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


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

 

White House Schedule – August 5th, 2014

 

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

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY AUGUST 5th, 2014 

 

Tuesday, August 5 2014 All Times ET

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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White House Live

 

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

 

 

Next Up…
August 05, 2014 12:30 PM EDT
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest
The White House,  White House LIVE Streaming

 

 

August 05, 2014 9:30 PM EDT
President Obama and the First Lady Host a Dinner for the U.S.-African Leaders Summit
The White House,  White House LIVE Streaming

 

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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Day Two

 

 

AUGUST 5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Day Three

 

 

AUGUST 6

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Leader Press Conferences

 

Spousal Program

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

 

 

Media

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

 

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

 

Side Events

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Complete Coverage Of Day One

 

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

 

 

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Statements and Releases – August 5th, 2014

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Here’s how you hold candidates accountable

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

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

 

 

 

Political Funny: Happy Birthday, Mr. President

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

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

 

 

 

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

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

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

 

 

 

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

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

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

 

 

 

Climate Change & Wildfires Explained in Less Than Three Minutes

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

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

 

 

 

Ebola epidemic sparks panic in African nations

 

Published on Aug 5, 2014

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

 

 

 

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

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

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

 

 

 

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US President Barack Obama holds his first Twitter Town Hall

 

The Week Ahead

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Presidential Actions August 4th, 2014

 

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

 

 

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


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White House Schedule – August 4, 2014

 

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

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY AUGUST 4th, 2014 

 

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

 

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

 

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Monday, August 4 2014  All Times ET

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

US President Barack Obama holds his first Twitter Town Hall

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Published on Jul 31, 2014

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Next Up

 

August 04, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

US-Africa Leaders Summit: Civil Society Forum

Washington, DC, White House LIVE Streaming

 

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

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

 

 

August 04, 2014 12:45 PM EDT

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

The White House, White House LIVE Streaming

 

 

 

August 04, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

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

Washington, DC, White House LIVE Streaming

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

 

 

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Highlights from Dr. Biden’s Trip to Africa

 

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

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

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

 

Travels in Africa with Dr. Jill Biden

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

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Questions and Answers on Ebola

 

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

 

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

 

What is Ebola?

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

 

How is Ebola transmitted?

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

 

Can Ebola be transmitted through the air?

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

 

Can I get Ebola from contaminated food or water?

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

 

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

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

 

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

No.

 

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

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

 

What is CDC doing in the U.S.?

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Download the PDF here.

 

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

 

Digital Briefing: Ben Rhodes on Ukraine

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

53 Straight Months of Job Growth

 

VP at 26

 

BBQ, Iced Tea, and the Economy

 

Dinner with the President?

 

Africa’s Next Generation of Leaders

 

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It’s Time for Congress to Help the Middle Class

 

Published on Aug 2, 2014

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

 

 

 

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

 

 

 

The President Delivers a Statement

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

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

 

 

 

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

 

Published on Aug 1, 2014

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

 

 

 

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Statements and Releases/Speeches and Remarks

 

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

 

Statement by the Press Secretary

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Press Conference by the President

 

 

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Live Streaming from the Summit:

 

 

American Museum of Natural History hosts sleepover for grown-ups

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

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

 

 

 

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

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

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

 

 

This is what happens when you get ass hurt cause you ask for additional inauguration tickets in 2009 and get turned down, you become an Obama hating house nigger.

 

 

What Speaking Out About Israel Does To Journalists

 

 

 

Surprising Group Of Politicians Declare ‘War FOR Women’

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

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

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

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

 

 

 

Secret serum likely saved Ebola patient

 

 

 

Covering a deadly disease

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

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

 

 

 

Great Wall: Did You Know – GEICO

 

Published on Aug 4, 2014

The Great Wall wasn’t always so great

 

 

 

Obama’s day: A happy birthday

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

 

 BARACK OBAMA

 

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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
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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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Residents flee the Honduran capital

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

President Obama Grabs a Bite at Chipotle Before Summit!!

 

 

 

The White House Summit on Working Families {Full Summit}

 

 

 

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

 

 

A Letter to the President: Rebekah

 

 

 

The First Lady Speaks at the Working Families Summit

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks at the Working Families Summit

 

 

 

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