February 16th, 2011
07:11 AM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Wednesday marks the first time we'll see the new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney behind the podium. Yesterday at the presser, POTUS said "I figured that I’d give Jay one more taste of freedom before we lock him in a room with all of you, so I’m here to do a little downfield blocking for him." Carney's first briefing will be at 12:30pm.
President Obama starts his day with a series of the usual closed press meetings with his senior advisors and regular briefings. This afternoon, he'll have two other closed meetings- one with Secretary Clinton and the other with the Senate democratic leadership.
The only time we'll see Mr. Obama on camera is later this afternoon when he gives remarks in the East Room for America's Great Outdoors Initiative. The president signed a Presidential Memorandum last April in order to promote conservation of America's outdoor spaces through community involvement. He'll update those efforts in his comments this afternoon.
Full guidance from the White House:
9:30AM Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office (Closed Press)
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office (Closed Press)
1:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Clinton in th Oval Office (Closed Press)
2:20PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with the Senate Democratic Leadership in the Oval Office (Closed Press)
4:45PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the America’s Great Outdoors initiative in the East Room (Open Press)
12:30PM Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney