Rise and Shine

Video of interview also available here

Transcript of interview here



Biden on VAWA








Obama hoping to reach out to Israelis, but only one lucky TV station will get an interview – Channel 2

PM Netenyahu has formed a coalition. Israel’s next government 4 parties, 68 members Yair Lapid will be Finance Min. His #2 Will be Education Minister – Times of Israel

Yityish Aynaw, first Ethiopian-born woman to win Miss Israel, invited to dine at Peres’s house w/ President Obama: cites as hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

mrs isreal

See Jerusalem Post here



AP write-up here




The President informed the group that there was white smoke at the Vatican, and Rep. Billy Long of Missouri yelled out, “Does that mean the White House is open for tours?” President Obama responded: “No, but the Vatican is.”




See interview here


12:45PM    THE PRESIDENT meets with the Senate Republican Conference

United States Capitol

2:15PM      THE PRESIDENT meets with the House Democratic Caucus

United States Capitol

4:15PM      THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM    Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Good Morning TOD.  This is your flight attendant for the morning once again, LovelyPlains.  I tried to put a nice round-up together for everyone……hopefully some things you missed and wanted to see and some new items that may peak your interest.

129 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 4 utaustinliberal
    March 14, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Good post.

  2. 5 Proud Former White House Intern
    March 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Good morning

  3. 6 utaustinliberal
    March 14, 2013 at 8:04 am

    • March 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

      WOW, I’m guessing Annie Leibovich again? FLOTUS looks so regal….

    • 10 jackiegrumbacher
      March 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

      NW, she is magnificent–easily the most regal, yet down-to-earth, First Lady we have ever had. Thank you for this morning treat.

      • 11 daisydem
        March 14, 2013 at 10:39 am

        She looks so beautiful, and as you said, regal, elegant … wow. Then you see her in the garden, digging in the dirt, with her crop pants, and sneakers …. and she is just so down to earth and warm and real … and yet still elegant. It is her ‘mo’, her style. We are so blessed to have her for our First Lady!

  4. March 14, 2013 at 8:04 am

    GM early birds, congrats to Mrm112 for Gold, UT Silver, ProudFWHI Bronze………..

  5. 14 jackiegrumbacher
    March 14, 2013 at 8:05 am

    LP, this roundup is absolutely terrific! Thank you. And thank you for putting it up so early. With so many good things to read and catch up, this gives us a great head start. Bravo!!

  6. 17 globalcitizenlinda
    March 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

    morning everyone.

    Thanks for the new post LovelyPlains

  7. March 14, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Good Morning Everyone! Great post Lovelyplains! 🙂

  8. March 14, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Busy typing away on the last post and the new post was already up. (Too efficient Lovelyplains 😀 )

    Bringing this over from the last post:


    “Like NRA who scares the Bejesus out of elected officials when we talk gun control, rich do same with loop holes”



    …What we the people are looking for is a deal on immigration reform and gun control. And jobs.

    But do you know what we need even more? An overhaul to the tax system. We want a fair and efficient system — with more revenue for the Dems and less government for the Repubs. And you want to know how easy that is to accomplish? Very.

    Don’t let the liars in Washington fool you. Or the shortsighted news readers on the TV and radio. Overhaul is as simple as a stroke of the pen.
    How? Simply slash the outrageous tax breaks for the super rich. Before you tune me out, just consider this:

    No more yacht write-offs (how many people do you know that have a yacht? You pay taxes to cover their write-off).

    No more private jet write-offs (again, how many people do you know that have private jets? You’re paying for their write off with your taxes).
    No more corporate off shore stashing of profits to avoid taxes (you have to pay taxes, why shouldn’t they?).

    No more subsidies to oil companies thus giving them billions in profits with unfair write-offs like off-shore banking. (You’re paying for it with your taxes).

    No more tax breaks to companies for outsourcing jobs. (Yes, we give a break if a company hires workers in a foreign land as opposed to a legal worker here in the states.)

    No more giving free money to banks (too large to fail or jail) thus giving them even larger corporate writeoffs for managing the money they’ve been loaned).

    What’s holding us back are loopholes that should never have been in existence in the first place. Their purpose has long since retired — along with the crooks who wrote them into the tax codes.

    And just like the NRA who scares the Bejesus out of our elected officials when we talk any sort of gun control, the rich do the same if you threaten their loop holes.

