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Washington Post: President Obama will make stops in two key swing states, starting a campaign-style, two-day Southeast trip … In Durham, N.C., the president will speak to workers at and tour a company called Cree, Inc. that is a leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting.
While in Durham, he will meet for the second time with his “Jobs and Competitiveness Council,” a group of 26 business leaders led by General Electric Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt that Obama created earlier this year to advise his administration on job creation.
Obama will then fly to Miami to attend three fundraisers on Monday evening …. On Tuesday, Obama heads to Puerto Rico, making the first official visit to the U.S. territory by a president since John F. Kennedy.
All Times Eastern
9:50 President Obama departs the White House
11:05 Arrives in Morrisville, North Carolina
11:25 Tours Cree, Inc’s manufacturing facility
11:40 Meets with the Jobs and Competitiveness Council
1:45 Delivers remarks
2:50 Departs Morrisville en route Miami, Florida
4:45 Arrives in Miami
5:50 Delivers remarks at a DNC event
7:20 Delivers remarks at a DNC event
8:10 Delivers remarks at a DNC event
President Barack Obama reacts to a picture presented to him of a younger Robert Gibbs at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C. on July 29, 2009.
AP: Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs will defend President Barack Obama in New Hampshire on Monday, countering criticism at a Republican presidential debate in the nation’s first primary state.
Campaign officials said Gibbs will appear in network and local affiliate television interviews connected to the debate… …Gibbs will play a similar role in New Hampshire….
Seven Republican presidential hopefuls will attend the Manchester, N.H., debate, including: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota; businessman Herman Cain of Georgia; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia; Rep. Ron Paul of Texas; former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.
Former White House press secretary and Obama confidante Robert Gibbs is throwing down the gauntlet on Donald Trump. “Donald Trump said he’d release his tax returns as soon as the president released his birth certificate, so the ball is in his court now and I know everybody is anxious to see his tax returns over the last 10 years,” Gibbs told Politico.
Trump first floated the trade-off in an interview with ABC earlier this month. “Maybe I’m going to do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate,” said the real estate mogul, whose wealth has long been a matter of dispute. “I may tie my tax returns [to the birth certificate]. I’d love to give my tax returns.”
At a Wednesday morning news conference in New Hampshire following the president’s release of his birth certificate, Trump repeatedly ignored questions about whether he’d fulfill his pledge.
But now he’s being called out by one of the president’s closest advisers. What say you, Mr. Trump?