Rise and Shine



Today (all times Eastern)

12:45: White House Press Briefing

2:15: The President meets with his Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee; Roosevelt Room

During the meeting, the President will unveil a series of new executive actions re-directing $300 million in federal money to new manufacturing technologies, $100 million for apprenticeship programs, and $150 million to help manufacturers market new technologies.



The Week Ahead

Tuesday: The President travels to Wisconsin to attend a DNC roundtable and a campaign event for Mary Burke and other Wisconsin Democrats

Wednesday: Attends meetings at the White House

Thursday: Travels to Portland, Maine to attend a DNC roundtable and a campaign event for Mike Michaud and other Maine Democrats

He will then travel to Providence, Rhode Island where he will remain overnight

Friday: Delivers remarks at Rhode Island College – they will focus on the economy and the importance of pursuing policies that help women succeed

He will then return to Washington, DC.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will welcome local children and children of military families to a trick or treat at the White House

Saturday: Travels to the Detroit area to attend a campaign event for Gary Peters and Mark Schauer

Sunday: Travels to Bridgeport, Connecticut for an event with Dan Malloy and other Connecticut Democrats

Later, he will travel to Philadelphia to attend a campaign event for Tom Wolf and other Pennsylvania Democrats




by Pete Souza


On This Day

President Obama reaches to shake hands with people in the crowd following his remarks at the DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Fla., Oct. 27, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)


First Lady Michelle Obama does an interview with radio show host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo at the Univision Radio building in Glendale, Calif., Oct. 27, 2010. Piolin has one of the top radio shows in the country (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


President Obama laughs with Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Nancy-Ann DeParle and Traveling Aide Bobby Schmuck prior to an event at the Elm Street Middle School in Nashua, N.H., Oct. 27, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)



136 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 28 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 9:36 am


  2. 31 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 9:38 am

  3. 32 hopefruit2
    October 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats Chips on 1st, vc on 2nd, amk on FURST, and japa on 3rd! 🙂

  4. October 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Good Morning TODVille!

    Another great post with a beautiful picture of POTUS. Thank you Chips.
    Love the guy on elections night. All his “domestic helps” are smiling, save the “master”, the 1% guy.

  5. 35 desertflower
    October 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I LOVE “Randomness”!!! That’s all I have to say about that:)

  6. 43 hopefruit2
    October 27, 2014 at 9:49 am

  7. 45 hopefruit2
    October 27, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Sorry, but I find that question and request for responses to be a colossal waste of time. Instead of fantasizing about a GOP Senate win, we are going to be GOTV, and educating people about the accomplishments of our President and what more can be accomplished with a Dem Senate.

  8. 55 desertflower
    October 27, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Gentle reminder for those that want to volunteer but can only do it from home:)


    October 27, 2014 at 9:57 am


  10. October 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I just love this guy.

  11. 59 criquet
    October 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

    GM all.

    Brilliant tweet and so true.

  12. 63 Vicki
    October 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Good morning, TOD.
    I love the first cartoon. Says it all for me.

    NY Times reporting that Christie’s Hero Nurse Prisoner will be allowed to return to her home in Maine this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NY Times also has a great column by Paul Krugman blaming (but not shaming, unfortunatly, nothing shames these losers) the GOP for a complete stoppage of $$$$$ for infrastructure. The Sabotage Spoiler Party is what they are.
    Mitch McConnell has announced he would stop everything if he is Leader of The Senate. “He won’t like that very much,” said M mcC about how POTUS would be punished by him and his party. Mitch McConnell NEEDS TO LOSE.

  13. October 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  14. October 27, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Good gawd, worst ‘security’ ever – if the guy had a gun or a knife, Cameron would be no more.

    • 67 99ts
      October 27, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Like in my world – very few have guns – unlikely that Cameron would be injured – other than getting pushed over.

      • October 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

        True 99ts, but there are enough people in Britain who would like to do him serious harm, you’d think his security would be a little sharper.

        • 69 99ts
          October 27, 2014 at 10:37 am

          Reality is – we just don’t do it – Our current pm may carry around a security man or two – because he wants to look important – but again – very unlikely he would get shot – same in the UK. The guns are just not there. Majority of shootings are criminal/drug related or domestic shootings – which doesn’t make them less sad/criminal or whatever but no-one here needs anything like the security that US Presidents seem to need.

