November 22nd, 2010
11:42 PM ET
Plouffe to White House, Axelrod may exit sooner
Ed Henry provides the inside scoop from the White House North Lawn.
Washington (CNN) - President Obama is planning to bring former campaign manager David Plouffe onto the White House staff at the beginning of January to work alongside senior adviser David Axelrod for a brief time before Axelrod moves on to help run the re-election campaign, according to a senior administration official and a senior Democratic strategist familiar with the plan.
The sources added that Axelrod is now planning to leave his White House post as soon as immediately after the State of the Union address, which is an earlier departure date than originally expected and could be part of a new round of departures at the White House.
While there have been reports suggesting Plouffe will directly replace Axelrod, the working plan right now is actually for the two veterans of the 2008 campaign to work together for at least a short period as sort of a handoff, as the White House continues to reshape itself to deal with a Republican-controlled House and a shrunken Democratic majority in the Senate.
"I think there will be some overlap," the senior administration official told CNN about Axelrod and Plouffe working together next January.
Vice President hosts wounded warriors for early Thanksgiving dinner
(CNN) - Vice President Biden and his wife were "humbled" and "flattered" Monday evening as they opened their home to a group of wounded soldiers for an early Thanksgiving dinner.
"There's no way of really thanking you all," Biden said to nine wounded soldiers as they gathered around two tables with their families at the U.S. Naval Observatory.
November 22nd, 2010
11:25 PM ET
President's schedule – November 23, 2010
In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.
Later in the morning, the President will travel to Kokomo, Indiana as part of the White House to Main Street tour.
Who is at the White House?
Washington (CNN) – Ed Henry ran into former campaign manager David Plouffe as he was walking to a meeting in the West Wing on Monday afternoon. Plouffe told Henry he was "just visiting" but a little bit of digging reveals he may be sticking around for good.
Here's the complete story.
DC airspace violated
Two F-16 fighter jets briefly took to the skies over Washington on Monday after a small passenger aircraft violated the capital's airspace restrictions, according to military officials.
A portion of the White House grounds was briefly evacuated during the incident. The Missile Battery, across from the White House, scrambled to respond to the inbound threat. (See picture above)
The passenger plane - a Cessna 182 - was escorted by the F-16s to an airport in nearby Manassas, Virginia. The Secret Service will interview the pilot, a spokesman for the agency told CNN.