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)
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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).
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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
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:
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