The Presidential Planner

Dec 2, 2009 7:44am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: After his high-profile speech to the nation last night announcing his decision to send more troops into Afghanistan, President Obama today will mostly huddle up in behind-closed-doors meeting at the White House. Mr. Obama will have his regular round of briefings – including his Presidential Daily Briefing, the Economic Daily Briefing and a meeting with senior advisors. The president will lunch, as he does on a weekly basis, with Vice President Biden in the private dining room. In the afternoon, the president will sit down separately with Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in the Oval Office. The White House did not immediately comment on what would be discussed in today’s meetings, yet indicated a range of issues would be covered. Sen. Bayh’s meeting most likely will be on health care and the debt. Sen. Graham’s meeting will likely cover Afghanistan, climate change, or the administration’s decision to try the 9/11 conspirators in federal district court instead of by military commission. Once the decision by the administration was announced, Mr. Graham indicated that he wouldn’t comment until he sat down with the President on this issue. "I have had and continue to have very strong feelings on this subject,” Graham said in a paper statement, "I have been asked by the White House to withhold comment about today's Guantanamo decision until I can meet face-to-face with the President after he returns from Asia. As our Commander in Chief, I will honor his request. I look forward to discussing this issue further." — Sunlen Miller

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