Press Gaggle By Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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Aboard Air Force One En route Andrews Air Force Base 3:30 P.M. EST MR. GIBBS: Yes, sir, fire away. Who’s first? Q: The GDP numbers — MR. GIBBS: I mean, obviously the President received a report today from the Council of Economic Advisors. Look, I think it underscores the number that we saw previously showed … Continue reading Press Gaggle By Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Briefing by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

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Via Teleconference 1:04 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. It’s Josh Earnest. Thank you for jumping on the call. As Rob mentioned, we’ll hear some brief remarks from Secretary Gates and then we’ll open it up for questions. We’re running tight on time, so we’ll move quickly and we won’t have any follow-up questions. … Continue reading Briefing by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

Press Briefing by OMB Director Peter Orszag and CEA Chair Christina Romer

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11:07 A.M. EST DIRECTOR ORSZAG: Good morning. The budget that we are releasing this morning fulfills the President’s campaign promises to be honest and responsible, to reorient the federal budget towards programs that work and away from those that don’t, and to invest in education, promote clean energy, and reduce health care costs. Unfortunately, those … Continue reading Press Briefing by OMB Director Peter Orszag and CEA Chair Christina Romer

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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1:39 P.M. EST MR. GIBBS: Good afternoon, guys. One quick announcement before we get started. President Obama will welcome Taoiseach Brian Cowen of Ireland to the White House on Tuesday, March 17th. The United States and Ireland have strong bilateral relations, deep cultural ties, and a commitment for positive change in the world. The President … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:09 P.M. EST MR. GIBBS: How is everyone? Good. Q: How are you? MR. GIBBS: I’m great. Q: Nothing? MR. GIBBS: I got nothing. I got — were you expecting something big? Q: Well, the big speech, you know. We thought we’d have something. Q: Details. Q: — about … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:10 P.M. EST MR. GIBBS: Good afternoon, guys, how are you? I have absolutely nothing to announce, which means we’ll go straight to questions. Yes, ma’am. Q: Thanks, Robert. Is it true that the President was considering announcing a Social Security task force, but decided not to? And can … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:50 P.M. EST MR. GIBBS: I don’t have any announcements. Obviously we’ll have a week ahead if through the process of playing Jeopardy with you guys doesn’t give everything out before we do that. I’ll start with you, Ms. Loven. Q: Thanks. I would like to ask about the … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Executive Order 13504—Amending Executive Order 13390

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5121–5206), and in order to extend the work of the Coordinator of Federal Support for the Recovery and Rebuilding of … Continue reading Executive Order 13504—Amending Executive Order 13390

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Deputy Press Secretary Jim Steinberg

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Aboard Air Force OneEn Route Andrews Air Force Base 5:50 P.M. EST DEPUTY SECRETARY STEINBERG: How you guys doing? Everybody good? Okay, great. Well, let me just give you a brief readout. There were, obviously, a very good series of meetings. It was excellent. I think people, you know, deeply appreciated the fact that the … Continue reading Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Deputy Press Secretary Jim Steinberg

Executive Order 13503—Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to take a coordinated and comprehensive approach to developing and implementing an effective strategy concerning urban America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. About 80 percent of Americans live … Continue reading Executive Order 13503—Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs