Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DNC fundrasing event in Dallas & White House Correspondent's Association Dinner the focus of Obama's energies

There was not much work for President Obama last week. During that time, he received only 2 daily briefings, met with  Secretary of Defense Hagel, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, and U.S. business leaders with a significant presence in Mexico and Central America. He also had lunch with VP Biden, and made a few announcements.

But, he did deliver remarks to Planned Parenthood, the National Academy of Sciences, and attended a DNC fundraising event in Dallas TX. In order to justify the taxpayer expense for this DNC event, he attended the opening of the Bush Library and spoke at the Baylor University memorial service for those killed in the West, TX explosion.


The highlight for the President was his attendance and speaking engagement at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time:
  • VP Biden: Washington to Sedona AZ (round trip)  : 12 hours
  • Mr. & Mrs. Obama: Washington to Dallas TX (round trip)  : 6 hours
  • VP Biden: Washington to Boston MA (round trip)  : 3 hours

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

Today, Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • President Obama started the day at 10:30 by speaking with the press. At 11:45 AM, he will make an employment announcement for veterans and military spouses. Next, he will have lunch with VP Biden. He will be free until 4:30 PM, when he meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel.
  • Mr. Biden hosted a breakfast for John Kerry. Later, he will join Mr. Obama in making an employment announcement. Shortly, after, the two will have lunch together. In the afternoon, he also meets with Chuck Hagel. However, in the evening, he will attend a event for his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.
Monday, April 29, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. Then, he delivered remarks at the National Academy of Sciences 150th Anniversary. Lastly, he made a personnel announcement at 2:10 PM. He also met with a courageous 7 year old boy who is fighting brain cancer.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • President Obama delivered jokes and other remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
Friday, April 26, 2013
  • President Obama delivered remarks to the Planned Parenthood Gala participants at 11:20 AM. In the afternoon, he held a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan (1:55 pm), and one with U.S. business leaders (3:00 PM).
  • VP Biden met with President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona AZ. He also attended the opening dinner for the McCain Institute.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • President Obama, along with his wife, Mr. Obama delivered remarks at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication Ceremony at 11:00 AM.  Then, at 3:00 PM, he delivered remarks at the memorial service at Baylor University. The two then left Dallas and flew back to Washington DC on Air Force One.
  • VP Biden met with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan at 8:30 AM. In the afternoon, he met with gun safety advocates.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 11:45 AM. At 3:30 PM, he met with Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew. Then, both he and Michelle Obama boarded Air Force One and flew to Dallas TX in order to attend a DNC campaign fundraising event.
  • Mr. Biden and his wife Jill flew to Boston MA to attend a memorial service for the slain MIT officer.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

White House Dinners and Receptions Highlight Obama's Work Week

The big thing for President Obama this week was hosting dinners, receptions, and greeting important folks at the White House.  For dinners, he first entertained Democratic senators last Wednesday, and today we are feeding bipartisan women senators.  The President also welcomed the National Teacher of the Year, hosted the White House Science Fair, Wounded Warriors and hosted a reception for Greek Independence Day.


In addition to this hard work, he received 4 daily briefings, met with his senior advisers twice, Jack Lew once, and the Amir of Qatar.

Mr. Obama and Michelle escaped Washington one day by flying to Boston to attend an Interfaith Ceremony for the slain victims of the Boston bombings.


Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time:
  • VP Biden and wife : Washington DC to New York City (round trip) : 3 hours
  • VP Biden: Washington DC to Detroit MI (round trip) : 3 hours
  • Mr. Obama & wife : White House to Boston MA ( round trip ) : 3 hours

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

Today, Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • President Obama started the day with a 10:15 AM daily briefing. Then at 11 AM, he met with his senior advisers. At 2:15 PM, he will honor the 2013 National Teacher of the Year. One half hour later, he will meet with the Amir of Qatar. The President will end the day by hosting a dinner with a bipartisan group of women Senators.
  • VP Biden meets with the Amir of Qatar.  In the evening, Joe and Jill Biden will travel to New York City and deliver remarks at the TIME 100 dinner at Lincoln Center.

Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Mr. Obama received a daily briefing at 10:45 AM. He later viewed science fair projects at 1:35 PM. and then spoke at the White House Science Fair at 2:25 PM. Lastly, he observed a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Boston marathon bombings at 2:30 PM. He also called the Boston Police Commissioner and FBI agent-in-charge of the Boston bombings.
  • Jill Biden hosted a reception honoring the 2013 National Teacher of the Year and State Teachers of the Year.



Sunday, April 21, 2013
  • Michelle Obama went out to dinner with friends at the Cork Wine Bar in DC.

Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • VP Joe Biden flew to Detroit MI and delivered keynote remarks at the Michigan Democratic Party’s 2013 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

Friday, April 19, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. Afterward, he met with his senior advisors at 11:15 PM.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
  • Along with his wife Michelle, President Obama left the White House at 8:20 AM and flew to Boston MA. There, they attended and spoke at an Interfaith Service. They left Boston at 2:55 PM and flew back to DC. At 5:30 PM, Mr. Obama hosted a reception for Greek Independence Day.
  • Mr. Biden hosted a breakfast with Secretary of Defense Hagel.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
  • President Obama received the daily briefing at 10 AM. At noon, he met with Jack Lew. Four hours later, he welcomed the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House. Then, he delivered remarks on gun violence at 5:30 PM. Finally, he ended the day with a White House dinner for Democratic Senators.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Two football teams and one NASCAR driver entertained President Obama last week

President Obama received 4 daily briefings during the past week, and met with his senior advisers twice.

Additionally, he hosted three sports related receptions and congratulated two basketball teams on their NCAA championship victories.
  • Tuesday: Brad Keselowski reception;
  • Monday: Alabama Crimson Tide reception;
  • Friday: United States Naval Academy football team reception;
  • Wednesday: calls to the Louisville and UConn basketball teams.
Other than that, Mr. Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, met with foreign dignitaries, lunched with the Vice President, and hosted a dinner for Republican Senators. 


Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time:
  • Michelle Obama: White House to Chicago IL (round trip) : 4 hours

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

Today, Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  • President Obama delivered a statement about the Boston Marithon bombing attack at 11:30 AM. Next, he will hold a working lunch with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed. At 3:00 PM, Mr. Obama will host a reception celebrating Brad Keselowski's his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. At 3:45 PM, Mr. Obama will met with Sen McCain and Sen. Schumer to discuss immigration reform. And finally, at 4:30 PM, he will meet with Sec of Defense Hagel.
  • VP Biden hosted a breakfast with John Kerry. During the afternoon, he will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed. At night, Mr. Biden will speak at the opening ceremony of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore.

Monday, April 15, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 9:45 AM. He next met with his senior advisers at 10:30 AM. In the afternoon, he greeted the BCS National Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide at the White House. Later, he participated in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony. Lastly, he delivered a statement at 6:10 PM regarding the bombings in Boston.

Friday, April 12, 2013
  • Mister Obama received a daily briefing at 11:15 AM. Lastly, he presented the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team.
  • Mr. Biden hosted a lunch for actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the White House.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Mister Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. At 11 AM, he met with members of the Financial Services Forum. At 12:05 PM, he held a conference call with elected officials. Then, at 2:10, he awarded the Medal of Honor to Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun, U.S. Army. Lastly, he met with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at 2:55 PM.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • President Obama started day with a daily briefing at 10 AM. Then, at 11 AM, he delivered a brief statement about his budget. Fifteen minutes later (11:15 AM), he met with his senior advisers. Next, he had lunch with VP Biden. Aftereard, he met with Jack Lew. And finally, at 6:30 PM, he hosted a dinner for Republican Senators. He also found time to call he NCAA men's and women's basketball champions Louisville and UConn.
  • Mrs. Obama flew to Chicago IL to speak at a fundraising event organized by Rahm Emanuel. She also spoke at a local high school for a short time.



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Only 88 thousand jobs created, but Obama uses Air Force One to attend 4 California fundraising events, and is throwing a concert party at the White House tonight

President Obama is back to campaigning an fundraising. Last week, our Chief Fundraiser traveled on Air Force One to San Francisco CA to attend 4 different fundraising events. In order to have the American taxpayers pay for this DNC/DCCC trip, Mr. Obama landed in Denver Colorado and spoke about gun control. Tickets for the fundraisers cost $5,000 at the first event, $32,500 at the second event, $32,400 at the third event, and ranged from $1,000 to $20,000 at the fourth event (Obama’s California fundraising trip irks left and right).


Besides the use of Air Force One, Mr. Obama stayed at the Intecontinental hotel, and booked the $3,500 per night presidential suite. For convenience, Mr. Obama flew from San Francisco to Atherton CA (just 10 or more miles away) as well.

Once back on the East Coast, Mr. Obama hosted a late Easter breakfast, and flew to Hartford CT to talk about gun control again.

On the official side, President Obama received 3 daily briefings, and met once with his senior advisers and Chuck Hagel.

And, tonight, the Obama's are using the taxpayer dollars to pay for a concert celebrating Memphis Soul music at the White House. 


Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time:
  • President Obama: White House to Hartford CT (round trip)  : 5 hours
  • President Obama: White House to Denver CO, to San Francisco CA, to Atherton CA, back to DC : 12 hours
  • Others: families of Newtown shooting victims, entertainers and producers for White House Concert : Air Force One time unknown
Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday April 3 through Tuesday April 9 2013.

Today, Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Mr. Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. Next, he will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel at 3 PM. Lastly, at 7:30 PM, he and Michelle will host a concert celebrating Memphis Soul music.
Monday, April 8, 2013
  • Mr. Obama received a daily briefing at 11:15 AM. Then at noon, he met with his senior advisors. At 3:05 PM, he left the White House and flew to Hartford CT where he spoke about reducing gun violence. He was back on Air Force One at 6:45 PM and arrived in the White House at 8:15 PM.

Friday, April 5, 2013
  • Mr. Obama hosted an Easter Prayer breakfast for religious leaders at 9:15 AM. Afterwards, he received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM.

Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Mr. Obama flew from San Francisco to Atherton CA where he attended 2 DNC events. The first was at 1:25 PM PST, and the second at 3:25 PM PST. He left Atherton at 4:40 PM PST and arrived back at the White House at 9:30 PM.
  • Michelle Obama planted seeds in the White House Kitchen Garden.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 11 AM. Just before noon, he left the White House and flew to Denver CO. There, he met with local law enforcement officials and community leaders and delivered a speech regarding gun control. He left Denver at 8:25 PM, and flew to San Francisco CA where he attended 2 DCCC events (9:15 PM and 10:55 PM).


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Obama golfs, attends NCAA game, has private movie viewing, hosts Egg Roll, and more sequester fun

President Obama's Easter week was dedicated to sports, entertainment, and travel. During this time, Mr. Obama played a round of golf, attended an NCAA basketball playoff game, hosted a movie crew, shot some hoops at the Easter Egg Roll, and was interviewed by two spanish television stations.

He did, however, spend a few hours to attending the official duties of a President of the United States. In this capacity, Mr. Obama received 3 daily briefings, met with his senior advisers twice, had lunch with Vice President Biden, welcomed 5 foreign dignitaries to the White House, met with Jack Lew, Chuck Hagel, John Kerry, and swore in a new Secret Service Director.


Mr. Obama also flew to Miami Florida, and spent the afternoon touring Port facilities and speaking about "Rebuilding America". As a backdrop, he spoke on a pier laced with Chinese built cranes. The White House covered the Chinese logos with American flags in order to hide the fact that these were all foreign built. However, as fate would have it, the flags fell off during the speech and the Chinese logos were revealed (WH Covers Chinese Logos with American Flags for Obama Speech Backdrop).

On the gun control front, Mr. Obama made another speech about the need for gun control in America. However, after targeted killings of a District Attorney and his wife, and two other prosecutors in Texas and Colorado, both President Obama and VP Biden remain silent on these violent attacks. Instead, they continue to pursue "gun control" measures that would limit and prevent U.S. law abiding citizens from legally obtaining firearms, a right granted to we citizens by our Constitution. Hopefully, the guns used by the assassins in these horrific murders were not among those distributed by the Obama and Holder Fast and Furious program (Texas Slaying First Time in History Wife of U.S. Prosecutor Has Been Targeted).

The majority of President Obama's time was spent on his own personal entertainment. Today, he is hosting the movie"42" cast and crew including Harrison Ford and director Brian Helgeland for a private screening of the movie.

Even though the White House Tours are still closed, Mr. Obama hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll yesterday. Among the special guests and celebrities that he brought to the White House were: Washington Wizards, Easter Bunny, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson, Academy Award-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis and Elmo, Abby, Gordon and Rosita from Sesame Street, Jordin Sparks, Austin Mahone, Coco Jones, The Wanted, Jessica Sanchez, the full cast of Super Sprowtz (See: The politics of the Easter Egg roll and Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You: The 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll).


Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time:
  • President Obama: White House to Miami Florida (round trip)  : 6 hours
  • Others: (Reggie Love, movie 42 cast & crew, Egg Roll performers, etc) : unknown

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday March 27 through Tuesday April 2, 2013.

Today, Tuesday April 2, 2013
President Obama first receives a daily briefing at 10:30 AM, meets with senior advisors at 11:15 AM, and has lunch with Biden at 12:30 PM. In the afternoon, he will meet with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at 2:10, and Secretary of Defense Hagel at 4:30 PM. The highlight is at 5:35 PM when he hosts cast and crew members of the movie "42" for a private screening at the White House.

Monday April 1, 2013
  • Mr. Obama received a daily briefing at 9:30 AM. Then, he and the family hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll event at the White House beginning at 10:30 AM.

Sunday March 31, 2013
  • The Obama family went to church for Easter Service.

Saturday March 30, 2013
  • President Obama spent a day golfing at Andrews Air Force Base. Then, he treated his "body man" Reggie Love to join him attend the NCAA playoff game between Syracuse and Marquette.

Friday March 29, 2013
  • Mr. Obama left the White House at 10:30 AM and flew to Miami Florida. There, he toured a project at Port Miami (1:20 PM) and spoke afterward (2:00 PM). He was done by 3:00 PM, and back on Air Force One, arriving in DC at 5:15 PM.

Thursday March 28, 2013
  • President Obama began the day at 10:00 AM by receiving a daily briefing. Next, he met with his senior advisers (10:45 AM) and delivered remarks about gun violence at 11:40 AM. In the afternoon, Mr. Obama welcomed Presidents Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, Macky Sall of Senegal, Joyce Banda of Malawi, and Prime Minister Jos√© Maria Pereira Neves of Cape Verde to the White House (2:10 PM). Then he met with Secretary of State Kerry at 3:45 PM, and Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew at 4:15 PM.

Wednesday March 27, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 PM. Then he was free until mid afternoon when he was interviewed by Univision at 2:25 PM, and Telemundo at 2:40 PM. Shortly afterward, he hosted a swearing in ceremony of Julia Pierson as the Secret Service director.


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