Obama mini Twitter town hall
May 24th, 2012
08:43 PM ET

Obama mini Twitter town hall

DES MOINES, IOWA (CNN) - It was a mini Twitter town hall.

After delivering remarks on his clean energy policy in Newton, Iowa, President Obama sat down at a laptop and answered a handful of questions on Twitter that had been submitted hours earlier by the tweeting public.

“This is barack-let’s get this started!” Mr. Obama typed.

In 40 characters or less questions ranged from help for homeowners stuck in  under water mortgages, energy independence,  to assistance for small businesses.

“ What plans do u have to keep us & our fellow smlbiz afloat?” one person wrote.

Topics: Energy • President Obama • Twitter
Michelle Obama wants to trade places with Beyonce!
May 24th, 2012
06:19 PM ET

Michelle Obama wants to trade places with Beyonce!

First Lady Michelle Obama says if she could be anyone else in the world it would be Beyonce! Mrs. Obama tells PEOPLE Magazine in an interview on news stands Friday, "Gosh. If I had some gift, I’d be Beyoncé, I’d be some great singer. The power of music, being able to play an instrument…It looks like musicians just have the most fun."

The first lady also says the president serenades her at the White House. "Sometimes I can’t get him to stop singing. He loves it in the shower in the morning, sings to the kids. But it’s not a song. He’ll sing one line of something romantic or cute."

The interview for PEOPLE as well as several television appearances next week is an effort by Mrs. Obama to publicize her new book on The White House kitchen garden, "American Grown."

The White House says she will appear on Good Morning America, The View, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Live! with Kelly. The first lady's proceeds from the book will be donated to the National Park Foundation to be used for programs that promote healthy eating habits a pet cause of hers according to the White House.

POTUS schedule Thursday May 24, 2012 on the road again...
May 24th, 2012
11:20 AM ET

POTUS schedule Thursday May 24, 2012 on the road again...

8:30AM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event at The Fairmont Hotel
San Jose, California

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs San Jose, California en route Newton, Iowa

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines International Airport

3:55PM THE PRESIDENT tours TPI Composites, a wind manufacturer
TPI Composites, Newton, Iowa

4:15PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on urging Congress to act on the
“To Do List,” specifically highlighting the need to invest in
clean energy by passing legislation
TPI Composites, Newton, Iowa

6:55PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center, Des Moines, Iowa

8:20PM THE PRESIDENT departs Des Moines, Iowa en route Joint Base Andrews
Des Moines International Airport

11:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

11:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House

Briefing Schedule
Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

Topics: Daily Schedule