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Rise and Shine

On This Day – Pete Souza: “On a Saturday, the President listens during a conference call in the Situation Room on the Middle East negotiations. Sept. 25, 2010

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Today (all times Eastern)

9:35: The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

11:0: The President delivers remarks at a UN meeting on the Ebola epidemic

12:25: The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Abdel Fattah el-SiSi of the Arab Republic of Egypt

2:15: The President and the First Lady depart New York en route Andrews Air Force Base
John F. Kennedy International Airport

3:10: The President and the First Lady arrive at Andrews Air Force Base

3:25: The President and the First Lady arrive at the White House
South Lawn

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Friday: The President will deliver remarks at the Global Health Security Agenda Summit at the White House.

Saturday: The President will deliver remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

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From Yesterday:

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In Case You Missed The First Lady Yesterday:

Forward to 1:34:00 for the introduction

Text of remarks here

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 Morning again everyone.


129 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. September 25, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Good morning TOD. Long time no see.

  2. 6 japa21
    September 25, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Just missed again

    • September 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

      And you got stuck in pending too – your day has to get better, Japa 🙂

      • 8 japa21
        September 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

        My computer at work doesn’t let me see what I am typing when I log in, so I can’t see if I made a mistake, which I obviously did

    • September 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Me too. Don’t worry, there will be other times.

    • 10 arapaho415
      September 25, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Japa21,

      Wishing you an your fellow Chicagoans a wonderful day after such a fortuitous beginning (posted by dotster3 on early bird thread):

      • 11 57andfemale
        September 25, 2014 at 10:11 am

        We’ve had amazing sunsets in Chicago lately. Usually it’s just a gray sky getting lighter.

        • 12 arapaho415
          September 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

          How wonderful.

          There’s nothing like stopping to take in the fleeting minutes of a glorious sunset.

          Ours in SoCal are mostly twilight, aka blue sky turning midnight blue.

          Very depressing news on the radio yesterday — we’re entering SoCal’s rainy season and the long-term (3 month) forecast is for NO RAIN.

          Very little talk now of an El Nino (aka rainy winter in Cali).

          I participate in a gardening forum where someone said yesterday how much better their plants like rain as opposed to watered by humans. I responded that if my plants could read, they would say “What is rain?”

          • 13 57andfemale
            September 25, 2014 at 10:36 am

            I meant “sunrise”. And when they are beautiful, they are particularly beautiful over Lake Michigan.

            There is nothing more beautiful than a West coast sunset. Although I was continually confused direction-wise when I visited California – the water is supposed to be EAST.

            While MSM is dithering about PBO dithering, and what color suit he wears and how he salutes the military (a custom started by effing Reagan – it was considered inappropriate for the civilian CiC to salute until St. Ronnie), there are REAL problems facing REAL people. The drought in the West, global climate change should be a top priority of the talking heads.

            • 14 arapaho415
              September 25, 2014 at 11:06 am

              The best sunsets I’ve seen in the lower 48 have been in Arizona and New Mexico, where they regularly have 360-degree sunsets. You wouldn’t get confused there, since the gorgeous clouds are all brilliantly colored.

              P.S. – CA is desperate for rain. I check on my patio plants every morning, and there was only one day since June (earlier this week) where there was even a hint of dew — dewpoints in the arid West are often so low that I’ve been in Boise and Flagstaff in Feb/Mar where temps were 18F degrees, but not a hint of ice because the dewpoint was below that.

              • 15 57andfemale
                September 25, 2014 at 11:08 am

                When is a crisis not a crisis? When it would get in the way of libertarian dreams, and when the Religious Right has taken over education and we are raising a generation of teh stupid.

  3. September 25, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I expected nothing but poison from Nia-Malika Henderson when she got the Washington Post job, and she hasn’t let me down. The tone of this article is so typical. Christ, I loathe her.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/09/25/watch-key-and-peeles-hilarious-take-on-president-obamas-blaccent/

    • 17 hopefruit2
      September 25, 2014 at 9:49 am

      And this is exactly why she was hired by WaPo – to spew vitriol about the President, while they hide behind her “black” face.

    • 20 Nerdy Wonka
      September 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

      BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE CODE SWITCH! STOP THE PRESSES!!!

      Gosh…Nia-Malika Henderson is an idiot. African-Americans sometimes code switch when speaking to a Black audience or a white audience. It’s part of our culture and it is fabulous!

      So, President Obama code switches? That’s awesome. Key and Peele get that because they do the same and find it funny.

      Nia Malika-Henderson on the other hand, wouldn’t know funny if it grabbed a megaphone and described a joke word for word.

      • September 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

        ‘Nia Malika-Henderson on the other hand, wouldn’t know funny if it grabbed a megaphone and described a joke word for word.’

        Drop your mic, Nerdy 🙂

        It’s the same tone she uses almost every time she writes about PBO, that he’s a fake. And as I said, her feelings towards the First Lady …. Nia needs therapy.

    • 22 arapaho415
      September 25, 2014 at 10:36 am

      The problem with Nia and Ta nehisi Coates is that they appeal to the white elite DC elite bubble who bend themselves (and facts) into pretzels to “prove” they’re not bigoted.

      My guess is that the DC MSM white elite take their cues on what Black Americans think from these two AA “thought-leaders.” Personally, I think a person more like Studs Terkel or Michelle Robinson’s late father would have far more creedence on American life for a Black man than either Nia (an Oreo, would be my guess — which OK because I’d probably be described as a Twinkie, but one who is actually interested in other people with experiences far different than mine) or that self-absorbed MSM-declared spokesman for AAs.

      • September 25, 2014 at 10:38 am

        “The problem with Nia and Ta nehisi Coates is that they appeal to the white elite DC elite bubble who bend themselves (and facts) into pretzels to “prove” they’re not bigoted.”

        Take a bow, arapaho415, you said it all.

      • 24 arapaho415
        September 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

        clarification: I wasn’t implying that Studs Terkel was Black — but he was given mainstream coverage despite his affection for the non-elite in our society — I guess I’m hung-up on elite this morning, since I used it twice in the same description. 😳

      • 25 Melanie
        September 25, 2014 at 11:35 am

        I agree about Nia Malika but not about Ta nehesi. I think he has some general philosophical disagreements with PBO but he is entitled to that as we all are. Maybe I’m not exactly understanding what you’re saying but I don’t see him going out of his way to appeal to a certain audience. The fact that the white elite DC bubble may read his work is not his problem but just a function/result of who he is a writer.

        • 26 EricFive
          September 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm

          Coates seems to be obsessed with portraying PBO as a modern day Booker T Washington PBO is never Black enough for Coates as if their is no diversity within the Black community and Coates is the self appointed arbitor of Blackness. Sad to see folks sell their souls for a paycheck. Most of them will disappear once PBO leaves office because no one will care what they have to say about a white President.

    • September 25, 2014 at 11:21 am

      Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and Tod family. I hope all is well with everyone this morning.

      I disliked Nia-Malika Henderson the first time I seen her approximately 5 yrs ago. I refrained from calling her out over the years merely out of cultural support. Now, all-bets-are-off.

      Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America.

  4. September 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Good morning TOD. Hope df sees what I am sharing and can offer some feedback. Do I remember that she has the next two days off? If she doesn’t see it now, I will share again later. The “young” man graduated from high school with my daughter. I don’t think I had him in class…….just don’t remember. I sure hope Gov. Brewer’s statement is true: “…..his broad experience, coupled with a steadfast regard for separation of powers and judicial restraint, have been instrumental to her office.”

    http://theamherstnewstimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=LI&date=20140922&category=news&lopenr=309229889&Ref=AR

  5. 29 jackiegrumbacher
    September 25, 2014 at 9:42 am

    What a week for the president!!! So many major speeches, so many global challenges. I hope there’s a time for rest in that schedule. So glad FLOTUS has been with him on this trip–I’m sure she keeps him grounded and makes sure he eats and sleeps. Anyone who criticizes the president for golf or any other recreation should be sentenced to one full day doing what PBO does every day. They would be begging for mercy by suppertime.

    • 30 isonprize
      September 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Jackie, I so TOTALLY agree with you. PBO has more energy than the energizer bunny. Whatever rest and recreation he takes is well earned and completely deserved.

    • 31 anniebella
      September 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Yes POTUS is dealing with the ISIS situation, while the other politicians are running like scared jack rabbits.

    • 32 arapaho415
      September 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

      JackieG,

      I so agree with what you said on the early bird thread:
      “the president gave a speech for the ages and laid out a manifesto for peace in the 21rst century…”

      Here’s my response to Bill R on Africa’s Letter from the President (after a new thread had been opened):
      “PBO’s speech was historic, had me on the edge of my seat — and no doubt many others across the world.

      Portions of this speech will be taught and memorized by school children all over the globe.

      PBO’s speech was set a clear path forward (without GWB bravado) for the world — it’s clear that the leaders of countries who are US allies wait to get direction from our President.”

      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
      I think journalists who aren’t beholden to their corporate masters are actually starting to understand the respect from world leaders as they display true respect and look to PBO before commenting on their response to the global horror that calls itself ISIS/Al-Qaeda, etc.

  6. 33 isonprize
    September 25, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Wow, even though that picture of PBO was taken in 2010, he looks like he has the weight of the world on his mind. Pete Souza does a masterful job of capturing PBO’s expressions. I often say a little prayer for PBO and his family. Sigh…

  7. September 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

  8. 47 Ladyhawke
    September 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

    ICYMI: A brief display of real journalism at CNN.

  9. 48 CEB
    September 25, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Good Morning, TOD ohana.

  10. 49 Ladyhawke
    September 25, 2014 at 10:09 am

  11. 52 Nerdy Wonka
    September 25, 2014 at 10:16 am

  12. 54 amk for obama
    September 25, 2014 at 10:25 am

    The company has paid more than $42bn so far since the disaster in 2010, which killed 11 men and spread oil over seafood grounds, coastal marshes and beaches.

    BP originally expected the payouts to reach $7.8bn.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29358012

    karma time.

  13. 55 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

    FEDERAL COURT: WALKER CAMPAIGN PROBE A STATE ISSUE

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign.

    The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that halted the probe, but the judges found state courts are the proper venue to resolve legal issues with the case.

    Despite the ruling, the investigation won’t resume immediately because the state judge overseeing it also effectively stopped it in January by denying requested subpoenas, saying he didn’t believe anything illegal had transpired. The Wisconsin Supreme Court is deciding whether to take the case and has not indicated when it will make a decision. …

    More here – http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/89ae8247abe8493fae24405546e9a1aa/Article_2014-09-25-US–Wisconsin%20Governor-Investigation/id-6bee471b9fd84bdb9e6fac8390c5b8a4?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

  14. 56 amk for obama
    September 25, 2014 at 10:32 am

    LOL.

  15. 57 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 10:44 am

  16. 58 hopefruit2
    September 25, 2014 at 10:50 am

  17. 59 Linda
    September 25, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Breaking : Eric Holder resigning……will stay until a successor in confirmed.

  18. 60 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 10:51 am

    President Obama and Ambassador Rice meeting with Ethiopia’s prime minister.


    @joshledermanAP

  19. 61 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 10:53 am

  20. 62 hopefruit2
    September 25, 2014 at 10:54 am

    LOL!

    • 63 donna dem 4 obama
      September 25, 2014 at 11:04 am

      GM TOD

      I am sorry to hear about this although I completely understand.

      The Right despises Holder almost as much as they despise PBO so they might just take the unprecedented step of confirming his replacement immediately just to see him gone ASAP.

      • 64 hopefruit2
        September 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

        They’d better be careful what they wish for…it’s still PBO whose doing the nominating…not Romney…

  21. September 25, 2014 at 10:59 am

  22. September 25, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Do you think we can get another Attorney general thru the US Senate?

    • 70 57andfemale
      September 25, 2014 at 11:05 am

      Not one that will actually be effective, honest, decent and progressive. No. That means Holder isn’t going anywhere.

  23. September 25, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Good morning, TODville. I feel incredibly sad to hear about AG Holder. His work has been historic and I admire him greatly.
    Seems like an odd time to go. I hope he and his family are alright.

    • 72 donna dem 4 obama
      September 25, 2014 at 11:06 am

      Totally agree Meta.

    • 73 COS
      September 25, 2014 at 11:06 am

      I am also saddened Meta. He and PBO were a good team. Wasn’t it rumored a long time ago that that he would be leaving?

    • 76 hopefruit2
      September 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

      The timing is not odd actually. It seems to be consistent with what was said earlier this year – I think they were just waiting for PBO to find a potential replacement, and he probably just did. Now he has to nominate that person, and then the Senate Dems have to confirm – only after which which Holder actually leaves the job.

