August 8th, 2011
11:21 AM ET

Obama to speak at 1pm in the State Dining Room

The president will deliver remarks on the economy in general, addressing the downgrade by S & P, according to a White House official.  He will also make comments on the loss of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan.

Topics: Afghanistan • Economy
POTUS schedule Monday August 8, 2011
Obama family and friends return to the White House on Sunday Aug 7, from Camp David.
August 8th, 2011
06:35 AM ET

POTUS schedule Monday August 8, 2011

President Obama is laying low at the White House today.  No doubt he and his staff are keeping on eye on the world markets for any aftermath of the S&P down grade of America's debt.     Monday should also bring a nice game of "Who's to blame" for the down grade.  

"This is essentially a tea party downgrade," Obama's top political advisor David Axelrod told the CBS program Face the Nation. "The tea party brought us to the brink of a default."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also appearing onFace the Nation, "The Tea Party didn't destroy Washington," Graham said. "Washington was destroyed before the Tea Party got there."

full schedulae after the jump