161 Responses to “President Obama And The First Lady Welcome Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong And Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong”

  1. 1 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Hey thanks Nerdy. I was just coming to give you a heads up. Looks like it starts at 6:55.

  2. 2 Nerdy Wonka
    August 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    • 3 99ts
      August 2, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      She is a breath of Spring – followed by the light of summer

      And – I have to go out – thanks Nerdy

  3. 4 CEB
    August 2, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Someone needs to tell the reporters waiting outside of the door that there is a hot mike in their area which is picking up all of their stupid comments. One, a male,said the White House should be more 21st century and painted fushia.

  4. August 2, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    i missed the arrival of the guests…and i wished the reporters would hush

  5. 8 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Like Alice Through the Looking Glass:)

  6. August 2, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Well done, Dudette.

    Many thanks, NW!!

    from the bottom of the previous thread …

    Why does anyone think Trump has any consideration for any person other than himself! Just look at how he treats his own family!!!

  7. 11 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    There they ARE!!! Gorgeous OF COURSE!

  8. August 2, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I know I am bias, but our FLOTUS look lovely. Their isn’t to many who can compare pass or future.

    • August 2, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Right wing haters talk about how Melania will bring glamour back to the White House. Glamour has been in the White House from 2009-today and her name is Michelle Obama.

    • 15 99ts
      August 2, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      Nothing biased about FLOTUS looking lovely bella – she is off the planet gorgeous

  9. 16 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

  10. 20 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:07 pm

  11. 21 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:08 pm

  12. 22 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm

  13. 26 arapaho415
    August 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    That was shortest whitehouse.gov live stream ever. 😦

    But this is good…

  14. August 2, 2016 at 7:14 pm

  15. August 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    POTUS is so proud of FLOTUS.

  16. 31 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:17 pm


    • 32 jackiegrumbacher
      August 2, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Gabby looks lovely and Mark always looks at her with such total love as if he never stops thanking God that she survived to be with him..

      • 33 HZ
        August 2, 2016 at 10:46 pm

        JackieG, My heart is so full whenever I see her as well. What a miracle. I remember praying for her and Mark when POTUS and FLOTUS were in her hospital room and standing over her after the shooting . And yes the beautiful love that she and Mark display always seem to be so lovely and real. Many blessings to them now and in the future. HZ

  17. 34 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm


  18. August 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    • August 2, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      McCain, Ryan, McConnell, all them know that Donald J. Trump is a loose cannon, but they keep supporting him.

    • 38 Wilson Michael
      August 3, 2016 at 4:10 am

      Serves McCain right. If he had done the right thing, Trumps tantrums wouldn’t have mattered a great deal. He has been making really cynical decisions, and that lack of spine has now bitten him in the behind. Ditto with the House policy wonk. LOL!!!

  19. 39 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  20. 40 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:25 pm

  21. 42 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm

  22. 43 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:32 pm

  23. 44 arapaho415
    August 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    While PBO, FLOTUS and Singapore PM Lee and wife are enjoying cocktails, savoring PBO’s EPIC WIN today, reposting this from the previous thread (posted just before this one opened up), well worth the repeat IMHO.

    And here’s Meta’s comment:

    Expect to see more of #BuckitList PBO, ruthless PBO on the campaign trail after the First Family’s vacation in Martha’s Vineyard has concluded (think they’re leaving this weekend).


  24. 45 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Back of the dress in this one. [Swoons!]

    • August 2, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      i love this dress…it is so elegant….rivals the white dress the FLOTUS wore when she attended the formal dinner with the Queen….so very Elegant…so very beautiful

  25. 47 jacquelineoboomer
    August 2, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I’ll get this ugliness out, before I go look at the lovely dinner photos!

  26. 48 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    It’s a family affair!

  27. 52 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm

  28. 53 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Ain’t no party like an Obama party, cuz an Obama party don’t stop! 😀

  29. 54 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  30. August 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Viola is not here for your foolishness

  31. 57 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    We may not be able to look in on the real State Dinner, but here’s a glimpse into one from the BEST TV SHOW EVER — The West Wing, Season 1, Episode 7 “The State Dinner”

  32. August 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Judd Legum ‏@JuddLegum
    1. This election is a hot mess but today has been a fascinating game of political tactics
    2. Trump’s attacks on the Khans risk major long term damage to the GOP brand. Forced establishment to ramp up criticism.
    3. Both Ryan and McCain signaled, to various degrees, that they may withdraw their endorsement at some point if this keeps up.
    4. So Trump goes out preemptively, and announces that HE doesn’t support Ryan or McCain.
    5. This is the equivalent of Trump saying: “You aren’t breaking up with me, I’m breaking up with you.”
    7. Now, if Ryan withdraws his endorsement it looks petty. He tolerated the attacks on a gold star family but not himself.
    8. Enter Obama, who is playing this perfect.
    9. He’s advising all Republicans to withdraw their endorsement from Trump, effectively making it impossible to do so.
    10. So you have Trump and Obama working in concert to lock people like Ryan and McCain into their endorsement of Trump. Fascinating.
    11. Ryan and other top Republicans had a plan to nominally endorse Trump and then at the end say “I opposed everything he stood for.”
    12. Ryan’s plan is completely falling apart. Trump’s conduct is too outrageous to politely disagree with. Also, Trump won’t play along.

  33. August 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    The Obamas, classy as always.

  34. 69 Ladyhawke
    August 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm

  35. August 2, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    JPMorgan Pays Inmates for Fees on Get-Out-of-Jail Debit Card
    August 2, 2016 — 3:17 PM EDT

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s contract to provide debit cards to inmates released from federal prison may have backfired after a former convict raised a ruckus.

    The bank agreed to pay a total of $446,822 to thousands of ex-prisoners to settle a class-action suit claiming JPMorgan ripped them off with $10 fees to withdraw money from a teller window and $2 charges for using non-network ATMs, according to a filing on Monday in federal court in Philadelphia.

    JPMorgan’s contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons was a scheme “to exploit one of the most vulnerable groups imaginable — releasees from federal corrections facilities,” according to the complaint. “Every cent counts for federal releasees who are coming out of prison without an immediate means of income.”

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  38. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    August 2, 2016 at 8:15 pm

  39. August 2, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I like the aura around Tim Kaine

  40. August 2, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    The Gun Lock Initiative …in Philadelphia…hmmmm

  41. August 2, 2016 at 8:24 pm

  42. August 2, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    • 82 Dudette
      August 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    • 83 Dudette
      August 2, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      For Immediate ReleaseAugust 02, 2016
      President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games

      President Barack Obama today announced the designation of the Presidential Delegation to Attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil.

      Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Summer Games

      The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil will be held on August 5, 2016.

      The delegation will attend athletic events, meet with U.S. athletes, and attend the Opening Ceremony.

      The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States, will lead the delegation.

      Members of the Presidential Delegation

      The Honorable Liliana Ayalde, U.S. Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Department of State

      The Honorable Mari Carmen Aponte, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State

      The Honorable Liz Allen, Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Communications Director

      The Honorable Ellie Schafer, Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Visitors Office

      Mr. Mark Spitz, nine-time Olympic gold medalist, one-time Olympic silver medalist, one-time Olympic bronze medalist, men’s swimming

  43. August 2, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Beautiful blooms

  44. 85 GGAIL
    August 2, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Hot Damn! FLOTUS is rocking that dress 🎉🎉🎉

  45. 92 Claire
    August 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Chris Hayes such a hypocrite. He can’t believe how Hillary Clinton rushed into to signing on to Iraq. He was one of the main people who forced her into a more “progressive” platform that she’ll not be able to push through the house, then they’ll turn on her.

  46. 93 Ladyhawke
    August 2, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    POTUS ON TPP: Well, right now, I’m President, and I’m for it. And I think I’ve got the better argument.

    Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Lee of Singapore in Joint Press Conference

    Jordan Fabian.

    Q Thank you, Mr. President. You’re here today touting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but Hillary Clinton is against it. Her vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine, has now reversed himself and is now against it. Donald Trump is, too, meaning that the next President is opposed to this deal. So my question is, if you take both candidates at their word, how do you plan to get Congress to pass this deal during the lame duck, and what’s your plan to convince members to do so given the opposition I just described?
    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, right now, I’m President, and I’m for it. And I think I’ve got the better argument. And I’ve made this argument before; I’ll make it again. We are part of a global economy. We’re not reversing that. It can’t be reversed, because it is driven by technology, and it is driven by travel and cargo containers, and the fact that the demand for products inside of our country means we’ve got to get some things from other places, and our export sector is a huge contributor to jobs and our economic wellbeing. Most manufactured products now involve a global supply chain where parts are made in all corners of the globe, and converge and then get assembled and packaged and sold. And so the notion that we’re going to pull that up root and branch is unrealistic. Point number one.


    • August 2, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      Interesting…the reporter thought that he could box the President in a corner by mentioning…Hillary’s so called opposition (where does she stand on this) to TPP…after all this time…they still are trying to ONE-Up the President….

  47. 95 JER
    August 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    NOW: President Obama Hosts State Dinner in Honor of Singapore’s PM – http://abcnews.go.com/video/embed?id=14519615ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

  48. 96 mtmarilyn
    August 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    OMG, I just got an emergency call for Donald Trump. It started with him saying Hillary is going to release all these criminals and our only hope is Donald Trump. If I give $25 I get a bumper sticker and if I am able and give $1000 I get a photo personally signed by Donald Trump. I was laughing the whole way thru it. We have always been registered Democrats. Not sure why we got the call. They are really desperate.

    • 97 COS
      August 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Sounds a bit desperate to me mtmarilyn. More lies for sure. What criminals? They continue to pull stuff out of their behinds.

      • 98 mtmarilyn
        August 2, 2016 at 9:01 pm

        When he was talking I was thinking of the Willie Horton ad. I do believe they are desperate and broke. I had never even heard of criminals being released. This is really blowing in the wind.

    • 99 desertflower
      August 2, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      SAme thing happened to me yesterday:) Guy left a message and I didn’t get the particulars…said he was calling for Trump and did I want a bumper sticker…should have picked it up and said yes…to wipe my ass with. Bet they wouldn’t have called me back:) Be Gone! No Republicans live in my house!

      • 100 mtmarilyn
        August 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm

        It was a recorded call so I couldn’t talk back. At the end they did say if you didn’t want any more calls to hit a certain key. I didn’t because I wouldn’t mind hearing more of what they have to say.

        • 101 arapaho415
          August 2, 2016 at 11:23 pm

          GE MTM (replying after next thread is up):

          Since both you and DF received calls, I wonder if they’re targeting by state?

          • 102 mtmarilyn
            August 3, 2016 at 10:21 am

            That’s a good question. Although Montana isn’t rich I bet they get many small donations. Many tea partiers here.

  49. 105 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Okay, here’s some stuff on Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Lee’s visit to the National Gallery of Art.

    Official Visit of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of The Republic of Singapore: Spousal Event

    Tuesday, August 2nd

    Washington, DC * 10:15AM ET — As part of the Singapore State Visit, First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong will participate in a spousal event at the National Gallery of the Art.

    The event will include a special performance by students from the Turnaround Arts Summer Program. Turnaround Arts is a national program created by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities to help transform some of the nation’s lowest performing schools through comprehensive and integrated arts education. The First Lady serves as the Committee’s honorary chair. Since 2011, Turnaround Arts has empowered 68 schools in 27 school districts across 13 states and Washington, DC with innovative arts and music programs to help address broader school challenges and close the achievement gap.


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  52. 112 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm

  53. 113 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    • 114 FoxfireTX
      August 2, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Dudette, thanks so much for this photo! Really wanted to see a photo of him and his lovely wife after reading their story.

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  55. 118 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm

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  57. August 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm

  58. 125 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Different angle. Follows them to the dining room.

    • August 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm

      I love the state dinners….

      i know that the “founding fathers”….are AHAST that the daughter of slaves along with the son of a Kenyan …are now POTUS and FLOTUS….i am ever reminded of this….

      but not just the founding fathers…a portion of American citizens are as well….

      but these images( of the gracious President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are forever seared into my memory and more importantly,,,into the memories of our children…of all hues

  59. August 2, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Ummmm….Everyone is getting into the act….HA!

  60. 133 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Dayum they look good!

    • August 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      From the article:

      It has been an incredible honor for me and my team to create this dress for the First Lady,” said Maxwell via e-mail to WWD. “Strong and elegant, she is the embodiment of the woman that inspires me to create, and a role model for women all over the world.”

  61. 135 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 9:34 pm

  62. 136 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    They look so beautiful:) Stately, but not stuffy. Just gorgeous:)

  63. 137 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    What a lovely gesture. I’d love to see it.

  64. 140 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    This TeaBagger is unseated. Hmm?
    Great Evening TODbots.

  65. 147 desertflower
    August 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm



    Just days before Republicans adopted a new, more Russia-friendly plank into their party platform, one of Donald Trump’s top advisers visited Moscow in July to deliver speeches criticizing decades of U.S. foreign policy.

    Global energy investor Carter Page joined Trump’s team in March. Since then, Page has criticized U.S.-Russia policy in a number of public speeches, and repeatedly expressed his hope that a closer relationship between the two nations might be possible with Trump in the White House.

    “Washington and other Western capitals have impeded potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on ideas such as democratization, inequality, corruption, and regime change,” Page said last month during a commencement speech at a Moscow economics graduate school.

    Page also suggested the United States should ease economic sanctions imposed on Russia following its 2014 incursion into Ukraine and Crimea, which was condemned in an overwhelming vote in the United Nations. In exchange for sanctions relief, Page said, American companies might be invited to partner with Russian firms to exploit Russia’s oil and gas fields.

  66. August 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm

  67. 149 jacquelineoboomer
    August 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm

  68. 151 Dudette
    August 2, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    😀 😀 😀

  69. 152 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 10:21 pm

  70. August 2, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    So, I was reading a rumor that this won’t be the last State Dinner……..One more to come honoring cutie PM Matteo Renzi. YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!

  71. 155 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 10:29 pm

  72. 156 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 10:38 pm

  73. 157 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm

  74. 158 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 10:50 pm

  75. 159 Nena20409
    August 2, 2016 at 10:57 pm

  76. 160 globalcitizenlinda
    August 2, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    has any candidate at any level ever attacked a baby for crying or anything else kids do?

  77. 161 HZ
    August 3, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Our POTUS and FLOTUS make me so proud. We did great in 2008 and again in 2012. That’s what I am talking. Love them so much. HZ

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