POTUS's schedule for Monday, May 21, 2012: NATO Day Two
May 21st, 2012
08:39 AM ET

POTUS's schedule for Monday, May 21, 2012: NATO Day Two

It's all about NATO and the plan for Afghanistan on Monday. President Obama continues to host the NATO Summit in his hometown of Chicago. This morning he'll meet with the International Security Assistance Force to talk about the end game strategy in Afghanistan by the end of 2014. They'll also do the usual family photo but the highlight from the events in NATO today will be when President Obama holds a press conference this afternoon at the conclusion of the summit.

Also, he'll make a quick trip to Joplin, Missouri tonight to deliver the commencement speech for the graduation for Joplin High School. Last year, almost exactly to the day, a massive tornado wiped out the high school and much of the town. President Obama will deliver remarks about 9:15p tonight before returning to DC late tonight (technically on Tuesday).

Click below on the full schedule released by the White House.


10:00AM          THE PRESIDENT participates in an International Security Assistance Force meeting on Afghanistan

                        McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois (Pool Spray at the Top for Remarks)

12:55PM        THE PRESIDENT takes part in an International Security Assistance Force family photo

                        McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois (Pooled Press)

2:20PM           THE PRESIDENT and NATO Secretary General host a Partners Meeting

                        McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois (Pool Spray at the Top for the Secretary General’s Remarks)

4:30PM           THE PRESIDENT holds a press conference

                        McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois (Open Press)

6:05PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Chicago, IL en route Joplin, MO

                        Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Open Press)

7:30PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives Joplin, MO

                        Joplin Regional Airport (Open Press)

9:15PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Joplin High School Commencement Ceremony

                        Missouri Southern State University (Pooled for TV and Stills; Open to Correspondents)

10:20PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Joplin, MO en route Washington, DC

                        Joplin Regional Airport (Open Press)

12:35AM        THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews      (Travel Pool Coverage)

12:50AM        THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House

                        South Lawn (Open Press (Final Gather 12:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule


Topics: Daily Schedule • NATO • The Vault

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. John

    Anti Bain is anti-America and anti the American way.

    May 22, 2012 at 7:17 am |
  2. Dean

    Who's an idiot? Raise your hand.

    May 22, 2012 at 10:54 am |
    • John

      “President Obama confirmed today that he will continue his attacks on the free enterprise system, which Mayor Booker and other leading Democrats have spoken out against,” Romney said in a statement. “What this election is about is the 23 million Americans who are still struggling to find work and the millions who have lost their homes and have fallen into poverty. President Obama refuses to accept moral responsibility for his failed policies. My campaign is offering a positive agenda to help America get back to work.”

      Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76602.html#ixzz1vbzTACjE

      May 22, 2012 at 11:14 am |
      • jean2009

        So the right wing thinks Romney has the experience to create jobs….NONSENSE. His record in Massachusetts was dismal, the state ranked 37th nationally for job creation when he took office, and ranked 47th nationally when he left office. http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/04/29/paul-begala-what-s-mitt-romney-hiding-in-his-record-as-governor.html
        And for those who want to point out my use of a liberal source….I would not consider Rick Santorum a liberal source:
        Santorum: “If Mitt Romney's An Economic Heavyweight, We're In Trouble, Because He Was 47th Out Of 50 In Job Creation In The State Of Massachusetts When He Was Governor.”
        Santorum Press Release—”Real World vs. Romney World: Romney Destroyed Massachusetts Manufacturing.”
        March 15, 2012
        The last two presidents who either had a degree in business, or claimed business experience were: George W. Bush MBA Harvard, and Herbert Hoover who owned a mining consulting business….what can I say other than that alone says volumes.
        Venture capitalist are only interested in the business of dismantling or bankrupting companies to make profit for their investors...isn’t Romney a little late George Bush already did that?
        But then the federal government is not a business...even loony Ron Paul has stated as much
        Government is a way for people to work together to meet the needs of everyone...not just to enrich a privileged few. That is basically what the OWS movement is stating.
        Factually a person with community organizational experience is better equipped for the job.

        May 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
      • jerry

        oh Jean...there you go again. MA was rated 50th in unemployment(out of 51 (for you libs)) when Mitt took office...and 12th place when he left office. This was because the state was attracting hundreds of new companies (jobs)...He lowered taxes while other states were increasing them.

        I guess you could say obama: " huh?" in his last job...was not attending to his job (many absences) and he did what as a private citizen....and he lectured law students..while as president his legislation is failing in the courts...a hummmm.

        Business experience...forgot many Presidents...Lincoln, Grant,Truman, johnson, literally all of the first several were business people..and they used this in campaigning. They had to have a job then...not like obama and drink off the breast of the taxpayer all of his adult life...in one form or another.

        May 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ Jerry
        You obviously know nothing about what you post...per usual.

        "Just One State Had A Bigger Drop In Its Labor Force During The Same Period, According To Sum – That Was Louisiana, Which Was Hit By Hurricane Katrina In 2005."(Jia Lynn Yang, "As Massachusetts Governor, Romney Had An Unremarkable Record On Jobs," The Washington Post, 2/7/12)

        Read more at the American Presidency Project: Rick Santorum: Press Release – Real World Versus Romney World: People Fled Massachusetts to Find Jobs http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=100166#ixzz1ve1jaMuE

        I can only say be careful of what you wish for...we could wind up with medicare for all....single payer.

        After all, Social Security and Medicare require every working American to “buy” them. The purchase happens automatically in the form of a deduction from everyone’s paychecks. But because Social Security and Medicare are government programs financed by payroll taxes they don’t feel like mandatory purchases.

        So to say the federal government can't mandate a person purchase health insurance is ridiculous we already are through payroll taxes.



        I have a feeling you are a free rider..that is the reason for all your whining.


        I actually don't see where running a business would be helpful when governance is not a business...so a candidate putting oneself forward as a business expert, and having failed like Bush and Romney at governance, that should raise red flags.

        Now chairing a non-profit organization that is experience. Selling a book you have written to a publisher... now that is not only hard work, requires attention to detail, and takes business expertise. President Obama has written six books, and obviously has been good enough at the job to find a publisher for all six.

        The State of Black America -2007
        Dreams of My Father-1995
        The Audacity of Hope-2006
        Change We Can Believe In-2008
        Barack Obama In His Own Words-2007
        Of Thee I Sing – 2010...100% of profits goes to Fisher House to help families of disabled vets.

        That is not exactly drinking off the breast of taxpayers.

        BTW unemployment is down, housing sells are up, and Detroit is selling cars
        There are currently 35 states with 7.9 % or less unemployment rate
        There are currently 27 states with 7.4% or less unemployment rate
        There are currently 24 states with 7.2% or less unemployment rate
        The Massachusetts rate is currently 6.3%



        May 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
  3. MarkGlicker

    Perhaps the president may want to schedule some time to remake the soon to be failed ObamaCare.

    June 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm |