Interview for ABC News for the George Stephanopoulos program with Jacob Komar about his company, Computers for Communities.
Teaser of Jacob Komar and his company, Computers for Communities on the George Stephanopoulos show.
05.11.09 09:52 am - Gen. James Jones, national security advisor for the Obama administration, discusses the administration's plans for changing or possibly repealing DADT, indicating a cautious approach and saying he does not know for sure if the ban will be repealed.
Reports abound involving ABC News’ political guru George Stephanopoulos being offered Diane Sawyer’s morning job on Good Morning America.
Making it official, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos will become the new co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, replacing Diane Sawyer and working alongside co-anchor Robin Roberts
Remember how Fred Thompson was the GOP's ticket to holding the White House in 2008? One of the great stories of the 2008 campaign has been the non-story of Fred Thomspon. In today's episode of TPMtv, we look at how the Fred fantasy became unhinged.
Soon after announcing it will shutter Fox Reality Channel next March Fox Cable Networks said it will introduce National Geographic Wild in its place, a spinoff of National Geographic Channel.
On Aug. 19, a debate for the Democratic contenders for 2008 was hosted in Iowa by ABC news. At the same time, ABC put up a prominent poll on their website, asking the question, "Who is winning the debate?" When candidate Dennis Kucinich took the lead by a very large margin, ABC took down the poll, and then replaced it with another poll: "Who won the debate?"
After Dennis took the lead, again winning handily, ABC dropped the second survey from prominence on its website. Users posting comments in ABC's Politics page reported having their comments deleted, and demanded explanation of ABC's actions. ABC news has still neither posted an explanation nor officially reported the results of its survey.
In ABC's official story of the debates, however, Kucinich gets a whole spot all to himself: the last three paragraphs of the entire piece. Nowhere else is he mentioned.
On the "Politics Page" of ABC's website, the photo of all the candidates was missing Dennis Kucinich. He had been deliberately cropped out of the picture. The original, from an AP photographer, had all the candidates in it.
During the program, Dennis was not asked a question by host George Stephanopoulos until a third of the way through the debate. In the entire debate, Kucinich only accounted for 8.5% of the response times. However, in the crucial first half - crucial because the majority of viewers only watch the first half - he was only allowed 3.4% of the time - the least of all the candidates.
- One day after getting attacked by Hillary Clinton and George Stephanopoulos-- a former Clinton senior political adviser and communications director posing as a journalist-- in the ABC News debate in Pennsylvania, Barack Obama brushes it off.
“Meet the world’s most famous dog, or should we say: puppy? This little guy is just six months old and already he’s the president’s new best friend” (NBC)
After months of anticipation, the world finally meets President Obama’s newest family member: He’s a Portuguese water dog named Bo and he’s just become The First Dog.
Hello, I’m Charlotte Bellis and you’re watching Newsy****.
The Washington Post reports that Sasha and Malia Obama came up with the sentimental name.
“Malia and Sasha chose the name, because their cousins have a cat named Bo and because first lady Michelle Obama's father was nicknamed Diddley". (Washington Post)
But the Washington Post was scooped by celebrity gossip siteTMZ over the weekend. TMZ writes:
“The White House had offered The Washington Post a ‘puppyexclusive’ when the time came, according to The Washington Post! But lastFriday, we got all the details.” (TMZ)
ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos said the WhiteHouse didn’t pick an adopted dog as promised, but was careful to cover itstracks.
“What’s missing here is that Portuguese water dogs are hypoallergenic, and Malia is allergic to dogs, and that’s one of the reasons they got it, and because this is a pure bred dog, the Obama's will be making a donation to the Humane Society because they feel a little guilty about not getting a shelter dog.” (ABC)
But Treehugger**** says Bo will likely satisfy greens and animal activists alike.
“In the face of pressures for a dog adoption, the White House found a recycled Portuguese water dog -- a dog that had been returned to the breeder by a family that no longer wanted him.” (Treehugger****)
Gawker points to the selection as the latest in a string of grand political strokes.
“In a move so contrived and Clintonesque that we can only marvel at its nauseating brilliance, it comes from the same lineage as Sunny and Splash, the beloved dogs of Ted Kennedy, the dying lion of the Senate. The Kennedy family will personally present the Obama family with the puppy...” (Gawker)
ABC This Week Also captured the opinion of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich...
“I hope that the girls love the dog, and I hope the family and all the press they’re going to be in finds it useful, but I find this whole thing fairly stupid. It’s great that they have a dog. It’s great that the kids are adjusting. Where they got it from? Who cares." (ABC)
Newsy**** previously reported concerns about puppy mills running with Bo’s popularity all the way to the bank.
“Newsweek magazine suggests the Obama's popularity might cause unethical dog breeders to try cashing in by cashing in by mass producing whatever breed the family ends up choosing.” (Newsy)
What do you think of the First Family’s pick? What about media coverage of the dog? Is this a soft news story with more bark than bite?
Season #2 will air on ABC in St. Louis:
Sundays 11 AM after This Week With George Stephanopoulos
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after Jimmy Kimmel Live
+ shows will be able to be watched on www.therisetothetop****, mobile phones via The Rise To The Top Mobile, Itunes, Facebook, and Yahoo Connected TV (on your home TV...very cool new product from Yahoo! on new Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio TV's) around the world.
president barack obama interview george stephanopoulos this week sunday morning talk shows washington white house news politics republican democrat liberal conservative black african american health care reform medical
BY STEPHANIE HICKMAN
ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY
You're watching multisource US video news analysis from Newsy.
A series of deadly tornadoes tore through the South on Wednesday-- destroying several towns and leaving more than 200 people dead. Alabama was the hardest hit with what many are calling the largest outbreak of tornadoes since 1974. USA Today reports:
“In Alabama, where as many as a million people were without power, Gov. Robert Bentley said 2,000 national guard troops had been activated and were helping to search devastated areas for people still missing. He said the National Weather Service and forecasters did a good job of alerting people, but there is only so much that can be done to deal with powerful tornadoes a mile wide.”
To put these storms in perspective, The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang notes, the tornadoes that chewed up the South were...
“...rare, mile-wide plus beasts, causing hideous damage, including denuded trees, flattened buildings, and pancaked cars...several factors have to combine in just the right way...making for a veritable “Goldilocks” scenario of tornadic weather - all of the pieces were there...”
Christopher England from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa was able to capture some footage of a nearby tornado. He spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his experience:
“My heart was racing because you see things like that in movies and everything, but you never see anything like that in real life....And you could see that the tornado was sucking stuff up from the ground. I couldn’t tell what it was, but I could see all kinds of things floating around it. But then you could see just different colors being sucked up into the tornado, and you knew that it was just ripping stuff up, and you just didn’t know what.”
Now, residents of the southern states are left picking up the pieces. Gov. Robert Bentley says Alabama suffered a quote “catastrophic event” and is asking for help from the federal government.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I know you also spoke with President Obama last night, and he has issued a state of emergency for the state of Alabama. What do you need from the federal government right now?
GOV. ROBERT BENTLEY: Well, of course, right now it’s search and rescue. Right now we’re making sure that we find those that are injured and take care of those, and those that are deceased, taking care of their bodies.
Finally, The Christian Science Monitor asks Governor Bentley the question: How, in this day of modern communications can that many people die?
“We were very prepared,... but it was just the force of the storms. When a [large tornado] hits a highly populated area like Tuscaloosa, you cannot move thousands of people in five minutes. When an F4 or F5 tornado hits, there’s not much you can do to change the outcome of that.”
The National Weather Service says it received more than 150 reports of tornadoes from Alabama and Mississippi on Wednesday. Meteorologists say that’s a record-setting number.
'Like Newsy' on Facebook for updates in your feed.
Get more multisource US video news analysis from Newsy.
Transcript by Newsy.
I hadn't thought about this - but where are Obama's past girlfriends -
surely he had at least one? No past girl friends popping up anywhere?
