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Rise and Shine

On This Day – Pete Souza: “We were at the Pentagon to mark the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. After the formal ceremony, the President stopped to shake hands with family members of victims attending the event. Here he is holding hands with a little girl.” Sept. 11, 2010

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Today (all times Eastern)

8:45: President Obama, the First Lady, and White House Staff Observe a Moment of Silence to Mark the 14th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

1:0: Vice President Biden Delivers Remarks at the 9/11 Motorcycle Ride Kick Off Event,
New York

3:0: The President Holds a Town Hall with Service Members, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland

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On This Day

President Obama listens during an economic policy meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Sept. 11, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama meet with the Crown Prince and Princess of the Netherlands in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2009 (Photo by Samantha Appleton)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama gather on the South Lawn of the White House to observe a moment of silence marking the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Sept. 11, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama pauses during a moment of silence in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House at 8:46AM, Sept. 11, 2010, in remembrance of the time that the first plane hit the World Trade Center in 2001 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama greets guests at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama signs a program for children at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama greets a woman following a ceremony to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama talks with guests following a ceremony to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Following the ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial, the President and First Lady pause as they view the crash site. Sept. 11, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama greets an attendee after signing his invitation during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden pause for a moment of silence on the 12th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, September 11, 2013

 

President Obama greets children at the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama greets volunteers at Food & Friends during a service project to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, in Washington, D.C., Sept. 11, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with children at the USO Warrior and Family Center in Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 11, 2013. The center supports wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers, as well as local active duty troops (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


119 Responses to “Rise and Shine”


  1. September 11, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Happy Friday TODers!!!

    Heeeeeeeeeeya Chips

  2. 19 desertflower
    September 11, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Morning all!! Happy Friday! missed Colbert last night…hope that we can get a video here at some point…I can’t be the ONLY one that missed it:) Thanks to Nerdy’s tweets and postings, I got the gist of it, but I want to see it for real.

    Bobfr…enjoy your weekend. Hope your absence will be for pleasure and not work:)

    57…hope the dogs are alright.

    Off to read….

    The anniversary of that terrifying, devastating day again…..peace…

  3. September 11, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  4. 35 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Serena Williams is the greatest female player – John McEnroe

    “I think Serena is one of the all-time greatest athletes, period. Man or woman,” added McEnroe, a former world number one and four-time US Open winner.

    “You’re looking at an incredible athlete and we’ve got to enjoy this last year or two that we have her around, because there’s going to be a huge void when she’s gone.”

    Tickets for the women’s final at Flushing Meadows sold out quicker than for the men’s showpiece for the first time, while Williams’s pursuit of the calendar Slam has helped increase TV viewing figures.

    “It was a boost for the US Open in general,” said McEnroe.

    “Obviously for women’s tennis it helps a great deal because without Serena, where would they be right now?

    “I bet you 98% of people in the States couldn’t tell you who the other three semi-finalists are.”

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/tennis/34217634

  5. September 11, 2015 at 8:57 am

  6. 41 GGail
    September 11, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    We will never forget where we were on this day…

  7. 42 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Cuba has said it will release more than 3,500 prisoners in a goodwill gesture ahead of a visit by Pope Francis.

    The government in Havana says those to be freed include inmates due for conditional release next year, as well as a number of foreign prisoners.

    Those found guilty of crimes against state security will not be eligible, seemingly ruling out several high-profile political prisoners.

    The Pope will make a three-day visit to the island next week.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34220944

    • 43 jackiegrumbacher
      September 11, 2015 at 9:23 am

      It’s a start. Maybe the Pope’s influence will be so great that they’ll release even more prisoners.

  8. September 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

    OK, then!!

    • 50 desertflower
      September 11, 2015 at 9:33 am

      Which is part of why Republicans want to shut this down! Less for the Company, more benefits for the people!

      • 51 idon
        September 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm

        You know what’s interesting. My husband and I pay $150 a month for Obamacare. I have to transfer to Medicare because I will be 65 in October. My Part A premium is 104.98 per month. My Part B is 138.00 per month. and My Part D is 16.00 per month. Under Obamacare everything was covered by that one monthly premium but now I will pay about $258 a month. After I pay health coverage, I will have about $725 a month to live on in California. I really really prefer Obamacare.

  9. 52 Nerdy Wonka
    September 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Vice President Joe Biden on Colbert. A beautiful interview from both men.

  10. September 11, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Dirty Rat.

  11. 64 desertflower
    September 11, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Mark your calendars for Sept.22 🙂 Colbert has Trump….should be entertaining…

  12. 65 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    toonists are the best journos.

  13. 67 desertflower
    September 11, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Damn Patriots…

    http://deadspin.com/what-exactly-happened-with-the-steelers-headsets-1730005682?hipra_discussion_redesign=on&utm_expid=66866090-52.r5txldOmRkqnbJxnyozIeA.2&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fgizmodo.com%2Fbarely-any-americans-could-answer-all-of-these-basic-sc-1729922050

    The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled with communication problems in the first half of their 28-21 loss at New England Thursday night, with their coach-to-coach headset system echoing the Patriots’ radio broadcast for most of the first half. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters of the headset issues after the game “that’s always the case [here].” So what exactly happened, and are the Patriots to blame?

    • 68 Don
      September 11, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Good thing I didn’t lay something on this game.

    • September 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Honestly I am probably going to skip this season. To me the NFL has zero credibility to be taken seriously and what makes it worse is much of the fan base enables the cheating by naively believing that the Pats are 100 percent legit. Headsets malfunctioning and then the media adds that the pats claims this happens to them too and thus the media runs with it.

      I can see a serious scandal breaking out over all these things in the coming years and it isn’t going to be pretty.

    • September 11, 2015 at 11:08 am

      “that’s always the case [here].

      ************************

      Let’s say it Loud and Clear…..The Patriots are CHEATERS….

  14. September 11, 2015 at 9:46 am

  15. September 11, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Good Friday morning, Chips, NW and TODville.

    I cried through the whole VP Joe interview. He is such a great man, so heartbroken and so wise. I believe him when he says he doesn’t know but I hope he will do what is right for himself. I trust him. But I would be crazy if I didn’t want him to be my next POTUS. Everything he stands for is clear evidence that he is the one that should come after our beloved PBO. HE is the one.

  16. 78 Dudette
    September 11, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Morning Family!

  17. September 11, 2015 at 9:53 am

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  20. 83 carolyn
    September 11, 2015 at 10:02 am

    That interview between the VPOTUS and Colbert was powerful. Cried most of the way through……his feelings are still raw…..but he has great inner strength. I hope he runs…..I hope he can find the inner passion and drive to do it. We NEED him.

  21. September 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    LOVE this man to the moon and back.

  22. 86 Roberta in MN
    September 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Good Morning Chips, Danny, Nerdy amk, bobfr. I haven’t been on lately been up in the north country with my Sister. The one Sister I have asked for prayers for passed away last night. It was kind of sudden complications with some meds the doctor proscribed for her. So I will be in & out for the next couple of weeks.
    Meta, thanks for posting the Biden/Colbert clips. I love this VP. I wish he would run, but then, having just lost a family member I can understand if he doesn’t. It is a demanding job and he changed the look of what the VP is capable of doing given the opportunity to work and help the President.
    BBL.

    • September 11, 2015 at 10:31 am

      My condolences to you Roberta. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • 88 COS
      September 11, 2015 at 11:07 am

      GM TOD. Sorry to hear about your loss Roberta.

    • 89 57andfemale
      September 11, 2015 at 11:27 am

      {{{{{Roberta}}}}}} My deepest condolences to you. Sending you strength and healing energy.

      Watching Biden last night, it brought home how much “heart” is missing from the 2016 campaign. It is anger or lethargy or cruelty and selfishness – Biden crystallized what we need in a leader to do truly great and meaningful things.

      When I lost my beloved brother 15 years ago, I was devastated. He was my best friend. But I also remember thinking after a time that I could live a better life in his name, achieve what he could not. That my legacy was better served than letting grief win. Yes, we grieve and we grieve long and that is as it must be. But eventually, being the best “me” I could be was a better monument to his enormous influence.

      Biden must do what is best for him and his family. But we are his “family”, too. He is an extraordinary man and would make an extraordinary President.

    • 90 vcprezofan2
      September 11, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Sending my condolences your way, Roberta, with a wish for strength and peace for you, your other sister and other members of your family.

    • 91 sherijr
      September 11, 2015 at 11:44 am

      ((((((Roberta)))))) I am so sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family.

    • 92 amk for obama
      September 11, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Sorry for your loss, Roberta. May she rest in peace.

    • 93 jackiegrumbacher
      September 11, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Oh Roberta, I am so sorry for this dreadful loss. I hope you find the strength and support you need to get through this terrible time. My heart goes out to you and your family. Bless you.

    • 94 Nena20409
      September 11, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      {{{{{ 3 }}}}}

    • 95 Nena20409
      September 11, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      I am so very sorry, Roberta.
      My Condolences to you and your Family.

    • September 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      My condolences Roberta.

    • 97 sjterrid
      September 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      {{Roberta}} so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May she RIP.

  23. September 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I have to say I almost fell off my chair when VP Biden mentioned triangulation in his interview. It was as an example of how not to be in Washington. WOW. Truth-teller, yes.

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  26. 104 kid kanga
    September 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I just have to add that I stayed up late to watch our VP on Colbert last night. It was emotional and wrenching to be sure. I think you could have heard a pin drop in that theatre at times. VP connected in a very real way last night with millions across this country. As most here, i’m 100% behind VP whether he runs or not. But his sincerity is something that ALL the other candidates are sorely lacking, and I hope he runs.

  27. September 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

    This is getting very, very crazy.

  28. September 11, 2015 at 11:21 am

    LOVE jonfavs

  29. 111 MightyPamela
    September 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I would hold PBO’s hand, just like this little one is doing. ❤ 🐻 ❤

  30. 112 MightyPamela
    September 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

    BTW, we all know, even tho the ‘candidates’ (all of whom are totally unqualified) do not: they are all running against PBO, such is the magnitude of his Presidency, such is the undeniable fact that the bar for POTUS (male or female) will never be as low as it was before he took the office and showed them all what it means to be President of the United States. Small wonder they are all flustered and bewildered at this stage. They still think it’s a game, PBO has shown the entire world it certainly is not. Back in a bit with exciting news on the new moon/solar eclipse tomorrow.

  31. September 11, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for posting the videos of the interview with Joe.. very moving.

  32. 114 amk for obama
    September 11, 2015 at 11:45 am

    via bj

    amazing that this brazenly criminal family still has the temerity to run for the highest office and the msm takes him seriously.

  33. September 11, 2015 at 11:50 am

    As I watched VP Biden last night on Colbert show, I said to myself we need that man to replace President Obama January 21, 2017

  34. 119 donna dem 4 obama
    September 11, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Balling my eyes out watching VP Joe with Colbert. I need to go gather myself. Love Him So Much!!!!!


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