A trip north for votes and laughs
October 18th, 2012
08:17 AM ET

A trip north for votes and laughs

President Obama will continue his campaign today in New England. A Manchester, NH rally will start the day. Obama will be fighting for the four electoral votes when he goes to energize the crowd and encourages them to vote. Absentee ballot-voting has begun but voters can not vote in-person in New Hampshire by absentee. Campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday that the results of the debate have not changed how they are running this race. They say they continue to run like they are five points behind.

After New Hampshire, the president will make a stop in New York City for a couple of events. First he’ll show his witty side when he tapes an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. Then he’ll attend the 67th Annual Alfred. E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Towers in New York City. This election season dinner is in honor of the memory of Governor Alfred E. Smith and is generally a light-hearted speech. The interesting thing about this event is that Mitt Romney is also expected to speak at the dinner but no word if they will have any more interactions before their final debate next Monday night in Florida.

Full Schedule after the jump

EDT
8:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

9:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews. South Lawn

9:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews

11:10AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Manchester, New Hampshire. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

11:55AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event. Veterans Memorial Park, Manchester, NH.

1:05PM THE PRESIDENT departs Manchester, New Hampshire. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

2:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives New York City. John F. Kennedy International Airport

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT tapes an appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. Comedy Central Studios, New York City

4:20PM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign even. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City

7:55PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the 67th Annual Alfred. E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. The Waldorf Towers, New York City

10:00PM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:35PM THE PRESIDENT departs New York City. John F. Kennedy International Airport

11:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

11:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House. South Lawn

Briefing Schedule
Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

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  1. uncdig

    wow what a busy day for the president of a country with high unemployments, high fuel prices, attacks on its embassies, – glad to see he is focused on getting America back to where it needs to be. Keep working soooooo hard

    October 18, 2012 at 8:36 am |
    • Lionel

      While as Governor in Mass, Romney spend a whole year in out of state travels. Now there is hard work.

      Look, the Republicans left this country in an economic mess, started two wars and gave away trillions in tax dollars to the super wealthy. Now they are blaming Obama for not cleaning it up fast enough.

      We do not want 4 years of another Bush / Cheney in the White House.

      Obama / Biden 2012

      October 18, 2012 at 9:52 am |
      • Howard

        Do we elect a President (Obama) with zero business experience, who squandered SIX TRILLION of our hard earned tax dollars in the last 4 years ... and lied to us
        about Fast and Furious, and the Libya disaster ... where hundreds of innocents died
        ... only to be covered up by Obama ...
        OR ...
        Do we elect a President (Romney) who had a remarkably successful business career,
        spanning 25 years ... resulting in hundreds of thousands of jobs.

        ANSWER: It's a no brainer ... we should elect Romney !!!

        October 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
      • John

        Howard, we are dealing with libs here. The choice is very clear for those who think clearly and understand how this country can be helped.
        I have to say – watching MSDNC these days is quite a laugh. They are stuck on "binders" and "the war on women". I am hoping they keep it up because most women are seeing right through their lies. The shills on MSDNC continue to say how Obama has a very big lead with the women vote. Looking at the most recent polls where Romney has just about pulled even, either these libs are in denile or they just arent living in the real world.
        Weird though – when Obama was up in the polls they knew exactly what the poll numbers were.
        I do not understand how these libs can support someone who lies to their faces, like Obama and his administration has done with the economy, which is worse this year than last and worse last year than the year before – or like they lied about Fast and Furious or how they lied (and still are) with the Libya situation. How stupid can these libs be? To top it off, to make their guy look good they are trying to make a good guy like Romney look bad. Fortunately for Romney he was able to show who he really is during that first debate.

        October 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        You have GOT to lay off the kool-aid Lionel. Your warped view will only lead to madness.

        October 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
      • louis perez

        thank you

        October 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
    • Howard

      The Obama's are masters at spending and redistributing other people's money. They make Bernie Madoff look like a rank amateur.

      October 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
    • Howard

      WITH 6 TRILLION DOLLARS ... YOU CAN BUY A LOT OF PEOPLE OFF !!!

      October 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
      • Howard

        After discovering blatant voter fraud in Ohio, the authorities there repeatedly contacted Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, for help ... but they never got a response !!!

        October 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama's EPA is holding back regulations, until after election that 'spell doom' for jobs, economy
        The14-page report cites pending regulations on a wide range of environmental-economic issues including those on power plant emissions and hydraulic fracturing.
        The report concluded that pending overall regulations on greenhouse gases if enacted would cost $300 billion to $400 billion annual and significantly increase the price of gasoline and home heating.

