November 28th, 2012
08:01 AM ET
Today, President Obama will continue to be focused on the impending fiscal cliff and he takes a page from his campaign and participates in two events where he hopes to sway public opinion in his favor and strengthen his negotiating position with Republicans. He hosts what the White House describes as "middle class Americans" at an event where the president will deliver remarks pressing Congress to extend middle class tax cuts. The White House will use the event to launch a push on social media called #My2K online push to pass the middle class tax cuts. After the President’s event, the White House will call on Americans across the country to share on Twitter what #My2K means to them, as well as on other social media channels, and on WhiteHouse.gov. They plan to highlight the #My2K stories received on WhiteHouse.gov and through social media to show the impact of inaction for middle class families. Later the president and VP meet behind closed doors with corporate CEO's designed to show his "outreach" to the business community.
He'll also have his first cabinet meeting since his re-election. We'll get a quick glimpse of the group at the beginning of their meeting. Also, First Lady Michelle Obama unveils the White House Christmas decorations in an event this afternoon where she has invited children of military families to participate in holiday crafts and treats.
Jay Carney will brief reporters at 12:30p.
For the full White House schedule, click below.
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office (Closed Press)
11:35AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at an event at the White House with middle class Americans who would see their taxes go up if Congress fails to act to extend the middle class tax cuts
South Court Auditorium (Open Press)
3:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds a Cabinet Meeting; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
Cabinet Meeting (Pool Spray at the Top)
4:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT attend a meeting with business leaders to discuss the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit
Roosevelt Room (Closed Press)
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney