Back to previous page


Obama hosts former presidents, first ladies for George W. Bush portrait unveiling | Schedules May 31

By ,

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host their White House predecessors Thursday afternoon for the unveiling of George W. Bush and Laura Bush’s official White House portraits. Alex Brandon AP Former President George W. Bush and President Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House in 2010.

Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush and Vice President Biden will also attend the ceremony.

Here’s your look at Obama’s schedule for Thursday, May 31 from the White House press office and the PBS News Hour Political Calendar.

Thursday, May 31 (All times ET)

Obama campaign

12:10 p.m. The president and first lady meet for lunch with former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, former first lady Barbara Bush and family members

1:25 p.m. The president and first lady welcome former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush for the official unveiling of their portraits; The vice president, former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush will also attend

3:00 p.m. The president meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner

Romney campaign

No public events scheduled

Top stories on PostPolitics right now:

Amy Gardner: Obama’s re-election campaign launched Part 2 of its strategy to discredit Republican Mitt Romney this week, pouncing on his record as Massachusetts governor after more than two weeks of attacks on his private-equity years.

Jon Cohen and Krissah Thompson: Republican women are rallying to Romney — their party’s now-certain presidential nominee — boosting him to his best-ever showing on a fundamental measure of personal popularity, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

On the Fix: Is the GOP’s House majority safe? New polling shows Republican incumbents in competitive districts look to be more vulnerable to their Democratic counterparts.

On the Fact Checker: It can be confusing when fact checking sites disagree, as White House press secretary Jay Carney said our Fact Checker’s analysis and Politifact’s did not match up about one of his statements last week. Why were they different this time?

Today’s Trail Mix, by Felicia Sonmez: What can the Wisconsin recall vote tell us about November?

More election news on Washingtonpost.com

Which celebs scored meetings at the White House? Reliable Source combed through our Visitor Logs and found Demi Moore, Rashida Jones, and several versions of Brad Pitt.

Texas Latinos come up short in Congress

GOP cheers Artur Davis’s party switch

© The Washington Post Company