***** UPDATE *****
Yesterday, White House bureau chief Paul Brandus reported that in order to get Russia to back U.N. sanctions on Iran, the White House made what could be considered a dangerous concession - allowing the Russians to sell anti-aircraft missiles to the Iranians. Brandus asked the president's press secretary about it:
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Not sure if it'll be, to use the president's phrase, an "ass kicking," but the White House has "requested" that BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg come to the White House n Wednesday for a chat (read the letter here: http://bit.ly/dno3Y7). Funny: usually people are "invited" to the White House, as opposed to being "requested" to appear.
Today, the President has the usual intelligence and oil spill briefings, then meets with small business owners to discuss job creation. He'll comment on this in the Rose Garden at 11:00. Leter, Obama has his weekly meeting with Secretary of State Clinton.
The President's last scheduled appointment is 11:45 (with Clinton) - something may be up for the afternoon. Stay tuned.
9:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives a briefing on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill
10:40AM THE PRESIDENT meets with small business owners
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT delivers a statement to the press on his small business jobs initiatives
Open Press (Pre-set 10:00AM – Final Gather 10:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
11:15AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
11:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Clinton