Daily economic briefings disappear from Obama’s White House schedule

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
By Paul Martin

Sam Youngman
The Hill
June 7, 2011

At some point during the first two years of his administration, President Obama stopped receiving the daily economic briefing that he requested when he took office.
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced at his own first daily briefing reporters that Obama asked for the daily economic briefing, described then as comparable to the daily intelligence briefing the president gets every morning.
“The president asked that this be added every day to his schedule,” Gibbs said at the time. Gibbs added that Obama believed it is “important that each day he receive the most up to date information as it relates to the economy.”
But at some point, the daily economic briefings stopped showing up on Obama’s daily schedule.
White House officials said the meetings slowly petered out, but Obama still receives a daily economic briefing on paper.

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