December 4th, 2012
08:15 AM ET
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.
December 3rd, 2012
07:54 AM ET
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.
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
November 15th, 2012
08:02 AM ET
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
November 1st, 2012
08:39 AM ET
The President's Schedule:
9:20AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
9:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews
10:35AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Green Bay, Wisconsin
10:40AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
11:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs Green Bay, Wisconsin
1:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
2:10PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
October 8th, 2012
07:42 AM ET
September 27th, 2012
12:55 PM ET
(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."
September 27th, 2012
09:09 AM ET
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
September 18th, 2012
07:51 AM ET
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
September 12th, 2012
11:53 AM ET
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
September 12th, 2012
08:05 AM ET
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.