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POTUS Events: Focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan

File photo -- President Obama meets with President Karazai at the Afghan Presidential Palace in Kabul, July 2008. (Photo -- Presidential Palace/The Associated Press)

By Sarah Lovenheim
President Obama receives his daily presidential briefing at 9:45 a.m. ET, followed by his routine economic meeting and then a meeting with his senior advisers.

At 11:30 a.m., he sits down with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) at the White House. At noon, he dines with Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). Vice President Biden joins them.

Two hours later, Obama and Biden commence bilateral meetings -- at 2:00 p.m. they meet with President Karzai of Afghanistan and at 2:40 p.m. with President Zardari of Pakistan. At 3:30 p.m., Karzai and Zardari together sit down with Obama and Biden. Obama is expected to address the public at 4:15 p.m.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs delivers 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 7:21 AM ET on May 6, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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I's really pretty *bleeping* sad that we are mired in Iraq when the real, and I mean very real danger lays in Pakistan/Afghanistan.

What an enormous waste of lives and resources.

We may be faced with no other choice but to abandon Iraq.

Posted by: JRM2 | May 6, 2009 12:21 PM

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