Early Bird Chat

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  1. September 4, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Happy Sunday TODers.

    Thank you Nerdy.


  2. 3 amk for obama
    September 4, 2016 at 9:44 am

  3. 7 Ladyhawke
    September 4, 2016 at 9:51 am

    • 8 Linda
      September 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

      PBO gave 1 ” One ” press conference as a candidate in 2008. One….only one.

      Normally candidates DO NOT GIVE PRESS CONFERENCES.

      I am so sick of this fraud on pressers.

    • 9 arapaho415
      September 4, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      GA LH.

      Here’s a storify of tweet exchange:

      Few voters will know that HRC is the “white whale” obsession of both “the paper of record” AND DJT’s deputy campaign manager.

      • 10 Ladyhawke
        September 4, 2016 at 3:03 pm

        Great, thanks so much for posting the storify of Norm Ornstein and Roger Cohen. It is so much easier to read. I was glad to see the likes of Norm Ornstein push back so forcefully on the sloppy, lopsided NYT coverage. It is sorely needed. I am seeing a lot of focus on the issue but it is so hard to break through all of noise. I have been following Josh Marshall, Professor Jay Rosen of NYU, Professor Dan Kennedy of NU, John Stoehr, James Fallows, and Eric Boehlert.

  4. September 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

  5. September 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Good morning/afternoon/evening TODers! I hope everyone is well or on the mend. I have to work this lovely Sunday :>(
    Have a good one y’all :>)

  6. 15 mtmarilyn
    September 4, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Good morning, Good day all of TODVILLE. It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. Sending love and greetings to our Miss Chips and a thank you to our fabulous Ms Nerdy Wonka!

    Also Happy Happy Birthday to Jazzizz2. Hope you have a wonderful day of celebration.

    Can’t wait to read more about PBO’s trip. Is he still in China and where to next.

  7. September 4, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Happy Birthday Jazzizz2!

  8. September 4, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Got to read this guys — Norm Oreinstein on the NYT

  9. 20 amk for obama
    September 4, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Scientists have named a small maroon and gold fish species after the US PresidentBarack Obama which was discovered 300 feet deep in the waters of Kure Atoll in the Pacific ocean.

    The fish, of the genus Tosanoides, was named in honour of Obama for his commitment to protecting nature through the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, researchers said.

    It was discovered in June this year during a research trip to Kure, the world’s northernmost atoll.

    This is not the first fish to be named after Obama. A species of darters found only in the Duck River and the Buffalo River in US was named Etheostoma obama in 2012.


    who is a small fish now?

  10. September 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Good morning and happy Sunday, NW and TODville.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Alycee! I know you’ll make it a special day!

  11. September 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

  12. 24 Don
    September 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

    This guy on CNN interviewing President Obama is killing me. These guys want to be the star of their own interviews, I can’t take it.

  13. September 4, 2016 at 10:38 am

    • 27 mtmarilyn
      September 4, 2016 at 11:13 am

      It’s a very handsome fish just like our handsome President. This is so cool.

      September 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm


  14. 29 Ladyhawke
    September 4, 2016 at 10:40 am

  15. 30 desertflower
    September 4, 2016 at 10:44 am



    EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump made millions from Saudi Arabia, but trashes Hillary Clinton for Saudi donations to Clinton Foundation

  16. 31 amk for obama
    September 4, 2016 at 10:51 am

    get a clue already, lady.

  17. 34 Ladyhawke
    September 4, 2016 at 10:52 am

    AMJOY: Joy just teased a segment coming up on media coverage of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

  18. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    September 4, 2016 at 10:55 am


  19. September 4, 2016 at 11:01 am

    • 43 desertflower
      September 4, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Not on the same page….

      • 44 desertflower
        September 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

        And against these, especially the developments in Syria and Iraq are very concerning. Our fight against Daesh terrorist organization and other terrorist organizations, PYD, YPG, and our fight against these terrorist organizations will continue as committed as they have ever been. I hope and pray that — which is — our hope is never to see a belt of terrorism, a corridor of terrorism emerging in or around our region. And in order for that to be eliminated, Turkey will forge a very close cooperation and a solidarity with the coalition forces, and we will prevail out of this cooperation and we will be very victorious.

      • 46 arapaho415
        September 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm

        DA DF.

        Very worrying, and it’s clear that PBO is concerned as well. 😦

          September 5, 2016 at 4:14 am


  20. 48 JER
    September 4, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  21. 49 yardarm756
    September 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

    GM folks…I see there many in/on the media tying themselves in knots trying to say something clever. They thing that they have discovered the keys to relevence and fame. Disgusting!

  22. 50 JER
    September 4, 2016 at 11:51 am

    President Barack Obama arrives at the Hangzhou International Expo Center on September 4, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. World leaders are gathering for the 11th G20 Summit from September 4-5.

  23. 51 amk for obama
    September 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

  24. 52 JER
    September 4, 2016 at 11:55 am

    President Obama during a break between meetings yesterday in China. Pete Souza

  25. 56 amk for obama
    September 4, 2016 at 11:57 am

  26. September 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

  27. 63 Ladyhawke
    September 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm

  28. 64 carla4obama
    September 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    On a happier side…my husband and I saw “Southside With You” last night. Barack Obama found his soulmate when he met Michelle, and he knew it. It is a very uplifting story and will make you smile. There will be No other first family like Barack and Michelle…we have witnessed the best. Kudos for John Legend getting this out on the big screen.

  29. September 4, 2016 at 1:48 pm

  30. September 4, 2016 at 1:57 pm

  31. September 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  32. September 4, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    …the American president’s arrival at Hangzhou this weekend was extraordinary, from the lack of a mobile staircase at the tarmac to at least two shouting matches that occurred between Chinese and American officials.

    The absence of a staircase was striking, and many saw it as a deliberate snub. Consider that one day before Obama’s arrival, Brazil’s President Michel Temer, who only recently shed the word “interim” from his title, got the red-carpet treatment when he landed at the same airport in Hangzhou, China. And just months ago, Obama was provided with a red-carpeted staircase when he arrived for a state visit last fall.

    In addition, a Chinese official tried to block National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes when they tried to move from the press area on the tarmac over to President Obama.

  33. September 4, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    We see this…you have to wonder why the press doesn’t…i suspect it is because they cannot get past their own white privilege to see it…or perhaps they plan to vote for Trump…

  34. September 4, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I think this is hilarious. Does that make me a bad person?

  35. 81 desertflower
    September 4, 2016 at 2:26 pm



    Senator Flake:

    As for his home state of Arizona, where the Clinton campaign is putting more resources for the final two months of the campaign, Flake said he thinks the usually-red state is actually in play this fall.

    “It shouldn’t be up for grabs—Mitt Romney won it by I think eight points—but frankly it is,” he said. “And I think that they’re spending money because they have some indication that she might be in play. And unfortunately I think that’s the case.”

  36. 82 desertflower
    September 4, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Time sensitive…make sure that you can vote!

  37. 83 desertflower
    September 4, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Do what you can. We need this.

  38. September 4, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    UGH. I’m so sick of this meme. It just reeks of the same self-obsessed Trumpmania.

  39. September 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm

  40. September 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm


  41. September 4, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    This is what a LOSER looks like.

  42. September 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm



  43. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    September 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I am always amused by those imbeciles who try to upstage PBO …. you would think that after almost 8 years in the White House, most people have learned by this is a futile mission;

  44. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    September 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    at 0.53mins, this week’s video must be the shortest West Wing Week of all time;

    for a brief moment, I thought that my gadget had malfunctioned when the video ended.

    oh, well, time to wait for the longer WWW version

  45. September 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm

  46. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    September 4, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Happy Birthday, Alycee! ❤

  47. September 4, 2016 at 5:11 pm

  48. 104 joybarbados
    September 4, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Alycee. Hope your day was filled with everything you hoped for.

  49. 106 Ladyhawke
    September 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

  50. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    September 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    The unreal vs. the real!

  51. 108 desertflower
    September 4, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Oh, Upchuck….You moron. I absolutely despise that idiot.



    You guys have higher ground on this issue, on this whole idea of transparency, and her accountability. If you guys were as transparent, releasing the tax returns, him releasing his tax returns, whatever you want to say about the Clintons, and we know this because the information has either been dragged out of them or it’s been disclosed. We don’t have any disclosures. We don’t have your tax returns.


    Donald Trump and I are both going to release our tax returns. I’ll release mine in the next week. Donald Trump will be releasing his tax returns at the completion of an audit. But the issue here is not–


    But that won’t be before the election.


    The issue here– well, we’ll see.

    • 109 arapaho415
      September 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Loathe him. Not tempted to watch MTP at all.

      Hope someone from HRC staff follows @brucebartlett — seems like a simple solution to MSM hounding her over a non-issue — see Linda’s comment upthread — not common for candidates to give press conferences…

  52. 110 desertflower
    September 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Some unadulterated truth.


    A picture has been painted of all-out chaos on the southern border of the United States that the Republican party calls an immigration crisis. If you listen to them, hordes of illegal “aliens” are rushing across the border in droves, with their backpacks stuffed with heroin and knives in their fists, looking for an American woman to rape. This whole scenario is not true. They made it up. In other words, Donald Trump and other Republicans are lying. They only want you to be very, very afraid and vote for them.

  53. 111 Ladyhawke
    September 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    • 112 COS
      September 4, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Astonishing how Trump feels that he can make an appearance at a black church and expect blacks to vote for him in large numbers after he has called blacks “thieves”, “lazy” and not good enough to live in his buildings.

  54. 113 desertflower
    September 4, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    I’m still not a bad person. This is a public service.

      September 5, 2016 at 5:29 am


  55. September 4, 2016 at 6:35 pm

  56. 118 Ladyhawke
    September 4, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Norm Ornstein is at it again ……

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