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President Obama speaks to members of the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House, Feb. 23, 2009. He's expected to greet members of the New Democrat Coalition from this same room later today. (Dennis Brack/Bloomberg News )

President Obama starts his day at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 19th Annual Legislative Conference. He'll deliver remarks at 9:45 a.m. on education reform.

Obama's routine briefing has been pushed back until 11:30 a.m., followed by his daily economic meeting at noon. The president will meet with his senior advisers at 1:45 p.m.

Around 3:30 p.m., Obama hosts members of the New Democrat Coalition at the White House in the State Dining Room.

At 5:30 p.m., he greets United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Oval Office.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs delivers the daily press briefing at 2:30 p.m.

By Washington Post editors  |  March 10, 2009; 7:15 AM ET
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Excuse me, but the previous two threads were about signing statements (which Presidents since Madison have issued).

Posted by: JakeD | March 10, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

For the record, Gibbs said "hundreds and hundreds" of SIGNING STATEMENTS, not challenges (whatever that means). Don't blame GWB for being more efficient than Clinton, etc. with his fewer number of signing statements (you know, the TOPIC of this thread). If anyone else wants to discuss that or the fact that the Department of Education is not included in the powers granted by the People to the federal government.

Posted by: JakeD | March 10, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

JakeD - you are so full of it. Not a single word of your email is true. Saying that Obama is not a natural born citizen flies in the face of the facts. Your challenge that the Department of Education is unconstitutional contrasts with the view of Congress (over multiple administrations)and your signing statements data is all wrong too. Go to Wikipedia and see for yourself. Signing statements can include a wide range of things ranging from comments right through to challenges to the law itself. GHWB made 232 challenges (in four years), Clinton 140 (over eight years) and GWB's 130 signing statements contained at least 1100 challenges. Comparing Clinton's challenges to GWB's signing statements is an egregious misuse of the data.

Posted by: Cataplasm | March 10, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

First, Obama is not legally President if he is not a NATURAL BORN citizen. Second, the FEDERAL Department of Education is un-Constitutional.

Will the press let all of this slide, just as they won't even challenge Gibbs saying that GWB issued "hundreds and hundreds" of signing statements (it was actually less than 200 and half the total signed by Clinton)?

Posted by: JakeD | March 10, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

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