President Obama at TechShop Pittsburgh

1:45 PM EDT: President Obama Delivers Remarks and Answers Questions at TechShop Pittsburgh

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143 Responses to “President Obama at TechShop Pittsburgh”

  1. 1 @pierretteY
    June 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    First !!!!

  2. 5 Bill R.
    June 17, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Ciao, amici!

  3. 11 Bill R.
    June 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

  4. 14 amk for obama
    June 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

  5. June 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Silly me, thought I actually might be 1st

  6. 21 Bill R.
    June 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I would add that Oregon now has 428K enrollments thanks to Obamacare. 300K enrolled through Cover Oregon, 128K enrolled through fast track enrollment into the Oregon Health Plan. http://resources.coveroregon.com/Enrollment-update.html Every Mon. afternoon I enroll a few more into the expanded Medicaid-Oregon Health Plan.

    • 22 Judith Fardig
      June 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      As a fellow Oregonian, I am thrilled to hear that news! Thanks, Bill. Monica Wehby will be very sad about this.

  7. June 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

  8. 24 57andfemale
    June 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Seriously. The GOP appointees to this SCOTUS will go down as the dumbest in the history of this great nation:


  9. 25 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  10. 27 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  11. June 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Wonder how the Republicans will spin the capture of Ahmed Abu Khatallah. For sane people this is good news.

  12. June 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    • 39 Linda
      June 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      I can find nothing about this man being in Gitmo ever……

      • 40 57andfemale
        June 17, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        I wondered since Bob Cesca didn’t give any links. I’ll delete the tweet. Cesca is usually reliable.

        • June 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

          I think Bob mis-read the following:


          “The State Department is expected to tie Qumu�s group to the Benghazi
          attack when it designates three branches of Ansar al-Sharia, in Darnah,
          Benghazi and Tunisia, as foreign terrorist organizations in the coming

          In 2007, Qumu was released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,
          and sent to Libya, where he was detained. The Libyan government released
          him in 2008.

          He and two other men, militia leaders Ahmed Abu Khattala and Seif Allah
          bin Hassine, will be identified as �specially designated global
          terrorists,� a determination that allows U.S. officials to freeze their
          financial assets and bar American citizens and companies from doing
          business with them.”

          Qumu was released by GWB. AAK was a Libyan militia leader (until he was captured by the US! 🙂 )

    • 43 japa21
      June 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      No he wasn’t. That was someone else.

  13. June 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

  14. 46 vcprezofan2
    June 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Mighty P says ‘Hi’ and to let you know her building’s wi-fi is down again so she’ll look in when things get sorted out.

    I have to say that my system has been dancing in and out too, which is extremely irritating. In fact, the telephone technician/installers are supposed to show up this afternoon (between 12 and 5pm 🙄 ) to bring me an updated and faster modem. I’m not optimistic that this will solve the problem, but since I’ll end up paying a couple of $$ cheaper per month for improved services (it’s a special, don’t you know), I’m going along for the ride.

    • 47 57andfemale
      June 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      It is astounding to me that the alleged ‘free market’ is supposed to benefit the consumer: I live in Chicago and for broadband I have the choice of creaky AT&T, who must be ‘fair’ to its shareholders and use phone lines that were strung 60 years ago; or Comcast who has screwed up the order each and every time I’ve tried to pay for their monopolistic service.

      ‘Choice’ my ass.

  15. 54 Wilson
    June 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    The capture of Ahmed Abu Khatailah demonstrates the administrations competence. Appropriate and effective police work, and use of military force. No casualties, no drama, no fuss. This would really help the GOP Benghazi hearings!!!! NOT.!!!!!

    • 55 Layla
      June 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      And this is what they are upset about! The “Benghazoo” hearings talking points are being destroyed!

  16. 56 japa21
    June 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

  17. 58 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Paging Mrs. Ezra Klein!!

  18. 63 57andfemale
    June 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm

  19. 64 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

  20. 66 Bill R.
    June 17, 2014 at 2:01 pm

  21. 67 Bill R.
    June 17, 2014 at 2:07 pm

  22. 68 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    PBO is having a great Q & A session with the tech entrepreneurs! Excellent, relevant, diverse questions and with thoughtful, informative responses from PBO. 🙂

  23. 70 Linda
    June 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    oh boy….

    CNN is about to bring on the ONE parent of one of the victims of the Benghazi attack that has blamed the President for his death.

    • 71 @pierretteY
      June 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Linda My dear didn’t you see that coming from Canada ?

    • 73 Lovepolitics2008
      June 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Gosh they’re so blatant one can only hope that viewers are seeing the bias against the president.

    • 74 joyfulmeme
      June 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Is it one of the two that appeared at one of Issa’s hearings? I don’t recall their names but the death of their children was PBO and Sec Clinton’s fault.

    • 75 Melanie
      June 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      Yep true to form she was just on saying calling Colin Powell, Hillary Clinton and of course PBO liars. She said something about PBO being in Las Vegas placing bets or something. This woman is clearly unhinged and was probably that way before her son was killed.

      • 76 Nena20409
        June 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        It is irresponsible for CNN to be exploiting a woman who has lost her son and who no doubt has bent up issues ideologically. When Grief meets Ideology, the combo is indeed toxic and can be explosive.

        There was Cindy Sheehan(sp) who lost her only son in 2003 in Iraq…..if memory serves me right. She became active and later a political activist, a grieving mother…..and she ended up losing her husband and alienating one of her daughters and later, lost it when she went on going against Leader Pelosi. Unchecked grief is not always a good thing. This woman. I feel for her, but I see her using her anger and ideology in a misguided fashion. It will not end well.

      • 77 Linda
        June 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        Ambassador Stevens mother wants the investigations ended……that is why they don’t get her on…..

        She is disgusted with Issa and now with Gawdy.

      • 78 Linda
        June 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

        Colin Powell ? Why is she upset with him ?

  24. 81 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Hmm…so the news stations are suddenly carrying PBO’s live tech Q & A – I wonder why…they don’t normally carry his events like this.

    • 82 Nena20409
      June 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Are they LIVE streaming this event? C-SPAN.org is also Live Streaming it.

      Since regular folks are asking questions….perhaps they are looking for nefarious elements staged by the GOPers to Go Rogue?

      • 83 hopefruit2
        June 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

        They’re looking for something – that much we know.

        Most likely something that would allow them to distract from his effective capture of the militant in Benghazi.

        • 84 jacquelineoboomer
          June 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

          There ya go. They’ll say there are all these terrorists out there and he’s talking entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh. On the golf course. At 3:00 a.m. I don’t trust any of ’em, either.

  25. 85 vcprezofan2
    June 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Don’t laugh, but my new ‘faster’ service modem was just installed, and it’s so fast the WH feed keeps rushing ahead. 🙄 If you ask me, it’s not very impressive so far. Am I the only one seeming to have this problem, or is the problem common to all WH.GOV users right now?

    • 86 jacquelineoboomer
      June 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Might just be indicative of how this White House is trying to rush us ahead into the 21st Century! Hold on!

      Question: Entenmann’s Chocolate Classic Rich Frosted Donuts. That’s a food group, yes?

      • 87 57andfemale
        June 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

        God, Mr. 57 used to down a whole box of those at one time. I would eat them, say I didn’t like them, and continue to eat them.

        • 88 jacquelineoboomer
          June 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

          If I ask my adult son to pick up a box for me, he’ll ask why not one for him, too? He pours milk and eats the whole box. At my house, so he doesn’t have to “share” (only child syndrome). They are bloody addictive, but I try to stretch mine out over a week.

          • 89 57andfemale
            June 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm

            I could never make them last a week. the only cure is to not have them in the house at all. Also, I’m finding that sugar really screws me up. Giving it up entirely, however – not gonna happen.

