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President Obama official schedule and guidance, May 22, 23, 2010. West Point

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 21, 2010

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

SATURDAY, MAY 22 AND SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010

On Saturday, the President will deliver the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point in West Point, New York. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media, but the deadline to request media credentials has passed.

The President has no scheduled public events on Sunday.

Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, May 22nd , a major multi-year infrastructure project will begin on the north side of the White House. The purpose of this project is to improve the condition of critical utilities supplying the West and East Wings of the White House. Please note that press that wish to access the briefing room will need to follow the walkway along the North Portico Driveway then proceed down the steps leading to the North Doors of the Palm Room. ADA access to the briefing room will be available on the driveway along Pebble Beach.

Saturday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: Politico

Radio: FOX

Saturday’s Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: NY Times

Radio: NBC

Sunday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Politics Daily/Sun Times

Radio: NPR

Saturday, May 22, 2010

7:00AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

7:40AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Gather Time 7:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

8:10AM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Newburgh, New York

Out-of-Town Travel Pool (Call Time 6:45AM – Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)

9:25AM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Newburgh, New York

Stewart Air National Guard Base

Open Press

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT delivers the commencement address at United States Military Academy at West Point

West Point, Michie Stadium

Open Press

12:20PM THE PRESIDENT departs Newburgh, New York en route Andrews Air Force Base

Stewart Air National Guard Base

Open Press

1:15PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

1:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Gather Time 11:30AM – Stakeout Location)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

9:30AM Pool Call Time

Schedule for Week of May 24, 2010

On Monday, the President will meet with Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon at the White House. This will be the Prime Minister’s first official visit to Washington during his premiership and the President looks forward to consulting with Prime Minister Hariri on a broad range of mutual goals in support of Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence, and regional peace and security. Also on Monday, the President will host a reception to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

On Tuesday, as part of National Small Business Week, the President will host award-winning small business owners from around the country for an event at the White House where he will discuss the important role that American small businesses play in our economy. The President will also address the Senate Republican Caucus about his legislative agenda at the Capitol.

Also on Tuesday, President Obama will welcome President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy to the White House on Tuesday, May 25. The United States and Italy, a leading NATO ally, have strong bilateral relations. The President appreciates Italy’s robust contributions to peace efforts around the world and looks forward to continuing his consultations with President Napolitano, following up on their July 8 meeting last year in Rome.

Later on Tuesday, the President will travel to San Francisco, California to headline events on behalf of Senator Barbara Boxer and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

On Wednesday, the President will visit the Solyndra, Inc. solar facility in Fremont, CA where he will tour their high-tech facilities and then make remarks to workers on jobs and the economy. Following his remarks, the President will return to Washington, DC.

On Thursday, President Obama will welcome the NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils to the White House to honor their 2009-2010 season. The President and the First Lady will also host the first ever White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.

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