February 21st, 2012
07:56 AM ET
Good morning from the White House. President Obama gets back into the swing of things after a quiet long holiday weekend. He and the vice president will appear before cameras at 11:30, hosting another in a series of events at the White House that highlight the impact of extending the payroll tax cut. The event comes days after both houses of Congress cleared the tax cut extension - with considerably less drama than the issue caused late last year. Obama is expect to sign the extension later this week.
CNN's Jessica Yellin reports the president will use today's event to urge bipartisan action on a range of other issues as well. It's good politics for the president, who has seen his approval rating rise of late while Congress' remains mired around 10 percent.
In the evening, the president will host several blues legends at the White House for a concert in recognition of Black History Month. Among those expected to attend are the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and B.B. King.