Wednesday at the White House
May 9th, 2012
08:32 AM ET

Wednesday at the White House

The only public event on President Obama’s schedule on Wednesday comes in the evening at an event honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David in the East Room.

Earlier in the day, Obama will hold several meetings in the Oval Office, including an afternoon meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a meeting with Vice President Biden and the NATO secretary-general. The White House says the three “will discuss final preparations for the NATO Summit the President will host in Chicago on May 20-21.”

Full schedule after the jump

10:00AM Pool Call Time

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

Oval Office Closed Press

2:10PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with NATO Secretary-General Rasmussen

Oval Office Closed Press

2:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary Geithner

Oval Office Closed Press

5:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office Closed Press

7:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David as part of “In Performance at the White House” series; THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

East Room Pooled Press for the President’s Remarks

Briefing Schedule
TBD Press Briefing by Secretary Jay Carney

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  1. John

    Again, he said he wouldn't rest until all Americans who wanted a job had a job. He never said he wouldn't be partying....

    May 9, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  2. Willis

    I think that what Bishop Pinocchio did for the Auto Industry was quite Amazing.

    May 9, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • John

      Be as sarcastic as you want, but what Romney suggested was the right thing to do i.e. chapter 11. The fact that Ford survived proves it.
      Obama and Bush turned GM into the ECC (entitled car company) and they continue to owe the American people billions. All that to help save the Union.

      May 9, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  3. Dave

    Yo, Let not your Heart Be Troubled, What up with the Softball Gimmie a Kiss Interview With the Mittster. Do you really call yourself a Journalist??? Please. You didnt even Bring up Bishop Pinocchios remarks on Let Detroit Go Bankrupt, NO WAIT, I Mittster single handidly take credit for calling the shots. This guys a Complete Liar & you Know it but make no mistake about it Hannity is Bought & Paid For By Romney, Rubes, Ryan & Rove!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 9, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • John

      I have a rebuttle, but the moderator is leaning way left today... Not that anyone should be surprised by this...

      May 9, 2012 at 10:15 am |
      • Dave

        Yo John, Its True, Head Tabby Nackle of Boston Bishop Pinocchio Romney is so scarred to go on meet the Press it aint funny. Ok your right, Pinocchio never said Let Detroit Go Bankrupt & I am not concerned about the poor & talks all the time about his dad sending him to France instead of getting drafted & how Couragous he was with the young college lady getting slanderred by Leader of the Gop Rush. Yea that had nothing to do with Bains Clear Channel & The Man never said Russia is our Biggest Foe. Your Right If Leader of the Free World, Words just dont Matter. & that whole saving the 02 games your right Pinocchio Romney didnt get three quarters of a BILLION from the Us Treasury, He must of got that from Briggs & Smitty from the Grave. & your Right He never took TENS OF MILLIONS with help from his fellow Bishop Hatch from The Us Government to put Right into his Mormon Bain Buddies pockets while destroying Tens of Thousands of jobs, Yea that didnt happen. & that little story of strapping his Puppy on the room of the car while driving on the Freeway, Yea, again, Fabricated, & Fully supporttong The Ryan Plan which allows student loan rates to go up & then Flippen on Camera bout that & sure, hes not persuading every Republican Governor to Surpress vote in Swing States. No, again made up. John, If you got another few weeks I can finish. Youre Right, Bishop Pinocchio Romney is a fine, fine man who never lies, misleads or Flipps on Issues.

        May 9, 2012 at 10:31 am |
      • John

        You tell half truths, just like Obama. That means the other hald isn't true. AND, you make up stuff I never said. Typical lib dem...
        Letting GM go chapter 11 was the right thing to do, just like thousands of other businesses, including several big airlines. It would have saved America BILLIONS and GM would have survived. As I said, somehow Ford made it without our governmnet giving them billions.
        The comment about the poor was related to the over abundance of entitlements that people have as their "safety net".
        Romney going to France? Obama did not register for the draft. That is illegal.
        The fine youung lady? The one who the dems put out there as "their example"? The one that wants you to pay for her, and her friends birth control? You may as well call her Julia...
        Unlike Obama, Romney made it on his own.
        The Ryan plan calls for not raising spending levels, not cuts as the dems are telling you.
        It will cost this country 5 billion for the loan % to stay the same. The repubs want to take the money from unused stimulas funds that are sitting. The dems want to raise taxes. It doesn't surprise me you are on the side of raising taxes.
        Romney traveled with his dog in a cage on the roof of a car. Obama killed and ate dog. You tell me what you think is worse...

        May 9, 2012 at 10:46 am |
      • John

        Once again the fu#(ing moderator held my comments for no apparent reason.
        I assume it is getting closer to the election and we all know who CNN wnats in the WH. That alone should concern anyone who cares about America.

        May 9, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  4. John

    Remembering the fact that GM still owes us Billions, and remembering that Ford didn't get any money and they survived just fine – do you libs think the Bush/Obama bailout of GM was the right thing to do fo rthis country? I don't. Mitt was right, GM should have gone chapter 11.

    May 9, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  5. Ron

    Read these- read ALL of these, especially the one near the bottom about the "Obama Dog Trainor" hired on your $.

    Quit trashing President Obama's Accomplishments!
    He has an impressive list of accomplishments!

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States First President to violate the War Powers Act. .

    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

    First President to defy a Federal Judge's court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.

    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

    First President to spend a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs.

    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

    First President to terminate America's ability to put a man in space.

