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White House Daily Guidence and Press Schedule, January, 31, 2011

January 30, 2011 politisite 0

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2011 DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011 In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press. This week, the White House will hold a number of events to focus on innovation, and President Obama’s plan for winning […]

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Jay Carney to replace Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary

January 27, 2011 politisite 0

We first heard a couple of weeks ago that Jay Carney was on the Short List.  Today sources Confirmed that Obama’s Pick is Carney.  Now,  Politico outright says so. President Barack Obama has settled on Jay Carney, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden and former Washington bureau chief for TIME magazine, to replace Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary, administration officials said. An announcement was planned for Thursday […]

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Was Obama's State of the Union address plagiarism?

January 27, 2011 politisite 0

Or alternatively, are State of the Union addresses such tired exercises in rhetorical bloat that it’s difficult not to lean on others for inspiration? I mean this isn’t exactly a scandal, but I think we can yet again chalk this up to another case of if George W. Bush did the same thing we’d never hear the end of it: During his Tuesday evening address to a joint session of […]

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The Real State of the Union: Unsettling

January 25, 2011 politisite 0

The United States continues to live far beyond its means while losing its once uniquely dynamic productive expertise and its financial independence. The standard business news narrative is that the United States is now 18 months into recovering from the worst downturn in 70 years. Private sector jobs grew in each of the past 12 months. Industrial production, real wages, after-tax incomes and personal spending are all rising with monthly […]

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On the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Obama said, "I am committed to protecting this constitutional right.”

January 23, 2011 politisite 0

The President affirmed his commitment to Woman’s Health and Reproductive Freedom.  Both terms are misnomers as there has always been reproductive freedom in America.  The problem is that some woman use Abortion as a birth control method.  On this thirty-eighth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, One must reflect, do all humans have equal protection under the law in America? President Barack Obama on Saturday marked the 38th anniversary of Roe […]

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President Obama’s Speech at Tucson Memorial Service

January 12, 2011 politisite 0

To the families of those we’ve lost; to all who called them friends; to the students of this university, the public servants gathered tonight, and the people of Tucson and Arizona:  I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today, and will stand by you tomorrow. There is nothing I can say that will fill the sudden hole torn in your […]

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Statement by the President on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shooting

January 8, 2011 politisite 0

The White House Office of the Press Secretary Statement by the President This morning, in an unspeakable tragedy, a number of Americans were shot in Tucson, Arizona, at a constituent meeting with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  And while we are continuing to receive information, we know that some have passed away, and that Representative Giffords is gravely wounded. We do not yet have all the answers.  What we do know is […]

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Donald Rumsfeld book "Known and Unknown" to hit Shelves next month

January 6, 2011 politisite 0

A Bush-era stalwart is about to re-emerge after a four-year absence, wielding a hefty book, and with news of Elvis. Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld‘s 832-page memoir, “Known and Unknown,” is due on bookshelves Feb. 8; the author, who accepted no advance on the work, has said he’ll donate profits to a private foundation. Meanwhile, the unflappable Mr. Rumsfeld — once named one of People magazine’s “sexiest men in […]

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Senator Obama voted against raising Debt Ceiling in 2006

January 5, 2011 politisite 0

But now says that not raising the Debt Ceiling while he is the President would cause crisis that could lead to catastrophe.  Robert Gibbs has an answer though, His vote meant nothing, it was going to pass anyway. On Sunday, President Obama’s top economic adviser, Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee, cautioned members of Congress not to “play chicken” by voting against raising the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling – […]

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Gibbs Leaving the White House

January 4, 2011 politisite 0

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is seriously considering leaving his job as President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman – a move that would allow him to work on Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and act as a media surrogate for the president, according to sources. Gibbs has not finalized his decision and senior administration officials have yet to decide on a successor to the fiery 39-year-old Alabama native, a pit bull […]