Posts Tagged ‘cabinet

01
Jul
14

The President’s Day

President Obama and staff watch the U.S. soccer team vs Belgium in World Cup action in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, July 1 (Photo by Pete Souza)

****

aacf4ef5a439a719580f6a706700a7bc

President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a meeting with his cabinet members in the Cabinet Room of the White House. From left are, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

****

****

4324b8eda453a719580f6a706700facf

fcd18be2a443a719580f6a7067002d2c

Attorney General Eric Holder

2014-07-01T152701Z_1423504952_GM1EA711T1W01_RTRMADP_3_USA-OBAMA

6c2f9e8ca462a819580f6a7067006aeb

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

04981bd7a451a719580f6a7067007fdb

da0feedca434a719580f6a706700b83e

2014-07-01T153044Z_2032971517_GM1EA711T8K01_RTRMADP_3_USA-OBAMA

1e7bfb3ba450a719580f6a706700b964

****

ad4576d4a507ab19580f6a706700ef38

With the Key Bridge, linking Washington and Northern Virginia in the background, President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and transportation, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. The President said 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn’t quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs.

****

****

****

****

BreqQahIAAEOJyd.jpg-large

****

****

****

008aafa7a505ab19580f6a7067006cde

****

****

12
Sep
13

The President And His Cabinet

Barack+Obama+Barack+Obama+Holds+Cabinet+Meeting+XTA1SKubrP2l

President Barack Obama makes briefs remarks to the news media at the beginning of a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House

****

****

OBAMA-CABINET-MEETING

Barack+Obama+Barack+Obama+Holds+Cabinet+Meeting+L0SlUcLliLAl

President Barack Obama makes briefs remarks to the news media at the beginning of a cabinet meeting with (L-R) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Trade Representative Michael Froman, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, United Nations Abmassador Samantha Power, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Vice President Joe Biden in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Obama noted the absence of Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Geneva meeting with his Russian counterpart about Syria. Obama said he hopes that the meeting would yield concrete results.

****

Barack+Obama+Barack+Obama+Holds+Cabinet+Meeting+Vx4tsTmD4Hpl

Barack+Obama+Barack+Obama+Holds+Cabinet+Meeting+W5jUt6b8-3Pl

President Barack Obama  makes briefs remarks to the news media at the beginning of a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House

****

OBAMA-CABINET-MEETING

****

Freaking AWESOME News!

****

Barack+Obama+Barack+Obama+Holds+Cabinet+Meeting+dJ0r91WG7nQl

President Barack Obama makes briefs remarks to the news media at the beginning of a cabinet meeting with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the Cabinet Room

****

Barack+Obama+Barack+Obama+Holds+Cabinet+Meeting+bAByhSMqVe_l

OBAMA-CABINET-MEETING

President Barack Obama speaks during a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House

****

14
Apr
13

Chat away…profiles of the team pt.2

Rob Nabors

39

36

38

37

“He’s our Congress whisperer,” Obama adviser David Plouffe said of Nabors in a recent article in the Washington Post. “Rob’s got a great instinct for where the deal lies, what Democrats are willing to do, what Republicans are willing to do. He’ll say, ‘Here’s what’s going on, here are what the odds are of success.’ He doesn’t ever paint a rosier picture than exists.”

“He is very methodical and takes you through things point by point,” added David Krone, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid’s chief of staff in the same piece. “And if it is a point that is a priority [for the president], he makes that clear.”

*****

Click to see the rest of the post

14
Apr
13

Rise and Shine…profiles of the team pt.1

*****

Pete Rouse

6

1

3

2

4

Inside the administration, he operates as Mr. Obama’s fixer.

“He puts fires out,” said Tom Daschle, who employed Mr. Rouse as a chief of staff when he was the Senate Democratic leader. “He’s the primary personnel negotiator. There’s constant friction, and he reduces the friction. There’s a constant need for somebody to do something for which there is no job description. He is that person.”….When Republicans rose up against the appointment of Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor, to oversee a new consumer protection agency, Mr. Rouse helped devise a strategy that ended with the president appointing Ms. Warren as a top-level adviser — a position that needed no Senate confirmation.

*****

Ernest Moniz

42

7

*****

Click to see the rest of the post

07
Feb
13

Undivided Attention

President Barack Obama listens to Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting on immigration with Cabinet members and advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Feb. 7 (Photo by Pete Souza)

11
Jan
13

Rise and Shine

****

10:30: President Obama holds a bilateral meeting with President Karzai of Afghanistan

12:0: Meets for lunch with President Karzai; VP Biden also attends

1:15: President Obama and President Karzai hold a joint press conference

2:15: VP Biden will meet with representatives from the video game industry

****

****

LA Times: Requiring all gun buyers to pass a federal background check could be a key part of a White House plan to combat mass shootings, Vice President Joe Biden indicated as he prepared to present recommendations to the president on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters Thursday, Biden said he had found a “surprising recurrence of suggestions” for “universal background checks” in meetings with interest groups. Background checks are not required in private sales by unlicensed dealers, including transactions at gun shows.

Biden is expected to propose measures that President Obama could institute by executive action, as well as proposed laws, such as bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The quick movement to roll out potential remedies to mitigate gun violence — ahead of schedule and just days before Obama and Biden are sworn into a second term — is a signal of the urgency the White House aims to project in developing a response to the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting…..

Full article here

****

****

Jonathan Capehart: Controversy over an anti-gay sermon by Louie Giglio of Passion City Church in Atlanta forced him to withdraw his acceptance of the invitation to deliver the benediction at the presidential inaugural. Good. President Obama should not have to share the stage with him.

Obama is the most pro-gay person to occupy the Oval Office. He ended the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military. His administration has stopped defending the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in court. He has expressed his personal support for marriage equality. And in pronouncement and policy, the president and his administration have made bringing dignity, equity and fairness to gay people and their families a priority.

That’s why it boggled the mind that the Presidential Inaugural Committee would force Obama to share the stage with Giglio….

More here

****

****

In case you missed this yesterday:

Emily L. Hauser: What feminism isn’t about: Cabinet headcounts.

… as I have noted on several occasions, President Obama has spent his Presidency expressing his dedication to feminist values. Over and over and over (and over and over) again, he has done the work and forwarded the ideas necessary to actually change the reality in which women and girls live, to not pay lip service to our humanity but to acknowledge and act on it.

…. In word and deed, in promise and in policy, my President has demonstrated his feminism time and again, making the country in which I live and in which my daughter is coming of age a better, more perfect union. And that is much, much more important to me than an Oval Office headcount.

Read the full post here

****

****

US Magazine: President Barack Obama’s second inauguration is shaping up to be one of the hottest tickets of the year.

Two days after the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced that Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, and James Taylor would perform at the official ceremony …. several other celebs have been added to the weekend’s star-studded lineup.

The committee announced Friday, Jan. 11, that Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Katy Perry, John Legend, fun, Stevie Wonder, and Usher would be among those on hand at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert on Saturday, Jan. 19, and at the official Inaugural balls on Monday, Jan. 21. Marc Anthony, Nick Cannon, Smokey Robinson, and members of the cast of Glee are also expected to make appearances.

More here

****

MoooOOoooorning everyone




@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@blog44

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

@DaRiverZkind

@Lib_Librarian

@amk4obama

@zizii2

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 27,303,874 hits
September 2014
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930