By Jueseppi B.
On Board with the Vice President: Diplomacy in Mexico
September 24, 2013 | 1:38 |Public Domain
Vice President Joe Biden leads a diplomatic delegation to Mexico City to engage in a High Level Economic Dialogue with leaders of Mexico.
On Tuesday, September 24, President Obama will join former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting for a conversation about the benefits and future of health care reform in America, and access to health care around the globe.
Tune in right here watch live, starting at 5:00 pm ET. (A livestream player will be embedded in this blog post before the event begins.)
President Obama Holds a Civil Society Roundtable
September 23, 2013 |1:00:33 | Public Domain
At the UN General Assembly, President Obama meets with heads of state and leaders of civil society, multilateral organizations, and the philanthropic community to discuss growing restrictions being placed on civil society organizations (CSOs) worldwide. The event marks the beginning of a year-long effort to further intensify our work to support and defend civil society from a rising tide of restrictions.
Senate Votes to Confirm Todd Hughes to Serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
September 24, 2013
12:35 PM EDT
Kathryn Ruemmler is Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President
This afternoon, the Senate unanimously confirmed Todd Hughes to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Like all of the President’s judicial nominees, Hughes has the intellect, experience, integrity, and temperament to be a successful judge. He is also gay.
The United States Courts of Appeals are the second-highest courts in the nation – a level just below the Supreme Court – and there has never been an openly gay judge to serve on a Court of Appeals until now. Hughes’s historic confirmation is yet another “first” among President Obama’s federal judges. Many of the President’s circuit judges have broken new diversity barriers – including three Hispanic, two Asian American, and one African American — who are “firsts” in their respective courts.
The President is confident that these men and women will serve with honor, distinction, and fidelity to the rule of law on the federal bench. And, at the same time, the judiciary will better reflect the nation it serves, instilling even greater public confidence in our justice system. We look forward to the “seconds” and “thirds” who will come after Todd Hughes and his fellow “firsts” currently serving on our courts.
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