Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

On This Day: Fredericksburg, September 13, 2012

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Saturday and Sunday

The President has no public events scheduled

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The President will award the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and to Army Specialist Four Donald P Sloat for conspicuous gallantry (more here)

In the evening, the President will attend a DSCC event in Washington DC.

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The President will travel to Atlanta, GA to visit the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he will receive a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, discuss the U.S. response and thank the scientists, doctors and health care workers helping those affected by disease at home and around the world. The President will also receive an updated on the respiratory illness reported in several states in the Midwest.

That evening, the President will travel to Tampa, Florida, where he will remain overnight.

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The President will visit U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.  CENTCOM’s area of responsibility includes 20 countries in the Middle East and Central and South Asia, including Iraq and Syria. The President will receive a briefing from his top commanders at CENTCOM, and thank the men and women who will partner with others in the region to carry out the President’s strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL.

In the afternoon, he will return to Washington, DC.

In the evening, the President will host a picnic for members of Congress.

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On Thursday morning the President will participate in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, he will host President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine at the White House.

That evening, the President will attend a DNC event in Washington, DC.

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The President will participate in an event with the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, DC.

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On This Day: Ricky Watson of Littleton, Colorado wipes tears from his eyes after he thanked President Barack Obama for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at a campaign rally in Golden, Colorado, September 13, 2012. Watson was kicked out of the Air Force 25 years ago for being gay.

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

  1. 7 amk for obama
    September 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

  2. 26 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

    • 27 Don
      September 13, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Hopefruit, all of this is in response to a black President. America is still trying to come to grips with a man of color being the most powerful person in the world. When Barack Obama got elected President he mentally freed a lot of people, he also mentally imprisoned a lot of people. Polls aren’t immune from being factually incorrect nor are they a true and accurate accounting of society at large.

      • 28 GGAIL
        September 13, 2014 at 11:19 am

        I’ve never been contacted. I would love to include my opinion in a poll.

          • 30 carolyn
            September 13, 2014 at 11:29 am

            We are never included in a poll, and I know why. We do not answer our phone if the caller id shows an unknown to us number or name. We do have a landline, we have to to monitor my husband’s pacemaker…..but we only answer when we know who is calling…..we are in the demographic that is supposedly Republican……over 70, white.

            However, our children, who are in the 40-45 demographic have only cell phones, and they also answer only if they know the person on the caller id. They are not the only ones who do that. I have seen numerous people check their cell id, and say…..oh, I”ll check that later, or I’m not answering that, or something to that effect. Honestly, I”m not sure how much longer phone polls are going to be accurate and predictive. I don’t know what will take their place.

            This is not scientific, just anecdotal.

      • 33 hopefruit2
        September 13, 2014 at 11:26 am

        Don you are so right. Excellent comment – couldn’t have said it any better!

  3. September 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

  4. 35 amk for obama
    September 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Oops, our bob is in mod. Again.

    He’s gonna be po’ed.

  5. 38 amk for obama
    September 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

    bob is in mod.

    bob is not in mood.

  6. 70 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2014 at 11:18 am

  7. September 13, 2014 at 11:19 am

  8. 77 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2014 at 11:22 am

  9. September 13, 2014 at 11:23 am

    A hug can lift your spirits; make you feel that your burdens have been lessened; just make you feel good.

    A hug from POTUS or FLOTUS? Even better. 😀

  10. 80 anniebella
    September 13, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I was turning my tv channels and I came across MHP and she had the father of the man who was shot and killed in Wal-mart, this father were with his lawyer and they were talking about what happen, they were talking about how the AG in Ohio Mike Dewine refuse to release the video. They want AG Holder to look into this. I believe the name of the man killed were John Crawford. Crawford’s father feel that AG Dewine is just trying to protect the police who killed his son. How much attention did this story get from the media?

    • 81 Don
      September 13, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Hopefully this story will get the attention that is deserves after the couple that called the police in the first place are now changing their story. The AG in Ohio can try and suppress the video all he wants to, but he will be forced to release it in the end. These people in power seem to be oblivious to the sand shifting under their feet.

