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  • Did Barack Obama Wear Women's Shoes in Minnesota?

    06/28/2014 7:27:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Barack “Yes we can” Obama has already proven that he’s big on slogans. Leaving behind FORWARD, and of course ‘Hope and Change…We Can Believe In,’ the president’s newest catchphrase is “In the shoes,” which describes loafer-lover Barack Obama attempting to reconnect with everyday Americans by metaphorically slipping into other people’s shoes. To infuse added relatability into his plans to do future ‘in the shoes’ walkabouts, the White House is officially calling Obama’s planned encounters with the unwashed masses a “day-in-the-life” series, wherein the POTUS leaves his billionaire friends and devoted low-maintenance wife behind to venture forth onto the highways and...
  • Obama Hitting the Road on Female-Voter Empathy Tour

    06/27/2014 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/26/2014 | By Alexis Simendinger
    ~snip~ In Minneapolis, Obama will meet with “Rebekah,” one such letter-writer. And in other cities and towns, the president will doff his suit jackets, roll up his sleeves, lead town-hall discussions, and press the flesh during “impromptu” stops at local eateries, where he’s guaranteed to favor pie. Message: I care. Postscript: Unmarried Women, Please Vote in November for Democrats. With his job approval drifting to a near-record low of 41 percent, Obama is a drag on his party, even as he raises millions of dollars for Democrats at fundraisers around the country. His aides say he doesn’t plan to stump...
  • Obama pitches economic priorities in Minnesota

    06/27/2014 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Chron ^ | 6-27-2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama says Republican obstructionism in Congress is keeping intact a system that is "rigged" against average people who are trying to do the right thing. Obama is telling a crowd in Minneapolis that Republicans have blocked or voted down "every single serious idea" to help the middle class, including raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. He says he's been taking steps on his own to help because he can't allow "indifference or greed" to threaten hard-working families.
  • Obama Feels Your Pain Because He And Michelle Once Lost Their Nanny

    06/27/2014 7:49:27 AM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/27/14 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama channeled Hillary Clinton’s recent “dead broke” complaints Thursday, when he told a hard-hit Minnesota woman that Michelle Obama’s difficultly with a nanny in Chicago echoed her family’s history of repeated layoffs and wage cuts. Minnesota resident “Rebekah [Erier] sent me this letter, and it moved me,” Obama told his donors at an evening fund-raiser in Minneapolis, Minn, as he tried to show he is in touch with ordinary people’s concerns.
  • Obama to pitch economic agenda in Minnesota

    06/27/2014 3:01:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/27/14
    ....Obama is pitching his ideas to boost the American middle class in Minnesota, a state that already has embraced a key component of the president's economic agenda by moving to raise its minimum wage....
  • Obama watches World Cup match

    06/26/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama watched some of Thursday’s World Cup match in which Germany defeated the U.S. 1-0 while flying to Minnesota aboard Air Force One. Photographers traveling with the president were ushered back into the conference room to catch a glimpse of Obama and other senior staff members watching the game. Presidential advisers Valerie Jarrett and Dan Pfeiffer were at the table, as were press secretary Josh Earnest and staffers Anita Decker Breckenridge, David Simas, and Dag Vega. The presidential watch party didn't prove good luck for the men's team, but the U.S. still advanced to the next round of the...
  • Obama Plans To Connect With Regular Folks on Minnesota Trip

    06/25/2014 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | June 25, 2014 | By Kenneth T. Walsh
    With his job approval rating at a low ebb and his policy agenda stymied in Congress, President Barack Obama is trying again to show a common touch and convince more Americans that he is still fighting for their interests. The latest move in Obama's empathy campaign will come Thursday when he plans to meet with a mother identified by White House officials as "Rebekah" of Minneapolis. She wrote to the president to explain her day-to-day economic problems; he read the letter and decided to reach out to everyday people like her around the country.
  • Obama Skipping Out of WH to Spend a Day With 'Hardworking Mom'

    06/24/2014 1:18:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    CNSNews. ^ | June 24, 2014 | Susan Jones
    ( - Apparently because he doesn't get out of the White House enough (?) -- or have enough to do? -- President Obama will travel to Minnesota on Thursday to "spend a day with Rebekah," described by the White House as a "hardworking mom from Minneapolis," who wrote to the president to tell him "how much harder it's become to get ahead and do right by her family." When the president receives letters like Rebekah's, he "makes notes in the margins, and sits down to reply personally," the White House said. This time, he's made plans to meet with Rebekah...
  • Obama cites France as standard for workplace benefits

    06/23/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23 2014 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama held up France as the gold standard the U.S. workplace should emulate during an event at the White House Monday. Extolling the business virtues of helping workers balance family and employment demands, including providing paid time off for the birth of a child, Obama said if France can provide the benefits, so can the United States. “Other countries know how to do this,” Obama said. “If France can figure this out, we can figure it out.” France provides some of the most far-reaching worker rights in the developed world, including limiting a standard work week at 35 hours...
  • Obama speaks at White House Summit on Working Families

    06/23/2014 10:49:44 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 56 replies ^ | 2014-06-23 |
    Obama speaks at White House Summit on Working Families
  • Working Families Party May Back Cuomo Opponent

    05/30/2014 10:42:20 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    WOR710 ^ | 5/30/14
    Four years after endorsing Andrew Cuomo for governor, the Working Families Party says it may support another candidate this year. The liberal group fears Cuomo's agenda has drifted too far to the right. So now it's deciding whether to back another candidate, who would run to Cuomo's left. "I'm very proud of the record that I have," Cuomo said. "I think we have progressive accomplishments in this state that resonated across the nation and I believe that's undeniable." A recent poll by Quinnipiac University showed Cuomo leading his Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, by a 57 to 28...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • Palin: If the House sells out on immigration too, it might be time to leave the GOP

    06/28/2013 2:34:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 124 replies
    HotAir ^ | Friday June 28, 2013
    Just to preface her post, a good point by DrewM: DrewM @DrewMTips How many ppl saying "cut Marco slack. Don't write him off in 16" would FREAK out if he became pro-choice & helped Dems loosen abortion laws? 2:41 PM - 28 Jun 2013 We all have our “red line” issues, as Drew says. Offhand, I can’t think of a single person I know privately or on Twitter who supports (or is indifferent to) the Gang of Eight bill and who also traditionally has treated border security as a “red line.” Everyone wants better border security and everybody thinks it’s...
  • Shocker. Obama’s Top Political Advisor Directly Linked to Occupy Wall Street Protests

    10/11/2011 9:34:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Oct. 11, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s ACORN operative in the White House Patrick Gaspard, a former Working Families Party associate, is helping shape domestic policy– Obama political advisor Patrick Gaspard holds the same White House position his Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did. But before he was the White House political czar he worked in several far left organizations as activist and agitator. reported: One of the more disturbing aspects of the Obama-ACORN connection is that the White House political affairs director is one Patrick Gaspard. Gaspard doesn’t register on the media radar screen in the way that his immediate Bush-era predecessor, Karl Rove, did....
  • UPDATE: Grand jury indicts Troy councilman, county elections commissioner

    01/28/2011 10:18:49 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 3 replies
    CBS6 Albany ^ | 1/28/11 | Randy Simons, Chris White
    TROY, NY -- A grand jury has spoken in the Troy voting scandal. This morning, 116 felony charges were handed down against City Councilman Michael Loporto and Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough. The special prosecutor on the case said 50 Troy citizens had their right to vote taken away during the September 2009 primary. Both Loporto and McDonough are accused of writing the voters' names on the ballots, and sending them in to win the Working Families Party line for the Democrats. The prosecution said both men chose to take advantage of those who did not speak English, and at least...
  • Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives

    04/30/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 96 replies · 2,580+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | April 29th, 2010 | Andrew Zarowny
    Glenn Beck vs. Joel Rogers, King of the Progressives If Fox News commentator, Glenn Beck is right, Joel Rogers may be the man behind Obama and the entire Progressive Movement. Not a far stretch as Progressives got their start in Wisconsin, where Joel teaches law, political science and sociology at the University of Wisconsin. Thursday morning, Joel was a featured speaker at an Earth Day conference in Chicago on public transportation. Needless to say, he’s all for it! But Beck has connected the dots on his magic blackboards (He needs about three or four now, at least!) as he ties...
  • Working Families an activist group

    02/11/2010 5:49:57 AM PST · by jcmfreedom · 6 replies · 206+ views
    AFLCIO email to teachers
    "Working Families e activist network"
  • About the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families

    02/08/2009 1:18:15 AM PST · by Cindy · 38 replies · 968+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 10:01 am | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 10:01 am About the Task Force About the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families: The Task Force is a major initiative targeted at raising the living standards of middle-class, working families in America. It is comprised of top-level administration policy makers, and in addition to regular meetings, it will conduct outreach sessions with representatives of labor, business, and the advocacy communities. The Task Force will be chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. The Vice President and members of the task force will work with...
  • Edwards acknowledges staff asked Wal-Mart for Playstation 3

    11/16/2006 9:19:05 PM PST · by woofie · 175 replies · 4,346+ views
    Drudge /AP ^ | November 16. 2006 | MARCUS KABEL
    Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards acknowledged Thursday that amid his criticism of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a volunteer member of his staff asked the world's largest retailer for help obtaining a hot new Sony Playstation 3 for Edwards' family. Edwards, a potential 2008 presidential candidate, told The Associated Press that the volunteer "feels terrible" about seeking the game unit at Wal-Mart while his boss claims the retailer doesn't treat its employees fairly. "My wife, Elizabeth, wanted to get a Playstation3 for my young children. She mentioned it in front of one of my staff people. That staff person mentioned it...
  • Racial report critical of bill vetoes

    11/15/2006 10:43:23 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/15/6 | Judy Lin
    Advocacy group gives governor a D and lawmakers a C- for latest legislation. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gets a D and the state Legislature a C-minus when it comes to supporting bills that bridge California's racial divide, according to a report card put out by an advocacy group Tuesday.Despite the governor's pledge to represent all Californians, authors of the 2006 racial equity report card gave him poor marks for vetoing bills to provide universal health insurance and allow separate textbooks for English learners. The Governor's Office called the report flawed.The report card called "Facing Race" was compiled by the Applied Research...