Archive for November 12th, 2011


heads up – jay carney

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i’m not making this up….

Seriously, this isn’t a joke: Halperin thought Perry was excellent tonight!!!!!



Just sayin’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, and his wife Callista Gingrich speak after the debate at the Benjamin Johnson Arena, Saturday, Nov. 12


down at the farm

Star Advertiser: College interns who help run one of the island’s largest organic farms guided first lady Michelle Obama through fields of budding salad greens today, then sat down to swap stories with her about their efforts to improve the health of their communities.

Wearing a sleeveless navy dress, Obama traded hugs and laughs with the students, immediately disarming them. “She was so outgoing, just the easiest person to talk to,” said Ku’uleilani Samson, one of the young co-managers at the farm, who completed an internship and earned an associate’s degree. “She made you feel totally comfortable.”

The nonprofit MA’O Farms, on 24 acres of Lualualei Valley, is devoted to raising healthy crops for local consumption while also growing a new generation of leaders in touch with the land and their heritage.

“I’ve heard about all that’s going on here for years and years,” Obama told the students. “I jumped at the opportunity to come and not just see for myself but also allow the world to see what you all are doing.”

…. MA’O’s mission dovetails with Obama’s nationwide “Let’s Move” campaign, which aims to raise a healthier generation of children through better nutrition and exercise.

Full article here

First lady Michelle Obama with interns after touring the Ma’o Organic Farms in Waianae, Hawaii, November 12


A Quiet Saturday:

President Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda during the APEC Summit in Honolulu

…. with Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

…. with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk

…. speaking to Boeing CEO Jim McNerney during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit

… with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

… with Chinese President Hu Jintao


Leaders’ statement: We, the Leaders of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, are pleased to announce today the broad outlines of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement among our nine countries.

We are delighted to have achieved this milestone in our common vision to establish a comprehensive, next-generation regional agreement that liberalizes trade and investment and addresses new and traditional trade issues and 21st-century challenges.

We are confident that this agreement will be a model for ambition for other free trade agreements in the future, forging close linkages among our economies, enhancing our competitiveness, benefiting our consumers and supporting the creation and retention of jobs, higher living standards, and the reduction of poverty in our countries.


Lara Sutton places a kiss on a cut out poster of President Barack Obama in Waikiki, Hawaii, Nov. 12


Tonight (11:20 ET): The President and First Lady welcome APEC leaders and spouses in an arrival ceremony

Sunday: The President delivers opening comments at the APEC Summit and attends sessions through the day; holds a press conference to wrap up the summit. In the evening meets with the Mexican President and the Canadian Prime Minister at the North American Leaders Summit. The First Lady hosts a luncheon with APEC leaders’ spouses at Kualoa Ranch.

Monday: Holds a fundraiser in the morning. That will be his only event for the day before he leaves on Tuesday morning for Canberra, Australia.


afternoon all

President Barack Obama greets veterans aboard the USS Carl Vinson, docked at North Island Naval Station in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

…. aboard the USS Carl Vinson, docked at North Island Naval Station in San Diego

….. on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson

More here



President Barack Obama meets with Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders during the APEC summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 12. Pictured from left to right are Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, Obama, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, Malaysian Prime Minister Abdul Razak and New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English.


President Obama at the APEC CEO Summit with Boeing Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney in Honolulu



More soon


aloha – rise and shine


All times Eastern

1:40 The President meets with Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders in Honolulu

3:05 Participates in an APEC CEO business summit

5:0 Hosts a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Noda of Japan

6:45 Holds a bilateral meeting with President Medvedev of Russia

8:15 Holds a bilateral meeting with President Hu of China

11:20 The President and First Lady welcome APEC leaders and spouses in an arrival ceremony


Westwood One reporter Jim Gray speaks with Barack Obama (from here) – thanks Janelle

Original video here

Original video

Thanks Donna


The tip off of an NCAA Men’s Basketball game between the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University on board the USS Carl Vinson at North Island Naval Station in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 11. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)



President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are welcomed by Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu


Thanks amk!


Morning everyone 😉







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