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May 13, 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.

In the afternoon, the President will award Kyle J. White, a former active duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Sergeant White will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Platoon Radio Telephone Operator assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on November 9, 2007. Sergeant White will be the seventh living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. The President’s remarks in the East Room are open to pre-credentialed media; the deadline to RSVP has closed.

All times ET

7:30 AM

The Vice President and Secretary of State Kerry meet for breakfast

Naval Observatory Closed Press

10:15 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:55 AM

The President joins law enforcement leaders to discuss immigration reform

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Pool Spray at the Top Gather Time 11:35AM – Stakeout Location

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

3:00 PM

The President awards Kyle J. White, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 12:45PM—Final Gather 2:30PM—North Doors of the Palm Room

4:30 PM

The Vice President visits the CityArchRiver project and delivers remarks

St. Louis Gateway Arch Open Press

6:00 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Simmons Law Firm Closed Press

7:15 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Private Residence Closed Press

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

May 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 hold a bilateral meeting with President Jose Mujica Cordano of Uruguay in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. The visit will highlight the close partnership we enjoy with Uruguay and our strong support for the Mujica Administration’s leadership on human rights, social inclusion, and global peace and security.  President Obama looks forward to discussing ways to grow our bilateral economic ties and improve market access for each other’s goods and services; expand our collaboration on science, technology, and health; increase educational exchanges; and consult on multilateral issues including peacekeeping. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will honor the 2014 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS award winners in the Rose Garden; the Vice President will also attend. This event is open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Jose Mujica Cordano of Uruguay; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Gather Time 10:40AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

12:45 PM

The Vice President holds a lunch meeting with President Mujica

Naval Observatory Closed Press

1:15 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

5:25 PM

The President honors the 2014 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS award winners; the Vice President also attends

East Room Open Press Pre-set 4:00PM; Final Gather 5:00PM – 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: Dallas Morning News
Radio: Talk Radio

May 9, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will deliver remarks at Walmart in Mountain View, California on energy. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

Later in the morning, the President will depart California en route Washington, DC. The departure from Moffett Federal Airfield is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

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12:55 PM

The President delivers remarks

Walmart - Mountain View CA Open to pre-credentialed media

1:00 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the South Carolina Democratic Party

Capital City Club Closed Press

1:45 PM

The President departs California en route Washington, DC

Moffett Federal Airfield - Mountain View CA Open to pre-credentialed media

3:00 PM

The Vice President delivers the commencement address at the University of South Carolina

Open Press

6:20 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

6:35 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 6:20PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: CS Monitor
Radio: NPR
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: New York Times

May 8, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will participate in a DNC roundtable.  This event at the Beverly Hilton is closed press.

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

Afterward, the President will deliver remarks and answer questions at a DCCC event at a private residence.  There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.

In the afternoon, the President will depart San Diego en route San Jose, California. The departure from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and arrival at Moffett Federal Airfield are open to pre-credentialed media.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a DNC roundtable. This event at a private residence is closed press.

At night, the President will deliver remarks at a DNC reception. There will be travel pool coverage at this event at the Fairmont San Jose.

The President will remain overnight in San Jose.

All times ET

12:30 PM

The President participates in a DNC Roundtable

The Beverly Hilton Closed Press

2:10 PM

The President departs Los Angeles

Los Angeles International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

2:50 PM

The President arrives San Diego

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Open to pre-credentialed media

4:15 PM

The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DCCC event

Private Residence Print Pool Print Pool for Remarks Only

5:30 PM

The President departs San Diego

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Open to pre-credentialed media

6:50 PM

The President arrives San Jose

Moffett Federal Airfield Open to pre-credentialed media

7:15 PM

The President participates in a DNC Roundtable

Private Residence Closed Press

9:30 PM

The President delivers remarks at a DNC reception

Fairmont San Jose Pooled Press

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: New York Times

May 7, 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 travel to central Arkansas to view the devastation from the recent tornadoes and severe storms and meet with the families affected by this disaster, as well as first responders and recovery workers. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Little Rock Air Force Base is open to pre-credentialed media. The President’s statement will be covered by the travel pool.

In the afternoon, the President will depart central Arkansas en route Los Angeles, California. The departure from Little Rock Air Force Base and the arrival at Los Angeles International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the evening, the President will deliver remarks and answer questions at a joint event for the DSCC and DCCC. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.

Later in the evening, the President will be honored at a dinner hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation. There will be travel pool coverage of this event.

The President will remain overnight in Los Angeles.

