Chat Away

Fantastic behind the scenes look from the amazing Pete Souza

88 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 laraofzhivago
    April 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm


  2. April 13, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Congrats, Laraofzhivago! I started on a post and got distracted…here are some news items from today:

  3. April 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm

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  5. 9 pickle48
    April 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    More re: Rubio. He ran down a list of everything he thinks needs to be changed. Ironically, most of what he listed he actively has fought against in the Senate!! Eventually, that will be pointed out while he is on a stage and he won’t be able to escape the questions. And referring to a new American century as his theme…..!! Where has he been!?

    • 10 busbus
      April 13, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      I listened to his speech and I was not impressed! It sounded so melodramatic and forced. The boy is not ready for prime-time. And, yes, I would like to know where he has been. I guess that he has been busy being impressed with his press!

    • 11 99ts
      April 13, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Eventually, that will be pointed out while he is on a stage

      I hope that is true – but it will probably be other candidates rather than the media pointing it out

  6. April 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Here are links and videos to keep track of President Obama’s interviews w/ local TV outlets:

    NBC Madison



    Columbus Ohio



    Portland Maine


    South Dakota


    • 13 GGail
      April 13, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      What a novel idea – one on one interview, standing up. I bet they didn’t asked long questions for fear that they’re feet would begin to hurt before the interview was over 🙂

  7. April 13, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    This is what coverage of HRC is going to be for the next two years:

  8. April 13, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Actually the Iranians are pretty smart to get a defensive missile system installed to prevent an attack from Israel just when peace is breaking out.

  9. 16 TrumpDog
    April 13, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I really like that picture. It perfectly epitomizes how I view Obama and his presidency. Love it.

  10. April 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I goes to say I need some major freeing from WordPress moderation BTs 😀

  11. April 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Hillary Clinton will be no match for that. In fact, no one will. Barack Obamas don’t come along every election cycle. Leaders of President Obama’s caliber come along once a century; once a half century if we’re lucky. Comparing the next president to Barack Obama will result in monumental disappointment, regardless of who succeeds him to the Oval Office. That’s the hard truth.

    Another hard truth is that the next president does not need to be another Barack Obama. What we need for the next two presidential terms is a maintenance president. We need a maintenance president who will not allow the GOP to repeal or gut the monumental and transformative achievements of the Obama years. We need a maintenance president who will competently maintain the Affordable Care Act, the banking reform, and President Obama’s new start in foreign policy.

    • April 13, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      This is good analysis from Spandan.

    • 20 4morefor44
      April 13, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      oh not spandan now too?!? my god, lady walmart was a horrible senator, mediocre s.o.s. (compare to what john kerry has been doing!), and a disaster as a campaigner. biggest problem with all these theories is that SHE CANNOT WIN A NATIONAL ELECTION. she will not be a “maintenance president” because she will not win against “the news” machine’s republican bias and decades of divisiveness from her, her husband, and especially her team and supporters. last time i read spandan he was doing the usual tactic of taking one little thing senator elizabeth warren said that could be slight criticism of president obama and dissing her because of it. and now he’s all “aw, maybe hillary won’t be so bad.” my god, wake up people! of course i’ll vote for her if she’s the nominee, but we must, MUST do all we can to make sure she isn’t, because SHE WILL LOSE TO THE REPUBLICAN. guaranteed.

      • 21 japa21
        April 13, 2015 at 8:06 pm

        I highly doubt she would lose to any of the GOP candidates. She may well out perform PBO’s election numbers. Doesn’t mean she is a better candidate, but let’s face it, if racism was not as rampant as it is in this country PBO would ha with 60% of the vote.

        As for Hillary, she isn’t my first choice, but if she ends up the candidate (not guaranteed) I will work not only to get her elected but as many Dems up and down the ticket, from dogcatcher to Senator.

      • April 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm

        i think you are misrepresent Spandan

  12. 27 hopefruit2
    April 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    So PBO WILL be visiting South Dakota as I had speculated a few days ago. 🙂 🙂

  13. 29 hopefruit2
    April 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    • 30 Nena20409
      April 13, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      Chuck Todd is a Liar.
      POTUS speaks one Indonesian Language. He understands and speaks Spanish, though not fluently.
      Bilingual=the ablity to speak two languages and not just English and Spanish.
      Drop-out Chuck Todd should stop making an arse of himself.

    • 32 donna dem 4 obama
      April 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      He blocked me earlier this year so he won’t see it but it sure felt good writing it. 🙂

      This tweet of Chucky’s is indicative of what I have been saying that in lieu of another Dem running the media will pit HRC and POTUS against Republicans. It’s so crazy!

      I wish I knew why Martin is waiting so long to announce??????

    • April 13, 2015 at 11:54 pm

      PBO actually knows several languages

  14. April 13, 2015 at 7:13 pm

  15. April 13, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you GGail for posting that article I tried to post concerning FLOTUS attending Black Girls Rock.

  16. 39 hopefruit2
    April 13, 2015 at 7:27 pm

  17. 47 Nena20409
    April 13, 2015 at 7:41 pm

  18. 48 Nena20409
    April 13, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Shaming Internationally has it’s Merit. In_deed.

  19. 49 Nena20409
    April 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm


    WASHINGTON — More than three months into the new Congress, Senate Republicans held their first vote on one of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees on Monday evening.

    In a 95-0 vote, the Senate easily confirmed Alfred Bennett to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He fills a court seat that’s been vacant for 769 days, and one with such a heavy caseload that it’s considered a “judicial emergency.” That means the judges on that court are taking on more than 600 cases, or that they’ve carried a load of 430 to 600 cases for more than 18 months.

    Republicans have been slow-walking action on Obama’s judicial nominees ever since they took control of the Senate in January — even if that has meant jamming their own nominees. Bennett, for example, has had the support of his home-state senators, John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), yet has endured committee delays and floor vote delays for weeks. Two other Texas nominees are ready for votes and could easily have been scheduled for Monday, but were not. All three were first nominated in September.

  20. April 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm

  21. 59 JER
    April 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm

  22. 60 MightyPamela
    April 13, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Hi y’all! Beautiful rain hee today! <3r

  23. April 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Great find, Nerdy!

    • April 13, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      lovelyplains, Oh I’m sure the Obama haters just love to hear that. You know how the haters are, those who were done wrong by the great country call America should just forget about it and move on.

    • 65 GGail
      April 13, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      This is why I love my TOD family! Thank you first goes to NW for locating and tweeting this article, the second Thank you goes to LP for expanding and giving us a snippet of the article. ❤

      • 66 jacquelineoboomer
        April 13, 2015 at 9:34 pm

        And to me for reading it? Oh, sorry. #LookinForLove (and just kidding – you were being sweet and I interrupted; continue, GGail!) ❤

  24. 67 Nerdy Wonka
    April 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    • 68 Nena20409
      April 13, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      The blatant truth that all 318.9M citizens should know and the feckless USA News Media should be reporting about…..yet they fail We The People Time and Time again.

      Thanks FLOTUS and thanks NW.

  25. April 13, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Looking forward to the gospel event at the White House tomorrow night.

  26. 70 GGail
    April 13, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I read the story on his tweet site

  27. 71 Nena20409
    April 13, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    • 72 4morefor44
      April 13, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      he’s served his purpose for the media owners. what he used to preach and how did it were considered too out there for the mainstream audience, but now his whole show has become “the norm” in all the major news channels. for decades he was the point on the spear of The Crazy, and it’s now infiltrated everything “news” related, so he got his millions and can slowly go out to pasture in extreme comfort, financial comfort at least…

  28. 73 Obama Grandmama
    April 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Home today from a trip to the emergency room at the hospital with severe abdominal pains last night. Taking pain medication now with appointment made for next week at my local clinic to determine diagnosis. Pain can emphasize the need for ACA. So glad I was part of the fight to get it. I really think it is so important to have a Dem President that supports ACA as our next President.

  29. April 13, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Good Evening, everyone 🙂

  30. 83 Nena20409
    April 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    But it is Dems, Liberals, Progressives that are dividing USA?

    Billo has said over the years that He didn’t want THINGS to change. Obviously, he hates America’s ‘Meritology’……He loves it when His Own Version of America continues to hold Power, Advantage, Majority of the Population.

  31. 85 GGail
    April 13, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    My update on Katie and her baby girl. They both are laying down and resting. This is the first time that I’ve seen Mama Katie off her feet since her baby was born. This is a good sign that all is well with both of them. 🙂

    • 86 FoxfireTX
      April 13, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you! Sorry I missed it, she is back on her feet again. But the baby sure looks like she is doing well. I am amazed at how strong she is for her age.

      • 87 GGail
        April 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm

        I am too busy to watch at work because if I look, I know that I won’t be able to quit 🙂
        But they both are amazing creatures. Thank you Foxfire for bringing it to our attention. I’ve watched Red Tail’s in New York, but this is my first with Giraffes.

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