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First Lady honors 2015 class of National Student Poets Program

11:0 EDT: The First Lady honors the 2015 class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the nation’s highest honor for youth poets.


149 Responses to “First Lady honors 2015 class of National Student Poets Program”


  1. October 8, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Danny-walking time, so an early heads-up. See ya later!

  2. 4 MadameSoph
    October 8, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Me? Third? Fourth?

  3. 5 MadameSoph
    October 8, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Me too, just wanted to try for first 🙂 Hi AMK, thanks for all of your great cartoons etc.
    Chips and Danny, have a great walk!

    O.k. off to work…

  4. 6 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 9:54 am

  5. 7 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 9:55 am

    and this fucker is a teacher.

  6. 8 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

  7. 9 57andfemale
    October 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Good morning, TOD.

  8. October 8, 2015 at 10:01 am

    just imagine if you will what would happen if armed Muslims descended upon a church….

    why is this OK…

    • October 8, 2015 at 10:06 am

      These are not activists…THEY ARE TERRORISTS!!!

      • 12 Judith Fardig
        October 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

        Yes they are! The FBI and Homeland security need the ability to monitor what these hate groups say online and on their phones, in my opinion.

    • 13 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      October 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

      THIS IS A SICK SOCIETY WE LIVE IN AND THIS IS WHY I WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT PBO……………….PEOPLE ARE TAKING UP ARMS AND MANY OUT THERE WANT PBO GONE……………..THE REPUBLICANS AND MEDIA ARE AS ALWAYS STIRRIING UP THE HATE POT! AS SOON AS I FEEL BETTER…AM GOING TO GO AND KICK SOME HOOSIER HIDES! I CAN’T STAND THESE SLANDEROUS DOMESTIC TERRORISTS!…IS CSPAN 3 RUNNING PBO TONITE AT 8?????????????????

    • October 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

      Love the look on the young gentleman’s face behind the gate. He looks like, “I wish you would.”

  9. October 8, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I think the entire story about this is so sad. One of the scariest possible deaths to me is to drown at sea. I think about all those crew members, being at the mercy of Mother Nature.

    ……………………..

    El Faro crew member sent final email to mother
    Oct 8th 2015 6:52AM

    A crew member of the El Faro container ship that went missing last week sent her mother one final, heartbreaking email.
    34-year-old Danielle Randolph was the second mate of the ship. Before she and 33 other crew members got caught in Hurricane Joaquin last week, she was able to email her mother Laurie one last time saying, “We are heading straight into it, Category 3, last we checked. Winds are super bad. Love to everyone.”

    http://www.aol.com/article/2015/10/08/el-faro-crew-member-sent-final-email-to-mother/21246579/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D1756806625

  10. October 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I predict this for the TPP as well!

    • 18 Judith Fardig
      October 8, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      I hope so! So disgusted with Hillary for coming out against it before she has even read the official agreement.

  11. 19 sherijr
    October 8, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Good morning and happy Thursday TOD 🙂 Update for those concerned about my cat bitten finger- was healing nicely UNTIL I slammed it in the back door this morning :(. Had a birthday and now I’m falling apart. Cat however is coming along nicely, recovering from her premature birthing.. will take a good while to fatten her up though. She’s resting most of the time- still not allowing her around my other critters- that too will take a while.

    Wishing all of you a lovely day~

    • October 8, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Thank You Sherijr for the update. had been thinking about your “finger” glad it is healing. IEP

    • 22 0388jojothecat
      October 8, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Hello sherijr so glad your finger is healing. I am a cat lover and rescuer too. I told the lady I help trap and release cats/kittens about your story of taking in the mama cat. I hope she recovers and you are able to get her spayed, shots, and able to mingle with your other kitties. I know it will take a while but you rescued her and she will show her appreciation. I just trapped three kittens to be spayed/neutered and have about four more. You are an angel, get well soon.

      • 23 sherijr
        October 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm

        wow you’re pretty awesome yourself, thank you jo-jo for looking after those babies!

        She is doing okay, she bit me because I was holding her while letting my giant dog come through her ‘space’ to get out the back door… she panicked when she saw him, so I deserved that little chomp ;). I will get her spayed and shots as soon as she;’s deemed healthy. I’m a maniac about spaying / neutering. She’ll be a house cat like my other three… so far she is not thrilled when she’s spied them from the doorway. We are keeping her isolated until she’s healthy/ flea free and they’ve all had time to sniff one another thru the door; etc.

        • 24 0388jojothecat
          October 8, 2015 at 2:42 pm

          I was feeding a feral kitten and when she got about four months I trapped her and got her spayed. When I was feeding her after awhile she let me touch her through the fence. When I brought her home she was ok so I thought I could socialize her and get her a forever home. She was too feral for someone else so I kept her but she was isolated from my other cats because she wanted to fight with them. The all of a sudden she got so sick that I had to put her down. She was a beautiful maine coon looking cat I called Holly. I hope it works out with you and mama kitty becoming part of the family.

          • 25 sherijr
            October 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm

            oh I’m so sorry about the kitty jo-jo, that is heartbreaking, I know.

            I hope she works out too. My other 3 are great buds w/ each other.. so it would be nice if she fits w/ them. time will tell.

  12. 26 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:32 am

  13. 27 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:35 am

    compared to these crazy coots, that north korean seems sane.

    • 28 99ts
      October 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

      The days when all were able to enter the church through an open front door appear to have gone. Our refuge from the world.

      On that cheery note – gnite TOD – may the GOP pretenders excel in their stupid.

    • 29 4morefor44
      October 8, 2015 at 10:40 am

      um, mass shooters don’t care if they live or die, and probably want to die while doing it. most commit suicide on the scene, so this message might actually encourage more. my god, these modern republicans are i think clinically insane. for real. yet “the news” keeps promoting them as rational people worth voting for.

    • 32 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      October 8, 2015 at 10:50 am

      IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..HAS HIS UNDERWEAR ON BACKWARDS…………………………!!!!!!

    • October 8, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Disgraceful for an Episcopal Church.

      • 34 0388jojothecat
        October 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm

        I would never attend a church where there are congregants who are armed….who’s to say they are not crazy? The next mass killing is someone at church who wants to kill the pastor for messing around with his wife.

  14. 35 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:44 am

    LOL.

  15. 36 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 10:46 am

  16. 39 desertflower
    October 8, 2015 at 10:48 am

    http://www.pressherald.com/2015/10/08/liberal-watchdog-group-requests-investigation-of-poliquin-for-ethics-violation/

    A groups with ties to the Democratic National Committee is alleging that U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and 22 other Republican congressmen violated congressional ethics laws when they signed an agreement with a national Republican committee in exchange for financial support during the 2016 election.

    Under the so-called “Patriot Program,” Poliquin and the other congressmen promised to share the “political justification” for their legislative priorities, as well as their campaign strategy, with the National Republican Campaign Committee.

    IOKIYAR

  17. 40 MightyPamela
    October 8, 2015 at 10:50 am

  18. 41 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 10:50 am

    • 42 0388jojothecat
      October 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      That’s what I thought when he first said that….I bet he would grab the person next to him in class (male or female doesn’t matter to this coward) and use them as a human shield to get him out of the building, not to help anyone else but himself.

  19. 43 desertflower
    October 8, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Ben the Badass

  20. 46 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 11:04 am

  21. October 8, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Good morning TOD folks. Great tweets here this morning.

  22. October 8, 2015 at 11:05 am

  23. 50 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 11:15 am

    • October 8, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Ben Carson is the perfect embodiment of #WhitePrivilege wearing #BlackFace ….

      Hope everyone at TOD has a fine day …. bb this evening ….

      #LetsRollJoe

    • October 8, 2015 at 11:28 am

      And do you really believe he said it that calmly? Carson was probably curled up in the fetal position blubbering like a baby when he said it.

      • 53 Dudette
        October 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

        I would LOVE to hear from others who were there at the time (if his story is true).

      • 54 0388jojothecat
        October 8, 2015 at 1:11 pm

        I would love to hear the “REAL” story about having a gun held on him. I wish the employees would come forward and spill their guts on how dumbfounded they were to hear a customer say that and now know it was Presidential candidate Ben Carson who was too important and rich to be robbed or die.

  24. 55 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 11:26 am

  25. 56 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 11:26 am

  26. October 8, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Now House Republicans face three more weeks of the intrigue, infighting and disarray that have consumed them in the two weeks since Boehner announced he would be resigning at the end of October. And many of the more establishment-aligned lawmakers are voicing fears about chaos on Oct. 29 if McCarthy can’t get 218 votes.

    • 60 0388jojothecat
      October 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      I heard that if he does not get the votes, Boner has to stay speaker….that would me a black eye for the GOP. Exactly what the Bonehead was trying to prevent.

  27. 61 Nerdy Wonka
    October 8, 2015 at 11:42 am

    • 62 0388jojothecat
      October 8, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      The only thing msm is talking about is the 140K jobs in September and how it’s a huge drop. Funny they never talked about the over 200K jobs in the last five years….

  28. 63 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  29. 64 Linda
    October 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Jeb! Bush: ‘I don’t support reauthorizing’ the Voting Rights Act

    In a forum sponsored by The Des Moines Register, Jeb! Bush was asked where he stands on the Voting Rights Act and whether it should be reauthorized. His answer, in essence, is no.