        • June 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

          Shhh. Don’t tell me or Mark Knoller.

      • 94 vcprezofan2
        June 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm


  26. 95 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Romeo Delivers….Hmmm…

    They were probably thinking of me and Mark?

    //Just kidding….

  27. June 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    • 97 Layla
      June 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      And the GOP says Whut!!!!

    • June 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      This is just fantastic news. Really this is a huge victory for consumers and our marine fisheries.

    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      June 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      I’ll drink to that!

    • 101 MadameSoph
      June 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Wow Meta, this is wonderful news! I am an ethical omnivore and always look for sustainable seafood, for environmental reasons but also because, after you do some research on how a lot of our seafood is raised and prepared, you literally wouldn’t want to eat some of it for health and cleanliness reasons alone.

      This President and First Lady have done so much good in these areas that no other US President has done or probably would do. These are the things most Americans aren’t even aware of that will protect/improve the planet and our health.

      And we find this out on the same day we find out he has brought the Benghazi guy to justice!

      PBO is a miracle!

  28. 103 vcprezofan2
    June 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    O gawd, PBO gave a shout out to librarians – we’ll never be able to control Lib_L’s head when he signs on later! 😀

  29. 111 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

  30. 112 hopefruit2
    June 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    • June 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Malia’s so sweet. I believe she wrote her mom a letter for mother’s day too.

      • 114 hopefruit2
        June 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        Yes, I heard that too. 🙂

        • 115 anniebella
          June 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

          Malia did write FLOTUS a letter for Mother’s Day also. That letter is so precious, it’s something you can hold onto for years after they have move out and started their own family. I love the idea of doing something like that.

  31. 116 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm

  32. 117 Ladyhawke
    June 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    JUNE 17, 2014

    State Department Daily Briefing

    Jen Psaki held her daily briefing with reporters at the State Department.


  33. 118 Judith Fardig
    June 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Loved PBO’s answer to the Romeo Delivers business woman.

  34. 120 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm

  35. 122 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

  36. 124 Linda
    June 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm


    Joe Manchin voted NO on the Judge for Illinois.

    • 125 jacquelineoboomer
      June 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Was it something he considered a “throwaway” vote? Like the guy was going to win the judgeship confirmation, anyway, so Manchin could look like the bad guy for his voters but really not mess anything up for the Dems? Hate it when they don’t stand up, but that’ll take a long time to change.

    • 128 anniebella
      June 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      “F” Joe Manchin. I can not stand him at all.

      • 129 Linda
        June 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm

        I once called his office and asked them if he knows there are cameras in the Senate……because every time I tune in, he is yukking it up with the Republicans…….

  37. June 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    So, I read that PBO gave a shout out to libraries. Good. Our work is almost complete.

  38. 133 carolyn
    June 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    What he said about books……is exactly what I feel…..lets me know his library will actually have real BOOKS in it! Praise be! Not poorly drawn pictures of world leaders. It will not be an inside amusement park…like the one in Dallas.

  39. 135 No Child Left Behind
    June 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm


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  40. 137 No Child Left Behind
    June 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Bad way to copy a twee. Sorry.

  41. 139 japa21
    June 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm

  42. 140 Nena20409
    June 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Please those who Tweet, please ask these News Media outlets how was it that Peter Berman(sp) a CNN security analyst for years was able to interview OBL in 1998 or so when US was looking for him. And over the years, many Journos have been able to interview those US and/or law enforcement were searching for many months or years before they were ever captured or apprehended.

    For any respectable Journo to be asking why was this Benghazi ringleader was not apprehended FIRST or why was a CNNer was able to interview him is beyond buffoonery.

  43. 141 Dakota
    June 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    My brother, a former librarian, will also be geeked to know that the Prez gave libraries a shout-out!

  44. 142 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama will be departing soon. Air Force One at Pittsburgh International Airport – http://www.wpxi.com/videos/news/wpxi-live-news/vsQ2Z/

  45. 143 JER
    June 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

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