December 13th, 2011
08:00 AM ET
President Obama continues his focus on the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq in the next couple of weeks by sitting down with local television affiliates for interviews this morning. He'll be interviewed by WVEC from Norfolk, VA; WEAR from Pensacola, FL; and KOAA from Colorado Springs, CO- all markets near military bases. In guidance last night from the White House, "As we definitively end America's war in Iraq this month, the President will talk to anchors from television stations that have large military communities in their markets to discuss the enormous sacrifices and achievements of the brave Americans who served in the Iraq War, and he will speak about the extraordinary milestone of bringing the war in Iraq to an end." He'll also plans to talk about the payroll tax extensions and whatever other questions the interviewers ask.
Later this morning, the president turns his attention to the campaign and attends a campaign event at a local Washington, D.C. hotel.
For full guidance from the White House, click below.
9:30AM Pool Call Time
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT is interviewed by regional television outlets
Diplomatic Room (Closed Press)
11:25AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC (In-Town Travel Pool Coverage)
12:45PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney