The President's Schedule: Columbus Day
October 10th, 2011
08:48 AM ET

The President's Schedule: Columbus Day

It's Columbus Day, a federal holiday for some.  President Obama will spend several hours visiting with wounded troops and their families at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.  The visits, as always, are closed to press.  We will only see the president departing and arriving back to the White House from the South Lawn aboard Marine One. 

12:15PM   THE PRESIDENT departs the South Lawn en route Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

South Lawn/ Open Press

12:45PM   THE PRESIDENT visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland/ Closed Press  

3:20PM   THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House / South Lawn

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  1. Howard

    On Columbus Day, one can only hope that Obama finally discovers America ... instead of trying to change it into a failed version of Europe.

    October 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  2. jean2009

    President Obama is well aware of where and what the United States of America is. That is why he is spending part of the this beautiful fall day with America's finest at Walter Reed Hospital.

    Having lived in Europe at one point it is not failed. Like all parts of the global economy it will have its up and downs, but then so do all countries. All you will ever hear is gloom and doom from Howard. But, on this beautiful fall day, I happened to be on a road trip north of Ohio's capital city. Plenty of road construction and commercial property buildings being built in that area.

    October 10, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
    • Jay in NC

      Ohio unemployment stuck at 9.1%

      October 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  3. jean2009

    Among the state's 88 counties, the August 2011 unemployment rates ranged from a low of 5.8
    percent in Mercer County to a high of 15.1 percent in Pike County. Rates decreased in 83 of the
    88 counties.

    In August, the comparable rate for Ohio was 8.8 percent. And it was at 8.8 unchanged for September.

    The area of Delaware County where I was driving the unemployment rate for August was at 6.3%. As with all recessions it depends on the local situation and which county of the 88. Some of the counties in Ohio have been hard hit and some of those are always the ones with the highest rates of unemployment.

    October 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm |