October 8th, 2009
10:00 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama to hit the court with cabinet, lawmakers

(CNN) – President Obama is set to become the athlete-in-chief Thursday, hitting the basketball court Thursday night with members of his cabinet and congressional lawmakers.

See the full roster after the jump:

Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Shaun Donovan
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Representative Mike Arcuri (D-NY)
Representative John Boccieri (D-OH)
Representative Brad Ellsworth (D-IN)
Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
Representative Baron Hill (D-IN)
Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Representative Frank Kratovil (D-MD)
Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Representative Patrick Murphy (D-PA)
Representative John Shimkus (R-IL)
Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC)


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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Expat American

    Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC)...I hope he throws a basketball better than he throws a football. :)

    October 8, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I wonder are they going ot run a full court game.

    October 8, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  3. MD

    This is news? Really?

    October 8, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  4. Death Assurance Companies

    Time to call in Dr.J and President Obama,and put the Death Assurance Companies out of their misery.

    October 8, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. Steve (the real one)

    If by liberal accounts, Palin's book is not news, neither is the President playing basketball! I am not hating, I 'm being fair!

    October 8, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  6. sandy

    No women? How come?

    October 8, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  7. katiec

    The Democrats that are fighting Health Care Reform and Public Option are, along with the republicans, putting campaign funding, personal gains and interests over the welfare of the American
    people.
    We cannot let big business, those who support them, win!!

    October 8, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  8. Dan, TX

    Why so few Republicans, oh wait. That's right. Sorry.

    October 8, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  9. Scott, Tucson

    Obama... how about trying to get the economy fixed and do something about Afghanistan instead of playing games and having phony WH photo-op's.

    October 8, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  10. Cindy, PA

    You would think the teleprompter president would have better things to spend his time on considering all the problems with the economy and unemployment in America, what a waist of time and taxpayer dollars.

    October 8, 2009 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. Kitchen Police

    This is great! I hope all enjoy themselves. A little exercise with the President is a good thing.

    October 8, 2009 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  12. Ryan

    Athlete in chief, fundraiser in chief...

    How about helping your Generals out and be COMMANDER IN CHIEF!!!

    October 8, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  13. Anne E.

    It's about time - I was beginning to think he'd abandoned the game. I'd pay to see this! I'd be all for them getting into a game of poker, but shooting some hoops works for me.

    October 8, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  14. Dar

    WOW CNN, are you looking for something to write about? This is news?

    October 8, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  15. GI Joe

    Darn – Sebelius was actually on her high school basketball team – think she should be given equal opportunity. Was hoping to see her shooting skills.

    October 8, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  16. bam

    Glad to see my representative Heath Shuler will participate. Perhaps after getting to know President Obama in a casual setting, Shuler will be more open to a Public Option for health insurance. Let's hope so.

    October 8, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  17. ThinkAgain

    Good to see our President setting a good example by getting exercise, being a team player and doing something fun with friends and collegues!

    Keep up the good work, Mr. President!

    October 8, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  18. paulie_nj

    does this guy [Obama] actually work?

    October 8, 2009 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  19. Rob

    So how many brave soldiers are going to be wounded or killed while the Poser in Chief works on his jump shot? I see there's a whole 2 Republicans on the list, just enough for Obama and his spin-meisters to claim it was a bi-partisan event.

    October 8, 2009 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  20. bob in LA

    Why is this news?

    October 8, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  21. DJ in TX

    If this is to promote being healthy, then I'm all for it. But I do wait on the GOP and the crazies comments. It's just a basketball game people. It is OK to take some time out for physical fitness.

    October 8, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  22. white female

    Good Show guy's. What a way to show sportsmanship to the country, along with execise.
    What a President we have.
    May God Bless and protect him and his Family.
    President Obam/VP-Biden for the next eight years

    October 8, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  23. Willy Brown

    Obama is an embarrassment to USA and World.

    October 8, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |