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  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    September 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Good afternoon!

  2. September 28, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    GA,TOD! Did you see FLOTUS in Philly? She was on fire!

  3. 7 Judith Fardig
    September 28, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Congrats, Jacqueline!

  4. 8 donna dem 4 obama
    September 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Hello TOD

    There is something going on that doesn’t make any sense to me…

    I have been following the Clinton campaign schedule for about a week now and I am observing something that bothers me. Hillary is only doing ONE event each day. Why? Trump goes to 2 or 3 states everyday and our ridiculous media will cover every event he has. Hillary is one and out. I know that she won’t get the same coverage that he gets but at this point in the campaign she needs to be holding multiple, at the very least, events each day. Yesterday was NC and today is NH. Am I missing something? I know she has other surrogates on the campaign trail that Trump doesn’t have but shouldn’t she be in the news all day everyday with just 40 days remaining in this campaign?????

    • September 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Donna, She was off the trail due to illness and debate prep; think in addition to rallies, she still doing fundraisers and pop-in visits at surrounding communities. While I’m thrilled that PA is getting so much attention, Hil x2, PBO, VP, Flotus, Elizabeth Warren all in Philly in the last three weeks, I wish they would branch out a little farther. Philly and the surrounding counties are important, therefore, they should do a few events in the surrounding counties! By concentrating all of their efforts in Philly, they are unintentionally telling the suburban folks that we don’t matter… Don’t think the campaign understands the rivalry and animosity dynamics in this state…

    • 10 FoxfireTX
      September 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      I’ve wondered about this too Donna, but I would guess that it is related to her illness and recovery. I’ve never had pneumonia but know people that have had it, including my nephew, and the recovery was a good month. And they didn’t feel “back to normal” for two months. I suspect she is worried about a relapse if she pushes it too hard. She was only down for three days, which isn’t much. Given she has the next debate in 11 days, she can’t afford to go down again. For now, she can rely on her surrogates and hopefully be fully recovered for the final push the last 4-5 weeks. Thank heavens she has the number of surrogates that she does. And for the voter registration push and getting out the millennials, Michelle probably is turning out better crowds that Hillary would (and a different demographic).

      • 11 0388jojothecat
        September 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

        Ditto to jazziz2 & FoxfireTX. My mom had walking pneumonia and she was out for almost a month, she was much younger than HRC by 20yrs so I would rather she slow down plus PBO will be campaigning for her soon.

  5. 12 JER
    September 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    SOON: First Lady Michelle Obama Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Pittsburgh, Pa. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=8

  6. September 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    CNN just said a democratic aide is positing (referring to the 9/11 bill that was just over rides veto) that it’s amateur hour at the whitehouse??
    First, no democratic aide would say that… That was a republican that said that…
    Two: are democrats not sticking up for the whitehouse again? I mean a veto over ride of 97-1? Really? It’s that bad? Politics, I guess?
    About half the time in the last eight years, it seems this president has been on his own. 👎👎👎😩😡

  7. 14 Ladyhawke
    September 28, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    For the short-term — and it is very short now — I would say that news organizations should endeavor to:

    Help assure that voters are informed on the candidates’ policies (I see next to none of that now). A model for that is WNYC’s Brian Lehrer’s 30 Issues in 30 Weeks.

    Call lies lies. I cannot believe we are praising The New York Times for suddenly taking up what should have been its job from its birth.

    Follow real scandals. That is, follow the example of David Fahrenthold with his reporting on the Trump Foundation finding apparent violations of law; compare and contrast to The New York Times’ collection of innuendos on the Clinton Foundation.

    Abandon false balance. As Rosen says, asymmetry fries the circuits of political journalism. Deal with it. If Trump is a worse liar, bigot, or misogynist, say so without resorting to a next segment about Hillary’s damned emails.

    Devote less time and attention to polls and predictions and be more honest: We don’t know what will happen.

    Also stop predicting — and thus dampening — voter turnout. With their self-fulfilling prophecies of low turnout, savvy journalists deprive Americans of their franchise.

    Stop booking surrogates. And fire paid surrogates (I’m looking at you, Jeff Zucker and Corey Lewandowski). This is a ridiculous invention of TV’s that has gone overboard in this election to help 24-hour-news operations fill airtime and create friction. It produces all heat, no light.

    Listen. Go to the many constituencies who are unreflected in media and do not ask for quotes to fill in the stories you’ve already invented. Ask them what matters to them. And listen.

  8. 15 Nena20409
    September 28, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Guns in USA, another day, another Wickedness on the Innocents.

  9. 18 Nena20409
    September 28, 2016 at 2:58 pm

  10. September 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    interesting about that vote to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia…does anyone know what this is about…it took almost 5 years for the Congress to act on a health bill for 9/11 first responders….so i do not buy that this was about giving justice to the 9/11 families

  11. 23 Ladyhawke
    September 28, 2016 at 3:07 pm

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  13. 26 Nena20409
    September 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

  14. 27 Nena20409
    September 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  15. September 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I CAN’T with these people.

  16. 34 Nena20409
    September 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

  17. 38 Nena20409
    September 28, 2016 at 3:42 pm

  18. 39 Nena20409
    September 28, 2016 at 3:53 pm

  19. 41 Linda
    September 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating a death on Osborne Road in Townville that officials said is connected with the shooting at the school. The location is a little more than 3 miles from school.

    The coroner’s office said a man was found dead at the home, and that he died before the shooting at the school.

    Investigators confirmed that the death has a “direct connection” to the shooting at the school.

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  21. 43 Nena20409
    September 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

  22. 44 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    They are admitting what most of us already knew 30 minutes in….

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  24. September 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    • 47 99ts
      September 28, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Given that Newt is suggesting Hillary had the questions in advance, I have no doubt whatsoever that Trump’s lot will be looking for the ways & means to do exactly that – they so self project.

  25. 48 Gazelle
    September 28, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    [These effers can really get my @#$%!! Now this:]

    Senate Republicans Change Tone on Obamacare Debate

    For the first time in six years, some congressional Republicans are willing to engage in conversations about fixing — not repealing — Obamacare, should another Democrat occupy the White House.

    Republicans uniformly believe the next Congress must do something to address the Affordable Care Act. A handful of them would even be willing to work with a President Hillary Clinton to arrive at some sort of compromise.

    This willingness marks a change from the past six years of GOP demands for nothing short of repealing and replacing the president’s signature health care law. Although Republicans would rather actually accomplish this under a President Donald Trump, they say the law is in such an unstable state that fixing it can’t wait another four years.

    “There’s two ways” that action on Obamacare could play out, said Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in an interview with Morning Consult. “One, if a Republican’s elected, we’re going to have to deliver on our promise to dramatically change the health care system.”

    “The second one is, if the Democrats elect a president, there’s some changes – there’s some bipartisan support – that ought to be made. But it’d have to have the White House support. So I think it’s going to be pretty much driven by what Hillary would say,” Grassley said.

    More here: https://morningconsult.com/2016/09/28/senate-republicans-change-tone-obamacare-debate/

    • 49 Sandy1110
      September 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      Not shocking at all.

      The GOP’s “tone” on the ACA changes once the President’s skin tone changes in 2017.

      Transparent racist asshats.

  26. 50 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

  27. 51 ouapiti
    September 28, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    He be all lies, lies, lies, lies, lies, lies. And nobody seems to care.

    • 52 hopefruit2
      September 28, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Well, people DO care based on the most recent (scientific) post-debate poll. Opinions of HRC IMPROVED by 9% points, while opinions of Trump WORSENED by 13%…

      • 53 99ts
        September 28, 2016 at 8:55 pm

        I don’t think my opinion of Trump could get any worse – probably the response for a large number of those surveyed.

  28. 54 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    And keep in mind this is a scientific poll – based on US voters…not one of those garbage online “polls” that can be rigged by Putin-bots from Russia & elsewhere…

  29. September 28, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Fact ….

    #ALL50

    back to work ….

