Obama March 12 week ahead: NCAA, State Dinner, Chicago

SHARE Obama March 12 week ahead: NCAA, State Dinner, Chicago
SHARE Obama March 12 week ahead: NCAA, State Dinner, Chicago

Schedule for the Week of March 12, 2012

On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the President and First Lady look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron, to Washington for an Official Visit and State Dinner. The visit will highlight the special and essential friendship and partnership with the government and people of the United Kingdom, a NATO ally and our closest partner in the world. The visit by the Prime Minister reciprocates President Obama’s State Visit to the UK in May of last year, hosted by Her Majesty the Queen. The President and Prime Minister have developed a very close working relationship and a strong personal bond, which has extended to their families. On Tuesday, the President and Prime Minister will travel together to Dayton, Ohio to watch an NCAA Tournament basketball game. Also on Tuesday, the First Lady and Mrs. Cameron will be participating in an Olympics-themed event with DC-area school children.

On Wednesday, there will be a formal arrival ceremony and State Dinner. The two leaders will also have the opportunity to consult on a wide range of serious issues where we are working together, including: Afghanistan, where our troops are serving shoulder-to-shoulder; Iran; Syria; and global economic and trade issues. They will also discuss the upcoming G-8 and NATO Summits.

On Thursday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Friday, the President will attend campaign events in Chicago, Illinois, and Atlanta, Georgia.

The Latest
Zoning Committee Chairman Tom Tunney (44th), who doubles as the casino committee chairman, said he is not at all certain that the votes are there to approve the companion agreements. “There’s still a lot of work to be done. I don’t know if we can get it done by Friday. But that’s their goal...We might need more time. That’s all I’m gonna say.”
The shooting happened at the Warwick Allerton Hotel, officials said.
Democrats across the nation are hoping to use the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that could signal the overturning of Roe v. Wade to bring voters to the polls. That’s a trickier strategy for Valencia in the secretary of state’s race.
We need more alternative activities for these young people, summer jobs, outreach workers downtown to engage with youth and more.
With first-year general manager Ryan Poles almost starting from scratch, the Bears likely will be challenged to develop Justin Fields — and keep him healthy — while losing games in 2022. It won’t be easy with this roster, but it can be done.