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January 28, 2014

afternoonsnoozebutton:

(Awkwardly screenshotted) tribute to Mommy O and Boehner

Nothing awkward about it.

21:30 // 5 months ago
This can be a breakthrough year for America.

Hopeful words from President Obama in the State of the Union, happening RIGHT NOW.  (via gov)

"Opportunity is who we are. And the defining project of our generation is to restore that promise."

21:26 // 5 months ago
21:15 // 5 months ago
The only time these guys get to hang out all year.

The only time these guys get to hang out all year.

21:10 // 5 months ago
20:45 // 5 months ago
20:43 // 5 months ago
Some of the GOP speeches will have overlap, but there is very little coordination. Paul struggled to remember the name of McMorris Rodgers — “last name, it’s two names” — in a brief interview Monday, before adding, “I doubt that I’ll disagree with much that she has to say on anything really.”
So the GOP has four State of the Union responses forthcoming tonight, and they’re so well-organized that Rand Paul, who is giving one himself, can’t remember the name of the person who’s giving the actual response to Obama. (It’s Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.)
20:27 // 5 months ago

latimes:

State of the Union 2014

President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union address tonight at 6:00 p.m. PST, in an attempt to once again rally the nation around his second term agenda, and break through Washington’s partisan gridlock.

But given the political climate, and the upcoming elections, Obama faces an uphill battle, no matter how lofty his rhetoric may be.

We’ll be posting intermittent updates here, but you can watch Obama’s speech, and keep tabs on the nation’s reactions, on Politics Now.

Or, for the historically minded, take a stroll through the most important moments of previous State of the Union addresses.

Photos: Kristoffer Tripplaar / Getty Images, Los Angeles Times

Predictions: ”Job” will stay steady, “congress” will surge, “economy” will shrink, and “health” will go way up.

We’ll be reblogging and stuff this evening, BTW.

20:20 // 5 months ago
President Obama is expected to announce an executive order that would circumvent Congress to raise the minimum wage of federal employees, from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. The order will reportedly be part of a larger pledge from President Obama to seek change that doesn’t require help/approval from Congress, Speaker of the House John Boehner says Republicans won’t take action against the pay raise, but warned that any further attempts to encroach on Congress’ turf would be met with legal action. (Photo via State of Maryland) source

President Obama is expected to announce an executive order that would circumvent Congress to raise the minimum wage of federal employees, from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour, during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. The order will reportedly be part of a larger pledge from President Obama to seek change that doesn’t require help/approval from Congress, Speaker of the House John Boehner says Republicans won’t take action against the pay raise, but warned that any further attempts to encroach on Congress’ turf would be met with legal action. (Photo via State of Maryland) source

13:46 // 5 months ago
February 19, 2013
cheatsheet:

newsweek:

bibliospork:

My opinion on the font used in the president’s speech. I recreated it as well as I could in the 5 minutes I have. If the image quality is bad, I’m sorry; I can’t get tumblr to make it nicer on dashboards. It looks better on my blog.
In my non-professional opinion: The font is good old Times New Roman, with line spacing increased. The reason it looks different is because it also has tracking - the spaces in between the letters - increased, and the kerning - the relationship between specific letters to make the word flow better - is changed.
I could be wrong, though. I wouldn’t swear to it in court…

And there we have it. Nice job, bibliospork!

Kind of disappointed? 

High-res version here, Newsweek. (Context here, for readers at home.) Doing a quick check in Photoshop I can confirm the font is Times New Roman. Evidence below:

That’s Times New Roman, 17.5pt size, 10 tracking. Fun stuff! — Ernie @ SFB

cheatsheet:

newsweek:

bibliospork:

My opinion on the font used in the president’s speech. I recreated it as well as I could in the 5 minutes I have. If the image quality is bad, I’m sorry; I can’t get tumblr to make it nicer on dashboards. It looks better on my blog.

In my non-professional opinion: The font is good old Times New Roman, with line spacing increased. The reason it looks different is because it also has tracking - the spaces in between the letters - increased, and the kerning - the relationship between specific letters to make the word flow better - is changed.

I could be wrong, though. I wouldn’t swear to it in court…

And there we have it. Nice job, bibliospork!

Kind of disappointed? 

High-res version here, Newsweek. (Context here, for readers at home.) Doing a quick check in Photoshop I can confirm the font is Times New Roman. Evidence below:

That’s Times New Roman, 17.5pt size, 10 tracking. Fun stuff! — Ernie @ SFB

18:23 // 1 year ago