|President Obama cutting waste in Senate-passed budget.|
This announcement came in response to questions posed by several members of the White House Press Corps regarding a revised White House schedule which appeared to replace some of the President's previously scheduled golf outings, vacation planning, and fundraising dinner events with a notation "scheduled time working in Oval Office."
A team of PPPS reporters and researchers, led by chief White House Correspondent Political Beat Pete, is currently pouring over a mountain of White House logs and scheduling data to determine if this Friday afternoon will in fact be the first instance of the President Obama performing his official executive duties since his inauguration in January, 2009.
|Speaker of the House John Boehner|
In response to a follow up question regarding what the President's duties might entail, Carney told the assembled press corps, "The President has a number of important goals for today, including cutting the deficit in half and going through the recently passed Senate budget line by line to reduce waste."