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First Lady Michelle Obama Host A Fashion Education Workshop at the White House.

 

 

The workshop was to connect students with leading fashion professionals to show what to take to succeed in the fashion industry.

 

Remarks by the First Lady at Fashion Education Workshop

 

 

Fashion Education Workshop Slideshow

 

Among those attending were young fashion design students and such fashion design/stylist icons as Naeem KhanEdward Wilkerson, Thom BrownePhillip LimJason Wu, Mary Alice Stephenson and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazineAnna Wintour.

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama also spent time visiting the “Wearable Technology” workshop. Wearable technology is the integration of technology with fashion, like boots that charges cellphone, bras that detect cancer, compression shirts that monitor and record your heart rate, breathing rate and body temperature.

 

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The first lady also found time to support Wendy Davis Of Texas.

 

 

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President Obama Meets with the Pentagon About ISIL

 

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey,  met with Military Senior Leadership at the Pentagon on October 8, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. The President met with the military leaders for an update on the battle against ISIS.

 

 

The President met with and shook hands with military service members prior to a meeting with military senior leadership at the Pentagon. The President also participated in a conference call with state and local officials to discuss the Administration’s domestic preparedness response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, at the White House on October 8.

 

 

President Obama at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

 

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President Obama Provides an Update on the Ebola Outbreak

 

October 06, 2014 | 9:33 | Public Domain

On October 6, 2014, President Obama was briefed on the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. and abroad, and provided an update on the U.S. preparedness and response to the epidemic.

 

 

Remarks by the President in Conference Call with State and Local Officials on Ebola

 

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Statements and Releases/Speeches and Remarks

 

Readout of the President’s Phone Call with President Santos of Colombia

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Canadian Decision to Authorize Military Force Against ISIL

 

FACT SHEET: The U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

 

 

White House Press Briefing

 

October 08, 2014 | 01:08:20 | Public Domain

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

 

 

 

The White House Blog Updates:

 

Empowering Our Young People, and Stemming the Collateral Damage of Incarceration

 

Five U.S. Airports Are Enacting New Screening Measures to Protect Against Ebola

 

Preparing America’s Hospitals, Health Care Facilities, and Health Care Providers for Ebola

 

In Case You Missed It: Why We Can — and Will — Stop Ebola in the U.S.

 

U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

 

Vice President Biden: No One Who Works 40 Hours a Week Should Live in Poverty

 

The American Dream Needs a Fair Minimum Wage

 

Vice President Biden at the Reopening of Joplin High School: “We Never Stop. And We Always Rebuild.”

 

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Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks With Vice President Biden and Indian Prime Minister Modi

 

Published on Oct 8, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with Vice President Biden and Indian Prime Minister Modi at a Luncheon at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on September 30, 2014. A text transcript can be found at: http://www.state.gov/secretary/remark

 

 

 

Pastor: Family devastated by Ebola death

 

Published on Oct 8, 2014

Pastor George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas talks to Anderson Cooper about the death of Thomas Eric Duncan.

 

 

Even with combating The Ebola Virus, skin color plays a part in who survives and who dies. Remember the two caucasian Ebola medical personal who returned to America and were given the experimental drug….and lived/recovered? Why was Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan NOT given the same treatment? Skin color is why.

 

 

Chinese company snathces up NYC’s iconic Waldorf-Astoria hotel

 

Published on Oct 8, 2014

In a record-breaking sale, a Chinese insurance giant is buying New York City’s iconic Waldorf-Astoria hotel for nearly $2 billion. The purchase comes as China remains the leading foreign buyer of US properties, and what some experts call the largest transfer of wealth in history, with centuries of accumulated American capital being scooped up by Chinese investors. RT’s Marina Portnaya takes a closer look.

 

 

Notice that China owns a lot of property and “things” in America, but America owns jack shit in China?

 

 

Immigrant military veterans fight deportation after discharge

 

 

 

Supreme Court reignites same-sex marriage as campaign issue

 

 

 

Liberals Too Tolerant of Islam? Ben Affleck, Bill Maher, Sam Harris, Nicholas Kristoff Debate

 

 

 

Ebola battle through nurse’s eyes

 

 

 

Demanding Justice for John Crawford (w/ Malaya Davis)

 

 

 

NOW for the days “feel good” video: Open Carry Enthusiast Has Gun Stolen in Robbery at Gunpoint

 

Published on Oct 8, 2014

An Open Carry gun enthusiast has his gun stolen by gunpoint by a man who saw and “liked” his pistol…

 

 

Every now and again…..Karma just shows up and makes you bust the fuck out laughing.

 

The Twitter Storm™

The Twitter Storm™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The ObamaCrat Is Dead. Long Live The MilitantNegro™


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In case you didn’t notice, this blog has gone through a small renovation process the past 4 weeks. I had wrestled in the past with what I would rename my blog in 2016 when The President Of The United States Of America, Barack Hussein Obama, left office. Barack helped me with that decision when an UNARMED Michael Brown was slain in the street of Ferguson, Missouri. The President, unwittingly, made the decision for me, just a bit early….two years early.

 

I used to be an ObamaCrat and follow Barack blindly, but Ferguson Missouri and the murder of Michael Brown, changed my views of Barack Hussein Obama. The President’s total lack of attention, he didn’t pay, to a rash of incidents involving the systematic genocide of Black Americans right here at home by racist AmeriKKKan law enforcement, made me realize Barack didn’t deserve my blind commitment. AmeriKKKa can’t fix the world when freedoms and liberties are denied daily to America’s citizens.

 

Bowing to political pressure from Democratic politicians who are concerned about having a Democratic President speak out about a racial murder, weeks before the all important Mid Term elections, is NOT why I voted for Barack Hussein Obama, twice. Ignoring the hundreds of murders of Black Americans, mostly Black American males, whom were unarmed and in a position of surrender and submission, is unacceptable to me as a Black male. It’s disgusting when a caucasian President ignores that issue. It’s the worst feeling in the soul and heart when a President who is a person of color ignores it, who happened to campaign on “Hope & Change”, and allows that Black genocide to continue.

 

Many defend Barack’s lack of involvement and cite his assigning AG Holder and the DOJ to investigate Ferguson. I didn’t vote twice for AG Eric Holder. I voted for MY POTUSA to represent me and to be the “Comforter-In-Chief” to all people in America, not just Sandy Hook victims, Hurricane Sandy victims, Oso, Washington mud slide victims or Aurora shooting victims. The conflict, chaos and racism displayed against the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri by the state of Missouri and county of St. Louis, was despicable, evil, nasty and down right unAmerican. The handling of the American press in Ferguson was and is disgusting and a blatant violation of freedom of the press and freedom of speech.

 

Our 44th POTUSA was silent on both issues. And still is silent.

 

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President Obama Delivers a Statement on Airstrikes in Syria

 

Published on Sep 23, 2014

Speaking from the South Lawn at the White House, President Obama delivered an update on the U.S. military airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria. September 23, 2014.

 

 

You can not ask Americans to march into foreign lands and fight for those humans rights & liberties, when right here at home in AmeriKKKa, people have their rights challenged daily. The LGBTQA1 community fights daily to live equally. People Of Color fight daily for freedom & liberty. Women have been fighting for centuries to think for themselves, work for a fair and equal paycheck, get maternity leave and the right to control their bodies and their healthcare. 

 

The right to vote is being removed for Americans. Benefits for Veterans and the poor are vanishing. Marrying whom you love regardless of gender is fought on every front. Guns kill 30,000 plus in AmeriKKKa annually. Oil and other fossil fuels are choking our planet. Dreamers are at risk. Sexual assault in our military and on our college campuses is rampant. YET our elected politicians are concerned with tax breaks for the wealthy. Killing humans in foreign nations. Giving billions in financial aid to Israel. Worrying about Sharia Islamic Law.

 

Dear Mom and Dad- get to work saving my life!

 

Published on Jul 20, 2014

If you have children you MUST watch and share this video! It’s time to stop the madness and protect our children from America’s epidemic of gun violence! To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com

 

 

 

AmeriKKKa can’t police the world while ignoring issues at home that keep Americans in poverty, issues that keep Americans under nourished, but mostly issues that keep America in 3rd world status.

 

If Barack Hussein Obama has concerns for freedoms and liberties being denied on this planet……start right here in The United States Of AmeriKKKa.

 

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TheObamaCrat Wake-Up Call™ For Tuesday The 5th Of August, 2014; The U.S. ★ Africa Leaders Summit, Washington, D.C.


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In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
 
In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.
 
Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and participate in the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit focused on strengthening trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa. This event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is open to pre-credentialed media.
 
Afterward, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
 
In the evening, the President and First Lady will host a dinner at the White House for African heads of state, and government and select guests. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. There will be pooled press coverage of this event on the South Lawn.

 

White House Schedule – August 5th, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday August 5th, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY AUGUST 5th, 2014 

 

Tuesday, August 5 2014 All Times ET

 

8:45 AM: The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, The Willard Hotel.

 

10:00 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

11:00 AM: The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, The White House.

 

12:30 PM: The President and Vice President meet for lunch, Private Dining Room.

 

1:45 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Washington.

 

2:45 PM: The President delivers remarks and participates in the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Washington.

 

3:15 PM: The Vice President ceremonially swears in Shaun Donovan as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Roosevelt Room.

 

4:45 PM: The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel, Oval Office.

 

5:30 PM: The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia, The White House.

 

9:30 PM: The President and First Lady host a dinner; the Vice President and Dr. Biden also attend, South Lawn.

 

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White House Live

 

Now Streaming…
August 05, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
U.S.-Africa Business Forum
Washington, DC,  White House LIVE Streaming
Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM Moderated Sessions
1:45 PM Vice President Biden Delivers Remarks
2:45 PM President Obama Delivers Remarks
Find additional information at http://www.wh.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit.

 

 

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August 05, 2014 12:30 PM EDT
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest
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August 05, 2014 9:30 PM EDT
President Obama and the First Lady Host a Dinner for the U.S.-African Leaders Summit
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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Day Two

 

 

AUGUST 5

 

U.S.-Africa Business Forum
On August 5, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bloomberg Philanthropies will co-host the first U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day focused on strengthening trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa. President Obama will participate in the Business Forum along with Secretary Pritzker and Mayor Bloomberg, as will other senior U.S. government officials. Held at the Mandarin Oriental, in Washington, D.C., the U.S.-Africa Business Forum will intensify efforts to strengthen trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa and seek to create partnerships that will promote trade, accelerate job growth, and encourage investment. The Forum will focus on U.S. private sector engagement in Africa in the areas of finance and capital investment; infrastructure; power and energy; agriculture; consumer goods; and information and communication technology. African leaders will engage with business executives from both sides of the Atlantic to engage in conversations about successes and solutions to increase trade with and invest in Africa. President Obama will participate in the conversation with CEOs and government leaders from the United States and Africa.

 

See the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Official Website

 

White House Dinner on the occasion of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
On the evening of August 5, President and Mrs. Obama will host a dinner at the White House for African heads of state and government and select guests.

 

 

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Day Three

 

 

AUGUST 6

 

Summit Leader Meetings
African leaders and President Obama will engage in dialogue in three action-oriented sessions that will address issues of shared interest and mutual concern.

 

Leader Session I – Investing in Africa’s Future
The opening session will discuss inclusive, sustainable development, economic growth, and trade and investment.

 

Leader Session II – Peace and Regional Stability
A working lunch centered around shared concerns regarding peace and security, including a discussion of long-term solutions to regional conflicts, peacekeeping challenges, and combating transnational threats.

 

 

Leader Session III – Governing for the Next Generation
This session will allow for a candid conversation about the greatest challenges and opportunities for Africa’s continued political and economic progress and a specific focus on governance. This session will focus on how to enhance governance in order to deliver services to citizens, attract and prepare for increased domestic and foreign direct investment, manage transnational threats, and stem the flow of illicit finance.

 

 

Leader Press Conferences

 

Spousal Program

On August 6, First Lady Michelle Obama, in partnership with former First Lady Laura Bush and the Bush Institute, will host a day-long spouses symposium at the Kennedy Center focused on the impact of investments in education, health, and public-private partnerships.

 

 

Media

Media representatives wishing to cover the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and related events and/or to get access to the Media Center must apply to receive a credential. For more information on media and the online accreditation system, please go to the Working Media Credential Application page.

 

Any media-related questions should be directed to the U.S. Media Coordinator’s Office, at AfricaSummitMedia@state.gov.

 

Side Events

In order to leverage the presence in Washington, D.C. of so many African leaders as well as the intense interest in U.S.-Africa ties that the Summit has engendered, a number of non government actors – the private sector and non-profit organizations — are organizing events along the margins to coincide with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

 

 

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President Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in 2010 to support young leaders with opportunities and resources. Through YALI, the United States is committing significant resources to enhance leadership skills, bolster entrepreneurship, and connect young African leaders with one another, with the United States, and with the American people. Investing in the next generation of African leaders is critical to ensuring the success of Africa’s democracies and its economies.

 

The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the exchange program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program brings over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning in 2014, for leadership training, academic coursework, and mentoring. It also creates unique opportunities in Africa, through internships and follow-on opportunities, to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity and strengthening democratic institutions. To be part of the YALI Network, follow @YALINetwork on Twitter or find us on Facebook.

