May 20th, 2013
03:18 PM ET
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March 27th, 2013
07:22 AM ET
as he gives interviews at the White House Wednesday to Telemundo and Univision:
The President's official schedule:
BRIEFING SCHEDULE: 12:15PM Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
2:25PM THE PRESIDENT is interviewed by Univision
2:40PM THE PRESIDENT is interviewed by Telemundo
March 19th, 2013
08:15 AM ET
President Obama departs for the Middle East on Tuesday evening, but before he takes off he'll have a day full of ceremony. In the mid-morning, the president meets with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office, with a pool spray at the top of the meeting. Later the two leaders will attend a St. Patrick’s Day lunch at the United States Capitol. The President’s remarks at the lunch are private but there will be coverage of the entertainment.
Back at the White House in the early evening, Obama and the First Lady will host a St. Patrick’s Day reception in the East Room where both the president and the Irish Prime Minister will speak.
At 7:45 the president departs the White House for the Middle East – the first international trip of his second term:
March 18th, 2013
07:43 AM ET
President Obama will announce a new Secretary of Labor later this morning. A White House official confirmed late Sunday night that his selection will be Thomas E. Perez, current U.S. assistant attorney general heading the Justice Department's civil rights division. We have more on that announcement here. Later in the afternoon President Obama will make remarks at a Women's History Month reception in the East Room of the White House.
Here's the full schedule as released by the White House:
March 15th, 2013
11:25 AM ET
Washington (CNN) - With climate change as one of his administration's top priorities and the decision on the controversial Keystone pipeline expected at any time, President Obama takes his energy message to Chicago Friday.
The president is expected to press Congress to pass an energy proposal that the administration says would target two billion dollars over ten years to wean cars and trucks from fossil fuels to clean energy and create clean energy jobs.
The president announced his Energy Security Trust plan at his State of the Union address last month.
Friday Mr. Obama will lay out details of the plan as he speaks at the Argonne National Labs outside Chicago. White House officials told reporters on a conference call Thursday, the money to fund the alternative fuel research will come from increased royalties from oil and gas drilling and leasing on federal land.
The White House officials were quick to point out the administration does not plan to expand drilling areas especially on the Outer Continental Shelf but instead expect increased revenues due to streamlined leasing, increased production and upward price trends.
The Energy Security Trust would require an act of Congress but White House officials said they are encouraged by early bipartisan support.
The White House says this is just the latest in the president's "all above" energy approach. The Environmental Protection Agency Friday is expected to release a new report which the administration says underscores the progress made on the clean energy front including EPA estimates that CO2 emissions have decreased by 13% in the past five years and that fuel economy standards have increased by 16%.
March 15th, 2013
11:11 AM ET
The president's schedule:
10:10AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews South Lawn Open Press
10:25AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Chicago, Illinois Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Chicago, Illinois Chicago O'Hare InternationalAirport Open Press
11:55AM THE PRESIDENT tours the Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois Travel Pool Coverage
March 6th, 2013
07:12 AM ET
Washington (CNN) - Although there are no open press events on President Obama’s schedule today, he will have dinner tonight with a group of Republican senators, CNN’s Jim Acosta confirmed. The president has been reaching out to members of both parties in an effort to reach a deal on deficit reduction and address other items on his agenda, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has said.
During the day Wednesday the president will receive his daily briefing, have lunch with the vice president and meet with Treasury Secretary Lew. A previously scheduled visit today from the Alabama Crimson Tide has been postponed due to weather, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
March 5th, 2013
06:57 AM ET
Washington (CNN) – President Obama will have a closed meeting this morning at the White House before traveling to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at 2 p.m. this afternoon. At 5:00 p.m. he and Vice President Biden will meet with newly instated Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the Oval Office. Hagel, who was confirmed to the position by the Senate Tuesday, was at the White House Monday for Obama’s first cabinet meeting of his second term.
March 1st, 2013
07:35 AM ET
An 11th hour meeting at the White House as Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders talk face to face about how to avert the forced spending cuts set to take effect at midnight tonight. (read full story here)
The President's Schedule:
10:05AM THE PRESIDENT hosts the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress at the White House; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends/ Oval Office / Closed Press
White House briefing: 11:30am
February 27th, 2013
08:49 AM ET
9:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors. Oval Office
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks. United States Capitol
7:30PM THE PRESIDENT deliver remarks at the Business Council dinner and answer questions. Park Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC