the WHITE HOUSEPresident Barack Obama

Search form

Image of the South Portico of the White House

What's Happening

October 19, 2015

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 a roundtable with CEOs to discuss efforts to tackle climate change both in the United States as well as on a global scale. The discussion will focus on how to further efforts around carbon mitigation, sustainability and resiliency and how technologies are emerging to support and scale these efforts. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Roosevelt Room.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

In the evening, the President will host and deliver remarks at the second White House Astronomy Night, bringing together students, teachers, scientists, astronauts and others to spend an evening stargazing. Participants will also learn about astronomical discoveries and participate in space-related educational activities to help promote the importance of STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers who will explore the stars. This event is open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:55 AM

The President hosts a roundtable with CEOs

Roosevelt Room Pool Spray at the Bottom (Gather 10:35AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

5:15 PM

The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew; The Vice President also attends

Oval Office Closed Press

7:35 PM

The President delivers remarks at the White House Astronomy Night

South Lawn Open Press (Pre-Set 6:30PM; Final Gather 6:55PM – 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: CNN
Print: NY Daily News
Radio: SRN

October 18, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

October 17, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

October 16, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:55 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Gather Time 11:40AM –Brady Press Briefing Room

12:30 PM

The President holds a working lunch with President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea; the Vice President also attends

Cabinet Room Closed Press

1:40 PM

The President holds a joint press conference with President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea

East Room Open Press Pre-set 12:30PM; Final Gather 1:10PM – 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: Media News
Radio: CBS

October 15, 2015

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.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and attend a reception for Hispanic Heritage Month and the 25th Anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.  The President’s remarks at the reception will be pooled press.

All times ET

4:35 AM

The President delivers remarks at a reception for the 25th Anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

East Room Pooled Press Pre-Set 2:40PM; Final Gather 4:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

The President delivers a statement on Afghanistan

Roosevelt Room Pooled Press Final Gather 10:45AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

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

October 14, 2015

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.

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 will meet with Secretary of State Kerry; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

In the evening, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and top contemporary artists to the White House as part of its “In Performance at the White House” series. This event, “A Celebration of American Creativity,” will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act and include performances by Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Taylor and Usher, with special readings and remarks from Carol Burnett. The President’s remarks will be pooled press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

2:00 PM

The President meets with Secretary of State Kerry; The Vice President also attends

Oval Office Closed Press

7:25 PM

The President and the First Lady host "In Performance at the White House"

East Room Pooled Press Pre-Set 5:30PM; Final Gather 7:00PM – 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: CNN
Print: Huffington Post
Radio: AP

October 13, 2015

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.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

11:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:45 PM

The President meets with Attorney General Lynch

Oval Office Closed Press

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

October 12, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

All times ET

8:15 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

8:30 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 8:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Post
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 7:00 PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: The Hill
Radio: WW1

October 11, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Washington Post

October 10, 2015

The Schedule

On Saturday, while in San Francisco the President will participate in a DNC event. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s remarks. Later in the morning, the President will depart San Fracisco, California en route Los Angeles, California. The departure from San Francisco International Airport and the arrival at Los Angeles International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a DSCC roundtable. This event  at a private residence is closed press. Following this event, the President will deliver remarks at a DNC event. There will be print pool coverage of this event at a private residence.

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and take questions at a DNC event at a private residence. There will be print pool coverage of the President’s remarks.

In the evening, the President will depart Los Angeles, California en route San Diego, California. The departure from Los Angeles International Airport and the arrival at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar are open to pre-credentialed media.

The President will remain overnight in Rancho Santa Fe.

On Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

On Monday, the President will depart San Diego, California en route Washington, DC. The departure from the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

12:20 AM

The President participates in a DNC roundtable

Private Residence, San Francisco, California Closed Press

1:50 PM

The President delivers remarks at a DNC event

Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California Travel Pool Coverage

2:50 PM

The President departs San Francisco, California en route Los Angeles, California

San Francisco International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

3:00 PM

The President arrives in Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

4:40 PM

The President participates in a DSCC Roundtable

Private Residence, Los Angeles, California Closed Press

6:45 PM

The President delivers remarks at a DNC event

Private Residence, Los Angeles, California Print Pool For Remarks Only

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Post