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President Obama Speaks on the Economy

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

President Obama delivers remarks on the economy during his trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 27, 2014.

 

 

This President Of The United States Of America, is amazingly wonderful.

 

 

Dildo Fight! An Awesome Gun Safety Ad

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

It would be mortifying if this happened to anybody! Can you imagine if these kids had found and were playing with guns. We love this ad. In the year following Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre at least 100 children were unintentionally killed by gun fire. These deaths are completely preventable. You can never be careful enough when it comes to storing your guns. Cenk Uygur (www.twitter.com/cenkuygur), Ana Kasparian (www.twitter.com/AnaKasparian), Jimmy Dore (TYTComedy, The Jimmy Dore Show), and Lissette Padilla (www.twitter.com/lizzette) discuss.

 

“A gun safety advocacy group is using sex toys to start a conversation around gun safety and responsibility.

 

An ad released Thursday titled “Playthings” shows two young boys running around, playing with large, brightly colored dildos as if they’re swords.

 

“If they find it, they’ll play with it,” the narrator says, “so always lock up your guns.”

 

The ad comes from Evolve, an organization committed to reducing gun violence while taking no political position on the issue of gun control. The group’s co-founder, Rebecca Bond, said Evolve aims to “motivate people to make behavior changes” when it comes to firearms safety and responsibility.” *

 

*Read more here fromhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06…

 

 

This is amazing. And it makes sense and is a fact.

 

 

Miss Florida crowns wrong Miss Florida

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) – A scoring error in last weekend’s Miss Florida pageant crowned the wrong winner, causing organizers to announce a new Miss Florida today in St. Petersburg, FOX 13 learned Friday.

 

Leesburg’s Elizabeth Fechtel has been in the spotlight all week after her big moment. However, an independent review of scoring found they had erroneously tabulated the winner. Now they are instead awarding it to Victoria Cowen of Panama City.

 

 

Oops.

 

 

Body of Missing Mike Herdman California Firefighter Found

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

The body of missing Arcadia firefighter Mike Herdman was found, officials said Friday.

The body was found about three-quarters of a mile from where he was last seen and several hundred feet up on a cliff above the Sespe River in rugged terrain of the Los Padres National Forest, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.Herdman’s body was discovered by a pilot flying over a canyon after dropping off searchers combing through hillsides looking for Herdman.

 

 

 

Gas Prices on the Rise Conflict in Iraq triggers the rise in oil prices.

 

 

 

Could car seat monitors prevent tragedies?

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

CNN’s Gary Tuchman tests out an alarm that claims to save kids from being left in hot cars.

 

 

What parent forgets a child in the backseat of a vehicle? There’s no excuse for this, you never heard of parents leaving children in cars during the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s…..even the 80’s. Why is is a common event today?

 

 

Secretive Trade Deals, Pesticides and Autism, Detroit Water Shutoff & Prison Industrial Complex

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

The Redacted Team reveals Obama’s true feelings on secretive trade deals, discovers free TV, shuts off Detroit’s water, finds a practical use for giant vagina statues, and reveals who’s the sexiest inmate alive.

 

 

 

War’s First Casualty: the Truth

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

This week Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war.

 

 

Too bad there is no integrity in reporting. No integrity in politics either.

 

 

Track race no sweat for eight months pregnant athlete Runner Alysia Montano

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

Runner Alysia Montano was eight months pregnant when she competed in a U.S. track and field championship 800-meter race.

 

 

 

Why we’re all paying the cost of excessive drinking

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

Excessive alcohol consumption accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age Americans each year, making it the fourth leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. And it’s not just alcoholic drinkers at risk; partying, bingeing and daily drinking all take a toll. Hari Sreenivasan interviews Dr. Robert Brewer, co-author of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

 

 

Common sense is not ever common.

 

 

Shields and Ponnuru on House GOP vs. Obama

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including how incumbents held their ground against the tea party in last Tuesday’s primaries, Rep. John Boehner’s threat to sue President Obama for abusing presidential powers, as well as accusations swirling around missing IRS emails.

 

 

Racism is a deadly dumbass disease, that is TAUGHT not caught. Politics are infected with much racism.

 

 

Is America More Financially Stable After Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform?

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew go toe to toe over whether “too-big-to fail” banks run the risk of causing another financial meltdown.

 

 

I absofuckinlutely adore, admire & love Senator Elizabeth Warren and believe she must be our first female POTUSA…hopefully in 2016 but she’s too intelligent to do that.

 

 

NASA: U.S. air quality improving

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

NASA maps show that over the last decade, levels of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide has decreased in U.S. cities.

 

 

Air quality has improved because…….wait for it…….THE E.P.A. is working. Take THAT GOP’ukes who wish to abolish The E.P.A.

 

 

Apple CEO Sexual Orientation Accidentally ‘Outed’ On National TV By CNBC Panel

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook outed as gay by CNBC’s Simon Hobbs live on-air.
(CBS SF) — Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is notoriously private about his life and his lifestyle, but Friday, a CNBC panelist talking about gay CEOs blurted, “Tim Cook is fairly open about the fact that he’s gay at the head of Apple, isn’t he?”, only to be met with stunned silence.

 

Apple’s chief has in fact spoken about his sexual orientation, making references to suffering discrimination at a speech last December to Auburn University, but he has not been overtly “out.”

 

Cook told students, “I’ve experienced many other types of discrimination and all of them were rooted in the fear of people that were different from the majority.”

 

 

 

Who gives a fuck what anyone’s sexual orientation is?

 

 

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of June 23

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

While members counted votes and confused reporters in their final week before the July Fourth recess, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell sang to overcome the odds.

 

 

This 113th CongrASS is a clusterfuck of dumbfuckery.

 

 

Matt Lauer Called Out Over Questions to GM’s Female CE

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

NBC’s Matt Lauer has sparked some controversy for questions that he posed to General Motors CEO Mary Barra, asking her if she thought she got the job because she’s a woman and a mom.

 

 

NBC’s Matt Lauer has always been a dumbass, in my unhumble opinion.

 

 

Gun ‘professionals’ fire ‘safely’ 14-inch artillery into house

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

Homeowner assesses damage after 14-inch artillery shell enters house. ‘Responsible’ Gun Owner ‘Accidentally’ Fires Howitzer At House (VIDEO). Artillery shell fired “safely” lands in house.

 

 
(KOAMTV) A homeowner in Wyandotte, Oklahoma is awaiting damage assessments after an artillery shell entered his home.

 

It was fired at the Oklahoma Full Auto Shoot and Trade Show on Saturday, around 3 miles a way.

 

Homeowner Gene Kelley could not fathom what he found after hearing a large crash inside his home.

 

“It’s unbelievable,” Kelley said. “Unless you were here to see it or see the pictures I’ve got, you would not believe how huge this thing is.”

 

A 105 howitzer artillery shell, 14 and a half inches long and 3 and a half inches across, was lying on his bedroom floor.

 

It entered from the outside wall, hit the ceiling, and damaged another wall, all while he and his wife were home.

 

“Fortunately, nobody was hurt,” Kelley said.

 

Homeowners say if the shell had not first hit a tree limb and then the ground, the impact would have been a lot more severe when it hit the house.

 

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department says the shell came from a historic artillery canon fired at the gun show.

 

The gun range owner says the weapon was fired safely by professionals at a downward projection.

 

“It was not on a level plane, but on a downward trend, pointed downhill in the bottom of a valley,” said Mike Friend, Owner of Fast Machine Gun Shoot. “For that thing to rise and go far northwest of the range, it’s just unheard of.”

 

Both he and the homeowner describe it as an absurd occurrence.

 

“It’s a freak accident because as far as the safety end of everything, we drill every one of our shooters before it ever begins,” Friend said. “We have 30-45 minute drill.”

 

“It was definitely a freakish accident that happened,” Kelley said.

 

The weapon owner has agreed to pay for all damages to the Kelley home.

 

Kelley says he is not against guns, but does think there should be a limit on the size and use of such weapons.

 

“The people that bring these type of weapons need to think about whether it is really safe and an appropriate area to take a weapon of that magnitude and shoot it,” Kelley said.

 

Owners of the range say they are taking every measure to prevent something like this from ever happening again.

 

That particular weapon had never been fired on the range before.

 

 

 

Sometimes one does not have to offer any comment at all. Well maybe one comment….NRAssholes.

 

 

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

 

 

If politicians followed these rules of talking…..there’d be total silence. “Blame Thrower”, I will have to steal this phrase.

 

 

President Obama Stops by a Job Training Center in Minneapolis

 

Published on Jun 27, 2014

During a trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, President Obama stops by a Project CARE class with Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Senator Al Franken, June 27, 2014.

 

 

This Man Is Truly A Man Of The People By The People.

 

 

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Friday The 16th Of May. First Lady Celebrates The 1954 decision In Brown v. Board Of Education Of Topeka, Kan., 60th Anniversary.


 

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White House Schedule – May 16th, 2014

 

President Barack Obama has a light schedule on a rainy Friday, meeting with Treasury Sec. Jack Lew at the White House.

 

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew. This meeting is closed press.

 

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, MAY 16th, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, MAY 16th, 2014

 

 

Friday May 16th, All Times ET

 

10:00 AM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

10:45 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks on job-driven training at the National STEM Summit of Change the Equation, Crystal Gateway Marriott.

1:00 PM: Press Secretary Jay Carney Gives The Daily Press Briefing, The Brady Press Briefing Room.

2:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew, Oval Office.

3:00 PM: The Vice President ceremonially swears in Terrell McSweeny as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, The White House.

 

7:00 PM: Kansas First News will begin live streaming of First Lady Michelle Obama‘s visit to Topeka, Kansas, where she will attend an event honoring the city’s high school graduates. 

 

 

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From Kansas First News:

 

First Lady to address high school seniors on Friday

 

Kansas First News will LIVESTREAM the First Lady’s speech at approximately 6 p.m.  Kansas First News will also have live updates on our Twitter and Facebook throughout the event.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama will be arriving in Topeka tomorrow evening to address graduating seniors in Topeka at a “senior recognition day” event at the Kansas Expocentre.

Doors open at 3 p.m. and people are encouraged to arrive as early as possible. At 5 p.m., the doors will close and no one will be allowed to enter after.

Kansas First News will LIVESTREAM the First Lady’s speech at approximately 6 p.m.

Kansas First News will also have live updates onTwitter and Facebook throughout the event.

All of the seats are assigned to ticket holders, including dignitaries, students, and their families. But for security reasons, there will only be one entrance to the ceremony on Friday night. Guests will file up the stairs to the Northeast entrance in order to get into Landon arena. There will be a handicap accessible entrance for those who need it.

Almost one month ago the Topeka USD 501 School District made announced First Lady Michelle Obama would deliver the May 17, 2014 commencement address to graduating seniors from five Topeka schools.

May 17th marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, outlawing school segregation. The case originated in Topeka.

Unlike previous years where each school had its own commencement, USD 501 said there would be just one commencement that includes all the graduating seniors form Topeka Public Schools at the Kansas Expocentre, which seats 8,000.

This caused many complaints from students and parents who feared tickets would be limited causing less family and friends to attend. Parents began asking the school district to reconsider plans to have the First Lady speak at the graduation ceremony.

A senior from one of the schools had even launched a petition urging the school district to reconsider its plans. More than 1,200 people who had signed it expressed concern about the limited seating.

It was announced a week later that Michelle Obama was rearranging plans, in the face of the protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony would limit seating.

The new plan worked out by the district, Mrs. Obama would speak on May 16thinstead of the 17th at a “senior recognition day” at the Expocentre. The combined ceremony would be scrapped and the five schools would hold separate graduation ceremonies as usual on Saturday.

A spokesperson for the First Lady said that once they learned about the ticketing concerns from some of the students and families, they were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students to celebrate their special day.

Since Mrs. Obama will no longer speak at a graduation, seating would not need to be limited due to concerns over her security.

The change still caused mixed reactions from parents, students and teachers.

“Everything is back on track and now we don’t have to worry about, what are we going to do about our graduation announcements? Now it’s been fixed,” said Senior Wendy Alegria at Topeka High School upon hearing about the change.

Topeka 501 teacher, Tisharra Hale said this had tarnished Topeka’s reputation and that she was embarrassed to be a Topekan. “We have a very rare opportunity to have the First Lady of the United States of America come into Topeka of all places and people are more concerned about a break with tradition than they are this rare opportunity.”

Seventy-three year old Kathy Sawyer, who testified in the Brown V. Board of Education case as a child will have a front row seat at the event.

Five of her family members will also be able attend. Sawyer’s son told Kansas First News that he has also contacted the White House to see if it might be possible for his mother to meet the First Lady in person at the event.

The invitation came after Kansas First News aired a story in which Nicollette Schleisman talked with Sawyer about her experiences as a child growing up in a segregated elementary school. Sawyer recalled her testimony in the historic Brown versus Board of Education case that effectively ended segregation in schools.

 

Thank you Kansas First News.

 

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From The New York Times:

 

A Decision That Helped Shape Michelle Obama

 

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Michelle Obama, third row in blue sweater, with her kindergarten class. A classmate described them as “five little white faces and 23 shades of brown faces and one Middle Eastern face.” Credit Courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times

Michelle Obama, third row in blue sweater, with her kindergarten class. A classmate described them as “five little white faces and 23 shades of brown faces and one Middle Eastern face.” Credit Courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times

 

WASHINGTON — She was born into the segregated Chicago of the 1960s, when public schools actively resisted integration. But in 1975, the city, under pressure to comply with the landmark Supreme Court decision desegregating public schools, opened a racially integrated high school for high achievers that changed the young woman’s life.

Michelle Robinson, a graduate of that integrated school, is now Michelle Obama, the first African-American first lady of the United States. In this season of civil rights anniversaries — in particular the 60th, on Saturday, of the 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan. — she is talking in new and more deeply personal ways about race.

“She saw firsthand the impact of Brown v. Board of Education in her own life,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser and close friend of Mrs. Obama. “What she appreciates is the strength of diversity, how important it is to be in a community, a classroom, where you are hearing from all perspectives.”

 

Protesters picketed the Chicago Board of Education in 1963, nine years after the Supreme Court ordered an end to school segregation. Credit Charles E. Knoblock/Associated Press

Protesters picketed the Chicago Board of Education in 1963, nine years after the Supreme Court ordered an end to school segregation. Credit Charles E. Knoblock/Associated Press

 

On Friday evening, President Obama will meet privately at the White House with the families of the plaintiffs in the Brown lawsuit and two of the lead lawyers. Aides say he wants to pay his respects. Mrs. Obama will take center stage in Topeka, where she will visit the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site — formerly an all-black school — and address graduating seniors at the Kansas Expocentre.

The anniversary comes at a time of historic milestones, including the anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which have repeatedly put a focus on the Obamas’ place as the first black occupants of the White House. But Brown v. Board of Education had more of a direct impact on Mrs. Obama than on her husband and shaped her life in ways she does not always openly discuss.

While Mr. Obama grew up partly in Indonesia and attended an elite prep school in multicultural Hawaii, Mrs. Obama was raised on the South Side of Chicago, first in a one-bedroom apartment and later in a house in South Shore, a neighborhood experiencing rapid white flight. By 1980, the year she turned 16, it was 96 percent black, and so were its schools.

“When she was growing up, Chicago was totally segregated,” said Don Rose, a longtime Chicago political consultant and onetime civil rights organizer who helped plan a huge 1963 school boycott. “The neighborhood was changing, and the schools changed faster than the neighborhoods.”

Mrs. Obama encourages students to aim high — aides say she will do so again in Topeka on Friday — and has talked about what it was like growing up in the shadow of the University of Chicago, an elite private institution that, she has said, seemed out of reach.

Still, Mrs. Obama does not often explicitly evoke the volatile topic of race in her speeches, particularly since her experience in the 2008 presidential campaign, when her critics caricatured her as an angry black woman. “Race for her has been a little bit of a third rail, an area in which she’s had to be careful,” said Liza Mundy, author of the 2008 book “Michelle: A Biography.” “I don’t feel like she has unleashed the full force of what her childhood experience was like, growing up in a neighborhood where she witnessed white flight.”

 

Mrs. Obama was born into the segregated Chicago of the 1960s. Credit Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

Mrs. Obama was born into the segregated Chicago of the 1960s. Credit Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

 

The Brown decision initially did little to change life for black students in much of Chicago. In 1964, the year Mrs. Obama was born, the city’s school superintendent, Benjamin C. Willis, was still resisting integration. Segregation left many black students stuck in crowded, dilapidated schools. The superintendent responded instead by adding portable classrooms, derisively known as “Willis Wagons.”

In 1969, Mrs. Obama started kindergarten at Bryn Mawr Elementary, her neighborhood school. Data from the federal Department of Education show that in 1970, out of 1,258 students, 1,214 were black.

One of her kindergarten classmates, Dr. Theodore Ford, described their class this way in a 2012 article in The Chicago Sun-Times: “There were five little white faces and 23 shades of brown faces and one Middle Eastern face, a subtle shade darker than that of the Jewish kid to his right in our class photo.”

The school appears to have had more resources than most. In the sixth grade, Mrs. Obama was selected to participate in its gifted program, which allowed her to take French, and to study biology at the local community college, according to Ms. Mundy’s book. She graduated as its salutatorian.

But it was the creation of Chicago’s first public high school for high achievers — the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School — that really changed the trajectory of Mrs. Obama’s life, by getting her out of her neighborhood and giving her exposure for the first time to an educational environment that was truly diverse.

“She often speaks about the importance of diversity as a strength, that her education was enriched by listening to people who had different life experiences and differences of opinion,” Ms. Jarrett said.

 

Linda Brown Smith, in an undated photograph, was a third grader when her father began a class-action lawsuit that led to the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision against school segregation. Credit Associated Press

Linda Brown Smith, in an undated photograph, was a third grader when her father began a class-action lawsuit that led to the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision against school segregation. Credit Associated Press

 

Named for a civil-rights leader, Whitney Young offered Advanced Placement courses and other honors classes, and admission depended on grades and entrance exams. It was across town from the Robinson home.

“So at 6 a.m. every morning, I had to get on a city bus and ride for an hour, sometimes more, just to get to school,” Mrs. Obama told a group of Washington high school students last year.

One of Mrs. Obama’s close friends and classmates was Santita Jackson, daughter of the Rev. Jesse Jackson. “It was a school of high expectations,” Mr. Jackson said in an interview, in which he called Mrs. Obama “an odds-buster and a dream-maker” who “was always driven to aim high.”

Mrs. Obama credits Whitney Young with setting her on a path to Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Charles J. Ogletree Jr., her law professor at Harvard, remembers her work with the black law students association there.

“She thought it was her responsibility as someone who benefited from diversity and the movement for racial justice to be involved in it,” he said.

But even at Whitney Young, where she was class treasurer, Mrs. Obama experienced what her husband’s predecessor, President George W. Bush, once called “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” She has often told the story of how a counselor there — in some recounts, her teachers — underestimated her, insisting that she was not Ivy League material.

“Get this,” Mrs. Obama told the Washington high school students, “some of my teachers straight up told me that I was setting my sights too high.”

Mrs. Obama has always cast such conversations in terms of achievement, not racial dynamics. “She has never attributed it to race,” Ms. Jarrett said, adding that the first lady wants young people to believe in themselves regardless of who else believes in them. “She never once said it was because she was black.”

To that, Mr. Ogletree, the Harvard law professor, replied, “And she never will.” But, he said, there can be no mistaking the reason: “You can read between the lines.”

 

Thank you The New York Times.

 

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This nonsense is like Adolph Hitler accusing the Jewish people of nasty deeds……

 

Condoleezza Rice On Benghazi: ‘Still Unanswered Questions’

 

By Jamie Weinstein

 

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she is among those who believe that there are legitimate questions that have not yet been answered about the 2012 Benghazi attack.

“Let’s remember, we did have the 9/11 Commission. Bipartisan. I testified before it,” Rice said during in a video interview with OZY, when host Carlos Watson condescendingly blamed Fox News for making Benghazi an issue.

“I think there are still unanswered questions about Benghazi,” Rice went on. ”I think there are unanswered questions and they could be easily answered. But I think they need to be answered.”

“For me it is not a question of what the talking points said or didn’t say,” Rice continued. “But I don’t think people feel that we know fully what happened in that period during the attack. I don’ think people know fully what the security situation was on the ground prior to the attack. And this is all in the spirit of trying to improve the next time because this isn’t a question of blaming anybody. Those situations are extremely difficult. But you do need to say, ‘Did we address the security situation on the ground or not?’”

Read more Thank you Daily Caller…..for this garbage.

 

I’m of the mindset that former politicians should go the fuck away and shut the fuck up.

 

 

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Speeches and Remarks/Statements and Releases

 

Remarks by the President at 9/11 Museum Dedication

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting With Chinese People’s Liberation Army Chief of General Staff Fang Fenghui

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Sentencing of Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag in Sudan

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on Net Neutrality

 

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

 

Letter to the Congress — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma

 

Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma

 

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on Housing Finance Reform

 

 

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September 9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony.

 

9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony

 

Published on May 15, 2014

The brand new Sept. 11 museum opened Thursday, May 15th, 2014 and was praised as “a sacred place of healing and of hope” that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks. This is a video slide show of the dedication ceremony.

 

 

 

Camille Lepage (January 28, 1988 – May 9, 2014) And South Sudan.

 

America’s Roads & Bridges Are Crumbling, And There’s Something Congress Can Do Right Now: Barack Speaks On Infrastructure.

 

Barack Speaks On Immigration Reform. Joey B. Tackles Infrastructure. The White House Honors “Champions of Change.”

 

President Obama Awards The #MedalOfHonor To Sergeant Kyle J. White.

 

The President and Vice President’s 2013 Financial Disclosure Forms

 

Why Is It So Important to Rebuild America’s Roads and Bridges?

 

The State of Our Climate: A Google+ Hangout with Secretary Moniz and Administrator McCarthy

 

 

National Small Business Week Starts Today

 

Small Businesses: The Key to Employees’ Security

 

Published on May 16, 2014

Considering health coverage options? Watch this video from the Labor Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration and then learn more at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa.

 

 

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New Zealanders support Bring Back Our Girls campaign

 

 

Out Of Maryland, A Cry For Nigeria: ‘Bring Back Our Girls!’

 

‘Bring back our girls’: Dozens rally in downtown Portland for Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

 

Interview: “Bring back our girls,” UN official says

 

Lawmakers Mull Special Forces to Find Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

 

Associated Press: Nigeria Opens The Door For Talks With Boko Haram.

 

Nigeria Refuses To Swap Militant Prisoners For Kidnapped Girls. New Video. #BringBackOurGirls.

 

Brand New Boko Haram Video Shows Missing Kidnapped Nigerian Girls. #BringBackOurGirls

 

The Bring Back Our Girls Hashtag Campaign.

 

#BringBackOurGirls #BringBackOurDaughters: The Global Village.

 

Report: Nigerian Military Knew Of Kidnapping Threat Hours Beforehand

#BringBackOurGirls: U.S. Vows To Help Nigeria In The Search For Kidnapped Girls. #BringBackOurDaughters.

 

#BringBackOurGirls: Extremist Islam Is Scared Of Little Girls.

 

Petitioning All World Leaders: Bring Back Nigeria’s 200 Missing School Girls #BringBackOurGirls.

 

#BringBackOurGirls – Part 1

 

#BringBackOurGirls – Part 2

 

#BringBackOurGirls – Part 3

 

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President Obama: South Korea Will Rally After Ferry Disaster.


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

From The Korea Herald:

 

President Obama: South Korea Will Rally After Ferry Disaster.

 

President Barack Obama on Friday offered South Korea heartfelt condolences for its “incredible loss” as the country struggles to come to terms with the sinking of a ferry packed with schoolchildren.



Obama offered any help America could give to the US ally as he met South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on the second leg of his Asian tour.



The two leaders bowed their heads in a moment of silence, and Obama handed Park the US flag which had flown over the White House on the day the ferry sank on April 16 as a gesture of respect from the American people.



“I’m very mindful that my visit comes at a time of mourning for the people of this nation,” Obama said before talks with Park at the presidential Blue House.



“I know that President Park and the South Korean government are very focused in responding to the ferry,” he said.



“For now, I just want to express, on the part of the American people, condolences for the incredible loss that has taken place,” Obama said.



The confirmed death toll stood at 183 Friday, but 119 people remained unaccounted for.  (AFP-Yonhap)

 

 

Wreath Laying Ceremony, National War Memorial.

 

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President Obama Holds a Joint Press Conference with President Park

 

 

 

The President will visit the Blue House to participate in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with President Park of the Republic of Korea

 

In the evening the President will join President Park for a working dinner and remain overnight in Seoul, South Korea.

 

 

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President Obama inspects an honor guard at Cheong Wa Dae on Friday. (Yonhap)

President Obama inspects an honor guard at Cheong Wa Dae on Friday. (Yonhap)

President Obama visits Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on Friday. (Yonhap)

President Obama visits Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on Friday. (Yonhap)

President Obama and his aides give silent prayer for the victims of the sunken ferry before starting summit talks with South Korea at Cheong Wa Dae on Friday. (Yonhap)

President Obama and his aides give silent prayer for the victims of the sunken ferry before starting summit talks with South Korea at Cheong Wa Dae on Friday. (Yonhap)

 

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Barack & Michelle & Denzel & “Raisin in the Sun.”


 

By Jueseppi B.

On Thursday, the cast of the Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” was told that a “high-level official” would be coming to the show the next night....It was The Obama's.

On Thursday, the cast of the Broadway revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” was told that a “high-level official” would be coming to the show the next night….It was The Obama’s.

 

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle along with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and her friend Ahmad Rashad. took in a show,  “A Raisin in the Sun.” Image the joy & surprise of the cast.

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The South Siders in the White House—President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle—took in a Broadway show on Friday, the revival of “Raisin’ in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry’s story of racial animosity a black family faced when they moved into a white South Side Chicago neighborhood.

In Manhattan, the First Couple went to dinner and then to a play dealing with Chicago’s struggle against racial inequality to cap a week where Obama, the nation’s first African-American president delivered a speech to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Right Act and a speech to a New York based civil rights group, the National Action Network.

Joining the president and Mrs. Obama for the night out were another South Sider, White House senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and her friend, Ahmad Rashad.

The play draws from Hansberry’s real life experiences when her father moved the family to 6140 S. Rhodes Ave. during an era when Chicago real estate contracts enforced segregation by banning sales to blacks and Jews through the use of restrictive covenants.

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The Hansberry family was met by hostile whites wanting them out of the Rhodes house and uses this painful experience is the center piece of “Raisin in the Sun” which made its Broadway debut in 1959.

(The Rhodes building is now a Chicago literary landmark.)

The revival stars Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose, LaTanya Richardson, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, Sean Patrick Thomas and Sophie Okonedo.

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Jarrett told me, “We all thought it was terrific. Entire cast was outstanding. An important play that is timeless. Great history lesson for the younger generation.”

By coincidence, another native South Sider–and a friend of Mrs. Obama–was in the audience, Paul Butler, a law professor at Georgetown University in Washington.

Butler grew up at 95th and Yale St., attended St. Ignatius College Prep then to Yale and Harvard, where he met Michelle Robinson.

“We were friends, in part because we had the Chicago connection.  I haven’t seen her a lot since law school, but I’ve run into her a few times, most recently at campaign events. I had the good fortune to be seated in an aisle and Michelle saw me, said “Hey Paul” and gave me a hug.  That made my year!

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Before the play at the Barrymore Theater started, Butler said “the crowd was beside itself with excitement.

“There was Secret Service all around, and the audience had to go through metal detectors to enter the theater so everyone knew the president was coming but still…to see him and Michelle walk in the room.

The Barrymore Theatrem where The First Couple watched Denzel Washington starred in the play "A Raisin in the Sun"

The Barrymore Theatrem where The First Couple watched Denzel Washington starred in the play “A Raisin in the Sun”

“Everyone stood up and didn’t just applaud, they cheered.  And kept cheering for almost ten minutes. People would stop applauding and then it would start up again.  Broadway theaters are not large amphitheaters, so I think part of it was you felt physically proximate to him.  They kept making an announcement, something like “Out of respect for the actors, ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.”