      • 82 MadameSoph
        September 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm

        Wasn’t going to comment – I work weekends, but this sentence really resonated with me:

        “These people in power seem to be oblivious to the sand shifting under their feet.”

        Absolutely! These people combined with those that are losing their minds because they recognize and fear that the sand is shifting under their feet perfectly describes the times we live in and ODS as well.

        Well said, Don.

  11. 83 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Howdy TODers on a Sunny Cool Saturday, Sept 13th, 2014.
    Congrats Chips on your Au ⭐
    Congrats to the Gold ⭐ winners two posts back.
    Love Donna’s undated Econ Stats since Jan 2009.
    Note in 2012……the Pollsters switched to Likely Voters and the lead by Dem and POTUS disappeared instantly. Heck they had Romney tied practically in MN, WI, PA, MI, and was leading in CO, VA and NC.
    They said then that the Dem base were not going to turn out.
    On Nov 6th 2012……they had eggs in their faces and Romney was in Denial and he didn’t even have a concession speech. The Networks called the election by 9:30PM and Rove was having a Major Meltdown Live on Fox.

    Nothing has changed. Those conducting the polls…..are at it again….being snowed and blown over by a Mythical Imaginary Caucasian Electoral population growth that has Not materialized since 1996…..18 freaking years. US has grown from 274M to 318.9M. The South is the ONLY place the GOP has solidify their breed.

    Vote! Vote! Vote!…….We win when we VOTE!

  12. 86 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

    John Edwards dropped out of the presidential pursuit in Feb/Mar of 2008. The Media blew up a gasket in 2009, 2010 and even still in 2011 covering John Edwards.

    Palin and Co have had a saturation of Media adoration since Aug 29th 2008. Even this year…..her CPAC appearance and her Denver speech just weeks ago were all covered by the National press.

    So how come now with a Brawl…..and physical alterations, bloody noses and Police investigations…..the Media is Mute? TMZ where are you? Perhaps, once TMZ has produced a picture or better, a Video…..then the Media would pay attention to a VP presidential candidate who could have still be in the WH had they managed a win……Thank God…..they didn’t in 2008.

  13. 87 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

  14. 88 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

  15. 89 amk for obama
    September 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

    A World War III “fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction” may have started, Pope Francis says at a ceremony honouring WWI victims.


  16. 91 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 11:58 am

    I agree with BMaher on this. Kline isn’t from MN…..hardly lives here…..Votes and is a rightie as Michele Bachmann…..but because he lays low and Votes against his district…..Many keeps re-electing him without knowing much about him. Hopefully, if not this Nov, in 2 yrs, he will be gone. It is up to his district to kick him out.

  17. September 13, 2014 at 11:58 am

    GM TOD! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend….hey VC where you at 😎 Auburn doesn’t play until Thursday so I will be chillin :developer:

    last week media had hair on fire GOP ~75% chancing taking the Senate…..last two days 3 services have revised down to ~50% … Sam Wang of Princeton has been consistent throughout http://election.princeton.edu/2014/09/09/is-nate-silver-a-little-too-excited-about-probabilities/ his last post was taking shots at Nate Silver 😀

  18. 95 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Any questions?

  19. 103 JER
    September 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

  20. 104 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm

  21. 105 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Good morning, TOD! Greeting you from stop #1 of my birthday tour!

  22. 110 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Why oh Why does he keep getting away with it……the 3rd or More…..Never mind……..No Charges since July of 2013?

    Is the Law Enforcement waiting for another unarmed dead Teenager before they arrest this Murderer?

  23. 113 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

  24. September 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm

  25. 116 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I would also add, his Religion……Rev Wright…..his Birth Certificate……his Pigmentation……his Person…..His Humanity…….Emotions, Hugging abilities, etc, etc, etc….

  26. 117 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Got an email telling me that my Crohns & Colitis Foundation membership has expired. Truth is, I was never member & know nothing about this.

  27. 120 Nena20409
    September 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    When in Doubt……ACORN
    Next, Shirley Sharod(sp)? After all, she lives in GA.

    Pathetically, predictable GOPers. They cheat and lie to win elections.

  28. September 13, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Your thoughts?

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