All times ET

7:30 AM

The Vice President and Secretary of State Kerry meet for breakfast

Naval Observatory Closed Press

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:05 AM

The President departs the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 10:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

11:20 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 9:15AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

1:35 PM

The President arrives Arkansas

Little Rock Air Force Base Open to pre-credentialed media

3:50 PM

The President delivers a statement

Central Arkansas Travel Pool Coverage

4:35 PM

The President departs Arkansas

Little Rock Air Force Base Open to pre-credentialed media

8:00 PM

The President arrives Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

9:55 PM

The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DCCC/DSCC joint event

Private Residence - Los Angeles Print Pool Print Pool for Remarks Only

11:10 PM

The President attends USC Shoah Foundation dinner

Los Angeles, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Travel Pool Coverage

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Boston Globe
Radio: FOX
Out-of-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:15 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: New York Times
Radio: NPR

May 6, 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.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in “Weather from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with national and local meteorologists from New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Columbia, South Carolina.  While in Washington, the anchors will spend the day with behind-the-scenes access to the White House and the President’s top advisers.  These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Rose Garden.

Later in the afternoon, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

10:30 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:45 AM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Ceremony

Department of the Interior Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

1:45 PM

The Vice President ceremonially swears in Puneet Talwar as Assistant Secretary of State

State Department Closed Press

2:45 PM

The President is interviewed by local and national meteorologists participating in “Weather from the White House”

The Rose Garden

4:15 PM

The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of State Kerry

Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: The Baltimore Sun
Radio: CBS

May 5, 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 President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti for a bilateral meeting at the White House.  President Guelleh’s visit underscores the strength of the strategic partnership between the United States and Djibouti, including the important role Djibouti plays in preventing conflict, promoting regional stability, and countering extremism as host to the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier.  The President looks forward to discussing a range of issues of mutual interest with President Guelleh, including security and counterterrorism, development, trade, and energy cooperation. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

In the evening, the President will host a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden. There will be pooled press coverage of this event.

All times ET

9:00 AM

The Vice President and Dr. Biden host a Cinco de Mayo breakfast

Naval Observatory Pooled Press

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:55 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top

12:00 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

St. Regis Hotel Closed Press

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

2:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks to the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Open Press

5:50 PM

The President hosts a Cinco de Mayo reception

Rose Garden Pooled Press

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

May 2, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will welcome Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel to the White House. The President will hold a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting. In their meeting, the President and Chancellor Merkel will discuss promoting economic growth, supporting the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, cooperating within NATO, supporting democracy in Europe’s east, and meeting shared security and economic challenges around the globe.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a joint press conference with Chancellor Merkel in the Rose Garden. The press conference is open press.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a working lunch with Chancellor Merkel in the Cabinet Room; the Vice President will also attend. The working lunch is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) business and faith leaders to discuss commonsense immigration reform in the Roosevelt Room. There will be a stills only pool spray at the top of this meeting.

All times ET

9:55 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top

11:40 AM

The President and Chancellor Merkel hold a joint press conference

Rose Garden Open Press

12:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the Motion Picture Association of America’s second annual Creativity Conference

Newseum Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

12:45 PM

The President holds a working lunch with Chancellor Merkel and Official U.S. and Official German Delegations; the Vice President also attends

Cabinet Room Closed Press

3:50 PM

The President meets with AAPI Business and Faith Leaders to discuss Commonsense Immigration Reform

Roosevelt Room Pool Spray at the Top

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Post
Radio: VOA

May 1, 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.

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 will honor the 2014 National Teacher of the Year and finalists, thanking them for their hard work and dedication each and every day in the classroom. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden will also attend the event. This event in the East Room is open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:30 AM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

12:30 PM

The President and Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

1:15 PM

The Vice President participates in an event for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Democratic National Committee Closed Press

2:25 PM

The President honors the 2014 National Teacher of the Year and finalists; Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden also attend

East Room Open Press

2:45 PM

The Vice President meets with Japanese Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party Shigeru Ishiba

White House Closed Press

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

April 30, 2014

The Schedule

In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks on the importance of Congress passing legislation to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10, helping to ensure that no American who works full time has to raise a family in poverty. The President's remarks in the East Room are open press.

All times ET

12:15 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the Atlantic Council's special tribute to NATO and the European Union

Atlantic Council Pooled TV, Open to Correspondents

1:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

3:10 PM

The President delivers remarks on the minimum wage

The East Room Open Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 11:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Washington Blade
Radio: Sirius XM