POTUS's schedule for Monday, August 15, 2011
August 15th, 2011
09:23 AM ET

POTUS's schedule for Monday, August 15, 2011

President Obama started his day off this morning by boarding Marine One to go to Andrews Air Force Base to fly to Minnesota to kick off his three-day, three-states bus tour to hold town halls on the economy in five different towns. Today he'll hit the towns of Cannon Falls, Minnesota and Decorah, Iowa with events in both towns where the White House says the  will "discuss ways to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class and accelerate hiring in communities and towns across the nation and hear directly from Americans, including small business owners, local families, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials."

Republicans have criticized the trip as being a tax-payer funded campaign tour but the White House calls these stops "official visits" that are focusing on the economy. On Friday, Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters, "There's obviously a very robust debate about the economic policies in this country that's ongoing in Iowa. That's something that the Iowa people are paying very close attention to. But it's also a debate that's happening in Minnesota. It's also a debate that's happening in Illinois. And he's going to go to all three states to talk about it."

For the full schedule, click below.

EDT

 9:00AM          THE PRESIDENT departs the South Lawn en route Joint Base Andrews South Lawn (Open Press) 

 9:15AM          THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route St. Paul, Minnesota (Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage)

 11:35AM        THE PRESIDENT arrives in St. Paul, Minnesota  (Open Press)

 12:45PM        THE PRESIDENT holds a town hall meeting in Cannon Falls, Minnesota (Open Press)

 6:15PM           THE PRESIDENT holds a town hall meeting  in Decorah, Iowa (Open Press)

  Briefing Schedule

 Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Vigla

    Please, Mr. President... Explain to the American people what YOUR plans are. It keeps getting drowned out by the special interests and Republicans who have no plans of their own.

    August 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
    • jean2009

      The truth is their only plan is for America to fail because they have NO plan but for their own greed.

      August 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  2. Liz Carter in Georgia

    True Jean...and to make sure that everything appears not to have worked that Pres Obama has done or implemented to start rectifying the economical or financial default in the UNITED STATES; at least until after the election in 2012...when they think they will have kept their promise; made him a 'ONE TERM PRESIDENT'! They're just a bunch of devious, hatefilled lunatics, who think everybody else is stupid! Keep hope alive Mr President...we got your back! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012...YES WE WILL!

    August 18, 2011 at 9:17 am |