10:00 am || Receives Presidential Daily Briefing 3:35 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton 4:00 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner 8:35 pm || Hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan; State Dining Room All times Eastern Live Stream of Carney Briefing at 12:30 pm
First Lady Michelle Obama Slipped out of Washington unnoticed Monday for a secret trip to visit her brother, Oregon State University men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, at his home on Corvallis, Ore. Mrs. Obama reportedly jetted into the Eugene Airport, landing at about 11 am PDT. She and family members then headed out in a 11 vehicle motorcade for the ride to Corvallis. The White
President Obama will travel to Dover Air Force Base today to honor the 30 U.S. soldiers killed Saturday when the Taliban shot down a Chinook helicopter on which they were traveling, National Journal is reporting. Obama will be accompanied by senior administration and military officials in saluting the coffins of the soldiers, according to the report. The trip to Dover explains the cancellation earlier this morning
Updated at 10:40 am ET The White House is starting to get smart. President Obama this morning canceled his scheduled trip to a company in Springfield, Va. – not far from the White House – to discuss fuel efficiency standards for heavy duty vehicles. Engaging in this bit of relative trivia while the economy is in such peril would have been about as appropriate as
“Because of his success lowering the unemployment rate below 8 percent, reducing the budget deficit, calming the markets, and getting GDP growth back above 3 percent, I’ve asked Tim Geithner to stay on as Treasury Secretary ” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.
President Obama sought to reassure that the USA remains “a triple A country” and attacked S&P, but the markets kept going down, down, down. Obama called on political leaders to stop “drawing lines in the sand,” but neither side appears ready to budge. Republicans panned Obama’s speech. Sarah Palin bludgeoned Obama on the downgrade in a Facebook post, saying he “doesn’t have a plan” or “even a