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President Obama Super Bowl Interview 2013 | Obama Super Bowl Pregame Interview CBS’s Scott Pelley

 

Published on Feb 3, 2013

President Obama Super Bowl Interview 2013 | Obama Super Bowl Pregame Interview CBS’s Scott Pelley President Obama Super Bowl Interview 2013 | Obama Super Bowl Pregame Interview CBS’s Scott Pelley CBS to interview Obama during Super Bowl pregame show.

 

President Obama will give a live interview to CBS before it airs the Super Bowl on Sunday.

 

At 4:30 pm, Obama will field questions from CBS’s Scott Pelley, continuing a long-standing tradition of providing interviews to the network airing the NFL championship, usually the most-watched television event of the year. Last year, Obama spoke with Matt Lauer before NBC broadcast the big game.

 

Pelley told The New Orleans Times-Picayune that he will talk pigskin with the president, but also has a range of “serious questions” to tackle.

 

“We have suddenly had some headwinds in the economy. Growth in the fourth quarter of last year shrank. We had negative growth. The unemployment rate went up, as we learned [Friday]. I’m going to talk to the president about what he thinks is going on there, and if he knows how to get us back on the track we want to be on,” he said.

 

In addition, Pelley will ask about recent terrorist attacks targeting U.S. officials in North Africa. He may even ask about Lance Armstrong’s recent admission of using performance-enhancing drugs, and ongoing concerns about the safety and injury concerns surrounding professional football.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden Visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany

 

Donald Cloud
February 03, 2013

 

 

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Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden visit with medical staff during a visit to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, Feb., 3, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

 

 

Today, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited with Wounded Warriors and their medical caretakers at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (RMC) in Landstuhl, Germany.
Landstuhl RMC is the largest U.S. military hospital outside the United States. It serves American servicemembers and their families who are stationed in Europe. Landstuhl RMC is also the nearest medical trauma center treating wounded U.S. servicemembers coming from Afghanistan. The center treats wounded coalition military members serving alongside U.S. forces in Afghanistan as well.
The Vice President, Dr. Biden, and Deputy Secretary Carter thanked the combat-injured U.S. soldier for his service to our country and thanked his wife and their young son for their sacrifices. They also spent time visiting with two wounded soldiers serving in Afghanistan who were from the Republic of Georgia. Of the fifty-nation coalition providing forces in Afghanistan, the Republic of Georgia is the largest non-NATO contributor, providing over 1,560 forces who primarily serve in Afghanistan’s volatile Helmand province.
The Vice President, Dr. Biden, and Deputy Secretary Carter also took time to specially thank on-duty medical caretakers in the surgical wards and the intensive care unit for caring for our Wounded Warriors. Vice President Biden said, “Even if there were no Wounded Warriors here to visit today, we wanted to stop by and visit with you to say thank you for all that you do for them. What you do is truly breathtaking. And because of you, our Wounded Warriors can return home alive to their mothers and fathers, to their wives and husbands, and to their sons and daughters.”

 

San Francisco and Baltimore Mayors Put Service on the Line for Super Sunday

 

CNCS Staff
February 03, 2013

 

 

Ed note: a version of this post was first published on serve.gov, the official site of the Corporation for National and Community Service. You can read the original post here.

 

Today is game day, and as the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers get ready to take the field, the mayors from those cities are taking a different approach to the traditional, friendly wager. This year, the focus will be on volunteering and community service.

 

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have agreed that the winning mayor would host the mayor from the opposing team for a day of volunteer service with AmeriCorps members. This service project will be done in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps. (Click here to watch a video announcing the challenge on the “Today Show.”)

 

The mayors’ friendly wager further elevates the role of community service within the Super Bowl’s activities. As part of the official events, the Super Bowl Host Committee also hosted a community service effort yesterday, Super Saturday of Service, in which local volunteers revitalized five New Orleans playgrounds. AmeriCorps members serving with Habitat for Humanity New Orleans and Habitat for Humanity Baton Rouge participated. AmeriCorps members also took part in service activities organized by Rebuilding Together.

 

Mayors Lee and Rawlings-Blake join more than 100 U.S. Mayors in their focus on service. Both have signed on to participate in the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, an initiative launched last month at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. Mayors across the country will participate in a national day of recognition this April 9 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve.

 

“Mayors are leaders who get things done, responding every day to needs in their cities,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS. “With this friendly wager, Mayors Lee and Rawlings-Blake highlight the impact and power of national service and volunteering. No matter which team wins the game, both cities—and all football fans— can celebrate the Service Bowl.”

 

Americans looking to participate can find a volunteer service project in their area using the search engine athttp://www.serve.gov/. To join the conversation on social media about this event, use the #ServiceBowl hashtag.

 

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. These two men are proving how important they are when it comes to governing our Country, unlike Congress who remains idle most of the time.

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