VP Biden travels to Australia & New Zealand

Australia & New Zealand

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On July 15, 2016, the Vice President Biden depart Honolulu, Hawaii en route to Melbourne, Australia to demonstrate our close strategic, economic, and cultural ties. In Melbourne, the Vice President will highlight U.S.-Australian cooperation on cancer research at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, as well as tour and deliver remarks at the Boeing factory. On July 18, 2016, the Vice President will depart Melbourne, Australia en route Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, the Vice President will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other senior government officials, host a roundtable discussion with Australian and American business leaders, meet with Australian troops, and deliver a major policy speech on the future of the U.S.-Australia relationship.

On July 20, 2016, the Vice President will depart Sydney, Australia en route Auckland, New Zealand. In New Zealand the Vice President will participate in official engagements, including a meeting with Prime Minister John Key..

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1/20/16 Vice President Biden meets with international experts Francis S. Collins, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Jennifer Doudna, Paula T. Hammond, Elizabeth Blackburn, David B. Agus, Charles Sawyers, José Baselga, Delos M. (Toby) Cosgrove, Bill McDermott to discuss the current state of cancer research and treatment, and opportunities to accelerate this fight.
2016 World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

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Vice President Biden’s  Travel Itinerary
Australia
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Vice President Biden departs Honolulu, Hawaii en route to Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Joe Biden makes a refueling stopover in Pago Pago, American Samoa

Vice President Biden arrives Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden delivers remarks on U.S.-Australian cooperation on cancer research
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden delivers remarks on US – Australian economic ties
Boeing Factory, Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden attends a flag presentation and meet World War II veterans
Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden meets with employees and family members
United States Embassy to Australia
Melbourne, Australia

Vice President Biden departs Melbourne, Australia en route for Victoria

Vice President Biden arrives Victoria

Vice President Biden attends the Carlton vs West Coast Eagles AFL game
Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vice President Biden attends a dinner with Australian Governor Linda Dessau of Victoria
Victoria, Australia

Vice President Biden departs Victoria, Australia en route for Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden arrives Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden tours the Taronga Zoo
Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden attends an official dinner hosted by Governor General Peter Cosgrove
Governor General’s House, Sydney, Australia

Vice President Bden tours the HMAS Adelaide at Sydney Harbor
Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden  meets with Labor Party leader Bill Shorten
Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other senior government officials
Commonwealth Government Building, Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden hosts a roundtable discussion with Australian and American business leaders
Paddington Town Hall, Sydney, Australia

Vice President Biden meets with Australian troops
Pine Gap Joint Defence Space Research Facility, Alice Springs, Australia

Vice President Biden delivers a major policy speech on the future of the U.S.-Australia relationship
Pine Gap Joint Defence Space Research Facility, Alice Springs, Australia

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New Zealand
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Vice President Biden departs Sydney, Australia en route New Zealand

Vice President Biden arrives Auckland, New Zealand

Vice President Biden meets with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
Auckland, New Zealand

Vice President Biden meets with Members of the New Zealand Labour Party
Auckland, New Zealand

Vice President Biden meets with employees and family members
Auckland, New Zealand

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  1. WH

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    Vice President Biden departs Honolulu, Hawaii en route to Melbourne, Australia

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

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    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

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    President Obama hosts a reception for the diplomatic corps
    East Room

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  2. VP Biden travels to Australia & New Zealand

    On July 15, 2016, the Vice President Biden depart Honolulu, Hawaii en route to Melbourne, Australia to demonstrate our close strategic, economic, and cultural ties. In Melbourne, the Vice President will highlight U.S.-Australian cooperation on cancer research at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, as well as tour and deliver remarks at the Boeing factory. On July 18, 2016, the Vice President will depart Melbourne, Australia en route Sydney, Australia. In Sydney, the Vice President will meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other senior government officials, host a roundtable discussion with Australian and American business leaders, meet with Australian troops, and deliver a major policy speech on the future of the U.S.-Australia relationship.

    On July 20, 2016, the Vice President will depart Sydney, Australia en route Auckland, New Zealand. In New Zealand the Vice President will participate in official engagements, including a meeting with Prime Minister John Key.

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    Vice President Biden Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

    Australia
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    Vice President Biden departs Honolulu, Hawaii en route to Melbourne, Australia

    Vice President Joe Biden makes a refueling stopover in Pago Pago, American Samoa

    Vice President Biden arrives Melbourne, Australia

    Vice President Biden delivers remarks on U.S.-Australian cooperation on cancer research
    Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

    Vice President Biden delivers remarks on US – Australian economic ties
    Boeing Factory, Melbourne, Australia

    Vice President Biden attends a flag presentation and meet World War II veterans
    Melbourne, Australia

    Vice President Biden meets with US Embassy employees and family members
    United States Embassy to Australia
    Melbourne, Australia

    Vice President Biden departs Melbourne, Australia en route for Victoria

    Vice President Biden arrives Victoria

    Vice President Biden attends the Carlton vs West Coast Eagles AFL game
    Melbourne Cricket Ground, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Vice President Biden attends a dinner with Australian Governor Linda Dessau of Victoria
    Victoria, Australia

    Vice President Biden departs Victoria, Australia en route for Sydney, Australia

    Vice President Biden arrives Sydney, Australia

    Vice President Biden tours the Taronga Zoo
    Sydney, Australia

    Vice President Biden attends an official dinner hosted by Governor General Peter Cosgrove
    Governor General’s House, Sydney, Australia

    Vice President Bden tours the HMAS Adelaide at Sydney Harbor
    Sydney, Australia

    Vice President Biden hold a meeting with Labor Party leader Bill Shorten
    Sydney, Australia

    Vice President Biden meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other senior government officials
    Sydney, Australia

    Vice President Biden hosts a roundtable discussion with Australian and American business leaders
    Sydney, Australia

    Vice President Biden meets with Australian troops
    Pine Gap Joint Defence Space Research Facility, Alice Springs, Australia

    Vice President Biden delivers a major policy speech on the future of the U.S.-Australia relationship
    Pine Gap Joint Defence Space Research Facility, Alice Springs, Australia

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    New Zealand
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    Vice President Biden departs Sydney, Australia en route New Zealand

    Vice President Biden arrives Auckland, New Zealand

    Vice President Biden meets with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
    Auckland, New Zealand

    Vice President Biden meets with employees and family members
    Auckland, New Zealand

  3. One thing that I love about VP Biden is that he quietly goes about his job doing good things on his part. He is doing great things actually.

    • Hi vitaminlover,

      I will really miss all of them, the Obamas and the Bidens when they leave the White House

      • I will miss them too. The families all get along so well are will be lifelong friends. What is kind of sad about them is that they both have seen tragedies in their personal lives- really more than average. However they keep on truckin’. They ooze love for their fellow man.

  4. July 15, 2016

    Remarks by the President at Diplomatic Corps Reception

    East Room

    2:53 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everyone. I just had the opportunity to greet each of you in person. And we welcome all of you. Each year, the diplomatic corps comes so that we can say thank you for the partnership between our nations and our peoples, and reaffirm our shared commitment to promoting security and peace and human dignity around the world.

    Obviously, we come here with heavier hearts than normal. Overnight in Nice, we witnessed another tragic and appalling attack on the freedom and the peace that we cherish.

    Today, our hearts are with the people of France and with all the innocent men, women and so many children who were hurt or killed in this sickening attack. This includes Americans that we know of — a family from Texas, a father and young son, just 11 years old, who were there on vacation. Their family, like so many others, are devastated. They’re grieving. They need all the love and support of our American family as they grapple with an unimaginable loss, and try to get through what are going to be very difficult days.

    And so on behalf of all of us, I think, I want to welcome our friend, Ambassador Araud of France. And I had a chance to meet with him right before I came out so that he knew that it’s not just the United States of America, but the entire world that stands in solidarity with the people of France during this difficult time.

    I spoke with President Hollande earlier today. And in addition to conveying deep condolences, I reminded him that France is America’s oldest ally and one of our strongest. We owe our freedom to each other. Americans and French have stood together for two centuries. And I told President Hollande that we will stand united now — in our grief; in our praying for the many who are injured, many of whom are fighting for their lives. And we pledge to stand with our French friends as we defend our nations against this scourge of terrorism and violence.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/15/remarks-president-diplomatic-corps-reception

  5. West Wing Week 7/15/16 or, “One American Family”

    Published on Jul 15, 2016

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the President returned from his fifth and final NATO summit, traveled to Dallas to speak at a memorial service honoring the sacrifice of five fallen police officers, and hosted a meeting at the White House to talk about issues of race, policing, and justice. That’s July 8th to July 14th or, “One American Family.”

