2014 Mid Term Elections

TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Monday The 9th Of June, 2014.










TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call: The White House Week Ahead & Daily Schedule.




Office of the Press Secretary
Monday June 9th, 2014


June 9th – June 13th, 2014


In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.


Later in the morning, the President will join nurses from across the country to discuss the importance of passing commonsense immigration reform. This meeting is closed press.


In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and sign a Presidential Memorandum on reducing the burden of student loan debt. This event in the East Room is open press.


Following this event, the President will meet with governors of Western States to discuss wildfires via video teleconference. This meeting in the Situation Room is closed press.


Later in the afternoon, the President will welcome the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams to honor the teams and their 2014 NCAA Championships. This event in the East Room is open to pre-credentialed media.






On Monday, the President will host an event on education at the White House. Later in the afternoon, the President will welcome the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams to honor the teams and their 2014 NCAA Championships.



On Tuesday, the President will take to Tumblr in an event at the White House moderated by Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp. The President will deliver remarks and answer questions from folks across the country on the importance of education, college affordability, and reducing student loan debt.



On Wednesday, President Obama will travel to Worcester, Massachusetts to deliver the commencement address at the Worcester Technical High School graduation ceremony. The President will also attend a DSCC event in the Boston area. Following the event, the President will return to Washington, DC.



On Thursday, the President will hold a bilateral meeting Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia at the White House; the Vice President will also attend. The two leaders will discuss a range of issues of mutual interest, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Australia’s leadership of the G-20 this year, the future of Afghanistan, and the growing bilateral defense relationship, including the rotation of U.S. Marines through Darwin.  They will also address some of the most serious security issues that confront both Australia and the United States, including Syria, Russia’s actions in Ukraine, North Korea, and the security and stability of the Asia Pacific region. In the afternoon, the President will welcome the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House to honor the team and their victory in the WNBA Finals.



On Friday, the President and the First Lady will travel to the Cannonball, North Dakota area to visit the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Following their visit to Indian Country, the President and the First Lady will travel to Palm Springs, CA.



On Saturday, the President will deliver the commencement address at University of California, Irvine on the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the UC Irvine campus by President Lyndon B. Johnson. UC Irvine does outstanding work at the undergraduate and graduate level in science and research, humanities, and professional studies, and the President looks forward to speaking with the graduates in June. Following these events, he will return to Palm Springs, CA. The President and the First Lady will return to Washington, D.C on Monday.



White House Schedule – June 9, 2014


President Barack Obama on Monday has White House events on student loan debt and immigration and honors the NCAA Champion UConn Huskies Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams.


Monday, June 9th, 2014 All Times ET


10:00 AM: The President and The Vice President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, The Oval Office.

10:50 AM: The President meets with nurses to discuss immigration reform, Oval Office.


12:30 PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest has his first Daily Press Briefing as the Press Secretary, The Brady Press Briefing Room.

1:45 PM: The President delivers remarks and signs a Presidential Memorandum on reducing the burden of student loan debt, The East Room.

2:40 PM: The President meets with governors of Western States via video teleconference. The Situation Room.

4:15 PM: The President welcomes the UConn men’s and women’s NCAA champion basketball teams. The East Room.





June 2014: Photos of the Day


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Federal Agencies and the Opportunities and Challenges of Big Data




On June 19, the Obama Administration will continue the conversation on big data as we co-host our fourth big data conference, this time with the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute.


The conference, “Improving Government Performance in the Era of Big Data; Opportunities and Challenges for Federal Agencies”, will build on prior workshops at MIT, NYU, and Berkeley, and continue to engage both subject matter experts and the public in a national discussion about the future of data innovation and policy.






White House LIVE!!! Streaming Schedule


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June 09, 2014 9:00 AM EDTShare
Working Families Summit on Fatherhood
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June 09, 2014 12:30 PM EDTShare
Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest
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June 09, 2014 1:45 PM EDTShare
President Obama Speaks and Signs a Presidential Memorandum on Reducing the Burden of Student Loan Debt
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June 09, 2014 1:45 PM EDTShare
Regional Food Systems: A Strategy for Community Economic Development
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Driver: Tracy Morgan in crash


Published on Jun 9, 2014

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan has undergone surgery and continues a slow recovery after a devastating car crash.




Motive Sought in Las Vegas Shooting


Published on Jun 9, 2014

Las Vegas authorities say they are trying to determine a motive in Sunday’s deadly shooting spree. A man and a woman killed two police officers and a third person before the female suspect killed the male and then herself. (June 9)




Raw: 5 Dead in Las Vegas Shooting


Published on Jun 8, 2014

Two suspects shot and killed two police officers in an ambush at a Las Vegas restaurant Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Walmart, authorities said. (June 8)




From ‘Gang-Banger’ to College Graduate


Published on Jun 8, 2014

Four years ago, Krishaun Branch was part of an entire class of college-bound high school graduates from Chicago’s Urban Prep. He recently graduated from Fisk University in Nashville. AP’s Martha Irvine chronicles his achievement. (June 9)




Raw: Teams Arrive in Brazil for World Cup


Published on Jun 8, 2014

The English, German, and Russian teams arrived in Brazil on Sunday ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The international soccer tournament begins in four days. (June 8)




Michigan Teen Carries Brother on Back for 40 Miles


Published on Jun 8, 2014

A Michigan teenager completed a two-day, 40-mile walk with his 7-year-old brother on his back. The Cerebral Palsy Swagger was designed to raise awareness about the muscle disorder that affects the younger brother. (June 8)




Raw: Pope Wades Into Mideast Peace-making


Published on Jun 8, 2014

Francis is welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the collapse of the latest round of U.S.-sponsored peace talks. (June 8)




Hugh Jackman, NPH Walk Tonys Red Carpet


Published on Jun 8, 2014

Hugh Jackman talks about hosting this year’s Tony Awards on red carpet while Neil Patrick Harris, Chris O’Dowd, and Lena Hall discuss Jackman hosting show. (June 8)




Supporting America’s Students


Published on Jun 7, 2014

In this week’s address, President Obama underscored the importance of helping to lift the burden of crushing student loan debt faced by too many Americans and highlighted the efforts he’s taken to ensure we uphold America’s commitment to provide a quality education for all who are willing to work for it.
















From Salon.Com:


GOP wimps cave to the right: New plan resumes Obamacare fight, ditches immigration


Under pressure from conservatives, GOP leaders unveil new agenda that shows they haven’t learned a thing


By  for Salon.Com




On Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released a memo detailing the June legislative agenda for the House of Representatives, and in doing so drove yet another final nail into immigration reform’s already well-sealed coffin.


Cantor’s memo lays out the various bills and issues the House GOP plans to address over the next three weeks, and immigration is conspicuously absent. By leaving it off the agenda, Cantor has effectively cut in half the time available to the House to take up any reform proposals.


To recap: A bipartisan group of senators passed a comprehensive reform bill last June that has been gathering dust ever since. The House Republican leadership refuses to bring it to a vote. They also won’t bring their own immigration “principles” up for a vote. Every few weeks or so they renew their verbal commitment to immigration reform, and then continue doing absolutely nothing. President Obama threatened to take executive action to limit deportations, but recently backed off that threat in order to give the Republicans the time and space they needed to bring up a bill.


Cantor, in leaving immigration reform off the June agenda, has made clear that time and space are not the issue. The GOP is just not going to take up immigration reform. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has made clear that the window for action by the Republicans closes at the end of July, just before the August recess. At that point, everyone expects Obama to move forward on his own.


You can guess what happens then. “Tyranny!” “Power-grab!” “Overreach!” The Republicans, who spurned every opportunity to compromise, will attack Obama for refusing to work with Congress. By that point the midterm elections will be too close to get anything done anyway. Everyone will retreat from policy into politics and the Senate reform bill will be quietly, solemnly interred next to its forbears.


There was never much hope of Cantor budging on immigration reform, but it certainly didn’t help that he’s come under fire in the last few weeks by Tea Party conservatives who suspect that he’s secretly working to implement “amnesty.” Cantor is facing a primary challenge from economics professor David Brat, who attacks Cantor mercilessly for his work on the Kids Act (the Republican-friendly version of the Dream Act). Cantor will defeat Brat and he’ll defeat him handily, but he still needs to take him seriously because Brat is pulling in support from influential conservative figures like radio host Laura Ingraham. Part of Cantor’s strategy has been to highlight how he’s fought “amnesty” for “illegal aliens.”


So he’s not going to lose, but he’s still had to shift to the right to try to make amends with the conservatives who are deeply suspicious that any attempt at reform will be too lenient on undocumented immigrants. Cantor’s facing a no-win situation on immigration reform, and for now the best option for him politically is to do nothing, so he’s killing immigration reform through inaction.


While we’re on the topic of conservatives pressuring the leadership on hot-button issues, Cantor’s June memo is also noteworthy for what it says about healthcare reform. Early last month, the House Republicans unexpectedly went dark on Obamacare – after years of hearings and countless repeal votes, legislators suddenly seemed to lose interest in the health law. According to Cantor’s memo, the cease-fire will come to an end as the House GOP plans to do … something on healthcare:


Our committees continue to work to expose the harmful effects of Obamacare and refine different policies that reduce costs, expand access and provide patients with greater control over their healthcare. We will be discussing these policy options with you in the weeks ahead in anticipation of additional floor action.


Cantor’s vague promise to discuss unnamed “policy options” comes on the heels of an effort by the hard-line conservative Republican Study Committee to force the leadership into scheduling a vote on the RSC’s Obamacare replacement plan.


Conservative members of the rank-and-file have to be frustrated with Cantor on Obamacare. In January he promised that “we will rally around an alternative to Obamacare and pass it on the floor of the House.” In February he said that the finishing touches were being put on the Obamacare replacement plan. Since then there’s been no action to speak of.


Cantor and the rest of the leadership haven’t picked a replacement plan because doing so would present significant political risks. Any plan they choose would necessarily require huge disruptions to the insurance market, and the Republican alternative plans that have been put forward to date would cover far fewer people than Obamacare. The surging expansion of Medicaid complicates their efforts even further; people are signing up in droves and are making enthusiastic use of the program, and Republicans are left to argue that they should be transitioned off their newly obtained government-paid insurance. That’s a tough sell, even if the ACA’s approval rating is in the gutter.


Introducing an Obamacare replacement would also put Republican midterm candidates in a tough spot, as it would force them to take a position on health reform policy at a time when many of them are trying hard to be as evasive as possible.


The leadership has clearly gotten the message from conservatives that inaction on Obamacare is not an option. But they’re clearly still unsure of what to do. What does appear to be certain, however, is that conservatives are succeeding in boxing in the leadership on immigration and healthcare.


Thank you   & Salon.Com.



June 9th 2014: Google Doodle of the Day



June 9th 2014: Images of the Day


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13 replies »

  1. You know there are things here that make me all tingly, right. Hopeland just gets boosted up when I read things like the story of Krishaun Branch, or of the brothers and their walk for Cerebral Palsy. Reminds me again, there are good things and spectacular people in the world.

    Some of the pictures of our President are wonderful. I especially like two of them from The Obama Diary (though I saw them in your slide show first). It is those moments when he seems off-guard and you see his real exhaustion, you realize how hard this all must be.

    As to Cantor and the rest of them, I wish a great huge sink hole would open under them and suck them to Hell.

    Oliver North isn’t the only one with a huge step up on hypocrisy, lets not forget McCain who was traded and pardoned.


    • In my McCain Is senile post I have a image of McCain explaining his senility. I don’t think North has ever been important, he’s a criminal. Hope is alive in your land, good for you.😈

      I steal quite a bit from The Obama Diary, and you already know why.😉


  2. You’ve got a little bit of everything in this post. Robert Wood Johnson is a good hospital, I had my last child there.

    I hope your day is going well.


    • So far so good…but it’s early yet. How was your weekend and are you ready for your girls to be around you? I’d like to be a fly on the wall in your house this week.:mrgreen:


      • We are as ready as we can be. They will be here about a week so I’ll know more about their future plans then. I picked up a small gift for my daughter’s beau to celebrate his new job. He took a position teaching drawing in AR after looking for about two years. They’re both working in their fields so I’m thrilled for them; It’s too bad they will be living and working in different states.
        🙂 It’s fun to watch these kids be together; they’re adults but instantly turn back into kids again for a while. I still have notes they wrote to each other when they played ‘mail.’ I kept every piece of paper they brought from school and many of their projects. One year K was Hedda Hopper for Halloween and wore a red feathered hat with apples on it… all the teachers loved it but the kids did not know who Hedda Hopper was.🙂 My girls had an expanded education to say the least.

        You could be a fly on my wall any time but it might not be safe; I’m probably the only woman you know that doesn’t allow anyone to kill a spider.😉 I see them now and then crawling or dangling from the ceiling. I only kill poisonous spiders.

        I am recycling an old post for this week so I can have time with the kids. I’ll be dropping in now and then so I’ll see your posts. I hope you got all your connection issues fixed. Try to stay out of trouble… Republicans and Fox News is fair game.😉


      • I promise to do my best to stay out of the ER and the county jail, just for you. Enjoy your family and have some much deserved fun. I’ll see you when you get back to bloggin. I love you Jack, be well and stay safe.


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