  30. 56 Ladyhawke
    September 28, 2016 at 5:35 pm

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  32. 62 Nerdy Wonka
    September 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm

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  35. 67 arapaho415
    September 28, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Awww… Warms the cockles of my heart 🙂 :

    And this will happen tomorrow…

  36. September 28, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Too many cowardly politicians in our legislative body. They are opening an absolute can or worms. I wonder how many of these idiots will be running away from this vote years from now. WE are going to be sued! Idiots.

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  38. 77 sherijr
    September 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    huh, the FOP just called me asking for donations. I told them I wouldn’t give a nickel to their racist organization, good-bye and hung up. Bet I’m off their call list!

    • 78 arapaho415
      September 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      GE Sherijr.

      In case they make the mistake of calling you again, ask why you’d contribute to an organization who just #MakesStuffUp, which about the only thing DJT knows how to do (posted this before the debate here on TOD):

      From the article:

      Todd Walther, local FOP spokesman:
      “I didn’t quote the facts. It’s speculation, that’s all it was.”

      snip /

      “The CNN segment has been shared widely on social media and on conservative media outlets…”

      • 79 sherijr
        September 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm

        right after I hung up, I wished I’d mentioned their disgusting endorsement of Trump.. should they ccall again & they have called many times since I moved to Baltimore- I will certainly say a whole lot more 🙂

        • 80 globalcitizenlinda
          September 28, 2016 at 8:08 pm

          very sorry that you received that solicitation given all the concerns you have been expressing here about your dear children and others;

          too bad you never got a chance to let them know how insulting and counterproductive that endorsement was to all those who are seeking for racial justice.

          • 81 sherijr
            September 28, 2016 at 9:17 pm

            I should have said more, but honestly Linda- I was so angry getting their call that I hung up very quickly. and Thank you.

  39. 82 globalcitizenlinda
    September 28, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I get the feeling that by the end of this campaign, FLOTUS will make the homegrown demagogue privately but deeply regret the day he ever dared to dehumanize, insult and delegitimize her PBO

  40. 84 Nerdy Wonka
    September 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm

  41. 85 globalcitizenlinda
    September 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

  42. 86 globalcitizenlinda
    September 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm

  43. September 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I remember this well when it happened. Despicable voter suppression in GA. Glad those people are going to be able to vote this time.

  44. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    September 28, 2016 at 8:02 pm

  45. 90 Nerdy Wonka
    September 28, 2016 at 8:09 pm

  46. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    September 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm

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  48. 95 99ts
    September 28, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    So I just read this – white privilege in all its glory – and they wonder why folks get upset

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/09/anderson-county-sheriff-school-shooter
    In a press conference just held concerning today’s shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Garland Major reassured the community that terrorism was not a factor because the victims and the shooter were all white.

    “The students were both white males. The teacher was a white female. The shooter is a white male,” Garland said. “There is no racial undertone, no terrorism involved.”

    Some brain transplants are needed to fix this problem

  49. 96 hopefruit2
    September 28, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Don’t forget to set your DVR’s folks! There’s lots to watch tonight.

    PBO’s townhall on CNN 9PM ET
    VP BIden on NBC 9PM ET

    Not to mention the other prime time shows…Empire…Blackish, etc…etc..

  50. 98 JER
    September 28, 2016 at 8:54 pm


    President Obama greets service members following his remarks at Fort Lee this afternoon. Pete Souza

  51. 101 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 28, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I AM SO BROKEN TONITE..HAD WORKED WITH A WIDOWED NEIGHBOR WHO HAS BEEN RAISING HIIS SON ALONE..TOOK HIM TO CHURCH LAST SUNDAY AND HE WAS EXCITED ABOUT A CHANGE IN HIS LIFE…TODAY HE WAS ARRESTED FOR HOMICIDE AND I DON’T KNOW THE DETAILS YET..I AM HEARTBROKEN. HE WILL LOSE HIS SON.

  52. September 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    This garbage just never quits.

  53. 104 99ts
    September 28, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Hoe someone asks Trump which foreign leader he respects – he only knows the name of one

  54. September 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    This town hall meeting with the President is really good. Tapper surprised me


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