POTUS' Day Ahead: Moving like Jagger
February 21st, 2012
07:56 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Moving like Jagger

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.

Full schedule:


9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:35AM THE PRESIDENT hosts a payroll tax cut event; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

South Court Auditorium

Open Press (Pre-Set 10:30AM—Stakeout Location; Final Gather 11:05AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)


Private Dining Room

Closed Press

4:50PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta

Oval Office

Closed Press

7:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host music legends and contemporary major artists for a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month

The East Room

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

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: Daily Schedule

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. judy

    awesome. Love both mick and bb. I know you would like to see congress get some things done but don't hold your breath.

    February 21, 2012 at 11:47 am |
    • Howard

      The Rev. Franklin Graham says President Barack Obama has “given Islam a pass,” including ignoring atrocities against Christians in the Muslim world — so much so that the evangelist says he cannot “categorically” say Obama is not a Muslim.

      February 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Howee I can categorically say Franklin Graham is not a Christian....the proof is he should review Matthew 7:1 & 2....and you categorically are still an idiot.

        February 22, 2012 at 12:47 am |
  2. Lefty

    Why help the country when you can hang around musicians instead?

    February 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
    • 2cents4free


      February 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • Emmy Skaddittle

      the line could say the president goes to sleep and you would say he is wasting time, he has to spending all day with the vice president that should be enough for anyone

      February 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • Trace

      grow up and get a brain while you're at it; knuckle dragger ....clearly we have no need to hear from naysayers, and snot balls like you, when clearly the country is on the mend after the worst recession in 50 years.

      February 22, 2012 at 2:35 am |
  3. lawandorder6

    can we get a new presidnet please? =D

    February 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • noot pure bred 04


      February 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
    • Trace

      one thing is for sure....your ability to spell the word "president" might well indicative of your viewing the stupidity of faux news. It appears you've developed a clear case of "stupid-itus" if you mean electing any one of the clowns vying for the GOP Circus Nomination. Take two aspirins, and rest until after Nov 6 2012...as clearly this country would be better off with you asleep.

      February 22, 2012 at 2:42 am |
  4. Narine

    DaNang ?You are wrong, as usual. Jimmy Carter?s fialmy has been in the peanut farming business for more than 100 years and he was farming full time when he was elected governor of Georgia. But if you REALLY want to describe him, he is probably best described as a nuclear engineer, since he spent years with Admiral Rickover creating the US nuclear sub corps.From the links you provided, Wm T:I would guess that somewhere north of 90% of the people who know who Jimmy Carter is would tell you that he was a nuclear submarine officer. Some who have watched a PBS show called The Presidents: Jimmy Carter might even say that he served as the engineer officer of the USS Seawolf, the second US nuclear submarine. If the person being questioned is a real buff who has taken a Pentagon tour and seen the wall displays that celebrate the presidents who have served as Naval Officers, he might even tell you that President Carter received a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York.Jimmy Carter could not have been a nuclear engineer based on his college degree program; he graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1946 with a general Bachelor of Science, before that school offered any designated degree programs.According to the Naval Historical Center, LT Carter was honorably discharged from the US Navy on October 8, 1953 so that he could return home to care for the fialmy farm. He had only started his nuclear power training on March 1, 1953.The PBS documentary is quite misleading with regard to Carter?s service, since it states that he served as the engineer of the USS Seawolf, the second US nuclear submarine. That statement is made with a backdrop of the USS Seawolf in operation. Unfortunately, that would have been impossible. The keel laying for the Seawolf took place in September 1953. That means that the construction process started just one month before Carter left the Navy to return to Plains. His service record indicates that he was assigned to the crew that would eventually man the USS Seawolf, but that is certainly not the same as serving as the engineering officer of an operating submarine in terms of the opportunity to absorb nuclear technical knowledge.andIn November 1952, he began a three month temporary duty assignment at the Naval Reactor branch. He started nuclear power school (a six month course of study that leads to operator training) in March, 1953. In July 1953, his father passed away and he resigned his commission to run the fialmy peanut farm. He was discharged from active duty on 9 October, 1953. According to an old friend of mine who served as Rickover's personnel officer at Naval Reactors, LT Carter did not complete nuclear power school because of the need to take care of business at home.Wow, lol. Wrong again, Silly Bob! That's GOTTA be embarrassing. Reply

    March 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm |