Neva Ikner and her friend Donna Harper arrived at the Barnes and Noble book store in Northwest Washington D.C. at 6:30 Tuesday morning to get a good spot in line for a Michelle Obama book signing.
But this was their second time standing in line for this event. They first came last Friday around the same time to purchase the book and get security clearance in order to have the opportunity to come back and meet the first lady in-person. They had no complaints though. "This is history," Ikner said, "When are we going to get this opportunity again?"
A mere 200 lucky book fans were able to attend the book signing, which was her first, and Mrs. Obama says, likely the only one.
Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson brought her three young daughters to Tuesday's book signing. To have the first lady take "such an interest in health and the health of children - I think that's wonderful," she said.
Washington (CNN) – For the second straight week, President Barack Obama's re-election team is attacking Republican challenger Mitt Romney's Massachusetts record with a new television commercial.
The Obama campaign announced Tuesday a new ad titled "Number One" will run in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The campaign describes the ad buy as "significant."
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts was number one. Number one in state debt. $18 billion in debt. More debt per person than any other state in the country. At the same time Massachusetts fell to 47th in job creation. One of the worst economic records in the country," says the narrator in the spot. "First in debt, 47th in job creation. That's Romney economics. It didn't work then. It won't work now."
The president spends Tuesday raising money in Baltimore and Philadelphia before returning to the White House just before midnight.
All told he will attend 6 fundraisers – two are closed press, two will be covered by a print pool only, and two will be pooled for television coverage. Exact details of how much the president is raising should come later Tuesday morning. Obama has already held 10 fundraisers this month, meaning by the end of the day Tuesday, the president will be averaging more than 1 fundraiser per day in the month of June.
First Obama will head to a private residence in Baltimore, then he’ll hold two fundraisers at the Hyatt Regency. In Philadelphia, Obama will attend three events at the Franklin Institute.
Here's the schedule as released by the White House : FULL POST