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POTUS Events: A Call to Service

By Sarah Lovenheim
President Obama walks with CIA director Leon Panetta, right, and deputy director Steve Kappas as he leaves CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. yesterday after addressing national security concerns. Today, his public remarks will revolve around national service. (Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images

President Obama starts his day with his presidential briefing at 9:00 a.m., followed by a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan at 10:30 a.m. in the Oval Office. His economic briefing takes place at 11:45 a.m., followed by a meeting with senior advisers at 12:15 p.m.

At 2:00 p.m., Obama honors the Naval Academy football team, offering them the Commander in Chief's trophy in the Rose garden. Shortly after, Vice President Biden joins the president for a meeting about national service with Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and former president Bill Clinton in the Oval Office.

Obama heads to the SEED School of Washington to deliver an address at 4:00 p.m. on the importance of community. Following his remarks, he will sign the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act with Kennedy by his side.

First lady Michelle Obama and the president participate in a local service event. Details to come.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs holds the press briefing at 1:00 p.m. Check out our Federal City Digest for a rundown of other noteworthy events around town.

Posted at 7:38 AM ET on Apr 21, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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Mr. President, c/o White House staff (Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Jay Carney)

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Posted by: scrivener50 | April 21, 2009 11:47 AM

To nellie3ster: I think citizens of Oklahoma and Texas are salt of the Earth. It is obvious you have never visited these great States. Shame on you for making such statements.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | April 21, 2009 11:41 AM

the only way to get our governments attention is there feeding call pork, pork, pork they squeal and fight to be first in line for the feeding

Posted by: getsix1 | April 21, 2009 11:29 AM

i don't have any problem with helping your community, but it should be for the states to decide. its just another example of expanding the federal government

Posted by: getsix1 | April 21, 2009 11:20 AM

To nellie3ster: On behalf of the party of "NO" (a phrase easily learned by bird-brained parrots) let me tell you what "NO" means. The GOP (the only political party that has traditionally upheld the Constitution) says "No" to curing a 1 Trillion dollar deficit by creating a 15 Trillion dollar deficit. We say "NO" to suspending the First, Second, Fifth, Ninth , Tenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitutiuon. We say "NO" to nationalizing private industry. We say"NO" to unilateral disarmament. We say "NO" to one-party control of the news media. We say "NO" to those who would open our borders and liquidate the United States in order to facilitate a universal, temporary, welfare ideal. We say "NO" to the dismemberment and decay of America.

Posted by: MARKM2 | April 21, 2009 10:13 AM

The other night I watched a commercial for the Obama-youth where a group of young people were shown engaged in a para-military exercise regimen , performed to a military drum-beat, with each Obama-jugend attired in khaki pants and a red jacket. On the back of the jacket was a logo that, from a distance, looks like a raised fist (but close up it is a tree). As I watched the ad I flashed back to the Hitler youth (dressed at first like boy scouts), and then the "Young Pioneers" of the soviet bloc, and then the youth corps of Fidel Castro. In each instance a leftist government recruited impressionable youngsters as sepoys of the government, a pprocess that evolved into something far worse. I am sorry to sound like a conspiracy theorist (I am not), but I have seen this before and I am worried.

Posted by: MARKM2 | April 21, 2009 10:06 AM

Maybe it will encourage the party of NO and the creepy, in my opinion, folks like cheeeny, limbaugh, the foxtypes, texans, and oklahomans to actually do something for our country. Or have they no time to help, since they're sooo busy being negative.

Posted by: nellie3ster | April 21, 2009 10:00 AM

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