Washington School Shooting: Marysville-Pilchuck High School Teacher Megan Silberberger Is Heroine. Jaylen Fryberg Is Lone Shooter.


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Two Dead in Washington High School Shooting.

 

Teacher who tried to stop Washington school shooting credited as hero.

 

MARYSVILLE, Washington — A high school teacher tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four other students, authorities said Saturday.

 

Witnesses identified the shooter as Jaylen Fryberg, 14, a popular Marysville-Pilchuck High School freshman. Fryberg fatally shot himself, according to police, though they didn’t identify him by name.

 

Student Erick Cervantes saw the shootings and identified first-year social studies teacher Megan Silberberger as the woman who intervened, CBS affiliate KIRO in Seattle reported.

 

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“I believe she’s actually the real hero. She’s the one that intercepted him with the gun. He tried either reloading or tried aiming at her. She tried moving his hand away and he tried shooting and shot himself in the neck,” Cervantes told KIRO.

 

He said the gunshots followed a verbal altercation.

 

“It started off with an argument, but then I looked back and there was just gunshots and just people falling down,” Cervantes recalled. And immediately after the gunshots, the (woman) intervened, he said.

 

“She heard the gunshots first and she came in running through the door, right next to it,” Cervantes said.

 

Cervantes described the struggle between Silberberger and Fryberg as brief.

 

“It wasn’t (a) wrestle. She just grabbed his arm, and it lasted like two seconds, and I heard another shot.”

 

Randy Davis, the president of the Marysville Education Association, said he taught at the school for 20 years and knows Silberberger as someone who student-taught last year and just started her first semester as a social studies teacher.

 

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Davis described Silberberger as “your classic first-year teacher with high enthusiasm, a lot of passion for what she does.”

 

He told KIRO he felt “sadness that she had to do it,” but that he was “very proud of her efforts and her motivations.”

 

Detectives confirmed a school worker attempted to intervene in the attack, but Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton provided no other details about Silberberger’s actions.

 

Three of the victims had head wounds and were in critical condition Saturday. Two 14-year-old girls were at Providence Everett Medical Center, and were identified by the facility as Shaylee Chucklenaskit and Gia Soriano. Andrew Fryberg, 15, was at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, a hospital official said.

 

Another victim, 14-year-old Nate Hatch, was listed in serious condition at Harborview, the hospital said. Family members told KIRO-TV that all three teenage boys are cousins. Two other students were treated at the high school for minor wounds, authorities said.

 

In a statement Saturday morning, Ireton said that the on-scene investigation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School was finished. A .40-caliber handgun was recovered, which authorities believe was the weapon used in the Friday morning shooting, Ireton said.

 

Brian Bennett, spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle, said his agency conducted a trace of the firearm and determined “the most recent purchaser of the gun.” He said he could not identify that person, adding it would be up to the local police to release that information.

 

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Washington School Shooter Jaylen Fryberg ‘Happy,’ ‘Popular': Students.

 

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The headlines are numerous but the bottom line is simple. If states were intent on making it as hard, difficult, inconvenient to obtain a gun, assault weapon, shotgun, body armour and bullets as these same states make it to cast your vote in The United States Of AmeriKKKa….Marysville-Pilchuck High School and all the other Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s would NOT HAPPEN.

 

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School shooting victims remain critically injured

 

From CBS/AP October 25, 2014

 

Four students shot by a classmate at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington remained hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday as the community struggled to understand the motive behind the attack.

 

Two 14-year-old girls were listed in critical condition at Providence Regional Hospital in Everett, Washington, after sustaining gunshot wounds to the head. Hospital officials identified them as Shaylee Chucklenaskit and Gia Soriano.

 

Dr. Joanne Roberts, chief medical officer at the hospital, said the next three days would be “crucial” in determining their survival and potential recovery.

 

Two male patients were being treated at Harborview Medical Center. The hospital identified one patient as 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg, who remains in critical condition after a gunshot wound to the head. A 14-year-old boy, identified by family members as Nate Hatch, was listed in serious condition with an injury to the jaw.

 

Both boys have been identified as cousins of the suspected gunman, 14-year-old freshman Jaylen Fryberg, according to CBS affiliate KIRO in Seattle.

 

One girl was killed in the attack and has yet to be identified. Fryberg fatally shot himself after the spree, witnesses said.

 

Fryberg was well liked and athletic, a football player named to his high school‘s homecoming court just one week ago.

 

The suspected shooter’s motives remained unclear. Some students described Fryberg as happy and social, even though he had recently fought with a boy over a girl.

 

Shaylee Bass, a 15-year-old sophomore, said he remained upset about that, but she was stunned by the shooting.

 

“He was not a violent person,” she said. “His family is known all around town. He was very well known. That’s what makes it so bizarre.”

 

He was also facing problems, writing of some unspecified troubles on his Twitter feed: “It breaks me… It actually does….”

 

On Wednesday, a posting read: “It won’t last … It’ll never last.” On Monday, another said: “I should have listened. … You were right … The whole time you were right.”

 

Students said the gunman stared at his victims as he fired. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran from the cafeteria and building in a frantic dash to safety, while others huddled inside classrooms at the school 30 miles north of Seattle.

 

Marysville police declined to release the shooter’s identity, with Chief Rick Smith insisting he did not want to “dramatize someone who perpetuated a violent crime in a place where children should feel safe.”

 

However, CBS News confirmed Fryberg as the gunman.

 

Students and parents said Fryberg was a member of a prominent family from the nearby Tulalip Indian tribes and was a freshman football player. A week ago, he stood on the high school track during the team’s homecoming game in a vest, tie and white sash as he was introduced as a prince, according to a video recorded by parent Jim McGauhey.

 

“They’re real good people, very loving,” Ron Iukes, a youth counselor with the tribe, said of Fryberg’s family. “Jaylen was one of our good kids.”

 

State Sen. John McCoy, a tribal member, said the tribal community was devastated. “We’re all related in one shape or form. We live and work and play together.”

 

Hundreds of people prayed and sang songs at a church vigil Friday night for victims and family members.

 

The Oak Harbor high school football team, which had been set to play Marysville Friday night, lined the front row of Grove Church in their purple jerseys. The game was canceled and Oak Harbor offered to give the win to Marysville.

 

Pastor Nik Baumgart told the overflow crowd there was no script for reacting to Friday’s events.

 

“One moment we’re thinking, we can do this,” Baumgart said. “Another moment, we’re thinking, how can we do this?”

 

Witnesses described the shooter as methodical inside the cafeteria.

 

Isabella MacKeige, 18, was having lunch with a friend when the suddenly heard gunshots behind them.

 

“I heard six shots go off and I turned and saw people diving under the tables,” she told The Associated Press.

 

“In my brain I thought ‘run!’ So I left my backpack, my phone and my purse and got out the door as fast as I could.”

 

Some students got hurt when they tripped and fell in the chaos, she said. They ran across an open field to the fence that circles the schoolyard and climbed over.

 

She kept running until she felt safe and found a phone.

 

“I called my mom and she said, ‘stay where you are – I don’t want to lose you,'” MacKeige said.

 

Brian Patrick said his daughter, a freshman, was 10 feet from the gunman. She ran from the cafeteria and immediately called her mother.

 

Patrick said his daughter said, “The guy walked into the cafeteria, pulled out a gun and started shooting. No arguing, no yelling.”

 

A crowd of parents later waited in a parking lot outside a nearby church where they were reunited with their children.

 

Patrick said after the shooting that his other daughter, a senior at the school, was “hysterical” when she called him from her classroom.

 

“I thought, ‘God let my kids be safe,'” he said.

 

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Washington High School Shooter Jaylen Fryberg

 

A government official, friends, and witnesses to the shooting identified the gunman Friday as Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

 

A teenage boy named Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in his high school cafeteria Friday.

 

Though police refused to name Fryberg, both witnesses and multiple media agencies identified him as the shooter.

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The shooting happened at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, about 37 miles north of Seattle, where Fryberg was a freshman.

 

Fellow freshman Brandon Carr spoke with The Seattle Times about the shooting. Carr said he “started hearing these loud banging noises, like someone hitting a trash can,” heard screaming, and ran.

“Once I knew it was gunshots, we just booked it,” Carr told the paper.

 

Students at the school hid under classroom desks and in closets, among other places, as the school was placed on lockdown.

 

Marysville Police Commander Robert Lamoureux confirmed two people were killed, including the shooter, who turned the gun on himself.

 

Fryberg’s motive remained unclear Friday night, though clues about his recent life suggest he experienced things ranging from relationship woes to trouble at school.

 

Two of the victims, 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg and 14-year-old Nate Hatch, are reportedly Fryberg’s cousins. He also shot two girls, both of whom are not yet identified and in critical condition as of Saturday afternoon.

A student at the school told The Seattle Times that Fryberg was angry about a girl. The student added that the girl was one of those shot. Fryberg’s recent tweets also include complaints about feeling broken.

 

“He shot people he cared about,” Dylen Boomer, a friend and football teammate of Fryberg’s, told the Seattle Times.

 

Fryberg also recently had been suspended after getting into a fight, CNN reported. A student said the incident involved bullying and “a couple words said towards him that he obviously didn’t like.”

 

Still, Fryberg reportedly was popular at his school and recently was crowned a homecoming prince.

 

Fryberg was voted the homecoming prince for his freshman class, ABC News reported. In a video posted Oct. 19, he appears standing beside a classmate, smiling, while an announcer reads off a list of his activities.

 

The freshman also was a student athlete and played on the school football team. A student told The Seattle Times that Fryberg was in good spirits at practice on Thursday.

 

Over the summer, he was given a hunting rifle for his birthday. A law enforcement official told CBS News, however, that they believe Fryberg used a Beretta 40-caliber handgun during Friday’s shooting.

 

Police traced the gun used in the shooting to Fryberg’s father, CNN reported.

Fryberg was also a member of the Tulalip Tribe. His grandfather is the director of fish and wildlife for the tribe.

 

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His Twitter account is troubling. It’s mostly a mix of pornography and angry tweets alluding to the fact he recently broke up with his girlfriend.

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Several students Fryberg injured remained hospitalized Friday.

 

Of the four injured survivors, two girls were shot in the head and underwent surgery Friday. Fryberg’s cousin, 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg, was also shot and later underwent surgery.

The fourth surviving victim, 14-year-old Nate Hatch — who is also Fryberg’s cousin — was shot in the jaw, The Seattle Times reported. Three of the victims were “very critically ill” Friday, with the fourth in serious condition, according to CNN.

 

 

Washington School Shooter Jaylen Fryberg ‘Happy,’ ‘Popular': Students

 

BY M. ALEX JOHNSON NBC NEWS:

 

A Washington state high school student who opened fire on a cafeteria table full of students, killing one, before fatally shooting himself was described by classmates as a happy, popular football player who’d recently gotten into a dispute with another student.

Two law enforcement sources identified the gunman as Jaylen Ray Fryberg, a freshman at Marysville Pilchuck High School, north of Everett. He pulled out a small handgun and opened fire on a table full of students about 10:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. ET), killing a girl and wounding four other people, three of them critically, police and witnesses said.

The names of the slain victim and those wounded weren’t released, but police said all were under the age of 18.

“He seemed like a nice guy, and he had lots of friends,” Erick Cervantes, 16, a junior, told NBC News.

 

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“Jaylen wasn’t a bad kid… He was going through a lot. Feeling a way that nobody should ever feel. Don’t judge before you know! #RipJaylen” Jaylen killed a female student, and wounded several others because he was “going through a lot.” 

 

Michael Brown was a “thug.” A “thug”  who died because he walked down the middle of the street and was Black. Trayvon Martin was a “thug.” A “thug” who died because he ran home from a corner store (7-11) in the rain, hoodie up, after buying iced tea and a bag of candy, while Black.  
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ALL “Thugs” who died unarmed at the hands of law enforcement. 

 

“Jaylen wasn’t a bad kid… He was going through a lot. Feeling a way that nobody should ever feel. Don’t judge before you know! #RipJaylen” Jaylen killed a female student, and wounded several others because he was “going through a lot.” 

 

“Thugs” are unarmed Black human beings…..who KILL NO ONE. Caucasians going thru bad times who act out by slaughtering innocent humans are either mental patients, drunk kids or just going through some bad times.

 

Anyone else notice the double standard?

 

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Please TELL WALMART: STOP SELLING CRICKET GUNS FOR/TO YOUNG CHILDREN


 

By Jueseppi B.

THIS should scare the fuck out of you.

THIS should scare the fuck out of you.

 

Walmart, the American multinational retail giant, currently sells Crickett Firearms, a line of rifles that are marketed to very young children under the tagline “My First Rifle.” These weapons often look like toys, coming in colors like pink and orange.

 

A new study shows that 20 children and teens are hospitalized every day for gun injuries in the United States. Nearly 2,700 children and teens died from gun-related injuries in 2010. U.S. children and teens are 17 times more likely to die from a gun than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined.

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made it clear that “the safest home for children is one without a gun.” According to a past president of the AAP, “Firearm injuries are often fatal—there are few second chances. Young children are curious, and are often unable to remember or follow safety rules. Older children and teens naturally tend to be moody and impulsive. When you combine these traits with access to guns, the consequences can be tragic and permanent.”

 

As the second largest public corporation in the world, Walmart says “we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far on our journey to become a more…responsible business.” But responsible businesses do not market weapons to young children, particularly in a country where children suffer such a high rate of gun death.

 

Tell Walmart: Stop selling Crickett Firearms at your stores immediately.

 

TELL WALMART:

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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.

 

  1. Walmart online catalog of Crickett Firearms
  2. Crickett Firearms website
  3. Study: 20 Young People a Day Hospitalized for Gun Injuries,” USA Today, January 27, 2014
  4. Protect Children, Not Guns,” Children’s Defense Fund, 2013
  5. How Pediatricians Can Advocate for Children’s Safety in their Communities,” American Academy of Pediatrics website
  6. American Academy of Pediatrics Renews Commitment to Preventing Gun Injuries in Children,” Press Release, October 18, 2012
  7. Walmart Global Responsibility Report, 2013

 

 

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Moms Demand Action Objects To Proposed Amendment To Remove Federal Ban On Guns In Post Offices.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Excuse me but what type of idiot needs a gun on his/her person to mail a muthafuckin letter, buy stamps or send off that Christmas package to Grandma? A Coward, Punk Ass, Scared man/woman ,is what type.

 

Moms Demand Action Objects to Proposed Amendment to Remove Federal Ban on Guns in Post Offices.

 

by Moms Demand Action

 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America vehemently objects to any attempt to amend existing federal law and lift the ban on guns in post offices, as proposed by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. Sen. Paul’s amendment to the Senate postal reform bill would allow licensed gun owners to carry weapons inside post offices. Guns are currently banned in all American federal buildings, including post offices.

 

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Sen. Paul is attempting to have the amendment included in a postal reform bill being debated by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Prior to the current ban on guns inside federal buildings, mass shootings at U.S. Post Offices were so frequent that the phrase “going postal” became a popular way to describe workplace violence in America.

 

“As mass shootings continue to trend upward in America, it is unthinkable that Sen. Paul would attempt to remove a ban on guns in a workplace where mass shootings have occurred,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Moms will not sit idly by while our lawmakers pick apart existing common-sense gun laws. We will fight tooth-and-nail to help protect our children and families from senseless gun violence.”

 

“There is simply no reason why post offices should be exempt from the ban on guns in federal buildings, especially given the history of shootings inside post offices,” said Watts.

 

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Moms Demand Action: Chicago I-55 Expressway Gun Billboard. As American as Apple Pie?


 

By Jueseppi B.

This Is What The NRA Supports. Murder Of American School Children As Being As American As Baseball & Apple Pie.

This Is What The NRA Supports. Murder Of American School Children As Being As American As Baseball & Apple Pie.

 

 

I-55 Gun Billboard: As American as Apple Pie?

 

By Meredith Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune & Moms Demand Action

 

What’s as American as apple pie and baseball? Rifles, according to a new billboard beside a busy Chicago freeway.

 

The sign on outbound I-55 near Central Avenue features photos of a baseball mitt, an apple pie and a large, black rifle above the words “Pure American.”

 

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“As a mom, I’m shocked and offended that I would be replaced in an idiom with an assault rifle,” said Nicole Chen, president of the Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grass-roots group that advocates for what it calls “common-sense gun reforms.”

 

Chen came across the advertisement, for Texas-based rifle-parts company Slide Fire Solutions, about a week ago.

 

Since then the Illinois chapter has spoken out on its Facebook page and has asked the billboard company displaying the ad — Lamar Advertising — to remove the sign.

 

“Lamar is posting this ad on billboards across the country, but it’s particularly upsetting that children in Chicago, a city that has struggled horribly with gun violence, are being exposed to such a harmful message,” the group said in a news release.

 

Lamar Advertising would not post anything that was factually inaccurate, fraudulent or deceptive, according to Hal Kilshaw, vice president of governmental relations for the company. A question of taste is different.

 

“We try not to run copy that’s offensive, but the standard can’t mean it can’t offend anyone,” Kilshaw said. “(Otherwise), we wouldn’t be able to run a McDonald’s ad because some people think McDonald’s products are unhealthy.”

 

Before the billboard was put up Jan. 13, the Baton Rouge-based advertising company discussed whether to accept it, Kilshaw said. While Lamar has rejected proposals and removed offensive ads in the past, Kilshaw said, in this case the company concluded that the benefits of running the copy outweighed the risks.

 

“We feel like it’s a legal product, and the advertiser has a First Amendment right to try to sell this product,” Kilshaw said. “If a group wanted to run a billboard that says, ‘We think semiautomatic rifles should be banned,’ we would run that.”

 

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A Brand New Day™: Weekly Address. White House Blog Updates.


 

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Peter Welsch
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February 01, 2014
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In his weekly address, President Obama discussed the goals he laid out in the State of the Union address to expand opportunity for all so that every American can get ahead and have a shot at creating a better life for their kids.

 

 

 

VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: Temas del Estado de la Unión de 2014

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En el mensaje de esta semana, la Directora de los Medios Hispanos Katherine Vargas habló sobre los temas del Estado de la Unión del martes. El Presidente presentó un conjunto de propuestas prácticas y concretas para hacer crecer la economía, fortalecer la clase media, y para empoderar a todas las personas que desean ser parte de la clase media.

 

 

 

Weekly Address: Restoring Opportunity for All

WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, the President discussed the goals he laid out in the State of the Union address to expand opportunity for all so that every American can get ahead and have a shot at creating a better life for their kids.

 

The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online atwww.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, February 1, 2014.

 

Remarks of President Barack Obama
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February 1, 2014

 

Hi, everybody.

 

This week, I delivered my State of the Union Address. Today, here’s the three-minute version.

 

After four years of economic growth with eight million new private sector jobs, our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in more than five years.  And with the economy speeding up, companies say they intend to hire more people this year.

 

But while those at the top are doing better than ever, average wages have barely budged.  Inequality has deepened.  Too many Americans are working harder and harder just to get by.  And too many still aren’t working at all.

 

Our job is to reverse those trends.  It’s time to restore opportunity for all people – the idea that no matter who you are, if you work hard and live up to your responsibilities, you can make it if you try.

 

The opportunity agenda I laid out on Tuesday has four parts. This week, I took them on the road.

 

Job one is more new jobs: jobs in construction and manufacturing, jobs in innovation and energy.

 

In Wisconsin, I talked with plant workers at GE about part two: training more Americans with the skills to fill those new jobs.

