Occupy N.H. protestors disrupt Obama speech
November 22nd, 2011
02:57 PM ET

Occupy N.H. protestors disrupt Obama speech

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – A small group of Occupy New Hampshire activists disrupted a speech by President Barack Obama at a Manchester high school Tuesday.

The group of protesters, modeled after the Occupy Wall Street movement, began chanting soon after Obama took the stage.

“Mic check,” one called, and then a handful of people in the audience chanted in response. According to one man who took part in the chant, the group wanted Obama to “stop the assault” on peaceful protesters who had been arrested as part of the OWS movement.

The activists’ words were difficult to hear in the school gymnasium, and after several moments of confusion, students in the audience began to chant “Obama” to drown out the protesters.

Obama listened to the shouts and then responded to the disruption.

“I appreciate you guys making your point. Let me go ahead and make mine,” he said. “I’ll listen to you, you listen to me.” FULL POST

2012 in the air as Obama heads to New Hampshire
November 22nd, 2011
10:25 AM ET

2012 in the air as Obama heads to New Hampshire

(CNN) – When presidential candidates head to New Hampshire the November before an election year, it’s a pretty safe bet the upcoming campaign is on their minds.

But that’s not the case with President Obama, who travels to Manchester later today, White House spokesman Jay Carney insists. In fact, Carney maintained the quick trip north has nothing to do with 2012 at all. Rather, the visit is merely a continuation of the series of stops the president has made across the country since September to sell his jobs bill.

“He travels all over the country, to different parts of the country, to speak about his ideas for getting this economy growing again,” Carney told reporters Monday.

Still, the symbolism could not be clearer. On a day when the Republican presidential field heads to Obama’s neck of the woods for a CNN-sponsored debate in Washington, the president is making a conspicuous appearance on the same turf Republican hopefuls have tracked across for months.
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Topics: President Obama
"Weather Call"
Marine One, the Presidential helicopter, lands on the White House South Lawn.
November 22nd, 2011
09:58 AM ET

"Weather Call"

In White House speak; a “weather call” is an official determination if it is safe for the President to fly on Marine One or Air Force One during adverse weather conditions.  Heavy rain, sleet, snow, lightning, and most often dense fog can ground the specially equipped Presidential aircraft.  A “weather call” is a thumb up or thumb down decision based on the current weather conditions and the safety of using aircraft to transport the President and White House staff.

One rule of thumb at the White House, if officials cannot see the tip of the Washington Monument from the White House, Marine One will not land or take off from the South Lawn.  The President is usually forced to take a lengthy motorcade ride to his destination.


Topics: AF1 • Marine One • WH Words
POTUS' Day Ahead: New Hampshire in November
November 22nd, 2011
07:58 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: New Hampshire in November

In a bit of a role reversal, President Obama is headed to New Hampshire Tuesday as the Republican presidential field will be in Washington for a CNN-sponsored debate. But while New Hampshire is a critical primary state, and often is important in the general election as well, White House spokesman Jay carney insisted Monday campaign considerations were not the driving force behind POTUS' trip to the Granite State.

Instead, according to the White House, New Hampshire is merely the latest in a string of stops during which the president has promoted his jobs plan. On the agenda today is the payroll tax, which the president has proposed extending. To underline his point that extending the tax will significantly benefit all Americans, the White House released a new online calculator that can estimate the tax savings based on income.

Full schedule after the jump:
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Topics: Daily Schedule