Attention all soccer fans
June 20th, 2011
05:31 PM ET

Attention all soccer fans

President Obama will welcome the Colorado Rapids, 2010 Major League Soccer champions,to the White House on Monday, June 27. 

The President will honor the soccer team and highlight it's effort to give back to the local community.  

As part of the White House visit the Colorado Rapids will hold a soccer clinic on the South Lawn for children of military families.


Topics: White House
President main attraction at fundraisers
June 20th, 2011
01:50 PM ET

President main attraction at fundraisers

 Washington (CNN) - With the end of the second quarter of fundraising closing in, it appears President Barack Obama's picking up the pace.

Monday night the president is the main attraction at two fundraisers for the Obama Victory fund which are both being held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the nation's capital.

According to a Democratic source with knowledge of the fundraisers, the first event is a dinner with Americans in Support of a Strong US-Israel Relationship. The gathering comes just a few weeks after comments by the president in calling for Israel to consider restoring its pre-1967 borders as part of its discussions with the Palestinians as part of any peace settlement. The proposal received an icy response from bothIsraeland from Jewish-Americans.

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Topics: fundraiser • White House
Obama to start tweeting - himself
June 20th, 2011
10:29 AM ET

Obama to start tweeting - himself

President Obama's re-election campaign is vowing President Obama will actually start tweeting himself. The @BarackObama account was active throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, but Obama himself did not use it. Obama's first ever real tweet came from the Red Cross twitter feed in January of 2010.

From our friends at Mashable:

(Mashable) - U.S. President Barack Obama will start regularly tweeting from his official Twitter account.

In an update Saturday, it was announced that the President's re-election staff would be managing his social media presence and accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

A rep also revealed that the Commander In Chief would be penning tweets of his own and that "on Twitter, tweets from the President will be signed '-BO.'"


Topics: President Obama
Briefing look-ahead: War Powers debate, Golf Summit
June 20th, 2011
09:45 AM ET

Briefing look-ahead: War Powers debate, Golf Summit

In light of the whole debate surrounding the War Powers resolution and whether U.S. forces are engaged in "hostilities," you can bet the latest news from Libya will dominate today's White House briefing:

Dafniya, Libya (CNN) - NATO acknowledged Sunday that an errant airstrike in Tripoli may have caused "a number of civilian casualties."

Libya's government had claimed earlier Sunday that nine people were killed and six injured when a NATO strike hit a residential neighborhood in the Libyan capital.

"This is cold-blooded murder," government spokesman Musa Ibrahim said at the scene in Tripoli. "Is this the protection of civilians? Is this really the search for peace and democracy in Libya, to attack peaceful neighborhoods of Tripoli?"

We can also be sure Jay Carney will get one or two questions on the so-called "Golf Summit" over the weekend:

Washington (CNN) – President Obama and Speaker Boehner found themselves on the same side for once Saturday – teaming up to beat Vice President Biden and Ohio Gov. John Kasich on the golf course in a nail-biter that was decided on the 18th hole.

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Topics: Briefing Look-ahead • Libya • The News
June 20th, 2011
08:55 AM ET

Oops! Obama impersonator chased off stage at GOP event

His impersonation might have been pretty dead on, but some of Reggie Brown's jokes were deemed over the line when he performed at the Republican Leadership Conference over the weekend. In fact, things got so hairy that an organizer forced the act to come to a close.

From the CNN Political Ticker:

New Orleans (CNN) – Another straw poll victory for Rep. Ron Paul. A surprise second place finish in the vote by former Utah Gov. and former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman. And very well received speeches by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann.

But all were possibly overshadowed by the most bizarre moment of the Republican Leadership Conference 2011, the performance of a President Barack Obama impersonator who was pulled from the stage after delivering some controversial jokes.

And then there was this:

Brown made a series of jokes at the president's expense, at one point showing a picture of the main characters from the 1970s television show "Sanford and Son" to illustrate what Obama and the First Lady would look like after leaving office.


Topics: Uncategorized
POTUS Schedule, June 20, 2011
June 20th, 2011
07:21 AM ET

POTUS Schedule, June 20, 2011

President Obama has several high profile meetings Monday, but we will not catch a glimpse of any of them - all are closed off to the press.

First, the president meets with senior advisors in the morning. Then he has a sit-down planned with Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After that, he will meet with what the White House says is a bipartisan group of mayors.

To cap off the day, the president is set to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at an event in downtown Washington, DC. This event is open to a pooled print reporter, but not television cameras.

Jay Carney will brief reporters at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Full schedule after the jump:
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Topics: Daily Schedule