Archive for October 17th, 2014

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The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama smiles after signing an executive order to improve security measures for government credit and debit cards during an event at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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President Barack Obama signs an executive order to strengthen credit card security after explaining his administration’s plan on safeguarding American consumers and their financial security

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray

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Oct
14

A Tweet Or Two

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Perfect graphic for derp spewing morons

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17
Oct
14

The First Lady campaigns for Charlie Crist

1:30 EDT: The First Lady campaigns for Charlie Crist in Orlando

Live here and here

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Oct
14

President Obama Speaks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

11:50 EDT: The President delivers remarks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

17
Oct
14

Rise and Shine

On This Day – Pete Souza: “From the bus, the President waves to a crowd gathered along a road in Boone, N.C., during the American Jobs Act bus tour. It was always interesting to watch people’s reaction as they spotted the President at the front of the bus.” Oct. 17, 2011

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Today (all times Eastern)

11:50: The President delivers remarks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

1:0: Press Briefing by Josh Earnest

1:30: The First Lady campaigns for Charlie Crist in Orlando

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President Obama on the Steve Harvey Morning Show

   “The truth of the matter is, African American voters, young voters, progressive voters, Latino voters, they now vote at relatively high rates during presidential elections. But I bet a whole bunch of your listeners aren’t even thinking about this election coming up on Nov. 4. But this is really the last election in which I have the opportunity to get a Congress that will work with me [to get our progressive agenda done].

Back in 2010, folks didn’t vote. As a consequence, the tea party took over the Republican Party. We lost the House. And, although we’ve made a lot of progress on various issues since then, basically Congress has fought me every step of the way and it led to things like the shutdown and all kinds of negative consequences in terms of things like gun control that we couldn’t get done. So, we really need to have the kind of Congress that is serious about the issues that matter to folks and the responsibility is ultimately up on everybody’s who’s listening.

Folks like to complain, talk about Washington. But if only 45, 40 percent of the people are voting then it’s not surprising that Congress isn’t responsive. If people voted at the same rates during midterms as they did during presidential elections we would maintain Democratic control of the Senate . . . and so I need everybody listening to understand this is really, really important.

I need everybody to really pay attention to this thing. . . . but this is something where I’m just hoping, everybody who’s listening, says, “We’re going to give one last push so the president and the first lady have the opportunities to really use these last two years on our behalf.” It’s up to everybody who’s listening. It’s up to them to make that difference. It’s up to you.”

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On This Day

Visitors on the 2009 Fall Garden Tour pass by the Oval Office as President Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Oct. 17, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama visits Mast General Store in Boone, N.C., during a stop on the American Jobs Act bus tour, Oct. 17, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a taping with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan for “Live! with Kelly and Michael” at the Live with Kelly Studios in New York, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2012 (Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

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MoooOOOooorning!

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Oct
14

Early Bird Chat

On This Day – Pete Souza: “Waiting backstage to be introduced, the President wrapped his arms around the First Lady before an outdoor rally in Columbus, Ohio.” Oct. 17, 2010

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Friday!




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