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President Obama at the UN: Coming Up

3:0 EDT: President Obama Speaks at the UN Security Council Summit on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

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5:15 President Obama Attends a Meeting of the Open Government Partnership


135 Responses to “President Obama at the UN: Coming Up”


    • 14 arapaho415
      September 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Carol Mae!

      Good to see you, hope you saw President Obama’s historic speech this morning.

      Very grave situation in the world right now, with atrocious “media” killings happening to innocent helpers in Syria to Algeria.

      Here’s an article I hope you (or hubby) have the opportunity to read about the possibility of wind captured near Cheyenne to bring power (more than the Hoover Dam generates) to California, with storage caves in Utah.

      The article is behind @WSJ’s paywall, but you can Google “Companies Propose $8 Billion Green Energy Project for Los Angeles” — Jovie posted an AP tweet on this subject earlier today too.

      • September 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm

        yes, this has been in our local paper too but only subscribers can read it. But unfortunately the governor and sen Enzi are having a rally for coal and against EPA regulations. Coal companies paying expenses.

        • 16 arapaho415
          September 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

          That is so sad, CM.

          Humans need electricity/power in order to thrive and be productive, but not by exploiting worker bees, which is what coal companies do, as you and your hubby know first hand.

          Wyoming needs progressive politicians and leaders in the forefront of transitioning from coal/fracking, etc. to clean energy. Priority should be given to not displacing workers currently employed by dirty energy — WY and other coal-rich states don’t need northeast elites who have never gotten their hands dirty coming in and taking clean energy jobs.

          Younger workers can be re-trained, older workers have proven their manual dexterity and should be offered jobs that utilize those skills — if older workers are resistant to new jobs, they should be offered early retirement with full pension benefits.

  1. September 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you Chips for opening the doors just in time… for me to arrive first. Or, as someone famous always says, FURST.

  2. September 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Watching my POTUS will devoted attention.

  3. 22 CEB
    September 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    My president looks so commanding and sexy as he chairs this meeting.

  4. 23 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  5. 26 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    NCLB, Wow…..another Au ⭐ 😉

  6. 28 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm

  7. 31 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    With One semester French…..I can Only understand Daesh….Terror….PBO….

  8. 32 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm

  9. 33 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:32 pm

  10. 34 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Grand Jury had dropped the Charges…..
    But Now, DoJ will take a look.

  11. September 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Enjoying listening to François Hollande and the president of Tchad in their tongues.

  12. 38 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

  13. 40 anniebella
    September 24, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Just finish listening to FLOTUS speak on education for girls. Now I will go back to see what POTUS is doing.

  14. 50 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

  15. September 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Argentina

    I don’t know whether it should be attributed to the translator, but Cristina’s speech looks more like a list of complaints, or the speech of a victim seeking sympathy. Am I wrong?

    • September 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      I’m thinking the same thing. Apparently all that lip collagen is bothering her and she’s confusing the two issues.

    • 53 COS
      September 24, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      I am in total agreement No Child. She went over her time frame, and I am glad PBO called her out. She is the type who will ask US for help if something happened to her country, but she sat there and aired all of her lifetime complaints. No offense to anyone, but I also noticed the botox.

      • September 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        She was complaining being a target. Who is not? Does POTUS start by saying that the assassins named him in a video? I don’t know what she wanted from the Council. She was all over the place. She should spend more time preparing her speeches and less on her royal outfits.

        • September 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

          Indeed, she stood out in so many not-good ways, many WTF?!? moments. Delighted to hear PBO call her out – and think it was all her, not the translator.

        • 56 GGail
          September 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm

          NC, HF, & COS, I agree with everything you all said. And I too am glad that our Leader “checked her”. No one is above the rules of the road.

          That President Obama just makes me PROUD of him each and every day!!! WooooWeeeee!

  16. September 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

  17. September 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Cristina Fernandez, please what is your point???

  18. 59 Linda
    September 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    The President of Argentina is a complainer….

  19. September 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Oh ok! 🙂

  20. 67 CEB
    September 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    The most that I could get from her rambling speech was that in the 90’s her country did not get the helpnthat they wanted and that her country does not have a dog in this fight. Er major concern is that her country is oil dependent so really what do we want from her country? She spent too much time trying to take other countries to task and brought nothing to the conversation other than a waste of time.

  21. September 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    What a difference at listening to the King, his Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein? I hope Cristina and her team from Argentina take notice.

  22. 70 CEB
    September 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Sorry for the errors. Hard to type on kindle fire.

  23. September 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Of the dozens of speeches by world leaders, advocates, and movie stars at the UN climate summit on Tuesday, none garnered as strong a reaction as that of the poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. The 26-year-old from the Marshall Islands, a tiny Pacific nation, recited a poem she wrote for her 7-month-old daughter. To a hushed audience, she told of a homeland under grave threat from a rising ocean: “We look at our children and wonder how they will know themselves or their culture, should they lose our islands.”

