The Weekly Address & The Week Ahead Schedule For 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Umoja With Barack.


By Jueseppi B.



President Obama Guidance And White House  Schedule, Nov. 17th, – 22nd, 2013


Office of the Press Secretary
November 16th, 2013


On Sunday, the First Family will attend the Oregon State vs. University of Maryland men’s basketball game in College Park, Maryland.


Sunday, November 17, 2013: 5:50 PM THE FIRST FAMILY attends the Oregon State vs. University of Maryland men’s basketball game, Comcast Center, College Park, MD.


White House Schedule for the week of  November 18th – the 22nd.


On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.


On Tuesday, the President will deliver remarks at the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council’s annual meeting.


On Wednesday, the President will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Vice President and First Lady will also attend. The Medal of Freedom is our Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The Medals will be presented at the White House in a morning ceremony.


On Thursday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.


On Friday, the President will host King Mohammed VI of Morocco at the White House. The Vice President will also attend. This visit will highlight the long-standing friendship between the United States and Morocco and strengthen our strategic partnership. The President looks forward to discussing a range of issues of mutual interest with King Mohammed VI, including support for Morocco’s democratic and economic reforms. This visit is also an opportunity to increase our cooperation on addressing regional challenges, including countering violent extremism, supporting democratic transitions, and promoting economic development in the Middle East and Africa.





Megan Slack
Megan Slack

November 16, 2013
06:00 AM EST


In his weekly address, President Obama discusses progress in American energy and highlights that we are now producing more oil at home than we buy from other countries for the first time in nearly two decades. We reached this milestone in part not only because we’re producing more energy, but because we’re wasting less energy, and as a result, we are also reducing our carbon emissions while growing the economy.




VIDEO MENSAJE DE LA CASA BLANCA: Fortaleciendo el futuro del ámbito enérgico en Estados Unidos

November 16, 2013 | 2:49 |Public Domain


En el mensaje de video de esta semana, Katherine Vargas habló acerca del importante progreso que la Administración ha hecho respecto a la energía producida en Estados Unidos. Desde que el Presidente asumió su cargo, la Administración ha reducido nuestra dependencia en petróleo extranjero y ha duplicado la energía eólica y solar; estos pasos en últimas, generarán un planeta más limpio y más seguro para las generaciones futuras.




Alicia Oken
November 15, 2013
06:45 PM EST


West Wing Week: 11/15/13 or “We Will Stand By Your Side”

November 15, 2013 | Public Domain


Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the First and Second Families honored Veterans Day, the President traveled to New Orleans and to Cleveland to speak on the importance of infrastructure to job creation, signed the EpiPen Law, discussed immigration reform with Faith Leaders and attended the 5th Annual Tribal Nations Conference. That’s November 8th to November 14th or “We Will Stand By Your Side.”



Honoring our Military: On Veterans Day, the President honored those who have served, or are currently serving, our country. The President hosted a breakfast that morning for veterans and their families before heading off to Arlington Cemetery with the Vice President, the First Lady, and Dr. Biden. The President participated in a wreath-laying ceremony and spoke to the crowd about the devotion and commitment of those who don our nation’s uniform.


In the life of our nation, across every generation, there are those who stand apart. They step up, they raise their hands, they take that oath. They put on the uniform and they put their lives on the line. They do this so that the rest of us might live in a country and a world that is safer, freer, and more just.


The President also reminded Americans that we need to support troops after they have come home. “This is how we’ll be judged.  Not just by how well we care for our troops in battle, but how we treat them when they come home,” the President said. Check out the President’s remarks here.


In honor of Veteran’s Day, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden wrote an op-ed about Joining Forces that appeared in military news websites, highlighting their commitment to employment, wellness, and education for veterans, service members, and their families.


Continuing his work with members of the military later that week, the President welcomed senior civilian defense and military leaders to an annual meeting and dinner, where those present discussed a wide range of issues.


Affordable Care Act: President Obama made a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on Thursday, announcing new steps to help those Americans that are receiving insurance cancellation notices. The President stated that insurers can offer customers who have been notified about canceled plans the option to renew their 2013 plan in 2014.


“It took 100 years for us to even get to the point where we could start talking about and implementing a law to make sure everybody has got health insurance,” the President said. “And my pledge to the American people is, is that we’re going to solve the problems that are there, we’re going to get it right, and the Affordable Care Act is going to work for the American people.”


Manufacturing in Ohio: The President spoke at a steel factory in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, highlighting the plant’s comeback after nearly 1,200 steelworkers were furloughed when the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. Today, ArcelorMittal, is the largest supplier of steel in the auto industry and is a global leader in producing advanced high-strength steel for fuel efficient cars. “The story of this plant is the story of America over the last five years,” President Obama said. “We haven’t just been recovering from a crisis. What we’ve been trying to do is rebuild a new foundation for growth and prosperity to protect ourselves from future crises.”


Tribal Nations Conference: On Thursday, the White Househosted the fifth White House Tribal Nationals Conference, which welcomed leaders from all 566 federally recognized tribes. The President spoke to conference attendees, highlighting the need for strengthening justice and tribal sovereignty, expanding opportunities for Native Americans, and protecting tribal lands. Read the President’s full remarks here.


Protecting kids with asthma and allergies: President Obama signed into law the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Acton Wednesday, which encourages schools to plan for severe asthma attacks and allergic reactions. Approximately 9.5 percent of American children suffer from asthma, and between 4 and 6 percent of children have food allergies. By updating and upgrading school’s response capacity for asthma and food allergies, this law will help relieve the anxiety of millions of parents.


First Lady Talks Education: First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. to discuss the importance of youth empowerment and education. The First Lady shared her personal academic experiences to a group of sophomores, telling them that she pushed herself to have a strong academic and extracurricular record. “And when I encountered doubters…when people told me that I wasn’t going to cut it… I didn’t let that stop me,” she said.



President Obama Speaks to Insurance Company Executives

November 15, 2013 | 1:56 |Public Domain


Before a meeting with executives from insurance companies participating in the health insurance marketplace, President Obama discusses the importance of making sure that Americans have high-quality health insurance that gives them the security they need for themselves and their family members if and when they get sick.




President Barack Obama holds an Affordable Care Act meeting with health insurance company CEOs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama holds an Affordable Care Act meeting with health insurance company CEOs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Nov. 15, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)



Chairman McCaul Questions Witnesses at Hearing on Cybersecurity of Healthcare.gov


Published on Nov 13, 2013

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, questions witnesses at a hearing entitled “Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov?” 11-11-13






The “Racist Reich Wing” Drama Against ObamaCARES Continues: Hackers Attack Healthcare.gov




November 13, 2013
This issue brief highlights national and state-levelenrollment-related information for the first month of theHealth Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace hereafter) initial open enrollment period that began October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014 (see Appendix A for state-level data).





President Obama Announces New Steps To Help Americans Receiving Insurance Cancellation Notices


Published on Nov 14, 2013

President Obama announced a solution to address the cancellation notices that some people in the individual health insurance market have received in recent weeks, keeping with his pledge to make adjustments and improvements where they’re warranted as the Affordable Care Act takes effect. November 14, 2013.



President Obama Reveals New Proposal To Help Consumers Facing Insurance Cancellations


The new Health Insurance Marketplace will help millions of hard-working Americans find affordable health insurance.  Premiums are, on average, 16 percent below what was originally projected.  Nearly one in four insurers offeringhealth plans through the Marketplace are selling to individuals for the first time.  And a recent study found that an estimated 17 million Americans can get discounts on their premiums through the Marketplace, through tax credits.



Spineless Democrats: Take A Lesson From Governor Deval Patrick, The Next Black President


Meet a man who uses common sense, logic and critical thinking as a politician. Very uncommon traits to find in politicians today.
Meet Honorable Governor Deval Patrick.
Now meet his forward thinking on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Letter From Governor Patrick to the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation on the Affordable Care Act.



Vice President Biden Celebrates Citizenship at King Center Naturalization Ceremony


We the Geeks Wrap Up: Don’t Be Bored, Make Something


President Obama Speaks on Manufacturing in Ohio


2013 White House Tribal Nations Conference: Promoting Prosperous, Resilient Tribal Nations


President Obama Announces New Steps to Help Americans Receiving Insurance Cancellation Notices






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