(CNN) CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry - who "tweeted" last night from the White House before and after President Obama's press conference - is back on Twitter today as the president hits the road to plug his health care plan. The CNN Political Ticker will bring you updates from @EdHenryCNN throughout the day, or you can follow him yourself on Twitter here.
(See his tweets after the jump)
10:00 a.m. – Taking off from Andrews AFB for cleveland. will Tweet from Obama town hall on health care this aftnoon
11:14 a.m. – hello from rainy Cleveland airport http://yfrog.com/e55ojj
11:23 a.m. – WH press thankful we had JetBlue today - live satellite en route Cleveland! ESPN, CNN need i say more? http://yfrog.com/abk88j
11:28 a.m. – Press charter chatter: odd that Steve Thomma of McClatchy stole ? from another "Steve" last nite. But second Steve got second shot
11:36 a.m. – and yes, save the jokes, i'm not sure Men's Vogue helped me much anyway so i cancelled that awhile ago 🙂
11:36 a.m. – back to substance: President takes a 115pm et tour of Cleveland Clinic, which he has singled out for innovative, high-quality low-cost care
11:41 a.m. – POTUS will be heading on to his hometown of Chicago for a couple of Dem fundraisers, including one at home of pal Penny Pritzker
11:46 a.m – then Mr. Obama has 205pm et health care town hall at Shaker Heights High School. after has sit-down w/terry moran for Nightline day-in-life
11:46 a.m. – hey there's baseball park they used to lovingly call The Jake but now has some offensive corporate moniker http://yfrog.com/ab1zdj
11:52 a.m – my first live shots will be 103pm et on cnn tv and then right after on cnn.com
12:40 p.m. (approximately) – President Obama lands in Cleveland, local tv goes wild http://yfrog.com/6glspj
12:45 p.m. (approximately) – President threw Secret Service curveball by literally sprinting in the rain to a rope line to shake hands http://yfrog.com/egy9sj
1:47 p.m. – President has just wrapped up private tour of Cleveland Clinic without any public comments. now headed here to high school for town hall
1:50 p.m. – WH aide told me POTUS giving Congress august deadline, despite Harry Reid saying full Senate will NOT vote before going home 4 recess
1:52 p.m. – @KristienAntwerp press corps arrived in Cleveland ahead of President so we can start filing stories. but a press pool went to clinic w/him
2:10 p.m. – a peek at the backdrop for President's town hall starting shortly http://yfrog.com/abok5j
2:27 p.m. – heads-up, President Obama about to start town hall about 20 mins late. he was apparently doing an interview with ABC's Terry Moran
2:28 p.m. – person introducing President says he's paying $489 a month for health care, "more and more out of pocket money" on prescription drugs etc
2:28 p.m. – introducer is Rick Vacha, a Teamster, says his health care premium rising to about 1k a month, making it difficult for he & his wife
2:30 p.m. – Vacha getting emotional as he discusses grandson going for five-year-old check-up and parents had to pay over $300 for shots
2:32 p.m. – President gets loud ovation as he's introduced, loud crowd. sometimes he goes casual at town halls but today he's in dark suit, light tie
2:33 p.m. – potus in a good mood, says Ohio Gov. Strickland "is in the house"
2:34 p.m. – we kept saying last yr during campaign no Repub had won WH without Ohio; Obama victory here was pivotal and will be hotly contested in 2012
2:34 p.m. – POTUS starts today, as he did last nite, with pep talk: "We've been able to pull the economy back from the brink" and avoid a depression
2:36 p.m. – Fully aware of Republican attacks claiming stimulus has not worked, President is going on offense here, touting steps he took
2:38 p.m. – obama: "we are doing everything in our power to get people back to work." crowd: "we love u" .. O: "i love u back"
2:39 p.m. (approximately) – O: "reform is not just about the nearly 46 million without insurance" - trying to reassure people who have coverage, worried about changes
2:40 p.m. (approximately) – Obama vowing to stop insurers from "cherry-picking" who they cover, and cap on how much insurance companies can make u pay out-of-pocket
2:41 p.m. (approximately) – Obama pushing back hard on Repubs - "folks have a lot of nerve" for getting us in this "fiscal hole" and then preaching responsibility
2: 42 p.m. (approximately) – but adds "I'm President now" to cheers, willing to take responsibility for digging out of fiscal mess; debt issue key to conserv Dem support
2:51 p.m. – obama hears loud noise: "is that the air conditioning? good ... little warm" ... (tell me about it)
2:52 p.m. – "we just heard today we won't be able" to get hcare done by august ... "that's ok. i just want people to keep working"
2:53 p.m. – obama standing firm: "i want it done by the end of this year. i want it done in the fall."
2:54 p.m. – "reform may be coming too soon for some in washington but it's not coming too soon" for am people ... "america doesn't shirk from" challenge
2:55 p.m. – Obama taking off jacket, "this is the fun part," time for questions from audience
2:59 p.m. – seniors weigh in: "AARP is disappointed in the failure to reach agreement on passing ... health care reform until after the August recess"
3:02 p.m. – first question from audience about home care, Medicare
3:03 p.m. – President asked if he will make Reid, Pelosi stay in session. Obama: "I want to get it right but I also want to get it done promptly."
3:04 p.m. – reading b/w lines, President is giving a little by letting go of August "deadline" but he's holding firm on this getting done soon
3:05 p.m. – question on prescription drugs: Obama points out pharmaceutical companies have put $80b on the table to help with more drug coverage
3:06 p.m. – better dessert on Air Force One than press charter. Gibbs started his gaggle: "All right, is everybody done with their strawberry pie?"
3:07 p.m. – student question to Obama: how can young people help pass health reform? President says "make sure you're persuading your parents"
3:10 p.m. – O says call your Senators: "frankly they are hearing from the other side, all those folks saying 'we can't afford this, this is socialism'"
3:14 p.m. – question from Shaker Heights senior class president - he's in a bow tie and suspenders!
3:16 p.m. – question about coverage for young people, President talks about creating an "exchange" to give people government and private plan options
3:20 p.m. – question on wellness, President using example of treating someone with diabetes early, rather than paying big $ later for foot amputation
3:22 p.m. – President apologizes, "only have time for one more question" .. picking a young person
3:23 p.m. – talking about Congressional process, lot of confusion about winding road, but then President says: Bottom line still want it done in fall
3:25 p.m. – President mocks "special interests scurrying around" but insists not "scrapping" the current system
3:26 p.m. – obama ends, "stay on your members of congress, keep up the heat!"