President Obama will be heading to Oregon tomorrow to visit Umpqua Community College, the site of a shooting rampage last week. But Obama's not heading home directly after meeting with families of the victims. Instead, the president will attend a series of West Coast fundraisers immediately after.
In fact, Obama has three fundraisers lined up for tomorrow. Two in Seattle and one in San Francisco. He'll spend tomorrow night in San Francisco.
"In the morning, the President will travel to Roseburg, Oregon. The President’s departure from the South Lawn is open press and arrival at the Mahlon Sweet Field Airport is open to pre-credentialed media," reads the president's schedule.
"In the afternoon, the President will visit privately with families of victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting. These meetings are closed press. Following the meetings, the President will depart Eugene, Oregon en route Seattle, Washington. The departure from the Mahlon Sweet Field Airport and the arrival at the King County International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.
"Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a DNC roundtable at the Westin Hotel. The roundtable is closed press. Following the roundtable, the President will deliver remarks at an event for Senator Patty Murray and the Washington State Democratic Party. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s remarks.
"In the evening, the President will depart Seattle, Washington en route San Francisco, California. The President’s departure from the King County International Airport and the arrival at the San Francisco International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media. Following his arrival, the President will participate in a DNC roundtable at a private residence. The roundtable is closed press.
"The President will remain overnight in San Francisco."
President Obama said today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would cover "40 percent of the global economy." Obama also revealed that eventually the agreement will be made available to the public.
One of the least-reported substantial policy victories in recent years was stopping Obamacare’s insurer bailout through last fall’s CRomnibus bill. Now we can attach a price-tag to that victory: $2.5 billion. That’s how much taxpayers would have been funneling to President Obama’s insurance-company allies if the bailout hadn’t been thwarted, according to Obama administration officials. Insurers were hoping for $2.87 billion but, thanks to the anti-bailout legislation, which required Obamacare’s risk-corridor program to operate in a revenue-neutral manner, rather than as a bailout, they will be getting only $362 million—the same amount that other insurers paid in.
Hillary Clinton took a swing at President Barack Obama for being too strict on illegal immigrants. Clinton said, in an interview with Telemundo, that she would be less strict if she becomes president of the United States.
President Barack Obama talked about Hillary Clinton's recent disagreements with his Syria policy by saying "there's a difference between running for president and being president."
"Hillary Clinton is not half-baked in terms of her approach to these problems--she was obviously my secretary of state," said Obama. "But I also think that there's a difference between running for president and being president."
The United States, President Obama said at the U.N. General Assembly last week, “worked with many nations in this assembly to prevent a third world war—by forging alliances with old adversaries.” Presumably, the president was not referring to his deeply flawed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the recent agreement that the White House has marketed as the only alternative to war with a soon-to-be-nuclear Iran.
The Republican congressional leadership has been nominally--but sometimes it seems only nominally--committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a conservative alternative. Now one of the two leading candidates for House majority leader—the number-two position in leadership—is Dr.
President Obama met with Cuban strongman Raul Castro today in New York City. The two discussed improving U.S.-Cuba relations, according to the White House.
"President Obama met today with President Raul Castro of Cuba to discuss recent advances in relations between the United States and Cuba, as well as additional steps each government can take to deepen bilateral cooperation. The two Presidents discussed the recent successful visit of Pope Francis to both countries," a White House read-out of the meeting states.
Say this for President Obama: His troll game is strong. During his opening remarks welcoming Pope Francis, he abandoned his “freedom to worship” language and instead said: “People are only free when they can practice their faith freely.” And that, “We in the United States cherish our religious liberty.” The Little Sisters of the Poor surely appreciated this.
The latest official report of a drone in the possession of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is tucked in an August 3rd press release from U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), the overseers of the air campaign in Syria and Iraq against the terrorist organization.
President Obama believes the Republicans are hijacking the economy. He made this latest statement in an email sent out to supporters of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
"Tonight, Republicans will hold their second presidential primary debate. And just like last time, we can expect each candidate to go heavy on extreme rhetoric and light on real solutions," the president of the United States writes. "Unfortunately, the situation on Capitol Hill isn't any better."
Of course Obama is asking for money for the Democratic organization.