POTUS Day Ahead: Presidential Medal of Freedom dinner
(Martin Dougherty/ CNN)
June 13th, 2012
07:38 AM ET

POTUS Day Ahead: Presidential Medal of Freedom dinner

President Obama has a mostly quiet Wednesday on tap at the White House. In the afternoon, he will welcome Israeli President Shimon Peres for a closed-press bilateral meeting in the Oval Office before heading across the street for a small fundraiser at the nearby W Hotel. In the evening, the president and first lady will host Peres for dinner in the East Room where Obama will present the leader with the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian award in the United States. The dinner will be followed by a reception.

Here's the schedule as released by the White House:

3:20PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT hold a bilateral meeting with President Shimon Peres of Israel
Oval Office
Closed Press

4:40PM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event
The W Hotel
Closed Press

7:10PM THE PRESIDENT awards Shimon Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a dinner at the White House; THE PRESIDENT and President Peres deliver toasts; THE FIRST LADY and the VICE PRESIDENT also attend
East Room
Pooled Press for Presentation of Medal of Freedom and Toasts by President Obama and President Peres

8:30PM THE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY, and THE VICE PRESIDENT attend a reception with President Peres
East Room
Pooled Press


Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Batia

    the text reads as "Former" President of Israel, Shimon Peres. Thank G-d, he is still our president!

    June 13, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  2. Hilu Legmann

    Shimon Peres is not the former Isrealy presidednt, he is the current president.

    June 13, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  3. Deavman

    Shimon Peres is still the president of Israel (not former)

    June 13, 2012 at 8:17 am |
  4. acdcguy

    Good to see he was able to work in another fund raiser. Can't go a day without having one of those..........

    June 13, 2012 at 8:31 am |
    • mcskadittle

      he wouldn't be a politician if he didn't fund raise, part of the job

      June 13, 2012 at 10:20 am |
      • RealityBites

        Part of the job!? Only for those who don't mean what they pledge...., like Obama.
        ==>
        Sen. Barack Obama reversed his pledge to seek public financing in the general election, a move that drew criticism from adversaries and allies alike but could provide him with a significant spending advantage over Republican rival John McCain.

        June 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
      • jean2009

        Obviously George W, Bush thought it was a prerequisite he was reading "My Pet Goat" on a campaign visit to Florida 9/11, 2001.

        http://www.american.edu/spa/publicpurpose/upload/George-W-Bush-and-the-Permanent-Campaign-Trail.pdf

        June 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
      • Steveo

        Jean, Tell the whole truth for once! That story was read to small school kids! Not sure why you like to leave out pertinent info like that!

        June 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  5. judy

    I guess you think he should sit back and let milk toast fund raise? Part of the job is right. He still has more to do today than most of us.Forward 2012

    June 13, 2012 at 11:21 am |