Archive for March 26th, 2014

26
Mar
14

Thursday: The President in Italy

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Thursday – all times US Eastern

5:30 AM: President Obama has an audience with Pope Francis, The Vatican

Not sure if there’ll be live streaming of the meeting, try White House Live and this Italian channel which the wondrous JER found for us earlier

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7:25 AM: Participates in a bilateral meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, Quirinal Palace, Rome

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9:25 AM: Participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy, Villa Madama, Rome

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10:35 AM: Holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Matteo

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11:40 AM: Tours the Colosseum

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In the evening, President Obama meets with employees and families of the U.S. Tri-Mission to Italy, the Holy See, and the UN Agencies in Rome

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26
Mar
14

The President’s Day

President Obama tours the American cemetery at Flanders Field with Belgian King Phillippe and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, right, in Waregem, Belgium (Pete Souza)

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All times local

10:40 AM: The President participated in a wreath laying, Flanders Field Cemetery

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10:50 AM: Toured Flanders Field Cemetery

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11:0 AM: Delivered remarks

Text of remarks here

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12:35 PM: Arrived at the Council of the European Union to participate in the EU-U.S. Summit

With EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso

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12:45 PM: Participated in the EU-U.S. working lunch

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2:10 PM: Participated in a press conference

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4:10 PM: Met and greeted with Embassy personnel

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4:35 PM: Met with NATO Secretary General Rasmussen

Text of remarks here

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5:45 PM: Delivered remarks, Palais Des Beaux Arts (BOZAR)

President Obama sips a cup of hot tea backstage before his speech at the Palais Des Beaux Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, Belgium, March 26 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Text of remarks here

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6:45 PM: Departed Brussels en route Rome

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8:40 PM: Arrived Rome

President Obama is greeted by Archbishop Francesco Canalini and Monsignor Jose Avelino Battencourt (L) as he arrives in Rome

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26
Mar
14

Chat Away

 President Obama arrives at Bozar concert hall before giving a speech in Brussels, March 26

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Will have a round-up of the President’s day a little later, so if you missed anything – like me – panic not!

26
Mar
14

President Obama Delivers Remarks At Palais Des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR)

26
Mar
14

Rise and Shine: Belgium and China

 

President Obama, Belgium’s King Philippe (C) and Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo attend a ceremony at The Flanders Field American World War I Cemetery and Memorial in Waregem, March 26

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Today (all times US Eastern):

9:10 AM: President Obama holds a press conference, Council of the European Union

11:35 AM: Meets with NATO Secretary General Rasmussen

12:45 PM: Delivers remarks, Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussels

1:45 PM: Departs Brussels

3:40 PM: Arrives Rome

6:30: Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden Hosts a Reception in Honor of Women’s History Month, United States Naval Observatory

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The First Lady in China

First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson feed apple to giant pandas during their visit at Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, Sichuan province, March 26

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First Lady Michelle Obama is greeted by Tibetan students as they arrive to a Tibetan restaurant for lunch in Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan province

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On This Day:

On This Day: President Obama looks out the Green Room window prior to the “Open for Questions” virtual town hall meeting on the economy in the East Room of the White House, March 26, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama surprises personal secretary Katie Johnson with a birthday gift in the Outer Oval Office, March 26, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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March 26, 2011: “More often than not, the President is in the office on most Saturdays to convene a national security or economic meeting. Here, on a Saturday in March, the President listens during a conference call on Libya in the Situation Room of the White House.” (Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama prays with faith leaders in the Oval Office following a meeting to discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Aug. 26, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

 

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 President Obama signs memorabilia for March of Dimes 2013 National Ambassador Nina Centofanti, 8, at the Resolute Desk during her visit to the Oval Office, March 26, 2013. Centofanti’s parents Vince and Christine, brother Nicholas, and sister Mia, not visible, stand behind her (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama bounces a soccer ball on his head while hosting a ceremony honoring players and coaches from the National Hockey League Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings and the Major League Soccer champions Los Angeles Galaxy in the East Room of the White House, March 26, 2013

Vogue, March 26, 2013

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MooOOOoorning again everyone – got completely caught up with worky stuff so ran out of time, so apologies for the teeny R&S. Will catch up later in the day.




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