POTUS Day Ahead
April 4th, 2012
07:50 AM ET

POTUS Day Ahead

President Obama officially became the Democratic nominee for president on Tuesday night, and he’ll start Wednesday off with prayer. At 9:30 AM, the president will host Christian leaders from across the country in the East Room for the Easter Prayer Breakfast.

But the big event of the day at the White House will be the signing of the STOCK Act, which was passed overwhelmingly in the Senate at the beginning of February. The STOCK Act (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge) makes it illegal for Congressmen, their staffs, and many executive-branch employees to trade stocks based on inside information learned on the job. The bill states that insider trading is criminal and requires public disclosure online of any trades within 30 days of a transaction. It was aimed initially just at Capitol Hill. However, Republicans clamored for the inclusion of executive-branch employees.

The Vice President and several members of Congress will be present at the 11:55 AM event in the South Court Auditorium – Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door to the White House.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney holds the White House briefing at 1:30 PM.

Here’s the full schedule:

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT hosts an Easter Prayer Breakfast; THE VICE PRESIDENT also delivers remarks

The East Room

Pooled Press (Final Gather at 8:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:15AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:55AM THE PRESIDENT signs the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, which makes clear that Members of Congress are subject to the same insider trading laws that apply to everyone else; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends

South Court Auditorium

Open Press

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. John

    Has anyone seen a more arrogant Press Secretary than Carney? I watched him on CNN, MSDNC and Fox yesterday bashing the Ryan budget proposal. This guy could sell swamp land in Florida. He fits right in with htis administration. Both CNN and Fox asked about a Dem budget. He basically said this administration doesn't need a budget. MSDNC simply bashed the Ryan budget along with Carney. Quite the unique station MSDNC has going. I hear Oberman is out of a job again. Maybe they can get him back. He fits right in. WHile I am on the subject, you Dems think Obernman is the best thing since sliced bread?

    April 4, 2012 at 8:57 am |
    • Howard


      April 4, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  2. Emmy Skaddittle

    Easter prayer breakfast, that's not muslam?

    April 4, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • The REAL Truth

      First – it's MusLIM, and the point of your question is ?

      April 4, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  3. Emmy Skaddittle

    John, at least we like our canidate

    April 4, 2012 at 9:37 am |
    • John

      I do not have to like the people who work for me. I just expect that they do a good job for me and I feel BO has not.

      April 4, 2012 at 10:03 am |
      • The REAL Truth

        John – Since when has the Federal Govt worked for you. Last I checked, it was "of the few, by the few, for the few". Which discounts most of us.. you included. So BO doesn't work for you, much as you may believe otherwise.

        April 4, 2012 at 10:13 am |
      • John

        I guess I have to agree with you.
        But you have to admit, it works for some people. Uncle Omar is still in this country. Yesterday it came out that he got his license back. Don't get me wrong, if BO had to actually choose between his illegal uncle and getting reelected he would deport his uncle in a second. You libs can say what you will about the illegal situation and what BO has done for it, but when his illegal uncle continues to stay in this country BO loses all credibility on this issue.

        April 4, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  4. george of the jungle

    well the idiots have all posted. So much good usefull information as usual. Have a good day Mr. President. The stop trading bill was a good start. The prayer breakfast inspirational. Each day you meet with your advisors and get a security breifing. The dummies who post negitivly here just listen to fox news and wing it. Obama 2012

    April 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  5. jon

    Israel is a proven terrorist state, that has carried out aggressive actions against their own allies, not to mention innocent civillians.

    White phosphorous...

    Bomblets in lebannon..

    And AIPACS enourmous influence in American politics.

    That is the face of true terrorism.


    April 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • Steveo

      How many rockets did Israel rain down on Tel-Aviv? How many buses did Israel blow up? You ignore Hamas and Hezbelloh attacks on Israeli civilians! You interning for MSNBC or something? You took Olberman's spot?

      April 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm |