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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Feb. 1, 2010. Budget, YouTube interview



Office of the Press Secretary



January 31, 2010



In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

The President will then deliver remarks on the budget in the Grand Foyer. This event is pooled for TV and open to correspondents.

Later, the President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a YouTube interview in the Library, where the President will answer video and text questions submitted by YouTube users during and after the State of the Union. Users voted the best questions to the top on CitizenTube, YouTube's political platform, and Steve Grove, YouTube's news and political director, will ask a selection of the top-voted questions to the President in a live-streamed interview on YouTube and There will be print pool coverage of the interview.

Later, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Gates in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: Politico

Radio: AURN

Travel Photo: TIME


9:30AM Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the budget

Grand Foyer

Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents (Pre-set 9:45AM - Final Gather 10:15AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

11:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

1:45PM THE PRESIDENT participates in a YouTube interview


Print Pool Coverage (Gather Time 1:30PM - Briefing Room)

4:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Gates

Oval Office

Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

12:45PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs



I am concerned about education. In the state of Nevada, our Governor is out to CUT education not fund it. I have a daughter who is a 1st year teacher. She barely survives on her income, but teaching has been a passion that took her time and money to achieve. Her student loans are high but this is the path she chose. Her 1st grade class has 16 students, many of them have parents that don't speak english. IF our governor cuts education, chances are my daughter (along with many other new enthusiastic teachers) will lose their jobs and the means to repay those student loans. BUT the big losers, will be the children. It will double the classroom size for children who are already behind the learning curve. What can be done to prevent this governor from making a bad situation worse? How can you help Mr. President?

How can we find President Obama's question and answer session? Would you provide the link here for those of us who are not tech-savvy? Thank you!

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