          Which reminds me – we were buzzed by the army copters today – we live on the flight path – air force base to the city – I think they were practising for the G20. Probably the closest I will get to PBO is to have him fly overhead! The city will be locked up tight – arrest first, ask questions second. sigh.

          • October 27, 2014 at 10:45 am

            I’ll sound as paranoid as Fox News, but there’s a lot of tension in Britain over their involvement in Iraq/Afghanistan etc, lots young Muslim guys setting off to join ISIS, a few nutters floating round, like the guys who killed that soldier on the street in London. Easy for anyone like that to get a gun or knife, that’s why I’m gobsmacked by the lack of security in this incident.

            Hey, we’ll want photos of PBO flying over your house!!!! 🙂

        • 71 99ts
          October 27, 2014 at 10:38 am

          P.S. Not to say it won’t wouldn’t happen – I hope I never have to eat my words.

    • October 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    • 81 Nena20409
      October 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Wow…..that is Zero security detail.

  15. 83 forus50
    October 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

  16. 84 Sophia
    October 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Hello TOD, what a wonderful picture of PBO, that is the best way to start off the day! 🙂

  17. 87 donna dem 4 obama
    October 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Allison Grimes watch and learn…..

    • 88 hopefruit2
      October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Exactly. And Nunn’s admission of having voted for PBO has not diminished her standing in the race – if anything, she now has momentum – Obamamentum!

    • 89 Don
      October 27, 2014 at 10:28 am

      It may be too late for Grimes, she has her head so far up the Clintons’ asses that she know what they had for dinner last night.

      • October 27, 2014 at 10:29 am

        😆 Don, I may never be able to erase that image!

        • 91 Don
          October 27, 2014 at 10:40 am

          I’m sorry Chips, I don’t mean to be so vile but for Grimes to be so anti-President Obama is so frustrating. The guy delivered health care, marriage equality and ended DOMA, and she seems to go out of her way to insult the President. You don’t like President Obama, fine, you’re trying to win an election, I get it. But to go out of your way to tell people that you aren’t an Obama voter is really the last straw for me. And if the Clintons weren’t in on the deal they would have told Grimes a long time ago to chill out with her public animosity towards President Obama.

          • October 27, 2014 at 10:53 am

            I agree with you 100% Don, she makes my skin crawl. Much as I loathe McConnell, I would find it very, very hard to vote for her if I lived in that state. I certainly would have to hold my nose. I completely get what everyone’s saying, that such is life in a state like Kentucky, that she wouldn’t get elected if she aligned herself with PBO, but she has gone way beyond what she needed to do on that front. A “Clinton Democrat”? Refusing to say if she vote for PBO? Good gawd.

            • October 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

              That was the bit that was the final straw for me, too. She shoves PBO, who has enormous and historic achievements, under the bus all the while shouting from the rooftops that she’s a Clinton Democrat, two people who have done exactly what for our country? It not only reeks of a knowing rancid racism but also displays an ugly and misguided arrogance about how to govern. Triangulation, tra la la.

              • October 27, 2014 at 11:24 am

                Exactly, Meta. We know the country is full of Dem candidates keeping their distance from PBO because of the states they’re in, and I get that – even if it drives me insane. But she has taken it further, to the point where one of her supporters actually felt comfortable enough to say this to the NYT:

                “We’re just nostalgic for when Democrats were different than Obama.”

                I just can’t……

                • October 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

                  That was the gratuitous twisting-the-knife moment for me, too. I tell you, the 2016 primary is not going to be pretty. Not pretty at all.

          • 96 amk for obama
            October 27, 2014 at 10:58 am

            guyz, guyz, big picture, if you will.

            • 97 Don
              October 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

              Don’t get me wrong, If I were a living in Kentucky I’d vote for Grimes also. But there are some lines that shouldn’t be crossed, like insulting President Obama at every turn.

              • 98 amk for obama
                October 27, 2014 at 11:21 am

                Yes, I get the frustration and the anger but we can’t let that get in our way of getting the senate. And what a senate seat take that will be. That will be the final death knell for obstructive gop fanaticism. I don’t want people who visit here who might vote/canvass for her lose their participation/enthusiasm.

              • 99 nospin
                October 27, 2014 at 4:03 pm

                I wouldn’t vote for her and forget the consequences because she does not represent my interest but that of a small group. So if I am going to be screwed then by gawd maybe it is time we are all screwed regardless of melanin. Until then I think of it as enabling the bad behavior.

      • 101 donna dem 4 obama
        October 27, 2014 at 10:35 am

        Actually Grimes is doing far better than was expected a couple weeks ago. She may even end up pulling a win on Election Night. It’s just that she didn’t have to go the route that she choice to go down. Spending far too much time showing the racist in KY that she’s not an Obama Democrat didn’t gain her any favors with the AA community but there are lots of KY women who are keeping her close in that race. Only time will tell…………

        • 102 debz
          October 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

          I hope she does beat McConnell. I would enjoy his loss much more than watching Eric Cantor lose. On the other hand, I am very happy that I don’t live in KY. I would find it very difficult to vote for Grimes, even while holding my nose.

      • 103 idon
        October 28, 2014 at 3:56 am

        It will be Sen Grimes on Nov 5th. It’s just noise.

  18. October 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

  19. 105 forus50
    October 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

  20. 106 Don
    October 27, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I absolutely loathe these weak-ass Democrats that run and hide anytime someone mentions President Obama. I have no use for them and they serve no purpose whatsoever. If they can’t stand up for President Obama how in hell are they going to stand up for the average citizen?

    • 107 sabreen60
      October 27, 2014 at 10:41 am

      Don, After Nov 4, I have a thing or two to say to some of these Democrats. As far as I’m concerned they’re cowards. There are those who are not in Red states and IMO have no reason what-so-ever to bash President Obama and run away from him.

  21. 109 hopefruit2
    October 27, 2014 at 10:28 am

  22. 110 sabreen60
    October 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Congrats Ms. Chips and Good Morning to all. BTW, I love a good looking man in a leather jacket/coat and PBO is fine. OK, so how superficial do I sound? 🙂

  23. 111 Vicki
    October 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

    What Governor Cuomo and Governor Christie accomplished by their hasty ill-advised moves to one-up the President and the popular Mayor of NYC revealed not Leaders With Reason and Strength, but the empty soulless contents of their characters. Bought and paid-for RW hacks.

    Lovely to see them forced to backtrack.

  24. 116 desertflower
    October 27, 2014 at 10:39 am


    There are currently 11 Republican governors either under indictment, under investigation, or under intense scrutiny for their ethics violations and outright crimes. According to a report last month, the 11 sitting Republican governors are involved in scandals of their own creation, and nine of the eleven are running for re-election. Most are either leading in the polls or staying competitive with their challengers informing that, at least in their respective states, their base embraces their corruption and in some cases supports their intent to take their corrupt ways to the U.S. Senate.

  25. 118 99ts
    October 27, 2014 at 10:41 am

    g’nite all – happy Monday

  26. October 27, 2014 at 10:45 am

    (CNN) — A British science teacher admitted Monday to trying to help anti-Assad regime fighters commit acts of terrorism in Syria.

    Jamshed Javeed, 30, from the northern English city of Manchester, pleaded guilty to two terrorism charges at Woolwich Crown Court.

    Police said the father of one had helped four associates travel to Syria for terrorism purposes last year and had planned to join them in the war-torn country.

  27. 121 JER
    October 27, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  28. 123 Don
    October 27, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Whatever happened to Eric Cantor, oh that’s right, the motherfucker lost.

  29. October 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Good Morning Chips & TODville 😉 Thanks for these 2 Perfect Random photo’s in R&S & EBC. Very nice way to wake up!! Better not say more about that ;-))) Hope you all have a perfect Monday and a fabulous week ahead!

  30. 128 amk for obama
    October 27, 2014 at 11:27 am

  31. October 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

  32. 131 Dakota
    October 27, 2014 at 11:38 am

    A Gracious Good Morning to everyone in TODville!

    I want to wish a belated Happy Birthday to our lovely Desert Flower. Hope you had a wonderful day.

    Glad to see that the nurse that was detained is suing Crispy Creme. I hope she sues Cuomo as well. They’re both despicable bastards!

  33. October 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    *has managed to motivate herself to do some grading*
    *randomly opens this page just to “check on the news”*

    *is majorly distracted by photo*
    Oh, shucks…

  34. October 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Go ahead ask tweety questions? 😁

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