Early Bird Chat

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  1. 1 bojoflo
    March 2, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Good Morning, Everyone! Have a great day. 😉

  2. 7 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 9:39 am


  3. 8 ydavis00
    March 2, 2017 at 9:40 am

  4. 9 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 9:41 am

    How’s THIS for arrogant!! He felt so certain, he must’ve had some help…or assurances that nothing would happen to him if he lied….

  5. 11 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

    It’s ALL tied together…..

    • 12 desertflower
      March 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

      And I do mean ALL!

  6. 13 57andfemale
    March 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

    • 14 pkayden
      March 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      This is exactly how Trump acts. He’s such a buffoon with absolutely no shame. This is all just a hustle for him and a ticket to get awful things done for the rest of the GOP. The only good thing about Trump is that his administration is so scandalous that it’s imploding already.

  7. March 2, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Good Thursday, Nerdy…TOD Family.

  8. March 2, 2017 at 9:54 am

    • March 2, 2017 at 9:55 am

      “Trump treasury pick Mnuchin misled Senate on foreclosures, Ohio cases show”


      President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. treasury secretary was untruthful with the Senate during the confirmation process, documents uncovered by The Dispatch show.

      Steve Mnuchin, former chairman and chief executive officer of OneWest Bank, known for its aggressive foreclosure practices, flatly denied in testimony before the Senate Finance Committee that OneWest used “robo-signing” on mortgage documents.

      But records show the bank utilized the questionable practice in Ohio.

    • 18 pkayden
      March 2, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Then he needs to be held accountable for lying. They all need to be held accountable for lying to the American public.

  9. March 2, 2017 at 9:57 am

    I sooooooooo agree.

    • 20 desertflower
      March 2, 2017 at 10:13 am


    • 21 GGail
      March 2, 2017 at 11:06 am

      And the American people will accept nothing less!

    • 22 pkayden
      March 2, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Exactly. It should be resign and go to jail for Sessions. No way should he continue to be this country’s chief Attorney. He thought he would get away with lying but got caught. Who’s next since everyone associated with Trump is a liar.

  10. March 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

    • 24 pkayden
      March 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Can we trust the FBI to reveal the truth to the American people though? It was Comey who tipped the election in Trump’s favor by revealing information about a nonsensical FBI investigation into Secretary Clinton’s email server, if I recall correctly.

      • March 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        Maybe the tweet should have been, “Given…no telling how much the FBI is withholding/hiding/not disclosing/not considering/erroneously rejecting…”

  11. March 2, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Travel ban re-issue will probably happen today…now that the glow has already faded

  12. March 2, 2017 at 10:10 am

  13. 31 carolyn
    March 2, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I’ve always known Sessions was nowhere near the sharpest knife in the drawer, but where did he attend law school, and how did they let him graduate? Obviously there were no ethics classes.

  14. 35 57andfemale
    March 2, 2017 at 10:12 am

  15. March 2, 2017 at 10:16 am

    More lies….just resign

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Thursday sought to refute Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s claim that his contact with Russia was because he was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    A Sessions spokesman insisted that the contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was in his capacity as a member of the Armed Services Committee, not as a surrogate for Trump’s presidential campaign.

    But McCaskill, also a member of the committee, tweeted that she has never had contact with the ambassador in her capacity on the Armed Services Committee.

  16. March 2, 2017 at 10:24 am


  17. 49 57andfemale
    March 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

  18. 50 JER
    March 2, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    With reviewers of Trump’s address to Congress calling it “surprisingly Presidential,” Stephen points out that the man changed only his tone, not his content.

    • 51 pkayden
      March 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Good for Colbert. One of the few journalists out there speaking the truth about Trump. We’ve even lost Van Jones because of one dang speech.

  19. 53 Nerdy Wonka
    March 2, 2017 at 10:45 am

  20. 54 JER
    March 2, 2017 at 10:48 am

    SOON: House Minority Leader Pelosi holds weekly news briefing – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-5?cid=share_twitter_widget

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      March 2, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Nancy was fabulous at her news briefing. Haven’t heard her that fired up in a while – she knows we have the facts on our side and sees that the smoke and mirrors of the other side are crashing. Yay!

  21. March 2, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville. What a time.

    The facts will come out. Slowly but surely.

  22. 58 JER
    March 2, 2017 at 10:58 am

  23. March 2, 2017 at 10:59 am

    • 60 pkayden
      March 2, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      He should resign. How can we trust a liar as our AG when he’s supposed to be our chief law enforcer? This is madness.

  24. March 2, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I would also like to know what it is they’re hiding. Rand Paul thinks it’s just a “lighter” version of the current ACA.

  25. March 2, 2017 at 11:14 am

  26. March 2, 2017 at 11:17 am


    • 64 pkayden
      March 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Yes. The man is a Liar and doesn’t deserve to hold such an important position in government. He needs to resign in shame.

  27. March 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Sound familiar? Verse and Chapter of the GOP.

  28. March 2, 2017 at 11:25 am

    President Barack Obama outsmarts the tiny brains *again*.

  29. 68 sherijr
    March 2, 2017 at 11:30 am

    My email from the Democrats just now:

    Friend —

    Jeff Sessions met with the Russian ambassador twice during the 2016 campaign. Then, he told the Senate — under oath — that he didn’t.

    Jeff Sessions cannot oversee the investigation into the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. But recusing himself from the investigation is no longer enough — Sessions must resign as Attorney General.

    Call the Department of Justice’s public comment line at 202-353-1555. Demand that Jeff Sessions resign and that his successor appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation.

    Then, click below to let us know you called:


    This is incredibly important. Thanks for taking action.

    The Democrats

    You don’t need to click on anything as it just goes to a donation page… but if you feel Sessions needs to be fired- then please call.

  30. March 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

  31. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    March 2, 2017 at 11:40 am

    President Obama won the 2017 Profiles in Courage Award? Yes!!!!

  32. 84 GGail
    March 2, 2017 at 11:43 am

    • March 2, 2017 at 11:54 am

      OMG, that is STUNNING.

      • 86 misspat
        March 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        I wrote a message on the above link. He signed my naturalization letter and I am going to find a frame for it. This is indeed a great honor and he is so deserving of it.

      • March 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm

        This just fills my heart with so much JOY….so much meta…….how wonderful are those words…they say just what i feel…i will have to think about what i want to say…i want my words to be added to the millions of words that will be there…

        is this program public…will we be able to see it…

    • 88 CEB
      March 2, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      “leadership not salesmanship” – JFK. This short descriptive phrase are c/c labels for PBO vs DJT. I also like to see my predictions come to fruition; I called this award for 44ever months ago. You see in his tweet that PBO immediately turned the spotlight to others to tell their stories about others who are profiles in courage.

  33. March 2, 2017 at 11:52 am

    • March 2, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Some brightness in the midst of all this gloom. A well deserved honor.

      • 91 carolyn
        March 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm

        Who better exemplifies “grace under pressure” than our beloved PBO, and Michelle. This award was earned under the most trying of circumstances. I’m thrilled for him.

    • 92 arapaho415
      March 2, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      GM Meta.

      What wonderful news, can’t wait!

      Also can’t wait to see FLOTUS glammed up — she always looks wonderful, whether in the WH garden or when doing Double-Dutch jumprope without even a hint of being out of breath — but she is STUNNING in formal dress.

      All other First Ladies pale in comparison (pun intentional — she can wear any hue under the sun and look spectacle in her outfit). 🙂

    • March 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      i love how you called him…Our Beloved President…because indeed he is

  34. March 2, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    What…is he blaming Dems that Sessions got caught in his lie? I hope more blame is directed towards the Dems when more Repubs get caught for the part they have played and are playing in Russia interfering in our election.

  35. 96 JER
    March 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    NOW: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s ‘Stand Against Hate’ rally – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-2?cid=share_twitter_widget

  36. March 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm

  37. March 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

  38. March 2, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Of course. The ones who need it the least.

  39. March 2, 2017 at 12:56 pm

  40. March 2, 2017 at 12:59 pm


    • March 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      • 104 COS
        March 2, 2017 at 1:25 pm

        Are the taxpayers paying for this?

        • March 2, 2017 at 1:29 pm

          My guess is YES.

          • March 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm

            Either directly or in the visits he makes there to recoup the cost.

            • 107 COS
              March 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm

              This is shameful for a person who does not pay any taxes. He does whatever he want with no conscience about it. Not a word from the Republicans who use to criticize PBO and FLOTUS endlessly.

              • March 2, 2017 at 2:58 pm

                And he’s doing it openly, with no show of guilt. The GOP is so busy covering their a$$, they’re not even questioning it.

                For that matter, why aren’t Democrats questioning how much all this is costing? Why isn’t the media? We should get a daily and cumulative tally about how much it’s costing for security in New York and whenever he visits his “winter/Southern” white house. That amount should be compared to what 45 and the GOP is proposing to take from working/lower income people in the form of health insurance repeal and reductions/elimination of safety nets.

  41. March 2, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Hey there.
    Anyone know how to contact Whoopi Goldberg?
    The panel of women on The View today didn’t know much about Jeff Sessions. Yet they had a fairly long ‘discussion’.
    There was a big intro and then they didn’t know Sessions was the Trump Campaign National Security Chair. And there was no mention of him being AG. All I heard (and I had to stop listening) was that he is “just a Senator” who had lied to Congress.

