Archive for June 12th, 2012

12
Jun
12

“A big steak dinner, martini, all that stuff……”

Baltimore today

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President Barack Obama arrives for a campaign event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

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Thank you Desertflower

12
Jun
12

Heads up: President Obama in Philadelphia

7:30 ET – President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event (Franklin Institute, Philadelphia)

CBS live streaming

CNN live streaming

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Hello Henry Healy!

Just got a message from Henry asking to let you know about the shiny new Moneygall website – pay it a visit here

Very, very, very proud to have my video on the site, thank you Henry!

12
Jun
12

Philadelphia

Philadelphia International Airport

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…. speaking to graduating seniors from the Science Leadership Academy at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

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Coming up:

7:45: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event (Franklin Institute, Philadelphia)

(Will post a ‘heads up’ with links)

12
Jun
12

In step

President Barack Obama dances with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House prior to an “In Performance at the White House” series concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, May 9

…. greeting people in the audience after delivering the keynote address at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 18th Annual Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 8

….. greetinf the family of Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., U.S. Army, outside the Oval Office prior to a Medal of Honor ceremony honoring Specialist Sabo, May 16

…. waiting backstage before delivering the keynote address at the the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 18th Annual Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 8

….. playing a game of pool in the Holly Cabin following the conclusion of the G8 Summit at Camp David, Md., May 19

….. greeting people upon arrival at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa, May 24

All photos by Pete Souza

More here

Back soon

12
Jun
12

Heads up: President Obama in Baltimore

3:30: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event in Baltimore

CNN live streaming

CBS live streaming (coverage has started)

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Later:

7:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Franklin Institute, Philadelphia)

12
Jun
12

Rain or Shine

President Obama makes his way to board Marine One at the White House – the President was headed to Baltimore and Philadelphia to attend campaign fundraisers

…. arriving at Owings Mills, Maryland

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Coming up:

3:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Hyatt Regency, Baltimore – Live Coverage)

7:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Franklin Institute, Philadelphia – Live coverage)

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First Lady Michelle Obama signs her book, ‘American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,’ at a Barnes & Noble bookstore in Washington, DC

12
Jun
12

Rise and Shine

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11:45: The President departs the White House

1:20: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Private Residence, Owings Mills, Maryland)

2:35: Attends a campaign event (Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, Maryland)

3:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Hyatt Regency, Baltimore – Live Coverage)

4:45: Departs Baltimore

5:20: Arrives Philadelphia

6:10: Attends a campaign event (Franklin Institute, Philadelphia)

7:45: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Franklin Institute – Live coverage)

9:05: Delivers remarks at a campaign event (Franklin Institute)

10:20: Departs Philadelphia

11:20: Arrives at the White House

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Washington Post: “Today, government at all levels consumes 37 percent of the total economy or GDP. If Obamacare is allowed to stand, government will reach half of the American economy.” — Mitt Romney, economic speech, June 7, 2012

This is a startling assertion by the presumptive GOP candidate, which he has made in several forms in recent weeks.

David Corn of Mother Jones first spotted it when Romney made a victory speech in New Hampshire, arguing, “With Obamacare fully installed, government will come to control half the economy, and we will have effectively ceased to be a free enterprise society.” Corn quoted a number of economic experts finding fault with Romney’s reasoning, such as former Ronald Reagan advisor Bruce Bartlett saying “this analysis is so stupid it is hard to know where to begin.”

FactCheck.org then weighed in when Romney had tweaked the language somewhat, but also found it wanting, saying it was “a pure partisan fantasy” and “patently false and misleading.”

With such harsh reviews, one would think that Romney might drop the assertion from his speeches. But now a new iteration has appeared, so we will examine it.

More here

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Cagle

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Bloomberg: Employers in the U.S. said they planned to boost hiring in the third quarter, a survey showed.

Manpower Inc. (MAN)’s employment index for the period from July through September climbed to 11 percent, the highest reading in four years, from 10 percent in the second quarter, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based, staffing company reported. The measure was at 8 percent a year earlier.

For the first time since 2008, employers held positive outlooks on hiring in consecutive quarters in all four regions of the country and in all industries. The figures may ease concern that the job market is faltering after Labor Department data showed employment rose in May at the slowest pace in a year.

More here

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Cagle

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President Barack Obama talks with Betty White in the Oval Office, June 11, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Morning everyone 😉 I’m about, oooooh, five days behind on answering emails, but I promise I’ll get around to them asap. Thanks to you all for getting in touch. Things are still a bit bonkers busy on the work front, so I haven’t been able to chat the last few days, but hoping to get back to normal soon-ish.

Can’t wait to hear the President speak today, CNN and CBS have his 3:45 and 7:45 speeches in their live streaming schedules.




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