The First Lady (@FLOTUS) September 29, 2016
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President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s “not impressed” look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office, Nov. 15, 2012. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, and Savannah Vinsant laugh at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Washington Post: Just a year after his administration signaled it would help Burma emerge from decades of repressive military rule, President Obama will make history Monday by becoming the first U.S. president to visit the long-isolated Southeast Asian nation.
Obama’s gesture, [is] the centerpiece of a four-day trip to the region that will include stops in Thailand and Cambodia…
During his six hours in Burma, Obama is scheduled to meet separately with President Thein Sein and democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose release in 2010 following 15 years under house arrest launched her nation’s opening to the West. She has since become a member of parliament.
….. Obama will meet with Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, and in Cambodia he will attend a gathering of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and participate in this year’s East Asia Summit to discuss security issues. The president is also expected to meet privately with several foreign leaders, including Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.
President Obama walks to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base – the President is traveling to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia
Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 17
Michael Tomasky: The Nonexistent Case Against Susan Rice Crumbles
Peter King admitted on CNN that David Petraeus, in his Hill briefing, the one John McCain couldn’t be bothered to attend because he was holding a press conference denouncing the administration for withholding information, gave Susan Rice the green light to say what she said on those TV appearances on that fateful day.
…. the agency approved Rice’s talking points. So she wasn’t lying or spinning. So says Peter King, no ideological or partisan doormat on these matters, I think you would agree.
…. Rice maybe should or should not be secretary of state, but she sure shouldn’t be disqualified on the basis of these flimsy and silly allegations, and King’s admission helps clear her plate.
Full post here
A most excellent White House petition:
Video of the week?
Thank you JamilaJP! (Forward to 11:30 for Romney’s concession speech)
President Obama talks with members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office, Nov. 15. Pictured, from left, are: Steven Gluckstein, Savannah Vinsant, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber (Pete Souza)
President Obama talks on the phone with members of the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team during a phone call from Air Force One, Aug. 1. The President called the women to congratulate them on their gold medal in the team competition
First lady Michelle Obama acknowledges cheers from the stage during a campaign stop at Fleming Gymnasium on the UNCG campus in Greensboro, N.C.
Text of the First Lady’s remarks here
The First Lady’s schedule…
1:35 Holderness, NH – Delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event
3:05 Laconia, NH – Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event
5:20 Manchester, NH – Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event
2:35 Springfield – Delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event
5:0 Pittsfield, MA – Delivers remarks at a campaign fundraising event
6:45 Richmond, MA – Attends a campaign fundraising dinner at the home of Governor Deval Patrick Richmond, Massachusetts
Raleigh, N.C., August 1
A President Obama supporter listens as the President delivers remarks during a campaign event in Mansfield, Ohio
The John S Knight Center in Akron, Ohio, August 1
… returning to Joint Base Andrews
Twin Cities, Minnesota
Virginia field office
Jonathon Del Arco in Detroit, Michigan
Registering voters in Colorado
Don Cheadle speaks to a group of local volunteers in Durham, North Carolina
The new field office in Harrisonburg, Virginia
Jacksonville, Florida (OFA Flickr)
11:05: President Obama departs the White House
1:15: Arrives in Orlando, Florida
2:40: Delivers remarks at a campaign event
4:30: Delivers remarks to the Blog’Her Conference
7:50: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg, Va.
8:50: Departs Leesburg
9:0: Arrives at the White House
Evening all 😉 Another couple of dozen gazillion apologies for not replying to all your emails yet- will do, asap!
11:40: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Mansfield Central Park, Ohio
CNN live streaming (streaming has started)
President Obama waves as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House, August 1
1:15: Michelle Obama speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Greensboro, N.C.
3:55: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the John S. Knight Center, Akron, Ohio
(Both listed for live coverage by CNN streaming)