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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Thursday The 17th Of April. Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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President Barack Obama on Thursday at the White House meets with Veterans participating in the Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride and then huddles with representatives of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and with insurance executives.

 

White House Schedule – April 16th, 2014

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17th, 2014

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, April 17th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride. A cycling event to help Wounded Warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being, the Soldier Ride also raises awareness of our nation’s Wounded Warriors who battle the physical and psychological damages of war. The President’s remarks on the South Lawn are open press.

 

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In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with representatives from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with insurance executives in the Roosevelt Room. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of the meeting.

 

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Thursday, April 16th 2014 All Times ET

 

11:05 AM: The President and the Vice President welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride, South Lawn.

 

11:40 AM: The President and the Vice President meet with representatives from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

 

1:35 PM: The President and the Vice President meet with insurance executives, Roosevelt Room.

 

1:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Press Briefing Room.

 

 

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On Thursday, the President will welcome the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the eighth annual Soldier Ride.  A cycling event to help Wounded Warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being, the Soldier Ride also raises awareness of our nation’s Wounded Warriors who battle the physical and psychological damages of war.

On Friday, the President will meet with the National Commander and Executive Director of the American Legion.  Later, he will welcome the United States Naval Academy Football Team to the White House to present them with the 2013 Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.

 

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April 2014: Photo of the Day

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The Teflon Dons On The Tarmac Before Boarding Their Respective Planes Home

The Teflon Dons On The Tarmac Before Boarding Their Respective Planes Home

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a Passover Seder dinner in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, April 15, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a Passover Seder dinner in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, April 15, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama tours a classroom with Paul Blackford, instructor of the Mechatronics Program, at Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center

President Barack Obama tours a classroom with Paul Blackford, instructor of the Mechatronics Program, at Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden tour the Community College of Allegheny West Hills Center with students in the Mechatronics program

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden tour the Community College of Allegheny West Hills Center with students in the Mechatronics program

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"The backbone of this country is a strong and thriving middle class." -- VP Biden

“The backbone of this country is a strong and thriving middle class.” — VP Biden

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Building on Our Progress in Solar Deployment

 

Reforming America’s Job-Driven Training Programs

 

Business School Deans Meet to Discuss Best Practices for a 21st Century Workplace

 

Creating Pathways to Successful Careers: Erick Varela’s Story

 

Vice President Biden Joins Instagram

 

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The President and Vice President Speak on Skills Training for Workers

 

 

 

The Evil That Saturates This Country

 

Published on Apr 16, 2014

Mike talks about Cliven Bundy, Glen Miller and all the rightwinger domestic terrorists.

 

 

 

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A Counter-Narrative on Black Male Students: At Central High School’s Black History Month Celebration, the Central and Centennial High School African-American Clubs released a joint video countering the negative images of young African-American males in the media.

 

 

 

Opportunity For All: Erick’s Story

 

Published on Feb 12, 2014

President Obama is calling on companies across the country to give long-term unemployed Americans a fair shot, and help connect them to good jobs. Erick Varela was an unemployed veteran who got back on his feet thanks to a 16-week job-training program at Pacific Gas and Electric.

 

 

 

You made history

 

Published on Apr 3, 2014

Millions of Americans now have health insurance—and peace of mind—but it couldn’t have happened without people like you.

Add your name to the permanent record of people who helped change the course of history.

 

 

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FACT SHEET: Building on Progress – Supporting Solar Deployment and Jobs

 

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Remember when Barack said this would happen 2 years ago....

Remember when Barack said this would happen 2 years ago….

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TeaTardedRepubliCANTS Tell Unemployed: “We Don’t Give A Damn About You, We Got Lifetime Jobs.”


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Democrats failed on Thursday to win enough Republican votes to reauthorize long-term unemployment benefits for more than a million workers cut off in December.

 

 

From Huffington Post by Arthur Delaney :

 

House GOP Says It’s Too Late To Pass An Unemployment Extension

 

 

 

Andrew Perez contributed reporting.

Thank you Huffington Post by Arthur Delaney.

 

WASHINGTON — Republicans in the House of Representatives say it’s just too late to pass legislation restoring unemployment benefits to the 2 million workers who’ve missed out since December.

The Senate advanced a bill reauthorizing the benefits in a procedural vote on Thursday, setting up passage as soon as next week. Then the ball would be in House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) court.

Boehner has voiced opposition to the bill. Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees unemployment insurance, elaborated Thursday on Boehner’s recent argument that the Senate measure would be “unworkable” even if Congress approved it — so lawmakers shouldn’t bother.

While Congress has reauthorized federal benefits after allowing them to lapse before, the House GOP argument goes, it hasn’t reauthorized them after allowing them to lapse for this long. In 2010, congressional dithering caused the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program to lapse for almost two months. The Democrat-controlled House had passed a benefits bill, but GOP filibusters tied it up the Senate.

“Given that both the House and Senate were officially on record supporting an extension BEFORE the program expired, States and recipients had a strong signal that an extension would eventually be reached,” Ways and Means Republicans said in a press release Thursday.

“This meant that during that lapse, States continued to take claims in anticipation of an agreement,” the statement continued. “States went about verifying weekly eligibility, as if the program were operating, and then just held the claims without paying them until the President signed the law. This time around, without action from either the House or Senate, States have long since stopped verifying weekly eligibility and holding claims.”

But a few states have continued verifying weekly eligibility, at least according to their websites. The Maryland Department of Labor’s website, for instance, tells claimants to keep filing: “We will continue to take the initial claims for the EUC Program after the program expires; however, we will not be able to pay any EUC benefits unless the U.S. Congress extends the program.”

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies said in a letter last week that the Senate’s unemployment legislation would be difficult to implement, though the letter did not specifically cite the fact that some state workforce agencies haven’t told workers to keep filing claims. The letter did say, however, that it would be tricky to send benefits to claimants moving through the three available “tiers” of federal compensation.

“It would be very challenging to identify these claimants, and then administer the proper payments, due to the complexity of the review process and the potential volume of claims to review,” the letter noted.

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who in his previous job ran Maryland’s unemployment department, has said that despite the challenges identified by NASWA, the Senate bill would still be workable.

A key difference between the 50-day lapse in 2010 and the current lapse, which has lasted more than 80 days, is that the legislation under consideration would require states to implement changes to their unemployment programs, such as requiring claimants to swear they aren’t millionaires.

 

 

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TheObamaCrat Wake-Up Call™ For Thursday The 6th Of March: 1st Ever Latino Townhall. Tonight…“Women of Soul: In Performance at The White House.”


By Jueseppi B.

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Watch Live: President Obama’s First-Ever Spanish ACA Town Hall

 

Something historic is happening in a few hours, and you should make sure you’re tuned in.

 

Today at 11:30 a.m. ET, President Obama’s participating in his first all-Spanish town hall on the Affordable Care Act. He’ll be answering your questions, and listening to your stories.

 

You can ask your questions by submitting them on social media with the hashtag #TuSaludYObama (your health and Obama) and #Asegurate. The town hall is being hosted by the Asegúrate campaign — a partnership between the California endowment, covered California, and the largest Spanish-language media outlets in the U.S. (including Univision, Telemundo, and La Opinion-Impremedia).

 

Thanks to the health care law, 10.2 million uninsured Latinos can purchase quality, affordable coverage through the marketplace — and as many as 8 million could get a break on costs. This town hall is a great chance to learn more about how the Affordable Care Act can make an impact in your community.

 

Make sure you watch at 11:30 a.m. ET on WH.gov/LatinoTownHall.

 

 

White House Schedule – March 6th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President will participate in a town hall focusing on the importance of Latinos capitalizing on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and enrolling in quality, affordable health insurance. The town hall is hosted by the Asegurate campaign, a partnership between the California Endowment, Covered California and Spanish language media outlets Univision, Telemundo and impreMedia. There will be a stills only pool spray of the taping. The town hall will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/LatinoTownHall.

 

In the evening, the President and First Lady will host “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul” for music legends and contemporary major female artists at the White House celebrating the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. The program will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director.  The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live.

 

 

Thursday, March 6 2014 All Times ET

 

11:00 AM: The First Lady hosts a workshop for students – “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul”

 

 

11:35 AM: The President participates in a town hall, Newseum.

 

 

12:45 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Press Briefing Room.
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7:00 AM: The First Lady along with her Husband POTUSA Barack Hussein Obama host Hosts “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul”

 

 

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Watch Live: President Obama’s First-Ever Spanish ACA Town Hall

Today at 11:30 a.m. ET, President Obama’s participating in his first all-Spanish town hall on the Affordable Care Act. He’ll be answering your questions, and listening to your stories.

 

Make sure you watch at 11:30 a.m. ET on WH.gov/LatinoTownHall.

 

 

 

March 06, 2014 12:45 PM EST

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

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March 06, 2014 7:00 PM EST

President Obama and the First Lady Host “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul”

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Schedule for the Week of March 6th & March 7th, 2014

 

On Thursday, the President will hold an event on the economy and healthcare in Washington, DC.

 

On Friday, the President and the First Lady will travel to the Miami area for an event on expanding opportunity for all.

 

 

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Week Ahead

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the First Lady

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6th, 2014
UPCOMING GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

 

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

 

 

11:00 AM: The First Lady hosts a workshop for students – “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul”

 

7:00 AM: The First Lady along with her Husband POTUSA Barack Hussein Obama host Hosts “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul”

 

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

 

Miami, FL – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to the Miami area for an event on expanding opportunity for the middle class.

 

 

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“Women of Soul: In Performance at The White House”

 

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Event includes Evening Performances and Daytime Student Workshop Honoring Women in Music

Thursday, March 6 * White House – As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. The program will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director.  The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live at 7:30 PM ET.

 

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be broadcast Monday, April 7 at 9:00 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).  The program will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.

 

As with previous White House music events, the First Lady will host a special daytime workshop for students. The First Lady will welcome 124 middle school, high school and college students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop: “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul.” Beginning at 11:00 AM in the State Dining Room, Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, will give participating students an overview of the origins of soul music, inform them of important artists, discuss the social climate of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s as it pertains to women’s rights and dissect the elements of soul that helped contribute to the genre’s unique sounds.

 

Featured performers from the evening event will share their experiences as well as answer student questions about the music and entertainment world.  Students from 11 schools or programs from the following communities will participate: Cleveland, MS; Eddyville, OR; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Potomac and Sandy Spring, MD; Waiʻanae, HI; and Washington, D.C.

 

The workshop, “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” will stream live on WhiteHouse.gov/live.  This event will be open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to firstladypress@who.eop.gov by Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Press who do not have a White House hard pass must include their social security number, date of birth, country of citizenship, current city/state of residence and gender in their request.

 

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” will be the twelfth “In Performance at the White House” program during President Barack Obama’s administration.  From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in May 2013, these latest “In Performance at the White House” events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music of Motown, Memphis Soul, the Blues, and from the Civil Rights Movement; explored the rich roots of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical.

 

 

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Presidential Innovation Fellows Round 3: Serve. Create. Innovate.

 

Todd Park and Dan Tangherlini
March 06, 2014
09:00 AM EST

 

Today, we are very excited to announce that applications are now being accepted  for the third round of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. This initiative pairs talented, diverse individuals from outside government with top Federal innovators to implement game-changing projects that make the Federal Government work better for the American people.

 

At its core, the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program is as strong as the incredible people that are willing to join this effort and serve their country. That’s why we want the best and brightest individuals—original thinkers, gifted designers, tech-savvy strategists, private-sector doers, inventors, entrepreneurs, and talented developers and engineers—to offer up their skills and expertise to create huge value for the American public.

 

Round 3 will include 14 projects that focus on addressing three high-impact initiatives:

 

  • Making Digital the Default: Building a 21st Century Veterans Experience: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is embarking on a bold new initiative to create a “digital by default” experience for our Nation’s veterans that provides better, faster access to services and complements the Department’s work to eliminate the disability claims backlog.
  • Data Innovation: Unleashing the Power of Data Resources to Improve Americans’ Lives: This initiative aim to accelerate and expand the Federal Government’s efforts to liberate government data by making these information resources more accessible to the public and useable in computer readable forms, and to spur the use of those data by companies, entrepreneurs, citizens, and others to fuel the creation of new products, services, and jobs.
  • By the People, for the People: Crowdsourcing to Improve Government: Crowdsourcing is a powerful way to organize people, mobilize resources, and gather information. This initiative will leverage technology and innovation to engage the American public as a strategic partner in solving difficult challenges and improving the way government works—from helping NASA find asteroid threats to human populations to improving the quality of U.S. patents to unlocking information contained in government records.

 

More information on each project is available here.

 

Since the initiative launched two years ago, Presidential Innovation Fellows, along with their government teammates, have been delivering impressive results—at start-up velocity. Fellows have unleashed the power of open government data to spur the creation of new products and jobs; improved the ability of the Federal government to respond effectively to natural disasters; designed pilot projects that make it easier for new economy companies to do business with the Federal Government; and much more. Their impact is enormous.

 

For example, Fellows recently helped expand the Blue Button Initiative, which is helping Americans across the country gain secure, online access to their own healthcare information. Through the work of Fellows and their government teammates, the Blue Button Initiative has expanded its reach to more than 150 million Americans who are today able to use Blue Button-enabled tools to access their own health information from a variety of sources including healthcare providers, health insurance companies, medical labs, and state health information networks.

 

Another recent example of the Fellows in action is their work at the Smithsonian Institute to develop a crowdsourcing platform that allows the public to transcribe handwritten historic documents and records. This kind of innovative approach will not only support important research, but provide an important avenue for the public to help preserve our Nation’s history.  In just six months, Fellows developed and launched an end-to-end solution for creating digital records for historic files, which in turn engaged thousands of volunteers who have helped to transcribe and review more than 3,000 historic and scientific records —which are now easily accessible to the public for the first time.

 

Looking ahead, the next round of Presidential Innovation Fellows will continue to build on these successes as well as tackle a new set of challenges.

 

This is an opportunity to truly transform how government works for the people it serves. The work will be challenging, but promises to be tremendously rewarding. The first step is to apply here. We can’t wait to see what the third round of Fellows will do!

 

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The House has officially taken 50 pointless votes to repeal #ACA. None of America’s priorities are getting done. None

The House has officially taken 50 pointless votes to repeal #ACA. None of America’s priorities are getting done. None

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John Harper: Afghanistan Veteran William Kyle Carpenter To Receive Medal Of Honor

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President Barack Obama will award medically retired Marine Lance Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter the Medal of Honor later this year in recognition of Carpenter’s heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan. Carpenter, 24, would be the 10th U.S. servicemember — and the second Marine — to receive the Medal of Honor from the war in Afghanistan. Carpenter was nominated for the nation’s highest award for valor following reports that he covered a grenade to save the life of his friend,

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio, during an insurgent attack in the Marjah district of Helmand province as the two Marines were standing guard on a rooftop on Nov. 21, 2010. Carpenter and Eufrazio survived the blast, but suffered severe wounds. Carpenter lost an eye and most of his teeth and shattered his jaw; his arm was also broken in several places. Damage from shrapnel to the frontal lobe of Eufrazio’s brain left him unable to speak for two years.

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March 2014: Photo of the Day

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama waits backstage with staff at the St. Regis Hotel in Miami, Fla., March 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady Michelle Obama waits backstage with staff at the St. Regis Hotel in Miami, Fla., March 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Honored to meet Ruslana Lyzhychko -- a courageous advocate for peace, national unity & the rights of all in #Ukraine.

Honored to meet Ruslana Lyzhychko — a courageous advocate for peace, national unity & the rights of all in #Ukraine.

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First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Departmentin Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Departmentin Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For HuMpDaY The 5th Of March, 2014.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – March 5th, 2014

 

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

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, MARCH 5th, 2014

 

In the morning, the President will travel to the Hartford, Connecticut area. The departure from the South Lawn and arrival at Bradley Air National Guard Base are open press.

 

In Connecticut, the President will deliver remarks at Central Connecticut State University on raising the minimum wage. The President will be joined by Governors from the states of Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to discuss the importance of raising the minimum wage and giving hardworking Americans the raise they deserve. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

 

Following this event, the President will depart the Hartford area en route Boston, Massachusetts. The departure from Bradley Air National Guard Base and the arrival at Boston Logan International Airport are open press.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President will attend a DNC event. Following this, the President will deliver remarks and answer questions at a DNC dinner. The first event is closed press and the dinner is open to the print pool for remarks only.

 

In the evening, the President will depart Boston en route Washington, D.C. The departure from Boston Logan International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

 

Wednesday, March 5 2014 All Times ET

 

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

 

10:45 am: The President departs White House, South Lawn.

 

11:00 AM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews.

 

12:05 pm: The President arrives Hartford, Connecticut area. Bradley Air National Guard Base.

 

2:30 pm: The President delivers remarks on raising the minimum wage, Central Connecticut State University – New Britain – Connecticut.

 

3:45 pm: The President departs Hartford area, Bradley Air National Guard Base.

 
4:25 pm: The President arrives in Boston, Boston Logan International Airport.

 
4:50 pm: The President attends a DNC fundraiser; Charles Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 
7:20 pm: The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DNC fundraiser; Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, Boston.

 
8:25 pm: The President departs Boston, Boston Logan International Airport.

 

 

9:45 PM: The President arrives Joint Base Andrews.

 
10:00 pm: The President arrives at The White House, South Lawn.

 

 

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Schedule for the Week of March 5th Thru March 7th, 2014

 

On Wednesday, the President will travel to the Hartford, Connecticut area for an event on the minimum wage. Following this, he will travel to Boston, Massachusetts for two DNC events.

 

First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in a conversation with Robin Roberts at the Leading Women Defined Summit, hosted by BET Networks. The discussion will be around the Affordable Care Act and a personal reflection on health and wellness. The First Lady will also visit a health center to highlight the work that hospitals, doctors and clinics are doing to educate their patients about the Affordable Care Act and how patients can get insurance.

 

 

On Thursday, the President will hold an event on the economy and healthcare in Washington, DC.

 

On Friday, the President and the First Lady will travel to the Miami area for an event on expanding opportunity for all.

 

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Week Ahead

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the First Lady

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5th, 2014
UPCOMING GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Miami, FL * 1:30 PM ET – First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in a conversation with Robin Roberts at the Leading Women Defined Summit, hosted by BET Networks. The discussion will be around the Affordable Care Act and a personal reflection on health and wellness. A portion of the discussion will air on Good Morning America on Thursday, March 6. This event will be closed press.

 

Miami, FL * 3:00 PM ET – First Lady Michelle Obama will visit a health center to highlight the work that hospitals, doctors and clinics are doing to educate their patients about the Affordable Care Act and how patients can get insurance. This event will be covered by a pre-determined pool.

 

 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Miami, FL – The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to the Miami area for an event on expanding opportunity for the middle class.

 

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“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House”

 

President Obama Speaks On His Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

 

The First Lady, Michelle LaVaughn Obama, Honors The 2014 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage.

 

President Barack Obama Visits Powell Elementary School In Washington, D.C.

 

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama Visits Yu Ying Public Charter School In Washington, D.C.

 

President Obama Participates In Townhall Focusing On Latinos And The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ObamaCARES).

 

US Leaders Skip Sochi, Russia Paralympics: Rep. Tammy Duckworth Delegation Canceled.

 

 

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President Obama Speaks on Raising the Minimum Wage

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March 05, 2014 4:30 PM EST

International Women’s Day Event on Women’s Economic

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

 

 

 

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March 4th, 2014: Photo of the Day

 

A young student uses a stethoscope to hear President Barack Obama's heartbeat during a classroom visit at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A young student uses a stethoscope to hear President Barack Obama’s heartbeat during a classroom visit at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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US First Lady Michelle Obama (L) learns some basic Mandarin at Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School, a Chinese-immersion, International Baccalaureate, elementary school, in Washington on March 4, 2014. Michelle Obama travels to China March 19-26.

US First Lady Michelle Obama (L) learns some basic Mandarin at Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School, a Chinese-immersion, International Baccalaureate, elementary school, in Washington on March 4, 2014. Michelle Obama travels to China March 19-26.

 

 

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in a conversation with Robin Roberts at the Leading Women Defined Summit, hosted by BET Networks. The discussion will be around the Affordable Care Act and a personal reflection on health and wellness. The First Lady will also visit a health center to highlight the work that hospitals, doctors and clinics are doing to educate their patients about the Affordable Care Act and how patients can get insurance.

 

 

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Obamacare… Are You Kidding Me?

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks on the FY 2015 Budget and Answers Questions from the Press

 

 

 

The First Lady Honors International Women of Courage

 

 

 

The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival

 

Published on Feb 28, 2014

The White House holds its first-ever student film festival, hosted by Kal Penn, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and featuring 16 Official Selection films produced by kids around the country. February 28, 2014.

 

 

 

Senior Administration Officials Discuss the President’s FY 2015 Budget

 

Published on Mar 4, 2014

Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman, Director of the Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz, and, Director of the National Economic Council and Gene Sperling discuss President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and ensuring fiscal responsibility. March 4, 2013.

 

 

 

DNC Members Can’t Think of Single Hillary Achievement

 

Published on Mar 4, 2014

DNC Members Can’t Think of Single Hillary Achievement.

 

 

 

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“Women of Soul: In Performance at The White House”

 

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Upcoming guidence on “Women of Soul: In Performance at The White House”

Event includes Evening Performances and Daytime Student Workshop Honoring Women in Music

Thursday, March 6 * White House – As part of their “In Performance at the White House” series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great “foremothers” of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women. The program will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director.  The President’s remarks will be pooled press and the entire event will be streamed live at WhiteHouse.gov/live at 7:30 PM ET.

 

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be broadcast Monday, April 7 at 9:00 PM ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).  The program will also be broadcast at a later date via the American Forces Network to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world.

 

As with previous White House music events, the First Lady will host a special daytime workshop for students. The First Lady will welcome 124 middle school, high school and college students from across the country to take part in an interactive student workshop: “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul.” Beginning at 11:00 AM in the State Dining Room, Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum® in Los Angeles, will give participating students an overview of the origins of soul music, inform them of important artists, discuss the social climate of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s as it pertains to women’s rights and dissect the elements of soul that helped contribute to the genre’s unique sounds.

 

 

Featured performers from the evening event will share their experiences as well as answer student questions about the music and entertainment world.  Students from 11 schools or programs from the following communities will participate: Cleveland, MS; Eddyville, OR; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Potomac and Sandy Spring, MD; Waiʻanae, HI; and Washington, D.C.

 

The workshop, “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” will stream live on WhiteHouse.gov/live.  This event will be open press, but space is limited. Members of the media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to firstladypress@who.eop.gov by Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Press who do not have a White House hard pass must include their social security number, date of birth, country of citizenship, current city/state of residence and gender in their request.

 

“Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House” will be the twelfth “In Performance at the White House” program during President Barack Obama’s administration.  From February 2009 to the most recent broadcast in May 2013, these latest “In Performance at the White House” events have honored the musical genius of Stevie Wonder, Sir Paul McCartney, Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Carole King; celebrated Hispanic musical heritage during Hispanic Heritage Month; marked Black History Month with events featuring the music of Motown, Memphis Soul, the Blues, and from the Civil Rights Movement; explored the rich roots of Country music; and spotlighted Broadway and the unique spirit of the American musical.

 

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The Obama Morning News || March 5, 2014

 

Obama to Dems: Don’t get sleepy . . . Examiner

 

Kerry tours Kiev protest sites . . . Associated Press

 

Obama and Merkel outline deal for Russia . . . Politico

 

Obama and Kerry each slam Putin . . . ABC News

 

 

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First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Keynote Address At Disney’s Veterans Institute Workshop


 

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First Lady Michelle Obama autographs items after she delivered the keynote address at Disney’s Veterans Institute workshop at the Disney Boardwalk Inn, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 14. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady Michelle Obama autographs items after she delivered the keynote address at Disney’s Veterans Institute workshop at the Disney Boardwalk Inn, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 14. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

 

Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama at Disney’s Veterans Institute

 

Published on Nov 14, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote address at Disney’s first-ever Veterans Institute workshop at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. The event brought together business experts, government officials, veterans and leaders from non-profit veterans service organizations to share experiences, best practices, and tips for making a successful transition from the military to the civilian workforce.

 

 

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - NOVEMBER 14: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger and First Lady Michelle Obama address the audience at Disney's BoardWalk Resort at Walt Disney World Resort November 14, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Iger and Obama gave keynote remarks at Disney's first-ever "Veterans Institute" workshop. The complimentary day-long seminar, co-sponsored by Disney's "Heroes Work Here" initiative and the Disney Institute, is designed to help companies build effective veteran-hiring programs of their own. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – NOVEMBER 14: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Disney Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger and First Lady Michelle Obama address the audience at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort at Walt Disney World Resort November 14, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Iger and Obama gave keynote remarks at Disney’s first-ever “Veterans Institute” workshop. The complimentary day-long seminar, co-sponsored by Disney’s “Heroes Work Here” initiative and the Disney Institute, is designed to help companies build effective veteran-hiring programs of their own. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

 

First Lady Michelle Obama called on private companies to follow examples of Walt Disney Co. by hiring military veterans, saying Thursday at Walt Disney World that employers need to tell them, “we’re going to have your backs.”

 

Obama, whose “Joining Forces” initiative is aimed at helping military veterans re-enter private life, told an estimated 500 representatives of local and national companies gathered at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort that companies such as Disney, AT&T, Walmart and Starbucks have signed on with commitments to hire veterans by the thousands, and small- and medium-size businesses should follow their examples.

 

At the Disney-sponsored conference, called the “Veterans Institute,” she said Joining Forces has helped 380,000 veterans get jobs in two years.

 

“That’s outstanding. But it’s not enough,” she said in an 11-minute address, the keynote speech in a daylong conference of workshops and seminars on hiring veterans. “We need you all to really dig deep. We need you to double down.”

 

Her challenges are rooted in concerns over chronically high unemployment numbers for military veterans. Their unemployment rate nationally has stagnated at 10 percent, while the nation’s overall unemployment has fallen to about 7 percent.

 

In giving a veteran a job, Obama said, “You’re giving one more American hero a chance to continue serving his country. You’re giving that hero’s family security of a steady paycheck. You’re sending a clear message that we honor others who sacrifice for us, and when they come home, we’re going to have your backs.”

 

Among other speakers Thursday, Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger talked about the pro-veteran hiring efforts that followed World War II, which he said Walt Disney was passionate toward.

 

“Those veterans were given priority. It was fitting. It was right,” Iger said. “They deserve to find open doors and opportunities. And,with your help, they will. I’m not sure how many companies it takes to create a national movement, but we have 400 companies here today, and I’d call that a pretty good start.”

 

There appeared to be widespread agreement among the employers at the conference, ranging from national companies,such as Google and Darden to local companies such as Florida Hospital and the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, to make hiring veterans a priority.

 

But the practical reality of finding and matching vets and jobs is complicated, said conference attendee Timothy Green, a retired Air Force colonel who is now director of strategic outreach for the U.S. Department of Labor‘s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services.

 

“We’re trying to make those connections,” Green said. “The connection is the hard part.”

 

Many veterans come back with broad, military-trained qualities such as discipline and innovation under pressure, but military resumes do not translate well to civilian job-market needs, he said. Sometimes, they must be willing to go where the jobs are, rather than home.

 

Carl Ludecke, a former U.S. Marine and now vice president of Charlie Johnson Builder in Mount Dora, came to represent the Florida Homebuilders Association.

 

“It’s the job skills a lot of veterans are coming out with. There are a lot of veterans from support units that are lot more computer literate and they are doing a lot of other things administratively that they can fall into things. But the foot soldier, it’s a little difficult sometimes for them,” Ludecke said.

 

“What I try to do is as they get out [is tell them] to get their GI bill going and try to get at least a two-year degree, and to transition through education into more of a civilian life.”

 

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