Waking up to Washington's first dusting of snow this winter, the president is preparing for a day largely behind closed doors. As of now there are no public events on his schedule.
However a senior administration official tells Jessica Yellin that an event will soon be added to the president's schedule: an announcement of former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White as the choice to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the same event, the president will re-nominate Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray was previously appointed to the post during a recess appointment.
Also on our radar this morning: Vice President Biden continues his role as the administration's point man on the issue of guns, set to convene a "Google Hangout" to discuss the topic this afternoon This comes a day before the vice president heads to Richmond, VA to begin the PR push on the package of gun control reforms the president proposed last week.