Rise and Shine

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama salutes during the singing of the national anthem at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., July 31, 2009

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Today (All Times Eastern)

10:55: The President meets with members of Congress on foreign policy, Cabinet Room

12:0: White House press briefing

1:20: The President delivers remarks and signs an executive order on workplace safety, South Court Auditorium

3:40: Delivers remarks, Department of Housing and Urban Development

7:25: The President and First Lady host ‘A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation’, East Room

8:25: Attend a concert commemorating the Special Olympics, State Dining Room

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Times Colonist: Obama To Sign Executive Order Cracking Down On Labor Violations By Federal Contractors

President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labour violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday. Obama’s order will require companies seeking federal contracts valued at more than $500,000 to make public any labour law violations in the last three years, a step the Obama administration hopes will incentivize companies to resolve labour disputes such as back wage claims.

Federal agencies will be given more guidance on how labour violations should factor into their decision-making as they award lucrative contracts, officials said, with an eye toward pushing the most egregious violators into remediation agreements before new contracts are granted. Under the order, workers will also be given information each pay period to allow them to determine whether their paychecks are accurate.

More here

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Spandan Chakrabarti: BFD: “Incompetent” Black Man Leads US Economy To Solid, Sustained Growth

The economy grew at a strong 4% rate in the second quarter of 2014, outpacing analyst estimates by almost a full point. The news that is even more encouraging than the topline GDP growth number is where it came from: consumer spending, business investment, and exports. Consumer spending growth doubled since the first quarter, business investment growth grew by more than a factor of 3, and exports saw a near-20-point swing. The reason these particular numbers are so encouraging is that they all point to strong jobs growth.

In an economy that is 2/3rds consumer spending, growth in that area is the predominant factor in creating demand, and therefore, jobs. We have come here in less than six short years after the greatest economic calamity this country has ever seen, save for one. We have arrived here not only without creating a war bubble but while actually deflating the war bubble by ending wars. This is because while nearly everyone else has been busy trying to generate clicks, the President has worked day and night to generate jobs. This is because while the media has been busy looking for poutrage, this president has used his blood, sweat and tears to look for solutions.

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Somini Sengupta: U.N. Says ‘Evidence’ Points To Israel In Gaza School Attack

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that “all available evidence” suggested that Israeli artillery had hit a United Nations school in Gaza full of civilians who thought they were in a safe zone. “Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children,” the secretary general told reporters in San Jose, Costa Rica, according to a transcript provided by his office.

It was Mr. Ban’s strongest comments to date on attacks on United Nations installations in Gaza, where Palestinians have been taking shelter. Six United Nations staff members have been killed in the current conflict so far. United Nations officials said that they had informed Israel 17 times of the precise location of the school and that there were civilians sheltering there, including once at 8:50 p.m., just hours before the attack on Wednesday.

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SmartyPants: Chuck Todd Is Finally Embarrassed

Oh…so I see that Chuck Todd is finally embarrassed by Washington because of all the impeachment talk. I have a few questions for Mr. Todd:

Were you embarrassed by the fact that our first African American President was required to produce a birth certificate?

Were you embarrassed when Rep. Joe Wilson shouted “You lie” to President Obama during a SOTU speech?

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Justin Wolfers: What Debate? Economists Agree The Stimulus Lifted The Economy

Here’s a simple case study making the point that our political debates about economics have become largely unhinged from those among actual economists. Take the Obama stimulus plan, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. If you took your cues from the political rhetoric in Washington — or even from the occasional virulent debate in the economics blogosphere — you would think the whole question of fiscal stimulus is highly contested. But it’s not. There’s widespread agreement among economists that the stimulus act has helped boost the economy. The Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago — hardly a hotbed of liberal or Keynesian thought — regularly surveys a number of the leading American economists about a variety of policy issues.

Recently each of these eminent economists was asked whether the unemployment rate was lower at the end of 2010 than it would have been without the stimulus bill. Of the 44 economists surveyed, 37 responded, yielding a healthy response rate of 84 percent. Among those who responded, 36 agreed that the stimulus bill had lowered the unemployment rate, while one disagreed. That lone disagreeing economist, Harvard’s Alberto Alesina (who was one of my thesis advisers), has been a virulent opponent of the stimulus, although the research that he’s based this upon has come under sustained criticism, particularly from the International Monetary Fund, which views the study as flawed.

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Sahil Kapur: House Votes To Sue President For The First Time In History

House Republicans officially gave Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) their seal of approval on Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama, marking the first time in U.S. history that a chamber of Congress has endorsed a lawsuit against a president. The House adopted the resolution by a vote of 225-201. Five Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic conference to vote against the measure. They were Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Walter Jones (R-NC), Paul Broun (R-GA), Steve Stockman (R-TX) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ). The resolution authorizes Boehner to challenge Obama in court for exceeding his authority by unilaterally delaying deadlines under Obamacare.

Although he has said he’ll target the one-year delay of the health care reform law’s employer mandate penalties, the text of the GOP resolution gives the Speaker room to legally challenge implementation tweaks to other provisions of the law. It’s a politically awkward one for his party given that Republicans despise the employer mandate, and have voted to eliminate and delay it. “Republicans want to sue the president for not enforcing a law they want to repeal,” said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD). “It is wrong. It is a waste of time. It is a waste of money. It is a distraction from the important issues so important to our people. This lawsuit is nothing more than a partisan bill to rally the Republican base.”

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Jesse Rosenfeld: Israel Is Minting The Next Generation Of Hate

The bombs continue falling, more and more people are running for their lives with fewer places to go and as the screams from beneath the wreckage of Israel’s assault become more frequent, a generation of Gaza’s children are being shaped by what they see. And yet, as kids often do, they can still surprise you. Inside a Gaza City UNRWA school that’s been turned into a shelter, children pack the courtyard. Ten-year-old Yasmine al Attar stares at me from under her dark curled bangs. Yasmine’s aunt, Hula al Attar, tells me her son can’t sleep amid the nightly air strikes. Instead he howls and shakes.

“My 11-year-old son saw bodies in the street in the [2008] war and he still can’t forget those images,” says the veiled 29-year-old mother. Yasmine speaks up. She tells me she can’t sleep either, and waits out the attacks by clinging to her mother in a corner classroom. I ask her what she wants to be when she grows up. “I don’t know if I will live,” she says flatly. When pressed for what she would like to be if she does survive, she becomes excited thinking about the possibilities. “I’ll be a doctor,” she says at first. Then she changes her mind. “I’ll be a journalist,” she says, pulling on her brown curls. “I just want to do something that helps people and tells the world what’s happening.”

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Josh Marshall: The Wealth Gap Across Race, Gender And Marriage Status

The chart illustrates a pattern that most of us probably do not find surprising. But the sheer chasm separating single white men from Black and Hispanic single women is still shocking to see visualized so clearly. Single white men have 438 times the assets as single Black women and 365 times that of single Hispanic women. As we can see, marriage is a huge determinant of wealth – but mainly if you’re not white, and especially if you’re a woman.

As the report notes, owning a car is an important way to access more employment opportunities among other things. But that wealth is not easily accessible in dollar terms, which is highly relevant for the following reason. Great disparities of wealth not only have a huge impact on life opportunities and the prospects for wealth accumulation. They are hugely important factor in the precariousness of economic life experienced by different demographic groups.

More here

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On This Day

President Obama talks with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel outside of the Oval Office on July 31, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama speaks with Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu before dinner at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at Blair House in Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)


President Obama meets with senior advisors in Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s West Wing office at the White House to discuss ongoing efforts to find a balanced approach to the debt limit and deficit reduction, Sunday, July 31, 2011. Pictured, from left, are: National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to the Vice President; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; OMB Director Jack Lew; Vice President Joe Biden; and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and Vice President Biden talk in a West Wing hallway at the White House in between meetings to discuss ongoing efforts in the debt limit and deficit reduction talks, Sunday, July 31, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Vice President Biden looks out the window as President Obama talks on the phone with House Speaker John Boehner in the Oval Office to discuss ongoing efforts in the debt limit and deficit reduction talks, Sunday, July 31, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama talks with senior advisors in the Oval Office to discuss ongoing efforts in the debt limit and deficit reduction talks, Sunday, July 31, 2011. Pictured, from left, are: Vice President Joe Biden; Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; OMB Director Jack Lew; Pete Rouse, Counselor to the President; and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett (Photo by Pete Souza)


President Obama meets with from left: Rob Nabors, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy; Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President; Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and Chief of Staff Denis McDonough in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 31, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama hosts the 2013 NCAA champion University of Connecticut Huskies Women’s basketball players in the East Room of the White House July 31, 2013


133 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. July 31, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Bella giornata a tutti!

