COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN)—President Obama continued to show his Olympic spirit with an unannounced stop at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility here on Thursday where he said he “couldn’t be prouder” of all U.S. Olympic and Paralympics athletes.
He also took time out to congratulate the U.S. women’s soccer and water polo teams for their gold medals.
“We have to give a special shout out to the women’s soccer team today avenging the loss in the World Cup,” Obama said.
The USA beat Japan 2-1 in the Olympic final at London’s Wembley Stadium. As the president toured the facility, a television in the background showed the medal ceremony. FULL POST
(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."
After a landmark day for President Obama with the Supreme Court upholding the healthcare law, today he heads to Colorado Springs to survey the damage from the wildfires there. The Waldo Canyon fire was only 15% contained as of Thursday so we'll see if they gain any ground on the fire today. President Obama will meet with fire officials and local government officials and take a tour of the damage. He's also expected to make a statement to the press at some point this afternoon. He's on the ground for about three hours this afternoon before returning home this evening.
For the full schedule, released by the White House, click below. FULL POST