President Obama has a light public schedule today with only one event- a screening of the new NBC show 1600 Penn and that is closed to cameras. He'll have plenty of time to discuss upcoming cabinet nominations and we'll keep our eyes and ears opened for any possible announcements. The main focus at the White House today is Vice President Biden's meeting with victims of gun violence and gun safety organizations as part of his working group on the issue of gun control, as assigned by the president. Tomorrow's meeting includes a sit-down with representatives from the NRA and the National Sport Shooting Foundation. We'll keep an eye out in case anyone comes to the stakeout to talk about the meeting.
Here is the president's schedule, as released by the White House:
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office (Closed Press)
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch
Private Dining Room (Closed Press)
4:45PM THE PRESIDENT hosts cast and crew members of the television show 1600 Penn for a screening at the White House
The Family Theatre (Closed Press)
1:45PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
From the previews I saw of 1600 Penn it doesn't seem like that funny of a sitcom.
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Come on CNN, you're going to have to make some changes unless you like being in the basement.
BUT you're on HERE posting.
TV vs the internet. I can read the MSNBC web site, just can't deal with that on TV! Much like those who hate Fox News!
IT SEEMS OBVIOUS THAT MOST FOLKS WATCH NEWS ON CABLE NEWS THAT THE LEFT LEANING ANTI TRUTH
So I can only post on highly rated sites? When did you become lord of the internet?
You CAN'Tpost anything on a Fox Entertainment News site. Who is the comment police on that one?!
Comparing Apples to Oranges again Frank?
10 pm 25-54 age demographics in the thousands.
Van Susteren – 260
Cooper – 284
Grace – 105
Our leader has time for more tv people, but no time for job creation or balancing the Budget???
Sorry folks i just dont get it. well enjoy it you voted for it
OF COURSE–IF WE HAD MORE EMPLOYMENT DOBY WOULD HAVE NO ONE TO SUPPORT HIS "DUMB IDEAS. TIME TO STRIP THIS PRESIDENT INTO HISTORY. HISTORY EASIER TO READ AND TAKE THAN THE REALITY OF ONE WHO
ENJOYS SEEING AMERICA SLIDE OVER THE HILL. WE DO NOT HAVE KINGS,WE WILL NOT PERMIT ANY ONE TO
DESTROY OUR GREAT NATION WITH DREAMS OF SURVITUDE FOR US.
I finally figured out that Nam Vet is really Sarah Palin.
nam vet loaded again.
JUDY JUDY JUDY–YOU ARE HUNG OVER AGAIN–SHAME SHAME-FEED YOUR KIDS,DO THE DISHES THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR DAYS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU MAY PREPARE FOR YOUR FAMILY WHEN THEY GET HOME
TIRED AND HUNGERY-–BUT FIND YOU IN A STUPER AND EMPTY BOTTLES ALL OVER THE HOUSE. SHAME ON YOU.
IN THIS PICTURE AS HEADS THIS ARTICLE–COUDLD IT BE THEY ARE SETTING CHARGES TO TAKE OUT DISSENTERS?
NOTHING IS BEYOND THIS ADMINISTRATION. OF COURSE THEY WOULD NEED TO HANG IT ON OTHERS. GUESS WHO---LET YOUR IMAGINATION GET THE BEST OF YOU.
Shoot any moose lately, Sarah? Or, just your own foot.....again.
Think about it ... are we facing legislation by decree??? what next will fall to executive orders??? Amendment 1 perhaps????
If Obama wants change the way we look at an gun laws using executive order then there is no telling what he can do to the other amendments. If he went through Congress, then this would be a different conversation, but as Joe Biden hinted he likely won't.
The vast majority of funds – 74% – contributed to the NRA are from 'corporate partners' who are members of the firearm industry who are involved in the manufacture or sale of firearms and shooting related products. THAT WOULD BE 74%. The majority of the public who favor the 2nd amendment also CONDEMN military-style weapons with large clip magazines. So, Marie, you think a cop in every corner, under every desk, behind every tree, is a solution to the shooting of children in school?? Because this is what the NRA thinks should happen while of course, helping their corporate partner members (you know, the 74%) get rich.
General McCrystal came forward with his concern that high-powered military style weapons that are used in war have no place in our communilties.
It was reported that the shooter at the Aurora movie theater shot 29 times in 30 seconds. It was reported that the SIX-YEAR-OLD children of the Sandy Hook Elementary School were shot several times each, with one child being shot 11 times. Children who were so badly shot up that it took hours to identify them.
I have been a part of the hunting culture through my family. The hunting of people was NOT on the agenda. Military-style weapons are mass people-killing machines. I support our President's efforts to end the abuse of these types of weapons. The NRA was NOT ELECTED by the people of this country to set policy. In fact, their PR campaign to you didn't even result in any real electoral success for favored candidates. They have you willing to do their dirty work though.
Nobody is saying we have to give up our second amendment rights – BUT we do have a right to life of which those in the movie theaters and schools will not ever get to have. EVER – not because of war but of war being waged nontheless on our humanity.
Time to go to the mall, Marie??
Cynthia, I'm not backing assault weapons and I certainly would never own one, but this is a big piece of legislation and should go through the Congress as the Congress was put there to do. This forces compromise, which you have stated you like right? If Obama uses executive order, then he can ban what he wants and regulate what he wants without any concensus from anyone else. Biden only brought the NRA in as a show.