The president's day
August 7th, 2012
07:47 AM ET

The president's day

While President Obama remains in Washington tomorrow, his day isn’t entirely absent presidential politics; he’s scheduled to appear at back-to-back fundraisers at the W Hotel in the late afternoon. These follow the dual fundraisers he is held in Connecticut Monday night.

Per a campaign official, the first event is a “roundtable” discussion with 20 people. The second event is also a roundtable, this time with 24 supporters. Tickets to the first event cost $40,000. The campaign isn’t yet saying how much tickets are to the second event.

As for official business, the president is meeting with the White House Rural Council in the afternoon to discuss the drought. A meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is also on the schedule.

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office

4:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with the White House Rural Council to discuss ongoing efforts in response to the drought. Roosevelt Room

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta. Oval Office

5:20PM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event. The W Hotel, Washington, DC

6:20PM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event. The W Hotel, Washington, DC

Briefing Schedule
1:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Kool-Aid Police

    There's always time to beg for money regardless of the nation's problems.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:20 am |
    • Lionel

      Obama needs to beg because Mitt is outraising him. Rich casino owners are giving over $100 million to Romney. Republicans are trying to buy the election.

      Obama / Biden 2012

      August 7, 2012 at 9:44 am |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        So when Obama has big fundraisers and begs for money he's not trying to buy the election? How is it that Obama is infallible and totally incapable of making a mistake? You've elevated him so high that all he can do is fall down. Take off the rose colored glasses sometime.

        August 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • Howard

      Check out the photo for this article on 'The President's Day' ... with the President MISSING ... priceless ... just like in real life, instead of doing his job as President ... Obama is off fund raising, campaigning, or playing golf ... while America continues to drift without a rudder. This 'celebrity' President is about as useful as the Kardashians, or Justin Beber.

      August 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
      • Steveo

        Well, we WERE promised transparency!

        August 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        It's his newest secret weapon. He is really standing there laughing his head off. Those scientists that figured out how to that are having a giggle too.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
      • Steveo


        Maybe so but you have to admit my post was funny, even if a little!

        btw, perhaps Congress can take a lesson from these "scientists " and make the deficit disappear as well!

        August 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
  2. Jay in NC

    $40,000 a ticket! I think that these people are going to want more than cheesy-mash-potatoes for that price. Seriously it makes you wonder what back room deals Obama is making.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:29 am |
    • Howard

      While Obama is busy once again with character assassination, he is safe ... because he has NO character !!!

      August 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        @Howard Larry Moe CurlyJoe
        So you have never played dirty – only others---interesting.

        August 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  3. bb

    Why not work on creating jobs today heres an idea just quit and take your crooks with up, that will open a lot of jobs Every one knows it takes 5 dems to do what 1REPUBLICAN can Just leave America doesnt want u here

    August 7, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  4. mikle

    What a job? Hard working. Just beg for money. All I herd is money, money, beg for money.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  5. demwit

    No need to worry about money today.
    Using the Sherwood Island State Park as a helicopter ladding pad gained us $2 million yesterday.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:26 am |
    • John


      August 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      That's sarcasm, right?

      August 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  6. demwit

    Today is drone kill list review day!
    I wonder who Obama's campaign manager wants to target most...

    August 7, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      Well, they've done a good job at targeting al Qaeda. Works for me. Keep up the good work, Mr. Prez. you got em on the run and worried!! GO TROOPS! Only dim would think a campaign manager would upstage those guys.

      August 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
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