January 5th, 2012
12:59 PM ET
Mr. Jon Bon Jovi spent some time at the White House this morning to meet about summer jobs for youth, but we never saw him to ask him how the meeting went.
According to Bon Jovi's tweet:
The White House announced today their new initiative called "SummerJobs+" which is a call for businesses to hire low-income and at-risk youth for summer jobs. The project, launched through the Department of Labor, hopes to create 250,000 jobs by the start of summer, with at least 100,000 of which will be paid jobs and internships, according to a White House statement.
We're still not sure exactly how Jon Bon Jovi fits into the overall initiative but his foundation, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation based out of Philadelphia has the goal to "'recognize and maximize the human potential in those affected by poverty and homelessness by offering assistance in establishing programs that provide food and affordable housing while supporting social services and job training programs," according to the group's website.
There's no word on if he made a quick stop in the Oval Office while he was here.
January 5th, 2012
08:30 AM ET
President Obama will head over to the Pentagon this morning to deliver remarks on the Defense Strategic Review, which as CNN has been reporting, is where the Pentagon will present a review saying the US shouldn't fight in two major ground wars simultaneously in the future. He will be joined by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. According to guidance from the White House, his remarks will "come after a comprehensive review of our defense strategy by the President, America's civilian and uniformed military leadership, and the Administration's national security team."
The only other thing on his schedule is an afternoon meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
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