    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

    First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office. .

    First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.

    First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

    First President to go on multiple global 'apology tour'.

    First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer.

    First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

    First President to repeat the Holy Quran, tells us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    First President to take a 17 day vacation.

    So–how is this hope and change working out for us???

    May 9, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  6. Dave

    John, Your Tabby Nackle Bishop Pinocchio needs to lose the skirt & go on Meet the Press.

    May 9, 2012 at 11:37 am |
    • Steveo

      d, is that you?

      May 9, 2012 at 11:39 am |
    • John

      Why? We all know who the networks want in office. If I were to give any advice I would suggest he stay away from the pro Obama networks...
      BTW, Dave, can you quote a Romney lie? Romney was right about GM needing to go through chapter 11. It did not and it has cost us billions (that haven't been paid back yet).

      May 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
      • Dave

        Yea I will do that. Miit Pinicchio said he was never a Washington Insider? John , A BILLION in Earmarks??? Not a Washington Insider with his felloe Bishop Help Occasionally. I have a hundred more to go.

        May 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
      • Dave

        I need to bring in Fellow Bishop Hatch also in this Is that Ok John???

        May 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
      • Steveo

        Open your eyes Dude! You forgot about Bishop Reid! IF your were honest (BIG IF), you would mention the fact that Reid A MORMON has MORE POWER than Romney does! Yet you are grave yard silent about Reid. Why is that Dave? You called out Romney and Hatch but NO mention of Reid! Why? They are all Mormon!

        May 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  7. greg

    repos need to give the president credit for lower gas prices after all they said it was his fault they went up.Right? Austerity in europe should be showing the repos that by not stimulating the economy you end up in double dip recession . Gee the president was right but repos are trying to spin that too. Now we are back to what a great mom ann is.Raising 5 boys with only the helpl of a maid nanny gradner and chief. Gee im impressed. Besides 5 is the majic number for mormons. And that is who will be telling mitt what to think and do. The bishop . Talk about transapency. this is a religion clouded in secrecy. Just like ol mitt. Forward 2012

    May 9, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • John

      How many lies can you list in one post?
      If you want I will agree Obama is responsible for gas prices. They have doubled since he has been in office...
      If you are trying to give the impression that stay at home moms don't work, especially the ones that have had two major medical problems, you are an idiot.
      So Greg, are you saying you want us to go Socialist like France?
      I don't know you, but I feel safe in saying Romney is a better person than you. He has created more jobs than you, he has donated more money than to charity than you, and, most of all, he has a better wife than you.
      Stop the hate and lies. It makes you look like an idiot.

      May 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
    • Steveo


      Honest folk know a president has nothing to do with gas prices. The industry may react to a speech, policy, or something but that is about it. So,no blame, no credit! Dems blamed Bush for the very same issue as well. Issuing blame or credit for gas prices to any president is not accurate!

      May 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
      • John

        Steveo – how is it going? I assume Greg knows about gas prices just like he knows stay at home moms work.
        You and I both know libs will say anything, but when it comes down to it they need somone to tell them what they actually stand for. It amazes how these people follow blindly and do not question the most basic information. All they know is "Obama is great, repubs are not".

        May 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
      • Steveo

        What's up, John! Politics seems to be a contact sport! My issue is NO politicians ESPECIALLY presidents needs a fan base, Obama and Bush included! Fans are not rational people! Fans lose the ability to see, think, and judge clearly! Dems KNOW they blamed Bush for high gas prices and that included members of Congress, folks who should have know better! No pass for Bush but one for Obama? Really? Same issue, different party, different result! I blame it on the fan base!

        May 9, 2012 at 3:18 pm |
  8. John

    Another pro Obama headline on the main page...

    May 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  9. Dave

    You said find you a Lie, I did about your Precious Pinocchio & i I never said i like Reid. Your Question was for me to find Skeletons on Mittsster Do have another week or not??? Dont change the subject,

    May 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  10. Dave

    Yo Stevo NO he does not have the same power than I guy who claims he is worth 250 Mill & we all know he is worth 10 times that with his overseas secret accounts. Thats like saying Ried is more powerful that huntsman Sr. & by the way I am sure you Mormons are truely Proud of huntsman jr for turning his head & letting those 12-13 year old girls get raped & married off in Hilldale Utah. You Lds make me throw up!!!!!!!!!

    May 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • Steveo


      I am referring to political power. You know that Reid to the Majority leader in the senate and Romney is just a candidate for president! Political power, my friend!

      I KNEW it was you d! Why the name change? Were you undercover? How do I know:

      Tabby Nackle and referring to me as LDS! I AM NOT LDS! If yo are going to let on go, please turn your head away from me please! As I said before, I 'm not a Mormon! I am a Christian!

      May 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  11. Steveo

    So, it now appears President Obama is pro-gay marriage! No surprise there! His evolution must be complete! If you remember whbn California had multiple votes on that very issue , Many, many, many black Christians supported the ban! I wonder what they now think. In addition, the "revs" Jackson and Sharpton have not yet said anything! Could be interesting!

    May 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  12. Jim Boyd

    Re: Obama's impressive list of accomplishments from Ron:

    Eleven of these are FALSE as stated.
    Three are Too Vague to check out as stated.
    Seven are Under Investigation
    Two are Inaccurate
    Three are Disputed as to accuracy
    Four are True
    Two are partly True and partly False as stated

    Obama needs to go, but why is it necessary for such inaccuracies to be stated?

    August 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm |