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December 17, 2014

The Schedule

In the afternoon, the President will deliver a statement on Cuba from the Cabinet Room at 12:01:30pm.  There will be limited pool coverage.

In the evening, the President will host two Hanukkah receptions in the Grand Foyer. The First Lady will also attend. There will be pooled press coverage of the President’s remarks.

All times ET

12:01 PM

The President delivers a statement on Cuba

The Cabinet Room Pooled Press Limited Pool Coverage (Pre-set 9:00 AM; Final Gather 11:00 AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

1:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

4:15 PM

The President delivers remarks at a Hanukkah Reception; the First Lady attends

Grand Foyer Pooled Press Final Gather 3:45 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

8:00 PM

The President delivers remarks at a Hanukkah Reception; the First Lady attends

Grand Foyer Pooled Press Final Gather 7:30 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: CS Monitor
Radio: Talk Radio

December 16, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President and the Vice President will meet with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet for lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:05 AM

The President and the Vice President meet with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz

Oval Office Closed Press

11:30 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

4:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the 35th Anniversary National Menorah Lighting

President's Park Open Press

4:40 PM

The President and the Vice President meet with members of the National Security Council

The Situation Room Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal
Radio: Sirius XM

December 15, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in New Jersey, the President will deliver remarks expressing his gratitude for the service and sacrifice of our troops and their families.

Afterward, the President will depart Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey en route Washington, DC. The departure from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

1:05 PM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 12:45 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

1:20 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 12:00 PM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

2:10 PM

The President arrives Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open to pre-credentialed media

2:45 PM

The President delivers remarks to the troops

New Jersey, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open to pre-credentialed media

3:55 PM

The President departs Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open to pre-credentialed media

4:45 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

5:00 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 4:40 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Boston Globe
Radio: SRN
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: New York Times

December 12, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdalaziz Al Saud to consult on regional issues, including coalition efforts to counter ISIL, our approach to strategic messaging to counter extremism, and cooperation on Yemen; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with his national security and public health teams to receive an update on the Ebola response; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:45 AM

The President meets with Saudi Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdalaziz Al Saud; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Closed Press

12:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

1:45 PM

The President meets with his national security and public health teams to receive an update on the Ebola response; the Vice President also attends

Roosevelt Room Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: Yahoo
Radio: CBS

December 11, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will join a meeting of the President’s Export Council in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The President’s Export Council advises the President on policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance and promote export expansion. There will be a pool spray at the top, and the meeting will be covered by the print pooler. This event will be streamed live at >www.WhiteHouse.gov/live<.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

The President joins a meeting of The President’s Export Council

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 10:35AM – Stakeout Location

12:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Examiner
Radio: AURN

December 10, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will deliver remarks at the White House Summit on Early Education, a convening of prominent business leaders, philanthropists, advocates, elected officials and members of the public committed to the expansion of  high-quality early education opportunities for children across the country from birth through school entry. At the event, the President will announce new efforts to enhance and expand the reach of high-quality public preschool programs in high-need communities. The President will also highlight new actions by the private, philanthropic, and public sectors to invest in and expand access to high-quality early learning opportunities in communities across the country. The Vice President will also deliver remarks. This event in the South Court Auditorium is open press.

In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will visit Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, where they will deliver toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Campaign.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:45 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

11:50 AM

The President delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Early Education; the Vice President also delivers remarks

South Court Auditorium Open Press Pre-Set 10:00AM; Final Gather 11:25AM – Stakeout Location

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

1:45 PM

The President and the First Lady deliver toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of The President staff to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Campaign

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Open to pre-credentialed media In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 1:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

8:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the Vital Voices “Voices of Solidarity” Award Ceremony

IAC HQ Pooled Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Washington Post
Radio: AP

December 9, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will deliver remarks at an event for the Senior Executive Service at the Washington Hilton. The Senior Executive Service (SES) is composed of the senior leadership of the Federal workforce. There will be expanded pool coverage of this event.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Nashville, Tennessee.  The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Nashville International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Nashville, the President will deliver remarks and answers questions from the audience on his recent executive actions to fix as much of our broken immigration system as he can while urging Congress to pass a comprehensive bill to get the job done. The President will speak at Casa Azafran, a community center and home to a number of immigrant-related nonprofits, located in Nashville’s most international and socially diverse district. There will be expanded pool coverage of this event.

In the evening, the President will depart Nashville en route Washington, DC. The departure from Nashville International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

11:50 AM

The President delivers remarks at an event for the Senior Executive Service

Washington Hilton Open to pre-credentialed media In-Town Pool Gather 10:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:30 PM

The Vice President and his daughter Ashley Biden take part in a keynote conversation at the 2014 Women Rule Summit

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Open Press

1:05 PM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 12:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

1:20 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Nashville, Tennessee

Travel Pool Coverage Out-of-Town Travel Pool Call Time 12:00PM – Virginia Gate

3:05 PM

The President arrives Nashville

Nashville International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

3:50 PM

The President delivers remarks and answers questions from the audience

Tennessee, Casa Azafran - Nashville Expanded Pool Coverage

7:00 PM

The President departs Nashville

Nashville International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

7:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the National Democratic Institute’s Annual Democracy Award Dinner

Ritz Carlton on 22nd Street Open Press

8:30 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

8:45 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 8:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:00AM & 8:00PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Times
Radio: ABC
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 12:00PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: McClatchy

December 8, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will host Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, for a meeting in the Oval Office. This will be The Duke of Cambridge’s first visit to Washington, DC. The President looks forward to thanking The Duke of Cambridge for the hospitality shown to him by the Royal Family during the President’s recent visits to the United Kingdom. This visit underscores the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting.

Later in the morning, the President and the Vice President will meet with a group of middle-school students who are participating in an “Hour of Code” event to honor Computer Science Education Week. There will be a pool spray of this meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

In the afternoon, the President will tape an interview for The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert. There will be a pool spray of this taping at George Washington University.

All times ET

10:45 AM

The President meets with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 10:25AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

11:20 AM

The President and the Vice President meet with students participating in an “Hour of Code” event

Pool Spray Final Gather 11:00AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

3:35 PM

The President tapes an interview for The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert

Lisner Auditorium - George Washington University Pool Spray In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 2:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

5:00 PM

The Vice President will deliver remarks to foster youth at an event on improving outcomes for our nation’s foster youth

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Open to pre-credentialed media

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Blade
Radio: WW1

December 5, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will make a personnel announcement in the Roosevelt Room; the Vice President will also attend. The President’s statement will be pooled press.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to consult on regional issues, including efforts to counter ISIL and find a political solution in Syria, provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and take steps to calm tensions in Jerusalem. The Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with newly elected governors from Alaska, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Texas to discuss the ways in which the Administration can partner with states to promote economic opportunity for middle-class Americans. The President and the incoming governors will discuss how we can build on our growing economy by creating more jobs and ensuring that every American who works hard has an opportunity to succeed. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office.

All times ET

10:10 AM

The President makes a personnel announcement; the Vice President also attends

Roosevelt Room Pooled Press Final Gather 9:30 AM — Brady Press Briefing Room

11:10 AM

The President meets with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Bottom Final Gather 11:50 AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

4:55 PM

The President meets with newly elected governors

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 4:35 PM – Brady Press Briefing Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Tribune
Radio: Sirius XM

December 4, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will host the Summit on College Opportunity at the Ronald Reagan Building. The summit will build on the work from the first College Opportunity Summit last January while launching initiatives in new areas. This year’s summit will focus on building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college attendance. The summit will also focus on supporting colleges to work together to dramatically improve persistence and increase college completion, especially for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. This event is pooled for TV and open to pre-credentialed still photographers and correspondents.

In the evening, the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse. The President will deliver remarks. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:30 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Kennedy Center Expansion Project

Open Press

11:50 AM

The President delivers remarks at the Summit on College Opportunity

Ronald Reagan Building Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents Pooled for TV and Open to Pre-Credentialed Stills and Correspondents (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 11:00AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

3:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the President’s Summit on College Opportunity

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents The Vice President’s remarks are pooled for TV and open to pre-credentialed still photographers and correspondents

5:00 PM

The First Family attends the National Christmas Tree Lighting; the President delivers remarks

The Ellipse Open to pre-credentialed media In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 4:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Tampa Bay Times
Radio: SRN