  6. Dr. Jill Biden to Travel to Africa

    Dr. Jill Biden will travel to Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger from July 15 – July 23, 2016 where she, along with Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will engage government and civil society partners on issues related to economic empowerment and educational opportunity for women and girls. During their travel, Dr. Biden and Ambassador Russell will also highlight partnerships on global health and food security to reduce hunger and lift people out of poverty.

  7. Port Chicago disaster

    The Port Chicago disaster was a deadly munitions explosion that occurred on July 17, 1944, at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California, United States. Munitions detonated while being loaded onto a cargo vessel bound for the Pacific Theater of Operations, killing 320 sailors and civilians and injuring 390 others. Most of the dead and injured were enlisted African-American sailors.

    A month later, unsafe conditions inspired hundreds of servicemen to refuse to load munitions, an act known as the Port Chicago Mutiny. Fifty men‍—‌called the “Port Chicago 50″‍—‌were convicted of mutiny and sentenced to long prison terms. Forty-seven of the 50 were released in January 1946; the remaining three served additional months in prison.

    During and after the trial, questions were raised about the fairness and legality of the court-martial proceedings.Due to public pressure, the United States Navy reconvened the courts-martial board in 1945; the court affirmed the guilt of the convicted men. Widespread publicity surrounding the case turned it into a cause célèbre among certain Americans; it and other race-related Navy protests of 1944–45 led the Navy to change its practices and initiate the desegregation of its forces beginning in February 1946. In 1994, the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial was dedicated to the lives lost in the disaster.

    For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Chicago_disaster

  8. WH

    Saturday, July 16, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    Vice President Biden arrives Melbourne, Australia

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  9. July 16, 2016

    Weekly Address: Coming Together to Find Solutions

    Remarks of President Barack Obama
    Weekly Address
    The White House

    Hi, everybody. It’s been a challenging couple weeks. The shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge; the protests; the targeting and murder of police officers in Dallas – it’s left all of us struggling to make sense of things at times. Now, I know that for many, it can feel like the deepest fault lines of our democracy have suddenly been exposed, and even widened.

    But the America I know – the America I saw this week – is just not as divided as some folks try to insist. I saw it on Monday, when I met with law enforcement to talk about the challenges they face, and how too often, we ask our police to do too much – to be social workers, and teachers, guardians, and drug counselors as well.

    I saw it on Tuesday, when I traveled to Dallas for the memorial service for the five courageous officers who died in the line of duty – even as they were protecting protesters with whom they may have disagreed.

    I saw it on Wednesday, when I hosted police chiefs, Black Lives Matter activists, state and local leaders, and others for a discussion that lasted more than four hours – a discussion on more steps we can take to continue supporting the police who keep our streets safe, and instill confidence that the law applies to everyone equally.

    And I saw it on Thursday, at a town hall in D.C., where we talked about how there is no contradiction between honoring police and recognizing the racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system, and trying to fix these discrepancies.

    These conversations were candid, challenging, even uncomfortable at times. But that’s the point. We have to be able to talk about these things, honestly and openly, not just in the comfort of our own circles, but with folks who look differently and think differently than we do. Otherwise, we’ll never break this dangerous cycle. And that’s what America’s all about. Not just finding policies that work – but forging consensus, fighting cynicism, and finding the political will to keep changing this country for the better.

    That’s what America gives us – all of us – the capacity to change.

    It won’t happen overnight. The issues we’re grappling with go back decades, even centuries. But if we can open our hearts to try and see ourselves in one another; if we can worry less about which side has been wronged, and worry more about joining sides to do right, as equal parts of one American family – then I’m confident that together, we will lead our country to a better day.

    Thanks everybody. Have a great weekend.

  10. Barack to the Future: 2016 President Obama Calls 2008 David Plouffe

    Published on Jul 16, 2016

    In a video for the Netroots Nation Conference, President Obama calls David Plouffe from the future to update him on how far we’ve come since 2008.

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