The President’s Day


 Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi looks on as President Barack Obama shakes hands after a roundtable with members of parliament and civil society to discuss Myanmar’s reform process in Naypyitaw, Myanmar




President Barack Obama with Myanmar President Thein Sein ahead of the 9th East Asia summit plenary session at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar




President Barack Obama speaks with Aung San Suu Kyi


President Barack Obama speaks at a U.S.-ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations East Asia) session at the Myanmar International Convention Center




President Barack Obama talks to members of his delegation as he attends an East Asia Summit Plenary at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. With President Obama are Nina Hachigian, U.S. Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Derek J. Mitchell


President Barack Obama and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hold a bilateral meeting. President Obama says he sees opportunities for deeper engagement and cooperation with Vietnam despite the difficult history between the two nations










From left, South Korea President Park Geun Hye, U.S. President Barack Obama, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, arrive for group photo session during the East Asia summit


Myanmar university students walk past a graffiti of President Barack Obama on a roadside in Yangon, Myanmar




President Barack Obama smiles as he joins hands with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at a group photo session during the 2nd ASEAN-U.S Summit at Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. They are from left: Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Obama, Myanmar President Thein Sein, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen


112 Responses to “The President’s Day”

  1. November 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Ending the day with a smiling PBO

  2. 14 idon
    November 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    My President is a giant among men. The guy who’s head of senate of newly elected KLAN Congress has already started his mad talk. But the President has something for him.

  3. 15 Judith Fardig
    November 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Congrats to Mighty Pamela and Vetivera! And more thanks to NW and Chips for superb coverage of President Obama’s historic trip to Asia.

  4. November 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Congrats MP 🙂

    GLORIOUS roundup of the President’s activities, NW. Thank you so much!!!

  5. November 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Moving to day 10 of President Obama kicking GOP butt and I’m wondering when Mitch and the gang will begin calling for a recount. They have no idea how badly it’s going to go for them during these next two years, though, had they been paying attention for at least the past 10 years they would have known that messing with PBO is just stupid – and very painful.


    Yes We Will

  6. November 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Love the BTW R U Sure? On the graffiti!!

  7. 29 GGAIL
    November 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    NW, my heartfelt thanks!!

  8. 31 JER
    November 13, 2014 at 11:07 pm

  9. November 13, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Run for the hills!!!

  10. 34 vcprezofan2
    November 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    G’Night, every-body!

  11. 36 JER
    November 13, 2014 at 11:13 pm

  12. 38 susanne
    November 13, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    why am i not convinced that abbott is the right person to try bullying putin…

    ‘ Prime Minister Tony Abbott has revealed he told Vladimir Putin earlier this week that Russia should stop trying to “recreate the lost glories” of its past.

    Mr Abbott met the Russian president in a one-on-one meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit on Tuesday. ‘


  13. November 13, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Right-Wing Media Wrong About The Legality Of The Upcoming Executive Orders On Immigration


    President Obama is expected to announce immigration orders that build upon the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and provide temporary administrative relief for certain undocumented immigrants, an exercise of prosecutorial discretion that right-wing media have attacked as “lawless.” But experts across the political spectrum acknowledge that this type of executive action has long been practiced and authorized under federal immigration law.



  14. 42 HZ
    November 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Nerdy W., thank you for bringing all of this wonderful news to our TOD family of our beloved President of the people. I am enjoying every moment of my reading here.

    Thanks to our beautiful Chips for giving all of us this great opportunity to support and give respect to our brilliant and handsome President. I love seeing him on these trips. So wonderfully proud to be alive and witness his Presidency in my lifetime. And I am so honored to be in such a beautiful TOD family with the brightest and best ever. Thank you for this honor, Chips and my TOD family.

    We Will Do This Together.HZ

    • 44 Nerdy Wonka
      November 13, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      Thanks so much, HZ.

    • 45 Mary
      November 14, 2014 at 5:07 am

      You read my mind. I’m always so very proud of him when he meets other heads of state. They always smile so warmly at him, too, because I think his aura of goodness makes them happy and relaxed. Love the closeup photo of him talking to Aung San Suu Kyi, the expression on his face. His formative years in Indonesia are a tremendous asset in these Asian negotiations. He has the good taste and manners needed. As HZ said, I am happy to have lived long enough to witness Obama as President and I hope he adopts a global role after 2016.

  15. 46 JER
    November 13, 2014 at 11:31 pm

  16. 47 JER
    November 13, 2014 at 11:35 pm

  17. 48 arapaho415
    November 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm

  18. November 13, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Many thanks to the several people who gave me information about the health care exchange. I really hope it works out for my son this time.

  19. 50 sjterrid
    November 13, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for the great coverage Chips & NW on the President’s trip to Asia. I came back from vacation last night. We went to Disneyland and went to see Hoover Dam on an overnight trip to Vegas. I only had my Kindle with me, so I read the posts, but I didn’t have a chance to read all the comments.

    • 51 susanne
      November 14, 2014 at 12:29 am

      i love hoover dam! such an amazing construction, a true testament to what government can do to benefit the nation, even in very hard times.

      • 52 sjterrid
        November 15, 2014 at 10:52 pm

        It was amazing. We went down this elevator about 500 ft in what felt about a second. It was incredible standing on the floor, and you could feel the vibration of the water under you feet.

        It, also, speaks to how much people are willing to work and risk their lives to provide for their families, and future generations.

    • 53 Nerdy Wonka
      November 14, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Thanks, Sjterrid.

      Hope you had a great vacation!

  20. 56 mtmarilyn
    November 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    It is so wonderful to be able to see what the President is doing. Our great media won’t tell the truth to the American people about this President. Thank goodness TOD is here to keep us informed. Thank you everyone for all you do to inform us.

  21. 57 JER
    November 13, 2014 at 11:58 pm

  22. 58 arapaho415
    November 13, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    It’s hard to believe that this headline appears with a @peterbakernyt byline:

    For Obots, it’s a pretty frustrating article, but the kicker is this, referring to GWB’s “surge” after 2006 midterm losses:
    “In the end, the reinforcements and a strategy change helped turn around the war.”

    • November 14, 2014 at 2:45 am

      I am sorry by the NYT is part of the problem. Why didn’t the author of this article point out to Mitch McConnell that Republicans refused to work with President Obama, despite the fact that he won landslide elections, both in 2008 and 2012? In 2008 President Obama won over 69 million votes and in 2012 he won almost 66 million votes. In contrast, Republicans, who are now in control of both houses of Congress, won about 36 million votes. Why does Mitch McConnell think that 36 million votes trump 69 and 66 million votes when it comes to the mandate of the American voters? I am so proud that President Obama is pushing ahead with his agenda. Twice, both in 2008 and 2012, the vast majority of American voters, (twice as many as those who voted for the GOP in 2014) gave him the mandate to govern.

  23. 62 Dudette
    November 14, 2014 at 12:00 am

  24. 63 Dudette
    November 14, 2014 at 12:01 am

  25. 65 Dudette
    November 14, 2014 at 12:03 am

  26. 66 Dudette
    November 14, 2014 at 12:04 am

  27. 67 Dudette
    November 14, 2014 at 12:05 am

  28. 68 JER
    November 14, 2014 at 12:07 am

  29. 69 JER
    November 14, 2014 at 12:14 am

  30. 71 susanne
    November 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

    the rethugs have claimed a mandate, and this is what we can expect more of.

    ‘ NPR’s review of those violations found that the most common hazards could trigger fires or explosions. These included piles of flammable cardboard boxes on the ground; excessive grease caked on mining equipment; and explosive coal dust 4 inches deep on the mine floor.

    One citation noted that the fire suppression system was jury-rigged with tape. Others said mine equipment was badly maintained, with broken brakes, loose bolts and missing lights.

    “This condition has become a practice at this mine and has been cited 40 times in a 2-year period,” a federal inspector wrote in a January 2012 citation noting negligently maintained mining equipment.

    Some citations said managers fudged paperwork required by federal law that certifies pre-shift safety inspections by mine officials. Miners also lacked proper rescue gear, according to inspectors, who also noted failure to properly secure the mine’s roof and walls. They found chunks of rock up to 30 feet long and 10 feet thick hanging precariously, along with fallen rock on the mine floor because the roof didn’t have proper support. ‘


  31. 72 arapaho415
    November 14, 2014 at 12:21 am

    While waiting for the press conference with President Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi (thanks, JER), I looked at the Daily Mail site and there’s an article about someone calling the police because Charlize Theron’s son was having a tantrum while at Vasquez Rocks (a park north of Los Angeles).

    Makes me wonder what is wrong with people — calling the police when a kid is having a tantrum, really?

    Was surprised to see she’s now dating Sean Penn. What is his secret for snagging the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood?

    Here’s a pic of PBO:

  32. 73 arapaho415
    November 14, 2014 at 12:31 am

    California election update:

    More votes outstanding than residents in Alaska:


  33. 75 JER
    November 14, 2014 at 12:37 am


  34. 77 JER
    November 14, 2014 at 12:39 am

  35. 78 JER
    November 14, 2014 at 12:40 am

  36. 81 susanne
    November 14, 2014 at 12:49 am

    just went over to huffypuffy and there is zero mention of pbo’s presence in myanmar or his imminent engagement with the asian economic council. msnbc’s website is the same– all domestic issues. i know americans tend to be self-absorbed, but these are purportedly the left-leaning msm sites. you’d think they’d mention the president’s international scope.

  37. November 14, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Just watching this now, why is PBO laughing or at least looking like he wants to take over what Suu KYI is saying? From the beginning of the interview….Someone educate me on this.

  38. November 14, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Nevermind, I think this is what goes on behind the scenes before the cameras start rolling. All looks great with these 2.

  39. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    November 14, 2014 at 1:35 am

  40. 101 Dudette
    November 14, 2014 at 1:47 am

  41. November 14, 2014 at 2:10 am

    BWD ‏@theonlyadult · 3m3 minutes ago
    Both be wearing hoods? RT @ZekeJMiller Inbox: Gov. Bobby Jindal on “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” this Sunday


  42. November 14, 2014 at 2:19 am

  43. November 14, 2014 at 2:24 am

    good night TOD …

  44. 107 Dudette
    November 14, 2014 at 2:37 am

  45. 108 Dudette
    November 14, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Goodnight Everyone! 🙂

  46. 111 africa
    November 14, 2014 at 7:24 am

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