President Obama begins his Wedneday with his Presidential Daily Briefing and Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. These meetings are closed.
Later, the President will meet with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed. The President will then hold a bilateral meeting with President Abbas in the Oval Office. Press will be allowed in for coverage at the end of the meeting. In the afternoon, the President will receive a briefing on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed.
Also Wednesday, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, President Obama's pick for Supreme Court Justice, will travel to Capitol Hill to meet separately with Senator Inouye, Senator Webb, Senator DeMint, Senator Begich, and Senator Coburn.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs will hold his daily briefing at 1:30p.m. ET. [foxlivestream]
Vice President and Dr. Biden continue their trip to Africa and will be in Nairobi, Kenya. During overnight in the States, the Vice President will a deliver a major speech underscoring the importance of United States-Kenya relations at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre. In his speech, the Vice President will discuss Kenya’s great promise and the need to work together to meet regional challenges.
The Vice President will meet with President Salva Kiir of Southern Sudan. Afterwards, the Vice President will attend a meeting on Somalia to discuss support for the Somali people and the Djibouti Peace Process. This meeting will be closed.
In the early evening, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will visit Nairobi National Park.