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President Obama official schedule and guidance, July 22, 2009. Meets with Iraq PM Maliki; press conference



Office of the Press Secretary



July 21, 2009



In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing, and meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

Later, the President will meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will hold an expanded meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki, followed by a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office. The meetings are closed press. The President and Prime Minister Maliki will then hold a joint press availability in the Rose Garden. This is open press.

In the evening, the President will hold a news conference in the East Room. This event is open to pre-credentialed media; the deadline to request credentials has passed.

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Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: New York Post

Radio: SRN

Magazine Photo: TIME


9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

9:50AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

Oval Office

Closed Press

2:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds an expanded meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki

Oval Office

Closed Press

2:45PM THE PRESIDENT holds one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Maliki

Oval Office

Closed Press

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT and Prime Minister Maliki hold joint press availability

Rose Garden

Open Press (Pre-set 1:30PM - Final Gather 2:40PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:00PM THE PRESIDENT holds news conference

East Room

Open to pre-credentialed media (Pre-set 5:00PM - Final Gather 7:15PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)


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Anyone actually watch Obama's live broadcast news conferences anymore? Used to be reserved for critical items. Now, with Obams in a constant 'campaign' mode, it is a sales pitch for whatever he deems he feels he wants for us. Note the use of 'wants' vs 'needs.' This will go down as a administration whose ideologue message dominates any interests of the American people and the country. If the major broadcast networks were bold, they'd relegate these pitches to the nightly news rather than live transmission.

Yes, there definitely are many of us who watch and listen with interest and enthusiasm to what is going on in the political arena and to President Obama's take on it. My view, and I believe speaking for many, is that this administration's approach to open communication is very refreshing compared with what we endured for eight years. (And I am speaking as a former Republican all my life, who voted three times for the two Bush candidates for president - only recovering and seeing the 'light' about three years ago - now a Progressive Democrat.)


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