Posts Tagged ‘bliss

01
Sep
12

Rise and Shine

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Today (all times ET):

11:0: President Obama departs the White House

1:35: Arrives Des Moines, Iowa

2:20: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Living History Farms, Urbandale, Iowa

4:25: Departs Des Moines

5:10: Arrives Sioux City, Iowa

7:30: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Morningside College, Sioux City

9:20: Departs Sioux City

10:40: Arrives Denver

(Will double-check the schedule, not 100% sure about the times)

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Des Moines Register: Barack Obama’s election-year effort to rock the vote in Iowa continues this afternoon in Urbandale, where he’ll literally be rockin’ the suburbs.

The president’s second visit to the state this week will resemble a summer music festival, treating an outdoor crowd at Living History Farms not only to a political speech but also performances by indie band the National and alternative-rock hero Chris Cornell.

More here (thanks Dotster)

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NYT: Republicans in Texas and Florida have been in the vanguard of the pernicious, widespread efforts to suppress voting by Hispanics and blacks. Fortunately, federal courts are seeing these efforts for what they are: a variation on the racist laws that disenfranchised millions before those tactics were outlawed by the Voting Rights Act.

A three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday unanimously rejected Texas’s voter ID law, which required court approval to take effect. The court described the law, known as SB 14, as “the most stringent in the country.”

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31
Aug
12

This and That

Msg from The Obama Diary: Genuine bloggers who create their own posts in support of PBO are welcome to use anything from TOD – rebloggers, who only copy others in an attempt to up their traffic, are not. eg the reblogger who treats women like this – explicit – while copying TOD posts on women’s rights. He belongs in the GOP.

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President Obama talks with troops backstage before participating in a roundtable discussion at Fort Bliss in El Paso (Pete Souza)

Fort Bliss, August 31

President Barack Obama bids farewell to Gen. Lloyd Austin III at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, August 31. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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31
Aug
12

Heads up: President Obama at Fort Bliss

3:00: President Obama delivers remarks to troops at Fort Bliss

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01
Sep
10

welcome home

Fort Bliss, August 31

31
Aug
10

commander-in-chief

President Barack Obama thanks U.S. Army troops at Fort Bliss, Texas for their service. He will address the nation from the Oval Office later in the day about the combat troop withdrawal from Iraq.

31
Aug
10

comfort

President Barack Obama hugs the wife of a servicemen currently serving overseas as he greets members of the military and their families at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas August 31




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