Wounded Warrior Soldiers Ride

Today, after being introduced by Defense Secretary Gates, the President gave a few remarks on the South Lawn before kicking off the “White House to Light House” Wounded Warrior Soldiers Ride. The race raises public awareness of the challenges facing veterans as they recover from life-altering injuries, and in drew quite a crowd, including Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, National Security Advisor General Jim Jones, and Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Tammy Duckworth will also attend. April 30, 2009. (Public Domain)

On Chrysler and the Autos

The President explains his most recent decisions on the auto industry: “While many stakeholders made sacrifices and worked constructively, I have to tell you some did not. In particular, a group of investment firms and hedge funds decided to hold out for the prospect of an unjustified taxpayer-funded bailout. They were hoping that everybody else would make sacrifices, and they would have to make none. Some demanded twice the return that other lenders were getting. I don’t stand with them. I stand with Chrysler’s employees and their families and communities. I stand with Chrysler’s management, its dealers, and its suppliers. I stand with the millions of Americans who own and want to buy Chrysler cars. I don’t stand with those who held out when everybody else is making sacrifices. And that’s why I’m supporting Chrysler’s plans to use our bankruptcy laws to clear away its remaining obligations so the company can get back on its feet and onto a path of success.” (public domain)

President Barack Obama with senior advisors in the Blue Room after a prime time press conference which was held in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama with senior advisors in the Blue Room after a prime time press conference which was held in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

White House staff prepare for a prime time conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

White House staff prepare for a prime time conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama talks with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, following a health care meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama talks with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, following a health care meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 30, 2009.

Town Hall in Arnold, Missouri

The President holds a town hall at Fox High School in Arnold to discuss the progress the country has made over the first 100 days and the hard work that lies ahead. He then takes questions from the audience.

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President Barack Obama speaks with senior advisors in the Red Room prior to a prime time news conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks with senior advisors in the Red Room prior to a  prime time news conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks during a prime time news conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks during a prime time news conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama leaves the podium after a prime time press conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama leaves the podium after a prime time press conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama approaches the podium prior to a prime time press conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama approaches the podium prior to a prime time press conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009.