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Wanna Slap Hillary’s Face……Now You Can…..Via TeaTardedRepubliCANTS Online Game.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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From Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin and Malinda, the UltraViolet team:

 

Slap Hillary!?!?!

 

A Republican Super PAC has put out a new online “game” where they ask supporters to virtually slap Hillary Clinton across the face. No, we’re not joking.

 

The Super PAC is known as The Hillary Project and is an anti-Hillary Clinton group that lists Christopher Marston–a Republican campaign consultant and a former member of the Bush administration–as its treasurer.

 

Almost more disturbing is that the staff of this Super PAC are proudly promoting the game–emailing reporters to ask “Have you slapped Hillary yet today?” They sign their emails as “The SlapHillary Team.”

 

It’s disgusting, it’s outrageous and–regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum–it has no place in our politics. Reporters are just starting to get word of this “game.” If we can show them that there is a wave of grassroots anger spreading over it, we can create a media firestorm so strong that the Super PAC will have to pull their website and apologize.

 

 

Can you sign the petition demanding The Hillary Project pull down this game and apologize for advocating violence against women?

 

Add your name to the petition demanding the “Slap Hillary” game be taken down.

 

It’s obvious that this “game” is offensive and sexist. And one would hope that any person who thinks it’s a great idea to advocate slapping women–of ANY party–wouldn’t have a job anywhere near politics.

 

But unfortunately, that’s not the case. And that’s why we need to speak up. With all the rumors that Hillary Clinton will run for president, we can expect a lot more of this sort of misogyny in the political realm between now and the election–unless we nip it in the bud NOW.

 

Violence against women is not a joke. A woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 SECONDS in our country–and more than three women are murdered every day by their partners or boyfriends.[3] When we excuse “games” that make fun of abusing women, we perpetuate a culture that allows violence against women to stand, and that’s not OK.

 

The vast majority of Congressional Republicans voted against reauthorizing the landmark Violence Against Women Act–130 of them in the House alone.[4] And now a Republican Super PAC is actually advocating violence against women.

 

Unbelievable.

 

It doesn’t matter where you fall on the political spectrum–there is nothing funny about abusing women. Can you add your name to the petition today?

 

Add your name to the petition demanding this game be taken down.

 

Thanks for speaking out,

–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin and Malinda, the UltraViolet team.

 

 
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From Wonkette:

 

GOP Super PAC Promotes Online ‘Slap Hilary’Game

 

by DOKTOR ZOOM For Wonkette

 

Get ready for lots of ’90s nostalgia if Hillary Clinton gets the 2016 Democratic nomination. It’s already underway, as a Republican superPAC“The Hillary Project” has recycled this hilarious “Slap Hillary” game on its website. The game allows the viewer to administer a slap to a cartoon Hillary or to hear one of two brief audio clips that the producers must think are inflammatory. And as Buzzfeed notes, it was created in 2000, but the Hillary Project site “began spamming reporters to its existence Monday with the tweet ‘Have you slapped Hillary today?’” Oh, and did we mention the cartoon Hillary figure is wearing a pink pantsuit? This is cutting-edge political satire, kids.

 

Beyond the misogyny, this is quite possibly the laziest use of Flash animation ever put together — at least in the “throw a shoe at George Bush” game, the target ducked. Buzzfeed links to a 2008 blog post that says the game was created in 2000 by

 

Marie Poe, an award-winning filmmaker and animation producer of numerous hit shows, including MTV’s Beavis and Butthead.

For what it’s worth, IMDB doesn’t seem to agree, but maybe she’s an animation bigwig. The blog also credits her with creating “Slap Bill, Slap Osama, and slap the Three Media Stooges,” but the links to these “animation classics” are dead. Sorry, online gaming enthusiasts!

The Hillary Project’s “games” page also includes such timely satire as a little game where you make Hillary do funny dance moves while wearing a pink pantsuit, and “Street Fight: Obama vs Hillary,” in which Hillary is wearing a pink top and tights for a change. Oh, and there’s a “petition” that you can sign, which will somehow save America from a woman whose “name alone strikes dread in the hearts of freedom loving Americans,” by getting its signers on a fundraising list forever.

Heh. Pantsuits. It’s going to be a long two and a half years, isn’t it?

 
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Ketchup Time: Everything Presidential From Barack’s House


 

By Jueseppi B.

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July 29th 2013: Tweets of the Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 29, 2013
05:31 PM EDT

 

Today, the White House released a new analysis of the relationship between the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and job growth on Tumblr in the form of an animated GIF.

 

Recent news stories have cited anecdotes that restaurants are cutting employees’ hours and refraining from hiring workers due to the ACA. In reality, however, restaurants have had the fastest job growth of any industry in the retail and food services sector since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. The GIF also shows that restaurants have had even faster job growth than what would have been predicted from their growth in sales. Furthermore, workers in the restaurant industry have seen their average weekly hours increase since the ACA was signed, contrary to the notion that there has been a widespread shift to part-time hours.

 

 

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July 29, 2013
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President Obama Honors the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants

July 29, 2013 | 8:52 | Public Domain

 

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The San Francisco Giants visited the White House today to celebrate winning the 2012 World Series championship, their second in three years.

President Obama welcomed the team back to Washington and congratulated them – celebrating their resilience throughout the season. “This team faced elimination a total of six times in the playoffs,” the President said. “It’s no wonder that your own fans still refer to Giants baseball as torture.”

The President also highlighted a Giants’ initiative close to First Lady Michelle Obama’s heart – encouraging healthy eating.

“I’m proud to announce that next season they’re planning to turn the centerfield bleachers at AT&T Park into what’s believed to be the first ever edible garden in a major American sports facility. With rows of kale and strawberries and eggplant, the Giants are going to help encourage local youth to eat healthy — even at the ballpark.”

 

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Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest

July 29, 2013 | 49:06 |Public Domain

 

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

 

 

 

 

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    July 29, 2013
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    Today, the White House released a new report detailing the important benefits provided by the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill for the domestic agriculture sector, its workforce, and rural American communities. As the report states, in recent years, the agriculture sector has seen strong growth, with farm income and agriculture exports both reaching historic highs. But there’s more work to do, and currently the agriculture industry is hampered by a broken immigration system that fails to support a predictable and stable workforce. Among all economic sectors, the U.S. agriculture sector is particularly reliant on foreign-born workers. Agricultural producers cite difficulty in locating qualified available authorized workers—both foreign and domestic—as one reason for the high rate of undocumented labor. Moreover, there continues to be insufficient U.S. workers to fill labor needs: of those crop workers surveyed between 2007 and 2009, 71 percent were foreign born.

     

    As President Obama said in his State of the Union address, “If we’re truly committed to strengthening our middle class and providing more ladders of opportunity to those who are willing to work hard to make it into the middle class, we’ve got to fix the system. We have to bring this shadow economy into the light so that everybody is held accountable — businesses for who they hire, and immigrants for getting on the right side of the law. That’s common sense. And that’s why we need comprehensive immigration reform.”

     

    In June, the Senate passed historic legislation that is largely consistent with the President’s principles for commonsense immigration reform with a strong bipartisan vote. This bill would strengthen border security while providing an earned path to citizenship for undocumented farmworkers who are vital to our nation’s agriculture industry, and a new temporary worker program negotiated by major grower associations and farmworker groups. If enacted, the Senate bill would result in undocumented workers paying a fine, their full share of taxes and is estimated to allow an estimated 1.5 million agricultural workers and their dependents to earn legal status.

     

    To learn more about how the Senate-passed bill and bipartisan commonsense immigration reform would benefit the agriculture sector and rural communities, check out this fact sheet or read the full report released today by the White House.

 

 

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July 29th 2013: Photo of the Day

 

 Today POTUS met with civil rights leaders & elected officials to ensure every eligible American has the right to vote

Today POTUS met with civil rights leaders & elected officials to ensure every eligible American has the right to vote

President Barack Obama has lunch with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the patio outside the Oval Office, July 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

President Barack Obama has lunch with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the patio outside the Oval Office, July 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

 

 

White House Schedule – July 30, 2013

 

8:30 AM: The Vice President and former Secretary Hillary Clinton meet for breakfast.

 

 

10:00 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing.

 

 

10:45 AM: The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.

 

 

11:00 AM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews.

 

 

12:30 PM: The President arrives Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

 

1:35 PM: The President tours the Amazon Fulfillment Center.

 

 

2:00 PM: The President delivers remarks WATCH LIVE.

 

 

3:05 PM: The President departs Chattanooga, Tennessee en route Washington, DC.

 

 

4:40 PM: The President arrives Joint Base Andrews.

 

 

4:55 PM: The President arrives the White House.

 

 

5:10 PM: The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel.

 

 

Statements and Releases July 30, 2013

 

Statement by the President on the Confirmation of James Comey as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

 

FACT SHEET: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class: Jobs

 

 

Alan Krueger
Alan Krueger

July 29, 2013
04:45 PM EDT

 

Prices for personal consumption expenditures (PCE) on health care goods and services rose just 1.1 percent over the twelve months ending in May 2013, the slowest rate of increase in nearly 50 years. The slowdown in PCE health care inflation has been widespread, with important contributions from two large components: hospital and nursing home services (which comprise 42 percent of total health care expenditures) and outpatient services (which comprise 34 percent of total health care expenditures). As the chart below shows, since March 2010, these two components of health spending have made notably smaller contributions to overall consumer health care inflation than in previous years.

 

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Today at 2 p.m. ET, President Obama speaks on the economy in Chattanooga, TN. Check it out on WhiteHouse.gov/Live.

Today at 2 p.m. ET, President Obama speaks on the economy in Chattanooga, TN. Check it out on WhiteHouse.gov/Live.

 

 

White House LIVE!!  July 30, 2013

 

Next Up…

July 30, 2013 2:00 PM EDT

President Obama Speaks at the Amazon Fulfillment Center

Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

 

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The Daily 411 From Barack’s Blog


By Jueseppi B.

 

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The White House LIVE….

 

January 31, 2013 1:00 PM EST

White House Fireside Hangout with Cecilia Muñoz on Immigration Reform

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Watch Live: A Fireside Hangout on Immigration Reform

 

Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, will join the latest “Fireside Hangout” – a 21st Century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about immigration reform.

 

Watch the hangout live on WhiteHouse.gov/Immigration, or tune in to the White House’s Google+ page today, January 31 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

 

 

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Today’s Schedule

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

 

10:00 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing.

 

 

1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney.

 

 

1:00 PM: The Vice President will attend the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Lunch.

 

 

 

President Obama Signs New Directive to Strengthen our Work to Advance Gender Equality Worldwide

 

By Valerie Jarrett and Samantha Power  January 30, 2013  The White House Blog

 

 

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton watches as President Barack Obama signs a Presidential memorandum, “Coordination of Policies and Programs to Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls Globally,” in the Oval Office, Jan. 20, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

President Obama knows that promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls at home and abroad is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do, as Secretary Clinton has famously said.  A growing body of evidence- and our own experience- shows us that families, communities and countries are more prosperous and secure when, as President Obama said this month, “you unleash the power of everyone, not just some”.

 

That’s why we’ve taken steps to achieve that simple and profound goal, from establishing the White House Council on Women and Girls, to launching a multilateral initiative to expand women’s political and economic participation, to developing a new strategy to prevent and respond to violence against women, to implementing a national action plan to promote the inclusion of women in conflict resolution and peace processes, to focusing on women and girls for greater impact in our global health and food security initiatives.

 

And Secretary Clinton’s leadership in integrating the advancement of women and girls into U.S. foreign policy has been indispensable.  With the tireless assistance of our first-ever Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer, she has elevated these issues in our diplomacy and ensured progress for women and societies for generations to come.

 

Today, President Obama took a critical step to institutionalize all these efforts by signing a Presidential Memorandum to strengthen and expand U.S. government capacity and coordination across all agencies to better promote gender equality and empower women and girls. In the Memorandum, President Obama reaffirmed that “promoting gender equality and advancing the status of all women and girls around the world remains one of the greatest unmet challenges of our time, and one that is vital to achieving our overall foreign policy objectives.”

 

President Obama recognizes that in order to translate our commitment into impact we need dedicated professionals with the expertise and stature to lead our efforts and hold us accountable, which is why the Memorandum directs the Secretary of State to designate an Ambassador at Large reporting directly to the Secretary to head the office of Global Women’s Issues.

 

Secretary-designate Kerry is equally committed to ensuring the continued elevation of these issues at State. He welcomed today’s news, saying, “In the Senate I’ve made promoting the rights of women and girls a priority, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because societies that empower the talents of their entire populations are more stable and more prosperous. It’s why we created a sub-committee in the Foreign Relations Committee to specialize on these issues and give it the attention it deserves. Last week at my confirmation hearing, I spoke with Sen. Boxer about the importance of maintaining the momentum Secretary Clinton and Ambassador Melanne Verveer have built through their innovative office and laser-like focus. I applaud the President for institutionalizing these efforts and ensuring these issues continue to receive the high-level attention they deserve at the State Department, at USAID, and across the U.S. government.”

 

President Obama’s Memorandum also affirms the critical linkages between gender equality and our broader development goals, and ensures that the Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will continue to play a prominent role in advising the USAID Administrator on key priorities for U.S. development assistance.  Finally, the Memorandum establishes an inter-agency working group on international gender issues, chaired by the National Security Advisor, which will provide strategic guidance, promote government-wide coordination, and spur new action across agencies from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to Peace Corps to the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

As we move forward, we are grateful for the continued leadership and unwavering commitment of champions in Congress and so many advocates inside and outside governments the world over who are advancing a future in which the dreams of our daughters and sons are equally within reach. Together, building on decades-long movements for equality, we have made tremendous strides over the last four years. And as long as women and girls continue to suffer violence daily, are barred from owning land or running for office, are kept from schools and vital health services, and are unable to access credit and skills to run businesses and earn a living, our work will continue with increasing urgency.

 

Valerie Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

 

Samantha Power is the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council.

 

 

 

A Record Year for the American Wind Industry

 

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By  Heather Zichal  January 30, 2013  The White House Blog

 

Since taking office, President Obama has been focused on building an energy economy in the United States that is cleaner as well as more efficient and secure. As part of that effort, the Administration has taken historic action over the past few years to support the development and deployment of renewable energy that will create new jobs and jumpstart new industries in America. And we are making significant progress towards those goals.

 

Today, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released its Fourth Quarter Market Report for 2012, which highlights a number of exciting milestones.

 

The American wind industry had its best year ever in 2012, with more than 13,000 MW installed. In the fourth quarter alone, more than 8,000 MW were deployed – an all-time record for the industry and twice as much wind as the previous record set in the fourth quarter 2009.

 

Thanks to this growth, the wind industry was able to achieve another milestone in 2012: achieving 60 GW of cumulative wind capacity in the United States. To put it another way, the United States today has more than 45,000 wind turbines that provide enough electricity to power 14.7 million homes – roughly equivalent to the number of homes in Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, and Ohio combined.

 

To underscore how quickly wind power is taking root in America, consider this: it took 25 years to reach 10 GW, which occurred in 2006. But it only took four years to grow from 20 GW (2008) to 60GW (2012). And last year – for the first time ever – wind power provided the largest share of new electric capacity (42%) in the United States. Of course, more wind also means less carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. With 60 GW installed, it’s like taking 17.5 million cars off the road.

 

All of this progress builds on the encouraging trends in renewable energy over the past few years. Since 2008, the U.S. has doubled renewable generation from wind, solar, and geothermal sources, and America is now home to some of the largest wind and solar farms in the world. Wind power currently contributes more than 10% of total electricity generation in six states, with two of these states above 20%. And nearly seventy percent of the equipment installed at U.S. wind farms last year – including wind turbines and components like towers, blades, gears, and generators – was made here in the United States, up from just 35 percent in 2005.

 

This is what we can achieve when we commit ourselves to smart and effective policies that promote clean energy technologies, create jobs, and grow our economy. That’s why, in addition to making the largest investments in clean energy in American history, President Obama fought for – and secured – an extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC). If the PTC had expired at the end of last year, it would have landed a punishing blow to the domestic wind industry resulting in layoffs for tens of thousands of American workers.

 

But the President refused to let that happen. So instead of layoffs, we are hearing stories from wind companies all across the country – from Iowa and Colorado, to Ohio and Illinois – that are retaining and re-hiring workers. Instead of moving business overseas, these companies are investing in the next generation of American-made wind technology and are poised for additional growth in the years ahead.

 

 

 

Advance Estimate of GDP for the Fourth Quarter of 2012

 

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By  Alan Krueger  January 30, 2013  The White House Blog

Alan B. Krueger is the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

 

According to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis today, real GDP edged down 0.1 percent at an annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2012, amid signs that Hurricane Sandy disrupted economic activity and Federal defense spending declined precipitously, likely due to uncertainty stemming from the sequester.  This was the first quarterly drop in real GDP in three-and-a-half years (see first chart below). Over the last fourteen quarters, the economy has expanded by 7.5 percent overall, and the private components of GDP have grown by 10.9 percent. During the four quarters of 2012, real GDP grew by 1.5 percent, the third consecutive year of economic expansion.  Over this period, real GDP growth has been led by an expansion in the private sector (see second chart below).

 

Several private sector components of GDP continued to make positive contributions to growth in the fourth quarter.  Personal consumption expenditures, the single largest component of GDP, increased by 2.2 percent at an annual rate in 2012:Q4, as compared with 1.6 percent in the previous quarter. Residential investment grew by 15.3 percent last quarter and has increased for seven consecutive quarters, the longest streak since 2004-2005. Business investment in equipment and software grew at its fastest pace in more than a year, rising 12.4 percent.

 

Federal defense purchases declined at an annual rate of 22.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, the largest quarterly decline in 40 years.  A likely explanation for the sharp decline in Federal defense spending is uncertainty concerning the automatic spending cuts that were scheduled to take effect in January, and are currently scheduled to take effect on March 1st. The decline in government spending across all levels reduced real GDP by 1.33 percentage points in the quarter.

 

In addition, a decline in exports of goods and services and slower inventory investment both subtracted from real GDP growth in the fourth quarter.  Both international trade flows and inventory accumulation could have been affected by disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, although a precise estimate of the effect of the hurricane on GDP is not available.  Nonetheless, the BEA reported that Hurricane Sandy destroyed $44 billion worth of fixed capital, which indicates one of the storm’s significant economic effects.

 

Although GDP is the broadest measure of economic activity, other indicators of economic performance suggest that the economy continued to recover in the fourth quarter, despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy and uncertainty surrounding fiscal issues.  For instance, at an annual rate, aggregate production-worker hours increased by 2.2 percent and industrial production rose by 1.0 percent.  Moreover, as the Administration stresses with each economic report, indicators of economic performance can be volatile and are subject to substantial revision.  The average absolute revision from the “advance” estimate of real GDP growth to the most current data is 1.3 percentage points.

 

Some of the fiscal issues that may have weighed on the economy in the fourth quarter of 2012 were resolved with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act in early January, which provided more than 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses with the certainty that their income taxes will not rise. Today’s report is a reminder of the importance of the need for Congress to act to avoid self-inflicted wounds to the economy.  The Administration continues to urge Congress to move toward a sustainable federal budget in a responsible way that balances revenue and spending, and replaces the sequester, while making critical investments in the economy that promote growth and job creation and protect our most vulnerable citizens.

 

 

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President Obama and Secretary Of State Clinton On ’60 Minutes’


By Jueseppi B.

 

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In this Jan. 25, 2013 file image taken from video and provided by CBS, President Barack Obama, center, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak with ”60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft, left, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. The interview will air Sunday, Jan. 27 during the “60 Minutes” telecast on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, File)

 

 

 

Hillary Clinton And Obama “60 Minutes” Joint Interview – Part 1

 

Published on Jan 27, 2013

President Obama sat down for a joint interview with outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 60 Minutes this evening.

Steve Kroft, who interviewed the president several times during his first term, asked the pair about a variety of topics, most notably including the administration’s response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Asked why he decided to do a joint interview with Clinton, the president explained that he wanted to thank her for the job she’s done as his Secretary of State. The two also briefly nodded to their contentious 2008 primary race, which is clearly water under the bridge for both sides now.

 

 

 

 

 

Hillary Clinton And Obama “60 Minutes” Joint Interview – Part 2

 

Published on Jan 27, 2013

President Obama sat down for a joint interview with outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 60 Minutes this evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Associated Press:

 

Obama and Clinton talk 2016 race on ’60 Minutes’

 

by Phillip Elliott, Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama lauded Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of his closest advisers and said their shared vision for America’s role in the world persuaded his one-time rival — and potential successor — to be his top diplomat while he dealt with the shattered economy at home.

 

During a joint interview that aired Sunday, Obama and Clinton chuckled as they described their partnership and stoked speculation that Obama may prefer Clinton to succeed him in the White House after the 2016 elections. Clinton is leaving Obama’s Cabinet soon, and speculation about the former first lady and senator has only grown more intense after a heated appearance last week on Capitol Hill.

 

Both Obama and Clinton batted away questions about future campaigns, but the joint interview — the president’s first with anyone other than first lady Michelle Obama — was only likely to increase the fascination with Clinton’s future.

 

“The president and I care deeply about what’s going to happen for our country in the future,” Clinton said. “And I don’t think, you know, either he or I can make predictions about what’s going to happen tomorrow or the next year.”

 

 

The rest of the story is available at  The Associated Press.

 

 

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Filibuster Reform, 60 Minutes Joint Interview & Other “Stuff” From Barack’s House


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

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This week, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid cut a deal with Republicans that kept the Senate filibuster in place.

 

Republicans have used this outdated procedure (which requires a super-majority to pass anything) to prevent a public option, strong Wall Street reform, and climate legislation.

 

Making matters worse, Reid is trying to punish Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley for telling grassroots activists which Democratic senators needed to hear most from their constituents on this issue.

 

Harry Reid had the power to pass bold new Senate rules, but he was afraid to use this power.  And Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is now boasting to his supporters, “We beat the liberals.”

 

Reid should be mad at himself. But the Huffington Post reports, “At Tuesday’s closed-door caucus meeting, Merkley was upbraided by Reid for breaking unspoken Senate rules and naming specific senators in a conference call with Democratic activists last week.”

 

We cannot let our friends be punished for helping grassroots organizations be effective in policy fights.

 

Democratic members were proud to make thousands of calls in support of Merkley’s filibuster reform proposal. We’ll continue working with him in the days ahead.

 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid caved on filibuster reform and in doing so failed Americans and more importantly, he failed President Barack Hussein Obama.

 

That We The People, must never accept.

 

 

60 Minutes Interview With President Obama & Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

 

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Tonight 60 Minutes’ correspondent Steve Kroft sits down for an interview with President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Watch the interview on CBS at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CT.

 

 

 

President Obama Heaps Praise on Hillary Clinton in first-ever joint interview on ’60 Minutes’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama, Clinton explain joint interview reasoning

 

Published on Jan 25, 2013

Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama discuss their working relationship during a “60 Minutes” interview.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking Of Benghazi:

Under George Dubbya Bush There Were 11 Embassy Attacks, 57 People Killed in Those Attacks. The GOP Didn’t Say a Word. There were NO 11 Senate Committee hearings for those 57 lost American Lives. Can you explain to me why now….AND NOT THEN UNDER DUBBYA BUSH??

 

 

 

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton’s First Interview Together

 

 

 

“Expert Pundits” have to be the dumbest humans walking the globe. Even I can comprehend why this joint interview must take place.

 

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2013

Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

On January 27th, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memories of the 6 million Jews and millions of other innocent victims whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust over sixty years ago. Those who experienced the horrors of the cattle cars, ghettos, and concentration camps have witnessed humanity at its very worst and know too well the pain of losing loved ones to senseless violence.

 

But while this is a time for mourning and reflection, it is also the time for action. On this day, we recall the courage, spirit, and determination of those who heroically resisted the Nazis, exemplifying the very best of humanity. And like these courageous individuals, we must commit ourselves to resisting hate and persecution in all its forms. The United States, along with the international community, resolves to stand in the way of any tyrant or dictator who commits crimes against humanity, and stay true to the principle of “Never Again.”

 

By remaining vigilant against those who seek to perpetrate violence and murder, we honor those we lost during one of the darkest periods in human history. And we keep their memory alive for generations to come.

 

 

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