President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with a bipartisan group of governors Tuesday to hear about how the so-called fiscal cliff would impact their states. It's a meeting closed to the press but the governors are expected to talk to reporters outside the White House after the meeting.
10:10AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with governors at the White House to discuss the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit/ Roosevelt Room/ Stills Only Pool Spray at the Top
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch/ Private Dining Room/ Closed Press
4:35PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
Even as Washington focuses on averting the so-called fiscal cliff President Obama publicly focuses on diplomacy Monday. He meets with Bulgaria's Prime Minister in the Oval office. Later the president speaks about nuclear security at the National Defense University in Washington.
The President's Schedule:
10:15 AM – THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
2:55 PM – THE PRESIDENT hosts a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of Bulgaria / Oval Office / Pool Spray at the Top with Statements
4:00 PM – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks to the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium/ National Defense University / Open Press
President Obama returns to New York Thursday to view clean-up operations weeks after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the area.
10:20AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews/South Lawn/ Open Press
10:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
11:30AM THE PRESIDENT arrives New York City/ JohnF.KennedyInternationalAirport/ Open Press
12:15PM THE PRESIDENT views storm damage, talks with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thanks first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage FULL POST
The President's Schedule:
9:20AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
Open Press (Final Gather 9:00AM North Doors of the Palm Room)
9:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 8:00AM Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)
10:35AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Green Bay, Wisconsin
Austin Straubel International Airport
10:40AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Austin Straubel International Airport, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media
11:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs Green Bay, Wisconsin
Austin Straubel International Airport
1:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
McCarran International Airport
2:10PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Cheyenne Sports Complex, Las Vegas, Nevada
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media FULL POST
8:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles International Airport Open Press
9:45AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Meadows Field Airport Open Press
10:35AM THE PRESIDENT tours the Memorial Garden Chávez National Monument, Keene, CA Pooled Press
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT announces the establishment of the César E. Chávez National Monument Villa La Paz, National Chávez Center, Keene, CA Open to Pre-Credentialed Media FULL POST
(CNN)–A botched touchdown call Monday night and a tongue lashing from the president may have helped push the NFL referee controversy across the goal line.
As millions of sports fans celebrate an agreement between the NFL and its referees, the number one fan-in-chief is once again weighing in. White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday aboard Air Force One that the president was "very pleased" that the two sides have come together. Carney told reporters, "going forward when we watch our favorite teams play in the NFL we can focus on the players and the game rather than on officiating."
This comes just days after the president weighed in on the lockout telling reporters Tuesday at the White House, "I've been saying for months, we've gotta get our refs back." The president was asked about the weekend's controversial touchdown call in the Seattle Sea Hawks versus Green Bay Packers game and he called it "terrible".
Thursday Carney said of the resolution, "It is a great day on America."
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews / South Lawn/ Open Press
10:15AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews
11:05AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Virginia Beach, VA/Naval Air Station Oceana/ Open Press FULL POST
A busy Tuesday as President Obama welcomes the WNBA champs at the White House this morning. Then he turns to campaign mode as he heads to New York City to tape "Letterman" then hits two fundraisers including one hosted by singer and celebrity Beyoncé Knowles at husband and rapper Jay-Z's club "40/40".
10:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press
1:10PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House / East Room/ Open Press
2:00PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews/ South Lawn/ Open Press
2:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route New York City/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
3:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives New York City / John F. Kennedy International Airport / Open Press FULL POST
President Obama delivered a statement in the Rose Garden on the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Libya. Here is the full text:
Good morning. Every day, all across the world, American diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interests and values of our nation. Often, they are away from their families. Sometimes, they brave great danger.
Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi. Among those killed was our Ambassador, Chris Stevens, as well as Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith. We are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. And today, the American people stand united in holding the families of the four Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers.
The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. We're working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats. I've also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. And make no mistake, we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.
Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts.
Already, many Libyans have joined us in doing so, and this attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya. Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans. Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’s body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died.
It's especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi because it is a city that he helped to save. At the height of the Libyan revolution, Chris led our diplomatic post in Benghazi. With characteristic skill, courage, and resolve, he built partnerships with Libyan revolutionaries, and helped them as they planned to build a new Libya. When the Qaddafi regime came to an end, Chris was there to serve as our ambassador to the new Libya, and he worked tirelessly to support this young democracy, and I think both Secretary Clinton and I relied deeply on his knowledge of the situation on the ground there. He was a role model to all who worked with him and to the young diplomats who aspire to walk in his footsteps. FULL POST
Statement by the President on the Attack in Benghazi
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya's transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.
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