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Barack O'Clock: Economy, Immigration, Oil Spill, Iran, and . . . Soccer!

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It's another long day for the Prez on Thursday, July 1. He'll be tackling the economy, immigration reform, the BP oil spill, Iran sanctions, and multiple meetings with Joe Biden. Here's what's on deck:

9:30 a.m.-- Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

10:00 a.m.-- Meets with Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner in the Oval Office. Bet on discussions about the jobs numbers, due on Friday and not expected to be all that sunny.

10:50 a.m. -- Obama delivers a speech on comprehensive immigration reform at the American University School of International Service. Some chatter about whether he'll outline any policy specifics or whether it will be mostly political maneuvering ahead of the mid-term elections.

12:15 p.m. -- The president has lunch with business leaders in the Old Family Dining Room (entirely possible that gazpacho will be replaced with chilled cucumber soup. Hedge bets accordingly).

1:30 p.m. -- Press briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen and Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner.

3:05 p.m. -- Obama and Biden meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D- Nev.) in the Oval Office. Expect discussion about immigration, financial reform, energy, and that pesky Sharron Angle.

3:35 p.m.-- Obama and Biden receive a briefing on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Situation Room.

4:20 p.m. -- The president welcomes the Women's Professional Soccer Champions, Sky Blue FC, to the East Room. Expect discussions about Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore -- and whether an all-ladies team could have fared any better in the World Cup.

5:35 p.m. -- Obama meets with Biden in the Oval Office. Expect discussions about Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, and Jozy Altidore -- and whether Biden got any of their autographs when he was in South Africa for the World Cup.

6:15 p.m. -- Obama signs the Iran Sanctions Bill in the East Room. (Somewhere, right at this very moment, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be shaking his fist).

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