WASHINGTON--President Obama, the Hoopster-in-Chief, hosts members of the Chicago Bulls at the White House on Thursday afternoon. The White House said the team would huddle with the president--an avid player--in the Blue Room.
The Bulls will be in town to play the Washington Wizards on Friday. The players and coaches are not expected to be bringing in gear to play a pick-up game. As president-elect in Chicago, Obama at one point had been expected to attend a game, but he had to cancel.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2009
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009
Tomorrow morning, President Obama will deliver brief remarks about the Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Room 350 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. He will speak about the need to invest in energy, education, and health care in order to rebuild our economy, while also setting us on the path to fiscal discipline as the only sure way to long-term growth and prosperity. The Vice President will also attend. This will be pooled for TV and open to all others.
Later in the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.
In the afternoon, the President and Vice President will have lunch. The President will then meet with the Congressional Black Caucus in the State Dining Room. This meeting will be closed press. The President and Vice President will also meet with Treasury Secretary Geithner and Secretary of State Clinton in the afternoon. These meetings are closed press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with members of the Chicago Bulls in the Blue Room. This will be closed press.
Also tomorrow OMB Director Peter Orszag and Council of Economic Advisors Chair Christina Romer will hold a news conference to discuss the budget in room 450 at 11:00AM at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This will be open press. To attend, please RSVP to Ali Zaidi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cutoff for registration is 8:45AM Thursday.
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Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: USA Today
Magazine Photo: TIME
8:00AM Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks about the Fiscal Year 2010 budget
EEOB Room 350
Pool TV - Open for Correspondents (Pre-Set 8:00AM - Final Gather Time 9:00AM - James S. Brady Briefing Room)
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives Presidential Daily Briefing
11:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
1:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT have lunch
2:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with the Congressional Black Caucus
State Dining Room
3:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Treasury Secretary Geithner
3:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of State Clinton
4:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets with members of the Chicago Bulls
11:00AM News Conference with OMB Director Peter Orszag and CEA Chair Christina Romer
EEOB Room 450 (Pre-Set 9:00 AM - Final Call 10:45AM - James S. Brady Briefing Room)
1:30PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs