POTUS' Day Ahead: Jobs in Michigan, $ in NYC
August 11th, 2011
07:50 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Jobs in Michigan, $ in NYC

The president’s got a busy travel day today, departing on Marine One from the South Lawn at 11:25 AM and not returning to the White House until after 10 PM.

First he heads to Grand Rapids, MI where he will tour Johnson Controls Inc. – an advanced battery facility – where he will talk about the importance of new technologies in helping the auto industry create jobs, improve fuel economy and remain competitive. As Jessica Yellin reported yesterday, in the afternoon the president will head to New York City for a evening fundraiser hosted by filmmaker Harvey Weinstein.

Here's the full schedule:


11:25AM – THE PRESIDENT departs the South Lawn en route Joint Base Andrews

11:45AM – THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Grand Rapids, Michigan

1:15PM – THE PRESIDENT arrives in Grand Rapids, Michigan

2:25PM – THE PRESIDENT tours Johnson Controls Inc.

2:40PM – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at Johnson Controls

3:55PM – THE PRESIDENT departs Grand Rapids, Michigan en route New York, New York

5:25PM – THE PRESIDENT arrives New York, New York

6:05PM – THE PRESIDENT attends a DNC event at The Ritz Carlton

7:10PM – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event at a Private Residence

9:10PM – THE PRESIDENT departs New York, New York en route Joint Base Andrews

10:05PM – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews

10:20PM – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House


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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Howard

    SAVE AMERICA ... IMPEACH OBAMA NOW !!!

    August 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
    • S.Positive

      IF YOU DO NOT LIKE IT HERE, TAKE A HIKE. LEAVE THE COUNTRY. WE DO NOT NEED YOUR LOT HERE. AMERICA IS BEEN SAVED BUT YOU CANNOT SEE IT AS IT IS NOT IN YOUR TERMS. YOUR LOT RUINED IT FOR SO LONG AND NOW YOU CRY AS IF YOU CARE. SHUT THE HELL UP AND DRINK YOUR FUSTRATION

      August 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
      • jean2009

        Amen!

        August 11, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
      • Howard

        OBAMA FOLLOWS 'DEAD HORSE' STRATEGY' ...

        The tribal wisdom of the Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount." However,Obama follows the 'Dead Horse' strategy, such as:

        1. Buying a stronger whip.
        2. Changing riders.
        3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
        4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
        5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
        6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
        7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
        8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
        9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.
        10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
        11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
        12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
        And of course....
        13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

        SAVE AMERICA ... IMPEACH OBAMA NOW !!!

        August 11, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
      • Howard

        GE moving X-ray business to China
        July 26, 2011|Bloomberg News

        General Electric Co.’s health care unit, the world’s biggest maker of medical imaging machines, is moving the headquarters of its 115-year-old X-ray business to Beijing.
        “A handful’’ of top managers will move to the Chinese capital and there won’t be any job cuts, said Anne LeGrand, general manager of X-ray for GE Healthcare. The headquarters will move from Wisconsin amid a broader plan to invest about $2 billion across China, including opening six “customer innovation’’ and development centers.
        The division should have “double-digit’’ growth rates as the country converts from film and analog to digital X-ray technology, LeGrand said.

        General Electric is planning to move its 115-year-old X-ray division from Waukesha, Wis., to Beijing. In addition to moving the headquarters, the company will invest $2 billion in China and train more than 65 engineers and create six research centers. This is the same GE that made $5.1 billion in the United States last year. but paid no taxes-the same company that employs more people overseas than it does in the united States.

        So let me get this straight. President Obama appointed GE Chairman Jeff Immelt to head his commission on job creation (job czar). Immelt is supposed to help create jobs. I guess the President forgot to tell him in which country he was supposed to be creating those jobs.

        If this doesn't show you the total lack of leadership of this President, I don't know what does.

        SAVE AMERICA ... IMPEACH OBAMA NOW !!!

        August 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        This is the problem with Barry and his supporters like Jean and S.Positive, it's their way or no way. They want to kick you out just because of a difference of opinion.

        August 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
    • California Conservative

      AMEN

      GOD BLESS THE TEA PARTY AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.

      August 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
      • Lynn

        Oh stop with the white racist tea party. GE is the company you should be attacking - they paid no taxes then move offshore. I'm also astounded Obama picked Jeff Immelt as the job czar. I feel Obama has some explaining to do, but to give credit to the idiotic tea party fanatics, is beyond understanding.

        August 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  2. S.Positive

    Howard dummy, that will not HAPPEN. You may have to leave America and come back in 2016. This country does not need your lot.

    August 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  3. Howard

    GE moving X-ray business to China
    July 26, 2011|Bloomberg News

    General Electric Co.’s health care unit, the world’s biggest maker of medical imaging machines, is moving the headquarters of its 115-year-old X-ray business to Beijing.
    “A handful’’ of top managers will move to the Chinese capital and there won’t be any job cuts, said Anne LeGrand, general manager of X-ray for GE Healthcare. The headquarters will move from Wisconsin amid a broader plan to invest about $2 billion across China, including opening six “customer innovation’’ and development centers.
    The division should have “double-digit’’ growth rates as the country converts from film and analog to digital X-ray technology, LeGrand said.

    General Electric is planning to move its 115-year-old X-ray division from Waukesha, Wis., to Beijing. In addition to moving the headquarters, the company will invest $2 billion in China and train more than 65 engineers and create six research centers. This is the same GE that made $5.1 billion in the United States last year. but paid no taxes-the same company that employs more people overseas than it does in the united States.

    So let me get this straight. President Obama appointed GE Chairman Jeff Immelt to head his commission on job creation (job czar). Immelt is supposed to help create jobs. I guess the President forgot to tell him in which country he was supposed to be creating those jobs.

    If this doesn't show you the total lack of leadership of this President, I don't know what does.

    August 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  4. jerome

    "The president’s got a busy travel day today, departing on Marine One from the South Lawn at 11:25 AM and not returning to the White House until after 10 PM."

    4-1/2 hours of photo-op and 5-1/2 hours of fundraiser. He should take the day off tomorrow, relax and play golf.

    August 11, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  5. S.Positive

    Howard dummy, You really need help. I am beginning to feel very sorry for you and your lot. Are you so deluded?
    You sound so negative like the Talibans and their lot who are against this country. Pipe down, He is our president and as I said earlier, leave the country and you can come back in 2016 as he will still be president.

    Take a hike. Leave the country or Shut up. Those unfortunately are your options. You are abusing this country's freedom of speech rights.

    August 11, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  6. S.Positive

    Jay in NC, well don't get me started. I am not against an opposing view, this is AMERICA, just against a stupid view. You guys just dont make any useful sense and thats your problem unfortunately...

    August 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    S. Positive, you are right! Those GOP treasonists and a few twisted Democrat simpletons, antagonists, undermining, sabatoging obstructionists in WASHINGTON and on the media blogosheres need to leave the country; get on somewhere else and try to implement their stupid, selfish views any where else in the world and see how long they'd last; NOT VERY LONG! They'd be kicked to the curb, lost and forgotten! Wake up AMERICANS! We already just lived through 8 years of a BUSH/CHENEY 'my way or no way' disaster!!

    August 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm |