November 28th, 2012
08:01 AM ET
Today, President Obama will continue to be focused on the impending fiscal cliff and he takes a page from his campaign and participates in two events where he hopes to sway public opinion in his favor and strengthen his negotiating position with Republicans. He hosts what the White House describes as "middle class Americans" at an event where the president will deliver remarks pressing Congress to extend middle class tax cuts. The White House will use the event to launch a push on social media called #My2K online push to pass the middle class tax cuts. After the President’s event, the White House will call on Americans across the country to share on Twitter what #My2K means to them, as well as on other social media channels, and on WhiteHouse.gov. They plan to highlight the #My2K stories received on WhiteHouse.gov and through social media to show the impact of inaction for middle class families. Later the president and VP meet behind closed doors with corporate CEO's designed to show his "outreach" to the business community.
He'll also have his first cabinet meeting since his re-election. We'll get a quick glimpse of the group at the beginning of their meeting. Also, First Lady Michelle Obama unveils the White House Christmas decorations in an event this afternoon where she has invited children of military families to participate in holiday crafts and treats.
Jay Carney will brief reporters at 12:30p.
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October 3rd, 2011
12:07 PM ET
President Obama just addressed a small group of reporters at the start of his Cabinet meeting this morning and once again called on Congress to pass his jobs plan as soon as possible. Here's a transcript of his remarks:
February 1st, 2011
11:41 AM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama began his cabinet meeting this morning by letting the still cameras in for a quick photo-op. Usually, TV cameras are allowed in but not this morning for some reason. In the past, the president has made a statement about the meeting to the press afterward, recapping the important issues discussed. For today, there are no plans for a statement. We can only assume that they are discussing a number of issues like the situation in Egypt, some domestic issues at the forefront like health care, and most likely the government's resources getting prepared for the massive snowstorm/blizzard that is going to affect a large section of the country.
November 4th, 2010
11:50 AM ET
Washington (CNN) - President Obama spoke to reporters after his meeting with his Cabinet and said that his administration will make a consistent effort to try to change the way Washington works. He said he knows that voters want the two parties to come together and focus on issues that are important like the economy and jobs. So he's invited Congressional leaders to the White House on November 18. This could be the "Slurpee Summit" that was mentioned in the President's press conference yesterday.