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December 7, 2015

The Schedule

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

In the evening, the President and the First Lady will attend the Congressional Ball at the White House. This event on the State Floor is closed press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

6:35 PM

The President and the First Lady attend the Congressional Ball

State Floor Closed Press

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

December 6, 2015

The Schedule

On Sunday, the President and the First Lady will host the Kennedy Center Honorees Reception in the East Room. The President will deliver remarks. The President’s remarks are pooled press. The President will no longer attend the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center.

In the evening, President Obama will deliver an address to the nation from the Oval Office at 8:01:30PM. 

On Sunday morning, the Vice President will depart Wilmington, Delaware en route Kyiv, Ukraine.

All times ET

5:05 PM

The President delivers remarks at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception

East Room Pooled Press Pooled Press (Pre-set 3:00PM; Final Gather 4:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:15 PM

The President and First Lady attend the Kennedy Center Honors

Kennedy Center Travel Pool Coverage In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Gather Time 6:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room) **Travel pool should dress in dark suits for this formal event**

8:01 PM

The President delivers an address to the nation

Oval Office Pooled Press Limited Pool Coverage (Pre-set 12:00PM; Final Gather 7:40PM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:00AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal
Travel Photo: WW1

December 5, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

December 4, 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 attend meetings at the White House.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

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

December 3, 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.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with Members of Congress to discuss criminal justice reform. This meeting in the Cabinet Room will be closed press.

In the afternoon, 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 and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:30 AM

The President delivers a statement to the pool

Oval Office Pool Spray (Final Gather 10:15AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

11:00 AM

The President meets with Members of Congress to discuss criminal justice reform

Cabinet Room Closed Press

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)

December 2, 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.

All times ET

11:45 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

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

December 1, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey at the US Chief of Mission’s Residence. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with Embassy personnel and families at the Organization for Economic Co-Operation And Development Centre. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will take a family photo with heads of state from small island nations. There will be pooled press coverage of this photo.

Afterward, the President will hold a multilateral meeting with heads of state from small island nations. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a press conference. This press conference is open to pre-credentialed media.

Afterward, the President will depart France en route Washington, DC. There will be travel pool coverage of the departure from Paris Orly International Airport, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

3:30 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

US Chief of Mission’s Residence, Paris, France Pool Spray at the Bottom

5:25 AM

The President participates in an Embassy meet and greet

Organization for Economic Co-Operation And Development Centre, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Closed Press

5:25 AM

The President participates in an Embassy meet and greet

Organization for Economic Co-Operation And Development Centre, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Closed Press

6:05 AM

The President takes a family photo

Organization for Economic Co-Operation And Development Centre, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Travel Pool Coverage

6:15 AM

The President holds a multilateral meeting with heads of state from small island countries

Organization for Economic Co-Operation And Development Centre, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Pool Spray at the Bottom

8:40 AM

The President holds a press conference

Organization for Economic Co-Operation And Development Centre, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Open to pre-credentialed media

10:15 AM

The President departs France

Paris Orly International Airport Travel Pool Coverage

6:35 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage

6:50 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press (Final Gather 6:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: The Root
Radio: NPR
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: AFP

November 30, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival at the Le Bourget summit site and a pool spray at the top of this bilateral meeting.

Later in the morning, the President will participate in the COP21 opening ceremony. There will be limited pool coverage of the opening ceremony.

Afterward, the President will take a family photo with leaders of other participating countries and participate in the first session of COP21. There will be limited pool coverage of the family photo and full pool coverage of the President’s remarks in the first session.

In the afternoon, the President will attend a lunch hosted by President Francois Hollande of France. This lunch will be closed press.

Afterward, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a Mission Innovation Event with President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, other leaders and members of the private sector. There will be pool coverage of this event.

In the evening, the President will attend a working dinner with President Francois Hollande of France. There will be a pool spray at the top of this dinner.

All times ET

3:35 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China

Le Bourget, Paris, France Pool Spray at the Top

5:00 AM

The President participates in the COP 21 opening ceremony

Le Bourget, Paris, France Travel Pool Coverage

5:30 AM

The President takes a family photo

Le Bourget, Paris, France Travel Pool Coverage

6:15 AM

The President participates in the first session of COP21

Le Bourget, Paris, France Pool Spray

7:30 AM

The President attends a lunch hosted by President Francois Hollande of France

Le Bourget, Paris, France Closed Press

8:45 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India

Le Bourget, Paris, France Pool Spray at the Bottom

10:00 AM

The President participates in a Mission Innovation Event with other leaders and the private sector

Le Bourget Civil Society Village, Paris, France Travel Pool Coverage

1:30 PM

The President attends a working dinner with President Francois Hollande of France

Paris, France Pool Spray at the Top

7:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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

November 29, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 28, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.