        October 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
  2. Jay in NC

    The only job Obama cares about is his own.

    During the debate the world got to see the true Obama. Sitting on his high chair, complaining about the time keepers, even though he got 3 more min. to talk than Gov. Romney, he still complained. Like a spoiled little kid.

    I think this is the first time in Obama's adult life that he has truly been challenged. McCain surly did not do it. In the next debate Gov. Romney will hold Obama's feet to the fire. Obama will crack.

    October 18, 2012 at 9:05 am |
    • Lionel

      Look, we were losing 800,000 jobs a month when Obama took office. He has saved this country from another Great Depression. The Auto Industry was saved, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" was what Romney said.

      Republicans in congress also needs to take some reponsibility for not passing the Jobs Bills, Veterans Bills and Farm Bills. Millions more jobs would have been created Jay.

      October 18, 2012 at 9:54 am |
      • NOTADEMOCRAT

        Meanwhile.., Obama laughs it up for votes.

        October 18, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • John

        Lyn'l – how many jobs were lost during the same peoriod of time? Here is a hint you may be able to understand – if you are given 1 dollar and you run up a bill of 2 dollars you do not have one dollar anymore... Ok, I will try again. If 800,000 people are hired and 2 million people, who once were employed, stop looking for work and do not have a job anymore – you DID NOT ADD 800,000 jobs!!!
        BTW, the first time claimes "unexpecteldy rose" this week....

        October 18, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • Howard

        After Romney is elected on November 6th ... we can get rid of Obama, Biden, Reid, Pelosi ... and all the unelected Czars ... appointed bureaucrats ... Obama cronies ... Obama media stooges ... Obama celebrity stooges ... and, finally return America to its former greatness !!!

        October 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
      • Howard

        Another fabricated B.S. liberal attack on MItt Romney, to take attention away from Obama's dismal record. As Obama stated: "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from." Save America, elect Romney/Ryan 20012 !!!

        October 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • WIMPY38

      Jay: You're still out of the nut house?! I thought they recommitted you awhile ago!

      October 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
      • John

        This is for you libs who won't hear this on MSDNC – by all accounts from both sides – the economy is worse this year than last. And, the economy was worse last year than the year before. What more do you need to know to cast a vote for the person who can fix the mess we are in? ROmney will at least provide us with a budget so we can all see what those clowns in Washington are doing with all of our money. Now is not the time to raise taxes on ANYONE!!!
        You crazy libs try to make ROmney out to be a bad person? WHy? To make Obama look good? You libs are clueless. I love watching the libs on MSDNC – they really can't understand why Romney is pulling ahead in the polls. The big problem for these libs is the fact that thye made such a big deal out of the poll numbers when Obama was ahead. The fact that Romney and Obama are neck in neck with the women vote is killing these libs.

        October 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • anoel2005

      If Obama, Hillary , Jay Carney & Susan Rice are liars, at least we know that Joe Biden is telling the truth . Joe said ...."The middle class has been BURIED the last 4 years."

      LOL

      October 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  3. John

    Laughs? I guess crazy Joe is going on this trip...
    From Miller last night – "I was drinking the coffee at the last debate and it was cold and bitter. I asked the person who was serving the coffee what was up. She said "it is just your regular Joe".

    October 18, 2012 at 9:17 am |
    • Lionel

      The laughs are on Mitt the Twit. First it was "Big Bird" during debate 1 and then it was "Binders full of women".

      Have you checked the comedy circuit lately. American will be the laughing stock of the world if Robme and
      "Mr. Bean" Ryan gets elected.

      October 18, 2012 at 9:56 am |
      • John

        Yes, Mitt will laugh all the way to the WH...
        SO you think Joe Biden laughing when they were talking about Libya is a normal reaction? You are in the past. Romney/Ryan is much closer to Regan/Bush Sr. than he is to Bush/Cheney. I would not want 4 more years of that Bush either, but the dems are making a fool out of you when they tell you Romney is that Bush. Then you make a bigger fool out of yourself when you repear their talking point as if you were a blind parrot.
        Have you libs no pride for this country? Don't you care that Obama and his shills are lieing right to your face about Libya? Now he is trying to tell everyone he meant something he obviously did not. You actually buy that crap? What is wrong with you?
        But, you libs need to keep it up. Maybe promote another "Repub War On Puppets" – that worked out great for you.

        October 18, 2012 at 10:48 am |
      • Howard

        THE LAUGHS ARE ... BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE LIAR AND THIEF, WILL SOON BE KICKED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE ... AND, REPLACED WITH A LEADER WHO WILL REPAIR ALL THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY OBAMA !!!

        October 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        OH SO NOW HE IS LYING ABOUT THE JOB NUMBERS. SO THOSE 20,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THESE STATISTICAL NUMBERS FOR MANY YEARS, OVER MANY ADMINISTRATIONS... I GUESS THEY WERE LYING TOO? IS BIGFOOT LIVING IN YOUR BASEMENT RIGHT NOW?

        October 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  4. Jay in NC

    About 388,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ended October 13, up 46,000 from the previous week. About 3.3 million Americans continued to file for their second week of unemployment benefits in the week ended October 6.

    Do we want four more years of this?

    October 18, 2012 at 9:28 am |
    • Lionel

      Jay – you seem to like numbers like Lying Paul Ryan. Did you also ran a marathon under 3 hours.

      Look – we do not need four years of Republican rule where Teachers, Policmen and Firefighters will be laided off.

      The Republicans will gave away trilions more in tax dollars to the super wealthy and start another war on America's credit card.

      Obama / Biden 2012

      October 18, 2012 at 10:00 am |
      • Jay in NC

        Yes I do like numbers but I do not like lies. You call future Vice President Paul Ryan telling lies, however you are the one that does not have their numbers right.

        I posted this last week, but here it is again...
        According to Forbes there are 425 billionaires in the USA. Their net worth is $1.39 trillion. So how on God's green earth did the Republicans give them trillions?

        October 18, 2012 at 11:19 am |
      • Caramon

        If I recall, Scott Walker was able to balance the budget without laying off any teachers, police or fireman. The protests in Wisconsin and Chicago showed similar signs stating, better pay, better benefits and better schools. This I do not understand. It is as if teachers will teach better if they get paid more. Now I still remember I had some very good teachers in school. Yet, I do not understand how better pay translates into better schools. Aren't you supposed to prove your worth first and earn better pay.

        October 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        CARAMON, WHAT IS SO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND? THE ISSUE OF PAY IS NOT JUST ABOUT TEACHERS, ANYONE WHO IS STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH INCOME WILL ALSO STRUGGLE WITH THEIR WORK! THE UNIONS HAVE THE POWER TO NEGOTIATE COLLECTIVELY WITH THEIR EMPLOYERS, DO YOU REALIZE HOW MANY IN CORPORATE AMERICA ARE LOOKING IN ENVY BECAUSE THEIR SALARIES HAVE STAYED STATIC FOR SO MANY YEARS? DO YOU REALIZE HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE TO SWALLOW IT BECAUSE UPPER MANAGEMENT TELLS THEM THEY ARE LUCKY TO HAVE A JOB? THESE ARE DURING YEARS WHEN UPPER MANAGEMENT ARE RAKING IN MILLIONS IN SALARY EVEN WHEN THE COMPANIES ARE GOING BROKE! SO EXCUSE ME IF I DON'T MIND ONE BIT IF THE TEACHERS OF AMERICA CAN ASK TO GET PAID BETTER AS A UNION.

        October 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
      • John

        Throbbing Member 2012 – do you understand census data? According to the people who compile the census data have said they cannot determine pay per job at a level of men vs. women.
        As a man, if I work 60 hours and make the same hourly pay as a woment in the same job who works less hours per week – the census data says I, AS A MAN, MAKE MORE MONEY than the women in this example.
        SO, let me ask you – what don't you understand?
        BTW, ROmney hired more women in his administration than any other Gov. in MA EVER.
        Keep up the good work libs – you are helping Romney gain the women vote.

        October 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
      • Caramon

        December, I do understand when people need collective bargaining in order to meet ends meet. The question is when is enough going to be enough. Some of the teachers protesting in Wisconsin had combined incomes of well over 100K. Benefits packages added an additional 30 to 40 K. The average salary for teachers in Chicago is listed as 75K. Do they really need need higher pay at the expense of those that make less?

        October 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        FIRST OFF, THIS IS SOMEWHAT OFF-TOPIC BUT I'LL PLAY ALONG.

        CENSUS DATA IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO MEASURE EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, THAT IS A FACT.

        HOWEVER, IF CARAMON CAN STATE THAT WOMEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE ARE EARNING 10% LESS IN ANOTHER REPORT THEN YOU DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT BECAUSE IT REFLECTS BADLY OF THE WHITE HOUSE? CAN YOU BE ANY MORE BLATANTLY HYPOCRITICAL?

