The President Awards Ryan M Pitts the Medal of Honor

3:10 EDT: The President awards Ryan M. Pitts, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor, East Room

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    • July 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Helloooooooo Vicki!!

      • 4 Vicki
        July 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm

        Chips and vetivera, hi back you two.
        What I logged on to say got sidelined by my “first.” Get so excited I lose my head.

        My intention was to comment on the great success PBO and the US has gotten in Iran.
        The talks went so smoothly that they will be resumed in a few months.
        Meanwhile some monetary restricions on Iran are lifted so they are happy.
        Nuclear develoment has been Stopped and as far as nuclear weapons go—-from what i understand (not much) the USA has had complete victory in eliminating threats.

        Because this is Such Good News For President Obama it has gotten little to no coverage by the once-again outsmarted doomster media.

    • 5 No Child Left Behind
      July 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Vicki, two gold medals being shipped to you right now. ⭐

  1. July 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    It’s already been a busy day

    • July 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      His team organizes his day well

      • 8 No Child Left Behind
        July 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

        Yes, I’ve never seen a President working so hard and maintaining this pace throughout his presidency. I remember one President who was on vacation all the time, in Camp David and Texas. Ah, that president should have been a painter and the world would be a better place right now. What a gifted hand for those dog portraits!

  2. 11 57andfemale
    July 21, 2014 at 3:13 pm

  3. 13 57andfemale
    July 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm

  4. 14 donna dem 4 obama
    July 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    A local Republican Party leader in Kentucky has resigned her position in act of protest against Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    • 15 Vicki
      July 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      bye-bye Mitch

    • 16 Nena20409
      July 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

      ^5 to that woman for finally waking up. Better late than never.

      • 17 japa21
        July 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        She is not stopping being a Republican and will continue to support GOP candidates. She is just fed up with Mitch. She doesn’t AFAIK, go into reasons. Maybe he isn’t conservative enough.

        • 18 Nena20409
          July 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

          I know. Half a loaf of bread is far better than none. I try in cases like this to see the glass half full 😉

      • 19 57andfemale
        July 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        He’s not wingnutty enough for her, so don’t give her any credit.

        • 20 jackiegrumbacher
          July 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm

          57, if she and others like him vote against him, I really don’t care what their motivate is. The primaries are over in Kentucky. If you’re a Republican and you can’t stand McConnell, you either vote for Allison or you don’t vote. You could try writing someone in, but in any case, we win.

          • 21 57andfemale
            July 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm

            They are still motivated voters. You don’t see a large ‘disillusionment’ movement that translates to not voting. These bastards vote, at reliable, impressive numbers.

            Your point about the primaries being over is well-taken. That being said, they hate Dems more than they hate the likes of McConnell, and they are spiteful. I sincerely hope you’re right, and this woman said that she would not vote. We’ll see. I’m skeptical.

    • 22 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      I feel like giving this woman a standing ovation and shouting “Brava! Brava!” We are all sick of McConnell and beg the people of Kentucky to rid us of this man.

    • 23 No Child Left Behind
      July 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      “Things Go From Bad To Worse for Mitch As Kentucky GOP Leader Resigns To Protest McConnell .”

      Not fast enough! That man needs to be “cantorized”.

  5. July 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    • 25 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Well, that’s a step in the right direction. Now I’d like to see them stop tampering with the victims’ remains.

  6. 26 yardarm756
    July 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I’m deep in me water works and asking why. 😦

    • July 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Too many folks hurting around the world. Not enough hands to help and willing hearts to sustain. Yesterday I listened to Rev Barber. If I felt sad before he push the fire right back in me.

        July 21, 2014 at 4:10 pm


        • 29 jackiegrumbacher
          July 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm

          Sue, Mike Wallace operated in a time when most of his colleagues were highly qualified professional journalists who actually did their jobs according to the highest standards. He was always aggressive, but there were certain limits he wouldn’t pass, unlike today’s journalists-in-name only who are actually propagandists.

  7. 30 desertflower
    July 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm


    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
    Richard Engel @RichardEngel · 11m
    Gaza city ‘Salam tower’ collapse. Witnesses say 20 dead. some still under rubble
    ReplyReplied to 0 times RetweetRetweeted 82 times82 FavoriteFavorited 6 times6

  8. 31 desertflower
    July 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Read his TL…it’s worse


    • July 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Good gawd, this is pure and utter barbarism.

    • 34 Vicki
      July 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      3 hospitals attacked, now this

      Both sides in this conflict have now stated what their goals are.
      Gaza wants the siege lifted. Gates opened, electricity and water restored.

      Israel wants the missle bombardment to stop. (They also want to prevent Al Jazeera from covering the conflict.)

      Both sides are intent on meeting their goal and denying the opponent any victory.

      Someone please tell me how a cease-fire is acheived.

      • 35 jackiegrumbacher
        July 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

        I don’t know, Vicki, but if there is a way THIS administration will find it. We were all told for years that the only solution to the Iran nuclear buildup was a war with Iran, but President Obama wouldn’t accept that. I know he will persevere and eventually he will find the answer.

        • 36 Vicki
          July 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

          I agree with what you’re saying.
          BBC news is celebrating the opening of Iran to new business opportunities. The world recognizes President Obama’s accomplishments and covers it.
          GOP media here, not so much.

  9. 38 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    • 39 Nena20409
      July 21, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Russia didn’t veto the Resolution.

      • 40 japa21
        July 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

        If they vetoed, that would really tell the tale. However, backing it and allowing it are two different things. If they really support a true investigation, they will tell their surrogates to back off and hand over everything that has been carted away from the site.

        • 41 No Child Left Behind
          July 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm

          Well said, Japa.

        • July 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm

          Correct, John. And, that has not happened yet, for sure. Various groups of Russian led thugs continue to impede investigation at the site. Only positive action at this point is the reported transfer of the planes ‘black boxes’ to Malaysian officials. Whether those recording devices have been tampered remains to be determined.

  10. 43 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      July 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm


  11. July 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Ambassador Power is holding Russia accountable in one of her most forceful UN Security Council statements ever. She is such a force for good.

  12. 46 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Unfortunately…….the world is watching, yet the massacre continues.

    I am sure the dead are currently excluding the Horror as Richard A of NBC’s Twitter Line has been reporting.

    • July 21, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      The problem is this, yes Israel has a right to defend itself but it has only killed less than 75 Hamas militants.
      Hamas knew this also, that’s why they did it. They want all out war as does Israel.
      It’s sad!
      Another six day war coming up.

      • 48 Nena20409
        July 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        Sorry again for repeating myself, Jovie, but Hamas the apparatus, didn’t start this event. Netanyahu and Co knew this. The killings of 3 Israeli teens by an unknown group started this and Netanyahu used that to inflict this crisis.

        • 49 57andfemale
          July 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

          It’s more than a crisis. I read yesterday, “Netanyahu used what should have been a police action to start a war.”

      • 50 Jeff
        July 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        The only ones that started this was Israel by treating people like garbage and reflecting behavior of those they claim to despise aka the Nazi party.

      • 51 nospin
        July 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm

        Israel started this and it is inhumane. The United States of America should not be funding this.

  13. July 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    To Dulles airport ? Awesome!!!

  14. 54 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Hardest working SOS ever!

    • July 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      I feel really bad Hopefruit, I read that too quickly and I thought you said ‘SOB’, and I wondered what the heck you had against Sec Kerry.

      I’ll keep taking my medicine 😳

      July 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm


    • 79 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      HF, all my prayers are with this herculean effort by Kerry to resolve the nightmare of this invasion. Decent people around the world are growing more and more sickened by Israel’s total disregard of life. There has to be a resolution that gives the Palestinian people a dignified place in the world.

  15. 80 hopefruit2
    July 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I think going forward we should wait to hear from John Kerry or the State Department on the Gaza/Israel situation. There is a lot of propagandized reporting going on so let’s exercise due caution and wait for the facts.

  16. 82 Linda
    July 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm


    During Monday’s Ronan Farrow Daily, MSNBC guest Rula Jebreal criticized MSNBC, its sibling NBC News, and other news outlets for vastly over-presenting the Israeli side of the Israel-Hamas conflict. “We are ridiculous,” she said, meaning the media. “We are disgustingly biased when it comes to this issue.”

    “Look at how much airtime Netanyahu and his folks have on air on a daily basis,” she said, naming Farrow lead-in Andrea Mitchell in particular. “I never see one Palestinian being interviewed on these same issues.”

    Farrow objected that NBC had other voices on. “Maybe for thirty seconds, and then you have twenty-five minutes for Bibi Netanyahu,” she responded.

    video at link


    • 83 Jeff
      July 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      She was spot on here and I agree with her 100 percent. People are so brainwashed to think that Israel is in the right on this issue.

    • 84 donna dem 4 obama
      July 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      • 85 Linda
        July 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

        I am glad she called out Mrs Greenspan…..( the ” foreign policy expert ” )

        • 86 donna dem 4 obama
          July 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

          She now sees how we feel about ALL of the Obama coverage by everyone of these cable shows. It’s always biased towards Republicans. Picking sides and riding that wave is what the cable punditry does best….

      • 87 vcprezofan2
        July 21, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        I hope she considered that, knew the possible outcome, then went for it anyway because it was the right thing to do.

    • 88 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Good for her. Enough of one-sided propaganda. The idea of covering news from both sides is absolutely foreign to the American media. It’s absurd that anyone should have to tell them something so obvious.

  17. 89 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Many the the LGBTQ community are always quick to charge……pres Obama should understand A or B whenever in their self interest pres Obama has Not Lived up to all their wants and needs.

    In The US media, should any one dare to frame a question as such, that person and the network will be accused of all kinds of stuff.

    Now had this been said by a Muslim, prominent or not, the media will air it.

    Here’s the problem in a nutshell…..

    • 90 japa21
      July 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      This needs to be retweeted the heck out of, or whatever. This is the thinking at the top in Israel. I know it isn’t the thinking of the majority of Israelis, but the ones with the power think this way.

      • 91 Nena20409
        July 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm

        Are those words spoken above Not Considered Hate speech and Bigoted?

        Reading the Tweet summary by NW at My Brother’s Keeper event as stated by POTUS and then having read these comments……I shrunk 1 inch in height.

    • 92 Jeff
      July 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      That’s funny, Hitler said the same about the Jews.

    • 93 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      There are no words for the level of sheer bigotry this statement represents. And the terrible irony is how much it echoes the bigotry the Nazis incited against the Jews and used as an excuse for their extermination. How could this man not see what he has become.

    • July 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      So what exactly is the difference between Eli Ben Dahan pronouncements and the Nazi ideology?

  18. 100 donna dem 4 obama
    July 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I had to bring myself up to date on what started this latest Gaza conflict.

    At least I feel knowledgeable now.


  19. 102 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    The Greedy will strike.

    Israel is NOT an oil producing nation.

    With Putin and his appetite to steal Ukraine by force……Crude oil was coming down after a slight bump.

  20. 103 Linda
    July 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    A luxury condo building on New York City’s Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a “poor door,” for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post.

    Extell, which is building the 33-story complex, will build a specific door for the 55 affordable housing units it’s including in order to be allowed to build a bigger building. The low-income units, which are available to people making 60 percent of median income or less, will also be in a segment that only contains affordable apartments and that faces the street while the luxury apartments will face the river.

    Disgusting-Jim Crow in NYC ?


    • 104 Vicki
      July 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      This is city-wide, Linda. In older buildings where tenants live in rent-regulated apartments in which the landlord adds “amenities” such as gyms and childrens playrooms the older tenants are barred from them.

      In my development which is full of fiesty tenants our landlord sought to bar us from his tiny barely equipped “fitness facility.” The tenants threatened civil rights actions which was a bad idea and a miserable failure.
      The landlord set a membership price that was considerably higher than full-service gyms in our neighborhood.
      Older tenants pretty much shut out and the newer tenants paying high market rates probably got rebates or other off-the-books givebacks to make up for the new cost.

  21. 106 donna dem 4 obama
    July 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm


  22. 112 donna dem 4 obama
    July 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    • 113 Linda
      July 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Thank goodness.

    • 114 Nena20409
      July 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Here’s my beef…..No one is asking how this single mom should pay for child care. Working at McDonald is never going to help her solve the problem. I was yelling at my TV this AM at CBS for they opined on everything, but the problem, CHILD CARE that is affordable and accessible.

    • 116 Dudette
      July 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

      Thank goodness!

    • 117 dotster3
      July 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      I am glad she avoided prosecution—–not the answer. BUT—–I have lost patience with people leaving kids in cars—–there is never a reason good enough to leave a child in a car—–none, zero. I always think there is always another alternative—–a friend, relative, a neighbor—-watch my kid for this 45 minutes and I’ll watch yours when needed. There have been way too many tragedies this summer, just senseless deaths from this inexcusable behavior. When my kids were little, a nearby Presbyterian church sponsored a “Moms Day Out” every Tues.—–free child care provided by a combo of church ladies and early childhood students from the jr. college, snack contributions voluntary. Moms would take advantage and schedule appts. etc. on that day. Maybe more communities need to realize this need and do the same.

      • 118 Nena20409
        July 21, 2014 at 6:48 pm

        She didn’t leave here 9 yrs old in a car. She went to work and for 3 days gave the 9 yrs old a phone with some instructions and she left her at a park. Not something I would do. Not something many would do. She had No Child Care. That is the problem.

  23. 120 donna dem 4 obama
    July 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  24. 121 Nena20409
    July 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    During the ‘Nam war, as the 3 networks started showing the REALITY of war……that is when many in this nation took notice and started saying not in our names. Selective Sanitation of News in US is why Gun Laws are difficult to achieve and Now not showing the Ugliness and the Human Catastrophic aspects of wars are the reason the US media has helped foster the bias reporting.

    So sad. So shameful that all these kids are being slaughtered for No Good Reason.

  25. 122 desertflower
    July 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    People GET THIS!! Jeff….I’m looking at you!


  26. 127 donna dem 4 obama
    July 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  27. 132 Vicki
    July 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    According to Ayman Moyheldin during the 4 week war of 2008, 6 Israeli soldiers were killed. 1,000 Palestinians perished.
    So far in 4 days, 25 Israeli soldiers have died. I regret every death. But I see that the tunnel surprise that Hamas prepared has been effective.

    Israeli soldiers deaths hit every Israeli family since all citizens must serve.
    These horrible military deaths, if not the soaring Palestinian losses, may help get a cease-fire discussion started.

  28. 133 japa21
    July 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm

  29. 134 Dudette
    July 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm


  30. 136 Dudette
    July 21, 2014 at 5:13 pm


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