News: President Obama Is Headed to Cuba

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Thursday, February 18, 2016
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10:00 am: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:15 am: The President honors the 2015 NHL Champion Chicago Blackhawks Watch here

11:30 am: The Vice President will tour the Union Depot Transportation Hub in St. Paul, Minnesota. This tour will be pooled press

12:00 pm: The Vice President will deliver remarks at the Union Depot Transportation Hub to commemorate the 7th Anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

12:30 pm: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Deputy National Security Advisor For Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes Watch here

2:05 pm: The President meets with African American faith and civil rights leaders

4:40 pm: The President and the First Lady host a reception in recognition of African American History Month Watch here

Big News: President Obama Is Headed to Cuba

On March 21, President Obama and the First Lady will travel to Cuba. He will be the first American President since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to visit Cuba. Get the full story on how we got to this point in the history of U.S.-Cuba relations.


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chargé d’Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis watch as Marines raise the American flag at the Ambassador’s residence in Havana, Cuba, on August 14, 2015. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

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“We still have differences with the Cuban government that I will raise directly. America will always stand for human rights around the world.”

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