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Obama campaigns, Michelle appears on Letterman as Isaac strikes New Orleans

Hurricane Isaac unleashed torrential winds and caused severe flooding in Louisiana that is expected to last all day Wednesday marking a grim seven-year anniversary of Katrina that nearly devastated New Orleans.

Federal officials say they are monitoring the storm so President Barack Obama will not be adjusting his schedule this week as he continues a campaign swing across college campuses in Iowa and Colorado.

“The president continues to receive regular updates on Hurricane Isaac. We’ll have more details later on this morning. At this time, the president’s schedule has not changed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a written statement.

However, Obama’s planned appearance at the University of Virginia today in Charlottesville was scrapped after the school complained the campaign would disrupt classes. The president will deliver his remarks instead at a public area near campus.

First Lady Michelle Obama will make three television appearances today as part of a back to school tour to talk about federal guidelines for school lunches and the president’s Youth Fitness Program. Her appearances on “The Dr. Oz Show” and “Rachael Ray” will air in September, and she will make her third appearance tonight on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Meanwhile, just hours before Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan was scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, the Obama campaign released an online video criticizing Ryan as “out of step” with American values.

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Obama campaigns, Michelle appears on Letterman as Isaac strikes New Orleans

On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Obama does the college circuit while Michelle does TV talkshows.

Hurricane Isaac unleashed torrential winds and caused severe flooding in Louisiana that is expected to last all day Wednesday marking a grim seven-year anniversary of Katrina that nearly devastated New Orleans.

Federal officials say they are monitoring the storm so President Barack Obama will not be adjusting his schedule this week as he continues a campaign swing across college campuses in Iowa and Colorado.

??The president continues to receive regular updates on Hurricane Isaac. We’ll have more details later on this morning. At this time, the president’s schedule has not changed,? White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a written statement.

However, Obama??s planned appearance at the University of Virginia today in Charlottesville was scrapped after the school complained the campaign would disrupt classes. The president will deliver his remarks instead at a public area near campus.

First Lady Michelle Obama will make three television appearances today as part of a back to school tour to talk about federal guidelines for school lunches and the president??s Youth Fitness Program. Her appearances on ??The Dr. Oz Show? and ??Rachael Ray? will air in September, and she will make her third appearance tonight on the ??Late Show with David Letterman.?

Meanwhile, just hours before Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan was scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, the Obama campaign released an online video criticizing Ryan as ??out of step? with American values.

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Audrey Hudson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose enterprise reporting has sparked numerous congressional investigations that led to laws signed by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. She won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in 2009 for her report on dangerous drug experiments by the federal government on war veterans, which prompted internal investigations and needed reforms within the Veterans Affairs Department. The report also captured first place for investigative reporting by the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a finalist of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Webby Awards for news and politics. Her breaking stories have been picked up and followed by major news publications and periodicals, including Readers Digest, Washington Monthly, and The Weekly Standard, as well as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Washington Post. With nearly 20 years of experience in Washington as a newspaper reporter and as a Capitol Hill staffer for Western lawmakers, she will now lead Human Events?? coverage of energy and environmental issues. A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Hudson has worked inside the Beltway for nearly two decades -- on Capitol Hill as a Senate and House spokeswoman, and most recently at The Washington Times covering Congress, Homeland Security, and the Supreme Court. Audrey??s email is AHudson@EaglePub.Co

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