Posts Tagged ‘duke

30
Dec
11

afternoon all

Honestly, I haven’t made this up – a Ron Paul-supporting freak actually thought it was good news that the former KKK guy endorsed the nutjob!

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Jonathan Bernstein: I have to say: If I were running Mitt Romney’s campaign, I’d much prefer reporters going on today about a mini-flap involving one of Mitt’s sons going birther and then apologizing than have them reporting on the Santorum surge.

….in the long run (or perhaps even by Tuesday) this particular incident will be long forgotten, it still can’t hurt Romney with Tea Partiers to hint that his camp is on the same page with them culturally.

Of course, I’m not hinting, nor am I voicing any suspicion, that the Romney camp would actually do something like this on purpose.

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Reuters: New U.S. claims for jobless benefits rose last week but the underlying trend pointed to an improving labor market, while regional factory data showed the economy gaining momentum as the year ended.

The growth picture was brightened by other data on Thursday showing pending sales of previously owned homes jumped to a 1-1/2 year high in November, adding to signs of a tentative recovery in the housing market.

Indications the economy was wrapping up the year on a much firmer footing than had been previously anticipated leaves it better positioned to deal with headwinds from the festering debt crisis in Europe and fiscal tightening at home.

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Friend,

This holiday has felt a bit like one last long, deep breath before we plunge into 2012.

This time next year, I don’t want us to have any regrets. I want to be able to say we rose to the task, and got it done. We’ve all got some work to do right now.

Over the next 11 months we’ve got an organization to grow, voters to register, and people to get fired up.

I hope you’ll close out this year by donating $3 or more now to help make sure we’re ready for the next one.

Thank you so much, and happy new year,

Michelle

P.S. Also, when you donate today, you are automatically entered for a chance to be one of three supporters to have dinner with Barack and me.

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If you have a few dollars to spare you can donate here:

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through Donna Dem’s fundraising page at OFA:

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or through The Obama Diary’s OFA page:

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Whichever you choose, the money goes to the same place: Obama/Biden 2012. Thanks everyone.

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14
Mar
11

the duke & the president

President Obama signs a students presentation of Duke Ellington, March 14, on a visit to Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia. He wrote “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!”, a reference to an Ellington composition.

President Obama, accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, talks to students during an unannounced stop in the auditorium at Kenmore Middle School

President Barack Obama talks to students about their projects during his visit to a classroom at Kenmore Middle School

28
May
10

west wing week (“i, state your name” may 28, 2010)

27
May
10

grand young duke

President Obama with the NCAA Basketball Champions Duke Blue Devils in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 27, 2010

02
Apr
10

hey, it's Flat Stanley!

President Barack Obama poses holding a ‘Flat Stanley’ with Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy North Carolina, before boarding Air Force One at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, on April 2, 2010.

Rogers asked the president if they could pose for a picture for his granddaughter holding a paper cutout of Flat Stanley. Obama laughed. “I know Flat Stanley,” he replied. “We can do this!'”

05
Feb
10

arms control

President Barack Obama shakes hands with fans at the Georgetown-Duke college basketball game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

30
Jan
10

announcer-in-chief

President of the United States Barack Obama talks to CBS annoucers Clark Kellogg and Verne Lundquist  during a college basketball game between Georgetown Hoyas  and the Duke Blue Devils on January 30, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.

After Obama described a spin move and basket by one player, Kellogg told him he could handle the job of announcing.

“After retirement, I’m coming after your job, Clark,” Obama replied. “I’m just letting you know. So you either have three more years or seven more years,” he said, referring to the possibility that he might be re-elected to a second term.

At another point, CBS aired tape of a pickup game Obama played during the 2008 presidential campaign, including a missed left-handed layup. That prompted Lundquist to ask Obama if he has problems dribbling to his right.

“I went to the Republican House caucus just yesterday to prove that I could go to my right once in a while,” Obama joked, referring to a televised session Friday when the president attended a House GOP retreat in Baltimore.

30
Jan
10

off duty

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter at a college basketball game between Georgetown Hoyas and the Duke Blue Devils on January 30, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.




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