Archive for July 23rd, 2012

23
Jul
12

This and That

Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nevada

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President Obama gets a hug from Rep. Barbara Lee after arriving at Oakland International Airport

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President Obama boards departs San Francisco International Airport for Nevada

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President Obama greets attendees after speaking during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at the Reno Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada

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President Obama holds up a drawing given to him as a gift after speaking at the 113th VFW National Convention

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Next up:

10:55: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at The Fox Theatre, Oakland

23
Jul
12

‘The Choice’

23
Jul
12

Heads up: President Obama in Reno

Leaving San Francisco International Airport, July 23

3:35: President Obama delivers remarks at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars

C-Span * CBS (streaming has started) * CNN

Later:

5:00: Departs Reno en route Oakland, California

5:50: Arrives in Oakland

6:20: Attends a campaign event at the Scottish Rite Center, Oakland (Closed press)

8:35: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at a private residence (Closed press)

10:55: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at The Fox Theatre, Oakland (Live coverage)

23
Jul
12

London 2012

Independent (UK): Michelle Obama will be travelling to London to attend the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony, the White House announced.

The US First Lady is following in the steps of her predecessors Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush….

Mrs Obama will also attend a reception for Heads of State hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace and meet Prime Minister David Cameron’s wife Samantha during the three-day visit. She will also cheer on Team USA athletes as they compete at the Games.

Mrs Obama will lead the presidential delegation to the opening ceremony accompanied by Olympic and Paralympic greats and will host an event for about 1,000 US military children plus US and British students…. David Beckham and Manchester United stars are also set to appear at the Let’s Move! London event on July 27.

More here

ICEPN:

Thursday, July 26th:

First Lady Michelle Obama will arrive in the UK in the evening.

Friday, July 27th:

9:00 am UK (4:0 am ET): FLOTUS and the Presidential Delegation will greet members of the 2012 Team USA at an informal breakfast in honor of the Olympians. Mrs Obama will deliver brief remarks at the event.

11:30 am UK (6:30 am ET): FLOTUS hosts a Let’s Move! event for about 1,000 American military children and American and British students … Let’s Move! London will include sports stations, performances and chances for the kids to meet Olympic and Paralympic legends including the members of the U.S. delegation along with David Beckham, Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Teresa Edwards, Emily Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Shawn Johnson, Carl Lewis, Dikembe Mutombo, Dara Torres, members of the 2012 US Track and Field Team and Manchester United legends, among others.

In the evening, the First Lady will attend a reception for Heads of State hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Following the reception, the First Lady will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in her role as head of the Presidential Delegation.

Saturday, July 28th:

In the morning, the First Lady will meet with Mrs Samantha Cameron. This meeting will be closed press.

In the afternoon and evening, the First Lady will cheer on Team USA at Olympic sporting events to be announced.

Sunday, July 29th:

In the morning, the First Lady will deliver brief remarks at a brunch at the Ambassador’s residence for the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic alumni athletes and Team USA supporters. Afterwards, she will greet and thank members of the U.S. Embassy and their families. These two events will be closed press.

1:45 pm UK (8:45 am ET): Prior to departing the United Kingdom, Mrs. Obama will greet American military families stationed at Mildenhall Air Force Base.

More details here

23
Jul
12

Heads up: VP Biden addresses National Association of Police Organizations

11.0: Vice President Biden addresses the National Association of Police Organizations’ annual convention in Manalapan

C-Span

CNN

23
Jul
12

Rise and Shine

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Thank you Hopefruit

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11.0: Vice President Biden addresses the National Association of Police Organizations’ annual convention in Manalapan, Florida

2:25: President Obama departs San Francisco en route Reno, Nevada

3:10: Arrives in Reno

3:35: Delivers remarks at the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Live coverage)

5:00: Departs Reno en route Oakland, California

5:50: Arrives in Oakland

6:20: Attends a campaign event at the Scottish Rite Center, Oakland (Closed press)

8:35: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Private residence, closed press)

10:55: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Live coverage)

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Cagle

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Cagle

The Fact Checker (Washington Post): …. There are few original ideas in politics, just old arguments. We were reminded of this as we considered the ruckus over comments by President Obama that his GOP rival, former governor Mitt Romney, criticized as an attack on free enterprise. Romney immediately began jabbing Obama on the campaign trail and the Romney campaign rushed out an attack ad focused on Obama’s words – though, as we shall see, it sliced and diced the president’s quote to make it seem much worse.

…. The biggest problem with Romney’s ad is that it leaves out just enough chunks of Obama’s words – such as a reference to “roads and bridges”- so that it sounds like Obama is attacking individual initiative. The ad deceivingly cuts away from Obama speaking in order to make it sees as if the sentences follow one another, when in fact eight sentences are snipped away.

Suddenly, the word “that” appears as if it is referring to a business, rather than (apparently) to roads and bridges.

…. by focusing on one ill-phrased sentence, Romney and his campaign have decided to pretend that Obama is talking about something different – and then further extrapolated it so that it becomes ridiculous.

Full article here

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