White House Schedule – July 17, 2014
The President will then travel to the Port of Wilmington, where he will announce a new initiative, using his pen and his phone, to increase private sector investment in our nation’s infrastructure. The President’s remarks in front of the Interstate 495 Bridge are open to pre-credentialed media and streamed live on http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Afterward, the President will depart Delaware en route New York. The President’s departure from New Castle Air National Guard Base and arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.
While in New York, the President will attend two events, one for the DNC followed by a House Majority PAC roundtable event. Both events are closed press.
Following the roundtable, the President will depart New York City en route Washington, DC. The departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday July 17th, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, JULY 17th, 2014
Thursday, July 17 2014 All Times ET
11:20 AM: The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews, South Lawn.
11:35 AM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Andrews.
12:15 PM: The President arrives Delaware, New Castle Air National Guard Base.
12:30 PM: The Vice President attends an event for the Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign Committee, Westin Book Cadillac -Detroit.
2:10 PM: The President delivers remarks on Infrastructure, Port of Wilmington.
2:15 PM: The Vice President visits the Step IT Up America program at Wayne County Community College with Mayor Michael Duggan, Wayne County Community College.
3:15 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks to the Netroots Nation Conference, Cobo Center.
4:00 PM: The President arrives New York, John F. Kennedy International Airport.
5:45 PM: The President attends a DNC event, Private Residence – New York.
7:30 PM: The President attends a House Majority PAC roundtable event, Private Residence – New York.
9:15 PM: The President departs New York, John F. Kennedy International Airport.
10:15 PM: The President arrives Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Andrews.
10:30 PM: The President arrives at the White House, South Lawn.
President Obama Speaks on Infrastructure
Wilmington, Delaware, White House LIVE Streaming
Speeches and Remarks/Statements and Releases
FACT SHEET: Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Increasing Public and Private Collaboration with the Build America Investment Initiative
FACT SHEET: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change
Preparing Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change
05:12 PM EDT
We’ve been talking a lot recently about the need to rebuild and strengthen our nation’s infrastructure. As the President has made clear, a world-class infrastructure system is a vital part of a top-performing economy.
But there’s another important reason why we need to rebuild our infrastructure: climate change.
Communities across America need more resilient infrastructure that can withstand the impacts of climate change — like more extreme weather and increased flooding. That’s part of the reason why the President established the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience last November.
The Task Force, made up of 26 governors, mayors, and county and tribal officials from across the country, advises the President on how the federal government can best help American communities dealing with the effects of climate change. Today, the Task Force came to the White House for their fourth and final meeting, and will give the President final recommendations this fall.
The President Meets with His Climate Task Force
July 16, 2014 | 4:11 | Public Domain
President Obama meets with his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
Coast guard rescues casino boat stranded for 16 hours
Published on Jul 17, 2014
More than 120 passengers on board a stranded Casino boat off the coast of Georgia were rescued by Coast Guard officials. Mark Strassmann reports.
Three dead after violent bank robbery pursuit
Published on Jul 17, 2014
Two bank robbery suspects and one hostage were killed when the suspects led police on an hour-long chase in California.
Armed Bank Robbery, High-Speed Chase Leave 3 Dead in California
Published on Jul 16, 2014
Stockton police late Wednesday said a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage.
Police said that in all, three people are dead from the violence, which included a high-speed chase that left cars and houses riddled with bullets.
One of the people killed was a hostage, and the other two were suspects in the robbery, according to police.The violence began at 2 p.m. when officers responded to a call of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch in north Stockton. Arriving officers spotted three men walking three female hostages from the bank. The robbers stole a bank employee’s SUV and a pursuit started, Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said.
Cellphone footage taken by a driver captured the moments when more than a dozen police cars were in pursuit of the bank robbers.
During the chase that lasted 45 minutes and spanned several miles, one of the hostages was thrown from the SUV and was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound, Silva said. The pursuit continued as gunfire continued to erupt from the SUV, he said. Police cars and homes along the robbers’ path were peppered with gunshots.”In my 18 years of law enforcement, I’ve never seen anything like this in the city of Stockton,” Silva said, adding that no officers were injured.
A second hostage was later thrown from the vehicle, and officers tending to her found she had suffered a grazing bullet wound, Silva said.
As the SUV came to a stop, officers exchanged gunfire with someone inside the vehicle. When it was all over, a hostage and one of the robbers was dead, Silva said. Besides the first hostage thrown from the vehicle, at least two other people were hospitalized.Witnesses said the shootout that brought the episode to a close looked like a war.
“I could see the car getting blasted,” witness Manuel Gallegos said. “I can see all the little sparks and everything off the car, and actually there was a police car right in front of our house shooting in that direction.”
Jose Maldonado, who said he saw the robbers taking the women out of the bank, said the men had rifles that looked like AK-47s slung over their shoulders and they didn’t seem to care that there were police all around.
“They were not afraid. They weren’t going to take no for an answer. These poor women, they were screaming, they were so distraught, so scared,” Maldonado said.
Where the hell were all the “good guys with guns” the NRAssholes speak of? No “good guys with guns” were present….musta been off at the local Home Depot…armed, patrolling the lumber section.
Bowe Bergdahl’s Lawyer Says Fmr Taliban Captive “Deeply Grateful” to Obama
Published on Jul 16, 2014
Eugene Fidell tells ABC News Bergdahl believes the President “saved his life.”
HORROR: 295 Dead as Missile at Russia border Shoots down Malaysia Boeing MH17
Published on Jul 17, 2014
WATCH: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in Ukraine near Russian border
(NYDaily News) BREAKING: The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 reportedly had 280 passengers and 15 crew members when it went down in a war-torn region of Ukraine.
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was reportedly shot down in Ukraine near the Russian border Thursday.
The Boeing 777 had 280 passengers and 15 crew members, Interfax reported citing an an aviation industry source.
Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, said on Facebook that the plane was flying at an altituse of 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.
It came down just 20 miles short of entering Russian airspace near the town of Shakhtyorsk, in an area where the Ukrainian government has been fighting pro-Russian rebels.
It “began to drop, afterwards it was found burning on the ground on Ukrainian territory,” a unidentified source told Reuters.
Flight Aware shows the flight was heading from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the main international airport in the Netherlands, to Kuala Lumpur International Airport outside Kuala Lumpur, the most populous city of Malaysia.
The flight reportedly departed at 12:14 a.m. local time.
The crash comes a little more than four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 lost contact with air traffic control less than an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The aircraft, also a Boeing 777, was carrying 227 passengers and 12 Malaysian crew members.
The airline issued a public statement an hour after the flight was expected to arrive in China.
The subsequent search efforts, which involved multiple governments, expanded to more than 60,000 square miles and soared to become the most expensive in history.
Malaysia Airlines confirmed it lost contact with the flight.
Republicans Equal ‘Gross Incompetence’ Says Congressman