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Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Obama walks with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff following the arrival of First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia, at the Palacio do Alvorada in Brasilia, Brazil, March 19, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today (all times Eastern)

11:15: The President attends an event at the Department of Energy

12:0: White House Press Briefing

2:05: The President meets with Charlie and Camilla Windsor of England

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The First Lady in Japan

@FLOTUS: Say cheese! All smiles with kids at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo

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First Lady Michelle Obama meets with Akie Abe, wife of Japanese PM

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First Lady, US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy & Akie Abe, wife of Japanese PM, at a Joint Girls Education Event in Tokyo

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe share a chuckle

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On This Day

Senator Barack Obama at the 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, March 19, 2005

President Obama practices his golf swing at an outdoor hold prior to an event at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center in Los Angeles, Calif., March 19, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama talks with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and L.A. Mayor Antonio Ramon Villaraigosa prior to an event at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center in Los Angeles, Calif., March 19, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama gestures while speaking at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center in Los Angeles, Calif., March 19, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama shares a moment with Jay Leno off set of the Tonight Show at NBC Studios, Burbank, Calif., March 19, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama talks to a Member of Congress while en route to George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., to deliver remarks on health insurance reform, March 19, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama speaks on health insurance reform at George Mason University’s Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia on March 19, 2010

President Obama calls a Member of Congress to discuss health care reform in the Oval Office, March 19, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama calls a Member of Congress about health care reform from the Oval Office, March 19, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Arriving at Brasilia Air Base, Brazil, March 19, 2011

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President Obama talks on the phone with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office, March 19, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama is interviewed during a taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, N.Y., March 19, 2012 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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President Obama speaks during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House, March 19, 2013

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MoooOOOooorning!


125 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. 1 mtmarilyn
    March 19, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Good morning

    • 6 desertflower
      March 19, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Paywall…so

      A Florida Department of Environmental Protection employee was ordered to take a leave of absense after daring to speak about climate change during a meeting, according to a complaint filed by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The PEER complaint alleges that Barton Bibler was asked to remove references to climate change from minutes from a Florida Coastal Managers Forum, and then ordered to go away for two days—only to be told not to return until a medical exam clears him. A DEP spokeswoman denied that Florida workers are banned from using “climate change” but didn’t comment on the specific case.

  2. 10 mtmarilyn
    March 19, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I love seeing the FLOTUS on this trip. She has so much to offer and is full of grace and beauty.

    Now back to cooking. Folks are wanting to get breakfast.

    It’s always a great day when PBO is in the White House!

  3. 11 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Chips – This is lovely. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love and am so proud of the Obamas. But I think you get that!

  4. March 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Possibly the best ever message found in TOD’s spam:

    “Please let me know if you’re looking for a article author for your site. You have some really great posts and I feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Many thanks!”

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    So, prepare for a post or two about dodgy plumbing in Kentucky 😎

  5. March 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

  6. 31 Deb
    March 19, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Andrea Mitchell has an interview with Netanyahu. Why are people worried about did President Obama call him? Did Netanyahu call President Obama when he was coming here to speak. Please don’t call him President Obama.

    • 32 amk for obama
      March 19, 2015 at 10:29 am

      He had uncle joe call him. end of story. nut n yahoo and msm can p&m all they want.

    • 33 carolyn
      March 19, 2015 at 10:29 am

      I believe Andrea’s sympathies and loyalties are more with Israel than the U.S…….just sayin’.

    • 36 jacquelineoboomer
      March 19, 2015 at 10:29 am

      I recall hearing that John Kerry called him after the news, and I was thinking touché. The news fool I heard also said that President Obama would be calling him in a few days. Although Bibi overturned proper protocol, I’m thinking President Obama wouldn’t. In my heart, I’m thinking he’ll stretch the “few days” part and cross his fingers like a kid would, when he offers a dignified “congratulations.”

      • 37 57andfemale
        March 19, 2015 at 10:41 am

        What’s Bibi going to do? Accuse PBO of now showing respect?!?!?!

        Frankly, that’s exactly what the 51st senator with an “R” after his name would do.

        • 38 57andfemale
          March 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

          Good God “not” showing respect.

          A heavier bandage on this finger is making typing difficult today.

    • March 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

      President Obama isn’t going to call Netanyahu until a government has been formed and he’s good and ready.

  7. March 19, 2015 at 10:32 am

    HOPE

    “Talks continue in Lausanne, Switzerland with two issues emerging as the remaining obstacles for a deal; Iran’s research and development of advanced centrifuge machines and resolution of the UN Security Council resolutions.

    Both Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) say that progress is being made and the gaps are real, but resolvable.

