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President Obama official schedule and guidance, May 21, 2009. Guantanamo speech

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

In the morning, the President will discuss America's national security in a major speech at the National Archives. The President will discuss his broader vision for strengthening the country's security and outline how the steps his Administration is taking and plans to take going forward support those goals and principles. This event is pooled for TV and still photographers and open to pre-credentialed correspondents. The deadline to apply for credentials has passed.

After returning to the White House, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing, and meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House. He will deliver brief remarks on the South Portico before assembling care packages for troops with team members and wounded warriors on the South Lawn. This event is open press, but all riser positions have been allocated.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania in the Oval Office. Press access TBD.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: New York Post

Radio: VOA

Magazine Photo: TIME

EDT

9:00AM Pool Call Time

10:10AM THE PRESIDENT delivers major speech on national security

National Archives Museum Rotunda

Pooled TV & still photographers, Open to pre-credentialed correspondents (Pool Gather Time 9:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

11:10AM THE PRESIDENT receives Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

12:10PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

1:30PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes the Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House and participates in service event

South Portico

Open Press (Pre-set 12:30PM - Final Gather 1:00PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania

Oval Office

Press Access TBD

Briefing Schedule

2:15PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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6 Comments

VERY GOOD QUESTION, HAS ANYONE EVER ESCAPED FROM
A SUPERMAXX PRISON?
ENOUGH SAID, I BELIEVE THE ANSWER IS NO!
COME ON AMERICA, KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE, AND
ALLOW THIS GREAT PRESIDENT TO GOVERN AND MAKE
POLICY, PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY
EVERY TIME, HE ISN'T PERFECT, BUT HE IS ON THE
MONEY EVERY TIME!
TO THE CONSERVATIVES HE BUSTED YOU GUYS AS WELL,
BUSH RELEASED 500 INMATES FROM GITMO ALREADY!
THERE ARE ONLY 240 INMATES AT GITMO, AMERICA
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!

Obama gave a speach today in which he stated that we are "a nation of laws". If he honestly believes that statement, why has he so eggregiously violated the Constitution that is the basis for every law we have. He has engaged in deficit spending on an historic scale, and he has done so without any Constitutional basis. The only thing that the Constitution mandates is spending on national defense, yet billions of dollars of deficit spending in the recent budget were pure pork barrel projects. Obama claims that much of the deficit will be spent on "shovel ready projects". I suggest that Obama should take his projects...and shove(l) 'em.

good. does this mean phil smith can be waterboarded in chicago? how about for charity?

If Obama really believes this is a nation of laws, what about the constitution which requires that a president of the US be a natural born citizen ? Why dosen't he provide verification of his birth (not the certificate he showed for "live birth", which anyone can get, and my husband, a retired US Immigration Officer, said would NOT be acceptable for adjusting ones status). He holds the highest job in the land, and does not provide verification??? Even kids need Birth verification to join the scouts, etc. Sounds like he has laws for everyone else except for himself. WHERES THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OBAMA???

Obama is such a bs artist. What a screwed up mess. Chicago corruptocrat.

DEAR STUCK ON STUPID, THE MAN WAS BORN IN HAWAII!
DEAR LITA I SEE YOU ARE AWAKE BUT STUCK ON STUPID
JEFF TAKE YOUR MEDS!
CHENEY IS A LIAR AND HE WILL BE EXPOSED!
WATERBOARDING IS AGAINST THE LAW!
LYNCHING IS AGAINST THE LAW!
MURDER IS AGAINST THE LAW!
LYING IS AGAINST THE LAW!
HANNITY, ROVE, RUSH, MICHAEL STEELE, AND CHENEY
ARE FULL OF THEMSELVES, AND THEY WILL BE EXPOSED
JUST LIKE THE EX-GOV OF ILLINOIS!
WHERE ARE THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION?
WHY DID WE INVADE IRAQ WHEN THE GUYS WHO BLEW
UP THE TOWERS WERE FROM SAUDI ARABIA?
WHY IS CHENEY WITH HALLIBURTON?
IF YOU NOTICE GEORGE BUSH THE LAST PRESIDENT IS
DOING A SMART THING, HE IS QUIET AS A CHURCH
MOUSE!
AMERICA WE FINALLY HAVE A HONORABLE PRESIDENT
AND THOSE WHO ARE DISHONEST DON'T LIKE THAT!

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