Republicans Meeting In New Orleans
Republicans are gathering today in New Orleans for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, an early cattle call for several potential national candidates. The biggest speaker will be Sarah Palin, along with Newt Gingrich, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry and Haley Barbour. Not present will be Tim Pawlenty, who will address the event by video, as well as Mitt Romney, both of whom had scheduling conflicts.
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Obama's Day In Prague
President Obama arrived in Prague, Czech Republic, at 9:25 a.m. CEST (3:25 a.m. ET). He arrived at Prague Castle and was greeted by Czech President Vaclav Klaus at 9:45 a.m. CEST. He took a family photo with President Klaus and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at 9:55 a.m. CEST. He held a bilateral meeting with Medvedev at 10:05 a.m. CEST, and an expanded meeting at 10:45 a.m. CEST. He attended a New START Treaty signing ceremony with Medvedev at 11:50 a.m. CEST. He attended a ceremonial lunch with Medvedev and Klaus at 1 p.m. CEST, and deliver toast remarks. Later, at 6:30 p.m. CEST, Obama will greet central and Eastern European leaders on arrival, and he will host a dinner for the leaders at 7:15 p.m. CEST.