  2. 5 Judith Fardig
    July 31, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Always love your R&S posts, NW! Congrats to my fellow Oregonian, Bill R

  3. July 31, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Nerdy, I’ve run out of superlatives for your R&Ss.

    Wonderful? ✓

    Brilliant? ✓

    Outstanding? ✓

    Excellent? ✓

    Fantastic? ✓

    I need more words!!!!

    Thank you Legend, this is all of the above!

  4. July 31, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Hey, Hey!! Hi Nerdy. 🙂

  5. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    July 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

  6. 28 Vicki
    July 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Terrific Rise and Shine, Nerdy. Thanks for the economic news, especially because it is so strong. Just wait until jobs numbers and UI rate tomorrow!!!! At least, I hope so.

  7. 30 Vicki
    July 31, 2014 at 10:52 am

    The bad news is that Congress is leaving DC with most work undone.
    The good news is that Congress is leaving DC before they can further damage the US/Iran talks.
    Yes, Congress is that bad.

    • 31 desertflower
      July 31, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Pretty bad when when the “upside” of vacation and inaction is they aren’t around to fuck up anything else…pitiful!

  8. 32 Judith Fardig
    July 31, 2014 at 10:56 am

    • 33 arapaho415
      July 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm


      Is that you with your handsome Daddy?

      Too bad Mom’s face isn’t viewable. Love her platform shoes!

      Such a great pic, though.

      • 34 Judith Fardig
        July 31, 2014 at 6:06 pm

        Hi Arapaho – it’s actually Veep Candidate John Sparkman who ran with Adlai Stevenson and broke my parents hearts when they lost to Eisenhower. My parents were active with the Colorado young Democrats back in the day. My mother sewed the coats for my brother and me (ages 3 and 2).

  9. July 31, 2014 at 10:56 am

    FYI TOD Twitter Brigade:

    Official Twitter account of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

  10. 36 Dakota
    July 31, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!

    Would just like to say that I agree with John Legend’s tweet 100%. I feel so bad for John Kerry having to try to navigate this horror.

  11. 37 derbingleguy
    July 31, 2014 at 11:02 am

    After seeing Christopher Gunness. I’m done.

  12. July 31, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Except Jm Wright is being too kind in describing the dissolution of John McCaint’s soul: at that stage, it simply whines off into a scattered and dark place, as it can no longer recognize Light. But, I forgive him, as his writing is always biting and brilliant. Oh, and McCaint will not be alone in that darkness, there are many working hard to keep the Light of the human Soul from shining. They are failing, and will fail utterly, at the End.

  13. 41 nospin
    July 31, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Reposting from Desertflower

    Very Important! http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/30/henry_siegman_leading_voice_of_us

    Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents”

    “When one thinks that this is what is necessary for Israel to survive, that the Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis — and should be a profound crisis in the thinking of all of us who were committed to the establishment of the state and to its success,” Siegman says. Responding to Israel’s U.S.-backed claim that its assault on Gaza is necessary because no country would tolerate the rocket fire from militants in Gaza, Siegman says: “What undermines this principle is that no country and no people would live the way that Gazans have been made to live. … The question of the morality of Israel’s action depends, in the first instance, on the question, couldn’t Israel be doing something [to prevent] this disaster that is playing out now, in terms of the destruction of human life? Couldn’t they have done something that did not require that cost? And the answer is, sure, they could have ended the occupation.”

    • 42 desertflower
      July 31, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Thanks for reposting this, nospin. I hope that Jeff sees this.

      • 43 Layla
        July 31, 2014 at 11:18 am

        Me too DF! I hope it brings him a little hope.

        • 44 desertflower
          July 31, 2014 at 11:23 am

          Me, too. He has rightfully been quite distraught over this.

          • 45 derbingleguy
            July 31, 2014 at 11:30 am

            So many of us have.

            • 46 desertflower
              July 31, 2014 at 11:46 am

              Of course. If you care about humanity, have a brain and compassion….you care about what happens in Gaza and around the world where there is indiscriminate killing. Sure didn’t mean to imply that he was the only one that was really upset by all this. My apologies…

              • 47 derbingleguy
                July 31, 2014 at 11:55 am

                It’s me who should be apologizing to you df. I meant that as a reiteration of what you stated. Didn’t mean for it to sound like a “hey don’t forget about us.” Sorry about that.

    • 49 Jeff
      July 31, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks guys. Sorry that I’ve been so on edge, will hope that this will soon end.

      • 50 derbingleguy
        July 31, 2014 at 12:29 pm

        I know what you mean Jeff. I saw the Christopher Gunness video and completely lost it. For me it summed up this whole awful mess.

    • 51 Vicki
      July 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      100 ********** for this “they could have ended the occupation.”

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  15. 53 JER
    July 31, 2014 at 11:14 am

    • 54 anniebella
      July 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

      John Boehner is not the boss of his wild bunch, they meaning the Tea Party boss Boehner. John Boehner is a cowardly punk who is only concern about staying Speaker of the House. I don’t or wouldn’t believe anything Boehner says.

      • 55 0388jojothecat
        July 31, 2014 at 12:49 pm

        John Bonehead also said the House would pass am immigration bill and would not shut down the government.
        You can’t believe anything he says anyway. I am just glad people see he is a worthless piece of shit.

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  18. 60 Dakota
    July 31, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Ivy Taylor becomes the first African American mayor of San Antonio


  19. 62 dotster3
    July 31, 2014 at 11:33 am

    breaking news in Chgo now—-shooting in downtown Loop office bldg., one dead, one injured, according to early reports.

  20. July 31, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Nerdy, What a wonderful R & S!

    I miss Jay. I think he was a great Press Secretary.

  21. 69 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Hello TOD.

    Thanks Nerdy for the Video Clips with Jay “Clark Kent” Carney. I went to bed and had forgotten to DVR the the show.
    The R&S is awesome, thanks again.

  22. 70 desertflower
    July 31, 2014 at 11:54 am

    These are the desperate people that Republicans want to seal up the border for. It makes sense now…women and girls aren’t important to them anyway…especially brown ones that come from Central America looking to escape gangs and the raping of their little children….this is horrific.


  23. July 31, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Hmmm, things looks a bit different on WP today. Or have my eyes gone weirder in the night?

  24. 72 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 11:55 am

  25. 74 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 11:58 am

    July 31st, 2014 at the WH with Press Sec. Josh “The Voice” Earnest press briefings.


  26. July 31, 2014 at 11:59 am

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  28. 84 JER
    July 31, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    LIVE COVERAGE: Police are investigating Loop shooting as a possible murder-suicide incident – http://nbcchi.com/PVYYZtt

  29. July 31, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  30. July 31, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    • 87 Layla
      July 31, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      I see hurt feefees!!!!

    • 88 Nena20409
      July 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Chuck Todd can run, scrub, and as a painted sepulcher, when exposed, the stench is obvious.

      I knew his rightie diatribe from C-SPAN, he was running either Roll Call or some other wicked weekly/bi-weekly periodical.

      • July 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm

        I’m curious about this one Nena, as someone said on Twitter he worked for Tom Harkin years back, so whether that was just a job, or a sign of his political leanings then, I don’t know. But there’s no doubt about his leanings now 🙄

        • 90 Nena20409
          July 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm

          It’s a cover, in MHO. I suspect, he was probably a page-boy/Summer Intern. His family lived in both IA and WI at some point. The sen Tom Harkin connection was to get a “resume” bio to placate his C-SPAN and Roll Call days. Or another way to make it to Washington DC. C-SPAN Tapes do not lie. There are many of them. He was a constant guest.

          Indeed, Chips, “there’s no doubt about his leanings now”.

          • July 31, 2014 at 12:45 pm

            I did not know ANY of this about Toad. Interesting, very interesting. Thanks for that info.

          • July 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm

            Ah, very interesting Nena.

            “The sen Tom Harkin connection was to get a “resume” bio to placate his C-SPAN and Roll Call days.”

            Kind of suspected that, but didn’t know him from his C-SPAN days – so, thank you very much! Explains so much.

    • 93 Nena20409
      July 31, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      Charles Todd worked for Hotlines/Hotline.

      I was mistaken, it was not Roll Call.

    • 94 Nena20409
      July 31, 2014 at 12:58 pm


      Political campaigns[edit]
      Before coming to the world of political reporting and analysis, Todd earned practical political experience on initiative campaigns in Florida and various national campaigns based in Washington, D.C.[5] While in college, Todd worked for the 1992 presidential campaign of Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and later started part-time at The Hotline.

      The Hotline[edit]
      From 1992 until March 12, 2007, Todd worked for National Journal’s The Hotline, where he was editor-in-chief for six years.[6] As part of his position, Todd also co-hosted, with John Mercurio, the webcast series Hotline TV, consisting of a daily show lasting between three and seven minutes and a weekly show ranging between 20 and 30 minutes. He became a frequent guest on political discussion shows, such as Hardball with Chris Matthews and Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff

      Note C-SPAN isn’t mentioned and the Various Campaigns are not mention……But Sen Tom Harkin was mentioned? Hmm?

