Archive for September 21st, 2012

21
Sep
12

‘Hitler Finds Out About Romney’s Secret Video’

I had to front-page this

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Not sure of the time yet, but PBO will be holding a rally at the Summerfest grounds in Milwaukee (Saturday)

21
Sep
12

Pete Souza: Genius

President Obama greets the family of Make-A-Wish child Francisco “Paqui” Lopez Pena, outside the Oval Office, Aug. 6

President Obama plays basketball during a visit to the McIntosh family farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, Aug. 13. The President toured a cornfield on the family farm to view the effect the drought is having on crops

President Obama greets troops after delivering remarks at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 31. The President traveled to Fort Bliss to mark the two-year anniversary of the end of America’s combat mission in Iraq

President Obama reacts after recognizing actress Sissy Spacek in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 29. The President happened upon Spacek while greeting people following a stop in the town

President Obama greets Holli Benson during a visit with wounded warriors in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 23. Benson accompanied her brother, SSG Michael Benson, during a tour of the White House

Eight-year old Make-A-Wish child Janiya Penny reacts after meeting President Obama as he welcomes her family to the Oval Office, Aug. 8

Neighbors sing Happy Birthday to President Obama during a walk in the Hyde Park/Kenwood section of Chicago, Aug. 12

President Obama talks with Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Trip Director Marvin Nicholson in an elevator at the Bridgeport Arts Center in Chicago, Aug. 12

President Obama talks with members of the 2012 Summer White House intern class before a group photo in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 7

All photos by Pete Souza – more here

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And some Sonya N. Hebert magic too….

First Lady Michelle Obama greets former White House staffer Franny Starkey and her daughter Willa prior to an event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in Denver, Aug. 11

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Mehmet Oz jump rope during a taping of the “Dr. Oz Show,” at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, Aug. 29. The First Lady’s appearance was part of a back to school tour to discuss improvements to federal guidelines for school lunches and updates to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program

21
Sep
12

A Smile or Two: Homer Simpson is voting for….

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Jill!!!

21
Sep
12

Wow: Woodbridge

Woodbridge, Virginia, Sept 21

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See President Obama’s speech at C-Span

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President Obama poses in a batting stance prior to speaking during a campaign rally at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia

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21
Sep
12

Heads Up: PBO delivers remarks to AARP; Woodbridge rally

(Closing remarks)

11:30: President Obama delivers remarks via satellite at the AARP Life@50+ National Event & Expo at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge

CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2

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12:0 (started early): Delivers remarks at a campaign event at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge

C-Span * CNN * CBS 1 * CBS 2

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Later:

1:15: VP Biden and Jill Biden travel to Hanover, N.H., to deliver remarks at a campaign event at Dartmouth College (CNN)

3:0 First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at Morgan State University, Baltimore (Not sure when the speech starts, and can’t find any live links yet)

5:15: VP Biden and Jill Biden travel to Concord, N.H., to deliver remarks at a campaign event at the New Hampshire State House (CNN)

21
Sep
12

‘An Open Letter To Candidate Romney’

An Open Letter To Candidate Romney by Sara Zacharias

Dear Mitt Romney:

I saw your video.

I saw you speaking candidly and off the cuff about me. Don’t get me wrong, I know that you didn’t mention me by name or anything, but we both know you were talking about me.

When you were talking about 47% of the population that is never going to vote for you because we are “dependent victims” who lazily live on government programs like food stamps, I can’t help but take personal offense. In fact, once you decided to lump in anybody who is never going to vote for you, you weren’t just talking about me, but many people I love, and about 90% of the people I know.

My children eat because of food stamps, Mr. Romney. Now, sir, I want you to picture a Wyoming cowgirl: a mother, a fighter, a righteous, determined, God-loving woman. A Rocky Mountain Grizzly Bear Mamma that would make Sarah Palin’s makeup-wearing pit bull shudder. Picture me staring you in the eyes as I ask you, “What business have you got talking about me and mine like that?”…..

Read the full letter here

See more at the Booman Tribune

Thank you Japa

21
Sep
12

Rise and Shine

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Today:

10:35: President Obama departs the White House en route Woodbridge, Va.

11:05: Arrives in Woodbridge, Va.

11:30: Delivers remarks via satellite at the AARP Life@50+ National Event & Expo at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge

12:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge (C-Span)

1:30: VP Biden and Jill Biden travel to Hanover, N.H., to deliver remarks at a campaign event at Dartmouth College

2:30: President Obama arrives at the White House

3:0 First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at Morgan State University, Baltimore (need to check the time on this)

5:15: VP Biden and Jill Biden travel to Concord, N.H., to deliver remarks at a campaign event at the New Hampshire State House

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Washington Post: The last of the 33,000 “surge” troops President Obama ordered to Afghanistan in December 2009 have left the country, the Pentagon announced Friday, just ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline.

The number of U.S. troops in the war zone now stands at 68,000, Secretary of State Leon E. Panetta told reporters traveling with him during a week-long visit to the Asia-Pacific region. The troop count is down from a peak of 101,000 U.S. forces last year and marks the end of a critical phase in Obama’s war strategy.

…. The drawdown of U.S. forces is in keeping with Obama’s timetable to pull out all conventional combat forces by the end of 2014…

Full article here

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USA Today: Medicare beneficiaries have saved a total of about $4.5 billion on prescription medications because of the 2010 health care law since January 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to announce today.

“We’re seeing consistent, steady savings for seniors thanks to the health care law,” said Jon Blum, director of the Center for Medicare. “In just 21/2 half years, seniors have seen billions in savings, and those savings will continue to grow as the doughnut hole is fully closed.”

More here

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Washington Post: In 3 1/2 years in office, President Obama has set in motion a broad overhaul of public education from kindergarten through high school, largely bypassing Congress and inducing states to adopt landmark changes that none of his predecessors attempted.

He awarded billions of dollars in stimulus funding to states that agreed to promote charter schools, use student test scores to evaluate teachers and embrace other administration-backed policies. And he has effectively rewritten No Child Left Behind, the federal law passed by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush, by excusing states from its requirements if they adopt his measures.

More here

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Loved this bit:

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Cagle

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