 

In Tennessee, I talked with students about part three: guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education, from early childhood, through college, and right into a career.

 

And with steelworkers in Pittsburgh, and retail workers in Maryland, I laid out part four: making sure hard work pays off for men and women, with wages you can live on, savings you can retire on, and health insurance that’s there for you when you need it.

 

These ideas will strengthen the middle class and help more people work their way into the middle class.  Some of them will require Congress.  But wherever I can take steps to expand opportunity for more families on my own, I will.  I’m going to ask business leaders, education leaders, and philanthropic leaders to partner with us to advance these goals.

 

And every single day, I’m going to fight for these priorities – to shift the odds back in favor of more working and middle-class Americans, and to keep America a place where you can always make it if you try.

 

Thanks.  Have a great weekend.  And enjoy the Super Bowl.

 

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January 31st 2014: Photo of the Day

 

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden provide encouragement to Erick Varela, who was about to introduce the President, prior to an event to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed, in the Green Room of the White House, Jan. 31, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden provide encouragement to Erick Varela, who was about to introduce the President, prior to an event to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed, in the Green Room of the White House, Jan. 31, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

White House Schedule – Week Of February 3rd to 6th 2014

 

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

 

On Tuesday, the President will deliver remarks on education. In the evening, the President will host the House Democratic Caucus for a roundtable and reception at the White House. The Vice President will also attend.

 

On Wednesday, the President will deliver remarks at the Senate Democratic Issues Conference.

 

On Thursday, the President will deliver remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. The Vice President and the First Lady will also attend. Later, the President will meet with President Martelly of Haiti at the White House.

 

Details about Friday’s schedule will be released as they become available.

 

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During a virtual road trip on Google+, President Obama answered questions from people joining around the country. Including Rob in Portland who asked, “How are you?” Watch what President Obama had to say.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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West Wing Week 01/31/14 or “West Wing Week Turns 200!”

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This anniversary episode, hosted by the President, coincides with this year’s State of the Union Address. We’ll take you behind the scenes and on the road to speak directly with Americans like you about your lives and your families, and how together we can make sure that every American who works and studies hard has a real chance to get ahead.

 

 

Friday, January 24th

  • The President participated in pre-State of the Union preparations.

 

Tuesday, January 28th

 

Wednesday, January 29th

  • The President toured the Costco in Lanham, Marylandand spoke on the company’s leadership on employee pay.
  • Later that day, the President toured the US Steel Irvin Plant in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania to speak on making hard work pay off for every single American.

 

Thursday, January 30th

  • The President toured the General Electric gas engines factory and discussed the rebounding of the U.S. manufacturing sector in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Then, the President delivered a speech on educational opportunity at McGavock High School

 

 

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January 31, 2014
07:51 PM EST

 

President Barack Obama participates in a virtual road trip across the country via Google+ President Barack Obama participates in a virtual road trip across the country via Google+ Hangouts to discuss the issues and policies that he laid out in the State of the Union address, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. January 31, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

This afternoon, President Obama traveled (virtually) around the country via Google+ Hangout to answer questions about his State of the Union Address from everyday Americans. Starting on the West Coast and heading East, the President spoke to Sheila in San Francisco about immigration reform; Darnell, a fry cook at a fast-food company in Milwaukee, about raising the minimum wage; and Rob in Portland who simply asked, “how are you?

 

Watch the full video of the Hangout below, or over on YouTube. And be sure to follow the White House on Google+ for more opportunities to engage with the President and his administration.

 

 

 

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden provide encouragement to Erick Varela, who was about to introduce the President, prior to an event to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed, in the Green Room of the White House, Jan. 31, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden provide encouragement to Erick Varela, who was about to introduce the President, prior to an event to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed, in the Green Room of the White House, Jan. 31, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama signs a memorandum directing the federal government not to discriminate against those long-term unemployed workers in its own hiring practices

President Barack Obama signs a memorandum directing the federal government not to discriminate against those long-term unemployed workers in its own hiring practices

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