Up Next: White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit

11:10: The President participates in a panel discussion as part of the White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit

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  1. 1 dee
    February 25, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Goood morning!

  2. 6 MightyPamela
    February 25, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Here’s a hashtag for GrASSley:

  3. 8 MightyPamela
    February 25, 2016 at 10:18 am

    For Chipsticks, DannyO’ and Chubs:
    Whew! Well done indeed! ❤️🙏🏻🖖🏻😇

  4. February 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    President Obama will fight this with all he has. We must support him with all we have.

    • 13 GGail
      February 25, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Yes meta, you are so correct – we must support PBO in this fight – loud and clear.
      I truly dislike Turtle with the heat of a thousand suns. He makes me want to cuss!

    • 14 Judith Fardig
      February 25, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Look for a March 3rd event near you on barackobama.com/events We are having a flash mob downtown in Pioneer Courthouse Square so the historic courthouse will be in the background. We are asking people to wear black to suggest judicial robes. OFA is providing signs at no cost except shipping. Reps from both of our supportive Senators’ staffs are coming so we can thank them, but we will also be telling the Senate GOP to #DoYourJob. Need to think of some chants… What’s a good rhyme for job?

      Mitch McConnell, do you job
      President Obama you’ll not rob

      That’s kind of lame but you can help me out with better ones

      Need positive ones too for our good Senators

      Thank you Merkley; thank you Wyden
      From your Constitutional duty you’re not hidin’

      Suggestions welcome!

      • 16 jacquelineoboomer
        February 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm

        These are a little lame, Judith, but all I could think of for now …

        Mitch McConnell, do your job
        The President’s choice you will not rob

        Mitch McConnell, do your job
        We’re voting out your do-nothing mob

        We’re with Merkley and we’re with Wyden
        We can’t let McConnell do the decidin’

  5. 17 otter44
    February 25, 2016 at 10:53 am


    This is a link to the Library of Congress and the announcement that the Rosa Parks Collection is now available on line. Enjoy

    Chips bravo to you and Danny and Chubbs. TY to all the Todders for their insights and thoughts. I am praying for a huge victory for Hilary in SC this saturday. I just signed up for the local training for our caucus. I think it will already be decided by the end of March but I do not want to take anything for granted. I hope Hilary and Patty Murray campaign together.

    • 18 GGail
      February 25, 2016 at 11:13 am

      otter44, kudos to you for signing up to volunteer at the caucus! Way to Go!!!

      • 19 otter44
        February 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm

        Thanks GGail… Washington is a blue state but Pierce county has a lots of red. The local repubs in the last election swarmed my neighborhood. House to house candidate and candidate’s family. I told the local office that we had not seen any dem canvassing in my neighborhood. Our state senator is now a rwnj.. It was so depressing. I felt that dems just did not listen to supporters on the ground. I am working on my persuasion skills.

  6. February 25, 2016 at 10:56 am

    • 22 Don
      February 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Yep, there are some things that Hillary has to answer for, we must each look into our own hearts and ask tough questions.

  7. February 25, 2016 at 11:10 am

  8. February 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

    • 27 COS
      February 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Meta, this is one reason why PBO says that Trump will never be president. He cannot win without help from all of the insults hurled at different ethnic groups.

    • February 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Has anyone said or at least speculated why Trump got such a large percentage of the Hispanic vote in the NV caucus?

      • February 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm

        This is what I’ve read so far:

        More details on this follow below, but the summary is this: Nevada has a large Latino population, a substantial share of which is undocumented. Among those who are citizens and eligible to vote, the vast — and we really do mean very, very vast — majority of these Latino voters tend to cast ballots for Democrats. In fact, in 2008, President Obama won the Latino vote there 76 percent to 22 percent. He won it by nearly 50 points in 2012. And even that might undersell how much Nevada Latinos lean left.

        So, like any election, only some share of this small share of the Latino electorate showed up and participated in the Wednesday Republican caucus to begin with. And, of those who did, Edison’s resources and plans allowed them to check with with a grand total of 100 — that is right, 100 — Latino Republican voters inside of a very limited number of precincts around the state, before these individuals went in and cast a vote.

        In other words, this survey has a really big margin of error — about plus or minus 10 percentage points. That means that Trump may have earned as little as 34 percent (still a sizable number) of the Republican Latino vote in Nevada or as much as 54 percent. And, as any third-grader can tell you, that’s quite a range.

        As one Latino voting expert The Fix checked with Wednesday morning put it, “I would be exceedingly careful about reading too much into that 44 percent.”


        • February 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm

          Thanks, meta. I was stuck on the 44% and neglected to take into account that the 44% was a percent of the percent of NV Latinos that vote Republican. I still wonder why ANY Latinos would want to vote for Trump given his negative rhetoric.

          • February 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm

            I read some quote from a rancher that though Trump was honest and not beholden to anyone BLAH BLAH BLAH

            • 38 Obama Grandmama
              February 25, 2016 at 6:28 pm

              Don’t they get Trump is the 1%. He is his own corporate interest. He would have a Yuuge conflict of interest. Why would he not influence what he could if he had the chance with his previous notorious business dealings?

