Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama bends down to listen to the daughter of a departing U.S. Secret Service agent in the Oval Office, Oct. 28, 2013 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


Today (all times Eastern)

12:30: White House Press Briefing

3:10: The President departs the White House

4:10: Arrives Milwaukee, Wisconsin

4:35: Attends a DNC roundtable, Umami Moto, Milwaukee (closed press)

6:40: Delivers remarks at a campaign rally with Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, North Division High School

7:50: Departs Milwaukee

10:50: Arrives White House



The Week Ahead

Tomorrow: The President 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


On This Day

President Obama talks with Vice President Biden in the Green Room of the White House prior to the signing ceremony for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, Oct. 28, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama greets Louvon Harris, left, Betty Byrd Boatner, right, both sisters of James Byrd, Jr., and Judy Shepard, center, mother of Matthew Shepard, following his remarks at a reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 28, 2009. (Photo by Pete Souza)


Pete Souza: “Amanda Lucidon made this photograph of the First Lady as she participated in a Let’s Move! event on the South Lawn of the White House.” Oct. 28, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama preps for a Sesame Street announcement about marketing healthier foods to children, with Sam Kass, Executive Director of “Let’s Move!,” and Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera, Director of Communications for the First Lady, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Oct. 28, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)



134 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. October 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Good Morning, TODers!!!

  2. 6 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 10:17 am


  3. October 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

    • 11 Nena20409
      October 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

      And a Credit down-grade in the mix.
      Took oath not to harm nation……yet, has done everything imaginable to harm US as any Enemy of US could Only dream of doing.

  4. 12 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Lying is a Crime in our Court system…..Yet the National Media can Lie unabashedly and the same Courts would rule their Lies as Freedom of speech and freedom of press?


  5. 13 japa21
    October 28, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Foist. Guess not.

  6. 14 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2014 at 10:27 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats swbluega on #1, and amk on furst!

    • 15 japa21
      October 28, 2014 at 10:30 am

      But I am sure Chuckles and Morning Joke and, gosh, everybody, says there is an enthusiasm gap. Maybe there is but in the opposite direction.

      People keep saying that the Dems are dejected and apathetic about this election, even those who are on the left. I don’t see it around me. I see just the opposite. The Dems are stoked.

    • 17 Nena20409
      October 28, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Mum is the word…….Moral Monday and their grassroots are the Key here…..no matter how often Tills, KOCHroaches, Pope, etc show president Obama’s face on TV ads.

    • October 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

      LOL Good Morning, hopefruit! Thanks. 🙂 Obviously, #1 does not have the same meaning as “furst”. 😉

      Let the GOP and MSM shills continue to operate in their bubble. It could result in some entertaining viewing as we watch the prognosticators scramble to explain why their predictions didn’t pan out…or the melt-down when there is the realization that the money didn’t buy the election.

  7. October 28, 2014 at 10:27 am

    See you guys later, I have to go take a neighbor to early vote.

  8. 22 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

  9. 38 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Gender Pay Gap is backward and wrong

  10. 39 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Paging Chips, Jovie, amk, etc….

  11. October 28, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Imagine waiting 107 years to meet the president notwithstanding whatever career success she had. Wow!

  12. 43 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Gold ⭐ for Swbluega, again. Congrats 😉

  13. 46 jziglar
    October 28, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Hopefruit and others have brought up the media playing up Nate Silver but if I recall these same shills laughed at Nate Silver in 2008 and 2012 when he showed good numbers for the democrats. And Nate Silver was not the most accurate forecaster of the 2012 election, and he hasn’t done a great job calling close senate races since 2010. He got the Nevada race wrong and the Colorado race wrong. Even Sam Wang got the Nevada race wrong. Turnout is key and so far turnout in these close races have been impressive. Even the Arkansas democratic party said that early voting in democratic areas is much higher than 2010.

  14. 48 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Oh here goes Little Nate again – like a good little corporate MSM boy….

    • 49 forus50
      October 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Little Nate and his trusty “fundamentals” predicted Alaska wrong in 2010.

      “We really got a closer look at Silver’s ability to call close races, though, in 2010. Once again, Five Thirty Eight’s Wikipedia entry will tell you that Nate Silver correctly called 34 out of the 37 Senate races that year. Technically, yes. But then again, you could have called at least 32 of them. I mean, really. Did we need Nate Silver to predict that Barbara Boxer was going to win in California or that Lincoln was going get thrown out in Arkansas? Come on. There really were only five (maybe actually four) closely contested races for the Senate in 2010: Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Alaska and Washington state (if you can even consider WA and NV close, but let’s.) Do you know how many of those races Silver called correctly? Two. That’s right. Out of the 5 close Senate races, Nate Silver missed the mark on 3.”


  15. October 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

  16. 55 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Oh here comes Mark Knoller to remind us that PBO only has pull with Black voters…..

  17. 62 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

    When one has too much Money to burn and No ideas to use in persuading folks……Gimmicks like this is a Horrific Failure. Sorry Mitch……but Calgon is coming to retire your arse…….

  18. 64 yardarm756
    October 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

    G’day mates. It’s gonna be a great day. I feels it in me bones. 🙂

  19. October 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

  20. 66 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

  21. 67 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

  22. 68 yardarm756
    October 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    On this date….


    1993 Cheeky education The president of Columbia’s largest university, National University, “moons” his audience in response to being interrupted by students during a speech.

    1977 First Mother-In-Law Day It is now celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in October.

    1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev announces that the Cuban missile bases would be dismantled.

    1949 First woman U.S. ambassador Eugenie Moore Anderson is sworn in by Pres. Truman as ambassador to Denmark.

    1929 First child born in an airplane In a transport plane over Miami, Florida.

    1927 First scheduled international passenger flight Pan Am begins flying a route from Key West to Havana.

    1922 Benito Mussolini He leads the Fascist Party on a march against Rome, overthrowing the Facta government. He then became prime minister.

    1919 Volstead Act Passed by Congress over Pres. Woodrow Wilson’s veto. It set maximum alcohol content in non-intoxicating beverages to ½ of 1%

    1913 Krazy Kat George Herriman’s comic strip premiers.

    1904 Fingerprinting St. Louis, Missouri becomes the first U.S. police department to adopt fingerprinting.

    1897 Thomas Edison The American inventor announces his new process for recovering iron in low grade ore.

    1893 The Pathetic Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece 6th symphony is performed for the first time, nine days before his death.

    1890 Fingerprinting Nature magazine published the first article to advocate the use of fingerprinting.

    1886 Statue of Liberty The 151-foot-high gift from the French people is dedicated.

    1795 First U.S. extradition treaty with a foreign country The Jay Treaty – signed with Great Britain in 1794 – is signed by Pres Washington.

    1793 Cotton gin is invented by Eli Whitney.

    1636 Harvard University The oldest college in America is founded.


    1967 Julia Roberts American actress. Film: Steel Magnolias (1989), Pretty Woman (1990), Flatliners (1990), Sleeping With the Enemy (1991), and Hook (1991).

    1965 Jami Gertz American actress. TV: Square Pegs (Muffy).

    1955 Bill Gates (William Henry Gates III), American businessman. Co-founder of Microsoft, and once the world’s richest man.

    1949 Bruce Jenner American track athelete, Olympic gold medal winner (1976).

    1947 Telma Louise Hopkins American singer, actor, with Tony Orlando and Dawn. Music: Knock Three Times (1971, #1) and Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree (1973, #1). TV: Gimme a Break (Addy) and Family Matters (Rachel).

    1947 Susan Jane Rosenkowitz South African mother. She gave birth to the first recorded surviving sextuplets (1974). Source: Guinness Book of World Records

    1944 Dennis Franz American actor. TV: Hill Street Blues (Lt. Buntz).

    1939 Jane Alexander (Jane Quigley), American Tony-Emmy-winning actress. Stage: The Great White Hope (1969, Tony). Film: All the President’s Men (1976) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). TV: Eleanor and Franklin (1976, Eleanor Roosevelt) and Playing for Time (1980, Emmy). She was selected as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (1993).

    1936 Charlie Daniels American singer, fiddler.

    1929 Dody Goodman American actress. TV: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (Mary’s mother) and Diff’rent Strokes (Aunt Sophia).

    1914 Jonas Edward Salk d. 1995 American physician, scientist. He discovered a polio vaccine in 1953, saving thousands from the crippling disease. In 1952 alone, polio paralyzed 21,000 people and killed 3,100.

    1909 Francis Bacon d. 1992 British artist, one of the leading artists of the 20th century.

    1902 Elsa Lanchester d. 1986 (Elizabeth Sullivan), English singer, actress. Film: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935, the blushing bride).

    1808 Horace Smith d. 1893 American gun-maker, co-founder of Smith & Wesson (1857).

    • 69 forus50
      October 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Good morning yardarm,
      I thought one guy in particular from your list should be highlighted. I had an uncle who had polio and what a terrible disease that was. Mr. Salk can never get enough credit, imho.

      • 70 0388jojothecat
        October 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

        I agree Dr. Salk cannot be celebrated enough for his selflessness in eradicating this awful disease and giving it to all citizens for free. I remember getting the polio vaccine in school. I still have evidence of it on my shoulder. A badge of honor & tribute to Dr. Salk

    • 71 amk for obama
      October 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Hey, Thomas Edison – Name of my company. Dad and self huge fans.

  23. 72 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

    • 73 Vicki
      October 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

      I am so hoping Orman wins.
      Not that I understand his tactics.
      I caught a bit yesterday when he said he wouldn’t vote for Harry or Mitch for Senate leader.

  24. 74 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 11:10 am

  25. 75 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

    October 28, 2014 at 11:13 am


  27. 79 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

    • 80 hopefruit2
      October 28, 2014 at 11:32 am

      Just to clarify these figures according to their documentation:

      Just about right – 40%
      Not liberal enough – 17%
      Too liberal – 40%
      No opinion – 3%

      Now compare these numbers with the same time in 2010:

      Just about right – 37%
      Not liberal enough – 13%
      Too liberal – 46%
      No opinion – 4%

      • 81 amk for obama
        October 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

        So, basically an improvement over 2010? where is my smelling salt?

      • 83 Nena20409
        October 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

        Thanks for your further breaking the numbers down.
        I post them for the illogical polls to Wrong Track Direction…….and Low poll numbers.
        Just like on ISIL/Daesh, Climate Change, Economy, Health care, etc…….they agree with president Obama’s ideals, acts, behavior and actions taken……..but them do a quick Bradley affect on Approval Ratings?

        Those irrational and inconsistent poll number results can ONLY be interpreted one way…..The Lazy. Lame. Distortion Ridden Media peddling their 24/7 propaganda along with the Loud RWNJ Medium

  28. 84 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Dems didn’t.
    The Media, Rightie Media echo chamber, Corporations and Emoprogs will wake up a week today with rotten eggs on their faces.

  29. 85 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 11:32 am

  30. 86 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Ouch. cue pigs squealing. gotta love this guy.

    • 87 japa21
      October 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

      This has actually been the position of the Catholic Church for centuries. But I love the wording that this Pope uses.

  31. 88 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

  32. 89 HZ
    October 28, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Good Morning my Chips and TOD family. Yardarm, thank you. It is a bright sunny and lovely day out here in Cali. Lovely. TOD family do what you can to help someone to the polls, knock on doors, or make some calls and do some data work.

    Have a beautiful and fabulous day, my TOD family. Lots of loving hugs for my Danny also. Checking in later. Have some calls to make. Tummy is messing with me, but I shall not be distracted with the pain. I will promise to help relieve some of the pain our fellow citizens are feeling.

    Like our beautiful Donna reminds us: GOTV. Love you all. Keep your space lovely and positive. We Can Do This. Beautiful blessings for our POTUS and FLOTUS today. HZ

  33. 94 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

  34. 97 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

    • October 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

      I have figured it out. The GOP plan is to switch most of the republican votes to early voting. Then use the media to deflate the democrats on Election Day. You see, they are running out of voters?

  35. October 28, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I Think on east coast

  36. October 28, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I Think on east coast

  37. 102 jziglar
    October 28, 2014 at 11:50 am

    So we’re seeing high turnout across the board in GA., Ark., LA., NC., IA,, and we still hear that republicans are favored. Then we get a CNN poll that shows the democrats ahead by a point on the question of which party do you want to see control congress. The likely voter screen showed a one point advantage and the registered voter screen had them up 6 points. In 2010 that same poll showed a large lead for the republicans. Once again the media is full of crap.

  38. 103 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

  39. 104 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

    • 105 57andfemale
      October 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      It’s so hard for me this election. I want to tout these endorsements. But in IL, Bruce Rauner BOUGHT absolutely every newspaper endorsement in the state. It’s despicable.

      He is Scott Walker on steroids with the pea-sized heart of Romney. And he stands perilously close. I phonebanked a little over the weekend and didn’t reach anyone. Left messages for people to vote.

      • 106 japa21
        October 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        Unlike in WI and the other states where the RWNJs won governorships, if Rauner wins (and I don’t think he will) he will still have to deal with a Dem legislature.

        • 107 57andfemale
          October 28, 2014 at 12:33 pm

          I think he’s going to buy off everyone. What counts as Democratic leadership in our legislature is power-entrenched Mike Madigan. He’s not exactly going to fight for progressive ideals. He and Rauner are going to “come to consensus” and the state will be fucked.

          That’s my prediction, if Rauner wins. Quinn got off to a great start in the campaign, but it has grown stale in the last few weeks. Enough with the nursing homes – talk about buying the election, talk about the truth of Rauner’s “vision”. Talk about how deeply unqualified he is. Talk about losing health care and Medicaid expansion (a stretch but a possibility if Rauner could do it) Good internet ads, but they are not making it to broadcast.

          I’m still cautiously confident that Quinn will pull it out. But it’s a dangerous salve that Mike Madigan is going to fight for true Democratic ideals and be a check on Rauner. He is getting old and may want to get what he can before he bolts and leaves the state a cesspool. It was Quinn who fought Madigan for more Democratic policies.

  40. 108 jziglar
    October 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Susan Page says the Obama administration is more dangerous to press freedom than any other administration. LOL !

  41. 111 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    LOL. I knew he would chime in.

  42. 113 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Good question.

  43. 114 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 12:03 pm

  44. 115 amk for obama
    October 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    ok, off to watch the good wife…. no, the show.

  45. 116 JER
    October 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Rose Garden of the White House.

    petesouza/2 hours ago

  46. 117 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm

  47. 118 japa21
    October 28, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    • 119 japa21
      October 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      BTW, this tweet was inspired by a homily at Mass this weekend. This was the message the priest focused on. And I can tell you, a lot of the parishoners fall into this category. It was neat having a priest say “Just because you are anti-abortion, that doesn’t make you pro-life.”

  48. October 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

  49. 121 Linda
    October 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Cries of “Let us vote! Let us vote!” echoed through the marble halls of Georgia’s state capitol Monday evening as dozens of protesters made their way toward the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

    With the rest of the crowd waving signs and singing outside, eight activists sat in Kemp’s office and refused to leave until the Secretary of State met with them and explained what happened to the roughly 40,000 voter registrations that have gone missing in the state’s database.

    Kemp never emerged, and the eight were taken away in handcuffs, charged with disrupting government business.


  50. October 28, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    • 124 japa21
      October 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      True, can’t have people have all that extra money they were spending on gas be used to buy other things which would increase manufacturing which would increase employment which would increase tax revenue which would lower deficit. All those things are bad for the economy.

      This is one of those claims Fox makes which even their viewers would look at and say “Uh? WTF you talking about.”

    • 125 arapaho415
      October 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm


      Talk about turning yourself inside out with lies.

      I thought we’d seen peak pretzel-making with 2012 GOP clown show primary, but this takes the cake.

      The only economy lower gas prices hurt (aside from the environment) are the Koch/MSM/GOP pocketbooks.

  51. 126 Nena20409
    October 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest is scheduled for 12:30PM EDT

  52. October 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  53. October 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    “Fortunately, Sokolov says, “approximately half of the deputies” in the new Rada “are now people, the majority of whom are connected with the EuroMaidan.” Consequently, there is the hope that they will not allow” Putin to divide their ranks and play them against one another. Only by standing together can they ensure the kind of reforms Ukraine needs and the territorial integrity it must maintain.

    But unfortunately, although Sokolov does not say so, there are so many forces in the West who would like to see a compromise between Kyiv and Moscow that there is a danger they will insist on the kind of concessions from Ukraine that would push that country into chaos, precisely the goal Putin is hoping for.

    Only a united front of democrats in Ukraine and of democracies in the West can prevent him from achieving his ends, but creating and maintaining such a front will not be easy given that Putin has shown he is prepared to use power of all kinds, including naked military aggression, to get his way.”

    Hope all TODers are having a good Tuesday ….


  54. 133 japa21
    October 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    The problem for the Yezedis is that, although they are taking out more ISIL than they are losing their own, they are rapidly running out of supplies, including food and water. There were some attempts at flying in supplies via helicopter yesterday, but ISIL was able to drive the helicopters away.

  55. 134 0388jojothecat
    October 28, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Good glorious sunny morning HZ. It is more important that you take good care if yourself and be well. Your prayers for PBO and presence here lifts us up more than you can image. I feel we will give him a DEM Senate and fewer Teabagger in the House to get things done.

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