The Presidential Planner

By MichaelJames

Dec 8, 2010 7:00am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports:

After receiving his regular rounds of morning briefings, President Obama will meet with Polish President Komorowski in the Oval Office.

“Poland and the United States are essential allies, partnering together around the world to promote peace, prosperity, democracy and freedom,” the White House said in a statement announcing the meeting. “Poland is a close NATO partner and a leading contributor to the NATO mission in Afghanistan.  The president looks forward to consulting with President Komorowski on a broad range of strategic issues of mutual concern to our two countries.”

The two presidents will deliver statements to press and take questions in the Oval Office following their meeting.

In the afternoon, the president and the vice president will meet privately with Secretary of State Clinton in the Oval Office and then will hold a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room.

Later, the president will sign the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 in the South Court Auditorium. Passed in the House on Tuesday, the bill will settle the long-standing African American farmers’ and Native Americans’ lawsuits against the federal government.

The legislation authorizes a $3.4 billion settlement with American Indians who say the U.S. Interior Department mismanaged trust accounts for natural resource royalties. The act also authorizes $1.15 billion for black farmers who say they were discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

-Sunlen Miller

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