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August 27, 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 and Vice President will meet with members of the President’s economic team and senior advisors to receive an update on the economy. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.
All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:15 AM

The President and Vice President meet with members of the President’s economic team and senior advisors

Roosevelt Room Closed Press

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:00 PM

The Vice President visits the National Counterterrorism Center

National Counterterrorism Center - Washington Closed Press

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

August 26, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina. The President’s departure from the South Lawn will be open press and the arrival at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base is open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon the President will deliver remarks at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. This event at the Charlotte Convention Center is open to pre-credentialed media.

Following his remarks, the President will depart Charlotte en route Washington, DC. The departure from the North Carolina Air National Guard Base is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

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


In the morning, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

At 12:30 PM, the Vice President will attend an event for the Anthony Brown for Governor campaign at The Powerhouse. This event is closed press.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will attend the President’s meeting with Secretary of State Kerry in the Oval Office.

Later in the afternoon, the Vice President will attend meetings at the White House.

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9:50 AM

The President departs the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 9:35 AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

10:05 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 8:30 AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

11:20 AM

The President arrives Charlotte, North Carolina

North Carolina Air National Guard Base Open to pre-credentialed media

12:00 PM

The President delivers remarks at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention

North Carolina, Charlotte Convention Center – Hall A Open to pre-credentialed media

12:30 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Anthony Brown for Governor campaign

The Powerhouse Closed Press

1:10 PM

The President departs Charlotte, North Carolina en route Washington, DC

North Carolina Air National Guard Base Open to pre-credentialed media

2:20 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

2:35 PM

The President arrives the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 2:20 PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

4:50 PM

The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of State Kerry

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: Boston Globe
Radio: NBC
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Politico

August 20, 2014

The Schedule

The President will remain at Martha’s Vineyard through Sunday, August 24.


In the morning, Vice President Biden will travel to East Hartford, Connecticut.

At 12:30 PM, Vice President Biden will visit Goodwin College for a roundtable discussion on workforce development and skills training. During the roundtable, the Vice President will highlight the school’s Certified Production Technician program, a collaboration between small and large employers and local industry partners. Governor Dannel P. Malloy will also attend this event. Remarks at the top of this event will be pooled press. 

Afterwards, the Vice President will travel to Greenwich, Connecticut. At 4:00 PM, the Vice President will attend an event at a private residence for the Democratic Governors Association.

At 5:30 PM, the Vice President will attend an event for the Democratic Party of Connecticut at a private residence in Stamford, Connecticut.

In the evening, the Vice President will return to Washington, DC.

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12:30 PM

The Vice President participates in a roundtable discussion on workforce development and skills training

Goodwin College - Connecticut Pooled Press

12:45 PM

The President delivers a statement

Massachusetts, Edgartown Open Press

4:00 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Governors Association

Private Residence

5:30 PM

The Vice President attends an event for the Democratic Party of Connecticut

Private Residence

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

August 19, 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 and Vice President will meet with members of the President’s economic team and senior advisors to receive an update on the economy. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will travel to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The departure from the South Lawn and arrival to the Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station are open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

2:15 PM

The President and Vice President meet with members of the President’s economic team and senior advisors

Roosevelt Room Closed Press

4:05 PM

The President departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

South Lawn Open Press Gather Time 3:45 PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

4:20 PM

The President departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Martha’s Vineyard

Andrews Air Force Base Travel Pool Spray Call Time 3:00 PM – Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base

5:30 PM

The President arrives Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station Open Press

5:50 PM

The President arrives Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Travel Pool Coverage

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

August 18, 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.

Afterward, the President and Vice President will meet with members of the National Security Council to receive an update on Iraq. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of this meeting in the Roosevelt Room.

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 meet with Attorney General Holder to receive an update on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office.

Following his meeting with his national security team this morning and his meeting with Attorney General Holder this afternoon, the President will deliver a statement to provide an update on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. The President’s statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room is open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:35 AM

The President and Vice President meet with members of the National Security Council to receive an update on Iraq

The Roosevelt Room Pool Spray Final Gather 10:20 AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

12:30 PM

The President and Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

1:15 PM

The President meets with Attorney General Holder to receive an update on the situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Oval Office Pool Spray Final Gather 1:00 PM – Brady Press Briefing Room

1:45 PM

The Vice President ceremonially swears in Julián Castro as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Pool Spray

4:00 PM

The President delivers a statement to provide an update on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Brady Press Briefing Room Open 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

August 11, 2014

The Schedule

On Monday, August 11, the President will attend a DSCC event at a private residence in Tisbury, Massachusetts. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.
All times ET

4:45 PM

The President delivers a statement on the latest political developments in Iraq

Martha's Vineyard Pooled Press

5:55 PM

The President delivers remarks and answers questions at a DSCC event

Private Residence -- Massachusetts Print Pool

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

August 8, 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 meet with Secretary of Labor Perez. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.
 
In the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Commerce Pritzker. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room closed press.
All times ET

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:30 AM

The President will meet with Secretary of Labor Perez

The Roosevelt Room Closed Press

12:10 PM

The President will meet with Secretary of Commerce Pritzker

The Roosevelt Room Closed Press

12:45 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Brady Press Briefing Room

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

August 7, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Fort Belvoir, Virginia to deliver remarks and sign H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014.  The bill provides the Department of Veterans Affairs the resources to improve access and quality of care for veterans. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media; the deadline to RSVP has closed.
 
In the afternoon, the President will meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
All times ET

11:20 AM

The President delivers remarks and signs H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014

Wallace Theater - Fort Belvoir Open to pre-credentialed media In-Town Travel Pool Gather 10:15AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:15 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Brady Press Briefing Room

4:00 PM

The President meets with senior advisors

Oval Office Closed Press

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

August 6, 2014

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will deliver remarks and participate in the first Leaders Session of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, “Investing in Africa’s Future.” There will be pooled press coverage of this event at the State Department.
 
In the afternoon, the President will take an official family photo with leaders. There will be pooled press coverage of this photo.
 
Afterward, the President will participate in “Leaders Session Two: Peace and Regional Stability.” This event is closed press.
 
Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in “Leaders Session Three: Governing the Next Generation.” There will be pooled press coverage of this event.
 
Afterward, the President will hold a press conference. This press conference is open to pre-credentialed media.
All times ET

10:00 AM

The President delivers remarks and participates in Session One: Investing in Africa’s Future

U.S. State Department Pooled Press In-Town Travel Pool Gather 9:15AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

12:05 PM

The President participates in a family photo with leaders

U.S. State Department Pooled Press

12:30 PM

The President participates in Session Two: Peace and Regional Stability

U.S. State Department Closed Press

2:00 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at a meeting on legal access for unaccompanied immigrant children

Eisenhower Executive Office Building Pooled Press

2:30 PM

The President participates in Session Three: Governing the Next Generation

U.S. State Department Pooled Press

5:00 PM

The President holds a press conference

U.S. State Department Open to pre-credentialed media

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

August 5, 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 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 deliver remarks and participate in the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, a day of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit focused on strengthening trade and financial ties between the United States and Africa. This event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is open to pre-credentialed media.
 
Afterward, the President and Vice President will meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
 
In the evening, the President and First Lady will host a dinner at the White House for African heads of state, and government and select guests. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. There will be pooled press coverage of this event on the South Lawn.
All times ET

8:45 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa

The Willard Hotel Closed Press

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria

The White House Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President and Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

12:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Brady Press Briefing Room

1:45 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Washington Open to pre-credentialed media

2:45 PM

The President delivers remarks and participates in the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Washington Open to pre-credentialed media In-Town Travel Pool Gather 1:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

3:15 PM

The Vice President ceremonially swears in Shaun Donovan as Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Roosevelt Room Pool Spray Photojournalist spray

4:45 PM

The President and Vice President meet with Secretary of Defense Hagel

Oval Office Closed Press

5:30 PM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with President Moncef Marzouki of Tunisia

The White House Closed Press

9:30 PM

The President and First Lady host a dinner; the Vice President and Dr. Biden also attend

South Lawn Pooled Press Gather Time 9:00PM – 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: NY Daily News
Radio: NPR