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POTUS Events: President Participates in Smerconish Show


President Obama honors Jimmie Johnson, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, at a ceremony on the South Portico of the White House, August 19, 2009. (Photo -- Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

By Sarah Lovenheim
President Obama starts his day with his routine briefings, followed by a meeting with his senior advisers.

Shortly after 1:00 p.m., Michael Smerconish hosts Obama on his radio program, which the president invited Smerconish to broadcast live from the White House.

At 2:45 p.m., the president participates in a national health-care forum, sponsored by Organizing for America, at Democratic National Committee headquarters.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs delivers the press briefing at 1:30 p.m. Check out our Federal City Digest for a rundown of other noteworthy events around town.


By Washington Post editors  |  August 20, 2009; 7:24 AM ET
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Posted by: JackSmith1 | August 20, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Who is this guy, Smerconish? Oh yeah he's a conservative commentator no one's ever heard of...now he's famous. If, and I say if, this were a sincere effort of Obama's why didn't he get a notable conservative radio personality? Ya' know, any one of 100's.

Posted by: levisage | August 20, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Who is this guy, Smerconish? Oh yeah he's a conservative commentator no one's ever heard of...now he's famous. If, and I say if, this were a sincere effort of Obama's why didn't he get a notable conservative radio personality? Ya' know, any one of 100's.

Posted by: levisage | August 20, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama will be late, and have the questions to be asked in hand.

Posted by: arby1 | August 20, 2009 9:42 AM | Report abuse

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