    However, it is unlikely at this point that a deal will be reached before the weekend. At this point, talks are anticipated to continue through Friday, break for a few days due to commitments that require both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to leave Switzerland, and then reconvene next week.”

    More at the link.

  8. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    March 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Ummmm… I am unable to function on any level due to that delicious picture of our President back in the day when he won the NAACP award.

    Lawd Have Mercy!!!

    That one should come with a warning. I think we will need a naughty mat delivery as long as we are on this thread.

    What a handsome man.

    Now I must try to get back to work….after one more peek. 🙂

    • 49 jacquelineoboomer
      March 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

      My niece saw him up close and personal in Chicago that year, lookin’ like that, when he addressed the American Libraries Association on education, WITHOUT NOTES. Who needs notes when ya look like that!

  9. 50 yardarm756
    March 19, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Reveille!

  10. 58 donna dem 4 obama
    March 19, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Breathe Donna Breathe

  11. 65 yardarm756
    March 19, 2015 at 10:42 am


    Now for breakfast

  12. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    March 19, 2015 at 10:45 am

    In addition to being scumbags, they’re also uneducated.

  13. 73 desertflower
    March 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I believe that it was Bill R, that said yesterday that the world, and ME in particular, is more dangerous today than before the election. I’m afraid he may be right.

    http://www.juancole.com/2015/03/mideast-elected-extremism.html

    • March 19, 2015 at 11:02 am

      In the near term, yes the ME is more dangerous. The headline from Juan Cole, who is a scholar about that part of the world: “Israel has elected Extremism and Racism”

    • March 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

      I’m not sure about that. Bibi hasn’t changed one bit since I first saw him on Nightline back in the early 80’s. He’s always had that racist streak and has never ever believed in the 2 state solution. He and Likud are what they are. Israelis and everybody else in the Middle East figured that out years ago. It seems to me things are about the same.

      • March 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

        Bibi is unmasked now, open in his racism and has renounced the 2 state position (which he formerly supported in a speech). And the coalition he will have now is purely far right. The Israeli electorate had a chance to vote on racism and extremism and they supported it.

        • March 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

          Bibi may have paid it lip service but it was just that. Bibi has never wanted a two state solution. That’s one of the reasons he’s still furious at Mahmoud Abbas. He walked Bibi right up to the line before Netanyahu backed away from it as fast as he could.

          Every time the Israelis hand power to Likud they are saying they support racism and extremism. Ariel Sharon comes to mind.

  14. 78 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

    GOOD MORNING TOD FAMILY….SLOWLY…BUT SURELY…I THOUGH IT WAS A NIGHTMARE…NOPE…IT WAS A MOUNTAIN OF BACON!…STANDING BY FOR THE ENERGIZER…:)…HOPE EVERYONE HAS A BEAUTIOUS DAY!

  15. 79 MightyPamela
    March 19, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Ok. Good morning y’all. Forgive my errant ways, I am lax in delivering a promise: TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE March 20, 2015. 29.27 Pisces. 5:36am EDT. 2:36am PDT. This eclipse is visible from Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East (except Saudi Arabia), northwest Asia, Faroe Islands, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, the eastern tip of Newfoundland, and the northern Atlantic Ocean. (source: Jim Maynard, Celestial Guide, 2015). Sun enters Aries: 6:28am EDT, 3:28am PDT. And the Equinox is ON!! Also, for some interesting and more thorough discussion, my favorite astrologer, teacher and dear friend has some fascinating insights to offer: http://www.alanoken.com

  16. March 19, 2015 at 11:14 am

    11:15 ET: The President attends an event at the Department of Energy

    Audio only:

    Might be on here:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  17. March 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    🙂

  18. 86 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    March 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

    DURBIN ADDRESSING THE HILL…RE…LYNCH….THIS ENTIRE STALL IS MORE THAN RACIST RIDICULOUS!…..BBL…………….

    • March 19, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Republicans are petty and behave like children (or teenagers). They’re mad that democrats are rejecting their abortion amendment on the bill about human trafficking. It’s revenge. And a way to make Eric Holder suffer; they know that Mr. Holder has been wanting a good rest for quite some time.

  19. March 19, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Just finish listening to FLOTUS speech. Now let me listen to POTUS.

  20. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    March 19, 2015 at 11:50 am

  21. 90 japa21
    March 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

    30 million will be hit today. Some consolation after the news from Israel this week.

  22. 113 japa21
    March 19, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Well, I wrote this but ended up in moderation because I screwed up my email but, we will hit 30 million today which is soem consolation after the news from Israel this week.

  23. March 19, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Love FLOTUS Dear Me message, and her speech.


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