112 Responses to “Michelle Obama: The Light We Carry”


  1. November 21, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Hi NW thanks for the fab line-up…

    MO is rocking the house!

  2. November 21, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Dear Life Kit: How do I get out of my pandemic rut? Michelle Obama weighs in

    “Former first lady Michelle Obama answers a question from a Dear Life Kit listener who feels lost and disconnected amid the pandemic. Obama is the author of a new memoir, The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times.”

    Andee Tagle: (https://www.npr.org/2022/11/21/1138220025/dear-life-kit-how-do-i-get-out-of-my-pandemic-rut-michelle-obama-weighs-in)

  3. November 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Brandon Wolf:
    Pulse Nightclub Shooting Survivor, Equality Florida Press Secretary.

    “See us as human…those people deserved to live.”

  4. November 21, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I so enjoyed FLOTUS videos, very enlightening, amusing. I was smiling during the whole time, as if I was there. I love Michelle Obama, she is truly special, and sooooo compassionate. 🙏🏽😇♥️😍

  5. November 21, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Michelle Obama…Forever Flotus….the Light✨ We Carry…looking forward to reading her book…

  6. November 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm

  7. 12 ggail44
    November 21, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    The Michelle Obama Special and the Gabby Giffords special were both magnificent.

  8. November 22, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    President Biden at the Turkey Pardoning:

    “Folks as I’ve said before, every American wants the same thing: They want to be able to look the Turkey in the eye and tell him everything’s going to be OK. And so folks, it’s going to be OK.

    In all seriousness, it’s important to continue traditions like this, to remind us how from darkness there’s light and hope and progress. And that’s what this year’s Thanksgiving, in my view, represents.”

    (wh.gov)

    • November 22, 2022 at 1:09 pm

      Vice President Harris’s Meeting With Filipina Civil Society Leaders And Human Rights Defenders

      Vice President Kamala Harris met today with Filipina civil society leaders and human rights defenders in Manila. The Vice President underscored the United States’ enduring commitment to human rights, democracy, and rule of law in the Philippines and around the world. They discussed the importance of labor rights, media freedom, and democratic institutions, and reviewed efforts to combat trafficking in persons. The Vice President also discussed her career advocating for women and girls and the importance she places on fighting for their equal rights and economic empowerment.

      (wh.gov)

  9. November 22, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    How to help Colorado Springs mass shooting victims, families
    Several organizations are donating money, supplies and mental heath support.

    Mary Kekatos: (https://abcnews.go.com/US/colorado-springs-mass-shooting-victims-families/story?id=93720984)

    —monetary donations, blood donations, mental health services.

  10. November 22, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Pelosi Statement on Shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs
    (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/112022-0)

  11. November 22, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) fired back at House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) after he vowed to remove Omar from her committee posts if elected Speaker.

    “From the moment I was elected, the Republican Party has made it their mission to use fear, xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism to target me on the House Floor and through millions of dollars of campaign ads,” Omar said in a statement.
    “Whether it is Marjorie Taylor Greene holding a gun next to my head in campaign ads or Donald Trump threatening to ‘send me back’ to my country (despite the fact that I have been a proud citizen of the United States for more than 20 years), this constant stream of hate has led to hundreds of death threats and credible plots against me and my family,” she added.

    Zach Schonfield: (https://thehill.com/homenews/house/3744719-omar-fires-back-after-mccarthy-vows-to-remove-her-from-committees/)

  12. November 22, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Rachel Maddow Explains The Difference Between Mueller And The New Special Counsel

    Andrew Weissmann responded:

    “Yeah. I think the analogy is, I mean, palpable. You have people from outside the nation seeking to interfere and you had people inside the nation doing the same thing in the white house and actually at the Justice Department. That is something Jack Smith is not going to really have to contend with. It is really important to see there is a huge difference between his situation and the Mueller situation. Because you don’t have this sitting president using pardons to try to get people to not cooperate and threatening and dangling pardons and you don’t have the constant threat of being fired.

    Every single day we were sitting, wondering whether we would be there at the end of the day. I remember meeting with Rob Mueller where he sort of announced saying you’ve done a great job and we all knew that was the last day. And then lo and behold, we were there the next day. So he doesn’t have to deal with that as well.

    He’s no longer a sitting president. A former president. And then you don’t have to White House and at times the Justice Department on the opposite side trying to actively curtailing and thwart what you’re doing. Here you have the White House saying they’ll be completely hands-off. And you don’t have Bill Barr in the Justice Department working to undermine what they’re doing.”

    (https://www.politicususa.com/2022/11/21/maddow-special-counsel.html)

    • November 22, 2022 at 1:19 pm

      “The idea that the President Of The United States and the Attorney General won’t be using the power of the federal government to undermine the investigation is huge.”
      (Jason Easley)

    • November 22, 2022 at 1:44 pm

      –Eh Special Counsel Smith entered ‘the case’ today fully prep after approving every argument, every search warrant…thus no delays as AG Garland said.

      Laurence Tribe: “Smith didn’t leave the Hague to preside over a molasses investigation.”

  13. November 22, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    ANTONY FAUCI
    (the wonderful, his last time at WH briefing room today.)
    ………………………….

    “I’ll let other people judge the value or not of my accomplishments, but what I would like people to remember about what I’ve done, is that every day, for all of those years, I’ve given it everything that I have and I’ve never left anything on the field,” Fauci said of his legacy.”

    “The longtime health official has worked under seven presidents, serving 54 years with the National Institutes of Health and 38 years as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. But he surged to popularity as one of the leaders of the pandemic response during the Trump administration.

    (https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/3746571-fauci-makes-final-appearance-in-white-house-briefing-room/)

    • November 22, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      on the divisiveness…
      “As a physician, it pains me, because I don’t want to see anybody get infected. I don’t want to see anybody hospitalized. And I don’t want to see anybody die from COVID,” Fauci said.

  14. November 22, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Progress begets Progress….✊🏽

  15. November 22, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    Lessons From A World War II Scandal That Put The Justice Department To The Test

    Rachel Maddow talks to historian Bradley Hart about protecting democracy and the lessons learned from a WWII scandal in which some members of Congress worked with a Nazi agent to distribute pro-Nazi propaganda.

    Here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KQ1wDwUd3Y)

  16. November 22, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Marjorie Taylor Greene Was Promised GOP Will Investigate Pelosi, DOJ: Report

    Republicans seem poised to use their House majority to launch a series of probes into their political opponents

    Nikki McCann Ramirez: (https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/marjorie-taylor-greene-promised-doj-probe-nancy-pelosi-1234632355/)

    …imo he who smelled it dealt it.

  17. November 22, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    The cat who broke into a Lynx’s cage

  18. November 22, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    The Whitehouse:

    Starting January 1, individuals on Medicare will pay no more than $35 a month for a prescription of insulin – thanks to President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.

    Beginning January 1, seniors on Medicare Part D can get recommended vaccines for free – thanks to President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.

    President Biden is delivering the most aggressive climate action in U.S. history.

  19. November 22, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    imho,
    Reuters article finds that we have 2:1 male to female trans who have come out.
    My trans friend talked about what can be the terror of finding out you are not actually a boy in a culture that values males. That males are brought up disparaging females, and the recognition that coming out as a woman will bring a lot of trouble your way…friends and parents don’t get you giving up your maleness and its privileges.

  20. 36 jer44
    November 22, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    HeatherKMaddox
    11h
    “Don’t let it be forgot,
    that once there was a spot,
    for one brief shining moment,
    that was known as Camelot…”

    In loving memory of
    President John F. Kennedy
    May 29, 1917-November 22, 1963

  21. 37 ggail44
    November 22, 2022 at 11:08 pm

  22. 38 ggail44
    November 22, 2022 at 11:14 pm

  23. 40 jer44
    November 23, 2022 at 10:46 am

    @BarackObama
    59m
    We can and must do more to reduce gun violence in America.

  24. November 23, 2022 at 11:26 am

    On guns…
    I think the last line of “Waiting for Godot” is: “They do not move.”

  25. November 23, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Sen Warren

    The President has the legal authority to cancel student debt.

    President Trump did it. President Obama did it. And President Biden has been doing it.

    But Republican officials are doing everything they can to block this relief.

  26. November 23, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Speaker Pelosi:

    “Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholds our Democracy, the rule of law and the Congress’ ability to execute its legislative and oversight responsibilities. Now, the Congress must enact legislation requiring Presidents and candidates for President to disclose their tax returns.”

    • November 23, 2022 at 11:38 am

      Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Trump’s Taxes
      (https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/112222-1)

    • November 23, 2022 at 11:40 am

      Speaker Pelosi

      “The Supreme Court’s commonsense decision will allow the IRS to comply with federal law and deliver the former President’s tax returns to
      @WaysMeansCmte

      These documents are vital to meeting the House’s Constitutional mandate: guarding the public interest, defending our national security and holding our public officials to account.

      The House looks forward to promptly receiving and reviewing these documents, and we extend our deepest thanks to @RepRichardNeal for his deliberate, principled leadership in the fight to advance ethical, transparent governance #ForThePeople.”

  27. November 23, 2022 at 11:47 am

    THE LEAK


    “Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced his panel is reviewing “serious allegations” in a New York Times report Saturday that a 2014 Supreme Court ruling was leaked to a former anti-abortion activist weeks in advance.”

    (https://www.axios.com/2022/11/21/senate-judiciary-panel-review-2014-supreme-court-leak-claim)

    ——c/o oodles of dark money. We must have disclosure.

    • November 23, 2022 at 11:48 am

      Former Anti-Abortion Leader Alleges Another Supreme Court Breach
      Years before the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, a landmark contraception ruling was disclosed, according to a minister who led a secretive effort to influence justices.

      Jodi Kantor and Jo Becker

      “As the Supreme Court investigates the extraordinary leak this spring of a draft opinion of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade, a former anti-abortion leader has come forward claiming that another breach occurred in a 2014 landmark case involving contraception and religious rights.

      In a letter to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and in interviews with The New York Times, the Rev. Rob Schenck said he was told the outcome of the 2014 case weeks before it was announced. He used that information to prepare a public relations push, records show, and he said that at the last minute he tipped off the president of Hobby Lobby, the craft store chain owned by Christian evangelicals that was the winning party in the case.

      Both court decisions were triumphs for conservatives and the religious right. Both majority opinions were written by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. But the leak of the draft opinion overturning the constitutional right to abortion was disclosed in the news media by Politico, setting off a national uproar. With Hobby Lobby, according to Mr. Schenck, the outcome was shared with only a handful of advocates.”

      (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/19/us/supreme-court-leak-abortion-roe-wade.html)

  28. November 23, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Ed Sanders, Club Q Shooting Survivor, Recounts His Experience

    • November 23, 2022 at 12:24 pm

      “Club Q is an example of love, they love the customers, they love the family, it is just about love.”

      “Those who have LGBTQI+ friends, they need a little love right now…reach out to your friends and family who are LGBT right now.”

  29. November 23, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Rep. Raskin
    “The dreadful mass shooting in Colorado is an atrocity against not only the LGBTQ community but organized civil society. Solidarity with the victims means fighting for an assault weapons ban to prevent the next horror.”

  30. 57 Dudette
    November 23, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    Important: Before you go hang out with family and friends for the holiday, please do a COVID test to make sure you’re not about to expose vulnerable loved ones. That sniffle or cough might be a bigger deal than you think.

  31. November 23, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    President Biden’s Top Accomplishments:

    Tackling inflation and lowering costs
    (details)

    Took on Big Pharma – and won – lowering prescription drug and healthcare costs
    (details)

    Worked with Republicans to REBUILD America’s infrastructure
    (details)

    Worked with Republicans to make more in America by passing the CHIPS AND SCIENCE ACT
    (details)

    Brought together Republicans and Democrats to pass the FIRST MEANINGFUL GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION in 30 years
    (details)

    Despite global challenges, WE’RE MAKING PROGRESS
    (details)

    Meanwhile, Republicans are EXTREME
    (details)

    ——c/o a tweet from Ronald Klain, WH Chief Of Staff.

    • November 23, 2022 at 5:41 pm

      love this soo much as have been looking for a great way to post up the Biden WH many + historic accomplishments. So we can post them up lots of times !!

      Ron Klain saying here’s some talking points for around the Thanksgiving table.
      Fab idea.

  32. 61 amk for obama
    November 23, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Very happy to see both the tundra twit and the trumpturd lost in AL.

  33. 62 amk for obama
    November 23, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Even blood red AL is turning blue. Don’t fuck it up again, GA.

  34. 63 amk for obama
    November 23, 2022 at 9:57 pm

  35. 66 amk for obama
    November 23, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    brazil trumpturd loses big in false “election fraud” court case just like the treasonous traitorous thug.

    Brazil’s electoral court has rejected a challenge against the presidential election result made by the far-right party of President Jair Bolsonaro.

    He narrowly lost to the leftist former leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and his Liberal Party (PL) claimed without evidence that voting machines were compromised.

    The court said the complaint was made “in bad faith” and fined the party 22.9m reais (£3.5m; $4.3m).

    Lula takes office on 1 January.

    Superior Electoral Court (TSE) President Alexandre de Moraes said the PL complaint was “offensive to democratic norms” and had sought to “encourage criminal and anti-democratic movements”.

    Lula’s victory – with 50.9% to Mr Bolsonaro’s 49.1% – has been ratified by the TSE.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-63739057

  36. 67 amk for obama
    November 24, 2022 at 7:02 am

    didn’t oprah’s fav quack do it already?

  37. 68 Dudette
    November 24, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Such a beautiful family! 😍

  38. 72 marleysperson
    November 24, 2022 at 10:01 am

    Good Thanksgiving morning to all!🦃🍁 Hope you have a wonderful day with good food, family and friends. I just ordered my copy of Mrs. Obama’s book… will add to my collection of all things Obama.
    Thankful for many things today. Thank you, Nerdy for this space and thank you TOD friends that have always been here, as well as new ones that have been added along the way. Much love.

    • 73 tnmtngirl1
      November 24, 2022 at 11:52 am

      The same big hello and blessings back to you, marleyperson or df. 🙂 Wishing a blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.

      Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to everyone here. Enjoy your family and friends.

  39. 74 jer44
    November 24, 2022 at 10:50 am

    BISON SPREAD AS NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES RECLAIM STEWARDSHIP

    Indigenous groups in the U.S. and Canada are leading efforts to restore bison across North America more than a century after European settlers drove the species to near extinction. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ap-buffalo-deb-haaland-badlands-national-park-native-american-b2229650.html

  40. November 24, 2022 at 11:53 am

    “The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma moved a step closer on Wednesday to having a promise fulfilled from nearly 200 years ago that a delegate from the tribe be seated in Congress.”

    (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/congress-considers-fulfilling-200-year-old-promise-to-seat-cherokee-nation-delegate)

  41. November 24, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Biden Administration righted a tribal workforce development wrong
    Indian Country needs to work to keep it that way

    (https://indiancountrytoday.com/opinion/biden-administration-righted-a-tribal-workforce-development-wrong

  42. November 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    President Biden

    May God bless America’s service members and their families – this Thanksgiving and always.

  43. November 24, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Jill Biden, FLOTUS

    Whether your morning is filled with crossing off last minute items on your to-do list or you’ve been tasked with keeping an eye on the turkey — I hope you find a moment to take care of yourself and enjoy being surrounded by family and loved ones.

    Happy Thanksgiving 💕

  44. November 24, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    nasa.gov

    HappyThanksgiving from 250 miles above Earth. 🦃

    Check in with Expedition 68 crewmembers to learn more about what the holiday means to them—and hear what Thanksgiving aboard the @Space_Station is like: https://go.nasa.gov/3OzSLN1

  45. November 24, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Ronald Klain:
    If you are getting on the road today for 🦃, some good news:

    — Most common pump price is $3.29
    — 27 states have at least one station at $2.99 / lower
    — One in 10 pumps at $2.89
    — Five states have lower prices this thanksgiving vs. last year.

    • November 24, 2022 at 12:05 pm

      @POTUS
      has taken executive action and signed legislation to:
      ✅Develop clean energy at home
      ✅Accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles
      ✅Reduce pollution that endangers overburdened communities

  46. November 24, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Sherrilyn Ifill
    “I genuinely don’t have words anymore. Use the lame duck. Have another vote on gun safety legislation. Just do it.”

  47. November 24, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    ULTRA

    Sherrilyn Ifill

    “So, listen. I just finished @maddow’s new podcast Ultra.
    This powerful warning shot, this unearthing of the threat of American facism in the 40s is required learning for this moment. There has been a dress rehearsal for what we are facing. We’d best learn.”

    Here: (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rachel-maddow-presents-ultra/id1647910854?i=1000582122699)

  48. November 24, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Reverend Rafael Warnock

    “Grateful for you, Georgia. Let’s vote and make history one more time!”

  49. November 24, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving 2022 !!

    So much suffering and beauty in the world, just as It is.

    …love to all, thank you.

  50. 90 Dudette
    November 24, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Everybody! ❤️

  51. 91 sjterrid
    November 24, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving TOD! 🦃

  52. November 24, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Blue Lab Beats – Sam Cooke & Marvin Gaye (Live From WOMAD Festival 2017)

  53. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    November 24, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, NW – and TODville!

  54. 94 ggail44
    November 24, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    I give thanks that my ancestors on both sides (Native and African)- managed to survive the white citizens of Europe and America.

  55. November 24, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    InCREDIBLE The Light✨✨ We Carry

  56. November 25, 2022 at 10:07 am

    This can be said about all the states

  57. 97 ggail44
    November 25, 2022 at 11:46 am

  58. 100 jer44
    November 25, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Trump hosted holocaust skeptic Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner with Kanye West. It was during that meeting Tuesday Ye claimed he asked Trump to be his running mate in the 2024 presidential election. https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/1596294946239107074

  59. November 26, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Sue Gordon Says Trump ‘Thought That He Was Above A Lot Of Rules’

    Nicolle Wallace speaks with former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon about the national security implications of Donald Trump’s mishandling of classified information at Mar-a-Lago. Based on Gordon’s firsthand experience briefing then-President Trump, Gordon warns that “the former President has his agenda and he will use whatever is at his disposal to advance that. The problem we have here is that … he has had at his disposal for a long period of time information that if he used that information to advance an agenda item it could have devastating consequences to national security.”

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6OEjL24Rw0)

    —stunning interview.

  60. November 26, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    Got checked for Covid, it was neg. True what’s said about strange symptoms going around. My best to everyone out there who is under the weather.

  61. November 26, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Supporting small local businesses…

    Small Business Saturday
    Today, November 26, 2022

    “Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday — historically the biggest and busiest days of the year for retail — there’s another standout shopping event: Small Business Saturday. Founded by American Express in 2010 and co-sponsored by the United States Small Business Administration since 2011, Small Business Saturday aims to create awareness about the impact shoppers have when they buy from these companies year round, whether they physically visit stores or shop online.”
    (Zoe Malin)

  62. November 26, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Biden, family hit Nantucket stores for some holiday shopping

    NANTUCKET, Mass. — (AP) — President Joe Biden went holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he spends Thanksgiving, patronizing smaller independently owned stores on what the retail industry has called “Small Business Saturday.”

    “Biden, his wife, Jill, and daughter Ashley went from store to store on Main Street in downtown Nantucket, lingering at Polo Ralph Lauren, Murray’s Toggery Shop and The Black Dog, among other establishments.

    The president’s son Hunter and his wife, Melissa, were also shopping with their 2-year-old son, Beau.”

    Darlene Superville: (https://www.wpxi.com/news/politics/biden-family-hit/6MO2PTRJHAJAGLNGZED7Y5T3M4/)

  63. November 26, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    “OK groomer” back on Twitter: Anti-LGBTQ hate gets even uglier after Colorado Springs
    Anti-trans conservatives on Elon Musk’s platform respond to Colorado Springs shooting — by ramping up the vitriol.

    (https://www.salon.com/2022/11/23/ok-groomer-back-on-twitter-anti-lgbtq-hate-gets-even-uglier-after-colorado-springs/)

  64. November 26, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Migrants were bussed from Texas to Philadelphia over Thanksgiving holiday.
    —Migrants have rights.

  65. 111 jer44
    November 26, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a new interview with Politico that he does not plan to run for president in 2024, even if President Biden chooses not to.


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