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Day 263 Obama Administration October 9, 2009 - History

Day 263 Obama Administration October 9, 2009 - History



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The day was defined by the surprise announcement early in the morning that President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The decision came as a complete surprise. and many responded by asking what the Presdient had accomplished to deserve the award.

He began his day with his daily security and economic brieifngs. The President then spoke in the Rose Garden about receving the Nobel Award- Remarks

The President then met with Senator Jim Webb. He then had a private lunch with the Vice President.

The President then delivered remarks supporting regulatory reform. remarks

The President the met with his national security team to discuss Afghanistan and Pakistan. Attending the meeting were

Vice President Biden
Secretary of State Clinton
Secretary of Defense Gates
Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent U. S. Representative to the United Nations (via videoconference)
Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General David Petraeus, U.S. Central Command

General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Commander in Afghanistan (via videoconference)

Admiral Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence
CIA Director Leon Panetta
Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (via videoconference)

Anne Patterson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (via videoconference)

General James Jones, National Security Advisor

Tom Donilon, Deputy National Security Advisor
John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security
Lieutenant General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan

In the evening the President and the First Lady hosted a barbeque for the members of the Secret Service

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