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Obama guidance and press schedule, June 19, 2014. Iraq

WASHINGTON–With the situation in Iraq growing more dangerous, President Barack Obama on Thursday added a meeting with his national security team to his schedule as well as a public statement, coming at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Below, from the White House….


This morning, the President will meet with members of his national security team in the Situation Room. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will deliver a statement on the situation in Iraq. The President’s statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room is open press.


11:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with members of his national security team

The Situation Room

Closed Press

12:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers a statement on the situation in Iraq

Brady Press Briefing Room

Open Press

Briefing Schedule

Today’s briefing has been cancelled.


Office of the Press Secretary


June 18, 2014



In the morning, the President will join a meeting of the President’s Export Council in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The President’s Export Council advises the President on policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance and promote export expansion. As part of the focus on manufacturing and innovation this week, the President will participate in a discussion about opportunities for the U.S. to take advantage of growing manufacturing competitiveness and new innovative technologies to grow our exports and create more American jobs. The meeting will be livestreamed on The President’s remarks are pooled press.

In the afternoon, the President will award Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. The First Lady will also attend. Corporal Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Corporal Carpenter will be the eighth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. The President’s remarks in the East Room are open to pre-credentialed media; the deadline to RSVP has closed.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: Financial Times

Radio: CBS


9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT joins a President’s Expo Council Meeting

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

Pool Spray at the Top (Gather Time 9:50AM – Stakeout Location)

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT awards Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), the Medal of Honor; the FIRST LADY also attends

East Room

Open Press (Pre-Set 12:30PM—Final Gather 1:50PM—North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:15PM Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest