Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Obama's Schedule April 29

Times are eastern.

10:15 AM
Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
11:20 AM
Obama delivers remarks at the National Academy of Sciences 150th Anniversary. Live stream
12:30 PM
White House press briefing.
2:30 PM
Obama announces a new transportation secretary Live stream

Obama Roasts Media and Republicans at WH Correspondents Dinner 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Obama's Schedule April 24

Times are eastern.

1:45 AM
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
12:45 PM
The Vice President delivers remarks
Briggs Field
Open to pre-credentialed media
3:30 PM
The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew
Oval Office
Closed Press
4:25 PM
The President and the First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn
Open Press
4:40 PM
The President and the First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route Dallas, Texas
Joint Base Andrews
Travel Pool Coverage
7:35 PM
The President and the First Lady arrive Dallas, Texas
Local Event Time: 
6:35 PM CDT
Dallas Love Field Airport
Open Press
8:35 PM
The President delivers remarks at a DNC event; the First Lady also attends
Local Event Time: 
7:35 PM CDT
Private Residence
Print Pool

Monday, April 22, 2013

White House Press Briefing April 22

On Thursday, Obamas will travel to Baylor U in Texas for the memorial of those who died in the fertilizer plant explosion.

Obama Tours White House Science Fair April 22

Live from the Science Fair at the White House

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Obama's Schedule April 22

Times are eastern.

10:45 AM
Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
12:00 PM
White House press briefing.
1:35 PM
Obama views science fair projects.
2:25 PM
Obama delivers remarks at the White House Science Fair.

Students in Georgia Promote Integrated Prom

The feel good story of the day. It seems the younger people of the world today have a sort of collective intelligence that reaches beyond academics. This is why the GOP has a lot of work to do.
On on another note, who would've thought there were still some high schools in America throwing white and black proms?

Student Finds Major Error on Austerity Report by Famed Economists

Bad data used by Rogoff and Reinhart, who advocate economic austerity.
R&R's response.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Obama's Statement on Captured Bombing Suspect April 19

Obama sends prayers to Collier family and tells Texans, devastated by the fertilizer explosion, they have not been forgotten. Obama says he's talked to Perry and West, Texas will have what it needs.
"One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Boston Bombing Suspect in Custody April 19

Obama is set to speak tonight, according to WH spokesman, Josh Earnest.

Boston Bombing Suspects: One Dead One at Large

FBI photo. The suspects are from Chechnya. Motive is yet unknown. Obama was briefed overnight.
The Uof Mass Dartmouth says the suspect is a student. The campus is closed.

The overnight gun fire that killed one of the suspects. That's a lot of gunfire.

19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Cambridge. Dzhokhar's brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was killed overnight.

West Wing Week April 19

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Obama's Statement on the Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Apparently, the plant hadn't been inspected since 1985.
Today our prayers go out to the people of West, Texas in the aftermath of last night’s deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant.   A tight-knit community has been shaken, and good, hard-working people have lost their lives.  I want to thank the first responders who worked tirelessly through the night to contain the situation and treat the wounded.  My Administration, through FEMA and other agencies, is in close contact with our state and local partners on the ground to make sure there are no unmet needs as search and rescue and response operations continue.  West is a town that many Texans hold near and dear to their hearts, and as residents continue to respond to this tragedy, they will have the support of the American people.

Obama's Schedule April 19

Times are eastern.

10:30 AM
The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
11:15 AM
The President meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press
3:00 PM
The Vice President meets with Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso of Japan
The White House
Closed Press

Obama Blasts Senate and Gun Lobby

The four loser democrats voting against gun background checks:
Three of those lawmakers — Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Max Baucus of Montana, and Mark Begich of Alaska — face competitive re-election races in deep-red states next year. The fourth, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, was elected to her first Senate term in 2012. More at Business Insider

In full:

Obama Speaks at Boston Interfaith Service April 18

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Today With President Barack Obama April 11

Dear Readers,
I've kept this blog going daily since 2008, and as some of you have noticed, I have been absent. Since my absence (tending to something that needed my full attention) I've had the mind to mull things over. I'm not finding much joy in politics anymore, and therefore, it's time for a hiatus. I'm not calling it quits, but the time is right to take a break. It may only be for a few days. But it's likely to be longer.
Feel free to check out the links in my sidebar. It leads you to speeches, photos, video, even Obama's daily schedule. My RebelMouse site is pretty good for photos, videos and what not. It's automatically updated.
Know that I wholeheartedly believe Obama is the greatest POTUS of my lifetime. I'll miss the action. Or maybe not.