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Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day – Pete Souza: “A view of the President’s chair in the Cabinet Room. The plaques on the chairs of the President and the Vice President are noted with the date of the inauguration; the plaques on the chairs of each Cabinet member are noted with the date of their confirmation by the Senate.” Jan. 29, 2010

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Today (all times Eastern)

12:30: White House press briefing

5:05: The President departs the White House

7:10: Delivers remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference, Philadelphia

9:0: Departs Philadelphia

10:0: Arrives White House

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On This Day

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican member of the Cabinet, feigns being a blocking back for President Barack Obama as he arrives backstage to meet with GOP House leaders before speaking to their issues conference at the Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Hotel in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 29, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama greets audience members after delivering remarks on raising the federal minimum wage, at Costco in Lanham, Md., Jan. 29, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama poses for a selfie with Ryan Seacrest after taping a “Let’s Move!” interview at E! Networks in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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MoooOOOooorning! Chat on!


144 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”


    • 3 57andfemale
      January 29, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Today is Kasper’s birthday. He’s been with us 5 years (so he’s approximately 5 yrs, 9 months old).

      What did you buy him for a birthday present?

      • 4 amk for obama
        January 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

        I offered you the pig jenny for 100 bucks months ago…. No ?

        Ok, this is for kasper.

        • 5 57andfemale
          January 29, 2015 at 10:53 am

          “More toys!” That’s what I need: More toys!” Because the 15 baskets of toys and his “artwork” of positioning the toys all over the living room, aren’t enough.

          “Thanks, amk! You can keep Jenny, I’ll take the TOYS!”

          • 6 amk for obama
            January 29, 2015 at 11:23 am

            pamper the boy.

            wimminz/smh

            • 7 57andfemale
              January 29, 2015 at 11:27 am

              Like he isn’t pampered enough. He’s Daddy’s Boy. All he needs to do is show those beautiful brown eyes, and Mr. 57 is off to the store to buy more toys.

              • 8 amk for obama
                January 29, 2015 at 11:29 am

                #allyourfault

                • 9 57andfemale
                  January 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm

                  He’s the only one of the seven dogs I’ve had who doesn’t completely adore me. We adopted him soon after I lost my beloved Pilgrim. My heart was still very raw, and five years later he still blames me for it. Even though I nursed him to health doing very difficult things when his entire back half was ripped off by an attack by a pit bull. He should forgive me by now, don’t you think?

    • 10 sabreen60
      January 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

      amk, you did it again! Congrats!

    • 15 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 7:47 am

      Now that toon could almost be a photograph, it’s so true to life. Mike Luckovich is a genius.

    • January 29, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Amazing that that is the excuse the person used for themselves after being the one to make fun of the person that supposedly could only give good speeches due to a teleprompter.

  1. 17 amk for obama
    January 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

    FURST.

    FURST.

    FURST.

    FURST.

  2. January 29, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Good morning and congrats AMK!
    You definitely is FURST! There is no doubt about that.
    I am ranting and raving on the previous post and the party has started over here.
    Good morning Ms, Chips!

  3. 27 jackiegrumbacher
    January 29, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Morning all. I hope our president delivers some stark truths at the Democratic Issues Conference. He’s handed them the issues on a silver platter and outlined a winning strategy for all of them in his SOTU, but I’ll bet most of them are still wandering around in the dark like lost souls. I hope this meeting is open enough that we get to hear what he says.

    • January 29, 2015 at 8:21 am

      Jackie, we can only hope that they finally get it. It is really pathetic they cannot keep up with our President.
      Our new AG has no problem letting them know where she stands. Yes, I am claiming and proclaiming she IS our new AG.
      What a brilliant choice by our President and AG Holder!

      When she was speaking all I could see in my mind was the exchange between our President and AG Holder at the SOTU.
      PBO: “You the Man.”
      AG HOLDER: “No, you the Man.”
      While the Orange Man did a Dumbya move and I hope it is about to make juice out of his incompetent ass.
      He has no right holding that position while competent, intelligent people have to be viewed and scrutinized under a GOP microscope.
      I know this is how democracy works but damn……..
      (Oh, no! I am ranting again)

  4. 30 Linda
    January 29, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Good Morning.

    This is disturbing……

    Mr. Dermer, an American-born former Republican political operative who is so close to Mr. Netanyahu that he is often called “Bibi’s brain,” became Israel’s envoy to the United States in 2013. White House officials were at first wary that Mr. Dermer would politicize relations between Washington and Jerusalem, but over time cultivated a working relationship with him after concluding that there were advantages in his closeness to Mr. Netanyahu.

    The last week has borne out their initial concerns.

    Mr. Dermer relayed the invitation to Mr. Netanyahu from Mr. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, without notifying top officials in Washington or Jerusalem. American and Israeli officials said that Mr. Dermer, in the course of a lengthy meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry just before Mr. Netanyahu’s speech was announced, never mentioned it.

    For those who have tracked Mr. Dermer’s rise — from his days as a young operative working under Republican strategist Frank Luntz during the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress to his ascent to Mr. Netanyahu’s inner circle — the maneuvering over the speech appears to be in character.
    Mr. Dermer’s allies counter that he has been effective at precisely the job he holds: relentlessly representing Israel’s interests in the United States, although with less diplomatic finesse than his predecessors.

    “He’s more direct than they are, he’s less judicious with his words, but he makes it up with principle,” said Mr. Luntz, who taught Mr. Dermer at the University of Pennsylvania before hiring him in 1993. “He’s got tremendous courage and he’s prepared to take a principled risk. I don’t know anyone who is as focused on a specific goal and is prepared to walk through brick walls to get there.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/us/politics/white-house-expresses-displeasure-over-speech-planned-by-netanyahu.html

    I wonder if this guy has denounced his American citizenship.

    • 31 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Seems to me, Linda, that if you are in a liaison position intended to promote good relations between Israel and its most important ally, that being blunt and relentless are not the best qualities. Contrary to Luntz’s opinion, this Dermer guy has NOT been successful in representing Israel’s interests in the US, if he’s managed to alienate both the President and the state department where the actual business of foreign relations takes place.

      • 32 Linda
        January 29, 2015 at 8:11 am

        I suspect this was not even Boehner’s idea. I think he was approached by this Dermer guy to bring Bibi here from the get go.

        Boehner is a pushover.

        • 33 jackiegrumbacher
          January 29, 2015 at 8:13 am

          Pushover is the mildest of terms I could use for Boehner. Mean, incompetent, backstabbing, cowardly and loutish also spring to mind.

        • January 29, 2015 at 8:13 am

          I also think Adelson figures in there somewhere, too.

          • January 29, 2015 at 9:56 am

            John Boehner ought to have been reason enough for every Democrat or Independent to get out and vote last November. Boehner is the sorriest House Speaker ever, the only thing he has accomplish is being speaker and he has sold his soul for that. That is if he ever had one.

    • 36 arapaho415
      January 29, 2015 at 9:52 am

      GM Linda,
      This was posted last night on TOD.

      Twittersphere is abuzz today that Adelson just handed the Dems a gift on a platter.

      Another example of when GOP choose to ignore the infighting within their own party, they overreach, and whatever action they choose (because they ignore the chaos within) backfires.

      Every GOPer I’ve heard sounds like the anti-Obama to me — the opposite of “master strategist,” more like Barney Fife (classic Andy Griffith deputy from 1950s-60s).

  5. 37 Lynn
    January 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

    cONGRATS AMK!!

    JustMy2Cents Would like to see VP Biden run in ’16, perhaps with Sec. Castro.

    Would prefer Sen. Warren stay in her current position. Wouldn’t she make a FAB majority leader of the senate when we take it back in ’16?

    Happy Thursday family! I lurk 24/7 since BWD lead me here. I celebrate the new babes, share the losses and pains, loooooove our President and enjoy each and every moment QueenChips, LadyNerdy and the cast of favoriteBTs bring every day. Massive ‘puter problems rarely allow me to post, but please know………YesWECan, YesWeDid and this place is priceless!

    • 38 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Lynn, if our VP runs, I will support and work for him through the primary. If Hillary wins, I’ll vote for her over the alternative. I agree that Warren should stay in the Senate and be a voice for the people in that chamber.

      • 39 4morefor44
        January 29, 2015 at 8:19 am

        senator warren is the only who has the smarts, and the ability to get people “fired up, ready to go” to handle “the news”/republican onslaught of lies, in my opinion. she can move the needle much, much more as president than a senator, and she’s the perfect person to carry on the obama revolution and keep the pendulum moving left, instead of another republican-lite clinton.

    • 41 arapaho415
      January 29, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Good to see you Vicki, glad to hear from you.

      Hope all is well in central NY for you — your family must be loving the weather in SoCal now — it’s 63F before dawn where I am — our usual nighttime lows are in the high 30s/low 40s range — only a couple of years ago I commiserated with TOD this time of year about not being able to open my car door because of the ice — first time ever for this lifelong SoCalite (it had rained overnight, then dipped below freezing, leaving a sheet of ice on the car).

      Local newscasters don’t help because they cheerfully say the weather will improve over the weekend — I could have thrown something at the radio as I was driving yesterday because it was 70F outside then — few people (except DF 😉 complain when its 70F outside).

      When local media say “improve,” they mean it won’t be cloudy — which is not an improvement for those who prefer clouds and some relief from the unrelenting sun on the 300+ cloudless days we get here. Gah.

    • 42 arapaho415
      January 29, 2015 at 10:20 am

      JO’B and others know I’m Ridin’ with Biden — could be a repeat of 2008 campaign in late October with PBO joining @VP on the campaign trail — not as frenzied and tragic for PBO (recall his dear grandmother passing away just before election — still tear up with I think of that), but what a powerhouse, and a sight to behold.

      Other than that fantasy, from a political perspective, am steering clear of 2016 until 2016 actually arrives.

  6. January 29, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Good morning Jackie,
    You feel me, right?
    I think it is becoming the norm for me.
    It took me a looooong time to come out of lurker mode, so I am okay.
    I do not need much sleep so I put the L in Lurk.
    I really understand our President’s five hours sleep pattern. I really do.

    • 44 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 8:09 am

      If you can survive on five hours and stay healthy that’s great, LDS. As I’ve gotten older, I need a good night’s sleep and often catch a short nap in the afternoon. Had to call it a day long before your comment last night because I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer.

      • January 29, 2015 at 8:30 am

        Jackie it comes from working nights for years.
        I don’t think that I would have made it if I did not live in NYC.
        It really helps to know that I could go to a diner and wind down at 2:00 a.m. and there were other people( a lot of other people) doing the same . Love it!

    • 46 Obama Grandmama
      January 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      One of my four children never slept more than 4 or 5 hours a night starting in her teen years. It was her own body clock involved. She also was the productive one that achieved her many goals even to today.

  7. 47 Roberta in MN
    January 29, 2015 at 8:12 am

    GM Chips, Danny & Congrats amk. GM all TOD’ers. Lynn, I understand your sentiment on the lurking, sometimes, all I do is read do not comment because usually these smart people here already have said everything I would have and much much better. Still need to go back and finish reading the last thread. I think I am going to order a new computer today w/ Windows 8, not too sure I am going to like it. It’s the learning curve all over again. amk, those toons were priceless. Nerdy that last thread was out of this world, I watched the ceremony and brought tears to my eyes, I think Hagel * the President was in the same boat. bbl.

    • 48 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Roberta, all I can say is that Windows 8 is the devil’s own handiwork. I absolutely hate it. Now that my computer is in the shop and I’m using a 12-year old laptop with Windows XP, I’m a happy camper.

    • 50 99ts
      January 29, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Mr 99 put a program on my windows 8 that makes it look and act like windows 7 (which took me forever to get used to after XP). I gather microsoft is providing something similar in the future – but that might be for Windows 10 – I’m illiterate on these issues.

      I also have a program that makes the later versions of word/excell look like the older versions – only way I can use them!

    • 51 arapaho415
      January 29, 2015 at 10:33 am

      GM Roberta,

      If you’re anything like me, Windows 8 will drive you bonkers.

      I wish that companies wouldn’t make their old software obsolete — so many people would install WinXP on their newly purchased computers if they had that option.

      What drives me nuts is how the cloud controls everything now. Good luck to those who don’t have internet access — have no idea how they get their system running to use Word or Excel.

      My hard drive crashed a couple of weeks ago on a laptop I purchased last July (i.e., 6 months ago — my old Fujitsu’s hard drive still [barely]functions and it’s 9-yrs old).

      I wanted to install an old Office version on the clean, new harddrive, but couldn’t — when you try to open Office in Win8, you have to register with Microsoft — I got an error message saying that I could only install Office 2013 (which I purchased in July and is valid for a year), not the version I when I had installed and was trying to use. Grrr.

      I hate Word 2013 — it tries to be smart, and it just ends up annoying me. I can’t paste from Word to the internet — have to copy to Excel, then Internet — MS has no solution to offer me, they think this workaround is just fine.

      Finally, most new computers don’t have a CD/DVD drive — if you want to use any old hardcopy media like that, you have to purchase an external drive. Double grr.

      The upside is that I love my backlit keyboard and 10-key number pad. 🙂

  8. 52 donna dem 4 obama
    January 29, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Good Morning TOD!

    I just got a chance to watch the opening statement of Ms. Lynch on the prior thread. I was very impressed. She is an excellent selection by our President for Attorney General.

    Off to work I go.

    Have a great O’Day Everyone!

  9. January 29, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Good morning, TODville.

    Some info on Mrs. O’s wardrobe in India:

    • 54 Roberta in MN
      January 29, 2015 at 8:45 am

      Thanks Meta, her wardrobe is always the greatest I have seen in First Ladies, including Jackie O, but that was a different era and styles change. Our First Couple are just awesome in style, honor and awesomeness. Can’t put into words what I feel for them. My mind goes blank. Sometimes I will be thinking of a way to phrase something and when I start to put it down on paper it goes wooosh right out the “mind hole” just like the black hole. 🙂

      • 55 carolyn
        January 29, 2015 at 9:05 am

        Michelle Obama and Jackie Kennedy, each one was just perfect for her time. Jackie freed us from the dowdiness of the Eisenhower and war era….her bright colors, new hairdos, French flair were so refreshing to us. I remember it well, as I was a young woman very interested in fashion, and she represented the new in a spectacular way.

        In the same manner, Michelle freed us from the omnipresence of pant suits, and suits, altogether, freeing us to enjoy and see many possibilities of dressing, looking up to date and magnificent! The tired looks of the past decades as represented by First Ladies, were swept away, and we are all freer for it.

        • January 29, 2015 at 9:10 am

          Yes, you nailed it. The pant suits and First Lady suits had to go. She has her own unique style, which is about a lot of different looks. Best of all, she has fun with it and always looks comfortable.

        • 57 jackiegrumbacher
          January 29, 2015 at 9:15 am

          Carolyn, you bring back so many memories. Remember those ugly fur jackets and hideous flowered hats that First Ladies used to wear–so creepy and unflattering to have a dead animal on your shoulders. Jackie K got rid of the fur coat –thank God–and the flowered hat and gave us the lean streamlined look that seemed, as you say, so very modern at the time. Everything about her was sleek.

          Michelle Obama has shown us that she can be everything–sleek, modern, elegant, flowered, simple, casual, formal and informal–embracing a richly diverse array of styles that reflect the modern, active woman of today. She is just simply magnificent with an unerring sense of what works for her.

    • 58 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 9:07 am

      One of the problems with the old computer I’m using is that everyone looks twice as big in photos, even PBO. I’ve tried every adjustment I can think of, but the squat images remain. Will have to wait for my newer computer to get out of the shop to see her Indian wardrobe in its true glory.

    • January 29, 2015 at 10:16 am

      I said this along time ago, one of the things I love about FLOTUS is she wears what she likes, what she likes and what she feels and look good in. Do she pleases everyone all the time, no. Most of the time she truly does.

  10. 61 desertflower
    January 29, 2015 at 8:37 am

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/29/us-usa-economy-idUSKBN0L21M020150129

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to

    its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market.

    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended Jan.

    24, the lowest since April 2000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. It was the biggest weekly decline since November 2012.

    Morning:)

    • 62 Roberta in MN
      January 29, 2015 at 8:41 am

      That is great news. Thanks for sharing.

    • 63 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Okay, Democratic candidates, you have your MESSAGE— Democrats are good for the economy. They CREATE jobs. Now don’t blow it when you get out to talk to people and, for heaven’s sake, don’t apologize, become defensive or turn away from your President.

    • 64 Betsy
      January 29, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      I can attest to the fact that my 22yr old daughter got a job yesterday and starts tomorrow!!! She had quit her other job (sales) because it did not guarantee her a stable income; this new job, albeit $12/hr, does guarantee her a steady income with the opportunity to move up and it’s in her field of marketing and social media.

  11. January 29, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Thursday morning. Congrats amk, on being first.

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

  12. January 29, 2015 at 8:41 am

    WOOOOT!!

  13. 68 desertflower
    January 29, 2015 at 8:49 am

  14. 69 desertflower
    January 29, 2015 at 8:50 am

  15. 70 desertflower
    January 29, 2015 at 8:52 am

    You could actually substitute ANY Republican’s name here…

  16. 71 carolyn
    January 29, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Good morning everyone. Today is an important day for my husband and me: We met on a blind date forty-nine years ago today, introduced by friends. We married five months later. People said it would never last 🙂 Here we are…..spent yesterday afternoon in the cardiologist’s office, but it was a good appointment. My husband is on the road to recovery from his C. Diff, getting stronger.

    We have had a good forty-nine years……normal stuff for people….good days, bad days, up days, down days, sickness, health, rich”ish” poor, we laugh that we have exemplified everything in our wedding vows.

    So, Happy January 29, everyone. It is a day we celebrate every year.

    • January 29, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Congratulations to you and your husband! Enjoy every bit of your celebration, it’s phenomenal!

    • 73 desertflower
      January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Very Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, carolyn:) Time to take a cruise or something! Whatever you do, enjoy your day…that’s a long time to spend with another person….hope the following years are wondrous, too:)

    • January 29, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Sweet story, Carolyn. Today would have been my parents 76th wedding anniversary.

    • 75 99ts
      January 29, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Many congratulations Carolyn – I’ve been with my husband for about 40 years and for better or worse 🙂 cannot imagine living without each other. I so understand the “normal stuff” of which you speak. Wishing your husband the speediest of recoveries

    • 76 Dudette
      January 29, 2015 at 9:18 am

      So much to celebrate, carolyn! Congrats to you and hubby!

      Cherish the day! 🙂

    • 77 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

      How wonderful for you that your found the right person and built such a long and happy life together. If we didn’t have the highs and lows, the bad and the good days, we wouldn’t be human. I know what’s it’s like to be married to the right person and I’m so happy you have lived that experience as well. Hope you and your husband have a glorious day of both remembering the past and looking forward to the future.

    • 78 Roberta in MN
      January 29, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Congratulations Carolyn on your anniversary and sooo glad your husband is doing well physically, hearts can be a little tricky. (((hugs))) to you both.

    • January 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

      Bless you and your husband carolyn. Have a wonderful anniversary.

    • 80 57andfemale
      January 29, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Happy “anniversary carolyn and Mr. carolyn! And I’m so glad he’s doing well.

      Mr. 57 and I met on the 4th of July, 1980 and were married 6 weeks to the day later. It will be 35 years in August. We had friends and family who waited until we were married a year to give us a wedding gift – everyone thought we were crazy!

      We showed em all, didn’t we, carolyn?

    • 81 Vicki
      January 29, 2015 at 10:38 am

      have a wonderful day, Carolyn. A lot to celebrate.

    • 82 arapaho415
      January 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Congratulations, Carolyn.

      Wonderful that you celebrate that first meeting, when sparks flew — as Joni Mitchell says: moons and Junes and ferris wheels, the dizzy-dancing way you feel — congrats to both of you.

      Love that you and 57F had whirlwind engagements — seems so much more *alive* and passionate than the bloodless, years-in-the-planning weddings so common now.

    • 85 Betsy
      January 29, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      Congratulations Carolyn! 49 years!!!! I thought my hubby and me were doing pretty good at 31yrs, but you “take the cake”. Well done!

  17. 86 forus50
    January 29, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Morning everyone!!

  18. 93 desertflower
    January 29, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I’ve been SO out of the loop lately! did you know this happened yesterday?? Why we love her, indeed!

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2015/01/this-is-what-we-love-about-supreme.html

    • 94 jackiegrumbacher
      January 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Df, Sotomayer is such a brilliant, warm, expressive human being that she truly lights up a room with her presence. I wonder how she endures the benighted idiots on the radical right that now control the Supreme Court. It must take considerable self control not to tell them what she thinks of them.

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  20. 97 Dudette
    January 29, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Good Morning and Happy Throwback Thursday!

    It’s a Great Day in America! Barack Obama is still The President! 😀

  21. January 29, 2015 at 9:18 am

    whomever does Budweiser’s ads for the Superbowl is worth the money. their Superbowl ad is playing when you click on videos at youtube, and dammit, I get a lump in the throat everytime I see it.

  22. 102 Dudette
    January 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Best President Ever!

    • 103 Don
      January 29, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Dudette, you would think that this would be welcomed news. But since it is all do because of the hard work of that black fellow in the White house it isn’t welcomed news at all. I guess you have to be a straight white god-fearing male to receive any sort of accolades.

    • 104 57andfemale
      January 29, 2015 at 10:35 am

      This is really good news, as the last few weeks the claims were up. Breaking that trend is great; and of course averaging out over time is a better indicator.

  23. 105 Dudette
    January 29, 2015 at 9:24 am

  24. 106 Dudette
    January 29, 2015 at 9:33 am

  25. 109 japa21
    January 29, 2015 at 9:49 am

    GM all fellow TODvillians. I am ready for a big day. I don’t know if it will be a big day, but if it is, I am ready for it.

  26. 111 desertflower
    January 29, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Off to work…bbl

  27. 112 Gazelle
    January 29, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Kamala Harris — US Senate 2016! If you have some spare change:

    https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/kdh-start-strong

  28. 113 Nerdy Wonka
    January 29, 2015 at 10:22 am

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. January 29, 2015 at 10:27 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone! Congrats amk on FURST, 1st, etc.. 🙂 Happy Thursday and thanks Chips for this wonderful R & S roundup! 🙂

  30. 120 MightyPamela
    January 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

    ❤ Morning TOD. Out way too early to see a gerontologist, hoping he can provide insight as to how MP has aged 20 years in the past 22 months. Ye Gads!! Back later, maybe I'll wear my wear my glasses then!! ❤ 🐻

  31. 123 JER
    January 29, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  32. 124 amk for obama
    January 29, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Early Bird Rise and Shine?

    #lazy

  33. 125 Vicki
    January 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Attn: Meta

    Latest on the launch of the Campaign-in-Waiting is July.

    • January 29, 2015 at 11:13 am

      OK, so I just read about all that and all I can say is whatever. It’s really just so freaking silly. She’s had how long to mull this over? I think the operative word in her camp is “polling.”

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    January 29, 2015 at 10:58 am

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  37. 136 57andfemale
    January 29, 2015 at 11:06 am

    The clown car version of the Loretta Lynch hearing is on display today, with the kooky “witnesses”.

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  41. 141 Linda
    January 29, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Bastards !

    Members of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday passed a bill that would impose sanctions on Iran if a comprehensive nuclear deal is not reached by June 30.

    The bill, co-authored by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), passed in the committee by an 18-4 vote.

    All 12 Republicans on the committee voted for the bill, as did six Democrats.

    The Democrats who voted for the bill included Sens. Menendez, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.).

    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/231130-iran-sanctions-bill-passes-senate-panel

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