POTUS' Day Ahead: Vets in the morning, country music at night
November 21st, 2011
08:24 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Vets in the morning, country music at night

Good morning form the White House. President Obama is set to appear on camera later this morning to sign the only piece of his jobs proposal that has cleared Congress: tax credits for businesses that hire veterans. Obama is expected to deliver remarks hailing the legislation before signing the bill at 11:10 a.m. ET.

In the evening, the president will host several country music stars for a concert in the East Room celebrating the genre. Among the artists expected to perform are Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Mickey, Darius Rucker and James Taylor.

Meanwhile, Jay carney is expected to brief reporters at 12:30 p.m. ET.


9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:10AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and signs legislation into law that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work; THE FIRST LADY, THE VICE PRESIDENT, and DR. BIDEN also attend

South Court Auditorium

Open Press (Pre-set 10:10AM – Final Gather 10:40AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

4:25PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner

Oval Office

Closed Press

7:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of country music as part of their “In Performance at the White House” series; THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks; DR. BIDEN also attends

East Room

Pooled Press (Pre-set 6:15PM – Final Gather at 6:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: President Obama

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  1. NCLaw441

    This is it? No meeting with the super committee? I am sorry, but this president is disengaged. We need a leader.

    November 21, 2011 at 10:13 am |
    • steveo


      With the super duper committee crashing and burning, they could have used a little presidential guidance, cheering leading or something! At the sametime, who in the world, thought a super duper committee was a good idea in the first place? They do not play well together as it is politics first and the people second! Yet, every two years we keep sending the SAME folks up there . Execuse me while I go scholar here,

      Insanity= doing the same thing over and over and yet expecting a differing result! Yep! That about sums it up!

      November 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
    • Derrick

      Do you have amnesia? The president put out a plan of 3 trillion to reduce the deficit which was balanced with the rich paying their fair share but you republicans rejected it remember?????.....what is wrong with you people? Do you hate this pres so much that you only use truth when it is convenient??....Morons

      November 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm |
      • steveo


        You full well know no Dem will support reductions to entitlement programs and no GOP is going to support reductions to the military nor will they support a tax increase without significant spending cuts. Yet a support super committee was put together with everybody clingng to their sticking points. Where does that leave us in the middle? Answer: the same place we were BEFORE a super committee!

        I have seen stories of rich folks begging to be taxed higher. Really? If they were serious, they'd be writting checks now instead of waiting for an act of Congress!

        November 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  2. Lizzie43

    I need those votes.

    November 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  3. Howard

    obama is going to listen to country music ??? ... Probably the first time in his life ... this guy will pander to anyone and everone to get votes !!!

    November 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
  4. Kurlymon

    I expect they will be visibly upset when they realize Alison's voice is 10x more beautiful than any sound that has ever come out of motown.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  5. george of the jungle

    howard thats like ol Mitt putting on a flannel shirt to seem down home. What a stupid remark. Looks like the president has a full day. Getting the vets bill signed was great. He at least works hard every day unlike some in congress who spend all their time mouthing off. Vote all the repos out. No plan for this country. maybe Norquest will tell them what to do next

    November 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm |