Helping Middle Class Families Afford College

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America is home to the best colleges and universities in the world — and increasing college attainment has never been more important to our economic competitiveness — yet tuition and fees have skyrocketed over the past decade, making it more difficult for American families to invest in a higher education for their future. Today’s college students borrow and rack up more debt than ever before. In 2010, graduates who took out loans left college owing an average of more than $26,000. Student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever.

Our nation’s commitment to placing a good education within reach of all who are willing to work for it helped build a strong American middle class over the past several generations. In keeping this promise alive, President Obama has expanded federal support to help more students afford college, while calling for a shared responsibility in tackling rising college costs. President Obama’s efforts of reform in higher education funding have produced the largest investment in student aid since the G.I. Bill, while resulting in a more efficient, reliable, and effective system for students to help them afford college and manage debt:

Doubling Investments in Pell Grants
The President has raised the maximum Pell Grant award to $5,635 for the 2013-14 award year — a $905 increase since 2008. Under the President’s leadership, the number of Pell Grant recipients has expanded by 50 percent over that same time, providing college access to millions of additional low-income and middle-class students across the country. The Obama Administration’s landmark investment in the Pell Grant was enacted in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which ended student loan subsidies for private financial institutions and banks and shifted over $60 billion in savings back to students.
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Helping Students Manage Student Loan Debt
The Administration’s “Pay as You Earn” plan expands income-based repayment to enable 1.6 million students to take advantage of a new option to cap repayment of student loans at 10 percent of monthly income — an option that student borrowers can begin to use at the end of this year. These changes will reduce the burden of student loans in a fiscally responsible way. Additionally, millions of borrowers are now eligible to consolidate Direct Loans and FFEL Loans and save up to half a percentage point on their interest rate.For more information: Everything you need to know about income-based repayment
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Expanding Education Tax Credits
President Obama established the American Opportunity Tax Credit in 2009 to assist families with the costs of college, providing up to $10,000 for four years of college tuition for families earning up to $180,000. Over 9.4 million students and families benefit from the American Opportunity Tax Credit each year.

Keeping Student Loan Interest Rates Low
In his 2012 State of the Union address, the President called on Congress to keep interest rates low for the 7.4 million borrowers who take out subsidized Federal student loans for this school year. With President Obama’s leadership, rates on new subsidized Stafford loans remained at 3.4 percent — instead of doubling to 6.8 percent — this past summer. This bold action saved students an average of $1,000 on the life of their loans, and President Obama has committed to keeping interest rates low for student loans moving forward.

In August, President Obama signed a bill that takes an important step in fulfilling our nation’s obligations to students. The bipartisan legislation cuts rates on all new loans this year and save a typical undergraduate student $1,500 over the life of those loans. Learn more: Fact Sheet on Bipartisan Student Loan Deal

For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education

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US Department of Education – Federal Student Aid http://studentaid.ed.gov

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FACT SHEET: The President and First Lady’s Call to Action on College Opportunity

January 16, 2014

To view the White House report on Increasing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students, click HERE. To view the list of Commitments to Action on College Opportunity, click HERE.

The President believes he has a job to do, and every day he is fighting to create more opportunities for working and middle class Americans. And while he will continue to work with Democrats and Republicans in Congress to move our country forward, the President is committed to partnering with colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits and others to do everything he can to support more college opportunities for students across the country.

Today, in response to the President’s call to action, the President and First Lady are joining with leaders in higher education to announce over 100 new commitments to expand college opportunity. To help more students afford and graduate from college with the skills they need, the Administration has already taken action including doubling Federal investments in Pell Grants and college tax credits and reforming student loans. Last August, the President laid out an ambitious new agenda aimed at improving college value, removing barriers to innovation and competition, and ensuring that student debt remains affordable. As the Administration continues to push for changes that keep college affordable for all students and families, we can and must do more to get more low-income students prepared for college, enrolled in quality institutions, and graduating if we are to achieve our North Star goal of leading the world in the share of college graduates by 2020. Together, the President, the First Lady and these leaders in higher education are taking another step to help ensure that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.

Over 100 New Commitments to Expand College Opportunity: The participants in today’s event were asked not simply to attend an event – but to commit to new action in one of the following areas crucial to college opportunity:

* Connecting more low-income students to the college that is right for them and ensuring more graduate

* Increasing the pool of students preparing for college through early interventions

* Leveling the playing field in college advising and SAT/ACT test preparation

* Strengthening remediation to help academically underprepared students progress through and complete college

Today, over 100 colleges and universities and 40 organizations are announcing new commitments to action to build on their existing efforts in this area. Together, these actions will serve hundreds of thousands of students across the country.

For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/16/fact-sheet-president-and-first-lady-s-call-action-college-opportunity

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29 Responses to Helping Middle Class Families Afford College

  1. CR says:

    WH

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    President Obama and First Lady Michelle depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
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    President Obama and First Lady Michelle arrives Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida

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    President Obama and First Lady Michelle visits a classroom at Coral Reef High School, Miami, Florida

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    President Obama delivers remarks on the importance of a quality education
    First Lady Michelle also attends
    Coral Reef High School, Miami, FL

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    President Obama, First Lady Michelle and the First Daughters overnight in Key Largo, FL

  2. CR says:

    Helping Middle Class Families Afford College

    America is home to the best colleges and universities in the world — and increasing college attainment has never been more important to our economic competitiveness — yet tuition and fees have skyrocketed over the past decade, making it more difficult for American families to invest in a higher education for their future. Today’s college students borrow and rack up more debt than ever before. In 2010, graduates who took out loans left college owing an average of more than $26,000. Student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever.

    Our nation’s commitment to placing a good education within reach of all who are willing to work for it helped build a strong American middle class over the past several generations. In keeping this promise alive, President Obama has expanded federal support to help more students afford college, while calling for a shared responsibility in tackling rising college costs. President Obama’s efforts of reform in higher education funding have produced the largest investment in student aid since the G.I. Bill, while resulting in a more efficient, reliable, and effective system for students to help them afford college and manage debt:

    * Doubling Investments in Pell Grants
    * Helping Students Manage Student Loan Debt
    * Expanding Education Tax Credits
    * Keeping Student Loan Interest Rates Low

    For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education

    • CR says:

      Regional Roundup: A Call to Action on College Opportunity

      Amy Brundage January 17, 2014 02:56 PM EST

      As a part of the President’s Year of Action – and because there is no clearer path to economic opportunity than a college degree – the President and First Lady convened college and university presidents, business and philanthropic leaders, and other stakeholders from across the country at the White House yesterday to announce more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students, particularly low-income students, afford and graduate from college with the skills they need to succeed.

      The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

      Here’s a look:

      UT San Diego: “Leaders pledge to boost access to college”

      Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Georgia colleges commit to improving access for low-income students”

      Quad-City Times: “Augustana president meets with Obama at higher education summit”

      Chicago Sun-Times
      : “Illinois schools part of White House push for low-income kids to attend college, university”

      Boston Globe: “At White House, college chiefs pledge more equitable access”

      Detroit Free Press: “Alma College joins White House effort to increase higher ed opportunities

      Omaha World-Herald: “NU, Iowa State say they’ll expand access for low-income students”

      Columbus Dispatch: “Ohio college presidents brainstorm with Obamas”

      Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Nine Pa. colleges join national effort to fund low-income students”

      Knox News: “UT, Tennessee Board of Regents leaders at White House education summit”

    • CR says:

      FACT SHEET: The President and First Lady’s Call to Action on College Opportunity

      January 16, 2014

      To view the White House report on Increasing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students, click HERE. To view the list of Commitments to Action on College Opportunity, click HERE.

      The President believes he has a job to do, and every day he is fighting to create more opportunities for working and middle class Americans. And while he will continue to work with Democrats and Republicans in Congress to move our country forward, the President is committed to partnering with colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofits and others to do everything he can to support more college opportunities for students across the country.

      Today, in response to the President’s call to action, the President and First Lady are joining with leaders in higher education to announce over 100 new commitments to expand college opportunity. To help more students afford and graduate from college with the skills they need, the Administration has already taken action including doubling Federal investments in Pell Grants and college tax credits and reforming student loans. Last August, the President laid out an ambitious new agenda aimed at improving college value, removing barriers to innovation and competition, and ensuring that student debt remains affordable. As the Administration continues to push for changes that keep college affordable for all students and families, we can and must do more to get more low-income students prepared for college, enrolled in quality institutions, and graduating if we are to achieve our North Star goal of leading the world in the share of college graduates by 2020. Together, the President, the First Lady and these leaders in higher education are taking another step to help ensure that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.

      Over 100 New Commitments to Expand College Opportunity: The participants in today’s event were asked not simply to attend an event – but to commit to new action in one of the following areas crucial to college opportunity:

      * Connecting more low-income students to the college that is right for them and ensuring more graduate

      * Increasing the pool of students preparing for college through early interventions

      * Leveling the playing field in college advising and SAT/ACT test preparation

      * Strengthening remediation to help academically underprepared students progress through and complete college

      Today, over 100 colleges and universities and 40 organizations are announcing new commitments to action to build on their existing efforts in this area. Together, these actions will serve hundreds of thousands of students across the country.

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/01/16/fact-sheet-president-and-first-lady-s-call-action-college-opportunity

    • CR says:

      March 07, 2014

      FACT SHEET: Opportunity for All: Promoting College Opportunity and Graduation

      Today at an event with the First Lady at Coral Reef High School in Miami, President Obama will lay out additional details of his plan to equip all Americans with the education and skills they need to compete in the 21st century economy and launch a new FAFSA Completion Initiative to give more Americans the opportunity to afford, attend, and graduate from college.

      The President’s budget, released earlier this week, includes investments and initiatives to expand opportunity for all Americans by improving education at every level, from early childhood through college. But the President has also been clear that while he wants to work with Congress wherever they are willing, he is also going to make 2014 a year of action and won’t hesitate to take steps on his own wherever he can.

      That’s why today President Obama will announce the launch of a new FAFSA Completion Initiative, led by the Department of Education, to help ensure that more of America’s students take the first step towards college success: completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Today’s announcement includes new tools and resources to enable states, districts, and high schools to better support students to complete this critical form in a timely fashion:

      The Department of Education will partner with states so they can identify individual students who have not completed the FAFSA. States can then use this limited, yet valuable, information to support school and district efforts to increase FAFSA completion beginning in the 2014-15 school year. These efforts build on the success of a pilot project launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 working directly with about 100 school districts.

      The Office of Federal Student Aid has also updated the existing FAFSA completion tool with new, overall FAFSA completion numbers for the high school graduating class of 2014, and is expanding that tool to include more than 25,000 high schools nationwide. The completion tool is targeted at school and district leaders, but also allows anyone with web access to track the overall number of FAFSA forms completed by students at particular schools, in order to effectively provide outreach and resources as well as support community efforts to increase FAFSA completion.

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/07/fact-sheet-opportunity-all-promoting-college-opportunity-and-graduation

  3. CR says:

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    President & First Lady Scheduled To Visit Coral Reef High School

    March 5, 2014 10:15 PM miami.cbslocal

    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Students at Coral Reef High School in Miami are in for quite the day Friday as President Obama, along with the First Lady, are expected to pay the magnet high school a visit.

    President Obama and Mrs. Obama’s visit to South Florida will include a stop at Coral Reef to deliver remarks on the importance of a quality education and its vital role on the economic success of our country.

    Ahead of the President and First Lady’s visit, students of the high school, who at first weren’t told exactly who was visiting, have already been advised to arrive early and have been asked not to bring backpacks or large purses or bags.

    Friday’s South Florida visit will be the second in the week for Michelle Obama who was in Miami Wednesday at a Miami health center to show the multiple ways health care consumers can sign upthrough the federal exchange.

  4. CR says:

    US soccer<br />

    March 7, 2014
    U.S. Women vs. Sweden Women
    8:30 a.m. ET
    Estadio Municipal
    Albufeira, Portugal

    • CR says:

      March 7, 2014
      U.S. Women vs. Sweden Women
      8:30 a.m. ET
      Estadio Municipal
      Albufeira, Portugal

      Final score: SWE 1, USA 0

  5. vitaminlover says:

    I must say that I like the way President Obama is constantly looking for ways to help middle class families improve their lot and get great benefits such as education and health.

  6. CR says:

    West Wing Week 3/7/14 or, “Look Who’s In Our Room”

    Published on Mar 6, 2014

    This week, The White House hosted its first ever White House Student Film Festival, while the President addressed the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine, presented his budget for Fiscal Year 2015, urged Congress to raise the minimum wage, and held a town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act.

  7. CR says:

    Payrolls in U.S. Rise 175,000; Unemployment Rate Climbs

    Mar 7, 2014 5:58 AM PT By Jeanna Smialek – bloomberg

    Employers added more workers than projected in February, indicating the U.S. economy is starting to bounce back from a weather-induced setback. The jobless rate unexpectedly climbed from a five-year low.

    The 175,000 gain in employment followed a revised 129,000 increase the prior month that was bigger than initially estimated, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast of economists in a Bloomberg survey called for a 149,000 advance in February. Unemployment rose to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent as more people entered the labor force and couldn’t find work.

    The report indicates employers remain upbeat about the economy’s prospects after winter storms and freezing temperatures across the eastern U.S. slowed consumer spending, housing and manufacturing. Lowe’s Cos. is among those boosting headcount, setting the stage for further gains as Americans return to stores.

    “It’s a pretty good report, given the weather,” said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services Group Inc. in Pittsburgh, who correctly predicted the gain in payrolls. “You had a pretty good rise in average hourly earnings, you had some good gains in jobs in a couple of different sectors.”

