President Obama: Most important competition not between Democrats and Republicans
November 5th, 2010
11:45 AM ET

President Obama: Most important competition not between Democrats and Republicans

Washington (CNN) – Just before leaving for a 10 trip day to Asia, President Obama said the unemployment rate remains “unacceptably high, and we’ve got a lot of work to do.” In remarks to reporters in the Roosevelt Room just after the October employment was released, the president said “the most important competition that we face in this new century will not be between Democrats and Republicans, its the competition with countries around the world to lead the global economy. And our success or failure in this race will depend on whether we can come together as a nation. Our future depends on putting politics aside to solve problems, to worry about the next generation instead of the next election.” The president said he intends to use the trip as an opportunity to open foreign markets to American goods as a way to create more jobs at home.


Topics: Asia • Economy • President Obama • The News
Henry in the House: Does Obama get it?
November 5th, 2010
10:23 AM ET

Henry in the House: Does Obama get it?

Washington (CNN) – As I walked into the East Room for President Obama's post-shellacking news conference, a colleague from another organization joked, "Get ready for 17 versions of the same question."

I laughed because his point was true, many of us in the White House press corps were about to ask Obama several versions of the same question: After losing more than 60 seats in the House and several in the Senate, did you really hear the message from voters?

In short, do you get it?

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November 5th, 2010
06:26 AM ET

President's Schedule – November 5, 2010

In the morning, the President will deliver a statement to the press on the monthly jobs numbers in the Roosevelt Room. The President and the First Lady will then depart for Ramstein, Germany on their way to Mumbai, India. At night, the President and the First Lady will arrive in Ramstein, Germany and Air Force One will refuel.

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9:25AM THE PRESIDENT delivers a statement to the press on the monthly jobs numbers – Roosevelt Room

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Andrews Air Force Base en route Ramstein, Germany

5:10PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY arrive in Ramstein, Germany and Air Force One refuels – Ramstein Air Base

7:10PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart Ramstein, Germany en route Mumbai, India