POTUS spends day behind closed doors
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November 13th, 2012
08:47 AM ET

POTUS spends day behind closed doors

At this point, we won't see President Obama in front of any cameras today but he definitely has many issues on his plate that will get attention behind closed doors today. The only thing listed on his public schedule is a meeting with labor leaders and other progressive leaders to discuss solutions to avoiding the fiscal cliff. The meeting is in the Roosevelt Room and is closed to the press. Other than that, we assume he'll continue to be briefed on the scandals and investigations involving Gen. Petraeus and Gen. Allen. Here is a listing of meeting participants, as provided by a White House official:

  • · Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
  • · Lee Saunders, AFSCME
  • · Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
  • · Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
  • · Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
  • · John Podesta, Center for American Progress
  • · Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
  • · Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project
  • · Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • · Justin Ruben, MoveOn
  • · Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change

Beyond that, we'll hear from the WH Press Secretary when he holds a briefing at 12:30p.


soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Judy

    Hope congress is listening Foward.

    November 13, 2012 at 11:03 am |
    • Howard

      BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AGAIN ... looks like more promised obama transparency ... can't wait to see how the American people will be screwed again. From the list, it looks like more White House – Union collusion ... which will result in more redistribution of wealth to the unions ... union workers getting more for doing less ... and, more political pay back to Obama.

      November 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  2. acdcguy

    Wow, would you look at that list........and what about Benghazi and Fast and Furious? Oh, that's right, Petraus scandal is way more important ..........

    November 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • mcskadittle

      and if petraus scandal was not on the list you would have whined about that, you troll

      November 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Why are you so full of hate?

        November 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
      • Rory

        Do you have an Obammy doll???

        November 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
      • acdcguy

        hey medickslittle, only scandal with Petraues is they held on to it until after the election to distract from Benghazi. Once this blows over, I'm sure something else will pop up, out of nowhere..........

        November 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • jerry

      this whole administration is a mess...and they are considering making John-the-phony hero kerry as sec of defense...this should tell you something about why obama's people are dropping off...the common denominator is obama..bringing in his own ilk...sickening...but we have got to run this horse down to the dirt.

      November 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  3. Kool-Aid Police

    What in the heck does moveon.org have to do with any of this? This reads like a who's who of lefties.

    November 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  4. jerry

    He is not hiding his association with Move one.org now...snuggling up to all the union leaders and other marxist organizations...look out America! You ask for it!

    November 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  5. Dan B

    Anything America gets they deserve.

    November 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
  6. KeepFearAlive

    boy .. the despondent trolls are out in full force today ... poor suckers, how does it feel to watch the entire GOP get a national smack-down ?? and to think that this was Romney's to lose , but becasue the mormon could help but lie through his overly dentisted teeth, and becuase he had to kiss and smooch the back end of every tea-bagger lunatic, you lost more senate seats.. you lost more house seats .. and on a very humorous note.. you LOST the White House taboot ! 🙂 you're own venomous fault ... 😀

    November 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  7. KeepFearAlive

    and to think.. all Romney had to do was simply run as a centrist with sense.. instead of running as a right wing lying nutjob without any sense 😀

    November 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  8. KeepFearAlive

    I think I'll send Move On .org some holiday cash .... I think they could use it 🙂

    November 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  9. Dan B

    The GOP got no smack down. If you forgot, we still control the House and can b
    Ock any leftist bill that is presented.

    November 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm |