2014 Mid Term Elections

The Last 24™









The Last 24™, In Case You Missed It.




Some news from the Twitterverse…….
































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Speeches and Remarks- June 12th, 2014


Remarks by the First Lady Before White House Garden Harvest Event


Remarks by the President Honoring WNBA Champions the Minnesota Lynx


Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Abbott of Australia After Bilateral Meeting


Remarks by the President at a DSCC Event — Weston, MA


Remarks by the President at Worcester Technical High School Commencement Ceremony


Remarks by the President in Q&A with David Karp, CEO of Tumblr



Statements and Releases – June 12th, 2014


Release of the President’s Medical Exam


Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister of Nouri al-Maliki


ADVISORY: President Obama to Award Medal of Honor


President Obama Updates Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to Attend the Opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup


FACT SHEET: The United States and Australia: An Alliance for the Future


Letter from the President — War Powers Resolution






In Case You Missed It: #LunchWithFLOTUS Twitter Q&A on Healthy School Lunches



First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a Twitter chat to discuss school nutrition and the White House Kitchen GardenFirst Lady Michelle Obama participates in a Twitter chat to discuss school nutrition and the White House Kitchen Garden, in the First Lady’s Office in the East Wing of the White House, June 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)


Millions of kids across America are eating healthier school meals because of new nutrition standards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Today at 2:30 p.m. ET, the First Lady held a Twitter Q&A to help raise awareness around the importance of our kids eating healthy and getting the nutrition they need.


Check out the First Lady’s answers to your questions on school nutrition here or at Storify.gov/FLOTUS, and learn more about the First Lady’s initiative to encourage healthy eating at Letsmove.gov/eat-healthy.


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ConnectED: A Year of Action for American Students and Teachers



President Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle SchoolPresident Barack Obama views student projects created on laptops during a tour at Mooresville Middle School in Mooresville, N.C., June 6, 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


One year ago, President Obama unveiled his ConnectED initiative to empower students and teachers with technology in the classroom. The President called on businesses, states, districts, schools, and communities to support this vision, and through the power of his pen and phone, he is building momentum and we are seeing results.


Over the past year, the President has worked with the private sector to catalyze impactful commitments of free hardware, software, educational content, and wireless connectivity — amounting to over $2 billion in value for American schools.


On top of that, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has pledged to invest an additional $2 billion to connect 20 million more students to fast broadband and wireless in their classrooms over the next two years. Taken together, this represents more than $4 billion in public and private support starting this calendar year.


This investment is the shot of adrenaline our schools need to surge into the 21st century. It is a major down payment on providing every child in America with the high-quality teaching and technological skills that they deserve, and the economy demands.

And we are keeping our foot on the accelerator.


Today, we are announcing that the 10 companies who have made ConnectED commitments are making those private funding resources available to schools across the country, and information about these and other resources will be accessible through a new ConnectED Hub.


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Fallon and Christie bust a move




Raw: Dignified Transfer at Dover AFB




Highlights: OFA’s amazing Organizing Fellows Program




PBS News Hour Thursday, June 12, 2014




It’s Time To Shame Climate Change Deniers




The White House Kitchen Garden Harvest




For Brazil, it’s not just about winning, it’s winning with style




Floor Speech on Student Loan Refinancing Vote




6/12/14: White House Press Briefing




Official: Bergdahl to return to the US




Raw footage: George H.W. Bush jumps for his 90th




The President Honors WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx




President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Abbott of Australia




Proud To Be





Shannon Watts, Everytown for Gun Safety: Moms target TARGET


Thanks to you, pressure is quickly building on Target to end open carry of guns in their stores.


Can you take a quick minute to share the image below on Facebook or on Twitter so that Target knows we’re counting on them to do the right thing?


In the last two weeks, here’s what moms and other gun sense supporters have accomplished:


  • We’ve collected more than 250,000 petition signatures to Target’s CEO, John Mulligan.
  • Moms and other amazing volunteers have delivered these petitions to 20 stores in 16 states — from Iowa to California.
  • More than 5,000 people have called Target headquarters to demand action from the company’s leadership.


We even showed up outside Target’s shareholder meeting in Dallas yesterday to make sure they know we aren’t going away. Thanks to you, the pressure is on and momentum is building.


Take a look at some of the photos from our day of action below:


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This Target campaign is just like the previous campaigns you’ve helped win — getting big corporations to adopt smarter policies that keep their customers safe — like you and me and our families.


With the right pressure, Target will heed our call. We just can’t let up until they do.


Thanks for standing with us,


Shannon Watts
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America


Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense gun policies. We are moms, mayors, survivors, and concerned citizens.





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3 replies »

  1. So many good things, it is hard to know where to start so let me just mention to you the First Lady thinks salads are good also, just sayin.

    Why can’t some people simply disappear (Christie).

    There are so many great things here, I am simply going to say this. You do such good things with this particular post. It is my favorite of the day.Whether the news of the day is good or bad, it is still good to be able to come and see it in one place, to pick what I want to focus on and to see both current and historical references. Thank you.


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