, if I have offended anyone, but I live this crap, and I am not going to be trapped into this crap again. Not at my age now. Too many of us went through too much of this already. Do not allow your spirit space to be filled with fear, but fill it with “what can I really do to make the difference for Nov. 6, 2012, and move on in that space. Now let us rise up and move forward with our leader. HZ

            • 24 Betsy
              September 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm

              Awesome post HZ. I teach the Civil rights movement and always feel sick in my stomach when showing A&E’s “Freedom Summer” showing just a portion of the suffering you went through. Today when I hear the dog whistles, see the way PBO has been treated, see the hatred, I get that sick feeling all over again. As a white woman of middle age, it makes me angry and sad at the same time.

        • 25 theo67
          September 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm

          All the more reason for people to vote early. Don’t leave anything to chance. It might feel nice voting on the day, but if your vote doesn’t get counted, then what’s the point?

          • 26 HZ
            September 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

            There you go theo67! Great point on knowledge and where, when, and how we use it. Be a step ahead of them where applicable.HZ

      • September 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

        i here ya Chips! it’s like waking up to a Christmas tree stacked with gifts under it. Can’t contain the excitement. So many gifts from Mitt Rob-me!

        Forward is the only way! Yeahhh buddy!

    • 28 57andfemale
      September 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm


  6. September 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

  7. 34 hopefruit2
    September 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Damn right you are – VP Biden!!

  8. 35 collegekay
    September 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Enthusiasm gap

    Obama supporters “very excited” to vote for him: 61%
    MR supporters: 45%


    Who’d do a better job. PBO 47% MR 45%

    Military (VA has a huge defense contractor population)

    Better job at military spending. PBO 50% MR 44%


    Who’d handle Medicare better? PBO 52% MR 39%


    Who’d handle Medicaid better? PBO 55% MR 37%

    PBO’s Approval Rating

    52% approve – 43% disapprove


    A good VA poll. There are lots more goodies in the cross tabs.

  9. 41 squarepeg
    September 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    From Jay-Z’s twitter:

  10. 43 Claire
    September 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Good times for Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. They have been so bashed by repubs and it’s nice to see them get the last laugh.

  11. 46 dotster3
    September 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Andrea Mitchell is now playing Obama’s remarks re. guns and religion from 4 years ago, as if that was relevant, as if Romney’s remarks are Obama’s problem, and ………BOTH SIDES! Expecting Rev. Wright tapes soon.
    Chuck Todd is forced to admit now that Obama is ahead, credited Bill Clinton at the convention. Obama has nothing to do with his encouraging poll numbers was his point, I guess. (Todd appears to have a personal animosity toward Obama——was it that putdown at a press conference eons ago?)

    • September 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm


    • 48 Roberta in MN
      September 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm

      YTou may have hit on something there. He (TODD) is pretty petty 🙂

    • 49 hopefruit2
      September 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      I notice that many of the WH press corps (Todd, Tapper, Knoller, etc) seem to be personally hostile towards our President. I’m not sure what is driving this, but I’m reluctantly considering the possibility that race might very well be a factor. The over-the top praise for Clinton to me is a key indication to me that it’s not just about Obama’s policies.

      • 50 HZ
        September 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

        Hi hopefruit2. You have valid reasons, from these three persons’ remarks, questions, and reactions to POB. However, continue to speak it out to these people and informed them that you are not or we are not going to continue to allow them to come unprepared to press briefings and go on their ‘circus chatter noise shows’ and spew out untrue things about this president’s record and accomplishments.

        As long as POB is president, the likes of Todd, Tapper, Knoller, Mitchell and so many more will always give “over the top praise to Clinton and anyone else who does not look like POB. Plain and simple. However, we will stay the course with POB and remember Todd, Tapper, Knoller, Mitchell, and a host of others Are Not and Will Never be President of these United States. Plain and simple. And they NEVER thought it would happen in their lifetime. Trust me.

        President Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and if we all do our parts between now and Nov. 6, 2012, he will still be the President of these United States. And Chuckie, Jack, Knollering will still be asking stupid questions, hosting a low level tv show, and spewing talking points; while POB will be making history and helping people in America and all around the globe to make a better life for themselves and their country.

        Now that is something to have in your memory banks for life. It is a fact which is more than these ‘circus clowns’ will be doing. First, they need to have a severe attitude adjustments. Second, they
        need to stop being actors of ‘moral pollutions of the news.’ And lastly, they need to check their levels of intolerance for change. “Change has come to America.”

        • 51 hopefruit2
          September 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm

          Very well stated HZ. You sure have a way with words! And everything you said about these clowns and about our President is so true. Thanks for your wisdom and insights!! 🙂

    • 52 jackiegrumbacher
      September 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Always remember, Dotster, that the number of people who could tell you who Chuck Todd is is very low. Most people could not identify him in a lineup. As for Mitchell, she is way past her “sell by” date and needed to have retired years ago. Does anybody under 70 give her any credence? All I can think about when I see her is the number of facelifts she must have had and the number of Botox injections. Also when you reveal such obvious bias for one candidate and complete disdain for the other, you tend to undermine your credibility, especially if the majority of people don’t agree with you.,

    • 53 57andfemale
      September 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      She was PATHETIC last night: she did everything she could on Hardball to make it about PBO. Tweety shut her down pretty good.

      And let’s remember, PBO’s statement, which was indeed inartful, continued to say that he had to find a way to communicate with those voters, to help them vote in their best interests. It was the opposite of Mitt’s insult — it was in terms of what he could do to make their lives better.

      Toady and Mrs. Greenspan look ridiculous. Do they know that? Do they know they threw away their journalism credentials along with any credibility?

    • 54 Cman
      September 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      I think many Tod’er are having the wrong reaction to the guns and religion tape. We should be embracing it!

      The media wants to give contex saying both sides get caught speaking off guard. Well let’s give it further contex and point out that the substance and spirit of what is said is completely different when comparing. One looks for ways to help those who disagree with him, the other writes them off. We should be rejoicing laying out this difference clearly!

      Our guy cares even when he is in private company, the other guy not so much. It is defining!

  12. September 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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  14. September 18, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Jesus, I just unfollowed @vdaze. She’s still talking about Shoq. Take that shit OFF MY TIMELINE.

  15. September 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Yes, it’s getting worse for Mitt:

  16. 64 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks for the heads up Chips. Got back just in time.

  17. 65 squarepeg
    September 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    DC TODers: There’s a tornado watch in the DC/MD/VA area until 7pm. Be safe out there.

  18. September 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm


    Just so he knows, we know …


    • 68 Dudette
      September 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      He’s not gonna withdraw. He doesn’t have enough character for that. Besides, he doesn’t think he’s done anything wrong.

      What would the Repubs do even if he did? Elevate Ryan to the nominee slot? Fat chance of that happening. Although a lot of the base thinks it should’ve been Ryan anyway.

      Romney should stay and take the colossal ass-whooping that he’s due – that is if people get out and VOTE!!!

  19. 69 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS!!!! DOJ needs to stop this mess!!

  20. September 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    • September 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      • 72 CindyH
        September 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

        I found this – not sure what it means:
        HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court has ordered that the state’s controversial new voter ID law be returned to a lower court for a speedy hearing on how the state is implementing it to ensure all voters have access to appropriate state-issued photo identification.

        • 73 CindyH
          September 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

          from same blurb (on philly.com):
          It is not yet clear how the high court’s decision will impact – if at all – the push to block the law so that it does not apply to this November’s election.

          • 74 JER
            September 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm

            Tue, Sep. 18, 2012, 1:50 PM

            HARRISBURG – The Supreme Court has ordered that the state’s controversial new voter ID law be returned to a lower court for a speedy hearing on how the state is implementing it to ensure all voters have access to appropriate state-issued photo identification.

            The new law, passed along purely partisan lines by the GOP-controlled legislature earlier this year, calls for all voters to show a form of photo identification at the polls. Those who do not have an appropriate ID will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot, but would have to produce a voter ID within six days to ensure their vote counts.

            Proponents of the law say it will go a long way toward protecting the integrity of election in Pennsylvania. Critics say it will disenfranchise tens of thousands of people, particularly the old, the young and the poor.

            It is not yet clear how the high court’s decision will impact – if at all – the push to block the law so that it does not apply to this November’s election. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20120918_Pa_Supreme_Court_orders_more_hearings_on_Voter_ID_law.html

        • 75 jackiegrumbacher
          September 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

          Cindy, it means the decision isn’t clean, but has returned to the lower court to determine whether the voter IDs are being made available in a fair fashion. The Supreme Court asked the lower court to learn toward a liberal application of the law, meaning it had better be easy for registered voters to get the ID. People are saying that this will delay the implementation of the law past November. That would be a great outcome. So please pray for that result. I would have loved a more definitive block, but I think the higher court is showing unease with the lower court’s first decision and hoping that court will use some better judgment this time around.

      • 76 JER
        September 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

        It looks like it was not overturned. Check it out further.

        • 77 prettyfoot58
          September 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

          Sounds like they punted the ball….back down to the lower court…. it seems that the State Supreme court did not BLOCK the law…

          i turned on my local channel…no news of the events are being broadcasted…

    • 78 donna dem 4 obama
      September 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      OMG OMG OMG I had put zero faith in them overturning that awful law. Thank God!!!!

    • 81 prettyfoot58
      September 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      ohhhhh myyyyy Goooooooooooooooodness…..i am so happy…..what was the vote do you know????

    • 82 lisalovesobama
      September 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      GAH!!!!!!!@! YEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 83 forus50
        September 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        • 84 prettyfoot58
          September 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

          Today’s decision is not a victory against voter ID, yet. The state justices merely “return[ed] the matter to the Commonwealth Court to make a present assessment of the actual availability of the alternate identification cards on a developed record in light of the experience since the time the cards became available.” Nevertheless, the supreme court also makes clear that the lower court must suspend the law if “liberal access” to voter ID is not ensured, or if voter disenfranchisement will result in the 2012 election….



          perhaps this is the best that could be gotten considering that the court has 3 DEMS/ 3 Repubs…

          who does this ruling place the burden on…the State or the Individual or the DMV…

        • 85 jackiegrumbacher
          September 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

          Please God, Forus, let this be so. This law has gotten on my last nerve since last March. I think I have written or called every agency in the state and in DC, held meetings, raised alarms and pestered the Voter Registration office til they cringe at the sight of me. I so want this to be over.

          • 86 forus50
            September 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

            It’s because of people like you that these things happen! Thank you for all your hard work. POTUS: Change is not easy and does not happen overnight.

    • 87 Claire
      September 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm


    • September 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Great, great, great news!!!!! Thank you Bobfr for this info about PA SC overturning voter ID law. YESSSSSS!

      Oh happy day. Or to quote Tyler Perry’s Madea ….’Halleluyer’ 🙂 🙂

      Jackie Grumbacher special ((((HUGS)))) to you on this good news. Your hard tireless work has paid off.

    • September 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      A revealing and important dissent from one of the PA Supreme Court Justices:

      Justice Seamus P. McCaffery wrote in his dissent:
      “I was elected by the people of our Commonwealth, by Republicans, Democrats, Independents and others, as was every single Justice on this esteemed Court. I cannot now be a party to the potential disenfranchisement of even one otherwise qualified elector, including potentially many elderly and possibly disabled veterans who fought for the rights of every American to exercise their fundamental American right to vote. While I have no argument with the requirement that all Pennsylvania voters, at some reasonable point in the future, will have to present photo identification before they may cast their ballots, it is clear to me that the reason for the urgency of implementing Act 18 prior to the November 2012 election is purely political. That has been made abundantly clear by the House Majority Leader. I cannot in good conscience participate in a decision that so clearly has the effect of allowing politics to trump the solemn oath that I swore to uphold our Constitution. That Constitution has made the right to vote a right verging on the sacred, and that right should never be trampled by partisan politics.”

      • September 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        (CBS/AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday told a lower court judge to stop a tough new law requiring voters to show photo identification from taking effect in this year’s presidential election if he finds voters cannot get easy access to ID cards or if he thinks voters will be disenfranchised.

        The 4-2 decision by the state Supreme Court sends the case back to a Commonwealth Court judge who initially rejected a request to stop the divisive law from going forward. The high court asked the judge, Robert Simpson, for his opinion by Oct. 2.

        “The ruling means more drama, next month, with just weeks to go before the election,” CBS Radio News senior legal analyst Andrew Cohen said. “The trial judge now has to respond to this and give attorneys for both sides a chance to make new arguments.”

        If Simpson finds there will be no voter disenfranchisement and that IDs are easily obtained, then the law can stand, the Supreme Court said.

        “It’s certainly a very positive step in the right direction in that the court recognizes that the state does not make adequate provision for people to get the ID that they would need to vote,” said David Gersch, the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs challenging the law’s constitutionality. “In addition, there is a practical problem with getting the ID to people in the short time available.”


      • 93 jackiegrumbacher
        September 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        Well, I for one am proud of this Justice. Since he’s a Republican, I did not vote for him, but with a conscience like this, I’m sorry I didn’t. This is what judges are for.

    • 94 57andfemale
      September 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      NO. This is NOT what happened and it shouldn’t be retweeted.

      The bill was sent back to the lower court to make the Court prove that photo ID could be achieved in time for the election and whether it was an undue burden.

      They could have overturned the law, but they didn’t. This isn’t over; but the closer it gets the less chance there will be that it can or will be enforced.

      It’s a good sign but not at all what Jeff Gauvin is claiming.

  21. September 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Expect an Internet & Twitter meltdown 🙂

  22. 98 auni
    September 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Not wanting to celebrate too soon, but it looks bad for Mitten. The truth eventually comes out. I see Elizabeth Warren is ahead, and I pray that Bauchman will lose too. There were times that my spirits were down about this election, but I would come here and find that the fire was still burning. Thank God for this site.

  23. 99 Dudette
    September 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Rupert Murdoch’s tentacles are freakin’ everywhere!

    • 100 susanne
      September 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      that’s right–all these rethug ideas about helping the children are really maneuvers to line their pockets with taxpayer’s dollars. and murdoch isn’t even american.

  24. September 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Kohls to hire 50k…

    That’s a lot of Peeps!

  25. September 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  26. September 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Andrea Mitchel just said that the PA Supreme court just sent the Voter ID law back to the lower court.
    But, I read upthread, that you guys said they overturned it.
    So, which is it???

  27. 113 JER
    September 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Happening Now – President Obama departs for NYC: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  28. 115 Claire
    September 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    The Supreme Court has ordered that the state’s controversial new voter ID law be returned to a lower court for a speedy hearing on how the state is implementing it to ensure all voters have access to appropriate state-issued photo identification.

    • 116 xtine
      September 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Does that mean it’s to be struck down by lower court since the whole point of this law was to stop access to voting via difficulties in getting IDs? Will lower court reverse itself by early voting/Nov 6? Sorry, trying to understand the mechanics of this ruling.

    • 126 Linda
      September 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Back to the court that upheld it in the first place ?

      Argh !

      • 127 57andfemale
        September 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm

        But this time the court has to have evidence that the photo id’s can be easily obtained by everyone who needs them. This is the burden the judge dismissed in his first ruling and he can no longer do that.

        It’s a step in the right direction.

  29. 128 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm


  30. September 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

  31. 133 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    The tidbits that’s been released from the NBC/WSJ look good for Pres. Obama.

    47% of voters say Pres. Obama is better prepared than Romney to lead the next 4 years and 36% picked Romney. Pres. Obama is up by 11 points. And he’s now leading Romney in a couple of polls on who’s better at fixing the economy/making it better. These polls haven’t even built in Romney’s latest gaffe.

    Tick..tock…tick..tock….This is not a good day for Romney.

  32. 137 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I think the lower court in PA is going to rule that there is no way in the amount of time they have before the election for a “liberal access” to voter IDs to be accomplished and ensured. Hence, it’s looks like the law will be overturned.

  33. 144 DIVASMOM
    September 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Mitt ,is the prime example of the gift that keeps on giving, Hey Bob, send Mitt, a tweet for me, Wish him a “Severely Happy Early October Surprise”.

  34. 145 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Behind the scenes video of Team USA (Olympics) at the white house.

  35. 147 japa21
    September 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Good article concerning post recession job recovery comparing PBO’s first term with Bush’s. Key statements:

    There are 261,000 fewer employees on payrolls today than when Obama took office. But at the same point of the Bush administration, the jobs deficit stood at 856,000 jobs, according to current estimates of the same period.

    Private sector jobs: If looking at hiring by businesses, the gap is actually much wider — the private sector has actually added 415,000 jobs since Obama took office. But it had cut 1.6 million jobs during a comparable period of Bush’s first term. The difference is that budget-strapped state and local governments have slashed their staffs over the last four years while they were adding workers when Bush was in office.

    But 2004’s 5.4% jobless rate was up from a 4.2% reading when Bush took office. By comparison, the unemployment rate today is only slightly higher than the 7.8% rate on the day Obama was sworn in, and slightly better than the 8.3% reading a few weeks later.


  36. 150 Claire
    September 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Willard’s remaining supporters: birthers, baggies, and bigots.

  37. September 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    One thing i hate, is no matter how many gaffes Mitt Rob-me has, he still has a “chance” to win, what does that say? it’s BS! if Mitt shot somebody, i’m sure right-wing media will find some way to justify it and say he still has a chance SMFH. I guess the Rich N Privileged always have ‘another’ chance in life…

    i actually think Mitt “flip-flop-and-he-dont-stop” Romney is toast. He has about as good a chance of winning as Clint Eastwood making sense talking to a chair.

  38. 159 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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  40. September 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm

  41. 163 FoxfireTX
    September 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I rarely link to HuffPo but this is just such a sweet story about PBO and shows the huge difference between these men in terms of character and consideration. “President Obama Crashes Wedding in Iowa: Leaves Awesome Gift” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/obama-wedding-gift-_n_1890745.html

  42. 168 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  43. 169 donna dem 4 obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    We are having the weirdest weather here in the DC area. It’s a really nice 75 degrees but the wind has been blowing viciously all day as if a hurricane is on its way. Its kind of creepy!

  44. 177 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

  45. September 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! S.E. Cupp is an idiot!
    That is all!

  46. September 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Another ringing endorsement for Mitt Romney:

    “If somebody is dumb enough to ask me to go to political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get,” said Eastwood in an interview Tuesday with the television show “Extra” about the convention speech that won rave reviews, puzzled looks and slacked jaws.”


  47. 191 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm

  48. September 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Gallup poll, strikes again! Just when you think you got Robmey on the Ropes, give a call to Gallup to help you out. Check!

  49. 194 donna dem 4 obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Fellow Marylanders I just got the Alert on my cellphone of the Tornado warning in my area until 3:45PM and for me to take shelter now. I’m headed to the basement!


  50. 199 amk for obama
    September 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

  51. 201 utaustinliberal
    September 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    The Carter family is giving a big F you to the entire republican party.

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