Good Morning from WWR...
The closely watched unemployment report comes out this morning at 8:30 Eastern, and it is expected to move up slightly from January's 9.7%. The White House has been busy all week pre-spinning the report, saying recent blizzards and other bad weather in much of the country depressed hiring. A look at prior blizzards and the impact on the labor market seems to bear this out. The President will mark the report by visiting a small business in Arlington, Virginia, where he'll tout clean energy jobs.
That's the only public appearance on Mr. Obama's schedule today. As for the President's weekend plans, we'll get word from the White House later today.
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive
the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors,
10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive
the Economic Daily Briefing, Oval Office
11:25AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on clean
energy jobs, Arlington, Virginia
12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT have lunch
Private Dining Room
12:30PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
On This Day
1877 - The term "First Lady" was used for the first time to describe a President's wife. The First Lady in this case was Lucy Hayes.
1933 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered a four-day bank holiday in order to stop large amounts of money from being withdrawn from banks.
"Nothing brings out the lower traits of human nature like office seeking." - Rutherford B. Hayes
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