Leadership? Pres. Obama Headed Out of D.C. as Government Shutdown Looms
A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn’t reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”
“I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”
Obama’s team may not include the president himself. Despite the impasse in Washington over federal spending, the president as of early Wednesday was scheduled to give two speeches outside of Washington: one on energy in the Philadelphia suburbs, then another Wednesday evening to a group of black political activists in New York.
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:: Not a Parody: Obama Visiting Foreign-owned Wind-turbine Factory ::
Obama’s Planned Visit to Spanish Wind Company Irks Some American Businesses
An ill wind is blowing through the energy industry over President Obama’s planned visit Wednesday to the Pennsylvania arm of a foreign-owned wind turbine maker.
The president will tour and speak to workers at a Gamesa Technology Corporation plant in Fairless Hills, where about 300 workers labor in a former U.S. Steel industrial site making wind turbines.
It is a nearly perfect example of the president’s goal of forging 20th century manufacturing into the new green industries he envisions. But while the company claims to employ about 900 Americans at plants in the United States, Gamesa is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
That’s a problem for Howard Makler, president of California-based wind turbine maker WePower.
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:: Reporters Continue to Be Snookered By Obama ::
Even among the nuzzling press here in Washington, the shine of President Obama has worn off.
Hope and Change has crashed upon the craggy shores of reality.
Gitmo is still open and open for trials – a perfect double backflip rare even by Washington standards.
And then there were Mr. Obama’s worldly-wise assurances that peace would reign and everybody would love us if only we had a sophisticated, multilingual president who had lived abroad, on other continents, with roots in the Muslim world.
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Loyal Obama Supporters Appalled at the Price of His Fundraisers
Even loyal Obama supporters are raising their eyebrows at the very pricey fundraising — like that exclusive $35,800-per-person dinner in San Francisco — planned as part of the President’s April 20 visit to the Bay Area.
The April Western U.S. swing by the President, which includes a stop in Reno and Los Angeles as well as San Francisco, is part of Obama’s 2012 re-election kickoff campaign. But also scheduled is what the White House promises will be a jobs and economy event in the Bay Area on April 20.
On April 21, Obama heads to Los Angeles.
Obama supporters acknowledge that the $35,800 per person San Francisco Obama Victory Fund dinner may represent a new pricetag high for political fundraising. After all, loyal Dems thought the ceiling was reached last Oct. 21, when tickets to that Obama dinner in the Palo Alto home of Google executive Marissa Mayer hit an astonishing $30,800 per person.
“Sticker shock” for Obama’s pricey April SF fundraiser — $35,800 PER PERSON?