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Obama Nov. 23 schedule update: Meeting with war cabinet tonight

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UPDATED: Tonight, the President will meet with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Situation Room. This meeting is closed press. Expected attendees include:
Vice President Biden
Secretary of State Clinton
Secretary of Defense Gates
Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations
Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg
Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Under Secretary of Defense Michele Flournoy
Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General James E. Cartwright, USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
General David Petraeus, U.S. Central Command
General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Commander in Afghanistan (via videoconference)
Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (via videoconference)
Anne Patterson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (via videoconference)
General James Jones, National Security Advisory
Tom Donilon, Deputy National Security Advisor
John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
Lieutenant General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan

8:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Situation Room
Closed Press


Updated Briefing Schedule

12:45PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs


THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_______________________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009

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.

Later, the President will deliver remarks at an event highlighting several initiatives designed to boost science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This event is pooled press. The President's remarks will be live streamed and then at 1:00PM EDT, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren will hold a live online chat to discuss the initiatives. Both events will be available at www.WhiteHouse.gov/live.

The President and the Vice President will then have lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting. The President will then meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President will deliver remarks and present the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to Magodonga Mahlangu and her organization, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA), in an East Room ceremony. The First Lady will also attend. This event is pooled press.


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9:30AM Pool Call Time

10:20AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:50AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

11:40AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at event highlighting several initiatives designed to boost science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education
EEOB South Court Auditorium
Pooled press (Pre-set 10:40AM - Final Gather 11:10AM - Stakeout Location)

12:35PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT have lunch
Private Dining Room
Closed Press

1:45PM THE PRESIDENT meets with his Cabinet
Cabinet Room
Pool spray at the bottom (Gather Time 3:00PM - Briefing Room)

4:50PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Oval Office
Closed Press

5:50PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and presents the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
East Room
Pooled press (Pre-set 3:15PM - Final Gather 5:20PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)


Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs


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Never let them see you sweat! President Obama has struck out continually on the International playing field. There were No concessions from China on the yuan or greenhouse gas emissions, with admonishments to get our financial house in order. Russia just laughs after we reneged on the promise to put missile defense in Eastern Europe. Japan yanked some joint naval assistance. Israel and Netanyahu have marginalized the U.S. opinion, as well as most other major countries. What is the goal of all the Mr. Nice Guy pandering. Do countries like us more as they pick our pockets and laugh at our growing ineptitude with foreign policy? Both China and Russia have refused to sign on to more stringent sanctions against Iran. Axelrod, the car salesman, says after the failed international trip that perhaps we were expecting too much from the President. After eight years of Bush 43, we don't need someone that is not prepared too play tough. It is expected of us from all the world's major players. Anything but that is seen as a sign of weakness. Obama needs to make a decision on Afghanistan very soon. The delay might be perceived as a further sign of weakness. The President needs to study Jimmy Carter's presidency and then do the opposite of what Jimmy would have done.

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