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
1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
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
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle aboard Air Force One
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
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
Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One
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
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.
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
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
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.
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
11:30AM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
President Obama starts his second term with more post-Inauguration festivities. In the morning, he and Mrs. Obama and the Bidens will attend the 10:45a interfaith, multi-denominational service that will represent Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. The service will take place at the Washington National Cathedral, which recently announced they will allow same-sex marriages in their church. The sermon will come from Rev. Adam Hamilton, from United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.
In the evening, the celebrations will continue and he’ll return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, site of Monday night’s Inaugural Balls, to attend the Staff Inaugural Ball.
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the National Prayer Service. National Cathedral
9:00PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the Staff Inaugural Ball. Walter E. Washington Convention Center
It's a big day at the White House. President Obama's second inauguration begins just after 11am. Stay tuned to CNN for all the latest news and details.
7:15AM In-Town Pool Call Time
8:45AM THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN attend a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC
10:35AM THE FIRST FAMILY departs the White House en route Capitol Hill, United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC
11:20AM THE PRESIDENT is sworn in at the United States Capitol; THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend. West Front of U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC
11:50AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks; THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend. West Front of U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC
1:05PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the inaugural luncheon. United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC JCCIC/Senate Gallery
2:40PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN participate in the inaugural parade. Washington, DC
3:45PM THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN watch the inaugural parade from the presidential reviewing standing. Presidential Reviewing Stand, Washington, DC
7:00PM In-Town Pool Call Time
8:45PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC In-Town Travel Pool Coverage
9:10PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the Inaugural Ball. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
The president's schedule is wide open so there is plenty of time for him to add an event, just in case he wanted to announce another cabinet nominee.
The White House released a new portrait of the president this morning. It seems the president gets one with every term.
9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time
10:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office Closed Press
On Tuesday the president has no public events. The only thing on the president’s public schedule is a private meeting with outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
On Monday President Obama nominated former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next Defense secretary and John Brennan to be the next CIA director.
Important cabinet positions still to be announced, Treasury secretary, Commerce secretary and a possible new Chief of Staff (as the current CoS Jack Lew is the leading candidate to replace Timothy Geithner). Announcements are possible by the end of the week, but exact timing hasn’t been nailed down yet.
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office Closed Press
2:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta, Oval Office Closed Press