248 Responses to “west wing week”


  1. February 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    WWW – I’ve been waiting!

  2. 15 collegekay
    February 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I love WWW.

    • 16 utaustinliberal
      February 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Me too! Deputy Press Sec. Josh Earnest has the best narrating voice. I always love the little snippet of non-offical clip at the end.

  3. 17 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE FIRST!…:)

    • February 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      And wouldn’t you know that Chips isn’t standing by with my trophy!! This is the second time this has happened to me. 😦 Anybody else knows what it’s like when Mom plays favourites? 😦 It’s just not fair. Sniff! Sniff!

      • 19 Dudette
        February 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

        Congrats on getting first, vc. I feel your pain hon’ — been there 😦
        Don’t worry though, we see you. Here’s a lttle something to cheer you up:

        http://theobamadiary.com/2011/06/15/here-you-go-debz/

      • 21 GGail
        February 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

        vc – I do feel your pain.
        We’re gonna have to start a support group! πŸ™‚
        Chipsticks will eventually get around to reading the post, giving you your trophy with an apology and you’ll forgive her just like we all do. In the meantime – you have permission to pout.

        • February 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

          ‘You’ll forgive her just like we all do.’

          I know, eh GGAil! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† It’s fun being ‘mad’ with her when you feel secure in the knowledge that she always come through. We’ve got such a good thing going here even without the 1st place trophy. πŸ˜‰

  4. 23 meabloom
    February 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    15mins until FLOTUS time.

  5. 49 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

    SAP will add 500 jobs in Newtown (With Video)

    β€œThe growth of the company as a whole was very strong in 2011 and these jobs in Newtown Square are part of a larger hiring of about 2,800 people across North America,” said company spokesman Atle Erlingsson. β€œThey will be filled by a broad spectrum of people, from those with 10 or 15 years of experience to interns and those looking for their first job out of college.”

    http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2012/02/02/news/doc4f2a0f7c9fd44296402877.txt

  6. 50 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 2, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    #OutPerform1936 #YesWeMust

    • 51 Mel
      February 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Truth,truth and Truth Romney is F tosted, and by the way Romney was in Las Vegas a ganbke
      city, marmons do not believe in gamleing. Romney is so desparado that he is so pathetic.

  7. 52 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I ALWAYS LOVE THE WEST WING WEEK ROUND-UP…OUR ENERGIZER BUNNY PREZ IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE…LIKE A TIMEX…YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN!

  8. 53 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I HATE TO SEE ‘THE DONALD’ BACK IN THE NEWS…HE’LL DO ANYTHING FOR ATTENTION! THEN HE THREATENS TO RUN AS AN INDY…IF MITTENS DOESN’T GET THE GOP NOD! PLEASE SPARE US ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT SCALP THAT IS COVERED IN A STATE OF CONFUSION!

  9. February 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Just got an email from our OFA team leader. Yay us!

    With seven steadfast callers, we made 345 calls and had 58 conversations with voters. We recruited 6 potential volunteers for Nevada, 14 supporters for local events, an outstanding 10 people for one-on-ones and added 27 new contacts to our Venice email list. And a special thanks to Chris and LL for jumping in to learn and help out with data entry. For the very first time, we managed to get all the raw data entered by the end of the event!

    Mittens wishes he had a ground game like this.

  10. February 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    The CEOs of some of the nation’s biggest homebuilding companies say the housing market appears to have stabilized.

    But they are careful not to be overly optimistic even with the spring home-selling season coming up in just a few weeks.

    Executives at PulteGroup Inc., MDC Holdings Inc., M/I Homes Inc. and Beazer Homes USA Inc. weighed in on the housing market on Thursday after their companies reported financial results for the October-December quarter.

    Sales trends for the group were mostly mixed. But all but PulteGroup ended the quarter with far bigger backlogs of homes under contract than a year earlier.