    I think if it’s to reauthorize it to continue to provide regulations on top of states as though we were living in 1960, ’cause those were basically when many of those were put in place, I don’t think we should do that. There’s been dramatic improvement in, um, in access to voting. Exponentially better improvement. I don’t think there’s a role for the federal government to play in most places. There could be some, but in most places…. They did have a constructive role in the 60s. I don’t support reauthorizing it.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/08/1429309/-Jeb-Bush-I-don-t-support-reauthorizing-the-Voting-Rights-Act

    Disgusting P.O.S !

    • 65 donna dem 4 obama
      October 8, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      And to think I read comments from Dems that say they won’t vote in next years election for one reason or the other. This right here is more than enough reason to GOTV for any Dem with all the vigor and enthusiasm one can muster up.

  30. 66 amk for obama
    October 8, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Reg speaker election, how does it work?

    Whoever gets a majority wins? Or 50%+1 is needed?

  31. 69 cd4biden
    October 8, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Just saw one of the France train attack heros was stabbed multiple times in an attack in California. MSM News says it happened in Sacramento last night and he is in stable condition. It was Spencer Stone the 23 yr old airman. They are looking for a suspect.

  32. 71 Allison
    October 8, 2015 at 12:06 pm

  33. October 8, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    SC TODers, BE SAFE

  34. October 8, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    BREAKING NEWS: Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race for the speakership.

  35. 80 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

  36. 82 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:33 pm

  37. 84 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:36 pm

  38. 88 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm

  39. 89 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm

  40. 90 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    • October 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      The nuts from the Tea Party caucus don’t have the votes, and the less insane republicans don’t want the job. The GOP is in total disarray. It’s awful that this party has so much power.

  41. 92 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Indulge me for posting so many tweets. Their message is so on point!

  42. 95 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

  43. 100 Linda
    October 8, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    cspan is taking caller comments.

    Wow..

    • 101 No Child Left Behind
      October 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Rachel Maddow’s exposé on McCarthy was superb. I was thinking that, perhaps, he could speak in sign language to avoid the regular and stupid gaffes he makes. However, his downfall may be on account of his honesty about the Benghazi attack machine under the disguise of a Committee.

  44. 105 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm

  45. 107 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm

  46. 108 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Let’s get ready for the Prince now.

  47. October 8, 2015 at 12:57 pm

  48. October 8, 2015 at 12:57 pm

  49. 114 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Smart man.

  50. October 8, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Such a tough guy genius, Putin

  51. 117 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    • October 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      from the article:

      The decision put the House of Representatives into a state of disarray just days from the first and most serious of a series of fiscal deadlines.

      The Treasury Department has said it will exhaust its authority to borrow money to fund the government on Nov. 5. If Congress does not raise or suspend the government’s statutory borrowing limit, the government would default on its debt days later, risking economic chaos, soaring interest rates and plunging stock prices.

      Then, on Dec. 11, a stopgap spending bill expires. Without congressional action, much of the government will shut down.

  52. 119 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Keeping tab on the 1-20-2009 gang of fools.

  53. 120 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Meanwhile…

  54. 121 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 1:01 pm

  55. 123 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    • 124 0388jojothecat
      October 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Oh that’s easy….they answer to the tea party nut jobs of their wing and the lobbyists that fund them.

  56. October 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  57. 126 Dudette
    October 8, 2015 at 1:10 pm

  58. 127 No Child Left Behind
    October 8, 2015 at 1:11 pm

  59. 133 globalcitizenlinda
    October 8, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    couldn’t help it: laughed out loud when i heard reports of gop congress critters crying about the election for speaker

    • 134 jacquelineoboomer
      October 8, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Me, too. Think I may have done a little happy dance.

    • 135 0388jojothecat
      October 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Weren’t they all cheering and jumping for joy when Bonehead resigned? Now they got what they wanted and are crying. That’s like when Bonehead let them shut the government down they were surprised, scared, and didn’t think it would actually happen until PBO did not fall on his knees begging them to fund the government and give them what they wanted.

    • 136 Vicki
      October 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      Crying??? hard to believe

  60. 138 Vicki
    October 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    What worries me is what stunt will they pull on Tuesday to draw attention to themselves and away from (D) debate.

  61. 140 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I think Chris Matthews just said Chaffetz is “the son of Kitty Dukakis’ first husband.”

    Where am I? Looneyville or the bright and shiny TODville!!! I pick the latter.

  62. 144 donna dem 4 obama
    October 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Jackie 4 Obama!!!!

  63. October 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

  64. 147 jacquelineoboomer
    October 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I’m late to the party! Happy Libra Birthday, Jackie4Obama!

  65. 148 Nena20409
    October 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    10-08-15
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest LIVE and already deep in progress.
    Hello TOD.
    Too busy today, congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since last night.
    Now, back to quickly catching up from last night.

  66. 149 JER
    October 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm


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