The President’s Day


President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. President Obama announced the precision medicine initiative last year to accelerate research efforts into new treatments that are tailored to individual patients







moderator Dr. James Hamblin, Sonia Vallabh, Ph.D. student at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Howard Look, president and founder of Tidepool, and Dr. W. Marston Linehan, chief of the urologic oncology branch at the National Cancer Institute












Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford stand alongside President Barack Obama as he makes a statement after meeting with his National Security Council at the State Department



81 Responses to “The President’s Day”

  1. 5 GGail
    February 25, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Congrats COS on First!

    While PBO is busy TCB (taking care of business), Trump is fighting with his fellow GOP candidates, with former candidate, Mitt Romney and former Mexican President Vicente’ Fox. whoooowheeee!

    And Bernie-boy walked into Flint and forgot about the water 😯

    • 6 COS
      February 25, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Thx nospin and Gail. I caught a small part of Sanders’ college tour town hall. It was the part where he told Chris that he would tell Mitch McConnell to “look out the window” at the massive crowd of young folks when he try to get bills passed

      • February 25, 2016 at 10:12 pm

        COS, I watch alittle bit of Bernie and Matthews and Bernie were talking alot of bull crap then.

      • 9 57andfemale
        February 26, 2016 at 1:57 am

        But electing a dem Congress is never mentioned. BS wants angry hordes but not a progressive Congress. The mind boggles. In Chicago tonight BS whined that the kitchen sink had been thrown at him. Seriously, Bernie? GOP can’t wait to unload on you. And you certainly don’t give a damn about the tidal wave of outrageous lies thrown at PBO. What a jerk.

  2. 10 GGail
    February 25, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I love the smiles in picture #8.
    Thanks NW for posting the President’s Day 🙂

  3. February 25, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    AWEsome Round up…NW…

  4. February 25, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    The “Squad”

  5. February 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Wonderful recap of the, NW! Congrats on first, COS 😎

    I just got home for the day….what did I miss in the Barnum & Bailey debate 😕 I hope Trump doesn’t get to damaged tonight so we can beat him like a pinata in Nov, along with taking back the Senate and confirming a SCOTUS nom when the new Congress starts Jan 1 before PBO leaves office on the 20th 😀

    • 19 GGail
      February 25, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      😀 😀 that’s funny!

    • 20 Judith Fardig
      February 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      Fantastic pictures, Nerdy. The tweet above sums up the entire GOP Primary!

    • 21 globalcitizenlinda
      February 25, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      oh dear!

    • 22 Judith Fardig
      February 25, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      LP, would that be a first if we take back the Senate? Don’t the new Senators get sworn in about January 5th? Mitch McConnell, you nasty old bastard, I hope you rue the day you first started profoundly disrespecting President Obama!

      • February 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm

        I think technically there would be 17 days for a D Senate to do it after swearing in the newbies, Judith. Just saw a Marquette Univ. poll today that has Russ Feingold up ~14pts on Ron Johnson, need a minimum of 3 more (NH-Ayotte, Portman-OH, Kirk-IL, Toomey-PA, Open seat in IN, and Rubio’s open seat if he is still running) If there is a 50/50 tie let VP Biden and Schumer go Nuke option and break a filibuster….just my two cents 😕

  6. February 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I feel like this is probably a more serious story than the clown car airing on CNN!

  7. 28 GGail
    February 25, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    I constantly marvel at how PBO can go from meeting to meeting, topic to topic and still be on top of each one. Then I think of his assistant who keeps up with him, I can’t remember the guys name, but the one who tells PBO when his socks have fallen down 🙂

  8. February 25, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Hello TODers!

    Thanks everyone who kept me in your thoughts.

    YIKES — These GOPers are loonbats.


  9. February 25, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    The President on the cover of Popular Science…i suspect this issue will set a record in sales…smilin

  10. 39 GGail
    February 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    They finally received the memo from msm to attack Trump and they started swinging and forgot all about Carson & Kasich 😀 😀

  11. February 25, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    WTH….just catching up on everything today but I guarantee nobody has been asked about this or even as recently as Saturday in Kalamazoo…smh

  12. February 25, 2016 at 11:04 pm

  13. February 25, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Say what you want but the crazy man can occasionally make me laugh

  14. 51 GGail
    February 25, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I’m paying catch up to some late night funnies…
    Trevor Noah
    “Like a glitched character on a video game, Ben Carson is just off facing the wrong direction. Yeah, he is not attacking Trump or the other Republicans, but rather he’s chosen to attack President Obama. And it’s not for his policies and it’s not for his record. It’s for not being black enough. So Ben Carson is saying that because Obama didn’t grow up poor, he didn’t grow up black. That is such a bullshit argument. Being poor isn’t what makes you black. Because if it is, then there are a lot of people living in trailers in the middle of America who will be very upset to hear the news. ‘I’m what??’ But they’re not black. And we know this. Because if they were, their trailers would have nicer rims.”

