80 Responses to “The President Speaks On The Iran Deal”

  1. August 10, 2015 at 4:32 pm

  2. August 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    No comment required ….

  3. August 10, 2015 at 4:39 pm

  4. August 10, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    ‘Until Thursday’s GOP debate, Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and Donald Trump had been executing one of the most successful examples of media synergy in recent memory. But the Trump–Ailes alliance — which helped generate a record debate audience of 24 million — has been in tatters ever since Fox’s debate moderators peppered Trump with critical questions on stage in Cleveland. From the moment Trump faced reporters in the post-debate “Spin Room,” he’s been attacking the network’s treatment of him, with special venom reserved for Megyn Kelly. Now, it appears both sides want peace. This morning, Trump tweeted that Ailes called to assure him that Fox will cover him “fairly” going forward.

    According to two high-level Fox sources, Ailes’s diplomacy was the result of increasing concern inside Fox News that Trump could damage the network. Immediately following Thursday’s debate, Fox was deluged with pro-Trump emails. The chatter on Twitter was equally in Trump’s favor. “In the beginning, virtually 100-percent of the emails were against Megyn Kelly,” one Fox source, who was briefed on the situation told me. “Roger was not happy. Most of the Fox viewers were taking Trump’s side.” Things got worse for Ailes over the weekend. In a phone conversation, Trump told Sean Hannity that “he was never doing Fox again,” according to one person with knowledge of the call. The anti-Kelly emails, and threat of a boycott by Trump, seems to have pushed Ailes to diffuse the war. One Fox personality told me that Fox producers gave instructions to tell in-house talent not to bring up Trump’s controversial comments that Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” during the debate. According to one count, Fox only aired Trump’s comment once since Friday, while CNN mentioned it at least 50 times…continued’

    • 17 vcprezofan2
      August 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      The man with the hair has power – who would have believed it! smh

      • August 10, 2015 at 4:54 pm

        too much irony….

        ‘In recent days, Ailes got a glimpse of what a Trump-less Fox News would look like. On Sunday, Trump called in to the four other public-affairs shows; this morning he gave interviews to Today and Morning Joe. Inside Fox, this was alarming. “This thing with Megyn got way ahead of Roger and bigger than he must have thought,” one Fox personality said. “Roger wants this to blow over,” another source added. “He’s upset that conservatives are mad at Fox.” Online, Ailes also took flak. Both the Drudge Report and Breitbart News carried pro-Trump headlines.’

        • 19 vcprezofan2
          August 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

          A good example of FOX/Murdoch’s *integrity*, and yet they get upset when WH hints that they are not a bona fide news agency. In fairness though, the others aren’t much better vis-a-vis integrity in reporting and who influences their ‘story’.

          • 20 0388jojothecat
            August 10, 2015 at 6:06 pm

            Wasn’t this the SAME so-called “news” agency that complained about Jon Stewart being called to the WH and “wondered out loud” if PBO was instructing Jon Stewart to attack Putin?

    • 21 nospin
      August 10, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      “Ailes makes peace w/ @realDonaldTrump after Trump told @seanhannity in a private call that Trump was boycotting Fox”

      bought and paid for. smdh!

  5. 22 vcprezofan2
    August 10, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I ❤ the portion of the interview where President Obama answers questions from people outside of the U.S. I cannot picture any president in the recent past who could respond so naturally, coherently, seriously and sincerely without great preparation beforehand. I can picture one who could certainly have answered with humour, but am not sure he could have treated the questions as purposefully.

    I truly ❤ ❤ living in the Age of Obama!

  6. August 10, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I wish he was appointed U.S. Amb. to Israel….he would cause as much hell as Dermer does here…he has always been loyal to PBO

  7. 24 JER
    August 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm

  8. 25 JER
    August 10, 2015 at 4:45 pm

  9. August 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    What a joke…like AIPAC wouldn’t let its members take ?’s from the administration, and Bibi’s gov silencing to Intel officers..nix decent at all costs.

  10. 27 JER
    August 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm

  11. August 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    That is what happens when your leaders get smoked by PBO’s decision to send in Delta Force & using kinetic strikes

    …blaming it on US/Turkey detente 😆

  12. 29 Vicki
    August 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    To re-cap the numbers needed so that Iran deal proceeds unharmed:
    34 Yes Votes insure that PBO’s veto will be sustained. So far we have 16 clear Yes votes toward the 34, with many leaning Yes or Undecided.

    41 Yes Votes stop the cloture vote to object to the Iran Deal.

    Obviously, I want PBO and the Deal to get the widest possible support.
    We have 44 (D) Senators and 2 (I.) Both (I)—- Angus King and Bernie Sanders are Yes.
    So we need, at minimum, 32 (D) Senators.

    Best case is 41 (D) + (I) + (R) Jeff Flake equaling 42. A definitive positive Vote for Peace.

    Again—We have 16 Yes on way to minimum 34. That is the state of this huge issue now.

    • 30 57andfemale
      August 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Let’s also remember that they need 2/3 of the House to override a veto. I have no idea how to do this, but there should be an ongoing count of House votes as well.

      • 31 Vicki
        August 10, 2015 at 6:12 pm

        POTUS only needs One of the legislative branches—either the Senate Or the House to uphold his veto. Both would be better, of course.
        At first, because Nancy Pelosi assured us she could and would hold The House, we didn’t even focus on the Senate.
        As far as i know, Nancy still has the votes she needs.

        Your welcome, 57. I am besides myself when PBO is under fire. Like pretty much all of us at TOD. We express our feelings in different ways on many issues. For now, putting the Iran deal done and behind us is on my mind.

        • 32 Vicki
          August 10, 2015 at 6:27 pm

          Or, to put it another way: PBO getting his way is no story.
          PBO under a possible threat equals headlines.

      • August 10, 2015 at 7:13 pm

        ty…Vicki for the tally

    • 34 57andfemale
      August 10, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      And I GREATLY appreciate your score-counting efforts, Vicki. Thanks!

    • 35 Dudette
      August 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Vicki!

    • 37 Nena20409
      August 10, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Last week, her office said to me that The Senator was still studying up on the #IranDeal.
      Now, KTTC is reporting that the Sen is a YES vote.

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  15. 42 Linda
    August 10, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Alicia Garza who is the founder of BLM says that the people that interrupted Bernie Sanders are NOT part of the movement.

  16. 43 Linda
    August 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Did Ailes throw Megyn Kelly under the bus ?

  17. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    August 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm

  18. 48 57andfemale
    August 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Yikes. Not good:

    • 49 Linda
      August 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Those will never be approved. Anything over 10% has to be approved by HHS, IIRR. Anything 10 or under gets approved by States Insurance Commissioners.

      • 50 57andfemale
        August 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

        Gaba was very clear on that as well, Linda. But it’s clear that Gaba was shocked by it as well. But he lives by the facts, and now that will be a new GOP talking point. We need to be prepared to push back.

        • 51 EricFive
          August 10, 2015 at 7:43 pm

          That 27% was only for North Carolina. I have no idea what is going on in that market, but it is only one state. There have been big increases REQUESTED by insurers in the past but have been denied by the state insurance boards.

  19. 53 Linda
    August 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Police Union In Missouri Declares ‘Darren Wilson Day’ On Shooting Anniversary



  20. August 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Video in link

    ‘Robots continue to expand their repertoire in Japan three years after the opening of the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo.Henn-na Hotel, which is largely staffed by robots, is set to open in Nagasaki in western Japan on Friday. “Please enjoy your conversation with the robots, which perform their tasks efficiently but are in some ways friendly as well,” Huis Ten Bosch Co., which operates the hotel, explains on its website.’

  21. August 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    ‘Whether it is fuel savings, safer commutes or freed-up time behind the wheel, motorists have many reasons to embrace self-driving cars. But another group is just as eager to see these vehicles on the road: politicians. Lawmakers from California, Texas and Virginia are wooing the autonomous-car industry, along with the jobs and tax revenue that come with it. They are financing research centers, building fake suburbs for testing the cars and, perhaps most important, going light on regulation, all in an effort to attract a rapidly growing industry. The prize: a piece of the estimated $20 billion automakers and other companies will spend globally on development over the next five years, according to an analysis by Gartner. “The first thing is, don’t do anything to discourage,” said Richard M. Biter, assistant transportation secretary in Florida, which is among the states chasing the nascent industry. “It’s like the Hippocratic oath.” Virginia, for example, is trying to attract carmakers with its clogged highways.

    In June, the state designated 70 miles of roads in Northern Virginia for autonomous-car testing. The roads run from hilly to flat and congested to clear, giving carmakers a variety of conditions for testing. “If we are able to help companies by facilitating the process for them, we’re going to help bring business to the state,” said Myra Blanco, director of the Center for Automated Vehicle Systems at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va. Opened in 2013, the center is funded by state and federal agencies and private companies. Ms. Blanco said her lab would help auto manufacturers run experiments and analyze data, along with taking care of licensing and insurance issues. Michigan, sensing a potential threat to its traditional leadership position in the auto industry, is taking no chances. In July, officials unveiled a 32-acre testing ground in Ann Arbor specifically for researching self-driving cars — a mock suburb with asphalt and gravel roads lined by brick and glass building facades, where self-driving cars could be tested away from pedestrians. The state spent $6 million to build the site, with an additional $4 million coming from private companies..continued’

  22. 58 vcprezofan2
    August 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Manipulating the Narrative

    We’re all learning these days that we have to be critical thinkers when it comes to consuming the news. While it is completely ironic to hear someone like Bill O’Reilly talk about his “no spin zone,” he’s tapped into the reality that “spin” is part of how the news is reported. Sometimes that is a conscious effort to influence public opinion and sometimes the media’s own bias simply seeps through.

    Recently James Fallows found an excellent example. He noticed a NYT headline that read: Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group, Raising Worries of a Lasting Rift. It’s a story about the disagreement between President Obama and AIPAC over the Iran nuclear agreement. Fallows notes:
    As we learn in linguistics classes, and understand even without the classes, word order matters, as does subject/object placement. Dog bites man versus man bites dog. What’s interesting in this case is that three possible subject/object placements, with very different implications, could all fit the facts the story describes.
    Here are the three possibilities he points to:

    1. “Pro-Israel Group Battles Obama, Raising Worries …”
    2. “Obama, Pro-Israel Group Battle, Raising Worries …”
    3. “Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group, Raising Worries …”
    ……………………………… //

    • 59 Vicki
      August 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Very important info, VC and thank you for posting it.

      In the same vein—yesterday’s headlines about BLM protesters ending Bernie Sanders Rally on Saturday in Seattle.
      It Wasn’t a Bernie rally. It was a Social Security forum and Bernie was to be the final speaker. It had gone on for 11/2 hours with a diverse panel when Bernie took the stage and was thwarted. That is the event Bob said his wife passed by and had fewer than 1,000 folks.

      Bernie’s Actual Rally in Seattle took place later Saturday evening and had 15,000 participants—and No protests whatsoever. Good luck finding that in any media.
      The Portland rally Sunday night was reported in the media and it did indeed have a huge turnout. 28,000.

      I am Not a Bernie supporter.
      I am very big, however, on accuracy.

  23. 61 donna dem 4 obama
    August 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Little house on the Prairie meets Congress.

    Melissa Gilbert is running as a Democrat for the House seat in the 8th Congressional District in Michigan.

  24. 62 donna dem 4 obama
    August 10, 2015 at 6:14 pm

  25. 63 Vicki
    August 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    By the same crowd who can’t pronounce “nuclear”
    and call it Eye-rack
    We are hearing trash about Eye-ran.

    TV ads running non-stop in NYC. Fear, hate, WAR!!!!

  26. 64 Nena20409
    August 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    3rd poll now, boosting Trumps ego and his lead in the 2016 GOPers….. 😉

  27. 67 Nena20409
    August 10, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Congrats Doc Bobfr for your Au ⭐

  28. 68 Nena20409
    August 10, 2015 at 6:26 pm

  29. 73 jacquelineoboomer
    August 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm

  30. 74 Nena20409
    August 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm

  31. August 10, 2015 at 6:32 pm

  32. 76 Nena20409
    August 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Having listened to C-SPAN Wash Journal this AM…….DC/NY pundits should have for it tells that Trump was not going to deep in the polls.
    The 1st 45 mins……..all callers on the Republican and Independent lines were supportive of Trump.
    Now, 4 different polls all taken after the debate affirms Trump’s lead.

  33. 79 Jeff
    August 10, 2015 at 6:58 pm


    Looks like the GOP is playing with fire and may just have burned their chances of taking the white house. Bet this will cost them the senate and eventually the house as well.

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