TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Tuesday The 6th Of May: “Weather from the White House.” The First Lady. John Kerry.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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President Barack Obama on a cloudy Tuesday in D.C. invites weather reporters to the White House to tout administration climate change actions.

 

White House Schedule – May 6, 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 participate in “Weather from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with national and local meteorologists from New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Columbia, South Carolina.  While in Washington, the anchors will spend the day with behind-the-scenes access to the White House and the President’s top advisers.  These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Rose Garden.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

 

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Tuesday May 6th, All Times ET

 

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

 

 

11:45 AM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Ceremony, Department of the Interior.

 

 

12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Briefing Room.

 

 

1:45 PM: The Vice President ceremonially swears in Puneet Talwar as Assistant Secretary of State, State Department.

 

 

2:45 PM: The President is interviewed by local and national meteorologists participating in “Weather from the White House.” The Rose Garden.

 

 

4:15 PM: The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of State Kerry, Oval Office.

 

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White House Photo Of The Day – Monday May 5th, 2014

 

President Barack Obama meets with Anita Decker, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Personal Secretary Ferial Govashiri in the Oval Office, May 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama meets with Anita Decker, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Personal Secretary Ferial Govashiri in the Oval Office, May 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

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The White House Week Ahead – May 6th – 9th, 2014

 

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On Tuesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House. President Barack Obama on a cloudy Tuesday invites weather reporters to the White House to tout administration climate change actions. The President will participate in “Weather from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with national and local meteorologists from New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Columbia, South Carolina.  While in Washington, the anchors will spend the day with behind-the-scenes access to the White House and the President’s top advisers.  These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Rose Garden.

On Wednesday, the President will travel to Los Angeles, California to participate in a joint DSCC/DCCC event. In the evening, the President will be honored at a dinner hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation. He will remain overnight in Los Angeles.

On Thursday, the President will participate in a DNC roundtable in Los Angeles before traveling to San Diego to participate in a DCCC event.  The President will then travel to San Jose, California where he will participate in two DNC events and remain overnight.

On Friday, the President will participate in an event on energy in the San Jose, California area.  Following the event he will return to Washington, DC.

 

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Michelle Obama honoring Chicago Public Library at White House

 

WASHINGTON — Mayor Rahm Emanuel returns here on Thursday to be at the White House when First Lady Michelle Obama presents the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to, among others, the Chicago Public Library

 

From the White House: “The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.  In its 20th anniversary year, the medals program celebrates excellent institutions that have made a significant impact on individuals, families, and communities across the nation.  These ten honorees exemplify the nation’s great diversity of libraries and museums and include a natural history museum, a children’s museum, a natural sciences museum, an aquarium, a botanic garden, public library systems, and a book center, hailing from ten states.’

The 2014 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service are:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Ill.

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las Vegas, Nev.

Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Mo.

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, Conn.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, N.C.

Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup, N.M.

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, Okla.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Mass.

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ACTION PLAN
PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO REDUCE CARBON POLLUTION, PREPARE THE U.S. FOR THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, AND LEAD INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS TO ADDRESS GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE.

The National Climate Assessment

 

Published on May 6, 2014

Dr. John Holdren, President Obama’s Science Advisor, introduces the National Climate Assessment and discusses President Obama’s climate action plan which takes an all of the above energy approach towards combatting climate change now. Learn more at http://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change

 

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT

 

 

Watch Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology, discuss the Report.
On May 6, the Administration released the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, the most authoritative and comprehensive source of scientific information to date about climate-change impacts across all U.S. regions and on critical sectors of the economy.
The report, a key deliverable of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, confirms that climate change is not a distant threat — it’s affecting us now.
Extreme weather disasters fueled by climate change cost our economy more than $100 billion in 2012. #ActOnClimate

Extreme weather disasters fueled by climate change cost our economy more than $100 billion in 2012. #ActOnClimate

 

What Climate Change Means for Regions Across America

 

 

Today, the Obama Administration unveiled the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA)—the most comprehensive, authoritative scientific report ever generated about climate changes that are happening now in the United States and further changes that we can expect to see throughout this century. The report—a key deliverable of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan—confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the United States and key sectors of the national economy.

This NCA embodies the concept of “actionable science” called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan. It communicates the impacts of climate change according to geographic region of the United States, and by economic and societal sector—including agriculture, energy, and health. These tailored findings help translate scientific insights into practical, useable knowledge that can help decision-makers and citizens anticipate and prepare for specific climate-change impacts.

For instance, the report finds that, on the whole, summers are longer and hotter, with longer periods of extended heat. Wildfires start earlier in the spring and continue later into the fall. Rain comes down in heavier downpours. People are experiencing changes in the length and severity of seasonal allergies. And climate disruptions to water resources and agriculture have been increasing.

 

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White House Hangout: Commitment to #ActOnClimate

 

 

Today, the White House is hosting an event highlighting the release of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment – a major scientific report on the impacts of climate change on all regions of the United States and key sectors of the national economy. The report was called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan, launched last June, to cut carbon pollution in America, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to fight this global challenge.

 

The event will include remarks by senior Obama Administration officials and experts who contributed to the development of the new National Climate Assessment. Tune in to WhiteHouse.gov/live at 2 p.m. ET.

 

And on Thursday, we’re co-hosting a conversation with the Weather Channel about the current state of climate science and impacts and what work we are doing to make a difference. Use the hashtag #ActOnClimate to ask questions and join the conversation with these participants via Google+ Hangout on Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m. ET:

 

  • Sam Champion, host, The Weather Channel
  • Carl Parker, Meteorologist, Hurricane Specialist, The Weather Channel
  • Kathy Sullivan, Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dan Utech, White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Mike Boots, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Laura Petes, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

 

Find out more about the National Climate Assessment, and check out some of the graphics and videos about the findings by visiting the website here.

 

Watch today’s event at 2 p.m. ET, and then join and ask your questions for Thursday’s White House hangout on the National Climate Assessment at 2 p.m. ET right here, or on the White House Google+ page.

 

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FACT SHEET: What Climate Change Means for Regions across America and Major Sectors of the Economy

 

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Statements and Releases

 

Statement by the President on Israeli Independence Day

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Israel

 

Statement by the President on the Passing of Billy Frank, Jr.

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Costa Rica to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Luis Guillermo Solís

 

FACT SHEET: Marking the Administration’s Progress on Mental Health

 

 

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12:30 PM EDT: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Press Briefing RoomWhite House LIVE!! Streaming.

12:30 PM EDT: National Climate Assessment Event, These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Rose Garden. White House LIVE!! Streaming.

 

 

Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship: Why America Needs Immigration Reform

 

Published on May 6, 2014

Inaugural members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (Nina Vaca, Hamdi Ulukaya, Rich Barton, Daphne Koller, and Steve Case) tell stories of how immigration makes America great, and why the time is now for commonsense immigration reform.

 

 

 

 

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US – Syria – Russia Reach Agreement On Syrian Chemical Weapons


 

By Jueseppi B.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, make statements to the media following meetings regarding Syria, at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. AP Photo / Larry Downing

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, make statements to the media following meetings regarding Syria, at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. AP Photo / Larry Downing

 

 

From The Associated Press:

 

US-Russia Reach Agreement on Syria Weapons

 

By MATTHEW LEE and JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press

 

 

After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply.

The deal, announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, includes what Kerry called “a shared assessment” of the weapons stockpile, and a timetable and measures for Syrian President Bashar Assad to comply.

It was not immediately clear whether Syria had signed onto the agreement, which requires Damascus to submit a full inventory of its stocks within the next week. Russia does have a close relationship with Syria and holds influence over its Mideast ally.

“The world will now expect the Assad regime to live up to its public commitments,” Kerry told a packed news conference at the hotel where negotiations were conducted since Thursday night. “There can be no games, no room for avoidance or anything less than full compliance by the Assad regime.”

Lavrov added, cautiously, “We understand that the decisions we have reached today are only the beginning of the road.”

The negotiations are considered critical to breaking the international stalemate blocking a resumption of peace talks to end the Syrian civil war, now in its third year.

Under the framework agreement, international inspectors are to be on the ground in Syria by November. During that month, they are to complete their initial assessment and all mixing and filling equipment for chemical weapons is to be destroyed.

The deal calls for all components of the chemical weapons program to be removed from the country or destroyed by mid-2014.

“Ensuring that a dictator’s wanton use of chemical weapons never again comes to pass, we believe is worth pursuing and achieving,” Kerry said.

Noncompliance by the Assad government or any other party would be referred to the 15-nation U.N. Security Council by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. That group oversees the Chemical Weapons Convention, which Syria this week agreed to join.

The U.S. and Russia will press for a Security Council resolution enshrining the chemical weapons agreement under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which can authorize both the use of force and nonmilitary measures.

But Russia, which already has rejected three resolutions on Syria, would be sure to veto military action, and U.S. officials said they did not contemplate seeking such an authorization.

The U.S. and Russia are two of the five permanent Security Council members with a veto. The others are Britain, China, and France.

Still, U.S. officials stressed that President Barack Obama retains the right to launch military strikes without U.N. approval to protect American national security interests.

Lavrov indicated there would be limits to using such a resolution.

“Any violations of procedures … would be looked at by the Security Council and if they are approved, the Security Council would take the required measures, concrete measures,” Lavrov said. “Nothing is said about the use of force or about any automatic sanctions.”

Kerry spoke of a commitment, in the event of Syrian noncompliance, to “impose measures commensurate with whatever is needed in terms of the accountability.”

The agreement offers no specific penalties. Given that a thorough investigation of any allegation of noncompliance is required before any possible action, Moscow could drag out the process or veto measures it deems too harsh.

Kerry made clear that the U.S. believes the threat of force is necessary to back the diplomacy.

“I have no doubt that the combination of the threat of force and the willingness to pursue diplomacy helped to bring us to this moment,” Kerry said.

Under the deal, the U.S. and Russia are giving Syria just one week, until Sept. 21, to submit “a comprehensive listing, including names, types and quantities of its chemical weapons agents, types of munitions, and location and form of storage, production, and research and development facilities.”

International inspectors, the U.S. and Russia agreed, should be on the ground in Syria by November and complete their initial work by the end of the month. They must be given “immediate and unfettered” access to inspect all sites.

Kerry said the two sides had come to agreement on the exact size of Syria’s weapons stockpile, a sticking point.

U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss details of the negotiations, said the U.S. and Russia agreed that Syria had roughly 1,000 metric tons of chemical weapons agents and precursors, including blister agents, such as sulfur and mustard gas and nerve agents like sarin.

These officials said the two sides did not agree on the number of chemical weapons sites in Syria.

U.S. intelligence believes Syria has about 45 sites associated with chemicals weapons, half of which have “exploitable quantities” of material that could be used in munitions. The Russian estimate is considerably lower; the officials would not say by how much.

U.S. intelligence agencies believe all the stocks remain in government control, the officials said.

U.N. inspectors are preparing to submit their own report this weekend. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that he expected “an overwhelming report” that chemical weapons were indeed used on the outskirts of Damascus on Aug. 21.

A U.N. statement said Ban hoped the agreement will prevent further use of such weapons and “help pave the path for a political solution to stop the appalling suffering inflicted on the Syrian people.”

Britain’s foreign secretary, William Hague, said Saturday’s development was “a significant step forward.” Germany said that “if deeds now follow the words, the chances of a political solution will rise significantly,” Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said.

Obama called for a limited military strike against Assad’s forces in response, then deferred seeking congressional approval to consider the Russian proposal.

The commander of the Free Syrian Army rebel group, Gen. Salim Idris, told a news conference in Turkey that the Russian initiative was a “waste of time” and that rebels will continue “fighting the regime and work for bringing it down.”

He said that if international inspectors come to Syria in order to inspect chemical weapons, “we will facilitate their passages but there will be no cease-fire.” The FSA will not block the work of U.N. inspectors, he said, and the “inspectors will not be subjected to rebel fire when they are in regime-controlled areas.”

Idris said Kerry told him by telephone that “the alternative of military strikes is still on the table.”

Thank you Associated Press…and President Barack Hussein Obama.

