What Did Barack Do Today™ And The Last 24™


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In the afternoon, the President will sign S. 517, Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, into law. There will be a stills only pool spray of this signing in the Oval Office.

 

During Press Secretary Josh Earnest press briefing, President Obama will make a statement on the Friday Jobs report.

 

White House Schedule – August 1, 2014

 

Friday, August 1 2014  All Times ET

 

At 2:35 p.m. ET today, the President will deliver a statement from the Press Briefing Room here at the White House.

 

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.

 

 

 

3:45 PM: The President holds a bill signing, Oval Office.

 

 

The Employment Situation in July

 

Total job growth exceeded 200,000 for the sixth straight month in July, the first time that has happened since 1997. This encouraging trend in the labor market is consistent with other recent economic indicators, including the strong second-quarter GDP growth reported on Wednesday. To ensure this momentum can be sustained, the President is pressing Congress to act to create jobs and expand opportunity, while simultaneously using his own executive authority to encourage investment in the United States, boost the income of working families, and ensure safe and fair treatment of American workers.

 

FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

 

1. The private sector has added 9.9 million jobs over 53 straight months of job growth, the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 209,000 in July, mainly reflecting a 198,000 increase in private employment. Private-sector job growth in May and June were revised up slightly, so that over the past twelve months, private employment has risen by a total of 2.5 million

 

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Answering the Public’s Call

 

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from The Huffington Post. See the original here.

 

Today, President Obama will sign into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, and in doing so, will achieve a rare trifecta: a win for American consumers, a win for wireless competition, and an example of democracy at its best — bipartisan congressional action in direct response to a call to action from the American people.

 

The story of how we broke through Washington gridlock to restore the freedom of consumers to take their mobile phone wherever they choose is one worth telling, and a model worth repeating.

 

The effort began with a digital petition on the White House’s We the People site, an online platform where citizens can offer ideas for the Administration to take action on important issues facing our country. A digital rights activist named Sina Khanifar submitted a simple request: restore an exception to the law to let consumers take their mobile phone to the carrier that best suits their needs by “unlocking” the device.

 

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The private sector has added 9.9 million jobs over 53 straight months of job growth, the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 209,000 in July, mainly reflecting a 198,000 increase in private employment. Private-sector job growth in May and June were revised up slightly, so that over the past twelve months, private employment has risen by a total of 2.5 million.

 

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Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment at Up To 6.2%

Jobs Report: U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment at Up To 6.2%

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US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery. (Aug. 1)

 

 

 

July 2014 – Jobs Report

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

The July Employment Situation report shows that we’ve now seen six consecutive months with job growth topping 200,000, and 53 consecutive months of private sector job growth – the longest streak on record. Businesses added 209,000 jobs in July, bringing us to a total of 9.9 million since February 2010.

 

 

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West Wing Week 08/01/14 or, “A Walk Down Main St.”

 

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.

 

 

 

Friday, July 25th

·    The President and Vice President hosted Presidents Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador to discuss how the United States and Central American governments are cooperating to disrupt smuggling organizations and promote safe, legal, and orderly migration.

 

·    The President spoke to the American Legion Boys and Girls Nation in the East Room, where he was serenaded ahead of his birthday, and took a photo with the group of budding American leaders.

 

·    At the end of the day, the President dropped by the Vice President’s office to meet the nation’s oldest living female veteran, 108 year-old Lucy Coffey.

 

 

Monday, July 28th

·      During a town hall with 500 young African leaders, President Obama announced the expansion of his Young African Leaders Initiative, which helps the United States invest in the next generation of African leaders.  The event served as a lead-up to next week’s inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

 

·      The President presented the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to 22 recipients during a ceremony in the East Room.  The National Medal of Arts is the government’s highest award given to artists and arts patrons for their outstanding contributions and broadened our citizens’ engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities subjects.

 

 

Tuesday, July 29th

·      The President stopped by the East Room to extend his gratitude to the White House summer interns for their service dedication to his administration.

·      The President delivered a statement on the South Lawn concerning American diplomatic support for Ukraine and its sovereignty.

·      The President then boarded Air Force One for a trip to Kansas City, where he ate dinner with a group of Americans who wrote to him concerning the struggles they face.

 

 

Wednesday, July 30th

·      The President delivered remarks on the economy at the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City.

·      The President took a walk down Main Street in Parkville, Missouri, to visit with locals and shop owners before returning to Washington.

 

 

Thursday, July 31st

·    The President signed an Executive Order on Fair Pay and a Safe Workplace, which requires prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations and gives guidance on how to consider these violations when awarding federal contracts.

·    Then he invited this year’s five Kavli Prize laureates into the Oval Office to honor them for their achievements in Astrophysics, Nanoscience Neuroscience.

·    The President congratulated the outgoing Secretary of the Department of Housing and Development, Shaun Donovan, on his new post at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, and honored HUD’s new secretary, Julian Castro.

·    That evening, the President and First Lady commemorated the Special Olympics with a celebration in the East Room.

 

 

The President Speaks at Dinner to Celebrate Special Olympics

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President Obama delivers remarks at a dinner in celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation.

 

 

 

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The First Lady: Veteran Homelessness is a “Stain on the Soul of this Nation”

 

August 01, 2014
01:59 PM EDT
The First Lady addresses the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness
First Lady Michelle Obama, in support of the Joining Forces initiative, addresses the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

They risked their lives for our country, yet each night tens of thousands of veterans are sleeping in shelters, in their car, or on the street. Across the country, there are more than 58,000 homeless veterans, a staggering number that First Lady Michelle Obama called “a stain on the soul of this nation,” during a speech yesterday at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

 

“But as Americans, the idea that anyone who has worn our country’s uniform spends their nights sleeping on the ground should horrify us.”

 

And so it is truly our duty to right this wrong and put an end to veteran homelessness, once and for all.

 

But that moral and patriotic duty is only part of the reason why ending veteran homelessness is so critical. As we all know, ending homelessness for our veterans can also be a crucial first step — a proof point — to show that we can end homelessness for everyone in this country, too

 

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UNICEF: Israel deliberately targeting Palestinian children in Gaza

 

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If Israel’s barbaric slaughter of innocent Palestinian children doesn’t shock this Nation to its senses, nothing will?

 

There is no justification for the slaughter of 264 innocent little children.  This is terrorism in every sense of the word.

 

Everyone across the globe should be OUTRAGED. Condemn this savagery with fierceness. Palestinian lives matter!

 

Monica Awad, the spokeswoman of the UNICEF, condemned Israel’s targeting of women and children in its ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.

 

In an interview with Al-Jazeera yesterday, Awad said Israeli forces had deliberately killed 264 children in Gaza, which is equal to 11 children per day, and injured more than 2,000.

 

“Where’s the international community’s reactions to the slaughtering of children in Gaza? Where are the international human rights covenants?” she asked.

 

Earlier on Friday, an Israeli official said that a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire with Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had collapsed.

 

Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip for almost four weeks, which killed at least 1458 Palestinians and injured more than 8300 others. Almost a third of those killed are said to be children.

 

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Eric Garner’s Death a Homicide: Medical Examiner Rules-Says He Was Killed By Chokehold

 

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Unseen Video Of Eric Garner Death – Over 7 minutes handcuffed not breathing NYPD chokehold AFTERMATH

 

Published on Jul 19, 2014

Eric Garner laying on ground not breathing for over 5 minutes, no resuscitation, he is placed on stretcher and taken into ambulance.

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The city medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father whose death in police custody sparked national outrage, a homicide, saying a chokehold killed him.

The medical examiner said compression of the neck and chest, along with Garner’s positioning on the ground while being restrained by police during the July 17 stop on Staten Island, caused his death.

 

Garner’s acute and chronic bronchial asthma, obesity and hypertensive cardiovascular disease were contributing factors, the medical examiner determined

 

A spokesman for Richmond County District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, who’s leading the investigation in the case, said his office had been contacted with the cause and manner of Garner’s death but was waiting for the official death certificate and the autopsy report to be issued.

 

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton also said he received the medical examiner’s report and that the department will continue to cooperate with district attorney’s office.

 

An amateur video shows a plainclothes police officer placing Garner in what appears be a chokehold during the arrest. In the video, Garner can be heard multiple times gasping, “I can’t breathe!” Chokeholds are banned under NYPD policy.

After receiving the medical examiner’s findings, Mayor de Blasio released a statement expressing his sympathies to Garner’s family and said his administration will continue to work with the Staten Island district attorney and other authorities “to ensure a fair and justified outcome.”

“We all have a responsibility to work together to heal the wounds from decades of mistrust and create a culture where the police department and the communities they protect respect each other — and that’s a responsibility that Commissioner Bratton and I take very seriously,” he said.

De Blasio said he remained “absolutely committed to ensuring that the proper reforms are enacted to ensure that this won’t happen again.”

Just one day before, the mayor hosted a reform talk at City Hall in an attempt to ease tensions with minority communities after Garner’s death. The discussion got heated as the Rev. Al Sharpton criticized Bratton and said to de Blasio: “If Dante wasn’t your son, he’d be a candidate for a chokehold.”

Sharpton said Friday neither he nor the Garner family had a immediate comment, but that they would make a statement tomorrow at the headquarters of the National Action Network.

Garner’s family members and Sharpton met with federal prosecutors last month to press for an investigation into his death. Sharpton said police violated Garner’s civil rights while arresting him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes, and that led to his death.

The U.S. attorney hasn’t commented on the meeting with the Garners. Previously, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is closely monitoring” the investigation into Garner’s death.

One officer has been stripped of his gun and badge pending an internal NYPD investigation and another has also been placed on desk duty. Two paramedics and two EMTs were suspended without pay after allegedly failing to provide CPR in a timely manner.

The president of the police officers union expressed sympathy to Garner’s family and friends and said that “police officers don’t start their days expecting or wanting something like this to occur in the performance of their duties.”

Pat Lynch of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association went on to say: “We believe, however, that if he had not resisted the lawful order of the police officers placing him under arrest, this tragedy would not have occurred.”

The case has incited calls for sweeping police department reform. New alleged chokehold videos have emerged in its wake, including one involving an alleged fare beater and another involving a pregnant Brooklyn woman who claims she was put in a chokehold when she questioned officers’ requests to move the site of her BBQ.

Bratton has said the officer appeared to have placed Garner in a chokehold and has ordered a top-to-bottom redesigning of use-of-force training in the NYPD.

 

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Obama: Congress holding up progress

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

The President comments on Congress’ inability to pass immigration legislation before their August recess.

 

 

 

Obama Explains America’s Influence in the World

 

 

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin of Russia

President Obama spoke today with Russian President Putin about the situation in Ukraine and the bilateral relationship.  The President reiterated his deep concerns about Russia’s increased support for the separatists in Ukraine.  The President reinforced his preference for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine, and the two leaders agreed to keep open their channels of communication.  The President also reiterated his concerns about Russia’s compliance with its obligations under the INF Treaty.

 

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

 

Vice President Joe Biden spoke today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko regarding the political situation in Ukraine, the Ukrainian government’s efforts to ensure unhindered access to the MH-17 crash site, and Russia’s destabilizing actions in eastern Ukraine. The Vice President also announced approximately $8 million in new assistance to the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service. This additional assistance includes engineering equipment for improving infrastructure along Ukraine’s borders, transport and patrol vehicles, surveillance equipment to extend the visual range of border security patrols, and small boats to conduct maritime patrol and interdiction operations. The Vice President congratulated Poroshenko on the Ukrainian parliament’s confidence vote in Prime Minister Yatsenyuk as well the passage of important economic reform bills and the ratification of agreements with Australia and the Netherlands for security personnel to access to the MH-17 crash site in support of the international investigation. President Poroshenko informed the Vice President that access to the crash site had been secured both yesterday and today despite continued separatist attacks in the vicinity. The two leaders also discussed Russia’s deeply destabilizing efforts to continue supplying weapons to its proxies in eastern Ukraine and the increasing prevalence of artillery and rocket fire coming from the Russian side of the border.

 

 

C-SPAN Censors President Obama admitting “We Tortured Some Folks”

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

Press Conference 8/1/2014 over CIA Spying & Torture Tactics
Obama Says After 9-11, US ‘Tortured Some Folks’.
(ABC) The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

 

 

“We tortured some folks,” Obama said at a televised news conference at the White House. “We did some things that were contrary to our values.”

 

 

Addressing the impending release of a Senate report that criticizes CIA treatment of detainees, Obama said he believed the mistreatment happened because of the pressure national security officials felt to forestall another attack. He said Americans should not be too “sanctimonious,” about passing judgment through the lens of a seemingly safer present day.

 

 

That posture, which he expressed as a candidate for national office in 2008 and early in his presidency, explains why Obama did not push to pursue criminal charges against the Bush era officials who carried out the CIA program. To this day, many of those officials insist that what they did was not torture, which is a felony under U.S. law.

 

 

Still, Obama’s remarks on Friday were more emphatic than his previous comments on the subject, including a 2009 speech in which he trumpeted his ban of “so-called enhanced interrogation techniques,” and “brutal methods,” but did not flatly say the U.S. has engaged in torture.

 

 

“I believe that waterboarding was torture and, whatever legal rationales were used, it was a mistake,” he said in April 2009.
Obama on Friday did not address two other central arguments of the soon-to-be-released Senate report — that the brutal interrogations didn’t produce life-saving intelligence, and that the CIA lied to other elements of the U.S. government about exactly what it was doing.

 

 

The president also expressed confidence in his CIA director, John Brennan, in the wake of an internal CIA report documenting that the spy agency improperly accessed Senate computers. There have been calls for his resignation on Capitol Hill.

 

 

 

 

Obama On Post-9/11 CIA: “We Tortured Some Folks”

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

President Obama Says After 9-11, US ‘Tortured Some Folks’.
(ABC) The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

 

 

“We tortured some folks,” Obama said at a televised news conference at the White House. “We did some things that were contrary to our values.”

 

 

 

 

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Three Questions with Aubrey Hruby on the 2014 Africa Leaders Summit

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

Africa Center Visiting Fellow on the upcoming 2014 Africa Leaders Summit, taking place July 31 – August 8 in Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

Are mentally ill Americans getting adequate health care?

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

Millions of Americans are now eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including 1.2 million people with mental illnesses. But is this particularly vulnerable group getting the heath care it needs?

 

 

 

#WWJVD: Drugs, Guns & Immigrants | Jesse Ventura Off The Grid

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

For today’s edition of #WWJVD, the Governor tackles the vicious cycle linking our border crisis with our drug policy at home and our arms trade. What would president Jesse do to solve this? Plus, a new poll-cat running for Governor in Minnesota & Jesse answers your #AskJesse questions and comments! Got a question for the Governor? Message him at ora.tv/offthegrid/askjesse and @GovJVentura.

 

 

 

Organizing Update: What makes a Day of Action

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

You might have the term — but what does a “Day of Action” really mean? It’s a day on the calendar when OFA volunteers across the country come together to coordinate their organizing around an issue. While one chapter is holding a phone bank in Portland, Oregon, another one is hosting a house party in Florida. That’s how you build the grassroots, one conversation at a time — and it adds up fast.

 

 

 

 

Statements and Releases – August 1st, 2014

 

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

 

Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin of Russia

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

 

On-the-Record Conference Call on the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

 

 

Obama: GOP Not Even Trying to Solve Immigration

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

President Barack Obama says House Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable version of an immigration bill even though they know the bill isn’t going anywhere. (August 1)

 

 

 

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Where In The World Is Barack™: Oval Office. Roosevelt Room. East Room. State Floor. Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center.


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On Wednesday, the President will have lunch with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the White House.  Afterward, the President will welcome Jimmie Johnson to the White House to honor him for his 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner.

 

White House Schedule – June 25th, 2014

 

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HuMpDaY June 25th, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE GUIDANCE & SCHEDULE
HuMpDaY June 25th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President will meet with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the morning, the President and Israeli President Shimon Peres will drop by a meeting with American Jewish community leaders. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press. Following this meeting the President will host President Peres for a working lunch in the Cabinet Room; the Vice President will also attend. The lunch is closed press. Following the lunch, there will be a photojournalist spray in the Oval Office.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President will welcome Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team members to the White House to honor his 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. This event in the East Room is open press.

 

In the evening, the President will meet with the Senate Democrats on the State Floor; the Vice President will also attend. The meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

 

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Wednesday, June 25 2014  All Times ET

 

10:45 AM: The President meets with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell; the Vice President will also attend

 

11:30 AM: The Vice President drops by a “Data Jam” as part of his continuing efforts to make the federal workforce and training system more job-driven

 

11:45 AM: The President and Israeli President Shimon Peres will drop-by a meeting with American Jewish community leaders

 

12:20 PM: The President holds a working lunch with Israeli President Shimon Peres; the Vice President will also attend

 

12:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest WATCH LIVE

 

1:25 PM: The President meets with Israeli President Shimon Peres

 

2:55 PM: The President welcomes Jimmie Johnson and the Hendrick Motorsports team members to the White House to honor their 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship WATCH LIVE

 

3:00 PM: The Vice President will meet with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

 

5:00 PM: The President meets with the Senate Democrats; the Vice President will also attend

 

7:10 PM: The President delivers remarks at the League of Conservation Voters Capitol Dinner WATCH LIVE

 

 

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On Thursday, the President will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

On Friday, the President and First Lady will attend the Marine Barracks Evening Parade in Washington, DC.

 

 

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Speeches and Remarks – June 24, 2014

 

Remarks by the President at the President’s Cup Reception

 

Remarks by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice at the White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights

 

 

Statements and Releases – June 24th/25th, 2014

 

PROGRESS REPORT: President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

 

FACT SHEET: Advancing The Human Rights Of LGBT Persons Globally

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

 

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom

 

 

Dr. Jill Biden, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and U.S. Ambassador Catherine Russell to Travel to Africa

Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone from June 30 – July 7, 2014. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also travel with Dr. Biden.

 

During their travel, Dr. Biden, Administrator Shah, and Ambassador Russell will highlight 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. These themes will also be woven throughout the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. in early August.

 

Additional details about the trip are forthcoming.

 

 

Presidential Actions

 

Presidential Memorandum — Delegation of Reporting Functions Specified in Section 1206(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

 

SUBJECT: Delegation of Reporting Functions Specified in Section 1206(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

 

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the reporting functions conferred upon the President by section 1206(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Public Law 113-66).

 

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

 

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Lupita Nyong’o looks flawless in first beauty ad for Lancôme

 

Lupita Nyong’o is stunning – and her new ad for Lancôme proves this yet again.

 

The beauty brand’s first ad featuring their newest spokesperson released this week and Nyong’o looks radiant with her glowing chocolate-colored complexion.

 

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The Oscar-winning actress became endorsed by the beauty brand in April – and her first ad highlight’s Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation, a smooth blemish-free product which is “available in 28 shades for all skintones.”

 

The foundation is being touted as one of the brand’s more diverse products, which provides “endless perfection” for women of almost every complexion.

 

And with the current Vogue magazine cover girl promoting their product, Lancôme seems to be sending a message of appreciation for diversity and consumers of color.

 

 

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Going Where No “We The Geeks” Has Gone Before

 

This afternoon, we’re celebrating the end of National Oceans Month and one year of progress on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan — so we’re diving into ocean science by hearing from an expert living 63 feet below the surface.

 

At 2:00 p.m. ET, the White House and the Weather Channel will host “We the Geeks: SUBMERGED!” to discuss the importance of oceans to our way of life and how oceans both contribute to and are impacted by climate change and weather patterns — with one of our participants streaming live from the ocean floor!

 

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Join pioneers of ocean exploration and experts on weather and climate science on a Google+ Hangout at 2:00 p.m. ET. They’ll share what scientists know about how oceans are the critical engine of the climate and weather we experience above the surface.

 

 

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Senate Democrat: Obama ‘Must’ Come to Congress Before Iraq Military Action

 

Published on Jun 25, 2014

A longtime ally of President Barack Obama says he must come to Congress before taking military action in Iraq, except to secure the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., the former head of the Democratic National Committee, said Obama “must seek congressional approval” before launching military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) unless there is a direct and imminent threat to the United States, such as a threat to the U.S. Embassy. There is no such imminent threat now, Kaine said.

 

 

 

Testimony of Mothers

 

Published on Jun 25, 2014

Reverend Heber Brown talks to two mothers who’s sons were murdered in Baltimore.

 

 

 

Shocking 1994 Video Of Dick Cheney Predicting Everything About The Crisis In Iraq

 

Published on Jun 25, 2014

As ISIS bludgeons their way across Iraq, Lee Camp pulls out a video of a 1994 Dick Cheney predicting everything that would happen – which raises the question “Is Cheney a time traveler?”

 

 

 

Boehner considers suing Obama, Not Creating Jobs.

 

Published on Jun 25, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner is considering bringing a lawsuit against President Obama for misusing executive authority.

 

 

 

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President Obama Welcomes NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson to the White House

 

President will welcome Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team members to the White House to honor his 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner

 

President will deliver remarks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner at the Ronald Regan Building and International Trade Center.

 

 

 

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A Brand New Day™: 2013 Presidents Cup Teams Visit The White House. The Vice President And Dr. Biden Host Reception For The LGBT Community.


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On Tuesday, On this sunny and warm Tuesday President Barack Obama meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the Oval Office. The President will also host the 2013 Presidents Cup Teams at the White House.

 

White House Schedule – June 24, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY June 24th, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE GUIDANCE & SCHEDULE
Tuesday June 24th, 2014

 

In the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President will host the 2013 Presidents Cup Team at the White House. The Vice President will also attend. This event in the East Room is open press.

 

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Tuesday, June 24th,  2014  All Times ET

 

12:00 PM: The Vice President ceremonially swears in Sylvia Mathews Burwell as United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, Roosevelt Room.

 

 

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

 

 

4:20 PM: THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel, Oval Office.

 

 

6:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT hosts the 2013 Presidents Cup Team; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends, East Room.

 

 

7:00 PM: The Vice President and Dr. Biden host a reception for members of the LGBT Community, Naval Observatory.

 

 

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June 23rd, 2014: Photos of the Day

 

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Speeches and Remarks

 

Remarks by the First Lady During Conversation with Robin Roberts at The White House Working Families Summit

 

Remarks by President Obama at the White House Summit on Working Families | June 23, 2014

 

 

 

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International microlender brings small business lending to U.S. merchants

 

 

 

This is New York City

 

 

 

Key races in Mississippi, Oklahoma

 

 

 

The 20th Annual Gay Prom

 

 

 

The Road to Freedom Summer — Bob Moses on Reality Asserts Itself (5/8)

 

 

 

Raw Video: President Obama Stops for Lunch at Chipotle

 

 

Ahead of the Working Families Summit today, President Obama stopped by a local Chipotle in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. for a burrito bowl, and a conversation with a few working parents.

It was an opportunity for him to hear from Americans balancing the responsibilities of work and family — aided by companies with flexible, supportive policies — and he was “looking forward to comparing notes about changing diapers.”

Policies like paid leave and flexible hours aren’t just smart for parents, they’re smart for business. As President Obama said, “not only do families benefit and children benefit, but the businesses benefit and the economy benefits.”

 

 

 

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On Wednesday, the President will have lunch with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the White House.  Afterward, the President will welcome Jimmie Johnson to the White House to honor him for his 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner.

 

On Thursday, the President will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

On Friday, the President and First Lady will attend the Marine Barracks Evening Parade in Washington, DC.

 

 

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Op-Ed By President Obama: White House Summit On Working Families. POTUSA & FLOTUSA Speak At The White House Summit On Working Families.


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Op-Ed by President Obama on the White House Summit on Working Families

In an op-ed published on the Huffington Post, President Obama writes about the importance of today’s White House Summit on Working Families and his commitment to creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans.

 

The following op-ed by President Obama appeared on the Huffington Post.

 

Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Are Not Frills — They’re Basic Needs

 

Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Are Not Frills — They’re Basic Needs

 

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As President, my top priority is rebuilding an economy where everybody who works hard has the chance to get ahead.

 

That’s the subject of the first White House Summit on Working Families, which is taking place today. We’re bringing together business leaders and workers to talk about the challenges that working parents face every day and how we can address them.

 

Take flexibility — the ability to take a few hours off for a school play or to work from home when your kid is sick. Most workers want it, but not enough of them have it — even though studies show that flexibility makes workers happier and helps companies lower turnover and raise productivity.

 

Take paid family leave. Many jobs don’t offer adequate leave to care for a new baby or an ailing parent, so workers can’t afford to be there when their families need them the most. And the United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave.

 

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Take childcare. Most working families I know can’t afford thousands a year for childcare, but often, that’s what it costs. I recently got a letter from a woman in Minnesota whose kids’ preschool is so expensive it costs more every month than her mortgage.

 

And take the minimum wage. Nearly 28 million Americans would benefit if we raised the minimum wage to $10.10. And we’re not just talking about young people on their first job — the average worker who would benefit from an increase is 35 years old. Many have kids. And a majority are women. Right now, many full-time minimum-wage workers aren’t even making enough to keep their kids out of poverty.

 

Family leave, childcare, flexibility and a decent wage aren’t frills. They’re basic needs. They shouldn’t be bonuses — they should be the bottom line.

 

Parents who work full-time should earn enough to pay the bills and go to work every day knowing that their kids are in good hands. Workers who give their all should know that if they need some flexibility, they can have it — because their employers understand that it’s hard to be productive when you’ve got a sick kid at home or a childcare crisis. And talented, hard-working people should be able to say yes to a great new opportunity without worrying that their families will pay the price. Nearly half of all working parents surveyed say they’ve chosen to turn down a job not because they didn’t want it, but because it would be too hard on their families. When that many members of our workforce are forced to choose between a job and their family, something’s wrong.

 

Some businesses are realizing that family-friendly policies are a good business practice, because they help build loyalty and inspire workers to go the extra mile. JetBlue offers a flexible work-from-home plan for its customer-service representatives. Google increased its paid parental leave to five months — and the rate of women leaving the company decreased by half. Cisco lets their employees telecommute as needed, which they estimate saves them over $275 million every year.

 

And there’s a bigger economic case here, too. The strength of our economy rests on whether we’re getting the most out of all of our nation’s talent — whether we’re making it possible for all our citizens to contribute to our growth and prosperity. That’s the key to staying competitive in the global economy. Right now, we’re leaving too many people on the sidelines who have the desire and the capacity to work, but are held back by one obstacle or another. It’s our job to remove those obstacles. That’s what supporting working families is all about.

 

States are getting on board, too. California, Rhode Island and New Jersey give workers paid family leave. Connecticut offers paid sick days. So does New York City. Since I asked Congress to raise the minimum wage last year, 13 states have taken steps to raise it on their own.

 

But all Americans should get to benefit from these policies. That’s why we need to see some action here in Washington.

 

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I’ll work with anyone — Democrats or Republicans — to increase opportunity for American workers. But in this year of action, whenever I can act on my own, I will.

 

Today, I’ll sign a Presidential Memorandum directing every agency in the federal government to expand access to flexible work schedules, and giving employees the right to request them.

 

I’m calling on Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, because too many pregnant workers are forced to choose between their health and their job. They can get fired for taking too many bathroom breaks, or forced on unpaid leave just for being pregnant. It’s inhumane, and it needs to stop.

 

And to help parents trying to get ahead, I’m directing my Secretary of Labor to invest $25 million in helping people who want to enroll in job-training programs, but don’t currently have access to the childcare they need to do it.

 

I take this personally — as the son and grandson of some strong women who worked hard to support my sister and me; as the husband of a brilliant woman who struggled to balance work and raising our young ladies when my job often kept me away; and as the father of two beautiful girls, whom I want to be there for as much as I possibly can — and whom I hope will be able to have families and careers of their own one day.

 

We know from our history that our country does better when everybody participates; when everyone’s talents are put to use; when we all have a fair shot. That’s the America I believe in. That’s the America I’ll keep fighting for every day.

 

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Obama Grabs a Bite at Chipotle Before Summit

 

 

 

Obama: Paid Leave Basic Need, Not Bonus

 

 

 

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Remarks by President Obama at the White House Summit on Working Families | June 23, 2014

 

 

A Letter to the President: Rebekah

 

 

 

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White House Schedule

 

The major focus of the White House on Monday is its Working Families Summit, and President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden all are part of the program at the Omni Shoreham Hotel here. The Summit is hosted by the the White House Council on Women and Girls, chaired by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, the Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress.

 

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A First Look: The White House Summit On Working Families, Monday June 23rd, 2014.

 

 

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Monday: Join the conversation on working families

 

The modern family looks different than it has before. More parents are working, and nearly a third of families with children are single-parent families.

 

It’s not 1960 anymore, but you could be forgiven for thinking our workplaces still feel like it: Most moms and dads don’t have access to paid leave or a flexible workplace.

 

It’s time for workplace policies that match our reality — and give all of us the best chance to succeed at work and at home. So tomorrow we’re hosting an online conversation on working families and the 21st-century workplace.

