It's the President's 49th birthday, and he'll celebrate with a trip home.
Good morning from the White House - it's West Wing Report - and while the 49-year old Obama complains about all his new gray hair, aides say he's enjoying the job despite the enormous and never-ending pressure.
The President will celebrate with friends tonight in Chicago - but not with his family. Michelle Obama and younger daughter Sasha will be in Spain, while older daughter Malia is away at camp.
Before leaving, the President speaks to the executive committee of the AFL-CIO and later awards 13 Americans the Civilian Medal - it's the second highest civilian honor - given to those who've done good deeds in their community.
He'll also have lunch with Senators - and has a one-on-one meeting with the top Senate Republican, Mitch McConnell - upcoming legislation tops their agenda. Obama also says he expects the Senate to confirm Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court before it goes on August recess.
9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time
9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors
11:05AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting
Washington Convention Center
Pooled Press (Gather Time 10:35AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
12:00PM THE PRESIDENT has lunch with Senators
2:15PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks and present the 2010 Citizens Medal to 13 winners from across the country
Open Press (Pre-set 1:15PM – Final Gather 1:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
3:10PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Senator Mitch McConnell
4:00PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
Open Press (Pre-set 3:30PM – Final Call 3:45PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)
4:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Chicago, Illinois
Andrews Air Force Base
Out-of-Town Travel Pool (Call Time 3:00PM – Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)
5:00PM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs