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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Friday The 6th Of December. 19 Days Left Until You Are Broke.


 

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White House Schedule – December 6th, 2013

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6th, 2013

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2013

 

In the morning, the President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. In the evening, the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse. The President will deliver remarks. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

 

Friday, December 6 2013 All Times ET

 

12:15 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks on the U.S.- Korea partnership and U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific, Yonsei University.

 

 

2:00 AM: The Vice President meets with Prime Minister Chung Hongwon, Prime Minister’s Office.

 

 

9:45 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

 

1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Briefing Room.

 

 

5:00 PM: The First Family attends the National Christmas Tree Lighting; The President delivers remarks, The Ellipse.

 

 

Detailed Press Information:

 

In-Town

Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires:  AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Times
Radio: NPR
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President Obama Speaks at an Evening Hanukkah Reception

December 05, 2013 | 11:20 |Public Domain

 

As the Festival of Lights draws to a close this year, President Obama suggests taking one last chance to think about all the miracles big and small that we’ve been lucky enough to experience in our own lives.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at an Afternoon Hanukkah Reception

December 05, 2013 | 9:02 |Public Domain

 

As the Festival of Lights draws to a close this year, President Obama suggests taking one last chance to think about all the miracles big and small that we’ve been lucky enough to experience in our own lives.

 

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks on the Death of Nelson Mandela

December 05, 2013 | 4:37 |Public Domain

 

President Obama says that Nelson Mandela’s journey from a prisoner to President embodied the promise that human beings, and countries, can change for the better, and asks that we pause and give thanks for the fact that Mandela lived — a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.

 

 

 

West Wing Week 12/06/13 or, “Olde English”

December 05, 2013 | 4:39 |Public Domain

 

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President spoke on the importance of addressing economic mobility and supporting implementation of the Affordable Care Act, visited fasting immigration reform activists, marked World AIDS Day, celebrated Hanukkah, and visited a local bookstore for Small Business Saturday. That’s November 29th to December 5th or, “Olde English

 

 

 

Press Briefing

December 05, 2013 | 01:02:01| Public Domain

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Speeches and Remarks December 05, 2013

 

Remarks by the President at Afternoon Hanukkah Reception

 

Remarks by the Vice President at a Breakfast with the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and the U.S.-China Business Council

 

 

Statements and Releases December 05, 2013

 

Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice, on the Death of Nelson Mandela of South Africa

 

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

 

Statement by the President on the Death of Nelson Mandela

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Central African Republic

 

FACT SHEET: Attracting Manufacturing Investment in American Communities

 

FACT SHEET: Presidential Memorandum on Federal Leadership on Energy Management

 

NEW REPORT: The Economic Benefits Of Extending Unemployment Insurance

 

Joint Fact Sheet on Strengthening U.S.-China Economic Relations

 

U.S. Fact Sheet on Strengthening U.S.-China Economic Relations

 

 

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Ask Vice President Biden and Cecilia Muñoz Your Questions About Immigration Reform

 

From the Archives: Hanukkah at the White House

 

It Shouldn’t Have Happened to Me, But It Did

 

2013 White House Holidays

 

First Lady Michelle Obama Previews the 2013 White House Holiday Decor

 

White House Youth Summit: Making Sure People Have the Information They Need to #GetCovered

 

 

Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived — President Barack Hussein Obama (@BarackObama) 

 

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My Picks For 2012′s Most Influential Blogs…Part Deux


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Yesterday I got the idea for My Picks For 2012′s Most Influential Blogs after visiting the blog of  The Blissful Adventurer. He has a post on his amazing blog entitled “The Most Influential Blogs of 2012“. And I thought what a wonderful idea.

 

I posted my version of 2012′s Most Influential Blogs and it was chock full of the blogs I find inspirational and informative. Wouldn’t you know it, because I’m 175 years old and starting to get senile, I missed a few of my favorite bloggers and their blogs.

 

So here we are at 2012′s Most Influential Blogs Part Deux!!

 

The Rules:

There are no rules for this award except you MUST pay it forward, and that means, sometime in the next 6 months, you “should” chose the blogs you deem worthy of your label of The Most Influential Blog Of 2012, to you.

That’s it. Only rule.

 

Now For MY Most Influential Blogs Of 2012:

Each blog chosen by me, has in some small or huge way influenced me in some way, be it by inspiration or by information.

 

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I do sincerely hope I didn’t forget anyone this time, if I did forget somebody……I apologize ahead of time.
 
 
 

Since this is NOT an award, there is no guilt associated with accepting. Just enjoy.

 

I wish all the blogs and their owners & families a wonderfully joyous KwanzaaChristmas & Hanukkah & a healthy, happy & prosperous New Year.

 

 

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My Picks For 2012′s Most Influential Blogs


By Jueseppi B.

 


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I got this idea from The Blissful Adventurer. He has a post on his amazing blog entitled “The Most Influential Blogs of 2012“.

 

I was thinking, it would be cool if I chose the blogs I thought were The Most Influential Blogs Of 2012…so here goes:

 

 

The Rules:

There are no rules for this award except you MUST pay it forward, and that means, sometime in the next 6 months, you “should” chose the blogs you deem worthy of your label of The Most Influential Blog Of 2012, to you.

That’s it. Only rule.

 

 

Now For MY Most Influential Blogs Of 2012:

Each blog chosen by me, has in some small or huge way influenced me in some way, be it by inspiration or by information.

 

 

The White House Blog

 

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THROUGH THE HEALING LENS

 

Things My Belly Likes

 

Motley News and Photos

 

The Fifth Column

 

The Obama Diary 

 

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Allison Grayhurst

 

Writing Between the Lines

 

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Thoughts from the Outdoors

 

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♡ The Tale Of My Heart ♡

 

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The Educability of Perch

 

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Silently Heard Once

 

Tracie Louise Photography

 

Silver Poetry

 

 

Since this is NOT an award, there is no guilt associated with accepting. Just enjoy.

 

I wish all the blogs and their owners & families a wonderfully joyous Kwanzaa, Christmas & Hanukkah & a healthy, happy & prosperous New Year.

 

 

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Celebrating Hanukkah At Barack’s House


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Hanukkah at the White House

 

 

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Rabbi Larry Bazer participate in the Menorah lighting during the Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Dec. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed friends and leaders from the Jewish community last week to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah. In his remarks, the President remembered the enduring story of resilience and optimism that is the essence of this holiday.

 

 

Hanukkah at the White House 2012

 

Published on Dec 13, 2012

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate Hanukkah with a reception at the White House. December 13, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

The 90-year-old menorah used in the ceremony came from the Temple Israel synagogue in Long Beach, New York, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. It served as a symbol of perseverance, and as a reminder of those who are still recovering from Sandy’s destruction.

 

 

Find out more about last week’s Hanukkah celebration at the White House.

 

 

Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog:

 

Resources for Parents and Schools After Connecticut Tragedy
Following Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, the Department of Education has provided a number of resources to help parents in the wake of traumatic events, as well as a host of resources to help schools prepare for and recover from crisis.

 

Today’s Schedule

 

10:15 AM: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing.

 

 

12:30 PM: Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney.

 

 

 

4:35 PM: The President meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta.

 

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

 

December 18, 2012

Statement by Press Secretary Jay Carney

 

 

December 17, 2012

Readout of the President’s Call with Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe of Japan

 

 

 

December 17, 2012

Statement by the President on the Passing of Senator Daniel Inouye

 

 

 

December 17, 2012

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

 

 

 

Please consider joining the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

 

Connecticut Shooting: Sandy Hook Elementary Teacher Kaitlin Roig Protected Her Students

 

 

 

 

 

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The Daily Word From Barack’s Blog


By Jueseppi B.

 

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Hanukkah at the White House: A Menorah that Survived Sandy

 

Colleen Curtis
Colleen Curtis December 14, 2012

 

 

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President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Rabbi Larry Bazer participate in the Menorah lighting during the Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House, Dec. 13, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Thursday welcomed friends and leaders from the Jewish community to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah. In his remarks, the President remembered the enduring story of resilience and optimism that is the essence of this holiday:

Over 2,000 years ago, a tyrant forbade the Israelites from practicing their religion and his forces desecrated the Holy Temple.  So Judah Maccabee gathered a small band of believers to fight this oppression, and against all odds, they prevailed.  And the Maccabees liberated Jerusalem and restored the faith of its people.  And when they went to reclaim the Temple, the people of Jerusalem received another gift from God — the oil that should have lasted only one night burned for eight.  That miraculous flame brought hope and it sustained the faithful.

To this day, Jews around the world honor the Maccabees’ everlasting hope that light will overcome the darkness, that goodness will overcome evil, and that faith can accomplish miracles.The celebration this year was a tribute to more recent examples of resilience and optimism as well. The 90-year-old menorah used in the ceremony came from the Temple Israel synagogue in Long Beach, New York, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. It served as a symbol of perseverance, and as a reminder of those who are still recovering from Sandy’s destruction.

 

 

This was not the first year that Rabbi Larry Bazer, the Joint Forces Chaplain for the Massachusetts National Guard, was asked to light the candles at the White House Hanukkah celebration. Last year, Rabbi Bazer was unable to attend because he was four months into his deployment in Afghanistan, and he spent every night of Hanukkah with a different group of soldiers. As President Obama noted, “he had a pretty good excuse” for turning down that invitation.

 

 

 

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West Wing Week: 12/14/12 or “True to Ourselves and Our History”

 

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Adam Garber  December 14, 2012

 

 

West Wing Week: 12/14/12 or “True to Ourselves and Our History”

 

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the First Family attended the annual Christmas in Washington concert, the Vice President talked #My2k over lunch with middle-class Americans and attended the Army Navy football game with Dr. Biden, while the President signed the Child Protection Act into law, visited the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant, joined conference calls with Latino leaders and Mayors, and invited regional television reporters to the White House for a series of interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

US Leadership to Advance Equality for LGBT People Abroad

 

 

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Samantha Power  December 13, 2012

 

 

During Human Rights Week, we reaffirm our commitment to upholding human rights and human dignity at home and abroad, and we recognize the need to build a world in which everyone can pursue their dreams free from violence and discrimination.

 

Last week at the Human Rights First summit, I described how advancing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world is central to, not separate from, our comprehensive human rights agenda. With LGBT people facing death, violence, persecution, and discrimination around the world, the stakes could not be higher. Seventy-eight countries have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex acts between adults, resulting in unchecked human rights abuses and exploitation by police, security officials and private citizens. In at least 5 countries, the death penalty can be applied for being gay. Even where being LGBT is not a crime, violence by state and non-state actors alike often goes unpunished and LGBT communities live in fear and isolation.

 

As President Obama has said, “no one should be harmed because of who they are or who they love”. To ensure a comprehensive U.S. response to these threats, one year ago, President Obama issued the first ever Presidential Memorandum to advance the human rights of LGBT persons, requiring all U.S. agencies engaged abroad to “ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons,” and to report annually on their progress.

 

We are continuing to lead a government-wide effort to oversee implementation of the Presidential Memorandum and ensure effective coordination across different agencies and offices. Highlights from progress made across the U.S. Government include:

 

Strengthening U.S. Government capacity:

  • Departments and agencies are establishing new coordination mechanisms, strengthening training of key personnel, and raising internal awareness among staff and partners about LGBT issues. Secretary of State Clinton and USAID Administrator Shah have instructed U.S. embassies and USAID missions to meet regularly with the LGBT community in their host countries. The Department of State has also established a taskforce that meets monthly to oversee the implementation of its LGBT strategy, created and distributed a resource toolkit to all embassies, and established a rapid response mechanism to address emerging crises in different countries. USAID has established a new LGBT senior coordinator position and internal task force, developed e-tools including an LGBT resource page and internal listserv, and directed all USAID missions to appoint a focal point to follow LGBT issues.
  • The Peace Corps is implementing LGBT training sessions for Volunteers and staff to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by local LGBT populations as well as LGBT Peace Corps Volunteers in the field. In 2012, the Peace Corps also facilitated a regional workshop to help overseas posts foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for LGBT Volunteers and staff.

 

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New Monster.com Collaboration with Joining Forces Is a Win for America’s Veterans and Companies

 

 

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Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank  December 13, 2012

 

 

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Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank Speaks at the National Veteran Employment Summit (Photo Credit: Monster Worldwide)

 

 

Yesterday, I spoke at the National Veteran Employment Summit hosted by Monster and Military.com. I announced that Monster has signed up to participate in the Joining Forces effort to help hire or train 250,000 veterans and military spouses. The companies participating in Joining Forces know that hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do, but it’s also good business. America’s veterans have the leadership, the character, and the team-oriented approach that employers want and need.

 

Under the President’s leadership, the Administration is working hard to make sure veterans find job opportunities. We’re making improvements in how the military transitions service members from the battlefield to the workplace. We’re also ensuring that the post-9/11 GI Bill stays strong. And, through Joining Forces - led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden – we’re ensuring that veterans and military families have the support they need to land a job when they return to civilian life.

 

The Commerce Department is particularly proud to support the efforts of companies who are hiring men and women who have bravely served our nation.

 

Moving forward, the Department will encourage even more businesses to make hard commitments to hire veterans and we will actively share the “best practices” we find in veteran hiring. More broadly, we will continue to give veteran-entrepreneurs, veteran business owners, and veterans in the workforce the tools they need to succeed.

 

I believe that America’s capacity to innovate and compete in the 21st century is tied to our commitment to unleash the full potential of our veterans. We must continue to do everything we can to provide them with paths to good jobs that will help our nation maintain and strengthen its global leadership.

 

 

 

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