President Obama becomes the first sitting President to visit a Federal Prison

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  1. 1 sabreen60
    July 16, 2015 at 11:49 am


  2. 4 57andfemale
    July 16, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Congrats, sabreen!

    • 5 sabreen60
      July 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Thats Ms. 57. I just sat down to read and so no one had commented on this thread. Hope all is well with you and all TODers!

  3. 6 MightyPamela
    July 16, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    {{{{{ PBO }}}}} bbl ❤

    • 8 57andfemale
      July 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Wait – you don’t allow your dogs on the couch? I’m lucky if they let ME sit on the couch!

  4. 9 desertflower
    July 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Is there a link to watch?

  5. 11 desertflower
    July 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    did I already miss it…which is my MO 🙂

  6. 12 pkayden
    July 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    President Obama is always making history. What a legacy despite all the obstruction from outside and within his own party.

  7. 13 Linda
    July 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Crazy white guy drives up to Military Reserve/Recruiting location in Chattanooga and opens fire on Army , Navy , Air Force and Maine combination center.

    One officer down.

  8. July 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Children of Immigrants Denied Citizenship

    For nearly 150 years, the United States, under the 14th Amendment, has recognized people born here as citizens, regardless of whether their parents were citizens.

    But Texas has other plans. In the last year, the state has refused to issue birth certificates to children who were born in Texas to undocumented parents. In May, four women filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services alleging constitutional discrimination and interference in the federal government’s authority over immigration.

    Jennifer Harbury, a lawyer with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, who is representing the women, said the deluge of birth certificate refusals began last winter. “I’ve never seen such a large number of women with this problem,” she says. “In the past someone might be turned away, but it was always resolved. This is something altogether new.”

    According to the lawsuit, the women who requested birth certificates for their children in Cameron and Hidalgo counties were turned away because of insufficient proof of their identities. State law allows the use of a foreign ID if the mother lacks a Texas driver’s license or a U.S. passport.

    But local officials, which issue birth certificates registered by the Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit, told the women they would no longer accept either the matricula consular, which is a photo ID issued by the Mexican Consulate to Mexican nationals living in the U.S., or a foreign passport without a current U.S. visa. Undocumented Central American women are also being turned away because they only have a passport without a U.S. visa. “They are locking out a huge chunk of the undocumented immigrant community,” says Harbury…


  9. July 16, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I guess we won’t be able to hear POTUS comments.

    • July 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      I guess since it’s a prison, maybe they weren’t able to accommodate the WH press pool, so no livestream. But I hope there will be a video of his statement.

    • 19 walter
      July 16, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Bella, there will be a special airing soon about PBO’s visit to the prision w/sound.

  10. July 16, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    VP to talk with Senate Dems about Iran Deal

  11. 21 vcprezofan2
    July 16, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Take a look (since we can’t hear PBO).

    • 22 GGail
      July 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      GM/GA vc 🙂

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        July 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

        GM 2 U 2, Gx2. 😀 Here’s hoping your Thursday is as cool as mine!

        • 24 GGail
          July 16, 2015 at 1:06 pm

          Cool? as in temperature or state of mind 🙂
          I’m looking forward to a lazy Saturday, although I think I’ll go looking for a beef patty since I never got a chance to eat a whole one on my vacation 🙂
          I’ll let you know if I have any success…

          • 25 vcprezofan2
            July 16, 2015 at 1:09 pm

            The temperature is cool (then again, the same could be said of my state of mind). 😀

            Good luck in your patty search – hope you find the real thing, as imitators abound!

            • 26 GGail
              July 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

              Well…my choices are 1) go down to Los Angeles and go to a Caribbean restaurant. 2) Check out the frozen food section of my local COSTCO or Walmart. I’ll try option #2 first and taste them before I make that trek do to LA

              • 27 vcprezofan2
                July 16, 2015 at 3:27 pm

                Went to feed my face and read a bit so missed this earlier, but IMO option #2 is for the birds! Unfortunately, and sadly, you will have nothing to compare it with. /shrug/

  12. July 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Congrats Sabreen on 1st 🙂

    Hey Chips …. let me correct that ‘typo’ for you …. “Um,Feel the BERN” 🙂

    • 29 GGail
      July 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Bob, you wild and crazy man 😀 😀 😀

    • July 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      🙂 It was deliberate Bob, Sanders is burning up – but not in a good way! Okay, back to work I go!

    • 33 57andfemale
      July 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      I just heard clips of Bernie’s recent campaign events on Thom Hartmann. He has two vocal modulations: Bellow and Bellow Louder.

      Oh, and “when” he’s President, he will force Congress to make ALL college Free for Everyone.

      What is beginning to scare me: I think he believes that he can do all these things. How do you spend a generation in Congress, particularly the last decade, and even dream that you could do all those things?

      I understand politiking. But it’s not that he wants these things to happen – he is convincing his sheeple that he is that powerful.


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              • July 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

                “…. we are very happy and eager to have the sanctions end. I think it is a first step for many things. One is a possible normalization of relations between Iran and the West. But I would like to emphasize more that it is a first step for the civil society to become active inside of Iran. The sanctions impacted very negatively the civil society because they impacted negatively the economic situation so many of the activists inside the country who work on a volunteer basis were unable to engage in civil society . . . I think it is a win-win situation. It is always a win-win situation when you resolve conflicts through diplomacy. We need to have stability in the Middle East and the region and I think this deal will help with that stability.”

              • July 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm

                “Some may still beat the drums of anti-Americanism, but it will be difficult to persist with such policies and positions as intensely as before the deal. And this has a clear reason. Gradually, many Iranians will be asking the simple question that if we were able to resolve through intensive and persistent negotiations our differences with Americans on such a wide range of issue on the nuclear controversy – Fordow, Natanz, Arak heavy water reactor, number of centrifuges, termination of sanctions – why shouldn’t we be able to reach agreements with them on other issues?

                Like on Afghanistan, where we not only lack real differences, but also enjoy strategic convergence of interests. Neither one of us wants the Taliban to restore power in Kabul. We don’t have differences in Iraq either, just common interests. Neither side wants Daesh – the Islamic State – to extend its dominance over Iraq. Neither side wants to see al-Qaeda and extremist groups dominate Iraq. Take prime minister Haidar al-Abadi’s government in Iraq, for instance. It is a moderate and relatively democratic one, which has invited Sunni groups to collaborate. His government enjoys a degree of national consent and consensus. Both Americans and Iranians support his administration.
                Analysis A roadmap for the Middle East after the Iran nuclear deal
                For Arab countries, the Iran deal is a perceived victory or an ominous
                defeat. Here’s a look at how media and major players are reacting in Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia
                Read more

                Interestingly, I want to add that this shared interest also applies to Yemen. Neither one of us wants al-Qaeda to take over there. This is the case in Syria, too. Neither one of us wants al-Nusrah Front or Daesh (Isis) to take over Damascus. But I don’t want to talk in idealistic terms and rule out any sort of differences or divisions between us and the Americans. We do diverge over Israel. We do differ over the human rights issue, etc. There definitely are differences, but they more or less exist between all countries in the world. Do the US and the UK agree fully on everything? Or the US and France, the US and China, the US and Russia, do they concur on everything? Definitely not. But this cannot be reason enough for them to be enemies. Such logic also applies to the relationship between Iranians and Americans.

                Therefore, I reiterate this widely recognized statement in Iran that “the dome of anti-Americanism has cracked”. Of course, the principlists will try to push the anti-Americanism agenda with greater force to show their supporters that this is not the case [that anti-Americanism is alive and well]. This is not sustainable in the long run, however. In my opinion, the existential philosophy of anti-Americanism has been undermined a bit. It has been brought under question. It has reached a dead end.” — Prof Zibakalam, ibid.

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  15. 48 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

  16. 49 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm

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  20. 56 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

  21. 57 Allison
    July 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  22. 58 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

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  24. July 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    To show how darn stupid these Obama haters are, some people are blaming First Lady Michelle Obama because the Navy is doing away with fired food. But she has nothing to do with that, but you can’t tell those idiots that.

  25. 65 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm

  26. 66 GGail
    July 16, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Influence a jury pool…already?

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — The young man accused of the terrible crime was a bug-eyed boy with a bowl haircut who came from a broken home and attended at least seven schools in nine years. Many afternoons he would sit silently on the curb in front of his roomy yard and, when he tired of it, move to a different curb. He helped neighbors with their yard work, but they still found him strange.

    Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old white man charged with killing nine black parishioners in a storied Charleston, S.C., church last month, attended solidly middle-class, racially integrated schools, grew up with black friends and came from a respected family, his grandfather a well-known local lawyer. But court records suggest that his divorced parents struggled with finances when he was a teenager, with his mother being evicted from her home in 2009 and his father’s once-successful business renovating historic homes falling into debt and closing a few years later.

    By the time he was in high school, Mr. Roof was struggling with his classes, attending the ninth grade twice before dropping out. He floated in and out of jobs, took drugs and drank, had run-ins with the police, began reading white supremacist websites and, in the months before the massacre, boasted of wanting to start a race war, friends and investigators say.

  27. 67 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 1:54 pm

  28. 68 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

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  30. 71 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 2:09 pm

  31. July 16, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    KFOR has some pool footage from his statement. It is of PBO speaking about what he saw as he toured the facility and talking about the problems with our current system. He is genuinely moved. So there should be some video to share later. And the VICE interview should be incredible.

    Local color: http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

  32. 75 JER
    July 16, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    The President Departs Oklahoma. Click here ► ► http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/

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  34. July 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Love this

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