Wave One: House Democratic leaders — Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel of New York and Education and Labor Chairman George Miller and Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, both of California — come to discuss health care.
Wave Two: Senate leaders from both parties — Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont, both Democrats, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and ranking Republican Jeff Sessions of Alabama — talk with the president about a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
Between the waves, there’s a media statement, a briefing on the economy and a read-out from Vice President Joe Biden on how the stimulus plan is going.
At the end of the day, Obama heads for Phoenix, where he delivers the commencement address at Arizona State University. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also hits the commencement trail — it’s the season — by giving the address to New York University’s graduates at Yankee Stadium.