Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Tweeted the helicopters people heard over Danbury today were an advance team setting up for a possible presidential visit early next week. "We don´t know when at this point," Boughton said. The helicopters visited Danbury Municipal Airport and other locations in the city. The mayor didn´t know if the helicopters visited Newtown yet. "Those helicopters you hear are the Presidential advance team. No details on what day the President is coming," was one of the mayor's Tweets. Airport Administrator Paul Estefan declined to say anything at all about the
Comments: I was wondering how long it would take for Zero´s photo op. Can´t he let them mourn in peace?
"And I´m gonna need y´all to be Johnny-on-the-spot with them onions....ta make me look like I´m cryi´n....make sure all the news agencies are close by to snap away at their cameras....I like that "click click click" sound...as I´m a-wipin´ away mah "tears"."
That is the last thing those people need. They need space, family and time to start the healing process, which in this case will be most difficult. For him to go and turn this into the theater of the absurd will only make this worse.
Enough of this whole spectacle! Yes, it is a tragedy for those involved. But terrible things happen every day. On a scale of national importance, it is nowhere near as important as the deaths in Benghazi, which got virtually zero attention from the media.
Somebody who knows some geography needs to calculate how many miles that is from Staten Island as the crow or helicopter flies. You don´t want him to come into contact with any of the people from Sandy that he promised to help.
One insane person commits a terrible, evil crime. With all due respect, this is NOT a national tragedy. Stop the exploitation, please. We the People are not responsible for this. The only people this involves and to which it is a TRUE tragedy are the ones who lost loved ones and/or friends and the family of the shooter. If one doesn´t know those involved or the victims, it is sick to enmesh oneself and act as if one personally lost someone. Empathy, certainly, but enmeshment, no. We have got to stop this "all in" mentality.
This one shooter is not indicative of the people of Connecticut nor the United States. We are not responsible for him and what he did, period. He was ill. It is very upsetting to see how easily some of my countrymen can be manipulated. And yes, with all this said, I wish those involved some grace and peace, if that is even possible in this horrific situation.
The President will need to schedule a photo-op in Chicago EVERY week of the year. Exactly what purpose does it serve the victim´s families to have him visit? With Obama, it´s all for show and for politics.
The Media, the media,the emotionally guilty media. Fox has been the worst. Friday, I thought Meghan was very good in her reporting, but 24/7 has been very wearing on all viewers who have lost loved ones recently.
Is the media now espousing religion,prayer?
Why must the Producers of the Cables all feel compelled to intrude upon the grief of a small town whose citizens are suffering so?
At first , I was going to say that not even Obama would be so craven and insensitive as to intrude on the unspeakable grief of the families for political gain. But, then I came to my senses. Only Obama would be so craven and insensitive that he would dance on little coffins for political gain. Maybe he doesn´t know that the election is over ? He doesn´t have to campaign 24 /7. Or is this his filthy way of trying to pressure Boehner ? BTW- I broke down and watched Barry yesterday. He did not cry or emote-in fact, he was bloodless. He rubbed his eye and the media described that as crying.
This goes beyond cruel. These families haven´t had a chance to comprehend what´s happened. I´m sure most of the parents are still expecting to see their child come tumbling down the stairs. Then a tidal wave of grief. He´s turning what should be a solemn moment into a spectacle. This is pure evil.
It´s hard to find that perfect backdrop like a historic New England church or a statue of Abraham Lincoln when you are playing the role of a saint. Maybe Hollywood can help with special effects and make up. They have been so supportive in the past. Lights, back lit halos, artificial tears. They can do it all.
NEW YORK- Michelle Obama and her daughters caught Broadway´s "The Trip to Bountiful" after spending part of the day watching tennis at the U.S. Open. The first lady and her girls slipped into their seats at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre just as the first act was starting Saturday night and received a huge ovation when they took their seats for the second act. The trio went back stage after the show and met the crew and cast, including Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. Tyson stars in the Horton Foote revival as a widow who wants to revisit her old home in Bountiful
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced on Tuesday it would delay for a year, until 2015, the Affordable Care Act mandate that employers provide coverage for their workers or pay penalties, responding to business complaints and postponing the effective date beyond next year’s midterm elections.
The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power the economic recovery but that skeptics say could open the door to the risky lending that caused the housing crash in the first place. President Obama’s economic advisers and outside experts say the nation’s much-celebrated housing rebound is leaving too many people behind, including young people looking to buy their first homes and individuals with credit records weakened by the recession.
President Obama has returned to Washington, from his solo vacation. He finally talked with the press on the ride back. Via the pool report: AF1 wheels down Andrews at 7:45pm. POTUS came back to have a 10-minute off the record talk with pool at the end of the flight. Reggie Love departed AF1 soon after POTUS, apparently a guest for the weekend. Marine One wheels up 7:55 pm
PALM CITY, Fla. – President Obama on Sunday displayed the freedom that comes with not having another election ahead of him, golfing with Tiger Woods in an enclave of privilege here along Florida’s blustery Atlantic coast. Since his reelection in November, Obama has been talking about the perils facing America’s middle class, highlighted in his State of the Union address last week. On Friday he visited a public high school in his hometown of Chicago, where he spoke in personal terms about the need to reduce gun violence and create jobs in the country’s troubled urban areas.
President Obama summoned congressional leaders to a Friday summit at the White House in a last-ditch effort to protect taxpayers, unemployed workers and the fragile U.S. recovery from severe austerity measures set to hit in just four days. Also Thursday, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he would call the House back into session this weekend. And in perhaps the most significant development, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for the first time was engaged directly in talks with the White House. He signaled an interest in cutting a deal.
With financial negotiations all but halted, President Obama was headed out of Washington on Friday evening for his annual winter vacation in Hawaii. Obama is likely to have a short trip this year; aides said he is scheduled to return Wednesday, a day after Christmas, to resume discussions with congressional leaders on how to avert the fiscal cliff. “Merry Christmas – because we didn’t get this done, I’ll see you next week,” Obama said after telling reporters he still had hope of striking a deal to prevent taxes from rising on the middle class next year.
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
Views of the tea party are at all-time lows in a new poll, as primary challenges to establishment Republicans continue to heat up Washington. Just 30 percent of Americans view the tea party favorably in a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the movement’s lowest point since Gallup began polling about it during its rise in 2010. Also in a first, a majority of Americans had an unfavorable view of the tea party, at 51 percent. Similar numbers of respondents described themselves as proponents or opponents of the tea party: Twenty-two percent identified themselves as tea party supporters, while 24 percent said they