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President Obama Speaks at the CEO Summit of the Americas

3:25 EDT: President Obama Speaks at the CEO Summit of the Americas, Panama City

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5:0 EDT: President Obama Speaks at the Civil Society Forum, Panama City


126 Responses to “President Obama Speaks at the CEO Summit of the Americas”


  1. 1 Vicki
    April 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Good Afternoon, Chips

  2. 4 Nena20409
    April 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Au ⭐ for Vicki 😉

  3. 6 Nena20409
    April 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm

  4. 7 GGail
    April 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Awesome pic 😊

  5. 8 Nena20409
    April 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    10 marriages in 11 yrs?
    Looks like immigration fraud. Yet the most she can be sent away is 4 yrs?

  6. 9 Nena20409
    April 10, 2015 at 2:53 pm

  7. 20 GGail
    April 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I’m waiting for Mr. President…

  8. April 10, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    It’s about time we had some more fun at the White House!!

  9. 27 donna dem 4 obama
    April 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    😉 😉 😉

  10. 30 Vicki
    April 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    No mention of PBO or Cuba or American Summit that I can see on C-SPAN.
    You can view, however, a feature about Laura Bush as First Lady.

    • April 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Oh YEEEEPEEE! We were all just dying here to see that CSPAN feature about former First Lady, weren’t we?!?!?!? Vicki I know you were about to drop everything you were doing and rush to CSPIN for such an important program! I’m right behind ya!

  11. 32 JER
    April 10, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Look who is in Panama…

  12. April 10, 2015 at 3:39 pm

  13. 46 kid kanga
    April 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    For those that thinking voting doesn’t matter, MN gov mark dayton (DFL) has been killing it lately. He is putting the pedal down to the floor to keep MN momentum going into the future. the difference between MN and our next door nieghbors in WI should be required reading when anyone says that voting doesn’t matter

    http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/08/dayton-priorities

    • 47 kid kanga
      April 10, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      just a brief summary, we have a budget suprlus in MN vs deficit in WI. Gov Dayton is looking to invest that surplus into education such as Pre-k for all. WI is cutting $300 million from UofW colleges. Gov dayton signed marriage equility into law, WI the opposite. Gov dayton expanded medicare and has been working hard on the ACA exchanges (not always without bumps). WI has denied access to healthcare to thousands. etc etc etc

      • 48 kid kanga
        April 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm

        Now thats how you Gov!
        “During the remaining six weeks of this legislative session, we will face our own moments of truth,” Dayton said in the first State of the State speech of his second term. “Will we do what is easy, safe and popular? Or will we risk our political lives to preserve this great state for future generations?”

        http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/299276311.html

        Naturally the GOP would like to give this $$ to rich people and corps, rather than spending on kids, jobs and infrastructure. that national GOP mantra will NOT fly in MN as they will find out in 2016.

    • 49 0388jojothecat
      April 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Just don’t do what Maryland did and allow a Republican to take over and un-do everything. Before Dayton, MN bridges were falling down and killing people but they re-elected that asshole Governor. I will not sit by and allow CA to be run by another Republican as long as I am living, breathing, talking and walking.

      • 50 kid kanga
        April 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm

        Hear hear JoJo! I don’t see it happening, but you never know. our state DFL party structure sometimes leaves me scratching my head at who they promote as candidates, but usually very solid. With such a strong contrast next door, i just don’t see MN going R anytime soon. plus Gov Dayton still has 3.5 yrs left i believe or so.

        I also cannot believe MD elected an R to follow up such a fab gov as o’malley. Voting matters!

      • 51 Betsy
        April 10, 2015 at 8:40 pm

        Me either. I dread the day Gov Brown is gone; not sure about Gavin Newsom but he’s got to be better than any Republican.

  14. April 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    POTUS is live now

  15. 54 donna dem 4 obama
    April 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm

  16. 55 JER
    April 10, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
    President Obama at the CEO Summit in Panama City. Click here ► ► http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  17. April 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    POTUS is always so brilliant in these forums. Complete command of all the issues, and then he always adds more keen insight to the mix.

  18. 58 GGail
    April 10, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Mark Zuckerberg is there too. He asked the last question to the panel regarding internet connectivity. Mexico is giving lip service only. We here in CA, know the real deal.

  19. 60 GGail
    April 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    POTUS is like a godfather that doles out praise to leaders and public alike.

  20. 61 donna dem 4 obama
    April 10, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    • 62 GGail
      April 10, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      May the Lord forgive Walter for his transgressions and welcome him into Heaven for he did not deserve to die in this manner.

  21. 63 GGail
    April 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I’m trying so hard to pay attention to the other Leaders while they are speaking, but my mind keeps drifting….zzzz 🙂

  22. 64 Linda
    April 10, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Interesting tidbit from Mark Caputo , reporter from Miami.

    Once Cuba is off the Terror Supporter list, Cuban people coming to the US will no longer get a free pass to citizenship and would have to apply like anyone else.

    hmmm…….

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      April 10, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Truthfully, I had forgotten about that. I believe if they made it to our shore without being turned back, they could stay.

      • 66 Linda
        April 10, 2015 at 5:36 pm

        oh look….another Clinton screw up.

        The wet foot, dry foot policy is the name given to a consequence of the 1995 revision of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 that essentially says that anyone who fled Cuba and entered the United States would be allowed to pursue residency a year later.

        After talks with the Cuban government, the Clinton administration came to an agreement with Cuba that it would stop admitting people found at sea. Since then, in what has become known as the “Wet foot, Dry foot” policy, a Cuban caught on the waters between the two nations (with “wet feet”) would summarily be sent home or to a third country.

        One who makes it to shore (“dry feet”) gets a chance to remain in the United States, and later would qualify for expedited “legal permanent resident” status and eventually U.S. citizenship

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_feet,_dry_feet_policy

        I still argue with people who insist Bill Clinton was a ” Great President “. When I insist to be told why, all they can come up with is
        ” Everybody had money then.”

        • 67 jacquelineoboomer
          April 10, 2015 at 5:44 pm

          Another totally inhumane policy, masquerading as humane, in my book, like DADT. I’ve seen some of the video footage where the Cuban exiles are sent back. Who are we as a nation at this point? Of course, at any point, but we’re still legalizing crap like this.

          Clintons Begone!

    • April 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Linda, I support that 100%.

    • April 10, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      If we are to normalize relations, then this is the only logical next step.

  23. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    April 10, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Not so fast, Mrs. Clinton. As I unsubscribed, here was my comment to her PAC’s unsolicited e-mail to me (which I’m guessing many of you received, too):

    “Only HRC would get the e-mail addresses of Dems to send campaign stuff w/o asking. NO THANKS. NOT READY for Hillary. #RidinWithBiden”

    • 72 MightyPamela
      April 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Hear, Hear. She turned up in my SPAM folder a while ago, and I unsubscribed fast. I also let OFA know that if a bunch of her junk mail started turning up, or they start pushing her, I will carefully rethink my position on OFA. The only way she will get my vote is if PBO endorses her and she wins the nomination. But I do not believe she will win it, I think she is a losing prospect. She will learn, as did Myth, and as will all the other wankers, money can’t buy you love, or votes. Or the WH. (I hope.) #eversotiredofhillary

    • April 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      I just got this and I’m furious. First of all, I’ve never signed up for Ready for Hillary and I’m offended that they just think we’re going to fall in line. Second, in the email that represents her campaign is a big fat quote from Jim Freakin’ Carville asking me for money. I cannot stand that disgusting creep.

      Needless to say, I unsubscribed with my thoughts as well.

      • 77 jacquelineoboomer
        April 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm

        I didn’t even get as far as the Jim Freakin’ Carville quote – didn’t they ditch him during her last campaign? and now he’s hot stuff? YUCK. ARGHH. Enough.

      • 78 jackiegrumbacher
        April 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm

        Carville is the kiss of death of any campaign. Just his name is a complete turnoff. Can’t believe Hillary and her staff don’t realize this.

        • 79 Betsy
          April 10, 2015 at 8:56 pm

          Shows you how dated the Clinton’s really are. Can’t believe Chelsea hasn’t been involved to update them because age isn’t really the issue as mindset.

  24. 80 vcprezofan2
    April 10, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    My poor brain!

  25. 81 MightyPamela
    April 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    And, here’s old MP – checking in to catch the last 10 seconds of live stream, again! Saw the photo being taken, and the presidents leaving the hall. Sigh. Oh, well, we have YouTube!! ❤

  26. April 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm

  27. 84 GGail
    April 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    So, I guess we aren’t privy to the Summit Dinner tonight – huh?

