The President hosts an Easter Prayer Breakfast

9:55 AM: The President hosts an Easter Prayer Breakfast, State Dining Room

143 Responses to “The President hosts an Easter Prayer Breakfast”

  1. March 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

    An early heads up, have to go out for a bit, see ya later!

  2. 2 desertflower
    March 30, 2016 at 9:29 am


  3. 3 amk for obama
    March 30, 2016 at 9:30 am


  4. 4 GGAIL
    March 30, 2016 at 9:31 am

    First (Don)!

    March 30, 2016 at 9:37 am


    March 30, 2016 at 9:38 am


  7. 7 amk for obama
    March 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

    • 8 jacquelineoboomer
      March 30, 2016 at 11:52 am

      That’s about it! Whatever drivel comes out of their mouths, Trump supporters believe. Think they’re also implying she was “after” the ugly campaign manager. As if.


      • 9 amk for obama
        March 30, 2016 at 12:09 pm

        Morning Mam. How did your son’s surgery go?

        • 10 jacquelineoboomer
          March 30, 2016 at 1:02 pm

          Hi – it was his pre-op appointment with a new surgeon on the team, to see if he’s ready to go. They’ll be scheduling the surgery in a few weeks. But it was progress, and we’re celebrating! (Thx for asking.)

  8. 11 amk for obama
    March 30, 2016 at 9:41 am

  9. 13 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    I believe it was at a prayer breakfast that I saw Ben Carlson the first time, dissing the POTUS. Maybe it was a different event….

    • March 30, 2016 at 10:11 am

      And he is now beneath the shit pile of Neanderthals.

    • March 30, 2016 at 10:15 am

      No Child, I can’t think of the name of that one, but I know what you are talking about. That program have occur already, and the First Lady attends that one with POTUS, it’s not at the White House like this one is.

      • 16 No Child Left Behind
        March 30, 2016 at 10:22 am

        Bella, you may be right. But it’s a day of infamy that I would never forget. After that moment, Ben Carlson was propelled to the psyche of the GOP who saw him as the Black guy they wanted to take on POTUS and the ACA.

        It turns out that BC is nothing but a POC.

    • 17 mtmarilyn
      March 30, 2016 at 10:22 am

      It was the National Prayer Breakfast that the group called The Family runs. Wish we could get rid of it.

      Good morning all.

  10. 18 desertflower
    March 30, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Ladies and Gentlemen, David Plouffe.

    View at Medium.com

  11. 25 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 10:27 am

    For those that like that sort of things, this is the sort of things they like. You’ve been warned.

    As for me, I am with her and wish her well. But I’ll be watching a movie.

  12. 26 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Bernie’s billionaires…

  13. 27 arapaho415
    March 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

    GM TODville.

    Woke up late and missed the prayer breakfast. 😦

    In my defense I’m in good company (needing sleep that is). Two people who deserve rest and rejuvenation the most in the world are PBO and Secretary Kerry:

    Here’s tweet on @VP at the breakfast:

  14. 28 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 10:41 am

  15. 31 57andfemale
    March 30, 2016 at 10:44 am

  16. 35 JER
    March 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

    • 36 amk for obama
      March 30, 2016 at 11:12 am

      egg.sack.lee. good for her. time to ditch triangulation and go all aggro against the thugs.

    • March 30, 2016 at 11:24 am

      I’m so glad I voted for Hillary Clinton. She is speaking the truth. I never hear Bernie stands up for our President like this.

    • 38 GGail
      March 30, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Hillary is evolving into a candidate that I will be able to support without reservation. This was a bold statement and I’m happy to hear that she stated it so clearly.

      • 39 carolyn
        March 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

        I’m so glad that she is clearly stating what is going on. I think she has reached the point where she knows she has nothing to lose, and she is just going to disburse truth. Not one man on the scene has been courageous enough to say this……We know this won’t come from Republicans, but surely some Democratic Senators would speak this truth? Bravo Hillary.

  17. 40 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I should add, lock all doors and throw away the keys!

  18. 41 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 11:08 am

  19. 43 Allison
    March 30, 2016 at 11:09 am

  20. 44 Linda
    March 30, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Rachel Maddow’s Ratings Up 92% As MSNBC Grows Twice As Fast As Fox News


  21. 45 amk for obama
    March 30, 2016 at 11:15 am

  22. 46 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 11:16 am

  23. 47 arapaho415
    March 30, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Now that the GOP are busy infighting and MSM is dedicated to “reporting” on infighting (as if this by itself is news SMH), not hearing very much about ACA — which gives House Dems great opportunity to come out swinging during their campaigns (think of the young Wisconsin man who intro’d PBO in Milwaukee — staunch Republican who no doubt spread vitriol vs. PBO — yet is grateful beyond words for ACA).

    • 48 57andfemale
      March 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      There’s a topical NSAID that helps my arthritic shoulder and back (I can’t take oral NSAIDS – I’m allergic). The doctor did not want to prescribe it because it isn’t covered by Medicare and it will cost me $200. I told her, I spent my life between the age of 33 and 63 without insurance or under-insured with a pre-existing condition. I’m used to paying close to $1,000/month just for basic meds. Just give me the damned prescription.

  24. 49 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 11:22 am

  25. 51 arapaho415
    March 30, 2016 at 11:28 am

    MSM and GOP know they’ve got nothing, despite 7 years of unjust criticism, speculation and lies.

    Have avoided MSM for a month now (first because of depressing Super Tuesday GOP results, now because of journo outrage after Robin Toner award), but the ones I’ve seen (even reasonable, left-leaning ones) have sung @jackshafer’s praises. Makes me want to puke.

    • 52 arapaho415
      March 30, 2016 at 11:29 am

      @jonfavs was responding this tweet:

  26. March 30, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Good morning, TODville.

    This is a very good read:

  27. 56 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 11:30 am

  28. 57 57andfemale
    March 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I was laid up with back pain this weekend and Monday. I’m sure this has been posted, but it bears repeating:


  29. 58 arapaho415
    March 30, 2016 at 11:33 am

    PBO on front page of Iowa newspaper yesterday 🙂 — so was Grassley, but I’m sure he’s not charmed:

  30. 60 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 11:40 am

    They should be castrated.

    • 61 Don
      March 30, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      I just don’t get it, wtf, you’re a young couple with your lives in front of you and the best you could do was to go join ISIS.

  31. March 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

    uh huh

    uh huh



    Tech C.E.O.s Held a Secret Meeting with Top Republicans to Stop Trump

    Billionaires, tech C.E.O.s, and G.O.P. leaders all converged to discuss the Republican front-runner.

    MARCH 8, 2016 9:42 AM

    The most powerful people in the technology sector, along with other billionaires and top Republicans, flew to a small island off the coast of Georgia last weekend to attend a secretive forum, where they discussed, among other things, how to keep current Republican front-runner Donald Trump from winning the party’s presidential nomination, the Huffington Post reports.

    Among the cabal of tech C.E.O.s who met at the remote Sea Island Resort for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum were Apple C.E.O. Tim Cook, Tesla Motors and SpaceX C.E.O. Elon Musk, Napster C.E.O. Sean Parker, and Google co-founder Larry Page. Top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator Tom Cotton, and Karl Rove also attended the forum, as did billionaire G.O.P. donor Philip Anschutz and New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger.


    G.O.P. leaders and experts both at Sea Island and at a recent Republican Governors Association retreat in Park City have strategized about how to defeat Trump, either by beating him at the polls, or by denying him enough delegates to prevent a brokered convention, in which Republican delegates would be freed up to vote for another candidate. A presentation shared with The Washington Post by operatives from an anti-Trump super-PAC shows where some G.O.P. leaders see the front-runner’s vulnerabilities, though others think anti-Trump efforts are futile. Trump’s success hinges on one thing: a set of primaries in states including Ohio, Florida, and Illinois on March 15.

  32. March 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

  33. March 30, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I missed so much due to commitments but remain deeply grateful to TOD for making it possible for me to catch up as if I never missed a day.

  34. 67 57andfemale
    March 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  35. 69 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    HRC is warmly welcomed at the Apollo Theater. Much love to her.

  36. 76 57andfemale
    March 30, 2016 at 12:34 pm

  37. 77 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 12:43 pm

  38. 78 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    • 79 COS
      March 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Bernie supporters complain about HRC is getting a lot of support from her current home state. Did they complain when Sanders received majority support from his home state?

      • 80 57andfemale
        March 30, 2016 at 1:25 pm

        BS & his supporters make up their own rules. Like, small, white states with low numbers of delegates count WAY more than diverse states with lots of delegates and (gasp!) POC.

        I heard several phone calls to progressive radio yesterday calling all of HRC’s wins “the old Confederacy”. Like OH, MA, IL, FL?

        These people are on my last nerve.

  39. March 30, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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  41. 86 No Child Left Behind
    March 30, 2016 at 12:53 pm

  42. March 30, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Nearly a third of Republicans don’t want Muslims in the military
    Mar 30th 2016 11:13AM

    Nearly one-third of Republican primary voters don’t think Muslims should serve in the U.S. military, according to a national poll conducted by Public Policy Polling.

