‘Ultimately, I am responsible’: Christie going to Ft. Lee to apologize to those affected by ‘Bridgegate’

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/421314877475397632

Bingo. This morning, Governor Christie did something President Obama has never done: He took responsibility for his staff.

http://twitter.com/#!/alicetweet/status/421314500512333824
http://twitter.com/#!/EWErickson/status/421315512501432320

Without the aid of a teleprompter, Christie told the press that ultimately, the buck stops with him:

http://twitter.com/#!/KatiePavlich/status/421314811193208832
http://twitter.com/#!/LarrySabato/status/421314802330255361

Well, that’s different.

http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/421315628319145985

Indeed. Also refreshing: Unlike President Obama, Christie is willing to face the people who have been hurt by what’s happened:

http://twitter.com/#!/ByronYork/status/421315355366395904
http://twitter.com/#!/jaketapper/status/421315409803882497

What a novel idea.

http://twitter.com/#!/ollieblog/status/421315428867399680

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Update:

http://twitter.com/#!/kurtsiegelin/status/421337181257342976
http://twitter.com/#!/kurtsiegelin/status/421338788304924672

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Related:

‘More trouble than he’s worth’? Chris Christie postpones appearance in the wake of ‘Bridgegate’ scandal

A ‘Bridgegate’ too far: Plouffe, MSM stoke outrage over Chris Christie, give Dems a free pass

‘I am outraged and deeply saddened’: Chris Christie issues Bridgegate statement; Lapdogs pounce

‘Seriously messed up’: BuzzFeed jagoff Andrew Kaczynski uses Bridgegate to mock Benghazi victims [pic]

‘Ouch’: Former Obama staffer issued reminder after mocking Chris Christie ‘Bridgegate’ response

‘Absolutely surreal’: Rep. Elijah Cummings statement about ‘Bridgegate’ bereft of self-awareness

‘People died’: Christine Teigen predicts lawsuits over ‘Bridgegate’

Daniel Hannan tells Chris Christie ‘where you made your blunder’ on ‘Bridgegate’

‘Unfreakin’ real’: Sleazy Politico goes ‘beyond poor taste’ with hashtag for NJ bridge scandal

‘Your turn, President Obama’: Heads roll under Gov. Christie, sit pretty under POTUS

The ‘I’s have it! All you need to know about the difference between Obama and Christie

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/09/ultimately-i-am-responsible-christie-going-to-ft-lee-to-apologize-to-those-affected-by-bridgegate/

‘The punchline America missed’: Missing #NerdProm slide found at last

http://twitter.com/#!/bjcahill/status/463364378620731392

President Obama was right about one thing: the joke doesn’t quite work without the slide.

The joke, delivered at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday, was set up with President Obama commenting on George W. Bush’s painting hobby. The president wanted to show off some of his own artwork, and then … nothing.

In any case, here’s the punchline, at last.

http://twitter.com/#!/KimInsley/status/463286197859520512
http://twitter.com/#!/twitconnect/status/463373954371952640

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/05/the-punchline-america-missed-missing-nerdprom-slide-found-at-last/

‘Bought the president’: Does lib billionaire Tom Steyer hold all the Keystone cards?

http://twitter.com/#!/sunnyright/status/457248407556743168

That darn GOP … always benefiting from shady billionaires!

Enviro-nut Steyer recently announced plans to make Dems at least $100 million richer in time for the midterm elections. And now comes the news that there’s been another Keystone XL delay. Steyer’s pretty happy about it:

http://twitter.com/#!/nickconfessore/status/457245401570353154

Here’s the full statement:

Steyer statement

Because if there’s one thing Steyer can’t stand, it’s special interests. Good thing he’s willing to spend millions and millions of dollars to prove it!

http://twitter.com/#!/BDayspring/status/457247314697273344

Just a coincidence, we’re sure.

http://twitter.com/#!/zbarron7777/status/457243028760330240

Money talks. And, try as they may to deny it, Dems are all ears.

http://twitter.com/#!/seanhackbarth/status/457231646660780032

Wonder what Harry Reid has to say about this. After all, like the Kochs, Steyer’s loaded. He should be furious!

http://twitter.com/#!/SenseOffense/status/457241100244111360
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/457236591724208129

Not likely. Steyer’s a liberal, you see. And liberal money is pure as the driven snow.

http://twitter.com/#!/michaelpfreeman/status/457234697417146368

Talk about going green.

http://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/457241675686232064
http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/457248669956591617
http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/457236124772339712
http://twitter.com/#!/Travesham/status/457227644325883904
http://twitter.com/#!/TheRickWilson/status/457247231482277891
http://twitter.com/#!/TheRickWilson/status/457247560940679169

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Related:
Powerline alleges ‘a still deeper layer of corruption’ in Washington Post’s oil sands story

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/18/bought-the-president-does-lib-billionaire-tom-steyer-hold-all-the-keystone-cards/

‘Got nothing’: Obama warns Russia not to be on ‘wrong side of history’

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/440571459518222336

In remarks delivered today during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Obama entered phase II of the effort to convince Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Ukraine: Lobbing clichés:

http://twitter.com/#!/PeterAlexander/status/440569497410215936

Putin is likely to be unmoved by that statement.

http://twitter.com/#!/PaulIzzo2/status/440576207780728832
http://twitter.com/#!/BrianFaughnan/status/440575487539036160
http://twitter.com/#!/Onelifetogive/status/440578156945092608

Obama: You are on the wrong side of history!

Putin: Okay?

Obama: Let me be clear.

Putin: Okay?— Matthew (@Matthops82) March 03, 2014

Where is this heading?

http://twitter.com/#!/allahpundit/status/440579804216049664

Put Kerry on it!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/03/like-putin-cares-president-cliche-warns-russia-not-to-be-on-wrong-side-of-history/

Obama takes jabs at cable networks at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

http://twitter.com/#!/tjholmes/status/462779977206095873

Of course, the president was expected to take a few shots at the media during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — that’s how it works. And the shots were pretty good.

http://youtu.be/apJk79aNozs

https://twitter.com/Bobblespeak/status/462780269863636992

https://twitter.com/tjholmes/status/462780365162422272

https://twitter.com/AlisaJass/status/462781576292495360

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/03/obama-takes-jabs-at-cable-networks-at-white-house-correspondents-dinner-video/

Did White House inadvertently publicly identify CIA station chief in Kabul?

http://twitter.com/#!/mrosenbergNYT/status/470629246818594816

President Obama made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan on Sunday.

There is now buzz that the White House revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Kabul to a pool of reporters:

http://twitter.com/#!/rajivwashpost/status/470613131199139840

A huge blunder, if the reports are accurate.

http://twitter.com/#!/CIAspygirl/status/470644903111061504
http://twitter.com/#!/BradMossEsq/status/470638486190837760
http://twitter.com/#!/malasqalani/status/470614585935155201

Twitchy will update this story if more details become available.

Updates:

http://twitter.com/#!/nielslesniewski/status/470723814851375104
http://twitter.com/#!/Phil_Mattingly/status/470724701908910080
http://twitter.com/#!/CustosDivini/status/470730755753377792

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/25/whoops-did-white-house-inadvertently-publicly-identify-cia-station-chief-in-kabul/

Sally Kohn seeks specifics (from GOP) on how to handle Ukraine crisis

http://twitter.com/#!/sallykohn/status/440653517993545729

Asking for a friend, huh?

We have an official photo showing that President Obama spent 90 minutes on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, although rumor has it he was on hold for the first 87. But what would Republicans have him do, huh? Sally Kohn needs a specific answer; until then, stop criticizing the guy who was elected to handle these things.

http://twitter.com/#!/sallykohn/status/440653768955539457

Feckless? We hasten to disagree: President Obama has fecked up plenty.

http://twitter.com/#!/Obomination1/status/440663372787228672
http://twitter.com/#!/MarshaAKerr/status/440664292505812992
http://twitter.com/#!/DouglasTS/status/440654511690903552

What is Obama supposed to do?

http://twitter.com/#!/OccupyMyCat/status/440664119339790336

Does anyone have a race card Kohn could borrow? Things are getting desperate.

http://twitter.com/#!/theonlyadult/status/440662116622548992

Take that, Putin.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/03/sally-kohn-seeks-specifics-from-gop-on-how-to-handle-ukraine-crisis/

You did build that? White House announces first-ever Maker Faire

http://twitter.com/#!/Keith_Milliron/status/430452451800403969

It turns out the president wants you to build “that” after all. Inspired by Joey Hudy’s marshmallow cannon at the 2012 White House Science Fair, the Obama administration has announced the first-ever White House Maker Faire.

http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/430449078405955586

According to the White House, the Maker Faire will be “an opportunity to highlight both the remarkable stories of Makers like Joey and commitments by leading organizations to help more students and entrepreneurs get involved in making things.”

http://twitter.com/#!/ChangeHopeless/status/430455202697998336

In a stunning reversal, President Obama actually wants students and entrepreneurs to take credit for building something themselves. Makers are invited to submit photos and videos of their creations to the White House, accompanied by the #IMadeThis hashtag, like this:

http://twitter.com/#!/yopablo/status/430811360445091840

Um, OK. At least it’s not a weapon like the marshmallow cannon.

http://twitter.com/#!/WKentWiggins/status/430450803313106945
http://twitter.com/#!/RufusKings1776/status/430449830712721408

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/04/you-did-build-that-white-house-announces-first-ever-maker-faire/

‘Proud socialist’ Kshama Sawant joins ‘McPoverty’ picket line in Seattle

http://twitter.com/#!/workingwa/status/436621686138748929

The same group that turned a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march into a protest for a $15 an hour minimum wage was at it again today in Seattle, Wash., calling for a one-day citywide boycott of McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King.

http://twitter.com/#!/workingwa/status/434371885791711232

Council member Kshama Sawant, who describes herself as a proud socialist, again marched with the protesters.

http://twitter.com/#!/Joe_Miz/status/436595711405088768
http://twitter.com/#!/workingwa/status/436646530414817280

Not even President Obama is suggesting a $15 an hour minimum wage, and it wasn’t all solidarity under the #McPoverty hashtag either.

http://twitter.com/#!/TheEvilOverlord/status/436530020488466432
http://twitter.com/#!/Shane74White/status/436564745189998593
http://twitter.com/#!/PaulIzzo2/status/436640571416133633
http://twitter.com/#!/JustAnotherMo/status/436641122501144577
http://twitter.com/#!/JustAnotherMo/status/436641856534102016

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/20/proud-socialist-kshama-sawant-joins-mcpoverty-picket-line-in-seattle/

President Obama issues statement on death of Robin Williams

http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/498991130516946945

President Obama has issued a brief statement on the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams.

http://twitter.com/#!/stevebruskCNN/status/498991903179042816
http://twitter.com/#!/stevebruskCNN/status/498993695031828480
http://twitter.com/#!/chep2m/status/498992270067003392
http://twitter.com/#!/fordm/status/498993395269124096
http://twitter.com/#!/molavefinds/status/498997978917392384

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/11/he-was-one-of-a-kind-president-obama-issues-statement-on-death-of-robin-williams/