 

If this is an issue that matters to you, tune in to WorkingFamiliesSummit.org starting at 9 a.m. ET tomorrow to join President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden in this important conversation.

 

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The White House Summit on Working Families: Addressing The Needs Of Working Families In America.

 

Addressing the Needs of Working Families in Rural America

 

 

This was originally posted on the Huffington Post, and is part of a series of essays about the issues facing working families, leading up to the White House Summit on Working Families on June 23, 2014.

 

Krysta Harden is Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

You can learn more about the Summit and how you can get involved at www.workingfamiliessummit.org.

 


 

Last Wednesday, I participated in a regional forum of the White House Working Families Summit that was held at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. Coming from a small town in Southwest Georgia myself, I can relate to the unique challenges that rural Americans face. Growing up, my father worked seven days a week on our peanut and cattle farm with help from my mother. To make sure our family had a constant source of income and health insurance, my mother also worked off the farm at the local independent bank. I am fortunate to be the product of hard working parents who provided my sister and me with the best opportunities possible.

 

All families have a right to have access to a good education system, affordable healthcare and jobs. Our rural families are concerned about creating strong prospects for their children, whether it is on or off the farm. But it is also essential that there are opportunities that will attract young people back to rural areas and help us secure the future of agriculture.

 

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The Obama Administration is committed to providing opportunities for working families across the country. That’s why earlier this year President Obama created the Made in Rural America Export and Investment Initiative to help rural businesses and leaders take advantage of new investment opportunities and access new markets abroad.

 

In rural America, transportation and market access issues create complex challenges for working families. During the summit, I spoke with Maxine Ayers, legal assistant by day and partner in a seven-generation family farm by night. Maxine is working hard to help prepare her son to take over the family farm. In addition to working her job and taking care of the farm, she is also responsible for her in-laws’ medical care and must regularly drive two hours to get her in-laws the care they need. I also spoke with Dee Dee Darden, owner of a country store and farmer, who faces similar rural transportation hurdles. On top of running her store and farm, she must drive three to four hours to sell her livestock. While transportation issues are still a challenge, USDA brings economic opportunities to rural communities through programs such as the Rural Community Development Initiative and Rural Business Opportunity Grants.

 

There are many ways that USDA is working to create opportunities in rural areas. First, we work to address issues of access and quality of life through efforts like Rural Development’s community facilities and broadband programs. Second, we support new markets for farm and ranch products, at home and abroad. Whether it’s promoting international trade, bringing products to local and regional markets or supporting the bio-based economy, USDA programs help expand opportunities for rural businesses to thrive. Third, your local USDA office can help you find programs for your community, your business and your family.

 

In the United States, there are twice as many farmers that are ages 65 or older than those ages 45 or younger. As our aging farmers transition to retirement, it is crucial that we determine who the next generation of farmers and ranchers will be. It is easy to forget that one percent of the population is responsible for feeding the entire country and much of the world.

 

Young, talented rural leaders are needed to help us tackle challenges like climate change, food security and the overall health of our economy. It was so promising to see college students in the audience who were passionate about farming and rural America. Whether it is their local FFA or 4-H chapter or serving in student government, I always encourage young folks to get involved in their local communities.

 

I am proud to be from rural America, and I know that others feel the same sense of community that I do, but there are many challenges that rural residents face. Folks in rural America have an unparalleled amount of drive and passion that makes their communities a vibrant place to live. At USDA, we will continue to do everything we can to help working families succeed for generations to come.

 


 

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JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION ON WORKING FAMILIES FOR A 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE

 

On June 23, 2014, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the Center for American Progress (CAP) will host a Summit on Working Families to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. Workplaces that make full use of the talented pool of American workers are essential – to a thriving and healthy economy, to enable businesses to stay competitive in today’s global economy, and to help all workers ensure the economic stability of their families.

 

Too many working Americans – both women and men – are living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet and respond to the competing demands of work and family. We will convene businesses, economists, labor leaders, policymakers, advocates, and ordinary citizens to discuss policy solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of working families and ensure America’s global competitiveness in the coming decades.

 

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WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT ON WORKING FAMILIESBASIC AGENDA

 

Please Join President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden at the White House Summit on Working Families.

 

The summit is co-hosted by the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

 

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  • 8:00 AM:BREAKFAST

 

  • 9:00 AM:OPENING REMARKS

 

  • 9:20 AM – 10:40 AM:FIRST PLENARY: Family matters

 

  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM:For Online Audience only: HuffPost Live, Family Matters Panel

 

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM:BREAKOUT 1: Hourly workers
  • BREAKOUT 2: Compensation
    BREAKOUT 3: Evaluation and assessment tools
    BREAKOUT 4: Young women leaders

 

  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM:For Online Audience only: HuffPost Live, The Business Case Panel

 

  • 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM:SECOND PLENARY: A 21st century economy that works for business and workers

 

  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM:For Online Audience only: HuffPost Live, Career Ladders and Leadership Panel
  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM:BREAKOUT 1: Talent attraction and retention
    BREAKOUT 2: Structure of the workplace
    BREAKOUT 3: Caregiving
    BREAKOUT 4: STEM and nontraditional jobs

 

  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM:THIRD PLENARY: Career ladders and leadership

 

  • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM:CLOSING

 

White House Schedule – June 23, 2014

 

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FRIDAY June 23rd, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE GUIDANCE & SCHEDULE
FRIDAY June 23rd, 2014

 

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 will deliver remarks and participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. The Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will also participate in the summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media and there will be a pool spray at the top of the roundtable.

 

Monday, June 23 2014  All Times ET

 

10:00 AM: THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

 

12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, The Brady Press Briefing Room.

 

 

1:40 PM: THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Working Families, The Omni Shoreham Hotel.

 

 

2:10 PM: THE PRESIDENT participates in a round table discussion at the White House Summit on Working Families,The Omni Shoreham Hotel.

 

 

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On Monday, June 23, the White House will host a Summit on Working Families to focus on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. The event brings together businesses, economists, labor leaders, policymakers, advocates, and citizens to discuss policy solutions that can make a real difference in the lives of working families and ensure America’s global competitiveness in the coming decades.

 

You’re invited to join the conversation on Facebook and watch live.

 

Summit participants are sitting down for Facebook Q&A’s all day to discuss key issues and answer your questions. Check out the full schedule below and be sure to follow along on Facebook.com/WhiteHouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to tune in live starting at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23. Then, get on Facebook to join the conversation. VisitWorkingFamiliesSummit.org to learn more.

 

 

President Barack Obama talks with the Weithman family, Rhonda, Joseph, daughter Rachel, 9, and son Josh, 11, in their home in Columbus, Ohio. August 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama talks with the Weithman family, Rhonda, Joseph, daughter Rachel, 9, and son Josh, 11, in their home in Columbus, Ohio. August 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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On Tuesday, the President will host the 2013 Presidents Cup Teams at the White House.

 

On Wednesday, the President will have lunch with Israeli President Shimon Peres at the White House.  Afterward, the President will welcome Jimmie Johnson to the White House to honor him for his 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. In the evening, the President will deliver remarks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner.

 

On Thursday, the President will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

On Friday, the President and First Lady will attend the Marine Barracks Evening Parade in Washington, DC.

 

 

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‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’ easy to spell, hard to do for Obama critics. Disparaging the president is uncalled for.

 

By Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times

 

‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’  the song goes.

 

It is easy enough to spell, but for some vocal critics of President Barack Obama, it seems exceedingly hard to do.

 

As the president moves toward the land of the lame ducks, his political enemies are calling for blood. That’s no shocker at this stage of a presidency. In this case, the cuts go deeper.

 

For some, it is not enough to disagree. Some high-status public figures seem determined to demean, denigrate and ridicule the president of the United States.

 

On June 12 the Speaker of the U.S. House stepped to a podium and insulted Obama for his handling of the ongoing crisis in Iraq.

 

“It’s not like we haven’t seen over the last five or six months these terrorists moving in, taking control of western Iraq,” U.S. Rep. John Boehner said at a press conference. He added, in his trademark, obdurate tone: “And what’s the president doing? Taking a nap!”

 

Last week, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk pronounced that Obama has fallen short in his dealings with Iran, reported CBS2 Chicago. “I’m very worried that the president doesn’t appear to be up to this job, of protecting the United States,” he said.

 

The disrespect comes in words, tone and attitude. He’s “taking a nap.” He’s “not up to this job.” They refer to the president as though he were a wayward child.

 

It’s nothing new. Obama supporters, especially African-Americans, have fumed over the insults for years. Oprah Winfrey recently suggested it has something to do with his race. “There’s no question about that,” she said.

Last week, former Vice President Dick Cheney leveled a blistering attack on the president’s foreign policy in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,” Cheney wrote. Obama cares more about his golf game than the raging conflict in Iraq, Cheney asserted.

(I could give you a few thousand words on Cheney’s track record of mistakes, but that would be digressing).

Some critics refuse to address the president by his title, instead sneering lowly pronouns, like “he” and “him.” On the talk shows, via the blogosphere, even on the floor of Congress, they ridicule him in personal, demeaning ways.

In 2009, President Obama was speaking on immigration reform before a joint session of Congress. “You lie!” U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted from his seat.

Others, from Donald Trump to Newt Gingrich, have insisted that the president is some kind of alien, a “foreigner,” demanding he produce his birth certificate to “prove” he is an American.

I know how it is. In today’s hyper-partisan USA, Launching tirades at political enemies provides cheap, red meat for the base.

Still, we are talking about the president of the United States, a man who, while imperfect, is very much a grown-up, possesses high intelligence and has many talents. In two national elections, American voters definitively entrusted that man with the job.

That man represents the presidency, the most powerful office in the world. Politicians who publicly disrespect the man who holds that office derogate their own profession.

The disrespect and insults give license to the world’s despots to, in turn, disrespect him, his position, and us.

 

Thank you  SUNTIMES.COM

 

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