Washington (CNN) - Although there are no open press events on President Obama’s schedule today, he will have dinner tonight with a group of Republican senators, CNN’s Jim Acosta confirmed. The president has been reaching out to members of both parties in an effort to reach a deal on deficit reduction and address other items on his agenda, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has said.
During the day Wednesday the president will receive his daily briefing, have lunch with the vice president and meet with Treasury Secretary Lew. A previously scheduled visit today from the Alabama Crimson Tide has been postponed due to weather, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Washington (CNN) – President Obama will have a closed meeting this morning at the White House before traveling to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at 2 p.m. this afternoon. At 5:00 p.m. he and Vice President Biden will meet with newly instated Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in the Oval Office. Hagel, who was confirmed to the position by the Senate Tuesday, was at the White House Monday for Obama’s first cabinet meeting of his second term.
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama has no public events on his schedule and there is no press briefing scheduled Friday, on the same day the Labor Department releases its November jobs numbers. Obama will meet with senior advisers in the Oval Office and later sign the Child Protection Act of 2012 in the Oval Office, away from cameras.
Vice President Joe Biden will have lunch with a group of “middle class Americans” who would see their income taxes go up if Congress does not extend the middle class tax cuts. The Biden excursion is the latest public push from the administration's stance in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. One of the lunch's expected participants participated in the #My2k campaign, according to the White House. The Twitter campaign resulted in the president answering questions online and encouraged Americans to detail how the would be affected should their tax levels not be extended at the end of the month.
Washington (CNN) – With the leaders in Washington locked in a fiscal cliff standoff, President Barack Obama will visit a “middle class” home in Northern Virginia on Thursday to promote his proposal in the negotiations, according to the White House.
A member of this particular family, the White House said, engaged in the administration’s #My2K Twitter campaign over the last week that encouraged Americans to ask questions of the president and share how the money saved by extending the Bush-era tax cuts for 98% of Americans will impact their lives.
Washington (CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama welcomed the holiday season at the White House Wednesday with a viewing of decorations throughout the house.
She celebrated her fourth Christmas in Washington with military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children.