Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

President Obama official schedule and guidance, May 19, 2010. Mexico State Dinner

| No Comments

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

_______________________________________________________________________________________

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2010

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will welcome President Calderón of Mexico and Mrs. Zavala to the White House. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The official arrival ceremony on the South Lawn is open press.

The President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Calderón in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later, The President will hold a joint press conference with President Calderón in the Rose Garden. This is open to pre-credentialed press. The deadline to request media credentials has passed.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Susman in the Oval Office. The President and the Vice President will later meet with Secretary of State Clinton in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed press.

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will welcome President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala at the North Portico. This is open press. The President and the First Lady will then take the official photo with President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala on the Grand Staircase. This is pooled press.

Later, the President and the First Lady will attend the State Dinner with President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. The President and President Calderón will each give a toast. The toast remarks during the dinner are pooled press. Following the dinner, the President and the First Lady will attend the State Dinner Reception with President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala in the tent on the South Lawn. The reception is pooled press.

**Please note that both events are currently outdoors and press coverage is subject to change depending on the weather.**

Also tomorrow, Solicitor General Elena Kagan will travel to Capitol Hill to meet separately with Senator Feingold, Senator Kaufman, Senator Shaheen, Senator Ben Nelson, Senator Conrad, Senator McCaskill, and Senator Akaka.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: FOX

Print: NY Daily News

Radio: AP

EDT

8:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY, and DR. BIDEN welcome President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala to the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Pre-set 6:30AM - Final Gather 8:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting with President Calderón

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:55AM THE PRESIDENT holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Calderón and Official U.S. and Official Mexican Delegations

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:50AM THE PRESIDENT and President Calderón hold a joint press conference

Rose Garden

Open Press (Pre-set 10:50AM - Final Gather 11:20AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Lou Susman

Oval Office

Closed Press

4:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Clinton

Oval Office

Closed Press

6:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala

North Portico

Open Press (Pre-set 5:00PM - Final Gather 5:30PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

6:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY take official photo with President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala

Grand Staircase

Pooled Press (No pre-set, Final Call 6:10PM--North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:10PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the State Dinner with President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala; THE PRESIDENT and President Calderón will each deliver a toast

East Room

Pooled Press for toasts by President Obama and President Calderón (No pre-set, Final Call 6:40PM--North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend the State Dinner Reception with President Calderón and Mrs. Zavala

South Lawn

Pooled Press (No Pre-set, Final Call 8:05PM--North doors of the Palm Room)

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets

Video

Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on May 19, 2010 5:22 AM.

Specter loss in Pennsylvania; Rand Paul win in Kentucky was the previous entry in this blog.

Rick Bayless, tweeting about being guest chef at Obama State Dinner. Updated is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.