The President and First Lady attend a Special Olympics concert

9:15 (ish) EDT: The President and First Lady attend a concert commemorating the Special Olympics, State Dining Room

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92 Responses to “The President and First Lady attend a Special Olympics concert”

  1. July 31, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Gotta see Michelle…

  2. 7 anniebella
    July 31, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Where is everyone, still eating.

  3. July 31, 2014 at 9:21 pm

  4. 17 99ts
    July 31, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Wow – I’m 5th – up 37 places from the last thread 🙂

  5. 21 Dudette
    July 31, 2014 at 9:22 pm

  6. July 31, 2014 at 9:24 pm

  7. 25 Dudette
    July 31, 2014 at 9:28 pm

  8. 26 amk for obama
    July 31, 2014 at 9:28 pm

  9. 27 Dudette
    July 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm


    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      July 31, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Cruz reads Dr. Suess to his kids at night, so that makes them impervious to disabilities or border crossings or unemployed parents or being hungry or being homeless or not getting to go to good schools or …

  10. 30 anniebella
    July 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Must be taking Katie along time to get ready. Should have asked me to perform, I would have left the table and started singing. 🙂

  11. 33 Dudette
    July 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm

  12. 34 Dudette
    July 31, 2014 at 9:34 pm

  13. July 31, 2014 at 9:40 pm

  14. 37 Dudette
    July 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Gotta go for now! I leave you with this! 🙂

  15. July 31, 2014 at 9:47 pm

  16. 45 amk for obama
    July 31, 2014 at 9:48 pm

  17. July 31, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    • 50 anniebella
      July 31, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      John Boehner and his party is trying to set the President up, so they can impeach him. I don’t trust Boehner or any of those Republicans. None of them.

  18. July 31, 2014 at 9:53 pm

  19. 52 amk for obama
    July 31, 2014 at 9:54 pm

  20. July 31, 2014 at 9:55 pm

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  22. July 31, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I know there are some Misty Copeland fans at TOD…..she just signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour…coming to a TV near you:

  23. 67 GGAIL
    July 31, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I’m here!
    They all spoke so well !
    Thank you Mr President!!!

  24. 69 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Every time I hear this Katy Perry song, I’m reminded of the lip synch done by the children in the hospital. That was the first time I’d ever listened to it all the way through.

    • 70 vcprezofan2
      July 31, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      O, that was short! I was just settling down to listen with focus. I hope the guests there got a little more of Ms Perry than we did.

      • 71 GGAIL
        July 31, 2014 at 10:11 pm

        I was surprised too vc. I’m happy for what I did get to see.

        • 72 vcprezofan2
          July 31, 2014 at 10:19 pm

          Hel-lo, GGail! I liked what I did see too. Before you left work I meant to send you on your journey through CA traffic with a blessing, but got sidetracked. Glad to see you’re home with your feet up and computer/phone at your fingertips!

      • 73 anniebella
        July 31, 2014 at 10:13 pm

        I wanted to hear one more song, but she is on tour and she need her rest. The men and women standing on stage talking before Katie sung, those people were amazing. I loved listening to them.

        • 74 vcprezofan2
          July 31, 2014 at 10:21 pm

          Yes, I liked the entire presentation – the stories of the athletes/students and Ms Perry’s performance.

    • July 31, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      It was lovely. She’s quiet beautiful inside and out.

  25. July 31, 2014 at 10:06 pm

  26. 81 amk for obama
    July 31, 2014 at 10:07 pm

  27. July 31, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Again, I get followed by the oddest accounts. To wit: https://twitter.com/Handsome_rj4

  28. July 31, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Interesting……I don’t know this publication, but according its sourcing…..the ceasefire was in part prompted by that attack on an Israeli outpost…

    “The Israeli army is reeling from two attacks behind its lines by fighters of the Qassam Brigades, the military resistance wing of Hamas. The attacks are feeding a sense in Israel that its ground assault on Gaza is turning into a disaster and there are indications that Israeli anger and frustration are being taken out with even more deliberate killings of Palestinian civilians. On Monday, four Israeli soldiers were killed and ten injured when Palestinian resistance fighters fired mortars across the boundary from Gaza. But the most dramatic incident was a commando raid in which seven Qassam fighters emerged from a tunnel, raided a fortified Israeli army outpost at Nahal Oz inside Israel, killed five soldiers according to the Israeli count, and returned safely to Gaza through the tunnel. Qassam said its fighters killed ten Israeli combatants in the attack. Multiplying the psychological impact is the fact that Qassam released a video of the incident on Tuesday (above), which the military correspondent of Israel’s Channel 10 television acknowledged “appears to be authentic.”…..

    …The raids from Gaza have heightened the sense among establishment commentators that Israel has lost – or never had – the initiative in the ground assault that it launched on Gaza. “From the first day of the operation, we have been dragged and we are still being dragged,” wrote Nahum Barnea, Israel’s leading columnist, in Ynet. “Hamas is dictating the extent and length of the conflict, and our forces have not found a move, an initiative or a patent to break this dictation.”…

    ….In a Facebook posting, Eran Efrati, a former Israeli army combat soldier turned dissident researcher and activist, claimed that Israeli soldiers serving in Gaza had leaked information to him in recent days that soldiers were “murdering … Palestinians by sniper fire in [Shujaiya] neighborhood as punishment for the deaths of soldiers in their units.” Efrati claimed that commanding officers had given shoot-to-kill orders ostensibly meant to protect Israeli forces, but whose real purpose was to “enable soldiers to take out their frustrations and pain at losing their fellow soldiers (something that for years the IDF [Israeli army] has not faced during its operations in Gaza and the West Bank)” by killing Palestinian civilians.
    Efrati cited the cold-blood sniper shooting, caught on video, of Palestinian youth Salem Shamaly in Shujaiya on 20 July, as a likely example of this phenomenon….

    …Nahum Barnea points to the political crisis the heavy losses of Israeli soldiers is causing to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing pressure to expand a ground attack in Gaza which Barnea and other commentators say is falling far short of the stated aim of destroying the resistance’s system of tunnels. There are signs of internal disarray as senior Israeli army officers leak to the media about disagreements with the country’s political leadership…. …In an astonishing sign of Israel’s eagerness to end the Gaza assault on less than humiliating terms, the foreign ministry advised Netanyahu to initiate a UN Security Council resolution that would set favorable terms for Israel. Israel normally seeks to avoid any action by the UN. The resolution would call for Gaza to be “disarmed,” Haaretz reported, and for Abbas to return to Gaza. It would be modeled on resolution 1701, which allowed Israel to retreat from Lebanon in 2006….

  29. 92 99ts
    July 31, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Dipstick explaining all those things Cruz has worked on this week
    Funny that all he has done is oppose every possible solution to the major issues of the day

    Then she deletes her tweets – because – those optics she complained about are right back at her.


    Ted Cruz Spokesperson Derides White House Katy Perry Concert for Special Olympics – Then Deletes Tweets

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