By Jueseppi B.
President Barack Obama pauses to look back at the scene before leaving the platform following the inaugural swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. Standing behind the President are First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and Marian Robinson. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Today’s White House Schedule:
All Times EST
10:45 PM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing.
4:35 PM: President Obama meets with Secretary of State Clinton.
Reducing Gun Violence
Vice President Biden continues the conversation about reducing gun violence in a live Google+ Hangout. Join us today at 1:45 ET.
A Fireside Hangout with Vice President Biden
January 24, 2013 2:30 PM EST
President Obama Makes a Personnel Announcement
Fireside Hangouts: Vice President Biden Joins a Conversation on Reducing Gun Violence
By Kori Schulman January 23, 2013 The White House Blog
This week, the White House will continue a series of conversations with top administration officials on Google+. On Thursday, January 24 at 1:45 p.m. ET, Vice President Biden will join the latest “Fireside Hangout” – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about reducing gun violence.
On January 16, President Obama and Vice President Biden released a plan to help protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence. The plan outlines specific, common-sense steps we can take right now to help keep guns out of the wrong hands, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, make our schools safer, and increase access to mental health services. Learn more about the plan here.
During the hangout hosted by Google and moderated by Hari Sreenivasan from PBS NewsHour, Vice President Biden will discuss the White House policy recommendations on reducing gun violence. Google+ users from the around the country will join the discussion, including Guy Kawasaki and Phil DeFranco. If you have a question, you can suggest it by writing it on the participants’ on Google+ pages. Watch the hangout with Vice President Biden live on WhiteHouse.gov, or tune in to the White House’s Google+ page or YouTube channel.
We’ll continue to host hangouts with key members of the President’s cabinet on a range of second term priorities. Follow us on Google+ for updates from the Administration and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts.
Learn more about the President’s plan to reduce gun violence
Before Vice President Joe Biden introduced a set of ideas to help reduce gun violence, he kicked off a national conversation. He wanted to make sure that he heard from people from every perspective about the steps we need to take to protect kids and make our communities safer.
And that dialogue isn’t over.
Today, in a hangout hosted by Google and moderated by Hari Sreenivasan from PBS NewsHour, Vice President Biden will speak with a group of Google+ users about the White House policy recommendations and answer their questions. And we want you to join us.
President Barack Obama meets with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the Oval Office, Jan. 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Leon Panetta To Announces Women Allowed In Combat Roles
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announces cessation of women in combat ban, following 2011 “Don’t ask, don’t tell” ban.
Outgoing US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta formally announced Thursday that the military’s ban on women in combat roles will come to an end, allowing female soldiers to move into jobs previously closed to them, the BBC reported.
“Our military is more capable, and our force is more powerful, when we use all of the great diverse strengths of the American people” said Panetta, in comments before the official announcement, according to the Associated Press.
John Kerry Confirmation Hearing for Secretary of State
Confirmtion hearings for John Kerry as Secretary of State begins shortly. Watch it live here on C-Span. CNN and MSNBC are also covering the hearings.
‘Snow! The view from outside the Oval Office’. @petesouza
Hillary Clinton is stepping down as Secretary of State, and taking a well-deserved break after years of service to our country.
Let’s take a moment to thank her for her service as a Senator, as Secretary of State, and as a strong voice for justice in an ever-changing world.
Secretary Clinton has broken so many barriers. Take a second to thank her for her service:
She deserves it.
Be a Part of the Next Four Years
The President’s second term will offer many ways for citizens to participate in conversations with the President and his team about the issues that are most important to them.
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