rise and shine

Morning everyone! I’m outrageously late starting today, give me a while and I’ll catch up …. soon-ish. Until then, chat away. Or sing along:

186 Responses to “rise and shine”

  1. 11 pinkbunny
    January 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

    First on Friday?? 🙂

  2. 14 CTGirl
    January 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Chips, did our President’s singing keep you up? 🙂

  3. 15 pinkbunny
    January 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I can’t wait to see the video where Stephen Colbert hands dick Halperin his ass!

    I have no idea how he keeps his job, given how lousy he is at predicting or how off base he is with his punditry!!

    • January 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

      oooooh.. what was this for? I would love to see that myself 😆 I cant stand Halperin, I love when people shut him down on b.s right wing talking points. The uncomfortable look on his face when he gets told to ‘STFU’, always makes for a good laugh!!

  4. 18 PoliticalJunkessa
    January 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Good Morning Chips! Good Morning TOD Family! ♥ ♥ ♥

    Barack Obama Quote O’ The Day

    “I…..soooo in love with you…..”

    –from Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event, The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York, January 19, 2012

    Have a great day, everyone! Let’s Stay Together! 😛

  5. 24 Elly in Maryland
    January 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I was listening to the top-of-the-hour news on NPR this morning and they played the President singing Al Green – so funny……I swear the newsreader had trouble keeping from laughing…..got to go pick up some stuff for my SOTU houseparty on Tuesday night – at last count we have 17 scheduled in Montgomery County and 5 in my own state legislative district. Have a good day everyone

  6. January 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Just for fun!!

  7. 26 MoObama
    January 20, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Chips you make my days sing with the Obama videos, love ya to death.

  8. 27 dotster3
    January 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

    President Obama singing that he was so in love with us is sure getting widespread exposure. It’s everywhere! People here and around the world—people with a heart and a brain and a sense of decency LOVE Obama.

    • January 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Have you also noticed that PBO’s few notes have eclipsed anything the R candidates did last night? Was that perfect timing or what?. Who cares about nasty old Newt, stiff-backed Mitt, crusty Ron and wacky Rick when you can hear a gorgeous man singing he loves you. If pheronomes could vote, it would be Obama in a landslide.

      • 29 edp4bho
        January 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

        ” If pheronomes could vote”

        Haha….love this Jackie. Amazing what a few notes from a love song can do. Now how the heck can anybody but the hateful not be delighted after hearing that?

  9. 30 JoJothecat
    January 20, 2012 at 11:00 am


    Ooooooh I love love my president and now he can add soulful singing to his resume. I would love to see Al Green sing at the WH something tells me his records sales and royalties on that song will skyrocket this year.

  10. January 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

    What do you call a woman that knowingly goes with a married man? Do you realize she could become the First Lady? Didn’t the married man change to her religion to be with her?
    Inquiring minds wanna know.

  11. 40 debbyeOh
    January 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Good morning TOD fam one and all! I just think we should stay together, know what I mean! Wow I remember FLOTUS teasing POTUS saying she didn’t think he could dance, but she didn’t say anything about singing! He sounded good, was hoping for the ” times are good or bad or happy or sad” line, I know he woulda put a hurt on it! 🙂

  12. 41 LOL
    January 20, 2012 at 11:03 am


    Gallup’s Editor-in-chief Frank Newport appeared on MSNBC to talk about the polling organization’s national tracking poll of the GOP primary race, which is changing rapidly in the last few days of the campaign for South Carolina. Newport said when their new data comes out at 1 pm eastern, “…we’ll see this gap closing more. Romney was up 23 points over Newt Gingrich. Now it will be down about ten points, so clearly things are collapsing.”


    • 42 LOL
      January 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Also, I was watching morning schmuck…and Joe said that he has talked to establishment conservatives who are looking for a way to get a brokered convention…because they are not tickled with Mitt.

    • 43 pinkbunny
      January 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

      I know!! I think we’ll have a better popcorn show with Newt Gingrich as the nominee.

      the Fat doughy angry old white man debating the younger, intelligent, better looking and much cooler incumbent President Obama!!!

      • 44 LOL
        January 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

        HA….Peggy Noonan called him the angry attack muffin.

      • 45 Lovepolitics2008
        January 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

        Romney’s support collapsing NATIONALLY ??

        Wow, can you just imagine how Huntsman is feeling right now? Leaving the race and ENDORSING Romney just before Romney begins to sink?.? Talk about political malpractice…

        Another guy who must regret leaving the race is Pawlenty lol…

        • 46 itgurl_29
          January 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

          Huntsman is a terrible politician. Anyone with half a brain would have realized Romney could easily collapse in South Carolina and would have stuck it out at least until Florida.

          Huntsman is so dumb.

  13. 50 Lorraine
    January 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Good morning,

    President Obama’s reelection narrative: America we have made great process and our best days are still ahead, just around the bend; let’s stay together.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:04 am


    • 53 JoJothecat
      January 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Prayers to the homeless and for you too Sue for doing a good deed. Also pray for the folks in WA State who are buried in snow, flooding, and no electricity.

  15. 54 utaustinliberal
    January 20, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Chipsticks you certainly do hold the universe in your hands don’tcha! Just like with the Oh Baby video you’ve created another viral masterpiece. When you go to Youtube, your video of PBO singing is the first recommended video. GMA, CBS This Morning, Today Show, Morning Joe, CNN, Fox News, and a host of local stations all over the country have been repeatedly airing the video. Grown men and women on the news have been giggling and going gaga over PBO’s voice. Journalists have been tweeting about how awesome PBO’s voice is. Jim Messina has been recommending the video to all his twitter followers. President Obama, Al Green, and Let’s Stay Together have been trending worldwide on twitter since last night. It’s the power of Obama. Woooot! Wooot!

  16. 61 dotster3
    January 20, 2012 at 11:13 am

    And Chuck Todd is on my last nerve. He is so jealous of anyone who is smarter and better looking than he is, like President Obama who never gets fair, unbiased reporting from him. And like Stephen Colbert whom he slammed yesterday while speaking in front of a group in S.C. He’s all worried that Colbert’s agenda “may be anti-Republican”! Oh the horrors! He warned, “Is it (Colbert’s actions) about educating the public about the dangers of money in politics? Or is it simply to marginalize the Republican Party?” Yay, Chuckie T., the Great Republican Party Defender! I see he’s getting bombarded with angry tweets in response. Good. And he topped it off with saying today that Iraq “MAY” not have had WMD. May??? He either has an agenda or is dumber than a door knob.
    Speaking of Colbert—noted that the whole Morning Joe crowd this a.m. was waiting for his appearance. He received huge applause as he entered. All were happy to see him except Halperin who looked really grumpy the whole time Colbert was there. All these guys—-Todd and Halperin etc.—are all worried that Colbert is making a mockery of their self-importance, exposing the b.s. they spew.

  17. January 20, 2012 at 11:16 am
  18. 69 Linda
    January 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Al Green’s ” Let’s Stay Together ” cd sales will skyrocket now.

  19. 72 donna dem 4 obama
    January 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Chips your vid is on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website. I get the biggest chuckle out of seeing the video EVERYWHERE 🙂

    President Obama has a message for Democrats.

    “I … I’m sooo in love with you,” he crooned, dropping a few lines of Rev. Al Green’s 1972 hit “Let’s Stay Together.”

    The crowd of 1,400 donors went wild (and so did the rest of us)


    p.s. ignore the comments.

  20. 81 pugeretto
    January 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Yes he can…………Crooner -In-Chief………..give us more, more, more, more!!! Who cannot adore this guy……….?

  21. 82 collegekay
    January 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Etta James has passed.

  22. January 20, 2012 at 11:36 am

    And the regular guest on Alex Wagner, wait for it, Herman Cain. 999 must be important to Alex, aye?

  23. 90 donna dem 4 obama
    January 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

    FLOTUS has 426K+ followers on Twitter….she’s just rolling along.

  24. January 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Heads up everyone, Jay Carney’s press briefing is at 12:0 –


    Have to go out for a little bit, but I’ll definitely catch up then 😉

  25. 93 Obama Grandmama
    January 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I thought it was funny when someone on this blog said the repubs were comparing Callista to Jackie O.

    • 94 57andFemale
      January 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      Only the version in the was museum.

      It would be laughable if it wasn’t pathetic: a First Lady for whom everyone’s image will be that it was just fine with her to have an affair with a cheating husband, and that she ‘wouldn’t care’ if he jumped back and forth from bed to bed.

      Repubs have forever lost the decency battle. They are willing to elect a President who bringing down another President for doing exactly what he was doing. The hypocrisy of it is staggering.

  26. January 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Video from BarackObamadotcom – America and Israel: An Unbreakable Bond:

  27. January 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

  28. 98 Little Lulu
    January 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

    OMG!!!!! He can SING BEAUTIFULLY, TOO????? Damn! This man is simply too good to be true! Gorgeous to look at, gorgeous jump shot, gorgeous VOICE! Come on! Seems like there’s nothing he can’t do. He’s simply exceptional.

    I honestly pity the poor, pathetic GOP nominee who’s going to be up there alongside this man, debating or lying or whatever that poor, pathetic person attempts to do in front of the world. Gracious PBO will do everything he can to HELP HIS OPPONENT SAVE FACE, because that’s just how he rolls.

    Exceptional. On every, single level. Simply. Exceptional. I am so grateful he EXISTS. May he live a long, long, long, long, healthy, happy life! And I thank him every day in my heart for taking on the most difficult job on Earth.

    OBAMA/BIDEN IN NOVEMBER AND DEMOCRATIC SUPER MAJORITIES IN BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS because the USA deserves a break from Republican terrible governance, greed, selfishness, avarice and hate.

  29. January 20, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Robney still says he will not release his tax returns befor April 15.


    Why? What is in them, Freddy Kruger?

  30. January 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    • January 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

      Thanks for the post amk……….. RT’d that!

    • 107 utaustinliberal
      January 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      Hahahahahahahahaha. Another sign for Romney that he’s not going to be basking in the interior of the WH anytime soon. He and his team keep fucking up on a simple thing as releasing one’s tax returns. He sure does know how to make a mountain out of a molehill. With the investigative reporting of his hide away funds in the Cayman Islands and his continued dodging of the tax issue, it is now patently obvious that he doesn’t want to release the forms because he probably used shady tax loopholes and other shady means to avoid paying taxes. I sincerely hope his rivals keep pushing for him to release multiple years tax returns as his father originally did because if he only releases 2011, he’ll probably have cleaned it up real nice.

      • January 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

        ‘He sure does know how to make a mountain out of a molehill.’

        You know, UTALib, I actually think it is a huge mountain to Willard, and not a molehill at all!. There is no question that he is very acquisitive and quite, quite greedy, AND enormously wealthy; Bain’s history documents that. I also believe ONE reason he is waiting until April, is because he doesn’t want to release them and then later find out that he didn’t need to BECAUSE his campaign disintegrates, for whatever reason.

        There is no question in my mind that Willard has something to hide, not the least of which is his actual financial worth. I wouldn’t be surprised if his reasoning is …a) I’m not revealing all my finances because the extent of my not giving a kick about the USA would be clear, and that would jeopardize my chances to be CIC.
        b) If I don’t reveal my finances and I don’t win I can keep my exploitation of the tax code secret.
        c) If I can get away with not revealing my info UNTIL I win (cough! cough!), I won’t have to reveal it at all.
        Willard thinks primarily of Willard and his family/peers. IMO his reason for coveting the CIC role is all to do with himself, but he unfortunately can’t get there without our votes, so he’s holding his nose and wading in, and promising whatever he feels will hold us off until ……….

  31. 109 hopefruit2
    January 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Sad News: Etta James has died at age 73

    May she RIP.

  32. January 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Well, the Supreme Court just favored the Republicsns in the Texas Redistricting case-


The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a Texas court to take a renewed look at the redistricting maps drawn by the state legislature, saying the court had gone too far in enacting its own plan.


  33. 112 dotster3
    January 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Huge crowds already forming 3 hours before Colbert rally in Charleston. Gingrich had to cancel an event today for low attendance, Romney’s events said to be sparsely attended. Here’s the real excitement in S.C.:

    • January 20, 2012 at 11:55 am

      I’d be interested in polling to attendees to see how many of them think that Colbert is really conservative.

      • 114 Mel
        January 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm

        LL the conservatives are so friking stupid they will never noticed that Colbert is mocking the all the time.

      • 115 dotster3
        January 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

        Oh I think they know the real Colbert. He’s their hometown guy, grew up in Charleston. They’re tuned in, especially since most of the crowd will likely be college students.

      • 116 57andFemale
        January 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm

        That’s my concern. Anyone who believes the current Republican b.s. is brain cell-challenged. Sorry. It’s true. There is no reality in their beliefs.

        Colbert is such a brilliant satirist that I think they will believe him — literally.

  34. 118 halo
    January 20, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Oh no! BREAKING NEWS11:42 AM ET
    Singer Etta James Has Died at 73

  35. January 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

    So, this candidate for senator, Democrat, is going to run against the Presidents decision on Keystone?-


    • 121 Linda
      January 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

      We need to find out where her funding is coming from

        • 123 LOL
          January 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

          Moron..I’ll post what the awesome Democratic Gov of Montana said

          “What the State Department is tasked with doing is getting a complete application that says, ‘Here is the pipeline being proposed.’ But unfortunately, in an unprecedented way, the governor of Nebraska called a special session, changed the laws in Nebraska so that TransCanada no longer has a route, and there’s been no permit granted in Nebraska,” Schweitzer said today on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

          Because the pipeline route is not yet approved in Nebraska, President Obama had no choice but to strike down the proposal, Gov. Schweitzer explained.

          “In Nebraska, they say it’s going to be at least six months, maybe a year before they can actually grant a permit. And yet we’re standing before the administration and saying to them, ‘We have an inadequate application, it’s not complete, we don’t know where the route is, so we can’t tell you how big the pipeline will be or where it’s going to be delivered to, now we want you to give us approval.’”

          He added, “These jokers in Congress that are trying to force the president to approve of an incomplete application are just making mischief. They’re not helping us develop energy,” he said.

          “As the chief executive of Montana, if they asked me to approve of a pipeline with an incomplete application, I would have to reject it. And I am the biggest proponent of this pipeline in America,” he said.


    • January 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      At least she’s revealing her blue dog status up front. People will know what they’re getting with her. It’s so stupid – if she explained to her right wing constituents that there is no way to rule in favor of a pipeline that hasn’t fully been routed yet, I’m sure she’d be in a better position than simply catering to the nonsense. She’s probably getting a pen out to sign the Grover pledge, too.

  36. 126 dotster3
    January 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Christie is this week’s MTP guest—–time for the corp. media to give Romney a much needed boost.

  37. 127 GGail
    January 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Good morning Chipsticks and TOD family.
    Yesterday was a GREAT day and today is Friday. How good is life?
    Life is good because we have a wonderful President who can relate and reach people of all walks in life.
    He sings “I’m Every Woman” in referring to his wife, to singing “Let’s Stay Together” to us all during his speech at the famous APOLLO.
    And Sandman never made an appearance…..hahahahaha
    Life is Good!

  38. 128 pinkbunny
    January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Why the GOP will fail:

    “It wasn’t that long ago that Democrats were the Keystone Kops of American politics, getting out-fundraised, out-messaged, and out-organized by the Republicans. But in just a few short years, the ruthlessly effective GOP turned itself into a party of radicals and fools, ever eager to shoot themselves in the foot and outmaneuvered at seemingly every turn. Why did this happen? I get reminded again and again of something Garrett Epps wrote in the Prospect at the end of Bill Clinton’s administration: that Clinton didn’t destroy his enemies, he drove them insane, and they destroyed themselves. I think Barack Obama did (and continues to do) something similar to Republicans.

    Their hatred of him is so overwhelming, so powerful, that it clouds their judgment and twists their party into something ugly and incompetent. One can only imagine what they will do to themselves if he wins another four years in the White House.”


