January 18th, 2013
08:24 AM ET
Friday at the White House
The president's schedule is wide open so there is plenty of time for him to add an event, just in case he wanted to announce another cabinet nominee.
The White House released a new portrait of the president this morning. It seems the president gets one with every term.
Obama Jobs Council hits 1 year without official meeting.........
Yes, but they passed the Jobs Act (Jump Start Our Business Start-ups Act) of 2012 (passed April 2012) that was due to the Jobs Council work.
Well thats worked out real well !!!!!!!!!!!!
Whatever happened to 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs' in Congress? Maybe it is time for us to tell them to stop ignoring the problem or it will be their jobs on the line.
Well Moose, as I have said before it takes a few years, for the fruition of any new law or new policy to come to pass ...this is not a magical land where any president can wave a wand and we will have immediate results. The paperwork of bureaucracy, getting people on the job to undertake the task...it takes time to produce a change. Why do you think it will take the full four years from 2010 to 2014 to put in place all the parts of the PPACA?
So Jean, if I understand correctly, the economic recover that has been boasted over the past four years is the result of Bush policies.
President Barack Obama's Jobs Council hit a notable milestone on Thursday: one year without an official meeting. The 26-member panel is also set to expire at the end of the month, unless Obama extends its tenure.
Like Chris Rock said, "Isn't it strange that with Martin Luther King Day coming up, MLK stood for peace yet go to almost city and take a visit to MLK Blvd, there's some serious violence going on".
I tend to stay away from ANY MLK Blvds.
It must be the fact that it is Blvd. We have a MLK avenue and not so much violence. Of course it is a different matter for some of the streets off MLK.
As of 2006 there were 760 streets in all but 11 states named for MLK....is there a special reason for painting every one of those locations with the same brush?.Here is a pertinent question about your knowledge of all local situations. Just how many have you and Chris Rock visited? Or, is this just another way to comment and get your jollies?
Happy Friday Jean! Don't be so serious! It is Chris Rock, the comedian! I can tell you about the MLK Blvds that I have ever run across and like I said, I tend to stay away! Somehow I doubt there is an MLK Blvd in Beverly Hills, but I'm betting there is one in South Central LA!
Actually, I was laughing at Steveo while biting my tongue at the same time. The MLK Blvd. in my area is pretty nice in the section I've been on. Washington Blvd. – yikes.
Chris Rock (a black/African American Comic) is simply sharing his experiences as am I. In all honestly, I have never run across an MLK Blvd outside of a rough area of town. I am not saying they don't exist, I am saying I have never had that experience! All we can comment on is our experience! Nothing racial about it, just my experience, as a black male!
where im at there are a few MLKs and they are all in the hood. i think farther north there are some in nicer areas, in the south the states ive seen have been in cruddy areas
I just researched Martin Luther King Blvd. that is located in the Baldwin Hills area of L.A....and it is considered the wealthiest majority black community in the country...it was home to celebrities like Ray Charles, and Tina Turner....according to wikipedia.
More American hostages in Algeirs, I thought Bamman said they were on the run ?????
Yeah, they ran all the way to Africa and got smacked by the Algerians.
Then why are americans being held hostage ???
I feel bad for people who have to make a living in dangerous parts of the world but if you go there without the security your home country can provide, then you have to prepare for the consequences.
From my understanding, the Algerian army did not hesitate in engaging the Islamist militants even with their hostages. There may be a lot of casualties yet to be reported but there were also a lot of hostages freed. Kudos to the Algerians.
Agreed December! Our men and women in uniform (some without uniforms) operate in some of the most dangerous places on the planet, everyday! Thank God for them!
While I am thankful we have the greatest fighting force in the planet, there is still a danger of getting spread too thin when terrorists can pop up almost anywhere. In the case of Africa, it is good to have allies like the French and Algerian forces taking some initiative to combat terrorism.
Agreeed! We cannot do this alone!
it is all about location and historical time frame when it comes to safety. I can remember places in W. Germany that were not all that safe for Americans when I was there 10 years after WWII.....and there are places in this country that are not too safe right now.
Let's hope many of these people get out and come home safely. We can only hope the world is a safer place for everyone in another 20 years.
Al Qaeda has been weakened since the Clinton days, but it isn't dead. And, a lot of the destruction came from the Bush days, not that I dislike Obama's use of drones.
Former New Orleans mayor indicted on federal corruption charges, bammans buddy , go figure
Riiight. He also endorsed Bobby Jindal for governor. I guess they're pals too?
Heyy, Jindal is pretty good, especially with a state that has faced many crisis. I learned today that believe it or not, in the senate and gubernatorial positions, the Republicans are the diverse party. I was a little surprise, but I see potential in some of 'em.
Bobby Jindal is one of the voices of reason in the Republican Party as of late. The reason he was endorsed by Ray Nagin was because Jindal was thoughtful and detailed n his response to the concerns of the people of New Orleans.
oops to many retards on this site,. Bye
Saturday at the White House:
Al Qaeda is alive and well. Remember when BO said they were virtually vanquished? On the run, he said. Yeah.... some run they're on.....
And you thought the US Congress was dysfunctional.
A Nevada lawmaker was arrested on Saturday night for threatening to shoot a colleague, KNTV reported.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, State Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested with a loaded gun. He had threatened to shoot Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick. He was apparently unhappy with his committee assignments.
He spent the night in custody, the Las Vegas-Review Journal reported.
Brooks is a Democratic assemblyman who represents North Las Vegas. He was first elected in 2010.
As the Sun reported, the Nevada State Assembly recently experienced a shakeup after its previous speaker had lost his bid for reelection. The Democratic caucus was split between Kirkpatrick and another official. Brooks had reportedly been seeking the spot of chairman of the Assembly's Ways and Means Committee, but the position went to another lawmaker.
The Nevada State Assembly is set to reconvene on February 4th.
What a whackjob. I hope he goes to jail for a while.
@Jean if thats the case than clinton killed the economy with the nafta act
As I remember it, NAFTA was Newt's, Dennis Hastert, John Boehner, and Dick Armey's baby...Newt was like the goto guy on that. NAFTA passed with a 234 to 200 vote....132 Republicans voted YES! and 102 Democrats voted YES! for the bill. The votes against were 156 Democrats' NO!, 48 Republican's NO!, and 1 Independent NO!
Did you ever think to check and see what else was going on in November 1993?
Not true, but i love when you dont know you make things up
clinton began his first term like obama did, he had it all, both houses and he ran wild. The mid terms changed everything for him...along with scandal in every direction, especially the death of Vince Foster and old friend of mz clinton and the following coverups....well, clinton set the stage for our mortgage melt down with deregulation of the bankings system...and it took a number of years for that to happen (as some one said in an early post, "it takes years for policy to happen". There is nothing obama has done that will create jobs or solidify the dollar or our financial future...it all points toward a horrible out of control mess in the middle east and africa due to obama's policy and crushing national debt and the eventual colapse of the dollar as world currency as our debt increases and china, the UK, Indonesia, and India's economies pass ours...so, yes in a very short years our children will stand in bread lines...thanks in large part to B.H. obama, the anti-American.
oppps...not the UK economy, it is a mess and will not change...the EU however, is way a head of us in austerity and the will to change.
I'm not so concerned about things like the stock market or even the housing crisis under Obama as much as I am the massive debt he is wracking up- 10 TRILLION+ IN 8 YEARS- that is horrendous. I remember him saying Bush was unconstitutional for borrowing that much money- I guess a back peddle on that is in order.
The debt is the largest looming crisis