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Thursday’s Potpourri: Everything From Everywhere.


By Jueseppi B.












LIVE 5 NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Beginning the day at the White House.





LIVE 5 NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Bo on the White House lawn





LIVE 5 NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Debi and Bo on the White House lawn.




LIVE 5 NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Inside the room where Debi will interview President Obama.




LIVE 5 NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Debi in the interview room.




LIVE 5 NEWS AT THE WHITE HOUSE: White House Briefing Room.





Debi Chard interviewing President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo source: White House)




President Obama talks SC topics with Live 5’s Debi Chard


By Philip Weiss



President Barack Obama touched on a number of topics relating to South Carolina on Wednesday in a special one-on-one interview with Live 5 News anchor Debi Chard.


Chard was selected as one of eight local news reporters around the United States to interview the president in the White House on Wednesday. During the interview, Chard spoke with President Obama on issues relating to residents of South Carolina.


Full article can be read at Live 5 News.



The “Expert Pundits”:


Obama Runs Circles Around Boehner, ‘Histrionic’ GOP on Sequester Cuts






Obama’s Decades-Old Shooting Scare Guides Anti-Poverty Plan






Speaker Boehner’s Op-ED Blaming Obama For ‘Sequester’ Falls Flat






Big Bird Visits the White House


Marissa Duswalt
February 21, 2013


First Lady Michelle Obama invited Big Bird to to the White House to learn how easy and delicious it is to eat fruits and vegetables. Check out the latest PSAs from Mrs. Obama and Sesame Workshop celebrating Let’s Move!‘s third anniversary!


Let’s Move! with Big Bird at the White House





Big Bird and Michelle Obama: Healthy Eating Can Be Easy!





February 21, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Big Bird Team Up to Help Get Kids Healthy







Don’t Miss Out! Tickets Lottery for the 2013 Easter Egg Roll Opens Today


Colleen Curtis
Colleen Curtis

February 21, 2013

Are you in? Don’t miss your chance to join the First Family for the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday April 1. This year’s theme is “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You” — and more than 35,000 people will be joining the First Family on the South Lawn for activities including games, stories, singing, dancing, and of course, the traditional egg roll.


Once again, tickets will be distributed through an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate in a tradition that dates back to 1878. Starting today, you can click here to enter the lottery and win a chance to join the fun (the lottery closes at 10 am EST on Monday February 25, 2013). The event is open to children aged 13 years and younger and their families.


In addition to all the fun and games, the day’s activities — which will include sports and cooking demonstrations — will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, which are key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.


Families and schools who can’t make the trip to Washington, DC but want to participate in the festivities can enter the annual poster contest.



Introducing the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll






A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit


Jennifer Palmieri
Jennifer Palmieri

February 21, 2013

In eight days, harmful automatic cuts are slated to take effect, threatening hundreds of thousands of jobs, and cutting vital services for children, seniors, people with mental illness and our men and women in uniform.


Only Congress can avoid this self-inflicted wound to our economy and middle class families, and the only thing standing in the way of a solution today is Congressional Republicans’ refusal to even consider closing tax loopholes that benefit wealthy Americans and well-connected corporations. The President and Congressional Democrats have put forward solutions to avoid these cuts and allow time for both sides to work on a long-term, balanced solution to our deficit challenges.


The President is serious about cutting spending, reforming entitlements and the tax code to reduce the deficit in a balanced way.  The question is, will Congressional Republicans come to the table to get something done?


Let’s take a moment to look what we’ve done so far: The President has already reduced the deficit by over $2.5 trillion, cutting spending by over $1.4 trillion, bringing domestic discretionary spending to its lowest level as a share of the economy since the Eisenhower era [see below]. As a result of these savings, together with a strengthening economy, the deficit is coming down at the fastest pace of anytime in American history other than the demobilization from World War II.







And he’s laid out a specific plan to do more. His proposal resolves the sequester and reduces our deficit by over $4 trillion dollars in a balanced way- by cutting spending, finding savings in entitlement programs and asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share. As a result the deficit would be cut below its historic average and the debt would fall as a share of the economy over the next decade.  Just two months ago Speaker Boehner said there was $800 billion in deficit reduction that could be achieved by only closing loopholes and reducing tax expenditures.  So we know we can get this done. Let’s be clear: the President’s proposal to Speaker Boehner is still on the table. Here it is again


We can’t just cut our way to prosperity. Even as we look for ways to reduce deficits over the long term, we must grow the economy in a way that strengthens the middle class and everyone willing to work hard to get into it.


So the choice in front of Congressional Republicans today is simple: will they let these devastating cuts happen that will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs simply because they refuse to close one tax loophole for the wealthy? Or will they compromise and work with us on a balanced solution to get this done?  We hope they come to the table for the sake of middle class families, our national security and our future today.








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Malcolm X Assassinated In New York City- This Day 1965

















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