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Returning from Hawaii. (Photo/WWR)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

President's Tuesday Schedule

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.

The Schedule:


9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Economic Daily Briefing
Oval Office

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office

Private Dining Room

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with U.S. Trade Representative Kirk
Oval Office

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

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%. 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.

Presidential Quote
"If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrat at the other, all would be well with the country." - Andrew Johnson

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