August 10th, 2011
08:21 AM ET
President Obama will spend the day behind closed-door meetings dealing with two major issues- the violence in Syria and the US economy. He'll sit down with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later this afternoon to presumably discuss the situation in Syria and calls for Assad's departure. Afterwards, he'll meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner just before the markets close to presumably talk about the volatile markets in recent days.
This evening, President Obama hosts an Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan. The dinner will be in the State Dining Room and is his third time hosting an Iftar. The White House points out that this is a continuation of a tradition started by President Clinton and continued by President George W. Bush. The guest list will include elected officials, religious and grassroots leaders in the Muslim American community as well as leaders of other faiths.
For the full White House schedule, click below.
10:00AM Pool Call Time
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office (Closed Press)
3:35PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Clinton Oval Office (Closed Press)
4:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of the Treasury Geithner Oval Office (Closed Press)
8:35PM THE PRESIDENT hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan State Dining Room (Pooled Press)
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney