Worshiping God while honoring a King
January 20th, 2012
04:28 PM ET

White House Week in Review

It's back! Take a look at what President Obama has been up to for the last week at the White House and on the road.

Michelle Obama on Tonight Show
January 20th, 2012
10:33 AM ET

Michelle Obama on Tonight Show

We might get a glimpse into what life is really like in the White House when First Lady Michelle Obama makes an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” later this month.  According to a NBC press release, the first lady is booked to talk about her “Let’s Move” campaign and also her soon to be released book on the White House kitchen garden.

This is Mrs. Obama’s second time on the late night talk show.  She last dished with Leno in 2008 during her husband’s presidential campaign.  It’s seemingly becoming a family tradition.  The president also dropped in on Leno last fall during a swing through California.  Mrs. Obama’s appearance on Tonight is set for January 31st.

Topics: Michelle Obama • The Buzz
January 20th, 2012
09:25 AM ET

American Idol watch out! POTUS sings

It was apparently irresistible.  Taking the stage at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem at a fundraiser Thursday night, President Obama broke into song–at least a couple bars of the 1972 classic hit "Let's Stay Together".

UPDATE: White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer tweets:

pfeiffer44Dan Pfeiffer

I have worked for President Obama for 5 years and until last night, I had no idea that he could sing

Topics: 2012 Election • fundraiser • President Obama • The Buzz • The Visuals
The morning briefing
January 20th, 2012
08:02 AM ET

The morning briefing

The 1600 Report's daily roundup of what the White House is reading this morning online and in the papers:

Gingrich delivers show-stopper at beginning of South Carolina debate: (CNN.com)

Afghanistan’s Soldiers Step Up Killings of Allied Forces: (NY Times)

U.S.Shuts Offshore File-Share 'Locker': (WSJ)

Treasuries Set for Biggest Weekly Loss in Month Before Home Data: (Bloomberg)

Truth Squad: Santorum's tally of Obama cuts don't add up: (CNN.com)

Quiet Friday on POTUS's schedule
January 20th, 2012
07:26 AM ET

Quiet Friday on POTUS's schedule

The President's schedule:

10:15AM        THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Clinton/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

 2:45PM           THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event/ The Jefferson Hotel/ Closed Press                

5:05PM           THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors / Oval Office/ Closed Press


12:00PM         Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney   



Topics: Daily Schedule