September 4th, 2012
08:52 AM ET
POTUS day ahead: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. Later in the morning, the President will depart the White House en route Norfolk, Virginia. While in Norfolk, the President will deliver remarks at a campaign event at Norfolk State University. In the afternoon, the President will depart Norfolk, Virginia en route Washington, DC.
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9:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
11:30AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Norfolk, VA
Naval Air Station Norfolk
12:35PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Norfolk State University
3:35PM THE PRESIDENT departs Norfolk, VA en route Washington, DC
Naval Air Station Norfolk
4:25PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
4:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will Gaggle Aboard Air Force One
A new jobs report will be out this friday, forecasts aren't looking good.
OBAMA'S LIES HAVE LOST HIM ALL CREDIBILITY !!!!!
OBAMA AND HIS CORRUPT, LYING, SUPPORTERS ARE SO D E S P E R A T E !!! ... THEY ARE EVEN LYING ABOUT STATEMENTS WHICH THEY MADE ON VIDEO TAPE ... THEY HAVE SUNK TO THE LEVEL OF BASELESS ACCUSATIONS AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ... THEY'RE REDUCED TO ARGUMENTS ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ... WHILE ALL OF AMERICA IS EXPERIENCING THE RISING COST OF EVERYTHING !!!
SAVE AMERICA ... DUMP OBAMA ... ELECT ROMNEY & RYAN !!!
Howard, why haven't you gone over to Fox News. Oh, yeah, they don't allow comments to be added. That is very democratic.
I am better off than i was 4 years ago when Bush was president.
I have a job like 92% of Americans, the economy and the auto industry is back.
Go Obama, Go Obama, Go Obama...
Obama / Biden 2012
Howard – do you know how to turn off CAPS Lock. Hit the Caps Lock keep you moron.
Lionel, projections likely point to 1.7 percent economic growth for the month of August. The economy is stagnant, hardly rating as a comeback. True, GM and Chrysler both reported an increase in sales with GM 14 percent and Chrysler 10 percent. However, GM also reported a 6 percent drop for July. This is small by comparison to VW at 60 percent and Toyota at 40 percent. One reason for the increase in sales for August, the increase cost of gas. People are buying more fuel efficient cars. Unemployment will likely be 8.3 percent, again. In case you haven't noticed, unemployment is not improving, it is getting worse. How can you possibly believe this is a good recovery? Even economists state this is the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.
Howard, in a perfect world we would not have had the REPUBLICAN mess to begin with, but since it did happen and we are not in a perfect world one would think that the republicans would at least own up to their mess. NO! All they have done for the past four years is thought of EVERY conceivable way to make sure Obama fail. Now that people see their ugliiness in the light of day, they have become bolder and resorts to blatant LIES.
I am an independent voter who want nothing but the truth and I have to say that Obama is winning by fairly good margins on truth telling.
Caramon, there are a very good reasons this is the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. One, the republicans have purposely refused to work with the president and blocked everything, even things they normally support and know would be good for our economy. What is worse, they PLANNED to sabotage this president for their own political advantage in the second worse time in our nation's history. Second, there has been only two time in our nations history where all sectors of the economy was failing and this was the second and the first was the Great Depression. Whether you accept the facts or not, the truth is we are much better off today than we were the day President Obama took office. When President Obama took office, we were in a housing bubble bust, our financial markets were crashing, the DOW had lost almost 6000k points, the auto industry was collasping, the employment sector was losing 400k – 700k jobs per month, the unemplyment rose to almost 10 percent, ecetera.
Today, hundreds of thousands of homeowner have been able to refinance and the market is stablizing, the banks have been restructured and have almost 3 trillion dollars on their books doing nothing. The DOW is consistently hovering above 13000. He saved the auto industry and the taxpayers are interest on their investment. The employment has come a million miles away from losing more than 3-4 hundred-thousand jobs to gaining jobs for 24 plus straight months.
Considering the shape the Republicans left country in, you tell me, if President Obama had failed what would our economy look like today. The Republicans who destroyed our country do not have the right to complain about how fast it is recovering, especially, when everyone, except blind constituents, know they are being disingenuous about their efforts.
James, In the perfect world which you describe, George Bush was totally responsible for the economic recession. However, the Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate. Do you not feel that they should share some of the blame? Is it not possible that Democrats, with substantial warnings, intended the recession to occur in order to gain control of the White House. It is almost impossible to believe that George Bush could have so much control over the economy when President Obama does not. And, if you recall, during the first 2 years of the Obama presidency, the Republicans couldn't stop a toilet. ACA passed. How then do you believe the Republicans could have stopped economic recovery?
Leadership is about more than getting your own way.
JASON BIGGS THE DISGUSTING NEW FACE OF OBAMA'S FOLLOWERS.
