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.  

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