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The White House Blog For Thursday The 12th Of December. 13 Days Left Until Santa Shows.


By Jueseppi B.




White House Schedule – December 12th, 2013


Office of the Press Secretary
December 12th, 2013




In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.


In the afternoon, the President will attend meetings at the White House. These meetings are closed press.



Thursday, December 12 2013 All Times ET


10:30 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.


12:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, Brady Briefing Room.


7:15 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the 2013 U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) Annual Tribute Dinner, The Grand Hyatt Hotel.






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December 12, 2013 12:45 PM EST

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


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Next Up…
December 12, 2013 7:15 PM EST

Vice President Biden Speaks at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Tribute Dinner

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Josh Earnest
Josh Earnest

December 12, 2013
12:28 PM EST


Under the Affordable Care Act, states have the opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage to provide millions of Americans access to affordable healthcare. In return, states receive 100 percent of federal funding to cover those costs for the first three years and no less than 90 percent federal support for those costs in the years following. Taken together, if all 24 states that haven’t expanded coverage did so, about 5.4 million uninsured Americans would gain access to health insurance coverage by 2016.


This leaves state officials facing a critical decision: play political games and continue to block Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act or put partisanship aside and bring in much needed funds to allow millions of citizens access to healthcare. It should not be a difficult choice. Now is the time for elected officials to follow the example of Governor John Kasich in Ohio and Governor Jan Brewer in Arizona to put politics aside and expand Medicaid.


As Nebraska State Senator Jeremy Nordquist said:

“It’s often overlooked that Nebraska has a high number of uninsured in rural counties.  Without expansion, rural hospitals will face growing financial challenges, which will undoubtedly lead to a reduction in the services they provide and – we are hearing – a real risk of these critical hospital closing their doors. The good news is that the Nebraska Legislature is unique.  We are nonpartisan, unicameral and constantly find ways to work together to move our state forward.  On this issue, there is a strong bipartisan majority that supports expanding Medicaid.  Providing access to quality, affordable health care should be a priority for all of us who represent the ‘good life’ in Nebraska.  If all legislators and our Governor truly care about growing our economy and strengthening our health care system, we will pass Medicaid expansion in 2014.”


Here’s a sample of some coverage from the last week about local leaders and organizations across the country encouraging leaders to put politics aside, and improve access to quality healthcare by expanding Medicaid:


Washington Times: White House PR blitz hits states that rejected Medicaid expansion The Obama administration’s all-out public relations push to sell its health care reform law increasingly is targeting individual governors, who will bear much of the blame, the White House says, if millions of poor Americans remain uninsured.  Administration officials Monday joined with state and local Democratic leaders in North Carolina to put pressure on Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, to expand Medicaid eligibility under Obamacare.  Under Mr. McCrory, North Carolina is one of two dozen states that so far have opted out of that expansion, a crucial building block of the Affordable Care Act but one that became voluntary as a result of a Supreme Court decision last year. LINK 


McClatchy: White House, N.C. Democrats press state to expand Medicaid The White House enlisted two top North Carolina Democrats on Monday to urge Gov. Pat McCrory and the legislature to reconsider their opposition to Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. “Medicaid expansion is a smart choice for states,” White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said during a telephone news conference along with Durham Democrats, Mayor Bill Bell and state Sen. Floyd McKissick.  Earnest said that states would save money “over and above the expense of expanding Medicaid.”  Bell said that in Durham, the state’s fourth largest city, 61,000 people would get insurance if the expansion went through. LINK


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Secretary John Kerry
Secretary John Kerry

December 11, 2013
06:22 PM EST


Ed. note: This is cross-posted from DipNote, the official blog of the U.S. Department of State. See the original post here


It’s important to mark milestones of great progress both because they remind us that disciplined and determined effrts can be successful in meeting great challenges – but also because they underscore something Nelson Mandela once told us: “It always seems impossible until it is done.”


Today, the World Health Organization released a report that confirms what many of us have long believed: we’re knocking on the door of doing what many fifteen years ago deemed impossible. The bottom line: we can beat malaria, one of the most intransigent diseases on the planet. By bringing together governments, business leaders, philanthropists, donor agencies and citizens in malaria endemic countries to end deaths from this preventable and treatable disease, we’re making tremendous, unparalleled progress.


Just unpack the statistics in this new report, and the reality is compelling. Globally, malaria mortality has fallen 51 percent among children under the age of 5; in sub-Saharan Africa, by 54 percent. We crossed an important threshold in 2012 — for the first time, fewer than 500,000 children died of malaria.  Our efforts saved approximately 3.3 million lives between 2000 and 2012.


It’s not just that we are beating back malaria in and of itself; the ripple effect is dramatic. Just connect the dots. President Obama has insisted we all focus on his big, bold vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035, and helping relieve extreme poverty.  If you beat malaria, you’ve taken dramatic steps in that direction.


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Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett

December 11, 2013
12:43 PM EST


On Tuesday, four American Presidents traveled to Johannesburg to pay tribute to the former South African President, Nelson Mandela.  As President Obama addressed the crowd, and greeted Madiba’s extended family of South African citizens, I was reminded of a more intimate gathering earlier this year.


In November, 2013, President Obama invited members of the Mandela family to the White House for a screening of “Long Walk to Freedom,” a film based on Mandela’s autobiography. Take a look at this short video, featuring informal reflections by the President, the Mandela family, the former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Donald Gips, and the film’s star, Idris Elba.




Remembering Nelson Mandela



President Obama’s Message to the People of the Central African Republic






Ask The White House: Immigration Reform

December 11, 2013 | 35:18 |Public Domain


Vice President Joe Biden and Cecilia Muñoz, the President’s Domestic Policy Advisor, answer your questions about immigration reform in a live Skype video call hosted by Bing and Skype.





Press Briefing

December 11, 2013 | 1:07:03 |Public Domain


White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.





Nobody’s Invincible





Sandy Hook: “Evil did not win.”


Published on Dec 6, 2013

A mother who lost her 6-year-old daughter at Sandy Hook shares what tragedy has taught her during the past year.





Children killed by guns since Newtown


Published on Dec 11, 2013

Mother Jones’ special report on children killed by guns in the year since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School




December 12th, 2013: White House Photo of the Day


President Barack Obama listens to the Crenshaw Elite Choir, from Los Angeles, Calif., perform in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House following a Christmas holiday reception, Dec. 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama listens to the Crenshaw Elite Choir, from Los Angeles, Calif., perform in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House following a Christmas holiday reception, Dec. 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


I am very curious why the “fair, unbiased & balanced media has chosen NOT to circulate this photo…..



As much as they circulate these photos……



OR this photo….




The media seems to have disregarded these photos…..








Now ask yourself Why?


Now for the stupid…..

Megyn Kelly Really Wants The Kids To Know Santa And Jesus Are White


Published on Dec 12, 2013

This is how Megyn Kelly handled a story by a black woman who wrote that maybe, just maybe, Santa doesn’t have to be white all the time (because—spoiler alert—Santa can be all things to all people!): For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white. But this person is maybe just arguing that we should also have a black Santa. But, you know, Santa is what he is, and just so you know, we’re just debating this because someone wrote about it, kids.

For good measure, she also assured the children that Jesus was white too.















We Have NOT forgotten you Avomte

We Have NOT forgotten you Avomte






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2 Responses

  1. Since Santa is not real he could be any race. But for any child who ‘believes’ in Santa I would think ‘Santa’ is the child’s parents, thus, any race.

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