Archive for July 10th, 2012

10
Jul
12

A Day On The Trail

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Mmmmmm ….. ice cream

President Obama at Deb’s Ice Cream and Deli in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

If you can’t see the video in your country, try here

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First lady Michelle Obama at the Barbara Goleman High School in Miami Lakes, Florida

Text of Michelle Obama’s remarks here

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President Obama speaks to an overflow crowd at Kirkwood Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Text of the President’s remarks here

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First lady Michelle Obama participates in a children’s fitness class at the Blanchard Park YMCA in Orlando

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A member of the audience dressed as former President Abraham Lincoln is pictured after being acknowledged by President Obama

President Obama speaks about middle class tax relief during a campaign event at Kirkwood Recreation Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Text of the President’s remarks here

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President Obama returns to the White House, July 10

10
Jul
12

Heads up: President Obama in Iowa (1:50 ET)

1:50: President Obama delivers remarks on middle class tax relief at a campaign event in Iowa

CBS live streaming (1)

CBS live streaming (2)

CNN live streaming

C-Span (?)

10
Jul
12

Heads up: Michelle Obama on Mamiverse (& updates from Iowa)

Link

Thanks amk

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Next:

1:50: President Obama delivers remarks on middle class tax relief at a campaign event in Iowa

CNN * CBS

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Thanks Dudette

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President Obama greets Leo Olson, accompanied by his mother Sarah, after arriving at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids

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President Obama speaks with Jason McLaughlin, principal of Center Point-Urbana High School, his wife, Ali, an account manager for a document scanning company, and their 4-year-old son Cooper, as they hold a discussion on middle class tax cuts at their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

10
Jul
12

Coming up

Coming up:

11:50: President Obama arrives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

12:20: Holds a roundtable discussion with a local Iowa family

1:50: Delivers remarks on middle class tax relief at a campaign event

(CBS * CNN)

Chat away

10
Jul
12

Rise and Shine

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NYT Editorial: Taxes are supposed to be complicated and contentious. Yet, speaking from the White House on Monday, it took President Obama less than 15 minutes to make a strong and sensible case for letting the high-end Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of 2012. Citing well-documented facts, he pointed out that tax cuts at the top have failed to promote economic growth and have blown a hole in the federal budget.

Under his plan, Americans who make more than $250,000 a year — the top 2 percent of taxpayers — would see their tax rates go back up next year to the levels from the Clinton years, while those making less than $250,000 — the remaining 98 percent — would have their tax cuts extended through 2013.

…. Unfortunately, it is not a message Congressional Republicans want to hear, committed as they are to preserving tax cuts for the rich at all costs…..

…. The strength of Mr. Obama’s argument is unlikely to sway Republicans. But he’s right on fairness and the facts, and will, we hope, prevail in this debate.

Full editorial here

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Cagle

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Paul Krugman: Classy.

Beyond parody, I give you the Romney fundraiser at David Koch’s house in the Hamptons:

A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the common person is getting it,” she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. “Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.

“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”

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Cagle

Greg Sargent: Support for health law rising: One other key Post finding: In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, voters are exactly split on whether they support the Affordable Care Act, 47-47. That’s a sizable swing from April, when Americans approved of it 39-53.

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Eugene Robinson: Spare us any more hooey about “preventing fraud” and “protecting the integrity of the ballot box.” The Republican-led crusade for voter ID laws has been revealed as a cynical ploy to disenfranchise as many likely Democratic voters as possible, with poor people and minorities the main targets.

Recent developments in Pennsylvania — one of more than a dozen states where voting rights are under siege — should be enough to erase any lingering doubt: The GOP is trying to pull off an unconscionable crime.

Read full column here

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9:25: President Obama departs the White House

11:50: Arrives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

12:20: Holds a roundtable discussion with a local Iowa family

1:50: Delivers remarks on middle class tax relief at a campaign event

3:0 Vice President Joe Biden addresses the La Raza Convention in Las Vegas

4:40: PBO departs Cedar Rapids

6:55: Arrives at the White House

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Morning everyone 😉




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