  24. 77 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 11:08 am

  25. 78 Nerdy Wonka
    September 25, 2014 at 11:08 am

  26. 79 Nerdy Wonka
    September 25, 2014 at 11:10 am

    • 80 Melanie
      September 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

      MSNBC just mentioned the name Gov. Patrick Duval as a replacement as he was formerly the head of the civil rights division. Hmmm….

  27. 81 Nena20409
    September 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Morning TODable TODers 😉
    Sunny Thursday. Beautiful Fall Weather.
    Congrats to all Gold Winners…..starting with this thread and 3 back.
    Beautiful work by our hard working bts.
    Sorry to hear that AG Holder is resigning. Sweet to hear that he will not be departing without a replacement. Here and there’s an incentive for the GOPers to either confirm a New AG or Leave well alone…….. Thanks for your Service Mr. AG Holder.

  28. September 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

    So I flip on the tv and chuckles just said he thinks two senate races will be going to a runoff.
    So we won’t know the senate makeup until after the November elections.
    How does he know this?

  29. 88 japa21
    September 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

    The Holder resignation has to put the GOP between a rock and a hard place. They hate Holder with a passion and want to see him gone. Yet they also hate approving any of PBO’s nominations. It will be interesting to see how they react, although I don’t think the filibuster applies to nominations at the cabinet level. Maybe it does.

  30. 95 JER
    September 25, 2014 at 11:15 am

  31. September 25, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Department of Rumor & Speculation:

  32. 101 Nerdy Wonka
    September 25, 2014 at 11:18 am

  33. September 25, 2014 at 11:19 am

  34. September 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Re: Ebola

    In addition to the civilian response, the US will establish a base in Liberia to support the civilian response.

    I like that!!!

  35. 104 57andfemale
    September 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Does the filibuster apply to cabinet nominees still?

    • 105 Nena20409
      September 25, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Yes….and the GOP has manipulated that in the last 5.8yrs. Reid made some changes. Yet…..the speed to get one confirmed in the senate is a a tortoise speed.

      • 106 57andfemale
        September 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

        That’s what I thought.

      • 107 57andfemale
        September 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

        From what I’m reading, Nena, the filibuster does NOT apply to cabinet nominees. Now, the jackals can still delay the final vote, but they can’t filibuster out of existence.

        That would explain the move now.

      • 108 57andfemale
        September 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm

        “The changes will apply to all 1,183 executive branch nominations that require Senate confirmation — not just cabinet positions but hundreds of high- and midlevel federal agency jobs and government board seats.”

  36. September 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

  37. September 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

  38. 111 Nena20409
    September 25, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Last Night, I saw on CNN a clip of an interview CNN conducted with the president of Nigeria. In that interview, the Nigerian president emphasized that in his country, there was None….Zero….Nil……Ebola injected people. He said that the media needs to report that for Nigeria worked hard and stamped out the Ebola disease that was transported to his nation Via a Doctor who came in from Liberia.

    I didn’t know this. Yet all US National Media keeps including the map of Nigeria as part of the other 4 West African Nations currently battling Ebola.

  39. 112 anniebella
    September 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

    He hasn’t left yet so I don’t want to start talking like he is gone.

  40. 113 japa21
    September 25, 2014 at 11:25 am

  41. September 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Senator Inhoffe says he wants to see the details of the ebola funding.
    He says bc might be Riders in it.
    Jeesh!

  42. 122 Nena20409
    September 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

    September Morning?

    Perhaps……Neil Diamond should Sing to close out the UN. This week has been Fast, Newsy and Informative.

  43. 124 CEB
    September 25, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Shorter PBO to other nations re: ebola crisis: get up off your asses and get involved now! This is what the U S is doing; what are you prepared to do before it is too late?”

  44. September 25, 2014 at 11:29 am

  45. 127 Nena20409
    September 25, 2014 at 11:36 am

    The Only Objection I have for the AG’s announced resignation……I wish it had waited a tad……until after the Ebola speech. That was like stepping on the president’s UN week.

    I know…..when I complain about Messaging………My One and ONLY beef with the Team since 2007……..This is why. Stepping on their own message.

    Oh well……I am done with my peevish rant.


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