“And if it becomes clear that there’s a need for him to come back to the White House in order to fulfill those functions, then we’ll make a change in his schedule. Right now, it’s not apparent that that’s the case.” But Republican critics have questioned the president’s stay-the-course strategy on fundraisers. In response to the White House defense of its own itinerary, the Republican National Committee tweeted: “The White House still feels Obama’s choice of burgers & fundraisers over responding to crises was the right one.” Aside from the Malaysia Airlines tragedy and deliberations over how to respond to the suspected Russian connection, the administration continues to grapple with the surge of illegal immigrant minors along the U.S.-Texas border, and with the mounting death toll in the war between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. After Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of National Guard personnel to the border in his state to deal with the surge, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, ribbed the president for his schedule. “The fact is if the president weren’t so busy playing golf or pool, he would know the integration has been happening,” Gohmert told Fox News, referring to collaboration along the border between various Border Patrol and security officials. Obama did abandon one idea for the trip, however. The White House had been in touch with late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel about a presidential appearance on his show during the stop in Los Angeles, but is not going forward. “We elected not to do it this time, but hope we can arrange to do it in the near future,” a White House official said. But on the fundraising trail, Obama remains a potent draw among the Democratic Party’s wealthy donors, who pay up to $32,400 to be in intimate settings with the president. The fundraising highlight of the trip will be a Democratic National Committee event Wednesday at the Beverly Hills home of Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the ABC series “Scandal,” a drama set in modern-day Washington. Kerry Washington, who plays the lead role in the show, is among the hosts. So far this 2013-14 election cycle, Obama has attended 73 fundraising events for Democratic Party groups.
Obama’s low approval rate holds steady – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL
Chemistry.com lists the cities they are most likely to find their political equal. More >> SLIDESHOW: Faces of the final debate The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided an endless amount of viral internet memes as well as the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags. More >> The final debate before the 2012 presidential election provided enough memorable moments – one in particular about the Navy – to create an endless amount of viral internet memes. It also was the inspiration for some creative fictional Twitter hash tags. More >> SLIDESHOW: Faces of the debate, Part 2 Here’s a cheeky look at the darker side of the second presidential debate in New York.
Obama supports Abercrombie in radio ad | Politics – KITV Home
Neil Abercrombie is launching a radio ad featuring President this one Barack Obama supporting the governor’s bid for re-election. Related Top fundraisers use TV humor in final… Abercrombie campaign spokesman Shane Peters says the radio spot was scheduled to air Wednesday morning in Hawaii. In the ad, Obama uses the Hawaiian word for family, saying Abercrombie is “like ohana to me.” He says Abercrombie knew his parents “before I was a twinkle in their eye.” Obama says Abercrombie has made gutsy decisions leading Hawaii. He says Abercrombie tackled a budget crisis and made smart investments in education. He also says Abercrombie fights for middle class and working families. Abercrombie’s campaign paid for the ad.
Obama, in Silicon Valley for fundraisers, touts accomplishments – ContraCostaTimes.com
Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Obama congratulates Indonesia’s Widodo on election 43 minutes ago . View photo Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo (C) prepares to address supporters at a rally in Jakarta on July 23, 2014 (AFP Photo/Romeo Gacad) Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama has called Joko Widodo to congratulate him on his victory in Indonesia’s “free and fair” presidential elections, the White House said Wednesday.
Obama visits Los Altos area
In the wake of his visit, unknown persons, apparently no fans of Obama, put up several posters yesterday around downtown Los Altos (such as the one at right) sarcastically referencing his $32,000-per-plate appearances while accusing him of ignoring recent international crises. Several of the posters have since been taken down. Photo courtesy of Lina Broydo Glorious Fourth Phil Aaronson 7 Hours Ago As written above, certainly Ms. Logan has been all… common Sense 8 Hours Ago Having a lock step board where everyone was from o… John Locke 8 Hours Ago Uhhh…
Obama congratulates Indonesia’s Widodo on election – Yahoo News
At home, a federal appeals court ruling on Tuesday undermined a key segment of Obama’s landmark health-care law, jeopardizing insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And Obama is scheduled to meet Friday with three Central American presidents to discuss how to stem the flow of undocumented migrant children fleeing from gangs and drug cartels. U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, faulted Obama for not being in Washington while Congress debates vital bills, including ways to ease the current humanitarian crisis at the border. “I’m not going to give him advice about how to allocate his time, but he’s certainly not spending the kind of time with the people he needs to pass legislation and convince people who have a vote, who were sent here to legislate, of the virtues of whatever position he has,” McConnell said. White House officials, however, say Obama is able to do his official duties while traveling for political purposes.