The President has no public events scheduled for today, tomorrow or Sunday.
On Monday, the President will welcome the leaders of the European Union to a summit at the White House.
On Tuesday, he will host Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands for a meeting in the Oval Office.
On Wednesday, the President will travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania where he will deliver remarks urging Congress to act to extend and expand the payroll tax cut that has given tax breaks to millions of families across the country this year. In the evening, the President will travel to New York City where he will attend campaign events.
On Thursday, the First Family will attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse.
On Friday, the President will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior and deliver remarks.
First lady Michelle Obama walks onstage to greet employees to thank them for their public service at US Secret Service headquarters in Washington
… with US Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan
Turns out everyone’s dickering over who gets which Secret Service agent.
Michelle Obama revealed the tongue-in-cheek family feud as she paid a visit to Secret Service headquarters on Wednesday to thank workers at the agency that, among its many duties, protects the first family.
“You all have really made us feel at home and safe, and there is no amount of thanks that I could convey that would give you a sense of how important you all are to us,” Mrs. Obama told hundreds of Secret Service employees….
“The work you do here is pretty scary,” she said. “All I can say, after my little tour, is ignorance is bliss. I just don’t want to know. You all can handle that. Just tell me where to run.”
The first lady said the Obamas have a special affinity for the agents assigned to protect them.
“People always ask what it is like to have Secret Service around,” Mrs. Obama said. “It’s like having family around …. We have a fight among our family over who’s getting which people.
“Sasha will come in, it’s like, ‘You took Scott!'” Mrs. Obama said. “Malia’s like, ‘You took Scott? That’s not fair!’ And then I’ll say the same thing to Barack. It’s like, ‘Why did you get Beth?’ It’s dinner table conversation.”
…. greeting Secret Service employees after delivering remarks
ThinkProgress: Mitt Romney took his presidential campaign to the next level on Thursday, eschewing mud slinging to instead engage in the far more delicious smear tactic of pizza slinging.
You know that old prank where you send a bunch of pizzas to someone who never ordered them? Well that’s sort of what Mitt Romney did during a campaign stop in Chicago, sending the leftovers from his meal to Obama’s campaign headquarters.
Romney announced his prank via Twitter, complete with a picture of a delivery guy about to set off with the pies.
Volunteer Hattie Hester answers the phone at the Obama 2012 campaign headquarters in Chicago on May 12. The campaign recently occupied about 50,000 square feet of office space in the Prudential Building.
Patrick McConville and Joseph Tennial work on signs at the Obama 2012 campaign headquarters
Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina talks with reporters at campaign headquarters