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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, July 22, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
1:45 pm || Meets with small business owners to discuss reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank; Roosevelt Room
6:25 pm || Delivers remarks at a reception celebrating the signing into law of the African Growth and Opportunity Act; East Room

All times Eastern
Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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34 Responses to Obama Schedule || Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  1. Aha! A 6:25 reception (party time) for Af/Ams! All of this just two days after the Nigerian prez was feted at the WH.

    What in God’s name is the African Growth and Opportunity Act? Unwed Black moms collecting welfare? Sheesh!

  2. The White House was in rainbow colours within hours of the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage but it took five days to lower the flag to honour the dead Marines. Priorities ?!

  3. Fox just played a clip of BO on Jon Stewart…did I hear correctly?

    BO said the IRS isn’t a scandal, it’s just underfunded by the GOP so they can’t do their jobs properly. ?????

    Of course, Stewart lapped it up.

  4. “The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was signed into law on May 18, 2000 as Title 1 of The Trade and Development Act of 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets.

    Source:trade.gov/agoa/

    What about incentives for American businesses and the US economy? And why a reception to celebrate this Act now?

  5. Over at Breitbart there is an article about the hearings on Immigration yesterday. The testimonies were heart wrenching.

    Yet when asked when the immigration laws on sanctuary cities would be enforced ICE Director Saldana said something really arrogant — learns from the best Obama — when you all pass comprehensive immigration.

    This bureaucracy of Obama’s is astonishing in their lack of accountability and their arrogance.

      • Well, Boeing employs a lot of people–and it finances airplanes…esp when Boeing was battling Airbus… No it’s big projects–not small biz…No argument there.

        • Theoretically one of its functions was to help those who were not well equipped to compete on an international level. That has never been the case. Boeing is a typical EXIM deal.

          • Yes–largest commercial export we have–or was–would have to check the stats. Eximbank was like the financing arm–allowing countries to buy…If they got a better deal from our financing arm, they bought Am.

          • Well, it isn’t really that simple…buyers could also negotiate offsets…Require a certain percent be built in their country giving their workers jobs–or some weird ones, such as Boeing had to offset by buying their chocolate or something–then Boeing had to get rid of that.

    • Star, I don’t know what the issue is this time with EXIM. I do know it was about reauthorization and I do not the current status. So, therefore I am uninformed and shouldn’t be talking about it.

      But I think the gist of it was — antiquated, corrupt, private business can do better than government, etc. However Kelly Ayotte and Lindsey Graham are for reauthorization — so my gut tells me it can’t be a good thing.

      But back in the day, it was quite the thing.

      • Maybe my facts are old–in fact, I guarantee they are–but like a car lot, we need to provide financing for big ticket items. I am sure some unsavory types bought Am goods with Eximbank financing…We deal with lots of unsavory types–we are providing arms to some now. I spent 15 yrs of my life working on the Eximbank from the Am exporters’ side and sure am not eager to wrestle with it here. I could dial it up and see what’s what–but I figure I have done my time.

  6. About Obama appearing with John Stewart after the murder of 5 US military on US soil by a terrorist — I saw this on Twitter.

    Obama must think CIC means Celebrity in Chief.

    And no condolence calls to the families.

    A black soul Barack Obama has.

  7. “homegrown violent extremist” — How the FBI has classified Mohammed from TN who spent 7 months traveling in the ME .

    Anything that is not Islamic or terrorist or jihadi works for the FBI which like the IRS and DHS is nothing but a mouthpiece and a political tool for the Obama Administration.