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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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I’d Rather Be Good One-Term President Than Mediocre Two-Termer’....President Barack Obama 1/27/2010
Well Mr president, you just might get your wish, for remember the saying... 'be careful what you wish for'.
You really do not seem to care, as you are going to do what you want to do in any manor shape or form...any and all that have questioned your policies as we have seen from your 'coronation' and backed up by a left Progressive Democratic Liberal Congress, supported by the major media, the seeds were planted 18 months ago. We have seen from the very begining, that any and all who question your policies or direction were isolated and any manor, shape or form.
Have you no conscious to see where your policies have led us as you take vacations almost monthly, appear on 'The View'. Are you truly tone deaf to the plight of Americans yet continue with lawsuit after lawsuit on many fronts and punish all in your path. Our national debt rising to unprecedented levels, during your short term with spending already more money than all previous presidents combined and sending our country rapidly and quite possibly into bankruptcy, yet you continue to push and polarize us further as a nation...not in a Martin Luther King style, as a uniter, but a machine Barack Obama style, divider. Your words, spoken upon your presidency have lost there meaning, for they have all fallen by the wayside in your rise and quest for power. The words of we will bring fundamental changes to Washington...have truly taken hold, but little did we know what was behind those words. What has taken over 230 years is all but destroyed. You, mr. president, are not a leader, nor a uniter...You are a divider. Your policies and your directions, are clearly, not working...

July 29 2010 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I was a big fan of Obama when he was running for office. He turned out to be just another politician. Big let down.

July 05 2010 at 10:18 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

We're witnessing a spectacular moment in history. This president has had more of evrything to deal with than any before him. And for a person who pundits said lacked experience, this little guy continues to amaze the great minds out there. Don't put too much stock into the negativity concerning this president. He's handling things far better than many of you care to realize.

July 01 2010 at 2:29 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply

The only thing Obama has tackled is LEGAL American citizens.

July 01 2010 at 1:27 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

We can discuss reform after the border fence is finished. Until then , nothing with any meaning is going to become law.

July 01 2010 at 12:31 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

When I read this list of people that are meeting in the White House to discuss the national problems I am overcome with a severe feeling of doubt that these people have the desire or the ability to solve the problems. So far there has been nothing to erase those doubts from ny mind. The oil spill response is the most glaring example of what leads me to feel as I do.

July 01 2010 at 12:02 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

Obama earlier said he didn't see an immigrastion bill passing this year. Now he's hot to trot on immigration. He sees s way to snag a few Hispanic votes for the Nov 2 cleanup. He's doing this purely for political reasons for votes -- nothing to do with passing a bill that addresses the problem. The guy is as dishonest as the day is long.

July 01 2010 at 11:10 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to nokabosh's comment

He doesnt need to court the latino v ote the republicans have already handed that over to him with there comments about latinos

July 01 2010 at 11:36 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

Carter was the president of malaise. Obama is deja vu. He's driven the country into a total funk. Don't forget to take the trash out 2 Nov and start to get this country back on track with what made us great.

July 01 2010 at 10:57 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to nokabosh's comment

Good post. I agree.

July 01 2010 at 5:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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