      • July 31, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        Very odd Nena, why on earth would Wiki let that be excluded?

        • 96 Nena20409
          July 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm

          Perhaps, they don’t want people searching for the C-SPAN video archives.
          But the lack of naming the various Campaigns? It speaks volumes.

          I love the way you use your humor Chips in exposing the crude partisan hack that is Chuck Todd. Thank you for doing so.

        • 97 57andfemale
          July 31, 2014 at 2:43 pm

          That’s kind of the point of wiki: the ‘people’ get to add and subtract. Vetting is done ‘by the people’. There are guidelines, but if you have a source to cite, it usually stands. And there are numerous cases where someone has submitted something, and wiki will mention that it needs sourcing, but it will stay there. I find that in my research all the time.

          Don’t ever go to wiki for facts unless you are willing to vet each and every one. It’s full of misinformation.

          I seem to recall Sarah Palin getting called out for going to her wiki page to change stuff.

          wiki is a great idea, but it has some flaws. Mostly, people have to realize that it is not necessarily balanced or even accurate information.

      • 98 57andfemale
        July 31, 2014 at 2:45 pm

        wiki articles are written ‘by the people’. Wiki doesn’t write or vet anything. So, if someone wants to whitewash someone’s record, they can do so. You wait for another submitter to ‘correct’ it.

        It’s the ‘people’s encyclopedia. Never trust it for actual facts unless you vet everything.

  31. July 31, 2014 at 12:11 pm

  32. 101 dotster3
    July 31, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    And so are Catholic churches—–every time I go to a wedding at a Catholic church, their vestibules are loaded with election/political posters—-“We are Catholic, and we vote pro-life.” etc. And in our local paper before every election there is always a 4 pg. spread with “We vote pro-life” with signatures from members of the 2 Catholic churches in town. Also—-new flurry of bumper stickers proclaiming, “I am Catholic, and I vote!”

  33. July 31, 2014 at 12:17 pm

  34. 103 japa21
    July 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Pierce is at it again:

    You don’t take tyrants to court, goddammit. You risk everything to overthrow them. But the House of Representatives, and the Speaker who presides over it, knows that doing their constitutional duty is a political risk, so they don’t have the sand to fulfill it. Jefferson was willing to break with a king he called a tyrant even if it meant facing down the British army. John Boehner is not willing to risk impeaching a president his House called a tyrant if it means a four-point drop in a CNN poll. When cowards try to make history, history is mocked.


    • 104 Nena20409
      July 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      But his Cowardice is more dangerous when the press is Not holding Rusty Orange Crush Boehner accountable.

      US would have been out of our near-depression faster. Out Infrastructure would have gotten the jolt it deserved and We as a Nation, desperately needed. Our Nation’s Credit Rating would Never have been down graded. The ground bargain would have been completed. The Gov’t shut-down would have been avoided, costing US, over $24B. Our political discourse would not be damaged as it has today. Etc, etc, etc.

    • July 31, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Thanks for the link, John.

      In summary ….

    • 108 Nerdy Wonka
      July 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Hahahahahahaha…..well, he does love his baseball. Great way to use the sport to show how horrible his policies have been for New Jersey.

    • 109 derbingleguy
      July 31, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      Nicely done.

    • 110 arapaho415
      July 31, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Great ad.

      More like this, Dems, please.

      This isn’t mudslinging, which opens the door for MSM/Kochs to say “both sides do it…”

      This is fact-slinging, following in the steps of Tim Russert, who would be setting his boy Luke straight now, were he alive, RIP Tim.

    • 111 Vicki
      July 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      OMG Fabulous ad!!! DSCC and DSC and DNC———See, We can do it if we try, we can do it if we try……

  35. 112 Linda
    July 31, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Why can’t John Boehner be sued for misuse of taxpayer dollars ?

  36. July 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm

  37. 119 dotster3
    July 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I like the word “nothingburger”. So……

  38. 126 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    As Chips always says, it’s the time you want it to be **somewhere** in the world, soooo …

    GOOoooOOoooddd MOOoooOOrrnnNNning, TODobots, and a lovely Thursday is wished for EVERYone!

  39. 129 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 1:04 pm

  40. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    July 31, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Happy Thursday to all! Love that image of the President and Vice President chattin’ it up in the West Wing hallway. Sigh. Thanks, NW!

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