July 8th, 2011
07:55 AM ET
Update: The president has added an on camera statement at 10:35 to react to the jobs report.
Good morning from the White House. The news here today is likely to be dominated by a soon-to-be-released labor report showing if and how many jobs the economy added last month. Given the same report failed to meet expectations last month, spokesman Jay Carney will no doubt be peppered with questions if today’s report again proves disappointing.
President Obama too will likely weigh in on the jobs report publicly, set to sit for several interviews with local media outlets at 11:30. The president is hoping to discuss the rebounding economy and the importance of reaching a compromise on the debt ceiling negotiations. But his message could be clouded if the report fails to meet expectations and further signal the recovery is proceeding slower than anticipated.
Also on the president’s schedule: a private meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. That comes less than a day after the Democratic leader emphatically stated her caucus would oppose any cuts to Social Security or Medicare as part of a debt ceiling compromise. Obama meanwhile has signaled he is open to possible cuts. Let’s just say it’d be nice to be a fly on the wall during that meeting.
Full schedule after the jump: