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Mr. Jonathan Fleming, Freed From Prison After 25 Years, For Murder.


 

By Jueseppi B.

Welcome Home Mr. Jonathan Fleming. 25 years serving time for a crime you didn't commit...welcome to freedom.

Welcome Home Mr. Jonathan Fleming. 25 years serving time for a crime you didn’t commit…welcome to freedom.

 

Jonathan Fleming Released by Brooklyn D.A. 24 Years After Wrongful Conviction

 

Published on Apr 9, 2014

Jonathan Fleming is released after 24 years in prison, after being wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit.

 

 

 

Jonathan Fleming, center, exits the courthouse with his mother Patricia Fleming, left, and his ex-wife Valerie Brown in New York on April 8. Jonathan Fleming, who spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for murder, was freed on Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jonathan Fleming, center, exits the courthouse with his mother Patricia Fleming, left, and his ex-wife Valerie Brown in New York on April 8. Jonathan Fleming, who spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for murder, was freed on Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

 

From CNN:

 

Jonathan Fleming, convicted in killing despite vacation alibi, freed after 25 years

 

New York (CNN) – A New York judge Tuesday vacated the conviction of a man who spent nearly a quarter of a century behind bars for a Brooklyn slaying that occurred while he was vacationing in Florida.

Jonathan Fleming, 51, was found guilty in 1989 in the death of Darryl Rush in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn and served the next 24 years and 8 months in prison, according to the Kings County district attorney’s office. He was released Tuesday afternoon.

Fleming has always maintained he was on a family trip to Disney World in Florida when Rush was shot to death early on the morning of August 15, 1989, in a dispute over stolen money. After years of reviewing documents and re-interviewing witnesses as part of a joint investigation between his attorneys and the Brooklyn district attorney’s Conviction Review Unit, it was determined that the only evidence tying him to the crime was an alleged witness who later recanted her statement.

“As you can imagine, after sitting in jail for 25 years for a crime he didn’t commit, he can’t help but feel vindicated,” said one of Fleming’s lawyers, Anthony Mayol. “On the flip side, that’s 25 years that have been stolen, that he’ll never get back.”

25 years later, man wrongfully convicted of murder goes free

 

At 2:20 P.M. Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Judge Matthew J. D’Emic made the pronouncement that Fleming and a courtroom of his family and friends had been waiting nearly 25 years to hear. “The motion to vacate is granted,” said the judge, regarding Fleming’s 1989 conviction and sentence for the murder of Darry Rush.

 

 

At his trial, defense lawyers provided family photos and home videos of Fleming in Florida around the time of Rush’s killing. But according to Taylor Koss, another of Fleming’s lawyers, they did not have evidence he was in Florida on the day of the slaying. The prosecution persuaded jurors to ignore the alibi.

Fleming told his attorneys he had paid a bill for phone calls made from his Florida hotel room the night before Rush was killed, and he believed the receipt was in his pocket when police arrested him. But authorities told the defense he had no such receipt, according to Koss.

In the course of the investigation, the Conviction Review Unit found the receipt in police records, time stamped and dated — solidifying Fleming’s claim that he was in Florida at the time of the killing, according to the district attorney’s office.

“This is proof of alibi that was basically purposely withheld,” Koss said.

The review unit also interviewed Fleming’s former girlfriend, who said she called Fleming the night of the killing while he was still at his hotel in Florida. The investigation found her story to be credible, with phone records to support it.

The prosecution also produced a witness who said she saw Fleming commit the crime.

According to Koss, the woman recanted her testimony weeks after Fleming’s conviction. She later testified in front of a judge that she was on parole and had been arrested with another woman for being in a stolen van the night of the killing. She said police persuaded her to give a statement against Fleming to avoid going back to jail.

Koss said the judge threw out her later testimony because she could not provide enough facts to back up her story.

A review unit search of police records years later came up with a timeline. The woman on probation was arrested with another woman on grand larceny charges and brought to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, where she gave a statement. Within the hour, the investigation found, charges against her were dropped.

