President Obama official schedule and guidance, March 3, 2011. War cabinet, Mexican President Calderon

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 2, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with his national security team for his monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan. This meeting is closed press. Expected attendees include:

The Vice President

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense

Eric Holder, Attorney General

William Daley, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff

Jack Lew, Director, Office of Management and Budget

Ambassador Susan Rice, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations

Tom Donilon, National Security Advisor

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Denis McDonough, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

Thomas Nides, Deputy Secretary of State

Neil Wolin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Michele Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Leon Panetta, Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Rajiv Shah, Administrator, Agency for International Development

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

General James Cartwright, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (via video conference)

Ambassador Cameron Munter, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (via video conference)

Ambassador Marc Grossman, Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan (via video conference)

Deputy Ambassador Tony Wayne, U.S. Embassy Kabul (via video conference)

Tony Blinken, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President

General James Mattis, Commander, CENTCOM

General David Petraeus, Commander, ISAF (via video conference)

VADM Michael LeFever, Commander, Office of the Defense Representative to Pakistan (via video conference)

Doug Lute, Special Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Afghanistan and Pakistan

In the afternoon, the President will hold an expanded bilateral meeting and a one on one meeting with President Felipe Caldern of Mexico in the Oval Office. The Vice President will also attend. These meetings are closed press.

Following these meetings, the President and President Felipe Caldern will hold a news conference in the East Room. This availability will be open press.

Afterwards, the President and President Felipe Caldern will meet for a working lunch in the Old Family Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

In the evening, the President will place a telephone call to the crews of the Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station as Discovery conducts its final mission in orbit. The President will congratulate the crews on their achievements in support of this unique orbiting research laboratory and express his gratitude for their dedication to the exploration of space. This event will be closed press but NASA will broadcast all of the audio from the call and video of the crew in space live at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv or to gain access to the broadcast please contact Michael Cabbage at 202-358-1600 or mcabbage@nasa.gov.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: Huffington Post

Radio: AP

EST

9:30AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with his national security team for his monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan

The Situation Room

Closed Press

11:55AM THE PRESIDENT holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Felipe Caldern; THE VICE PRESIDENT will also attend

Oval Office

Closed Press

12:20PM THE PRESIDENT holds a one on one meeting with President Felipe Caldern

Oval Office

Closed Press

1:00PM THE PRESIDENT and President Felipe Caldern hold a joint news conference

East Room

Open Press (Pre-set 12:00PM – Final Gather at 12:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

1:35PM THE PRESIDENT meets with President Felipe Caldern for a working lunch

Old Family Dining Room

Closed Press

5:03PM THE PRESIDENT calls the crews of the Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station

Oval Office

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