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.

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