Koss said defense investigators even found a witness in South Carolina who claims to have been the getaway driver during Rush’s killing and who even identified someone they say is the real killer.

Judge Matthew D’Emic Tuesday vacated the conviction after a “careful and thorough review of this case, and based on key alibi facts that place Fleming in Florida at the time of the murder,” said District Attorney Ken Thompson.

Koss and Mayol say the next step is ensuring that Fleming has a way to support himself after he is released.

“He has no job, no career, no prospects,” Koss said.

“We’re suing everybody, let’s be honest,” Koss added, saying Fleming’s legal team intends to bring a civil rights lawsuit against the city and seek reparations from the state under a provision set up to redress wrongful convictions.

Thompson, who became district attorney at the beginning of the year, has already released two men who had been in prison for more than half their lives in connection with three killings after DNA evidence tore holes in their convictions in February.

Antonio Yarbough and Sharrif Wilson were teenagers when they were imprisoned. But after reviewing DNA evidence, Thompson said the previous convictions for the 1992 murders in Brooklyn would most likely not stand up in court and agreed the two men should be freed.

Those cases, as well as Fleming’s, are not connected to investigations into Detective Louis Scarcella, whose questionable tactics have led to a review of some 50 other cases, the district attorney’s office said.

On Monday, Thompson named Harvard law professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. as special counsel to the district attorney for the Conviction Review Unit. Sullivan, who heads Harvard’s Criminal Justice Institute, will guide the group in future cases brought for review, according to the District Attorney’s office.

 

 

Prisoner Freed After 25 Years

 

Published on Apr 9, 2014

NEW YORK – A New York man has been exonerated over a 1989 murder as part of larger review of questionable convictions. 51 year old Jonathan Fleming had been on holiday in Disney World at the time of the murder and had documents supporting his alibi, but he was still convicted. Since then, a key eyewitness has recanted and prosecutors turned up a hotel receipt proving he was in Florida hours before the killing.

 

 

 

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The White House Weekend™: The Weekly Address. Miriam Carey. White House Easter Egg Roll Social. America’s PrepareAthon!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Barack Hussein Obama Week Ahead Schedule, April 7th, To 11th, 2014

 

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On Monday, the President will travel to Prince George’s County, MD to host an event on the economy. Following this event, he will meet with the Commander-in-Chief and Executive Director of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 

On Tuesday, the President  will host an event on the economy at the White House.

 

On Wednesday, the President and the First Lady will travel to Houston, TX. The President will attend DCCC and DSCC events.  More details regarding the President and First Lady’s travel to Houston will be forthcoming.

 

On Thursday, the President and the First Lady will travel to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin, TX.  The President will deliver remarks at a Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. The President and the First Lady will return to Washington, DC, in the afternoon.

 

On Friday, the President will travel to New York, NY to deliver remarks at the National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention.

 

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Weekly Address: The President’s Budget Ensures Opportunity for All Hardworking Americans

 

 

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VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: El Presupuesto del Presidente –Expandiendo la oportunidad para todos

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En el mensaje de esta semana, la Directora del Consejo de Política Doméstica de la Casa Blanca Cecilia Muñoz habla sobre el presupuesto del Presidente que ampliará las oportunidades para todos, incluyendo a millones de familias hispanas.

 

 

 

 

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the important differences between the budget he’s put forward — built on opportunity for all — and the budget House Republicans are advocating for, which stacks the deck against the middle class.

While the President is focused on building lasting economic security and ensuring that hardworking Americans have the opportunity to get ahead, Republicans are advancing the same old top-down approach of cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans and slashing important investments in education, infrastructure, and research and development

 

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Weekly Wrap Up: Millions Get Covered, Team USA Visits, and More

7.1 Million Americans: Covered

 

The numbers don’t lie — the Affordable Care Act is working. By the end of open enrollment on March 31, 7.1 million Americans had signed up for coverage.

 

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The First Lady and Local Students Plant the White House Kitchen Garden

 

Spring is definitely here as the White House Kitchen Garden is growing again. First Lady Michelle Obama invited local students to join her for the sixth-annual planting of the garden earlier this week, making sure the White House will have a fresh crop of healthy fruits and vegetables in the months ahead.

The First Lady delivers remarks at the sixth-annual planting of the White House Kitchen garden, emphasizing the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

The First Lady delivers remarks at the sixth-annual planting of the White House Kitchen garden, emphasizing the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

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POTUS Rallies Wolverines Around Raising the Wage

 

The President traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan on Wednesday to speak to a crowd filled with University of Michigan Wolverines about his March Madness bracket, a famous local deli named Zingerman’s, and, of course, the importance of raising the national minimum wage.

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Team USA Stops by the White House

 

U.S. Olympians and Paralympians who competed in Sochi earlier this year visited the White House this week, spending time touring the grounds, playing with Bo and Sunny, and hearing from the President and First Lady.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama receive a Paralympic and Olympic flag signed by all the Olympians from Alpine Skier Jon Lujan and Ice Hockey forward Julie Chu

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama receive a Paralympic and Olympic flag signed by all the Olympians from Alpine Skier Jon Lujan and Ice Hockey forward Julie Chu

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Hop to the White House Easter Egg Roll Social

 

Are you a social butterfly? Do you have kids ages 5-13? Want to visit the White House? The 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll is just around the corner, and you are invited.

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West Wing Week: 4/4/14 or, “The Rosies”

 

 

This week, the President wrapped up a six day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, spoke on the success of the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, traveled to Michigan to highlight the importance of raising the federal minimum wage, and honored both the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, and the 2014 US Olympic and Paralympic teams. That’s March 28th to April 3rd or, “The Rosies.”

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While Marketplace Enrollment Ended, Medicaid Enrollment Continues

 

 

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has already provided coverage to millions of Americans. More than 7.1 million Americans signed up for coverage through the Marketplaces, 3 million additional young adults were covered under their parents’ insurance and millions more will have access through Medicaid. A new report shows that more people are gaining coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as a result of the health law. The analysis, produced by the Health and Human Services Department shows enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP in February was at least 3 million people higher than it was, on average, between July and September. That does not include March, which saw an enormous spike in Marketplace enrollment and traffic to HealthCare.gov.

 

While this is great progress, states where governors or legislatures refuse to implement the Medicaid expansion provisions of the law will leave 5.7 million Americans uninsured. States that have expanded Medicaid, such as Kentucky and New York, have seen particularly dramatic declines in their uninsured populations. Just take Kentucky, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Kentucky has seen a 40 percent drop in its rate of uninsured since October 1.

 

 

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America’s PrepareAthon!

 

 

 

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Here at the White House, we’re getting ready for the first America’s PrepareAthon!, a national day of action that will take place April 30, 2014.

 

Join us this Monday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss America’s PrepareAthon!, a community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting people to understand what disasters could happen in their communities and to take action to increase their preparedness. Actions include signing up for mobile alerts and warnings, holding a preparedness discussion to emphasize the steps people should take to be ready should a disaster occur, and conducting a drill so people are familiar with what to do beforehand.

 

Join us for a Google+ Hangout to hear from the head of FEMA, an award-winning meteorologist, and leaders from across the nation who share a passion for getting prepared. I will moderate the live discussion.

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President Barack Obama holds the hand of Lincoln Rose Pierce Smith, the daughter of former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith, in the Oval Office, April 4, 2014. Watching from the other side of the Resolute Desk are Sage and Elsa Smith. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama holds the hand of Lincoln Rose Pierce Smith, the daughter of former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith, in the Oval Office, April 4, 2014. Watching from the other side of the Resolute Desk are Sage and Elsa Smith. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama gives a signing pen to Jacob Miller, brother of Gabriella Miller, after signing H.R. 2019, the "Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act", in the Oval Office, April 3, 2014. The law ends taxpayer contributions to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and diverts the money in that fund to pay for research into pediatric cancer through the National Institutes of Health. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama gives a signing pen to Jacob Miller, brother of Gabriella Miller, after signing H.R. 2019, the “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act”, in the Oval Office, April 3, 2014. The law ends taxpayer contributions to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and diverts the money in that fund to pay for research into pediatric cancer through the National Institutes of Health. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama visits with patrons during a stop for lunch at Zingerman's Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Mich., April 2, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama visits with patrons during a stop for lunch at Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Mich., April 2, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands alone as he makes a statement about the shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, while in Chicago, April 2, 2014. Obama said on Wednesday he was “heartbroken” that another shooting had occurred at the Fort Hood Army base and described the situation there as fluid. At least one gunman opened fire on Wednesday, injuring an unknown number of people at the U.S. Army base in central Texas that was the scene of a shooting rampage in 2009, officials said. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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From The Sanders Firm: THE MIRIAM CAREY FAMILY REACTS TO THE AUTOPSY REPORT. What If Miriam Carey Had Been White?

 

Where Are Rev. Al Sharpton. Rev. Jesse Jackson. ALL The So Called Civil Rights Leaders Who Speak For US?
6 Months Ago Miriam Carey Was Executed By D.C. Capitol Hill Police AND Secret Service Officers. Miriam Was Un-Armed AND Had an 18 Month Baby In A Car-seat In The Back.

 

What If Miriam Carey Had Been White? With A Neatly Dressed Caucasian Baby In The Back Seat?

 

 

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From The Sanders Firm: THE MIRIAM CAREY FAMILY REACTS TO THE AUTOPSY REPORT. What If Miriam Carey Had Been White?

 

Six months have passed since Ms. Miriam Carey was brutally gunned down in Washington D.C. by Capitol Hill police and The Secret Service, while her 18 month old child was strapped in the backseat in a baby carrier.

 

WHY was MIRIAM CAREY Chased and EXECUTED by POLICE

 

 

 

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It’s up to us to make history on "NO"vember 4th, 2014.

It’s up to us to make history on “NO”vember 4th, 2014.

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Philip Douglas “Phil” Jackson Returns To The New York Knickerbockers As Team President.


 

 

By Jueseppi B.

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New York Knicks owner James Dolan, left, and new team president Phil Jackson poses for photos during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York Knicks owner James Dolan, left, and new team president Phil Jackson poses for photos during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

 

From The Associated Press:

 

Phil Jackson officially president of the New York Knicks

 

by Brian Mahoney, Associated Press.

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson is back in New York, providing the Knicks stability, championship-building ideas and a link to the franchise’s best days.

 

Now they need him to get some good players.

 

Jackson was introduced Tuesday as team president of the Knicks, in the midst of another difficult season and with no easy path to a quick fix.

 

But Jackson has won here before, done plenty of it since and says a couple of years off have left him ready to take on what might be his toughest challenge, turning this dysfunctional franchise into a champion again.

 

“It would be a capstone on the remarkable career that I’ve had,” Jackson said.

 

Jackson was a member of the Knicks’ title teams in 1970 and 1973, and they haven’t won since. He went on to win 11 championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.

 

This will be his first time as an executive and the Knicks say he will be in charge of all basketball decisions. Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan said he “willingly and gratefully” is stepping back to give Jackson the power to make the changes.

 

“Phil has a vision for the Knicks that I know will put us on the path for success,” Dolan said.

 

Steve Mills will remain general manager.

 

“I think that we have a teamwork situation here that’s going to be really quite swift and capable of making some important changes as we move forward,” Jackson said.

 

The Knicks announced the hiring in the lobby of Madison Square Garden, with a giant “Welcome Home Phil” sign overhead and racks of his old No. 18 jersey on sale.

 

He signed a five-year contract that reportedly will pay at least $12 million annually. After living in California for many years, Jackson said he would spend significant time in New York, starting with Wednesday’s game against Indiana.

 

He’s got big decisions coming up involving Carmelo Anthony and coach Mike Woodson.

 

It’s the second reorganization in six months for the Knicks, who fired GM Glen Grunwald days before the start of training camp. Mills replaced him even though he had no previous experience running the basketball side.

 

The deal began to take shape at a holiday party hosted by a mutual friend of Jackson and Dolan. Though Jackson quickly declined interest in coaching, they agreed to keep talking.

 

It will be tough for Jackson to make big changes quickly in New York, where the Knicks face with the salary cap problems. Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Andrea Bargnani will all be in the final year of expensive contracts, making them difficult to unload. And they traded their first-round pick to Denver in 2011 to acquire Anthony.

 

Jackson alluded to that, saying the Knicks “were going to have to go out and work the bushes for players this next year.”

 

But he has a vision for how he wants to do it, a change from the Knicks’ way of too frequently adding big-name players who don’t fit any particular style.

 

Jackson said he won’t insist that the Knicks run the triangle offense that worked so well for him with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, then Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. But he made it clear he believes in the system’s principles of passing, movement and teamwork.

 

But it’s not just Xs and Os that have doomed the Knicks during a mostly disastrous decade. It’s the policies of Dolan, who has too often involved himself in basketball decisions.

 

Jackson said he will be accessible and will focus on things such as “how players are treated” and “the kind of culture that’s built.”

 

“This organization has suffered in the past few years from things I think have just been created, by press, by lack of continuity, by lack of solidarity.”

 

It wasn’t like that when Jackson played in New York. Those teams not only thrived on the court but were well-known and well-liked around the city, players such as Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley and Dave DeBusschere.

 

“This is the best place to play basketball,” Jackson said.

 

Jackson is marrying the daughter of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss and said he will continue to spend time in California, where his children and grandchildren live.

 

Jackson said he didn’t know how much day-to-day work he would handle. After five knee and hip surgeries, Jackson is “not easily able to move around” on commercial airlines or scouting at small gyms.

 

That ruled out coaching, the job that Knicks would have loved him to do. But the work needed from the front office might ultimately be more important.

 

“Now to come back to where I’ve started in basketball, it’s a great feeling,” Jackson said.

 

Thank you The Associated Press.

 

 

New York Knicks new team president Phil Jackson, right, shakes hands with Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York Knicks new team president Phil Jackson, right, shakes hands with Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan during a news conference where he was introduced, at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Phil Jackson, the new president of the New York Knicks, answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Jackson, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Knicks, also won 11 championships while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Phil Jackson, the new president of the New York Knicks, answers questions during a news conference, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Jackson, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Knicks, also won 11 championships while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Phil Jackson smiles as he is introduced as the new president of the New York Knicks, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Jackson, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Knicks, also won 11 championships while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Phil Jackson smiles as he is introduced as the new president of the New York Knicks, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Jackson, who won two NBA titles as a player with the Knicks, also won 11 championships while coaching the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Former New York Knicks player Walt Frazier, left, joins Phil Jackson, the newly named president of the Knicks, at a news conference Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Frazier and Jackson are former teammates with the Knicks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Former New York Knicks player Walt Frazier, left, joins Phil Jackson, the newly named president of the Knicks, at a news conference Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. Frazier and Jackson are former teammates with the Knicks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

 

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Ms. Mary Bruce, ABC News: President Obama Visits NYC, Takes Surprise Shopping Trip To The Gap


 

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President Obama Visits NYC, Takes Surprise Shopping Trip to The Gap

 

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Apparently even President Obama knows that New York City is a great place to shop.

 

During a trip to the Big Apple today, the president made a surprise stop at the Gap.

 

Obama checked out some khakis and sweatshirts. A cheery saleswoman talked him through a few options, including a V-neck pink sweater.

 

Obama said he was worried the V-neck would “slip” off his daughter’s shoulders.

 

He ultimately settled on a light pink crewneck for Sasha and a bright pink one for Malia.

 

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A White House official explained the president’s impromptu stop: “In his State of the Union address, the President called for businesses to raise workers’ wages, and today the President will visit a Gap store to show his support for Gap Inc.’s decision to increase wages for their US based employees.”

 

During his visit to the store, Obama also picked out navy blue zip-up workout shirt for the first lady.

 

The president then greeted the woman behind the counter, who told him he was better looking in person.

 

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“You hear that?” The president said to reporters.

 

“I think the ladies will be impressed with my style sense,” the president said as his items were rung up.

 

They asked him If he wanted to open a Gap card. “I’ve got one card,” he admitted.

 

When he went to sign the automated bill, he exclaimed — “Oh wow, so you can sign the machine?”

 

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The president reassured reporters he was just teasing.

 

“They had these around the last time I shopped,” he said.

 

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President Barack Obama looks for gifts for his family with saleswoman Susan Panariello after stopping off at the GAP in New York

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President Barack Obama shops at a GAP clothing store in Manhattan during his unannounced visit. Obama used the visit to talk about raising the minimum hourly wage standards and applauded the GAP, who earlier in the year announced it was raising minimum wage for its employees

President Barack Obama shops at a GAP clothing store in Manhattan during his unannounced visit. Obama used the visit to talk about raising the minimum hourly wage standards and applauded the GAP, who earlier in the year announced it was raising minimum wage for its employees

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POTUS picks out sweaters for the girls and a workout shirt for FLOTUS, says it never hurts to bring something home.

POTUS picks out sweaters for the girls and a workout shirt for FLOTUS, says it never hurts to bring something home.

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Tuesday The 11th Of March. I ♥ NY.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – March 11th, 2014

 

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11th, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, MARCH 11th, 2014

 

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

 

Later in the morning, the President will designate the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument in a signing ceremony in the Oval Office. There will be a pool spray of the signing.

 

In the afternoon, the President will travel to New York City. The departure from the South Lawn and arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport are open press.

 

While in New York, the President will attend two events, one for the DNC and another for the DSCC. The DNC event is closed press, and the DSCC event will be print pool coverage for remarks only.

 

At night, the President will depart New York City en route Washington, DC. The departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

 

 

Tuesday, March 11 2014 All Times ET

 

7:30 AM: The Vice President meets with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia at the Hyatt Regency Santiago, Hyatt Regency Santiago.

 

 

10:00 AM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

 

11:30 AM: THE PRESIDENT designates the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands as a national monument, Oval Office.

 

 

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

 

 

2:15 PM: THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews, South Lawn.

 

 

2:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews.

 

 

3:25 PM: The President arrives New York, John F. Kennedy International Airport.

 

 

4:00 PM: The President attends a DNC fundraiser; private residence; New York City.

 

 

5:15 PM: The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DSCC Event; private residence; New York City.

 

 
9:10 PM: The President departs New York City, John F. Kennedy International Airport.

 

 

9:20 PM: The President arrives Joint Base Andrews.

 

 
10:15 PM: The President arrives at The White House, The South Lawn.

 

 

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WEEKLY  SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 11th, – FRIDAY, MARCH 14th, 2014

 

On Tuesday, the President will travel to New York, NY to attend DNC and DSCC events.

 

On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

On Thursday and Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

 

 

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White House LIVE!!! Streaming.

 

Next Up…

March 11, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

The White House, White House LIVE!!! Streaming.

 

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

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

 

Readout of the President’s Call with President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

 

Readout of the President’s Call with the President of the Government of Spain Mariano Rajoy

 

Presidential Nominations and Withdrawal sent to the Senate

 

Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2015

 

FACT SHEET: The United States and Chile

 

Readout of the President’s Call with President Xi of China

 

 

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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama

 

With President Barack Obama, Zach Galifianakis, Scott Aukerman, Funny Or Die, Between Two Ferns.

 

Episode 18: President Barack Obama sits down with Zach Galifianakis for his most memorable interview yet.
Published March 11, 2014

Watch the full interview With President Barack Obama

 

 

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Twenty Reasons to Get Covered, Twenty Days Left to Enroll

 

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As of today, there are just 20 days left to enroll in health care coverage at healthcare.gov before open enrollment ends on March 31.

 

If don’t already have health insurance, head over to healthcare.gov to get covered now. You can compare your options based on price, benefits, quality and other features, and enroll in a plan that fits your needs and your budget.

 

WIth just one application, you can also find out whether you qualify for tax credits to help pay for insurance or other free or low-cost coverage options.

 

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To mark the 20 final days of open enrollment, here are 20 reasons to get covered. Check them out, then head over to healthcare.gov.

 

20 reasons to get covered:

  1. Six in ten uninsured Americans can get coverage for less than $100 a month.
  2. Preventive services like well-woman visits, cancer screenings, flu shots and more cost you nothing out of pocket.
  3. Health insurers are prohibited from charging women more than men for the exact same coverage.
  4. It’s illegal for insurance companies to charge more or deny coverage due to a pre-existing condition.
  5. Birth control for women is covered with no out-of-pocket costs or co-pays.
  6. Insurance companies can’t cancel your coverage when you get sick.
  7. All plans must cover essential health benefits including outpatient care, hospital visits, prescriptions, and more.
  8. Because accidents happen, and no one is invincible.
  9. There’s a new way to shop for plans, compare benefits and apply for coverage all online on healthcare.gov.
  10. You may qualify for lower cost coverage or tax credits to help pay for care depending on your income or family size.
  11. Mental health and substance abuse disorder services including counseling and psychotherapy must be covered at parity with medical benefits.
  12. If you’re a parent, your kids can stay covered on your plan until they turn 26.
  13. Insurance companies can no longer put a lifetime cap on the essential health benefits they’ll cover if you get sick.
  14. Insurance companies can no longer impose yearly limits on coverage for essential health benefits.
  15. Insurance companies must spend at least 80 percent of your premium dollar on health care — or you get a rebate.
  16. No one deserves to go broke just because they get sick.
  17. Insurance companies can’t cancel your coverage because you make a mistake on your application.
  18. Insurance companies must publicly justify their actions if they want to raise your premiums by 10 percent or more.
  19. Because you only live once.
  20. You can apply for coverage online at healthcare.gov. on the phone by calling 1-800-318-2596, in person (find local help here) or by mail (download the application to mail in here) — the whole process takes most people about 15 to 20 minutes.

 

Get Covered: A Special Message from the President

 

Published on Feb 21, 2014

President Obama has a message for millions of Americans who now have access to new or improved affordable health insurance: Go to http://www.HealthCare.gov, and get covered right now.

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks to the Latino Community on Why it is Important to #GetCovered

 

Published on Feb 13, 2014

As part of our ongoing efforts to educate Latinos about the benefits and protections under the Affordable Care Act and encourage them to sign up for health coverage, President Obama recorded a video message for the Latino community. Check out the message and hear the President talk about the tools available to help you and your “amigos, familia and vecinos” #GetCovered

 

 

 

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President Obama Honors 2012-2013 NCAA Division 1 Champions

 

Published on Mar 10, 2014

President Obama hosts the 2012-2013 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Champions at the White House to congratulate student athletes from schools across the country on their accomplishments in the classroom and on the playing field.

 

 

 

Trayvon Martin Inspired Film “Journey Home”

 

Published on Feb 26, 2014

Journey Home is a non profit independent short film inspired by the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. This film captures the reality of life’s frailty and the resounding impact the loss of life has on those connected. This film is not a reenactment, or attempt to depict the events that led to the death of Trayvon Martin. Journey Home is about the potential of one’s life that can be lost in a moment because of the situations we encounter and the decisions we make every day.

 

 

 

Moms team up to repeal “Stand Your Ground” law

 

Published on Mar 10, 2014

Jordan Davis’ mom, Lucia MacBath, has teamed up with the parents of Trayvon Martin to repeal the Stand Your Ground law.

 

 

 

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Rev Al Sharpton And National Action Network March Against Florida’s Stand Your Ground.

 

Stand Your Ground March & Rally In Tallahassee, Florida, March 10th, 2014.

 

 

 

White House White Board: Board: President Obama’s 2015 Budget

 

The President’s Budget For Fiscal Year 2015

 

Published on Mar 10, 2014

Watch as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Brian Deese, sketches out the nuts and bolts of the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

 

 

 

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