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27
Nov
12

Rise and Shine

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Today:

3:40: President Obama and VP Biden meet with President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico.

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Steve Benen: …. Susan Rice will head to Capitol Hill today where she’s scheduled to meet with the same Republican senators who’ve spent a few weeks trying to destroy her reputation …. it now appears Rice’s nomination to replace Hillary Clinton at the State Department is practically a foregone conclusion….

….  the White House is giving McCain, Graham, and Ayotte some special attention and a way out of their own mess. They can, in other words, come out of today’s meeting saying, “We had serious questions, and we’re glad Rice took the time to answer them.” If they then drop the filibuster threat, they’d look less ridiculous.

At least, that’s the idea. In practice, the GOP campaign against Rice has always been detached from reality, and facts from Rice and Morell may not matter, but from the administration’s perspective, it can’t hurt to try.

Full post here

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AP: President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday as he pressures Republicans to allow tax increases on the wealthy while extending tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or less.

The White House said Tuesday that the president intends to hold a series of events to build support for his approach to avoid across-the-board tax increases and steep spending cuts in defense and domestic programs. Obama will meet with small business owners at the White House on Tuesday and with middle-class families on Wednesday.

The president will visit the Rodon Group on 2800 Sterling Drive in Hatfield. The president’s visit will cap a week of public outreach as the White House and congressional leaders negotiate a way to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.

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Steve Benen: …. as of yesterday, we appear to have reached an interesting, albeit largely symbolic, threshold:

“Call it irony or call it coincidence: Mitt Romney’s share of the popular vote in the 2012 presidential race is very likely to be 47 percent…..”

….  as things currently stand, Obama’s popular vote margin of victory is 3.43%. That’s close, to be sure, but for all the talk about the razor-thin race and the speculation that this could be the tightest national election any of us have ever seen, Obama’s 2012 victory isn’t even in the top 10 of the closest presidential elections in American history.

More here

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In case you missed….

More at ThinkProgress

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Eugene Robinson: Maybe the fever is breaking. Maybe the delirium is lifting. Maybe Republicans are finally asking themselves: What were we thinking when we put an absurdly unrealistic pledge to a Washington lobbyist ahead of our duty to the American people?

I said maybe. So far, the renunciations of Grover Norquist’s “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” amount to a trickle, not a flood….

…. Republicans who signed the pledge – and who now find themselves in a box – have only themselves to blame. To boost their own political fortunes, they lied to the voters. They pretended it was possible to provide the services that Americans need and want without collecting sufficient revenue. They sold the bogus promise of not just a free lunch, but a free breakfast and supper, too.

…. President Obama has been trying to wake Republicans from this silly, self-defeating dream for four long years. Now, perhaps, a twitching of eyelids.

Full article here

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Daily Beast

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Oh boy, these people…..

Dana Milbank: President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol on Monday afternoon and took up a brave new cause: He is opposing disabled people.

Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), declared his wish that the Senate reject the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities….

The former presidential candidate pronounced his “grave concerns” about the treaty, which forbids discrimination against people with AIDS, who are blind, who use wheelchairs and the like. “This is a direct assault on us,” he declared at a news conference.

Lee, a tea party favorite, said he, too, has “grave concerns” about the document’s threat to American sovereignty. “I will do everything I can to block its ratification, and I have secured the signatures of 36 Republican senators, all of whom have joined with me saying that we will oppose any ratification of any treaty during this lame-duck session.”

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Thanks Forus! Full video here

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Completely random pic:

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More completely random (old) pics:

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In other news, from The Onion:

According to BuzzFeed, China’s Communist Party newspaper, People’s Daily, has congratulated the North Korean leader on being named ‘the sexiest man alive’. 😕

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Get your victory magnet here!

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Mooooooooooorning everyone.

18
Oct
12

‘How Early Vote Turned North Carolina Blue’

16
Oct
12

Heads Up: Michelle Obama in NC

2:45: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters in Chapel Hill, N.C.

CBS 1 * CBS 2 * CNN

Streaming has started – early!

I’ll be back later, I think there’s something on tonight …. chat away.

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President Obama strolls on the grounds of the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, October 16 (Jason Reed/Reuters)

20
Sep
12

Rise and Shine

(I have about three words of Spanish …. but even I get this)

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Today:

10:45: President Obama departs the White House

1:20: Arrives Miami, Fla.

2:10: Participates in a town hall hosted by Univision (Live on Facebook – and here)

5:25: Departs Miami

6:20: Arrives in Tampa

6:50: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (private residence)

9:05: Departs Tampa

11:10: Arrives Joint Base Andrews

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Cagle

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Michael Tomasky: ….. One of the things that really gets me is hearing people say things like, “I voted for Obama because I hoped he’d be able to unite the country, and he hasn’t, and I’m very disappointed by that.” ….. this is like blaming Sharon Tate for failing to make peace with Charles Manson. The Republicans operate from a mindset of wanting to crush and destroy the Democrats, and I bring this up today because the debate over the “freeloading” 47 percent is as good an exhibit as exists with which to make the case…..

….. it’s Obama’s fault that the tone in Washington hasn’t changed? It may have been idealistic and naive of him to promise it, but at least he tried, and I’ll take idealistic and naive over dishonest and cynical. It’s a sad thing to say, but the country will be united only when the liars and cynics see that their tactics no longer work.

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Cagle

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19
Sep
12

Heads Up: Michelle Obama in Durham, N.C.

@OFA_NC: “The line to see @michelleobama is so crazy!!”

1:40: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Durham, N.C.

CBS 1 * CBS 2 * NBC17 * CNN

(Not sure if CNN will show the speech, but CBS have it listed)

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Later:

5:40: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Greenville, N.C.

31
Aug
12

Even More This & That

DemConvention.com: The first two days of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5, will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena. President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President on Thursday, September 6 at Bank of America Stadium. Sign up now for your chance to attend this event. The convention committee will unveil additional convention program details and speakers in the coming days.

Speakers:

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin * Congressman Xavier Becerra of California * Newark Mayor Cory Booker * Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina * Former President Jimmy Carter (via video) * San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro * Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee * Congresswoman Judy Chu of California * Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri * Former President Bill Clinton * Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina * Former Republican Governor of Florida Charlie Crist * Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Walter Dalton * The Honorable Arne Duncan * Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Colorado * Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth * U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois * Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland * Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel * Georgetown Law School Graduate Sandra Fluke * Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx * Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts * Former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt * Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm * Congressman Charlie Gonzalez of Texas * U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina * California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris * Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper * Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland * Former Governor of North Carolina Jim Hunt * DCCC Chairman Congressman Steve Israel of New York * Montana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau * Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine * Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (ret.) * Congressman John Larson of Connecticut * Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California * Congressman John Lewis of Georgia * CarMax co-founder and former CEO Austin Ligon * President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Nancy Keenan * Caroline Kennedy * U.S. Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts * Women’s rights activist Lilly Ledbetter * Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria * Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy * Delaware Governor Jack Markell * Boston Mayor Tom Menino * The Honorable Karen Mills * U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington * Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter * U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland * Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley * Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick * House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi * House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will also lead a presentation of the women of the House: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez of New York, Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania, Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland, Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Joyce Beatty of Ohio, Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii * California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez * Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado * Congressman David Price of North Carolina * Illinois Governor Pat Quinn * Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada * President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards * Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak * The Honorable Ken Salazar * Journalist Cristina Saralegui * U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York * Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer * The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius * Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal * Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland * Congressman Chris Van Hollen * Los Angeles Mayor, Democratic Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa * The Honorable Tom Vilsack * Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren * DNC Chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida * Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina

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22
Aug
12

A Double Heads Up

12:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Canyon Springs High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

C-Span * CBS * CNN

White House live

CNN

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President Obama visits with teachers at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas

01
Aug
12

Fired Up? Sizzling.

President Obama talks on the phone with members of the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team during a phone call from Air Force One, Aug. 1. The President called the women to congratulate them on their gold medal in the team competition

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First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges cheers from the stage during a campaign stop at Fleming Gymnasium on the UNCG campus in Greensboro, N.C.

Text of the First Lady’s remarks here

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The First Lady’s schedule…

Thursday:

1:35 Holderness, NH – Delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event

3:05 Laconia, NH – Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event

5:20 Manchester, NH – Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event

Friday:

2:35 Springfield – Delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event

5:0 Pittsfield, MA – Delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event

6:45 Richmond, MA – Attends a campaign fundraising dinner at the home of Governor Deval Patrick Richmond, Massachusetts

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Raleigh, N.C., August 1

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A President Obama supporter listens as the President delivers remarks during a campaign event in Mansfield, Ohio

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The John S Knight Center in Akron, Ohio, August 1

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… returning to Joint Base Andrews

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The Volunteers:

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Virginia field office

Jonathon Del Arco in Detroit, Michigan

Registering voters in Colorado

Don Cheadle speaks to a group of local volunteers in Durham, North Carolina

The new field office in Harrisonburg, Virginia

OFA Flickr

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See here

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Jacksonville, Florida (OFA Flickr)

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Thursday:

11:05: President Obama departs the White House

1:15: Arrives in Orlando, Florida

2:40: Delivers remarks at a campaign event

4:30: Delivers remarks to the Blog’Her Conference

7:50: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va.

8:50: Departs Leesburg

9:0: Arrives at the White House

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TOD Fundraisers:

a4alice * Alycee * BWD * CollegeKay * Cookemom * DonnaDem4Obama

Hachikō * Hgerhard * HZ * Judith Fardig * Mae Who Love Our CIC

Marlz * Meta * Pamela *prettyfoot58 * proudmemberofglobalzero * Rita * Theo67 * The Obama Diary

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Evening all 😉 Another couple of dozen gazillion apologies for not replying to all your emails yet- will do, asap!

12
May
12

Top Cops

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President Obama, VP Biden and and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at a ceremony to honor the 2012 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS award winners in the Rose Garden of the White House

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Chancellor Harold Martin and first lady Michelle Obama chat at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Commencement in Greensboro, NC. Michelle Obama was honored with a Doctorate in Humanities.

24
Apr
12

“it’s our turn to keep the promise alive”

The University of North Carolina, April 24




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