MTV Devoting Platform to Obama Interview Friday

President Barack Obama (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — MTV says it will air a live 30-minute interview with President Barack Obama across its various networks and platforms on Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time and on tape delay at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Viewers are being invited to submit questions for the president on MTV’s Facebook page. MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway will interview Obama at the White House, while Andrew Jenks will be reporting from a Washington-area college campus.

MTV hopes many questions will focus on issues important to young voters, such as jobs and the cost of college.

The interview will air on five different networks, and its mobile platform.

Spokeswoman Janice Gatti says the network has reached out to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a similar special, but hasn’t gotten a response.

A Chat with Jay Leno

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A Chat with Jay Leno

President Barack Obama jokes with host Jay Leno in-between segments of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama jokes with host Jay Leno in-between segments of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Burbank, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Get Tickets for the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting

On December 6th, we’ll celebrate the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse just outside the White House. You can watch the whole event online, but if you’ll be in Washington, DC, you can get tickets to be there in person.
Learn more about the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, and how to attend.

In Case You Missed It

Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog:
United Nations Day On October 24, 1945, 67 years ago yesterday, 51 founding member states came together to form the United Nations.
Data Set for Entry-Into-Force of the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion On Monday, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Panamanian Minister of Commerce and Industry Ricardo Quijano exchanged letters setting a date for the entry-into-force of the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA).
Weekly Address: Congress Should Join the President to Help Responsible Homeowners President Obama urges Congress to act to build on the momentum we are seeing in the housing market by helping responsible homeowners refinance, saving $3000 a year.
Today’s Schedule
All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
6:50 AM: The President arrives Tampa, Florida
8:45 AM: The President delivers remarks at a campaign event
9:50 AM: The President departs Tampa, Florida
12:05 PM: The President arrives Richmond, Virginia
1:15 PM: The President delivers remarks at a campaign event
2:30 PM: The President departs Richmond, Virginia
4:25 PM: The President arrives Chicago, Illinois
5:10 PM: The President votes early in-person
7:00 PM: The President departs Chicago, Illinois
7:30 PM: The Vice President attends a prayer service for Senator George McGovern
8:15 PM: The President arrives Cleveland, Ohio
8:25 PM: The President delivers remarks at a campaign event
9:35 PM: The President departs Cleveland, Ohio
10:50 PM: The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Medicare Advantage …

Medicare Advantage is George Bush’s plan to “privatizeMedicare and it FAILED.

Posted by Steven Bradley:

Paul Ryan‘s plan doubles down on this failed plan to “privatize Medicare” giving millions to insurance companies.

In contrast President Obama gives savings back to seniors by filling the prescription “donut hole.”

Ryan proposes giving all the donuts ($) to the insurance companies.

“Medicare Advantage” failed to reduce costs through competition in the marketplace. Costs under these “Advantage” plans skyrocketed as expenditures for things like “health club memberships” were incurred to entice membership.

The Republican plan is real “crony capitalism.” It feeds profits and waste back into an already bloated insurance industry.

Don’t let Republican ads fool you into thinking that “Medicare Advantage” and “Medicare” are the same thing.

The privatization of Medicare through Medicare Advantage is a bad idea.

It’s an idea that has already been proven a failure.


Further information below


The Affordable Care Act — The law makes significant reductions to Medicare Advantage, a subset of Medicare plans run by private insurers. Medicare Advantage was started under President George W. Bush, and the idea was that competition among the private insurers would reduce costs. But in recent years the plans have actually cost more than traditional Medicare. So the health care law scales back the payments to private insurers.


This article shared on the Daily Kos under pen name “Jack Ryan”.  Share it with others on Facebook, twitter, and in e-mail.

Let people know “Medicare Advantage” is no advantage at all.  It depletes Medicare funds for all.  Republican political candidates are presenting the “reining in of exorbitant costs of this private insurance plan (Medicare Advantage) as cuts to Medicare.


Outrageous and demeaning

Mitt Romney has made only one ad endorsing a U.S. Senate candidate in this election: Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock.
That was on Monday. Then, on Tuesday, Mourdock stood up at a debate and made one of the most demeaning comments about women that I’ve ever heard from a politician: that when a woman becomes pregnant after being raped, it’s “something God intended.”
Not surprisingly, Romney is still standing by his endorsement and is refusing to ask that the ad be pulled down.
It’s a grim reminder of something he’s trying desperately to hide in the final weeks of this election: Romney has campaigned as a severe conservative, supports severely conservative candidates, and would be a severely conservative president — especially on issues important to women.
You’ve got to see the video, and pass it along to friends:

Romney and Mourdock

A lot is on the line for women in this election.
Romney wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, and previously said he’d be “delighted” to sign a bill banning all abortions. He wants to defund Planned Parenthood, hanging women out to dry by limiting our access to affordable health care. He wants to repeal Obamacare, which would allow insurance companies to continue charging women more than men for the same health plan just because they could get pregnant! Romney even picked Paul Ryan as his running mate — a man who once said rape was just another “method of conception.”
Throughout the six years he’s been running for president, Romney has not once stood up to the extreme elements of his party — not Rush Limbaugh, not Grover Norquist, and not Donald Trump. He talks big about bringing people together and bipartisanship on the campaign trail, but history proves he doesn’t have the guts to stand up to the right wing and get it done.
This isn’t just rhetoric. It’s reality. This is what Romney and his party believe — and it’s how he’ll govern as president if we don’t do something about it.
Get the word out. Pass this video along to your friends:
Stephanie Cutter Deputy Campaign Manager Obama for America