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Now retired and living on Kaua'i. :)

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Great report on the history of the President and Guantánamo, she.. thank you.

WOW! Look at the FaceBookers being all knowledgeable and smart!.. when boehner always talks to

to people like they're dumb as a box of rusty nails, like the people who send him to Congress!

This is Bloody Classic.. and should go to the Top of the Greatest!

Booking! Thanks kpete~

I know KC.. you don't know how strong you are until you have no other choice...

Holder frustrated with Mo. governor over actions before Ferguson grand jury decision

Source: Washington Post.com

"Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has expressed concerns privately to Missouri officials this week about their recent actions in advance of a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case.

A top aide to Holder called the office of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) earlier this week to express Holder’s displeasure and “frustration” that the governor had declared a state of emergency at a news conference and activated the National Guard in advance of the grand jury decision in the Ferguson shooting, expected to be announced in the next few days, according to a Justice Department official.

“Instead of de-escalating the situation, the governor escalated it,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the subject. “He sent the wrong message. The tone of the press conference was counterproductive.”

Senior Justice officials also told U.S. attorneys around the country on Tuesday to be in close touch with local police to prepare for any possible violence in their cities, should the grand jury decision not result in an indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Brown, an unarmed black teenager, on Aug. 9."


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/holder-frustrated-with-mo-governor-over-actions-before-ferguson-grand-jury-decision/2014/11/21/d61b43cc-717e-11e4-ad12-3734c461eab6_story.html



There's a vid at the link with AG Holder .. "expressing sympathies with the Protesters.."

I haven't seen anything about this and thought it should be known..

“Instead of de-escalating the situation, the governor escalated it,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the subject. “He sent the wrong message. The tone of the press conference was counterproductive.”

Michael Brown

Elizabeth Warren on President Obama's New Immigration Policy + Jerry Brown & Bill de Blasio

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D): "Look, I was proud to vote for comprehensive immigration reform a year and a half ago, and the Republicans haven't done anything since then. They keep blocking bringing this to a vote. So, I support the president in taking what actions he can within the law to help families, to help businesses and try to patch up this broken immigration system,” she said on CNN.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/11/21/potential-2016ers-weigh-in-on-obamas-new-immigration-policy/

Jerry Brown ✔ @JerryBrownGov
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Tonight, in the face of Washington gridlock, the president stepped up for hard-working families across America: http://bit.ly/1r2oaFj
3:35 PM - 20 Nov 2014 256 Retweets 195 favorites

Bill de Blasio ✔ @BilldeBlasio
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New York City stands with President @BarackObama. We'll do all we can to ensure the success of his plan. http://on.nyc.gov/1t948ts
3:58 PM - 20 Nov 2014 404 Retweets 327 favorites

Mayor de Blasio

Bonus: Bernie Sanders pampango http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5848849

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s proposal to protect millions of immigrants in the United States. He also commented on the refusal of major television networks to broadcast the president’s prime-time speech:

“I’m a strong supporter of immigration reform and of the need to provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. I support President Obama’s action to help working families stay together. I think everyone agrees that the current immigration system is broken. The Senate passed an immigration reform bill more than a year ago but House Republicans refused to even consider it. They have left the president with little choice but to act on his own.

“It is incomprehensible that the major television networks have said they will not broadcast the president’s speech tonight. People can be for immigration reform or against it, but clearly we need an intelligent, informed debate. Unless the networks change their plans, they will be doing a disservice to the American people and failing in their obligation to serve the public good.”

Bernie

Attentionwhores.. they want to step all over the President's brilliant Immigration Reform

Speech.. but Obama goes to Del Sol High School in Nevada today to give another speech!


Damian Trujillo @newsdamian
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Del Sol High School gym preparing for a Presidential visit
3:25 AM - 21 Nov 2014 Paradise, NV, United States
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W.Smith @wessmith123
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Friendly Reminder: The GOP’s Stated Agenda From Day One Was To Obstruct
#immigration
#UniteBlue #TNTweeters #LibCrib
1:30 AM - 21 Nov 2014 105 Retweets 46 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/11/21/rise-and-shine-961/#comments

Gracias spanone

"We Were Strangers Once, Too"Gracias Presidente Obama~Edit for shot via vid at the 15th Latin Grammy

Awards!


TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
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A woman stands in front of White House as President addresses nation on his executive action to reform immigration.
3:57 PM - 20 Nov 2014 42 Retweets 34 favorites


TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
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Carlos Zuniga kisses his wife, hunger-striker Lenka Zuniga, in front of WH after the President's immigration address
4:04 PM - 20 Nov 2014
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Esther Y. Lee 李御璽 ✔ @estherindc
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DREAMers hugging and crying over Obama's #immigrationaction speech
3:20 PM - 20 Nov 2014 235 Retweets 207 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/11/20/we-were-strangers-once-too/


President Obama speaks via video broadcast during the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Muchas Gracias President Obama!



Yay! Dr Ami Bera beat Doug Ose! mahalo babylonsister!

Bera beats Ose in high-priced congressional race

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Costa narrowly defeated Republican Johnny Tacherra on Wednesday.

Democratic Reps. Raul Ruiz of Palm Desert, Jerry McNerney of Stockton, John Garamendi of Walnut Grove and Lois Capps of Santa Barbara also weathered the national Republican wave that swept over many of their colleagues. The only California House district to change partisan hands went to Redlands Democrat Pete Aguilar, who claimed the seat left vacant by retiring Republican Rep. Gary Miller.


http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article4021670.html

Beautiful, babylonsistah! This deserves a KICK! Thanks Obama!

I'm so glad Gov Dan Malloy is speaking out about this, DV.. Thank you! From your link..

The other people are the people who want to make the rich richer and, quite frankly, if that makes the poor poorer, that is OK with them. And if you don’t point that out, don’t be shocked that people get confused.”

A couple a snips//

"I always felt that when we got to a serious contest in October, we would be OK as long as we stayed true to our principles and talked about what we accomplished,” he said. “Tom Foley wanted it put out that there we raised taxes. And he talked about it month after month after month after month. But once people started to pay attention, I pointed out what we did with the money, which was lower the crime rate, increase graduation rates, invest in infrastructure, create a Housing Department, create an Energy Department, create a Department of Aging. We did all of these things. It was the right policy, and ultimately people came around.”

"During the campaign, Malloy didn’t just embrace his record and his party. He did what only a few Democrats were willing to do: Embrace Barack Obama. The president headlined a rally in Bridgeport in the days before the election, at a time when other candidates, like Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky, wouldn’t even cop to voting for Obama in his reelection bid."

It was so bizarre to me when this was going down in real time and now we Dan Malloy in the aftermath of his victory explaining why running as repub lites and letting the gop set the narrative was not a good idea if you really wanted to win.

It's like the Keystone thing.. the Dems who are buying into the lies propagated by the gop.. not bothering to explain what's really going on.

My Niece lives in Fairview, Connecticut.. Lucky her I say!
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