 

For more information on YALI, please visitYoungAfricanLeaders.state.gov.

 

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Complete Coverage Of Day One

 

Recap Of Day One: The Last 24™ : The U.S. ★ Africa Leaders Summit: August 4th – 6th, 2014, Washington, D.C.

 

 

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Statements and Releases – August 5th, 2014

 

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam of Mauritius

 

Readout of National Security Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni of Libya

 

 

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Here’s how you hold candidates accountable

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

The 2014 Gun Sense Voter Federal Candidate Questionnaire has been sent to every candidate for federal office in the United States. Make sure they take it.

 

 

 

Political Funny: Happy Birthday, Mr. President

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

John King highlights a joke by Craig Ferguson about President Obama, who turned 53 yesterday.

 

 

 

Author tracks Ebola outbreaks over decades, calls virus “Jack The Ripper”

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

Twenty years ago, Richard Preston wrote “The Hot Zone,” a non-fiction thriller about the deadly Ebola virus. He joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the epidemic and how it’s changed in 2014.

 

 

 

WATCH: Fighter jet escorts passenger plan to Manchester Airport, man arrested

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

BREAKING: Man arrested after ‘hoax bomb threat’ on Qatar Airways flight triggers full emergency and RAF scrambles
(Daily Mail ) Typhoon to escort plane into Manchester Airport.

 

 

 

Climate Change & Wildfires Explained in Less Than Three Minutes

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

President Obama’s Science Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, explains in less than three minutes how the growing number of intense wildfires are linked in part, to climate change. Learn more athttp://wh.gov/climate-change

 

 

 

Ebola epidemic sparks panic in African nations

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa spreads, other countries in the continent are working to keep the deadly disease outside their borders. Debora Patta reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

 

 

 

DREAMers Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas confront Steve King in Okoboji, Iowa for trying to end DACA

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

At a fundraiser with Rand Paul in Okoboji, Iowa, DREAMers Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas confront Steve King for trying to end DACA. Rand Paul runs away when Erika says she’s a DREAMer.

 

 

 

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US President Barack Obama holds his first Twitter Town Hall

 

The Week Ahead

 

Wednesday August 6th: The President participates in Summit Leader Meetings as part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama, in partnership with former First Lady Laura Bush and the Bush Institute, will host a day-long spouses symposium at the Kennedy Center focused on the impact of investments in education, health, and public-private partnerships.

 

Thursday & Friday Auguct 7th & 8th: Attends meetings at the White House

 

 

Presidential Actions August 4th, 2014

 

Presidential Memorandum — Establishing a Comprehensive Approach to Expanding Sub-Saharan Africa’s Capacity for Trade and Investment

 

 

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What Did Barack Do Today™: Barack Hussein Obama, Celebrating 53 Years Of Birth.


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White House Schedule – August 4, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday August 4th, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY AUGUST 4th, 2014 

 

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

 

Later in the morning, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew. This meeting is closed press.

 

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Monday, August 4 2014  All Times ET

 

11:00 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

11:45 AM: The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew, Oval Office.

 

12:00 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Civil Society Forum, National Academy of Sciences.

 

12:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Brady Press Briefing Room.

 

US President Barack Obama holds his first Twitter Town Hall

 

The White House Week Ahead – Augustth  to August 8th, 2014

 

 

On Monday, August 4th, the President attends meetings at The White House. Barack Hussein turns 53 and will celebrate that birthday with family and staffers….there will be surprised throughout the day for The Commander-In-Chief.

 

On Tuesday, August 5th, President Obama will welcome leaders from across theAfrican continent to the Nation’s Capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. This Summit, the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government, will build on the President’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013 and it will strengthen ties between the United States and one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions.

 

Susan E. Rice: Previewing the U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit

 

Published on Jul 31, 2014

United States national security Advisor Susan E. Rice previews the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit where President Obama will welcome nearly 50 African heads of state to Washington, as well as leaders from across Africa’s civil society, private sector and faith communities.

 

 

 

President Obama will participate in the Business Forum along with Secretary Pritzker and Mayor Bloomberg, as will other senior U.S. government officials. Held at the Mandarin Oriental, in Washington, D.C., the U.S.-Africa Business Forum will intensify efforts to strengthen trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa and seek to create partnerships that will promote trade, accelerate job growth, and encourage investment. The Forum will focus on U.S. private sector engagement in Africa in the areas of finance and capital investment; infrastructure; power and energy; agriculture; consumer goods; and information and communication technology. African leaders will engage with business executives from both sides of the Atlantic to engage in conversations about successes and solutions to increase trade with and invest in Africa. President Obama will participate in the conversation with CEOs and government leaders from the United States and Africa.

 

On the evening of August 5, President and Mrs. Obama will host a dinner at the White House for African heads of state and government and select guests.

 

On Wednesday, August 6th, African leaders and President Obama will engage in dialogue in three action-oriented sessions that will address issues of shared interest and mutual concern.

 

On August 6th, First Lady Michelle Obama, in partnership with former First Lady Laura Bush and the Bush Institute, will host a day-long spouses symposium at the Kennedy Center focused on the impact of investments in education, health, and public-private partnerships.

 

On Thursday, August 7th, The President will attend meetings at The White House.

 

On Friday, August 8th, The President will attend meetings at The White House.

 

 

The U.S. ★ Africa Leaders Summit: August 4th – 6th, 2014, Washington, D.C.… (Everything you need to know about this historic summit.)

 

 

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White House Live

 

Next Up

 

August 04, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

US-Africa Leaders Summit: Civil Society Forum

Washington, DC, White House LIVE Streaming

 

Schedule of Events:
8:30 AM – Civil Society Forum Panel
10:00 AM – Secretary of State Kerry Addresses the Forum
11:50 AM – Vice President Biden Delivers Remarks

Find additional information at
http://wh.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit

 

 

August 04, 2014 12:45 PM EDT

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

The White House, White House LIVE Streaming

 

 

 

August 04, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

US-Africa Leaders Summit: Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate

Washington, DC, White House LIVE Streaming

Find additional information at
http://wh.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit

 

 

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Highlights from Dr. Biden’s Trip to Africa

 

Last month, Dr. Jill Biden traveled to Africa on a three-country visit, leading a delegation to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sierra Leone. This trip focused on how girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy, and civil society can accelerate economic development, improve health and educational outcomes, strengthen democratic governance, and foster peace and security.

Dr. Biden had the opportunity to visit health clinics and a hospital for survivors of gender-based violence, speak at local schools to encourage the next generation to pursue their dreams, meet with women entrepreneurs who are spurring economic growth, and hear from women political leaders about their work to break barriers so more women can become voices of change in their communities.

Check out this video of highlights from Dr. Biden’s recent trip to Africa

 

Travels in Africa with Dr. Jill Biden

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

In July 2014 Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden led a delegation to Zambia, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone to meet with leaders and discuss education and women’s empowerment. On the trip she was joined by USAID Administrator Raj Shah. Hear them discuss their experiences and the significance of this visit.

 

 

 

The areas Dr. Biden focused on during her trip will be on display this week when the largest gathering of African heads of state and government come together in Washington, D.C. for the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The Summit will highlight ways to strengthen U.S.-African partnerships and enable greater opportunities and growth between our country and Africa moving forward.

Click here to learn more about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

 

 

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Questions and Answers on Ebola

 

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention website. See the original post here.

 

The current Ebola outbreak is centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, although there is the potential for further spread to neighboring African countries. Ebola does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. The CDC is surging resources by sending 50 more workers to the area to help bring the outbreak under control.

 

What is Ebola?

Ebola virus is the cause of a viral hemorrhagic fever disease. Symptoms include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebola virus though 8-10 days is most common

 

How is Ebola transmitted?

Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected symptomatic person or though exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions.

 

Can Ebola be transmitted through the air?

No. Ebola is not a respiratory disease like the flu, so it is not transmitted through the air.

 

Can I get Ebola from contaminated food or water?

No. Ebola is not a food-borne illness. It is not a water-borne illness.

 

Can I get Ebola from a person who is infected but doesn’t have any symptoms?

No. Individuals who are not symptomatic are not contagious. In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is experiencing symptoms.

 

Are there any cases of individuals contracting Ebola in the U.S.?

No.

 

What is being done to prevent ill passengers in West Africa from getting on a plane?

CDC is assisting with active screening and education efforts on the ground in West Africa to prevent sick travelers from getting on planes. In addition, airports in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are screening all outbound passengers for Ebola symptoms, including fever, and passengers are required to respond to a healthcare questionnaire. CDC is also surging support in the region by deploying 50 additional workers to help build capacity on the ground.

 

What is CDC doing in the U.S.?

On the remote possibility that an ill passenger enters the U.S., CDC has protocols in place to protect against further spread of disease. These include notification to CDC of ill passengers on a plane before arrival, investigation of ill travelers, and, if necessary, isolation. CDC has also provided guidance to airlines for managing ill passengers and crew and for disinfecting aircraft. CDC has issued a Health Alert Notice reminding U.S. healthcare workers of the importance of taking steps to prevent the spread of this virus, how to test and isolate suspected patients and how they can protect themselves from infection.

 

What about ill Americans with Ebola who are being brought to the United States for treatment? How is CDC protecting the American public?

CDC has very well-established protocols in place to ensure the safe transport and care of patients with infectious diseases back to the United States. These procedures cover the entire process — from patients leaving their bedside in a foreign country to their transport to an airport and boarding a non-commercial airplane equipped with a special transport isolation unit, to their arrival at a medical facility in the United States that is appropriately equipped and staffed to handle such cases. CDC’s role is to ensure that travel and hospitalization is done to minimize risk of spread of infection and to ensure that the American public is protected. Patients were evacuated in similar ways during SARS.

 

What does the CDC’s Travel Alert Level 3 mean to U.S. travelers?

On July 31, the CDC elevated their warning to U.S. citizens encouraging them to defer unnecessary travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone over concerns that travelers may not have access to health care facilities and personnel should they need them in country.

 

For more information please see this statement from the Department of State.

 

Download the PDF here.

 

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In this video briefing from the West Wing, Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes provides an update on recent U.S. actions with regard to Ukraine and offers an overview of America’s policy position.

 

Digital Briefing: Ben Rhodes on Ukraine

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes provides an update on the situation in Ukraine and offers context for America’s policy position. Rhodes also discusses the origin of the recent conflict in the region.

 

 

President Obama also spoke to the press on Ukraine today, saying:

 

Our diplomatic efforts often take time, they often will see progress and then a step backwards. That’s been true in the Middle East, that’s been true in Europe, that’s been true in Asia. That’s the nature of world affairs – it’s not neat and it’s not smooth. But if you look at, for example, Ukraine, we have made progress in delivering on what we said we would do. We can’t control how Mr. Putin thinks, but what we can do is say to Mr. Putin, ‘If you continue on the path of arming separatists with heavy armaments that, the evidence suggests, may have resulted in 300 innocent people on a jet dying, and that violates international law and undermines the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, then you’re going to face consequences that will hurt your country.’

And there was a lot of skepticism about our ability to coordinate with Europeans for a strong series of sanctions, and each time, we have done what we said we would do, including this week when we put in place sanctions that have an impact on key sectors of the Russian economy—their energy, their defense, their financial systems. It hasn’t resolved the problem yet. I spoke to Mr. Putin this morning and I indicated to him: Just as we will do what we say we do in terms of sanctions, we will also do what we say we do in terms of wanting to resolve this issue diplomatically if he takes a different position. If he respects and honors the right of Ukrainians to determine their own destiny, then it’s possible to make sure that Russian interests are addressed that are legitimate and that Ukrainians are able to make their own decisions, and we can resolve this conflict and end some of the bloodshed.

 

 

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Weekly Wrap Up: Jobs, a VP #TBT, Iced Tea, and BBQ

 

53 Straight Months of Job Growth

 

VP at 26

 

BBQ, Iced Tea, and the Economy

 

Dinner with the President?

 

Africa’s Next Generation of Leaders

 

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It’s Time for Congress to Help the Middle Class

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the new monthly jobs report and the fact that our economy created over 200,000 new jobs in July for the sixth straight month—the longest streak since 1997.

 

 

 

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The President Delivers a Statement

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

President Obama briefs the press on the economy and foreign policy issues on Aug. 1, 2014.

 

 

 

West Wing Week 08/01/14: A Walk Down Main Street with President Obama

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the President hosted the inaugural Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, reaffirmed America’s commitment to Ukraine, and continued responding to Americans’ letters – this time in Kansas City.

 

 

 

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Statements and Releases/Speeches and Remarks

 

Statement by NSC Deputy Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the Earthquake in Southwestern China

 

Statement by the Press Secretary

 

The Obama Administration’s Government-Wide Response to Influx of Central American Migrants at the Southwest Border

 

Statement by Deputy NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Benjamin Rhodes and National Security Advisor to the Vice President Jake Sullivan’s Meeting with the Syrian Defector “Caesar”

 

Statement by Deputy NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on the 70th Anniversary of the Massacre of Roma and Sinti People at Auschwitz-Birkenau

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 1528, S. 517

 

Weekly Address: It’s Time for Congress to Help the Middle Class

 

Press Conference by the President

 

 

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Live Streaming from the Summit:

 

 

American Museum of Natural History hosts sleepover for grown-ups

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

The New York City institution opened its doors to an adults-only sleepover last week to draw interest and new visitors. Jamie Wax reports on the experience

 

 

 

Cornel West Calls Obama a ‘War Criminal’ at Pro-Gaza Rally

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

Cornel West Calls Obama a ‘War Criminal’ That Kills Children.
Radical leftist professor Cornel West denounced President Obama during a pro-Gaza rally in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, calling him a “war criminal.”

 

 

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What Speaking Out About Israel Does To Journalists

 

 

 

Surprising Group Of Politicians Declare ‘War FOR Women’

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

“A group of GOP Congress members led by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Wednesday unveiled a package of bills aimed at improving women’s economic situations and attracting women voters.

The proposals include tax credits for childcare, a bill that prevents retaliation against employees who ask about equal pay and a bill that allows employees to trade overtime pay for paid family leave and sick leave. Some of the bills are ones that have already passed the House, while others are new proposals.

Republicans for years have faced accusations that they are waging a “war on women.” But Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) said Wednesday he is proud to stand with his Republican colleagues in a “war for women.””

 

 

 

Secret serum likely saved Ebola patient

 

 

 

Covering a deadly disease

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

CNN’s David McKenzie shows the precautions he and his crew are taking while reporting at an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone.

 

 

 

Great Wall: Did You Know – GEICO

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

The Great Wall wasn’t always so great

 

 

 

Obama’s day: A happy birthday

 

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President Obama turns 53 years old on Monday, and celebrates in part with a light public schedule.

 

Obama, born Aug. 4, 1961, has a string of meetings with aides throughout the day.

 

The economy will be the major topic when the president sits down in the afternoon with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

 

Monday also marks the start of the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. While Obama is scheduled to address the summit Tuesday, he may drop in on some of the meetings set for Monday.

 

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Wrapping Up The Week That Was™


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Weekly Address: Expanding Opportunity – It’s Time for Congressional Republicans to Do Their Part

 

 

In this week’s address, the President recapped his visits with folks who have written him letters about their own American stories — their successes and struggles. While congressional Republicans are blocking meaningful measures that would strengthen the middle class, the President continues looking for ways to grow the economy and expand opportunity for more hardworking Americans.

 

The President again urged Congress to join him, as they were elected to do, in working on behalf of everyday Americans – including those the President spent time with this week – by investing in our infrastructure to support American jobs, and ensuring that the Highway Trust Fund does not expire.

 

 

 

VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: Cambios en las prioridades de Washington

July 12, 2014 | 2:26 | Public Domain

 

En el mensaje de esta semana, Felicia Escobar, la Asistente Especial del Presidente de Políticas de la Inmigración en el Consejo de Política Doméstica de la Casa Blanca, habló sobre el viaje del Presidente a Colorado y Texas, donde habló con personas sobre los desafíos que millones de personas se enfrentan para tratar de abrirse camino dentro de la clase media. El Presidente también subrayó la necesidad de aprobar la legislación bipartidista para arreglar nuestro sistema de inmigración que no funciona, después de realizar una mesa redonda sobre el urgente desafío humanitario en la frontera.

 

 

 

Weekly Wrap Up: “The Departed,” Pizza, Pool, and Fireworks

 

 

This week, President Obama sat down with everyday Americans who wrote him from around the country; he grabbed some pizza and shot some pool in Denver; he chowed down on some BBQ in Austin; and we celebrated Independence Day at the White House.

 

Check out what else you may have missed in this week’s wrap up.

 


 

POTUS Channels “The Departed”

 

Yesterday, President Obama capped off a three-day road trip with a visit to Austin, Texas, where he sat down for coffee with a letter writer, delivered a speech on the economy, and grabbed lunch at a local BBQ joint.

 

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In his speech at the historic Paramount Theatre, the President took a line from “The Departed” to describe Republicans in Congress:

 

There’s a great movie called “The Departed” — a little violent for kids. But there’s a scene in the movie where Mark Wahlberg — they’re on a stakeout and somehow the guy loses the guy that they’re tracking. And Wahlberg is all upset and yelling at the guy. And the guy looks up and he says, “Well, who are you?” And Wahlberg says, “I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy.” Sometimes, I feel like saying to these guys, I’m the guy doing my job, you must be the other guy.

 

 

 

 

“Don’t get cynical. Don’t do it.”

 

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in Denver’s Cheesman Park, President Obama delivered remarks about the economy, the progress that his Administration has made, and how Republican obstructionism is making it more difficult for Americans achieve their full potential.

 

 

The President said that as a country we’re making progress:

 

Today, our businesses have added nearly 10 million new jobs over the past 52 months. Construction and housing are rebounding. Our auto industry is booming. Manufacturing is adding jobs for the first time since the ‘90s. The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since September of 2008 — the fastest one-year drop in nearly 30 years.

 

We are better off today by almost every economic measure than we were when President Obama took office. But the President reiterated that there’s still work to do.

 

 

POTUS, Pizza, and Pool in Denver

 

On Tuesday, President Obama made his first stop on a three-day tour of Colorado and Texas. The President ate pizza with five Coloradans who wrote him, strolled through the streets of Denver, and ended up at a local brewery to shoot some pool with Colorado Governor John

 

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Fourth of July at the White House

 

New American citizens, lots of burgers, Pitbull, and fireworks. It was quite a Fourth of July at the White House.

 

Celebrate Independence Day all over again, and check out what you missed.

 

Fireworks on the National Mall from the White House

July 04, 2014 | 17:38 | Public Domain

 

The National Mall fireworks as seen from the South Lawn of the White House.

 

 

 

As always, to see even more of this week’s events, be sure to watch the latest episode of West Wing Week:

 

West Wing Week 07/11/14 or, “Responding to Your Letter…In Person!”

July 11, 2014 | 6:05 | Public Domain

 

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and far beyond.

 

 

 

Statements and Releases/Speeches and Remarks

 

Weekly Address: Expanding Opportunity – It’s Time for Congressional Republicans to Do Their Part

 

Remarks by the First Lady at LULAC Unity Luncheon

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Georgia to Attend the Funeral Service of Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades

 

President Obama Announces New Partnership with the Private Sector to Strengthen America’s Small Businesses; Renews the Federal Government’s QuickPay Initiative

 

 

The President Is Listening

 

President Obama was on the road again this week, breaking out of the D.C. bubble to meet with everyday Americans in Colorado and Texas — many of whom had written to tell him what’s going on in their lives.

 

There’s an underlying theme to these trips: The President’s listening.

 

He’s listening to the teacher of 26 years who wrote him about the importance of early childhood education — and he’s fighting for the college student whose parents lost their jobs after the Great Recession.

 

The President is traveling across the country and letting folks know that he hears them, and that he’s going to keep fighting for them so that this country can keep making progress.

 

See some of the highlights from the President’s trip to Colorado and Texas.

 

The President heads to Denver.

 

President Obama landed in Denver on Tuesday and made his first stop at Wazee Supper Club, where he ate pizza with five Coloradans who wrote him.

 

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The following day, the President spoke on the economy.

 

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon in Denver’s Cheesman Park, President Obama delivered remarks on the economy, the progress that his Administration has made, and how Republican obstructionism is making it more difficult for Americans to achieve their full potential.

 

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The President closed his remarks by reminding people that despite the cynicism and obstructionism, he’s going to continue to spend every day fighting to restore the American Dream for everybody.

 

“Every day I receive these thousands of acts of hope from you. I’m listening. It’s why I ran for office. It’s why I’m fighting for you. I will keep treating your cares and concerns as my own.”

 

And then, he was off to Austin.

 

The President capped off his three-day tour in Austin, where he grabbed coffee with a letter writer and delivered another speech on the progress this country is making.

 

In the morning, the President met with Kinsey Button, a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She wrote the President talking about her family’s struggles, after both of her parents lost their jobs.

We’re going to keep doing this — because we’ve still got work to do.

 

The President is going to continue to travel around the country to meet with working Americans, talking about what their “day in the life” looks like, and highlighting the actions that he’s taken this year to benefit them.

 

Find out more about the President’s actions this year to keep moving our country forward.

 

 

In Memory Of The Verdict That Freed A Killer…

 

George Zimmerman Verdict: One Year Later (The Stand-Your-Ground Curse and Rachel Jeantel Interview)

 

Published on Jul 12, 2014

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the George Zimmerman, ‘not guilty’ verdict. Since then, there has been a rash of murders in the name of ‘Stand-Your-Ground’, most notably, the movie theater murder (because the shooter “felt threatened”). This video revisits the Zimmerman case with new commentary by Al Sharpton (00:22) and Erin Burnett (09:10), interviews with Florida State Representative, Perry Thurston (03:04), attorney, Lisa Bloom (04:44), attorney, Rod Vereen (10:43), and, the close friend of Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantel (10:14). ***Watch Video***

 

 

Rest In Peace My Brother…..We Will Vindicate Your Murder.

 

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