  42. March 2, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    America’s top law enforcement official, Jeff Sessions, may have lied under oath to cover up his contacts with the Russian government during the 2016 campaign.
    This afternoon, protestors gather in front of the Department of Justice to call for his resignation.

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  45. March 2, 2017 at 1:28 pm

  46. March 2, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    • 119 arapaho415
      March 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      GA SWBG.

      Would think even the densest die-hard GOPer would find it difficult to not see the problem here…

      • March 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm

        Good Afternoon, arapaho415,

        Yeah, you would think wouldn’t you. Seems that they are doing their darndest to justify Sessions’ actions as normal to his Senate position as opposed to that he was acting in his capacity as a 45 campaign staffer/surrogate.

        I’m also hating the calls for allowing Sessions to “clarify” his statement. I repeat, he was pretty adamant about not communicating with any Russians. Appears he also said “NO” on a written questionnaire.

        I just wonder how many people will go down once Sessions is forced to recuse himself or resign. The cover up is already crumbling.

        • 121 arapaho415
          March 2, 2017 at 3:19 pm


          Current GOP elected officials can’t see beyond their greed (lower taxes for me! more lobbyists money in my pockets as we dismantle all regulations and sell off nature’s gift to our country, our federal lands! etc.).

          History books will devote a lot of print on this repudiation of American values. Hope it gets a catchy name (like Teapot Dome — don’t recall the details of this corruption) — #SiberianCandidate is the placeholder I’m using for myself now. 😉

  47. March 2, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    No tax returns, no blind trust, no divestment: Donald Trump has ignored calls to put his country before his business. From foreign bank loans to deals with Russian oligarchs, there’s evidence of serious ethics violations ahead.

    Among the wealthiest presidents—by his own measure—in the history of the United States, Trump is possibly the most conflicted and indebted. He is also the only president in modern times to resist separating himself from his business interests—and the potential for corruption and self-enrichment—in a way that meets the barest ethics standards. Given the risks to the legitimacy of his presidency, why won’t he?

  48. 123 No Child Left Behind
    March 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    One minute, I hate CNN Breaking News. The next, they are music to my ears.

    The Russian cloud hovering over the Trump White House engulfed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday following revelations he failed to disclose pre-election meetings with the Kremlin’s ambassador to Washington.

    Pressure for Sessions to recuse himself from any involvement in an FBI probe into links between the Trump campaign and Moscow is becoming intense, as prominent Republicans break ranks with the administration.

    President Donald Trump has not yet commented on Sessions. The White House learned from press reports Wednesday that Sessions had contacts with the Russian ambassador during the campaign, a senior administration official said.

    Several Republicans, many of them increasingly uneasy about the implications of the evolving Russian drama, called on Sessions to recuse himself from any involvement in an FBI probe into ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

    “Attorney General Sessions should recuse himself to ensure public confidence in the Justice Department’s investigation,” said Sen. Susan Collins, the Maine Republican who introduced Sessions at his confirmation hearing in January.

    “I think the attorney general should further clarify his testimony. And I do think he should recuse himself,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

    “Jeff Sessions is a former colleague and a friend, but I think it would be best for him & for the country to recuse himself from the DOJ Russia probe,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in a statement.

    “Attorney General Sessions should recuse himself from any investigation into Russia,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, in a statement. “We need a clear-eyed view of what the Russians actually did so that all Americans can have faith in our institutions.”

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sessions should recuse himself if he’s part of an ongoing probe.

    “If he, himself, is the subject of an investigation, of course he would,” Ryan told reporters Thursday. “But if he’s not, I don’t see any purpose or reason to doing this.”

    Democrats, sensing new vulnerabilities for the administration in the widening intrigue over alleged Russian interference in last year’s presidential race, called on Sessions to resign, saying he lied in his Senate confirmation hearing.

    The latest fast-moving developments dealt a fresh blow to the White House, abruptly ending President Donald Trump’s victory lap after his well-received address to Congress.

  49. March 2, 2017 at 2:10 pm

  50. 125 CEB
    March 2, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Rep. Maxine Waters does not play! She is a riot on Twitter because she is not the one for mealy mouth euphemisms.

  51. 126 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Hello TOD.
    I am still trying to process how the Idiocy in the Trump regime keeps happening.
    I can’t get over the fact that after Lt. Gen Flynn took the ‘bullet’ for Trump, Sessions with his smirkness thinks that he’s safe? I remembered 3-4 tweets by Flynn Jr, angrily spouting that his Dad was being sacrificed. Then he went MUTE.
    Karma is always going to deliver JUSTICE at some time, unexpected. 😉
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since last night.
    Thanks TOD!

