October 28th, 2010
06:39 PM ET

Vice President Pool Report

Sent from Maryland
Print Pool Reporter Emily Cadei
Congressional Quarterly

VP Joe Biden made an appearance at a fundraiser at a private home in Bethesda for Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil of Maryland, who is in a tough race against Republican Andy Harris (recent polls have Kratovil trailing)

No major news. Biden spoke for approx. 10 mins, exhorting  the guests in attendance to rally their friends and contacts in support of Kratovil because "this is a really big race." He acknowledged that it is a tough district for Democrats to win but said the party "can't afford to lose a great congressman" to someone who is "genuinely out of the mainstream."

October 28th, 2010
04:54 PM ET

Malveaux Meets....

I recently had the unique opportunity to talk to female leaders-–from inside the White House, in board rooms, on the catwalk--powerful women--who are weighing in on issues from how the Obama administration is doing its job, to how to break through the glass ceiling. Its part of our series on women who rule the world.

Please watch this addition of Malveaux Meets…..Women of Power...by Suzanne Malveaux

Topics: Malveaux Meets • The Buzz • The Visuals
October 28th, 2010
04:10 PM ET

President meets with Americans involved in the Chilean mine rescue effort

The President will met with some of the Americans involved in the Chilean mine rescue effort in the Oval Office today.  They included:

Schramm, Inc. is a Chester County, Pennsylvania manufacturer and global supplier to the hydraulic drill industry, focusing on land based applications. Schramm manufactured two of the drilling units used to locate and then rescue the miners and sent two staff members to the site. Schramm’s the T685WS and T130XD drilling units played a critical role in the “Plan B” scenario – the T685WS drilled the first 5 inch hole that located the miners; the T130XD drilling unit bored the 28-inch rescue hole.

Topics: President Obama • The Vault
October 28th, 2010
03:43 PM ET

Press Briefing – Thursday October 28, 2010

Delivered by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

MR. GIBBS: Everybody got quiet quite quickly. That was - that was made -

Q We’re just waiting for the Twitter question.

MR. GIBBS: The Twitter question I believe was on India. It was why we’re going to India.


Topics: Press Briefing • Robert Gibbs • The Vault
October 28th, 2010
03:14 PM ET

Mr. President v. Mr. Dude

When White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked today if the President or anyone in his inner circle regrets his doing The Daily Show and whether any offense was taken by being called "dude," he responded:

"Let me tell you if the President took offense at somebody calling him dude, given the names that are hurled around this town, I'd hazard a guess that he'd rarely leave the top floor of the residence everyday for fear of being called `hey guy.'   Again, it's a comedy show. "

Topics: Robert Gibbs • The Buzz • The Daily Show
October 28th, 2010
02:17 PM ET

Schedule Change!

UPDATED: The President will meet with some of the Americans involved in the Chilean mine rescue effort in the Oval Office. There will be a spray for pool still photographers only. Due to a schedule change, the President will no longer deliver remarks. The participants will hold a media availability at the stakeout location following the meeting.

2:40PM   THE PRESIDENT meets with some of the Americans involved in the Chilean mine rescue effort

October 28th, 2010
02:15 PM ET

Press Briefing on Upcoming Asia Trip

Delivered by Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Senior Director for Asian Affairs Jeff Bader, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes

MR. EARNEST: Good morning, everybody. It’s good to see you a little earlier than usual. We're going to try to use your time very efficiently this morning. We're going to be focused on obviously the President’s overseas trip. We obviously did a briefing yesterday to focus on the India portion of the trip. We're going to do a briefing early next week to talk about the G20 and some of the other economic issues that are at play on the trip. There are a lot of them and I know that there’s a lot of interest among you guys in covering those aspects of the trip. But I ask you to hold those questions until that briefing on Monday.

Topics: Asia • Press Briefing • The Vault
October 28th, 2010
12:38 PM ET

North Lawn

North Lawn

Category:  Place

Definition:  The "front yard" of the White House.  Also the location of the permanent television platform where network and cable stations shoot their reporter standups .

Topics: Place • WH Words
October 28th, 2010
12:22 PM ET

Got a question for Robert Gibbs?

Look what the Press Secretary posted on Twitter:


“Something new: You take first crack. Use #1q in a q & I'll answer 1 on vid before today's briefing. What do you want to know?”

Topics: Press Briefing • Robert Gibbs • The Buzz
October 28th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Obama, Stewart square off on 'The Daily Show'

Washington (CNN) - With just days to go before the midterm elections, President Obama joined comedian Jon Stewart for a taping of "The Daily Show" in Washington.

Wednesday's show marked the first time a sitting president accepted an invitation to appear on the program.

For the full story,  see Obama on the Daily show at CNN.com

Topics: President Obama • The Buzz • The News