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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.


66 Responses to “Heads Up”

  1. 1 Elle in MI
    April 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Hbd Jackie G

  2. April 30, 2012 at 10:31 am

    My head’s up 🙂

  3. 8 desertflower
    April 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Watched this yesterday..was posted on a local AZ blog. She has a great voice, and great snark. Snark Knoller, are you here???


  4. 11 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    The hashtag “Forward” is now trending on Twitter!!!

    • 12 amk for obama
      April 30, 2012 at 10:38 am


    • 13 itgurl_29
      April 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

      I just saw that! Amazing!

    • 14 Mel
      April 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Let’s send this VIDIO GO “Forward” go viral all over the country so the people will understand what
      PBO has done so far it’s a very smart short vidio My wife and I will invite as many of our friends and neighbors
      to watch this vidio today it’s amazing and Thank you TOD people keep it going.

  5. 15 amk for obama
    April 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

    • April 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

      I think what most People are missing, that was part of their plan! To accrue Debt, thereby justifying cutting of Spending, on their terms.
      Then, they turn around and say, it’s the Democrats fault. If it was not so sad, I would laugh!

  6. 17 collegekay
    April 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I had a dream last night. Mitt and PBO both came to my school at the same time. Everyone ignored Mitt. Lol.

  7. 18 JER
    April 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

    PBO is speaking now.

  8. 19 itgurl_29
    April 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

  9. 20 Don
    April 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Awwwww Huff-Puff has a sad this morning. Seems as though Lady Baroness Countess Arianna has a full on wedgie all because President Obama dared to talk about the killing of Bin Laden. I’m thinking maybe Arianna is still butt hurt from that smack down given to her from President Obama on Saturday night. This day has a strange feel to it, it’s like the Republicans finally figured it out that President Obama is about to get medieval on their asses.

    • 21 hopefruit2
      April 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

      Arianna is one of those Republican “villionnaires” that David Corn is referring to. Why doesn’t she just endorse Mitt Romney already and we’ll all be happy. They all belong together in a waste basket.

    • April 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

      But the really sad thing – off all – is that I just typed in “news.google.com” from my Dutch IP address – and I got Arianne’s “It’s despicable to use OBL catch” as a headline.

      Perhaps Google can explain to us how this is all just arranged “using computer programs” ?

    • 23 amk for obama
      April 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

      LMAO @ President Obama is about to get medieval on their asses.

      Let’s just do that.

      • 24 hopefruit2
        April 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

        He’s doing that right now! He’s getting all shaft on their arses…Bill Maher must be tingling all over.

    • April 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

      When they keep talking about it, it’s all sour grapes.
      People love the fact bin laden is dead, accept for Glen Greenwald, that is!
      Thus, if they keep bashing it, it’s a win/win for this President.
      Laugh- this is fun!

      • 26 57andfemale
        April 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

        They look ridiculous. Everyone expects a President to highlight his accomplishments and getting bin Laden was the national security coup of the decade.

      • April 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

        Except! My I phone must also have a memory of what I have typed before, and enters it, instead of what I type! Strange spell check!

    • 28 miss pat
      April 30, 2012 at 10:55 am

      The President isnot boasting. He is just telling the truth and they can’t handle it. She picks out one item and ignore the rest. Nothing about jobs, health care. That’s all they saw on the video. Well, they haven’t seen anything yet. The President has put on his boxing gloves.

    • April 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Oh my, HuffNuff’s delicate sensibilities are offended. You know what’s offensive? Having slaves write your multi-million dollar web site material and not pay them a penny. Making millions off of BS headlines and hackery.

    • April 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

      You would think that she would try to hold off a day or two with her ridiculous petty revenge attacks because everyone knows why she’s doing it—–she’s mad as a wet hen that she got exposed by the POTUS.

  10. April 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

    CSPAN has the all important Torres fighting on the House of Commons floor, meanwhile, our President is speaking on construction.

    • 32 utaustinliberal
      April 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Exactly. Sometimes C-SPAN is really good in coverage and sometimes it’s like HUH? PBO is speaking LIVE now and they don’t seem to be covering it.

  11. 33 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

  12. 37 amk for obama
    April 30, 2012 at 10:48 am


  13. 38 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

    In advance of Mitt Romney’s appearance with New Hampshire’s freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Democrats argued that Ayotte will not be Romney’s vice presidential pick.

    The release cited polling from this year and last year showing Ayotte’s approval is down 10 points among women and down 8 points overall in the last year.

    “Romney may need a life raft if he stands too close to Kelly Ayotte. Her sinking poll numbers could put him even further underwater in New Hampshire,” said Raymond Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.

    Ayotte has been a surrogate for Romney, particularly as the former governor seeks to win over women voters.

    • 39 miss pat
      April 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Bring back Sarah Moose. We miss her, also too, we stocked up on popcorn and we are ready to have some fun.

  14. 40 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Mitt Romney will campaign with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, CNN confirmed.

    Giuliani endorsed Romney last week after initially expressing support for Newt Gingrich. Romney and Giuliani were rivals in the 2008 GOP presidential primary.


    Two losers….no waiting.

    • 41 Don
      April 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Easy there with the enthusiasm, Linda.

    • 42 Mel
      April 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Oh Mr 911? a fucking looser it’s really terrific that Rambo Mitt is campaining with a looser and let’s remaind them
      WHO killed OBL that GOP are defending a Fucking killer as OBL. when they were in power every day they were
      scaring the Shit out of us by telling us that we were going to be attack by OBL fuckers.

  15. 43 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Hellooooooo…….PBO is mixing patterns? Stripes and Polka Dots? He and FL Michelle Obama are so freaking on trend. This is the spring look that’s been popping up on all runways and fashion shows. Whoever his style guide is; deserves an A+ plus. His style is subtle but very effective. Bravo!

    • 44 COS
      April 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Good morning UT and TOD friends. The first thing I noticed was his shirt and tie. I love it. Of course Mittens will try and do the same. 🙂

  16. 45 Ladyhawke
    April 30, 2012 at 10:56 am


    ——————————–Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein—————–

    We understand the values of mainstream journalists, including the effort to report both sides of a story. But a balanced treatment of an unbalanced phenomenon distorts reality. If the political dynamics of Washington are unlikely to change anytime soon, at least we should change the way that reality is portrayed to the public.

    Our advice to the press: Don’t seek professional safety through the even-handed, unfiltered presentation of opposing views. Which politician is telling the truth? Who is taking hostages, at what risks and to what ends?

    Also, stop lending legitimacy to Senate filibusters by treating a 60-vote hurdle as routine. The framers certainly didn’t intend it to be. Report individual senators’ abusive use of holds and identify every time the minority party uses a filibuster to kill a bill or nomination with majority support.



  17. 46 Ladyhawke
    April 30, 2012 at 11:00 am


    —————Speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)————

    I guess another way of thinking about this is — and this bears on your reporting. I think that there is often times the impulse to suggest that if the two parties are disagreeing, then they’re equally at fault and the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and an equivalence is presented — which reinforces I think people’s cynicism about Washington generally.

    This [disagreement about the federal budget] is not one of those situations where there’s an equivalence. I’ve got some of the most liberal Democrats in Congress who were prepared to make significant changes to entitlements that go against their political interests, and who said they were willing to do it. And we couldn’t get a Republican to stand up and say, we’ll raise some revenue, or even to suggest that we won’t give more tax cuts to people who don’t need them. [He is referring to the famous moment in which all Republican candidates were asked if they would support a budget deal skewed 10/1 to spending cuts over tax increases. They all said No.]

    And so I think it’s important to put the current debate in some historical context. It’s not just true, by the way, of the budget. It’s true of a lot of the debates that we’re having out here.
    Cap and trade was originally proposed by conservatives and Republicans as a market- based solution to solving environmental problems. The first President to talk about cap and trade was George H.W. Bush. Now you’ve got the other party essentially saying we shouldn’t even be thinking about environmental protection; let’s gut the EPA.

    Health care, which is in the news right now — there’s a reason why there’s a little bit of confusion in the Republican primary about health care and the individual mandate since it originated as a conservative idea to preserve the private marketplace in health care while still assuring that everybody got covered, in contrast to a single-payer plan. Now, suddenly, this is some socialist overreach.

    So as all of you are doing your reporting, I think it’s important to remember that the positions I’m taking now on the budget and a host of other issues, if we had been having this discussion 20 years ago, or even 15 years ago, would have been considered squarely centrist positions. What’s changed is the center of the Republican Party. And that’s certainly true with the budget.


  18. 47 Cheryllou
    April 30, 2012 at 11:02 am

    WTF no cable tv is carrying our President. I’m sure if it is Romney giving a speech, they will show it. Again WTF!!

    • 48 miss pat
      April 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

      That is why we have to educate people. Go on twitter and facebook and preach. I am so glad that we have those avenues and good TOD and Chipsticks. And everybody here. We shall overcome and Novemeber 6th we can rejoice.

  19. 49 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

    4 More Years…..4 More Years…..4 More Years….

    Woot !

  20. 50 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

    • 51 utaustinliberal
      April 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

      😆 😆 😆 Whoever is running snark knoller is hilarious.

    • 52 vcprezofan2
      April 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

      HF, I’m still keeping an eye on your hypothesis. I sent him/her a cheeky response only because I was testing your you-know-who idea. Sure hope s/he doesn’t get snarky-er when it’s received. 😉

  21. 54 vcprezofan2
    April 30, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Mitt, my boy, you better give it up and save your PACs’ money for something that’s possible. YOU. ARE. OUT. OF. YOUR. LEAGUE!

  22. 55 sherijr
    April 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

    well I’m finally up and tuned in just in time to hear most of POTUS’ speech.. anyone in a union dang well better be voting for President Obama.. we can be relatively sure Unions will be a thing of the past if repubs get control.. that is definitely on their agenda as proven by repub governors all across the country.

    April 30, 2012 at 11:08 am


  24. 57 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2012 at 11:12 am

  25. April 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Senate Democrats are planning a new ploy to put Mitt Romney and Republicans on the defensive with female voters.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will bring to the floor in coming weeks legislation to protect women from retaliation by employers if they inquire about salaries paid to male colleagues.


  26. 59 LOL
    April 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Great Read from Jon Meacham in TIME:

    Jon Meacham

    Why Obama Owns bin Laden

    He learned it early. Barack Obama is many things; among them, he is a tough and even ferocious political warrior. In his book Dreams from My Father, Obama vividly describes how his stepfather taught him to box in Indonesia, and how he himself still remembers the feel and smell of the Everlast gloves they wore as he endured punches until he found the strength and the skill to land blows of his own

    Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2012/04/30/why-obama-owns-bin-laden/?iid=op-main-lede#ixzz1tXLRKj3z

    In this well reasoned, substantive, and deeply researched article, Jon basically asks the Republicans “U Mad Bro?”

    • 60 prettyfoot58
      April 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      The ad’s theme is that Obama made a courageous and risky decision to send in the SEALs. Here the President has history and facts on his side: it was a courageous and risky call. Had the mission failed, had it been another Desert One, the very people now criticizing the President for trumpeting the achievement would be beginning their second year of excoriating Obama for weakness and fecklessness. And anyone weighing whether to re-elect the President should take the bin Laden operation into account: it is a powerful exhibit that Obama is a steely Commander in Chief — a critical test for many Americans…..


      Firedddddddddddddddddd Up….Ready to gooooo…

  27. 61 Ladyhawke
    April 30, 2012 at 11:14 am



    After obstructing, filibustering, sabotaging, hostage taking and delaying everything President Obama has tried to do for three and a half years, the GOP is essentially saying that voters should reward them because President Obama has not cleaned up the mess they created fast enough. Steve Benen wrote a terrific post on this phenomenon back in June 2011. The GOP ties President Obama’s hands, obstructs everything he tries to do for the good of the country and then blames him for the slow economic recovery. I am so glad that Robert Gibbs made this point yesterday on Meet The Republicans with David Gregory. Every Democrat that gets near a microphone should be saying the same thing. People get this.

    Taking a hatchet to Presidential Power

    By Steve Benen (June 20, 2011)


    And while we’re at it, let’s also not forget the ongoing scandal involving the Senate GOP refusing to allow votes on qualified administration nominees. While senators have “long exercised their constitutional prerogative to derail nominations,” the NYT explained today, the current “standoffs differ in at least one respect: Republicans have said they are not opposing a particular nominee but rather any nominee, whoever it may be.” A former Republican aide conceded, “This isn’t about any particular appointee — Ben Franklin could come back to life and [Senate Republicans] would oppose him.”

    What I find remarkable about all of this is comparing the seriousness of the times and the severity of the GOP’s restrictions. In effect, President Obama is being told, “You have to fix the economy, win several wars, fix the housing crisis, respond to disasters, improve American energy policy, and keep the country safe, all while being fiscally responsible. But you can’t have a full team in place; you can’t enjoy the same powers your predecessors did; you can’t use the same tools your predecessors used; and you can’t expect the Senate to function by majority rule the way it used to. Good luck.”



  28. 62 utaustinliberal
    April 30, 2012 at 11:18 am

  29. 64 PoliticalJunkessa
    April 30, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I really wanna see these stripes and polka dots. 🙂

  30. 65 Linda
    April 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Obama pictured next to swastika in Grand Rapids flyer that claims U.S. is becoming Nazi Germany

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A flyer recently placed on parking meters in downtown Grand Rapids pictures President Barack Obama next to a Nazi swastika, threatening that a “Holocaust is coming.”

    “Obama is a puppet,” reads the handout that decries the Affordable Care and the National Defense Authorization acts. “Hitler’s Nazi Germany has been revived in the U.S. and the target is Americans.”

    The pamphlet disturbed 59-year-old Vern Jones when the Georgetown Township man parked his car along Campau Avenue NW before a meeting last week. Jones went to feed the meter and the flyer blocked the coin slot of his timer as well as others nearby.

    Jones took the card off of two others, believing it was inappropriate to force an audience to see the printed rant that pairs Obama with an atrocity like the Holocaust.

    “I certainly respect the right to an opinion, but this is a sick opinion,” said Jones. “People have a right to say what they want, print what they want and hand it out, but that gives me a chance to say no. It has gone too far when it’s put on public meters and to a captive audience without a choice.

    “I know conservatives don’t like (Obama), but with the swastikas, it’s just too much for me.”


  31. 66 prettyfoot58
    April 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Andrea Mitchell…..

    they probably do not like each other…..what the heck does that mean…

    now that the Obama/Clinton camp are workimg together….she has to say something nasty….sometimes i think these things are personal….

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