Dan Pfeiffer: "That’s How We Roll"

On September 30, 2014, in White House 2.0, by Obama Watcher

Earlier today, White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent this message to the White House email list previewing President Obama's week ahead. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for email updates here.


Last week at the United Nations, President Obama laid out a forceful case that in an uncertain world, American strength and leadership is the one constant.

The United States is leading an international coalition in the fight to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine, and to contain and combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

As the President said on Sunday night: That's how we roll.

This Thursday, speaking to Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, the President will make the case for what has always fueled America's leadership -- and that's America's economic greatness. He'll take a step back from the rush of current events to explain what we've done to recover from the Great Recession and what we need to do to ensure that more middle-class Americans feel that progress in their own lives.

Make sure you're watching. RSVP to watch the speech here -- and we'll email you on Thursday morning with an exclusive set of materials so you have the facts before the President speaks.

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Brazil’s Rousseff extends lead over Silva in election poll

On September 29, 2014, in Site News, by Obama Watcher

Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff gives a thumbs up to journalists as she arrives for a TV debate, in Sao PauloBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff's expected victory margin over closest rival Marina Silva has surged to 9 percentage points in a second-round runoff in Brazil's presidential election, an opinion poll showed on Monday, causing stocks and the real currency to tumble. Rousseff would win the runoff with 47.7 percent of the votes against 38.7 percent for Silva, polling firm MDA said, widening her lead from the one-point advantage she had in the previous survey by the firm last week. ...



President Obama: "That’s How We Roll"

On September 29, 2014, in White House 2.0, by Obama Watcher

If you watch one video today, this should be it:


Whenever challenges face the world, one fact is clear: The world looks to the United States.

Last night, in an interview with 60 Minutes, President Obama explained why the United States is "the indispensable nation" when trouble arises in the world. From responding to humanitarian crises to confronting terrorism, America leads.

Because -- as the President said -- "that’s how we roll."