Strange - strange to the point of being downright weird!
is just plain old common sense, no political agendas for either side.
Just common knowledge for citizens of a country, especially American
who know every little tidbit about every other president (and their
wives) that even know that Andrew Jackson's wife smoked a corn cob pipe
and was accused of
adultery, or that Lincoln never went to school or Kennedy wore a back
brace, or Truman played the piano.
We are Americans! Our media vets these things out! We are known for our
humanitarian interests and caring for our 'fellow man.' We care, but none
of us know one single humanizing fact about the history of our own president.
Honestly, and this is a personal thing... but it's bugged me for years that
no one who ever dated him ever showed up. Taken his charisma, which caused
the women to be drawn to him so obviously during his campaign, looks like
some lady would not have missed the opportunity.
We all know about JFK's magnetism, McCain was no monk, Palin's courtship
and even her athletic prowess were probed. Biden's aneurisms are no
secret. Look at Cheney and Clinton-we all know about their heart problems.
How could I have left out Wild Bill before or during the White House?
Nope... not one lady has
stepped up and said, "He was soooo shy," or "What
a great dancer!"
Now look at the rest of what we know... no classmates, not even the
recorder for the Columbia class notes ever heard of him.
Who was the best man at his wedding? Start there. Check for groomsmen
Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony.
Has anyone talked to the professors? Isn't it odd that no one is bragging
that they knew him or taught him or lived with him.
When did he meet Michele and how? Are there photos? Every president
provides the public with all their photos, etc. for their library. What has
he released? Nada - other than what was in this so-called biography! And
experts who study writing styles etc. claim it was not O's own words or
typical of his speech patterns, etc.
Does this make any of you wonder?
Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from Obama's past, saying they
knew him, attended school with
him, was his friend, etc?
Not one person has ever come forward from his past.
This should really be a cause for great concern. Did you see the movie
titled, The Manchurian Candidate?
Let's face it. As insignificant as we all are... someone whom we went to
school with remembers our name or face... someone remembers we were the
clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something
George Stephanopoulos, ABC News said the same thing during the 2008
Even George questions why no one has acknowledged that the president was in
their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on
Stephanopoulos was a classmate of Obama at Columbia-class of 1984.
He says he never had a single class with him.
Since he is such a great orator, why doesn't anyone in Obama's college
class remember him?
And, why won't he allow Columbia to release his
Do you like millions of others, simply assume all this is explainable -
even though no one can?
NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA
Looking for evidence of Obama's past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia
University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there,
but not one remembers him. For example,Wayne Allyn Root was (like Obama) a
political science major at Columbia , who graduated in 1983. In 2008, Root
says of Obama, "I don't know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and
they all know me. I don't have a single classmate who ever knew Barack Obama
at Columbia ... EVER!
Nobody recalls him.
Root adds that he was, "Class of '83 political science, pre-law" and says,
"You don't get more exact or closer than that.. Never met him in my life,
don't know anyone who ever met him."
At our 20th class reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker
class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody
even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class notes, who's kind of
the, as we say in New York , 'the macha' who knows everybody, has yet to find
a person, a human who ever met him."
Obama's photograph does not appear in the school's yearbook, and Obama
consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia , provide
school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends
while at Columbia .
How can this be?
NOTE: Wayne Allyn Root can easily be verified. He graduated valedictorian
from his high school, Thornton-Donovan School , then graduated from Columbia
University in 1983 as a Political Science major in the same '83 class in
which Barack Hussein Obama states he was.
Some other interesting questions.
Why was Obama's law license inactivated in 2002?
Why was Michelle's law license
inactivated by court order?
According to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama - but 27
Social Security numbers and over 80 aliases..
The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut where he
is never reported to have lived.
No wonder all his records are sealed!
Please continue sending this out to everyone. Somewhere, someone had to
know him in school... before he "reorganized" Chicago and burst upon the
scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention and made us swoon with his charm,
poise, and speaking pizzazz.