POTUS Day Ahead: Quiet day at the White House
August 30th, 2012
07:51 AM ET

POTUS Day Ahead: Quiet day at the White House

After a two-day trip visiting colleges in Iowa, Colorado and Virginia President Obama will have a quiet day at the White House on Thursday before heading back out on the road Friday.

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

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch
Private Dining Room
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (46 Responses)
  1. Patrick

    Time for the golf course.

    August 30, 2012 at 8:09 am |
  2. bb

    Wow looks like a real tuff day for Oblameo, what a freaking joke this idiot is

    August 30, 2012 at 9:05 am |
    • Howard

      It's good that the liar and thief takes a day off from campaigning and fund raising, while the rest of America worries about how they are going to feed their families.

      August 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
      • Howard

        NOTICE HOW THE DEMS ARE ADVERTISING A NEW PROPAGANDA FILM CALLED:
        "OBAMA REVEALED" ... MORE FABRICATED B.S. ABOUT 'THE ONE' ... THIS FILM SHOULD BE CALLED:
        "OBAMA REVILED" ... AND, IT SHOULD REVEAL THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT A LIAR HE IS ... AND, HOW
        HE IS LITERALLY DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY. SAVE AMERICA ... DUMP OBAMA ...
        ELECT ROMNEY & RYAN ON NOVEMBER 6TH !!!

        September 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
      • Linda

        Just picked up the last 20 minutes of Obama Revealed and then CNN wonders why they are losing viewers. Was his campaign charged for that ad?

        September 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
    • mcskadittle

      you bit ch when he is on the campaign trail that he not in west wing working, when he is you bit ch about his schedule not showing many things (as if he is just napping all day, i am sure he was working hard but didn't inform you )

      August 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
      • Howard

        WHAT COULD CNN BE THINKING ... TO GIVE A VOICE TO AN AIR HEAD LIKE CARRIE RICKEY ??? HER HIT JOB ON CLINT EASTWOOD WAS PATHETIC. RICKEY SHOULD GIVE UP HER FEEBLE ATTEMPT AT JOURNALISM, AND GET A JOB AT SOMETHING SHE ACTUALLY KNOWS ... LIKE, WORKING FOR ANDY GUMP !!!

        August 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • Daniella Stamp

      Ok. so everyone below me that's talking all this mess, you shiould be ashamed of yourself. He is trying to make this country a better place and everyone eventually needs down time at one point. If he was such a joke he wouldn't do anything in office but drink beer with your tax dollars. the next day he goes back on the road for 5 to 12 hours campaigning to fight for what he believes in. if your to ignorant to accept that, then go back to school.

      August 30, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  3. RealityBites

    Joe Biden or Paul Ryan
    Who would you want to be President in case of emergency?

    August 30, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • TommytheT

      not even close, Paul Ryan, I don't even think the Democrats would support Mr Biden as President at this point.

      August 30, 2012 at 9:38 am |
    • Cooper

      Paul Ryan

      August 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
    • Howard

      REVEALING CBS SEGMENT ON MITT ROMNEY ...
      http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7405692n&tag=api

      August 31, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  4. TommytheT

    wow, how does he do it? How does he handle such a long day. Let's face it folks, no one should ever confuse Mr Obama with being a workaholic. Be hard pressed to find any former POTUS with a lighter workday. And the White House, clueless as they appear to be actual put out for all to see.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:37 am |
    • rubyhelps

      Dude, are you really that clueless as to what kind of schedule a real President keeps? Really? There are meetings and briefings on everything all dang day. You've never even been around a real office environment, have you? ... better to keep ones mouth closed and seem a fool, than open it and give proof.

      August 30, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  5. TommytheT

    wow, so the POTUS and the VP have a briefing, than they go to lunch and than Mr Obama Press Secretary has a press conference. Workday? Sounds like another vacation. Wonder what Mr Obama will be doing from 7AM to 10AM and for the whole afternoon...oh never mind, fund raising and campaigning.

