October 26th, 2010
09:03 PM ET

Vice President Pool Report

Sent from New York City

Before attending a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the Vice President made a stop to rally phone bankers doing GOTV at the NY Organizing for America HQ on 21st street in Gramercy Park. About 40 volunteers are on cell phones in two central rooms of the office. In one small book-lined room, about ten sit around a conference table making calls with scripts and bags of candy in front of them. In another, 20 or so sit on folding chairs at long folding tables. They appear to be making calls for Scott Murphy. "My name is Phil," one says. "Do you know there's an election seven days away?" Upon learning the person had already voted absentee, he tried to find out if the person had voted for murphy and for Gillibrand but the voter seemed to have hung up. The next call also seemed to quickly end in a hang up.
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October 26th, 2010
08:45 PM ET

President's Schedule – Wednesday, October 26, 2010

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at an event in the East Room marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The President will highlight the unprecedented coordination and cooperation across the entire government to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence and enable survivors to break the cycle of abuse. The Vice President will also attend. This event is open press.

Later, the President will tape an interview for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart at the Harman Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. There will be a spray for pool still photographers only.

EDT

9:30AM         THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

10:00AM        THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing

4:00PM          THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Violence Against Women event; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

5:35PM          THE PRESIDENT tapes an interview for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Briefing Schedule

11:00AM        Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs Mike Froman, and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes will convene an off-camera gaggle in the Brady Press Briefing Room on the President’s upcoming trip to India

October 26th, 2010
08:39 PM ET

White House Press Briefing – Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Delivered by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

MR. GIBBS:  Just one quick housekeeping thing before we get started.  Tomorrow morning, in here, off-camera, we will do the first of our briefings for the trip to India, with Mike Froman, Ben Rhodes, and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns to walk us through some of what the President will do and see and talk about in India.  We’re likely to do the latter portion of the foreign trip later in the week, the Korea and Japan G20 part a little bit later.
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Topics: Press Briefing • Robert Gibbs • The Vault
October 26th, 2010
08:30 PM ET

Obama won't ditch car metaphor

Washington (CNN) –We don't know the make or model of the car President Obama and Democrats say they've been trying to push out of the ditch, but at least we know what's on the bumper. "Look, there's, there's an Obama bumper sticker on the car. We get that," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs in response to a question from CNN.

Gibbs was attempting to illustrate that President Obama is taking responsibility for fixing the economy.
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Topics: President Obama • Robert Gibbs • The Buzz
October 26th, 2010
08:27 PM ET

Candor from the First Lady out West

Los Angeles, Calif. (CNN) – A surprisingly candid first lady Michelle Obama discussed her initial fears about going out on the campaign trail alone to promote her husband's 2008 presidential bid in remarks before a women's conference in Long Beach Tuesday.

"I was scared. I was worried that I'd say that wrong thing. I was nervous that someone might ask a question that I didn't know the answer to. I have a tendency to do that thing that a lot of women do, where you get 99 things right, but spend all your time beating yourself up about the one thing you messed up."
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Topics: Michelle Obama • The Family
October 26th, 2010
06:30 PM ET

Obama won't ditch car metaphor

Washington (CNN) –We don't know the make or model of the car President Obama and Democrats say they've been trying to push out of the ditch, but at least we know what's on the bumper. "Look, there's, there's an Obama bumper sticker on the car. We get that," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs in response to a question from CNN.

Gibbs was attempting to illustrate that President Obama is taking responsibility for fixing the economy.

That new addition to a metaphor President Obama has repeated over and over again on the campaign trail to sharpen his economic message was akin to throwing a softball at Republicans. They quickly swung for the fences.

For the complete story, go to CNN's Political Ticker.

October 26th, 2010
05:27 PM ET

WH bristles over top Republicans' remarks

(CNN)–The White House is firing back at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after he told the National Journal that "the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

With his usual sarcastic tone, spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters "maybe Senator McConnell is interested in running for President."

To read more, check out CNN's Political Ticker


Topics: Mitch McConnell • Robert Gibbs • The Buzz
October 26th, 2010
05:21 PM ET

Gingrich to Obama: Get advice from Bill Clinton

Lima, Ohio (CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered a piece of advice Tuesday to President Obama, urging him to seek counsel from former President Bill Clinton in the increasingly likely event that Democrats lose control of the House next Tuesday.

Gingrich, asked if he thinks this president can re-calibrate after a midterm drubbing in the way Clinton was able to after Democratic losses in 1994, said “it’s up to Obama.”

The president can find his footing again, Gingrich suggested, if he “can accept the reality that this is a repudiating election, and can take a deep breath, and frankly sit down and talk to Bill Clinton a while.”
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Topics: Newt Gingrich • President Obama • The News
October 26th, 2010
05:18 PM ET

Campaign Circus: Obama vs. his cousin in 2012?

Washington (CNN) - As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.

Obama's cousin to take him on in 2012?

Don Cordell, an 83-year-old retired engineer from California, plans to run against President Obama in 2012. Cordell told AOL News that he is a distant cousin to 22 presidents - including George W. Bush, Obama and George Washington, to name a few.

To read the entire post, read on CNN.com


Topics: President Obama • The Buzz • The News
October 26th, 2010
04:06 PM ET

Vice President Pool Report

Sent from New York City

Vice President Biden spoke Tuesday in a wood-paneled second-floor bar at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South at a fundraiser for Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY-01).  He began his remarks at 1:42 p.m. and spoke for 20 minutes.

Wearing a blue suit and a bluer tie, Biden reminded the 70 people who paid a minimum of $1,000 to hear the Vice President’s remarks and eat a menu of cold-cut sandwiches, salad and coffee that the nation’s economic malaise is the fault of the Bush Administration and is improving under Democratic stewardship.
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