President Obama Speaks on the Equal Pay Act

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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    June 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Wait for me! Wait 4 me! Oh my dears, wait for me.
    Let me bring up the rear as you run.
    Wait, o wait please! Wait for meeeeeee.

  2. June 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Okay so I’m not at school yet, but I’m leaving any minute…

  3. 17 Don
    June 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

    My hunch is that there isn’t a country worth its weight in gold willing to harbor Edward Snowden, if anything because of the way President Obama has conducted business globally, countries will be lining up to assist America in bringing this guy to justice. And trust me; Hong Kong doesn’t want anything to do with this guy.

    • 18 desertflower
      June 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Bringing over:


      The leaker who revealed top secret U.S. surveillance programs says he hopes to find shelter in Iceland, but he may be disappointed by the reception from a new government seen as less keen than predecessors to attract exiles and Internet renegades.


      But the government of newly-elected conservative Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, while still untested, is widely seen as closer to Washington than past administrations and less keen to foster the island country’s cyber-haven image.

      Snowden has yet to make a formal application for asylum and would have to go to Iceland to make the request, said Kristin Volundarsdottir, head of Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration. Gunnlaugsson’s government did not otherwise comment on the case.

      “I would be very surprised if they (the government) would be eager to engage in any international disputes with the U.S. And it is pretty difficult to be granted asylum here,” said Stefania Oskarsdottir, lecturer in political science at the University of Iceland.

      “I think what this guy is saying is based on something he is imagining or hoping for rather than actual facts.”

      Sucks to be him right now….

  4. 22 amk for obama
    June 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

  5. 23 desertflower
    June 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Again??? WTH! http://bigstory.ap.org/article/10-women-many-90s-escape-burning-calif-limo

    Ten elderly women escaped unharmed when the limousine they were in burst into flames while idling in Northern California, authorities and a passenger said.

    The Sunday morning fire in Walnut Creek came a little more than a month after five nurses were killed while trapped inside a burning limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.

    Fire crews were called to a gated community in Walnut Creek around 11:35 a.m. Sunday for a vehicle fire. They quickly put out the burning 2009 Lincoln Town Car, a dispatcher told the Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/ZERU0q ).

    Many of the women were in their 90s. They were apparently headed to Sonoma to celebrate a friend’s 96th birthday.

    Passenger Mary Chapman told KGO-TV (http://bit.ly/13xb6Oz ) the driver of the limousine told everyone to get out, and she and two other women who were more able-bodied helped others escape. She smelled and saw smoke and said flames erupted seconds later.

  6. 26 desertflower
    June 10, 2013 at 11:42 am

    on now!!

  7. June 10, 2013 at 11:44 am

    From Politico.

    This is not the service record that gets you a critical Intell job:

    “His records indicate he enlisted in the Army Reserve as a Special Forces Recruit (18X) on 7 May 2004 but was discharged 28 September 2004. He did not complete any training or receive any awards,” the spokesman said.

    (Also on POLITICO: Snowden leak exposes cracks in contractor system)

    Records show Snowden’s birthday as June 21, 1983. The 18X is a code for an enlistment option that permits recruits to try to go directly into the Army’s Special Forces, a path previously open only to serving soldiers. Snowden told The Guardian that an injury prevented him from pursing his full Army training.


    • 28 Don
      June 10, 2013 at 11:51 am

      …..but my Human Resources office calls me in when I forget to turn off the lights when I’m the last one to leave the shop.

  8. 37 Linda
    June 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

    So Greenwald met with Snowden in February prior to his Booz Allen job ? Now he is a co-conspirator and State Department needs to suspend his passport too.

  9. 39 sherijr
    June 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

    POTUS!! Dang we’ve only gone up 18 cents in 50 years.

  10. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    June 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  11. 55 amk for obama
    June 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  12. June 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  13. 57 sherijr
    June 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    This guy ‘Jay Stamper’ Democrat running against Lindsay Graham just tweeted: Edward Snowden: hero

  14. 70 cluny
    June 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    GM all – here is what is fishy – these have been the dominant news stories of late:

    IRS scandal = ‘govt overreach’

    AP = ‘ Obama administration criminalising journalists’ – Holder DOJ should go easier on journalists

    Cyberwarfare/China = Obama admin just as bad as China

    So what gives GG + Snowden greater cover/support – the Obama govt is intrusive and bad and are mean to journalists and the US is just as bad as China re spying so everybody (right/left) can unite on this one issue – protection for Greenwald and E Snowden. The timing on ALL of this is too interwoven to be coincidence. I don’t want to sound like a conspiracy nut but ‘cmon.

    In the meantime no one is talking about jobs, immigration gun rights.

    • 71 cluny
      June 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      also if snowden is such a master of intel gathering surely he could have discovered with a simple click that not so easy to get asylum in Hong Kong and Iceland. I think he WANTS to be brought back to the US and put on trial for whatever perverse reason. It’s almost like he and GG are daring the govt to come and get them. If that happens it will become a circus and waste the crucial 2 first years of PBO’s second term.

      • 72 sherijr
        June 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

        naw I think he just believes he’s above the law.. this is an attention-seeking, ego inflated white male who thinks he’s bigger/ smarter than Barack Obama… these guys just continue to doom themselves.. imo.

  15. June 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    • 74 Lovepolitics2008
      June 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Note that Greenwald is preoccupied to keep all the credit. “I was first”. This is telling. Greenwald is an ideologue who has some ego issues. His using hyperbole on tv will in the end discredit him.

  16. June 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I am far more interested in why White men with no education and a traitors personality get jobs over Black ones loyal with PH.Ds

  17. 78 Jovie
    June 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  18. 79 amk for obama
    June 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Gunnite folks.

    Remember, the US fourth estate are the real fifth columnists and hence the real criminals. Without them, there is no gop or teabaggers.

  19. 81 desertflower
    June 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    ClassicalProgressive ‏@ProgressEconomy 17m
    People complaining the #NSA is listening to conversations still put every life detail on Facebook and Twitter. #FacePalm
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
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    • 82 Layla
      June 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      … and employers are reviewing people’s twitter and facebook entries as part of the hiring process….such invasion, right!

  20. June 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I am so busy these days that I have not been able to keep up with a lot of the nonsense but this GG mess is really interesting.

    I agree with Sully on this – this is bullshit!


    Exactly. And then this point, which seems to elude Snowden and Greenwald:

    There is a lot of authoritarian overreach in American society, both from the drug war and the war on terror.

    But those planes really did hit those buildings. And that bomb did indeed blow up at the finish line of the Boston marathon. And we really are in a continuing, low-intensity, high-risk conflict with a diffuse, committed and ideologically-motivated enemy. And for a moment, just imagine how much bloviating would be wafting across our political spectrum if, in the wake of an incident of domestic terrorism, an American president and his administration had failed to take full advantage of the existing telephonic data to do what is possible to find those needles in the haystacks.

    Just for a moment. Imagine. Now listen to Snowden.

  21. 84 Jovie
    June 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    This is what the Wa Post is focusing on, making him a Hero of sorts.

  22. 88 Linda
    June 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    It is hilarious that all the outraged people are expressing themselves on their electronic devices adding to their electronic footprint….

    I am dizzy

  23. 89 debz
    June 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Snowden’s story is getting more bizarre, he was in the Army reserves for only 5 months. The “police knew about him last Wednesday, yet the guy has been traveling under his own name and hasn’t been picked up yet? His “shocking” revelations are nothing new, we all knew all of this for years. Someone is getting played. This is starting to sound like a spy spoof movie.

    • 90 Layla
      June 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      ..he has not been picked up yet: notice he was staying at a hotel right next to the CIA office. I still think he is a plant and GG and his criminals are getting played..

      • 91 debz
        June 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        I noticed the hotel next to the CIA office too. Maybe GG is the target. I don’t think this Snowden guy even exists he has to be a plant. I would be surprised to find out he is real.

      • June 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

        That’s what I thought too – but who is doing the playing ?

        Cui Bono ? Who benefits if the libertarian fraction of the Republican party gets totally discredited (in anyone’s but their own eyes) ?

        • 93 Layla
          June 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm

          Remember PBO said he would get to the bottom of the leaks..I think these are closely monitored traps.

  24. 94 desertflower
    June 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Edward Snowden Told To Leave Hong Kong Or Face Extradition Back To The US

    Source: The Independent (U.K.)

    A senior figure in Hong Kong law enforcement has suggested NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should leave the city.

    Regina Ip, a pro-Beijing legislator who was previously the city’s top security official, said Hong Kong was “obliged to comply with the terms of agreements” with the US government, which included the extradition of fugitives.

    She added that, after he leaked the largest amount of classified information in the history of the US National Security Agency, she strongly recommends Snowden depart the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

    Ms Ip said: “It’s actually in his best interest to leave Hong Kong”, adding that although she didn’t know if local administration had received an extradition request, she doubts it will happen soon.

    Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/prism-whistleblower-edward-snowden-told-to-leave-hong-kong-or-face-extradition-back-to-us-over-nsa-revelations-8651375.html

    • 95 Bill
      June 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Snowden is stil referred to as an employee of Booz Allen. Wonder how long it will take the company to fire him.

    • 96 Don
      June 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      “It’s actually in his best interest to leave Hong Kong”, I’m going to go out on a limb and say “this might not end well for man about town Edward Snowden.”

      • 97 vcprezofan2
        June 10, 2013 at 6:53 pm

        If you are thinking he may ‘die’, I hope not. That would just stir the flames more for the wackos IMO, and give him even more uncalled for attention.

  25. 98 Ladyhawke
    June 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm


    REPORT: Swept Up In “Scandal,” Network Sunday Shows Drop Coverage Of Economy



    In recent weeks, Sunday morning network news programs have virtually ignored economic issues, instead devoting hours of coverage to the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya; improper targeting of conservative nonprofits by the Internal Revenue Service; controversial federal investigations of national security leaks; and new revelations about National Security Agency surveillance programs.



    • 99 Layla
      June 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Most normal people do not watch the Sunday shows; the get their info from local sources who in all appearance are presenting the facts, economically, that is..

    • 100 COS
      June 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      I hope their ratings are dropping also. I stop watching Sunday shows long time ago. I may as well watch “The Insider” or “Entertainment Tonight” .

    • 101 cluny
      June 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      Yes, the media stopped obsessing about the ‘bad’ economy the moment PBO was re=elected. Remember when the monthly jobs report was the biggest news out there – only so that the media could then moan endlessly about how bad the recovery was or how slow it was and that PBO could never be re-elected if the UE rate was over 7.2. The moment they couldn’t drag him down/prevent him from winning a second term that was it – no interest in the economy at all. it’s so disgusting – no wonder PBO and his team have nothing but contempt for most of the media.

  26. 102 Linda
    June 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from two American whistleblowers who claim U.S. forces tortured them in Iraq and who want to sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

    The justices’ action Monday leaves in place a federal appeals court ruling that found Rumsfeld cannot be held liable for actions taken by subordinates that may have crossed legal bounds.

    The two men are Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel, who say they were detained and tortured after they accused an Iraqi-owned company for which they worked of illegally running guns. They argued Rumsfeld personally approved interrogation methods for use by the U.S. military in Iraq, making him responsible for what happened to them during several weeks they were held in military camps.

    Congress is dreaming ( Rand Paul ) if they think this Court would take a case on National Security not being Constitutional….

  27. 104 desertflower
    June 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    If GG is helping this guy in any way….will he be in trouble as well? I would think so.

  28. June 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    • 108 jacquelineoboomer
      June 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Lilly is, all around, one of the loveliest women on the national scene – who never expected to be on the national scene, of course.

  29. 109 japa21
    June 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

  30. 112 Bill R.
    June 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Apart from the butthurt media, libertarians, and emoprogs, the lasting effect of this story is to confirm that the Democratic President Obama is a National Security President who keeps America safe.

  31. 116 utaustinliberal
    June 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  32. 119 whatisworking
    June 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Good morning all

    How can we help Joy Reid get her own show?

    This is what I have for MSNBC
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
    Phone: (212) 664-4444
    Fax: (212) 664-4426
    Twitter @MSNBC or @NBCNews

    Senior VP of communications at NBC kathy.kelly-brown@nbcuni.com
    feedback page http://www.nbcnews.com/id/10285339

    Where else can we express our love for this show? could someone start a petition, that is one I would definitely sign.

    If one of our Twitter masters can make up a few good ones – I will retweet.

    Is there an I love Joy Reid Facebook page?

    • June 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Don’t use Facebook, so don’t know the answer, Linda. However, I did send the following tweet …

      Thank you for all you do!!


    • 122 cluny
      June 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      I wrote, congratulated Joy on her weekend substitution for Ed and asked if she could host the 8.00 pm slot. Praised her to high heaven which was easy to do. Joy is a real star. If they give her a shot she will eclipse Maddow as the network’s star in no time. Rachael is okay but a total corporate lackey in my opinion. She screamed self interest in the vile way she threw K Olberman under the bus. I don’t know what was going on in MSNBC land but KO always supported her and she wasn’t so classy when he left – only time I agreed with Don Imus was when he called her out. Joy’s a real fighter with integrity – it’s rare to on cable tv these days isn’t it?

  33. 123 Vicki
    June 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    At the risk of being boring I have 2 points to make. Boring because I know I am repeating myself.

    1) “Make PBO a one term president” has been replaced by “Erode Trust in the President and his administration.” The second mantra will succeed no better than the first one did.
    2) Alex Wagner does indeed do only Corporate approved agenda topics on her show. If Alex wants to buck this trend she can join Ed on the weekends.
    And, Yes, that is the choice when corporations own and control all means of communication, exceot this one.

  34. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    June 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm

  35. 126 Ladyhawke
    June 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Today’s White House Press Corps Briefing (aka The NSA Leaker Briefing) with Press Secretary Jay ‘Clark Kent’ Carney will be starting shortly.

  36. 127 Kyle
    June 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Hah, I really don’t know what else to do but laugh about all this nonsense the GOP/MSM seems to come up with. if its not death panels, or muslim baby-snatching its something else. At this point there must be a worldwide shortage of petards. I’m going to try to do somethign worthwhile and email my odious congressweasal Rep. Paulsen and tell him he better do the right thing on guns and immigration.

  37. 128 Linda
    June 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    More leaking….

    State Department memo reveals possible cover-ups, halted investigations.

    CBS News’ John Miller reports that according to an internal State Department Inspector General’s memo, several recent investigations were influenced, manipulated, or simply called off. The memo obtained by CBS News cited eight specific examples. Among them: allegations that a State Department security official in Beirut “engaged in sexual assaults” on foreign nationals hired as embassy guards and the charge and that members of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries” — a problem the report says was “endemic.”

    The memo also reveals details about an “underground drug ring” was operating near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and supplied State Department security contractors with drugs.


    • 129 Layla
      June 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Key word here “possible”. If true what are the C-bots (ardent Hillary supporters) going to say now…..

  38. 130 carolyn
    June 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I love it that the President is just going about his regular schedule, doing what he needs to do, looking unruffled…….But I also know a lot of work is going on behind the scenes.
    I remember what FLOTUS said when someone asked her how she and her staff could be so calm before and during a state dinner. She of course smiled….then said “It’s like swans. Calm and gliding on the surface, and paddling like mad under the water.”
    I think that probably describes what’s going on in the White House every day. We know something’s going on regarding Snowden and GG, but they keep calm and carry on. We need to emulate them.

  39. 133 Ladyhawke
    June 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Press Secretary Jay Carney is at the podium right now……..

    Opening statement ATF Director nomination. We have been without an ATF Director for SIX YEARS.

    • 134 Ladyhawke
      June 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      jennifer bendery ‏@jbendery 10m


      Carney also gives push to Senate to confirm ATF nominee Todd Jones, who gets a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tues.


      Retweeted by Matt Murphy

    • 135 Dudette
      June 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Yay Jay!!

  40. 136 Linda
    June 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised to pass a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would expand government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts in the food stamp program.

    The chamber is expected to vote on the legislation Monday. The bill, which costs almost $100 billion annually, also would eliminate subsidies that are paid to farmers whether they farm or not. It would save about $2.4 billion a year, including across-the-board cuts that took effect earlier this year.

    The Senate passed a similar farm bill last year on a bipartisan 64-35 vote. The House is expected to take up its own version of the farm bill as early as this month, in what could be a contentious and much more partisan floor fight over domestic food aid.

    Those “small cuts” to SNAP are 4 billion. The House bill cuts are 20 billion with a 9 billion INCREASE in subsidies.


  41. 137 Don
    June 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    This Edward Snowden guy is starting to look more and more like Lee Harvey Oswald.

    • 138 Bill
      June 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      I am beginning to think he may have serious mental issues. Booz Allen has some questions to answer on his security clearance.

  42. 143 Dudette
    June 10, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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