Posts Tagged ‘building

13
Jul
16

The President’s Day

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice July 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted a conversation with activists, civil rights, faith, law enforcement and elected leaders from around the country on ways can "keep people safe, build community trust, and ensure justice for all Americans." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice July 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted a conversation with activists, civil rights, faith, law enforcement and elected leaders from around the country on ways can "keep people safe, build community trust, and ensure justice for all Americans." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice

Black Lives Matter activist Mica Grimm (R) listens beside New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman (L) during a discussion on community policing and criminal justice at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, on July 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Lives Matter activist Mica Grimm listens beside New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a discussion on community policing and criminal justice in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, on July 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. From left are: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherrilyn Ifill; Chief Terry Cuningham of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; President Obama. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherrilyn Ifill; Chief Terry Cuningham of the International Association of Chiefs of Police

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks as Terry Cunningham (L) of International Association of Chiefs of Police listens during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice July 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted a conversation with activists, civil rights, faith, law enforcement and elected leaders from around the country on ways can "keep people safe, build community trust, and ensure justice for all Americans." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

30
Apr
12

Catching up….

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30
Apr
12

Fortunately I’m in a rental….

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30
Apr
12

Heads Up

White House live

CNN live streaming

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10:45: President Obama delivers remarks at the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference.

11:40: Holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Noda of Japan.

12:45: Holds a working lunch with PM Noda.

1:45: VP Biden attends a campaign event in Kansas City, Missouri.

2:00: PBO holds a press conference with PM Noda.

3:20: Michelle Obama speaks to Obama campaign volunteers and supporters in Colorado Springs.

4:00: Michelle Obama arrives at Albuquerque International Airport, will be greeted by service members and their families from New Mexico’s Kirtland Air Force Base.

4:30: Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a fundraiser in Albuquerque.

5:00: Michelle Obama delivers remarks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games.

6:00: VP Biden attends a campaign event in Munster, Indiana.

8:40: Michelle Obama will arrive at Tucson International Airport where she will be greeted by youth volunteers at Tucson Village Farm.

9:10: Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a campaign event in Tucson.

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02
Dec
11

evening all

President Barack Obama and former president Bill Clinton tour a building under construction in Washington as part of President Obama’s Better Building Initiative to promote energy efficient buildings

WH: President Obama today announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy independence, and, according to independent estimates, create tens of thousands of jobs in the hard-hit construction sector.

The $4 billion investment announced today includes a $2 billion commitment, made through the issuance of a Presidential Memorandum, to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers.

In addition, 60 CEOs, mayors, university presidents, and labor leaders today committed to invest nearly $2 billion of private capital into energy efficiency projects; and to upgrade energy performance by a minimum of 20% by 2020 in 1.6 billion square feet of office, industrial, municipal, hospital, university, community college and school buildings. This announcement builds on a commitment made by 14 partners at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in June to make energy upgrades across 300 million square feet, and to invest $500 million in private sector financing in energy efficiency projects.

More here

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Media Matters: Following breaking news that the unemployment rate dropped from 9 percent to 8.6 percent in November, Fox & Friends aired the following on-screen graphic:

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Washington Post: The U.S. military transferred control of its sprawling headquarters outside Baghdad to the Iraqi government Friday, a deeply symbolic moment that launched the final month of a nearly decade-long U.S. presence.

The last few soldiers at Camp Victory, a base that once housed 68,000 military personnel and contractors, departed early Friday afternoon. There are currently 12,000 U.S. troops left in Iraq at five bases, down from a peak of 170,000 at 500 bases in 2007, military spokesman Col. Barry Johnson said. All will be gone by the end of the year.

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The Hill: Manufacturing grew for the 28th straight month and faster than it has since June, a report showed Thursday.

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index increased to 52.7 percent in November, up from 50.8 percent in October. The index’s most recent high was 55.3 percent. Earlier in the year the sector was expanding above 60 percent each month before the economy hit a rough patch in the early summer. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.

More here

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President Obama smiles for a photo with a group Marine Corps Navajo Code Talkers after delivering remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Conference, Dec. 2

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Robert Shrum: …. Mitt Romney is at heart a con man …. he would govern as he campaigns, no matter what he actually believes. That’s why the rest of us should be afraid of what Mitt Romney’s America would look like.

In Mitt Romney’s America, unemployment could escalate – or soar …. His long-term fiscal policy would shred the social safety net and devastate programs ranging from college loans to research and development and environmental protections. The wealthy would never be asked to pay their fair share by a president who would never risk alienating Grover Norquist….

Thus the “jobs” candidate could become the jobs destroyer as president – which, of course, was what he was when he dismembered companies and fired workers during his years in the private sector…

….. Medicare would be voucherized and Social Security would be privatized. Insurance companies would be free again to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions and to cancel policies as the costs of life-saving treatment mounted. Tens of millions more would be left without health insurance.

And Mitt Romney’s America would be a narrow and bigoted place, too. He opposed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” He’s proposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriages. His Supreme Court nominees would tip the balance and overturn Roe v. Wade. And what about civil rights? Romney has become an immigrant-baiter who now wants to build that “danged fence” along the border. The co-chair of his Justice Advisory Committee is Robert Bork, who called the 1964 Civil Rights Act “unsurpassed ugliness”. On issues of equality, Mitt Romney’s America would look a lot like Ted Kennedy’s famous description of Robert Bork’s America, where “rigid ideology will tip the scales of justice against the kind of country [this] is and ought to be.”

….. And that’s why I hope we never have to live in Mitt Romney’s America.

Full article here

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TPM

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Steve Benen: Every single time the Huntsman campaign releases another anti-Romney video, I have the same reaction: “Hey, that’s pretty good!”

I thought that about the “pretzel” video, the flipping-toy-monkey video, the weathervane video, and this week’s “Mittstant Replay” video.

Today, via Taegan Goddard, Huntsman’s team offers another gem, this time connecting Romney’s incessant flip-flopping to his background with the Olympics. It turns out, Romney flips with all the grace of a crashing gymnast:

More from Steve Benen here

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You know the way GOPolitico is obsessed with the President and Israel and spends its days searching for polls that suggest he is struggling with the Jewish community? Well, spare a thought for them, today was a very difficult day:

25
Jun
11

nation-building….

Original video here

Thank you UTAustinLiberal! 😉

30
Mar
11

honoring ronald h brown

President Obama speaks about the legacy of Ron Brown as he dedicates the Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations Building in New York, NY. March 29, 2011.

20
Feb
11

shocking proof that these wisconsin commie agitators hate america:

Inside the capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, 5,000 protesters spontaneously sing the national anthem.

18
Feb
11

“lego? i’m thinking, this is more my speed…..”

(The expression of the girl on the right cracks me up!)

“You know what I’m especially excited about is, it’s nothing against the guys, but seeing six girls do an amazing project like this is really exciting. A lot of times in the past, engineering, math, science…girls were saying that’s not for me. You guys are showing that you guys are going to be at the cutting edge of this stuff. I’m proud of you.”

President Barack Obama autographs a Lego robot as he meets student finalists of Intel’s Science Talent Search as he tours a semiconductor manufacturing facility at Intel Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon February 18

17
Dec
10

“that’s the nature of compromise”

President Barack Obama signs the middle-class tax cut bill in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 17, 2010 in Washington DC. The measure would extend tax cuts for families at every income level, renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and enact a new one-year cut in Social Security taxes that would benefit nearly every worker who earns a wage.

 




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