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POTUS Events: Soldier Ride

President Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House, April 29, 2009, as he marks his 100th day in office. (Photo -- Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

By Sarah Lovenheim
Updated, 9:30 a.m.
President Obama starts his day with his routine presidential briefing at 9:45 a.m., followed by his economic briefing at 10:00 a.m. and a meeting with his senior advisers at 10:45 a.m.

He delivers remarks on the auto-industry from the White House at noon.

At 1:30 p.m., the president meets with moderate members of Congress, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), and Rep. Ike Skelton (R-Mo.).

An hour later, Obama delivers remarks at a ceremony to kick off the second annual "White House to Light House" wounded warrier soldier ride, an event held for veterans recovering from significant injuries. The veterans will then bike from the White House to Arlington Cemetery, ending day one of the solider ride at Capitol Hill. After two more days of riding, the veterans conclude their bike tour in Annapolis, Maryland.

Late afternoon, Obama has two one-on-one meetings -- the first with Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner at 3:00 p.m., the second with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 3:30 p.m.

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

Check out our Federal City Digest for a rundown of more noteworthy events around town.

Posted at 7:49 AM ET on Apr 30, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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