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Returning from Hawaii. (Photo/WWR)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Today in the West Wing: June 21, 2010

After being consumed by the oil spill for the last few weeks, President Obama pivots to foreign policy this week – mostly.

OK, Father’s Day was yesterday, but that’s not stopping Obama from holding a mentoring event for Dads today. It’s meant to show the importance of responsibility that comes with being a Dad.

Tuesday, the President meets with health insurance officials from around the country; he'll then host an event marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

Then comes the tough stuff.

With fresh concerns that the war in Afghanistan – already the longest in American history – is not going to plan – that, along with neighboring Pakistan – is the subject of a national security team meeting in the Situation Room on Wednesday.

Thursday, Obama welcomes Russian President Medvedev to the White House; their agenda includes Iran and nuclear proliferation.

And on Friday, it’s off to Canada for next weekend’s summit of G-8 and G-20 leaders.

Obama spent a quiet weekend here in Washington – Saturday he played golf – and on the way back – there was an incident involving the presidential motorcade.

Two men on bikes tried to cut through the motorcade a Secret Service agent, clad in black, quickly emerged from a vehicle – gun drawn. The Secret Service later told West Wing Report the bikers apparently never heard an order to stop, and when they got too close to the motorcade, that’s when the weapon was drawn. When the bikers realized the situation they were in, they complied with orders immediately.


The Schedule


10:15AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Father’s Day Event
Washington, DC
Pooled Press (Gather Time 9:25AM—North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:15PM THE PRESIDENT hosts a Father’s Day Mentoring Barbeque at the White House
South Lawn
Closed Press

3:45PM THE PRESIDENT receives the Economic Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press

4:15PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Press Briefing


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