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-07/payrolls-in-u-s-rise-more-than-forecast-jobless-rate-climbs.html

  8. Isaac Nuru says:

    Very Informative. Thanks, CR

  9. CR says:

    2:40 PM ET
    President Obama delivers remarks on the importance of a quality education
    First Lady Michelle also attends
    Coral Reef High School, Miami, FL

    WhiteHouse.gov http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

    CSPAN http://www.c-span.org/video/?318181-1/president-obamas-economic-agenda

    • CR says:

      March 07, 2014

      Remarks by the President on Preparing for College

      Coral Reef Senior High School
      Miami, Florida

      3:05 P.M. EST

      THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Miami! (Applause.) Hello, Cuda Nation! (Applause.) Hello! It is good to be here at Coral Reef Senior High. (Applause.) You guys are just happy because it’s warm down here all the time. (Laughter.) I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but the rest of the country is cold. (Laughter.) Listen, Michelle and I are so grateful for the warm welcome. It is great to be here. I want to thank some people who are doing outstanding work.

      First of all, your superintendent, Superintendent Carvalho, is doing great work. We’re really proud of him. (Applause.) Your principal, Principal Leal, is doing great work. (Applause.) All the Coral Reef teachers and staff, you guys are all doing a great job. (Applause.) And you’re doing what is necessary to help young people get ready for college and careers. So that’s why we’re here. We are proud of what’s being done at this school.

      I want to mention a few other folks who are here who are fighting on behalf of the people of South Florida every day. We’ve got Congressman Joe Garcia is here. (Applause.) We’ve got Congresswoman Frederica Wilson here. (Applause.) We’ve got Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Your former Governor Charlie Crist is here. (Applause.)

      And most of all, I want to thank the people that Michelle and I came all the down here to see, and that is the students of Coral Reef. (Applause.) We had heard great things about your school. We had heard great things about the students. We wanted to come down here and just see what was going on. (Applause.) And Michelle and I just had a chance to visit with some of your classmates who are going through some of the scholarship applications, and we had a chance to talk to them and hear what their plans were. And first of all, Michelle and I looked and we said, these must be actors playing students, because they were all smart and good-looking and organized. (Laughter.) And I asked them, what are you going to do? And they’re — well, I’m going to be applying to business school, and then I’m going to start a company, and then I — when I was your age, I didn’t know what I was doing. I was lucky if I had gotten out of bed on time. (Laughter.) So you guys are ahead of the game.

      And we’re here to tell you that you’ve got to keep up the good work, because by working hard every single day, every single night, you are making the best investment there is in your future. And we want to make sure you’ve got everything, all the tools you need to succeed. We want every young person to have the kinds of teachers and the kind of classes and the kind of learning experiences that are available to you here at Coral Reef. (Applause.) Because that’s the best investment we can make in America’s future. (Applause.)

      For more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/07/remarks-president-preparing-college

    • CR says:

      President Obama Visits a Florida Classroom

      Published on Mar 7, 2014

      President Obama visits a Florida high school that’s helping more of its students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

  10. CR says:

    March 07, 2014

    Statement by the President on Bloody Sunday

    Forty-nine years ago, a determined group of Americans marched into history, facing down grave danger in the name of justice and equality—walking to protest the continued discrimination and violence against African Americans. On a day that became known as “Bloody Sunday”, these brave men and women met billy-clubs and tear gas with courage and resolution. Their actions helped set an example for a generation to stand up for the fundamental freedoms due to all people. We recognize those who marched that day—and the millions more who have done their part throughout our nation’s history to bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice.

  11. CR says:

    WH

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing
    Key Largo, FL

    President Obama Calls with President Berzins of Latvia, Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom, President Grybauskaite of Lithuania, President Hollande of France, President Ilves of Estonia, and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy to speak about Ukraine.

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    President Obama, First Lady Michelle and the First Daughters overnight in Key Largo, FL

    Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden overnight in the US Virgin Islands

  12. CR says:

    International Women’s Day, recognized by the UN

    International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.

    For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Day_for_Women%27s_Rights_and_International_Peace

  13. CR says:

    Weekly Address: Time for Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage for the American People

    Remarks of President Barack Obama

    Weekly Address

    The White House

    March 8, 2014

    Hi, everybody. This week, I traveled to New England, where I was joined by four governors who are working to raise the minimum wage in each of their states. And they’ve also joined me in calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. Because it would give nearly 800,000 Americans in their states a raise – and lift wages for about 28 million across the country.

    So these governors aren’t waiting for Congress to make up its mind. And in my State of the Union Address, I asked America’s business leaders to go ahead and do what they could to raise their employees’ wages, too. And increasingly, it’s not just large companies like Costco or the Gap that choose to pay their employees higher starting wages.

    It’s smaller businesses like Jaxson’s, a family-owned ice cream parlor in South Florida. They answered the call and raised their wages so that more than 70 employees would earn at least $10.10 an hour, without cutting back on hiring.

    And two weeks ago, an Atlanta small business owner named Darien Southerland [SUTH-er-lind] wrote me to share a lesson his grandmother taught him – that if you treat your employees right, they’ll treat you right. And Vice President Biden paid him a visit this week.

    I agree with these business owners, which is why I issued an executive order requiring federal contractors to pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. It’s good for our bottom line. And working Americans have struggled through stagnant wages for far too long.

    A clear majority of Americans support raising the minimum wage, because we believe that nobody who works full-time should have to live in poverty. About half of all Republicans support raising the minimum wage, too. It’s just too bad they don’t serve in Congress. Because the Republicans who do serve in Congress don’t want to vote on the minimum wage at all. Some even want to get rid of it completely. Seriously.

    That’s why what business leaders and everyday Americans are doing to raise wages is so important. Because change doesn’t come from Washington – change comes to Washington. I’ve always believed that, and it’s true in this case, too. Outside Washington, Americans are ready to put aside old political arguments and move this country forward. The American people are way ahead of Congress on this issue, and we’ve just got to let Congress know that. It’s time for “ten-ten.” It’s time to give America a raise. And it’s time to restore opportunity for all.

    Thanks, and have a great weekend.

  14. CR says:

    March 08, 2014

    Readout of the President’s Calls with President Berzins of Latvia, Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom, President Grybauskaite of Lithuania, President Hollande of France, President Ilves of Estonia, and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy

    The President spoke separately with Prime Minister Cameron, President Hollande, and Prime Minister Renzi today about Ukraine. The President welcomed the strong, unified stance of the United States and the European Union regarding Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, including in the conclusions of the March 6 European Council. The leaders reiterated their grave concern over Russia’s clear violation of international law and reaffirmed their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

    The President also spoke with President Berzins, President Grybauskaite, and President Ilves on a conference call today. The President reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering commitment to our collective defense commitments under the North Atlantic Treaty and our enduring support for the security and democracy of our Baltic allies. The Baltic leaders welcomed the provision of additional support to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission, and the leaders agreed to continue coordinating their efforts closely.

    All of the leaders agreed on the need for Russia to pull its military forces back to their bases, allow for the deployment of international observers and human rights monitors to the Crimean peninsula, and agree quickly on the formation of a contact group that could lead to direct dialogue between Ukraine and Russia to de-escalate the situation and restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The leaders rejected the proposed referendum in Crimea as a violation of Ukraine’s constitution and underscored that all decisions about the future of Ukraine must include the government in Kyiv. The leaders made clear that Russia’s continued violation of international law will isolate it from the international community. They also discussed the need for the international community to provide strong support to the government of Ukraine as it works to stabilize its economy and prepares for elections in May. They agreed to continue close coordination, including through appropriate international organizations.

  15. CR says:

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    Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight

  16. CR says:

    WH

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing
    Key Largo, FL

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    President Obama, First Lady Michelle and the First Daughters depart Key Largo, FL enroute to Washington DC

    Vice President Biden and Dr Jill Biden depart US Virgin Islands enroute to Santiago, Chile

  17. CR says:

    Sunday talk show tip sheet\

    3/8/14 8:46 AM EST By TAL KOPAN – politico

    “Meet the Press” on NBC
    • Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop, New York
    • Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)
    • Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken

    “Face the Nation” on CBS
    • Former Vice President Dick Cheney
    • Former Secretary of State James Baker
    • Retired Gen. Jim Jones, former national security adviser
    • Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman, House Budget Committee

    “This Week” on ABC
    • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
    • Sen Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman, House Intelligence Committee
    • Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas)
    • Former White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe

    “Fox News Sunday” on Fox
    • Paul
    • Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates
    • Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)
    • Former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.)

    “State of the Union” on CNN
    • Blinken
    • Lithuanian Ambassador to the U.S. Žygimantas Pavilionis
    • Estonian Ambassador to the U.S. Marina Kaljurand
    • Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D)

    “Political Capital” on Bloomberg TV
    • Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R)

    “Newsmakers” on C-SPAN
    • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chairman, Joint Economic Committee

    “Al Punto” on Univision
    • President Barack Obama
    • Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    • Mexican Ambassador to the U.S Eduardo Medina Mora

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