President Of The People

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama signs a Memorandum of Disapproval regarding a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of a rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures. The joint resolution passed by Congress is a rarely used oversight tool that allows legislators to block regulatory actions





Barack Obama




Barack Obama

183 Responses to “President Of The People”

  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    March 31, 2015 at 2:10 pm


  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    March 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm

  3. 13 Nena20409
    March 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Au, Ag and Bronze all for NCLB 😉

  4. March 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I loved Cesar Chavez.

  5. 15 GGail
    March 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Congrats NC on First!

    Hello NW 🙂

    It’s time for me to find some lunch, I’m starving!!! 😀

  6. March 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Philadelphia, PA (March 31, 2015) – This week, following a long court battle, SEPTA will begin running the latest in a nation-wide series of shockingly bigoted anti-Islam ad campaigns paid for by the far-right American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). The ads, which SEPTA initially rejected as defamatory, suggest that Muslims are Nazis and that anti-Semitism is inherent to Islamic theology. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled the sponsoring organization a “hate group” and its founder, Pamela Geller, was identified by the Center for American Progress (CAP) as among the ringleaders of an “Islamophobia network” of right-wing funders and activists working to foment irrational hatred of Muslims across the country.

    Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) – Philadelphia stands in steadfast opposition to this dangerous wave of hate speech, as have JVP chapters across the country when AFDI ads have appeared in cities like New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle.

  7. 22 donna dem 4 obama
    March 31, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    IndyStar Editorial:

  8. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    March 31, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: If you go to Google Maps today, you can play PacMan.

    BREAKING NEWS: I have no freaking clue how to play PacMan. I got killed over and over again before I realized the yellow blob with the mouth is PacMan. *Sigh*

  9. 32 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2015 at 2:38 pm

  10. 36 No Child Left Behind
    March 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Now that I danced all I could, time to say thank you to NW, Nena, GG, and Chips.

  11. 38 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2015 at 2:42 pm

  12. 39 JER
    March 31, 2015 at 2:48 pm

  13. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    March 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    She’s only at the second stage of grief over the success of Obamacare

    – Shock
    – Denial
    – Anger
    – Bargaining
    – Guilt
    – Depression
    – Acceptance and Hope

  14. March 31, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Morning, afternoon, evening everyone.

    In LL news, I’m running my temporary library BY MYSELF this week. The assistant went on vacation, so I’m the only full timer. Which means I can’t leave the building. Which means I get to send my page to pick me up lunch, and get paid overtime. Wheeeee.

    Hopefully I’ll get back to writing when I get back home next week. I thought this working vacation would be productive in that area, but I’ve found that I enjoy eating out and drinking on my per diem too much.

    • 42 carolyn
      March 31, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      Besides, you’re on Catalina island……”twenty-four miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is awaiting for me…Santa Catalina, the island of romance, romance…….” I remember that song well!!!!

    • 45 0388jojothecat
      March 31, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Nice working/vacation on Catalina Island and living on per diem. Is the misses with you too or stayed home with Stewie? I love Catalina Island especially when the weather is nice. I have not been there in almost 20 years. The last time I took the boat there was in 1996.

  15. 46 JER
    March 31, 2015 at 2:54 pm

  16. March 31, 2015 at 2:54 pm

  17. March 31, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Know any young chefs? It’s time for the Kid’s State Dinner!

  18. March 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Very influential Athletic Director of Universtiy of So. Cal

  19. March 31, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Talks will extend into Wednesday:

  20. March 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    • March 31, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      • 55 vcprezofan2
        March 31, 2015 at 5:17 pm

        Did I Call It…Or What?!

        Last week when President Obama sat down for a conversation with David Simon, I KNEW he was up to something. Today we got the first inklings of what that is:


        • 56 GGail
          March 31, 2015 at 5:34 pm

          This allows those incarcerated to take ownership of their present and future situation.

          Thanks President Obama!

          I had a feeling something like this was coming down the pike, when AG Holder was speaking at the Selma Sunday Church Service and he & MLKIII were talking about 2nd chances & voting rights for people who have served their time, etc.

          • 57 vcprezofan2
            March 31, 2015 at 5:43 pm

            Step by step, our President BO does the work for which he signed up, regardless of what others are not doing.

            Smartypants keeps a sharp eye on his actions; from way back she has done a great job highlighting his, AND the DoJ’s efforts and accomplishments. She was the one who first got me keeping an eye on AG Holder.

        • 58 Don
          March 31, 2015 at 6:30 pm

          Yes you did, vcp! I saw the conversation with David Simon last week and to be honest I didn’t think anything about it, I just thought that it was an average conversation with the President. I should have know that something was afoot. I always wanted to use “afoot” in a sentence.

          • 59 vcprezofan2
            March 31, 2015 at 6:41 pm

            😀 😀 The words here are from Smartypants’ post, Don – *I* never ‘called’ anything (or know when anything is ‘afoot’ 😉 ) though I did enjoy the interview when I saw it.

          • 60 arapaho415
            March 31, 2015 at 7:59 pm

            GA Don.

            You’re the TODville commenter who probably has the most insight on the David Simon interview and today’s pardons.

            Would love to see your comments (on another thread, this one has about 150 as I type) — I’ve missed some threads, so you may have already done so.

            What drives me nuts is that MSM act like star-struck teenagers when it comes to anything Hollywood, yet apparently don’t bother to digest and analyze what was said in last week’s interview — they basically said OMG, it’s David Simon, but didn’t bother to consider how out of whack our prison system is, compared to other countries.

    • 61 JER
      March 31, 2015 at 4:13 pm

  21. 62 57andfemale
    March 31, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    A long but excellent read about Biblical teachings and the perversions thereof by Bob Cesca at the Daily Banter:


    “Paul in Romans 14 is especially germane to this discussion:
    Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; but it is unclean for any one who thinks it unclean.”

  22. 63 0388jojothecat
    March 31, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I have the Obama family portrait that the gentleman painted. It sits on my mantle along with my brother and his family’s portrait. When new people come into my home they know I am an unapologetic PBO supporter.

    • 64 kid kanga
      March 31, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      I still have my Obama family xmas cards. Always one of my favorite things to get in the mail. That picture/paiting, is on my fridge! along with an “I ‘heart’ Obamacare” sticker!

      If you aren’t Pro Obama, you won’t last long in my house.

  23. 66 57andfemale
    March 31, 2015 at 3:24 pm

  24. 70 Ladyhawke
    March 31, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  25. 71 0388jojothecat
    March 31, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I don’t feel sorry for IN-tolorana. Those who stayed home got what they voted for. I was listening to Thom Hartman and he was reading off all the things the majority of the people including Repubicans wants which is in the Democratic Party’s platform – raising taxes on the rich, extending medicare, strengthening social security, improving public schools, increasing the minimum wage, etc. However Republicans will vote against their own best interest for the perceived notion that the Dems are more for minorities, against the Bible, for more abortion, and wants to weaken their right to own any gun they want.

  26. March 31, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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  28. 81 donna dem 4 obama
    March 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    • 82 Jeff
      March 31, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      if these businesses feel so strongly maybe they should send more money to democrats and non to the republicans.

      • 83 99ts
        March 31, 2015 at 6:34 pm

        Indeed they should Jeff – but business thinks this is just the “tea party” and it will pass. Why people don’t believe that the GOP has become the tea party is beyond sanity.

  29. 84 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Warning all you parents who have your kids/pets sitting on your keyboard….


  30. 87 57andfemale
    March 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm

  31. 92 Vicki
    March 31, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    China leaving. Russia returning. Kerry and Fabius may stay/go.
    This is excruciating.

    Would they be prolonging this just to let us down? Or to make it seem that they really tried. Who knows.

  32. 93 Don
    March 31, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    What pisses me off the most is that the citizens of Indiana and Florida knew goddamn well what they were getting when they voted for their Governors, and now they want to bitch and moan about these Governors and their ass backwards policies. Motherfuckers act like they never heard the story of the scorpion and the frog.

    • 94 donna dem 4 obama
      March 31, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Actually most of the outcry is coming from companies that do business in IN. They are afraid of how it will impact their dollar.

      Also, social media is playing a tremendous role in forcing the MSM to cover this story. Arkansas passed the exact same law today but because the focus is on IN you will barely hear a peep about it when you turn on your news.

      Thank goodness for Twitter, Facebook, Progressive sites and Blogs. We force the media to cover the issues that matter to us!

      There was a large rally in the state last weekend but other than people being embarrassed I don’t sense a real outcry from the citizens of that state. I could be wrong and this is just my opinion. 🙂

    • March 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      or Oscar Brown Jr’s “The Snake”

  33. 96 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    // ………………………

    A lot of people in the media miss a story like this because they’re lazy. I’ve seen a couple of articles about the President’s recent commutations and they all zero in on a narrative that was started a long time ago about him being stingy with clemency. All that was required to adopt that narrative was counting.

    But if you read the President and Attorney General’s comments when they kicked off the Clemency Initiative, you knew what had held things up in the beginning and what they were doing to change the process. It was inevitable that – before his second term was over – there were going to be some big announcements. Furthermore, if you pay attention to what the White House said about this announcement, you know there are more to come.

    ………………. //


  34. 98 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 5:39 pm

  35. 99 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Yea, I know you all will have seen this already, but listening to it just now did bring back mom-dancing memories for me. 😀

  36. 101 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  37. 105 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I get the sense Priebus (if he’s really the author – they set the page up as if the byline was Hillary’s) had this written an ready to go. And no, I didn’t read it – there’s just so much negativity/doom and gloom a body can take before it blocks it out.

  38. 122 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 6:21 pm

  39. 123 donna dem 4 obama
    March 31, 2015 at 6:31 pm

  40. 124 Nena20409
    March 31, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Hello TOD 🙂

  41. 125 Don
    March 31, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    If you aren’t in Lausanne this week, you have no power.

  42. 127 Nena20409
    March 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm

  43. 128 Don
    March 31, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Netanyahu and the entire GOP has been relegated to the sidelines watching twitter to get updates about the Iran nuclear deal.

  44. 132 Nena20409
    March 31, 2015 at 6:39 pm

  45. 133 donna dem 4 obama
    March 31, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    March 31, 2015 at 6:54 pm


  47. March 31, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      March 31, 2015 at 7:03 pm


    • 138 Vicki
      March 31, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Yes. They are getting the old band back together. Strickland. Sestak. Next—Evan Bayh DLC DINOS all

    • March 31, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      I remember that day HRC went crazy about some mailer PBO sent out and she gave a presser where she shouted:

      “Shame on you, Barack Obama!! Shame on you!!!”

      Strickland was standing beside her, nodding his head in agreement like a damn bobble head doll.

      Good times.

    March 31, 2015 at 6:57 pm


  49. March 31, 2015 at 6:59 pm

  50. 150 GGail
    March 31, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    IMO, Yahoo News is another one of those “hair-on-fire” news sites. But as I was closing my email, I saw something go by that sez that Trevor Noah is under attack for sexist or racist tweets…

    No, I did not click on it. I figured you guys would know what’s out there – especially Nerdy, where Trevor is concerned.

  51. 151 jacquelineoboomer
    March 31, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Man. These nutjobs could ruin a very beautiful Spring day, if ya let ’em. I won’t.

  52. March 31, 2015 at 7:19 pm

  53. 153 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 7:19 pm

  54. 155 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    1:31 AM
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (GMT+2)
    Time in Lausanne, Switzerland

  55. 160 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 7:44 pm

  56. 161 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 7:47 pm

  57. 162 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2015 at 7:50 pm

  58. 165 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    • 166 vcprezofan2
      March 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      // ………………………..

      Feld says that he was motivated to create the program — run by the CU-Boulder Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship — by a similar initiative, the Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, which was enacted last year in Massachusetts by then governor Deval Patrick. In a rare state-led effort to push immigration reform, Patrick used a loophole in immigration law that allows visas to be granted to foreign graduates working in some capacity at a local institution of higher learning, while they are also building a startup.

      Unfortunately, one of the first acts of new governor Charlie Baker was to cut the $1 million in funding earmarked for the program — although, after an uproar from the Boston tech community and some goading by North Bridge Venture Partners’ Jeff Bussgang, Baker restored $100,000 of funding – significantly less than the original amount promised.

      The Colorado entrepreneur-in-residence program will take applications from both foreign and U.S.-born entrepreneurs for the program’s four spots. However, …………………………………….. //


  59. 167 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 7:51 pm

  60. 168 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 7:56 pm

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  62. 170 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm


    • March 31, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      Excuse me but Blacks kids have been doing this for years in the name of “swag and style”.
      Now, as usual the “late comers” take it and run with it……(pun intended).
      This is nothing new.

      • 172 Dudette
        March 31, 2015 at 11:09 pm

        So what yet sayin’ is: Black style is not only Swagalicious, it has healing powers too!

        Alright nah! Ha’ mercy! Can I get a “Amen?” Huhhaaaa! 😀

  63. 173 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 8:02 pm

  64. March 31, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    WOW!! UCONN is the Men’s defending National Champions….

  65. 175 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’m now listening to Boney M’s “Oceans of fantasy”. Better than pot on a Tuesday evening….

  66. 176 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Wooot! 😎

  67. March 31, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Consider the source, but it seems consistent with what’s been being stated the past 30 min

  68. 179 vcprezofan2
    March 31, 2015 at 8:05 pm

  69. 180 Dudette
    March 31, 2015 at 8:06 pm

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