President Obama's day ahead: A bridge over troubled waters
President Obama will visit Cinncinati today to make a speeck about the need to update America's infrustructure - including the Brent Spence Bridge that spans the Ohio River between Ohio and Kentucky. (Rachel Streitfeld/CNN)
September 22nd, 2011
07:53 AM ET

President Obama's day ahead: A bridge over troubled waters

Good morning from the White House. This morning President Obama receives the daily briefing and then meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office. At 12:30, the president will take off from the South Lawn and travel to Cincinnati, Ohio for a speech on the need for infrastructure spending at the foot of the Brent Spence Bridge – one of the most highly trafficked spans between Ohio and Kentucky. Coincidentally – or not – those two states are the homes of the top Republican leaders in Congress, Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

There is no press briefing today, but Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One.

Here’s the whole schedule:

10:00AM         THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing – Oval Office (Closed Press)

10:30AM        THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors – Oval Office (Closed Press)

12:30PM         THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews – South Lawn (Open Press)

12:45PM          THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Cincinnati, Ohio (Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage)

2:05PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (Open Press)

2:30PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the American Jobs Act – Hilltop Basic Resources (Open Press)

3:50PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Cincinnati, Ohio en route Joint Base Andrews – Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (Open Press)

5:10PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews (Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage)

5:25PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House – South Lawn (Open Press)


Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Victoria

    Obama cares more about a deteriorating bridge on boehner & mcconells home turf then they do themselves. Very sad. these guys prove everyday just how out of touch they are with what the american people need or want. Obama is listening to the folks that live in this area more then their own elected repub officials. When you go to the polls next year remember this and who REALLY cares for and will fight for the average americans. Putting the middle class, infrastructure and education before political agenda is something to be admired. Obama 2012

    September 22, 2011 at 8:50 am |
  2. Victoria

    Obama cares more about a deteriorating bridge on boehner & mcconells home turf then they do themselves. Very sad. these guys prove everyday just how out of touch they are with what the american people need or want. Obama is listening to the folks that live in this area more then their own elected repub officials. When you go to the polls next year remember this and who REALLY cares for and will fight for the average americans. Putting the middle class, infrastructure and education before political agenda is something to be admired.

    September 22, 2011 at 8:51 am |
  3. JWR

    My questions to the GOP are who are the mythical "job creators" and if they get incentives to create jobs will they sign a pledge like members of the GOP to hire American workers here in America and when?

    September 22, 2011 at 9:14 am |
  4. Fred

    The President is supposed to speak at the Brent Spence Bridge, but this is actually a picture of the nearby John A. Roebling bridge.

    September 22, 2011 at 10:06 am |
  5. WKNDTHG

    Think how great we could be if rethuglicans cared about America too!

    September 22, 2011 at 10:17 am |
  6. chuck

    Obama is checking out new places to live after his Defeat in 2012.

    September 22, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  7. hongli

    Why is CNN spelling SPEECH as "SPEECK" ? Please check your spelling on your posts.

    September 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
  8. Gavin

    If they kept Obama in the White House and Bernanke at the FED instead of going on TV every week, the economy and the market just might stabilize. I just don't know why they think the President and the FED Chief feel compelled that they need to talk their way through this recession. This has all the earmarks of how the Soviet Union imploded. So much for socialism and socialistic policies and programs.

    September 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  9. Tom

    How come CNN is not commenting like other news organizations that the bridge he is speaking about isn't eligible for the repair stuff he is talking about?

    September 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  10. anonymous

    The bridge featured in the photo is actually the Roebling bridge, which is in fairly good shape, and not the Brent Spence.

    September 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
  11. anonymous

    http://www.cincinnati-transit.net/brentspencetour1.html

    September 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm |