Posts Tagged ‘2008



25
Aug
13

Five Years Ago Today…..

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21
Aug
13

Five Years Ago This Week….

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03
Jun
13

This and That

Text of the President’s remarks here

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Supporters engulf Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) during a rally at the Xcel Energy Center June 3, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination following primaries in South Dakota and Montana

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Michael Cohen (The Guardian): What makes the Republican position on Medicaid expansion truly sick – In their ideological vendetta against Obamacare, red states seem more willing to let low-income people die than get healthcare

If you want to get a sense of the enfeebled and wanton state of the modern Republican party, there really is no better place to start than on the issue of Medicaid, the federal program that provides healthcare coverage for the poor.

In a desperate effort to undermine the law they hate, Obamacare, Republican governors and state legislatures in half the states have either rejected or intend to reject a key part of the president’s signature domestic initiative – namely, billions in federal dollars to extend Medicaid coverage to their poorest citizens. While Republicans argue they are acting out of high-minded fiscal rectitude, the reality speaks to something else altogether – petulance and hyper-partisanship.

…. Republicans are searching for ways to rehabilitate their image. It ain’t gonna be easy so long as they operate as though saving money – and keeping their ideological purity intact – is more important than reducing suffering and saving lives.

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Jonathan Cohn (New Republic): If you want to know why we can’t have an honest debate about Obamacare, all you have to do is pay attention to some recent news from California – and the way a highly distorted version of it, by one irresponsible writer, has rippled through the conservative press.

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25
May
13

Five years ago today….

Senator Barack Obama’s Commencement Address at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, May 25, 2008

Text of remarks here

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And two years ago:

24
Mar
13

Harking back to 2008….

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Beforemath

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17
Feb
13

Rise and Shine

Five years ago: “Words matter” (Wisconsin, Feb 2008)

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MooooooOOOOOooooorning everyone. Another busy-ish Sunday, but, as usual, I’ll be dropping in and out and will update a bit later.

27
Jan
13

60 Minutes (2007 & 2008)

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Tonight – 7.0 ET: The President and Hillary Clinton on 60 Minutes (Link to interview)

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And 2008….

26
Jan
13

Five years ago today….

Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama hug after his victory rally at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center January 26, 2008 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sen. Obama is the winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary, a critical one for him, followed by Sen. Hillary Clinton with former Sen. John Edwards coming in third.

23
Aug
12

Speaking of great convention speeches….

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3:0 ET approx – Michelle Obama in Milwaukee (CBS live streaming)

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Back later, chat away😉

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26
Jul
12

This and That

President Obama holds a Cabinet meeting in the the White House, July 26 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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LA Times: Among the people watching Mitt Romney’s European misadventures with interest on Thursday was President Obama’s top campaign strategist, David Axelrod.

“It’s been quite amazing so far,” Axelrod remarked Thursday. “I’m almost speechless. That doesn’t happen too often.”

Romney made headlines on his first day abroad by calling some elements of the British planning for the Olympics “disconcerting,” to the apparent annoyance of some of his hosts…..

…. British news outlets also pointed out that Romney appeared to commit a faux pas by disclosing the fact that he met with the head of MI-6, the British foreign intelligence service.

Axelrod said he was following the developments on Twitter – an unrivaled venue for the sort of brutal snark well-suited to political gaffes, but particularly ones in which the Brits weigh in. (See #romneyshambles)

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UK Independent

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Friday:

10:15: President Obama signs the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act

1:10: Attends a campaign event at the Jefferson Hotel, in Washington, D.C.

4:45: Departs the White House en route McLean, Virginia

5:25: Attends a campaign event

7:35: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

8:35: Arrives at the White House

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Psst, Willard? This is how you ‘do’ Europe …. watch and learn:

Berlin, 2008




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