President Obama begins his Thursday by receiving the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. The President and the Vice President have lunch in the Private Dining Room. The lunch is closed.
At 1:30 p.m. ET, President Obama will sit down with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in the Oval Office. The two will be joined by White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett and a representative of the White House Counsel's office which Governor Brewer told Fox News "On the Record" anchor Greta Van Susteren prompted her to bring her own legal representation to the meeting. Governor Brewer, a Republican, has come under fire from the Obama administration for signing a law that allows Arizona law enforcement personnel to check the immigration status of people suspected to be in the country illegally.
Later, the President and the Vice President will meet with Secretary of State Clinton in the Oval Office. The President will then meet with senior advisors in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed.
At 5:25 p.m. ET, the President will attend and deliver remarks at the Secretary of State’s reception in honor of the Indian delegation to the United States-India Strategic Dialogue, which will meet at the State Department earlier that day. The President's strong support of the Strategic Dialogue and of this inaugural meeting reflects his commitment to furthering a strategic partnership with India as we seek to address global challenges. [foxlivestream]
At 11:30 a.m. ET, the Vice President will chair a regular meeting of senior officials to assess progress in Iraq. This meeting is closed.