President Obama shakes hands with a group of six-year-old Girls Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma who designed a battery powered page turner to help people who are paralyzed or have arthritis at the 2015 White House Science Fair

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    • 13 MightyPamela
      March 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Tal-ly!! I sent an email to the only address I have for you , and I haz a sad cause it came back… I have a non-healthcare related question, hoping you can help. โค Can you fire off a new email, pleeeezzeeee…. I promise I won't spam ya'!

  1. 16 GGail
    March 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Hey girl – we’se twins ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 17 COS
    March 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Pure innocence in that photo.

  3. 18 idon
    March 23, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Good Lord. they are so cute and smart. I love it!

  4. 19 GGail
    March 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I would be doing the happy dance if he was shaking my hand ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 20 0388jojothecat
      March 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Tally did you see the two kids from Florida that presented a desalination project that is eco-friendly and uses the ocean for electricity. So cool. I saw it on the weather channel’s website.

      • 21 GGail
        March 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

        The things I miss while here at the office that has NO television.

        Hi jojo, see you tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

        • 22 0388jojothecat
          March 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

          Chips posted it here ๐Ÿ™‚ and then there’s youtube.

          Yes, see you tomorrow.

        • 23 vcprezofan2
          March 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm

          I go away to eat, and come back and you’re waving gaily from on high! Nice position.

          BTW, what’s this ‘see you tomorrow’ bit? Weren’t you two + the CA gang supposed to be here YESTERDAY for brunch? Did you change the day to tomorrow to surprise me? I don’t normally handle surprise very well, you know.

  5. March 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Afternoon all. Just watched theScience Fair Video. Wow! They are all amazing. When children have a chance to shine they never fail to lead the way.

  6. 25 Jeff
    March 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    reading the Washington Post ‘fact checker.’ My opinion of fact checkers in the mainstream media is that they are known to making rulings that seem to please both side of the fence via twisting things to make it look like one side is completely wrong.

  7. March 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

  8. March 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    She may think you’re the President, Chips.

  9. March 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    My work on earth is done – Martin Navratilova RTed this

    Where’s my faint picture?

  10. 36 0388jojothecat
    March 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I am watching the 2015 WH Science Fair on youtube.

  11. 40 0388jojothecat
    March 23, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks Chips. I am truly impressed with the questions PBO asks the contestants and equally impressive how these young people explanations. We have the coolest president ever or evah….. I had scoliosis at 12 but never had the surgery. I was very impressed with the young man who had the disease and invented the rod that grows with the patient.

  12. 41 JER
    March 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    LIVE NOW: Sec. John Kerry News Conf. With Afghan President – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  13. 42 otter 44
    March 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    On Bibi’s non apology. BIbi: BLAH BLAH BLAH I am sorry that I so clearly revealed my racism. and hatred of the 2 state solution. Did not think that you would notice during the campaign. BLAH BLAH .

  14. 44 0388jojothecat
    March 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks Chips. I don’t know what happened to my other comment so I will post again.

    I am very impressed with the questions PBO asks and the explanations of these young people. I love that PBO is getting this young people hooked up with the heads of Departments where these kids could be interns. I was very impressed with ALL of them. We really have some smart young people in America and we need to showcase them but the MSM is too busy highlighting celebrity antics of the Kardasians, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Miley Cyrus.

    • March 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm

      Hiya JoJo, just found your original comment in spam! Grrrrr – found and freed.

      I love this event just about more than anything through the year, it’s just wonderful – and the interaction between PBO and the kids is a joy!

      • 46 GGail
        March 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm

        I found myself excited when I saw the reminder the other day – I too look forward to his interaction with these kids & teens. He doesn’t talk down to anyone.

      • 47 0388jojothecat
        March 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

        Thank you Chips. I thought I might have clicked on “cancel reply” instead of “post comment” (which I have done before). I just love this so much. I which the History Channel would show this every year. I miss Bill Nye the Science Guy. I used to watch it all the time.

  15. March 23, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Love our VP Joe

  16. 49 0388jojothecat
    March 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I read, probably here on TOD, that most women who earn engineer degrees and work for companies that are mostly run by men and have a lot of men are belittled and bullied so they leave. It would be so cool if the women who are able to succeed or if the government can start a consortium that would be mostly women who could bring these inventions to fruition and encourage women to succeed in science.

  17. 50 FoxfireTX
    March 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Good day Chips, Danny and TOD! Love the expressions on these girls’ faces. If even one of them is inspired to become a scientist it will be fabulous for the country.

    I have been chuckling all day at the thought of Cruz making his announcement at “Liberty” U, emphasizing liberty in his speech, and then the U makes it MANDATORY for all of the students to attend:-) The hypocrisy that is the GOP knows no bounds, but it is just so apropos that it is Cruz’ announcement speech. What idiots. But I am happy that he is in. He will force all of the other RWNJs out in the open so the American people can see them for what they are. The clown car has arrived! I would like to know, however, how many students in that audience have health insurance through their parents’ policies thanks to OCare, which Cruz of course vowed to repeal. Again, more hypocrisy.

  18. March 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm

  19. 52 57andfemale
    March 23, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    • March 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      From the article:
      Hasen continues: “As Iโ€™ve long argued, the best way for liberals to cut their losses is to stay out of the Supreme Court when possible. Things could have been worse if the Court took Wisconsin than if they didnโ€™t. And if you trust Justice Ginsburg, trust her her in not voting to grant cert in this case.”

      • 54 57andfemale
        March 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

        EXTREMELY important point, prettyfoot! This SCOTUS is the most corrupt since the Dred Scott days. To continually trust that they will follow law, precedent and the Constitution is folly.

        Here in IL, our teaPublican governor tried to get a union-busting lawsuit into the Federal courts just for this reason, but the Federal Court said it belonged in the state court. What is maddening – I would have thought the Dems and the unions would have brought the first suit, but the governor did. Goes to show, they know how to move their agenda ahead.

  20. March 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    From sharing a donation server with Nigerian prince (!) to this, what a knucklehead!

  21. 57 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Both GGail and Tally clocked in at 3:48 twice respectively?
    Wow…..that is a crowded field between the two of you ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Congrats Ladies ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 58 GGail
      March 23, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Nena, I noticed that two! And if you think that’s crazy, you should see us talking to each other in person ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. March 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Scroll to 44:30 for the start of CoS Denis McDonough’s #JStreet2015 speech ….

  23. 60 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Had I done the Cartoon…..The Turtle will be pushing or pulling the Elephant. POTUS would be advocating for Comprehensive Immigration Bill….saying even a Canadian Born, Cruz is welcomed after he has learned the Constitution, Speak the truth, pay back the $24B he cost US and oh by the way, only then will ObamaCare cover Cruz.

  24. 61 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Pollsters now scraping at the bottom of the barrel to come up with something….anything…desperation is talking here…

    • 62 Nena20409
      March 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Make believe TV is just that made up.
      The delusion that is the pollsters and the fools they poll.
      Pat Robertson is wishing and wanting Reagan back from the dead for his ‘Leadership”……Robertson must have forgotten that Ron Reagan, one of the sons, wrote a book telling that his father was suffering from Alzheimer while in office. Leslie Stahl of CBS said pretty much the same thing. She also claimed that many reporters knew it.
      These people are Not real. They are always seeking for a Unicorn, Rainbow, Cloud Dust, etc.

    • 63 Jeff
      March 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      this poll exposes the media’s delusion with the importance of polling.

    • March 23, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      These pollster are full of alot of B.S. If someone ask me such a question, I would tell them that one has to deal with real problems of the world, and one is a actor who pretends he is dealing with real problems of the world. Now why would I compare that. It makes no sense at all. But what else do I expect from these polls?

    • March 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      • 66 0388jojothecat
        March 23, 2015 at 7:52 pm

        Could it be that the majority of Americans can’t deal with reality? I bet most women would love to have TV husbands compared to their own husbands. Who wouldn’t want to be married to Ward Clever or Cliff Huckstable?

    March 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm


  26. 71 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    While everyone is singing the praises of the ACA/Obamacare’s incredible success on its 5-year anniversary, Reuters decides to do a “poll” on our President versus fictitious Presidents…. //smdh

  27. 73 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Zimmerman is a sick bigot.

    • March 23, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      OMG! George Zimmerman family need to get him some help. He sounds like someone who has some serious issues. I guess walking around knowing you murder someone can do that to you.

    • 75 Jeff
      March 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Anne Frank was murdered by the Nazis. George Zimmerman is probably as antisemitic as he’s a racist.

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  31. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    March 23, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Our Josh to Cruz…

    • 85 COS
      March 23, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Priceless!!!! Josh had already answered the question from someone else before April asked the same question.

  32. 86 Nena20409
    March 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Equal Opportunity? Trump? Well would Trump be booked by TV/Cablers? Would the Media devote hours talking about this?
    How about Teabaggers and their rage? Yeah, right.

  33. 87 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    LMAO! Paging GG & his Snowflake sidekick….

  34. March 23, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Not to be missed …..

  35. 92 99ts
    March 23, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Twice people voted for PBO – for the person and his policies yet 3 times (2010,12,14) the GOP has had it’s numbers in congress increased – ensuring those policies cannot be properly implemented. The GOP is offering hate, unemployment, starvation, war and no health care – what is it about these policies that people vote for?

  36. 93 Dakota
    March 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Get ready world! These little ladies are taking over! The best thing I’ve seen all day!

    • 94 Judith Fardig
      March 23, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Just wish we could really hear them speak with President Obama while the gaggle of media shutterbugs could be muted. The girls were wonderfully unfazed by this.

  37. March 23, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    These activities that the President engages in…endears him to me so very much….

    i loved how they asked him if he ever had a brainstorming session….sooooo very cute…i loveeeeeeeeeeee My President!

  38. 97 vcprezofan2
    March 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    • 98 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      // …..
      Davis told “SportsCenter” on Monday that she wrote an email to the school asking officials to reinstate Casselberry.

      “Everyone makes mistakes,” Davis said. “Everyone deserves a second chance. I know he didn’t mean it in that type of way. I know people get tired of seeing me on TV. But sometimes you got to think about what you’re doing before you do it.

      “It hurt on my part, but he hurt even more. If it was me, I would want to take that back. I know how hard he’s worked. Why not give him a second chance?”

      The university released a statement to the media Monday confirming that Davis had reached out.

      “Her request demonstrates the type of person she is, her level of maturity and the empathy that her family and coach teach her,” its statement read. “Bloomsburg University stands firm on our decision; however, his consequences will be reviewed as is common in disciplinary actions like this.” ……………………………………… //

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