April 14th, 2011
08:07 AM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama will meet continue his focus on deficit reduction Thursday, meeting with the chairs of his debt commission (pool for statement). He then turns to international affairs and unrest in the Middle East meeting with the Amir of Qatar. The two leaders will deliver statements in the Oval office (pooled press). Later in the afternoon the president switches to campaign mode, traveling to Chicago to attend a series of fundraisers to kick off his re-election bid (one event is open to TV cameras). He will remain overnight in Chicago.
The president's schedule provided by the White House after the jump.
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)
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson in the Oval Office (Pooled Press)
2:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar in the Oval Office (Closed Press)
2:50PM THE PRESIDENT and Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar deliver statements to the press (Pooled Press)
4:05PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base (Open Press)
4:20PM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Chicago, Illinois (Pool Coverage)
5:10PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Open Press)
6:25PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event at N9NE Restaurant in Chicago (Print Pool Coverage Only)
7:35PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event at MK Restaurant in Chicago (Print Pool Coverage Only)
9:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event at the Navy Pier in Chicago (Pooled for TV, Open to pre-credentialed correspondents and still photographers)
1:15PM Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney