At 6:53 pm this evening, I received this schedule from the White House: 9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time 11:50PM THE PRESIDENT meets with his National Security Team Situation Room Closed Press 3:30PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base South Lawn Open Press (Gather Time 3:05 PM – North
Only about one in four Americans approve of the way President Obama is handling the economy, a new low, according to a newly released Gallup poll. The 26 percent approval on the economy breaks the November 2010 record of 35 percent and is down 11 points from the last time Gallup asked the question in mid-May. Obama’s overall approval rating is also hovering near its
A couple of readers noted that the video I ran yesterday of Obama’s sepulchral looking bus caravan, appearing first as a phantom in the distance and only growing in scariness as the ominous black bus emerges into the foreground, reminded them of the scene from Dr. Zhivago when the train of the People’s Commissar Strelnikov passes through a Russian town. These two thoughtful comments by
The event has concluded. I haven’t been running these, but I put up a portion of this one and will run the grand finale, the town hall in Alpha, Ill. scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm ET.
From today’s latest pool report: The president is making an unadvertised stop at a county fair in Morrison, IL. As the motorcade left Davenport, clusters of appreciative onlookers lined the route and waved. There was also one man holding a cardboard sign that said, “Economy at Barack bottom.” Dave Boyer The Washington Times
Fresh from comparing himself to Martin Luther King, President Obama on his bus tour this week likened his beleaguered situation to that of Abraham Lincoln, suggesting Lincoln had incurred the same type of revulsion from his opponents that Obama gets from his own enemies today. Actually, though it was tongue in cheek, Obama, who spoke during an appearance in Decorah, Iowa, grumbled that he has
I’m not kidding. From the vice presidential pool report. At 7pm VPOTUS arrived at the Gymnasium of National Olympic Sports Center to attend a “Friendship Match” between the Georgetown Hoyas and a team from Shanxi Province. During a brief chat after landing, the VP apologized to the travel-weary poolers for the unannounced addition to the schedule but explained that he’d fielded many requests from members
President Obama promised to send a jobs package to Congress in September and challenged Republicans to block it. Obama’s Midwest trip has allowed him to address a central reelection challenge: his popularity has slumped among white voters—particularly young, poor and working-class Americans. Rush Limbaugh rewarded Obama’s Tea Party heckler with an iPad and a 13″ MacBook Air. Republican presidential candidates are attacking the very idea