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President Barack Obama attends a Summit of the Americas Leaders’ Dinner at Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, Cartagena, Colombia, April 13, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Martha Stewart drop by Operation Shower, a celebration for pregnant women whose husbands are service members, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 13, 2011. The event was part of the launch of Joining Forces, a national initiative to support and honor America's service members and their families. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. 

First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Martha Stewart drop by Operation Shower, a celebration for pregnant women whose husbands are service members, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 13, 2011. The event was part of the launch of Joining Forces, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families. Photo by Chuck Kennedy

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Audience members embrace President Barack Obama after he spoke at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., April 13, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama talks with, from left: Dan Restrepo, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs; U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk; and Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis aboard Air Force One while en route to Tampa, Fla., April 13, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza


90 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. 1 GGail
    April 13, 2016 at 11:19 am

    yooohoooo

  2. 2 amk for obama
    April 13, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Hi, Bye.

  3. 4 GGail
    April 13, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Good morning NW!
    I have 45 minutes to play in the Village before heading off to a meeting – YAY!!!

  4. 5 amk for obama
    April 13, 2016 at 11:21 am

  5. April 13, 2016 at 11:24 am

    What time is the Science Fair? I’m waiting to hear from FLOTUS speak. Okay I just heard she will be speaking soon, no conflict for me I will be able to see the Science Fair too.

  6. 9 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 11:29 am

  7. 12 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 11:30 am

  8. April 13, 2016 at 11:30 am

    MSNBC favors sanders much?
    They are currently following him walking down Broadway to a picket line of Verizon workers?
    Sanders and the newsmen are out of shape abd huffing and puffing.
    All this is breaking news! Lol
    Lol 👎👎

  9. 15 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 11:31 am

  10. 16 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 11:32 am

  11. 17 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 11:33 am

    • 18 Dudette
      April 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      April 13, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you for this series of tweets, Dudette. They hit on the element that is most enraging about the Bernie campaign, especially when I see fellow Democrats supporting him. He has no loyalty to the Democratic Party and would be happy to see its whole structure collapse. He has taken advantage of that structure to run his campaign, but if he left it broken in his wake, he would be happy. His campaign is being heavily supported by Republicans whose dearest hope is that he can somehow become the nominee. They know that even a weak Republican candidate could defeat Bernie in the general because he is a Socialist and has never been truly vetted.

  12. April 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    One of the Ladies of Hamilton:

  13. 30 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Today is Al Green’s 70th birthday! Woooot! 😀

  14. April 13, 2016 at 11:53 am

    By Opposing Obama, the Republicans Created Trump
    Steven Rattner
    APRIL 13, 2016

    MEMO to Republican legislators biting your nails over the New York primary, wondering if you can finally derail Donald J. Trump’s candidacy with, gulp, Ted Cruz: You brought it on yourselves.

    Not just by failing for too long to take Mr. Trump seriously or by lacking an effective response once you did. That’s well-covered territory. Most important, you created the anger that lifted his candidacy by years of systematically and effectively preventing passage of legislation that might have ameliorated the tough economic state of Mr. Trump’s core voters.

    Mr. Trump’s biggest supporters are disproportionately white, middle-aged, working-class men without college educations, a group whose fortunes have flagged as globalization and new technology have rendered millions of jobs obsolete and cut into the wages of many more. While the trade agreements that Mr. Trump bashes have played a role, the mistake was not having entered into them, but having failed to sufficiently help affected workers adjust to the new dynamics.

  15. April 13, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Summer Jobs for All City High School Students
    By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    APRIL 13, 2016

    …………………..

    The city runs a summer jobs program that cost about $80 million last year and employed 55,000 young people, most of them high school students. But only about half of those who applied by lottery got a spot. The program is financed mainly by the city, and funding typically remains uncertain until the last minute. As a result, the community organizations that place young people in jobs often don’t know how much money is available until just days before the program begins in July.

    On such short notice, the organizations can do little more than rush teenagers into jobs at summer camps or positions for which they have not been screened and for which they might not be suited. And because entry is based on lottery, it is highly unlikely that a teenager will be able to participate in two consecutive years. This means that many miss out on the benefits that several years of summer work would offer.

    The Community Service Society proposal would make the program universal so that every high school student who wanted a job could have one. Under the proposal, placement organizations would work with an entire school over the course of the year to develop job opportunities that relate to each student’s interests and academic experiences. Screening and other preparation could begin many months in advance, with outreach to encourage more companies to take on young workers.

    A well-planned, expanded program that served 110,000 young people would probably cost about $242 million. The city would not have to come up with all of it but could seek help from the state and federal governments. It could start with a pilot program that covers, say, about 20 of the city’s 438 or so high schools.

  16. April 13, 2016 at 11:59 am

    After watching Part 2 of the Jackie Robinson documentary on PBS last night, I couldn’t help but wonder if there’ll be a similar one made about President Obama one day. All of the insane racism he faced, day after day after day.

    • 40 carolyn
      April 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      The end of the Jackie Robinson documentary had me weeping. When Rachel said what she missed the most were: someone to talk things over with and get support from, and his strong arms around her…..I burst into tears. Those two things described exactly what I miss most about my husband. And to think he died so young! She’s had a long time without him, but a man like Jackie Robinson stays alive. As my husband is very alive to me, and I think always will be. But those strong arms in a hug………nothing can replace that!

  17. April 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    But the editors of The Daily News also used the endorsement – which they knew would be widely read – to launch a professional hit on President Obama’s legacy, calling the White House’s optimism over America’s economic progress of 14.5 million new jobs and the longest era of private sector job growth in history coming back from the brink of absolute catastrophe merely “let’s-pretend rituals.”

  18. 45 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 12:02 pm

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  20. 50 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 12:03 pm

  21. 53 No Child Left Behind
    April 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  22. 54 JER
    April 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    COMING UP at 12:15 PM:

    Hillary Clinton speaks to National Action Network’s 25th Anniversary National Convention –
    http://abcnews.go.com/Live AND http://www.msnbc.com/live-online/watch/coming-up-clinton-at-nat-l-action-network-665077827868

  23. 56 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this Fine Post and several posts since Yesterday.

  24. 57 No Child Left Behind
    April 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I prefer those politicians that don’t speak in the third person.

  25. 62 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Excuse Most of Us, for Not earning $4M yearly?

  26. 63 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Bernie decided it would be a good photo to stand on the picket line. MSNBC and other media outlets, of course, are obliging him.

  27. 64 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  28. 65 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    ❤ ❤ ❤

  29. 66 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 12:23 pm

  30. 67 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 12:25 pm

  31. 68 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm

  32. 69 Dudette
    April 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

  33. April 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    “Hundreds of thousands of Americans may soon get the debt monkey off their back, thanks to the White House. President Barack Obama’s administration plans to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loan debt for nearly 400,000 permanently disabled people, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. While permanently disabled individuals have long been able to apply to have their student loan debt discharged via Social Security, the Post reported, the White House’s tactic will be to identify eligible individuals and reach out to them to start the process rather than wait for them to do so themselves. So far it has found 387,000 such individuals with a cumulative debt of $7.7 billion, for an average of around $19,986 per debtor, according to the Wall Street Journal. Nearly half of those people are on the verge of defaulting on their loans, which could come with severe consequences including the loss of tax refunds, disability checks and permanent damage to credit scores….continued”

  34. April 13, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    GA, NW….figured this is the video you were referring to 😕

  35. 74 Obama Grandmama
    April 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    First thing this morning getting out of bed I hear my Senator Jeff Merkley announce on NPR, guess his endorsement is in the NY Times too, that he is supporting Bernie Sanders. Grrrrrr!

  36. 77 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

  37. 80 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    4-13-16
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest LIVE starting shortly.

  38. 81 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

  39. 83 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm

  40. 84 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 1:27 pm

  41. 86 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 1:48 pm

  42. 87 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 1:51 pm

  43. 88 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm

  44. 90 Nena20409
    April 13, 2016 at 2:29 pm


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