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20
Nov
14

This Is America. We Welcome People From All Around The World

Obama Immigration

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Rebecca Shabad: House GOP Panel: Defunding Immigration Order ‘Impossible’

It would be “impossible” to defund President Obama’s executive actions on immigration through a government spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee said Thursday. In a statement released by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers’s (R-Ky.) office hours before Obama’s scheduled national address, the committee said the primary agency responsible for implementing Obama’s actions is funded entirely by user fees. As a result, the committee said the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) agency would be able to continue to collect fees and carry out its operations even if the government shut down. Therefore, the appropriations process cannot be used to “defund” the agency.”

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“This is America, and we welcome people from all around the world who have that same striving spirit. We’re not defined by tribe or blood lines. We’re defined by a creed, by idea and we want that tradition to continue” – President Barack Obama at the National Medals of Science & National Medals of Technology and Innovation ceremony

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Obama Progress

19
Nov
14

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a “ConnectED to the Future” conference with school district supervisers and educators in the East Room of the White House

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A member of the audience signs the digital Future Ready District Pledge during the ‘ConnectED to the Future’ event hosted by President Barack Obama. The conference is with superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning

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President Barack Obama is greeted by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho

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President Barack Obama greets audience members

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President Barack Obama signs S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, into law in the Oval Office of the White House. Among the things the act intneds to do is strengthen health and safety requirements for child care programs and providers, expand eligibility to child care programs for families and train providers

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President Barack Obama speaks before signing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law, in the Oval Office of the White House. From left are, Rep, Richard Hanna, R-NY., Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa., Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC., and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

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18
Nov
14

The Future Rewards Those Who Press On

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Jackie Grumbacher

Ever since then Senator Obama decided to run for president in 2007, he has been modelling the behavior he would wish all of us and, particularly all Democrats, to follow. He never panicked or over dramatized anything, but patiently, methodically built an organization that was bigger, better and infinitely more effective than the existing Democratic Party. And he did it with finesse and courtesy, never once publicly criticizing the Democratic establishment or embarrassing any individual, no matter how much he was insulted by them. He showed us how to have immense grace under pressure, how to press forward on difficult days, how to shut out the naysayers, how to respect our skills and empower each other. As president he has showed us optimism combined with pragmatism and realism. He has never stooped to the level of his enemies and has tried to seek a common ground, even as he worked against the most massive obstruction in history. After the midterms, he literally went in front of the cameras and taught us how to act– not to cower or despair, but to lift our heads with pride and a sense of optimism and move forward. He told us by his actions alone to give nothing to our critics, waste no sorrow on our enemies, remain undaunted at our prospects and just keep moving forward bringing light and honesty into the darkest hate. If Democrats in this country–and that includes you, Jon Tester–opened their eyes and realized how much this incredible president is teaching us every day we would not only become better human beings, we would never lose another election.

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18
Nov
14

Chat On

15
Nov
14

The President in Australia: Day Two

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Live streaming from the G20 here and here

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Today (all times US Eastern)

5:45 PM: The President holds a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center

7:0 PM: Participates in a G20 plenary session

8:15 PM: Participates in a G20 plenary session

9:30 PM: Participates in a G20 working lunch

Sunday (all times US Eastern)

12:30 AM: Holds a Press Conference

2:05 AM: Departs Brisbane, Australia en route Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

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11:10 AM: Arrives Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Air Force One refuels

1:10 PM: Departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam en route Washington, DC

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9:50 PM: Arrives Joint Base Andrews

10:05 PM: Arrives the White House

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