February 14th, 2011
07:01 PM ET

No date night for the Obamas

The White House press office called a “travel photo lid” today at 4:15pm, which means President Obama is not leaving the White House for the rest of the evening.

Translation: there will be no date night tonight for the president and the first lady.

No word on how the first couple will spend the evening, but when asked what he planned on giving Mrs. Obama for Valentine's Day during his YouTube interview last month, President Obama responded, “The thing that she wants usually, most of all, is time, so we always try to get a date night out on Valentine’s Day.”

New press secretary on the job
Jay Carney, middle, getting off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House today
February 14th, 2011
12:32 PM ET

New press secretary on the job

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Jay Carney officially took over as White House press secretary today as he traveled to and from Baltimore with President Obama aboard Marine One.

"So far, so good," Carney said Monday to reporters asking how his first day was going.

Carney, a former White House correspondent for Time, and communications director for Vice President Biden, takes over for Robert Gibbs who left to become an outside advisor to the White House.

But Carney will not formally meet the press on day one.
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Topics: Jay Carney • The Visuals
POTUS touts education and takes questions
President Obama tours an eighth grade science class at Parkville Middle School in Baltimore
February 14th, 2011
12:17 PM ET

POTUS touts education and takes questions

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As his budget proposal was released in Washington, President Obama traveled to Baltimore to highlight one of the areas he has prioritized going forward – education.

Accompanied by Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Obama toured an eighth grade science class at Parkville Middle School. As students demonstrated projects ranging from research of the Chesapeake Bay, to how groundwater gets contaminated by over-fertilized farmland, Obama told the students he was "proud" of them, and stressed the importance of staying focused on scientific research as a way to remain competitive in today's globalized economy.

It was no accident Obama visited a school on the day of his administration's budget roll out. For all the areas he concedes spending cuts need to be made, Obama has proposed reduced spending in certain domestic programs not just to reduce deficits, but also to make room for investments in education, infrastructure, and research and development to promote long-term economic growth.
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Topics: Budget • President Obama • The News
Obama's budget plan
OMB Director Jack Lew explains the Obama budget
February 14th, 2011
08:36 AM ET

Obama's budget plan

 By Jeanne Sahadi, senior writer

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) - President Obama on Monday will unveil a $3.7 trillion budget request for 2012 that proposes painful cuts in many government programs but fails to address the largest drivers of the country's long-term debt: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

The budget takes a big bite out of domestic spending and would slash deficits by $1.1 trillion over the next decade, according to White House estimates Two-thirds of those deficit cuts would result from spending reductions, while a third would come from an increase in tax revenue, according to senior administration officials.

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Topics: Budget • Jack Lew • President Obama • The News
POTUS schedule for February 14, 2011
February 14th, 2011
07:58 AM ET

POTUS schedule for February 14, 2011

From The White House:

In the morning, the President will travel to Baltimore, Maryland. The departure from the South Lawn is open press.

 In Baltimore, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and OMB Director Jack Lew will join the President for the visit where he will lay out key priorities in the 2012 Budget and discuss the importance of responsibly investing in education to prepare our children to be competitive in the global economy and win the future.  There will be travel pool coverage.

Later, the President will return to Washington, DC.  The arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

 

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8:30AM          In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:20AM          THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Baltimore, Maryland

South Lawn     Open Press  

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Topics: Daily Schedule • The Vault