By Jueseppi B.
White House Daily Guidance & Schedule – November 12, 2013
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Later in the morning, the President will meet with a group of tribal leaders ahead of his remarks at the Tribal Nations Conference on Wednesday. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.
In the evening, the President and the Vice President will hold a meeting with Combatant Commanders and Military Leadership in the Cabinet Room. The First Lady and Dr. Biden will participate in a Joining Forces briefing and roundtable discussion with spouses of the Combatant Commanders and Senior Military Leadership. Following these meetings, the President will host a dinner in their honor with the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden in the Blue Room. The meetings and the dinner are closed press.
Tuesday, November 12 2013 All Times ET
11:00 AM: THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
11:45 AM: THE PRESIDENT meets with tribal leaders, Roosevelt Room.
5:30 PM: THE PRESIDENT meets with Combatant Commanders and Military Leadership; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends,
7:00 PM: THE PRESIDENT hosts a dinner for Combatant Commanders and Military Leadership; THE VICE PRESIDENT, FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN also attend, Blue Room.
Press Briefing Schedule:
12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, Brady Briefing Room.
White House Week Ahead – November 13th – 15th, 2013
On Wednesday, the President will deliver remarks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference.
On Thursday, the President will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to participate in a DSCC event.
On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.
November 12th, 2013: Photo of the Day
President Obama Honors Veterans
November 11, 2013 | 13:58 |Public Domain
President Obama Honors Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day.
Weekly Address: Honoring America’s Veterans
November 09, 2013 | 3:53 |Public Domain
In this week’s address, President Obama commemorates Veterans Day Weekend by thanking the brave men and women who have worn this country’s uniform. The President says he is proud of their service and will do everything possible to ensure America always has their back and always honors their sacrifice.
Video Mensaje de la Casa Blanca: Agradeciendo a Nuestros Veteranos
November 09, 2013 | 3:53 |Public Domain
En el mensaje de esta semana, el coronel Ricardo Morales agradece a nuestros veteranos que han servido valientemente en las Fuerzas Armadas y habla sobre la importante labor que se realiza para asegurar que todos los veteranos tengan la oportunidad de participar en lo que han ayudado a defender.
President Obama Speaks on the Economy and Exports
November 08, 2013 | 24:09 |Public Domain
At the Port of New Orleans, President Obama discusses the importance of taking measures to grow the economy and create jobs by increasing our exports
Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts Discusses #GunBullies on The Ed Show(11/11/2013)
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts discusses recent aggressive-carry tactics to intimidate and silence gun violence prevention advocates in Texas and across the country.
Published on Nov 11, 2013
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts discusses recent aggressive-carry tactics to intimidate and silence gun violence prevention supporters in Texas.
Moms Demand Action was founded to demand action NOW to:
1) Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
2) Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases.
3) Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to theATF, and ban online sales of ammunition.
4) Make gun trafficking a federal crime with serious criminal penalties.
5) Counter gun industry lobbyists’ efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.
How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?
The answer to the simple question in that headline is surprisingly hard to come by. So Slate is collecting data for our crowdsourced interactive. This data is necessarily incomplete (click here to see why, and to learn more about @GunDeaths, the Twitter user who helped us create this interactive). But the more people who are paying attention, the better the data will be. You can help us draw a more complete picture of gun violence in America. If you know about a gun death in your community that isn’t represented here, please email a link to a news report to email@example.com. And if you’d like to use this data yourself for your own projects, it’s open. You can download it here.
Update, November 12th, 2013: As time goes on, our count gets further and further away from the likely actual number of gun deaths in America—because roughly 60 percent of deaths by gun are due to suicides, which are very rarely reported. When discussing this issue, please note that our number is by design not accurate and represents only the number of gun deaths that the media can find out about contemporaneously. Part of the purpose of this interactive is to point out how difficult it is to get accurate real-time numbers on this issue.
Using the most recent CDC estimates for yearly deaths by guns in the United States, it is likely that as of today, 11/12/2013, roughly 30,175 people have died from guns in the U.S. since the Newtown shootings. Compare that number to the number of deaths reported in the news , 10,430, and you can see how under reported the story of gun violence in America actually is.
Statements and Releases
By Lynn Sweet
WASHINGTON–Vice President Joe Biden hits Chicago on Nov. 25 to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) who is up for re-election in 2014. Save the date notes are out for the lunch with Biden downtown to benefit the Durbin Senate Victory Fund. Meanwhile, a March primary may be shaping up on the GOP.
Meanwhile, a March primary may be shaping up on the GOP side. Former Army Ranger Doug Truax of Downers Grover, a co-owner and managing partner of Oak Brook-based Veritas Risk Services, a strategic risk consulting firm is running. State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove is mulling a bid.
The Only Thing That Stops A “Bad Guy” With A Gun Is A “Good Guy” with A Gun. How Does One Tell Them Apart?