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Returning from Hawaii. (Photo/WWR)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

West Wing Report, August 5, 2010

There's no mission accomplished banner, no boasting - just a sober announcement hat the oil leak has stopped and the worst is over.

Good morning - it's West Wing Report - and after 107 days, the worst environmental disaster in American history finally appears to be over. But the clean up continues and the White House expects BP to make good on its obligations to the people of the Gulf.

The sense of relief throughout the West Wing was evident - as a major crisis for the President eased. It was, perhaps, the best birthday present Obama could ask for. He celebrated by having dinner with Oprah at a trendy Chicago restaurant and then visiting a friend's home. The President today visits a Ford factory and holds two fundraisers, then it's back to Washington. He may also comment today on the big legal ruling in California striking down a ban on same-sex marriage. Legal experts say the case will probably go to the Supreme Court.

By the way, Obama's a bachelor President for the next few days, since Mrs. Obama and youngest daughter Sasha are in Spain and Malia's at summer camp. Mrs. Obama. by the way, has provoked criticism for choosing Spain as a vacation spot. Spanish media says the First Lady's party booked 30 rooms at a five-star resort.

The Schedule


9:55AM THE PRESIDENT tours the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
Travel Pool Coverage

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
Open Press

12:45PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on behalf of Senate Candidate Giannoulias
Palmer House Hilton
Travel Pool Coverage

5:15PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a DNC finance event
Chicago Cultural Center
Travel Pool Coverage

6:00PM THE PRESIDENT attends a DNC finance event
Private Residence
Closed Press

7:50PM THE PRESIDENT departs Chicago, Illinois en route Andrews Air Force Base
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Open Press


9:00PM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:25PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base
Out-of-Town Travel Pool

10:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House
South Lawn
Open Press (Pre-set 10:10PM – Final Call 10:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

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