POTUS's schedule for Thursday, August 23
August 23rd, 2012
08:06 AM ET

POTUS's schedule for Thursday, August 23

All's quiet on the West Wing front for today. President Obama got back late, late last night from his latest campaign swing and so far the only thing on his schedule is after noon when he and VP Biden receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. Other than that, we can assume he'll have plenty of closed door, not on the public schedule, meetings. We will get to hear from the White House today during Press Secretary Jay Carney's daily briefing at 11:15a.

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  1. About what we expect

    And yet another day of Obama doing nothing to help the American people.

    August 23, 2012 at 8:30 am |
    • Lionel

      Great Job Mr. President. What did congress do this session. How many job bills did they pass?

      Paul Ryan / Akin and his right wing friends did everyone to stop Obama during his presidency. Instead they focused their attention on repealing health care reform 33 times. Paul Ryan spent most of time exercising and doing the P90X while in Congress. Now there's a bozo we need to get rid of. He is a multi millionaire from being in Washington.

      Let's vote Republican to give more tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires while gutting medicare and education. Now there's a plan worthy for American.

      Obama / Biden 2012

      August 23, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • mcskadittle

      closed door meeting don't mean that he is napping. for all we know he is working a jobs bill, that the republicans on hill will vote down again

      August 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  2. ReaiityBites

    Meanwhile.., out here in reality. 4 yrs into Obama's Hope and Change.

    Little improvement in the job market in August. About 372,000 people filed jobless claims in the week ended August 18, up 4,000 from the previous week, and bring the total number of first time unemployment filings to 1,110,000 for the first three weeks of August. Last week, about 3.3 million filed for their second week or more of unemployment benefits. -CNNMoney

    August 23, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Lionel

      Congress passes bills. How many job bills did they pass?

      Had they passed the bills proposed we would have had millions of jobs.

      August 23, 2012 at 11:06 am |
      • Steveo

        The Administration submits budgets! How many did the Dems reject?

        August 23, 2012 at 11:10 am |
      • Caramon

        Lionel, the Republican controlled House passed about 30 jobs bills. They are currently sitting on Harry Reid's desk. How many jobs bills did the Senate pass? You do know that Congress consists of the House and Senate? The American Jobs Act was a wash. Just because the President says it will create jobs does not make it so. Remember, the stimulus was to going to keep unemployment below 8 percent.

        August 23, 2012 at 11:11 am |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Just curious Lionel but have you declared Obamaism as your religion?

        August 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama simply ignores congress ... as well as the constitution ... as well as the American people (like the 67% who rejected obmacare) ... as well as the law ... like when he orders Holder and Napalitano to ignore the law as well. It's time for AMERICANS to take back America ... and, Replace Obama with Romney and Ryan ... so we can once again turn America into the exceptional country it was, before Obama ran it into the ground.

        August 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  3. ReaiityBites

    50% of mortgage borrowers under 40 are underwater "Negative equity" is trapping young people in their homes, preventing them from selling. Those who want to sell will either have to pay off their mortgage in full at closing - requiring lots of cash on hand - or undergo a short sale – a big hit on their credit score. All of which carrys long-term ramifications, for both the economy and these under-40 borrowers.

    August 23, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • Lionel

      Bush/Cheney policies got us into this mess. It took 8 years to get here and will take a lot longer to get out of the crisis caused by Bush.

      He gave away trillions in tax dollars to millionaires and billionaires. He sent America to two wars which has cost our economy trillions.

      Obama is doing his best to get us out of this hole cause by Bush and his right wing Republican nut cases.

      Obama / Biden 2012

      August 23, 2012 at 11:08 am |
      • Jay in NC

        But didn't, 4 years ago, Obama say that his policies would get us out of this mess?

        August 23, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • Caramon

      It is amazing how much more powerful George Bush was as the President. With Democrats controlling Congress, President Bush alone destroyed the economy. It would seem that President Obama would have as much Presidential power especially when he had control of both Houses in the first two years.

      Lionel, a primary cause of the economic recession was the housing bubble. The Democratically controlled Congress oversaw Frannie Mae and force sub-prime loans. People couldn't pay the loans back and the bubble burst. Yes, some of George Bush's policies contributed. However, the President does not spend the money, Congress does. But, don't take my word for it. Spend some time and research the issues and the causes.

      August 23, 2012 at 11:20 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        When you have a 'false 60 vote requirement' that a majority vote of 51 doesn't count as passing a bill anymore you give the the majority vote to the mininority like what happened in the early years of Obama's presidency. Obstruction leading to the blockage of the passing of necessary bills. Of course the mininority Repulican Congress then not only bragged about obstructing the president they blamed him for the bills that were needed to get our economy growing faster going undone. Stupid voters, you know like Lizzie, Steveo, Howard and bb blamed the President for what was going on. But, Americans aren't that dumb anymore and see the real picture plain as day.
        The number 60 is a false and unprecindented recent requirement for the passing of bills. THAT"S ON THE LIST OF TO DOs – Get it back to where it historically has been. Wella, just that one thing will get the ball rolling. That and get rid of the Electoral College, a dinosaur measure and an insult to democracy.

        August 23, 2012 at 11:37 am |
      • Caramon

        Cynthia, the road moves in both directions. Democrats in the Senate used filibuster numerous times during and before the Bush Presidency. And yet, President Obama still passed ACA working around the filibuster and he passed the stimulus. The stimulus did not work as promised.

        You want to throw out the electoral college? The electoral college was established in Article II of the Const. Maybe we should simply throw out the Const. It sounds like you favor throwing out any part of the Const. that does not favor President Obama. Heck, why don't we also throw out elections?

        August 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Oh, gee, Caramon, the Electoral College was put in place because American settlements and towns were spread out without things like "phones, and television, and radio, and newspapers online" that brought up to date info for the voters who DID NOT INCLUDE WOMEN NOR BLACKS. They were chosen as educated land owners (Newsflash lots of those around today). The Founding Fathers knew that some of the provisions would be changed as the county grew. AND we have grown out of the need for someone to take our rights of majority votes for the candidates up for elections and still claim we aren't land owners OR educated enough to make our own decisions. Otherwise voting is a bit of a sham in this day and age. And, not only that, we declare other nations have to follow the outcomes of the people voting. What a crock of crap we don't practice what we preach.

        August 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        P.S. I have long been an opponent of Electoral College voting for us. Since I was 18 and allowed to vote. So, by your measure, Obama would have been a toddler when I was railing against an unfair, undemocratic piece of dinosaur legislation. Gee, back then I was stupid enough to be a Republican.

        August 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
      • Caramon

        Nice try but not exactly correct. The electoral college was also established in order to protect the votes of smaller states. There was concern that smaller states would be less represented in a popular vote. The fact that the system is outdated is still under debate and highly opinionated. I would imagine your view would be different if President Obama won the 270 votes but still lost the popular vote.

        Women's suffrage and civil rights were platforms of the Republican party as well as freedom from slavery.

        Whether you like it or not, there is a push to disfranchise an entire voting block, those making over 250K. By attempting to put public opinion against high income earners many feel they should not have any say in taxation. This is not much better than denying women the right to vote.

        August 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  4. ReaiityBites

    Layoffs and furloughs. Less help in school for disadvantaged kids. A reduction in immunizations and fewer meals for seniors in need. These are just a few examples of the damaging fallout that will occur due to Obama's indiscriminate spending and scheduled budget cuts for next year.

    August 23, 2012 at 11:16 am |
  5. coolbriez

    you know I have been reading peoples comments,and watching t'v. and reading news paper's on america's opinion on this first black african american president..you know some of there views .were good but most bad,,So I did a little of my own research and I found that the negative feeling about this black president is his skin color and he's not white like the rest of the the president's this country has had,, and there america all white,and most of white american's just can not get use to a black man command of this country..and never will until he's out of the white house..you see white america has its own way of saying your not welcome..there not saying the N word all though I'm sure it's been mention in privet between them selves..so they use another way of saying your not welcome your out of your place.they block and won't vote for his policy's that the republican's very well know will help put american's back on there feet..and there good policy's they will work..but the american people will never know it because the republican party won't pass any of them,,so that's why romney and ryan are so close in the race for the white house..the media will not explore this so it will remain as is and I think this black president may just queek threw this horrific rash of hate against him as a black man for no reason but following his dream's like any other human being ,, and you know what america if you think about it. the only thing this black man as president of the united state's has ever done wrong to this country.and you know what that is america,,he's black and ran for president with a black face.WOW? aint that something america. how dare he do that america.we don't take kind to them kinda folks..this white america and all way's will be ..right america? it's ok america you can say it trust me we know..we know..have bless life white america.may god bless you all ...P.S.hope he's not black .

    August 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
    • Steveo

      So you happen to think folks would have the same problem with Colin Powell? I don't!

      August 24, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  6. Kool-Aid Police

    Hmm, jobless claims rose again......Hope and Change!

    August 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  7. Jersey Bill

    Another tough day at the office.

    August 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm |