POTUS's schedule for Thursday, August 16, 2012
FILE//WHITE HOUSE PHOTO// President Obama and VIce President Joe Biden recently meet in the Oval Office. They will meet again this morning and spend the day in meetings together.
August 16th, 2012
08:43 AM ET

POTUS's schedule for Thursday, August 16, 2012

President Obama, fresh off a three day bus tour through Iowa, has a low-key day planned at the White House with official meetings, all of which are closed. But the campaign, of course, continues. Yesterday, President and Mrs. Obama sat down for interviews with Entertainment Tonight and People Magazine and what was probably meant as more-featury interview, ended up making news with his comments of support Vice President Joe Biden and the divisiveness of the campaign. Perhaps in a subtle way of support, President Obama and Vice President Biden spend most of the day together in behind-the-scenes, closed-door meetings at the White House on Thursday. They'll get the daily briefing together and then have separate meetings with Secretary Clinton (presumably to get a briefing on her recent trip to Africa) and Secretary Geithner. They'll also have their weekly lunch together. The only time we’ll be able to get any more of a White House reaction is when Jay Carney briefs reporters at 11:30a for the daily White House briefing.

For full guidance released by the White House, click below.


10:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office (Closed Press)

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of State Clinton

Oval Office (Closed Press)


Private Dining Room (Closed Press)

1:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Treasury Secretary Geithner

Oval Office (Closed Press)

Briefing Schedule

11:30AM Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. bb

    Heres an Idea, work one day on the economy instead of making up lies about all your ineptness. Just spend one day tryi ng to do good for America. You have done nothing short of ruin this country, I cant wait to your goofy, ugly a$$ gets tossed out of the white house!!!

    August 16, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • sayer

      President Obama spends everyday working on the economy. Those Republiklans in congress work just as hard to make sure he doesn't make any progress and when he doesn't they blame him for doing nothing! Romney only plan is to give more tax cuts to the rich so they can hide it in foreign countries. How's that going to work?

      August 16, 2012 at 11:18 am |
      • Steveo

        Is that why we went from 8.2 to 8.3% unemployment?

        August 16, 2012 at 11:26 am |
      • Caramon

        It really is amazing how much power the Republicans have concerning the economy. In 2007 and 2008, George Bush alone was responsible for destroying the economy despite the fact that House and Senate were controlled by the Democrats. And we all know the Democrats would never stand in the way of George Bush. Did it ever occur to you that the Democrats wanted the economy to fail to ensure their bid for the White House? Barney Franks had been warned.

        In 2009 and 2010, Democrats controlled the House, Senate and the White House. But the minority Republicans still prevented progress. How is this possible? If the Democrats could pass the Healthcare bill, they could pass anything they wanted.

        The President was going to focus like a laser on jobs. However, he has not met with his jobs council in, what 7 months.

        August 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • bb

        U cant be that ignorant, he had the hiouse and senate for 2 plus years, and did NOTHING
        Virginia bakery owner turns down Biden visit over 'you didn't build that'

        Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/16/virginia-bakery-owner-turns-down-biden-visit-over-didnt-build-that/#ixzz23jVsxFSe

        August 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
      • bb

        Do u really believe that he GOLFS EVERYDAY get real your boy is inept Virginia bakery owner turns down Biden visit over 'you didn't build that'

        Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/16/virginia-bakery-owner-turns-down-biden-visit-over-didnt-build-that/#ixzz23jVsxFSe

        August 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
      • Howard

        The Obama stooges call anyone who disagrees with Obama, haters ... I guess you can call us haters ... because we hate anyone who lies, steals, and tries to destroy this great country which we love. Obama, and you Obama stooges, have resorted to polarization, character assassination, thuggery, and gutter politics, in order to keep this traitor in power. You fanatics are willing to destroy America in order to achieve your goals. On the other hand, we patriots know, and believe, that America is much more important than Obama ... and, we are ready, willing, and able to defeat him, and to defeat you ... just like those who came before us, who had to defend America for over 236 years, from all threats, both foreign and domestic. We believe in America, and our constitution ... while you just believe in a power hungry loser, named Barack Obama.

        August 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • Lionel

      Way to go Joe Biden, tell it like it is. Obama has worked very hard for the middle class. I am tired of Republican lies.

      Robme and Ryan wants to give 20% more tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires while gutting medicare and social security. That is the facts, go check it out and it is not a lie.

      Obama / Biden 2012

      August 16, 2012 at 11:47 am |
      • Howard

        ... Yes, President Obama has worked very hard ... TO DESTROY OUR ECONOMY !!! ... and, he is succeeding ... credit downgrade ... nearly 16 Trillion in debt ... 8.3% unemployment (actually closer to 16%) ... shrunken gdp ... housing slump ... but, as usual forget the facts, because all you obama stooges know how to do is protect this liar and thief.

        August 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
      • bb

        Virginia bakery owner turns down Biden visit over 'you didn't build that'

        Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/16/virginia-bakery-owner-turns-down-biden-visit-over-didnt-build-that/#ixzz23jVsxFSe

        August 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  2. Kool-Aid Police

    I'd like to be in that vice presidential briefing, I bet he tells Biden to keep his mouth shut.

    August 16, 2012 at 9:45 am |
    • Lionel

      I am sure Republicans would love for him to keep his mouth shut but that is not going to happen.

      We love Joe cause he is Joe and he tells it like it is unlike the Reputards who lie like a rug.

      August 16, 2012 at 11:49 am |
      • Steveo

        If Romney said what Biden said, you, Jesse and Al would be "marching" right now!

        August 16, 2012 at 11:52 am |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Lionel, do you actually think Biden is intelligent?

        August 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
      • Howard

        Your blind loyalty to the liar and thief, who is systematically destroying America, is sickening.

        August 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
      • bb

        oH lOONY ARE U As GOOFY as joe Virginia bakery owner turns down Biden visit over 'you didn't build that'

        Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/16/virginia-bakery-owner-turns-down-biden-visit-over-didnt-build-that/#ixzz23jVsxFSe

        August 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  3. J. Davis, Knoxville, TN

    Rudy Guiliani – I watched you on Pierce last night (by the way, Pierce you are a wonderful interviewer, even better than Larry King), and you are one of the most obnoxious of politicians. The way you have lived your life, cheating on your wife and family, makes you not qualified to judge others. If you are a true Catholic, why do you side with Paul Ryan whose philosophy has nothing to do with real Catholicism–concern for the poor, fighting for social justice, and treating everyone like a human being. I personally didn't see any thing wrong with what VP Biden said–he's right–we will all be in chains if Romney/Ryan get elected! Mr. G: you need to read the book "What It Means to be Catholic." In the meantime get off of Biden's back.

    August 16, 2012 at 10:28 am |
    • Steveo

      You must really not like Kennedy and Clinton!

      August 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Pierce is hard left so I guess we know where that puts you, and your grandiose opinions.

      August 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  4. RealityBites

    Obama/Biden use of division through hatred highlights the underlying vicious nature of progressives socialists.
    Do as I say.., not as I do.

    August 16, 2012 at 10:33 am |
    • Lionel

      All racist these days are Republicans. I can't believe the hatred Obama had thrown at him since elected.
      If Robme can't take the heat then get out of the kitchen. Oh, I forget, he probably has a cook.

      August 16, 2012 at 11:51 am |
      • Steveo

        We have come to expect nothing less from you and your rants! Black Panthers are not racist? I have heard some of them call for the killing of white babies. Yet in your world nothing racist about that right? Oh, btw the way, I'm betting NONE of them are GOP!

        August 16, 2012 at 11:57 am |
      • Caramon

        Actually, there is one thing I have noticed about this election cycle. You may state that Republicans are racists for disagreement with Obama's policies. However, Romney and Ryan focus on the policies. I have not yet heard any ad directly insulting Obama. Now let's look at Harry Reid. He has an unnamed source, doesn't know if it is true and accuses Romney of not paying taxes while speaking in the Senate. The super PAC accused Romney of being responsible for a death. This is not policy this is personal. The fact that the man was fired in 2001, when unemployment was low, and his wife was diagnosed 5 years later seemed to miss some of you. Maybe there was a reason that the man could not find a job other than a janitor.

        Now let's look at Jimmy Carter. He openly stated that anyone who does not agree with Obama is racist. Later he disagreed with Obama on Human Rights. Does this now mean Carter is a racist?

        August 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
      • Howard

        If Romney has a cook, he or she is paid for with Romney's money ... however, the Obama's personal, full time pastry chef, who they employ in addition to all their regular cooks, is paid for by our tax payer money ... just like all their other extravagant expenses ... $400 bottles of wine ... lobster ... party ... clothes ... trips ... etc. ... and, all while they pontificate to Americans about eating apple slices, and tightening our belts. The Obama's are world class hypocrites ... and, fools like you are the ones who keep them up, while keeping the rest of us down.

        August 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  5. Some Guy

    Does Obama replace Biden with Clinton today, even if not officially announced?

    August 16, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  6. Some Guy

    Does Obama tell Biden he is out and Clinton is in for 2012 and beyond today?

    August 16, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  7. Judy

    biden is telling it like it is. Blacks and latinos y0u need to vote the repos will screw you over every chance they get. Mitt can't show us his tax returns or we will see he is a bigger crook than we already know him to be. bb howard and the like won;t talk about that. They are an example of what the repo party is lying suck up idiots. Rush babies(probably on dope ) Money keep over seas is avoiding taxes. Mitt is a lying shifty eyed rich boy and we can see that. Ryan wants to gut medicare and take away womens rights. now they have a new lie out about the president. The only group they arent attacking are the repo dumbos who will vote for them. Forward.

    August 16, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Biden also called for a guy in a wheelchair to stand up and take a bow. He recently said we were in the 20th century. If this is your role model and the guy you worship along side Obama then more power to you but most of us see him for the idiot he is. What if Obama were to suddenly dump Biden? We all know you'd then worship whoever else was named VP.

      August 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • Caramon

      Judy what evidence do you have that Romney committed any crime? What evidence do you have that he lied? Seriously do any of you spend time learning about the issues. If I remember correctly, Romney donated his entire inheritance to charity. This would qualify him as a self made rich boy, something most people want to achieve. You have to remember that many people listed in the top tier now are the elderly who saved when they were younger.

      How exactly will the Repubs screw the Black and Latinos? Because they would rather Black Americans work for a living instead of taking welfare. What ever happened to pride in accomplishment?

      August 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • bb

      BOO HOO JUDY Virginia bakery owner turns down Biden visit over 'you didn't build that'

      Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/16/virginia-bakery-owner-turns-down-biden-visit-over-didnt-build-that/#ixzz23jVsxFSe

      August 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • Steveo

      As I said earlier, class warfare is a hallmark of te left. Thanks for pointing that out Judy!
      There is a lot of us here who still believe SUCCESS is something to aim for and celebrate! Keep playing the victim if you want, Judy! Life is too short!

      August 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  8. RealityBites

    Bush presided over the largest economic expansion in US history from 2001 – 2005.
    And then came the progressive socialistic take over of congress in 2006 and Obama in 2008.
    Not that that has anything to do with America's down fall since 2006..., eyes rolling.

    August 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Steveo

      Shhhhh! Not too loud! The left might actually wake up!

      August 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  9. bb

    An Iowa deli owner agreed to serve President Obama's team and the reporters covering him Wednesday - but not without donning a shirt poking fun at one of the president's most infamous lines.

    According to The Washington Post, Ross Murty, co-owner of the Village Corner Deli, wore a shirt emblazoned with the words

    "Government didn't build my business. I did" as he served up food to the White House press corps.

    "No one from the government was there when we were sweating it, when we were building this business," Murty reportedly said, explaining his choice of attire. The shirt referenced Obama's "you didn't build that" comment.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/16/deli-owner-wears-anti-obama-shirt-while-catering-obama-campaign-stop/#ixzz23k2G261I

    August 16, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      And, there is a hilarious you-tube video featuring Seamus, Mitt's Irish Setter, titled 'DON"T ROOF RACK ME DUDE"
      Gotta see it.

      August 19, 2012 at 12:50 am |