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Returning from Hawaii. (Photo/WWR)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Today in the West Wing: Monday, May 3

Good morning from rainy Washington, where the president is staying put for the day after a packed weekend. He gave a commencement address in Michigan, dropped one liners at the glitzy White House correspondents' dinner and traveled to Louisiana for a briefing on the oil spill - while staying plugged in on that failed New York car bombing.

The spill is getting worse by the hour, with officials now warning it could top even the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska. After a briefing on the Gulf spill and efforts to protect fragile coastal areas, Obama called it a "massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster," adding his administration will spare no effort to protect the region, which is still rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina.

Today, Obama keeps a lower profile. He'll present the Commander in Chief Trophy to the Naval Academy football team - the trophy goes to the winner of the annual Army-Navy game - and host a dinner tonight for the Business Council.


9:30AM Pool Call Time

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

4:00PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Commander in Chief Trophy Presentation with the Naval Academy
Rose Garden
Open Press (Pre-set 3:00PM – Final Gather 3:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

6:45PM THE PRESIDENT hosts dinner for the Business Council
State Dining Room
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs


"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world." - Benjamin Harrison

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