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@WhiteHouse: “I think the tone is right. I think the framework is right.” — President Obama on his #SOTU
White House: President Obama works on his State of the Union in the Oval Office.
#InsideSOTU: Tune in Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9PM EST.
Kori Schulman (@ks44) January 23, 2014
White House: Chief Speechwriter Cody Keenan’s desk: Coffee, binders, and the latest State of the Union draft.
Shin Inouye (@Inouye44) January 24, 2014
White House: A look inside the Oval Office from @PeteSouza: President Obama meets with Cody Keenan and @Pfeiffer44.
White House: Here’s the latest State of the Union draft for President Obama to review tonight.
White House: Cody Keenan’s latest @Instagram: President Obama’s notes on the 1st draft of the State of the Union.
White House: President Obama works on his latest #SOTU draft with his Chief Speechwriter Cody Keenan and @Rhodes44.
Dan sat down for an interview and answered questions of what it is like to work as formerly the Communications Director for President Obama and now as his Chief Political Advisor
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Each week beginning February 18th, “First Ladies: Influence and Image” will tell the stories of the women who served in the role of first lady over 44 administrations.
TPM: With President Obama’s jobs package facing a handful of Democratic defections in the Senate, the White House released a letter from 16 Democratic governors who are standing squarely behind the bill in a last-ditch lobbying blitz before the Tuesday night vote.
… the Democratic governors who signed onto the letter to House and Senate leaders are urging Congress to swiftly pass the American Jobs Act…
…. The signers include: Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. John P. deJongh, Jr., Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, Washington, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Democratic governors not signing the letter are:
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (Contact)
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (Contact)
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (Contact)
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (Contact)
Democratic Senators who could oppose the bill Tuesday night include:
Montana Sen. Jon Tester (Contact)
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Steve Benen: The Senate will take up the American Jobs Act tonight, and no one needs a crystal ball to know the bill won’t come close to getting 60 votes. But let’s take a moment to mention exactly what will be voted on tonight.
This is not a vote on final passage of the bill. It’s not even a cloture vote to end debate so that there can be a vote on final passage. Tonight, rather, is on the motion to proceed…..
In effect, what the Senate will vote on tonight is whether they can have a debate on the jobs bill. That’s all this is, a vote to allow a discussion. Republicans will, of course, filibuster the motion to proceed….
When members of the Democratic caucus – Ben Nelson, Joe Manchin, and Joe Lieberman – vote with Republicans tonight, they’re not only rejecting a credible jobs bill, they’re also rejecting an opportunity to talk about a credible jobs bill. Republicans and conservative Dems are, as a practical matter, saying that the notion of even debating the American Jobs Act is so offensive, they can’t even allow members to begin the discussion…..
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Kevin Drum (Mother Jones): Greg Sargent rounds up reaction to the possibility that “moderate” Senate Democrats will sink Obama’s jobs bill:
Obama has done what skittish Senate Dems and their aides asked him to do – he has waged a public campaign to build support for his proposals. Have we already forgotten that only a few short months ago, the papers were filled with quotes from anonymous Dems complaining that Obama had failed to (a) focus on jobs; and (b) use the bully pulpit to rally public support for job-creation proposals?
By any measure, Obama has addressed those complaints. As ABC News polling director Gary Langer put it the other day, Obama proved that “it’s possible to move the bar” when it comes to public opinion on jobs. And yet, now that Dems have finally made that pivot to jobs and are finally fighting it out on turf favorable to themselves; now that Obama has shown it’s possible to move public opinion in the direction of his proposals, despite his low approval numbers; and now that Obama and Dem leaders are hoping to use GOP opposition to the jobs bill to cast the GOP as the number one enemy of progress on the economy, a handful of moderate Dems are still prepared to help Republicans muddy those waters.
It is truly astonishing. Finally, Democrats have a chance to demonstrate a sharp, clear, popular difference with Republicans, and even then they can’t manage to stand together and look like an actual governing party….
…. Even on a purely symbolic bill (since the House isn’t going to pass it anyway), Democrats can’t manage to get their act together. What a bunch of morons.
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President Obama speaks at a campaign fundraising event in Orlando, Florida, October 12
President Obama sits down for a beer with unemployed construction workers at The Harp and Celt Irish Bar in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 11
President Obama’s statement on the Senate’s vote Tuesday on his proposed American Jobs Act:
“Tonight, a majority of United States Senators voted to advance the American Jobs Act. But even though this bill contains the kind of proposals Republicans have supported in the past, their party obstructed the Senate from moving forward on this jobs bill.
“Tonight’s vote is by no means the end of this fight. Independent economists have said that the American Jobs Act would grow the economy and lead to nearly two million jobs, which is why the majority of the American people support these bipartisan, common-sense proposals. And we will now work with Senator Reid to make sure that the individual proposals in this jobs bill get a vote as soon as possible.
“In the coming days, Members of Congress will have to take a stand on whether they believe we should put teachers, construction workers, police officers and firefighters back on the job. They’ll get a vote on whether they believe we should cut taxes for small business owners and middle-class Americans, or whether we should protect tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.
“With each vote, Members of Congress can either explain to their constituents why they’re against common-sense, bipartisan proposals to create jobs, or they can listen to the overwhelming majority of American people who are crying out for action. Because with so many Americans out of work and so many families struggling, we can’t take “no” for an answer. Ultimately, the American people won’t take “no” for an answer. It’s time for Congress to meet their responsibility, put their party politics aside and take action on jobs right now.”
President Barack Obama meets with, from left, Senior Advisor David Plouffe, Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer, and Press Secretary Jay Carney in the Oval Office, July 27, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Vice President Joe Biden shares a laugh with outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Director of White House Communications Dan Pfeiffer in the audience after President Barack Obama introduced William Daley as the new White House Chief of Staff