On This Day: President Barack Obama surprises a tour group outside the Oval Office, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)
Today (all times Eastern)
11:10: The President delivers remarks on health care; East Room
12:30: White House Press Briefing
1:30: The First Lady Attends the Counselor of the Year Event
“When we’re shy about what we care about, when we’re defensive about what we’ve accomplished, when we don’t stand up straight and say:
Yes we believe people in this country should have health insurance and we’re glad that we are making that happen;
Yes we believe that families shouldn’t be torn apart, we’re glad that we’re fighting for immigration reform;
Yes we believe in middle class economics, we don’t apologise for wanting to make sure that
some wonderful young man or young woman out there can actually afford to go to college, even if their parents didn’t go.
We need to stand up and go on offense and not be defensive about what we believe in.
That’s why we’re Democrats.
And I promise you, I’m not going out the last two years sitting in the sidelines, I’m going to be out there making the case every single day.
I hope you join me.”
President Obama at the House Democratic Issues Conference
First Lady Michelle Obama shows NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid James Gale, 11, historical photos from previous administrations on display in the Booksellers Area during a National Football League (NFL) taping in the East Wing of the White House, Jan. 30, 2012. At right is James’ mother Lisa Gale (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
On This Day – Pete Souza: “A view of the President’s chair in the Cabinet Room. The plaques on the chairs of the President and the Vice President are noted with the date of the inauguration; the plaques on the chairs of each Cabinet member are noted with the date of their confirmation by the Senate.” Jan. 29, 2010
Today (all times Eastern)
12:30: White House press briefing
5:05: The President departs the White House
7:10: Delivers remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference, Philadelphia
9:0: Departs Philadelphia
10:0: Arrives White House
On This Day
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican member of the Cabinet, feigns being a blocking back for President Barack Obama as he arrives backstage to meet with GOP House leaders before speaking to their issues conference at the Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Hotel in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 29, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama greets audience members after delivering remarks on raising the federal minimum wage, at Costco in Lanham, Md., Jan. 29, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)
First Lady Michelle Obama poses for a selfie with Ryan Seacrest after taping a “Let’s Move!” interview at E! Networks in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)