    The Marshall Islands, which sits about halfway between the US state of Hawaii and Australia, is comprised of a set of low-lying, ring-shaped islands, none higher than 6 feet above sea level. The Marshall Islands’ foreign minister, Phillip Muller, told The Guardian last year, “The longer we wait, I’m afraid we may reach the point of no return.”…continued

    Take a few minutes to watch this….Her poem begins around the 2:30 mark:

  24. September 24, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Did I miss the President’s address to UN Security Council?

  25. September 24, 2014 at 4:17 pm

  26. 85 57andfemale
    September 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  27. September 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Was surprised by the quality of PM Abbott’s statement ….

    • 87 CEB
      September 24, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      I was pleasantly surprised as well.

      In regard to the Russian, I found everything that he said ( I stopped listening to him after the first few minutes) deeply ironic considering what his country is doing in the Ukraine.

      • September 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm

        Agree, CEB.

        Part of the motivation for my tweet to @VP, above, is just how much actual as well as moral damage GWB and his gang did to America.

        It’s not as if our adventures in Iran in 1953, in Cuba, in numerous SA countries, in Vietnam, as well as, our asymmetric relationship with Israel re: Palestine, hadn’t already enabled real tyrants (e.g. Putin and his lackey Lavrov) to taunt us, but what they GWB & gang did in Iraq and failed to do after 9/11, effectively, in Afghanistan has made President Obama and his team’s efforts that much more difficult (along with creating much of the terrorist challenge humanity now faces).

        What amazes is just how far and how profoundly effective President Obama and his team have been, in reality, despite all our past, truly horrific and immoral actions.

        #TrustBarack

  28. 89 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  29. September 24, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    He knows exactly whom he’s referring …

    So do we …

  30. 92 anniebella
    September 24, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Guess what headline I saw Jake Tapper? The airstrikes against ISIS, is the U.S. winning?

    • 93 Nena20409
      September 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      But he was so sure……The Flight Suit and The Mission Accomplished Banner were Just Masterful and Perfection to the highest level.

  31. September 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

  32. September 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Heads up

    5:15 EDT: President Obama Attends a Meeting of the Open Government Partnership

  33. September 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    What did Edward Snowden win? Wtf?

  34. 100 CEB
    September 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    PBo has run from meeting to meeting today; I hope that he managed to squeeze in some lunch at some time. Our energizer Bunny looks like he has lost weight. Glad that he will be going home this evening.

  35. September 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Ed didn’t seem to like Senator Boxer’s response that she agreed with what the President is doing. That this is not war, but a counter terrorism campaign. That the world is changing and the approach used needs to change as well; thus the partners…especially the Middle East partners.
    Ed seemed very disappointed.

    • 102 anniebella
      September 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      swbluega I sense that Ed did not like what she was saying. You could look at his face as she talk.

    • 103 Linda
      September 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      “Some people ” think he should have asked for a vote. I don’t agree. There is nothing in the Constitution requiring a President to ask for a vote….Congress can do that on their own…they are just cowards. They all sound like little children whining to their mother.

      • 104 anniebella
        September 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm

        One person said that POTUS could have asked for a vote, but this person also said that Congress could have done the job they were elected to do.

    • 105 57andfemale
      September 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      Dim Ed with the Big Mouth strikes again.

  36. 106 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  37. 107 anniebella
    September 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Did anyone beside me see the support Senator Boxer gave to our President on Ed?.

  38. 110 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    • 111 0388jojothecat
      September 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      What did he call Bush who did NOTHING? Bush made friends with Gaddahi, Never looked for Osama Bin Laden, and only saw the blue eyed goodness of Putin’s soul when Putin invaded Georgia.

  39. 112 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    The World does pay attention to what DC is doing.

    Shame of McConnell and Boehner.

  40. 113 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  41. 114 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  42. 115 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm

  43. September 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I really like the voice of the Prime Minister from the Netherlands.

  44. 118 CEB
    September 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Where is Germany? I have been watching from the beginning, but no one from there has spoken.

  45. September 24, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    If anyone wants to continue watching the Open Government Partnership Forum, I believe this link will work.

    http://webtv.un.org/live-now/watch/open-government partnership-high-level-side-event/2730069550001

  46. 126 CEB
    September 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Three meetings in one day, phew! How does PBO do it and with such grace and humor (expressed a bit in the last meeting)? It was also wonderful and uplifting in so many ways to see that most of the days actions resulted from steps that he has made. The respect of the world’s leaders for this uncommon man touches me deeply. As I have said so many times, we are blessed to have him. Change has indeed come.

  47. 127 JER
    September 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm

  48. 130 MightyPamela
    September 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Where to jump in?

  49. September 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I believe Open Government Partnership was an effort launched by POTUS 3 years ago. It was well represented. All the statements and declarations were superb. PBO was very proud and solicited by many afterwards. Just ended.

  50. 133 JER
    September 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

  51. 135 Nena20409
    September 24, 2014 at 6:11 pm


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