White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced that President Obama received an Olympic Security briefing on Thursday.
"Earlier this morning, John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism hosted an Olympic security deputy's meeting, with the full terrorism and law enforcement community, to take stock of our efforts working with the United Kingdom to prepare for the London 2012 Olympic games. Following that meeting, Mr. Brennan provided the President with an update on the Olympics as well as the United States government's support to the United Kingdom prior to and during the games. The President directed that we continue to ensure that we are doing everything possible to keep the American people safe and to continue close cooperation with our British counterparts in keeping with our special relationship, the President also made clear he has the utmost confidence in our close friend and ally, the United Kingdom, as they finalize preparations to host the London Olympics."
(CNN) – A television ad from President Barack Obama's re-election campaign mistakenly aired in Colorado Springs Thursday morning, marking the first time since last Friday's deadly shooting a spot for one of the presidential candidates aired in the state.
Both candidates' campaigns said on the morning of the shooting they would discontinue airing political ads in the state. A spokeswoman for Obama's campaign said Sunday the ads would remain off the air through Friday. Romney's team said the ads would not be airing "until further notice."
(CNN) - Days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, President Barack Obama on Wednesday forcefully spoke out against gun violence, making perhaps some of his strongest comments yet as president on the issue.
While the president said he stands by the Second Amendment and recognizes the traditions of hunting and gun ownership in the country, he told a crowd at a gathering for the National Urban League in New Orleans that there is work left to be done in tackling the problem.
"I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals," Obama said. "That they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
10:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time (CNN is travel pool)
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
11:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary Shinseki/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch/ Private Dining Room/ Closed Press
2:10PM THE PRESIDENT holds a Cabinet Meeting/ Cabinet Meeting/ Pool Spray at the Top
4:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary Panetta/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney