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Full speech:

President Obama greets Davis Marsico, 6, and other supporters upon his arrival in Charlotte


…. with North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue



… delivering remarks on energy and the economy at Daimler Trucks North America manufacturing plant in Mount Holly, North Carolina


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4:0 The first family departs the White House en route Camp David


GOPolitico: The National Education Association’s executive director, John Wilson, said he’s prepared to invest resources and manpower to reelect President Obama … The 3.2 million-member organization has affiliate organizations in every state, and Wilson said it is prepared to spend at least $60 million to reelect Obama.

“Quite frankly, we don’t have the money the Koch brothers have, but one thing we do have is, we have boots on the ground,” Wilson said …. he sees fights between state governors like Wisconsin’s Scott Walker and Ohio’s John Kasich as opportunities for the group to reach its more than 1 million Republican members with the reelection message.

The budget debate in Washington, which the Obama administration has sought to frame starkly in terms of education investments instead of deep education cuts, has sharpened the contrast between Obama and his potential opponents, Wilson said.

“A lot of them in Ohio are saying that ‘the Republican Party has left me,’ ” Wilson said. “We think we’ll be able to move a lot of our members no matter what their party affiliation to understand that there is no better person for our issues – particularly for labor and civil rights – than this president.”….


TTNews: Daimler Trucks North America said it plans to sharply increase production and hire about 1,400 new workers at three truck plants, to meet higher demand …. the company will increase production at its Mt. Holly, N.C. and Portland, Ore., truck manufacturing plants in the last half of 2011.

….Daimler said it plans to add more than 1,230 employees to its manufacturing and administrative payroll at the three locations to accommodate rising customer demand, and will add about 120 shop and staff employees at its Gastonia, N.C., parts plant.

Company officials said the plans were in addition to the more than 1,300 positions filled in the at its truck and parts facilities in the first half of this year.

…Company officials said employment at its Cleveland, N.C., truck plant expanded significantly last year and jumped again in May, as part of the 1,300 position expansion DTNA announced earlier this year.

Thanks Jovie 😉


west wing week (“note to self” june 11, 2010)

…visiting K. Neal Trucks in Maryland, making his third visit to the Gulf Coast, announcing his new Director of Intelligence, meeting with Cabinet Secretaries about the BP oil spill, delivering the commencement address at Kalamazoo High School, holding a live tele-town hall with seniors about health care, meeting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking about sanctions on Iran – plus Reggie Love getting dunked


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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the commercial truck dealership and truck parts supplier, K. Neal International on June 4, 2010 in Hyattsville, Maryland







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