Economic briefing returns to Obama's schedule

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 15, 2011 3:21 PM
Economic briefing returns to Obama's schedule
President Obama will be briefed by his economic team in the Oval Office Wednesday, the first such meeting in more than a month.

The Hill newspaper reported last week that the once-daily economic briefings had disappeared from the president's schedule of late, even as new data has spurred growing pessimism about the direction of the economy.

The addition of a daily economic briefing to the president's schedule was the first announcement made by then-press secretary Robert Gibbs after Obama took office.

He said at the time Obama asked for an economic briefing along with his daily intelligence and security briefing so he could receive "the most up to date information as it relates to the economy."