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The Week Ahead

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Monday

The President will host Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates for a working lunch at the White House to consult on a wide range of regional and bilateral issues.

In the afternoon, the President will welcome the Ohio State University Buckeyes football team to honor the team on winning the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship.

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Tuesday

The President will welcome Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team members to the White House to honor his 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

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Wednesday

The President will attend meetings at the White House.

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Thursday

The President will welcome the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots to the White House to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLIX victory.

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Friday

The President will attend meetings at the White House.

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Saturday

The President and the First Lady will attend the 2015 White House Correspondentsโ€™ Association Dinner.

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136 Responses to “The Week Ahead”


  1. 27 Vicki
    April 19, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Hello, TOD.
    I am checking in for a second in case you missed it. HuffPo had an item yesterday that the GOP was dropping Repeal Obamacare from their to-do list. About f—–g time! Now I think that the spread of Medicaid expansion may increase. So so good.

    Instead the RW can turn their energy towards another battle they will lose. Opposing the nuclear deal between the World and Iran. So sorry, Bibi. (Not sorry) not even a little drop of sorry.

    Chelsea up by 10 points and the season winding down. No comment, just noticing.

    NYC is gorgeous and I am headed right out again. Have a great day everybody.

  2. 31 GGail
    April 19, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    VC, you want fast-track, okay. By the power vested in me, I hereby give you, VC “Partial dual Citizenship for 14 months”. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 32 vcprezofan2
      April 19, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      ‘partial citizenship’? What’s *that* mean? Also, too, you have power vested in you and are only now revealing that? Really now!!
      .
      .
      Actually, let’s not fight. How about using your vested power to get the 50 or so tickets for our TOD WH group tour? As you know, I can join the other 48 of you, with reasonable warning, any time in the next 4ยฝ months. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. April 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Danny met his first horse today – the ultimate “WTF?!?’ moment in history:

    • 36 GGail
      April 19, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Looking at THAT horse, I would say the same thing! WTF?????@@@!!!!!####!!!!!!

    • 41 vcprezofan2
      April 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Did Danny call out to him, or just stared while trying to figure out if *he* would be growing that big?

      • April 19, 2015 at 1:52 pm

        Danny was strangely silent – stunned, I think. This is the first creature he’s met who’s bigger than him. But at the rate he’s growing, I fear/suspect he’ll be the size of that horse by his second birthday in August.

        • 43 GGail
          April 19, 2015 at 1:56 pm

          Danny is looking at the horse and saying “Daddy”?

        • 46 vcprezofan2
          April 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

          Maybe, you should buy/borrow the horse for play dates – he could be DannyO’s older mentor. Who knows, he would probably be able to steer DannyO away from collecting branches and trunks.

          • April 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm

            Not even Champion the Wonder Horse could steer Danny away from branch-collecting

            • 48 GGail
              April 19, 2015 at 2:08 pm

              Last night I posted a link that listed some reasons why dogs like trees. One of the reasons is that it gets its Owners attention. I think Danny does it now because he likes the way you freak-out, I mean react to those damn branches ๐Ÿ˜€

            • April 19, 2015 at 2:16 pm

              What a beautiful path!

            • 51 vcprezofan2
              April 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm

              Hey, don’t knock the power of modeling…or even hero worship. If they hang out together long enough, DannyO might notice that hero-horse has no interest in branch-collection. I love the lush green look of Danny’s forest, although you wouldn’t catch me walking there alone, especially in the evening hours. ๐Ÿ˜€

            • 56 GGail
              April 19, 2015 at 2:34 pm

              Chips, I think it’s time for Danny to have a harness instead of that collar leash – check these out
              Coastal Pet Products Personalized Comfort Soft Dog Harness
              http://www.petsmart.com/dog/harnesses/coastal-pet-products-personalized-comfort-soft-dog-harness-zid36-8326/cat-36-catid-100082?var_id=36-8326&_t=pfm%3Dcategory

              • April 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

                Ah, GGail, you sweetheart!

                I was going to get one of them but the vet advised me against it, he said for a dog as strong as Danny – and he has a chest like Ironman – it would actually make him harder to control. The harness sort of, well, harnesses his chest power!

                The only one that works and makes me look like I have a well-trained dog when we’re out is this:

                But it takes about four hours to put on, he hates it intensely, and spends the entire walk trying to remove it with his paws – and he usually succeeds.

                So, for now, I’m using my – ha! – shock absorbent leash with a traffic control handle ๐Ÿ™„

                • 58 GGail
                  April 19, 2015 at 3:42 pm

                  I don’t blame Danny, I wouldn’t like that one either – YUCK! Well, I’m content in knowing that you’ve discussed it with your Vet. Good mommy ๐Ÿ™‚

            • 60 sherijr
              April 19, 2015 at 4:09 pm

              oh he looks to be so much fun… I miss those young years, my dog is an oldie (but still a goodie) now.. so he ‘rests’ a lot.. I envy you and Danny having such a wilderness to explore together ๐Ÿ™‚

              • April 19, 2015 at 4:51 pm

                Helloooooo sherijr!! Some days I wish Danny would rest a lot! But I know what you mean, you end up missing the crazy days, so I’ll enjoy every minute while they’re here. Give your dog a big slurpy kiss for me.

                • 62 sherijr
                  April 19, 2015 at 10:53 pm

                  slurpy kiss given ~ he hugs like a bear.. well a gentle bear ๐Ÿ™‚ so he sent you a gentle bear hug in return. If he wasn’t so grumpy I’d get us a puppy.. he will willingly share his space with cats, but not with another dog. Hugs to big Danny too ๐Ÿ™‚

            • 63 Dudette
              April 19, 2015 at 5:09 pm

              Great picture! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. April 19, 2015 at 2:09 pm

  5. 71 CBO
    April 19, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    So,….

    Just so we’re clear….

    You can charge a cop (like literally run towards him).
    You can reach for your pockets (where you literally have a gun)
    You can LITERALLY ask the cop to shoot you even while you’re being threatening to him and posing a risk to other people…..
    You can do all this while being a suspect in a double homicide and murder.

    ……and you’ll still get to live, even after all this…..

    But just as long as you’re white.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/19/us/ohio-new-richmond-officer-does-not-shoot-suspect/index.html

    #MichaelBrown
    #EricGarner
    #TamirRice
    #JohnCrawfordIII

  6. 73 vcprezofan2
    April 19, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    This letter is dated June 13, 2011 – At a glance, seems to me Gov. O’Malley’s summary of *his* China visit highlights some of the very things PBO has been trying to accomplish wit TPP.

    ‘Dear Members of the University [of Maryland] Community:

    President Wallace Loh I am writing to report to you on my recent seven-day China visit with Governor Martin O’Malley.

    …………………………………………….

    Governor O’Malley summarized our China visit as follows:

    “By reaching across borders, we can share knowledge and research, generate promising partnerships, and leverage the power of innovation to create jobs and expand opportunity to make our children winners in this changing, global economy.”
    I could not agree more with the Governor. The real winners from our China trip will be our students as we become a more globally networked, innovative, and entrepreneurial University in service to Maryland and the nation.

    ………………………………………// ‘

    http://www.president.umd.edu/statements/campus_messages61311.cfm

  7. 74 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Hello TOD on a Sunday rainy, cool, cloudy afternoon in MN.
    Congrats to all the Au โญ winners in the last 3 posts, starting with this one ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Wow, Danny is looking so Fabulous. Hey Danny O ๐Ÿ˜‰
    So Tweety is going to be interviewing Pres Obama on Tuesday? Oh well, Tweety’s pompous arse will be unbearable this whole week.

  8. 79 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    • 80 GGail
      April 19, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      I surely hopes he gets some jail time. How dare he disregard government rules. Who does he think he is?

      • 81 Nena20409
        April 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

        Non Violent Civil Disobedience is Democratic……and for that, I am impressed with his method.

  9. 82 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

  10. 83 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

  11. 84 vcprezofan2
    April 19, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hmmm. Yo, Amk, I thought you were going to check in when you were in transit? No internet where you are headed?

    • April 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      He’s probably been arrested for telling one of his wimmin jokes to a female German immigration officer.

      • 86 vcprezofan2
        April 19, 2015 at 3:02 pm

        He wasn’t heading to Germany; he was heading in your direction. You sure you don’t have him doing repairs for you on the quiet?

        • April 19, 2015 at 3:11 pm

          I thought he said he was going to Germany too?

          Yes, he said he was visiting the UK which he reckoned was the same as Ireland – you know he’s from Pakindiastan, dontcha?

          • 88 vcprezofan2
            April 19, 2015 at 3:17 pm

            I missed the Germany mention, but then I’m usually so busy arguing with him that that’s a distinct possibility. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Of course, because I see what I want to see, I also missed the UK piece; I only saw the Ireesh mention. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. 89 vcprezofan2
    April 19, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    BBL – off to refuel the body.

  13. April 19, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    HOORAAAYYY.. The Pope is also expected to release an encyclical on the environment.

    The summit, which is scheduled for April 28 and entitled โ€œProtect the Earth, Dignify Humanity. The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Development,โ€ will draw together a combination of scientists, global faith leaders, and influential conservation advocates such as Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is slotted to offer the opening address, and organizers say the goal of the conference is to โ€œbuild a consensus that the values of sustainable development cohere with values of the leading religious traditions, with a special focus on the most vulnerable.โ€

    More info at the link.

  14. 93 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I PICKED UP THE LAST COPY OF A MAGAZINE REPORTING ON HOW ILL THE PRESIDENT IS…:(…THIS IS GOING TO BE OUT EVERYWHERE! I LOVE MY ENERGIZER PRESIDENT AND MY HEART IS WITH HIM!

    • 94 jackiegrumbacher
      April 19, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Sue, what do you mean? I haven’t heard anything about a presidential illness.

      • April 19, 2015 at 5:46 pm

        What was the name of the magazine that Sue pick up?

      • 96 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        April 19, 2015 at 6:32 pm

        I’VE SEEN THROAT REPORTS BEFORE….GLOBE SAYS THROAT AND THAT HE IS LOSING HIS VOICE…IS WEAK AND USING A WHEELCHAIR IN THE WH…I HAVE NOTICED HIM LOSING HIS VOICE ALOT LATELY…SAYS CRIPPLING DISEASE THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP QUIET…PERSONALLY I HAVE NOTICED QUITE A CHANGE IN HIS WALK AND ALOT OF WEIGHT AND BONE LOSS…SOMETHING IS GOING ON…I BELIEVE THAT. IT SAYS THE WH HAS REDUCED HIS SCHEDULE SO THAT HE MAY REST….I SEE EXHAUSTION IN HIM…I HAVE THOUGHT FOR SOME TIME THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG.

        • April 19, 2015 at 6:43 pm

          Sue, please forgive me ….. but that sounds like the greatest pile of tabloid horseshit I’ve ever heard ๐Ÿ˜•

          • 98 SUE DUVALL SMITH
            April 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm

            I THINK THERE IS TRUTH TO IT…THERE IS ALOT OF WEIGHT AND BONE LOSS AND FIND THE MAG…THERE IS A PHOTO OF HIM ON THE FRONT PAGE IN A WHEELCHAIR WHICH COULD BE FIXED…HOWEVER THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT THE WH KNOW THIS STORY IS OUT THERE AND HUGE….APRIL 27, 2015 ISSUE….I AM MORE CONCERNED ABOUT PBO THAN ANYTHING ELSE BECAUSE I HAVE NOTICED THE CHANGE IN HIS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE…I HAVE QUESTIONED THIS LONG BEFORE ANY PRINT HIT A RACK….

            • April 19, 2015 at 7:11 pm

              Sue, I just looked it up….. the photo the Globe used on their cover is of the President in a wheelchair …… at the WH Science Fair (Caption: Kaitlin Reed demonstrates to President Barack Obama the attachable lever she developed that can make wheelchair movements easier and less tiring, during the 2015 White House Science Fair in the Blue Room, March 23, 2015)

              Don’t waste your money on these rags, they’re pure nonsense.

              The President is doing an exhausting job, so of course he’s going to look tired – and he jokes himself about the gray hairs, etc. But his energy is boundless – just think of him on the Jamaica/Panama trip.

              It’s a bunch of silliness ๐Ÿ™‚

              • 100 SUE DUVALL SMITH
                April 20, 2015 at 9:12 am

                I FIGURED THEY USED THAT PHOTO…HOWEVER HE STILL LOOKS EXTREMELY THIN AND HE WALKS DIFFERENTLY…AS FOR THE GLOBE…THE WH NEEDS TO SUE THEM!…ASAP AND EL PRONTO…BECAUSE ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE HIM AND SEE THIS ARE VERY UPSET…I DON’T BUY THESE THINGS…I BOUGHT THE LAST ONE TO GET IT OFF THE DAMNED RACK!

      • 101 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        April 19, 2015 at 6:37 pm

        YOU WON’T…THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP THIS QUIET BUT I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG…ALOT OF CHANGES IN HIM.

        • April 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm

          Sue I am surprise you even pay any attention to those tabloids rags. The Globe is another piece of trash rag. Whenever I go in the grocery store I make it my business to not look at those trash rags.

        • 103 99ts
          April 19, 2015 at 9:35 pm

          This is how the nonsense is spread – repeating such things

  15. April 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    This is from Nancy LeTourneau’s blog today. In memory of the Oklahoma City bombing. A beautiful, beautiful song.

  16. 105 Dudette
    April 19, 2015 at 5:07 pm

  17. 108 Gazelle
    April 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    We kinda binge listened to Amy Winehouse live concerts today, great way to get chores done, & her music somehow suited the day. Then I came across an earlier Amy concert. Such a talent & gone too soon, wished she could have overcome her struggles.

    .

  18. April 19, 2015 at 5:42 pm

  19. 110 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    • 111 Nena20409
      April 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      When I opened up this Thread, this tweet was not visible ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Now that I have made an arse of myself, well, Fluffy has the last laugh ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. April 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm

  21. 125 vcprezofan2
    April 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    TODobots, here’s a ‘treat’ you may not have seen yet.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ President Obama = ‘There’s no bigger celebrity’ to Jamaicans. Meeting the President and being thanked by him = ‘This was the ultimate.” ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. 132 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I love to read about or see pictures and videos of these reunions of the Military Families.

  23. 133 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 6:58 pm

  24. 134 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 19, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    BBL….TIME TO HUDDLE WITH THE FLATSCREEN!..BLESSINGS EVERYONE…

  25. 136 Nena20409
    April 19, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Someone at TOD had mentioned this story today……here’s the LA Times link.


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