Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Turkeys, Pies, Trees, and Barbara Walters help Obama beat the Affordable Health Care Act woos

During the Thanksgiving Holiday week, President Obama received 3 daily briefings, met with Secretary of Defense Hagel, the President of Colombia, and delivered two statements.

In addition, he and his family participated in a service project and entertained an undisclosed number of guests a Thanksgiving Dinner that ended with 6 different pies ( huckleberry pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, sweet potato pie, banana cream pie or coconut cream pie). Ahhh, so much for Michelle Obama's healthy eating pitch - "let them eat peas"!


To help him try to restore his tarnished Obamacare image and reputation, Mr. and Mrs. Obama sat for a Barbara Walters interview.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (13.5 hours total):

  • Vice President Biden : Washington DC to Tokyo Japan : 13.5 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday November 27 through Tuesday December 03 2013.

Today, Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • President Obama receives a daily briefing at 10 AM. Then at 11 AM, he meets with President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, which is followed by a 12:05 PM lunch with the two of them. In the afternoon, Mr. Obama will deliver a statement about the Affordable Care Act (2:30 PM), participate in an ambassador credentialing ceremony (3:30 PM), and end the day after a 4:15 PM meeting with Secretary Hagel.
  • VP Biden visited an internet company with Cathy Russell, then met with Crown Prince Naruhito, and later with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.

Monday, December 2, 2013

  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10 AM. His last public appointment was a 1:20 PM address at a World AIDS Day Event.
  • VP Biden Biden met with Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and members of the Diet.

Sunday, December 1, 2013
  • VP Biden departed on a trip to China, Japan, and South Korea. First, he arrived in Tokyo Japan.

Friday, November 29, 2013
  • President Obama and his wife sat for a 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters.
  • Michelle Obama and daughters received the 2013 White House Christmas tree.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. Then, he pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkeys at 1:20 PM. He next held a bill signing appearance (2:35 PM), and ended the day with a service event (4:30 PM).
  • VP Biden flew to Nantucket where he and his family spent 4 days as a Thanksgiving vacation.



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Seven Fundraisers in 3 cities for the Traveling Fundraiser, President Obama

The past week's accomplishments for President Obama can be summarized as attending 7 fundraisers in three West Coast cities, racking up 14 hours of Air Force One flight time, having lunch with Vice President Obama, and hosting a black-tie affair for Medal of Freedom awardees.

Besides that, Mr. Obama received 3 daily briefings, met with John Kerry, Susan Rice, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, film industry executives, delivered a few statements to justify his travel expenses, and bought lunch at a San Francisco Chinatown restaurant.

(from http://www.sfexaminer.com)

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (14 hours total):
  • President Obama: White House to Seattle WA to San Francisco CA to Los Angeles CA to Washington DC : (5.5 + 2.5 + 1.5 + 5.5 ) = 14 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday November 20 through Tuesday November 26 2013.

Today, Tuesday, November 26, 2013
  • President Obama attends a DNC fundraising event in a private residence at noon. Then, he tours DreamWorks Animation at 1:50, meets with industry representatives, and delivers remarks. He then leaves Los Angeles and flies back to Washington, arriving at the White House about 9:20 PM.

Monday, November 25, 2013
(from http://www.ctpost.com)
  • President Obama left Seattle Washington at 11:50 AM and flew to San Francisco CA. There, he delivered remarks about immigration at 2:35 PM, and spent the rest of the day attending fundraisers. First was a 4:10 PM DNC event which was followed by an 5:00 PM DNC event. Mr. Obama left San Francisco and flew to Los Angeles CA, where he attended a 10:30 PM DCCC/DSCC fundraising event; and another DCCC/DSCC joint event at 11:20 PM.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
  • President Obama left the White House at 2 PM and flew to Seattle WA. He then attended an 8:05 PM DNC event, and a 10:10 DCCC fundraising event. The President was accompanied by Valerie Jarret.

Friday, November 22, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. Then, at 1:45 PM, he participated in a video conference with Peace Corps Volunteers in Tanzania. He ended the day after a 2:40 PM meeting with King Mohammed VI of Morocco. He also met with John Kerry, Susan Rice, and Phil Gordon.
  • Michelle Obama hosted the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) National Arts and Humanities Youth Program.

Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. This was followed by a 12:30 lunch with VP Biden. In the afternoon, he delivered a brief statement (1:55 PM), and another at 2 PM at a ConnectED Champions of Change event. Lastly, he held a bill signing photo op at 2:20 PM.
Cordy Vivian receiving Medal of Freedom (from whitehouse.gov/blog )

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
  • President Obama began the day with a 10:15 AM daily briefing. He then honored recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom at 11:05 AM. Then, he participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery at 1 PM commemorating the death of John F Kennedy. Lastly, he met with representatives from teh National Association of Insurance Commissioners. In the evening (7:10 PM), he and Michelle hosted a black-tie dinner for the Medal of Freedom awardees at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Patriotic: No Gettysburg Rememberance from President Obama Today

Today is the historic 150th year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address eulogy to the slain and wounded soldiers who sacrificed at that historic battlefield. But conspicuously missing from this commemoration will be the nation's current leader, President Obama.

(from https://sites.google.com/a/mvsdpride.org/bes-erinfitzgerald/the-gettysburg-address )
The Obamacare roll-out difficulties are requiring President Obama to spend more time with his senior staff. During the past week, he met with his senior advisers twice, Secretary of Defense Hagel twice, Secretary of State Kerry once, and Secretary of Treasury Lew once. In addition, he received a daily briefing each weekday, met with healthcare CEO's, delivered speeches about the Affordable Health Care Act, and worked with his political Organizing for Action group.

(from zimbio.com)
While this time consuming distraction limited his free time, the President was still able to play his 151st (as President) round of golf, attend an Oregon State basketball game to see his brother-in-law, and send out donation solicitations for barackobama.com.

The weekly fundraising and entertainment duties we delegated to his wife Michelle and Vice President Biden. During this time, Mr. Biden attended 3 fundraising events, two in North Carolina and one in Georgia. Michelle Obama flew to New York City to obtain funds. And even President Obama was able to attend a Philadelphia fundraiser at a private residence.

Mrs Obama participated in a guest appearance taping of "106 & Park", and flew to Disney World to attend a conference.

Unfortunately, Mr. Obama was only able to fly to Cleveland Ohio this week, although VP Biden visited Houston TX and is now in Panama City, Panama.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (25.5 hours total):
  • President Obama: White House to Cleveland OH to Philadelphia PA to Washington DC : (1.25 + 1.5 + .75 ) = 3.5 hours
  • Michelle Obama : White House to New York City (round trip)  : 3 hours
  • Michelle Obama : White House to Orlando FL (round trip)  : 4.5 hours
  • VP Biden : Washington DC to Houston TX to Panama City Panama : (3.25 + 4.25) = 7.5 hours
  • VP Biden : Washington DC to Charlotte NC to Chapel Hill NC to Washington DC : (1.5 + 1 + 1) =  3.5 hours
  • VP Biden : Washington DC to Atlanta GA (round trip) : 3.5 hours


Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday November 13 through Tuesday November 19 2013.


Today, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  • President Obama receives a daily briefing at 10 AM. Next at 10:"45 AM, he will meet with bipartisan senators to discus Iran. At 3:15 PM, he will speak and take questions at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council meeting. Lastly, he will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel at 4:30 PM.
  • VP Biden held meetings with Panama President Martinelli in Panama City.

Monday, November 18, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM, and then with senior advisers at 11:00 AM. Lastly, he met with Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew at 3:30 PM. In the evening, he participated in an Organizing for Action conference call in an attempt to get his political action supporters to push Obamacare.
  • Michelle Obama attended a Democratic DSCC fundraising event in New York City. At 3 PM, she taped an episode for the BET "106 & Park" show which will be aired tonight.
  • (from mercedsunstar.com)
  • VP Biden flew to Houston Texas and spoke about infrastructure to 50 people volunteering to enroll people into Obamacare exchanges. From there, he flew to Panama City Panama.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
  • President Obama played his 40th round of golf with rip director Marvin Nicholson, his brother Walt Nicholson, and Joe Paulsen of the White House advance office.

Saturday, November 16, 2013
  • President Obama, and family, attended the Oregon State-Maryland basketball game in College Park, Md.


Friday, November 15, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. At 2 pm, he met with his senior advisers. He also met with health insurance company CEOs to discuss the Affordable Care Act.
  • VP Biden attended a DNC fundraising event in Charlotte NC in the morning. Just before 1 PM, he attended a fundraising event for Sen Hagen in Chapel Hill NC.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:30 AM. Next, he delivered a statement about the Affordable Care Act at 11:35 AM. A little later, he left the White House at 1 PM and flew to Cleveland Ohio where he tourec ArcelorMittal and delivered remarks. He then flew to Philadelphia at spoke at a Democratic DSCC fundraising event. Lastly, he flew back to Washington DC.
  • Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker at a Veterans Institute workshop at Walt Disney World in Florida.
  • VP Biden delivered remarks at a DNC fundrasiser in Atlanta GA.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:05 AM. Then at 10:50 AM, he met with faith leaders. At 3:30 PM, he delivered remarks at the Department of Interior Tribal Nations Conference. Lastly, he met with Secretary of State John Kerry (4:30 PM), and with Secretary of Defense Hagel (5:15 PM).


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Losing your health care? Don't worry. President Obama is fundraising!

As millions of Americans across the country are worried about replacing their cancelled health care policies, President Obama, Mrs. Obama, and VP Biden turned their efforts to DNC Fundrasing events around the country.

During the past week, Mr. Obama attended 3 fundraising events in Dallas TX and 2 in Miami FL. In between, he: played a round of golf with Alonzo Mourning; hosted a breakfast, a lunch, a dinner, and a movie screening event; spoke in New Orleans LA; and met once with tribal leaders and Secretary of Treasury Lew. He also found time to receive 3 daily briefings.

President Obama golfing with Alonzo Mourning (from nbcmiami.com )
Mrs. Obama flew to Pittsburgh PA to attend a DNC fundraising event, spoke at a high school, and hosted a workshop for children wanting to make careers in film making.

VP Biden attended 2 fundraising events also. One was in Baltimore MD and one in Cleveland OH.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (18 hours total):
  • President Obama: White House to Dallas Texas (round trip) : 6 hours
  • President Obama: White House to New Orleans LA, to Miami FL, and back to Washington DC : 2.5 + 2.0 + 2.5 = 7 hours
  • Michelle Obama: White House to Pittsburgh PA (round trip)  : 2 hours
  • VP Biden : Washington DC to Cleveland OH : 3 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday November 6 through Tuesday November 12 2013.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • First, President Obama received a daily briefing at 11 AM. Second, he met with tribal leaders at 11:45 AM. This was followed by a lunch at Molly Malone's where he and VP Biden treated 5 service members. Mr Obama was then free until 5:30 PM when he met with combatant commanders and military leadership who he later treated to a dinner at 7:30 PM (Mrs Obama and the Biden's also attended dinner).
  • Michelle Obama delivered remarks at a DC high school.

Monday, November 11, 2013
  • President Obama hosted a breakfast honoring veterans and their families at 9:00 AM (Mr. Biden also attended). This was followed by an 11 AM wreath-laying ceremony attended by the Bidens and Obamas.

Saturday, November 9, 2013
  • President Obama played a round of golf with Alonzo Mourning at Grande Oaks golf club. Afterward, he left Miami at 3:25 PM and flew back to Washington DC.

Friday, November 8, 2013
  • President Obama left the White House at 9:05 AM and flew to New Orleans where he toured the Port of New Orleans and delivered remarks. He left at 2:10 PM and flew to Miami Florida where he attended 3 Democratic fundraising events.
  • Michelle Obama hosted a workshop for high school students interested in film making.
  • VP Biden attended a Demcratic DSCC fundraising event in Baltimore MD in the early afternoon. At night, he attended the Second Annual Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards Gala in Wilmington, Del.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 am. He then met with Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew at 1:30 PM. In the afternoon, he sat with Chuch Todd of NBC News and stated that he would look into why Americans are losing their health insurance. Lastly, he hosted a screening of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' at 6 PM.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:20 AM. Then, he left the White House and flew to Dallas Texas where he participated in an Affordable Care Act event. This was followed by 2 DSCC fundraising events.
  • Michelle Obama attended a DNC fundraising event in Pittsburgh PA
  • VP Biden attended a DSCC fundraising event in Cleveland OH after speaking at the CSX Northwest Ohio in North Baltimore, Ohio.



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Entertainment and fundraising were Obama's primary activities last week

As milliions of American individuals begin to receive cancellation notices from their health care providers, the top two chief executives of the U.S. and their families spent their week entertaining themselves and attending Democratic fundraising events.

President Obama set the standard by: greeting visitors to the White House; having lunch with VP Biden; honoring the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team; playing a round of golf; attending Democratic events (DNC, DCCC, OFA) in Boston MA, Washington DC, and Virginia.


Michelle Obama hosted a Diwali celebration, a Halloween Party and a Garden Harvest at the White House.

Vice President Biden: flew to Austin Texas to attend a campaingn event; went to a campaign rally in Virginia; and spoke at a West Virginia Democratic dinner. Plus, he hosted an evening reception for breast cancer awareness.

As for official business, the President received 5 daily briefings, met with his senior advisers once, and with Senator Booker and Secretary of Defense Hagel.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (10 houts total):
  • President Obama: White House to Boston MA (round trip)  : 3 hours
  • VP Biden : White House to Austin Texas (round trip)  : 7 hours
Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday October 3 through Tuesday November 5 2013.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. Then, at 11:30 AM, he met with business leaders to discuss immigration reform. This was followed by a 12:30 PM lunch with VP Biden. Mr. Obama then left the White House at 2:10 PM and traveled to Bethesda MD and visited Walter Reed Medical Center and Fisher House. The President and First Lady also greeted visitors touring the White House.
  • Michelle Obama delivered remarks at the White House Diwali celebration.
  • VP Joe Biden and wife Jill hosted a reception for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the evening.

Monday, November 4, 2013
  • President Obama began the day at 11 AM with a daily briefing. At 11:45 AM, he met with senior advisers. In the afternoon, he honored the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks at the White House (2:10 PM). this was followed with a 4:15 PM meeting with Secretary Hagel. He spent the evening attending an Organizing for Action event and dinner.
  • VP Biden attended a campaign event for Terry McAuliffe.

Sunday, November 3, 2013
  • President Obama delivered remarks at a 2 PM campaign event rally for Terry McAuliffe.

Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • President Obama played his 38th round of golf this year with college friends and a White House aide.
  • VP Biden gave the keynote speech at the West Virginia Democratic Party’s 2013 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

Friday, November 1, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. Lastly, he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at 2:10 PM.
  • VP Biden, and Valerie Jarrett, met with disabilities rights and veterans advocacy groups.

Halloween, Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • President Obama started with a 10:45 AM daily briefing. He was free until the afternoon, when he delivered remarks at SelectUSA Investment Summit at 1:30 PM. A little later (3:15 PM), he met with the newly elected Senator Cory Booker. Then, starting at 5:15 PM, he and Michelle hosted a trick-or-treat Halloween party.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. He then left the White House at 12:55 PM and flew to Boston MA where he first spoke about health care. Afterward, he attended a 5:35 PM DCCC campaign fundraising event. He flew back to Washington DC and arrived back at the White House at 8:45 PM.
  • Michelle Obama hosted school children to the White House Garden Harvest.
  • VP Biden flew to Austin Texas and attended a DNC event at a private residence.  

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Government shutdown ended 2 weeks ago and everyone is back to work

In the past 14 days, President Obama received a daily briefing on each of the 10 weekdays. He also met with his senior advisers, Jack Lew, and John Kerry twice; and he met with Secretary of Defense Hagel once.

Also on his agenda was having lunch with VP Biden three times. But, we know everything is back to normal when the President, Mrs. Obama, and the Vice President all resume attending Democratic National Committee events and fundraisers again.

Yes, Mr. Obama knows where his bread is buttered: both from the working American taxpayers who have to pay for his political activities, and from his democratic supporters looking for political favors.

A lunch stop at UJunior's Cheesecake in Brooklyn NY

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (3 hours total):
  • President Obama : White House to New York City (round trip)  : 3 hours
Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the two weeks from Wednesday October 16 through Tuesday October 29 2013.

Today, Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • President Obama receives a daily briefing at 10:15 AM before meeting with his senior advisors at 11 AM. Next, he has a brief 11:45 AM meeting with CEO's regarding Cybersecurity. Then, he has a 12:30 lunch with VP Biden. In the afternoon, he will speak at a memorial services for Tom Foley at 3 PM. Lastly, he will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel at 4:45 PM.
Monday, October 28, 2013
  • President Obama received a 10 AM daily briefing. At noon, he delivered remarks at the installation of FBI Director James Comey. Lastly, he met with Secretary of State Kerry at 3:45 PM. He also spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone.
Friday, October 25, 2013
  • President Obama received a 10:45 AM daily briefing. Then, at 1:20 PM, he left the White House and flew to New York City. Once there, he visited and spoke at a P-TECH high school classroom at 3:25 PM. Then he was off to 2 Democratic fundraisers, one at 7 PM, and the second at 8:10 PM. He returned to the White House around 11  PM.
  • Michelle Obama greeted the USO Volunteer of the year and other honorees along with Jill Biden at 1:45 AM.  Shortly after (2:15 PM), she spoke at the (Democratic) Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) National Issues Conference.
  • VP Biden met with Italian Senate President Pietro Grasso at 10 AM. In the evening (6:45 PM), he and his wife attended and spoke at the Annual Issues Conference of the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum at the Newseum.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. This was followed by a 10:35 AM immigration reform speech. In the afternoon, he participated in the DNC's Women's Leadership Forum (4:50 PM). Additionally, he met with Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:45 AM. That was followed by a 12:30 lunch with VP Biden. Next, he held a bilateral meeting with Pakistani PM Sharif (2:10 PM). Lastly, he met with Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew.
Meeting with Rahm Emanuel


Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 12 noon.
  • VP Biden met with Prime Minister Victor Ponta of Romania. Then, he attended a  meeting of the U.S.-China Dialogue at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Monday, October 21, 2013
  • President Obama had a daily briefing at 10:30 AM and then delivered remarks about Obamacare at 11:25 AM.
Friday, October 18, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily brefing at 11:15 AM. Then at noon, he met with his senior advisers. He ended the day after making a 2 PM personnel announcement.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • President Obama started the day with a 9:45 AM daily briefing. This was followed by delivering a statement at 11 AM about the government reopening after the shutdown. Next, he held a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Letta at 11:30; and then lunch with the PM at 12:45 PM.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. Next, he had lunch with VP Biden at 12:30. In the afternoon, he met with Secretaries Lew and Kerry (2:25 PM and 3:05 PM respectively). Lastly, he delivered a statement at 8:25 PM.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shutdown means only Lunch for the President and but Breakfasts for the VP

Most of President Obama's scheduled activities during the 3rd week of the government shutdown consisted of attending meetings with both the Democratic and Republican Caucasus. In addition, he received 4 daily briefings, and met with business leaders, a young Pakistani schoolgirl, and Secretaries Lew and Hagel.  He also ate lunch with VP Biden, volunteered at a soup kitchen, and held a staff meeting.

Vice President Biden hosted two breakfast meetings during this shutdown week.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time:
  • No Presidential travel reported.


Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday October 9 through Tuesday October 15 2013.


Today, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
  • President Obama receives a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. Then at 11:40 AM, he is interviewed by regional television stations. Next at 2:10 PM, he awards the Medal of Honor to Captain William Swenson. This is followed by a 3:15 PM meeting with House Democratic leaders. Finally, he ends the day after a 4:30 PM meeting with Secretary of Defense Hagel.
  • VP Biden hosted a breakfast for U.S. China Track II participants.

Monday, October 14, 2013
  • President Obama volunteered his services by helping at a DC soup kitchen named Martha's Table. He also held a meeting with VP Biden.

Friday, October 11, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. He then met with the Senate Republican Caucus at 11:15 AM. He ended the day after a 2:15 PM meeting with business owners. He, First Lady, and a daughter met with Malata Yousatzia.

Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. Then at noon, he met with Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew. In the afternoon, he met with the Senate Democratic caucus at 1:45 PM, and then with the House Republican leadership at 4:35 PM. He also held a staff meeting sometime during the day.
  • VP Biden hosted a breakfast with Sec. of Defense Hagel.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. Then, he had lunch with VP Biden at 12:30 PM. Later, he made a 3:10 PM personnel announcement, and finished the day after a 4:35 PM meeting with the House Democratic Caucus.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

No work and no negotiations, President Obama decides

With the government shutdown having lasted a full week so far, President Obama has voluntarily reduced his workload to the minimum as well. During the past week, he has received 5 daily briefings, lunched with VP Biden, and met with Secretaries Hagel and Lew. Additionally, he has delivered 2 statements, one of which was in Maryland.

Following along the with shutdown, the President decided not to go golfing last weekend, and he also cancelled his trip to Asia. Instead, he sent Secretary of State John Kerry to fill in for him. 

Secretary of State Kerry in Bali ( from breitbart.com )
Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time:
  • No Presidential travel reported.

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday October 2 through Tuesday October 8 2013.

Today, Tuesday, October 8, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 11:00 Am. At 2 PM, he will deliver a statement and answer questions. Lastly, he will end the day with a 4:30 PM meeting with Secretary of Defense Hagel.
Monday, October 7, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM.
Friday, October 4, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 11:15 AM.
Mr. Obama gets lunch on October 4 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • President Obama delivered remarks at M. Luis Construction Company in Rockville MD at 10:40 AM. That was followed by a 12 noon presidential briefing.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. At 12:05, he met with members of thte Financial Services Forum. He then had lunch with VP Biden at 12:30 PM. Lastly, he met with Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew at 4:30 PM.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Government Shuts Down on same day the Affordable Health Care Act becomes the law

The week leading to the the October 1st Government Shutdown and the kickoff of the Obamacare exchange implementation was quite busy for President Obama. During this time, he: received 4 daily briefings; met with Prime Ministers Netanyahu and Singh, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, his speech writing Director; and held a Cabinet meeting.

While the President refused to work with Congress to negotiate an American budget (one of his elected duties), Mr. Obama instead chose to make a historic phone call to the President of Iran, offering to work together with him. Thus, it seems the President was telling American that he is more interested in Iran than he is in our own country.

American Taxpayers paid for this

Hoping to make sure the October 1 implementation of Obamacare is a success,  Mr. Obama called several local officials and traveled to Maryland to delivered a speech selling this product.

An Executive week would not be complete if the President did not participate in a Democratic fundraising event. So, last Thursday, the pockets were greased when Mr. Obama attended a local DNC event. This came one day after VP Biden flew to New York City to attend a different DNC fundraising event there.



Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (3 hours total):
  • VP Biden : Washington DC to New York City (round trip)  : 3 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday September 25 through Tuesday October 1 2013.

Today, Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • President Obama receives a daily briefing at 11 AM. Then at noon, he will meet with beneficiaries of Obamacare (according to Politico). However, the White House website indicates the President will have no public agenda items this day.

Monday, September 30, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. That was followed with a bilateral meeting with Netanyahu at 11:15 AM, and a 12:20 PM working lunch. At 4:45 PM, the President delivered a statement about the impending Government shutdown. Lastly, he held a Cabinet meeting at 5 PM.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
  • President  Obama played his 35th round of golf this year.
  • Jill Biden attended the homecoming ceremony of the Delaware National Guard 153rd Military Police Police.

Friday, September 27, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. Next, he held an 11:30 AM meeting with Prime Minister Singh of India. Next, he held a phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. He ended the day after making a 3:30 PM statement about the call.
  • Michelle Obama hosted a tea for the wife of PM Singh
Mr. Obama talks about Obamacare at St. George's Community College
Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • President Obama delivered remarks about the Affordable Care Act at 10:55 AM at Prince Gorge's Community College in Largo MD. His only other appointmetn awas a 4:25 PM Democratic National Committee fundrasising event.
  • VP Biden met with members of Congress and talked about the Obama's plan for Western Hemisphere involvement.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 11 AM. Next, he met with his senior advisers at 11:45 AM. In the afternoon, he participated in ca call with mayors, county officials, and state legislators on the Affordable Care Act; and also met with his Speechwriting Director, Cody Keenan. Afterward, he met with Secretary Lew at 4:30 PM.
  • VP Biden - attended a DNC fundraising event in New York City. He also met with President Mujica of Uruguay, VP Al-Khuzaie of Iraq. Last, he delivered remarks at the Clinton Global Citizen Awards.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September Fundraisers, Golf, and Receptions Highlight the Obama Administration's Priorities

This week, President Obama attended two Democratic Fundraisers, played his 145th round of golf, and attended a Congressional Black Caucus event.

He also took to the air again and flew to Liberty Missouri to deliver a speech last Friday. While he was gone, Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon reception at the White House.

This week, the President is spending two days in New York City, attending meetings and dinners.

On the national level, President Obama's official schedule indicated he received two daily briefings and met with: members of his Business Roundtable and Export Council, Jack Lew, and John Kerry. Plus, he delivered a few remarks.

"Boy, I love this job"

Ironically, the President is meeting with the Palestinian President today while the Vice President is entertaining Jewish community leaders.

Meanwhile, Vice President Biden flew to Mexico City, Mexico; and this week he toured the flood damage in Colorado.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time ( 24 hours total):
  • President Obama : White House to New York City (round trip)  : 5 hours
  • President Obama (and family): White House to New York City (round trip)  : 3 hours
  • Vice President Biden: Washington DC to Mexico City, Mexico (round trip)  : 9 hours
  • Vice President Biden: Washington DC to Greeley Colorado (round trip)  : 7 hours
Realizing the importance of travel and entertainment, we can understand why the President insists there is no more discretionary money to cut from the budget.
Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday September 18 through Tuesday September 24 2013.

Today, Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Mr. Obama, spoke to the United Nations General Assembly. Afterward, he will meet with John Ashe, Ba Ki-Moon, have lunch, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. At the end of the afternoon, he will meet with Bill Clinton and discuss the future of health care reform. Lastly, he will attend a DNC fundraising reception at 7:35 PM, before flying back to DC.
VP Biden and wife Jill hold a reception for Jewish community leaders at 6:45 PM.

Monday, September 23, 2013
  • Mr. and Mrs. Obama left the White House at 11:25 AM and flew to New York City. Once there, he met with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, held a Civil Society Roundtable, and met with USUN employees. At night, the two attended a reception.
  • Mr. Biden delivered remarks in Greeley Colorado along with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Goverernor Hickenlooper.
The Obama's after arriving in New York City

Sunday, September 22, 2013
  • President Obama delivered remarks at a Navy Yard shooting memorial service at 5 PM.

Saturday, September 21, 2013
  • President Obama golfing with Sam Kass, Marvin Nicholson, and Mike Brush. In the evening, Mr. Obama spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner at 9 PM (in the Washington Convention Center).

Friday, September 20, 2013
  • President Obama left the White House a 9:45 AM ad flew to Kansas City, Missouri. There, he toured the Ford Stamping Plant in Liberty MO and delivered remarks. After that, he boarded Air Force One at 2:55 PM and flew back to DC, arriving shortly after 5 PM.
  • - Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon honoring the 2013 National Design Awards winners at the White House.
  • VP Biden met with Mexcian President Nieto, spoke of the beginning of a US/Mexican High Level Dialogue, and attended their first inaugural meeting.

Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10 AM. Then at 11 AM, he spoke at his Export Council meeting. At 11:35 AM, he met with his senior advisers. Lastly, he attended a DNC fundraising event at 4:25 PM.
  • VP Biden met with King Abdullah II and Wang Yi. After, he flew to Mexico City Mexico.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • Mr. Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. An hour later, he delivered remarks to members of the Business Roundtable. In the afternoon (3:30 PM), he met with Secretary of Treasury Lew; and then met with Secretary of State John Kerry at 4:15 PM.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Drink Up before 27 rounds of Golf, but no Musica Latina concert

President Obama planned on entertaining himself, his family, and inner circle on Monday evening by hosting another White House concert: Musica Latina. However, the tragic shooting at the Naval Yard forced him to postpone this evening event. Even so, his wife Michelle carried on with her previously scheduled Musica Latina Workshop in the State Dining Room and enjoyed speaking to and mingling with the attending celebrities. Since the President's schedule ended after an 11:40 AM speech, we are sure that he socialized with the visiting stars.

Although Monday's enjoyment was cancelled, the President did satisfy his pleasures by playing 27 holes of golf on Saturday and having lunch with Vice President Biden twice.

What a happy bunch.
As spending continued, the White House weekly travel was delegated to Mrs. Obama and Mr. Biden. Last Thursday, Michelle Obama flew Air Force One to Wisconsin where she attended a"Drink Up" Festival.  And, VP Biden, took Air Force Two and flew to Iowa where he attend two campaign fundraiser events.

But, the White House is still closed to the American public.

During the past week, President Obama received 4 daily briefings, held 1 cabinet meeting, met once with his senior advisers, Secretary of Defense Hagel, and the Amir of Kuwait. He also attended a 9/11 Observance Ceremony, participated in a service project and an ambassador credentialing ceremony, met with labor leaders unhappy with Obamacare, and spoke about the economy.


Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (9 hours total):
  • VP Biden : Washington DC to Des Moines and Indianola, Iowa (round trip)  : 5 hours
  • Michelle Obama : White House to Watertown Wisconsin (round trip)  : 4 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday September 21 through Tuesday September 17 2013.


Today, Tuesday, September 17, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:45 AM. Next, he has lunch with VP Biden at 12:30 PM. In the afternoon, the President participates in an ambassador credentialing ceremony at 2:45 PM, and ends the day with a 3:30 PM meeting with Secretary of Defense Hagel.

Monday, September 16, 2013
  • President Obama started the day with a 10 AM daily briefing. This was followed by a 10:45 AM meeting with his senior advisers. Lastly, he delivered remarks at 11:40 AM and spoke about the U.S. economy on the 5-year anniversary of the financial crisis.
  • Michelle Obama held a Musica Latina Workshop in the State Dining Room.

Sunday, September 15, 2013
  • VP Biden flew to Iowa and attended 2 campaign events for Senator Tom Harkin in Iowa. The first was at Principal Park in Des Moines, and the latter was at Harkin's 36th Annual Steak Fry at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Indianola, Iowa.

Saturday, September 14, 2013
  • President Obama played 27 holes of golf with Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon, (ESPN’s "Pardon the Interruption”), and aide Marvin Nicholson

Friday, September 13, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:45 AM. Then at 1:15 PM, he met with the Amir of Kuwait. At 3:35 PM, he and VP Biden met with labor leaders.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. At 11 AM, he held a Cabinet meeting. After that, he had lunch with VP Biden and was then done for the day.
  • Michelle Obama flew to Watertown Wisconsin and spoke at the "Drink Up" Festival.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
  • President Obama observed the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 WTC attack along with his wife Michelle, and the Biden's (at 8:45 AM). Next, Mr. Obama attended an Observance Ceremony at 9:30 AM. At 2:00 PM in the afternoon, he participated in a service project.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Neither Sweden, Russia, nor the United States stop Obama from thinking about Syria

Whether in Sweden, Russia, or the United States, President Obama was continuously preoccupied with his desire to enter the Syrian conflict. To that end, he tried to enlist support for his plans to attack that country. However, neither the international community nor the U.S. congress endorsed his objective to bomb that nation.

So, the President mobilized his small democratic leadership base and intended to force a vote in Congress. First, he needed to flood the news stations, and try to sell his hawkish ideas to the American public.

Yikes - Another Red Line
The President was so worried about the Syrian conflict that he cancelled a West Coast fundraising trip. He even planned meeting with several Republicans, met with Secretary of Defense Hagel, and received 2 daily briefings.

Luckily, Secretary of State Kerry found an out for the President by suggesting that if Syria would turn over their chemical weapons, Mr. Obama would delay the bombing. Russia jumped on board, an now the President is trying to convince the world that he was victorious.

However, it is far too early to determine what the outcome will be, but it appears that Mr. Obama feels he can spin this to his benefit. After all, "he never drew a red line", "the world drew the red line"!.


Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (10.5 hours total):
  • President Obama: Stockholm Sweden to Saint Petersburg Russia : 1 hour
  • President Obama: Saint Petersburg Russia to White House : 9.5 hours
Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday September 4 through Tuesday September 10 2013.


Today, Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 11 AM. Then at 12:30 PM, he meets with the Senate Democratic Caucus. At 1:45 PM, he will meet with the Senate Republican Conference. Lastly, he will deliver a statement to the Nation about Syria at 9:01 PM.

Monday, September 9, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. His second appointment was at 2:15 PM when he met with Secretary of Defense Hagel. Additionally, he participated in 6 television news interviews to discuss Syria: Scott Pelley, (CBS’s "Evening News"); Savannah Guthrie, (NBC’s "Today Show"); Wolf Blitzer, (CNN’s "Situation Room"); Chris Wallace, ("Fox News Sunday"); Diane Sawyer, ("ABC World News"); and Gwen Ifill, ("PBS NewsHour").

Friday, September 6, 2013
  • President Obama participated in a number of G-20 sessions and held several meetings. Susan Rice was also present. At the end of the day, the President flew back to Washington DC.

Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • President Obama met with the King and Queen of Sweden. Afterward, he flew to Saint Petersburg Russia to attend the G-20 conference.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  • Mister Obama arrived in Stockholm Sweden. There, he held 3 meetings with Prime Minister Reinfeldt, participated in a celebration of Raoul Wallenberg; toured an Energy Expo event; had his picture taken, and finally attended an official dinner with Nordic leaders.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Syrian Red Line interrupts Obama's quiet week

The days surrounding Labor Day weekend was intended to be rather quiet for President Obama. His official schedule only had him attending the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington; meeting with 3 visiting Presidents; having lunch with VP Biden; receiving one daily briefing; and then golfing.

However, his undocumented calendar time was unexpectedly filled up by addressing the Syrian situation. Because the Administration concluded that chemical weapons were used, the President enlisted the UN allies to form a military coalition to bomb Syria. But, his plan was not welcomed by Great Briton or the United Nations, and so Mr. Obama was left scrambling to gain support from the Congress, whom he initially intended to circumvent.
Under pressure to gain approval, the President has held numerous meetings. And tonight, he is leaving on a trip to Sweden and Russia, so it is now in the hands of Congress.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (11 hours total):
  • President Obama : White House to Stockholm, Sweden : 11 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday August 28 through Tuesday September 03 2013.


Today, Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  • President Obama, along with VP Biden, met with members of Congress at 9:45 AM. Then, he has a 12:30 PM lunch with the Vice President. At 8 PM, Mr. Obama will leave the White House and fly to Stockholm, Sweden.

Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • President Obama delivered a statement about Syria. After that, he went golfing with VP Biden, White House trip director Marvin Nicholson, and Walter Nicholson.

Friday, August 30, 2013
  • President Obama met with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia, Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, and President Andris Berzin┼í of Latvia at 2:15 PM.
  • VP Biden hosted a lunch meeting for the same 3 Presidents.

Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • VP Biden swore in: Todd Jones as Director of the ATF; and later Dan Tangherlini as Administrator of the GSA.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10 AM. Then at 2:45 PM, he attended the Let Freedom Ring ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's March on Washington.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Airplanes, buses, receptions, and tennis to avoid Syria, Egypt, plus ongoing IRS and Benghazi scandals

The latter part of last  week was occupied by President Obama's 2 day bus tour from Buffalo NY to Scranton PA. The purpose was to promote college affordability.  Along the way, he stopped in 6 cities and was joined in part or all by VP Biden and Secretary of Education Duncan.

White House photo of President Obama in Tully NY

When the weekend began, Mrs. Obama flew to New York City to attend the U.S. Open. Mr. Obama remained in Washington and most likely golfed.

As this week began, the President focused on national interests by receiving daily briefings two days in a row. He also met with a group of mayors, presented the Medal of Honor, greeted Debate Champions, and is hosting a "March on Washington" reception at the White House.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time ( 8.25 hours total):
  • Mrs. Obama and daughters : Washington DC to New York City (round trip): 3 hours
  • VP Biden : Washington DC to Houston TX : 3 hours
  • President Obama (VP Biden and Arne Duncan): White House to Buffalo NY : 1.25 hours
  • President Obama (VP Biden and Arne Duncan): Scranton PA to Washington DC : 1 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday August 21 through Tuesday August 27 2013.

Today, Tuesday, August 27, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. His next appointment is at 2 PM, when he will meet with mayors about reducing youth violence. Lastly, he and wife Michelle will host a reception for the March on Washington at 7:30 PM.
  • Mrs Obama is hosting a private screening of: "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights.”
  • VP Biden hosted a breakfast meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry. Afterward, he will fly to Houston Texas where he will delivers remarks at The American Legion National Convention.
50th Anniversary of March on Washington (from msnbc.com - Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Monday, August 26, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10 AM. Then, at 11:30 AM, he met with faith leaders. Mr. Obama next awarded the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt Ty M. Carter at 2:10 PM. He ended the day after a 4:15 pm meet and greet with the 2103 Urban Debate National Champions.

Saturday, August 24, 2013
  • Michelle Obama flew to New York City to see a Broadway play and attend the U.S. Open. To justify expensing this to the the American taxpayers, Mrs. Obama delivered remarks and participated in Arthur Ashe Kid's Day.
At Kids's Day (from nydailynews.com photo: Cory Sipkin/New York Daily News)
Friday, August 23, 2013
  • Leaving Syracuse, President Obama made a visit to the Tully Junior-Senior High School soccar practice in Tully NY. Then, he participated in a town hall meeting at 12:45 PM at Binghamton University in Binghamton NY. After that, he drove to Scranton PA, where both he and VP Biden delivered remarks on college affordability at Lackawanna College. He left Scranton at 5:50 PM and flew back to DC. He was back at the White House at 7:05 PM.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • President Obama left the White House at 9 AM and flew to Buffalo NY where he began a 2 day bus tour. In Buffalo, he delivered remarks at the University of Buffalo (11:23 AM). Next, he drove to Rochester NY and spoke to college students, graduates and educators at Magnolia's Deli & Cafe in Rochester NY. Then, he drove to Syracuse NY where he spoke at Henninger High School at 6:25 PM.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
  • Although nothing was listed on the official White House agenda, President Obama participated in a video conference about the Affordable Care Act (photo of the day).



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

MV Vacation's over! So, now it's time to honor another football team

If you have ever been to Martha's Vineyard, you will know why President Obama wants to return every year for a family vacation. This year, the weather was beautiful, and Mr. Obama was able to play 6 rounds of golf, dine at some fabulous restaurants, and spend some time on a private beach.

Great Image from gadling.com
The following links provide some very interesting pictures and summaries of Mr. Obama's vacation.
But, all good things come to an end and the family returned to the White House late Sunday night.

Back at work, the President received 2 daily briefings and met once with his senior advisers once. He also met with financial regulators.

Today, he is spending the afternoon honoring the 1972 Champion Miami Dolphins.

Also today, the First Family introduced a new female dog that they purchased. it is another Portuguese Water Dog named Sunny.


Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (4 hours total):
  • President Obama (and family): Martha's Vineyard to White House : 2 hours
  • Obama daughters : White House to Martha's Vineyard : 2 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday August 14 through Tuesday August 20 2013.


Today, Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 PM. Next at 2 PM, and lastly, he honors the 1972 Miami Dolphins at the White House.
1972 Miami Dolphins - from addmorejuice.com

Monday, August 19, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 11 AM. After, he met with his senior advisers at 11:45 AM. He completed his workday by meeting with finzncial regulators at 2:15 PM.

Sunday, August 18, 2013
  • After finishing a day of golf, the President and his family left Martha's Vineyard and returned to Washington DC.

Thursday, August 15, 2013
  • President Obama although on vacation, made a statement about the unrest in Egypt.
  • The two daughters of Mr. & Mrs. Obama arrived in Martha's Vineyard.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

West to East, North to South and back again: Mr. Obama travels the country and then Vacations in the Vineyard

Wrapping up his West Coast visit, President Obama flew back to Washington DC and prepared for his Martha's Vineyard August vacation. Making sure he is informed about national security issues, he received 3 daily briefings.  In addition, he met with Secretary of Defense John Kerry. Other than that, he attended a meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece.

The President and his wife left DC on Saturday and flew to Martha's Vineyard. On the way, they took a detour to Orlando Florida and spoke at a Disabled Veterans Conference.

Making sure that their dog was not discomforted, they flew him separately to Chilmark MA on an Osprey helicopter it was reported by HotAir. However, the Politico photo below shows the dog leaving Air Force One.

Politico.com Photo Gallery showing Bo leaving Air Force One
So, one of these 2 sources is wrong or misleading. The children did not accompany their parents either. They will fly by themselves to the rented vacation house later this week aboard the busy Air Force One.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (13.5 hours total):
  • President Obama (and wife): White House to Orlando FL, to Cape Cod MA, to Martha's Vineyard MA : (2 + 4.5) 6.5 hours
  • Bo, President Obama's Dog : White House to Martha's Vineyard MA : 2 hours (although, photos show him leaving Air Force One)
  • President Obama : Los Angeles CA to White House : 5 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday August 7 through Tuesday August 13 2013.

Today, Tuesday, August 13, 2013
  • President Obama is on vacation in Martha's Vineyard with no scheduled events.



Monday, August 12, 2013
  • President Obama s on vacation in Martha's Vineyard with no official scheduled events. However, he did announce more administration appointments. Plus, a White House photo was released showing him receiving a daily briefing with Susan Rice in the MV vacation home.

Saturday, August 10, 2013
  • President Obama, along with his wife Michelle, left the White House at 9:05 AM and flew to Orlando FL where the President and First Lady delivered remarks at the Disabled American Veterans Conference at noon. After that, they were back on Air Force One and flew to Cape Cod, MA and then to Martha's Vineyard to begin their vacation.

Friday, August 9, 2013
  • Mister Obama received a daily briefing at 10 AM. Then at 2 PM, he signed the student loan bill. Next, he held a rambling press conference at 3 PM. And finally, he ended the day with a 4:15 PM meeting with Secretary of Defense Kerry.

Thursday, August 8, 2013
  • President Obama attended a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. He was then free until 2:55 PM when he held a meeting with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
  • President Obama, on the West Coast, was interviewed by the Zillow CEO at 1 PM PST. Then, at 3:50, he delivered remarks to soldiers at Camp Pendleton. Mr. Obama then boarded Air Force One at 5:20 PM and flew back to Washington DC.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Birthday Boy played Golf

Since President Obama celebrated his 52nd birthday last Sunday, it was a very light work week for him. He managed to attend 2 daily briefings, meet with his senior advisers once, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, and the President of Yemen.


On the serious side, he received 2 sports teams at the White House: members of the former Negro League, and the UConn Huskies Women's Basketball Team.

In addition, he flew in 11 friends from Hawaii and Chicago to play golf last Saturday. And then, the whole group went to Camp David for Mr. Obama's Birthday Party.

Today, he is off to California to tape a guest appearance on the Tonight Show.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (6 hours total):
  • President Obama : White House to Phoenix AZ to Los Angeles CA : ( 4.5 + 1.5 ) = 6 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday July 31 through Tuesday August 6 2013.

Today, Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • President Obama left the White House at 10:10 AM and flew to Phoenix Arizona where he will tour Erickson Construction and speak. Afterward, he will fly to Los Angeles CA. Once there, he will tape an appearance on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show".

Monday, August 5, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. Next, he met with his senior advisers (10:45 AM). The next scheduled appointment was a meeting at 6 PM where he met with baseball players of the former Negro League.

Sunday, August 4, 2013
  • President Obama returned to the White House.

Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • President Obama played 18 holes of golf with 11 of his friends from Hawaii and Chicago. He then went to Camp David and hosted a birthday party for himself.

Friday, August 2, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10 AM.

Thursday, August 1, 2013
  • President Obama had lunch with VP Biden at 12:45 PM. Then, at 2:15 PM, he met with bipartisan members of Congress. At 3:45 PM, he held a meeting with President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi of the Republic of Yemen.  Lastly, he held a reception for the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law at 5:55 PM.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
  • President Obama met with the House Democratic Caucus at 10:10 AM. After, he met with the Senate Democratic Caucus (11:25 AM). He then welcomed the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Champion UConn Huskies to the White House at 2:10 PM. He finished the day with a 4:30 meeting with Jack Lew.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

44 Hours of flying, Iftar Dinner, SF Giants, Lunch with Hillary, and a round of Golf

President Obama booked 13 hours on Air Force One this past week while VP Biden and family totaled 31 hours in the air. Between the two, they visited 3 countries and 7 different cities.

When not in the air, Mr. Obama hosted an Iftar Dinner, lunch with Hillary Clinton, and welcomed the San Francisco Giants to the White House. He also golfed his 22nd round this weekend.

Do you think they discussed what Anthony Weiner may know about Benghazi?
In between, the President received 2 daily briefings, met once with his senior advisers, and once with Secretary of Defense Hagel. He also spent one full day at Camp David with members of his cabinet and their families (and perhaps other invitees from the Iftar Dinner).

His most notable quotes this week were (President Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner at the White House):
  • "Throughout our history, Islam has contributed to the character of our country, ..."
  • "Every day, Muslim Americans are helping to shape the way that we think and the way that we work and the way that we do business ..."
  • "But with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals,  ... " (Remarks by the President on the Economy -- Knox College, Galesburg, IL)
They were only 4 white Americans.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (44 hours total):
  • President Obama : White House to Chattanooga TN  (round trip)  : 2 hours
  • President Obama : White House to Jacksonville Florida  (round trip)  : 2 hours
  • President Obama : White House to Galesburg Illinois to  Warrensburg Missouri to Washington DC ( 4+2.5+2.5): 9 hours
  • Vice President Biden (and family): Honolulu Hawaii to Washington DC  : 10 hours
  • Vice President Biden (and family): Sinagpore to Honolulu Hawaii : 15.5 hours
  • Vice President Biden (and family): Mumbai India to Sinagpore : 5.5 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday July 24 through Tuesday July 30 2013.

Today, Tuesday, July 30, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10 AM. He then leave the White House at 10:45 AM and flies to Chattanooga TN where he will tour the Amazon Fulfillment Center and deliver remarks. He is back on Air Force One at 3:05 PM and returns to Washington DC where he will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel. Additionally, Politico says he is meeting with the lead Israeli and Palestinian negotiators sometime during the day.
  • VP Biden treated Hillary Clinton to breakfast at the Naval Observatory.

Monday, July 29, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. After, he met with his senior advisers at 11 AM. Next, he hosts a lunch with Hillary Clinton at 12 noon. Then at 2:05 PM, it was sports time. Mr. Obama welcomed the 2012 World Series Champions San Franciso Giants to the White House. Shortly thereafter (2:455 PM), he met with civil rights leaders.

Saturday, July 27, 2013
  • President Obama delivered remarks about the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Afterward, he went golfing.
  • VP Biden and his wife visited U.S. Service members and Defense Department employees at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in Honolulu Hawaii.

Friday, July 26, 2013
  • President Obama left the White House at 9:30 AM and spent the day at Camp David with cabinet members and their families. He returned back to the White House about 7 PM.
  • VP Biden toured the Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine overhaul facility in Singapore.

Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • President Obama held a bilateral meeting with President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam at 10:15 AM. He then left the White House and flew to Jacksonville Florida where he toured the Jacksonville Port Authority and delivered remarks. He arrived back in the White House at at 5:35 PM. Then, at 8:45 PM, he hosted an Iftar dinner to select guests and honored several Muslims. He also attended a meeting with leaders who work with the disability community.
  • VP Biden met with women at the India Institute of Technology in Mumbai. Afterward, he and Jill flew to Singapore.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • President Obama left the White House at 10 AM and flew to Galesburg Illinois where he spoke at Knox College. He then flew to Warrensburg Missouri and delivered remarks at the University of Central Missouri. After 6 PM, he boarded Air Force One again and returned to the White House.
  • VP Biden delivered remarks regarding the U.S./India partnership at the Bombay Stock Exchange.



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Beyonce, La Raza, Louisville Cardinals, and Golf for the Obama's; India and Singapore for the Biden's

July 2013 is travel, spending, and entertaining month for the Obama's and Biden's even though the taxpaying citizens of the United States are still barred from visiting the White House.

During this past week, we treated Mrs. Obama and her two girls to a Beyonce Concert in Chicago, and then flew the First Lady to New Orleans LA to attend a La Raza event.


Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Biden departed the Washington DC area and flew to India to begin a 6 day tour of India and Singapore.

President Obama, however, remained back in Washington. But, he treated himself by entertaining the Louisville Cardinals basketball team, attending 2 Organizing for Action events, and playing a round of golf.


As for work, Mr. Obama's agenda indicated that he received a daily briefing each weekday morning, met once with his senior advisers, and once with John Kerry. He also made a few statements, and had lunch with VP Biden. Additionally, he hosted a reception at the White House for the Diplomatic Corps.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (27 hours total):
  • Michelle Obama (and girls): White House to Chicago IL (round trip) : 4 hours
  • VP Biden (and family): Washington DC to New Delhi India : 18 hours
  • Michelle Obama : White House to New Orleans LA (round trip) : 5 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday July 17 through Tuesday July 23 2013.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. He then met with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at 10:45 AM. He ended the day after honoring the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions, the Louisville Cardinals in the White House.
  • Michelle Obama delivered remarks about childhood obesity at the 2013 National Council of La Raza Conference in New Orleans LA.
  • VP Biden met with: Sushma Swaraj of the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Taj Palace Hotel; Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh; and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
Monday, July 22, 2013
  • President Obama began the day with a 10:45 AM presidential briefing. Then, at 3:00 PM, he met with Secretary of State Kerry. In the evening, he delivered remarks at two different Organizing for Action events.
  • VP Biden along with his wife, Jill, arrived in New Delhi India.

Saturday, July 20, 2013
  • President Obama played his 132nd round of golf as president, which was the 21st time this year.
Friday, July 19, 2013
  • Mister Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. At 1:30 PM, he made a statement about Trayvon Martin. An hour later the afternoon, he met with his senior advisers at 2:45 PM. He ended the day by hosting a reception for the Diplomatic Corps at 5:00 PM.
  • VP Biden discussed immigration reform with law enforcement officials.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. Then, he delivered a statement about Obamacare at 11:25 AM. Lastly, he participated in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony at 3 PM.
  • Michelle Obama attended a Urban Alliance Youth Event in Chicago with Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule.
  • VP Biden attended an event hosted for the Center for American Progress, and delivered remarks about U.S. policy towards the Asia Pacific region.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
  • President Obama had a daily briefing at 10 AM. Next, he made a personnel statement regarding the appointment of Richard Cordray. He finished the day by having lunch with VP Biden at 12:30 PM.
  • Michelle Obama, along with her daughters, attended a Beyonce Concert in Chicago IL.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

President Obama is not a dull boy

They say: "All work and no play, make Jack a dull boy".

So, not wanting to be a dull boy, President Obama spent very little time working this past week. During this time, he received daily briefings each weekday. He also met with: his senior advisers once; Senators McCain and Schumer; two Chinese dignitaries; and Secretary of State Kerry.

He also entertained former President George H. W. Bush, and members of the 1963 Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers championship basketball team.


Last Friday, his day was done after the morning daily briefing, and today he spent interviewing with Spanish news anchors.

However, Mr. Obama did find time to attend a DNC event at the Jefferson Hotel last Thursday evening. Tickets for those attending cost $32,400 each.


Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time ( 0 hours total ):
  • No flights recorded by the President or Vice President.

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday July 10 through Tuesday July 16 2013.


Today, Tuesday, July 16, 2013
  • President Obama started the workday at 9:45 AM with a daily briefing. The remainder of the day, from 11:00 AM onward, he devoted his time to being interviewed by Spanish news anchors.

Monday, July 15, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10 AM. Then, at 12:05 PM, he and Michelle ate lunch with former President George H. W. Bush, Barbara Bush, and other Bush family members. Afterward, the Obamas joined the Bushs in honoring the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award winner.

Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Mister Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM.

Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:30 AM. He then met with Senators McCain and Schumer to discuss immigration reform at 10:15 AM. Next, the President met with the 1963 Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers championship basketball team (12:10 PM). This was followed by a 3:45 PM meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Lastly, he attended a DNC event at 5:30 PM.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
  • President Obama began the day with a 9:30 AM daily briefing. Then at 10:15 AM, he met with his senior advisers. At 11 AM, Mr. Obama met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. In the afternoon, he awarded the 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal (2:00 PM). Finally, he ended the day after meeting with Secretary of State Kerry at 4:00 PM.
  • Michelle Obama delivered remarks to mayors and other local officials engaged in Let’s Move!



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