President heads to Nevada and Colorado Wednesday
September 12th, 2012
07:12 AM ET

President heads to Nevada and Colorado Wednesday

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
EDT
10:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

1:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn
Open Press

1:30PM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Las Vegas, Nevada
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
PDT

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
McCarran International Airport
Open Press FULL POST


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Obama hosts Iftar dinner tonight
August 10th, 2012
09:45 AM ET

Obama hosts Iftar dinner tonight

CNN IS TRAVEL POOL TODAY

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:

10:30AM  Pool Call Time

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing / Oval Office/ Closed Press

8:35PM THE PRESIDENT hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan/ State Dining Room/ Pooled Press

BRIEFING SCHEDULE: 12:15PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


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POTUS waking up in battleground state of Colorado Thursday
President Obama continues a two day campaign swing through the battleground state of Colorado Thursday. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
August 9th, 2012
08:11 AM ET

POTUS waking up in battleground state of Colorado Thursday

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:

MDT

10:45AM        THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ Colorado State Fairgrounds / Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

12:50PM         THE PRESIDENT departs Pueblo, Colorado en route Colorado Springs, Colorado/ PuebloMemorialAirport / Open Press

1:20PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Colorado Springs, Colorado/ Peterson Air Force Base/ Open Press FULL POST

Obama back to swing state Colorado
August 8th, 2012
07:53 AM ET

Obama back to swing state Colorado

The president returns to the battleground state of Colorado Wednesday for a two day four event campaign swing.  This as a new Quinnipiac/ CBS News/ New York Times poll shows him behind Romney in Colorado by 5 points: 45% to Romney’s 50%. (check out how the race plays in key swing states on CNN Political Ticker)

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:

9:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews/ South Lawn/ Open Press

10:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Denver, Colorado / Out-of-Town Travel Pool

MDT

12:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Denver, Colorado/ Buckley Air Force Base / Open Press

1:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ Auraria Event Center / Open to Pre-Credentialed Media FULL POST

Obama on the road again to guess where?  Florida and Virginia swing states
(Photo Credit: Lesa Jansen, CNN)
August 2nd, 2012
07:51 AM ET

Obama on the road again to guess where? Florida and Virginia swing states

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:

9:30AM          In-Town Pool Call Time

10:15AM        THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

11:05AM        THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews/ South Lawn/ Open Press

11:20AM        THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Orlando, Florida/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

1:15PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Orlando, Florida/ Orlando International Airport/ Open Press

2:40PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event/ Rollins College, Orlando, Florida/ Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

4:30PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks to the Blog'Her Conference/ RollinsCollege, Orlando, Florida/ Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage via Audio Feed FULL POST


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Obama calls Olympic gold medal winners
President Obama speaks on the phone with members of the U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team during a phone call from Air Force One Wednesday. The President called the women to congratulate them on their gold medal in the team competition. (Photo credit: Pete Souza, The White House)
August 2nd, 2012
07:37 AM ET
Obama's Olympic fever
The U.S. Women's Gymnastic team after winning a gold medal on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo credit: Getty Images Europe)
August 1st, 2012
12:47 PM ET

Obama's Olympic fever

(CNN)–Like millions of people around the world, President Obama is avidly following the Olympic Games in London.

Mixing politics and sports in the battleground state of Ohio on Wednesday, the president told supporters at a campaign rally in Mansfield to "give it up for all our outstanding American athletes" competing in the international games.

The president told the crowd he had just spoken to the U.S. Women's Gymnastic team which won a gold medal Tuesday night.  It was the first team gold medal for U.S. women gymnasts since 1996.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president spoke by phone from Air Force One to all five members of the team.

Carney said the president told Aly Raisman that "of all Olympians, you guys amaze us most."

He congratulated Jordyn Wieber saying, "I'm so impressed with how you bounced back and led the team."

Mr. Obama told McKayla Maroney "way to nail that vault."

To Gabby Douglas, the president said, "You just tore it up. I know how hard you worked to get there."

Finally Obama told Kyla Ross how he noticed her steadiness, saying "I was impressed by how cool you were. I don't know how you do what do especially the balance beam." FULL POST


Topics: 2012 Election • Olympics • President Obama
Obama speaks with world leader on phone while holding baseball bat
This official White House photo was posted on the website as the photo of the day simply captioned: "President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey in the Oval Office, July 30, 2012. "(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
August 1st, 2012
11:33 AM ET

Obama speaks with world leader on phone while holding baseball bat

(CNN)–It's still a mystery why President Barack Obama was holding a baseball bat during his telephone conversation with Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan earlier this week.  An official White House photo shows the president with the bat in one hand and a phone in the other.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about the photo on Tuesday and promised get some answers but so far nothing.

The photo is getting quite a bit of attention in overseas publications wondering about "hidden messages" or the "symbolic meaning" of the president holding the baseball bat.

The White House released a short readout of Monday's call, which focused on Turkey's neighbor Syria, saying the "two leaders shared their growing concerns about the Syrian regime’s ruthless attacks against its own people, most recently in Aleppo."

Tensions between Turkey and Syria have escalated after the Syrians downed a Turkish plane earlier this summer.


Topics: President Obama • Turkey
POTUS first fan-in-chief for Olympics
Gold medalist Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal after the podium ceremony of the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final during the swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
August 1st, 2012
08:24 AM ET

POTUS first fan-in-chief for Olympics

White House (CNN)–As Michael Phelps swam into the history books on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time, it didn't go unnoticed by the number one fan in the White House.

"Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. You've made your country proud. -bo," President Obama tweeted to his 18 million followers.

Phelps, who won his 19th Olympic medal as the anchor of the gold winning USA 4×200 meter freestyle relay team, tweeted back, "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA  !! The best country in the world!!"

An avid sports fan, it's no surprise the commander in chief was watching.  "He is a sports fan, as everyone knows," Jay Carney said at last Friday's press briefing. "I heard him the other day. He's like, 'I love the Olympics. I can't wait for the Olympics to start." The president also appointed First Lady Michelle Obama to lead the American delegation to the London games.


Topics: Olympics • President Obama
POTUS's Tuesday behind closed doors
(Photo Credit: Martin Dougherty, CNN)
July 31st, 2012
07:29 AM ET

POTUS's Tuesday behind closed doors

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:

10:00AM        In-Town Pool Call Time

10:30AM        THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

BRIEFING SCHEDULE:

12:30PM           Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney.


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