Thursday February 21 at the White House
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February 21st, 2013
08:18 AM ET

Thursday February 21 at the White House

We won't see the president today but you can hear him. He's giving radio interviews to Al Sharpton, Joe Madison and Yolanda Adams.

9:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors. Oval Office

11:25AM THE PRESIDENT records radio interviews with Al Sharpton, Joe Madison and Yolanda Adams. Oval Office

Briefing Schedule
1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


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Obama's Day Ahead: About those spending cuts...
February 19th, 2013
09:23 AM ET

Obama's Day Ahead: About those spending cuts...

President Obama begins the shortened week with remarks Tuesday morning urging action to avoid the automatic across-the-board budget cuts called the sequester. The remarks will come at at a 10:45 am event, which the White House says will include first responders whose jobs may be lost if the spending cuts are allowed to go forward, is the first White House effort in more than two weeks to publicly draw attention to the issue.

The cuts are scheduled to hit Friday, March 1 "if Congress fails to find a path forward on a balanced deficit reduction," the White House said. The reductions could spur the loss of thousands of jobs.


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Day 2 post SOTU focuses on early childhood education
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February 14th, 2013
08:24 AM ET

Day 2 post SOTU focuses on early childhood education

President Obama continues his post-State of the Union tour on Thursday by traveling to Decatur, Georgia to talk about quality preschool education for every child in America. He’ll start his time in Decatur off by visiting a pre-kindergarten class in a nearby early learning center. CNN has obtained a letter to parents of the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center, saying the president would be visiting their school (despite the school system being on winter break.) Parents are encouraged to bring their kids in specifically for the President's visit. His main remarks will be later at 1:20p at the Decatur Recreation Center.

President Obama will return to DC in the late afternoon, in plenty of time to celebrate Valentine's Day with the First Lady (they’ve gone out to dinner two of the last four years).

In addition, President Obama participates in a Google+ Fireside Hangout live from the Roosevelt Room at 4:50p. According to the White House, “During the hangout, which is hosted and moderated by Google, the President will connect with people who are active online to discuss the policies and proposals in the speech.”

8:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

9:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews. South Lawn

9:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews

11:30AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Decatur, Georgia. Dobbins Air Reserve Base

12:10PM THE PRESIDENT visits a pre-kindergarten classroom at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center. College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center, Decatur, Georgia

1:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks. Decatur Community Recreation Center, Decatur, Georgia

2:40PM THE PRESIDENT departs Decatur, Georgia. Dobbins Air Reserve Base

4:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

4:25PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House. South Lawn

Briefing Schedule
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle aboard Air Force One


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Obama to Asheville , NC post State of the Union travel
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February 13th, 2013
07:55 AM ET

Obama to Asheville , NC post State of the Union travel

Last night President Obama delivered his State of the Union address in front of the 113th congress. In his speech he called for the expansion of pre-school education for every 4-year-old, an increase in the minimum wage and a plan to create 15 "manufacturing institutes". He reiterated his call for a program to repair the infrastructure of the nation's roads and bridges. On the foreign policy front he announced 33,000 U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by this time next year.

Today the president will travel to Asheville, NC to highlight a Canadian auto parts company that has recently increased it's investment in the U.S.

Full Transcript of The State of the Union address

The White House Schedule
9:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews. South Lawn

9:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews

11:10AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Asheville, North. Asheville Regional Airport

11:35AM THE PRESIDENT tours Linamar North Carolina Factory. Linamar Factory, Asheville, North Carolina

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks. Linamar Factory, Asheville, North Carolina

1:25PM THE PRESIDENT departs Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville Regional Airport

2:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

2:55PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House. South Lawn

Briefing Schedule
Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

February 12th, 2013
07:24 AM ET

Tonight: The State of the Union address

Tonight President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address of his second term. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Monday, “The economy is not in a worse place than it was before if you talk about the comparison between now and when he gave his first state of the union address. There is no comparison. We were in economic free fall. What the president has been saying and I am sure will say again is we are at a moment where the economy is poised to continue to grow, to continue to build on the progress we made, to continue to build on the job creation we've achieved – over 6.1 million jobs created by our businesses over the past 35 or 36 months.”

We’re also expecting him to touch on proposals for issues like clean energy, infrastructure, manufacturing and education. And of course, we expect him to talk about his administration’s push for gun control and their proposals to curb gun violence.

Among the guests in the First Lady’s box will be former Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who received the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House on Monday; Hadiya Pendleton’s parents (Hadiya was the teenage girl gunned down in Chicago a week participating the Inaugural parade); Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old woman from FL involved in voting rights; and Bradley Henning, a middle class American who is a machinist from Louisville, Kentucky.

White House Schedule:

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office

9:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers the State of the Union Address; THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY, and DR. BIDEN attend. United States Capitol


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February 11th, 2013
09:15 AM ET

Monday Medal of Honor Ceremony at the White House

President Obama will hold a rare Medal of Honor ceremony today at The White House.
The full story behind the honor awarded for combat operations against an armed enemy at Combat Outpost Keating, Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan can be found below.

FULL STORY

10:10AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office

1:45PM THE PRESIDENT awards Clinton Romesha, a former active duty Army Staff Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry; THE FIRST LADY also attends. The East Room

Briefing Schedule
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


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Quiet Friday at the White House
February 8th, 2013
09:16 AM ET

Quiet Friday at the White House

White House officials have said that President Obama's team has been in contact with state and local officials in New England in preparation of the winter storm and blizzard that will hit this evening and over the weekend. Meanwhile, the President spends his Friday mostly behind closed doors. We assume he'll continue meeting with his advisers about the storm and other matters. This afternoon, he'll head over the Potomac River to attend the farewell ceremony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at Joint Base Myer-Henderson in Arlington, Virginia. There isn't a White House briefing scheduled for today so we will most likely have to wait until next week for more information from the White House.

Guidance from the White House:

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office (Closed Press)

1:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch

Private Dining Room (Closed Press)

3:55PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in honor of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

Joint Base Myer-Henderson (Pooled for TV; Open to Still Photographers and Correspondents)

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Thursday at the White House: Prayer and retreat
February 7th, 2013
08:06 AM ET

Thursday at the White House: Prayer and retreat

President Obama begins his Thursday with the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. Every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower has attended the breakfast, sponsored by the Fellowship Foundation. This will be President Obama's fifth time attending and making remarks. Then later today, he heads to Leesburg, Virginia to attend the House Democrats' retreat at the Lansdowne Resort. He'll make remarks at 12:30p before returning to the White House later this afternoon.

For the full guidance  released by the White House, click below. FULL POST

POTUS to announce nonimee for secretary of Interior
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February 6th, 2013
10:50 AM ET

POTUS to announce nonimee for secretary of Interior

Sally Jewell, the CEO of outdoor gear company REI, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Ken Salazar as secretary of the Interior, a senior administration official tells CNN.
But before he makes this announcement he will head to the Senate Democatic retreat in Annapolis and discuss strategy to advance his second term agenda.

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7:45AM In-Town Pool Call Time

9:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Annapolis, Maryland. South Lawn

10:10AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Annapolis, Maryland

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT attends the Senate Democratic Issues Conference

12:25PM THE PRESIDENT departs Annapolis, Maryland

12:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House. South Lawn

2:00PM THE PRESIDENT makes a personnel announcement. State Dining Room

Briefing Schedule
11:30AM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


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Tuesday, February 5: White House puts focus on immigration
February 5th, 2013
08:06 AM ET

Tuesday, February 5: White House puts focus on immigration

While President Obama spent Monday discussing his gun control agenda, Tuesday is all about immigration.  The president is holding two high profile meetings with among the highest stakeholders in the debate - business leaders and union groups.  Members from both groups have said they support immigration reform but are wary some actions could negataively affect an already fragile economy.

Full schedule:
FULL POST


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