Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

On This Day: President Obama gets a hug from a little girl as he greets Wounded Warriors and their families in the State Dining Room of the White House, July 5, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)



The President will host a group of teachers at the White House for lunch to discuss the administration’s efforts to ensure that every student is taught by an effective educator. He will be joined at that lunch by the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.



The President will welcome NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to the White House, ahead of the NATO summit in Wales this September.

In the evening, he will depart for Denver, Colorado, where he’ll spend the night.



In Denver, the President will attend a DSCC fundraising event. He will then travel to the Dallas, Texas area for a DCCC event. In the evening, he will travel to Austin, Texas, where he’ll attend a DNC event and remain overnight.



While in Austin, the President will attend a DNC event, and will deliver remarks on the economy, before returning to the White House.



The President will attend meetings at the White House.


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

  1. 1 amk for obama
    July 5, 2014 at 10:31 am


  2. 4 africa
    July 5, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Congrats on first amk!!

  3. 5 africa
    July 5, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Heeya Chips!!

    Happy Saturday to all!!

  4. 7 anniebella
    July 5, 2014 at 10:39 am

    POTUS will be in Texas, I wonder if that Governor will met him at the airport. Governor Perry has been having alot to say about how Obama should fix that border where those people are coming in the U.S. from Central America. Knowing POTUS he might decide to meet with Governor Perry.

  5. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    July 5, 2014 at 10:42 am

    President Obama sure is loving himself some Austin. The blue oasis of Texas.

    Woot! Woot!

    • July 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

      I’m beginning to think his Presidential Library will be there 🙂

      Mooooooorning Austin Girl!

    • 13 anniebella
      July 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

      I guess since the Democrats running for office doesn’t want POTUS campaigning with them, he has to be out on the road raising money for those Democrats. That’s the game of politics. It’s bad for me to be seen with you, but I’ll take the money you raise.

  6. July 5, 2014 at 10:45 am

    The Air National Guard crack me up, they RT almost everything!!!!

    • 15 Nerdy Wonka
      July 5, 2014 at 10:48 am

      They couldn’t let that golden opportunity pass. The man makes a cowboy hat look gooooooooooooood.

  7. 16 africa
    July 5, 2014 at 10:47 am

  8. 17 desertflower
    July 5, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Jim Wright’s new piece. http://www.stonekettle.com/2014/06/self-evident-truths.html

    It took a Civil War and another modification to the Constitution to force the nation to acknowledge certain rights, rights that should have been self evident but weren’t – and apparently still aren’t to a significant fraction of the population. Women’s Suffrage, the Civil Rights Movement, the battle for Gay Rights, these struggles exist because for far too many Americans, Americans who should damned know better by now, the truth of human rights just isn’t all that self evident.

    And the fundamental problem is this: For Americans, our rights come without responsibilities.

    The Founding Fathers apparently had a much higher opinion of us than we deserve. As such they overlooked this simple self evident truth: rights must come with accountability – otherwise, for a population increasingly without reason and prone to extremism, rights become less about individualism and more a license for violent ideology and unhinged fanaticism without consequence.

    And you don’t have to look very far to find proof of what I’m talking about here.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Excellent, as always.

  9. 19 africa
    July 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I love, love how this kid grabs PBO and appears not to want to let him go. Forget about everyone else. He’s mine, as she just hangs on. Love it. I would love a book of PBO and FLOTUS and kids by our indefatigable Pete Souza.

    • 20 vcprezofan2
      July 5, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Howdy, Africa! I’m with you on the NEED for a Souza book of PBO & FLOTUs with kids! I can’t wait. There’s so much material, Souza could have a series….with babies….with toddlers……with preteens … with youth….you get the picture. 😉 [This dumb thought just popped into my head >> I bet if he identified the kids too sales would skyrocket/]

      • 21 africa
        July 5, 2014 at 12:25 pm

        Hey VC. All of the above that you said. Great idea. I would buy every singe book.

        • 22 vcprezofan2
          July 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

          Me too! They could definitely be classified under Therapy along with their more obvious classification. 😉

  10. 23 JER
    July 5, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Yes, it’s time to celebrate. We’re in a historic bull market. GOP conservatives keep fighting the wrong war, against the Obama economy. Meanwhile, the Obama bull market keeps roaring ahead! …

    No matter how self-destructive conservative opposition gets, demographic trends are also rapidly diminishing the power of the party of “angry white men,” as GOP Sen. Lindsay Graham calls it, further fragmenting his party…

    So, yes, in spite of the relentless GOP opposition, the attacks, legislative gridlock, economic headwinds, and global macroeconomic land mines put in his path, in spite of the ever-possible, unpredictable black swan, the Great Obama Seven-Year Bull Market, as financial history books will likely call it, may just keep thriving, overcoming obstacles, and roaring ahead …

    • 24 hopefruit2
      July 5, 2014 at 11:32 am

      First Obamacare, and now The Great Obama Bull Market – glad to see that they are not afraid to attach our President’s name to something so positive and beneficial to everyone 🙂

  11. 26 amk for obama
    July 5, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine evacuate the city of Sloviansk, a crucial eastern stronghold, amid an offensive by the military.


    putin boy’s dumbya style shooting from the hip fails.

  12. 28 GGAIL
    July 5, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Congrats amk on First!

    Howdy PBO 🙂

  13. July 5, 2014 at 11:23 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats amk on #1 🙂 Happy Saturday everyone, and thanks Chips for the week-ahead schedule!

  14. 37 HZ
    July 5, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Good Morning my Chips and TOD family. I hope my Danny is safe and sound, Chips. All the celebrations yesterday and last night. A swim today, maybe Chips?

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Be good, handsome Danny}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Love, Granny.

    Donna, the twins are beautiful. What lovely smiles and happy babies. Your are a great grand-mother. Thanks for sharing with us, Donna.

    DF, take care and you are always welcome here in Cali. Love you.

    TOD family, have a lovely Sat., and be safe. It is Hot, Hot here. HZ

    • July 5, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Goooood morning HZ, hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    • 39 desertflower
      July 5, 2014 at 11:59 am

      Morning dearest:) I would move back to CA in a heartbeat if I could afford to:) Lived in Coronado when hubby was in the Navy. I got spoiled. Big time:) Can’t afford a tree house in Coronado, but it sure was wonderful…. Thank you, HZ, and stay inside today if it’s too hot outside…relax and read…or nap…or dance…Enjoy your day, whatever you choose to do!

  15. 40 amk for obama
    July 5, 2014 at 11:38 am

    messi again? sigh.

  16. 42 vcprezofan2
    July 5, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Screeeeeeeeeeech! Brakes! Made it before noon, with some chores under my belt! 😀 😀 Life’s good!

    A very ‘GOOD SATURDAY’ (be it morning, evening or night) to everyone in the TOD village! 🙂 I’m heading back to the top to see if it really was AMK sitting in fiiiiirst position as I breezed by, and to see what you all have been discussing. 😉

    • 43 amk for obama
      July 5, 2014 at 11:51 am

      yup, ME in this and last thread as well.

      jus’ following the bt standard, mam.

      • 44 vcprezofan2
        July 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

        TWO in a row! 😯 Maybe I *should* dust off my running shoes……
        Nah (too much energy).

        Congrats on your persistence in research as you tried to nail down a meaning for ‘furst’.

  17. July 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Responded to DF on previous thread re: upcoming water wars in the West (haboob in AZ yesterday), but had a bad URL in that tweet, which I’ve deleted and replaced with these two:

    Know what you mean about the lack of water.

    It’s hard for people inundated with water (i.e., Japa “I hate this winter” 21, etc. — don’t mean Japa himself, cause he’s in the risk management business, and he can see beyond his nose, but other more self-absorbed who suffered through this past winter) to even comprehend what it’s like to go months (or even years) without rain.

    This is an AP story from Memorial Day that made front page news in the print version of my local newspaper (both tweets link to the same article):

    From the article:
    “Nearly 4,000 corporations, farms and others hold senior water rights in California, exempting them from government-mandated cuts in water use during the third year of drought. Here is a look at five of them, along with how they obtained the right to draw water from waterways and how they use it…”

    This is what you get when you vote for the “Corporations are people too” party.

  18. July 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Glad to see that our President will be in the “cowboy” West this week.

    CBS radio news is broadcasting interviews with people who want PBO to visit immigration facilities while in Texas, but they report that WH officials say this is not on the President’s schedule.

    I’m usually attending a gardening class at Armstrong Nursery this time most Saturdays, but there’s no class this weekend.

    I don’t know if all Armstrong Nurseries have the same schedule of classes, but they’re very informative. I’ve learned that ants protect aphids (so if you have an ant problem, they may be a symptom of an aphid problem) and that in CA, any fertilizer, potting soil, etc. that refers to vegetables or fruit trees is exempt from CA sales tax).

    Upcoming classes in my area are on waterwise gardening, cacti & succulents, attracting pollinators ad small space gardening.

    The class I attend is held under an enormous oak tree with a canopy that must be at least 60 feet. So even if it’s hot, its pleasant under the tree. Another reason it’s so important to do what we can to protect our native trees.

  19. 49 amk for obama
    July 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    args score.

  20. July 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Argentina gooooooooooal.

  21. 51 GGAIL
    July 5, 2014 at 12:09 pm


  22. 52 Nena20409
    July 5, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Hello SaTODay To TODers everywhere.

    Wow, POTUS had a Brand New White shirt and those Jeans are new and snuggling too. WTG FLOTUS. Mrs. Michelle Obama was looking Fine too.

    Au ⭐ to all the Top TOD winners starting with Amk on this R&S to 4 back.


  23. July 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Congrats on 1st amk!!!

    Thank you Chips for the President’s schedule!

  24. July 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Afghan election results should be announced on schedule: candidate

    KABUL, July 5 (Xinhua) — Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday called upon the election commission to announce the results as per schedule set for.

    “As per timetable, the election commission should announce the preliminary results of the election on July 7, the final result on July 22 and the power transfer inauguration on August 2,” Ahmadzai told a press conference here.

    He made the remarks while contender Abdullah Abdullah has suspended his engagement with the election commission over alleged fraud and vote rigging during the presidential runoff held on June 14.

    More at the link: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140705/afghan-election-results-should-be-announced-schedule-candida

  25. July 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Morning all!

    With Ukraine now in control of the border checkpoints, what will all those Russia soldiers, er, separatists do to get back to Russia as the offensive rolls on?

  26. July 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm

  27. 65 amk for obama
    July 5, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    some fancy footwork from the args.

  28. 69 Nena20409
    July 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    After reading this from Up Thread, I said to Self……Go ahead and bring it down for more sets of eyes. 😉

    I’d Hope you all understand and pardon me 🙂

    • July 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      I’ve heard similar reports on CBS (home to some of the most radical RWNJs like @laralogan, @markknoller, Sharyl Attkinsson, etc.) radio news.

      Dems should run on stock market (aka 401K) performances under Dem presidents vs. how it tanks under GOP Adms. and be relentless when GOP/MSM sputter in response.

  29. 71 GGail
    July 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I’m seeing fewer Yellow cards in this round

  30. 72 Nena20409
    July 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Argentina lacks diversity in their squad. I had already committed to cheering them for Belgium defeated USA.

  31. 73 amk for obama
    July 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    lovely arg passes. but for kompany, they would be up 3-0 by now.

  32. 74 GGail
    July 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Oh No di Maria!

  33. 77 desertflower
    July 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm


    Independence Day Special: A Dozen Facts About America Conservatives Would Like You to Forget

  34. 78 Nena20409
    July 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Is ARG better today or did BEL play their best against USA.

    Team US could have taken this BEL down.

  35. 79 GGail
    July 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Oh So Close!

  36. 80 JER
    July 5, 2014 at 12:40 pm

  37. 81 amk for obama
    July 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    bel eff it up.

  38. 82 JER
    July 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    President Obama is golfing.

  39. 85 Nena20409
    July 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm


    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —An unidentified man called and claimed to be on Harvard’s campus and armed, and that he had placed bombs at several buildings, according to the Harvard University Police Department.

  40. 86 LDS
    July 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Good morning, TODD!
    Hello Ms. Chips. What a great day to be alive!
    Once again our President has a busy week scheduled as usual.
    Today I am asking all the true Prayer Warriors to pray this week continuously never ceasing while our President.
    I as well as others here who beleivei in the power of prayer must never stop.

    I truly believe these last two and half years we are going to see more extraordinary challenges that POB will prevail and overcome despite of the hate, racism and disrespect. He will have a Congress in 2014 that he will be able to work with. That is when the shit will get real. Not just from the other side but from those who say they support and voted for him. That so-called “loyalty”.
    I am not making predictions here just know spiritual warfare when you are connected to the True Vine.

  41. 87 GGail
    July 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Arg to run the clock out. Great first half!

  42. 88 Nena20409
    July 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    • July 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      I don’t condone the CHP’s actions, but she was WALKING on the freeway.

      The officer had no right to assault the woman, but she should not have been a pedestrian on a freeway.

      • 90 Nena20409
        July 5, 2014 at 1:01 pm

        To Protect and Serve.

        Not To Detain and Beat.

        A trained person, must always refrain from Hooliganism.

      • 91 anniebella
        July 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm

        No excuse for that cop hitting the woman.It is possible she had some mental problems or was drunk, either way the cop had no business beating the crap out of the woman. We expect better from them.

    • 92 vcprezofan2
      July 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm

      I always find this kind of thing very unnerving. If officers are supposed to be trained, and have a mandate to serve and protect, it bothers me when their first response is to resort to violence. What happened to the training that should give them skills to de-escalate tense situations? Really, I won’t say my confidence in these folks is non-existent but it’s not very high.

  43. 93 amk for obama
    July 5, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    HT. very good game so far.

  44. 95 Nena20409
    July 5, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I’ll say

  45. 97 Nena20409
    July 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm


    Not usually a Leftie or Dem leaning known Column pusher……but….but….his backhanded comments might interest a few…..here.

    It was a revealing convergence Monday when the five-member conservative Supreme Court majority delivered the Hobby Lobby contraception decision even as President Obama announced that House Republicans had officially shelved immigration reform.

    Both disputes reaffirmed the GOP’s identity as the champion of the forces most resistant to the profound demographic and cultural dynamics reshaping American life—and Democrats as the voice of those who most welcome these changes.

    And both clashes captured a parallel shift: While Republicans took the offense on most cultural arguments through the late 20th century, now Democrats from Obama on down are mostly pressing these issues, confident that they represent an expanding majority of public opinion.

    Veteran pollster Stanley B. Greenberg captures this almost unprecedented Democratic assurance when he declares flatly: “Republicans are on the losing side of all of these trends.”

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