“…Although another whole round of squeals started when Denzel first came on stage.  I have to say the play itself was so powerful, both the writing and the acting, that when it started everyone focused on it.  And the presidential party was exceptionally gracious and low key- shaking hands with audience members and they joined in the standing ovation for the actors after the play ended.”

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BUTLER’S POSTSCRIPT

Butler’s family has been in Chicago for generations, a “Chicago classic” story.

“ My mom is a retired public school teacher, my grandfather was a Pullman Porter -his parents were from Mississippi,” Butler said.

“…The play has always been personal for me, growing up in Chicago.  I’ve probably seen seven or eight different productions.

“I always remember Martin Luther King saying Chicago was one of the most segregated cities he had ever seen, and how I didn’t know any white people for the first 13 years of my life, until I went to St. Ignatius.

“I could literally go for days and never see one, except on TV.  My great grandmother lived in a mainly black senior citizens building in Bridgeport, and walking to the store there could be a terrifying experience.

“So I always felt like I knew the consequences of where the family in “Raisin” were moving to, and how much courage it took – courage just to want a better live for your family!  NYC and DC are segregated, but not like Chicago.

“I have a lot of artsy and political friends who would prefer Broadway put on new plays by African-American playwrights and not old dusties like “Raisin,” but when you see it, it feels contemporary, in part because it is so well written, but in part because the issues of inequality and “polite” racial animus are still very much with us.

“The presence of the first African-American president was at once inspiring and sobering.  Inspiring because Walter Lee was a big dreamer, but he probably would never have dreamed of a Black president, just a couple of generations down the road.

“I remember my mom, who was a schoolteacher, would sometimes have to go to a credit union near Cicero, which was famously exclusionary and racist.  I would wait in the car and be scared to death.  So the presence of a Black president, who came into his own in Chicago, was richly satisfying.

“It makes me feel vindicated, somehow.  I kind of felt like his presence rebuked the white guy in the play from the Clyborne Park Improvement Association and the white teenagers who would try to intimidate me in Bridgeport.  But Obama’s presence was also sobering because even with a Black president, we are nowhere near post-racial.  Nowhere near.  That’s the focus of a lot of my scholarship.  That’s why the play doesn’t feel dated.”

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TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LORRAINE HANSBERRY 

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CITY OF CHICAGO LANDMARKS:  6140 S. RHODES WAS MADE A LANDMARK ON FEB. 10, 2010

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Tickets to watch Denzel Washington on Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun” are hard to come by, but one man managed it — President Barack Obama.

The only recognition from the cast of their special guests was when Washington tipped his cap in their direction at the curtain call, which was already a standing ovation. The president and his wife went backstage to greet the actors at intermission.

“I’m so glad. I’m so happy that he came to see the show,” said 13-year-old Bryce Clyde Jenkins, who is making his Broadway debut. “It means so much to me that the president took time out from whatever he was doing to come see a show like ours.”

The Obamas took their orchestra section seats to huge applause that was repeated when they left, shaking hands as they went up and down the aisle. The president wore a suit and the first lady wore a sparkly black top and a chic black leather jacket.

There was a 20-minute delay in the beginning of the show when an alarm flooded the theater with a piercing sound. A huge ovation greeted its end. Though asked to put away cellphones, virtually every audience-member whipped them out to take flash shots of the Obamas, lighting up the darkened theater.

 

 

Lorraine Hansberry’s play, set in 1950s Chicago, centers on a struggling working-class black family anxiously awaiting a $10,000 insurance check and the ensuing squabbles over how to spend it. It may touch a chord with Obama, who calls Chicago home and who has a parent from Africa, a strong theme in the play.

 

 

Stephen McKinley Henderson, who only appears in the second act, shook the president’s hand at intermission and was floored by the power of the moment. Michelle Obama, who clearly knew the play, recognized Henderson’s character and asked him if he’d be on stage soon, then gave him a hug. “I’ll never be the same!” Henderson said.

 

 

The Obamas have been big boosters of Broadway during his presidency. Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia have attended performances of “Memphis,” ”Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” ”Sister Act,” ”The Trip to Bountiful,” ”Motown the Musical” and “The Addams Family.” And the first couple saw “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” during a date night in 2009. Michelle Obama and six girlfriends also saw “Fela!” in 2010.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the White House after arriving on the South Lawn, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Washington. Obama traveled to New York to deliver remarks at a National Action Network event, and attended the play "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Barrymore Theatre. (Credit: AP / Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the White House after arriving on the South Lawn, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Washington. Obama traveled to New York to deliver remarks at a National Action Network event, and attended the play “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Barrymore Theatre. (Credit: AP / Evan Vucci)

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Barack Hussein Obama’s Week Ahead.


 

By Jueseppi B.

US President Barack Obama holds his first Twitter Town Hall

 

 

“NO”vember 4th, 2014, Get Off Yo Ass AND VOTE

 

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DON’T MISS: 10:00 PM EDST today on Showtime (April 13th) Barack discusses climate change on ‘Years of Living Dangerously

 

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About the Series:

This groundbreaking documentary event series explores the human impact of climate change. From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY combines the blockbuster storytelling styles of top Hollywood movie makers with the reporting expertise of Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists.

 

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Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode

 

 

Tune in to a conversation about the impact of climate change on people today, as revealed in Showtime’s new documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously. The series is the brainchild of filmmaker James Cameron (producer of Titanic and Avatar) and features celebrities and high-profile journalists as correspondents raising awareness about the dangers of climate change. World Bank Group President Kim, New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman, leading global conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan, and World Bank Group Climate Change Envoy Rachel Kyte discuss the documentary series and the climate change issue.

 

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President Obama  Schedule, April 14th – 18th, 2014

 

 

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have a quiet weekend, returning to the White House late on Friday after a night out in Manhattan with Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and her friend Ahmad Rashad. They had dinner and took in a show,  “A Raisin in the Sun.” The president has nothing official on his schedule on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the White House after arriving on the South Lawn, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Washington. Obama traveled to New York to deliver remarks at a National Action Network event, and attended the play "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Barrymore Theatre. (Credit: AP / Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk to the White House after arriving on the South Lawn, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Washington. Obama traveled to New York to deliver remarks at a National Action Network event, and attended the play “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Barrymore Theatre. (Credit: AP / Evan Vucci)

 

 

On Saturday and Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

 

 

On Monday, the President will host an Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House.

On Tuesday, the President and the First Lady will mark the beginning of Passover with a Seder at the White House with friends and staff.

On Wednesday, President Obama and Vice President Biden will travel to Leetsdale, Pennsylvania for an event on the economy. Further details on the President and Vice President’s travel to Pennsylvania will be made available in the coming days.

On Thursday, the President will welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the eighth annual Soldier Ride.  A cycling event to help Wounded Warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being, the Soldier Ride also raises awareness of our nation’s Wounded Warriors who battle the physical and psychological damages of war.

On Friday, the President will meet with the National Commander and Executive Director of the American Legion.  Later, he will welcome the United States Naval Academy Football Team to the White House to present them with the 2013 Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.

 

 

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Here are two different ad campaigns about The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES). One ad tells the truth about ObamaCARES…..

 

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Published on Apr 10, 2014

Lisa Keller is a mom, triathlete, and lifelong Alaskan. She has health insurance again because of Mark Begich.

 

 

 

 

One tells lies & misinformation about ObamaCARES……can you tell which ad was made by The TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBTQA1 Anti-Feminist Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun Loving Nut Bag Party?

 

Bruce Braley & Big Health Insurance — “Special Friends”?

 

Published on Apr 8, 2014

While Iowans are losing coverage due to Obamacare, Congressman Bruce Braley’s friends and special interest donors in the health insurance industry stand to make billions.

It’s time to tell Bruce Braley to stand with Iowans and stop supporting Obamacare.

 

 

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Just because we can never get enough of the magical moments that are The Obama Presidency…..

 

Raw Video: Obama Sings Al Green

 

Published on Jan 20, 2012

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During a speech at a fundraising event in New York Thursday night, President Barack Obama sang while thanking Al Green, who performed earlier at the same event. (Jan. 20)

 

 

 

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Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work

 

Published on Apr 12, 2014

In this week’s address, the President underscores the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlights the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity and narrow the pay gap that exists between men and women.

 

 

 

 

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Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

 

Published on Apr 12, 2014

En el mensaje de esta semana, María Contreras-Sweet, la nueva Administradora de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas subrayó la importancia de asegurar la igualdad salarial por el mismo trabajo realizado y resaltó los pasos que el Presidente tomó para expandir las oportunidades y reducir la brecha salarial que existe entre los hombres y las mujeres. Esta semana — en el Día de la Igualdad Salarial — el Presidente tomó acción para mayor transparencia y para que sea más fácil reconocer cuando hay discriminación salarial. La Administradora Contreras-Sweet resaltó que la Administración de Obama continuará luchando para la igualdad salarial porque cuando las mujeres tienen éxito, Estados Unidos tiene éxito

 

 

 

 

Holder versus Gohmert, Part One

 

 

 

 

Louie Gohmert v. Eric Holder Round 2

 

 

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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.

 

DOWNLOAD THE OBAMAS’ TAX RETURNS

 

 

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.

 

DOWNLOAD THE BIDENS’ TAX RETURNS

 

 


 

 

Learn more:

Jay Carney is the White House Press Secretary.

 

 

The Obamas paid a higher tax rate this year, even as their income fell

The Obamas paid a higher tax rate this year, even as their income fell

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When "We The People" Stand Umoja As One....We Become The Big Fish.

When “We The People” Stand Umoja As One….We Become The Big Fish.

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U.S. President Barack Obama gives the keynote speech on the third day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

U.S. President Barack Obama gives the keynote speech on the third day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library

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