Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead



President Obama’s most sweeping policy yet to address global warming — a new rule to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from coal and gas-fired power plants across the United States – will be announced by the The Environmental Protection Agency. The President will discuss the policy in on an off-camera conference call with health advocates.

The President leaves for Poland on Monday night.



Poland Flashback: President Obama greets veterans following a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw, Poland, May 27, 2011 (Pete Souza)


The President arrives in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday morning. He will meet President Komorowski at the airport, and then they will have the opportunity to meet with some of the American and Polish airmen who are supporting the aviation mission that is based at Lask Air Force Base in Poland.

Following that event the President will have a bilateral meeting at the Belweder Place with President Komorowski.

Later in the afternoon, the President will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tusk.

That evening, the President will attend a Solidarity Dinner at the royal palace.



Belgium Flashback: Despite an enoooooormous stuffed giraffe staring down on him – um – President Obama serenely signs items backstage following his remarks at the Palais Des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium, March 26, 2014 (Pete Souza)


In the morning the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President-elect Poroshenko of Ukraine.

Following that bilateral meeting, the President will go to the Royal Castle, where he will meet with other leaders attending the Freedom Day event. At the Royal Castle, the President will be one of the speakers who will give the speech commemorating the Day of Freedom.

After that event, the President will fly to Brussels, Belgium. He will travel to the Royal Palace and have a meeting with King Philippe. Then he will attend the G7 summit.

That night, the leaders will have a working dinner.



France Flashback: It was sooooo hard to choose a photo from previous visits to France, so I just completely randomly went for this one from Cannes in 2011, which you might not have seen before 😕


The President will attend G7 meetings on the global economy, and energy and climate issues.

Following that, there will be a working lunch on development issues.  In the afternoon, after the G7 Summit is concluded, the President will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom. Then the President will travel to Paris, France. That night, he will have a private dinner with President Hollande before spending the night in Paris.



Normandy, France Flashback – One of the loveliest Pete Souza photos, President Obama shakes hands with French veteran Captain Jean Mauras during the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, June 6, 2009


The President will travel to Normandy. He will deliver remarks at Omaha Beach for a French-American commemoration, D-Day ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery Memorial.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Sword Beach, where he will attend a lunch hosted by President Hollande with the other leaders that the French have invited for the 70th anniversary commemorations. And then he will attend the international ceremony that the French are hosting with all the leaders of the various belligerent countries in World War II.

After that, the President will depart France and come home to Washington, D.C. on Friday night.


145 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead”

  1. 1 COS
    June 1, 2014 at 9:58 am

    GM Chips.

  2. 7 Cindy
    June 1, 2014 at 9:58 am


  3. 17 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 10:03 am

    • 18 Cindy
      June 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Good morning Dudette and HAPPY SUNDAY to you!

      Congrats on your cousins win in the swimming competition; GREAT ACHIEVEMENT!

      These reasons resonate with why it is so dangerous to allow these overzealous gun toting fools to be in any establishment, and I will not eat or shop at any place that will allow this. Pretty soon, they will be in the shopping malls and scaring people to death.

      • 19 Dudette
        June 1, 2014 at 10:23 am

        Thanks Cindy!

        I couldn’t agree more about the gun nuts! You look at some idiot the wrong way or they just don’t like the fact that you’re breathing and the next thing you know the “crazy” is unloading multiple rounds into everyone, just ‘cuz. I won’t shop in any business that thinks these people they trump my or my family’s safety.

    • 22 Cindy
      June 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Good morning vetivera24,


      Wishing you an AWESOME AND SPLENDID DAY!

  4. 23 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Happy Sunday TODers

    Congrats on 1st COS

    Hiya Chips!!

  5. 26 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Oh, fish!!

  6. 36 GGAIL
    June 1, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Good West Coast Sunday morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  7. 40 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

    • 41 Nerdy Wonka
      June 1, 2014 at 11:59 am

      Yup. Done and done.

      The GOP and media are foolish to think President Obama didn’t weigh all pro and cons before negotiating for Bowe Bergdahl’s release.

  8. 42 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 10:15 am

  9. 43 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

    • 44 Cindy
      June 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Waiting for Congress repukes to start IMPEACHMENT proceedings. What a waste of tax payers money on these clowns; collecting paychecks to not do anything but go after the President.

      Can “WE THE PEOPLE” rise up and IMPEACH their sorry rear ends our of office?

      • 45 criquet
        June 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

        If the Repugs try to impeach PBO, it is likely they will see turnout levels in the 2014 midterms higher than in 2012.

    • 46 GGAIL
      June 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Hey Dudette, I read about your cousin`s achievement in swimming – awesome!

      I think I’ll watch This Week to hear S. Rice smack down the repugs!!

  10. 48 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 10:18 am

  11. June 1, 2014 at 10:21 am

    This is a shame.
    Police or Security Guards cannot help us any more! G-D help us.

    Home • Crime • Drunk Armed Racists Spark Shootout at Waffle House, Kill Black Cop (Video)
    Drunk Armed Racists Spark Shootout at Waffle House, Kill Black Cop (Video)

    Posted by: Josh Kilburn in Crime, Most Popular on AATTP, Videos June 1, 2014

    After an exchange of bullets early Saturday morning, off-duty police officer Kevin Jordan was left dead and the man who shot Jordan left in critical condition, shot by Jordan’s brother.

    Jordan was working an overnight shift as security at a Waffle House restaurant in Griffith, Georgia, when two men and a woman caused a disturbance around 2:30 a.m., according to Griffin Police Lt. Mike Richardson. Jordan intervened, but the conflict escalated, and the woman, identified as Chantell Mixon, began a physical altercation.


    • 50 Dudette
      June 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

      It just goes on and on. The only good thing here is they know who did it and there’s likely video from Waffle House security cams.
      But will Georgia lawmakers do anything to stop this kind of thing from happening in the future? Not until the state truly turns blue.

  12. 51 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 10:24 am

  13. 52 hopefruit2
    June 1, 2014 at 10:26 am

    • 53 99ts
      June 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Truly sad when you get attacked for bringing home a POW – these people cannot be sane – are they so racist that nothing else matters any more?

    • 54 COS
      June 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

      These idiots should know that PBO is not going to do something this big without following the law.

  14. 55 vcprezofan2
    June 1, 2014 at 10:27 am

    ‘It was sooooo hard to choose a photo from previous visits to France’

    I bet it was! /smh/

    MoooOOooorrrrnning (or EvvveenNning), Chips and all TODobots! It’s a beautiful, sunny day with just a hint of a breeze in my neighbourhood – hope it’s as gorgeous in yours.

    Yes, Gx2 I’m late to the village, BUT I’ve already watered the lawn front and back, made breakfast so offspring could head off to church replete, tidied up the kitchen, and done the prep for supper. So there! 😉 Am feeling very accomplished and quite pleased with myself.

    • June 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Admit it VC, you just got up?

      • 57 vcprezofan2
        June 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

        😀 Not to worry, CC, IF I ever get to sleep past 6:30am, I’ll be the first to be yelling it from the top of the TOD gate! No matter what time I go to bed, I awake several times AND am fully awake when the sun gets up! A pain in the neck, actually.

      • 58 Dudette
        June 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

        I do thank you for that lovely morning perk-me-up Wet POTUS picture. You are indeed a gift to the world, My Queen! 🙂

        • June 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

          It was a seriously tough choice Dudette, that one or a pic of him shaking hands with Sarkozy. I agonized.

        • 60 vcprezofan2
          June 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

          I have more than one side eye on you, Dudette, as one of the main instigators who encourage Chips down the path to perdition ….oops… I mean …to the naughty mat.

          • 61 Dudette
            June 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

            Wha…? How you gon’ treat a sistah like that? She didn’t consult me on the contents of the R&S. I merely thanked her for her very excellent and inspirational choices this morning.

            I’m deeply wounded and disappointed that you would try to besmirch my good reputation here in this place of fellowship and truth-sharing. It’s beneath the dignity of the blog. I won’t simply stand for it.


            • 62 vcprezofan2
              June 1, 2014 at 11:33 am

              It’s the THANKS for her INSPIRational choices that worry me (as that *is* how CC ‘consults’ for these occasions when she chooses to INSPIRE.

              BTW, of course you won’t simply stand for it, you’re probably already sitting on the naughty mat! 🙄

              ICYF, sisters sometimes know the weaknesses of their siblings very well (and I *am* sister to BOTH of you friendly rascalettes)

      • 65 vcprezofan2
        June 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

        I’ll admit I just signed on because I was determined to get my chores done first.

  15. 66 hopefruit2
    June 1, 2014 at 10:32 am

    That’s the whole truth. The constant doubting and second-guessing of this President is tiresome and makes me bristle.

    • 67 Lovepolitics2008
      June 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      That’s what’s making me so angry. This President is the BEST in decades and he doesn’t get any respect. We often attribute this to race. I have no doubt it is a factor. But I think there are many reasons. Among them:

      1) Barack Obama has always been considered an “outsider” by the Beltway elite. He is NOT a part of the establishment, hasn’t spent years trading favors and building “alliances”. He ascended to the presidency on SOLE MERIT. He is a TRUE man of the people and was elected by THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE. He was not ‘CHOSEN” by the establishment. The establishment didn’t want him there; their candidates were The Clintons, or Guliani, or McCain. But they couldn’t stop Barack Obama. The movement to send him in the Oval office was too powerful.

      2) After being president, Barack Obama remained INDEPENDENT. He hadn’t worked his way up trading favors, and didn’t start trading favors and flattering egos once he became president. He has simply done his job to the best of his ability. ALWAYS, ALWAYS putting the american people, and the whole country FIRST. People and country before electoral gain, people and country before his poll numbers, people and country before the “protection” of elected democrats.

      3) Barack Obama is a TRUE reformer. Is he very patient, cautious, and willing to make compromises? Yes. But he NEVER FORGETS his North Star. Some “progressives” don’t get it and never will. They call him weak, or a traitor, or whatever. They’re blind. They don’t see that they have in Barack Obama one of the most progressive, honest, caring president the USA has ever had. On the other end. the corporate establishment, the people who benefit from the status quo, all those people GET IT. They KNOW Barack Obama is a transformational president, and from the beginning they’ve been afraid of him and have tried to obstruct everything he’s trying to do.

      4) President Obama has never made a secret of his opinion of the Beltway media. He finds them superficial, more interested in the games of day-to-day politics instead of the important stuff, the substance, the actions ( and inactions) that affect the american people. The media people, who have BIG EGOS, resent the President A LOT for his low opinion of them. If the President was playing the game of flattering the big egos of the media people, they wouldn’t be so negative, I guarantee you.

      4) A good portion of the Beltway establishment ( and I include the media) lack perspective, knowledge, depth of thinking. Barack Obama is much too sophisticated for them. Just look at how they never get the nuances and different levels of his magnificent speeches. They want simplistic stuff. They want cheap emotion, fantasy, chest pounding. So they ALWAYS find the president’s speeches lacking. They’re blind to the greatness, the wisdom, the delicate balance between realism and idealism. (Gosh, I could go on and on in praising those speeches…)
      The world has become complex and the days where the USA could dictate and control everything are over. Barack Obama understands it. They don’t. Hence they never understand or appreciate what Barack Obama is doing on the world scene.

      5) Like Jim Stewart said, Barack Obama is an integral leader, not an authoritarian one. He operates at a very high level of moral and intellectual development. This is very rare in a politician. The Beltway doesn’t know how to deal with this. Basically, they don’t understand how the man operates and what are his motivations. They attribute motives, interpret everything with their much less sophisticated minds.

      • 68 Lynn
        June 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm

        X 1,000,000,000,000,000…You soooo nailed it, Lovepolitics2008!

      • 69 CEB
        June 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        This is an excellent analysis of the other reasons that the beltway establishment (political and journalistic) resents yet secretly envies PBO.

      • 70 hopefruit2
        June 1, 2014 at 4:16 pm

        These are all EXCELLENT reasons you’ve listed LP2008! Of course, his race amplifies their effects as well, but he is definitely one of a kind – a rare kind of politician that they haven’t seen and probably won’t see in a while once he leaves.

      • June 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        I concur! You said it much more concisely and eloquently than I could have.

  16. 72 Cindy
    June 1, 2014 at 10:33 am


    Put your helmets on…..HERE WE GO AGAIN!

  17. 77 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 10:36 am

  18. 78 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

    He’s a Jackass

    • 79 Cindy
      June 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

      Who let this Cowardly DOG out of the dog pound?

      Dear cry baby smiley,
      We know that you are upset that you are not important and President Obama will always be a better “MAN” than you. Please do this country a GINORMOUS FAVOR and get the hell out of doge; piss your way through hell and stay there.

      P.S. You will NEVER be invited to the White House BY PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA, you’re not worthy of hanging out with BO and SUNNY, they are just better dogs than you will ever be.

    • 81 globalcitizenlinda
      June 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      great thing that except for a few in media who need to have some PBO-bashing, no one takes him seriously – brush the dirt of PBO’s shoulders

    • 82 nospin
      June 2, 2014 at 12:08 am

      aawhhhh Travis…. you still mad bro?

  19. 83 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

  20. 84 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 10:43 am

    LOL. True. We have gazillion gods.

  21. 87 hopefruit2
    June 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

  22. 88 Cindy
    June 1, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Rumors have it; Mr. George Cooney is looking to get involved in politics (hold office).

    Good Morning America suggested this morning that it would be a GREAT TICKET if Hillary Clinton chooses him as “her” running mate. They would get all of the women voters if she choose him.

    This says that she has won.

    Can we even have a fricking say and vote on who “WE WANT” as our Democratic nominee? Who made Hillary the savior of the Democratic party?

    • 89 amk for obama
      June 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Let her clear the primaries first. Then she can choose george, dick and harry.

    • 93 Dudette
      June 1, 2014 at 11:04 am

      What idiot said this? Ugh, I’m so sick of these people.

      • 94 Cindy
        June 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

        Bianna Golodryga; they continue to put these statements out there Dudette.

        Almost every weekend, GMA is saying something about Hillary being President Hillary.

        I pray that there will be competition because I want to hear what others have to say. They have already endorsed Bill Clinton as being her VP because, so they say; he is the only one with extensive experience on how to run the country, and there is no one else to compete with that.

        I would love to see a Joe Biden and Patrick Deval ticket. The President has already asked Governor Deval to not retire from politics, although, he has promised his wife and family that he will not pursue office after his term ends.

    • 95 derbingleguy
      June 1, 2014 at 11:16 am

      The mainstream media which in reality hates the Clintons has declared her the winner. In other words it doesn’t matter what GMA or any other media outlet has to say.

      At this point in time it’s not about 2016. It’s about 2014 which the media is hoping that you will forget about by focusing on an election two years and five months away instead of the one five months away. They carry GOP water and the last thing they want is Democrats to take over Congress. Hence these innane Hillary questions.

  23. 96 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 11:04 am

  24. 97 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Of course:

  25. 99 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 11:06 am


  26. 101 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I’m gonna focus on what my President is doing and planning to do (and maybe some nerd stuff).

  27. 105 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

  28. 106 Cindy
    June 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

    PEGGY NOONAN has to be related to MSNBC Andrea Mitchell; these two old, bitter, and hateful bitties need to be shipped away TOGETHER, and amuse each other with their hateful speeches about why they hate President Obama.

    Can we start an online petition against Andrea Mitchell; flood the phones, e-mails and twitter of MSNBC for keeping this angry, bitter, hateful woman on air?

    She owes President Obama and the family of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl an open apology on national TV. She is pathetic.

    • 107 Layla
      June 1, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Peggy who…..

    • 108 carolyn
      June 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

      You’re right Cindy, we need make noise about Andrea and make MSNBC notice that she is toxic. She owes Sgt. Bergdahl and the president, and the entire country an apology, and she should be FIRED.

      Okay….Good morning everyone. What a wealth of news today! There is no way I could start the day informed if I did not have TOD to read every day. Complete coverage.

      Am so looking forward to the President’s trip! Poland is excited for his visit, obviously. Who ELSE would they want to have speak on this 25th anniversary…..no one!

      • 109 Cindy
        June 1, 2014 at 11:46 am

        Happy BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY to you carolyn,

        Wishing you a SPENDID and AWESOME DAY!

        If we are quiet, than why complain?

        “The best-known cure for the fear of failure is action – that’s right, action. The aspect of taking action helps to quiet nerves and can lead to even minor accomplishments.” Byron Pulsifer, Does Your Weakness Win

    • 111 derbingleguy
      June 1, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      No thanks. I disagree with them but I’m not for yanking them off the air because their opinion differs from mine.

  29. 113 Linda
    June 1, 2014 at 11:15 am

    ADDED RICE: “Well, let me put it this way, Candy. Since when do we NOT negotiate with terrorists? We simply followed the precedent set by the great patriotic republican Ronald Reagan, who negotiated with terrorists and gave them weapons to secure the release of an American…except for the part of us giving them weapons.”


  30. 119 africa
    June 1, 2014 at 11:15 am

  31. 120 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 11:17 am

  32. 121 GGAIL
    June 1, 2014 at 11:19 am

    National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke real good!

    Phuck waterboy Ted Cruz!

  33. June 1, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Just a reminder:

    Media Alert

    Oprah’s tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou
    Sunday, June 1, 2014
    The OWN Network

    Oprah and Dr. Angelou – Super Soul Sunday, Parts 1 & 2

    Airing 12-2 pm EST
    Repeating 3-5 pm EST
    Repeating 6-8 pm EST

    Conversations with Maya Angelou
    5-6 pm EST

    Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball
    8-9 pm EST
    Repeating 11pm-12am EST

    Oprah’s Master Class with Maya Angelou
    9-10 pm EST
    Repeating 12 am – 1 am EST

  34. 125 Linda
    June 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Ted Cruz just claimed that Hillary Clinton’s Domestic Policy has been a disaster………

    Huh ?

    • 126 anniebella
      June 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Ha! Ha! Ha! You might ask what I am laughing at. Ted Cruz, who haven’t accomplish a thing since he has been in the Senate, unless you consider causing havoc accomplishing something.

  35. 127 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

  36. 128 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Gotta roll out. Thought I’d leave ya something pretty…

  37. 129 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 11:32 am

  38. 132 taiping1
    June 1, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I thought it was time to bring back this wonderful photo. The GOP critics of the Bergdahl release highlight the true moral depravity and heartlessness of the ODS GOP.

  39. 133 Nena20409
    June 1, 2014 at 11:54 am

    GM, GA and GE TODers.
    Beautiful R&S. Thanks.
    When will today’s GOP and the MSM cheer for US during the Obama presidency. Almost 6 yrs and I am still waiting for a United States of America……..the operative word: UNITED!

    • 134 Cindy
      June 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Happy SUNDAY Nena20409!
      Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL DAY!

      Please don’t hold your breath on this one : )

      When they could not even give this President credit for taking out Osama, it was very clear that NOTHING, will ever cause them to be united. The repukes ran from network to network, giving credit to Bush/Cheney Administration for the decision that the President made. They took it and ran with it as though Bush had done the work. They will never honor this GREAT PRESIDENT, NEVER!

    • 135 Obama Grandmama
      June 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      What bugs me is that the ones blocking everything are criticizing PBO for being a divider unable to work with them. It takes two to tango.

  40. 137 Layla
    June 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Maybe the released soldier will come back to the US on AF1 on Friday…soooo many little heads would explode

    • 138 Nena20409
      June 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      I doubt it. This POTUS is never making such huge event about him. Sgt Bergdahl is in need of debriefing and health attention. POTUS would not do that.

    • 139 HZ
      June 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Morning, Layla. I have missed you my beautiful one. Hope all is fine for you. Love your thought pattern. I would love to see those heads exploding. These vile and hateful people cannot and Will Not Ever measure up to this beautiful man, our beloved President, Barack Obama.

      I hope he is planning a wonderful day for sure. I am so grateful he is in the Oval Office taking care of business. These foolish people will never comprehend the brilliance of this great president. Those of us who really understand his actions, got it and will continue to spread it all over the nation: “Get over it, he won twice and he is doing a darn good job, inspite of the the hate, vile, ugly, small minded fools in this nation. Hate will Not overtake, PBO. He does not walk in that kind of unproductive space. His heart, mind and soul are of a measure that is too good for these vile people. He is a vessel of goodness and fairness, and deep compassion that moves his brilliant mind and team.

      We are going to have a great day again today. Angels watching over him and over our TOD family. Angels of goodness, love, patience, wisdom, and supporting a great president. Thank you, Mr. President. HZ

      • 140 Layla
        June 1, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        Good afternoon HZ my angel! Hope you are well. My health is deteriorating rapidly but still manage to lurk/sometimes comment on TOD; makes me feel better Love Layla-Michelle

  41. June 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    WHERE are the DEMS (outside the WH), calling bullshyt about the GOP complaining about us getting back a POW?

    • 144 HZ
      June 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Morning, rikyrah. Great question. They are in hiding as most of them have been all these years. And they have the gall to keep sending us emails begging for our funds to support them. No, I am sending my money to helping Jeremy.

      As our beloved Bobfr reminds us: #TrustBarack.

      Have a lovely day all of my TOD family.HZ

    • 145 sjterrid
      June 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Unfortunately, our media wouldn’t air it, If they would attack the GOP and not find some fault with PBO.

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