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Another day, another talk on healthcare. The President travels to Glenside, Pennsylvania, for a talk at Arcadia University. Obama then returns to Washington, where he'll welcome the University of Alabama men's football team to the White House and congratulate them for their BCS championship.
Later today, Obama meets with President Funes of El Salvador; he and the First Lady will also deliver remarks in the East Room in honor of International Women’s Day.
In the evening, the President will meet with Senator Schumer and Senator Graham in the Oval Office to get an update on their efforts toward producing a bipartisan immigration reform bill.
THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on health insurance reform
Arcadia University, Glenside
THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at event welcoming the BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide to the White House (East Room)
THE PRESIDENT meets with President Funes of El Salvador (Oval Office)
THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY deliver remarks at International Women’s Day reception (East Room)
THE PRESIDENT meets with Senators Schumer and Graham (Oval Office)
Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton will gaggle aboard Air Force One.
...Vice President Biden is in the Middle East. He arrived in Israel this morning and will also visit the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. A traditional stop on these trips, Egypt, has been postponed because President Mubarak is out of the country. The Veep returns to Washington Friday night.
...SecDef Gates is in Afghanistan on a surprise visit. This as preparations begin for a widening of the U.S. and ISAF offensive to assert Afghan government control over Kandahar, spiritual home of the Taliban. The 30,000 additional U.S. forces President Obama ordered to Afghanistan are now arriving and most will be in place by summer.
On This Day
1874: Millard Fillmore died. He was the 13th President, serving from 1850 until 1853. Fillmore was never elected; he was VP and took over upon the death of President Zachary Taylor.
1930: William Howard Taft died. He was the 27th President, serving from 1909-1913. He later became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court - the only person to have served in both offices.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - George Washington.
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