The Week Ahead

On This Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait in the Green Room before hosting a Diplomatic Corps Reception in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 5, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)


Monday and Tuesday

The President will attend meetings at the White House.



He will host President Joachim Gauck of Germany for a meeting in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and participate in a town hall at the White House Summit on Worker Voice. The Summit will focus on how workers can make their voices heard in the workplace in ways that are good for workers and businesses.



The President will deliver remarks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 38th Anniversary Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.



The President will travel to the Seattle, WA area to attend an event for Senator Patty Murray and the Washington State Democratic Party and a DNC event. Later in the day, he will travel to the San Francisco, CA area for a DNC event. He will remain overnight in San Francisco.



The President will attend a DNC event and travel to the Los Angeles area for DNC and DSCC events.


On This Day: Cleveland, OH. October 5, 2012 (Photo by Scout Tufankjian)

96 Responses to “The Week Ahead”

  1. 2 amk for obama
    October 5, 2015 at 10:12 am

    real furst.

  2. 6 amk for obama
    October 5, 2015 at 10:15 am

    can some one tell sargent, who I like btw, that he has done more than she has ever promised to do?

    • October 5, 2015 at 10:23 am

      I’ve always like Greg Sargent but he has been pushing her hard since she got in.

    • 13 nospin
      October 6, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      oh puhleeze…. is this before or after POTUS called for making gun control a single voter issue? Did she just wake up this this week and realize that oh wait…we have an issue with mass murders by guns in the US so I will speak out on it. smdh!!!

      #nomoreclintons #none

  3. October 5, 2015 at 10:17 am

      October 5, 2015 at 10:35 am


  4. October 5, 2015 at 10:24 am

  5. October 5, 2015 at 10:29 am

  6. 22 JER
    October 5, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Environmentalists Praise Wildlife Measures in Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

    WASHINGTON – Environmentalists praised wildlife protections included in the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal announced Monday, calling them groundbreaking. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/business/environmentalists-praise-wildlife-measures-in-trans-pacific-trade-pact.html

    October 5, 2015 at 10:38 am


  8. 29 JER
    October 5, 2015 at 10:48 am

  9. 30 JER
    October 5, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Statement by the President on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    I’ve spent every day of my presidency fighting to grow our economy and strengthen our middle class. That means making sure our workers have a fair shot to get ahead here at home, and a fair chance to compete around the world. My approach to trade has been guided by a unifying principle: leveling the playing field for American workers and businesses, so we can export more products stamped Made in America all over the world that support higher-paying American jobs here at home.

    Over the summer, Democrats and Republicans in Congress came together to help the United States negotiate agreements for free and fair trade that would support our workers, our businesses, and our economy as a whole. When more than 95 percent of our potential customers live outside our borders, we can’t let countries like China write the rules of the global economy. We should write those rules, opening new markets to American products while setting high standards for protecting workers and preserving our environment.

    That’s what the agreement reached today in Atlanta will do. Trade ministers from the 12 nations that make up the Trans-Pacific Partnership finished negotiations on an agreement that reflects America’s values and gives our workers the fair shot at success they deserve.

    This partnership levels the playing field for our farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers by eliminating more than 18,000 taxes that various countries put on our products. It includes the strongest commitments on labor and the environment of any trade agreement in history, and those commitments are enforceable, unlike in past agreements. It promotes a free and open Internet. It strengthens our strategic relationships with our partners and allies in a region that will be vital to the 21st century. It’s an agreement that puts American workers first and will help middle-class families get ahead.

    Once negotiators have finalized the text of this partnership, Congress and the American people will have months to read every word before I sign it. I look forward to working with lawmakers from both parties as they consider this agreement. If we can get this agreement to my desk, then we can help our businesses sell more Made in America goods and services around the world, and we can help more American workers compete and win.

    • 31 Jeff
      October 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

      originally environmentalists criticized the deal but after it got ironed out environmentalists are praising it which is a good thing. Either way never count on Sanders to be for anything the president is for when it comes to things like this. Not that it matters because Sanders will never be president.

    • 32 GGail
      October 5, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks JER. I was able to use both hands to eat my lunch while I read this important statement by PBO 🙂

  10. 33 amk for obama
    October 5, 2015 at 10:54 am

  11. 34 amk for obama
    October 5, 2015 at 10:54 am

  12. 36 amk for obama
    October 5, 2015 at 11:29 am

  13. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    October 5, 2015 at 11:30 am

  14. October 5, 2015 at 11:33 am

    bbl ……..


  15. 39 Jeff
    October 5, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Looks like Joe Biden will be announcing his decision this weekend. Hope it’s a yes.

  16. 40 amk for obama
    October 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    • 41 misspat
      October 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Or Palin would be the President because something happened to McCain, something brought on by the stress of having her as the VP. Hey nobody knows for sure….

  17. October 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve never watch Doc McStuffins before, never even heard of it before, but I did watch it this morning because FLOTUS was up there.

  18. October 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    FLOTUS saw it again last weekend and PBO is set to see it again in early November.

