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Picture Perfect

….. with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the Colonnade of the White House, March 15

Bo waits for First Lady Michelle Obama on the South Lawn driveway before departing the White House, March 20. Bo accompanied Mrs. Obama during her visit to Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda

President Obama and Dr. Suleiman A.D. Al Farajat, a University of Jordan tourism professor, jump from a ledge of the Nabataean Amphitheater during a walking tour of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, March 23

…. with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel before a Cabinet meeting, March 4

….. on their way to attend an Easter service at St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C., March 31

All photos by Pete Souza, except the one of Bo – taken by Lawrence Jackson

More new White House photos here

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Next up:

2:05: President Obama presents the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy Football Team

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Chat away.


174 Responses to “Picture Perfect”


  1. April 12, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Howdy. When I’m feeling down, I play this. Yes We Can!

    • 2 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Congrats. Carol Mae! Love this video — it makes me 🙂

    • 4 hopefruit2
      April 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Isn’t that something? The words “yes we can” came to my mind when I first glanced at the new pics BEFORE I saw comments. And when I click on the comments, the first comment has “Yes we can!”

      We are on the same wavelength – congrats on #1 Carol 🙂

    • April 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Let’s work together on President Obama’s Second term agenda. Voter suppression should be Número uno. We don’t want all PBO ‘s accomplishments unraveled. Let’ focus on President Obama’s agenda. Ignore or set straight Clinton talk. Tone down talk of 2016. Should we ignore or attack? That’s your prerogative. Concentrate on 2014. Thanks Bobfr and all others for keeping us focused. Gun Safety and protection of 2nd Amendment in the top five. Immigration is high on the list. Nerdy Wonky, or is she utaustinliberal? is a mighty twitter warrior. Women’s issues also need focus. Military families and their individual needs should be sky high on the list. I’ve had an Uncle and Father-in-law die in VA hospitals. They were well taken care of as WWII veterans. They had nowhere else to go. Something must be done for those who serve us. Everything the Presidents has spoken of is a high priority; our educational system, our infrastructure, our research, and investment in our people. Corporations should no longer expect the taxpayer to subsidize their employees for low wages. Parents shouldn’t be working two jobs. They should be teaching their children well. If we want to know why so many gun deaths, look to our lack of connection because of work requirements. Posters here are exceptionally good at working at their job, staying informed and enlightening us and giving us the resources we need to do our part to be “WE THE PEOPLE”. There are also excellent mentors here, helping newbies to learn to tweet, and what to write in letters to our Reps. Chips has resources at the tips of our fingers. Others brighten our days with funnies and photos. I enjoy the diversity at The Obama Diary. Proud to be a part of TODvillage and the posters. I didn’t forget Immigration reform; it’s tremendously beneficial also. Climate change, that’s another one. Others have suggestions too. Please share your priorities. I prefer OFA. I like to stay loyal to my friends. We did right in 2012; we can to it again. #FORWARD.

  2. 10 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 12, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Good afternoon!

  3. April 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Good afternoon Chips, congrats Carol#1.

  4. April 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      April 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      But, of course, no one wants to hear the positive, LP. They want a brickbat, so its all about chained CPI. Nothing else could possibly be in the budget but that.

  5. 39 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    • 40 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      Proud to say, I knew nine of the ten. The only one I had slightly wrong was according to my family, Philly was the LAST team to intergrate; they were actually 3rd from the last…

      • 41 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        April 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm

        LOL. Just spoke with my Mom, mentioned Philly was 3rd from last — her response “they may have been 3rd, but they treated Jackie the WORST.” 56 years after Jackie retired, my Mom still feels visceral pain due to the racist treatment Jackie endured.

        • 42 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          April 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm

          BTW, that “LOL” was about I knew what my Mom would say — not that she said or feels it.

  6. April 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

  7. 44 Linda
    April 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans are poised to approve a measure that would stop the National Labor Relations Board from conducting business until a dispute over the president’s recess appointments to the agency is resolved.

    The bill is a response to a federal appeals court decision in January, which ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution by filling vacancies on the board without Senate confirmation.

    The White House says the court’s decision is flawed and is appealing to the Supreme Court. But Republicans claim the agency lacks any legitimacy to issue decisions.

    The bill is expected to pass Friday but is not expected to gain traction in the Senate. Obama has threatened a veto.

    Obama is seeking Senate confirmation of five nominees to the board – three Democrats and two Republicans.

    Republicans are anti-worker’s rights.

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      April 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      It’s always game playing with Republicans, never progress and never any concern for the people they’re supposed to represent. They all deserve to be booted out.

  8. April 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

  9. 55 sonjiaduncan
    April 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Congrats on first CarolMaeWY, love your Forward post!

  10. 56 57andfemale
    April 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    My eyes!!! My eyes!!!! The sun has come out in Chicago! It’s still 42 degrees though.

  11. 67 cookemom
    April 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    OK, I just want to know who, how, and what do they use to keep that prez table so shiny and dust free in picture 1. Also in pic 2, is that guy gonna catch the ball, or is he just standing there waiting to be conked on the head? Then there’s pic 3, BO always looks like he’s standing on tip toe to me. That’s a bit unsettling, cause I want to just see his paws flat on the ground. Lastly, pic 4, well you know how I feel about pic 4 and if I type how I feel, I’ll have to go get my naughty mat out of the cleaners. It’s been there since the last time I saw that pic.

  12. 68 japa21
    April 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Pic 3 is obviously photoshopped. At least the RWNJs would say it was. They would say it is impossible that PBO could throw such a nice spiral.

  13. 69 Nena20409
    April 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Now, is this Love or What?

    Adorable Panda Mom cuddling and wrestling her cub……Cutielicious 😉

    • April 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Hilarious!!!! Although, for a minute at the start I was afraid the mother would smother the baby – she’s, um, a big lady! And exceptionally giddy!!

      • 71 Bill
        April 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm

        I am not certain if the cub enjoyed the play.

        • April 12, 2013 at 1:52 pm

          S/he did look a little freaked, methinks the mother doesn’t know her own strength!

        • 73 vcprezofan2
          April 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm

          I was thinking the same thing, Bill. Like, ‘Give it up, mom, I don’t want to play with you!’ Then again I thought maybe mom was exercising his limbs as she’s supposed to and he was one of the not-very-energetic types.

          • 74 Nena20409
            April 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

            I was looking at it like when a Large Cat is transporting her cubs. They do that without ever harming their little ones. The Mama Panda knew instinctively that the little cub can handle this activity. And If Not, then, she is teaching the cub the facts of Life, survival…….I love Pandas.

  14. 75 Jovie
    April 12, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Interestingly, Vermont has disclosed how much the Exchanges will cost per capita, –

    http://m.kitsapsun.com/news/2013/apr/12/wait-for-obamacare-price-tags-could-be-months/#axzz2QFiGdD3Q

  15. April 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    • 77 anniebella
      April 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      lovely plains, is this right wingnut crazy. As far as I know they are trying to work out a deal and they don’t need some nut calling people out of their name, like wetbacks.

  16. April 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

  17. 79 MightyPamela
    April 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    “Dear Mr. President, You are a Hunk. Sincerely yours, Pamela in Seattle.” (am I allowed to say this?) 😆

  18. 85 HZ
    April 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Good Morning/Afternoon to all of my TOD Family. ((((( Lots of hugs to my beautiful ))))). Thank you my dear one for all that you do for all of us here.

    LovelyPlains, good news about your father. (((((( Lots of loving healing thoughts coming into your space for him.))))))

    I love our lovely First Dog. He always is so polite and respects the office of the presidency. It just always seems like he knows that he is a famous dog and where this beautiful history is taking place. Love our Bo.

    What can I say about our president? Love him, pray for him, ask for wisdom to be granted to him; and totally protection for him. God please watch over him and our VP and their families. We love and respect you, Mr. President.HZ

  19. 88 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Just saw tv that Jonathan Winters has passed away. Christmas-time 1978, my Mom and brother visited me in California. We spent a couple of days up in LA. One day we were having lunch at a Howard Johnson’s near Century City. Shortly are we were seated, Jonathan Winters was seated at the table next to us — my Mom exclaimed “it’s the Hefty man!” I wanted to slide under the table! Mr. Winters was very gracious, he and my Mom started chatting, next thing you know, he was seated in our booth, where he stayed until his guests arrived. When we were ready to leave, we asked for our check and were informed that Mr. Winters was taking care of it. Nice man.

    • 89 MightyPamela
      April 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      Aww, I loved this man… he was always pitch perfect in his humor! What a lovely memory you have Alycee, very precious.

  20. 91 Bill R.
    April 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Jonathan Winters was a true talent in comedy. I remember hearing him first on the the Arthur Godfrey daytime radio show about 1960, and was amazed at his versatility in changing voices and characters.

    • 92 0388jojothecat
      April 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      I loved him growing up. He was surely a true talented comedian that spoke to people of all ages…to the very young to the very old.

  21. April 12, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    • 94 Nena20409
      April 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      These Families are just so brave, strong and dedicated. Blessed all their hearts from Aurora, to Oak Creek, to Newton, Chicago, everywhere a family is facing the evil of Gun Shots taking another life and harming another human being.

      • 95 jackiegrumbacher
        April 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        Yes, Nena, and all Mitch McConnell cares about is the possible “imposition” on his neighbors of federal background checks. It’s as if the part that makes someone human was left out of his make up. Talk to Ben’s mother about “imposition”, Mitch.

    • 96 MightyPamela
      April 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      beautiful child…..

    • 97 Nena20409
      April 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Billy Holiday’s God Bless the Child.

      To all those 3,300 plus who were gunned down since 12-14-12.

    • April 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

  22. 99 Nena20409
    April 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    The POTUS’ Jordan Shaft Moves……Bond Moves… is getting the Star treatment on HP.

    TODers were afforded that Honor by none other than Chips in March…..when POTUS was in Jordan.

    HP has Finally done it now……Did they see TOD and Chips’ re-post today? Hmm?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/12/obama-action-star_n_3070101.html?utm_hp_ref=politics#comments

    Imitation is as they say, the sincerest form of flattery. Hmm?

  23. April 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Heads up:

    2:05: President Obama Presents the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy Football Team

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  24. 101 cookemom
    April 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    One of the mothers of a Sandy Hook victim will deliver the Saturday weekly address, normally done by PBO.

  25. 102 cookemom
    April 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    OFA’s first quarter haul: $4.8 million

    “There are 109,582 founding members,” an email announces, “who chipped in an average gift of $44.” – Jon Carson, Executive Director,
    Organizing for Action

  26. April 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

  27. April 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    The Obama’ are such giving people…33 Charities

    • April 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  28. 109 57andfemale
    April 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    WTF?!?!?!

    “If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted.” Steve Stockman (R-TX)

    • 110 MightyPamela
      April 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Good Grief…. what the hell is this supposed to mean? Do these people have any idea how utterly stupid they are? No base of reality at all. Good Grief.

      • 111 57andfemale
        April 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm

        What is particularly appalling to me, Pamela, is that whatever passed for civility and decency has completely disappeared. that a public official would say such a thing – out loud – is absolutely stunning.

      • 112 jackiegrumbacher
        April 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        As an added bonus, Pamela, this guy also insulted women, thus further alienating a demographic they’re already having trouble reaching. Let them keep opening their stupid mouths. The dumber they get the more obvious it is that they’re unfit to govern anything.

    • 113 Nena20409
      April 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      I had seen that. Read it and cursed him out.

      The insanity is getting just as stupid. Seriously.

      Another IL TBGOPer said that Gay marriage is the same as Polygamy. They say the most crude, cruel and fatuously insane things.

      • 114 57andfemale
        April 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

        They say anything their black hearts and ignorant minds think – there are absolutely no filters, no lines they respect. It’s insane.

    • 115 cookemom
      April 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Good, let them keep on defying Jindal’s advice to stop being the party of stupid. They should just keep spouting this stuff all the way to the 2014. Give them the stage, a microphone and some good ol’ MSM coverage and our job won’t be so hard come election time.

    • 116 cookemom
      April 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Something Mr. Stockman should know. According to the bill under consideration, if the zygote/fetus passes the background check, then it has the right to carry the gun. No one is trying to take away its 2nd amendment right. btw, babies aren’t aborted, babies are born.

  29. 117 vcprezofan2
    April 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Hey Chips Chica, don’t forget to add that scaling-the-wall (Synchronized Scaling) picture to our PBO sports portfolio/album!

    • 118 anniebella
      April 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      I thought POTUS was going to put the football helmet on. You know McTurtle’s team Louisville Cardinals will be coming at the WH and Connecticut U. They won the NCAA men and women basketball championship. I wonder if McTurtle will show up then at the WH.

  30. 119 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    This MF’r is bragging about loophole in his proposed legislation!

    • 120 Linda
      April 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Great…what if they get a domestic violence charge in the mean time Mr Toomey.?

    • 121 57andfemale
      April 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      That, and the “we can sell guns to our family and ‘friends’ loophole. I’m beginning to think this may be the case where a little progress isn’t enough and PBO should veto (if it ever even goes to a vote in the House).

      • 122 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        April 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

        Forgot about F&F loophole. Thanks!

        • 123 57andfemale
          April 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm

          Under these loopholes, the Newtown nut wouldn’t have had to go through a background check if Mommy gave him a gun.

          I’m the first one to praise any amount of progress wherever we can get it, but this bill is a complete sham. If it ever became law here is what we’d hear from the RWNJ’s: “See? We passed gargantuan gun control laws and violence still happens.”

    • 124 cookemom
      April 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      He’s pleading his case to the RWNJs who have already marked him to be primaried. That tweet was him trying to save himself from the inevitable. He gone.

      • 125 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        April 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm

        Oh, I know what the hell he was doing; just wanted him to know that I see through him.

        • 126 cookemom
          April 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm

          He doesn’t care what we l think or if we see him. He’s making a point to try and snub his nose at us and seem to brag, so that he can get back his RWNJ street creds. Too little, too late and it won’t be us who remove him, it’ll be his tin foil wearing buddies who will get him in the primaries. If he makes it pass that, then the independents will tip the scales and escort him out of office.

        • 127 57andfemale
          April 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

          The loophole is in the bill. We need to know about this. Thanks for getting the word out.

    • 128 jackiegrumbacher
      April 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      You’ve got the right name for him Alycee. It is a mistake ever to think Toomey is anything but evil. We have to work like the very devil to get him out of the Senate in 2016.

      • 129 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        April 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm

        I am soooooooooo on his Dem opponent’s team! My political commitments: 2013 – elect municipal & county Dems; 2014 – kick Corbett out of Harrisburg & Meehan out of congress (NO WAY SHOULD HE HAVE WON in 2012); 2015 – increase municipal and county Dems; 2016 elect Dem successor to PBO and kick Toomey out of the Senate.

        • 130 jackiegrumbacher
          April 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm

          I’m right with you on that agenda, Alycee. I am burning with the desire to rid this state of Corbett and finally rid our body politic of the one who should never have been elected senator–the vile Toomey.

  31. 131 Linda
    April 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s latest plan to raise monthly Medicare premiums for upper-income retirees would significantly expand the number who would be expected to pay more..

    Details are in a table the administration released Friday after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified at a budget hearing in Congress.

    Starting in 2017, there would be nine income brackets on which the higher premiums would be charged. There are only four now.

    This year’s version of the plan would raise $50 billion over 10 years, a significant increase from what Obama proposed last year.

    If the plan were in effect today, a retiree making $85,000 would pay nearly $168 a month for outpatient coverage, compared to $146.90 currently.

    Republicans are interested, but most Democrats don’t like the plan.

    This should bring the whiny Liberal Dems in Congress back in front of the mic’s.

    Tom Harkin ( who I like ) was out today bashing the budget .

    • 132 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      You know, I just don’t have a problem with tiered premiums. If Dems were smart, they would co-sign the President’s plan and use it as leverage to cut loopholes, both corporate and top 1%.

      • 133 Linda
        April 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm

        Me either ( although it won’t affect me ) …The Chained CPI will only cost me $2.40 a week…I have no problem with that either.

        • 134 Alycee (@jazziz2)
          April 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm

          It will affect me, however, better that I pay a few pennies more than my less fortunate neighbor pay a whole lot more!

    • 135 jackiegrumbacher
      April 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Unfortunately, it is the “I don’t want any change” attitude among some Dems that will cause Medicare to go bankrupt. PBO is trying to make the kinds of changes that will extend the life of Medicare, but the heads in the sand crowd won’t listen. This kind of tiered pricing isn’t going to break anybody and it may save the program for the future. If changes like this aren’t made, we’ll see the “voucher” monster raise its head again and that will put health care beyond the reach of many seniors.

    • 136 nathkatun7
      April 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      So, paying $21 more a month ($252 a year) than they currently pay, in order to preserve and strengthen Medicare, is such a huge burden to people making $85,000 a year?

  32. 137 Jovie
    April 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    The President picked a Newtown Mother for this weeks weekly address. 🙂

  33. 138 57andfemale
    April 12, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Yeah. So much for the sunshine in Chicago. It would be an ok day – if it was January.

  34. 139 Bill
    April 12, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Tianlang Guan, a 14 year old Chinese amateur and the youngest player ever in the Master’s, was penalized one stroke for slow play. The last time a PGA tournment player was penalized for slow play was in 1995. The penality may or may not prevent Guan from making the cut to play this weekend.

  35. 140 Linda
    April 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    A Texas regulator, who has been appointed to several positions in the state government by Governor Rick Perry, recently tweeted a message accusing 16 Republicans who had voted for cloture on the Senate gun violence prevention bill of treason, and displaying their names next to a picture of a noose.

    Barry Smitherman currently serves as the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, a position he gained after Perry appointed him to the board. Smitherman will be up for reelection in 2014, but in the meantime appears to be dabbling in national politics:

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/04/12/1859811/rick-perry-appointee-tweets-a-picture-of-a-noose-accuses-pro-gun-regulation-senators-of-treason/

  36. 141 Linda
    April 12, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Senator Blasts Fox News For Using ‘Scare Tactics’, ‘Lying’ About Background Checks

    • 142 cookemom
      April 12, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I didn’t get that from what I just saw. He said that ‘people should read the bill for themselves and not pay attention to anyone who is trying to scare them’. He didn’t accuse FOX of anything at all, imo. I wish he had, but he’s no dummy.

  37. April 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

  38. 145 japa21
    April 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Everybody should reaqd this poece by Pierce, and I mean everbody in the whole fking country.
    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Politico_Scoops_World

  39. April 12, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Dear god…

    • 148 cookemom
      April 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      This after No Carolina ATT U and surrounding schools have been on lock down all day. A man was seen on campus with a shot gun. I don’t know how that ended or if it has ended yet.

  40. 149 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I wonder if Romney were President today whether we would be getting any line-by-line media reports of his annual income, charities and taxes paid. I don’t recall any other President’s salary annual tax return being scrutinized, dissected and heavily reported in the media as this current First Family. Do we REALLY need to know that they made 183K less in 2012 than they did in 2011?

    How is that related to job creation, gun control, immigration, education, medical research, same sex marriage, poverty, or such issues that people are concerned about?!?!?

    • 150 japa21
      April 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Actually, this has become an annual rite of Spring and well predates PBO’s time in office. I think we are more sensitive to it after all the issues made concerning Romney’s last year.

      • 151 japa21
        April 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

        Speaking of which

      • 155 hopefruit2
        April 12, 2013 at 3:46 pm

        Okay – that’s good to know. I just don’t recall such MSM scrutiny for other Presidents. Perhaps I just wasn’t paying attention.

        However, I still feel that the MSM would be hands off where certain aspects of Willard’s salary/income and donations were concerned.

  41. 156 Linda
    April 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Exxon is freaking out over this ad that is being run in Arkansas

  42. 159 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Our Dem dinner is tonight; Allyson Schwartz is the keynote.

  43. April 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Chipsticks, UT, AMK, LL……Do any of you have a post you were planning? I have one in queue if not. Let me know shortly, TY.

  44. 164 Nena20409
    April 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Jay Carney’s 4-11-13 WH press briefings.
    I am still having a hard time bringing 4-12-13 Jay Carney’s briefings today.
    Here’s 4-11-13.
    http://uneditedpolitics.com/white-house-press-briefing-with-secretary-jay-carney-41113/

  45. 165 JER
    April 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

  46. 167 Nena20409
    April 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Finally 😉

    Here’s Jay Carney’s 4-12-13 WH press Briefings.

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/82498-1

  47. 168 Linda
    April 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Update on Virginia shooting.

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — Officials say two women have been shot at a community college section of a Virginia mall and a suspect is in custody.

    Christianburg city spokeswoman Becky Wilburn says emergency officials received a 911 call around 2 p.m. Friday about someone with a gun at the New River Community College satellite location in the mall outside of Blacksburg. The caller reported hearing shots fired.

    She says two adult women had gunshot wounds. She says one was airlifted to the hospital and the other was taken by ambulance. Their conditions and identities are unknown.

    She says authorities do not believe there’s any continuing threat to the community.

    Montgomery County Schools were briefly locked down as a precaution.

    Officials did not provide any other information about the suspected shooter.

  48. 169 japa21
    April 12, 2013 at 4:47 pm

  49. 170 lamh36
    April 12, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Good afternoon folks. I gotta say that biggest advantage to my new job, is that I”m too busy to check my twitter or the blogs until I get home, so I have the benefit of missing the latest “freak-out” of the day. Today’s bullshhhh freak-out…James Carville and his Clintonista BS about Obama liking to insult liberals.

    I glad I missed that.

    TGIF guys. My weekend plan: go to theatre to see 42, and try to get to NOLA to take part in the annual French Quarter Festival

  50. 172 Jovie
    April 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Rep. Steve Stockman: ‘If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted’

    Jonathan Easley – 04/12/13 12:26 PM ET
    The Republican congressman from Texas says the quip will become his campaign bumper sticker.…


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