The President and the Vice President met with Speaker Boehner and Leader Reid in the Oval Office to continue their discussions about the need to fully fund the government through the end of this fiscal year. After the meeting, President Obama explained why an agreement is so important and the impact a government shutdown would have on 800,000 federal workers and their families, millions of people who rely on government services and the economy overall.
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Entrepreneur Donald Trump is in the second place spot for potential GOP candidates for President. Trump is number one in polls for likely Tea Party voters. He has not made his announcement for a run. That is slated for June. As he eyes the Oval Office he has leveled some serious attacks against President Obama NBC has fact checked.
House Speaker John Boehner says there is no agreement on the budget. President Obama said ” We can’t have a my way or the highway approach.” Those words after an Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama and GOP leaders tying to find fiscal midde ground before the April 8th budget deadline. President obama says 73 billion can be trimmed from the budget but a Republican proposal calls for 6.2 trillion in budget cuts. Both sided wrangled over the federal fiscal picture in the Oval Office in efforts to prevent a government shut down at April 8th at Midnight.
As the White House prepared for the highly anticipated meeting so did demonstrators outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. But, there is a new twist to an old strategy of demonstrating at the White House. Tuesday Morning, A child was outside the black Iron gates screamimg at the over 200 year old building professing God and denouncing President Obama on abortion and Homosexuality. According to authorities, The 11 year old, allegedly from Los Angeles, was part of a protest Monday outside the White House the day before. Today, a rainy and cold day in DC, he stood waiting for the Republicans to arrive at the White House. He even chanted in support of House Speaker John Boehner. If you are wondering where his parents are, he said,”his father has a restraining order against him.” Secret Service Police questioned him and he was expecting someone to come back at lunchtime to bring him food.
It is Official President Barack Obama is again Presidental Candidate Barack Obama. The Obama campaign office, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois has launched the campaign on line this morning. The launch features a video saying,”It begins with us.” Emails are also going out to supporters today with President Obama saying; “Today we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign.” He goes on to say, “We are doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas but with you—with people organizing block by block.”
Rewinding back a few years ago, then Presidential Candidate Obama, in his last bid for president raised 750 million dollars in his successful attempts at gaining the Oval Office. Critics contend that figure can push a campaign tally this time to a billion dollars for the history making President. The White House does not want to openly engage in conversations about those numbers as the country is climbing out of a recession.
Many grassroots persons donated small amouts to the campaign last time. That campaign was based on “Hope” for a better tomorrows. Now many of the grassroots supporters are feeling the pinch of the economy.