The Week Ahead

On This Day – Pete Souza: “A young girl captures the President’s attention as he greeted customers at Junior’s Cheesecake with New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn.” Oct. 25, 2013



The President will attend Senator Daschle and Senator Mitchell’s Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, DC.

In the afternoon, he will welcome President Joko Widodo of Indonesia to the White House.



The President will welcome the United States Women’s National Soccer Team to the White House to honor the team and their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

In the afternoon, he will travel to Chicago to address the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the 122nd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition.

Later in the day, he will attend a DSCC event and a DNC event. He will remain in Chicago overnight.

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama tapes a skit with Jimmy Kimmel prior to their interview for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)



The President returns to Washington, D.C.



Participates in a DCCC roundtable.



The President and the First Lady will welcome local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the South Portico of the White House.

On This Day: President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan visit a classroom at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

119 Responses to “The Week Ahead”

  1. October 25, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Good morning TOD folks! Happy Sunday!

  2. 5 57andfemale
    October 25, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Morning, TOD! off to teach a quilting class. Have a great Sunday.

  3. 10 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Crime in Italy! I was answering Don and look where he is! Congrats, buddy:)

  4. 15 GGail
    October 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I knew it! The minutes I join the conversation, everyone moves on. hmph!

  5. October 25, 2015 at 10:52 am

    responding to hf2’s comment in previous post about “clearing the way” for king BUSH the 3rd. agreed. what’s always been so weird to me when “the news” does this, as they did with mccain and then r-money, is how the candidate does nothing to deserve their sudden fake popularity to shift polls in their favor, and in fact they should be going down in polls given how terrible they are on the campaign trail. BUSH3 has been flailing about and making a fool of himself, yet the polls will start going in his favor. no one in “the news” questions why. it just happens and surprise, surprise, the mega-money’s favorite candidate is at the top. the rubes just need to repeat the narrative, which they do dutifully. sad to see this happen each time.

    • 18 Don
      October 25, 2015 at 10:57 am

      44, I’m sure money has something to do with it. But it is hard to escape the fact that the Bush name still carries some weight to it. The Bush name is old guard Republican, they have built in advantages that other candidates don’t.

    • 19 amk for obama
      October 25, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Is this the poll? If yes, I don’t see jebmentum here.

      A new CBS News poll shows Donald Trump and Ben Carson deadlocked in Iowa, 27% to 27%, with Ted Cruz at 12%, Marco Rubio at 9% and Jeb Bush at 6%.

      In New Hampshire, Trump leads with 38%, followed by Carson at 12%, Bush at 8%, Rubio at 7%, Carly Fiorina at 7%, Cruz at 5% and John Kasich at 5%.

      In South Carolina, Trump leads with 40%, followed by Carson at 23%, Cruz at 8%, Rubio at 7% and Bush at 6%.


      the cbs poll


      • October 25, 2015 at 11:11 am

        just making a prediction based upon the history of recent presidential primaries.

      • October 25, 2015 at 11:17 am

        Yes, Jeb is supposedly down in this poll – BUT, with Trump’s slide, the next three are all ethnic/racial minorities. They will be fairly easy to take down once Trump is out of the way – the GOP has a tried and true formula of using various forms of bigotry/xenophobia to manipulate their voters. Jeb is right after the three “minorities.”

        Jeb Bush should be polling at 2%, but he’s not. And that is still very concerning to me.

        • 22 amk for obama
          October 25, 2015 at 11:23 am

          No, can’t do. The bushies will not allowed to steal another election. Their own base will not allow it. He will drop out before or after SC primaries. Just watch.

          • 23 hopefruit2
            October 25, 2015 at 11:28 am

            I am so hoping you’re right about this. Regardless, I’m inclined to think that this whole process won’t be nearly as easy for Jeb as it was for W. And of course, I think ANY Dem can beat Jeb in the General Election (unless there are illegal shenanigans going on behind the scenes).

            • October 25, 2015 at 11:44 am

              I think the only one who stands a chance is Trump. He’s a complete racist a-hole who has really stupid ideas about everything and he’s filthy rich and bombastic and the RWNJs love that. It’s still his to lose. Whether HRC can beat him remains to be seen. I do not think it’s wise to underestimate any RW buffoon. Just look at W and Schwarzenegger’s two terms.

