Four More Years – Stand with Barack Obama

Fighting for 100% of Americans

“I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world has ever known. I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk-takers being rewarded. But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules. Because that’s how our economy is grown. That’s how we built the world’s greatest middle class. And that is part of what’s at stake in this election.

“There’s a fundamentally different vision about how we move our country forward. I believe Governor Romney is a good man—loves his family, cares about his faith. But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors that 47% of the country considered themselves victims, who refused personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about: folks on Social Security who have worked all their lives, veterans who have sacrificed for this country, students who are out there trying to hopefully advance their own dreams but also this country’s dreams, soldiers who are overseas fighting for us right now. People who are working hard every day, paying payroll tax, gas taxes, but don’t make enough income, and I want to fight for them. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last four years—because if they succeed, I believe the country succeeds.”

President Obama – 10/16/12

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Let’s be very clear, while we’re tuning out and staying home on Election Day, other folks are tuning in.  Other folks are taking politics very seriously.  And they’re engaged on every level.  They’re raising money.  They’re making their voices heard –- and their issues known –- from City Hall to Washington, DC.  And I know that in the face of all of that money and influence, it can start to feel like ordinary citizens just can’t get a seat at the table.  And that can make you feel helpless and hopeless.  It can make you feel or think that you’re powerless.

But I’m here today because that’s simply not true.  We are not helpless or hopeless.  Time and again, history has shown us that there is nothing –- nothing -– more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause.”

” I’m talking about the tireless, the thankless, relentless work of making change — you know, the phone-calling, letter-writing, door-knocking, meeting-planning kind of work.  That is the real work of democracy –- what happens during those quiet moments between the marches. “

“That is how we carry on that precious legacy we’ve inherited — by recommitting ourselves to that day-to-day, vitally important work that has always paved the way for change in this country.

What does that mean?  That means being informed.  It means following the news, and learning about who’s representing us, and how our governments work.  It means showing up to vote — and not just every four years, but every year in every election.  It means engaging with the folks we elect, following how they vote and how they spend our hard-earned tax dollars.  And if you don’t like what you see, then let them know, or better yet, run for a seat at the table yourself.  “

6/28/12 First Lady Michelle Obama

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VOTE SMART.  VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS.

RE-ELECT PRESIDENT OBAMA  2012

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  1. CR says:

    WH

    Friday, November 2, 2012

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    10:20 AM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Franklin County Fairgrounds, Hilliard, OH

    10:30 AM
    Dr. Jill Biden attends a grassroots event
    Asheville, NC

    11:00 AM
    12:00 PM
    12:15 PM
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Aldrich Middle School , Beloit, WI

    12:45 PM
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Springfield High School Athletic Complex, Springfield, OH

    1:00 PM
    Dr. Jill Biden attends a grassroots event
    Huntersville, NC

    2:00 PM
    2:10 PM
    President Obama departs Springfield, Ohio.

    2:40 PM
    President Obama arrives in Lima, Ohio.

    2:30 PM
    First Lady Michelle Obama attends a campaign event
    Hampton University, Hampton, VA

    3:00 PM
    3:20 AM
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Lima Senior High School., Lima, OH

    4:00 PM
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Superior Middle School, Superior, WI

    4:15 PM
    Dr. Jill Biden attends a grassroots event
    Media, PA

    5:00 PM
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Superior Middle School, Superior, WI

    5:10 PM
    President Obama departs Lima, Ohio.

    5:25 PM
    First Lady Michelle Obama attends a campaign event
    Virginia State University ,Petersburg, VA

    6:00 PM
    6:25 PM
    President Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews.

    6:40 PM
    President Obama arrives at the White House.

    7:00 PM
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    10:00 PM

  2. CR says:

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    Vote for Pres Obama on the Issues

    CIVIL RIGHTS;
    * Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
    * Support for “Respect for Marriage Act” & Same-Sex Marriage
    * Signed the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 for the settlement agreements in the Cobell lawsuit
    * Signed the Fair Sentencing Act
    * Protected Women’s Right to Choose by reversing the Global Gag Rule
    * Presidential Memorandum directing hospitals receiving Medicare & Medicaid to give LGBT, widows/widowers with no children and others to visit and make decisions on the patient’s behalf in case of incapacitation<
    * Signed the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
    * Signed Presidential Memorandum expanding federal benefits for the same-sex partners of Foreign Service and executive branch government employees
    * Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

    DEFENSE:
    * Kept his 2008 campaign promise to end the war in Iraq by December 2011
    * Worked with other democratic nations to secure our America’s borders and defeating terrorists like Al-Quaeda that threatened America.

    DISABILITIES 
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    ECONOMY:
    * Helping the Middle Class
    * Support for Job Seekers 
    * Promoting Entrepreneurship
    * Signed the CARS Program
    * Implemented an economic recovery program that has created nearly 3 million jobs
    * Saved the auto industry from collapse preventing the loss of 3 million jobs and thus ensuring the resurgence of the American Auto Industry
    * Passed the Wall Street Reform to protect Americans from unfair lending practices
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    EDUCATION:
    * Made college education accessible to hundreds of thousands more students via Pell Grants
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    ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
    ETHICS
    FAMILY
    FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
    FOREIGN POLICY
    HEALTH CARE:
    * Expanded affordable health care to all Americans
    .
    HOMELAND SECURITY
    IMMIGRATION
    POVERTY 
    RURAL
    SENIORS & SOCIAL SECURITY
    TAXES
    TECHNOLOGY:
    * Made substantial investments in clean energy manufacturing for personal and commercial vehicles thus reducing dependence on foreign oil
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    URBAN POLICY
    VETERANS
    WOMEN
    ADDITIONAL ISSUES 

    VOTE SMART & VOTE MORE DEMOCRATS INTO CONGRESS!

    RE-ELECT PRESIDENT OBAMA!!

    • CR says:

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      Fighting for 100% of Americans

      “I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world has ever known. I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk-takers being rewarded. But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules. Because that’s how our economy is grown. That’s how we built the world’s greatest middle class. And that is part of what’s at stake in this election.

      “There’s a fundamentally different vision about how we move our country forward. I believe Governor Romney is a good man—loves his family, cares about his faith. But I also believe that when he said behind closed doors that 47% of the country considered themselves victims, who refused personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about: folks on Social Security who have worked all their lives, veterans who have sacrificed for this country, students who are out there trying to hopefully advance their own dreams but also this country’s dreams, soldiers who are overseas fighting for us right now. People who are working hard every day, paying payroll tax, gas taxes, but don’t make enough income, and I want to fight for them. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last four years—because if they succeed, I believe the country succeeds.”

      President Obama – 10/16/12

    • CR says:

      “We must work like never before and we must once again come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great county forward, my husband, our president, President Barack Obama”

      9/4/12 First Lady Michelle Obama – DNC Convention

    • CR says:

      Krugman: Obama among the most ‘successful presidents in American history’

      10/13/14 11:44AM By Steve Benen maddowblog

      Paul Krugman would never be mistaken for an Obama cheerleader. When President Obama was riding high, enjoying broad support and high poll numbers, it was Krugman who was discouraged, offering substantive criticism and words of caution. In late 2007, the then-senator’s campaign team was so irritated with Krugman that Obama’s aides dropped an oppo document on him.

      Six years later, it’s interesting to see how much the roles have reversed. The president’s support has clearly faltered. Much of the country either blames him for tumultuous events, refuses to credit him for national progress, or both. But it’s Krugman who’s come around — much of the American mainstream has turned on Obama, for reasons that may not be entirely rational, but it’s the Nobel laureate offering a spirited defense of the president in a Rolling Stone cover story.

      … Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history. [...]

      This is what a successful presidency looks like. No president gets to do everything his supporters expected him to. FDR left behind a reformed nation, but one in which the wealthy retained a lot of power and privilege. On the other side, for all his anti-government rhetoric, Reagan left the core institutions of the New Deal and the Great Society in place. I don’t care about the fact that Obama hasn’t lived up to the golden dreams of 2008, and I care even less about his approval rating. I do care that he has, when all is said and done, achieved a lot. That is, as Joe Biden didn’t quite say, a big deal.

      Krugman’s piece goes into considerable detail — on the economy, on health care, on Wall Street reform, on climate — but the broader takeaway is that the New York Times columnist is saying what much of the country is not: that Obama’s presidency has been a great success. The praise is qualified at times, but it’s nevertheless enthusiastic.

      For more: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/krugman-obama-among-the-most-successful-presidents-american-history

  3. CR says:

    History of voting!

    Published on Mar 22, 2012 by rockthevote

    Through sharp and hard-hitting animation rooted in a youth pop cultural aesthetic, and by using celebrity narrators ­Grammy Award winning artist John Legend, Glee’s Darren Criss, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and R&B singer, Bridget Kelly – the video speaks directly to millennials’ sense of what is exciting, important and cool. By doing so, the video engages them in a discussion about America’s voting history and inspires them to register to vote.

    Teachers across the country are educating their students about the importance of voting & registering them to vote with Rock the Vote’s Democracy Class. Sign up to join them here: http://bit.ly/GMuRoi

    • CR says:

      Democracy is an everyday activity

      “And make no mistake about it, change absolutely starts at home.”

      But while we certainly need to start at home, we all know that we cannot stop there because the fact is that our laws still matter. Much likagoe they did 50 years , or 150 years ago, our laws still shape so many aspects of our lives: Whether folks are paying their fair [share of]* taxes, or not; whether we invest in roads and schools, and the jobs that come with them, or not; whether our sons and our daughters who wear our country’s uniform get the support and benefits they’ve earned, or not. You see, those decisions are made by the folks sitting in Congress and in our White House. They’re made by the folks in our state legislatures and city halls. And we all know who’s supposed to select those folks, don’t we? We know who’s supposed to tell those folks what to do, right? We are. That’s our job. That is our most fundamental right and our most solemn obligation –- to cast our ballots and have our say in the laws that shape our lives.

      Dr. King knew that. That’s why back in 1965, he came to Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma and declared — he said, “When we get the right to vote, we will send to the statehouse not just men who will stand in the doorways of our universities…but men who will uphold the cause of justice.”

      “But today, how many folks do we know who act like that right doesn’t even matter? How many of us have asked someone whether they’re going to vote, and tell us, “No, I voted last time,” or “Is there really an election going on? Really?”, or “Nah, nah, it’s not like my vote’s gonna make a difference.” How many times have we heard that? After so many folks sacrificed so much so that we could make our voices heard, so many of us just can’t be bothered.

      But let’s be very clear, while we’re tuning out and staying home on Election Day, other folks are tuning in. Other folks are taking politics very seriously. And they’re engaged on every level. They’re raising money. They’re making their voices heard –- and their issues known –- from City Hall to Washington, DC And I know that in the face of all of that money and influence, it can start to feel like ordinary citizens just can’t get a seat at the table. And that can make you feel helpless and hopeless. It can make you feel or think that you’re powerless.

      But I’m here today because that’s simply not true. We are not helpless or hopeless. Time and again, history has shown us that there is nothing –- nothing -– more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause.”

      ” I’m talking about the tireless, the thankless, relentless work of making change — you know, the phone-calling, letter-writing, door-knocking, meeting-planning kind of work. That is the real work of democracy –- what happens during those quiet moments between the marches. ”

      “That is how we carry on that precious legacy we’ve inherited — by recommitting ourselves to that day-to-day, vitally important work that has always paved the way for change in this country.

      What does that mean? That means being informed. It means following the news, and learning about who’s representing us, and how our governments work. It means showing up to vote — and not just every four years, but every year in every election. It means engaging with the folks we elect, following how they vote and how they spend our hard-earned tax dollars. And if you don’t like what you see, then let them know, or better yet, run for a seat at the table yourself. ”

      June 28, 2012
      First Lady Michelle Obama at the AME Church Conference

    • CR says:

      I’m Voting Democratic Because I Have A Memory The Music Video

      Published on Jul 13, 2012 by Barry Davis

      Ever since President Obama has taken office, the GOP has created their own version of American history, and people have started believing them. Well, we remember how it really was under Republican leadership.

      Join this campaign, and remind the world how much better we have it now.

    • CR says:

      President John F. Kennedy Reminds You to Vote November 6th (PSA)

      Published on Nov 1, 2012 by SixthFloorMuseum
      President John F. Kennedy encourages you to show how strongly you believe in our democracy by exercising your right to vote on Tuesday, November 6. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is proud to present his significant message. To see additional films, photos, documents and oral histories from the Museum’s collection, visit our online collections database

      http://emuseum.jfk.org

  4. Kat 4 Obama says:

    Oh boy, CR, this is the perfect topic. I might be even more excited this year than in ’08, if that’s possible.

    And what a great statement of a citizen’s responsibility you quoted from our FLOTUS:

    “What does that mean? That means being informed. It means following the news, and learning about who’s representing us, and how our governments work. It means showing up to vote — and not just every four years, but every year in every election. It means engaging with the folks we elect, following how they vote and how they spend our hard-earned tax dollars. And if you don’t like what you see, then let them know, or better yet, run for a seat at the table yourself.”

  5. wh-how-to-you-can-help-hurricane-sandy-

    October 30, 2012

    Remarks by the President at the American Red Cross

    Washington, D.C.

    2:18 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: First of all, I want to thank Gail and Charlie who are on the scene doing work every time we have a disaster here in the United States of America. But obviously, the Red Cross is doing outstanding work internationally, so we want to thank them for their outstanding work.

    A few things that I want to emphasize to the public at the top. This storm is not yet over. We’ve gotten briefings from the National Hurricane Center. It is still moving north. There are still communities that could be affected. And so I want to emphasize there are still risks of flooding, there are still risks of down power lines, risks of high winds. And so it is very important for the public to continue to monitor the situation in your local community, listen to your state and local officials, follow instructions. The more you follow instructions, the easier it is for our first responders to make sure that they are dealing with true emergency situations. So the better prepared individual families are for the situation, the easier it is going to be for us to deal with it.

    Next, obviously, I want to talk about the extraordinary hardship that we’ve seen over the last 48 hours. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who have lost loved ones. Unfortunately, there have been fatalities as a consequence of Hurricane Sandy, and it’s not clear that we’ve counted up all the fatalities at this point. And obviously, this is something that is heartbreaking for the entire nation. And we certainly feel profoundly for all the families whose lives have been upended and are going to be going through some very tough times over the next several days and perhaps several weeks and months.

    The most important message I have for them is that America is with you. We are standing behind you, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet.

    Earlier today I had a conversation with the governors and many of the mayors in the affected areas, including Governor Christie, Governor Cuomo, and Mayor Bloomberg. I want to praise them for the extraordinary work that they have done. Sadly, we are getting more experience with these kinds of big impact storms along the East Coast, and the preparation shows. Were it not for the outstanding work that they and their teams have already done and will continue to do in the affected regions, we could have seen more deaths and more property damage. So they have done extraordinary work working around the clock. The coordination between the state, local, and federal governments has been outstanding.

    Obviously, we’re now moving into the recovery phase in a lot of the most severely affected areas. New Jersey, New York in particular have been pounded by this storm. Connecticut has taken a big hit. Because of some of the work that had been done ahead of time, we’ve been able to get over a thousand FEMA officials in place, pre-positioned. We’ve been able to get supplies, food, medicine, water, emergency generators to ensure that hospitals and law enforcement offices are able to stay up and running as they are out there responding.

    We are going to continue to push as hard as we can to make sure that power is up throughout the region. And obviously, this is mostly a local responsibility, and the private utilities are going to have to lean forward, but we are doing everything we can to provide them additional resources so that we can expedite getting power up and running in many of these communities.

    For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/10/30/remarks-president-american-red-cross

    • CR says:

      How to Help the Survivors of Hurricane Sandy

      Matt Compton October 31, 2012 11:01 AM EDT

      As recovery and clean up begins along much of the East Coast, we know that people across the country are asking what they can do to offer to aid their fellow Americans.

      FEMA offers this list of suggestions:

      * Cash is the most efficient method of donating. Cash offers voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources and pumps money into the local economy to help businesses recover. Remember, unsolicited donated goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, and mixed or perishable foodstuffs require helping agencies to redirect valuable resources away from providing services to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors.

      * Donate through a trusted organization. At the national level, many voluntary-, faith- and community-based organizations are active in disasters, and are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors. In addition to the national members, each state has its own list of voluntary organizations active in disasters. If you’d like to donate or volunteer to assist those affected by Sandy, these organizations are the best place to start.

      * Give blood. Numerous blood drives have been canceled as a result of the storm and the Red Cross has a need for blood donations. To schedule a blood donation or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      * Affiliate with existing non-profit organizations before coming to the disaster area. Immediately following a disaster, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the amount of generous people who want to help. Contacting and affiliating with an established organization will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained to respond in the most effective way.

      * Be safe. Do not self deploy until a need has been identified and the local community impacted has requested support. Wait until it is safe to travel to volunteer sites and opportunities have been identified. Once assigned a position, make sure you have been given an assignment and are wearing proper safety gear for the task.

      * Be patient. Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention. There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster – especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.

      For more information, check out this volunteering resource page from FEMA.

    • CR says:

      Helping the Survivors of Hurricane Sandy

      Published on Nov 2, 2012 by whitehouse

      As recovery and clean up begins along much of the East Coast, we know that people across the country are asking what they can do to offer to aid their fellow Americans.Published on Nov 2, 2012 by whitehouse

      As recovery and clean up begins along much of the East Coast, we know that people across the country are asking what they can do to offer to aid their fellow Americans.

    • CR says:

      November 04, 2012

      Readout of the President’s Briefing on Response and Recovery Efforts

      Today, the President convened a call with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security John Brennan, Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco, and other senior members of his response team. On the call the President received the latest update from his team on ongoing efforts to support governors and local officials in impacted states, who continue to work to restore power and meet fuel challenges impacting communities across the affected region. Both Secretary Napolitano and Administrator Fugate are on the ground in affected areas today, New Jersey and New York respectively, and both are meeting with the Governors and other local officials to identify additional needs and ensure federal resources are being deployed most effectively to support response and recovery efforts.

      The President made clear that he expects his team to stay completely focused on meeting the needs of our state and local partners, and the families that have been impacted by the storm. DOD and FEMA continue to work together to bring additional fuel to the region in support of the Governors, and federal partners continue to support power restoration activities. FEMA, working with the Red Cross, also continues to bring food, water, and other resources into affected communities and working with the states is supporting the establishment of Disaster Recovery Centers where individuals can apply for assistance and receive needed resources.

      This morning, FEMA Administrator Fugate traveled to New York where he met with Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, County Executives, and other local officials, to discuss the ongoing response and recovery efforts as well as longer term challenges. Fugate then traveled to the New York Office of Emergency Management to meet with Joe Bruno, commissioner for the New York Office of Emergency Management. Later in the day, the Administrator will visit the communities of Rockaway, Broad Channel and Breezy Point in Queens, NY, to meet with FEMA staff working on-the-ground to register disaster survivors for financial assistance. The Administrator will also visit with voluntary organizations working hand in hand with state and local officials to assistance disaster survivors.

      Secretary Napolitano is on the ground in New Jersey today, meeting with state and local officials and review ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Sandy. As part of her visit, the Secretary will travel to Monmouth County and Hoboken, and will meet local officials including Governor Chris Christie, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer and other state and local officials.

      As of this morning, some 4,400 FEMA personnel are on the ground in the region, 164,000 residents of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York have applied for assistance with FEMA, and the agency has approved more than $137 million in rental and other forms of financial assistance to be provided directly to the people in need. Affected individuals and families can register by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or visiting http://www.disasterassistance.gov on a computer or mobile device.

  6. CR says:

    9:00 AM ET
    President Bill Clinton campaigns for President Obama
    Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth , FL

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  7. CR says:

    Payrolls in U.S. Climbed More Than Forecast in October

    Nov 2, 2012 7:02 AM PT By Alex Kowalski -bloomberg

    Hiring in the U.S. increased more than forecast in October as employers looked past slowing global growth and political gridlock at home.

    In the last jobs report before next week’s election, a net 171,000 workers were added to payrolls after a 148,000 gain in September that was more than first estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The increase exceeded the most optimistic forecast in the Bloomberg survey in which the median called for an advance of 125,000. Unemployment rose to 7.9 percent as more people entered the labor force.

    Stocks climbed as faster job growth helped explain recent gains in consumer sentiment, laying the groundwork for a pickup in purchases that’s helping sustain the expansion in the wake of a weakening global economy. Americans go to the polls on Nov. 6 to decide whether to give President Barack Obama another four years or change course with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

    “Private jobs are expanding despite all this expression of business caution,” said Maury Harris, chief economist at UBS Securities LLC in New York. “You continue to see improvements in people’s perceptions of what’s happening in the job market.”

    The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 0.2 percent to 1,430.75 at 9:58 a.m. in New York. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note increased to 1.75 percent from 1.73 percent late yesterday.

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-02/payrolls-in-u-s-rise-more-than-forecast-jobless-rate-climbs.html

  8. CR says:

    10:20 AM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Franklin County Fairgrounds, Hilliard, OH

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/Events/President-Obama-Attends-Three-Campaign-Events-in-Ohio/10737435536/

    • CR says:

      November 02, 2012

      Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event — Hilliard, OH

      Franklin County Fairgrounds
      Hilliard, Ohio

      10:47 A.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Ohio! (Applause.) O-H! O-H! (Applause.) O-H! Oh, it’s good to be back. (Applause.) Can everybody give Judy a big round of applause for the great introduction? (Applause.) Judy is an example of all the incredible volunteers who have been involved in this campaign each and every day, knocking on doors, making phone calls. I love all of you, and I’m grateful to all of you for all the great work you guys have done. (Applause.)

      Give it up for your former Governor, our great friend, Ted Strickland. (Applause.) Poor Ted has got a cold. He’s backstage. He was — he wouldn’t shake my hand. (Laughter.) He’s sick, but he’s still out campaigning. Tireless. (Applause.)

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you, Barack!

      THE PRESIDENT: I love you back, and I’m glad to be here. (Applause.)

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: Obama is — (inaudible)!

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: Settle down so we can see!

      THE PRESIDENT: I can tell this is kind of a rowdy crowd. (Laughter and applause.) All right, all right.

      AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years!

      THE PRESIDENT: (Laughter.) Thank you. Well, listen, for the past few days, all of us have been focused on one of the worst storms in our lifetimes, in our history. And I just got off the phone with my team, emergency management team, and got an update on what’s happening in New Jersey and New York and Connecticut, West Virginia, where there’s a whole lot of snow. As a nation, we mourn those who were lost. You can only imagine what so many families are going through right now.

      And the message I’ve sent every time I talk to people back East is we stand with the people of New York and New Jersey and Connecticut every step of the way in the hard weeks ahead. (Applause.) And there’s a lot of work that still remains to be done.

      But we’ve also been inspired these last few days by the heroes who were running into buildings and wading through water; and the neighbors who were helping neighbors cope with tragedy; the leaders of different parties working together to fix what’s broken — (applause) — a spirit that says no matter how bad the storm is, no matter how tough times are, we’re all in this together. (Applause.) We rise or fall as one nation and as one people.

      And that spirit is what’s guided this country for more than two centuries — that idea that we’re in this together. It’s carried us through the trials and tribulations of the last 200-something years, but also the last four years. In 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. And today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs; and this morning, we learned that companies hired more workers in October than at any time in the last eight months. (Applause.)

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/02/remarks-president-campaign-event-hilliard-oh

  9. CR says:

    10:30 AM ET
    Dr. Jill Biden attends a grassroots event
    Asheville, NC

  10. CR says:

    Alicia Keys: Every Vote Counts – OFA North Carolina

    Published on Nov 1, 2012 by BarackObamadotcom
    Gotta vote? Go here: http://OFA.BO/XaqbpE

    Alicia Keys was in North Carolina where she fired up the crowd at North Carolina A&T State University and shared why it’s important to get involved and vote.

    Early voting has started in North Carolina, for all the information you need to vote early, go here: http://OFA.BO/XaqbpE

  11. CR says:

    West Wing Week: 11/02/12 or “What’s Brightest in America”

    Published on Nov 1, 2012 by whitehouse

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, with the arrival of the historic Super Storm Sandy, the President worked alongside FEMA officials and the American Red Cross, addressed the nation and federal agencies on emergency preparedness and recovery, and visited with some of those affected by the storm.

  12. CR says:

    NJ’s Springsteen, Bon Jovi join Sting in Sandy concert

    11/1/12 Reuters

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – New Jersey natives Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join Sting and other top music stars on Friday for a special television benefit concert on NBC to aid victims of Sandy, the giant storm that killed scores and devastated large sections of the U.S. Northeast.

    The Walt Disney Co meanwhile announced a $2 million donation for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Thursday, while Disney/ABC Television Group designated November 5 as a “Day of Giving” wherein viewers of network and syndicated programming would be encouraged to help.

    Entertainment giant Viacom Inc. also announced a $1 million donation to the Mayor’s Fund NYC and local organizations.

    Springsteen and Bon Jovi are both New Jersey natives who have often taken inspiration from their home state and used their star platform to highlight both its charms and challenges.

    NBC said on Thursday that the commercial-free one-hour telecast, “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” will air on Friday night and will include appearances by Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Jimmy Fallon and NBC News anchor Brian Williams.

    The telethon, also to be shown on NBC Universal networks Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA and live streamed on NBC.com, will benefit the American Red Cross, with proceeds going toward victims of Hurricane Sandy.

    “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer, who announced the concert on air on Thursday, will host. Donors can also text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 contribution.

    For more: http://goo.gl/kdkbM

  13. CR says:

    Good Friday morning everyone. I HOPE that you have a good day.

  14. CR says:

    12:15 PM ET
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Aldrich Middle School , Beloit, WI

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  15. CR says:

    12:45 PM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Springfield High School Athletic Complex, Springfield, OH

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    • CR says:

      November 02, 2012

      Remarks by the President in Springfield, OH

      Springfield High School
      Springfield, Ohio

      1:20 P.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Ohio! (Applause.) Thank you! How’s it going, Wildcats? (Applause.) There definitely are some Wildcats in here. (Applause.) You’re fired up! Are you fired up? (Applause.) Are you fired up? (Applause.) Fired up? (Applause.)

      Can everybody please give Alicia a big round of applause for the great introduction? (Applause.)

      It is great to see all of you! (Applause.)

      For the past few days –

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you!

      THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. I do. (Applause.) I do.
      For the past few days, all of us have been focused on one of the worst storms in our lifetime. And everybody in Ohio obviously has been watching the images on TV. We are so saddened by those who lost their lives. We can only imagine what their families are going through, and our thoughts and prayers are with them.

      I had a call this morning with my emergency teams, and one of the things that I’ve emphasized to everybody on the East Coast — people all around the country want to send a message, and that is we will stand with folks in New York and New Jersey and Connecticut every step of the way until they have fully recovered. (Applause.) That’s a commitment we’re making to them.

      When I make those commitments, I don’t make those commitments just as President. I make those commitments on behalf of the American people. (Applause.) And what’s interesting is, during these kinds of crises, these disasters, as tough as it is and as sad as it is, we’re also inspired because we see heroes running into buildings and wading through water to save their fellow citizens. We see neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy. We see leaders of different parties working to fix what’s broken, not to score political points. We see a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, no matter how tough times are, we’re going to make it because we’re all in this together. (Applause.) We rise or fall as one nation and as one people. (Applause.)

      And that spirit, Ohio, has guided this country along its improbable journey for more than two centuries. And it’s also guided us and carried us through the trials and tribulations of the last four years.

      In 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs — and this morning, we learned that companies hired more workers in October than at any time in the last eight months. (Applause.)

      The American auto industry is back on top. (Applause.) Home values, housing starts are on the rise. We’re less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. Because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over. The war in Afghanistan is ending. Al Qaeda has been decimated. Osama bin Laden is dead. (Applause.)

      So we’re on the move, Ohio. (Applause.) We’ve made real progress these past four years. But the reason all of you are here today, the reason I’m here today, is because we know we’ve got more work to do. As long as there’s a single American who wants a job but can’t find one, our work is not done. As long as there are families working harder but falling behind, as long as there’s a child anywhere in this country who is languishing in poverty, barred from opportunity, our fight goes on. We are not finished yet. We’ve got more work to do. (Applause.)

      We’re here because we understand this nation cannot succeed without a growing, thriving middle class – (applause) — without sturdy ladders for folks who are willing hard to get into the middle class. (Applause.) Our fight goes on because America has always done best when everybody is getting a fair shot, and everybody is doing their fair share, and everybody plays by the same rules. That’s what we believe. That’s what you believe. That’s why you elected me in 2008. And that’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States. (Applause.)

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/02/remarks-president-springfield-oh

    • CR says:

      November 02, 2012

      Remarks by the President to Overflow Crowd — Springfield, OH

      Springfield High School
      Springfield, Ohio

      1:11 P.M. EDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Wildcats! (Applause.) How’s everybody doing today? You doing good? (Applause.)

      Well, listen, I’m not going to give a long speech here. I just wanted to come by and say it’s great to see all of you. And as I’m looking around, there are a lot of you who are too young to vote, but you’re not too young to make sure your parents vote. (Applause.) You’re not too young to tell your uncles and aunties and grandpas and grandmas to vote, because this is a big election. And if we win Ohio, we’re going to win this election.

      So I just want to say thank you to all of you. And I’m going to come shake some hands, all right. It’s great to see you guys. Thank you.

      END
      1:12 P.M. EDT

  16. CR says:

    1:00 PM ET
    Dr. Jill Biden attends a grassroots event
    Huntersville, NC

  17. CR says:

    million-muppet-march

    Million Puppet March – March Kickoff video

    Published on Oct 25, 2012 by MillionPuppets

    Join us 11/3 in DC for the Million Puppet March to show support for public broadcasting.

    Send us your Puppet March video: http://www.millionpuppetmarch.com
    Buy the full song “Public TV”: http://millionpuppetmarch.bandcamp.com/track/public-tv
    Our Shop: http://millionpuppets.spreadshirt.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/millionpuppetmarch

    Created to help support the Million Puppet March, proceeds from this song will help pay for the March and a portion will be donated to public media too. Thanks.

  18. CR says:

    Please join me in lighting a candle for our President, First Family and the Nation.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  19. CR says:

    2:30 PM ET
    First Lady Michelle Obama attends a campaign event
    Hampton University, Hampton, VA

  20. CR says:

    3:00 PM ET
    President Bill Clinton campaigns for President Obama
    Harborside Convention Center, Fort Myers, FL

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  21. CR says:

    3:20 AM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Lima Senior High School., Lima, OH

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  22. CR says:

    4:15 PM ET
    Dr. Jill Biden attends a grassroots event
    Media, PA

  23. CR says:

    5:00 PM ET
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Superior Middle School, Superior, WI

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  24. CR says:

    5:25 PM ET
    First Lady Michelle Obama attends a campaign event
    Virginia State University ,Petersburg, VA

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/Michelle-Obama-Campaigns-in-Petersburg-VA/10737435538/

  25. CR says:

    5:45 PM ET
    President Bill Clinton campaigns for President Obama
    The Coliseum, St. Petersburg, FL

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/Events/President-Obama-Attends-Three-Campaign-Events-in-Ohio/10737435536/

  26. CR says:

    Obama administration waives shipping rule to get fuel to Northeast ports

    11/02/12 02:04 PM ET By Pete Kasperowicz – TheHill

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday issued a temporary waiver of the Jones Act, which will let foreign fuel tankers dock in Northeast ports and help get fuel to areas that are seeing fuel shortages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

    The decision was made just days after reports of gas shortages in New York City and parts of New Jersey, which has led many gas stations to close and also led to reports of violence as people hunt for fuel.

    The Jones Act, part of the Merchant Marine Act, requires all water-borne goods shipped between U.S. ports to be moved on U.S.-flagged and U.S.-made ships, and staffed by U.S. citizens. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday that the waiver of this rule would last until Nov. 13 to address shortages caused by Sandy.

    “The administration’s highest priority is ensuring the health and safety of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and this waiver will remove a potential obstacle to bringing additional fuel to the storm damaged region,” she said.

    Napolitano said the waiver would let any ship carry fuel from the Gulf of Mexico to the Northeastern United States. DHS said officials are “continuing to monitor the situation” and are prepared to take “additional actions as necessary to ensure that the energy needs of the region affected by Hurricane Sandy are met.”

  27. CR says:

    Chance to Oust Arizona Sheriff Spurs Latino Voters

    November 2, 2012 By FERNANDA SANTOS – nytimes

    PHOENIX — This election year, community activists working to get more Latinos to turn out and vote have enlisted the help of an unwitting ally: Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the brash-talking embodiment of the battles over illegal immigration in Arizona and beyond.

    When they knock on doors — trying, at first, to persuade Latinos to join voter rolls, and later returning to make sure they cast their ballots — the activists resort to the same question to drive the conversation: Don’t you want Sheriff Arpaio out of office?

    Then, they deliver their pitch — Have you heard of his opponent, Paul Penzone?

    The activists, organized under catchy names like Adiós Arpaio and Joe’s Got to Go, are a motley mixture: members of religious groups, labor unions and advocacy organizations, as well as high school students who are mostly too young to vote. They were brought together by timing, circumstance and a common goal that, to a lot of them, rings awfully close to home.

    Felix Trejo’s father was deported to Mexico three years ago, after he was caught driving without a license by Sheriff Arpaio’s deputies. In 2010, Yaraneth Marin’s father was also deported, after deputies acting on a court order rounded up several of her relatives at home. Jacqueline Garcia’s grandfather, who had been raising her and her brother, was deported in May, after deputies arrested him for some type of traffic violation that she could not describe.

    “I know how it feels,” Jacqueline, 15, often tells the prospective voters she meets on the hours she spends canvassing. She knocks on doors every evening after classes at Carl Hayden Community High School, where she is a sophomore.

    By their count, the activists registered 34,327 Latino voters over the past six months. Bruce Merrill, a senior research fellow at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, said the sheriff’s race and a Senate contest featuring Richard H. Carmona, a Hispanic Democrat, are expected to drive up turnout among Latino voters.

    Other signs already pointed to a hard-fought election for Sheriff Arpaio, 80, whose jurisdiction is Maricopa County. Just this year, he has been on trial over allegations of civil rights violations against Latinos, who accused him of targeting them in raids and traffic stops. The Justice Department sued him on the same grounds, and other lawsuits have been filed, by inmates and inmates’ families, claiming mistreatment in the county jails.

    Throughout his tenure — he was first elected in 1992 — Sheriff Arpaio has welcomed the criticism brought by his directives, like outfitting inmates in pink underwear, creating a female chain gang and unabashedly using the powers vested in him by the laws of the state to pursue illegal immigrants.

    “He has been in office long enough to have alienated an awful lot of people,” Mr. Merrill said. “But the key thing to understand is that nobody here in Arizona knows who Paul Penzone is. This is a race of Joe Arpaio against Joe Arpaio.”

    Mr. Penzone, 45, a Democrat, retired from the Phoenix Police Department three years ago after 21 years on the force, much of it working as an undercover narcotics officer and as a manager to its Silent Witness program, which offers rewards to people who help the authorities solve crimes. He is, however, very much a stranger among many voters.

    When Yaraneth, 16, asked a woman on whose door she had knocked about Mr. Penzone, the woman replied, “I don’t know much about him.”

    He has been working to introduce himself to voters bit by bit. He has hosted events in Fountain Hills, where Sheriff Arpaio lives, and in El Mirage, where the sheriff’s office failed to properly investigate a number of sex crimes.

    A few weeks ago, Mr. Penzone spoke to 50 voters in Sun City, a retirement community just outside Phoenix and one of Sheriff Arpaio’s staunchest strongholds. Last week, he spoke to a group of voters who had helped start the effort to recall Russell K. Pearce, a former state senator who was the primary sponsor of the state’s controversial immigration bill. Mr. Penzone’s Web site prominently features a “Republicans for Penzone” link.

    “The plan is to stay strong in our message, to define who I am and to ensure there’s honesty in the sheriff’s message,” Mr. Penzone said in an interview.

    For more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/us/politics/arizona-latinos-urged-to-oust-sheriff-joe-arpaio.html?hp&_r=0

    • CR says:

      Scandals Plague Controversial Arizona Sheriff

      5/27/11 by PAUL ATKINSON -kjzz

      The self-professed “toughest sheriff in America” vows to remain in office despite facing a growing number of serious problems.

      The one thing you need to know about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is that he craves publicity. He’s regularly on local TV news, cable talk shows, even international programs. But the 78-year old lawman now finds himself dealing with the kind of publicity no elected official wants.

      This week, Arpaio held a press conference to announce that two of his detention officers and a deputy were arrested for allegedly helping a Mexican drug cartel smuggle people and narcotics.

      “That a deputy sheriff would provide information and associate with these drug and human traffickers is despicable,” he said.

      Arpaio said the deputy drove smuggled immigrants to California and even had two suspected illegal immigrants at his home. He said one of the two female detention officers was romantically involved with the leader of the smuggling ring and is eight months pregnant with his child.

      For the entire article and audio interview: http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136725938/scandals-plague-controversial-arizona-sheriff

    • CR says:

      APNewsBreak: Feds say Arpaio violated civil rights

      12/15/11 By JACQUES BILLEAUD | AP

      PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government issued a scathing report Thursday that outlines how Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including a pattern of racial profiling and discrimination and carrying out heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints.

      The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release, is a result of the U.S. Justice Department’s three-year investigation of Arpaio’s office amid complaints of racial profiling and a culture of bias at the agency’s top level.

      The Justice Department’s conclusions in the civil probe mark the federal government’s harshest rebuke of a national political fixture who has risen to prominence for his immigration crackdowns and became coveted endorsement among candidates in the GOP presidential field.

      Apart from the civil rights probe, a federal grand jury also has been investigating Arpaio’s office on criminal abuse-of-power allegations since at least December 2009 and is specifically examining the investigative work of the sheriff’s anti-public corruption squad.

      The civil rights report said federal authorities will continue to investigate complaints of deputies using excessive force against Latinos, whether the sheriff’s office failed to provide adequately police services in Hispanic communities and a large number of sex-crimes cases that were assigned to the agency but weren’t followed up on or investigated at all.

      For the entire article: http://goo.gl/yEYSn

  28. CR says:

    WH

    Saturday, November 3 , 2012

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing at FEMA headquarters on storm response to Hurricane Sandy, including administration and state and local officials via teleconference.

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    9:15 AM
    President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

    9:30 AM
    President Obama departs Joint Base Andrews

    10:00 AM
    10:40 AM
    President Obama arrives Mentor, Ohio
    Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport

    Dr. Jill Biden and Mayor Nutter attend a grassroots event
    West Chester, PA

    11:00 AM
    11:50 AM
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Mentor High School, Mentor, OH

    12:00 PM
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Arvada West High School, Arvada, CO

    12:10 PM
    Dr. Jill Biden and Mayor Nutter attend a grassroots event
    Norristown, PA

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    2:15 PM
    President Obama departs Mentor, Ohio
    Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport

    2:25 PM
    First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to grassroots supporters
    Miami University, Oxford, OH

    3:00 PM
    3:10 PM
    Dr. Jill Biden and Mayor Nutter attend a grassroots event
    Philadelphia, PA

    3:25 PM
    President Obama arrives Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Air Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing

    4:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    President Obama & Katy Perry Grassroots Event
    Delta Convention Center, Miwaukee, WI

    5:20PM
    President Obama departs Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Air Guard 128th Air Refueling Wing

    5:00 PM
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Central High School, Pueblo, CO

    6:05 PM
    President Obama arrives Dubuque, Iowa
    Dubuque Regional Airport

    6:00 PM
    6:30 PM
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Washington Park, Dubuque, IA

    6:40 PM
    First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to grassroots supporters
    Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

    7:00 PM
    Dr. Jill Biden attends a grassroots event
    Parma, OH

    7:50 PM
    President Obama departs Dubuque, Iowa
    Dubuque Regional Airport

    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    9:45 PM
    President Obama arrives Bristow, Virginia
    Dulles International Airport

    10:00 PM
    10:40 PM
    President Obama, President Bill Clinton, and Dave Matthews Grassroots Event
    Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

    11:00 PM
    11:35 PM
    President Obama departs Bristow, Virginia en route Washington, DC

  29. CR says:

    Brick-by-brick: Building a ground game for 270

    November 3, 2012 By Mitch Stewart, Jeremy Bird, and Marlon Marshall on Organizing – OFA

    This morning, as our volunteer Neighborhood Team Leaders opened 5,117 get-out-the-vote (GOTV) staging locations in the battleground states that will decide this election, they began to execute the final phase of a ground game unlike any American politics has ever seen. These staging locations are even more localized versions of our field offices—set up in supporters’ homes, businesses, or any area that can serve as a central hub for a team’s GOTV activities in the final days.

    From these hyper-local Obama hubs, volunteers have signed up for 698,799 shifts to get out the vote over the final four days of this campaign, a number that grows by the minute as organizers continue assigning supporters who have expressed an interest in volunteering. These volunteer-led GOTV staging locations embody what this campaign has been all about since we started organizing for change in 2007. The Neighborhood Team Leaders who are running our get-out-the-vote operation have been working in these neighborhoods for months, if not years.

    Since we launched the re-election campaign in April 2011, those teams have been focused like a laser beam on three things: 1) expanding the electorate by registering new voters, 2) persuading undecided voters, and then 3) turning out our supporters. On all three fronts, these volunteers have blown away our most optimistic expectations.

    Read More… http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/brick-by-brick-building-a-ground-game-for-270

    • CR says:

      “If I don’t get the chance to say this again, I am grateful to you”

      By Noah on November 2, 2012 OFA

      A message from President Obama to his supporters this morning:

      If I don’t get a chance to tell you before Election Day, I just want to say this:

      No matter what happens on Tuesday, I am grateful to you.

      And right now, I want to make sure we’re celebrating a win to honor all the work you and millions of others have put into this.

      The final budget deadline of this campaign is tonight, and we’re finishing this campaign with the resources we have on hand at midnight. Every donation, no matter how large or small—it matters.

      If you can, please make a donation of whatever you can today.

      Four days to go—let’s make the most of them.

      Thank you,

      Barack

  30. CR says:

    Remarks of President Barack Obama
    Weekly Address
    The White House
    November 3, 2012

    This weekend, millions of our fellow Americans are still picking up the pieces from one of the worst storms in our history.

    I toured New Jersey on Wednesday with Governor Christie, and witnessed some of the terrible devastation firsthand. It’s heartbreaking. Families have lost loved ones. Entire communities have been wiped away. Even some of the first responders who repeatedly put themselves in harm’s way to bravely save the lives of others have suffered losses of their own.

    Today, I ask everyone to keep them in your prayers. And as President, I promise them this: your country will be there for you for as long as it takes to recover and rebuild.

    Throughout the week, I’ve been in constant contact with governors and mayors in the affected areas, who are doing an excellent job in extraordinarily difficult circumstances. And we owe the first responders and National Guardsmen who have been working around the clock our deepest gratitude.

    Our number one concern has been making sure that affected states and communities have everything they need to respond to and recover from this storm.

    From the earliest hours, I ordered that resources be made available to states in the path of the storm as soon as they needed them. And I instructed my team not to let red tape and bureaucracy get in the way of solving problems – especially when it came to making sure local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible.

    Before the storm hit, FEMA pre-staged emergency response teams from North Carolina to Maine, and deployed resources like food, water, and generators up and down the coast. As the storm passed, thousands of FEMA personnel were on the ground responding to those in need. And by midweek, the Department of Defense was ready to fly in cargo planes that could be loaded with trucks and equipment to help local power companies get up and running faster.

    But recovery will be a long, hard road for many communities. There’s a lot of work ahead.

    If you’ve been directly impacted by this storm and need temporary assistance getting back on your feet, you can call 1-800-621-FEMA, or apply at DisasterAssistance.gov. If you know folks who are still without power, please spread the word and let them know.

    And if you don’t live in an affected area and want to help, supporting the Red Cross is the best and fastest way.

    This week, we have been humbled by nature’s destructive power. But we’ve been inspired as well. For when the storm was darkest, the heroism of our fellow citizens shone brightest.

    The nurses and doctors at NYU Medical Center who evacuated fragile newborns, carrying some down several flights of stairs.

    The firefighters in Queens who battled an inferno from flooded streets, and rescued people from an apartment building by boat.

    The Coast Guard crews from North Carolina who saved a sinking ship in stormy seas – and their rescue swimmer who, when he reached those in need, said, “I’m Dan, and I hear you guys need a ride.”

    That’s who we are. We’re Americans. When times are tough, we’re tougher. We put others first. We go that extra mile. We open our hearts and our homes to one another, as one American family. We recover, we rebuild, we come back stronger – and together we will do that once more. Thanks, God bless you, and God bless America.

  31. CR says:

    10:40 AM ET
    Dr. Jill Biden and Mayor Nutter attend a grassroots event
    West Chester, PA

  32. CR says:

    11:00 AM ET
    President Bill Clinton campaigns for President Obama
    Indian River High School. Chesapeake, VA

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/Events/Pres-Obama-and-Bill-Clinton-Hold-Rally-in-Virginia/10737435576/

  33. CR says:

    11:50 AM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Mentor High School, Mentor, OH

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  34. CR says:

    Briefing, campaigning

    11/3/12 POLITICO44

    President Obama headed to FEMA headquarters Saturday morning for briefings on storm response to Hurricane Sandy, including administration and state and local officials via teleconference.

    “”We still have a long way to go to make sure that the people of New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and some of the surrounding areas get their basic needs taken care of and we get back to normalcy,” he said, noting that everyone is putting in “120 percent” effort, according to a pool report. “We don’t have patience for bureaucracy. We don’t have patience for red tape.”

    He has a weekend packed full of campaigning planned. On Saturday, he heads to Ohio, WIsconsin, Iowa and Virginia. On Sunday, he hits New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio and Colorado.

  35. CR says:

    12:10 PM ET
    Dr. Jill Biden and Mayor Nutter attend a grassroots event
    Norristown, PA

  36. CR says:

    1:00 PM ET
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Arvada West High School, Arvada, CO

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  37. CR says:

    2:25 PM ET
    First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to grassroots supporters
    Miami University, Oxford, OH

    • CR says:

      November 03, 2012

      Remarks by the First Lady at a Campaign Event

      Miami University
      Oxford, Ohio

      2:30 P.M. EDT

      MRS. OBAMA: Wow! (Applause.) Oh, you guys are so awesome. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Wow. Three more days! (Applause.) All right.

      If you haven’t noticed, I’m thrilled to be here. (Applause.) But before we get started, something that I just have to do, given what’s going on on the east coast in terms of the weather, we need to take a moment just to always say how focused we are, how heartbroken Barack and I are about those who have suffered because of the hurricane, Sandy.

      And as you all know, Barack has been working tirelessly with our governors and our mayors and our extraordinary first responders to make sure that those communities get all the support that they need. And even in these times of great excitement, we’ve got to stay focused on the fact that when people suffer in this country, we all come together. And we have to keep our thoughts and prayers going out to everyone there and make sure we stand behind them. Okay? (Applause.)

      So let me get started by first thanking Alex for that very kind introduction and for everything he is doing for our campaign. (Applause.) I also want to thank your provost as well as his wonderful wife who have joined us today — thank you so much for hosting us here at Miami University. Yes, it’s good to be on campus. (Applause.) You all have a really beautiful campus. (Applause.) You realize how lucky you are, don’t you? It’s really nice.

      AUDIENCE MEMBER: Good football team!

      MRS. OBAMA: Good football team! (Applause.)

      But I also want to recognize Justice Yvette McGee Brown for her service, and she’s here today as well. (Applause.) And of course, we have a surprise guest, one of our dear friends who has been working his tail off — and we love him. He’s worked since the day Barack started running, he’s keeping young people focused, he is one of the smartest young artists that we know out there. He is talented, he is very cool, and he is our dear friend — will.i.am is here. (Applause.) There he is. So will has been working; he’s been in Cincinnati, he’s been all over the state and other states to make sure that folks — particularly young people — get out to vote.

      But most of all, I want to thank all of you. Thank you for taking the time to be here. And I can tell you all are pretty fired up and ready to go, aren’t you? (Applause.) Yes!

      And I’m feeling pretty fired up and ready to go myself, because in just three days, we have the opportunity to reelect an honest, decent man — (applause) — a man whose courage and integrity that — we have seen at work every single day for the last four years, the man that I have known and loved for 23 years — my husband, our President, Barack Obama. (Applause.)

      And I have to tell you, all that stuff about him — he’s smart, talented, all that — but what really made me fall in love with Barack all those years ago was his character. It was truly his compassion and conviction, and the fact that he has always been committed to helping others.

      And I also loved that he was so devoted to his own family, especially the women in his life. (Applause.) I saw — and it was important for me to see the respect he had for his mother, how proud he was that she put herself through school while still supporting him and his sister as a single mom.

      And I saw the tenderness he felt for his grandmother. I saw how grateful he was that long after she should have retired, she was still getting up every day, catching her bus to the job at the community bank, doing whatever it took to support their family. And he also watched as she was passed over for promotions simply because she was a woman, but he also saw how she kept getting up, kept doing that same job year after year without complaint and without regret.

      See, the thing is, with Barack, I found a real connection because in his life story, I saw so much of my own. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, I watched my father — (applause) — we’ve got some South Siders here, some Chicagoans — but I watched my father make that same uncomplaining journey every day to his job at the city water plant. And I saw how he carried himself with that same dignity — you all may have seen that in your lives — that same pride in being able to provide for his family; that same hope that his kids would one day have opportunities he never dreamed of.

      For more; http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/03/remarks-first-lady-campaign-event

  38. CR says:

    3:10 PM ET
    Dr. Jill Biden and Mayor Nutter attend a grassroots event
    Philadelphia, PA

  39. CR says:

    4:00 PM ET
    President Obama & Katy Perry Grassroots Event
    Delta Convention Center, Miwaukee, WI

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    • CR says:

      November 03, 2012

      Remarks by the President in Milwaukee, WI

      Delta Center
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      3:14 P.M. CDT

      THE PRESIDENT: How’s it going, Milwaukee? (Applause.) Oh, it is good to be back in Wisconsin! (Applause.)

      Now, listen, you know I’m working hard because my voice is getting a little raspy. (Applause.) So, folks in the back, if you can’t hear me, you let me know. Are you guys all right back there? (Applause.)

      It is good to be this close to home! (Applause.) Can everybody please give it up for Katy Perry for performing earlier? (Applause.) And I just have to say Katy has been working so hard these last couple of weeks, and I’m so grateful to her.

      And I also want you to give it up for a great team of folks who fight for Wisconsin and for America every single day — Herb Kohl, Gwen Moore, Tom Barrett, and your next United States senator, Tammy Baldwin! (Applause.)

      Now, Wisconsin, for the past several days, all of us have been focused on what’s happening on the East Coast and one of the worst storms we’ve ever seen. I spent this morning talking to local and state officials there, and the loss of life, the hardships that folks are going through are just heartbreaking. And it’s a reminder of how fragile things are sometimes. And as a nation, we’ve got to mourn those who’ve been lost. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.

      We’re going to stay with the folks whose lives have been upended every step of the way until we have fully rebuilt. That’s what America does. (Applause.) That’s what we’re about.

      Because the thing is, in the midst of these tragedies, we’re also inspired by the heroes that run into buildings and wade through water; neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy; leaders of different political parties working together to fix what’s broken. (Applause.) It’s a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, no matter how tough times may get, we always bounce back because we’re all in this together. We rise or fall as one nation and as one people. (Applause.)

      And that spirit has guided this nation along its improbable journey for more than two centuries. And it’s what carried us through the trials and tribulations of the last four years.

      In 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs. (Applause.) The American auto industry is back on top. Home values are on the rise. We’re less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. And because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women, the war in Iraq is over. The war in Afghanistan is coming to a close. (Applause.) Al Qaeda is on the run. Osama bin Laden is dead. (Applause.)

      So we’ve made real progress these past four years. But, Wisconsin, we’re all gathered here today because we’ve got more work to do. (Applause.) As long as there’s a single American who wants a job but can’t find one, our work is not yet done. As long as there are families working harder but falling behind, our work is not yet done. As long as there’s a child anyplace in Milwaukee, anyplace in Wisconsin, anyplace in this country who’s languishing in poverty and barred from opportunity, our fight goes on. (Applause.)

      Our fight goes on because this nation cannot succeed without a growing, thriving middle class. Our fight goes on because America has always done best when everybody has got a fair shot, everybody is doing their fair share, everybody is playing by the same rules. That’s what we believe. That’s why you elected me in 2008. (Applause.) That’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States. (Applause.)

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/03/remarks-president-milwaukee-wi

  40. CR says:

    5:00 PM ET
    Vice President Biden attends a campaign event
    Central High School, Pueblo, CO

  41. CR says:

    6:30 PM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Washington Park, Dubuque, IA

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/Events/Pres-Obama-and-Bill-Clinton-Hold-Rally-in-Virginia/10737435576/

    • CR says:

      November 03, 2012

      Remarks by the President in Dubuque, IA

      Washington Park
      Dubuque, Iowa

      5:42 P.M. CDT

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Iowa! (Applause.) It is good to be back in Dubuque! (Applause.) It is good to be back close to home. (Applause.)

      I was just talking backstage — you know, you get close to the Midwest and suddenly everybody is just nice. (Laughter.) Feels good. (Applause.)

      Can everybody please give Sandy a big round of applause for the great introduction. (Applause.) And give Sandy’s son a big round of applause for serving our country. (Applause.) Give it up for John Mellencamp! (Applause.)

      It is wonderful to be here. For the last several days, all of us have been focused on one of the worst storms in our lifetime, what’s been happening on the East Coast. And I know I speak for the country when I say our thoughts and prayers are with those who’ve lost loved ones, people whose lives have been upended. Folks here in Iowa know something about flooding — you remember what happened just a few years ago. And the recovery process is tough.

      But when I visited New Jersey, I told folks there that everybody all across the country feels the same way — we are going to be with people every step of the way, down the long, hard road of recovery. We’re going to help them rebuild. We’re going to do it together. That’s what Americans do. (Applause.)

      In fact, in the middle of the tragedy, we were also inspired by heroes running into buildings, wading through water — our first responders, our firefighters, EMS teams; neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy; leaders of different parties working together to fix what’s broken — (applause) — a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, no matter how tough times may get, we always bounce back. We’re all in this together. We rise or fall as one nation. (Applause.)

      That’s what we believe, and that spirit has guided this country along its improbable journey for two centuries now. And it’s carried us through the last four years. Remember in 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs. (Applause.) The American auto industry is back on top. (Applause.) Home values are on the rise. We’re less dependent on foreign oil than any time in the last 20 years. Because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over. The war in Afghanistan is winding down. Al Qaeda is on the run. Osama bin Laden is dead. (Applause.)

      So we have made real progress, Iowa, these past four years. But we’re here this evening because we know we’ve got more work to do. As long as there’s a single American who wants a job and can’t find one, our job is not done. As long as there are families working harder but falling behind, we’ve got more work to do. As long as there’s a child anywhere in Iowa, anywhere this country who’s languishing in poverty or barred from opportunity, our fight goes on. (Applause.)

      Our fight goes on because we know this country cannot succeed without a growing, thriving middle class, and strong, sturdy ladders for everybody who’s willing to work hard to get into the middle class. (Applause.) Our fight goes on because America has always done best when everybody has a fair shot, everybody is doing their fair share, everybody is playing by the same rules. That’s what we believed in 2008; that’s what we believe today. And that is why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States of America. (Applause.)

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/03/remarks-president-dubuque-ia

  42. CR says:

    6:40 PM ET
    First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to grassroots supporters
    Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

    • CR says:

      November 03, 2012

      Remarks by the First Lady at a Campaign Event

      Kenyon College
      Gambier, Ohio

      6:36 P.M. EDT

      MRS. OBAMA: Wow! (Applause.) Very cool. It is so good to be here. I am thrilled. You guys look so good. (Applause.) All right.

      Before we launch into it, something that I just have to say — I’ve been — because we’re excited, but in light of what’s been going on on the east coast, we definitely have to stop and take a moment just to remind ourselves that there are people that have been affected by the hurricane, and of course our hearts go out. And you know that Barack has been working tirelessly with governors and mayors and our extraordinary first responders to make sure that those communities get the support that they need.

      And I know that we all want to keep those folks in our hearts and prayers, because the thing about America, when a crisis hits, we all come together as one American family. (Applause.) So let’s make sure we keep them in our hearts.

      So with that, I want to thank Sarah for that very kind introduction and for all that she is doing for this campaign. (Applause.) I got a chance to meet your president, President Nugent, and I want to thank her and all of you for hosting us here at Kenyon. (Applause.) This is a beautiful campus, beautiful facility, and you all should be so proud.

      And I also want to recognize your fabulous former First Lady, Frances Strickland, who is working probably harder than me — I see her everywhere. She is phenomenal, so we want to thank her for being here today as well.

      But most of all, I want to thank all of you. Thank you for all the work that you’ve been doing. I’ve been hearing about the organizing that you’ve been doing getting students to early vote and registering. It is just a joy for me to be with you all today. And you all seem pretty fired up and ready to go already, so that’s good. (Applause.)

      And I am feeling fired up and ready to go because in just three days — three days — (laughter) — we have the opportunity to reelect such a decent, honest man; a man whose courage and integrity that — we have seen every day for the last four years. And of course, he’s the man I have loved and admired for 23 years, my husband, your President, Barack Obama. (Applause.) I just love that guy! (Laughter.) I love him! Four more years! Four more years!

      AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

      MRS. OBAMA: With your help, and you all are doing an amazing job.

      Now let me tell you about this man, this president guy that I’m married to. (Laughter.) What made me fall in love with him all those years ago, although he’s charming and cute and all of that — (laughter) — it was truly his character. It was his compassion, his conviction, the fact that he was always so committed to helping others.

      But I also loved that Barack was so devoted to his family, especially the women in his life — he was surrounded by women, believe me. (Laughter.) I saw the respect he had for his mother, and how proud he was that she put herself through school and still managed to support him and his sister as a single mom.

      I saw the tenderness he felt for his grandmother, and how grateful he was that long after she should have retired, she was still waking up every morning, catching a bus to her job at the community bank. And he also saw how she was passed over for promotions simply because she was a woman, but he also saw how she kept getting up, kept doing that same job year after year without complaint, without regret.

      And the thing is, with Barack, I found a real connection because in his life story, I saw so much of my own. Because growing up on the South Side of Chicago, I watched my own father make that same uncomplaining journey every day to his job at the city water plant. And I saw how he carried himself with that same dignity, that same pride that you get when you can support your family; that same hope that his kids would one day have opportunities he never dreamed of.

      And I know like so many families in this country — see the thing is, our families weren’t asking for much. They just didn’t want much. They didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success. They didn’t mind if others had much more than they did -– in fact, they admired it. And that’s why they pushed us to be the best that we could be.

      But here’s the thing — they simply believed in that fundamental American promise that even if you don’t start out with much, in America, if you work hard and do what you’re supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and your grandkids. (Applause.)

      But they also believed in something else. They believed that when you’ve worked hard, and done well, and you’ve finally walked through that doorway of opportunity, you don’t slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. (Applause.)

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/03/remarks-first-lady-campaign-event-0

  43. CR says:

    7:00 PM ET
    Dr. Jill Biden attends a grassroots event
    Parma, OH

  44. CR says:

    8:00 PM ET
    President Bill Clinton campaigns for President Obama
    Patrick Henry High School, Roanoke, VA

  45. CR says:

    10:40 PM ET
    President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and Dave Matthews Grassroots Event
    Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

    CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/Events/Pres-Obama-and-Bill-Clinton-Hold-Rally-in-Virginia/10737435576/

    • CR says:

      November 03, 2012

      Remarks by President Obama and President Clinton in Bristow, VA

      Jiffy Lube Live
      Bristow, Virginia

      10:25 P.M. EDT

      PRESIDENT CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Hello, Bristow! (Applause.) Hello. (Applause.) I’m glad to be back in Virginia. I want to thank Congressman Gerry Connolly. I want to ask you to make sure Tim Kaine wins this election on Tuesday. (Applause.) And it was great to hear the Dave Matthews Band again. (Applause.)

      But, as you can see, I have given my voice in the service of my President. (Applause.) But I have the honor of introducing the President tonight and sort of setting up his speech. And I want to tell you that four years ago, when he ran, both Hillary and I worked very hard — we did, together, over a hundred appearances. But I am much more enthusiastic about Barack Obama’s election tonight than I was even four years ago. (Applause.)

      There are five simple reasons. First of all, in a time torn by ideological warfare and contentious partisanship, he has the right philosophy. (Applause.) The President knows that “we’re all in this together” works a lot better than “you’re on your own.” (Applause.) He knows that an economy that builds the middle class and gives poor people an honorable way to work their way into it is a lot better than four more years of trickle-down. We’ve been there, we’ve done that. (Applause.)

      He knows that a budget based on arithmetic is a lot better than one based on illusion. (Applause.) And he knows that practical cooperation is better than all this constant ideological conflict. And we saw it, didn’t we?

      AUDIENCE: Yes!

      PRESIDENT CLINTON: We saw it in the way the President got off the campaign trail and responded to Sandy. (Applause.) And all over America, people were thrilled to see him working with the Republican Governor of New Jersey and the Mayor of New York City, who is an independent — and who endorsed President Obama, in part because of this — (applause) — and the Democratic governors of New York and Connecticut.

      There is no Republican or Democratic way to rebuild after a flood, to save lives, to start again, to turn the electricity on, to clean the debris. But what I want to tell you is cooperation works better when there is no disaster, and if you don’t have cooperation, you have the makings of a disaster. Barack Obama is a proven cooperator. (Applause.)

      He even offered the Republicans, unilaterally, in an attempt to get a budget deal, a trillion dollars in spending cuts. They said, thank you very much; no deal. We will not see one penny raised on the wealthiest Americans, even if it will get rid of $4 trillion in debt.

      But he kept going, and the door is still open. And when you reelect him, the door will be open and they will walk through that door. (Applause.)

      The second reason that I’m for President Obama is that he has done a good job with a bad hand. Keep in mind, all through 2007 and 2008, then-Senator Obama crossed America with Senator Clinton and Senator Biden and other good Democrats, all talking about how bad the economy already was. Medium family income after inflation was lower than it was the day I left office. Poverty was up. All these things Mr. Romney talks about now were true before the crash — because of the policies he now advocates.

      Then came the crash, just six weeks before the election. And he took office when the economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month. Now, the economy lost jobs for about 15 months. But when it started again, and President Obama’s jobs program started kicking in, in just 33 months we’ve had 5.5 million jobs, as of yesterday. (Applause.)

      Now, when someone criticizes an officeholder, you have a right to ask them, compared to what? (Laughter.) So let’s look at our most recent comparison. If you don’t count the losses in the crash against President Bush, and you just look at the seven years after the brief slowdown we had when the .com stocks crashed a little bit and the onset of the crash in September 2008 — just that seven-year period, there were 2.6 million private sector jobs. In 33 months, less than half that time, twice as many jobs — 5.5 million. Barack Obama has done a good job with a bad hand. (Applause.)

      The third reason I’m for him is that he has fulfilled his solemn responsibility to be a good Commander-in-Chief. (Applause.) He has advanced the nation’s security by ending the war in Iraq, by bringing our troops home from Afghanistan — (applause) — by fighting terror, modernizing the military, and aggressively pursuing diplomacy to make a world with more friends and fewer adversaries. (Applause.)

      And he’s got a heck of a Secretary of State. (Applause.)

      But more important — most important of all to me, he has shown a consistent, unbreakable commitment to take care of the men and women in uniform when they come home. (Applause.)

      For all these reasons, he was endorsed by a self-described moderate Republican, and one of the most distinguished military leaders since World War II, General Colin Powell — (applause) — who also pointed out that his opponent’s main advisors are the same neo-cons that took us into war in Iraq on bad intelligence.
      Barack Obama is your choice for Commander-in-Chief. (Applause.)

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/03/remarks-president-obama-and-president-clinton-bristow-va

  46. CR says:

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    Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour tonight

  47. Kat 4 Obama says:

    Happy and HOPEful Saturday before we re-elect President Obama, CR and friends!

    >^..^<

    I just worked through my GOTV call list. No voice left, but I don't care! :)

  48. CR says:

    WH

    Sunday, Npvember 4, 2012

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing.

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
    South Lawn

    8:15 AM
    President Obama departs Joint Base Andrews

    9:00 AM
    9:30 AM
    President Obama arrives Concord, New Hampshire
    Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

    10:25 AM
    President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event
    Capitol Square, Concord, New Hampshire

    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    11:50 AM
    President Obama departs Manchester, New Hampshire
    Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    2:50 PM
    President Obama arrives Hollywood, Florida
    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

    3:00 PM
    3:40 PM
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    McArthur High School, Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    President Obama departs Hollywood, Florida
    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    7:10 PM
    President Obama arrives Cincinnati, Ohio
    Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport

    7:55 PM
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    5th/3rd Arena Cincinnati, OH

    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    9:10 PM
    President Obama departs Cincinnati, Ohio
    Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport

    10:00 PM
    11:00 PM
    11:50 PM
    President Obama arrives Aurora, Colorado
    Buckley Air Force Base

    12:00 AM
    12:25 AM
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Community College of Aurora at Lowry, Aurora, CO

    1:00 AM
    1:30 AM
    President Obama departs Aurora, Colorado
    Buckley Air Force Base

    2:00 AM
    2:20 AM
    President Obama arrives Madison, Wisconsin
    Madison-Dane Regional Airport

  49. CR says:

    Sunday talk show tip sheet

    11/2/12 4:57 PM EDT By KATIE GLUECK – POLITICO

    Meet the Press” on NBC
    • David Plouffe, White House senior adviser
    • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)
    • Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D)
    • Mike Murphy, Republican strategist

    “This Week” on ABC
    • Plouffe
    • Ed Gillespie, Romney campaign senior adviser
    • Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist
    • Matthew Dowd, political strategist

    “Fox News Sunday” on Fox
    • Rich Beeson, Romney campaign political director
    • David Axelrod, Obama campaign senior strategist
    • Joe Trippi, Democratic strategist
    • Karl Rove, Republican strategist

    “State of the Union” on CNN
    • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D)
    • Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
    • Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R)
    • Steve Elmendorf, Democratic strategist

    “Face the Nation” on CBS
    • David Gergen, former presidential adviser
    • Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review
    • Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary for President Bill Clinton
    • Peggy Noonan, columnist for The Wall Street Journal
    • Anna Greenberg, Democratic pollster
    • Leslie Sanchez, Republican strategist
    • Stu Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report
    • Larry Sabato, political analyst

    “Al Punto” on Univision
    • Axelrod
    • Gillespie
    • Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.)

    “Political Capital” on Bloomberg TV
    • Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R)
    • Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D)

    “Newsmakers” on C-SPAN
    • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R)
    • Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    “Washington Watch” on TV One
    • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

  50. CR says:

    Disappointed NYC marathoners to run in aid of Sandy victims

    11//3/12 By Liana B. Baker | Reuters – 1 hr 22 mins ago

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hundreds of runners in New York City are refusing to let a canceled marathon spoil their Sunday plans and are channeling months of preparation into informal runs intended to benefit victims of superstorm Sandy.

    Amid criticism from victims of Monday’s storm that the race would divert resources away from efforts to help flood-ravaged parts of the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday abruptly canceled Sunday’s marathon. The event was expected to draw more than 40,000 runners to the city – including Kelly Rooney, a 31-year-old stay-at-home mother from Florida.

    Rooney was at first irked that Bloomberg called off the marathon after insisting earlier in the week that it would go ahead in spite of Sandy, whose 80 mile-per-hour (130-kph) winds and record surge of seawater devastated coastal communities and claimed at least 110 U.S. lives.

    Rooney traveled with her husband and 6-year-old daughter in tow, while her parents flew in from Mexico to cheer her on.

    By Saturday afternoon Rooney was over her disappointment and looking forward to a charity run on hard-hit Staten Island that she had found advertised on the Internet.

    On Sunday, Rooney will be running with a backpack full of dog food, cat food, batteries and some water donated by her hotel, the Ritz-Carlton across from Central Park.

    “I truthfully at this point don’t care if I run, I just want to give this stuff out,” she said.

    The idea for the Staten Island run came to 46-year-old Jordan Metzl, a doctor of sports medicine, and his running friends just as the debate was heating up last week about whether storm-battered New York City should hold a marathon.

    He was discouraged that the running community was being perceived so negatively when it holds so many races to raise money for a variety of causes.

    Metzl is expecting more than 500 runners to show up on Sunday at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan, including participants from Germany and Italy. U.S. rower Alison Cox, who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, is also expected to participate.

    The runners will take different routes across Staten Island and distribute supplies along the way.

    Other informal runs will be held on Sunday that loop around Central Park, mimicking the original 1970 route of the New York City marathon.

    For more: http://news.yahoo.com/disappointed-nyc-marathoners-run-aid-sandy-victims-040500525–spt.html

  51. CR says:

    10:25 AM ET
    President Obama and President Clinton attend a grassroots event
    Capitol Square Concord, NH

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    • CR says:

      November 04, 2012

      Remarks by President Obama and President Clinton at a Campaign Event in Concord, NH

      Capital Square
      Concord, New Hampshire

      10:40 A.M. EST

      PRESIDENT CLINTON: Thank you. (Applause.) Whoa! (Applause.) Hello, Concord! (Applause.)

      Governor Lynch, Susan, thank you both so much for being here, for your service to New Hampshire, your support of the President. Senator Shaheen, thank you. And I’d like to thank our nominees for Congress — Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter — thank you. And I’d like to ask you to vote for them. (Applause.) And I want you to elect Maggie Hassan governor on Tuesday. I hope you will. (Applause.)
      Folks, the hour is late and the time is short, but on this beautiful day, we can still make a difference in this election. The polls say it’s close and it could come down to what you decide.

      Twenty years and nine months ago, New Hampshire began the chance for me to become President. (Applause.) It’s no secret that I never tire of coming here, that I never forget anything that happened here, that I’m still looking for someplace I haven’t yet been. (Laughter.) And it is a very good thing that in the closing days of this campaign, you have a chance to send the President back where he belongs, to four more years in the White House. (Applause.)

      The people of New Hampshire were good to me because I just sort of talked to them. I like to talk to people — I like to be in a place that’s small enough where people want to look you in the eye and size you up and know what you think. I have worked very hard in this campaign. (Applause.) But I worked hard in the last one, too — I did 40 events for the President; Hillary did 70. But I want you to know something. I’m much more enthusiastic now than I was then. (Applause.)

      And maybe because I have done this work; maybe because I know how hard it is; maybe because I know how important words are, but deeds are more important, harder to come by. And I respect a President that goes to work every day, fights through, lives through disappointments, keeps looking for things that work. And these are the reasons that I want you to tell your friends and neighbors who are not here that they should support the President.

      These are the reasons that I support him. Number one, he has been a faithful Commander-in-Chief for our national security. (Applause.) He has taken good care of our men and women in uniform. He has ended the war in Iraq. He is drawing down the war in Afghanistan. (Applause.) He has fought the terrorists with vigor, and he has pursued diplomacy with vigor, knowing we live in a complicated world where things change beyond our control, and we need to build more networks of friends and have fewer adversaries. (Applause.) And he’s got a very good Secretary of State. (Applause.)

      And most important to me, he is fully committed to taking care of our men and women in uniform when they come home. (Applause.)

      Number two, he has done a good job with a difficult hand. The whole election may come down to this. If you listen to what Governor Romney says, it basically is: Be very, very disappointed, because not every problem has been solved; not everyone who wants a job has one; not everyone’s income is rising. Be disappointed. Forget what caused it. (Laughter.) Don’t pay too much attention to what our solutions are. Just be disappointed — and look at me, I look like a president. (Laughter and applause.) And I talk like one. And I’m telling you it’s all going to be all right if you elect me. (Laughter.)
      But the whole election may come down to this. I am telling you — I have spent years studying the economy, and I hope I have some credibility with you on what creates jobs, raises incomes and reduces poverty. (Applause.) I hope I have some credibility with you on balanced budgets. (Applause.) I am telling you, no one who ever served as President of the United States, and no one living within the borders of the United States of America could have fixed all the damage that was done from the financial crisis in just four years. It’s not possible. It could not have been done. (Applause.)

      So the test should be: What did the President do? What are the results, and compared to what?

      When he became President, don’t forget — remember all through 2007 and 2008 — you get all the presidential candidates coming here — you had Senator Obama, Senator Clinton, Senator Biden, and several other distinguished Democrats hauling through New Hampshire at a time when incomes were flat, poverty was up, the economy was in trouble. It was bad before the meltdown.

      Then just six weeks before the election, we have this terrible crash. And the first thing they had to do was to stop it from becoming a depression. To give him credit, President Bush and his administration, John McCain and Barack Obama, both running for President, didn’t take the politically easy way out. They saved the financial system from total collapse. And then President Obama continued that work, and he made sure you got paid back — you got all of that bank bailout money back, plus interest. You made a profit on that. (Applause.)

      Then we started the long road back. We lost jobs for 15 months after that crash, including the first year and one month of the President’s term. But in the last 33 months, as we learned yesterday, with 172,000 more jobs — (applause) — we have had 5.5 million private sector jobs. (Applause.)

      Now, in the seven years of the previous administration, when they followed the same policies that Governor Romney is recommending, in the seven years before the crash and after the brief .com slowdown, they had 2.6 million jobs. So you got 2.5 years, 5.5 million jobs; seven years, 2.6 million jobs. The same policies. I’m telling you, compared to what could have happened, Barack Obama has done a good job. (Applause.) Our unemployment rate is three points lower than the Eurozone, whose polices have been embraced by the tea party Congress and the Republican nominee. With a tough hand, he’s done a good job. (Applause.)
      But you just remember this when you talk to people in the next two days. They can say it all they want to; the question should be, are we moving in the right direction, not whether we could have been fully healed. Are we better off than we were four years ago, when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month? (Applause.) Are we moving in the right direction? (Applause.)

      So I’m for President Obama because he’s been a good Commander-in-Chief and he’s done a good job.

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/04/remarks-president-obama-and-president-clinton-campaign-event-concord-nh

  52. CR says:

    11:15 AM ET
    Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend campaign event
    Lakewood High School, Lakewood , OH

  53. Kat 4 Obama says:

    Happy and HOPEful Sunday before we re-elect President Obama, CR and all friends!

    >^..^<

  54. Kat 4 Obama says:

    Only yesterday, I was thinking how great it is to live in the state of Washington, where we have mail-in/drop-off ballots. No way for the GOP to suppress our votes, I thought, because what can they do – come to our homes and make scary faces through the window? Ha ha!

    Well, guess what the GOP is doing in King County, Washington. GOP volunteers are going door to door offering to take people’s ballots and drop them in a drop box. How thoughtful! How considerate! NOT! Like the Muppets say, never smile at a crocodile.

    King County elections officials say that while this practice is not illegal, they strongly discourage people from giving their ballots to anyone but USPS and official ballot drop locations.

    KOMO News reports: http://ow.ly/f0qZJ

  55. CR says:

    Bill Clinton: Romney wants to undo progress Obama made

    8:49 PM, Nov 3, 2012 desmoinesregister

    Which presidential candidate is more likely to restore prosperity for the middle class and give poor people a chance to work their way into it? To build a 21st century American economy which creates the jobs of tomorrow, reduces our debt and maintains our leadership in the world? To keep leading our country forward to a more perfect union, when there are so many forces working to divide us?

    Mitt Romney says that the economy is not fixed and if he is elected it will produce 12 million jobs in the next four years. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but that’s exactly how many new jobs independent business forecaster Moody’s Analytics says will be created if we don’t mess up what the president already has done.

    Romney also says that because the debt is a terrible problem, he will cut taxes for everybody by $5 trillion, increase defense spending $2 trillion more than the military has asked for, and tell you how he will pay for it after the election.

    Here’s the case for President Obama:

    He took office with the economy losing 800,000 jobs a month in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. No president could have repaired all the damage he inherited in just four years. But since the private sector job losses ended 31 months ago, the economy has produced 5.2 million private-sector jobs. This year we had the largest one-year drop in the unemployment rate since February 1995, monthly exports are up 41 percent, auto sales and new home starts are at four-year highs, and we’ve added nearly 250,000 jobs in the auto industry since it retooled in June 2009, thanks to the restructuring plan Governor Romney opposed.

    The president’s economic plan is better: Making investments in innovation, infrastructure, manufacturing, new sources of energy, education and training, and reducing the deficit by more than $4 trillion, with $2.50 of spending cuts for every dollar of tax increases on the most fortunate Americans.

    For more: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121104/OPINION01/311040021/Bill-Clinton-Romney-wants-to-undo-progress-Obama-made?Opinion&nclick_check=1

  56. CR says:

    2:30 PM ET
    President Bill Clinton campaigns for President Obama in Raleigh, VA

  57. CR says:

    3:30 PM ET
    Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend a campaign event
    Fremont, OH

  58. CR says:

    3:40 PM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    McArthur High School, Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/President-Obama-Rallies-Voters-in-Florida/10737435599/

    • CR says:

      November 04, 2012

      Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event in Hollywood, FL

      McArthur High School
      Hollywood, Florida

      4:05 P.M. EST

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Florida! (Applause.) Are you fired up? (Applause.) Are you ready to go? (Applause.) I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you. Are you fired up?

      AUDIENCE: Yeah!

      THE PRESIDENT: Ready to go? (Applause.)

      Can everybody please give Annabella a big round of applause for that great introduction? (Applause.) Stories like Annabella’s are why I got into public service in the first place. And I’m so proud of her and her family, and she’s going to do great things.

      Now, we also have here you former governor, Charlie Crist. Give him a big round of applause. (Applause.) Your outstanding Senator for the next six years, Bill Nelson is in the house. (Applause.) Representatives Corinne Brown and Ted Deutch, and the Chairwoman of the Democratic Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz are all here. (Applause.) And let’s hear it for your Mayor, Peter Bober. (Applause.)

      Now, and all of you are here, and I’m really happy about that. (Applause.)

      For the past several days, all of us have been focused on the storms that are taking place along the East Coast. And obviously, Florida knows something about storms. As a nation, we mourn those who have been lost. And I’ve been up to New Jersey, I’ve been talking to the Governors and the Mayor every single day, and I want people to know that when I talk to them, I’m talking on behalf of America. And I have told them that we will be with them every step of the way until they have fully recovered from the hardships and the crisis, and we’re going to do it together — because that’s how we do in the United States of America. (Applause.)

      And as heartbroken as we’ve been by some of the images of families whose lives have been upended, we’ve also been inspired — seeing police officers and firefighters and EMS folks rushing into burning buildings and wading water to save lives; and neighbors helping neighbors cope with tragedy; leaders of different political parties working together to fix what’s broken. We see a spirit that says no matter how bad a storm is, we’ll always bounce back. No matter how tough times are, we’re all in this together — that we rise or fall as one nation and as one people.

      Now, that spirit has guided this country along its improbable journey for more than two centuries. And it’s carried us through the trials and tribulations of the last four years.

      Remember, in 2008, we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. We were in the middle of two wars. And today, our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs. (Applause.) The auto industry is back on top. Home values are beginning to rise again. We’re less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in the last 20 years. Because of the amazing service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform, the war in Iraq is over. (Applause.) The war in Afghanistan is coming to a close. Al Qaeda is on the run. Osama bin Laden is dead. (Applause.)

      So we’ve made real progress, Florida, these past four years. But we’re here today — all of you are here today because you know and I know we’ve got more work to do. As long as there’s a single American who wants a job but can’t find one, our work is not yet done. As long as there are families working harder but still falling behind, our work is not yet done. As long as there’s a child anywhere in Florida, anywhere in the United States, who’s still languishing in poverty and barred from opportunity, we know our fight must go on.

      Our fight goes on because this nation cannot succeed without a growing, thriving middle class. Our fight goes on because America always does best when everybody has a fair shot, and everybody does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same rules. (Applause.) That’s what we believe. That’s why you elected me in 2008. And that’s why I’m running for a second term as President of the United States. (Applause.)

      For more; http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/04/remarks-president-campaign-event-hollywood-fl

  59. CR says:

    Please join me in lighting a candle for our President, First Family and the Nation

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  60. CR says:

    Obama tracks Sandy recovery from campaign trail

    11/4/12 2:10 PM EST By DARREN SAMUELSOHN – POLITICO44

    President Obama is monitoring the federal government’s response to Hurricane Sandy even as he spends the day crisscrossing the country to close out his re-election campaign.

    Obama got an update by conference call Sunday from senior White House aides and two administration officials on the ground in the region: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.

    “The president made clear that he expects his team to stay completely focused on meeting the needs of our state and local partners, and the families that have been impacted by the storm,” the White House said after the briefing.

    According to the White House, the Defense Department and FEMA are still bringing fuel into the region. The Energy Department also said Sunday that it’s formed a team that is working with state and local authorities to identify gas stations running short of fuel supplies or without power and in need of emergency generators.

    To date, some 164,000 Connecticut, New Jersey and New York residents have also applied for FEMA help and the agency has approved more than $137 million for rentals and other forms of aid to people affected by the storm, the White House said.

    Fugate is in New York Sunday to view damage in Queens and also visit with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York Mayor MIchael Bloomberg and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Napolitano was scheduled to visit Monmouth County and Hoboken, N.J., and also meet with Gov. Chris Christie and other New Jersey state and local officials.

  61. CR says:

    7:30 PM ET
    Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend a campaign evenT
    Rushville Middle School, Lancaster, OH

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  62. CR says:

    7:55 PM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    5th/3rd Arena Cincinnati, OH

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

    • CR says:

      November 04, 2012

      Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event in Cincinnati, OH

      5th/3rd Arena
      Cincinnati, Ohio

      8:25 P.M. EST

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Ohio! (Applause.)

      AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

      THE PRESIDENT: How’s it going, Bearcats? (Applause.) Got some Bearcats in the house. Are you fired up?

      AUDIENCE: Ready to go!

      THE PRESIDENT: Fired up?

      AUDIENCE: Ready to go!

      THE PRESIDENT: Fired up?

      AUDIENCE: Ready to go!

      THE PRESIDENT: Oh, you sound pretty fired up. (Applause.)

      Can everybody please give Julie a big round of applause for the great introduction. (Applause.) Give it up for your Mayor, Mark Mallory, who’s here. (Applause.)

      This is a nice crowd here. Thank you so much. Now, those of you who have seats, if you want to get comfortable, feel free. Those of you who don’t have seats, you’re stuck. (Laughter.)

      You know, for the past several days, all of us have been focused on what’s happening on the East Coast, one of the worst storms of our lifetimes. And the images have been heartbreaking. We’ve seen those who — (audience interruption) — we’re okay.

      AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!

      THE PRESIDENT: I guess you all are still fired up. (Applause.)

      But on the East Coast what we’ve seen are folks who are going through some incredible difficulties. There are those who have lost loved ones. And I had a chance to visit New Jersey and talk to some of the families who have been affected — (audience interruption) — it’s okay. It’s okay, guys. We’re okay. (Applause.)

      All right, let me try this again. No, no, no, listen up because this is important. First of all, Cincinnati, Ohio knows what it’s like sometimes to get hit by terrible storms. And we’ve seen families lose loved ones, and we’ve seen people’s lives upended. And so I hope that all of you are understanding that this rebuilding is going to take a long time.

      Those of you who can help through the Red Cross, we need you to help. And when I went to New Jersey, what I told them was — (applause) — what I told them was I come not just as a President, but as a fellow citizen, and I’m confident I speak for all Americans when I say that no matter how long the road, no matter how difficult, we are going to be with them every step of the way in helping them to rebuild their lives. (Applause.) And we’re going to do it together.

      For more; http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/11/04/remarks-president-campaign-event-cincinnati-oh

  63. CR says:

    12:25 AM ET
    President Obama attends a grassroots event
    Community College of Aurora at Lowry, Aurora, CO

    CNN http://live.cnn.com

  64. CR says:

    November 04, 2012
    Statement by the Press Secretary on the Selection of the Coptic Pope

    The President sends his warm congratulations to Coptic Orthodox Christians and all Egyptians on the joyous occasion of the selection of Bishop Tawadros as the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of all Africa on the Holy See of St. Mark the Apostle. The United States shares Bishop Tawadros’ commitment to unity, tolerance, and interfaith dialogue. We wish him great success in leading the Middle East’s largest Christian community during a time of great change in the region, and reaffirm our strong support for religious freedom and mutual respect among people of all faiths. The American people will continue to stand with Egyptians of every faith as they work to fulfill the goals of their revolution, including freedom, dignity, and economic opportunity.

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