Early Bird Chat


All Times Eastern

10:30AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

12:30PM: President Obama has lunch with Vice President Biden

12:45PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

4:35PM: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the White House

10:30PM: President Obama’s interview with Samantha Bee airs on TBS


131 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. October 31, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  2. 3 desertflower
    October 31, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Sam Bee….PBO…Priceless:)

  3. 6 desertflower
    October 31, 2016 at 9:31 am

  4. 7 desertflower
    October 31, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Wouldn’t it be great if they did! And TX, and AZ….


  5. 9 Don
    October 31, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Good Morning TOD!

  6. October 31, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Monday morning. Congrats vetivera, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope that you maintain a hopeful, optimistic, and positive view about your future today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      October 31, 2016 at 10:18 am

      *Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America.

      X 2 – and Good Morning!

  7. October 31, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Good morning TOD!

  8. 16 JER
    October 31, 2016 at 10:26 am

    petesouza – Remember that photograph from last Halloween when the President, lying on the floor, lifted Ella Rhodes into the air? Here’s a couple of frames just before that happened.

  9. October 31, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Pennsylvania Legislature Just Passed A Bill Banning The Release Of Officers’ Names After A Shooting

    Transparency and accountability in the law is necessary for Democracy to flourish…the Police are public servants…Accountability is essential to ensure justice under the law…this is a bad law…i hope that Governor Wolf vetoes it

    • 21 jackiegrumbacher
      October 31, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Pf, I’m never surprised by any outrageous things the PA legislature does. We have GOT to overturn the Republican majority that’s killing this state. We worked hard to elect Governor Wolf and then the voters handicapped him with a nasty, uncooperative legislature. This nonsense has to end.

  10. 22 desertflower
    October 31, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Honestly. I can’t WAIT until this damn madness is over with. If his supporters had ANY thinking skills, they would know this is utter BS.

  11. 23 desertflower
    October 31, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Off to work…the insanity I know:)

  12. October 31, 2016 at 10:59 am

  13. 25 CEB
    October 31, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I hope that there is a landslide to assure us and the world that we are not as messed up as much of this so-called election season implies. As for the GOP senators, current and former, who are afraid to stand up to the carnival barker because they fear his followers: the spineless punks built this ignorant and opportunistic wrecking crew for a generation and it has turned on them. Surprise, surprise (not). A steady diet of hatred of the other, lies, and disrespect for the very tools (their voters) that they have used to gain and to hold on to power at all cost, have brought the repubs. and the rest of us to this sorry point. The mad dogs have turned on the GOP establishment and they have no idea what to do, other than to kiss the ass of a person they despise or to cower in fear of retribution from the very powers that they unleashed. They only ones who can save them and the country is a woman that they have done everything to destroy and the very people that they set their dogs to. It reads like a Greek tragedy.

  14. 26 jackiegrumbacher
    October 31, 2016 at 11:06 am

    It’s going to be a wild, exhausting, infuriating week and we’re all going to have to keep going until we drop. Aside from campaigning, there are many meetings to attend in the days ahead, our big Salsa the vote rally to pull together for next Sunday, massive GOTV efforts and then Election Day, the only time Pa voters are allowed to cast their ballots. Hold on to your hats, everyone and keep your eyes on the goal. This is the Home Stretch.

  15. October 31, 2016 at 11:10 am

    ~Those of us who have served as stewards of our nation’s justice system — from line prosecutors to attorneys general — are tasked with an awesome responsibility. The idea that all Americans are entitled to the same rights and obligations — to fair treatment and due process — is central to who we are and what we stand for as a nation. Whether that idea endures for future generations depends on the actions we take to keep its promise real.~

  16. 34 hopefruit2
    October 31, 2016 at 11:11 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Congrats vet24 on #1, and Happy Monday to everyone 🙂

  17. 35 cd4biden
    October 31, 2016 at 11:16 am

    GM TOD, Congrats vetivera24 on first!

    Need to ask a favor please. Ken, our lead techie at our local Hillary headquarters, is an absolute sweetie who has led us all with class and humor these past few months. Today he must have eye surgery (actually 2 separate surgeries on the same day!!) to correct an eye muscle problem that has suddenly arisen for him. His surgery is scheduled for 2pm PST today, and may I ask the good people at TOD to keep him in their thoughts and prayers today for an easy surgery and a quick return to us for these last days of this remarkable campaign. Thanking you all in advance as I must get ready for my shift.

    Hugs to you all, and Happy Halloween 👻👺💀👻

  18. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    October 31, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Trey Gowdy, ugly bizarre fool, says President Obama is violating the Hatch Act, by campaigning for Hillary and others.

    The President and Vice President are EXEMPT from the act. (I think Gowdy is, too, but I don’t want to think about him any more today so not gonna look it up.)


  19. 44 PrayerWarriorforObama
    October 31, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Cd4biden, I pray that Ken is granted safe surgeries and speedy but complete healing; that he’ll return to the Hillary headquarters with his vision fully intact to apply his skills to ensure a resounding victory for Hillary.

  20. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    October 31, 2016 at 11:43 am

  21. 46 JER
    October 31, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    LIVE NOW: Sen. Tim Kaine Campaigns in Jacksonville, NC – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  22. 48 57andfemale
    October 31, 2016 at 12:09 pm


    Here is what is making me crazy over this: after this exhaustive, ridiculous email witch hunt, one thing has been true for tens of thousands of emails: HRC nor anyone in her State Dept. gave classified information via email to anyone who was NOT authorized to see it. This, to me, is the damned point.

    Comey knew this. There was no reason to assume that any classified information was given out to anyone not authorized to have it. Those findings alone should have made him err on the side of caution. He caved to GOP pressure.

    Comey wants Trump to be POTUS? Now I’m REALLY terrified.

  23. 49 Ladyhawke
    October 31, 2016 at 12:19 pm

  24. 51 JER
    October 31, 2016 at 12:38 pm

  25. 52 0388jojothecat
    October 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Good Morning TOD Family, Lurkers, Chipsticks and Danny-Boy. Thank You Nerdy Wonka for keeping TOD going like a well oiled machine. Thank you to all the HRC volunteers working hard for our next POTUS HRC. The stakes have never been higher that we must defeat the evil GOP machine and DT. These people are pure evil. I listen to NPR while I drive and try to turn off any news about the election. These people are so dishonest on their reporting as to what this whole Benghazi, emails, Clinton Foundation investigations are just made up to damage her. Yet the GOP has a candidate that has violated NYC law in his Foundation, his charities, relationship to the Russian hacking, lawsuits on rape charges of a child and groping women but crickets on this being a concern to the public. I am so sick and tired of this political race I can scream. We all know Nov 9th the fireworks will only continue unfortunately.

    P.S. Has anyone heard from SUE? I have not seen her post for awhile. Hello SUE we miss you hope you are Ok.

  26. October 31, 2016 at 12:40 pm

  27. 59 No Child Left Behind
    October 31, 2016 at 12:48 pm

  28. October 31, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    • 61 sjterrid
      October 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks Prettyfoot and RanMan. I really like Hillary in this photo.

    • October 31, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Oooh. Love this picture. Madame President. Truthfully, I never thought I would see this.

      Speaking of, I just heard a caller on TH Show. Could tell he was an older guy and undoubtedly white. He KEPT insisting over and over and over that HC had thirty years of criminal acts. Thom Hartman went through every single thing…….did not leave out anything from the time she was FL in AR to travel gate in the WH to her comment about not staying home and baking cookies to Vince Foster and on and on. Amazing that Thom remembered everything. He kept asking the man, “What crime? Give me one, just one.” The man always came back with the same comment and Thom repeated his question. That caller — perfect example of millions of people in this country and what the GOP and the media has done to this woman. It came close to making me nauseous. Makes me angry. Makes me sad. Makes me frustrated. Makes me ashamed of my fellow citizens.

      SUE: She’s made a few comments this past week, but they have been few in number and maybe not even one a day. Hope she is okay. She does have some health issues.

      • 63 0388jojothecat
        October 31, 2016 at 1:40 pm

        Thank you tnmtgirl for listening to TH and that he pushed back on these people. Thanks for your comment about SUE. I hope she is doing well and is resting. Maybe all the political stuff is too much even to come here. I hear you Sue, take care if you are lurking.

    • October 31, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks Prettyfoot for sharing this wonderful pic of our next President with TOD’ville. 👌👊👍

    • 65 arapaho415
      October 31, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      GA Ranman.

      Taking this opportunity to repost this photo from yesterday — can’t take my eyes off the girl in the photo:

      Love how dressed up the girl is (compare to the deplorables and their children at opposing campaign rallies), and the composition of the photo is memorable.

    • 66 GGail
      October 31, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Very elegant picture of our next president.
      Thanks pf for posting it and ranman for tweeting it 🙂

  29. 68 sjterrid
    October 31, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Good Morning/afternoon/evening TOD.

    Happy Halloween! 👀

  30. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    October 31, 2016 at 1:07 pm

  31. 70 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Hello TODable TODbots on a Monday Cloudy Nippy Day.
    Thanks, NW. You make Us Proud.
    Congrats to To Vetiera & DF for Clocking in Furst, nabbing the Golden ⭐ ⭐
    WH Presser is Live, Now with Josh “The Voice” Earnest.
    The Video link is posted up stream by NCLB. ❤ you for doing so 😉

  32. October 31, 2016 at 1:16 pm

  33. October 31, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    The Struggle is Neverending…..gotta keep your marching shoes….

  34. October 31, 2016 at 1:38 pm

  35. 75 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  36. 77 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 1:48 pm


  37. 78 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 1:56 pm

  38. 79 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 2:05 pm

  39. 83 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    A Mormon in UT?
    Mormons spent $20M in ’08 to defeat Prop 8 in California.

    • 84 arapaho415
      October 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      It’s hard to believe that CA Prop 8 was only 8 years ago! (And I’m a Californian who voted on that initiative.)

      The country’s shift in views on same sex marriage has been the fastest I’ve witnessed during my lifetime.

      It’s definitely a generational swing (think Mormon Millennials would agree with McMullin on this, rather than share their parents/grandparents’ view:

      From a couple of weeks ago:

      And, of course, this (which was probably posted here last week — missed a lot here then):

      • 85 0388jojothecat
        October 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm

        I remember the Mormons marching on Lake Ave in Pasadena and the money they spent against Prop 8 but some in the LGBT community blamed the AA community for it not passing in CA.

  40. 86 Don
    October 31, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I think Comey will resign within the next two weeks, no way Hillary suffers Comey’s puss beyond that.

  41. 87 arapaho415
    October 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    GA TODville.

    Update on voter intimidation tactics legal action:

  42. 88 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    • 89 Don
      October 31, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Yep, when you’ve lost the high ground to Gonzales you know you’ve stepped in it, I mean seriously. Gonzales spent his days sitting in his office with a toothpick in his mouth trying to figure out a ways to do illegal shit and not get caught.

  43. 90 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm

  44. 97 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Today at the WH, Partly.

    • 98 idon
      October 31, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Josh Earnest is amazing. POTUS is doing the right thing by saying nothin has changed in his view of Comey while also bringing up the LONG traditions of the JUstice Dept and FBI not to politicize their investigations of public officials.

  45. October 31, 2016 at 3:05 pm

  46. 101 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  47. October 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Well comey said he knew Russians were Hacking election but held off citing being to close to election ????

  48. 110 Ladyhawke
    October 31, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  49. 116 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 3:58 pm

  50. October 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm


    • October 31, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      Yes which is why the president should can him? Unless he has something else like j Edgar Hoover did.
      The FBI always keeps books on everybody in DC.

      • October 31, 2016 at 4:27 pm

        Comey reports to the DOJ. POTUS has repeatedly and consistently refused to comment on investigations which are ongoing. He has not been informed of what Comey knows. He cannot wade in now without adding to the charges of politicization.

  51. 121 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm

  52. October 31, 2016 at 4:15 pm

  53. October 31, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    BREAKING: Justice Dept. says it’ll dedicate all needed resources to quickly review emails in Clinton case.

    Of course of course… Why not use ALL the ATF agents and MI-6 as well? Heck put everybody on alert 🎃

  54. 126 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm

  55. 127 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 4:36 pm


  56. 128 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 4:47 pm

  57. 130 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

  58. 131 Nena20409
    October 31, 2016 at 5:31 pm

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