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What We’re Reading — October 17, 2014

President Obama speaks at the headquarters of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this morning in D.C. before lunching with Vice President Biden. This afternoon, they’re scheduled to meet with National Security Council members to get an update on the fight against Islamic State militants. Vice President Biden ceremonially swears in Robert Cardillo, director of the […]

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What We’re Reading — October 16, 2014

President Obama had planned on campaigning and fundraising for Democrats in New York and Rhode Island, but he’s cancelled those trips to focus on the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. Obama meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the Oval Office, then spends the rest of the day on unspecified monitoring of the crisis. […]

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What We’re Reading — October 15, 2014

President Obama participates in a video conference with British, French, German and Italian leaders to discuss the Western response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the rise of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. The leaders will also discuss Russia and the situation in Ukraine. This afternoon, Obama heads to Union, NJ, […]

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What We’re Reading — October 14, 2014

President Obama heads to Andrews Air Force Base this afternoon to attend a meeting of more than 20 defense ministers from countries involved in the coalition fighting Islamic State militants, hosted by Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey. Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office this evening before heading to a DCCC fundraiser in […]

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What We’re Reading — October 10, 2014

President Obama is in Los Angeles where he attends a DNC fundraiser at a private residence before heading to a regional park in the San Gabriel Mountains, where he makes remarks on the designation of a new national monument. Obama heads to San Francisco this afternoon for another DNC fundraiser. He’ll stay there overnight. Vice […]

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What We’re Reading — October 9, 2014

President Obama heads to Los Angeles this morning for an event at a business that gives freelancers and startup groups office space. He’ll address economic prospects for millenials in a town hall-style event before headlining a DNC fundraiser this evening, and he stays overnight in L.A. tonight. Vice President Biden visits Renton Technical College in […]

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What We’re Reading — October 8, 2014

President Obama participates in a conference call this afternoon with state and local officials to discuss domestic preparedness for a potential Ebola outbreak. This afternoon, he heads to the Pentagon for a briefing with military leaders on the fight against Islamic State militants. Vice President Biden wakes up in San Francisco on day three of […]

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What We’re Reading — October 7, 2014

President Obama spends his day fundraising in New York and Greenwich, CT at the home of Rich Richman (cha-ching!) He’ll attend two DNC fundraisers in New York and a DSCC event in Greenwich before heading back to Washington. Vice President Biden is in Los Angeles this morning, where he will join Mayor Eric Garcetti for […]

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What We’re Reading — October 6, 2014

President Obama meets with financial regulators this morning to talk Wall Street reform. This afternoon, he meets with national security officials to get an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. And later this afternoon, Obama heads to a DNC fundraiser at Zaytinya, near Gallery Place. Vice President Biden heads to Las Vegas today […]

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What We’re Reading — October 3, 2014

President Obama heads to Princeton, IN, this afternoon to tour Millennium Steel Service to talk manufacturing. He heads back to D.C. this evening. Vice President Biden speaks at an Urban Alliance event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this morning before heading to Joplin, Mo., with Education Secretary Arne Duncan. This afternoon, Biden speaks at […]

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What We’re Reading — October 2, 2014

President Obama spent the night at home in Chicago — late last night after dinner with friends. This morning, he attends a campaign event with Gov. Pat Quinn (D), then he talks up the economy at an event at Northwestern University in Evanston. Obama heads back to D.C. this afternoon, and tonight he addresses the […]

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#UmbrellasUp For Democracy In Hong Kong!

Friends, In 1997, Hong Kong was handed back to Chinese authorities after more than 150 years of British control. During that transfer of power, Communist China signed and agreement saying Hong Kong has a “high degree of autonomy,” from Mainland China, and that Hong Kong would be able to directly elect their Chief Executive in […]

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