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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Nov. 9, 2009. Meeting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu


Office of the Press Secretary
November 8, 2009


In the morning, 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 evening, the President will sign an Executive Order on the employment of veterans in the federal government in the Oval Office. Through this Executive Order, the President will make the Federal Government the model employer of Veterans. The Executive Order establishes a Council on Veterans Employment and a Veterans Employment Program office within most Federal agencies. The signing is closed press.

The President will then meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

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9:00AM Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

6:45PM THE PRESIDENT signs the Veterans Employment Initiative Executive Order
Oval Office
Closed Press

7:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel
Oval Office
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

12:30PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs




I thought you were better than to bow to public pressure and allow John Muhammad to be killed tomorrow night.

I know you have said that you oppose the death penalty, with the general exception of terrorism. But John Muhammad is just a sick man--one who had access to the tools of violence.

No, I would not have felt safe if I had lived within the Beltway during his rampage; but, as a person who has suffered her own share of varied violence in the last fifty-nine and one-half years, I still have to believe that I would NOT, under any circumstances, have wanted him to die in revenge for his insanities.

Like all sane people, I have felt deep sympathy for the victims and their families. But what YOU are going to do--not just allow, but do--is morally wrong.

Only illness, recent job loss, and very bad wheel alignment are keeping me from jumping into the car and driving to Terre Haute (I assume it's Terre Haute). I've been there once before, and it's no fun. But someone has to stand up to you and the sick mechanisms of our government that allow this to continue.

BARACK, you still have a chance to do the right thing. I voted for you in the hope of new paradigms. The death penalty is the oldest of the crummy ones.

Think: Let the one without sin cast the first stone. Are you so pure? I know I'm not.

Katherine Soltis

Let's see Ameridcan soliders were murdered by a muslim fanatic, North and South Korea ships firing on each other,no decision on Afghanistan,Heath care the destruction of America,Cap and Trade another nail in our coffin and of couse 17,5% unemploynment. Men and women are working 2 or 3 jobs, 50 to 60 hour weeks. Obama sits in the Rose Garden catching up on some reading I assunme it is the thoughts of Mao

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