Biden: Palestinians Deserve 'Viable' State
Speaking at a news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Vice President Biden said that Palestinians deserve a "viable" state with contiguous territory. Biden also reiterated his condemnation Israel's plan to expand settlements, and urged both sides to refrain from actions that could "inflame" tensions.
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Obama's Day Ahead
President Obama will receive his daily briefing at 9:45 a.m. ET and his economic briefing at 10:15 a.m. ET, and will meet with senior advisers at 10:45 a.m. ET. He will meet at 11:20 a.m. ET with President RenÃ© PrÃ©val of Haiti, and the two will make statements to the press at 11:55 a.m. ET. Obama will depart the White House at 2:05 p.m. ET, and Andrews Air Force Base at 2:20 p.m. ET, arriving at 4:25 p.m. ET in St. Louis, Missouri. He will deliver remarks on health insurance reform at 4:50 p.m. ET. He will deliver remarks at a fundraising reception for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) at 8 p.m. ET, and also deliver remarks at a grassroots fundraising reception for McCaskill at 8:25 p.m. ET. He will depart St. Louis at 9:35 p.m. ET, arriving back at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:20 p.m. ET, and at the White House at 11:35 p.m. ET.