WWR hears the President will spend part of the day gearing up for Thursday's televised - and bipartisan - healthcare summit with House and Republican leaders. He has no publicly scheduled appointments today, so barring developments, he will not appear before the cameras.
Aside from his usual intelligence and economic briefings, Obama meets with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and has his weekly lunch with the Vice President. He'll also meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and in the evening, Obama will host a dinner with a variety of Fortune 500 CEOs. Invited are the chief executives of JPMorgan, Verizon, PepsiCo and Honeywell, among others. The CEOs are members of the "Business Roundtable," an association of executives from top U.S. companies. Obama will address the group on Wednesday. He has been reaching out to CEOs, who in general see him as unfriendly to business. A Bloomberg poll in January said 77% of U.S. investors have this perception.
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Economic Daily Briefing
10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
12:15PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT have lunch
Private Dining Room
3:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with U.S. Trade Representative Kirk
4:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Gates
6:45PM THE PRESIDENT has dinner with business leaders
State Dining Room
Latest Obama Job Approval Polls
Gallup: 49% approve, 43% don't. Three weeks ago: 47%-47%.
Rasmusen: 45% approve, 54% don't. Three weeks ago: 49%-51%.
RealClearPolitics.com average of all presidential polls: 47.2% approve, 45.8% don't.
On This Day
1861: U.S. President-elect Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take his office after an assassination attempt in Baltimore.
1848: The sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, died.
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