        October 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        CARAMON, JUST TO BE CLEAR MY LAST COMMENT WAS IN RESPONSE TO JOHN'S COMMENT.

        I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN BY THOSE HIGH EARNING TEACHERS THAT ARE PART OF THE CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION. I HAVE NOT LOOKED AT THE BREAKDOWN IN MORE DETAIL BUT MY BELIEF IS THAT INCLUDED ARE PROFESSORS WHO IN THE OPEN MARKET WOULD EARN A LOT MORE THAN MOST. THAT JUST REINFORCES THE NOTION THAT DESPITE UNIONS WE ARE STILL A FREE MARKET SOCIETY WHERE PEOPLE WILL GET PAID MORE BASED ON THEIR QUALIFICATIONS. THEN FACTOR IN PLACES LIKE CHICAGO WHERE IT IS NOT AN EASY PLACE TO WORK IN SO IT IS NOT UNREASONABLE TO EXPECT PEOPLE TO ASK FOR MORE MONEY. I AGREE WITH YOU THAT AS WITH ANY KIND OF POWER, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CAN BE AND HAS BEEN ABUSED BUT WITHOUT IT THEN THEY ARE OPEN TO THE SAME ABUSE MANY IN CORPORATE HAVE HAD TO SUFFER THROUGH.

        ULTIMATELY, THIS WAS A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE UNION AND THE CITY AND SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POLITICIZED ANY FURTHER. ONLY THEY SEEM TO KNOW THE FULL DETAILS OF THE DISPUTE AND HOW IT WAS ULTIMATELY RESOLVED, WELL AT LEAST I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND MORE ON IT.

        October 18, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
      • Caramon

        Thanks for the clarification. I kind of thought that was not directed to me.

        I guess the one thing we can conclude from the teacher strikes is that it is a very complex issue. Truth, teaching in Chicago and many big cities is a difficult task. I know I have had some good teachers. Just two weeks ago I met up with an old teacher from HS and thanked him for teaching me so well. What I learned from him over 30 years ago I was able to use to help my child struggling in the same subject. Geometry of all things.

        October 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        GOSH, I HAVEN'T HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET MY TEACHERS SINCE THE HS I ATTENDED CLOSED DOWN SOME TIME AGO. YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED FOR HAVING A CHANCE TO MEET WITH ONE OF YOUR OLD TEACHERS AND HAVING THAT OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THEM. MY OLD MATH TEACHER WAS ALSO ONE OF MY FAVORITES. NOTHING LIKE ACING THOSE TRIG AND GEOMETRY CLASSES BECAUSE YOUR TEACHER WAS 100% COMMITTED. I COULD TELL YOU THE CHICKS DIGGED IT, BUT IT MAY HAVE BEEN JUST MY IMAGINATION. :)

        October 18, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
      • John

        Lyn'l and Throbbing member 2012 – Obama is a calculated liar and the last job numbers reposrts proves it. According to their numbers last month over 25% of small businesses in America were created last month (their 800,000+ of household jobs added). Do these numbers make sense to you crazy libs? Me either. But, given the phoney number – it allowed the last Fed Jobs Report to show the unemployment rate at .0005 less than when Obama took office. This months jobs numbers basically reversed that number, but – here is the kicker. The next Fed Jobs Report doesn't get calculated until after the election. Therefore, Obama can ride that phoney number through the election WHEN EVERYONE KNOWS IT IS JUST ANOTHER OBAMA CON JOB!!

        October 19, 2012 at 10:21 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        OH SO NOW HE IS LYING ABOUT THE JOB NUMBERS. SO THOSE 20,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THESE STATISTICAL NUMBERS FOR MANY YEARS, OVER MANY ADMINISTRATIONS... I GUESS THEY WERE LYING TOO? IS BIGFOOT LIVING IN YOUR BASEMENT RIGHT NOW?

        October 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  5. joe

    someone ought to take a swing at romneys kid, his idea of a joke is off the wall. But then again the whole family are a bunch of rich snobs. Mitt is a lierr.

    October 18, 2012 at 10:47 am |
    • Jay in NC

      You say " take a swing at romneys kid."

      This is an example of Liberal hate speech. Joe, I hope nothing happens to those young men, the FBI, CIA and Gov. Romney will know who to look for.

      October 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  6. Kool-Aid Police

    In the wake of the Treasury Department’s newly released summary of federal spending for 2012, it’s now possible to detail just how profligate the Obama years have been. Here’s the upshot: Under Obama, for every $7 we’ve had, we’ve spent nearly $11 (or, to be more exact, $10.95). That’s like a family that makes $70,000 a year — and is already knee-deep in debt — blowing nearly $110,000 a year.

    October 18, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • Jay in NC

      That is very disturbing.

      October 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  7. Kool-Aid Police

    Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months. The increase represents a rebound from the previous week's sharp drop.

    October 18, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  8. Kool-Aid Police

    Welfare spending has grown substantially over the past four years, reaching $746 billion in 2011 — or more than Social Security, basic defense spending or any other single chunk of the federal government — according to a new memo by the Congressional Research Service.

    October 18, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  9. Kool-Aid Police

    Want to see a real laugher?

    "See, but your president, he didn't point fingers," Michelle Obama said at a campaign fundraiser in New York. "He didn't place blame. Instead, he got to work, because he was thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. See, and that's why he cut taxes for small businesses and for working families, because he believes that in America, teachers and firefighters should not pay higher tax rates than millionaires and billionaires."

    October 18, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • Alex

      That is hilarious, he's done NOTHING but blame.

      October 18, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  10. rosco

    Welfare spending jumps 32% in four years

    October 18, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  11. Cynthia L.

    Boy, Mitt has really given the laugh departments around the country a tickle for his pickles.
    Charles Blow NYT – "Romney has spent the last few weeks SHEDDING his "SEVERLY CONSERVATIVE" plumage like the feathers from a molting chicken.
    A report by David Firestone saying – A ROMNEYISM can be variously defined as an AWKWARD or CLUELESS PHRASE, a cryptic new policy made up on the fly, or unaccountable revision of history.
    HERE'S SOMETHING REALLY HILARIOUS -
    Boston Globe reported – By the time Romney left office in Mass., the proportion of women at the 'TOP' had DEWINDLED to BELOW THE LEVEL HE FOUND WHEN HE ARRIVED.
    Also, you remember that under Mitt's leadership at Bain THERE WERE NO FEMALE PARTNERS. ROTFL.
    Mitt actually said he took AFFIRMATIVE ACTION on the hiring of women as governor. He forgot about the part that he had signed a PLEDGE as a candidate to hire women, as did his opponent at the same time. He didn't have to go to women's groups to seek out anything – they were ALREADY THERE with the list of qualified women.
    He never answered the question about signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Although, we do have Ryan's vote recorded as a NO.
    Obama is right – Access to contraception and womens health services ARE AN ECONMIC ISSUE FOR FAMILIES. Obama was right to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. WOMEN ARE NOT SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS!! And, increasingly, women ARE the breadwinners in their families. Romney thinks it's an economic issue a Corporation or business should decide for themselves. Seriously?? That's NOT FUNNY.

    October 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Charles Blow is a racist lefty. Is that the best source?

      October 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • Caramon

      The 2011 annual report on White House staff revealed that the median annual salary for female White House employees was 18 percent less than male employees

      Nuff said.

      October 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
      • John

        Caramon – I have seen a few posts from you in the past week or so. Your posts make a lot of sense. Libs will never understand them.

        October 18, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
      • Caramon

        Thanks John. I have been pretty busy with other things. I will have to admit, there are some people who support the President with decent arguments. My goal was always to state my points, but also listen to other views. I try to be an educated voter.

        October 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        SO ACCORDING TO THAT REPORT THE ISSUE EXISTS AND IS PERVASIVE. SO WHY IS MITT ROMNEY NOT FOR EQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN LEGISLATION? CLEARLY THE FREE MARKET IDEA IS NOT WORKING OUT FOR WOMEN.

        IF THE WOMEN OF THE WHITE HOUSE CHOOSE TO DO SO, THEY CAN TAKE LEGAL ACTION NOW TO SET THINGS RIGHT. WHY ARE THE REPUBLICANS LIKE PAUL RYAN AGAINST THIS?

        October 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
      • Caramon

        Boy wouldn't that be fun to watch the administration get sued for discrimination? I must confess that I am not as familiar with Lily Ledbetter as other policies. I will have to read it the policy to know more. Apparently it has something to do with holding certain executives responsible for decisions from lower management. But for now I can't say whether this is true. Just to note, I do favor equal rights for equal work. Are there other policies in place and do they work?

        October 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        IT WOULD BE FUNNY AND I WOULD BE ALL FOR IT. IT HAS TO START SOMEWHERE RIGHT? :)

        THE LILY LEDBETTER ACT IS ACTUALLY JUST AN AMENDMENT TO THE BROADER CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF '64 TO REMOVE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR LEGAL ACTION. IT IS TOO EARLY TO CALL ON JUST HOW MUCH IT WILL CHANGE THINGS FOR WOMEN AND EQUAL PAY BUT IT WAS COMMON SENSE TO REMOVE SUCH A LIMITATION TO BEGIN WITH. THE REAL CHALLENGE REALLY IS FOR WOMEN ACTUALLY FIGURING OUT HOW UNFAIRLY THEY ARE GETTING TREATED AND OBTAINING THE RIGHT INFORMATION. THAT TAKES A LOT OF TIME, EFFORT AND QUITE A BIT OF COURAGE. REMOVING THE LIMITATION PREVENTS RUNNING INTO A DEADLINE BEFORE THEY CAN EVEN PRESENT THEIR CASE.

        October 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
      • Caramon

        Thanks for summarizing December. I actually understand the time issue pretty well having been through some of that myself. However, it was not gender discrimination.

        October 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • John

      You libs need to keep this stuff up and keep Mitts numbers poll numbers rising. People have now seen through the Lib lies. Everyone now knows, with all the "binder comments" that Mitt hired more percentage of women than ANY OTHER GOVERNER IN THE HISTORY OF MA. And the libs are getting on him for ??? This one is right up there with the "war on puppets"
      The repubs are talking about the economy, Libya, Jobs.
      The libs are talking about birth control, free birth control, puppets, Romneys taxes, Romneys money, bad rich people, bla, bla, bla.
      The coice is clear. We need to fix the economy.

      October 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  12. Kool-Aid Police

    Yet another Obama failure and waste of taxpayer money.

    The troubled battery maker A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, dealing a blow to the Obama administration’s program to jump-start a domestic battery industry and spur development of electric vehicles.

    October 18, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      THANK YOUR FOR TELLING US HOW MUCH YOU REVEL WHEN AMERICAN INDUSTRIES FAIL. IT JUST REINFORCES THE NOTION THAT REPUBLITARDS LOVE TO HEAR BAD NEWS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

      October 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        Hey it failed and it's one of many that did. How is pointing out wasted tax dollars revelry in business failure? Do you blindly support Obama that much that you'll blow off these bad choices with our money?

        October 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        SO WHAT'S THE FAILURE RATE? IS IT HIGHER THAN BAIN CAPITAL'S?

        CONSIDER HOW FAR BEHIND WE ARE IF NOT FOR THESE EFFORTS, WE WOULD BE LOSING THE RENEWABLE ENERGY RACE FOR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA. IN CONTRAST, WHY ARE WE STILL GIVING MONEY TO OIL COMPANIES WHEN THAT INDUSTRY IS ALREADY SO MATURE AND PROFITABLE? IF YOU WANT THE COUNTRY TO FAIL IN THIS ENDEAVOR, JUST SAY SO.

        October 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
  13. NOvember 2012

    "A trip north for votes and laughs". So, obama does think the mess he has us in is funny. h\Hey barry/barack or whom ever you are and where ever you came from...next month you won't be laughing and in a few short months we will undo the mess you have left...and you, obama, will be just a bad memory like your friend J Carter...a bad presidency and a bad memory and hopefully a learning experience for Americans.

    October 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Obama only cares about himself. The laughs are on the American people.

      October 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  14. DEcember 2012

    DID ANYONE ELSE FAIL TO REALIZE BOTH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND GOVERNOR ROMNEY WILL BE IN THE SAME EVENT AND WILL BE MAKING SPEECHES? CAN ANYONE SAY, AWKWARD?

    October 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • Caramon

      Wouldn't it be nice to have them making speeches at the same time. Except, of course, in different areas at the same event. maybe this could become debate number 4. Yep, awkward.

      October 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      HOPEFULLY THEY CAN KEEP IT CIVIL AND NOT LOSE THE MERRIMENT THEY HAD IN PREVIOUS EVENTS. MUCH HAS BEEN MADE ABOUT HOW THE CANDIDATES HAVE SUCH OBVIOUS DISDAIN FOR ONE ANOTHER AND IT HAS BEEN RATHER BRUTAL BUT I THINK THEY WILL BE AT THEIR BEST BEHAVIOR. OTHERWISE, THE 67TH MAY BECOME THE MOST MEMORABLE YET.

      October 18, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • NOvember 2012

        Well...I saw nothing but distain from obama to Romney...from Romney to obama I saw pity, no distain and no hate. In fact Romney seemed to look at obama as a young man who just don't know what he is doing or what he has done. You see as a father and grandfather I know how you look and and handle young punks who don't know what they are doing and over estimate their own intelligence....and, so do parents everywhere. We teach our children to NEVER lie because it is not right and they WILL get caught. This is something obama was never taught having been abandoned by his parents and partially raised by two Marxist grandparents with shaddy friends...and this shows. Obama is getting caught and he looks like he just can't believe it.

        October 18, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        GOOD GRIEF. IF YOU ARE AS IN TOUCH WITH MITT ROMNEY'S PSYCHE AS YOU SAY YOU ARE, CARE TO EXPLAIN TO US ALL OF HIS FLIP FLOPS THROUGHOUT HIS POLITICAL CAREER? CAN YOU TELL US HOW HE CAN LIE SO MUCH TO HIMSELF AND TO HIS PARTY AND BE STUPID ENOUGH NOT TO REALIZE IT CAN COME BACK TO HAUNT HIM? IF YOU WANT TO PROP SOMEONE UP FOR NOT BEING SUCH A LIAR, YOU HAVE UTTERLY FAILED FOR NAMING ROMNEY.

        October 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
      • NOvember 2012

        Explain Romney's flip flops...how about just showing me where obama took any political risk to take the moral high ground..or just do what is right. You see he has played it safe and lurked in the shaddows his entire life except to express himself in a hateful, anti-American, racist, and divisive way...to get to power. He is an empty soul...and thus a failure. Romney has made his mistake and changed his views and admitted it...in fact his life is in full view so morons like you can assassinate his character, much much more of a man than obama...the sealed past and the sleezy associates.

        October 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I NEED TO EXPLAIN MITT ROMNEY'S FLIP FLOPS TO YOU? WHAT ABOUT ETCH A SKETCH? THAT CAME FROM THE ROMNEY CAMP YOU KNOW.

        NAME AN ISSUE. HEALTH CARE? ABORTION? GUN CONTROL? COAL ENERGY? IT GOES ON AND ON.

        YOU HAVE A VERY MORBID VIEW OF OBAMA. THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM. DON'T YOU REALIZE JUST HOW MUCH YOUR HATE HAS CLOUDED YOUR MIND SO BADLY, THAT YOU FAIL TO NOTICE HOW BAD OF A CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY IS? HE IS NOT EVEN A CONSERVATIVE. REAL CONSERVATIVES CONSIDER HIM A FRAUD!

        YOU ARE A SAD EXAMPLE OF THE EXTREMIST POSITION, THE LUNATIC FRINGE THAT HAS TARNISHED THE REPUBLICAN BRAND. I SINCERELY ASK THAT YOU SEEK PSYCHIATRIC HELP BEFORE YOU SHOOT SOMEONE.

        October 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  15. 2020

    they did speak in the same arena, in front of 65M people.

    One stand tall, and one was smacked up by Candy. that tells you the one that fake and scatchy.

    It wasn't even funny. One sorrow soul, lost in the crowd.

    October 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
    • John

      Let me see, the libs thinks a phoney story about ROmney when he was 13 is big news. But, outright lies from a sitting president then piling on those lies from a supposed neutral moderator during the debate to try to keep the challenger down is OK? And, according to libs, it is not only OK it showed the president in a good light? And you libs wonder why Obama poll numbers are falling like a rock?
      Another thing, when Obama and the moderator lied the so called "neutral audience" applauded? Other than libs who are obviously not in their right minds, does anyone really think the moderator and the audience wern't bias against Romney? Given the fact that the debate turned out to be 2 against one – Romney did a great job.
      BTW, the head of CNN (formally of Newsweek) is telling folks at CNN to rally around Candy. There is an obvious joke here I will avoid, but let me say this. THIS IS THE KIND OD BIAS CRAP THAT BROUGHT DOWN NEWSWEEK WHEN THIS SAME PERSON RAN IT. It seems he is now doing the same for CNN.

      October 19, 2012 at 10:31 am |
      • Alex

        You're too late John, those on the left are unreachable and completely lost.

        October 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  16. gep1955

    Look at the photo headlining this article. The staggering bias being unloaded on America by the media is sickening. We have a Marxist/socialist, Islamic sympathiser in the the White House whe meets with the Muslim Brotherhood but not Netenyahu. The photo portrays Obama for the exact opposite of what he truly is...treasonous.

    October 19, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  17. Frank Marshall Davis

    More info about Libya is coming out every day and none of it looks good for Obama, ah maybe I should say none of it is "optimal" for Obama. The more lies he tells the more inept he looks.

    October 20, 2012 at 3:10 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      MORE INFO? GEE, I WONDER WHY? COULD IT BE BECAUSE IT IS AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION THAT YOU TRIGGER-HAPPY REPUBLITARDS CANNOT GRASP?

      THE PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY OR IS THAT CONCEPT ALSO FOREIGN TO YOU?

      October 20, 2012 at 3:17 am |
      • jerrylax

        you said bo (bad odor) claimed responsibility...he had no other choice. The problem is he lied about the reason and who attacked us...and covered it up, then there is the matter of why security was so lax. You see, obama backed (lead from behind) the Libya overthrow and now the militants are taking over...a BIG FOREIGN POLICY FAILURE OF OBAMA'S, so he has good reason to try an cover up what is going on there...HELLO!!

        October 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        DID HE OR DID HE NOT CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY IN FRONT OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS? YES OR NO.

        October 22, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  18. Frank Marshall Davis

    Obama For America took out a $15 million loan from Bank of America last month, according to the campaign’s October monthly FEC report. The loan was incurred on September 4 and is due November 14, eight days after the election. OFA received an interest rate of 2.5% plus the current Libor rate. It is unclear why the first $1 billion campaign needed an extra $15 million for the final two months of the campaign.

    October 20, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  19. Frank Marshall Davis

    CABLE NEWS RACE
    THURS OCT 18 2012

    FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,865,000
    FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,729,000
    CMDY DAILY SHOW 2,806,000
    FOXNEWS GRETA 2,753,000
    FOXNEWS BAIER 2,567,000
    FOXNEWS SHEP 2,355,000
    FOXNEWS FIVE 2,242,000
    CMDY COLBERT 1,912,000
    MSNBC MADDOW 1,839,000
    MSNBC O'DONNELL 1,557,000
    MSNBC HARDBALL 1,119,000
    MSNBC SHARPTON 1,092,000
    CNN PIERS 894,000
    CNN COOPER 662,000

    October 20, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  20. Dan B

    Frank, sometimes I watch Chris Matthews just for kicks to see if he'll explode, so subtract 1.

    October 20, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  21. jean2009

    FBAR Avoidance, Amnesty, and the UBS 4000 - Was Mitt in the Mix? Really, if not, then what was the purpose of the Swiss bank account?

    October 20, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • jerrylax

      It's smart to NOT have all your money inside of America...with goons like obama running the govt. If he is reelected you will billions leave America and jobs with it. Can you say soup lines?

      Believe me if the media and or O'Idiot has trash on Romney it would be all over the TV and print. I've never seen such a dirty manipulative and divisive campaign as the obama campaign...it is horrible, chicago scum politics. No wonder chicago is THE MURDER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD! Don't you think perhaps obama and his ilk should have cleaned up Ill. before they came to DC to do their magic? We have total and absolute failure in the white house and we are going to take it back from O'goofball and family...put it in the hands of success and goodness.

      October 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • jerrylax

      come on...you are so desperate, grasping at nothing. Do you really think if Romney did something unlawful that obama the dirt bag wouldn't be screaming about it? So far obama has spent over $300,000,000.00 in tv adds in character assassination... put you crack pipe down, please.

      October 21, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  22. jerrylax

    there is nothing funny about obama...nothing.

    October 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  23. Dan B

    Oh jean...

    October 21, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  24. Harry

    Romney did his flip flop in all issues again today in debate,not having any idea what he is changing and taking stands on.adebate exposed Romney.He can not win this race and it's clear choice,Obama will take next 4 years easily.Yes race is very very close.Romney talk about plans and policy,,where are all in today's debate he agreed to all what Obama stated.He is for top people in DC and can not lead our country in crises.Libya issue became so quite today as he was looser last time.Romney is a scary ,unstable ,inexperience clueless candidate in modern history.He can be greedy businessman and stay focus to create more wealth for himself as he can not creat any more jobs in USA .

    October 23, 2012 at 12:25 am |
  25. Harry

    Romney is clueless ,useless presidential candidate,no way he can win after last two debate flip flop in all major issues.In a blink of eye this Romney change his stands on what ever he's aid.Terible guy to trust and vote in this election.NO for Vote.So sure Obama will win and move FORWARD with his truthful plan,policies and national security.Obama can wear many hats at a time ans can give result .

    October 23, 2012 at 12:33 am |
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