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White House Tweets – August 20, 2013
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Meet Sunny: The Obamas’ New Puppy
The White House says the Obamas have added a second dog to the first family. Her name is Sunny, and she’s a Portuguese Water Dog — the same breed as the Obamas’ other dog, Bo. The White House says that breed works well for the Obamas because of family allergies.
Sunny was born a year ago in June in Michigan and arrived at the White House Monday.
She’s expected to join Bo for evening walks and the occasional Oval Office huddle with the president.
The White House says the Obamas will donate in Sunny’s honor to the Washington Humane Society.
The Obamas adopted their first White House dog in April 2009, fulfilling a campaign promise to daughters Sasha and Malia.
Introducing the Newest Obama – Sunny
Published on Aug 19, 2013
The Obama’s welcomed the newest member of their family — a little girl (puppy) named Sunny! You can learn more here:http://www.whitehouse.gov/meet-sunny
Sunny was born in Michigan in June 2012, and arrived at the White House today. Just like Bo, she’s a Portuguese Water Dog, which works great for the Obamas because of allergies in their family.
Sunny is the perfect little sister for Bo – full of energy and very affectionate – and the First Family picked her name because it fit her cheerful personality.
In the past, Bo has been eager to help the First Family with their official duties, from visiting Walter Reed and the Children’s National Medical Center, to inspecting the Holiday decorations at the White House, to greeting guests at the White House on tours and during the Easter Egg Roll, but in October, the First Lady told reporters that she hosted a “doggie play date” because “Bo doesn’t have enough dog interaction.” So now, in addition to helping with those official duties, Bo takes on the important role of big brother!
We suspect Sunny will follow in Bo’s footsteps and keep the President company in the Oval Office, go for walks with the First Family after their 6:30 family dinner and even jump up on the First Lady’s lap from time to time!
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The President is scheduled to make a speech at Lackawanna College in Scranton on Friday, according to college spokeswoman Wendy Evans. Evans said the school has not been given a time for the event or a precise location, but the choices appear to be the school’s theater on Vine Street or the student center inside the former Scranton CYC building on Jefferson Avenue.
Lackawanna College President Mark Volk sent an email out to all college staff members Friday alerting them of the President’s visit. “As we begin a new year at Lackawanna College, I can think of no better visitor than the President of the United States. This will be a very busy … very happy start to the new school year,” he wrote.
The stop is part of a two-day bus trek through New York and Pennsylvania during which the President will discuss his plan to help the middle class and curb higher education costs.
Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the President at his appearance in the city, according to Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty and a White House official.
On Thursday, President Obama will deliver remarks at the University at Buffalo and Henninger High School in Syracuse, N.Y. On Friday, the President will participate in a town hall event at Binghamton University and will deliver remarks at an event at Lackawanna College.
At each stop, the President will “discuss the importance of ensuring that every American has the opportunity to achieve a quality education by reducing cost and improving the value of higher education for middle-class students and their families,” according to an email sent to congressional offices by the White House and obtained by The Times Leader.
The tour extends President Obama’s recent effort to refocus on economic issues ahead of looming fiscal fights with Congress. In appearances at other cities, he has discussed infrastructure and housing.
President Obama has said he’s planning an aggressive strategy on education costs so Americans can get training needed for the rapidly changing economy. A first step came last week when Obama signed a bipartisan bill to restore lower student loan interest rates.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, has a scheduling conflict and will not be at the event, but he said he supports the President’s message. “I am committed making every effort to guarantee that students will be able to attend a school of their choosing by protecting federal grants and working to keep the cost of student loans low,” Cartwright said.
The last time President Obama visited the region was during the 2012 campaign when he spoke at Scranton High School. Before that, he hadn’t visited since the contested 2008 primary election campaign when he and Hillary Clinton both made frequent stops in the area.
President Obama visited Schott Glass in Duryea, then made a pit stop at the Avenue Diner in Wyoming during one visit. He also spoke at the Society of Irish Women’s dinner at the Radisson Hotel in Scranton, Wilkes University and the Dunmore Community Center Gymnasium.
The visit to Scranton has led to an alteration of the college’s schedule.
Orientation that had been set for Friday has been moved to the following Monday, “to give the college community maximum opportunity to participate in the Presidential event,” Volk said. That pushes Monday daytime classes at the Scranton campus to Tuesday. Monday’s evening classes will still take place.
From The Daily News Journal:
Written by Amanda Haggard The Daily News Journal
MURFREESBORO — Two separate groups sponsored events Tuesday to ask U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais to reconsider his views on immigration reform and climate change.
A group of nearly 20 presented a “Congressional Climate Denier Award” at DesJarlais‘s office Tuesday afternoon.
Organizing for Action, a non-profit social advocacy group, organized the rally and award.
“He’s a medical doctor,” said Chris Polk, who is from Williamson County. “So we know he believes in science. Ninety-seven percent of the scientists in the world believe and acknowledge that climate change is real and is happening and it is mostly man made. Rep. DesJarlais denies that climate change exists and he blocks legislation and votes against legislation that would combat it and help prevent it.”
“Congressman DesJarlais has and continues to support an all of the above energy approach,” said Lauren Reddington, press assistant for DesJarlais.
“While the congressman believes that there is certainly a place for renewable energy sources, that should not bar us from utilizing the resources with which our nation has been blessed.”
The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition came to the site of a Tea Party town hall event Tuesday night at Social Bar where DesJarlais was to speak.
The group came to tell DesJarlais that the United States deserves a vote on a pathway to citizenship and immigration reform, according to Eben Cathey,communications coordinator for TIRRC.
“Providing a pathway to citizenship before securing the border is putting the cart before the horse,” DesJarlais said in a press release. “Before overhauling our nation’s immigration system, we should first ensure we are enforcing the laws that are already on the books.”
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