  6. October 25, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Good morning, TOD. My friends in B’more are overjoyed…

  7. 27 99ts
    October 25, 2015 at 10:52 am

    gnite TODers – enjoy your Sunday

  8. October 25, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  9. 52 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 10:59 am

  10. 63 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 11:24 am

  11. 64 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 11:26 am

  12. 65 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 11:26 am

  13. 66 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Wayne Rooney doesn’t shoot, can’t pass and spends too much time too deep. He’s supposed to be our central striker. Get him off and put Martial up top, he’s actually threatening.

    Ben, Manchester

  14. October 25, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Greetings everyone..

    UI suspect that the speech before the International Assoco of Chief of Police….they will be called on to act…it will be something that we will be talking about….

  15. October 25, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Well, I survived yesterday! I swear, I really must be crazy!

    Friday, while baking, I had to resort to “Plan B.” The Pineapple Upside Down Tea Cakes were perfection; however, the White Chocolate Mousse Tartlets failed. As I was uncertain the tart crust would hold, I made a sample tart, when it failed I decided to layer the mousse and chocolate crumbs in shot glasses, topped with a strawberry. BIG HIT! Folks at the fundraiser loved them.

    Yesterday, I woke up at seven, showered, then promptly fell back asleep while dressing. Was vividly dreaming that I was on the road in heavy to B’more; woke up when I hit the breaks to avoid a fender bender — it was 9:45 and I was supposed to be in B’more at 10! Made it B’more around 11:50, just as they were about too set up the dessert table — cut it that close. Did I mention the desserts were a big hit! The caterer asked me to do a dessert table for HER anniversary party in May! The various perfumes and fragrances played havoc with my breathing; this proved to be a problem later in the evening.

    When we were ready to hit the road for Delaware, my battery was DEAD — I’d left the lights on (however, a two month old battery should NOT die after three hours…) Fortunately, there was a Navy Vet with jumper cables; jokes abound about the Navy bailing out the USMC.

    Made it to the banquet in Delaware ON TiME! Was 1th Anniversary of Church my cousins help found; banquet was more like a church service with food! Talk about a spirit filled event! Unfortunately, I had to leave right after dinner as the perfumes, coupled with exposure earlier in the day, proved to be too much for my system and I felt an asthma attack coming on… My Mom was able to stay for the whole event as my cousin offered to take her home.

    Today is a PJ day. I’ll unload and reload the dishwasher and that’s it for manual labor! Maybe I’ll start addressing my Christmas Dinner invitations, something I can do, in bed, on the laptop. Oh, and I’ll catch up on all I missed here…

  16. October 25, 2015 at 11:51 am

    africa, I love your slice of serenity. Here’s my view. Anyone else have a photo of their surroundings?

  17. 86 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 11:55 am

    go man c.

  18. 98 GGail
    October 25, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Well, at least, we didn’t lose 🙂

  19. 107 vcprezofan2
    October 25, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Hi, y’all! I’m in da house…so no using my name in vain.

    Sending happy Sunday greetings to everyone!

    • October 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

      HelloooooOOOOoooOOOOoooOOOoooOOOooooooVC! It’s sexy kangaroo day!!

      • 109 GGail
        October 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm

        Well at least this one doesn’t show so much of his lower half of his body. Keeps the imagination from going into overdrive with speculation 😀 😀 😀

        • 110 vcprezofan2
          October 25, 2015 at 12:37 pm

          WC morning, GxG! How did you enjoy your night of live, ‘traveling’, theatre?

          BTW, there are times when (from your comments) I think you have way too much imagination! :/

      • 111 vcprezofan2
        October 25, 2015 at 12:34 pm

        Hel-lllloooo, CeeCee! It’s so hard to touch base with you these days. The phone rang right as I posted my greeting so I’m only now seeing your singing (?) kangaroo. Thanks, I think (The sexy description I’ll leave alone).

  20. October 25, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    This is what the DNC needs to be working on…no matter who is running…do they have an all state strategy to register new voters… organize and GOTV…we need to reclaim the states…

  21. 114 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

  22. 116 vcprezofan2
    October 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Here you go @Interior fans – there are some very pretty views of the ‘new’ designated monuments in this recap. Made me wish I knew how to do screen grabs. 🙂

  23. 119 globalcitizenlinda
    October 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I take it that the corrupt-to-the-core pompous chris christie, by attacking Black Lives Matter, is seeking some attention to help him get above the margin of error;

    so many gop fools & bigots in the clown car, so little time

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