It's Monday and the president is going to Minneapolis
February 4th, 2013
09:54 AM ET

It's Monday and the president is going to Minneapolis

The President visits the Twin Cities to continue delivering his message against gun violence. He makes remarks in a Minneapolis Police special operations center after participating in a roundtable conversation. According to the White House "he will discuss with local leaders and law enforcement officials his comprehensive set of commonsense ideas to reduce gun violence. Minneapolis is a city has taken important steps to reduce gun violence and foster a conversation in the community about what further action is needed. President Obama will visit with members of the community about their experiences and discuss additional steps that can be taken at the federal level to reduce gun violence."

BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
Press Secretary Jay Carney will Gaggle Aboard Air Force One

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
10:15AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews. South Lawn

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Minneapolis, Minnesota

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12:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

12:30PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a discussion with local leaders and law enforcement officials. Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center

1:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on a comprehensive set of commonsense ideas to reduce gun violence. Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center

2:35PM THE PRESIDENT departs Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

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5:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

6:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House. South Lawn


Topics: Daily Schedule • Gun control
White House day ahead Feb. 1: National Medals of Science, Technology and Innovation
February 1st, 2013
07:37 AM ET

White House day ahead Feb. 1: National Medals of Science, Technology and Innovation

Only one public event at the White House on this wintery Friday. At 2:15 PM President Obama will present the National Medals of Science and the National Medals of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House. Press Secretary Jay Carney will brief the press at 11:30 AM.

Here's the schedule as released by the White House:

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

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT awards the National Medals of Science and the National Medals of Technology and Innovation
The East Room
Open Press (Pre-Set 11:15AM—Final Gather 1:40PM—North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

11:30AM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


Topics: Daily Schedule
POTUS' Defense nominee Hagel has Senate hearing Thursday
January 31st, 2013
08:28 AM ET

POTUS' Defense nominee Hagel has Senate hearing Thursday

President Obama’s nominee for Defense Secretary will face a tough confirmation hearing before some of his former Senate colleagues Thursday. We’ll hear from Jay Carney at today’s briefing but there is nothing public on the president’s schedule today.
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office / Closed Press
BRIEFING SCHEDULE: 1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


Topics: Daily Schedule
January 30 Day Ahead: Obama says goodbye to Clinton
January 30th, 2013
06:53 AM ET

January 30 Day Ahead: Obama says goodbye to Clinton

One day after he flew to the Las Vegas area to push immigration reform, President Obama is expected to keep a relatively low profile Wednesday.  While the president will not be making a public appearance, he is scheduled to sit down for interviews with Telemundo and Univision as he continues his immigration push.  Also of note, Obama and Hillary Clinton are set to hold a private lunch as the outgoing Secretary of State gets set to formally resign her post.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will brief reporters at 12:30 PM ET.

Full story:

FULL POST


Topics: Daily Schedule
January 29 Day Ahead: Obama pushes immigration reform
January 29th, 2013
07:37 AM ET

January 29 Day Ahead: Obama pushes immigration reform

The president will embark on his first trip of the second term Tuesday morning when he heads to the Las Vegas, Nevada area to push immigration reform. The White House is offering few details about what the president will say in the speech and whether he will divert significantly from a bipartisan immigration proposal in the Senate. Nonetheless, it's safe to say the president will broadly endorse the Senate plan, which offers a pathway to citizenship. Obama will deliver the speech at 2:55 p.m. ET.

Full schedule:
FULL POST


Topics: Daily Schedule
Obama and Biden focus on gun violence Monday
January 28th, 2013
09:03 AM ET

Obama and Biden focus on gun violence Monday

The White House briefing is at 12:30pm today. But before that a closed door event has been added. The President and Vice President will meet with law enforcement leaders on how to stem gun violence.

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing/ Oval Office/ Closed Press

11:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with representatives from the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriffs Association to discuss the common-sense policies put forward by the President to reduce gun violence/ The Roosevelt Room/ Pool Spray at the Top

12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch/ Private Dining Room/ Closed Press

1:40PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes the NBA Champion Miami Heat to the White House/ The East Room/ Open Press


Topics: Daily Schedule
Day ahead: Obama names more key posts; Biden talks guns
January 24th, 2013
08:23 AM ET

Day ahead: Obama names more key posts; Biden talks guns

Waking up to Washington's first dusting of snow this winter, the president is preparing for a day largely behind closed doors.  As of now there are no public events on his schedule.

However a senior administration official tells Jessica Yellin that an event will soon be added to the president's schedule: an announcement of former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White as the choice to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission.  In the same event, the president will re-nominate Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray was previously appointed to the post during a recess appointment.

Also on our radar this morning: Vice President Biden continues his role as the administration's point man on the issue of guns, set to convene a "Google Hangout" to discuss the topic this afternoon   This comes a day before the vice president heads to Richmond, VA to begin the PR push on the package of gun control reforms the president proposed last week.


Topics: Daily Schedule
Day 2 of term 2
Photo CNN's Brian Yaklyvich
January 22nd, 2013
07:58 AM ET

Day 2 of term 2

President Obama starts his second term with more post-Inauguration festivities. In the morning, he and Mrs. Obama and the Bidens will attend the 10:45a interfaith, multi-denominational service that will represent Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism. The service will take place at the Washington National Cathedral, which recently announced they will allow same-sex marriages in their church. The sermon will come from Rev. Adam Hamilton, from United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.

In the evening, the celebrations will continue and he’ll return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, site of Monday night’s Inaugural Balls, to attend the Staff Inaugural Ball.

9:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the National Prayer Service. National Cathedral

9:00PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the Staff Inaugural Ball. Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Briefing Schedule
11:30AM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


Topics: Daily Schedule
Inauguration Day at the White House
Getty Images
January 21st, 2013
08:51 AM ET

Inauguration Day at the White House

It's a big day at the White House. President Obama's second inauguration begins just after 11am. Stay tuned to CNN for all the latest news and details.

7:15AM In-Town Pool Call Time

8:45AM THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN attend a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC

10:35AM THE FIRST FAMILY departs the White House en route Capitol Hill, United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC

11:20AM THE PRESIDENT is sworn in at the United States Capitol; THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend. West Front of U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC

11:50AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks; THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend. West Front of U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC

1:05PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the inaugural luncheon. United States Capitol Building, Washington, DC JCCIC/Senate Gallery

2:40PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN participate in the inaugural parade. Washington, DC

3:45PM THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN watch the inaugural parade from the presidential reviewing standing. Presidential Reviewing Stand, Washington, DC

7:00PM In-Town Pool Call Time

8:45PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

9:10PM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend the Inaugural Ball. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC


Topics: Daily Schedule
Friday at the White House
President Barack Obama is photographed during a presidential portrait sitting for an official photo in the Oval Office on December 6, 2012. Pete Souza/The White House
January 18th, 2013
08:24 AM ET

Friday at the White House

The president's schedule is wide open so there is plenty of time for him to add an event, just in case he wanted to announce another cabinet nominee.

The White House released a new portrait of the president this morning. It seems the president gets one with every term.

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9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time
10:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office Closed Press