Obama participates in moment of silence for Newtown
Photo credit: Getty Images
December 21st, 2012
08:01 AM ET

Obama participates in moment of silence for Newtown

President Obama will observe a moment of silence this morning to honor the victims of the shootings in Newtown, CT. Later he speaks at Sen. Daniel Inouye’s funeral. There is no briefing and no indication of what is next in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

BRIEFING SCHEDULE: None scheduled at this time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT observes a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Newtown shooting
The White House
Closed Press

9:35AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT deliver remarks at the funeral service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye
Washington National Cathedral
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 9:40AM / North Doors of the Palm Room)

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. jerry

    now if obama could just keep his big mouth shut for 4 more years...and then disappear to wherever he came from....

    December 21, 2012 at 10:35 am |
    • Lionel

      Repo loonies at it again. How about you keep your big mouth shut Jerry.

      December 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • Pappy


        December 24, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • Clarke

      Now I remember why I don't like you, Jerry

      December 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
      • jerry

        good for me...hahaha

        December 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  2. judy

    another big mouth stinken repo heard from.

    December 21, 2012 at 11:14 am |
    • Bill in STL

      Certainly an innclusive point of view... Perhaps you should bemore true to your parties stance.... Oh thats right you are... you are only inclusive of people that think like you do ... pretty exclusive club there... Seems there are no brains required......

      December 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  3. judy

    once again the NRA shows us what a bunch or morons they are

    December 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • Lionel

      So true Judy... All the best for the holidays. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      December 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
    • Bill in STL

      So you think they are morons.... Please google the countries of Isreal and the Phillipines to see what they did and how its working out...

      December 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  4. Dan B

    I think this was appropriate. I know my company had a moment of reflection. This shooting was so tragic and sad.

    December 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
    • Lionel

      Our company did too Dan. We need to get the ban on assault weapons back in place. Can't believe the NRA stance in the wake of Newton shooting.

      December 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Take a look at Isreal... and The Phillipines....

        December 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  5. Frank Marshall Davis

    Another photo-Op.

    December 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • Maria

      And what would you have said if he didn't go out and do this?

      December 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
    • Lionel

      Ha Ha Ha! This man is the President of the USA, get over it.

      December 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Perhaps you should Lionel... He is not the king of the United States (much as he would like to be) There are still 2 other branches of government that count.... Just because he is president ... he still can't do what Harry Belafonte wants him to...

        December 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  6. judy

    normal God fearing people find a moment of silence appropriate Dan the rest. are people who often post here. Idiot trolls. who can take any tragedy and turn it into political fodder.

    December 22, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • Dan B

      Excuse me Judy, but I was saying he was right to do so and good for him so relax. You are angry whether I agree with you or not

      December 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
      • Bill in STL

        Thats the wor;d of the new progressice liberals... I'll take a pass....

        December 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  7. jean2009

    Waiting on moderator!!

    December 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • Dan B

      Is there a specific reason they moderate, because it seems pretty at random?

      December 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
      • jean2009

        I have no idea. It may be the length,although that is not always the case, it could be the use of quotes or numbers, i know in my case it is not foul language.

        December 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm |
    • Pappy

      About time with all the lies you spew, my little boozey

      December 24, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  8. Dan B

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

    December 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  9. Frank Marshall Davis

    Another "Moment of Silence" that's also a glaring headline!

    December 24, 2012 at 7:39 am |
  10. Bill in STL

    First productive thing he has done since his re-election

    December 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  11. judy

    I actually had a nut job from the NRA tell me that the school shooter drove around until he found a school that banned guns. And that's where he went. Now who would know this? the guy is dead And is this to show we need armed schools?? This according to him came from fox news. I don't now the source but can't believe these trolls will say anything.

    December 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • Pappy

      Sure, i believe he called himself just to talk to you, boozehag

      December 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  12. jerry

    three murders last week done by released killers...released by liberal laws and judges. Funny how these people have rights and you idiot marxists want to take our 2nd amendments rights away from decent law abiding Americans.

    December 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
  13. jerry

    where is clinton? Is she going to skate like she did with Whitewater and the Vince Foster death? God please let this be her Waterloo.

    December 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  14. Dan B

    Nobody knows where Clinton is. Probably avoiding having to give a testimony

    December 26, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
  15. judy

    pappy you are such a jerk They NRA is just a big lobbying group that supports gun manufacturing and store owners not you civilians. you keep giving them money but when 74 % of NRA members ay they favor stricter rules for large 30 plus shot clips . Does the NRA listen . NO why? because they are not serving the members you are supporting them. What is wrong with you nut jobs that a moment of silence gets turned into a political thing. Do you people have any hearts at all or any moral compass? Week in you spout this garbage do you ever have a good thought idea or comment.

    December 27, 2012 at 11:22 am |