  52. 127 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    • 128 CEB
      March 2, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Jimmy Carter: Habitat for Humanity, monitoring elections in other countries and world health; Bill Clinton: a foundation for aid, health and education in developing nations; PBO: welcomed world-wide, developing young leaders here and abroad, My Brother’s Keeper, voting rights and so much more coming down the pike. Nixon: disgraced and welcome only in China; GHWB: jumping out of airplanes and wearing funny socks; GW Bush, very amateur paintings that are getting a hearing only because of who he was. No, they are not the same.

  53. March 2, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    hahahaha…love this. PBO sure left more than the presidential note for Pea brain #CON45.

  54. 130 CEB
    March 2, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    It is a pitiful state of affairs that citizens have to protest outside the Justice Department because the director is a liar and possibly a traitor who needs to be investigated and sentenced. Add to this all of his other well-known reprehensible characteristics and it is forever a stain on the reputations of congress people who put him in this position. Thank God that all of this is coming to light before his evil plans are enacted upon those most vulnerable who depend upon the justice department to protect them.

  55. 131 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Birds of a feather……and all.

  56. 132 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm

  57. 133 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:28 pm

  58. 134 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:29 pm

  59. 135 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm

  60. 136 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm

  61. 137 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm

  62. March 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Is the MSM still broadcasting 45 events in its entirety? If so, isn’t this how we got to where we are now? Have they not learned their lesson? You would think that after all the abuse coming from this WH, they wouldn’t give him the exposure.

    That’s especially annoying when, whenever PBO was doing an event, it seemed that the MSM was not even aware of it, or they would show selected snippets after the fact with their purposeful commentary. I would have to hope that there was some online source from which I could watch PBO events.

    • 139 COS
      March 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      And I don’t remember the media airing PBO’s daily White House press briefings. They suck up to Trump and are treated like scum.

  63. 140 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 2:58 pm

  64. 141 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm

  65. 143 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm

  66. 144 whenpamelawandered
    March 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    One of my nephews cast in this: he Ian the curly-haired blond dwarf – is doing something cool stuff in his acting career!

  67. 145 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 3:09 pm

  68. 146 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm

  69. March 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    @CecileRichards Thank you for keeping up the fight. Your words and actions do matter a lot for women.— HOPE44 (@HOPE44FWD) March 2, 2017


  70. 148 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm

  71. 151 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 3:25 pm

  72. 152 desertflower
    March 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    May it be their crushing demise

  73. 153 No Child Left Behind
    March 2, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    One minute, there was no intel gained in the Yemen raid, the next one, this.

    Several US officials say the United States is taking action to locate and monitor hundreds of people found as part the intelligence retrieved during the deadly raid last month in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

    Some of these people are believed to be in the West, but not in the United States.

    The government is taking action to find and monitor these AQAP-linked individuals because of the threat they may pose to Europe, the officials added.

    The fact that officials said they are actively pursuing leads uncovered from the raid indicates that the intelligence was indeed actionable despite some media reports to the contrary.

    How do we know which one is a lie?

  74. 154 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Sally Q. Yates is my preference here.

  75. March 2, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    badda bing

  76. 157 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Spicer is One Trick Nyash.

  77. 158 GGail
    March 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm

  78. 159 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm

  79. March 2, 2017 at 3:45 pm


    • 161 susanne
      March 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Every act is revenge in this administration– when viewed from that perspective, the crazy drops away and the evil shines through.

  80. March 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    What in the hell is this about???????

  81. 165 GGail
    March 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Sessions thinks that if he recuse himself from the Russian investigation, that that concession will make it go away. Oh Hell Naw!

  82. 166 GGail
    March 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Sessions has the Ronald Reagan “fuzzy memory” disease

  83. 167 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    His Resignation or NOTHING!

  84. 168 GGail
    March 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Not good enough. He must GO

  85. 170 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    The PLOT Thickens.

  86. 171 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    • March 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      I *knew* there was some significance to the way he worded his recusal!!! Words matter…sometimes it’s more about what *isn’t* said.

  87. March 2, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  88. 175 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

  89. March 2, 2017 at 4:44 pm

  90. 177 donna dem 4 obama
    March 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    • March 2, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Sessions has only recused himself from Trump Campaign investigation (when he was Trump’s National Security Chair).
      The enquiry into AG Sessions must seamlessly follow through the 45 Transition and 45 White House.

  91. March 2, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    The media keeps saying that Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation.

    But what he actually said was “I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign.” Depending on the facts within their alternative universe, that may not necessarily mean the same thing; right?

  92. 181 Gazelle
    March 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Meanwhile, this happened too:

    3/2/17 3:11 PM
    The Senate voted 62-37 to confirm Rick Perry as secretary of the Department of Energy on Thursday, after a relatively quiet confirmation process.

  93. 183 Nena20409
    March 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

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