9:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:00 am || Meets with senior advisers 11:00 am || Delivers remarks at the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks; U.S. Capitol 7:30 pm || Delivers remarks at the Business Council dinner and answer questions; Washington All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 11:00 am
President Obama today announced that if the sequester is allowed to go into effect, the planet will become defenseless against asteroids. “If Republicans are foolish enough not to give into my demands – I mean, not to agree to a balanced approach – asteroids may plunge to the earth and wreak widespread destruction across our great land,” Obama said during an appearance today in the
Hi everyone. I have an opinion piece running in Reuters today. Here’s the theme: President Obama is in the political catbird seat. If he gets Congress to pass immigration reform and gun control measures while furthering his redistributionist policies by raising taxes, he will have logged some serious achievements. Along with his new health care entitlement, the president will have set the nation on a
The Senate today voted 71-27 to overcome a procedural hurdle and will stage a final vote later today or tomorrow on the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. The 71 votes exceeds to the 60 margin needed to cut off debate and move toward a final up-or-down vote, assuring that Hagel will be confirmed.
The White House is trying to shirk responsibility for the sequester it designed by claiming nobody ever thought Republicans would be crazy enough to allow it, and yet at the time of its creation in 2011 it was clear the administration believed the sweeping cuts, while designed to force action by Congress, were a real possibility. The president and his aides are currently portraying on
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