    • January 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Love this part:

      Predictions are dangerous, but I’m going to go ahead and make one right now: By November, the Obama campaign will have torn Mitt Romney into tiny little pieces, put those pieces into a wood chipper, and fed the dust that came out the other end to the worms.

      I don’t think we’ve ever seen a potential presidential nominee give so much ammunition to his opponent.

  39. January 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Scarlett Johannsen helps the President with Runway to win event-


    Ignore the last paragraph!

  40. 132 Linda
    January 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Quote For The Day

    “Predictio­ns are dangerous, but I’m going to go ahead and make one right now: By November, the Obama campaign will have torn Mitt Romney into tiny little pieces, put those pieces into a wood chipper, and fed the dust that came out the other end to the worms. He’ll end up the kind of failed nominee that no one wants to associate themselves with when it’s over. Think Bob Dole after 1996, or Michael Dukakis after 1988,”

    –Paul Waldman, The American Prospect.


  41. 134 mtmarilyn (@mtmarilyn2)
    January 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Good morning Chips and TODville. We are snowed in here in Missoula. At our house we received 20″ since Wed night. It finally stopped snowing this morning. I love it, but it is hard to get around. The schools have closed for 2 days. We have canceled my husbands physical therapy, so I don’t have to take him out. I do have to go out for alittle bit. But thank goodness for wonderful friends and family. People have been coming over to shovel out sidewalk and out driveway. We are so fortunate.

    Listening to the President last night was so uplifting. I am still smiling this morning. Now to go out and shovel our porch. I’ll talk to you all later.

  42. 135 Pamela
    January 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    So, how many hits on YouTube does it take to Grammy PBO on this Al Green cover? 😉

  43. January 20, 2012 at 12:07 pm

  44. 139 donna dem 4 obama
    January 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    My girlfriends daughter is getting married this summer and just emailed her mom this note: “Mom I just found our first dance song…Let’s Stay Together”…ya think President Obama would come and sing it for us.

    Too Funny!!!

  45. January 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    BILLINGS, Mont. — Exxon Mobil agreed Thursday to pay the state of Montana $1.6 million in penalties over water pollution caused by a pipeline break last summer that fouled dozens of miles of shoreline along the scenic Yellowstone River, a state official said.

    Montana Department of Environmental Quality director Richard Opper told The Associated Press that the penalty marks the largest in the agency’s history.

    The Texas oil company will pay $300,000 in cash and spend $1.3 million on future environmental projects, Opper said. Exxon Mobil will reimburse more than $760,000 in emergency response costs racked up by state agencies.


    • 143 57andFemale
      January 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Let’s make this viral, please. Very important frame on the XL pipeline. The liars are working overtime to spin this.

  46. 144 donna dem 4 obama
    January 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    371K+ views on you tube

  47. January 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  48. January 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Food Stamp President” Ctd
    TNC blasts James Taranto’s claim that “Gingrich’s standing O was the most compelling dramatization of racial progress so far this century [aside from Obama’s election]:”

    When a professor of history calls Barack Obama a “Food Stamp President,” it isn’t a mistake to be remedied through clarification; it is a statement of aggresion. And when a crowd of his admirers cheer him on, they are neither deluded, nor in need of forgiveness, nor absolution, Thnor acting against their interest. Racism is their interest. They are not your misguided friends. They are your fully intelligent adversaries, sporting the broad range of virtue and vice we see in humankind. If you are a praying person, you should pray for their electoral destruction in November.


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  50. January 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

  51. January 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    • 157 utaustinliberal
      January 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      +1,000,000,000. Completely agree with Tim Wise. Where the fuck was OWS when African-Americans were getting shafted in all sorts of ways? Where the fuck was OWS when African-Americans were suffering decades of recession? Where the fuck was OWS when GWB was screwing up the economy? Where the fuck was OWS when African-Americans were experiencing inhumane police brutality? All of a sudden their over-privileged and cushy lifestyles aren’t affordable and the haze of weed has cleared off and they dare come to HARLEM to protest President Obama? They dare come to HARLEM to raise their whiny voices about unfairness? They dare come to HARLEM to protest the one person going to bat for them every single day and expect not to be drowned out? The fuck you say? They should do us all a favor and go collectively fuck themselves. Bunch of do nothing morons.

      • 158 isonprize
        January 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        UT, How do you really feel about it?? Seriously, I agree with you, 1 gazillion times over. I never got on the OWS bandwagon, but this, this, THIS RIGHT HERE?? This shows how out of touch they really are. How arrogant, how shallow, how stupid they really are.

        Antoine Dodson DUMB!! For real. What did they think was going to happen? I’m just glad that reason prevailed. Somebody really could have gotten hurt. I’m sure the Secret Service and NYPD were on point.

    • 159 Cha
      January 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Tim Wise got that just exactly right! The white leftists who went to Harlem are showing just how utterly ignorant and stupid they are. Brainwashed idiots who listen to the profiteering “left” like greenwald, michael moore, etc etc ad nauseum. That guy with the sign is the poster kid for dumbass brainless stooge.

  52. January 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

  53. 161 dotster3
    January 20, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    This is a first for me, linking to Politico, but I thought this was interesting—-bookie ups Obama’s re-election odds after last night’s singing swoon-fest. He called it “spectacular” and “charismatic” —-and noticed—- the “ability to move and motivate people and Obama does that effortlessly”.

    • 162 donna dem 4 obama
      January 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      “We’re calling it the ‘Al Green’ effect. We can’t get the song out of our heads after seeing the video of him at the Apollo,” according to a press release Paddy Power issued Friday morning. “Policies are important but so too is the ability to move and motivate people and Obama does that effortlessly.”

      • 163 donna dem 4 obama
        January 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm

        We keep trying to tell these stupid pundits that he is the absolute BEST campaigner in the race. They Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

  54. January 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Big news on preserving the freedom of the Internet.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to “postpone” a vote on the controversial internet piracy bill PIPA, originally scheduled for Tuesday.

    “There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved. Counterfeiting and piracy cost the American economy billions of dollars and thousands of jobs each year, with the movie industry alone supporting over 2.2 million jobs. We must take action to stop these illegal practices. We live in a country where people rightfully expect to be fairly compensated for a day’s work, whether that person is a miner in the high desert of Nevada, an independent band in New York City, or a union worker on the back lots of a California movie studio. I admire the work that Chairman Leahy has put into this bill. I encourage him to continue engaging with all stakeholders to forge a balance between protecting Americans’ intellectual property, and maintaining openness and innovation on the internet. We made good progress through the discussions we’ve held in recent days, and I am optimistic that we can reach a compromise in the coming weeks.”

  55. 167 Alycée (@jazziz2)
    January 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    SecDef and Steny Hoyer are at PaxRiver


  56. 168 57andFemale
    January 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    great money bomb for Elizabeth Warren yesterday: $1,000,000+ (per Steve Benen)

  57. January 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    • 173 57andFemale
      January 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      I hope I tweeted it correctly to DWS. I am twitter-stupid.

    • 174 Cha
      January 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you, 57! I left a comment on pmcarpenter’s and borrowed your suggestion that a super ad for the Obama Campaign should be made out of THIS! Thanks for tweeting it to DWS, too..it’s Perfect!~

  58. 175 dotster3
    January 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Live feed for Colbert event

  59. 176 hopefruit2
    January 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I wish after the SOTU address next week, all the Obama-supporting Dems in congress simply burst out into song…”Let’s stay together!”

  60. 179 Dakota
    January 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Etta James…Rest in Peace.

    • 180 Dakota
      January 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Just thought of this…her signature song “At Last” (sung by Beyonce) was the song the President and Mrs. Obama danced to at the Inaugural (sp) Ball.

  61. 181 GGail
    January 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    POTUS sings!
    He was on key and I love love love his expressions afterwards.
    I’ve saved Chipsticks video clip to my personal Video’s.

  62. January 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    US home sales increase 5% in December!

    But but but Chris Dodd said…

  63. 185 halo
    January 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm


  64. 186 Mae who love our CIC
    January 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for the videos. Smiles galore is what we needed. Thanks again.

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