WHERE'S THE DEMOCRATIC OUTRAGE TOWARDS THOSE WHO DISRESPECT WOMEN ???
Obama and the Democratic party are so desperate ... they will say, or do anything to hold onto power. Obama, and his corrupt henchmen have ZERO credibility !!! Time to kick them out of the White House ... good bye, and good riddance !!!
Camaron, I do not think that any party is all to blame, but when the the president's party is in control I think you would agree that they bare most of the blame. That said, we must also remember the minority parties power to filibuster. It is not as powerful as having the majority control, but it is useful in slowing things down. From 2000 – 2008 George Bush had veto power and a number of years of congressional control, and pushing the republican agenda suring the years of republican control is all that was needed to set up for the catastrophe of 2008. The first 2 years of Obamas presidency was filled with fighting fires and trying to head off the spread of fires. It was less about a democratic agenda, and more about keeping us from falling into depression. The issues were very large, very complex and multiple.
What I remember is that everytime the president tried to solicit the republicans for bipartisan support, they came to the table and evenually found a reason to walk away. In all my years of following politics, I found this to be quite strange. I did not know whether the president was being intrenched or if republicans were holding fast to ring conservative principles without compromise. The more I found out about the meetings they had on inauguration day and Mitch McConnell's and a host of other unsettling things, I begin to think that no matter what this president did they would not work with him. And sadly enough, my conclusion came true. There is enough evidence to prove that republicans have not dealt with this president fairly. I agree with you the both parties bare blame, but as it relates to working with the president, most of the blame, by evidence, belong to the republicans.
Well James, you make some good points. However, not everything done by Congress comes before the President for veto. I believe the housing bubble, one cause of the recession, was avoidable. This I blame much on Barney Franks. He had been warned about Frannie Mae. His response was there is no problem.
Perhaps the Republicans could have compromised more. It is difficult to tell what the President's version of compromise is. Even with the filibuster and other problems associated with the Republicans, spending has gone completely out of control. To add to this, the Senate has yet to approve a budget. To me this is a slap in the face of the tax payer. Yet, the economy still goes nowhere.
Caramon, Thank you for a civil conversation. I pray that more reasonable minds, like ours, will prevail regardless to who wins this election.
Thanks right back. You seem have some good knowledge of the issues.
how do you expect the economy to get better with the republicans on hill doing everything in their power to get rid of the President?
IN HER SPEECH ... MICHELLE TOLD US THAT BARACK STARTED OUT POOR ... UNTIL WE MADE HIM A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE ... AND LET HIM LIVE LIKE A KING IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOR 4 YEARS ... AT WHICH TIME, HE MADE ALL OF US POOR.
lets see 4 years ago as bush left my 401k was wiped out as the marked crashed, 600000 people a month were losing their jobs, I would have to say we are lot better off today, no thanks to the republicans who tried as hard as they could to stop the recovery
OBAMA IS THROWING AMERICA UNDER THE BUS, TO HOLD ONTO POWER IN 2012 ... AND ...
CLINTON IS THROWING AMERICA UNDER THE BUS, TO GET HILLARY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE IN 2016
@ James AL ... you Obama stooges like to blame the economic melt down on Bush and the Republicans ... even though the primary cause of the economic melt down was due to home mortgages that were under water ... and this problem resulted from the DEMOCRATS, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd ... who forced lenders to provide home loans to people who couldn't afford to make their house payments. This all took place during the Clinton Presidency.
92 % of Americans have jobs. Obama has save the country from another great depression.
GM and the auto industry is back. We are going to make history again.
Go Obama, Go Obama, Go Obama.
Does that include the dumbo craps that quit looking for a job, ??? this that include all the people on welfare ??? 92% are employed???? remember just 2 puffs than u must pass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look around dude u r in a fantasy
Obama and the Democratic party is so desperate ... they will say, or do anything to hold onto power. Obama, and his corrupt henchmen have ZERO credibility !!! Time to kick them out of the White House ... good bye, and good riddance !!!
Obama spent the entire weekend, prior to the Democratic convention, hammering Mitt Romney for staying in the past ... and, then on the first day of the convention, the Democrats spent most of the day showing OLD videos of Teddy Kennedy hammering Mitt Romney ... and, videos of Bill Clinton (our President TWENTY YEARS AGO) endorsing Obama ... Obama is the one who is stuck in the past ... another example of Obama HYPOCRISY !!! This desperate, pathetic loser will do, or say anything to hold onto power. Save America ... Dump Obama ... and Elect Romney & Ryan !!!
Mitt Romney HAS EMPLOYED 27 BUSH ADVISORS AND STAFF for HIS CAMPAIGN – Ryan was in Congress during Bush's term and VOTED PARTY LINE ALL FOR BUSH'S AGENDAS.
KARL ROVE IS WORKING TO GET HIM ELECTED and runs GPS Crossroads – and I HAVE A FEELING THE I.R.S has gotten plenty of complaints from the citizens of the United States THAT GPS CROSSROADS IS GETTING TAX-EXEMPT STATUS AS A CHARITY. I've already signed a petition being circulated asking the IRS TO INVESTIGATE the CHEATING of the American Taxpayers for income GPS CROSSROADS receive AND SPEND for a political campaign.
Obama thinks all he has to do is trott out people with brown faces and Hispanic sir names, and it means the Hispanic people of America should vote for him. However, where was Obama for the first 3 1/2 years of his Presidency ... after promising to help the HIspanics in 2008 !!!
The only minorities being TROTTED OUT were at the Republican Convention, performing BEHIND THE PODIUM IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS while the 98% white folks in the audience get to look at them the way they would some traveling circus performances. The jugglers were out in force on that night.
You couldn't tell the difference between the speakers and the audience AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, that's A FACT.
When Michelle spent TWENTY YEARS along side Barack, in Jeremiah Wright's 'God Damn America', anti-American, racist church, they swore allegiance to the church's 'Black Values' pledge, in which they promised to give preference in all matters to Black Americans, ahead of all other races. Therefore, when you say the first lady represents 'everyone' ... I'm sure that's the image her public relations people, and her speech writers want us all to believe.
BOB WOODWARD'S NEW BOOK reveals how Obama's arrogance sabotaged our economic progress, early in his Presidency. The book describes how even top Democrats, who had come to a bi-partisan economic agreement, were betrayed by Obama. It's time to replace the incompetent egomaniac with two leaders who know what they are doing ... Romney/Ryan in November !!!
CHECK OUT THE 35 MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE THE OBAMA'S
INTEND TO PURCHASE ... http://hillbuzz.org/the-obamas
99 PER CENTERS ... FEEL BETRAYED YET ???
MITT ROMNEY HAS MULITPLE HOUSES, just a little 12M $$ little beach house he paid cash for THAT"S TOO SMALL and being renovated to include a car garage with an elevator. Then there's the LAKE HOUSE where he and his family ride around in jet boats and on jet skiis and the EAST COAST HOUSE and the MANSION HE OWNS IN UTAH (that's the one his was claiming as a residence while RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN MASS But GOT CAUGHT doing it by the BOSTON GLOBE.(He insisted he was living in his son's unfinished basement) Something tells me that IF YOU ADDED THAT ALL UP it sure looks like you just set your guy up FOR THE FACTS. Some comparison, genius.
@ cynthia l. ...
Romney purchased his house with his own money. Money HE earned. After 4 years,
Obama all of a sudden has $35 million, to blow on a house ... which he obviously got from us citizens, along with secret deals, under the table pay offs, and pay back from special interest groups. If you wonder where the 5 1/2 TRILLION dollars of tax payer money ... which nobody has accounted for, went ... check out how the Democratic CROOKS, like Obama continue to live like royalty, on the backs of Americans, who are suffering economically. Defend them all you want cindy, but his culture of corruption, are all thieves and liars ... picking the pockets of suckers like you ... who are stupid enough to defend him ... while he is robbing you blind !!!
any new job makes it better than the month before Forward not back to the way it was 4 years ago. Your drinking your own kool aid kiddo.
Not necessarily true Judy. The working population is growing faster than job creation. For every 1 job created, the economy needs to create 2 more. That would mean unemployment will continue to rise along with need for more government assistance. This leads to more government spending, more money taken out of the private sector where we need jobs to be created and higher deficits. It is an endless cycle. In what way is this a move Forward?
That might be a little fast for judy to catch
In the way that we are not losing 400 – 700 thousand a month! You are right that we need to pick the pace of job creation, but that cannot happen unless the demand for goods and services pick-up. This is why the administration is focused on the middle-class, because if they have money, they are more likely to spend it thereby churning the cycle of demand. So Caramon, we have two ways of doing it; one, letting private industry take a chance, which I doublt they will do, or two, let the government invest in needed project for the country. And do not try telling me that we just need to cut spending. There is no way in hades we are going to cut our way out of this. Europe should have taught us that lesson by now.
You are correct that cutting spending is not the only thing necessary to drive the economy. But, ACA, continued increases in regulation and other potential taxes have all created an atmosphere of uncertainty among private industries. Companies do not hire because they do not know what future costs will be. Joe Biden's little speech on putting the chains back on doesn't help nor does it give incentive for future business. Infrastructure jobs only supports a small portion of the middle class. Not every middle class worker wants to work on roads and bridges, or become police or firefighters. People go to college to become accountants, civil engineers, lawyers, microbiologists. How will these infrastructure jobs create opportunity for them. Why do people believe there isn't a better way to drive the economy than Obama's way?
Caramon, I do not believe that Obama's way is the only way. I believe that of the options currently presented, his is the best approach. We need a mulipronged approach that will require government and business working together. Business must recognize it's failings that has contributed to the challenges to our economic struggles. There has been no increases in taxes in this administration, yet. But we will have to start getting revenue from somewhere if we are going to pay down our debt. I agree that Joe Biden could have left out that statement, but I doubt that it made a difference in any company hiring someone. If the demand is there a company will hire. In some way or another the economy is integrated. You fuel a construction company that money flows throughout many sectors of the job markert. This effort energizes the hope for other companies to take a chance to capitalize on that economic push. One of my fears is having someone trying to undo the progress that we have made and end up making another problem. I say let us stick with what we know and encourage the administration to build a closer working relationship with business. to increase the number jobs per month.
THE OBAMA'S ARE DESPERATE ... AND, WILL SAY, OR DO ANYTHING TO HOLD ONTO POWER ... THEY ARE EVEN TRYING TO DENY NUMEROUS STATEMENTS THEY HAVE MADE ON VIDEO TAPE ... IT'S TIME TO SAVE AMERICA, BY DUMPING OBAMA, AND ELECTING ROMNEY AND RYAN !!!
Romney and Ryan are the liars. Did you hear about Ryan claiming to run the marathon under 3 hours.
Just this hour he had to back track on this saying that he forgot about the time. This says a lot about who he is.
Dumb and Dumber is not going to win this election and if they do God help American as we will be the laughing stock of the world.
Come on the polls have Dumb & dumber tied with Rommney & Ryan. They have a chance.
boy you obama fools really have to dig to cut on Ryan don't you? And still crying about Romney's tax returns too...if that is all you got why dont you have the sense and dignaty to just sit down and shut up? Oh I know, you are truly ignorant.
5+ more terrorists in Pakestan, wonder who Obama's campaign manager OK'd for the secret drone hit list this week..?
Europe back in a recession.
US Manufacturing slumps again in August.
New orders decline, ISM index dropping to 47.1 in August from 48 the prior month.
GM stock 21.24; -19.76% for the year.
8.3% Unemployment rate and rising.
$6 Trillion added to our grandchildren's debt
And Obama believe we're better off now than we were four years ago. Eyes rolling....
well put !!!!
AND YET DESPITE ALL THAT, GM SALES ROSE 10% LAST MONTH. CHRYSLER UP 14%.
AND YEAH, DID I JUST SEE YOU BLAME OBAMA FOR THE EUROPEAN RECESSION? TSK, TSK.
4 years ago we were in the midst of the greatest economic collapse of our lifetimes, so yes we are better off then those days 4 years ago with the market crashing and jobs being losst at 600000 a month
After weeks of back room deals to get Hillary elected in 2016 ... tonight, I watched the master snake oil salesman, Bill Clinton, sell ice boxes to a room full of liberal Eskimos. Sure the economy was bad when Obama took over in 2008, but Obama, not Bush, squandered 5 1/2 TRILLION of our hard earned dollars in just 3 1/2 years ... and, it was Obama, not Bush, who kept unemployment at over 8% for 42 straight months. Thanks to Obama, our current enconomy is NOW in shambles ... and, Obama wants to double down on his failed policies ... at OUR expense.
Save America ... Dump Obama ... and Elect Romney & Ryan in November !!!
I cant remember the last time this report showed him working? Anyone care to share that date? (-5 pres so that his kids can have a quality family life – man this guy sacrifices everything for his country. Bet our families defending this great nation could have the same chusy job – why'd he run for office if he wasnt willing to give his all – wait a minute I forgot – its Obama. Michelle says its time for him to hunker down & get serious for the next two months so he'll get reelected. Hey evrybody, give him another chance – he really will give it his all this time – he promises.
WORD = GOP Association
Old People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Sick People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Poor People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Female People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Non-white People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Non-christian People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Unemployed People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Gay People = Glob of cells that we don't care about. Let them die.
Glob of cells in a womb = Something we PRETEND to care about just to get votes.
Gun Control = Something ELSE we PRETEND to care about to get dumb redneck votes.
sick sick sick...and ignorant too.
Your B.S. posting actually describes the Obama death panels of unelected bureaucrats, as part of Obamacare, who will determine who will live, and who will die.
Once again, Obama made a speech full of soaring rhetoric ... platitudes ... and empty promises. Americans are wondering what happened to his last list of broken promises. This President is an empty suit. America needs REAL leadership.
Save America ... Elect Romney & Ryan in November.