POTUS Schedule, June 20, 2011
June 20th, 2011
07:21 AM ET

POTUS Schedule, June 20, 2011

President Obama has several high profile meetings Monday, but we will not catch a glimpse of any of them - all are closed off to the press.

First, the president meets with senior advisors in the morning. Then he has a sit-down planned with Vice President Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After that, he will meet with what the White House says is a bipartisan group of mayors.

To cap off the day, the president is set to raise money for the Democratic National Committee at an event in downtown Washington, DC. This event is open to a pooled print reporter, but not television cameras.

Jay Carney will brief reporters at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Full schedule after the jump:

Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

11:40AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

Secretary of State Clinton
Oval Office
Closed Press

4:20PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with a bipartisan group of mayors to discuss the economy and hear from the mayors about their local efforts to create jobs and spur economic growth
Roosevelt Room
Closed Press

7:25PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC
Print Pool Only

9:10PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC event
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC
Print Pool Only

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Jay in NC

    Raise money for the Democratic National Committee? This is getting old. Every day he spends more and more time raising money for the Democrats, and himself. Proof that Barry does not care about job creation, ending the wars. Golf and raising money.

    June 20, 2011 at 7:59 am |
    • Joe in MD

      @Jay in NC this is a moot point. All incumbent political figures start campaigning and raising money while in office. Why would it be any different for Obama? Rather then focus on this point you should focus on his failed policies, etc.

      June 20, 2011 at 11:49 am |
      • Rich

        Joe in MD, so does that make it right, because it has always been done that way! I thought we voted for change and all we get is the same crap. He was suppose to break the mold and be different. Just because that is how it has always been done is a sorry excuse for more of the same!!!! What happened to the change you could believe in, we have earmarks, lobbyists, war, gitmo, spending, one party politics, I see no change whatsoever!

        June 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
      • maggy519

        We all know why its different, its because he's black.

        June 21, 2011 at 12:20 am |
  2. Rich

    This president is in full campaign mode. It is very clear that a good deal of every day is raising money for his reelection. This is old, tired politics. This is not change it is business as unusual. This is not at all what we voted for! When will he get it, apparently never!!!!!!!

    June 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    There must be some changes being made on the political floor! If there weren't, why all the uproar from the right? And even some weak, scary left, who are booed by the Repubs? They're fighting against this administration to maintain most of the status quo, and are angry about what changes have been made! They've blocked most attempts. You all put those folks in office under the GOP banner, who campaigned on fixing the economy and coming up with a plan to get AMERICA back to work; jobs, jobs, jobs! NOTHING!

    June 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  4. jean2009

    The U.S. is always in campaign mode ... George W. Bush took office January 2001 and started his re-election bid in the summer of 2003.

    The President is not responsible for earmarks or lobbyist, he wanted to close Gitmo (who blocked that), we have had one party politics (basically the party of NO politics), spending isn't done without someone passing legislation.

    So far the people who could pass legislation about jobs have sat on their hands and did nothing other than talk about anything but jobs.

    Obviously, he has made enough changes to not please the ranting right. so he must be doing several things he was elected to change.

    June 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      On Jan 22, 2009, only two days when Barry took office. He signed an executive order to close GTMO within one year. Both House and Senate were controlled by Democrats. The Republicans did not block Barry from closing GTMO. Blame the Republicans for his own short comings, typical Liberal response.

      In his speech that day Barry said he was returning America to its moral high-ground. This gets to the root cause of why he is not respected. Action followed by inaction. Hypocrite.

      June 22, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @maggy519; Yep! That's the bottomline!

    June 22, 2011 at 7:58 am |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Why do you think it hasn't been closed, Jay? Have you researched that? I am positive if anybody could find out why, it would be you! Since this is one of the main reasons you claim not to respect OBAMA, I suggest you do what you claim to do better than anyone on this blog; look it up! I asked you once before, what more can he do? He signed the order! Do you expect him to go down there on AIRFORCE ONE, pick up the prisoners and fly them to the prison in ILLINOIS himself? Ooooh! that will cost us taxpayers!

    June 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm |
  7. Destiny

    Friday aornteofn in an interview in his West Wing office, adding: ?Obviously, you can?t solve problems overnight. But what you can do is signal a sense of motion, a sense of ferment and activity and direction. And I think that he is doing that.?Throughout the campaign, Mr. Obama was something of a political Rorschach test; he was not required to make tough executive decisions, and so people could see in him what they wanted. His first few days as president, though, have given the first hints of how he will run his administration.?I think you will see a presidency that?s less about hard-core ideology, and more about setting bold strategic objectives and setting out how we are going to get there,? said John D. Podesta, who ran Mr. Obama?s transition.Already, that has given rise to some contradictions.On his first full day in office, Mr. Obama declared that his administration would place a high priority on openness and transparency. Yet the first official White House briefing was given by two senior aides who, in the time-honored way of Washington, demanded anonymity.At the same time, the Obama team made no apologies for the president?s willingness to make an exception to his tough anti-lobbying rules for William J. Lynn III, a military industry lobbyist who is the president?s pick for deputy secretary of defense. That exception drew sharp questions late Friday from Senator John McCain, Mr. Obama?s opponent in the general election and someone the president has sought to make an ally.Senator Richard J. Durbin, an Illinois Democrat and a close friend of Mr. Obama?s, said the move suggested the president was willing to take a few lumps if he thought he was right.?He obviously needed and wanted this man,? Mr. Durbin said, ?because he knew the critics would say, ?What are you doing here? You established a rule and you changed it.? ?And while as a candidate Mr. Obama had tough criticism for the Bush administration?s use of harsh interrogation tactics, President Obama left himself some wiggle room in overturning that policy, by deferring a decision on whether some techniques should remain secret to keep Al Qaeda from training to resist them.?I think it emphasizes a realist, a pragmatist, someone who is not on a strictly political or ideological exercise,? said Senator Jack Reed, Democrat of Rhode Island, who is close to the president. ?It underscores what I think is part of his leadership style, which is that there has to be some flexibility ? a firm principle but a flexible application.?Yet one man?s flexibility is another man?s wishy-washiness, and Mr. Obama?s willingness to adapt carries the risk that he will either alienate his liberal base or fail to convert Republicans whose support he hopes to win. During his transition, Mr. Obama managed to charm conservatives; he wooed them at one dinner honoring Mr. McCain, and at another at the home of the columnist George F. Will.But just days into the Obama presidency, some conservatives sound wary.?I thought he did very well during the transition on things like the dinner with George Will, and all the words sounded good,? said Newt Gingrich, the Republican former speaker of the House. ?But I think they are right at the cusp of either sliding down into a world where their words have no meaning or having to follow up their words with real behavior.?Mr. Obama came into office with a clear set of objectives for his first week, advisers said. He wanted to convey a sense that he was moving quickly to make good on campaign pledges, while at the same time establishing realistic expectations for what he could achieve. ?He wanted to show that an activist president could get the ball rolling right away,? Mr. Podesta said.Many Democrats, and even some Republicans, say he succeeded. ?He is creating an image that he is making something happen,? said Scott Reed, a Republican strategist.But in the coming weeks, Mr. Obama will have to do more than create an image; he will in fact have to make something happen ? most immediately, an economic stimulus package with bipartisan support, as promised. His ability to bring Democrats and Republicans together will be the first major test of his presidency.That test began Friday, in the White House Roosevelt Room, where Mr. Obama tried to bring House Republicans on board, despite their fundamental differences on tax policy for low-wage workers.?I said to him straight up, ?I think your electoral success was largely based on the hope that you could deliver change to the way Washington works,? ? said Representative Eric Cantor, the Republican whip. He said he had told Mr. Obama pointedly that he would lose Republican support unless House Democrats were willing to make some changes in the bill.The president listened intently, Mr. Cantor said, giving little hint of how he planned to square that circle. Reply

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