    August 30, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • uncdig

      you forgot the homemade beer, basketball & golf

      August 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
    • Howard

      EVERYBODY READING THIS BLOG ...
      DO YOURSELF, AND AMERICA A BIG FAVOR ...
      SEE THE NEW MOVIE:

      2016: OBAMA'S AMERICA

      ... AND, TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO SEE IT !!!

      August 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  6. Judy

    Are you all really that stupid or is it just that you like bashing the president? None of you could handle this job and most would not understand what was said at the breifings. Lots of stuff to listen to and discuss. Lots of issues facing this country and unike mitt he doesn't have the Koch brothers and the gang telling him what to think. Grow up and at least try to make intellegent comments or just shut up

    August 30, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • bb

      Shut up ??? if u say anything about the inept one u r either hateful or racist, thats really getting old, face it , this turd is INEPT. Ok u took over at a bad time but has done NOTHING to help the job market, why didnt he okay the pipeline???, why wont he read the houses job bill ???? The smartest thing he did was pick Bozo Biden and we all know why

      August 30, 2012 at 11:04 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        AWWWW, SOMEBODY OVER THE INTERNET JUST TOLD YOU TO SHUT UP. ARE YOU GOING TO CRY NOW?

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        August 30, 2012 at 11:49 am |
      • rubyhelps

        you can really tell who watches Limbaugh and fox news, they shout the same memes over and over, I'm starting to believe that if you pushed any of them in front of actual documented facts, they'd have break downs. Be patient with them, the tv has gotten them scared out of their wits, and they don't understand that if they just turn off the tv, there's a whole real world out there where people take responsibility for their lives and those around them,neighbors are nice to each other, and it doesn't make them suckers or socialists.

        August 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
    • Howard

      Judy ... It's time to take down the faded posters of obama, from the walls of your childhood bedroom, in your mommy and daddy's house, and get a job !!! Maybe then, the rest of us hard working Americans will take seriouly your demands for more taxes going to free loaders who don't pay any taxes, or don't work at all. Maybe then, you too will resent obama for squandering half of your paycheck on payola to crooked companies, like Solyndra.

      August 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Lizzie

      But he has George Soros and Richard Trumka

      August 31, 2012 at 10:15 am |
    • Howard

      AMERICA IS SICK OF THE OBAMA LIES ... AND, THE SINKING ECONOMY.
      OBAMA HAS BECOME A PATHETIC RELIC, WHO WILL BE REMEMBERED WITH DISAPPOINTMENT AND DISGUST.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  7. NAM VET

    OB AND JOE BOB HAVING DOG FOR LUNCH.

    August 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      DID YOU LEARN THAT IN 'NAM?

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      August 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
      • bb

        Your still a virgin, arent ya ????

        August 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        AGAIN, YOUR MOM SAYS OTHERWISE.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        August 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  8. RealityBites

    So glad Obama is setting the tone for future Presidents.

    No budget necessary.
    No spending or debt control.
    Dirty backroom deals
    Donor paybacks under the pretense of policy change
    And lots of beer and cigerettes.
    What a great example for our children...., NOT!

    August 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • rubyhelps

      Do you guys just sit around yelling this stuff from tv, or do you have hecklers coaches? You're like those unhappy sky-talkers at the bus stations I always feel so bad for.

      August 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  9. Epelipetica Mong

    Lazier than a union president on holiday:

    Here’s Obama’s schedule from Saturday, August 25 to Friday, August 31.

    Saturday || Stays at Camp David

    Sunday || Returns to the White House

    Monday || Meetings at the White House

    Tuesday || Travels to Ames, Iowa and Fort Collins, Colorado for campaign events. Remains overnight in Colorado

    Wednesday || Travels to Charlottesville, Virginia for campaign events.

    Thursday || Meetings at the White House

    Friday || Meetings at the White House

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/08/25/obama-schedule-gop-convention-week/

    August 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
  10. NAM VET

    RE: JUDY-–YES JUST ABOUT ANY UPRIGHT HUMAN BEING WITH JUST A TAD BIT OF COMMOM SENSE COULD DO
    BETTER THAN THIS DUFUS THAT TRASHES OUR COUNTRY. OB LISTENS BUT HAS A MENTAL BLOCK WHEN IT COMES REALLY BEING A VOICE OF THE PEOPLE AND THE COUNTRY THAT WAS FORMED FOR AND BY THE
    PEOPLE IN THE FIRST PLACE. JUDY MOVE YOUR SELF TO WHERE EVER WOULD HAVE YOU. WE DON'T NEED YOUR
    LIKE. MOST LIKELY NO OTHER COUNTRY WOULD HAVE YOU IN THEIR SOCIETY.

    August 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  11. Alvaro

    Every now and then, sitting at work, I need a good laugh. Logging on to CNN and reading the SoundOff section usually does the trick.
    Here, before all to see, is evidence that even idiots can lear to type. How did you conservatives learn that skill? You see, learnin' something usually requires an open mind. Or at the very least some intellectual curiosity (sorry, are the multi-syllabic words throwing you off?).
    It really is quite fascinating. Scientists should be studying this. The headline could read: "Troglodytes Learn To See!" Or perhaps, "Knuckle-draggers Lift Knuckles!"
    Sorry. Not really.
    Maybe you guys are so angry and bitter because you know, deep inside your hearts and fevered minds, that your little world is disappearing. Your influence is waning. Conservatism is a dying philosophy. How can a world that so rapidly changes be weighed down by an ideology that rages against progress?
    Evolution has managed to kill off many obsolete species from our planet over millions of years.
    Evolution is a bitch. And she's coming after the red elephant next...

    August 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  12. Cooper

    Wow, He is actually at the WH and not in OHIO.

    August 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  13. Peggy

    Perhaps he'll put the time to good use. He could, for example, start filling out all those change of address forms!

    August 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  14. uncdig

    I guess the kids had to get to classes today so he went home. He must be exhausted from all that campaigning, golf & basketball. Good thing that he takes Thursdays & Fridays off before he takes the weekend off, otherwise, he might not be able to get that round of golf in. You'd think that with the economy in such a pickle he'd work a little, but he must see the writing on the wall & is take the lame duck do nothing approach to leadership.

    August 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  15. ?

    That's all that's on the schedule, so that's all that will happen. Right....There's some sound logic.

    August 30, 2012 at 11:13 pm |
  16. Jimmy

    So he takes it light, not wanting to upstage the freakshow that was the RNC and you still manage to criticize? I suggest you spend your energy getting Clint Eastwood enrolled in Obamacare, stat!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:09 am |
  17. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    POTUS Day ahead at the White House

    Mirror... Mirror... On the wall
    "Who is the fairest of them all?"

    FORWARD -> -> ->
    To only government !!!

    August 31, 2012 at 7:44 am |
  18. jerome

    10:30 AM to 1:00PM with lunch included?

    Nice work , if you can get it.

    August 31, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  19. About what we expect

    And another day where Obama does nothing to help the American people.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:12 am |
  20. mikle

    What a hard work. I would give Obame run dry cleaners or hot dog stand. America, experiment is over.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  21. mikle

    What a hard work. I would not give Obame run dry cleaners or hot dog stand. America, experiment is over.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  22. Ren

    Wow, No parties, no more spending tax payers? What a dull day

    August 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  23. Al

    The administration is working on damage control, their ship is sinking and they don't know how to plug it, may it sink to the bottom of the ocean where OBL is resting.

    August 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm |
  24. Linda

    Just picked up the last 20 minutes of Obama Revealed and CNN wonders why it is losing viewers. Wonder if Obama's campaign paid for that ad?

    September 3, 2012 at 11:42 pm |