  28. 85 JER
    April 10, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    President Obama at the Civil Society Forum. Secretary Kerry is also Present. Click here ► ► http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  29. 89 Linda
    April 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Interesting statistic from 2014

    22,000 plus traffic stops in North Charleston, SC

    16,000 plus were African American and 10,000 plus were AA men.

  30. 90 Vicki
    April 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I had Ed on for a few minutes as he chatted with Michael Steele and others and here is one of the HRC talking points, If I understood correctly:
    “Big Speeches and big crowds are so 90’s. The Clinton campaign is going to be using social media and conversations with small groups.”

    My translation: “Very few people came out to meet HRC and sign her book. We are going to limit public exposure of our lack of popular appeal.”

    Nobody on MSNBC has uttered the words Joe Biden unless it was to laugh at his supposed gaffes, at least not in recent memory.
    TOD seems to be the only place keeping this hope alive. Can this be???

    • 91 jackiegrumbacher
      April 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Vicki, Joe Biden said he would make his decision this summer and I trust that he’ll keep his word and we’ll have to abide by his decision. If he is running, I think the strategy of keeping it under the radar is a good one. He’ll get no help from the media, so why give them fodder for their stupidity ahead of time.

      • 92 Vicki
        April 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

        Good points, jackie.
        maybe he wants HRC to self-destruct or have us tire of her before he states his case.

        • April 10, 2015 at 6:29 pm

          Vicki, I think your hypothesis is valid. And, I think we will see it tested.

          Smartest move by VP Biden (and his ardent supporters) is to allow Hill and Bill to get in the mud with the crazies on the right.

          He can then emerge as the next ‘adult in the room’ (which he assuredly is) and leverage all of the Clinton foolishness (of which copious amounts will be documented on YouTube and Twitter).

    • April 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      The aura of inevitability this time around is at +eleventyhundred. She will be the next POTUS.

      • 95 MightyPamela
        April 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm

        I just don’t have that intuitive feeling about it, meta. I think it’s far from a given.

        • April 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm

          I’m just repeating what I’m seeing in the press. It’s not how I feel. I still hold out hope that a challenge will appear somehow.

          • 97 Vicki
            April 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

            Me, too, meta
            It is so critical that dems win. A complete GOP RW takeover would be too terrible to contemplate.

  31. 98 MightyPamela
    April 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Beyond exciting!! Good on ya’ to the Aussies!!

  32. 99 Vicki
    April 10, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Is there any person who believes that HRC can win in FL against Jeb or Rubio or Walker? This state chose Rick Scott over Charlie Crist.

    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      April 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Because Charlie Crist hugged President Obama at the airport AND supported teachers. So, yeah, no, her chances aren’t good.

    • 101 COS
      April 10, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      Usually, when Democrats vote, Democrats win. Unfortunately, we have a problem voting. This is one thing that scares me. Inspiring democrats to vote is very important. This is why, I hope they do not try to distant themselves from PBO, and use FLOTUS and PBO as much as possible, if he is allowed.

  33. 102 jackiegrumbacher
    April 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I am off to one of those semi-annual Democratic dinners where the talk is endless and the food is lousy. Wish be luck. BBL.

  34. 103 Vicki
    April 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    And a final thought on this candidacy——HRC is a boring speaker and her crowds would mirror Mitt’s and McCain’s. When Mitt bused people in, the media mentioned it but didn’t destroy him. If HRC does that—OMG—can you imageine? Media will talk about nothing else for months.
    Joe Biden is a much better bet.
    however,
    Dems setting up a loss. Again. Same sinking feeling I had about Alison L. Grimes,

  35. 104 MightyPamela
    April 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I’ll be back after a tea break. I have been tired and in pain all week, nothing new. No happy outcome in sight. Bye y’all for a bit.

  36. April 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

  37. April 10, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    WOW.

  38. April 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Stacey Doss, Kayleb’s mother and the daughter of a police officer herself, was outraged. Educators stood by, she said, while the cop took her son in handcuffs to juvenile court. The officer filed a second misdemeanor disorderly conduct complaint. And he also submitted another charge, a very grown-up charge for a very small boy: felony assault on a police officer. That charge was filed, Doss said the officer told her, because Kayleb “fought back.”

  39. April 10, 2015 at 6:11 pm

  40. April 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    They ain’t playing ….

  41. April 10, 2015 at 6:29 pm

  42. April 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm


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