    In the poll, conducted between March 24 and 26, PPP asked 505 Republican primary voters: “Do you think that Muslims should be allowed to serve in the US Military, or not?” Thirty-two percent of respondents said they shouldn’t be allowed to serve, while 49 percent said Muslims should be allowed to serve in the military. The remaining 19 percent said they weren’t sure.

    Of those who thought Muslims should not be allowed to serve, most of them were women. Thirty-five percent of female Republican primary voters gave that answer compared to 30 percent of men. Younger respondents were more likely than their elders to have the same preference. Thirty-six percent of respondents between 18 and 45 years old told pollsters they don’t think Muslims should be allowed to serve, versus 28 percent of respondents older than 65.

    • 90 nospin
      March 30, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      I bet you the poll did not ask those same republican voters if they were in the military. I bet they are not.

  43. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    March 30, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Trump had a town hall in WI where he took no questions “from the town,” apparently. He singled out a couple of people in the audience and spoke to them. Can’t confirm this because I’m not watching his drivel, but this was the MSNBC report. Ugh.

  44. 92 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Hello, Hello, TODable TOD Community.
    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners since last Evening.
    WH Presser by Josh “The Voice” Earnest, LIVE at the Podium, already in Progress.

    Now back to catching up 😉

  45. 93 57andfemale
    March 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  46. March 30, 2016 at 1:39 pm

  47. 96 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 1:40 pm

  48. 99 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 1:44 pm

  49. 101 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 2:31 pm

  50. 102 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 2:47 pm

  51. 104 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 3:11 pm

  52. March 30, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    He has to repair the damage done to his brand.
    The only way to do that is to:
    a) win the Nomination,
    b) appear to have won the nomination and have it stolen from him with GOP Convention shenanigans.

    Does Trump Want an Exit Ramp?
    by BooMan
    Wed Mar 30th, 2016 at 02:07:40 PM EST

    When it comes to a classic narcissist like Donald Trump, it’s hard to say when (or if) he’ll begin to find the process of running for president so humiliating that he’s tempted to just drop out. He clearly doesn’t care that “respectable” people are routinely calling him a racist and comparing him to some of the most notorious fascist dictators of the 20th-Century. He doesn’t seem to care that the intelligentsia and the media elite are condemning his character and his intelligence. But he’s also obsessed with his image and he’s financially dependent on his brand. His campaign has already cost him business relationships and partnerships, yet that hasn’t tamed or dissuaded him so far.

    Trump’s already getting a little squirrelly. He’s under pressure after his campaign manager was indicted yesterday for battering a Breitbart reporter, and now he’s reneging on his pledge to support the eventual nominee because he feels the RNC has treated him shabbily and he can sense that the party elite are plotting to deny him the nomination at the convention. There’s increasing talk that he could cost the Republicans control of the House of Representatives as well as the Senate.

  53. 106 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 3:15 pm

  54. 107 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 3:16 pm

  55. 109 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm

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  57. March 30, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  58. 113 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm

  59. 114 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Proven once again, that Trump is Not running for the US Presidency.

  60. 126 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 3:39 pm

  61. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    March 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    So true.

  62. 132 jacquelineoboomer
    March 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm

  63. March 30, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Once again, I ask what is the POLICY difference between what Trump is saying and what the GOP is doing on the state level when it comes to reproductive rights?

    I will continue to ask this…because nobody has shown me any difference.


    • March 30, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      FROM BJ:

      On point to me:

      Tom Q says:

      March 30, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      I agree with the few people above who say Trump is doing what he does with many of his positions — taking what’s the standard GOP position, removing the Frank Luntz-concocted softening, and carrying it to its logical conclusion. That he’s done this so consistently and recklessly throughout the past year makes me still maintain a sliver of doubt as to whether he’s seriously campaigning for president, or actually running a performance art scam to expose the party’s true heart for all to undeniably see.

      It’s hilarious how the right-to-life people have jumped to disavow this. They’ve been almost the Luntz baseline group — obfuscating their actual positions for decades in an attempt to coat regressive policies with reasonableness. Trump giving away their con is lethal to their brand

  64. 139 Nena20409
    March 30, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    • 140 Obama Grandmama
      March 30, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Until Marco brought up the little hands comment I never really looked at the Donald’s hands. Now I find myself doing that in all pictures and this thumbs up photo bears out the small hands theme.

  65. March 30, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

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