POTUS' Day Ahead: Behind the scenes arm-twisting?
August 1st, 2011
06:53 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Behind the scenes arm-twisting?

After making an appearance in the briefing room Sunday to announce a debt deal compromise, the president is expected to keep a low profile Monday with no public events planned.

After receiving the usual daily briefing at 9:30 a.m., the president will meet with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke followed by a meeting with senior advisers.

Of course, the real drama will be on Capitol Hill Monday, where both houses still have to approve the debt deal Obama says the leaders have agreed to. The president clearly prefers to stay in the background until leaders on both sides can secure enough votes to ensure the deals passing. Of course, it’s likely Obama will do some arm-twisting himself of a few wary Democrats who may be on the fence over voting for this plan.

EDT

9:30AM: Pool Call Time

9:30AM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office
Closed Press

10:00AM: THE PRESIDENT meets with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:30AM: THE PRESIDENT meets with Senior Advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

11:45AM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


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