President Barack Obama walks toward Marine One with Vice President Joseph Biden’s wife, Jill, prior to their departure from the White House on Monday.
The two traveled to New York, where Mrs. Biden introduced the President at Hudson Valley Community College where he spoke about the economy. The President is also in town for the United Nations General Assembly before heading to Pittsburgh for the G-20 Summit on Thursday. Check out photos below.
PATERSON TO RUN WITHOUT WHITE HOUSE SUPPORT
NY Governor David Paterson has announced he will seek re-election, although the White House has urged he step aside for the good of the Democratic Party, a plan proposed by the president’s political team and approved by the President himself.
Last Monday, when the President went to Wall Street to deliver a speech on the financial industry, Gov. Paterson was not invited. Instead, White House political director Patrick Gaspard met with him and told him the President had lost confidence in his ability to win the 2010 election. According to one source, Gaspard delivered the message that, essentially, said “We want you to stand down. There is no path to success.”
Michael Steele, the first black chairman of the Republican National Committee, said he “found that to be stunning, that the White House would send word to one of only two black governors in the country not to run for re-election.”
THE OBAMA PLAN IN FOUR MINUTES
The White House has released a shortened video of the President’s recent health care address to Congress to detail everything you need to know about the health care plan in only four minutes.