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The Week Ahead

On This Day: President Barack Obama gestures during a meeting in the Oval Office, Feb. 15, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Monday and Tuesday

The President will host a summit with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Following the conclusion of the summit, the President will return to Washington, DC.

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Wednesday

The President will attend meetings at the White House.

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Thursday

The President will welcome the Chicago Blackhawks to the White House to honor the team on their 2015 Stanley Cup victory.

Afterward, the President and the First Lady will host a reception celebrating Black History Month in the East Room.

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Friday

The President will meet with Democratic Governors at the White House.

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Sunday

The President will deliver remarks at the National Governors Association Dinner and Reception at the White House. The First Lady will also attend.

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On This Day: President Obama reaches over the shoulders of 6’9″ Bill Russell to present him with the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House Feb. 15, 2011 (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


118 Responses to “The Week Ahead”


  1. February 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for posting NW & thank you Chips for the schedule!

    After watching the Dunk Contest last night & currently watching the All-Star game…..I still can’t get this out of my head😎

  2. 6 Dudette
    February 14, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    • 8 vcprezofan2
      February 14, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      😀 Funny part is, I bet you some of them would believe and comply if we could get the message out. 😀 😀 Remember the ones who were gearing up for that military exercise that would supposedly take place in Texas (can’t remember the name)?

      • 9 Dudette
        February 14, 2016 at 11:13 pm

        I think it was “Jade Helm” or something like that.

        • 10 vcprezofan2
          February 14, 2016 at 11:21 pm

          Yea, sounded something like that, and there were Texas folks buying up supplies to prepare themselves and others doing reconnoiter missions. I really would love to be able to pass out these current warnings late October/early November – just for the fun of it. 😀

  3. 11 vcprezofan2
    February 14, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    • 12 vcprezofan2
      February 14, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      // ……………………………………………………
      But that’s nonsense. Even if you’re disappointed in what President Obama accomplished, he substantially raised taxes on the rich and dramatically expanded the social safety net; significantly tightened financial regulation; encouraged and oversaw a surge in renewable energy; moved forward on diplomacy with Iran.

      Any Republican would undo all of that, and move sharply in the opposite direction. If anything, the consensus among the presidential candidates seems to be that George W. Bush didn’t cut taxes on the rich nearly enough, and should have made more use of torture.

      When we talk about partisanship, then, we’re not talking about arbitrary teams, we’re talking about a deep divide on values and policy. How can anyone not be “partisan” in the sense of preferring one of these visions?

      And it’s up to you to decide which version you prefer. So why do I say that only one party has gone off the deep end?

      One answer is, compare last week’s Democratic debate with Saturday’s Republican debate. Need I say more?

      …………………………………. //

      http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/opinion/how-america-was-lost.html

  4. 13 GGail
    February 14, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    PBO will still be in my neck of the woods tomorrow? And I have the day off to celebrate President’s Day? Where is my Marilyn Monroe dress & heels????😀

  5. 39 JER
    February 14, 2016 at 9:34 pm

  6. 41 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    bt, bff’s?

  7. February 14, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Any comment from Bernie Senders about President Obama replaces Judge Scalia.

  8. 45 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    It’s amazing how the rethugs put out a bs talking point and how the media immediately takes upon it itself to propagate and defend that bs.

  9. 49 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 9:58 pm

  10. 50 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    phew, beebs finally stopped putting scaly scalia’s mug in its fp.

  11. 51 sjterrid
    February 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day, TOD

  12. 52 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    this happened yet?

  13. 72 Judith Fardig
    February 14, 2016 at 10:21 pm

  14. February 14, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Just thinking what this would look like on Fox News?

    Monday and Tuesday: The President will plot with foreigners to replace your Bibles with Satanic literature and postmodernist pornography…

  15. February 14, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I sent a email to CNN Dana Bash about this technically the president.

  16. 79 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 10:51 pm

  17. 80 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 10:52 pm

  18. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    February 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm

  19. 82 vcprezofan2
    February 14, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Okay peoples, this is a reasonable time to get offline after lolly-gagging in the village the *entire* day!

    Toodle-di-doo and sweet dreams to you all! 🙂

    • 83 amk for obama
      February 14, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      what’s the rush?

      • 84 vcprezofan2
        February 14, 2016 at 11:19 pm

        Did you read the part where I’ve literally been here all day? Geesh.

        • 85 amk for obama
          February 14, 2016 at 11:21 pm

          still …

          • 86 vcprezofan2
            February 14, 2016 at 11:38 pm

            I’ve been so still today, wouldn’t surprise me if my legs have forgotten how to walk. I. am. going. ….to continue reading my god novel. Don’t worry, I see I’m leaving you in good company.

            • February 14, 2016 at 11:50 pm

              What is your god novel?

              • 88 vcprezofan2
                February 15, 2016 at 11:50 am

                The Shack – Wm. Paul Young

                • February 17, 2016 at 10:49 am

                  I read most of that. What do you think of it?

                  • 90 vcprezofan2
                    February 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

                    Hi Maryl, I haven’t read any more since I wrote my comment days ago but I do intend to. After a very slow start I really am surprised to find that I’m intrigued by the way in which Young has explained some theological concepts in simple and clearER ways. I am a Christian who was actively and regularly involved in ‘church’ and who just got up one Sunday a few years back and decided that I wasn’t going any more. Part of the reason was that I ended up feeling angrier after service than before and the ‘airy-fairy’ answers of my friends/religious leaders etc. to concerns that I raised just got me more frustrated. I find Young has answered 1/2 of my questions in a more credible way than I’ve heard previously.

                    • February 21, 2016 at 12:17 pm

                      I didn’t finish it actually, but I agree that his imagery was very effective. I know what you mean about feeling frustrated. I was blessed that the man who was my minister for 10 years never dismissed my concerns, was capable of answering many of them, and honest enough to admit he didn’t have all the answer but that didn’t make the questions unimportant. I’ve come to believe that we will never in this life have all the answers but must live with the tension of not knowing.

                    • 92 vcprezofan2
                      February 21, 2016 at 12:33 pm

                      I’ve never been completely comfortable with some of the *answers* I got re evil and the seeming ‘unfairness’ that some get so much to bear. I’ve gotten far enough in this book that I actually make better sense of his explanations than some of the others I’ve had in the past. Indeed, some of his explanations have been tension-removing. 🙂

    • 93 Dudette
      February 14, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      Toodles, VC! Rest well!

  20. 105 Dudette
    February 14, 2016 at 11:27 pm

  21. February 14, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    No spoilers but I think tonight’s episode of the Walking Dead is probably one of the best EVER!! ……was on the edge of my seat from the get go & the cinematography and manpower to pull it off is mindblowing😎

  22. February 14, 2016 at 11:46 pm

  23. February 15, 2016 at 12:11 am

    FFS

    • 109 99ts
      February 15, 2016 at 12:43 am

      They NEVER stop – No-one in the Bush admin answered for the crimes they committed – the thousands who died – but this GOP congress is seriously looney. Do they think the world isn’t watching?

  24. February 15, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Before departing for the evening just want to note that Trump’s attack on George Bush re: 9/11 has caused me to wonder just what the guy is doing, especially since he is a TeeeVeee ACTOR.

    Any Democrat saying the stuff Trump said about GWB, based on the reports I’ve read (since I’d never spend time watching such filth) would have been excoriated these past 24 hours.

    No “institutional Republican” would dare speak so boldly about GWB.

    So, I’m taking a step back and doing the ‘hmmmmmmm ….’ thing ….

    Good night TOD.

  25. 111 arapaho415
    February 15, 2016 at 1:22 am

    GM TODville.

    Know it’s the wee hours on the east coast, but for those who tune in here before the Early Bird thread, spectacular sunset in Rancho Mirage tonight!

  26. February 15, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Finally being plainly stated…for all who care to hear..

  27. 115 No Child Left Behind
    February 15, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

  28. 116 No Child Left Behind
    February 15, 2016 at 7:31 am

  29. 117 No Child Left Behind
    February 15, 2016 at 7:46 am


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