Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead



The President will host Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. They will have a meeting in the Oval Office followed by a joint press conference and a working lunch.



The President will be interviewed by BuzzFeed.



The President will make remarks on the progress made to date, and the next steps in the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.




The President will travel to San Francisco where the he will remain overnight.



While in California, the President will travel to Palo Alto to deliver remarks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University, to help shape public and private sector efforts to protect American consumers and companies from growing threats to consumers and commercial networks.

Following the President’s remarks, he will host a roundtable discussion with business leaders. In the evening, he will deliver remarks at a DNC event.



The President will depart San Francisco and travel to Palm Springs where he will remain overnight. Further details about the President’s travel to California will be made available in the coming days.


Palo Alto, 2011

96 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead”

  1. February 8, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Good morning again. Wishing every a happy day.

  2. 2 amk for obama
    February 8, 2015 at 9:56 am


  3. 12 vcprezofan2
    February 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Hi, again!

    Another weekly example that @Interior (The Obama Admin) is on track and on task.

  4. 15 Roberta in MN
    February 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    You did it again vetivera24. Congrats on furst. Sorry amk, 2nd it will have to be.

  5. 17 Vicki
    February 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Good morning TOD. Congrats, vetivera on your first.

    In the top photo at first glance I thought PBO and Angela were holding hands.

    • 18 vcprezofan2
      February 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Morning, Vicki. Noted your response to me on the previous thread. TY.

      Adding congrats to Alma-b too. She’s been fast stepping quite a bit, hasn’t she? 😀

  6. 19 africa
    February 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Happy Sunday, TODers.

    Heeeeeeeya Chips!!

  7. 20 africa
    February 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

  8. 21 Linda
    February 8, 2015 at 10:02 am

    If anyone can stomach Melissa Harris Perry , she is interviewing Eric Holder today……

    I have her on mute until he comes on.

    • 22 jacquelineoboomer
      February 8, 2015 at 10:13 am

      I haven’t watched her in months! I’m glad Eric Holder is making the rounds, however.

      • February 8, 2015 at 10:57 am

        I want to see AG Holder, because yesterday he had a message for that knuckle head Republican Senator who asked Loretta Lynch if she was Eric Holder? AG Holder said that I am Eric Holder and proud of it too. That is why the right wing hate him so much, he doesn’t bow down to those racists right wing Republicans in anyway.

  9. February 8, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Good Morning Chips, Danny,Vetvera24 & TOD Family! Vetvera24 congrats on Furst Place~ Hope everyone has a Beautiful Sunday, Chips thanks for these very nice photo’s of our most handsome and admirable President 😉

  10. February 8, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I’m up to early on a Sunday morning 🙂

    Good morning TOD

  11. 27 desertflower
    February 8, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Morning everyone:) That pit switch will give anyone whiplash! First, I catch up on Early Bird and see the lovely First Couple walking hand in hand…then, ***CLICK*** and up pops Angela Merkel where FLOTUS once walked! Geepers!! It’s too early for that stuff!

  12. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    February 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Ha. We can learn a lot from elderly men! Mornin’. Here’s to a running start to the day.

    • 30 vcprezofan2
      February 8, 2015 at 10:16 am

      😀 He probably never had.

      Morning, JO’B. Part of me wonders if this was a real elderly man or a man in his 40s/50s who seemed elderly to a youngster. Remember when we were kids and thought 20 something was old and 40 something really, really decrepit? 😀

      • 31 jacquelineoboomer
        February 8, 2015 at 10:19 am

        I remember some management training course when I worked for the Navy in the ’90s, which discussed dealing with all age groups in a work force (not describing that well, but hey I just woke up!) called “Who You Were Where You Were When.” That about says it all, too.

        • 32 vcprezofan2
          February 8, 2015 at 10:22 am

          😀 Was that the actual name? I bet it was a mandatory course – no one would choose a course by that title if you didn’t have to.

          • 33 jacquelineoboomer
            February 8, 2015 at 10:26 am

            It was actually an excellent course! Showed how every generation has different viewpoints, etc.

            • 34 vcprezofan2
              February 8, 2015 at 10:29 am

              Yea, but wasn’t the title a turn off; or did it raise curiosity?

              • 35 jacquelineoboomer
                February 8, 2015 at 10:31 am

                I thought the title was catchy enough to gain interest … and obviously it’s stuck with me, along with some of the lessons from the course! Different strokes, eh?

                Off I go for more coffee!

                • 36 vcprezofan2
                  February 8, 2015 at 10:33 am

                  I was teasing! It was catchy. Won’t tease you before coffee, or chocolate, next time. 😀 Actually, I’m going to eat something too.

  13. 37 Linda
    February 8, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Jeh Johnson was on State of the Union today ….

    Dana Bash asked him what the big deal is if DHS shuts down since most of the people cannot and will not be furloughed anyway.

    I think he was kind of stunned by that comment and reminded her that those people would not get paid while they worked through the shut down.

    Gawd….she is so clueless…

    Funding ends on the 27th. Both Chambers have a ” Constituent Work Week ” aka vacation week prior .

    • 38 jacquelineoboomer
      February 8, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Dana Bash really needs to go away. Far, far away. She’s so full of herself and, quite frankly, there’s no there there.

    • 39 0388jojothecat
      February 8, 2015 at 10:38 am

      He should have asked her if you and everyone on her show had to work and not get paid for weeks how wwould they pay rent, mortgages, buy food, car payments, etc.? Or us everyone millionaires like her?

  14. February 8, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Another busy and brilliant week for our POTUS.
    THANK YOU, Chips.

  15. February 8, 2015 at 10:22 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats vet24 on #1 🙂 Happy Sunday everyone, and thanks Chips for this glorious R & S roundup!

  16. 43 Nerdy Wonka
    February 8, 2015 at 10:23 am

    MOOOoorning, Chiparoooo. I have President Obama’s Tuesday schedule. Once again, meetings mean something else. 🙂

  17. 49 Linda
    February 8, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Watched this last night

    George Friedman talked about his book, Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, about the future of Europe and the potential for conflict in the coming years. He spoke at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.


    He is predicting that the European Union will soon collapse……

  18. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    February 8, 2015 at 10:24 am

    One example of why I really, really like Sherrod Brown.

  19. 51 amk for obama
    February 8, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he would rather see no deal on the country’s nuclear programme than one that undercuts Iranian interests.

    He would back an accord, but only if neither side got everything it wanted, he said in a statement.

    The comments came as the US and Iran held further talks in Munich.

    Iran and six international powers are aiming to reach a framework agreement in March and a final deal by 30 June.

    The world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.

    Ayatollah Khamenei said he backed President Hassan Rouhani’s line that “negotiations are all about trying to reach a common stand”.

    This meant that no side could end up getting everything it wanted, he said, warning that “it’s better to have no deal than one that goes against our national interests”.


  20. 54 jacquelineoboomer
    February 8, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Yeah, okay, on twitter I just typed “Excennelt” before I corrected it to “Excellent,” so off to grab more coffee. Later!

  21. 55 Nerdy Wonka
    February 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Ya petty, BuzzFeed. Ya petty.

  22. 58 Linda
    February 8, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Think the Netanyahu speech lead up is going well? Now even Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), one of the oldest and most respected institutions of American Jewry, is saying the speech should be canceled.

    Foxman has run the ADL for almost thirty years. In the American Jewish community, it does not get anymore establishment than that.

    • 59 Vicki
      February 8, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Also the head of the association representing the largest number of jews that belong to any religious institution, the Reform movements leader has asked Bibi to cancel.

      Only the Ultra orthodox and ultra rich jews want to see Our President disrepected. Sheldon Adelson represents that exceedingly small group of Haters.

      Remember, over 70% of all jews voted for PBO twice and a large number of that majority LOVE PBO.

      The remaining 25% or so are the Jews who behave as though it is 1740 in eastern Europe or the Adelson/Bloomberg/Eric Canter Rich Repubs.

  23. 60 arapaho415
    February 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

    GM TODville,

    I’ve mentioned before that I am not a basketball fan, but Coach Dean Smith, may he rest in peace, was an exemplary person.

    From 4 years ago, this is a fascinating article that highlights how Coach Dean Smith, who played basketball at Topeka High School in the 1940s played an active role in civil rights for everyone.

    From the article:
    “In a profession in which many coaches are either conservative or not political at all, Dean Smith opposed the Vietnam War, the death penalty and called for a freeze on nuclear weapons, among other causes.”

    Although Topeka High School basketball teams were desegregated after Dean Smith went on to be a basketball star at the University of Kansas, he had advocated that the team be integrated with the segregated, all-Black basketball team, the Ramblers:
    “Some of the alumni from the old Ramblers teams later played significant roles in the city of Topeka and around the country. Joe Douglas became Topeka’s first African-American fire chief. Jack Alexander became the city’s water commissioner. Coach Merle Ross became an administrator for Topeka’s elementary schools. Ira Hutchinson became the first African-American to serve as deputy director of the National Park Service.*”

    But the most notable Ramblers who played a huge role in the desegregation of American schools were Oliver Brown and Charles Scott:
    “Scott was one of the counsels for the NAACP, which brought the suit. (There is some irony here in that the player [Coach] Smith chose to help integrate ACC basketball [Charlie Scott] had the same name.) Brown was the plaintiff named in the suit representing 13 parents and their 20 children. He is the Brown in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.”

    *special delivery for VC.

  24. 66 amk for obama
    February 8, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    looks like a cat to me.

  25. 78 MightyPamela
    February 8, 2015 at 10:49 am

    ❤ Hi. Bye. Someone not well at all here today ~ _^..^_ . Her mama is very sad in her <3. 😦

  26. February 8, 2015 at 10:55 am

  27. February 8, 2015 at 11:01 am

    AG Holder on Melissa Harry Perry NOW!

  28. 83 Dudette
    February 8, 2015 at 11:07 am

  29. 85 Dudette
    February 8, 2015 at 11:08 am

    University of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams on the death of Dean Smith:

    “It’s such a great loss for North Carolina – our state, the University, of course the Tar Heel basketball program, but really the entire basketball world. We lost one of our greatest ambassadors for college basketball for the way in which a program should be run. We lost a man of the highest integrity who did so many things off the court to help make the world a better place to live in.

    “He set the standard for loyalty and concern for every one of his players, not just the games won or lost.

    “He was the greatest there ever was on the court but far, far better off the court with people. His concern for people will be the legacy I will remember most.

    “He was a mentor to so many people; he was my mentor. He gave me a chance but, more importantly, he shared with me his knowledge, which is the greatest gift you can give someone.

    “I’m 64 years old and everything I do with our basketball program and the way I deal with the University is driven by my desire to make Coach Smith proud. When I came back to Carolina, the driving force was to make him proud and I still think that today.

    “I’d like to say on behalf of all our players and coaches, past and present, that Dean Smith was the perfect picture of what a college basketball coach should have been. We love him and we will miss him.”

  30. 86 Dudette
    February 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

    OMG! Bobfr, are you out there! 😯

    Asked about what he plans to do after leaving the Justice Department, AG Holder said after taking a rest, he might be interested about getting together some kind of “justice and reconciliation” program! #BAM!

  31. 89 JER
    February 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

  32. 90 Dudette
    February 8, 2015 at 11:13 am

  33. 91 Dudette
    February 8, 2015 at 11:15 am

  34. 92 amk for obama
    February 8, 2015 at 11:16 am

    and kick-off.

  35. 95 Dudette
    February 8, 2015 at 11:18 am

    “ESPN Video: Journalist and author Bill Nack explores the legacy of Dean Smith, who was known as the best teacher in basketball and a strong advocate for social justice.”

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