    Politicians think only the rich put money into their campaigns so the poor and middle class don’t matter. Ask Karl Rove how that went. Our vote is what they need even more than money. And our vote counts just as much as the millionaires’ or business tycoons’.

  9. 20 Grab A Mop Grace
    March 14, 2013 at 8:15 am

    LP thanks for the great round up! And thank you for raising your hand when help was needed.
    I am in awe of your talents:)

  10. March 14, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips and TOD family. I hope everyone have a super-fantastic day today. Congrats mrm112 on being first this lovely Thursday morning.

  11. March 14, 2013 at 8:22 am

    I do not want to clog up the post with a whole bunch of TY’s, I really appreciate all the kind words from everyone. I means a lot……. I spent a long time tinkering and looking around for items, to produce a nice thread worthy of you guys. Your gratitude is much appreciated, EB!!

  12. March 14, 2013 at 8:27 am

    A few more items………

  13. March 14, 2013 at 8:28 am

  14. March 14, 2013 at 8:28 am

  15. 29 99ts
    March 14, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Wow – Hello Lovelyplains – what a glorious collection of news and events – wonderful skilled helpers that are posting – thank you so much

  16. March 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I just want to say all the new pollsters?helpers?whachamacallits ARE DOING A GREAT JOB. KEEP IT UP!!!

  17. March 14, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  18. 32 desertflower
    March 14, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Morning! LP, You blew my socks off this morning:) Wasn’t expecting all this goodness for Rise and Shine! Great job….now I have to go back and watch all of these. It’s like Christmas morning….

  19. March 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

    G’morning Chips, LovelyPlains,TOD, lurkers,everyone 🙂 Thanks for this excellent roundup lovelyplains!

  20. 34 mtmarilyn
    March 14, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Good morning TOD family and our LovelyPlains. What a great post. Thanks for all the information. Haven’t listened to the President’s interview yet, but have Scott Prouty. What a hero. Off to work. Will be lurking.

    Again thanks to everyone for helping this community.

  21. March 14, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Dear lovelyplains; Remarkable job!!!

  22. 36 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2013 at 8:59 am

  23. 37 Vicki
    March 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Such a juicy post to start the day!

  24. 38 carolyn
    March 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Thanks LP. You’ve set up a fun day of viewing! Some really good stuff here!!!

  25. 39 amk for obama
    March 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Nice juicy links, lp.

    Check your mail.

  26. 40 japa21
    March 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Wow, LP, great R&S. Who needs Chips when we have folks like you, AMK, LL and others. (Just kidding Chips. I need you.)

    A reminder to use the #GOPspeak hashtag to you tweeters. Response has been great. I will be sending out a few more today.

  27. 41 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

    More G-G-G-GREAT economic news!

  28. 43 amk for obama
    March 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

    So for all his grandstanding, lapid folded like a cheap suit to nut n yahoo?

    Also. Too. livni ?


    • March 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      O/T AMK, would you please recommend a good desktop computer for small business and household? HP, Dell or go for the Mac? We have had HP and I have lots of files I would like to transfer. We will also need new printer I’m told even though ours is fine. Its HP also. Marketing, baa humbug! Why can’t I just upload new Win 8 to old computer that’s just fine? Oh, I know, MONEY. Also would like a small laptop to use because I can’t sit for long. Would need to transfer files to main computer. Hope you have time for me. I know you are now helping Chips. I’ll offer you a cool million and oldest grandson. 😉

  29. 45 relellit
    March 14, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Good morning Chips and Todville

    President Obama Admin. Is Right About Debt, Despite What Fox News Reports


    Of course, we all know that. Too bad the stuck on stupid crowds don’t; that includes the media.

    Everyone have a nice day, 🙂

  30. 46 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2013 at 9:27 am


  31. 48 GGAIL
    March 14, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD. WOW LP! Great job this morning 🙂

  32. 49 japa21
    March 14, 2013 at 9:28 am

  33. 51 criquet
    March 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Great post Lovelyplains.

  34. 52 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2013 at 9:29 am

  35. 54 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Folks, it’s Chris Hayes replacing Ed at 8PM. 😦

    • 55 hopefruit2
      March 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

      As if his damn ego is not big enough already. Sheesh….

    • 56 dotster3
      March 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Will replace Lawrence O’Donnell???
      And oh no—-Chris Hayes
      I can’t watch him—–talks a million words a minute—–what did he just say?——talks to hear himself talk—-and is always too smug, too impressed with himself—–always think he should be at some coffee house gathering with other navel gazers on a college campus somewhere—and not on teevee.

      • 57 yardarm756
        March 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

        I’m with you on that dotster. He’s quite full of himself and like to impress ppl with his fountain of knowledge(squirt).

      • 58 susanne
        March 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

        late to the party, but have to concur with this analysis–except to say he’s probably not happy at a gathering, because he’d have to allow others to speak, and he’d have to listen and consider their ideas. he likes the teevee because it’s just his mouth and the camera.

      • 59 sonjiaduncan
        March 15, 2013 at 12:04 am

        This post has been revised to reflect the following correction:

        Correction: March 14, 2013

        A capsule summary accompanying an earlier version of this post misidentified the MSNBC host that Chris Hayes is expected to replace. The host is Ed Schultz, not Lawrence O’Donnell.

    • 60 Linda
      March 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

      Thanks for the warning…

      I will not be watching him….

    • 63 prettyfoot58
      March 14, 2013 at 10:16 am

      if this is a promotion for Chris Hayes/ is this a demotion for Ed Shultz

      • 64 hopefruit2
        March 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

        Not sure- Schultz may have asked for a lighter workload for personal reasons (e.g., wife’s illness from serious cancer and recovery). But either way, I really don’t care. I’m just not happy with the replacement.

    • 65 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      March 14, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Okay, we’ve just freed up my 8:00 pm hour; can’t stand the smug little twerp. With Ed, I’d watch occasionally — with clicker in hand.

    • 66 Bill R.
      March 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Yuck! Another emoprog Naderite hits the airwaves! They do, however, always make our President look more sensible and reasonable.

    • 68 Anna
      March 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      I would rather see a repeat of Martin or Rev Al. My thanks to all of you who are helping Chips, this has become my only real source of information, news.

  36. 69 amk for obama
    March 14, 2013 at 9:33 am

  37. 70 andogriff
    March 14, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Morning LP, great Rise & Shine post! Morning everyone, congrats on first Mariele, and hello to Ms Chips wherever she is!

  38. 72 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I see that on Old Orange, they are now scrambling to make Scott Prouty a “professional left” hero, along the lines of Manning and Assange. All the diaries featuring him have that tinge.

    They have fully given him ALL credit for PBO’s re-election Don’t be surprised if you begin to see demands that Obama do this or that where this guy is concerned, and it becomes an ugly anti-Obama crusade….

    Stay tuned…

    • 73 amk for obama
      March 14, 2013 at 10:04 am

      who gives a shite about kos klowns, hf ? PBO is president until 2016. They don’t and can’t do jacksqaut about his policies.

      • 74 hopefruit2
        March 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

        I don’t give a shite about KOS Klowns. I do give a shite about our President, his/country’s agenda, 2014, and how this guy (unwittingly) can be used by the PL, MSM, etc to undermine our President and the 2014 midterms.

        • 75 amk for obama
          March 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

          Sorry, I disagree. You’re giving them undue importance which they don’t deserve. 2012 was proof enough.

          • 76 hopefruit2
            March 14, 2013 at 10:12 am

            Nope, not giving them undue importance. Just alerting folks to where this can lead to. See, if it were just KOS doing this I wouldn’t care as much. It’s going to be an MSM effort. I’m not saying that they will be successful. And the more aware we are the less successful they will be.

            • 77 amk for obama
              March 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

              The lefty whiners and msm and their corporate masters as a whole group shot their collective wad in 2012 and came up shooting blanks. Proof = PBO redux, a bigger senate and congress for dems.

              • 78 hopefruit2
                March 14, 2013 at 10:43 am

                I’m not disagreeing with you on 2012. But I think the PL/MSM etc truly believe they can work their poison in a midterm when PBO is not on ballot more effectively than they could in presidential when he was on the ballot.

                They may be in for a surprise in 2014 with the continuation of OFA and heightened vigilance of PBO voters. But we must be alert to all the potential stunts they will pull. And they will stop at nothing.

    • 79 Lovepolitics2008
      March 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

      They are indeed following the media narrative that the 47% video is the sole reason for President Obama’s victory. No question that it had a big impact, but we know the INCREDIBLE grassroots organization of the Obama campaign was at the root of the victory.

      That being said, Mr. Prouty deserves all the admiration and gratitude he is getting. I was VERY impressed by his interview with Ed. He is courageous, unselfish, honest. I hope the video of his interview goes viral and that he can wake up a certain number of people who have been voting against their interests for too long…

      • 80 hopefruit2
        March 14, 2013 at 10:26 am

        Mr.Prouty indeed deserves all the praise and gratitude for his courage and what he did in and of itself – I’m not contesting that.

        But he should not be used as a weapon against our President and other Democrats running in 2014. Furthermore, the impact of 47% video should not be over-estimated. PBO was already had the momentum behind him when that video came out. The video simply reinforced the Obama Campaign’s definition of Mitt – a callous uncaring “businessman” who cares only about the very rich.

      • 81 amk for obama
        March 14, 2013 at 10:26 am


        I watched the vid and nowhere he sounded anti-O. Let the loony left adapt him as their #today’smascot and crash & burn.

      • 82 jackiegrumbacher
        March 14, 2013 at 10:29 am

        Love, let them believe it was the video. Let them ignore the organizational brilliance of OFA. That way they’ll be blindsided again, thinking all it takes is a video and not hundreds of thousands of man hours and countless blood, sweat and tears. Oh, and they’ll never understand the love we all feel for our president, which impelled us to work til we dropped.

  39. 83 amk for obama
    March 14, 2013 at 9:53 am

    murdoch’s lapdog, camie boy scuttles 3rd rate tabloid journalism regulation talks.


  40. March 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

  41. 90 anniebella
    March 14, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I love POTUS response to the jack ass Republican who ask does that mean the WH are open for tours again. And POTUS said no, but the Vatican is. I just love it.

  42. 91 desertflower
    March 14, 2013 at 10:00 am



    PA! Kick this guy to the curb!

    • 92 japa21
      March 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

    • 93 Bill
      March 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Toomey also gave a long list of wasteful government programs as though PBO is responsible for them all. He did not mention why the Republican House approves the expenditures for them or why he doesn’t introduce bills to stop them. The CPAC followers will fall for anything the speakers feed them.

    • 94 jackiegrumbacher
      March 14, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Df, nobody can yearn for that kicking to the curb more intensely than I do. Unfortunately, we have to wait until 2016, which gives him a lot more time to bring on the stupid. As I’ve said before, it is my sincere hope that our AG, Kathleen Kane, takes him on in ’16. She is the state’s largest vote getter so far and she’ll have several more years to show her smarts. Since ’16 is a presidential election year, the turnout will be high, so I’ve starting to light candles that she will take him on. If she doesn’t we have a great Treasurer, Rob McCord who could run circles around Tommey. So I am keeping my eyes on possible contenders and will do everything humanly in my power to rid this state of the Toomey poison.

    • 95 prettyfoot58
      March 14, 2013 at 10:28 am

      we will do our very best!

    • 96 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      March 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

      DF, like you in AZ, we in PA also have our cross to bear. Unfortunately, our loonies do not get much press attention, so PA folks in general think “it’s the other states that have the crazies…” I’m doing what I can to spread the word…

  43. 97 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Let the ass-kissing begin…to feed an already bloated ego…

    • March 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

      Ah….another low rated show. I wonder how long it will take before that snatch him off the air. I stopped watching Ed and Rachel Madcow and I don’t watch LO when Ezra Klein is subhosting. Are they trying to appeal to the “youth” by gradually getting rid of “old” faces? Good Luck with that……

  44. March 14, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Good morning, TODville!!

    OMG, what incredible mind-blowing gorgeous going on in the new issue of Vogue. WHOA!!!!

    Nobody can project magnetism, beauty, style, warmth and sincerity like the POTUS and FLOTUS. Phenomenal.

  45. 100 Linda
    March 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

    ” Get your cell phones out ”

    ” Do you think MSNBC mad the right choice giving Chris Hayes the 8 PM slot ”

    text “A” for Yes
    text “B” for No

  46. 105 vcprezofan2
    March 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Morning TODville! Ms LP, you sure brought a lot of leads to keep us busy. Thanks! Off to see how many I can follow before the next post pops up.

    • 106 vcprezofan2
      March 14, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Why is it that I have VPJoe’s video clip on one browser but not on the other? I opened two browsers at TOD so that I could listen and comment at the same time, only they both don’t have exactly the same thing. I wonder why that is?

      • 107 amk for obama
        March 14, 2013 at 10:40 am


        Are you using two different browsers (like chrome and firefox) or just using two different windows (or tabs) in the same browser ?

        • 108 vcprezofan2
          March 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

          GM, Amk. 😆

          Two different browsers – which makes me wonder if TODobots can miss stuff depending on the browser they use.

          • 109 amk for obama
            March 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

            which ones, dammit?

            And a VGM to you too. 🙂

            • 110 vcprezofan2
              March 14, 2013 at 10:57 am

              😆 Firefox is fine; Windows Expl is dissing the VP. No ‘dams’, please. I’m trying to forget the water in my basement. 😆 😆 (Water is mostly dried up now, though I’m still awaiting the real solution.)

              • 111 amk for obama
                March 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

                ” No ‘dams’, please.” LOL.

                It’s been ages since I used IE. Must be your flash player settings or it it needs an upgrade.

                Stick with FF. You can open the vid in another tab in the same window (just right click the linky and click open in a new tab).

      • March 14, 2013 at 10:41 am

        VC I opened two browsers, I use Chrome, and had now problem. The video is a new embed function I learned last night I noticed its the last thing to open when you load the thread….maybe try again and a few seconds? Or open using a different browser explorer in 1, chrome/firefox in the other that might help? Maybe AMK can help you if that does not work.

        • 114 vcprezofan2
          March 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

          Hi LP. I opened Expl & Fox and the latter had the VPJoe vid. while the former didn’t. I am not complaining since I have both; I was just surprised to find that they both didn’t have exactly the same thing.

        • 115 vcprezofan2
          March 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

          Incidentally I refreshed Expl. more than once and still don’t get the VP video. Oh well. I watched it on Fox while commenting with ‘youse guys’ on Expl. 😉

  47. 117 kathryn kivett
    March 14, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Good Morning All….I am so impressed with all the worker bees helping out Queen Bee Chips…You all are so dedicated, talented, intelligent and make this “home” interesting…thank you for all you are doing……..now….I have what might be called just a dumb question….what is the difference between cpac and OFA?…..why is it perfectly fine for political President wannabees to speak at cpac but OMG the world is coming to an end b/c PBO speaks at OFA?……….also………I’m sorry, even though I am still PO at Ed Schultz, I could at least understand what he was saying while he PMO…..Chris Hayes normally loses me in the first 10 minutes with his fast talking, elite intellectural libertarian golbydeguck…I’m sure his program has some merit but how would I know since he loses me before it gets started….wish Lawrence O would move to 8 for us “old” folks who go to bed early.

  48. 118 amk for obama
    March 14, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Heads up. I am ready with new ‘chat way’ thread to be posted in 2 hours or so. (when this thread would have hit the “i-padders’ limit.” 🙂 )

    If someone else wants to take that slot, jus’ lemme know here (or email me at amktod atgmaildotcom) so that we don’t trip over each other. 😉

  49. March 14, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Howdy O!!!! It’s a grand and great getting up day in TODville doncha know!! A special hat tip to the designated hitters who’ve come off the bench for Chips. They’ve hit it outta the park! Way to go lovelyplains, amk, and LL, you done good!

    So here’s my pitch of the day again: http://www.mydestination.com/users/kelauni/bbb#tab
    Please vote for my kid and thank you so much!

    Now off I go to remove floor tile. Don’t get into any trouble on amk’s new thread!

  50. 121 amk for obama
    March 14, 2013 at 10:46 am

  51. March 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Mornin’ y’all… Once again, nicely done LovelyPlains, thank you, I’m sure Chipsticks efforts to take a break and rest are positively reinforced when she knows all is well over here! In and out today, will try to keep up/catch up. FLOTUS is simply WOWSER! Being in the same room with her must be an incredible experience! 🙂

  52. 124 Nena20409
    March 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

    GM ALL.

    LP, 😉 Nice Touch. Thannks for the R&S ❗

  53. 125 donna dem 4 obama
    March 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Good Morning TOD’ers!!

    EXCELLENT Rise and Shine Lovelyplains!!

    FLOTUS is simply stunning in the photos I’ve seen so far. We are so blessed to have such a lovely First Lady. I thank God everyday to be alive to witness such grace and beauty!

  54. 126 Bill R.
    March 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Stunning as usual pictures of FLOTUS!

  55. 127 Dakota
    March 14, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Good Morning TOD Family. Just wanted to again thank everyone that stepped up to help our beloved Chips…LP,LL & AMK…great job. What a priviledge to be part of such a wonderful group of folks.

  56. March 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Mrs Chips has a new thread up w/ a wonderful collection of pictures and the article from Vogue, of the FLOTUS: New post

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