2014 Mid Term Elections

Barack After Dark™: The West Wing Week. National Action Network. The Obama/Biden Administrations Taxes.


By Jueseppi B.



This week, the President honored soldiers who lost their lives last week at Fort Hood, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and picked up his pen to take action toward ensuring equal pay. Check out what else you may have missed in this week’s wrap up.





West Wing Week 4/11/14 or, “Love Never Ends”



This week, the President honored Equal Pay Day and signed two executive orders to support efforts to level the playing field for women, pushed for better access to skills-based high school training, hosted the Prime Minister of Tunisia, and traveled with the First Lady to the memorial at Fort Hood and then to Austin, to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.







President Obama Speaks at the National Action Network Convention




President Obama Speaks at the National Action Network Convention


Published on Apr 11, 2014

President Obama delivers remarks at the National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention. April 11, 2014.




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President Obama and Vice President Biden’s 2013 Tax Returns



Today, the President released his 2013 federal income tax returns. He and the First Lady filed their income tax returns jointly and reported adjusted gross income of $481,098. The Obamas paid $98,169 in total tax.


The President and First Lady also reported donating $59,251 – or about 12.3 percent of their adjusted gross income – to 32 different charities. The largest reported gift to charity was $8,751 to the Fisher House Foundation. The President’s effective federal income tax rate is 20.4 percent. The President pushed for and signed into law legislation that makes the system more fair and helps the middle class by extending tax cuts to middle class and working families and asks the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. In 2013, as a result of his policies, the President was subject to limitations in tax preferences, as well as additional Medicare and investment income taxes, for high income earners. The President and First Lady also released their Illinois income tax return and reported paying $23,328 in state income tax.





The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden also released their 2013 federal income tax returns, as well as state income tax returns for both Delaware and Virginia. The Bidens filed joint federal and combined Delaware income tax returns. Dr. Biden filed a separate non-resident Virginia tax return. Together, they reported adjusted gross income of $407,009. The Bidens paid $96,378 in total federal tax for 2013, amounting to an effective tax rate of 23.7 percent. They also paid $14,644 in Delaware income tax and Dr. Biden paid $3,470 in Virginia income tax. The Bidens contributed $20,523 to charity in 2013, including contributing the royalties received from Dr. Biden’s children’s book, net of taxes, to the USO.







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Jay Carney is the White House Press Secretary.






Remarks by the President Nominating Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services


The President Nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Secretary Of Health And Human Services.


First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter And Senator Elizabeth Dole Hosting The Joining Forces Initiative For Caregivers.


Statement by President Obama on the Retirement of Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns


Presidential Nomination Sent to the Senate


President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Holy See to Attend the Canonization Mass of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II





April 11th 2014: Photo of the Day


President Barack Obama reaches down to 6-month-old Sabina Johnson, from Beaumont, Texas, who was visiting the Oval Office with her uncle, Elbek Elibaev, for his Make-A-Wish visit at the White House, April 11, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama reaches down to 6-month-old Sabina Johnson, from Beaumont, Texas, who was visiting the Oval Office with her uncle, Elbek Elibaev, for his Make-A-Wish visit at the White House, April 11, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)





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    • When I started being a chef 27 years ago I felt blessed to have found something I was good at, came easily to me, and made me much money. I retired in 2008 and wondered would I have a satisfying life to live. I discovered blogging in 2011 and I have found my second niche in life. I love what I do and I am good at it…thats a blessing. Thank you for all your kind words and your great support.


    • I believe I must go to bed….see you tomorrow and don’t fall again please. I have an old football helmet I have not worn since college, I could drop it off if that will help. We could paint angels and fairies on it.


      • I will share this with you for therapeutic purposes… About 2 years ago WordPress (WP) gave us bloggers the option to reblog other bloggers who use WP. So when I come across a blog/blogger that has posted useful information, I reblog, because that’s why I blog in the first place, to share useful, and sometimes not so useful, information. Main purpose being to combat & defeat the lies & misinformation of the Reich wing Tea Party RepubliCANT assholes. Some female blogger hated me reblogging her content, and approached me in a very incorrect way to stop reblogging her post.

        Well me being me, after several comment exchanges here on my blog, I ended up telling her to go suck a dick. After all, I have to be me. Since that time, 2 years ago, this female has lied on me, starting a twitter campaign to have me removed from WP and twitter, as if she has that power. Says to all who listen that I’m stalker her, threatened to rape her, am an advocate of raping women, steal her blog content and tweets, and I am in love with her and that I attack other female bloggers.

        Some of the lies she spreads are comical and some very nasty slanderous….but all make me understand I am something/somebody she strives to be, and just can’t quite achieve it yet. OK I feel better now, just needed to type that out loud to someone.


      • Well, she is really left of center! I realize you have a temper and language gets blue sometimes. I do not believe those accusations. I have never been afraid of you even after our only argument. The reason you reblog is the same reason I do. To help bloggers get their thoughts out there. And to get people information and hope they will think. There are things I know about and blog about and those I don’t. You are in love with her. Since you have never met her that seems illogical. Try to stay away from her circle. No one has ever said a bad thing to me about you. You are a good man. You are my friend.


      • Oh I know what and who I am. I know I have a temper. I know myself better than any other human on this planet. Anyone who knows me a tiny little bit knows who and what I am. Just so you know, the blog is The Obama Diary and the woman is Chipsticks, too chickenshit to use her real name. Bottom line id nobody ever controls what I do, what I say or who I am, but me. Yes, you and I are friends.


      • Well you should see me know. I woke up this morning, I work up with a right black eye. And it is swollen shut. The pain is worse. But it is nothing life threatening. Are you all right?


      • Your eye is swollen shut from a fall? I’d say that is very serious Barbara. How are you feeling? Are you feeling any better?


      • Yeah, it is from the fall. The right side of my head hit the Bombay Chest and I got the concussion. The CT they did in the er showed a large hematoma on the side of the skull. That would be blood. I woke up this morning and the right side of my face was swollen, my right eye was almost swollen shut and it is all bruised. It can take a day or so for all of the bruising to come out. So my eye looks like the is red eyeshadow under it and swept across the eyelid. Well, I am still in a lot of pain. But it is to be expected. How are you today?


      • I am good, eyesight is not the best and some days it’s worse than others, but my eyesight is all that bothers me at the moment. Otherwise I am not too bad. You better take as good a care of yourself as you can. Violent thunderstorms here all day today.


      • I sent my kids a picture of my eye on my phone. Sorry you have storms. It has been70 the last two days. Tuesday it is supposed to snow! This is crazy! I am sorry your eyes are acting up. That is aggravating. Course mine is hurting. No reading tonight. It was hard enough to blog. Hugs


      • I don’t have text messages on my cell, it’a the cheapest cell and cheapest cell plan on god’s green earth. I have a cell for emergencies only, I don’t believe in talking in the street on a cell phone, I am old fashioned that way. I don’t even have a camera on my cell.


      • I am here, I am watching a brand new TV show on the FX network called Fargo, based on that movie named Fargo. It stars that Billy Bob Thornton, I like him as an actor.


      • I am Jewish by choice but I am also Sufi. I am of the Chisti order. It came out of India. My late husband was Italian and raised Sufi. But I have practiced all the major religions. I have found more similar precepts than differences. We truly are all one.


      • I didn’t mean to make you feel bad by saying you had a temper. But I will always be real and authentic. I can have a temper myself. Especially with an abuser or someone who abuses kids. Abuse from my childhood left me intolerant of people who abuse. I have to always check myself because I must live true to my beliefs. I think I was on her site last week and reblogged. I’ve not heard anything. No one should ever control anyone else. Not you. Not anyone. We are all equal. Are you feeling better?


      • She allows other people to reblog her but not me. She is jealous and envious. I didn’t take offense at your talking about my temper, I have a temper and I know I do, my temper is what makes me, me. ;-)


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