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What We’re Reading — September 22, 2014

President Obama signs the America’s Promise Summit Declaration today in the Oval Office, making him the seventh consecutive president to endorse the document. America’s Promise Alliance founding chairman Colin Powell and current board chair, Alma Powell, will be on hand. Later today, Obama meets with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. He heads to New York tomorrow […]

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What We’re Reading — September 19, 2014

President Obama hosts a kickoff event for “It’s On Us,” the White House’s new branding campaign aimed at curbing sexual assault on college campuses. This afternoon, Obama heads to the Marriott Marquis for the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum. And tonight, the First Family leaves the White House for a weekend at Camp David. Vice President […]

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What We’re Reading — September 16, 2014

President Obama meets with Gen. John Allen, coordinator of the international response to the Islamic State, and Brett McGurk, the administration’s deputy special envoy to Iraq, in the Oval Office this morning. This afternoon, he heads to Atlanta to visit the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There, he’ll be briefed both […]

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What We’re Reading — September 15, 2014

President Obama meets with Education Secretary Arne Duncan this morning in the Roosevelt Room. This afternoon, he awards the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat, for conspicuous gallantry during the Vietnam War. Sloat is receiving the award posthumously: He died protecting fellow soldiers from a […]

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What We’re Reading — September 12, 2014

President Obama delivers remarks this morning at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, on the White House South Lawn. He’ll be joined by Bill Clinton, who may or may not stay behind to talk to the press while President Obama travels to Baltimore to tour Fort McHenry. Obama will attend a DSCC fundraiser […]

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What We’re Reading – September 11, 2014

President Obama gathers with White House staff on the South Lawn this morning for a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Obama and the First Lady will travel to the Pentagon Memorial for a remembrance ceremony. Later today, Obama meets HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell in the […]

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What We’re Reading — September 10, 2014

President Obama has nothing on his schedule today until his address to the nation at 9:01:30 p.m. tonight. Vice President Biden has meetings at the White House before delivering remarks at the World Food Program USA’s annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Awards Ceremony, at 6:15 p.m. at Union Station. House meets today at 10 a.m., with first […]

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What We’re Reading — September 9, 2014

President Obama meets Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office today before sitting down with Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to brief them on plans to attack Islamic State rebels. Vice President Biden delivers remarks at the National Archives today marking the […]

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What We’re Reading — September 8, 2014

President Obama meets with senior advisors this morning. This afternoon, Obama will meet with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in the Roosevelt Room, then Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in the Oval Office. Vice President Biden sits in on meetings with Vilsack and Lew. Tomorrow, Biden plans a big speech on the 20th anniversary of the Violence […]

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What We’re Reading — September 3, 2014

President Obama is in Tallinn, Estonia, the first stop of a NATO-focused trip. Obama has already held a bilateral press conference with President Toomas Ilves, and later he meets the presidents of Latvia and Lithuania, too. This afternoon, Obama leaves for Fairford, U.K., where the NATO summit will be held tomorrow. Vice President Biden is […]

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What We’re Reading — September 2, 2014

President Obama travels to Estonia where he will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Baltic members of NATO in advance of a summit meeting later this week in Wales. Wednesday’s high in Tallinn, Estonia: 66 degrees, no chance of precipitation. Vice President Biden has meetings at the White House all afternoon. On Wednesday, he travels to […]

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