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  1. 8 Dudette
    May 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  2. May 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Between Amazon Now and Chewy.com, I might never leave the house again.

  3. 10 GGail
    May 10, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I hope cherish0708 doesn’t mind…but…I just read the comment and had to bring it over. Thanks so much cherish0708 for de-lurking and providing your point of view!!!

    May 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm
    Hello everyone. I’m a long-time lurker. I live in London, but originally from Hiroshima, Japan.
    I’m so grateful PBO is visiting my city soon. It means a lot for people like my parents who were there on the fateful summer day of 1945.
    I cried when I heard this news on BBC this afternoon. We don’t need an apology, instead the mutual understanding and recognition of the past, please. I’m sure the majority of the Japanese people are very happy about this visit. The Japanese media is praising his decision.
    I have to thank American people for electing this great president twice. No doubt he is one of the best presidents in American history!

    • 11 cherish0708
      May 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you, GGail for bringing my comment over here. I’m so excited and emotional about this visit . Love to all!

      • 12 Judith Fardig
        May 10, 2016 at 1:02 pm

        Thank you, Cherish0708 for speaking your mind and heart about this visit.

      • 13 GGail
        May 10, 2016 at 1:32 pm

        As you should be cherish0708 ((((hugs))))

      • 14 0388jojothecat
        May 10, 2016 at 2:09 pm

        Welcome and thank you cherish0708 for delurking and giving us here at TOD vital information about your first hand experiences. The one thing I love and will also miss is the wealth of knowledge and experiences from my TOD family.

        • 15 GGail
          May 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

          Hi there jojo! We’re here at the same time 🙂

          • 16 0388jojothecat
            May 10, 2016 at 3:37 pm

            Hey GGail or should I say ExerciseGail? 🙂 🙂 I am looking forward to seeing my TOD SoCal peeps this weekend.

            • 17 GGail
              May 10, 2016 at 4:54 pm

              Oh me too JoJo!

              Speaking of exercise, I have to go tonight, because I didn’t go last night. I had to stay away until I completed the antibiotic prescription for my upper respiratory infection. I can feel the fat creeping back on me ROFL

      • 18 57andfemale
        May 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm

        It was a gem of a comment. Thanks for sharing, and share more often!

      • 19 sjterrid
        May 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm

        Hi, Cherish! Thank you so much for delurking and sharing your reaction to the President’s upcoming trip to Japan and visiting Hiroshima.

    • 20 Neena20409
      May 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      Can those capable make this into a Tweetable Post. I would love to tweet this. Thanks.
      Thanks for Joining TOD, cherish0708. Your comments are lovely.

  4. May 10, 2016 at 12:36 pm

  5. May 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I didn’t realize this was going to be a Disney movie:

  6. 27 JER
    May 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    NOW: Hillary Clinton Participates in Conversation with Young Parents in the Workforce in Lexington, KY – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=1

  7. 28 JER
    May 10, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    NOW: Bernie Sanders Attends a Rally in Stockton, CA – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=3

  8. 34 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Good Day, TODable TODbots. Happy Tuesday to all. Partly Cloudy and a bit of a Chill in my neck of the woods. In other words, finally, a Typical May in MN 😉
    Congrats to LL on Your solid Au ⭐
    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners since Last Evening.
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest, LIVE, starting shortly

    Now back to catching up.

  9. 35 Ladyhawke
    May 10, 2016 at 1:18 pm

  10. May 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Grassley says NO vote on SCOTUS, even in lame duck if Dem wins.

  11. May 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm

  12. 51 GGail
    May 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Uh Oh, Donald…
    Cruz, in an interview Tuesday with radio host and supporter Glenn Beck, opened the door just a crack to kick-starting his now-suspended campaign if he somehow starts winning primary contests again. Asked what he’d do if, for instance, Nebraska voters back him in Tuesday’s primary, Cruz said he assumes that won’t happen but added:

    “Let’s be very clear, if there is a path to victory — we launched this campaign intending to win.”

    He said he suspended his campaign last week because he didn’t see a viable path after his loss in Indiana, but, “If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly.”

    Cruz – much like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio did before him – also is moving to lock down his delegates. A Cruz campaign spokesman confirmed to Fox News that the senator has written to the state party chairs in all the states where he won delegates, informing them he intends to hold onto them for now.


  13. 52 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm

  14. 53 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 2:26 pm

  15. May 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I’ve said this before:

    Hillary Clinton wants to do the WORK of being President.

    Donald Trump just wants ‘ to be’ President.

    One is a serious candidate.

    The other is a clown.

    And, if the roles were reversed – NO WAY they would accept such mediocrity from Hillary.

    They would say that she’s not a ‘ serious candidate’.


    A post-policy party finds a post-policy candidate
    05/10/16 12:46 PM—UPDATED 05/10/16 12:56 PM
    By Steve Benen
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign website features an “issues” page where visitors can read the Democrat’s position papers on 31 different issues. Each page features a fairly detailed overview of the candidate’s approach to the issue – some, including the page on climate change, lead to additional resources with even more specific information – leaving little doubt as to how Clinton intends to govern if elected.

    Donald Trump’s campaign website, meanwhile, features a “positions” page with summaries of the Republican candidate’s approach to seven issues. Most of the content is vague and boilerplate, and voters hoping to learn detailed information about how Trump would govern will need to look elsewhere.

    As it turns out, this isn’t an accident or the result of a bad web team. Rather, it’s the result of a deliberate decision on the part of the campaign to downplay substantive details ahead of the election. Politico reported yesterday:
    A source familiar with Trump’s thinking explained that the billionaire businessman was reluctant to add new layers of policy experts now, feeling it would only muddy his populist message that has been hyperfocused on illegal immigration, trade and fighting Islamic extremists.

    “He doesn’t want to waste time on policy and thinks it would make him less effective on the stump,” the Trump source said. “It won’t be until after he is elected but before he’s inaugurated that he will figure out exactly what he is going to do and who he is going to try to hire.”

  16. May 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    Here’s what Donald Trump thinks about voting
    05/10/16 01:21 PM
    By Zachary Roth

    Pressed by Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Trump discussed his views on voting rules in more detail than he has yet. Those comments, along with other remarks he made earlier this year, give us a pretty clear idea of what the presumptive GOP nominee thinks about access to the ballot.

    Trump and Todd had the following revealing exchange:

    Todd: Do you want to see the voting laws changed to make it easier to vote?

    Trump: I want to see voting laws so that people that are citizens can vote. Not so people that can walk off the street and can vote, or so that illegal immigrants can vote–

    Todd: So you’re not for same-day voter registration?

    Trump: No, no. I want to make the voting laws so that people that– it doesn’t make any difference how they do it. But I don’t think people should sneak in through the cracks. You have to have – And whether that’s an ID or any way you want to do it. But you have to be a citizen to vote.

    Todd: Well, of course. That is the law as it stands already. Let me ask–

    Trump: No, it’s not. I mean, you have places where people just walk in and vote.

  17. 60 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I saw this this AM. It was well done & funny too.
    On Samantha Bee’s Show last Night.

  18. May 10, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    If true, this would be HUGE.

    Clinton To Lay Out Agenda For Making Child Care Better — And More Affordable
    Her proposals could set up a stark contrast with Donald Trump’s.

    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will sketch out an agenda for helping families with young children, including an ambitious promise to put high-quality child care within financial reach of all working parents.


    The most concrete part of the agenda, the campaign aides say, will be the two narrow but potentially important proposals. One would bolster a highly regarded “home visiting” program designed to help low-income children at risk of emotional, intellectual, and physical harm. If Clinton has her way, the program, known as the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative, would reach twice as many children as it does today.
    But by far the most intriguing part of Tuesday’s speech may be a promise that Clinton intends to make. According to the campaign aides, Clinton will say that the federal government should commit to making sure that no family ever pays more than 10 percent of its income on child-care expenses

  19. 63 GGail
    May 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    meta, I think you will find this very interesting – look where Hillary’s first campaign office is located: Hillary Clinton’s first Southern California campaign office at the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 300

    The Hillary Clinton campaign increased its presence in California by opening an office in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

    In Clinton’s absence, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis added a bit of political glitz for the 150 supporters and volunteers.

    Dressed in a sea of orange T-shirts that read “LIUNA for Hillary,” members of the Labors’ International Union of North America Local 300 chanted “Si se Puede!” and “Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!” as the speakers kicking off the event pivoted to the news that Sen. Ted Cruz had dropped out of the presidential race — leaving they way open Republican front-runner Donald Trump to face the Democratic nominee.

    Garcetti quickly took aim at Trump and his background as host of the reality television show “The Apprentice.”

    “We don’t need a candidate who says, ‘You’re fired!” Garcetti said. “We need a candidate who says, ‘You’re hired!”

  20. May 10, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    They all gave POTUS a standing ovation when Connecticut coach said that after watching what has been going on the last six months, he has a feeling we will miss this President more and more. He gave POTUS a rocking chair.

  21. May 10, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Trump Can’t Pivot

    The pundits who say he’s going moderate are missing something.

    By Jamelle Bouie

    Thus far, in the narrative of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump is the “unpredictable” one who will scramble the fall election. What this means in practice is that everything Trump says feeds the narrative, even if, after the most cursory examination, it doesn’t fit. And so Monday, for example, we’re told the wily Trump has shifted positions on taxes and the minimum wage, craftily moving toward Hillary Clinton’s left ahead of the general.


    The real test of Trump’s ability to shift to a general election is whether he can make his core principles palatable to a broad audience, or at least obscure them enough to escape scrutiny. And yes, Trump has core principles.

    If there’s one constant in Trump’s rhetoric, from his role in the “birther” movement five years ago to his present campaign, it’s his nativism, his anti-Muslim attitudes, his assorted flavors of bigotry. His opening campaign gambit was mass deportation coupled with a wall along the Mexican border—a position he still holds. Later that fall, he bolstered his intra–Republican Party popularity with a call to ban Muslims from the United States. He boosts racists on social media, is friendly (or at least not hostile) to real-life white supremacists, and has refused to disavow anti-Semitic attacks from his online supporters. Even now, after winning the GOP nomination, he indulges misogyny and misogynistic attacks.

    In the 10 months since he launched his campaign for president, Trump has showed the extent to which bigotry sits at the center of his persona. And if he’s going to shapeshift for a general audience, he needs to obscure it. Thus far, there’s no evidence he can. On Thursday, the Republican presidential nominee appeared on Fox News with Bill O’Reilly, where he delivered a message to Vicente Fox, the former Mexican president. “Yeah,” he said, “get your money ready, ’cause you’re going to pay for the wall.” When your campaign is all affect and attitude, what is there to pivot away from but yourself?

  22. 69 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 3:10 pm

  23. 70 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 3:12 pm

  24. 71 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

  25. May 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    So Joe’s moved on:

  26. 74 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 3:29 pm

  27. 75 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  28. 76 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 3:45 pm

  29. 77 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 3:49 pm

  30. 78 Ladyhawke
    May 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

  31. 79 Neena20409
    May 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

  32. 81 Ladyhawke
    May 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    A spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed Thune for launching the probe.

    “The Republican Senate refuses to hold hearings on Judge Garland, refuses to fund the President’s request for Zika aid and takes the most days off of any Senate since 1956, but thinks Facebook hearings are a matter of urgent national interest,” Adam Jentleson wrote in an email.

    “The taxpayers who pay Republican senators’ salaries probably want their money back.”

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