  19. 49 donna dem 4 obama
    October 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Good Afternoon TOD

    I personally checked everyone of these “reasons” and to my shock they all actually happened in September 2015. 😯 😯 😯

  20. 50 amk for obama
    October 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    putin playing some dangerous games.


  21. 52 Allison
    October 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    • 53 tnmtngirl
      October 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      All well and good…….sounds good, BUT those people will keep right on voting for the person with the R after the name. THAT is more important to the R voters than voting for the PERSON who will do the right thing! 😦 😦 😦

  22. 54 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Hello TOD.
    It’s a fine day in MN. Sunshine most of all. Crisp and Sweat weather-like……..my kind of a perfect weather 😉
    Congrats to Chips and Amk on their respective First ⭐ and FURST ⭐ 🙂
    Fine thread, Chips. Thank you.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners 3 posts back.

  23. 55 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 12:40 pm


    WH Presser on Josh “The Voice” Earnest

  24. 56 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 12:42 pm

  25. 57 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I feel so much better now that this fool has cleared his Sandyhook Truther belief? Not!

  26. 58 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    and this too

  27. 63 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    • 64 donna dem 4 obama
      October 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      The sad thing is that no one holds them accountable for votes like this. Karma has caught up with them since the voters of that state ignore their own interests just to keep an R in office.

      • 65 tnmtngirl
        October 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm

        It’s what I said ~~~~ only vote for the person with R after the name. NOTHING else matters! Can’t fix stupid or ignorance.

  28. 66 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    2 videos, 47 yrs ago……Guns in USA…..and our inability to find reasonable solutions.
    This was at the very Community College where Mass Killings took place last Thursday.

  29. 67 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    • 68 Nena20409
      October 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm

  30. October 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    FLOTUS will christen the submarine Illinois on Saturday 10-10-15. Live video and webcast of the christening will be online at http://www.ebchristening.com

  31. 70 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    • October 5, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      I am a student of history. What Alabama is doing is reminiscent of what the South did once African Americans gained the right to vote after the Civil War and during the 1960s. One of the most effective mechanism they used in the 1960s was to close Court houses to make sure Blacks would not be able to register to vote.

  32. 72 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 1:49 pm

  33. 73 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm

  34. 74 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 2:07 pm


  35. 76 Linda
    October 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Democrats Release Benghazi Panel Info After McCarthy Remarks

    The Democratic members of the panel then accused the Republican members of using “a series of selective leaks of inaccurate and incomplete information in an effort to attack Secretary Clinton with unsubstantiated or previously debunked allegations.”

    In particular, the letter claims that the committee unfairly portrayed its private interview with former Clinton staffer Cheryl Mills by demanding that the interview be treated as classified information and then leaking parts of the interview to the press. The Democratic members included previously unreported excerpts of the interview with Mills in the letter, and they told Gowdy that the State Department and Mills’ lawyers have five days to identify parts of the interview that should remain private before making the entire transcript public.


    Boom….Pow….ZaP !!!!!!!

  36. 77 jacquelineoboomer
    October 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Forgive me for commenting on this because it was about those losing family members to guns, but there goes HRC crying in NH again. Early, this cycle. I’ll never forget when she went for the tears way back when. Just seems so fake to me. Almost like she’s thinking, “Well, President Obama looked like he was going to cry, and he got good press, so … ” Sorry if I’m being totally unkind, but I’m not buying it.

    • 78 Jeff
      October 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      I’d like it to stop attacking our fellow democrats at every turn. I am wondering if people want a republican in office or something.

      • October 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm

        You expressed my sentiments. While I respect everyone’s opinions, sometimes I find that we are working against the ultimate goal: to keep the WH in a Democrat’s hands. We indulge in purity just as the T-baggers do. That type of infighting will make some Dems ill disposed to go out and vote if the nominee is not their personal choice. The result will be only to have a Trump, a Rubio, or a Fiorina in the WH. God help us!

      • 80 jacquelineoboomer
        October 5, 2015 at 7:48 pm

        It’s a primary, Jeff. We’re choosing among all of the primary candidates, and this is an invitation-only blog. I personally try not to comment much about HRC on twitter or elsewhere, although it’s not easy. Your advice will work in the general, of course.

    • 81 nospin
      October 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      jacquelineoboomer – I agree.

      The woman has no morals. Where ever the wind blows she is right there. That is the truth of it. It has nothing to do with “attacking”. It is fact.

  37. October 5, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Folks are getting a little too comfortable with spewing their racists thoughts. Fortunately, this time, Karma did her job…

  38. October 5, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Wow, this is crazy.

  39. 89 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm

  40. 91 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    If that was the case, USA will be the Number Safest Country in the world.
    320M Guns in a Nation of 320M people…..a gun for every person.
    Instead, We the People are nearly 5% of the World’s Population and with 31% plus World’s Gun casualties.

  41. 92 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm

  42. 93 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    • 94 99ts
      October 5, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      And the uncle of the girl killed says it wasn’t a gun issue – rather it was a parenting issue. Imagine if there hadn’t been a gun in the house.

  43. 95 Nena20409
    October 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    And then this too

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