White House day ahead: Irish Prime Minister, Middle East Trip
March 19th, 2013
08:15 AM ET

White House day ahead: Irish Prime Minister, Middle East Trip

President Obama departs for the Middle East on Tuesday evening, but before he takes off he'll have a day full of ceremony. In the mid-morning, the president meets with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office, with a pool spray at the top of the meeting. Later the two leaders will attend a St. Patrick’s Day lunch at the United States Capitol. The President’s remarks at the lunch are private but there will be coverage of the entertainment.

Back at the White House in the early evening, Obama and the First Lady will host a St. Patrick’s Day reception in the East Room where both the president and the Irish Prime Minister will speak.

At 7:45 the president departs the White House for the Middle East – the first international trip of his second term:


9:45AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny
Oval Office

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny attend a St. Patrick's Day lunch
United States Capitol

5:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a St. Patrick's Day reception
East Room

7:45PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn

8:00PM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Tel Aviv, Israel

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Marie

    We should let Joe Biden meet with the Irish prime minister again, that was funny.

    March 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm |
  2. John

    No wonder this administration wants to go green. Apparently all "fuel" is the same to them.

    March 20, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  3. acdcguy

    cartoon bubble...... Netanyahu swapping the diesel / petro labels at the pump, then seen giggling as The King's limo breaks down............

    March 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
    • John

      Apparently MO wanted to introduce her new "Let's Move + Push Program"...

      March 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm |
  4. steveo

    OK, I am weary of 3 day old stories! Nothing CNN about the trip to Israel? Nothing about the protests by the Palestinians? Is this the "No news is good news" approach? What the heck? Where is everybody? I'd hate to see this forum die out and that is exactly what it appears to be happening!

    March 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm |
    • Caramon

      Same here Steveo. I check in each day to see if there is anything new to talk about. We haven't seen anything from December or Jean (hope all is okay).

      March 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm |
      • Marie

        Yeah I did! How does anyone spend $550,000 for 1 night in Paris. I mean I get the security and stuff, but it was one night, how much security does the VP need? Who wants to harm Joe Biden... what does he do?

        March 24, 2013 at 11:04 am |
      • Moose

        Did anyone notice Bidens Hotel bills ????

        March 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm |
      • Moose

        Its been one bonehead move after another with this admin, i think cnn has caught on !!!!!!!!!!

        March 26, 2013 at 9:02 am |
      • steveo

        Caramon, I too hope all is well with our blogging buddies!

        March 26, 2013 at 9:38 am |
  5. Frank Marshall Davis

    Anyone watch Jake Tapper's new show yet?

    March 23, 2013 at 2:48 am |
  6. Pleb

    @Marie – I too find Biden hilarious – cannot understand how why aor where he could the VP of any country and his wife is a total joke !

    March 25, 2013 at 7:40 am |
  7. uncdig

    So today is March 26 and the White House day is still on March 19 – guess not much being done at the White House

    March 26, 2013 at 8:25 am |
    • steveo

      Somebody could have ana-lyzed the recent trip to Israel and Jordan. There are stories to be told! CNN is just not telling them!

      March 26, 2013 at 9:36 am |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Exactly, other news agencies reported on it. It's as if they have no one updating this section anymore.

        March 26, 2013 at 11:13 am |
      • Moose

        Biden latest $325,000 in limos bills, this admin is just such a joke, once i could see, but i cant believe there were that many stupid voters to put these inepts ones in office for term 2, enjoy it you voted for it, by the way king bammy and fam are on vacation again !!!

        March 26, 2013 at 9:58 am |
      • Marie

        How does 1 person spend that much money on limos? Did they have $2000 dollar a bottle wine in these limos... what? I don't even understand how it is possible.

        March 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm |
  8. Marie

    CNN needs to catch up. They do 2 stories in a day and then nothing for about a week.

    March 26, 2013 at 9:11 pm |
  9. freedom

    What is going on with the Saudi's and this president in the midst of the Boston bombing? Why did Obama meet with a Saudi leader yesterday, which was not included in official White House meeting list, and why is a Saudi "person of interest" in the bombing being deported for national security??? What's going on? Another cover-up?

    April 18, 2013 at 2:40 pm |
  10. James

    Quick–Gas up Air Force One–The engines are getting cool–My vacation isn't over yet–Not until 2017–

    April 29, 2013 at 11:27 pm |
  11. TommytheT

    Wow, what back breaking schedule. How does this Gentlemen do it? There has to be two of him to cover such a heavy schedule.

    May 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm |