President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor

11:15 EST: President Obama Awards Captain Florent A. Groberg, U.S. Army (Ret), the Medal of Honor for Conspicuous Gallantry

111 Responses to “President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor”

  1. 1 tnmtngirl
    November 12, 2015 at 10:50 am


    November 12, 2015 at 10:51 am


  3. 10 Nerdy Wonka
    November 12, 2015 at 10:53 am


  4. 17 Linda
    November 12, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Tulsi Gabbard is on MSNBC bad mouthing PBO again about his strategy to fight ISIL.

    She really annoys me.

  5. 23 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Capt. Groberg looks overcome. Hope he’s okay. What a monumental occasion in his life.

  6. 36 JER
    November 12, 2015 at 11:33 am

  7. November 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

    This brave Captain Groberg looks so young. I had teats in my eyes, he and so many like him are some mothers’ babies. War is a terrible thing at any time and so much more horrific when it is unnecessary.

  8. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2015 at 11:37 am

    If you ever want to “see the face of war,” just look at the Captain’s face, again.

  9. November 12, 2015 at 11:39 am

    This women is an OBOT for real. DO listen to this audio:

  10. 52 MightyPamela
    November 12, 2015 at 11:40 am

    ❤ busy day, errands to manage, bbl. ❤

  11. November 12, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Add Ray LaHood to the long list of GOP who can kiss my grits.

    • 54 Don
      November 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      By all means, Ray LaHood, do your thang, now you can go back to whatever obscure corner of the universe from which President Obama plucked you from.

  12. November 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

  13. November 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    no shock in the least.

    How the Kochs launched Joni Ernst
    New details reveal the billionaire brothers’ network efforts to reshape the GOP are more ambitious than previously reported.
    By Kenneth P. Vogel
    11/12/15 05:19 AM EST
    Updated 11/11/15 11:13 PM EST

    Joni Ernst was surprised to receive an invitation in the summer of 2013 that she later credited with starting her meteoric rise to the U.S. Senate.

    Ernst was then a little-known Iowa state senator and lieutenant colonel in the National Guard who was considering a long-shot campaign for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Polls showed more than 90 percent of her state’s voters had no opinion of her. At least a half-dozen other Republicans ― some with better funding and connections and stronger establishment support ― also were positioning themselves to run against the presumptive Democratic nominee, Rep. Bruce Braley.

    But Ernst was being watched closely by allies of the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who saw in her an advocate for their brand of free-market, libertarian-infused conservatism. Operatives affiliated with the Kochs’ political network invited Ernst to the network’s August 2013 gathering of wealthy conservative donors at a posh resort in Albuquerque’s Santa Ana Pueblo.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/the-kochs-vs-the-gop-215672#ixzz3rIVbPIi9

  14. November 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    November 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm


  16. 62 JER
    November 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

  17. November 12, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    A whole new (and far worse) approach to U.S. infrastructure
    11/12/15 10:54 AM
    By Steve Benen
    It didn’t generate a lot of attention, but the House did something entirely unexpected last week: it actually passed an important bill without a lot of drama. The nation’s Highway Trust Fund is set to run out of money on Nov. 20, pushing Congress to do something before the infrastructure deadline, and in his first tangible victory, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) advanced a six-year package, carrying a $340 billion price tag.

    The final vote was surprisingly lopsided: 363 to 64. Most of the opponents were far-right lawmakers, but they didn’t come close to derailing the bill. The Ryan honeymoon is apparently real.

    It’s not yet a done deal – the House bill will have to be reconciled with a related Senate bill – but given the usual crisis atmosphere on Capitol Hill when a deadline nears, it’s refreshing to see a process go relatively smoothly, at least for now.

    But in an interesting twist, some Republican presidential candidates are watching these developments with a wary eye, arguing that Congress shouldn’t be investing in infrastructure much at all.
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is backing a plan to cut the 18.4 cents per gallon gas tax, which pays for most federal transportation projects, by about 15 cents.

    “We need to get the federal government out of this infrastructure business, other than vital economic highways,” the former Pennsylvania senator said [in Tuesday’s undercard debate]. “It has been said that if we cut the gas tax to three to five cents and send the rest back to the states, and just take care of the federal infrastructure that’s vital for our economy,” he continued, “we don’t need the federal government in the road business that it is today.”
    A little context is probably in order. The Highway Trust Fund, which plays a central role in financing infrastructure projects, is financed through a federal gas tax that hasn’t changed in two decades. The result has been a disaster for much of the country – the resources simply don’t exist anymore to keep up with the nation’s infrastructure needs. U.S. investments have dropped to levels unseen in generations, at least in part because congressional Republicans won’t increase the gas tax.

    Santorum’s idea is to decrease the gas tax to almost nothing, and dramatically curtail the federal role in infrastructure investments across the board.


    • 64 Don
      November 12, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      My goodness, these people don’t even want serviceable roads.

      • 65 GGail
        November 12, 2015 at 12:53 pm

        It just shows to what extent the Presidency of Barack Obama has phucked up their thinking. They truly do want to cut of their noses to spite their face. They give new meaning to “extremist” who don’t care about the lives of the every day citizens

    • November 12, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      That’s interesting. Our Republican governor in Michigan just signed a bill to pay for repairing our terrible roads by increasing the gas tax by 7.3% on top of our 6% sales tax, making gas about $1.17 more! He’s also increased the car registration fee ($20 on a $100 fee) Of course he’s already taken money out the the education budget to do some of it. Of course this falls hardest on poor and working class families because OF COURSE he won’t raise money on the corporations and rich people. We have become a hard-hearted, grasping, insecure, every-man-for-himself society. Never mind empathy, we don’t even recognize some people’s right to exist. Things done and said that are commonplace now, would have been shocking not so long ago.

  18. 67 Nerdy Wonka
    November 12, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Welcome back, Missy Elliott. WELCOME BACK!

  19. 68 Nena20409
    November 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Hello TODers.
    Congrats TNmtngirl on your Golden ⭐
    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners since last night.
    LIVE, already in Progress, WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest with 2 guests; Dr. Susan Rice and Mr. Ben Rhodes.
    POTUS is off to Turkey and Italy for the G20, starting this Saturday.

  20. November 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

  21. 70 Dudette
    November 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Just finished watching Capt Groberg’s Medal of Honor ceremony. All of a sudden my sinuses are acting up. You’d think I was peeling onions or something. I dunno what happened.

    • 71 GGail
      November 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Dudette – it’s the look on his face and his determined carriage that gets you at first, then when you hear PBO reading about the young man and then you see the slight rocking by the young man – well, you can’t help yourself

  22. 74 Dudette
    November 12, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  23. November 12, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Hello all.

  24. 77 Nena20409
    November 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

  25. November 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    If Republican voters wanted an adult conversation about the issues, Donald Trump’s candidacy would have been toast a long time ago. And, of course, it was his inflammatory statements that fueled the biggest audience for presidential debates we’ve ever seen. Similarly, the recent questions raised about Ben Carson’s story have produced eye-catching stories for the media. While Carson embraces the role of victim in all that, he also brags about how the conflict has sharply increased donations to his campaign. Disruption is what sells – for both the media and the candidates.

    That’s why Wolff ends his article by saying that this campaign may be the first to highlight the co-dependence between these GOP candidates and the media…”each holding the other up, while bringing the other down.”

  26. November 12, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    When I listened to the debate the other night I couldn’t believe my ears.
    I believe Jeb Bush said: I want to repeal clean water and conservation for land just repeal everything obama has done and start over??
    The loud roars of approval from the crowd?
    Why do republicans hate clean water now?

  27. November 12, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    uh huh

    uh huh

    Police Protest Outside Gracie Mansion, Chant ‘One Term Mayor’

    By Margaret Hartmann

    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s relationship with the NYPD wasn’t great to begin with, and now officers are furious at the mayor over a proposal that would give them a retroactive raise of just one percent. About 400 members of the Police Benevolent Association protested outside Gracie Mansion on Wednesday night, chanting “de Blasio — One Time Mayor,” “Blue Lives Matter,” and “de Blasio Sucks,” according to CBS New York. “New York City police officers give a hundred percent. We have lost eight New York City police officers since the expiration of our contract. Their lives mattered. Their lives are worth more than one,” said Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch.


  28. 82 Don
    November 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I’m seriously thinking about becoming a black Republican; I think I got the black part down. It’s the Republican part that I’m having a hard time grasping. I was thinking about all the money I could make by bad-mouthing the President to the dupes that listen to conservative talk radio. I can grow rich over night by selling pocket sized constitutions and coupons for water filtration systems and back-up generators, and I can also sell gold coins. Because when our monetary system fail, gold will be the only valuable currency.

  29. 84 Dudette
    November 12, 2015 at 1:53 pm

  30. 85 Nena20409
    November 12, 2015 at 1:58 pm

  31. 86 Nena20409
    November 12, 2015 at 2:01 pm

  32. 87 Dudette
    November 12, 2015 at 2:01 pm

  33. 88 Dudette
    November 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    • 89 Dudette
      November 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      • 90 Don
        November 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

        The sad part is that there is nothing that the Republicans can say that will stop voters from voting against their own best interest. Take away my health insurance, no problem I’ll vote for you. I’ll vote for you as long as you stop those other people from getting “free stuff.”

        • November 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

          That’s it. When I think of how the delicate feelings of some Democrats prevent them from voting because the candidate isn’t perfect, when Republicans would vote for a pigeon if it strutted around with an R hanging around its neck, it just makes me want to scream.

  34. 92 57andfemale
    November 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

  35. 94 Nena20409
    November 12, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Talk about having way too much money and Flaunting it……simply to be noticed. Mad!

  36. November 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Am I…?”: A Photo Series and Documentary Film Explore the Complexities of Black Woman’s Identities.
    Written by Nadia A. Sesay.

    It makes sense that a question about self-identity begins with “Am I…?” This is the starting point for both photographer Endia Beal, in her newest photo series, “Am I What You’re Looking For?” and for Nadia Sasso, filmmaker of “Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African?”

    Endia Beal captures the anxiousness of young African American female undergraduate students who are preparing for their first job interviews. The reservations the women express come from uncertainties they feel on how to best present themselves in the workplace. For many, if not most, black women, occupying professional settings and navigating through these very white spaces often means sacrificing facets of not only their physical identifies, but their characters too. These attempts at ‘fitting in’ and camouflaging oneself often come from the need to not be categorized as any of the negative stereotypes associated with black womanhood, as a form of survival.

  37. 101 yardarm756
    November 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    G’day mates……Late for reveille I am. 🙂

  38. 104 Nena20409
    November 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

  39. November 12, 2015 at 2:35 pm

  40. 107 Nena20409
    November 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm

  41. 110 JER
    November 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    LIVE NOW: Sec.State Kerry at the US Institute of Peace on Syria – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

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