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Georgia Tech Welcomes President Obama

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President Barack Obama speaks at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, about his plan to clamp down on the private companies that service federal student debt. More than 40 million Americans are in debt thanks to their education, and most of their loans come from Uncle Sam. So President Barack Obama is aiming to clamp down on the private companies that service federal student debt with a presidential memorandum he signed Tuesday

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Obama signs a presidential memorandum, a Student Aid Bill of Rights to Help Ensure Affordable Loan Repayment, in the Oval Office in Washington

President Barack Obama signs a presidential memorandum, a Student Aid Bill of Rights to help ensure affordable loan repayment

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Georgia Tech student Tiffany Davis introduces President Barack Obama to discuss college affordability and access to quality higher education

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A student reacts upon meeting Obama at George Tech in Atlanta, Georgia

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The audience looks up at a live video feed of President Barack Obama exiting Air Force One upon his arrival at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, while waiting for him to take the stage to speak at Georgia Tech

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Obama speaks at Georgia Tech about efforts to make college more affordable

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176 Responses to “Georgia Tech Welcomes President Obama”


  1. March 10, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Just curuious whether we’ve heard yet from Sarah Palin on the Iran letter or the HC e-mail scandal? Inquiring mindsโ€ฆ

  2. 12 COS
    March 10, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Hey NW. Thanks.

  3. 17 No Child Left Behind
    March 10, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    GA!

  4. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    March 10, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    • 19 No Child Left Behind
      March 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks NW for these beautiful shots!

      • 20 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        March 10, 2015 at 8:11 pm

        BEAUTIFUL INDEED AND THE LOOK OF HOPE IN THE FACES OF THOSE STUDENTS…SUNSHINE…INDOORS! MAKES MY HEART HAPPY TO SEE THIS PRESIDENT LOVED SO………………………

  5. 21 No Child Left Behind
    March 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    So much wisdom in her looks!

    • 22 Nerdy Wonka
      March 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      “appeared to use.” – NBC thinks its being slick. She did not appear to use racial slurs. She used racial slurs. She’s happily saying n-word, n-word, over and over again. There is no getting around that.

      • 23 jacquelineoboomer
        March 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm

        She put out some statement … something about I am not a racist I have black friends we were singing a song from Trinidad. Saw snippets on the teevee box.

        Racistsplaining.

  6. 24 No Child Left Behind
    March 10, 2015 at 5:23 pm

  7. March 10, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I’m already tired of Ms. HRC and she hasn’t even announced yet. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  8. March 10, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Thank yoooooooooooooooou Legend!!!

    • 33 sabreen60
      March 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Donna, I responded to your comment the other day. Just wanted to let you I, too, grew up in upper N.W. DC. But I went to Roosevelt in the ’60’s. It was a good school then.

      • 34 donna dem 4 obama
        March 10, 2015 at 5:47 pm

        I saw it and responded that some of my cousins and Aunts went to Roosevelt in the 60’s as well.

        • 35 carolyn
          March 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm

          My sister went to Coolidge in the early 60s. We lived right near Walter Reed Hospital, about three blocks off 16th St. I rode the bus from Georgia down 16th to work…..during the college summers I transferred to Main Navy on Constitution Ave, where the Viet Nam Memorial is now, then after college to the Senate Office Bldg.
          My sister’s high school education was superb. She had Ph.D.s for some classes and had friends from around the world. It was very cosmopolitan.

          • 36 donna dem 4 obama
            March 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

            We were practically neighbors ๐Ÿ™‚ I moved around the corner from Coolidge High School in the mid 70’s

      • 37 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        March 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

        My cousins went to Roosevelt; my Aunts went to Dunbar.

  9. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    March 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    *DEAD*

  10. March 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    In completely non-political news:

    Perhaps it was the pre-game build-up and the litany of references to the past that did it. Maybe it was the cinematic quality of the memories: the violence, the drama, the entertainment. Whatever the reason, as Monday night’s FA Cup quarter-final between Manchester United and Arsenal developed, it was hard not to pine for what went before. The clash was a slugfest, devoid of any inspiration or stand-out individuals. But perhaps most worryingly of all was the realization that the two clubs, not long ago bitter rivals, arch-enemies and consistent winners, are now struggling to stay relevant.

    cc: @TheObamaDiary @abradacabla

  11. 45 sabreen60
    March 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    No one can pack a house like beloved President Obama!

  12. March 10, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Great photos of Georgia Tech event.

  13. 47 jackiegrumbacher
    March 10, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Beautiful, wonderful, fantastic images and tweets, Nerdy. The excitement at Georgia Tech feels just like the presidential campaigns. Our President is so loved.

  14. March 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm

  15. 50 nospin
    March 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    The petition has been growing quickly.

    From 55,666 from 2 hours ago to 77,680

    http://linkis.com/whitehouse.gov/iJSi8

  16. 64 Roberta in MN
    March 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Nerdy you outdid yourself of this thread. Congrats. It was awesome to watch our POTUS and the students just loved him. Wooot!!! I am really hoping that those same students understand their responsibility now for our Government and their well being is decided in the voting booth not just petitions. I think POTUS made that clear.

  17. March 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Now the RWNJ idiot governors want in on this insanity. GAH.

  18. March 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Say what you will about Apple and their products, this is a very good thing.

  19. 73 Linda
    March 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    PBO should come out and tell the Republicans that is the deal fails, and they want War so badly, reinstate the draft…

  20. 75 sjterrid
    March 10, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Another stupendous job, NW. Thank you so much for doing this.

  21. March 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    • 78 jacquelineoboomer
      March 10, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Bob – I couldn’t help myself – I laughed. And the actions of the GOP are so ludicrous that everything they do would be laughable, if it weren’t so potentially catastrophic. Thank God President Obama’s in charge.

    • 79 Don
      March 10, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      The more I look at Sen. Tom Cotton the more Iโ€™m convinced that this wasnโ€˜t his play. I just donโ€™t see a first year Senator from Arkansas being this much invested in a nuclear deal with Iran one way or the other. This stunt is in the wheelhouse of a McCain or a Graham, but not some dope from Arkansas. This guy has that dear in the headlights look. This is someone else’s play, Cotton just happened to be the guy that agreed to be the face of this thing.

      • March 10, 2015 at 8:04 pm

        Feel the same way…or it could be anyone of Cotton’s benefactors….Koch for instance…someone who would tell him just what to do…and who the rest of the Senators may be beholden to

      • 81 Nena20409
        March 10, 2015 at 8:17 pm

        You are 1001% correct in your analysis.
        McCain and Graham are Not on TV/Cable huffing and puffing as they usually are.
        They did the deed with the buffoon from AR, only in the Senate for 62 days.

    • March 10, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Wow, I had to look that up – because *my* reaction was “Marathon, 490 BC”.

  22. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    March 10, 2015 at 6:52 pm

  23. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 6:58 pm

  24. March 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm

  25. 95 99ts
    March 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Still catching up – this was posted on a previous thread
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/two-ou-students-expelled-for-racist-frat-chants/

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    In a statement to the school, Boren said he was โ€œextremely proudโ€ of the way that the school and its alumni community had acted in response to the video. โ€œI hope the entire nation will join us in having zero tolerance of such racism when it rears its ugly head in other situations across our country,โ€ he added.
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    Very good that he brought up “other situations across our country” – and leaves people to compare his actions vs. the actions (not) taken in those other situations.

  26. 96 nospin
    March 10, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I am going to bet that because regular citizens are taking the GOP to the woodshed and the GOP in Congress are looking really really ignorant and incapable of doing anything right, the next course of action is for the GOP to send out their msm minions to try to force POTUS into to weighing in on whether or not the 47 who sent the letter are traitors.

    They are going to bet that POTUS because he is gracious will say no they are not traitors.

    As a result the republicans will spin hard to say — see POTUS said we aren’t traitors so stop calling us that.

    It is so predictable, if I could monetize that I would request just S1.00 for each person that tries to push that meme to try to justify the Republicans f*ckup.

    I still think that the GOP should be held accountable for putting our country at risk and they should receive immediate and strong disciplinary action.

  27. 98 arapaho415
    March 10, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Good afternoon, TODville.

    Probably still light where most of are.

  28. 100 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    • March 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Republicans don’t want diplomacy to work because that’s a skill set they don’t have and would be inept at utilizing it should their party be voted into the office of President. They have been unable or unwilling to adapt to the 21st century.

  29. 102 yardarm756
    March 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

  30. 103 desertflower
    March 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    signed the petition….was at 88,215….off to go tutor soon.. also emailed it to friends….can we stay abreast of total sigs?

  31. 104 FoxfireTX
    March 10, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see where PBO’s approval goes the next few days. From what I’ve seen around the web, the condemnation of this is nearly universal which is quite amazing in this day and age. And it makes it nearly impossible for Dems to sign onto any R sponsored bill on this topic, they would be slaughtered. But hey, you’ve got the presidential hopeful idiots like Perry and Jindal who can’t wait to jump on the bandwagon. Go for it!

    NW, thank you for this. In the midst of the other things, it is wonderful to see these photos. The contrast between PBO’s demeanor and Hillary’s is stark. Hard to see her generating this kind of excitement.

  32. 105 desertflower
    March 10, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    President Obama coming to PHX on Friday…to stop at the VA

  33. 106 desertflower
    March 10, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    In other news:

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141035561

    A jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s children nearly $7.4 million Tuesday after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father’s music to create “Blurred Lines,” the biggest hit song of 2013.

    Gaye’s daughter Nona Gaye wept as the verdict was read and was hugged by her attorney.

    “Right now, I feel free,” she said outside court. “Free from … Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s chains and what they tried to keep on us and the lies that were told.”

    • 107 Dudette
      March 10, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Good. I like Pharrell and appreciate his talent (R. Thicke not so much), but they straight up stole from Marvin. Then had the nerve to sue Marvin’s family. GTFOH.

  34. 110 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    90,433 at 7:20 PM

  35. 111 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    92,152 at 7:30 PM

  36. March 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    92152 @ 730 EDT

  37. 114 japa21
    March 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm

  38. 118 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm

  39. 119 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    94,133 @ 7:43

  40. 121 MightyPamela
    March 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Y’all ~ was browsing petitions, this one is already a week old, needs mega signatures if it is to gain any consideration.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/begin-justice-department-investigation-congressman-boehner-illegal-activities-under-logan-act/QDFKwTwd

  41. 124 japa21
    March 10, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I signed the petition and it must be fast and furious because several minutes later I still haven’t received the email verification.

  42. 126 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    95,419 @7:54

    • 128 MightyPamela
      March 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      HaHa! Pretty sure it’s not the GOP in there stuffing the petition box this time, eh? Oh, those mighty clicks!

  43. 129 japa21
    March 10, 2015 at 7:55 pm

  44. March 10, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    POTUS!!

  45. 135 Nena20409
    March 10, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Congrats to the Triple Au โญ โญ โญ winners.
    JEBbie has spoken…..but Father and Brother are both Maintaining their Muteness?

    • 136 japa21
      March 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Which is interesting since Jeb doesn’t know what the deal is. And even if they thought the deal was a bad one, what they did is still wrong. They can have a public discussion here, they should not do what they did.

    • 137 laraofzhivago
      March 10, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      It’s official. GOP is now blaming Obama for Cotton ‘s infamous letter. Via a tweet from Huffington.

    • 138 nospin
      March 10, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      ok so he just eliminated himself. He is a nutjob.

      Are there any sane Republicans in leadership these days? If yes, they need to be very vocal on this one. Country before party.

  46. 139 Nena20409
    March 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Fantastic Post, NW.
    ๐Ÿธ

  47. March 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

  48. 143 Nena20409
    March 10, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Hope & Change……Yes!

  49. 144 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    96,825 @8:02

  50. 145 Jeff
    March 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Now the republicans are saying that it’s all Obama’s fault that they signed that letter.

  51. March 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    97643 @ 803 EDT (btw, they are not updating ‘in real time,’ more like ‘batch mode’ updates probably because they’re getting slammed) ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. 151 JER
    March 10, 2015 at 8:17 pm

  53. 152 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    99,457 at 8:16 PM it looks like I’m gonna just barely miss the time it hits 100K.

    I predicted 8:15 PM

  54. 156 Nena20409
    March 10, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    100,540
    Okay then…..Done!

  55. 158 donna dem 4 obama
    March 10, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    It’s official at 8:20 PM the petition went over the needed 100K signatures.

  56. 161 JER
    March 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    101,227 at 8:25 pm

  57. 162 carolyn
    March 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I wonder how many lawyers PBO and Holder have working on the 47Taliban and the Logan Act. As we know, neither one of them does anything quickly, does not shoot from the hip. When they act, all their ducks will be in a row, and they will know exactly what should be.
    I think I’m going to write an email to the White House stating my deep concern, and request that the DOJ bring these people up in violation of the Logan Act. I’m certainly not going to demand, but politely state my deep concern and request.
    However, PBO, to me, is the top constitutional lawyer……but his time is taken up, so others will have to work hard and long.

    • 163 nospin
      March 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      I think Iโ€™m going to write an email to the White House stating my deep concern, and request that the DOJ bring these people up in violation of the Logan Act. Iโ€™m certainly not going to demand, but politely state my deep concern and request.”

      great idea carolyn. Think I will do the same.

      http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

    • 164 idon
      March 11, 2015 at 1:03 am

      That’s right. PBO and AGH always do it quiet and methodical and then BOOM!

  58. March 10, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    wowwwwww….now what happens

    • 166 japa21
      March 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Probably nothing. From what I can tell, the general consensus among legal minds is that although this is borderline against the Logan Act, it probably does not fall under that. And it does not meet the standard of treason. Besides, if it was one or two senators, that would be one thing, but if they tried to go after 47, the sympathy would be on the 47’s side.

      Better that nothing be done, take care of and finish the negotiations, etc.

      • 167 idon
        March 11, 2015 at 1:08 am

        I’m going to take and wait and see attitude because it is not just the letter. It is everything that was done in the service of drafting, garnering support and most importantly transmitting the letter to Iran. Nixon committed treason re: Vietnam war but it didn’t go anywhere at the time.

  59. 170 carolyn
    March 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    These congresscritters don’t get it. The President is the only one elected by the country as a whole, not in a state or a district. Therefore, he is the one who can speak for the entire country in international affairs. Constitutionally, international diplomacy is the purview of the Executive branch, headed by the President. What about that is so difficult to comprehend? I know, I know, huge egos, and hatred of the man in the White House……They are SO wrong!

  60. March 10, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Missed the entire day’s events. Thanks Nerdy. It is all here for me to read.

  61. 173 amk for obama
    March 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    wow, that’s a huuuuge crowd.

  62. 175 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 10, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    THESE PICTURES ARE SO AMAZING AND THE PRESIDENT HAS HAD A LITTLE B’BALL AND DART TIME FUN AS WELL. THE REPUGNANTS ARE BUSY LAUGHING AT OUR PRESIDENT THINKING THEY HAVE GOTTEN AWAY W/ SOMETHING…WELL…THERE’S A MOUSETRAP IN THE COOKIE JAR!

  63. March 10, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    He deals with traitorous insubordination from Congress, listens to foul racism from one campus, and gets on the stage of another one fired up and ready to go;His smile lights up the room, he sees each precious face as a the shaper of our future, inspires their souls. There is no one like him. He stands alone.


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