    Oh Trevor 😀

  15. February 25, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    So I guess Bernie did an interview tonight…..pesky little facts:

  16. 58 99ts
    February 25, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    So I went out for lunch (nice lunch) and came back to a usual day in America – mass shooting – unbelievable GOP “debate”. No idea if any sane questions were asked – must check if gun control was mentioned. From LGF I gather there are NO gun controls allowed in Kansas. Truly sad what the GOP have done – out of hate for their fellow man.

  17. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    February 25, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    • 60 99ts
      February 26, 2016 at 12:21 am

      That the anagram has still got a job says so much about the republican party. No-one believes that the GOPers have had anything other than a circus event for every debate. NOTHING of merit gets discussed. Trump talks about $$$ and his standing in the polls & everyone votes for him. smh

      • 61 catrst
        February 26, 2016 at 6:24 am

        So if Trump is totally ego, and cares little for anything else, could we say thanks to Obama. Perhaps Obama’s total take down of Trump at the correspondents dinner has so inflamed Trump that he has to, in his own dysfunctional way, pay the President back. By getting back, his main mode of operation, Trump may have singlehandedly paid the GOP back for its treatment of the President. On that note, by running Sanders as a candidate, the disappointeds have given their world view a chance to be aired, their racism and elitism out in the front for all to see. They turned out to be nasty people and have shown their true colors. Maybe another payback for their treatment of the President. Lastly, the Dixicrats that still reside in the Dem house. Maybe they will defect now and go with Trump and in their stead we will get the people of good will that have come to see the President and his approach and its merit and will exit the GOP or their independent status and join the Obama coaltion. The Democratic party has become stronger, more respect, empower, include oriented under Obama leadership and that’s the greatest untold story. Transformation is great when it goes in the right direction.

        • 62 jackiegrumbacher
          February 26, 2016 at 7:39 am

          Catrst, this is beautifully stated and deserves a feature of its own. You last sentence is one that should inspire lots of discussion and analysis. Yes, the great untold story of the last few years is the transformation of the Democratic Party. Thank for stating it so well.

    • 64 GGAIL
      February 26, 2016 at 12:31 am

      Reince, the spin doctor 😄😄😄😄😄
      Raise your hand if you believe him

    • 66 Obama Grandmama
      February 26, 2016 at 12:55 am

      Funny! “Diverse and well qualified” ha ha ha Spirited, maybe? Debate? How ’bout shouting match?

  18. February 25, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Circular firing squad :mrgreen:

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      February 26, 2016 at 12:19 am

      Lindsey Graham (sometimes) needs to take his comedy show on the road! He’s got some good, laughable one-liners, but not much else.

  19. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    February 25, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Does anyone else find it odd that – days after their son Jeb dropped out of the RWNJ race – former Pres. G.H.W. and Barbara Bush attended tonight’s debate? I know it’s Texas, but … who were they there supporting or not supporting? Yeah, I know, the GOP, but how must Jeb feel NOT being there while his parents watch THAT?

    Don’t get me wrong – who cares how Jeb feels – but seems like a family without too much unity to me. They’re all off in their own worlds.

    • 71 99ts
      February 26, 2016 at 12:29 am

      Probably good to attend and not feel embarrassed. Then again, they are of an age – which I am fast approaching – where you do what you like without caring what it looks like – or who says what. I do believe Barbara is still of the opinion “no more bushes”. Son GW didn’t have quite the impact she was hoping for.

      • 72 jacquelineoboomer
        February 26, 2016 at 11:56 am

        They’re all nuts and should just go retire!

        • 73 99ts
          February 26, 2016 at 5:47 pm

          No argument about that one – I could also think of an alternative to retirement which would stop the country having to spend lots $$$ on them.

          • 74 jacquelineoboomer
            February 26, 2016 at 9:28 pm

            Ha. I try not to wish that on people, if I’m getting your drift. I just sit back and watch whatever happens.

            • 75 99ts
              February 26, 2016 at 9:36 pm

              Sooner or later comes to all of us JoB – sometimes sooner is better. I am watching but so concerned about our world with the GOP in its current form. GWB is looking like the smart one.

  20. February 25, 2016 at 11:58 pm

  21. February 26, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Seriously ….

    good night TOD ……..

  22. 79 globalcitizenlinda
    February 26, 2016 at 7:25 am

    good morning

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