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By Sarah Lovenheim
President Obama starts the day with his presidential and economic briefings, held at 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. respectively. He meets with senior advisers in the Oval Office at 10:00 a.m.

At 11:00 a.m., Obama sits down with Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas (R) in the Oval Office to discuss the economic stimulus plan.

In the afternoon, Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the White House at 1:50 p.m. The president and vice president meet with congressional leaders at 4:45 p.m. in the Roosevelt Room to discuss the economic stimulus package the Senate is considering this week.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs holds the daily press briefing at 1:30 p.m.

Posted at 6:35 AM ET on Feb 2, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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re the Super Bowl party yesterday: What does one take as a hostess gift when invited to a party at the WH, Eleanor Holmes Nopton?

Posted by: Clydegal | February 2, 2009 3:44 PM

Obama is not legally President. Also (from http://www.cnn.com ):

Should the economic stimulus bill contain items not directly related to strengthening the economy or creating jobs?

Yes 9% (6337 votes)

No 91% (60856 votes)

I vote for "no" too.

Posted by: JakeD | February 2, 2009 1:15 PM

Saint's preserve us! This Vermonter never saw George Bush set one foot in the state in eight years and now, a Democratic President wants to talk to our Republican governor after being in office not even two weeks.

Jim Douglas is one of the too few things right about the GOP. He's coping with a huge budget gap and trying to be fair with cuts and revenue. This is why in what is normally a "landslide" Democratic state he gets reelected.

Posted by: NotBubba | February 2, 2009 8:19 AM

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