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09
Nov
14

Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

On This Day: President Barack Obama reads in the Rose Garden of the White House, Nov. 9, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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The Week Ahead

Monday

The President will arrive in Beijing. On his first day there, he will participate in the APEC CEO Summit, where he will deliver remarks. He will have bilateral meetings with President Widodo of Indonesia and Prime Minister Abbott of Australia, and he will also participate in a TPP leaders meeting.  In the evening, the President will attend an APEC welcome banquet. He will remain overnight in Beijing.

Tuesday

The President will attend official APEC summit events including a welcoming ceremony, an official APEC family photo and a tree planting ceremony. He will also participate in two APEC plenary sessions and a working lunch with leaders. In the evening, the President will begin his bilateral program with President Xi of China. He will remain overnight in Beijing.

 Wednesday

The President will participate in a State Arrival Welcome Ceremony. Afterward, he will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Xi and then deliver remarks to press.  In the afternoon, he will attend a State Banquet with President Xi. Afterward, he will depart Beijing en route Naypyitaw, Burma. After arrival, the President will attend an East Asia Summit Gala Dinner. He will remain overnight in Naypyitaw.

 Thursday

The President will attend an EAS plenary session followed by an U.S.-ASEAN session and hold a bilateral meeting with President Truong Tan Sang of Vietman. In the evening he will have a bilateral meeting with Burmese President Thein Sein. He will remain overnight in Naypyitaw.

 Friday

The President will depart Naypyitaw en route Rangoon, Burma. While in Rangoon, he will meet with Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence. He will also participate in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall. In the evening, the President will depart Rangoon en route Brisbane, Australia. He will remain overnight on Air Force One.

Saturday

The President will arrive in Brisbane, Australia. While in Brisbane, he will participate in official G20 events including a leaders retreat, a plenary session, a working dinner and a cultural presentation. He will also deliver remarks at the University of Queensland. He will remain overnight in Brisbane.

Sunday

The President will participate in two G20 plenary sessions and a working lunch. Afterward, he will participate in a press conference before departing Brisbane en route Washington, DC.

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On This Day

President Obama offers a toast during the state dinner hosted by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Istana Negara State Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 9, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama winks at another guest at the head table as she participates in a state dinner for her husband President Obama at Istana Merdeka

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MoooOOOooorning!

06
Nov
14

Rise and Shine

On This Day – Two Terms: November 6, 2012 in Chicago

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Today (all times Eastern)

11:10 The First Lady hosts a daytime workshop for students entitled “The Stars and Stripes Forever: A History of Music and the Military”

11:45: The President awards Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing the Medal of Honor, Roosevelt Room

12:30: White House Press Briefing

7:15: The President and First Lady host “A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House,” South Lawn

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Washington Post: Why a Civil War soldier will get the Medal of Honor — 151 years after his death

First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was bleeding profusely from wounds to his abdomen and shoulder as thousands of Confederate infantrymen advanced on his artillery battery in the Battle of Gettysburg. At least one of his soldiers begged him to seek medical treatment, but he refused. He stayed on the battlefield another 90 minutes while under attack, ordering his men to keep firing their three-inch cannons right up until the moment that he was killed with a gunshot to the head.

The Union Army’s ability to stop that assault by at least 13,000 soldiers — known as Pickett’s Charge, after a Confederate general who led rebel troops taking part in it — is a key part of the Civil War’s most iconic battle. But the heroism of Cushing, 22, on July 3, 1863, was not honored with the nation’s highest award for combat valor, even though 63 other Union soldiers received the prestigious decoration.

U.S. officials will rectify that Thursday.

President Obama is scheduled to award the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony to descendants of the Cushing family, more than 151 years after the battle. They’ve passed his story down for generations with pride, but had not considered it possible that Cushing would receive the award, they said.

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WH.gov: “A Salute to the Troops: in Performance at the White House”

As part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and the Joining Forces initiative, the President and First Lady will invite music legends, members of the U.S. military, military veterans, and their families to the White House on Thursday, November 6 for a celebration of the men and women who serve the United States.

The program on the South Lawn will have a live audience that will include hundreds of military service members, veterans, and their families. The event will feature performances by Mary J. Blige, Common, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Romeo Santos, as well as active duty military members Army SGT. Christiana R. Ball, Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith and Capt. John Ed Auer, with Don Was as music director. The rock band Daughtry will also perform via satellite from a USO concert at Yokota Air Base in Japan….

…. As with previous White House music events, the First Lady will host a special daytime workshop for students … The workshop, “The Stars and Stripes Forever: A History of Music and the Military,” will stream live on WhiteHouse.gov

More here

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On This Day

William Wright and India Johnson wait in line to vote at Larchmont Elementary School in Norfolk, Va., Nov 6, 2012. Wright and Johnson, both from Richmond, were casting their first votes in a Presidential election.

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President Obama is embraced by a volunteer as he visits a campaign office the morning of the 2012 election in Chicago, November 6, 2012

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President Obama talks on the phone with Mitt Romney in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago (Pete Souza)

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“Dad? Look behind you.”

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MoooOOOooorning!

04
Nov
14

Rise and Shine

On This Day: President-elect Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, arrive on stage during his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2008

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Today

The President attends meetings at the White House

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The Week Ahead

Tomorrow: Attends meetings at the White House.

Thursday: Awards the Medal of Honor to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry.

In the evening, as part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and the Joining Forces initiative, the President and First Lady will invite music legends, members of the U.S. military, military veterans, and their families to the White House for a celebration of the men and women who serve the United States. The program will be held on the South Lawn.

Friday:  The President will hold a Cabinet meeting.

Sunday: The President will travel to Beijing, China.

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On This Day

0:44: “Everything bad I ever said about Ohio, I’m sorry” :-)

President elect Barack Obama kisses his wife Michelle as Vice-President elect Joe Biden embraces his wife Jill after Obama gave his victory speech during an election night gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago

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President Obama greets a boy after speaking about strengthening America’s education system, at the Wright Middle School in Madison, Wis., Nov. 4, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

A student with “Obama” shaved into his hair listens to President Obama speak at Wright Middle School in Madison, Wis., Nov. 4, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama greets people following a ceremony to honor the French and American Alliance, at a World War I Memorial at the Hotel de Ville in Cannes, France, Nov. 4, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Cannes, France, Nov 4, 2011

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Cincinnati, November 4, 2012 (Photo by Scout Tufankjian)

Concord, November 4, 2012 (Photo by Tara McMahon for Obama for America)

Concord, November 4, 2012 (Photos by Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America)

President Obama hugs 99-year-old Colorado resident and volunteer Marie Greenwood who led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Aurora rally

President Obama acknowledges the crowd during an event at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Cincinnati, November 4, 2012

A boy listens to President Obama speak at The Community College of Aurora, Nov 4, 2012

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MoooOOOooorning!

02
Nov
14

Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

On This Day: Lima, Nov 2, 2012

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Today (all times Eastern)

3:30: The President delivers remarks at a campaign rally with Connecticut Democrats featuring Governor Dan Malloy
Central High School, Bridgeport

7:10: Delivers remarks at a campaign rally for Tom Wolf, The Liacouras Center, Temple University

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The Week Ahead

Monday

The President will meet with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to discuss the long-term outlook for the American economy and the global recovery.

The First Lady campaigns for Anthony Brown in Maryland.

Tuesday

Attends meetings at the White House.

Wednesday

Attends meetings at the White House.

Thursday

Awards the Medal of Honor to Army First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous gallantry.

In the evening, as part of the “In Performance at the White House” series and the Joining Forces initiative, the President and First Lady will invite music legends, members of the U.S. military, military veterans, and their families to the White House for a celebration of the men and women who serve the United States. The program will be held on the South Lawn.

Friday

 The President will hold a Cabinet meeting.

Sunday

The President will travel to Beijing, China.

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 On This Day

Ohio State Capitol, November 2, 2008 (Photos by David Katz/Obama for America)

Ohio State Capitol, November 2, 2008 (Photos by David Katz/Obama for America)

Cleveland Mall, November 2, 2008

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President Obama listens during a terrorism threat briefing in the Situation Room of the White House, Nov. 2, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Hilliard, November 2, 2012 (Photos by Scout Tufankjian)

Lima, Nov 2, 2012 (Photos by Thomas Miller)

Beloit, Nov 2. 2012 (Photo by Christopher Dilts)

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MoooOOOooorning!

02
Nov
14

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: Sen. Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha greet Bruce Springsteen during a campaign rally at the Cleveland Mall, November 2, 2008

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Sunday!




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