The big news today at the White House is the meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan - a meeting for which General Stanley McChrystal has been summoned to attend at the White House rather than join by teleconference from the region.

Other attendees at the meeting include Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Clinton, Secretary of Defense Gates, General David Petraeus, CIA Director Leon Panetta and a number of others.

In addition to that meeting, the president will have lunch with Senators at the White House and later in the afternoon Mr. Obama and Mrs. Obama will attend the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Nutrition Event.

There's no briefing today.