Here’s What I Think Of Vladimir Putin And The New York Times

 

 

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Pursuing a Diplomatic Solution in Syria

 

 

President Obama Addresses the Nation on Syria

September 10, 2013 | Public Domain

 

President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the White House on Syria.

 

 

 

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White House Tweets


 

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Friday’s Potpourri: NRA And Guns In Schools & It’s Sen. John Kerry


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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Today’s NRA press conference was a shameful evasion of the crisis our country is facing. Their proposed solution to reduce mass shootings like the one in Newtown, CT: put armed guards in every school in America.

 

 

The NRA’s extreme leadership has completely lost touch with the American people, their members, and reality. Today, they made it even more clear with what they didn’t say:

Not a word about background checks. Not a word about assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Not a word about ending gun trafficking.

 

 
Not an ounce of common sense.

 

 

Please join me in rejecting the NRA’s vision of a world where everyone is armed and no one is safe.

 

 

Tell your members of Congress you Demand A Plan to end gun violence.

 

 

You would think that following the execution of 20 first graders, the NRA would finally come around to the need for common sense gun laws. Instead, they doubled down on their extreme agenda.

 

What we need are the tough new laws that we know will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and protect our children.

 

What we don’t need is a culture of fear that increases gun sales while putting our families at even greater risk.

 

Tell your members of Congress that it’s time to stand up to the NRA:

 

 

http://www.DemandAPlan.org

 

 

Thanks you for standing against the gun lobby,

 

Mark Glaze
Mayors Against Illegal Guns

 

P.S. — A group of 53 artists joined our effort to Demand A Plan and recorded a powerful, personal message. Please take a minute to watch the video and share it with your friends and family: http://DemandAPlan.org.

 

 

 

Presidential Announcement:

 

President Obama Nominates John Kerry for Secretary of State

 

Published on Dec 21, 2012

President Obama announces Senator John Kerry as his nominee to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. December 21, 2012.

 

 

 

 

The President today, announced Sen. John Forbes Kerry will be his nominee for Secretary Of State for the United States Of America.

 

 

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I do not like Sen. Kerry because he was weak during his Presidential campaign, when he allowed the Swift Boat idiots to derail his pursuit of The White House. It appeared to me then, that Sen. Kerry was not up to the task of fighting for the office of President of The United States.

 

Has he grown a pair of cojones after having none in 2004?

 

He will need a big brass pair to follow in the high heels of Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

 

She took nobodies bull feces.

 

But I am against this nomination on a much more personal note. I admire and respect Ambassador Susan Elizabeth Rice, whom has worked hard to get where she is, not marry into wealth and politics as Sen. Kerry has done. Ambassador Rice is intelligent, smart, diplomatic and sharp, as is our President. She was abused and misused by a few racist, antique and jealous caucasian Congressmen.

 

The fact that several Congressional members used lies and misinformation to character assassinate Ambassador Rice, and we Americans allowed that to happen, makes me ill. We continue to allow politicians and the media, to spread lies and blatantly evil nasty rumors as the truth and facts.

 

That needs to stop now.

 

POTUS Obama and I disagree on this nomination. I disagree because appointing Sen. Kerry creates a vacant seat in the United States Senate. A seat the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS want very badly. That is the lone reason The GOPretenders screamed Kerry’s name so loudly when Ambassador Rice was forced to withdraw her name as a candidate for Secretary Of State.

 

If They win that vacant seat in a special election……

 

My second reason for not liking Sen. John Kerry as Secretary Of State is simple dislike for the goal of the TeaTardedRepubliCANTS, to pick and choose who Barack Obama has in his cabinet. For thinking they have a right to dictate who President Obama picks for HIS cabinet…before HE even decides whom HE wants for HIS cabinet.

 

That has never been the protocol for cabinet selection in the past, so why, now, does the Reich wing believe they can set a precedent for the 44th POTUS when the past 43 POTUS had no involvement from the opposition party in cabinet selection?

 

Allow me to tell you why: Racism. Hatred. Envy. Jealously.

 

GOPretenders still can not accept they lost on November 6th, 2012.

 

They believe they can choose the next Presidential cabinet.

 

And steal a Senate seat as well……BUT I support MY POTUS 5000%.

 

He is smarter than I.

 

 

 

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