Coming Up

Air Force One waits for President Obama before departing Andrews Air Force Base for a day trip to Dallas, Nov 6


All times Eastern:

3:15: VP Biden delivers remarks at CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal (Live here)

3:45: First Lady Michelle Obama attends DNC fundraising event in Pittsburgh

5:40: President Obama participates in an Affordable Care Act event, Linz Hall, Temple Emanu-El

6:15: VP Biden attends DSCC event in Cleveland

Live audio coverage at White House Live for PBO (live video at C-Span) and VP Biden’s Cleveland events, don’t know if there’ll be any live streaming of the First Lady’s speech



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117 Responses to “Coming Up”

  1. 1 Grab a mop grace
    November 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Gorgeous sky!

  2. 9 Grab a mop grace
    November 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    What’s up TOD?

  3. November 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I would’ve been first, if it hadn’t been for those darned meddling kids!

  4. 14 GGail
    November 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats Grace on First!

    Hi nospin!

    Good West Coast afternoon Chipsticks & TOD family.

    I truly love that picture of deBlasio & the pouting Bloomberg – hahahahah!!!

  5. 15 GGail
    November 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    It appears that Grace and Nospin landed on First – CONGRATS!

  6. 18 Bill R.
    November 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  7. 21 JER
    November 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    | Livestream is up | Vice President Biden Speaks at the CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal – North Baltimore, Ohio:

  8. 23 dotster3
    November 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    OH gee, other entities can encounter “glitches” too. Wal-Mart’s website today suffered “technical errors” and was offering pretty amazing deals, 90% off list on many items, including TVs and computers for $8 ea. Set off a “goldrush” of ordering. No word if Wal Mart will honor those glitchy purchases.


  9. 28 Grab a mop grace
    November 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks everyone for the congrats!

    I have a question for all of you brilliant Obamabots. What airplane would FLOTUS fly in when traveling without POTUS?
    Just curious.

    • 29 theo67
      November 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      They have a whole fleet of military aircraft that are maintained for official travel. Even the President travels in places other than the huge one, which I believe is reserved only for the President to use. It’s only when the President is on board that any of those other planes change their call-sign to “Air Force One”. So, when FLOTUS travels, she uses one of the other military planes. Same with the other cabinet secretaries, VP Biden, etc.

  10. November 6, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    • 32 jackiegrumbacher
      November 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Dudette, I’d also like to thank all Dem candidates who worked hard, fought the good fight and lost. We should encourage people to run for office. We will win some and lose some, but anyone who steps forward. works his/her heart out and conducts a solid campaign deserves our thanks and congratulations.

      • 33 Dudette
        November 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

        Loved how you put that jg! Hope you don’t mind my attempt at tweeting it.

  11. 36 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    • 37 Dudette
      November 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Btw, Kasim didn’t just win — he coasted in with a shock & awe result of 84%. Three other candidates were all in low single digits.

    • 39 utaustinliberal
      November 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Fantastic. Houston (4th largest city in the United States) elected a Democratic lesbian mayor and has now re-elected her twice.

      Texas does have its pockets of progressivism.

  12. 40 Nena20409
    November 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm


    CBS News correspondent Lara Logan confessed that the network “erred” by failing to disclose the financial connection it shared with the subject of a widely criticized 60 Minutes report on the 2012 Benghazi attacks. But the network’s admission of an ethics violation did not extend further, and Logan issued a general defense of the report’s accuracy without addressing the persisting questions that surround the report’s source’s conflicting accounts of the night of the attacks.


    And Dan Rather was ousted for reporting on a true story?

    • 41 theo67
      November 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      This is disappointing. I’ve been a fan of Lara Logan.

      • 42 Nena20409
        November 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm

        I am sorry Theo67. I never was. During the Iraq war….she was messing with the former CNN Aussie Lawyer who was later having PSDT problems. His name now escapes me. Then she was at the same time messing with another guy. That was a mini scandal then and her journalistic creeds were questioned then for a couple of reports she did then. For that I held it against her. Petty? Yes. Michael Ware was the Aussie’s name. I like him.

        • 43 theo67
          November 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm

          Thanks for the background info. My only awareness of her has been on 60 minutes and during the aftermath of her attack in Egypt after the revolution. I guess there was already a questionable past that puts this current fiasco into context. Thanks!

        • November 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm

          Love you, theo67 (we’re from the same neck of the woods), but agree with Nena.

          For some reason her accent really grated on me; I coulnd’t help but think “aren’t there qualified American women for 60 Minutes (who aren’t blond — if I recall correctly, I’ve only seen Leslie Stahl and maybe Diane Sawyer when she was with CBS as 60 Minutes anchors).

          Didn’t know about Michael Ware; felt he was treated very badly by CNN, now feel worse for him.

          Every time I see Lara Logan I feel like I’m in a timewarp surrounded by GWBush lies and deceptions.

          Thankfully she was rescued in Egypt by strong Egyptian women; but there’s something off-putting about her, she doesn’t seem authentic to me.

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      November 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      “Erred?? Is that what they’re calling royally screwing up and lying to the public these days? This is no where near enough and it reveals the depth of bias and deceit to which the media gladly descends each day.

  13. November 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    For Dotster and othe non-fans of the Pauls (Ron and Rand):

    MSM ignores the fact that Rand is pathological liar, yet doesn’t hesitate to hurl that accusation of this Administration at the least provocation.

    And his father Ron, at a Cuccinelli rally yesterday.

    Finally, upChuck Todd has become a parody of himself.

    • 47 jackiegrumbacher
      November 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      Arapaha, Chuck Todd sounds like a teenage air head–” why it’s just remarkable how a person can hate women, discriminate against minorities and deny voters rights and still lose? What kind of world is this? The guy hates health care–that alone should have put him over the top.

  14. 48 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  15. 51 Nena20409
    November 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    The University of Cincinnati was placed on partial lockdown at 3pm Wednesday after a person with a gun was reportedly seen on campus, WCPO reported.

  16. 53 Nena20409
    November 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm


    President Barack Obama on Wednesday met with Democratic senators who are up for re-election in 2014 as well as Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), chairman of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee, about their growing concerns with the failed rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

    Fifteen other senators attended the meeting, including Mark Begich (D-AK), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Coons (D-DE), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Al Franken (D-MN), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Jack Reed (D-RI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mark Udall (D-CO) and Mark Warner (D-VA).

    • 54 Linda
      November 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      The clay feet Democrats, I am sick of them…….

      I am surprised Machin was not there.

      • 55 Nena20409
        November 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm

        Manchine is NOT up in 2014.

        POTUS met mostly with Dems who are up in 2014. POTUS is the head of DNC. He is responsible in making sure that they have a chance in winning. That meeting was also to make sure that whatever they are doing as a party is pretty much in a unified manner. They are Dems after all. Unity is Not always their Fortitude.

      • 57 nospin
        November 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        that is why unless I get n email requesting money specifically from PO, FLOTUS, VPOTUS or someone directly in PO’s administration, I refuse to give them a dime.

        They get N O T H I N G.

    • 58 Ladyhawke
      November 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Well, this will be like catnip for the gasbags in the media. President Obama can’t catch a break. There is no rest for the weary. This is just what we need now – a bunch a nervous Democrats. Oy …

    • 59 theo67
      November 6, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      If people are getting affordable care, and insurance companies are having to actually abide by consumer-friendly guidelines, then how is the Affordable Care Act a “failed rollout”? Healthcare.gov had/has issues, but the Act itself is extremely successful. i have to say, I’m not surprised by a lot of the names up there, but I’m concerned that Cory Booker is being dragged into this nonsense so soon, and confused by Chris Coons and Dick Durbin… Democrats are their own worst enemies. Where is the Democratic effort to sell the law, and explain its benefits to constituents and get people signed up using all available means? Where have Dems been all this time? Since 2010, the only consistent voice extolling the virtues of providing affordable care to citizens has been President Obama. Exhausting.

    • 60 nospin
      November 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      ” failed rollout of the Affordable Care Act.”

      what does that even mean? How was it a failed roll out of the ACA vs. issues with a website that allowed users to register for healthcare? Why adopt that meme? The affordable care act or Obamacare was never a failure. I call bullshyte.

  17. 61 Linda
    November 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Hours removed from a tight defeat in the 2013 Virginia governor’s race, Ken Cuccinelli (R) appears to have no plans to congratulate his rival.

    The Washington Post reported Wednesday that according to two sources close to Cuccinelli’s campaign, he has yet to call Terry McAuliffe and will keep things that way. Tuesday’s election saw McAuliffe win by less than 55,000 votes.


    Typical Republican sore loser……..

    • 62 theo67
      November 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      These right wingers are scum of the earth. They have no class, no sportsmanship, no integrity. And they’re childish! Didn’t we see similar behavior when Romney was soundly defeated, plus when Al Franken had that long battle to finally be declared winner – and I recall there was another one that went several days before conceding (not sure she ever did). What kind of children are these people bringing up, if they themselves are not able to rise to the occasion? Shameful.

  18. 65 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    In Georgia, we have a choice of Democratic candidates to turn Saxby Chambliss’ red Senate into a blue one in 2014.
    I’d really like to see Dr. Rad, the more progressive, but not yet well-known candidate, get a serious look and some serious support.

    Michelle Nunn (daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn) reads Blue Dog. Main thing going for her is she’s well-connected state-wide and has big money backers, some from the other side of the aisle (which makes some Dems nervous). However, if she ends up winning the primary, I’d take her over any Georgia Repub (most likely Tea Party) candidate in a heartbeat.

    There’s a third Democrat who has filed, Steen Miles (long-time Atlanta journalist), but I don’t really think she’s in it to win. She files papers to run for stuff every now and then. I honestly think she just does it to raise her profile, when she’s been out of the limelight for a while. Haven’t seen her out and about and, frankly didn’t even know she was in this race, until I listen to Dr. Rad’s radio interview on his website, when he was asked who else is running.

    So it’s Dr. Rad or Michelle Nunn. The next few months are gonna be interesting.

    • November 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Agree with you about Michelle Nunn…strikes me as a Blue Dog too. The only passion I’ve ever felt for one of them is that I could beat them black and blue. From where I sit, they’re just milquetoast republicans.

      • 67 nathkatun7
        November 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm

        Ah, but we need blue dogs from Red States to maintain control of the Senate and take over the House. It would be a mistake to try to be purist when it comes to states like Georgia, West Virginia, Montana, and even North Carolina.

        • November 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm

          Nath, you’re always bursting my bubble with common sense. 🙂

          • 69 nathkatun7
            November 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

            Thanks Fay! I don’t mean to bust your bubble. I have the utmost respect for you! It’s just that in my old age, after having been a keen observer of politics for almost 50 years, I’ve come to the realization that absolute purity in politics, this diverse country, will get you no where. If Ms. Nunn was running in California or New York and not Georgia, I would say dump her and support a more progressive candidate. But even in blue California we still have areas, including right here in San Diego County where I reside, that it would be almost impossible to elect a purity progressive. By the way, I am not advocating abandoning support for pure progressives. What I am saying his that, in states like Georgia or the more conservative areas of blue states, if we can’t elect a genuine progressive then we should line up and support a blue dog Democrat to help gain/retain Democratic majorities in the House and the Senate.

  19. November 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Hey, just popping in to offer my congratulations to those of you celebrating a win by the Democrats in your regions last night. They were hard won battles. And so many of you at TOD work tirelessly to help educate and inform people! 🙂

    I may live north of the border, but I still really want to see your amazing President go on to achieve even more and greater accomplishments in his second term, and every win by the Dems will help make that happen.

    And of course, I’m offering my condolences as well to New Jersey. 😦

  20. 73 itgurl_29
    November 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    The Hillary sycophants are already trying to steal the hard work of the Obama coalition by claiming that it was her influence that won Virginia. Bull crap! They have no shame.

    • 74 nospin
      November 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      itgurl_29. They make me sick. This hillary thing…they can miss me with that one.

      I choose to stay focused on 2014.

  21. 75 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm


    GOP leader pushes ‘messaging’ over governing

    By Steve Benen


    In other words, according to this House GOP leader, half-way through the 113th Congress, Republicans should give up on governing altogether. All that matters is politics, campaign considerations, and “messaging.”

    In terms of the larger context, keep three angles in mind. First, this Congress is already on track to be the single least productive in generations, and if Sessions is right, this will not get better. Second, there’s actual work lawmakers should be tackling, but if House Republicans officially abandon the pretense of caring about governing, their sole record going into the 2014 midterms will be a government shutdown, a series of hostage crises, and a culture-war crusade the American mainstream has no use for.

    Finally, when it comes to the post-policy thesis, it’s tough to top, “Everything we do in this body should be about messaging to win back the Senate.



  22. 76 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

  23. 77 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm

  24. 80 GGail
    November 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    There’s a video of Cuccinelli’s “concession speech” on this link. I don’t know how to post it. Someone please do so – it’s a must listen to!


  25. November 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Linda, theo67, jackiegrumbacher and dudette9t9:

    re: GOP sore losers (Cuccinelli pouting, won’t congratulate McAuliffe) and Dems running for office.

    This 3 minute except of Barbara Buono’s concession speech was both uplifting and a rallying cry to Dems. Best concession speech that I can remember seeing. Take a gander, if you have 3 minutes to spare:


    • November 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      *excerpt (I make so many typos on my small keyboard with oversized touch pad that I don’t bother correcting the obvious ones)

    • November 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Seeing her speech today was the first time I got a good look at her—- she sure didn’t get much attention pre-election. She looked like a very attractive and spunky candidate to me. Her abandonment is a big shame and a big mistake, imho. What in the world did Christie promise the Dems, that they were so enamored that they turned their back on her and laid down the red carpet for him?

      • 87 Dudette
        November 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

        Dunno know what he offered them, but they will be sorry, ‘cuz he’s gonna screw them into the wall. Watch.

  26. 88 Dudette
    November 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm

  27. November 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Al Gore joins the Noam Chomsky ranks of emoprogs.

    Wish he’d STFU.

  28. 94 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    The crazy is real.

  29. 95 utaustinliberal
    November 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    • November 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      Of course these kinds of stats are purposely misrepresented. Seeing this made me think about the latest report about drug use that revealed Blacks and whites use drugs at the same rate…14%. Seems harmless enough until you interpret 14%…it means 28 million whites use drugs; 6 million Blacks. It’s all in how you spin it.

    • 100 utaustinliberal
      November 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      OMG. I just read this on Twitter, two minutes ago. It reminded me of the Trayvon Martin incident. Who the hell shoots someone who knocks on your door for help? They need to investigate the heck out of this incident and find out step by step, everything that occurred.

      • 101 Dudette
        November 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

        Happened to a young man a few weeks ago. Same deal: Car accident late at night (I forget where). Made his way out of car in ditch. Went for help. Knocked on a woman’s door, husband was away (whatever). She called the cops claiming someone was robbing her. Cops show up and shoot him dead. No questions asked. Just, bang you’re dead. Da f**k is that?!!

        • 102 utaustinliberal
          November 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm

          It’s disturbing and outrageous that people are treated in such a heinous manner. When one sees a black body, apparently, the response is to treat with suspicion, fear, and violence. Not to offer help, show concern, or express joy.

          They don’t see black people as human beings; no, they see them as threats to their existence.

          It’s disgusting.

    • November 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      What ever happened to asking, “Who is it? or Why are you at my door at this hour?” or just calling the police? I keep saying it…stand your ground is just a government sanctioned “right to kill”.

  30. 104 JER
    November 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    President Obama Pitches Health Care in Dallas…

    …“We’re delighted he’s here and we’re delighted to be a part of it,” said Senior Rabbi David Stern at Temple Emanu-El. Stern said he’s honored to host the President on Wednesday. The Jewish community is just one of many working to get the word out about the new health care exchanges.

    In Dallas County, more than 670,000 people are uninsured. At 28-percent, that’s among the highest concentrations in the country. Rabbi Stern sees the impact on church members who don’t have healthcare.

    “We have folks who don’t, folks with family members who don’t. We’re a multi-generational congregation with every conceivable health circumstance,” said Rabbi Stern. … “Nothing’s perfect. The legislation is imperfect, the rollout has been troubled, but it’s clear what characterizes us as Americans is the constant ambition to make life better for all of our citizens,” said Rabbi Stern. …


  31. 110 kathryn kivett
    November 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    All right, I’m preparing for you all to lecture me so I will start by saying THIS is none of my business and what difference does it make in the scheme of things and give me a pass b/c I am old and just a tad confused. Having said all that….what does it mean that the new Mayor of NYC is married to a gay woman? I guess I just don’t understand how that works and am just confused………I don’t mean this ugly or derogatory but I just saw an interview with her and she says she might not be gay in the future and doesn’t know how it will end up……Excuse me, I thought you were either born gay or not and you had no choice in the matter and her interview was not exactly “good” for the LGBT community, IMO. Will someone please help me understand this? Did I totally misunderstand?

    • November 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Huh? I’m confused too. Hope someone answers…I certainly can’t.

    • 112 utaustinliberal
      November 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      I think she meant how scientists have said human beings are on a sexuality spectrum and that sexuality isn’t exactly linear or straightforward; and we all have a little bit of attraction for the same-sex within us.

      She might also have been talking about maybe being bisexual? Maybe that’s what she meant?

    • November 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Christine Quinn is openly gay and was a candidate for Mayor. As far as I know, Mayor-Elect DeBlasio’s wife is not gay.

    • 114 kathryn kivett
      November 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Well….I listened to the interview again..yikes HP…and….she wrote an article in the 70s saying she was a lesbian…you will just have to read and listen to her interview….she is a charming woman but she sure has confused me…..not that it is any of my business but she addressed it.

    • 115 nathkatun7
      November 6, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      As far as I am concerned, this is a personal/ private family matter for the Mayor of New York and his wife. It’s absolutely none of my business. Likewise, I also don’t think it’s any of my business to decide whether someone is born gay or becomes gay by choice. All I am concerned about is that people who identify themselves as gay, whether they are born gay or chose to be gay, are not subjected to discrimination and persecution. Now, if the Mayor and his wife were going around bashing gay people, the mayor’s wife past history would be a legitimate issue of public discourse because it would be about hypocrisy and not about determining the reasons why some people are gay.

  32. 116 JER
    November 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm

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