Early Bird Chat


All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama delivers remarks at the United Nations



11:10AM: President Obama meets with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

12:45PM: President Obama holds a courtesy call with President of the General Assembly Peter Thomson of Fiji

1PM: President Obama holds a courtesy call with UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon

1:20PM: President Obama attends a luncheon hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon

2:25PM: President Obama attends a CEO roundtable

3:35PM: President Obama attends a Refugee Summit meeting

9:15PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a reception for foreign heads of delegations to the United Nations General Assembly


122 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    September 20, 2016 at 8:35 am

    HEADS UP at 10AM EDT

  2. September 20, 2016 at 8:42 am

  3. 6 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2016 at 8:44 am

    • 7 MadameSoph
      September 20, 2016 at 10:06 am

      That was great Ladyhawke! Seth was great! Love Jon Favs! looking forward to the latest Keepin it 1600.

      Stephen did a killer take down too. I posted it below. FLOTUS is going to be on with Stephen tonight.

  4. 8 amk for obama
    September 20, 2016 at 8:54 am

  5. 9 amk for obama
    September 20, 2016 at 8:57 am

    who da fuck are these “likely voters”? don’t they have to be registered to vote? if yes, then why are they called likely voters?

    • 10 jackiegrumbacher
      September 20, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Morning, amk. Likely voters are those who have actually voted before–especially in presidential elections. Many people are registered, but never go out to vote, so unless they can be motivated this time, their opinion is less likely to count in the election. If, like me, you vote in EVERY election, you are a Super Voter and tend to get fewer phone calls. All of this voter frequency info is in Democratic and Republican data bases to which campaign workers and trained volunteers have access.

  6. 13 desertflower
    September 20, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Morning everyone:) For some reason, I am in “restricted mode” for YouTube videos… (scratching my head) have I gotten YOUNGER over the years?? How do I get out of this purgatory?

    • 14 globalcitizenlinda
      September 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      hey DF,

      a couple of days ago, I left a response to you but you may have missed it.

      I had this problem just a few weeks ago.

      I Googled the question (why doesn’t my YouTube video work) and the response worked for me at the first try.

      the response/recommendation was that you should delete all cookies from your browser.

      the response gives you a step-by-step process to follow based on the browser you use.

      I use Microsoft Edge and I followed the instructions for it and it worked fine.

      it took a couple of minutes then I had to restart the computer and the YouTube videos played automatically.

  7. September 20, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

    • 17 jackiegrumbacher
      September 20, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Thanks, Df. The Princeton consortium is the place to go when anxiety attacks begin. I told our daughter to stop reading Nate Silver and go to Sam Wang.

  8. 19 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2016 at 9:22 am

  9. 20 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Happy Tuesday everyone. 🙂

    Looks like a busy day for our President, and I look forward to hearing his final major speech at the UN assembly. Thanks Nerdy for posting the schedule!

  10. September 20, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    Mike Pence Wants to Be Just Like Dick Cheney
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    September 19, 2016 4:23 PM

    To most political observers, VP Dick Cheney was pretty much in charge during the Bush administration – at least until 2006 when Poppy Bush’s crew staged a bit of a takeover. That’s one of the reasons why this statement from Mike Pence over the weekend was so significant.

    GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence said his role model for the number two spot is the last Republican to hold the job — Dick Cheney.

    “I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said on ABC’s “This Week.”

    Pence said that, like Cheney, he hoped to be “a very active vice president.”

    As Steve Benen notes, it is helpful to keep in mind that “Cheney left office with a 13% approval rating – roughly half the support Richard Nixon enjoyed at the height of Watergate.” So it’s definitely not Cheney’s appeal that Pence wants to replicate.

    To understand what is going on here it is helpful to go back to how Paul Manafort described what Trump sees as the role of president.

    The vice presidential pick will also be part of the process of proving he’s ready for the White House, Manafort said. “He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He seems himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO.”

    Josh Voorhees breaks that one down.

    For those of you don’t speak MBA, the chief executive is a company’s top decision-maker while the chief operating officer or president typically handles the day-to-day operation. (POTUS is probably best thought of as a combination of the two, though his or her chief of staff also has some COO-like duties.) A company’s chairman of the board takes a significantly broader view of long-term strategy and stays out of the daily grind all together.

  11. 22 amk for obama
    September 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

    also. too. once an asshole always an asshole.

  12. 23 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Can anyone imagine Donald Trump making any speech like this on the world stage? Okay, I can’t either.

  13. 28 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2016 at 9:51 am

  14. 29 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

    This is too funny….this Zeldin idiot…

  15. 30 MadameSoph
    September 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

    FLOTUS on the Late Show tonight!

    Until then, enjoy this AWESOME take down of Trumps disgusting Birther (and other) lies:

    (Stephen was not holding back; there are a boatload of bleeped curse words)

    • 31 Ladyhawke
      September 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thanks so much for posting the FULL segment with BLEEPS and all. The Late Show has a tweet with a very short clip of last night. The full version is a must see. Destined to go viral along with the Seth Meyers video. Once again, the comedians are breaking it down for the public better than the feckless media.

    • 32 amk for obama
      September 20, 2016 at 10:37 am

      If only the news media had his balls. Pun intended.

  16. 34 No Child Left Behind
    September 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Completely random.

    You all have seen the video of the NJ bomber running while being chased by NJ police.

    I mean, I am not in the “body shaming” business. But if one is going to be a terrorist affiliated with ISIL and aspiring to plant bombs on US soil, at a minimum, one should get in shape and make sure s/he is fit to run.

    I know, I know it must be the fried chickens he has been eating at his parents’ restaurant. That doesn’t excuse the fact that once he decided that his next career should be a foot soldier for ISIS or any other terrorist groups, he needed to shed some pounds first.

  17. 35 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Next Wednesday- please tune in folks! 🙂

    • September 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Mercy.i want to see this..but.that means that i will have to listen to Tapper…and all his attempts to be smarter than the President

      • 37 MadameSoph
        September 20, 2016 at 1:51 pm

        Ha ha, PF, I was going to listen to the latest Keepin it 1600 before bed last night, but I saw that Tapper was a guest, so decided to wait until the daytime, so I wouldn’t risk going to bed resentful 🙂

  18. 38 desertflower
    September 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

    when they show you who they are, believe them.

  19. 39 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Our President is speaking!!!

  20. 42 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Why the beep?!?!?!?!?!?

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  31. September 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

    We don’t see this often enough …

    … and it must become the norm ….

  32. 64 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2016 at 11:23 am

  33. 65 whenpamelawandered
    September 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

    ❤️🌹🙏🏻 PBO 🙏🏻🌹❤️ Master President. Thank you, Sir.

    • 66 MadameSoph
      September 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Just found out he has Aquarius rising! “My Brother’s Keeper”; the sense that most of us, no matter our shade, loved ones, culture or religion, share more than what separates us; The transformational quality of his Presidency; The (undeserved) accusations of being “aloof” and the sunshine smile; all of these make sense now that I know he’s got Aquarius on the ascendant!

  34. September 20, 2016 at 11:27 am

  35. September 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Hope all of you have a peaceful day …. thank you {{{{{{NW}}}}}} …. thinking of you {{{{{{Chips}}}}}} ….


  36. 72 JER
    September 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  37. 74 catrst
    September 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Just in this one issue of the Obama Diary lies so much valuable information I am led to tears of gratitude. Thank you everyone.

  38. 76 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2016 at 11:41 am

  39. 78 amk for obama
    September 20, 2016 at 11:51 am

  40. 79 amk for obama
    September 20, 2016 at 11:51 am

  41. 80 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2016 at 11:51 am


  42. 82 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Oh…my…goodness….the excuses keep trickling in…and they’re getting more ridiculous by the second…

  43. September 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

  44. 84 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm

  45. 85 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

  46. 86 Ladyhawke
    September 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

  47. 88 amk for obama
    September 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    seth meyers nailed the lying pos racist thug. watch the ending.

    • 89 Ladyhawke
      September 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Love it …..

      And by the way, I’m not sure the guy who holds fake press conferences, has a fake university, a fake foundation, fake hair and a fake tan should be the one in charge of deciding what is real.

  48. September 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    “I have never heard of anyone trying to vote absentee from a state prison. It seems ACRU is trying to make a fuss over a non-issue. The only thing that purging those names would accomplish is to keep them from voting when they are released – when they are entitled to vote.”

    The ACRU’s actions seem to be setting the stage for the organizations to contest the vote in Philadelphia on Nov. 9 – the day after the election – à la Florida during the 2000 presidential election.”

    an effort to purge voter rolls in Philadelphia has been undertaken by the Public Interest Legal Foundation on behalf of the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU), and a scan of both organizations’ boards of directors reveals that the majority of those involved have Republican and/or conservative bona fides.

    Imagine calling yourself a Civil Rights organization…

  49. September 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

  50. September 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    FLOTUS will campaign for Hillary next week in Pittsburgh 9-28-16. More info later.

  51. 98 No Child Left Behind
    September 20, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    The FBI interviewed bombing suspect’s Ahmad Rahami’s father in 2014 after a violent domestic dispute.

    That interview stemmed from a tip alleging that Rahami’s father was calling his son a terrorist, two US officials say.

    Rahami has been directly linked to bombings Saturday in New Jersey and New York, according to authorities.
    There are contradictory accounts of how Rahami came to the attention of law enforcement. His father told reporters that he contacted the FBI and expressed his concern after the dispute.

    In the interview, however, the father ended up downplaying his concern, saying it was a misunderstanding.

    At the time of this interview, Rahami was already in jail following a family dispute in which he was accused of stabbing a relative.
    The FBI ran through more checks but never interviewed Ahmad Rahami, according to officials.

    FBI, please check those wackos more carefully in the future!

    • 99 idon
      September 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Ahmad became a naturalized citizen when he was 7, which means he was a US citizen. They followed up as they should have and closed the case when there was no evidence linking him to terrorism. He’s a angry violent dude. That describes most white male GOP voters. I believe his attacks were inspired by BIRTHER TRUMP.

  52. September 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

  53. September 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    the Absurdity continues…this is becoming more and more insulting

  54. 107 MadameSoph
    September 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Just checked out his timeline after your tweet and found this:

    Is this a subtle and deep trolling of DT?

  55. 113 Nena20409
    September 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Hello TOD. You simply Rock!
    Thanks, NW. You do Us proud.
    Congrats to Gold ⭐ winners since last night.
    Seth Meyers & Stephen Colbert, Wow! Great Videos.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}} Baby, Come Back ❤ soon ❤

  56. 114 Nena20409
    September 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Pres Obama at the UN today

  57. September 20, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    President’s speech before the #UNGA and his ad hoc commentary following the meeting with Abadi, totally brilliant! No one can do this like him, no one.

  58. 116 JER
    September 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm


  59. 118 Nena20409
    September 20, 2016 at 4:08 pm

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    September 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

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    September 20, 2016 at 4:24 pm

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    September 20, 2016 at 4:29 pm

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    September 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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