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President Signs Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act

2:05 ET: The President signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act; The First Lady also attends


115 Responses to “President Signs Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act”


  1. 5 Grab a Mop Grace
    February 12, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    GF TODdies!

  2. 7 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

  3. 13 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

  4. 15 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

  5. 18 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    LIVE NOW: VP Biden Remarks at Drake University – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  6. 19 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 2:02 pm

  7. 20 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

  8. 21 Don
    February 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    VP Biden is in Iowa dropping science and knowledge.

  9. 23 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Also streaming here: President Obama Delivers Remarks and Signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  10. 24 donna dem 4 obama
    February 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!

    I have been busy today at work and am just logging in and that Best.Thing.Ever video has completely made my day!

    Nobody does the Cool as well as our President does the Cool

    I Love Him To Pieces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 29 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    WATCHING TOO ON MSNBC….MY BROTHER AND DAD SUFFERED FROM PTSD…THIS BILL IS CLOSE TO MY HEART!

    • 30 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      AND…THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS!!!!!!

    • 31 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      I LOVE MY PRESIDENT…MY DAD NEVER GOT OFF OF NORMANDY BEACH AND WITH ALL OF THOSE NIGHTMARES…DIED AT 52!

      • 32 jackiegrumbacher
        February 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm

        Sue I am so sorry. Can’t imagine how difficult this must have been for you as a child. It took a brave, brave man to get off those boats at Normandy. I would be surprised if anyone got through it without recurrent nightmares. My own father died at 43, so I can sympathize with what it’s like to lose your father well before his time. I’m sure you’ve honored his memory with your own life and your volunteer service.

  12. 33 japa21
    February 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Sounds like Biden is throwing down the gauntlet to Clinton. He is daring her to declare right now. If she doesn’t he will and he will take an immediate or soon thereafter lead.

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      February 12, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      I don’t see why any decision Joe Biden makes should be connected to Clinton. She does not have the “right” to the nomination and I hope he jumps in and fights her with everything he has. I suspect Alexrod could be persuaded to change his mind and work for Biden.

  13. February 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm

  14. February 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I just had to break out of lurking to say that I love my president! That Buzzfeed video is one for the history books!

    • 37 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      I JUST WATCHED IT…LOVE THE PBO/FLOTUS DRAWING…PROBABLY GOT CAUGHT DOING THAT IN SCHOOL!….LOLLLLLLLLLLLOUR FIRST COUPLE LOVEBUGS!..PERFECT WEEKEND FOR THAT!

  15. 38 GGail
    February 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you Chips & JER for the videos!!!

  16. 39 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  17. 44 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    February 12, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…GREAT TIMING!

  18. 45 57andfemale
    February 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I want to cry:

    • February 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      I read that yesterday 57 and honestly wanted to hunt the bastard down and blow his head off.

      • 47 57andfemale
        February 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm

        Great message from the Great Bible: “subdue nature”. Just wonderful.

        • 48 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          February 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm

          THE BIBLE IS GOD BREATHED AND YES IT IS THE GREATEST…IT IS PEOPLE WHO CONTINUE TO WRITE THEIR OWN WHO LEAVE BEHIND THE MESS. THE BIBLE DOES NOT CHANGE…NEITHER DOES GOD!

          • 49 57andfemale
            February 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

            When the Bible is reinterpreted to match the small minds and hearts of certain people, it is a perversion. And the great United States of America must be open to all beliefs or we give away our greatness.

            • 50 SUE DUVALL SMITH
              February 12, 2015 at 4:01 pm

              THAT IS WHAT FREEDOM OF RELIGION IS FOR…PEOPLE NEED TO RESPECT EACH OTHER’S BELIEFS…NOT TRY TO INDOCTRINATE THEM WITH THEIR OWN.

              • 51 57andfemale
                February 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm

                Exactly, Sue. When I was growing up, that was a value amongst everyone I knew. We all learned so much from each and shared our traditions. We had Catholics over for Passover seders and I went and sang Christmas carols with my friends at Midnight Mass. The more we exchange ideas, the more we celebrate how connected we are. What is happening to this country breaks my heart.

    • 52 jackiegrumbacher
      February 12, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      This is sickening. Why do people feel impelled to destroy living things for their own amusement? I will never understand the lust to kill, especially creatures who are not threatening you and are not necessary to sustain your life.

    • February 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      That breaks my heart….she was not doing anything. These people are just blood thirsty with needing to shoot something anything..animal, human, child…it does not matter.

  19. 54 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm

  20. 59 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Hello TOD.
    Wow. Great Posts bts 😉
    Congrats to Au ⭐ winners starting with this post and many posts back.
    So Egypt has Finally released the remaining wrongly imprisoned Al Jazeera Journos……. Thank goodness.

  21. 60 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    • 61 nospin
      February 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      hope they win and get lots of $$$$

      • 62 jacquelineoboomer
        February 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

        wish they’d shut down Fox News, in the process!

      • 63 jackiegrumbacher
        February 12, 2015 at 3:41 pm

        If Paris sues in a French court, they will probably win. If there is a substantial fine, the problem will come in collecting it from a US corp., but they could try ginning up as much international bad publicity as possible. My biggest wish is that the lawsuit encourages others to pile on against FOX. Somebody has to say enough and make sure the scurrilous propaganda network starts paying for its lies. They don’t honor truth, patriotism or integrity, but they do worship money.

  22. 64 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm

  23. 65 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm

  24. 66 57andfemale
    February 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Un-effing-believable:

    “Of all the major religious groups in the U.S., white evangelical Protestants are the most likely to reject evolution. A solid majority (64%) of white evangelicals in a 2013 poll said that humans and other living things have always existed in their present form, while only 27% said that humans evolved. These views are largely mirrored by the positions of large evangelical churches, such as the Southern Baptist Convention and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, which explicitly reject evolutionary theory as being in conflict with what they see as biblical truth.”

  25. 67 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm

  26. February 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    When do the Senate suppose to vote to confirm Loretta Lynch?

  27. 75 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    29,509,156 hits

    WTG, TOD!

    On To 30, 000, 000 Hits 😉

  28. 79 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    The Stupid…Just Got Uglier.

  29. 82 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:16 pm

  30. 84 desertflower
    February 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    I just got to see “THE” VIDEO!!!! JUST LOVE THIS MAN!!! This was hilarious and will do just what it was intended to do…more eyeballs, more shares, more word of mouth….>>>>>>>Healthcare.gov. Smart. Very smart:) It’s now in my favorites:)

  31. 85 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 3:19 pm

  32. 86 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    MN Rep Keith Ellison is a lawyer and a Muslim. He understands the law. I happen to agree with him here.

    • 87 jacquelineoboomer
      February 12, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      I agree, as well. Let’s quit pussy footing around and get our law enforcement system to stop with the excuses … and to call out racism and all the religious bigots and women haters – who kill decent people who have no other agenda than to live their lives.

      “Then they came for the Muslims … and I did nothing … “

    • 88 jackiegrumbacher
      February 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Yes, it is a hate crime. You don’t just accidentally happen to kill three people who are clearly Muslims over a parking space. Now let’s hope Ellison leads a campaign to have the Justice Dept. step in and declare it for what it is.

    • 89 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      A HATE CRIME INDEED AND NOTHING ELSE BUT HATE…THIS WAS PLANNED AND HE WATCHED THEM…!!!!! AND THAT WIFE OF HIS………………DISGUSTING!

  33. 90 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm

  34. 92 57andfemale
    February 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Holy shit. Imagine if the GOP traitors hadn’t thwarted the PBO administration from actually getting the word out directly to the American people:

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ie/2015/02/aca-signups-surgingin-south.html

  35. 93 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:24 pm

  36. 95 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

  37. 96 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    sweet story…… 🙂

  38. 97 No Child Left Behind
    February 12, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Perhaps the account was hijacked.

    Good Afternoon TODVille!

    I missed all the morning fun. Now catching up.

    • 98 57andfemale
      February 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      I guess he was considering resigning over an ethics scandal but decided not to. Which already shows more ethics than GOP elected officials show when faced with scandal.

  39. 99 No Child Left Behind
    February 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

  40. 100 Nena20409
    February 12, 2015 at 3:40 pm

  41. 101 No Child Left Behind
    February 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Nice!!!!

  42. 102 57andfemale
    February 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm

  43. 106 No Child Left Behind
    February 12, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    He needs to rot in jail.

  44. 107 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm

  45. 108 Vicki
    February 12, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Oh! Oh!! Oh!!!!!!
    I just got home and opened TOD to see that VPOTUS has been saying just what we here have been longing to hear.
    “Running on What Has Worked!!!”
    Positive message announcing the super extra great accomplishments of The Obama Presidency. You know, the spectacularly competent smart 6 now and eventually 8 years where the country shook off the dirt of the failed previous administrations and got on with the business of job creation, healthcare and conflict resolution in foreign lands.

    Let the DINOs sniff in disdain and continue to wait for their chosen one.

    VPOTUS seems to be moving ahead with a strong message.
    It isn’t broke. We don’t need to fix it. We just have to keep it going.
    YAY.

  46. February 12, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    This hurts so much …..

    • February 12, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      “While it is clear that Mr. Hicks is responsible for these horrific murders, he does not carry the blame alone. The blame of this and many other hate crimes against Muslims in the US can be traced back to the impunity with which Muslims are demonized in the public discourse.

      The blame can be traced back to GOP candidates, like Bobbi Jindal, who curry favor with constituents by “otherizing” Muslims with fervor during election season, which we are currently witnessing. Mr. Jindal has upped his game, recently calling the immigration of Muslims to the US an “invasion” and “colonization,” and warning of the imposition of Sharia law resulting in areas in which only Muslims will have control. In America, folks. In America.

      Oklahoma state representative John Bennett said during a highly inflammatory “presentation” about Islam that Muslims are a cancer that need to be cut out of the country—and was met with applause as well as the backing of the Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party. New U.S. Congressman from Georgia, and Baptist pastor Jody Hice ran openly on a platform that was anti-many-things but with regards to religion, specifically anti-Muslim, stating that Islam is not an actual religion that deserves First Amendment protection. Too bad for Mr. Hice that the courts of this country don’t agree.

      The blame can be traced to pundits who routinely bash Muslims and Islam, like Bill Maher, who has spent years arguing Western culture is superior to “Islamic culture” (as if that’s a thing). Mr.Maher often compares the worst Christian extremists to the worst Muslim extremists while conveniently leaving out Western military aggression that has killed hundreds of thousands of Muslims. Both Bills, including his conservative counterpart O’Reilly, point to a “Muslim problem” in language reminiscent of pre-Holocaust Europe when the “Jewish problem” was hotly debated. Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox, who recently called on President Obama to “stop defending Islam” after he pointed out that other religious groups have historically been prone to violence as well, is an egregious fear-mongerer. Ms. Pirro has warned of a “reverse Crusade” in which Muslims will wipe out Christians, advises “putting the fear of God in them,” noting even Guantanamo is “too good for them,” and saying this a war of “us against them.” The “them” is vague, and the “them” is in “our schools, malls, or homes,” a terrifying prospect for the average Fox listener. Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris, both of whom have attacked and belittled Muslims repeatedly, were role models for Mr. Hicks as leaders of a movement who have gone from being atheist to anti-theist extremists.”

    • 111 Nena20409
      February 12, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Gone way too sonn…..for what exactly? HATE!
      RIP, Yusor.

  47. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    February 12, 2015 at 3:52 pm

  48. 115 JER
    February 12, 2015 at 3:54 pm


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