        • 39 jackiegrumbacher
          February 25, 2016 at 2:07 pm

          Thank you, meta. That’s the clearest and most sensible explanation I’ve heard. The boorish behavior of Donald Trump is unacceptable in many cultures. It’s not only his outrageous statements, it’s his complete lack of respect for people and the glee he takes in insulting and humiliating others that makes him offensive to those who still believe in basic courtesy and social norms. Those who come from other countries recognize what disaster he would be on the international stage where behavior and mutual courtesy can make the difference between peace and war.

  9. 40 GGail
    February 25, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I’m a little troubled by the BLM heckler. At some point, we must use the mature, adult approach. I think by now, Hillary has gotten the memo and would be willing to sit down and discuss their concerns. Let’s try this route and see what happens.

    • February 25, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      I agree, GGail. I also think Hillary has gotten the memo and would be willing to sit down as she has with other groups. And like others have said, it’s not as much where you were, but where you are now. People do evolve and if they are willing to acknowledge their past instead of pretending that it never existed, then I can respect that something in your life has resulted in you having a change of heart or thought.

      Regarding the BLM heckler, I wonder about their ties to the formal organization…is this truly a BLM activists or someone who just adopted the label for their purpose? Is it someone who has gone rogue? I think about the person who didn’t want to sit down with PBO because they claimed it would be a photo-op for PBO rather that a serious discussion about the issues.

      • 42 donna dem 4 obama
        February 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm

        There is baked in hate out there for Hillary and Bill Clinton. Policies from the 90’s that hurt the AA community and in hindsight were just very bad for our society. Then you couple that with the things that were said and done by the Clinton’s and their surrogates in 2008 campaign and the hate just becomes amplified when they are faced with the reality that she may well win the nomination. Some have vowed to do any and everything to stop her. Bernie’s supporters see this and of course jump on the bandwagon. With the SC vote only a few days away they object I believe for them was to highlight that in their opinion she is bad for the AA community and that she doesn’t deserve our votes. My guess is that this protester was not part of any organized protest she was just displaying what I see daily on twitter and is probably just the beginning if Clinton starts to win heavily AA states.

        Nothing and no type of apology from the Clinton’s will quell this hate. They have zero trust in anything the Clinton’s say. The hate is ingrained in most of them. They have been clamoring for someone to point out all of the Clinton sins of the past and now they hope they have it and are hopeful that the spotlight will stay on long enough to bring her down at whatever cost.


        • February 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

          I would love to know who sponsored the heckler.

          • 44 donna dem 4 obama
            February 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm

            Heck you can put $500.00 on a credit card so I won’t go as far as to say that she had to be sponsored by anyone in particular. That’s not to say that she wasn’t but the hate is real and I can see her spending that kind of money personally just to make the point. She got what she wanted. Major news organizations are carrying the story and the #WhichHillary hashtag is trending. She’ll probably be interviewed before the day is out. So it’s plausible that she did it on her own….I guess??

        • February 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm

          So what should she do..

          i have said to some folks on twitter…that if the PBO can make her his Secretary of State….and move on…then so can i…they got upset…said i was preaching…i told them…that if PBO can move on then so can they…NUFF Said for me….

        • 47 jackiegrumbacher
          February 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm

          Donna, as you and I both know, Democrats have a way of cutting their own throats. Hillary will be the nominee and we will all work to elect her and VOTE or we will be be stuck with the horror of Donald Trump and the total destruction of President Obama’s legacy. Hillary has been working her heart out for years on issues that matter to all of us. At some point, we’ve all got to get it together and start pulling for the greater good of our country. She will carry on PBO’s legacy and he knows this. People who are willing to tear HRC down (as opposed to holding her accountable) are saying that PBO’s legacy doesn’t matter to them. That just literally makes me sick.

    • 48 idon
      February 25, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      I don’t like it either and I support BLM but being disrespectful and heckling someone whom we will all call MADAME President is not okay. but I wonder if this is the faction of the female founder who declined President Obama’s BLM invite.

      • 49 nospin
        February 25, 2016 at 8:35 pm

        “heckling someone whom we will all call MADAME President is not okay.” <– this type of coronation is what causes me do dig my heels in and say anyone but HRC.

  10. 50 Dudette
    February 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

  11. 52 amk for obama
    February 25, 2016 at 11:27 am

    The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over alleged breaches of international law in Yemen.

    A Saudi-led coalition of nine countries has been heavily criticised over the civilian death toll from a bombing campaign in Yemen.

    The parliament called on EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to “launch an initiative aimed at imposing an EU arms embargo”.

    The motion passed by 602 votes to 212.

    Although the vote is not legally binding, lawmakers hope it will pressure EU governments to agree to an embargo, following a petition of 750,000 European citizens.


  12. 53 Dudette
    February 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Hey has anyone heard from Africa? Her last couple of tweets sound scary!

  13. 58 Dudette
    February 25, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    • 59 MadameSoph
      February 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Praying that Africa is safe and all is o.k. after Tornado! Africa, if you see this, know that TOD lurkers and all are sending you thoughts of safety and security! Let us know when you are o.k.!

  14. February 25, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    OMG, this was just amazing. Can’t imagine another POTUS making so many strides in this short a time.

  15. February 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Wow. PBO is so incredibly brilliant.
    He gets underneath whatever issue is put in front of him.
    Pls see video on Precision Medicine at the top. And thanks LP.

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  19. February 25, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    SHE’S OK!!

  20. 71 Dudette
    February 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Africa is okay! She responded to my DM on Twitter. Says power was out for a while but was restored. No damage to her place, but some not far away. She’s at work. Will check in later! Phew!

  21. 78 Nena20409
    February 25, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Hello TOD. Sunny Thursday. Blue Sky & Warmer in Feb.
    Thanks for the Post LovelyPlains.
    I read in a post early AM at TOD that Our Chips has a bit of pain issue with foot or bone problem? Please go see a Doc. {{{ ❤ ❤ }}} Be well, soon. How is Danny doing, Chips? Is the Newbie now named: Chubs? Congrats.
    Congrats to Au ⭐ winner, Dee 😉
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since yesterday.
    Rock on, TOD!

  22. 79 Nena20409
    February 25, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest, starting shortly; at 1:00 pm EDT, LIVE.

  23. 80 Don
    February 25, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I have my own opinions of the Clintons and how Bill operated in the 90’s, but Bill was President back then and not Hillary. I also remember how things when down in 2008 between the both of them. But in the end President Obama selected Hillary to be his SOS, now maybe Barack had a million reasons why he chose Hillary and not someone else. Hillary has stated she will build on President Obama’s legacy, time will tell if she gets into office. Hillary can say anything she wants to from now until the cows come home, but at the end of the day if President Obama endorses Hillary then that’s who I’m voting for. Beyond his endorsement, it is a moral imperative that a Republican doesn’t become the next President.

    • February 25, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      I think you summarize this perfectly. I’m not thrilled with the election, for many reasons. In fact, it turns my stomach. But like you, I will follow PBO’s lead because I trust him and I care about what happens to ALL of us.

    • 83 57andfemale
      February 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      It was a different world in 1992. What he proposed to be at the time filled what many in the country were looking for. I don’t think we would have had a Dem in the WH then unless they had taken a more centrist path. But try to explain that to today’s zealots. I believe he could have undone a great deal of Reagan/Bush damage but he chose not to, like enforcing anti-trust laws that Reagan abandoned. Things would have been very different if we’d gone back to the anti-trust mindset. It really is too late now. Many other things, but hindsight is 20-20 after all.

      And in truth, the Clintons had been public servants their entire lives. They were not wealthy until they left the WH. And they didn’t need to start the Clinton Initiative (which will be distorted beyond belief when Hillary is the nominee), but it was meant to put great pressure on powers-that-be to fix serious global problems. What did the Bushes do for the world after they left office? Nada.

    • 84 CEB
      February 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      This is it exactly.

    • 85 sherijr
      February 25, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Yep you said pretty much how I stand too.

  24. February 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Current mood of the GOP

  25. 87 Don
    February 25, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    So I guess the Senate is thinking that they are putting President Obama in his place by not holding hearings for the next Justice to sit on the SCOTUS, well America, the Senate is trying to put you in your place. Now what are you going to do about it?

  26. 88 Nena20409
    February 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Josh started with a Challenge to GOP on Facts of the Econ. With Charts, by asking: Do You Believe that US is Better than it was in Jan 20th, 2009. A question that MSM, Bernie, GOP & those running for office wickedly ignores. I can’t wait to get the Clips on the this Presser.

    • February 25, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Great slides. I hope they send them out to us or put them on twitter.

    • 90 Ladyhawke
      February 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      That was a terrific way to start the WHPC briefing. I thought I heard audible sighs from the jackals. They hate it when Josh comes in with the facts using charts and graphs. /smdh/

  27. 91 Dudette
    February 25, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  28. 92 Nena20409
    February 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm

  29. 93 Allison
    February 25, 2016 at 1:41 pm


  30. 98 Don
    February 25, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I can’t wait until President Obama goes to Cuba next month; I want to see a picture of him sitting on a rooftop eating a piece of cake like Michael Corleone in Godfather II.

  31. 100 Nena20409
    February 25, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    No Honest “Claiming” ObamaBot or A non-racist Leftie would dare to VOTE for Trump on Nov’16, period.

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  33. 104 Nena20409
    February 25, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    #BlackLivesMatter if this hashtag upsets you, a Bigot, Racist Pig is YOU!

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    February 25, 2016 at 2:21 pm

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  37. 109 Nena20409
    February 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm

  38. 110 JER
    February 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    LIVE NOW: Hillary Clinton Town Hall in Florence, SC – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    LIVE NOW: Bernie Sanders Campaigns in Flint, MI – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=1

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