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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Dec. 1, 2009. Afghanistan troop decision speech

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_______________________________________________________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This briefing is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with Nobel Laureates and their families in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later, the President will meet with Senior Advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. Following the meeting, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary Gates in the Oval Office. This meeting is also closed press.

The President and Vice President will meet with Congressional Leadership in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to discuss the administration's strategy in Afghanistan. This meeting is closed press.

Invited Congressional Leaders:

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives:
· House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA
· Representative Steny Hoyer, Majority Leader, D-MD
· Representative John Boehner, Republican Leader, R-OH
· Representative James Clyburn, Majority Whip, D-SC
· Representative Eric Cantor, Republican Whip, R-VA
· Representative Ike Skelton, Armed Services Committee Chairman, D-MO
· Representative Howard "Buck" McKeon, Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, R-CA
· Representative Howard Berman, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman, D-CA
· Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member R-FL
· Representative David Obey, Appropriations Committee Chairman, D-WI
· Representative Jerry Lewis, Appropriations Committee Ranking Member, R-CA
· Representative Nita Lowey, State & Foreign Operations Subcommittee Chairman, D-NY
· Representative Kay Granger, State & Foreign Operations Subcommittee Ranking Member, R-TX
· Representative John "Jack" Murtha, Defense Subcommittee Chairman, D-PA
· Representative Bill Young, Defense Subcommittee Ranking Member, R-FL
· Representative Silvestre Reyes, Intelligence Committee Chairman, D-TX
· Representative Peter Hoekstra, Intelligence Committee Ranking Member, R-MI

Members of the U.S. Senate:

· Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader, D-NV
· Senator Dick Durbin, Majority Whip, D-IL
· Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican Leader, R-KY
· Senator Jon Kyl, Republican Whip, R-AZ
· Senator Carl Levin, Armed Services Committee Chairman, D-MI
· Senator John McCain, Armed Services Committee Ranking Member, R-AZ
· Senator Daniel Inouye, Appropriations Committee Chairman and Defense Subcommittee Chairman, D-HI
· Senator Thad Cochran, Appropriations Committee Ranking Member and Defense Subcommittee Ranking Member, R-MS
· Senator John Kerry, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, D-MA
· Senator Richard Lugar, Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member, R-IN
· Senator Patrick Leahy, Foreign Operations Subcommittee Chairman, D-VT
· Senator Judd Gregg, Foreign Operations Subcommittee Ranking Member, R-NH
· Senator Dianne Feinstein, Intelligence Committee Chair, D-CA
· Senator Kit Bond, Intelligence Committee Ranking Member, R-MO

Later, the President will travel to the United States Military Academy at West Point to address the nation. This event is open to pre-credentialed media. Following the speech, the President will sign the United States Military Academy at West Point guest book at the superintendent's quarters. This is closed press.

The President will return to the White House in the evening. The arrival on the South Lawn is pooled press.


In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Tribune
Radio: CBS
Travel Photo: TIME

Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: AFP
Radio: NPR
Travel Photo: New York Times/TIME


EST

8:30AM Pool Call Time

9:00AM THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT receive the Economic Daily Briefing.
Oval Office
Closed Press

1:05PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Nobel Laureates and their families.
Oval Office
Closed Press

2:25AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors.
Oval Office
Closed Press

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary Gates.
Oval Office
Closed Press

4:00PM THE PRESIDENT and VICE PRESIDENT meet with Congressional Leadership.
Oval Office
Closed Press

5:30PM THE PRESIDENT departs The White House en route Andrews Air Force Base.
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-set 5:00PM - Final Gather 5:15PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:45PM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route West Point, NY.
Out-of-Town Travel Pool (Call Time 4:15PM EST - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)

6:55PM THE PRESIDENT arrives West Point, NY.
Stewart International Air Port
Open Press

8:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the United States Military Academy at West Point on Afghanistan Policy.
Eisenhower Hall
Open to pre-credentialed media

9:00PM THE PRESIDENT signs the United States Military Academy at West Point guest book.
Superintendent's Quarters
Closed Press

9:40PM THE PRESIDENT departs en route Andrews Air Force Base.
Stewart International Air Port
Open Press

10:35PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base.
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

10:50PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House.
South Lawn
In-town Pool (Pre-set 10:20PM - Final Gather 10:35PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)


Schedule for Week of November 30, 2009

On Tuesday, the President will address the nation at 8:00 PM EST from the United States Military Academy at West Point on Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Thursday, the President will hold a Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth at the White House. The forum will be an opportunity for the President and the economic team to hear from some of the best and brightest CEOs, small business owners, and financial experts about ideas for continuing to grow the economy and put Americans back to work.

On Thursday evening, Mrs. Obama will join the President at the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation's annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held on the Ellipse at 5:00 PM EST.

On Friday, the President will visit Allentown, Pennsylvania to kick off a White House to Main Street Tour that will take him to cities and towns across the country over the course of the next few months. In an effort to spend some time out of Washington, the White House to Main Street Tour will serve as an opportunity for the President to visit communities across the country over the next several months where he will speak with workers and share ideas for continued economic recovery.


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1 Comment

well, the oba want's to 'get out of town' more, why not go to afghanistan with the troop. i've never seen a president less fit for the job. what a mistake.
now we see what o.j.t looks like for a know it all.

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