    Backlog is a leading indicator of potential home deliveries and revenue for homebuilders.

    http://m.miamiherald.com/mh/db_42952/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=gTBsWmEF

  11. 63 Linda
    February 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Stock Act passed 96-3

    No votes

    Coburn
    Burr
    Bingeman

  12. February 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    The Senate voted 96 to 3 Thursday to prohibit members of Congress from using non-public information for personal financial gain but beat back a slew of amendments to further limit congressional perks.

    The Senate action puts pressure on House Republicans to pass similar legislation to quell allegations of congressional self-dealing at a time when Congress’s approval rating is at an all-time low.

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Tuesday criticized the Senate legislation as weak. His staff said he would move a strengthened version of the bill to the House floor at the end of the month.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/208423-senate-approves-bill-to-ban-insider-trading-by-lawmakers

    • 66 jeff
      February 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      Eric Cantor is full of crap as usual. He will try to destroy the bill like he’s trying to destroy the rest of this country. We need a progressive, democrat to replace this jerk.

  13. February 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

  14. February 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Beating the Iran war drum- who? CNN!!!

    • 71 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      CNN HAS BEEN REPLAYING PANETTA!

      • 72 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        February 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        RE: PANETTA’S STATEMENT THAT ISRAEL MAY POSSIBLY STRIKE IRAN IN APRIL,MAY OR JUNE….THE FIRES OF CURIOSITY ARE BURNING THROUGHOUT THE MEDIA TONITE!

        • 73 Linda
          February 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

          Panetta’s seems to have loose lips…..

          • 74 Dudette
            February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

            Don’t think he didn’t vet the impact of saying that out in public. He’s no dummy.

            • February 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

              Exactly. Put it out there so the International community can react and apply pressure to Israel to chill out.

              Remember Cantor went to Israel during the break. I know in my heart that he encouraged Bibi to attack Iran to drag the President into another war to damage his chances of re-election. It would be non-stop criticism of the President: He should do this, He shouldn’t have done that, 24/7 until the election. The Republicans want this with every fiber of their soulless beings.

  15. February 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    FLOTUS is so adorable. Love the respect and affection between she and Ellen and it’s a great audience. YAY!!

  16. February 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    ok, so I’m petitioning good thoughts, vibes and prayers for me. I’m a clinical Microbiologist by profession and my dream job is to work for the CDC in ATL. Micrbiology jobs of the kind that I want (laboratory duties more than administrative duties) are few and far between at CDC. But this past week they had 2 Microbiology positions open one administrative the other laboratory and I’ve applied for both. I’ve been waiting at least since I became a Clinical Microbiologist and since I moved from NOLA to DFW (thx Katrina) for a position to be opened. So I applied for both. I am definitely qualified for the laboratory position and it pays the same and a little more as my current job and I’ve educationally qualified for the administrative position, to I applied anyway (I really more in between).

    Anyway, I’m taking any and all luck, prayers, and thought…! As my grandmother used to say, I’ve already “claimed it in the name of Jesus”, but I’d still like to add the prayers and good vibes along with…

    πŸ™‚

  17. February 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Is there anyone that ole Howard Fineman does not talk to?

  18. February 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    But the Senate decided not to vote on a ban for Lobbyists.
    But, at least it was on the table, even though they took it off, it was discussed.

  19. February 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    U.S. Bancorp (USB), the nation’s fifth-largest commercial bank, plans to invest hundreds of millions this year in U.S. renewable energy projects, where the bank sees profit, despite political fallout following the Solyndra scandal.

    The bank has invested $680 million in solar and wind-power projects since 2008, with roughly half that amount invested in 2011. This year, the bank plans to boost investment in renewables by 30% over 2011, or roughly $440 million.

    The bank continues to see value in solar and wind-power projects, despite the political scandal following the bankruptcy last fall of solar-panel maker and federal-loan recipient Solyndra Inc., and the bankruptcies of other solar companies including Evergreen Solar, said Darren Van’t Hof, director of renewable energy investments. As the fortunes of solar and wind farms rise, investors are considering them as candidates for asset-backed securities, Van’t Hof said.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120202-715811.html

  20. 103 GGail
    February 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    This Ellen segment is even better than the snippet we saw.
    Ellen brings the children from a school in Nevada to work out with Ellen & FLOTUS. It is great!
    Then you can see all of the children interacting and hugging FLOTUS. You can’t help but smile when you see how excited the children are to be in her presence and high-fivin and hugging her. Even the Teacher was excited to hug FLOTUS.

  21. February 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    PBO needs 426,950.00 to reach 2M

    Mitt is at 980,000…needs 446,950 to reach 1M

    We can do this

  22. February 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Alright, this is so gossipy, that it’s sad that I even read this, but I just had to post it cause my first reaction was WHAAAAAAATTTTTTTTT!!!!

    Anchors at play: MSNBC anchors Lawrence O’Donnell and Tamron Hall have a romance spicing up off set…

    Then I thought to myself… damn Tamron Hall is a beautiful sista and I was like go ahead Lawrence O’Donnell. I’m a chick and I think Tamron Hall is hot!

  23. 116 GGail
    February 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Ellen REALLY likes FLOTUS.
    She even talked about Mrs. Obama with Daniel Radclife πŸ™‚

  24. 119 collegekay
    February 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I was unable to see Ellen today. :-/

  25. 120 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    #PRESSON

    • 121 Dudette
      February 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      {{{ HUGS }}} Bob, you are such a blessing to us!

      • February 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        I second that Dudette! You’re the best tweeter around Bob!

        • 123 nathkatun7
          February 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm

          Sherry, I am 100% with you and Dudette! Brother Bobfr is simply the best in tweeting the TRUTH! I also enjoy some of his long letters to the President and others. He has that rare combination of being dedicated to the cause and the ability to communicate clearly. Bob is treasure/blessing to all of us who support President Obama.

    • 124 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      February 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Dudette, Sherry & nath,

      Your comments are truly heartwarming. Thank you.

      #PRESSON

  26. 125 JoJothecat
    February 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    WHAT THE HELL?!!! Did Chris “Tweety” Matthews forget to take his meds? are the “Big” bosses out-of-town and he’s letting loose on his “love” for PBO?!!! Should we give it about two or three weeks and he’ll be hatin’ the president again…I not getting very excited…yet.

  27. 136 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Good. New York Mayor Bloomberg will match $250,000 in donations to Planned Parenthood.

    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/bloomberg-to-give-250000-to-planned-parenthood/

  28. 138 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    #PRESSON

  29. 139 lovingandlaughing
    February 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Oh Lordy everyone, we have had a week of sickness in m house and now it s my turn, yuck, yuck, yuck! Keep on posing . I need a distraction fom my current state of total body ache.

  30. February 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Okay, Jonathan Alter has an article on Bllomberg- Gingrich attacks will help Robney and hurt Obama.

    Me thinks, Jonathan has a score to settle with the President. He is now totally anti Obama.

    What happened?

    • 149 utaustinliberal
      February 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Jeez. What the F is wrong with Alter. He’s been on this weird anti-PBO bent a few days before the Jodi Kantor mess and onwards.

    • 151 halo
      February 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      He’s delusional. Robney ain’t no moderate. He’s a nothing-burger. Plus his string of statements aren’t going to help him.

    • 152 EDP4BHO
      February 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Jonathan is all-seeing, didn’t you know that? Ever since his tome on PBO, he’s been posturing as an Obama expert. Jovie, thanks for all the updates as I can’t stomach msm, but it’s must-know info what slugs are planning against our President.

    • 153 ChristiMTL
      February 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      A complete turn around, I don’t know what the heck is wrong with that guy.

      First the comments he made about FLOTUS….about ”the Obamas” book.

      He said a couple of days ago that President Obama couldn’t connect with people………..like shut up already, he sounds like Chuck Todd.

      • 154 anniebella
        February 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        To me it sound like he think his colleague Jodi Kantor wasn’t treated right. So now he’s acting all shity.

    • February 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      I agree with all the comments, but he goes on Bloomberg to write a pro Robney article?
      That is worth noting.

  31. 156 EDP4BHO
    February 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Anybody here think that Solyndra add is actually working against PBO? I happened upon it as I searched for a YT video. They’re really funny, aren’t the bastards?

  32. 160 ChristiMTL
    February 2, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    It was on her twitter feed, not anymore…..she removed it….

    Karen Handel, a former GOP candidate who ran on a pro-life platform, shows her true colors.
    She just happens to be Susan G. Komen’s Vice President of Public Policy now.

    On twitter:
    ”Just like a pro-abortion group to turn a cancer orgs decision into a political bomb to throw. Cry me a freaking river”.

  33. February 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

  34. 163 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 2, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    #PRESSON

  35. February 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Well Planned Parenthood received more donations in the past 24hr than Donation from Komen πŸ™‚

  36. 166 halo
    February 2, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t like how Rachel Maddow bashes the National Prayer Breakfast.

    • 167 ChristiMTL
      February 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      She’s just exposing the hypocrisy of these faux ”Christians”.

    • 168 JoJothecat
      February 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      That’s what I’m getting from her segment…RM is showing the stark difference between the president’s speech and the so-called christian candidants and how “$$$$” trumps needs of the poor, sick, and homeless.

    • February 2, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Turn on Jennifer Granholms show, it’s much better!

    • 170 yardarm756
      February 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      She’s not bashing.

      • February 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm

        i agree just breaked for a commercial I thought it was good.

      • 172 halo
        February 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        Her overall goal was to contrast PBO and the GOP and how their religious beliefs ifnorm their public policy, but the very beginning of the segment was basically trying to undermine the entire premise of the NPB, which has been a tradition for decades. Sometimes I think the left and liberals have to be careful about how they talk about religion without alienating many independents and center left people who are religious.

        • February 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

          Still, Jennifers show is better, she is not caustic and is a big supporter of the President.

          • 174 ChristiMTL
            February 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

            It’s not everybody who have Current TV…..I would not get it on my cable for one factor: Cenk Uygur……to think that Al Gore hired the worst hater of the President, that Republican fraud who have been trashing President Obama from day 1, still at it……unforgivable.

        • 176 ChristiMTL
          February 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm

          The Fellowship, also known as the Family is a U.S.-based religious and political organization

          Although the organization is secretive, it holds one regular public event each year, the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington, D.C.

          That’s her problem with this….the ”Family”…..not the prayer breakfast per say…..who are behind it…..that’s how I see it

    • February 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      She was totally right IMO. The people behind this event are terrible. If it wasn;t something that every president has done, I’m pretty sure that PBO wouldn’t go near those biggots.

  37. February 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  38. February 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Ho Hum! PBO likes fast cars πŸ˜€

  39. 187 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    February 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    #LandslideOBAMA2012 #YesWeMust

    • February 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Naw – way too early for that IMO, Bobfr! Plus, I wouldn’t want the campaign to ASK him. If he were going to do it, IMO it would be far more effective if it came from him. Of course, now that you’ve raised the subject, cognizant of the mess his offspring made, he should step forward in a terrific patriotic gesture to signal to his ignorant friends that the country needs PBO. (Dreams can be such sweet things. πŸ˜‰ )

      • February 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        That would send the GOP off the edge at full speed. I doubt it will ever happen – it would ruin Jeb’s chances in 2016 ( if the “Bush” name doesn’t do it).

    • 190 GGail
      February 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      Bobfr – you got me weeping on the floor!!!!!
      Hahahahahaha!

    • 191 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
      February 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      vcprezofan – as I’m sure you know, I’m being “provocative” in caps!! πŸ˜€

      Appreciate yours and theo’s and GGail’s comments, for sure.

      Empathy aside (and, I meant it genuinely) that ‘elderly statesman’ owes this Republic some real leadership at this point – and he owes it to himself and his own legacy. The Party of Lincoln is dead. If he had the strength of character to support President Obama and call for a rebirth of a conservative opposition party he’d actually do the one thing that might give his son Jeb a chance to be taken seriously (though I know a certain MD Governor and a certain MA Senatorial candidate who could and would trounce him in 2016). That Mitt aggressively sought an endorsement from Trump could just be enough of a jolt to enable former President GWH Bush to act in the Republic’s and his legacy’s best interest.

      Thank you!

      #PRESSON

  40. February 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Okay y’all Harry is kicking ass-

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday night that the Senate will take up the conference report on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding bill when it returns on Monday.

    Reid said that after emerging from conference with the GOP-controlled House the bill was not perfect, but nonetheless critical.

    “People worked extremely hard on this,” said Reid. “This is not a perfect piece of legislation, no, it isn’t but we have not had an FAA bill since 2003… I repeat, this bill is not perfect but it’s something that is extremely important for job creation and for making our airports more safe.”

    The Senate will return at 2 p.m. on Monday and that vote will take place at 5:30 p.m.Β 

    The Hill-

  41. February 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

  42. 196 defytheodds
    February 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Chrysler workers to get first profit-sharing checks since 2005

    Chrysler’s hourly workers will get profit-sharing checks of about $1,500 each — their first since 2005 — after the company reported a $225-million fourth-quarter profit to cap its first profitable year since 2005.

    “This is a reward that you have earned,” CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an e-mail to Chrysler workers Wednesday. “Your efforts rewrote the history that so many naysayers had forecast.”

    http://www.freep.com/article/20120202/BUSINESS0103/202020509/1014/rss13

  43. February 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I’m in the mood for great old movies and popcorn. Since neither are available, I’m quenching my thirst with this study of how one generation impacts another:

    Teacher:

    Student:

  44. February 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

  45. 203 halo
    February 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    LOL @ LOD ON TRUMP!

  46. 204 defytheodds
    February 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

  47. 205 ChristiMTL
    February 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    It is so hilarious the way Lawrence expose and ridicule Donald Trump…..

  48. 206 desertflower
    February 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Anybody see this?
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/01/leslie-h-gelb-obama-s-faster-smarter-afghan-exit.html

    With this strategy, the administration accomplishes three goals: (1) U.S. troops are removed from combat earlier, reducing lives lost and cost; (2) U.S. troops return home earlier; and (3) both security and political risks are made manageable.

    I love my President.

  49. February 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Flame me if you must, but I am not a fan of the “glitter-bomb” where gay activist I believe throws glitter on opponents or something.

    I think it’s stupid and juvenille. I’m always surprised that no one has had their asses kicked by bodyguards and such.

    • 209 halo
      February 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Totally agree. It only makes the glitter-bombee more sympathetic even a robot like Robney.

    • 210 itgurl_29
      February 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

      Agree. You know it’s a bad strategy when it makes us Obots actually feel sorry for Robney. I think it’s silly and also dangerous. Someone could mix anything in with that glitter and cause real harm.

    • February 2, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      I don’t like it either. First – it’s impossible to get all that glitter out. Second – it just seems dangerous, and that glitter could be anything. Three – there’s just no need to humiliate someone to that extent – no matter who it is.

    • 213 jeff
      February 2, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      a lot of the people that do this glitterbomb thing don’t like Obama either but haven’t been able to get close enough to try it.

      • 214 Mae who love our CIC
        February 3, 2012 at 12:47 am

        And if they should throw glitter on President Obama, they will go to jail. The person who threw glitter on Willard Romney should go to jail.. What right does a person have to commit battery on a person and get away with such childish behavior.

  50. 215 desertflower
    February 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    And Sully’s love affair continues:)

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/02/change-you-can-believe-in-two-wars-ended.html

    In running for re-election, Obama will be able to say he delivered on four core objectives: restoring economic growth in one year after inheriting the worst recession since the 1930s; ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; delivering universal healthcare; and saving the now buoyant American auto sector. And Romney wants to run against Obama’s record. Go for it, Mitt.

  51. 217 Dudette
    February 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Did I just hear Eugene Robinson and LOD say they don’t know why the President doesn’t do more “preaching”? WTH?

    • 221 Pamela
      February 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      What language is this story written in? It certainly does not read as Englsh should.

    • February 2, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      Weird strategy – but, the “Republicans for Obama” group is great. They say they’re Americans first, Republicans second. They must be horrified with what’s happened to their party. I’ve seen some of their articles on their website, and they’re well thought out, and often insightful.

  52. February 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    In my State of the Union Address, I laid out a blueprint for an economy built to last, where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules – especially those of us who have been sent here to serve the American people.

    Last week, I called on Congress to pass a bill that makes clear that Members of Congress may not engage in insider trading.Β  No one should be able to trade stocks based on nonpublic information gleaned on Capitol Hill. So I’m pleased the Senate took bipartisan action to pass the STOCK Act. I urge the House of Representatives to pass this bill, and I will sign it right away.Β 

    And while this is an important step to rebuild the trust between Washington and the American people, there is much more work to be done, like prohibiting elected officials from owning stocks in industries they impact, and prohibiting people who bundle campaign contributions for Congress from lobbying Congress, an idea that has bipartisan support outside of Washington.Β  These are straightforward proposals that will help eliminate the corrosive influence of money in politics.

  53. 225 PurpleShoesLA
    February 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Liked this from the 1911 PAC also:

  54. 226 PurpleShoesLA
    February 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Exactly. Thank you.

  55. 231 isonprize
    February 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    A great night of Phone banking BABY!!!! WOOOOOO HOOO!!!!

    Just sent in our awesome neighborhood team numbers. Scheduled volunteers to finish the Petition Drive (to get Pres. Obama on the balllot in PA) this weekend. Starting up the VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES!

    Got three local college students to register to vote AND commit to getting an Obama for America group on their campus!!!

    Yeah baby!!

    WE HAVE GOT TO DO THIS!!!

  56. February 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    https://my.barackobama.com/TwoTermFund-20120201-HP

    Here is how much the 2 term fund has raised so far…

  57. 243 desertflower
    February 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/770233/romney%27s_horrific_immigration_plan%3A_make_immigrants%27_lives_miserable_so_they_leave/

    Everyone needs to read this…and pass it along.He has no solutions to problems..especially one as personal and important as this. The fact that Kris Kobach is his advisor, should give EVERYONE pause. He was the guy behind SB 1070…AZ’s infamous immigration law. Short version: A HATER.

  58. February 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    10:00 AM
    Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
    10:30 AM
    Obama meets with senior advisers.
    11:25 AM
    Obama delivers remarks on the economy at Fire Station #5 in Arlington, Va.
    2:45 PM
    Obama attends a campaign event.

  59. February 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Good Night, TOD’ville, sleep well!

    [Sweet dreams, Me4Obama, HZ, & Sue in Min! – Thinking of you.]

  60. February 3, 2012 at 12:17 am

    (Reuters) – The United States indicted Wegelin, the oldest Swiss private bank, on charges that it enabled wealthy Americans to evade taxes on at least $1.2 billion hidden in offshore bank accounts, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

    The announcement, by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, represents the first time an overseas bank has been indicted by the United States for enabling tax fraud by U.S. taxpayers.

    The indictment said the U.S. government had seized more than $16 million from Wegelin’s correspondent bank, the Swiss giant UBS AG, in Stamford, Connecticut, via a separate civil forfeiture complaint. Because Wegelin has no branches outside Switzerland, it used correspondent banking services, a standard industry practice, to handle money for U.S.-based clients.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE81203M20120203?irpc=932


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