Obama honors Veterans Day
November 11th, 2011
12:36 PM ET

Obama honors Veterans Day

President Obama traveled across the Potomac River to Arlington National Cemetery Friday, where he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and delivered remarks honoring America's past and current service members.

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Obama to begin 9-day Asia-Pacific trip
November 11th, 2011
12:27 PM ET

Obama to begin 9-day Asia-Pacific trip

President Obama begins one of the longer trips he has taken during his presidency today, making stops in San Diego, Hawaii, and then the Asia-Pacific region.  All told, he'll be gone for nine days.  CNN Wires has the preview:

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama begins a nine-day trip through the Asia-Pacific region Saturday with a stop in Hawaii for a weekend economic conference where he will press for progress on a trans-Pacific free trade agreement.

The administration is taking care to highlight the importance of strong Asia-Pacific relations to the president's efforts to create jobs domestically.

"The U.S. exports to this region are essential to the president's goal of doubling U.S. exports in the next several years," Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, told reporters in a briefing Wednesday. "In fact, nearly all of the efforts that we're going to be making towards that export goal take place in this part of the world."


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Morning Briefing: Novemeber 11
November 11th, 2011
08:21 AM ET

Morning Briefing: Novemeber 11

The 1600 Report's daily roundup of what the White House is reading this morning online and in the papers:

Pipeline decision spurs 2012 talk [POLITICO]

New round of questions about DOE’s actions on Solyndra [WashPost]

Italian Senate voting on austerity measures [Reuters]

Perry tries to regain footing [NYTimes]

While Romney stays quiet [NYTimes]

But Gingrich takes a swipe [The Hill]

And did Romney flip flop on the auto bailout? [WashPost]

Is a breakthrough in sight for the super committee? [The Hill]

POTUS' Day Ahead: B-Ball on an aircraft carrier
November 11th, 2011
08:10 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: B-Ball on an aircraft carrier

Good morning from the White House. It's a long day in store for President Obama, who will cross several timezones before ending up in Hawaii at 10:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. ET).

But before that, the president kicks off this Veterans Day with a breakfast honoring former service members and then heads to Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath-laying ceremony.

At 1:05 p.m., the president will depart the South Lawn of the White House on his way to San Diego, where he will deliver remarks on the USS Carl Vinson - the aircraft carrier that burried the body of Osama bin Laden at sea last spring. Obama will also watch a match up between Michigan State and UNC to be played on a makeshift court on the deck of the carrier.

Following interviews with Westwood One and ESPN, the president then heads to Hawaii for the night.

Full schedule:

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