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 )
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.

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