President Obama doesn't have any public events on his schedule today, but his wing man and his better half will be out and about.
Vice President Joe Biden -- who ended up sitting in on the "beer summit" Thursday evening with Obama, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley -- is speaking today at the National Urban League's annual conference in Chicago.
Biden, as the point man for the $787 billion economic stimulus package, has made the health of cities a priority.
First Lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, will be in Norfolk, Va., for the welcome home ceremonies for the USS Eisenhower carrier strike group and the USNS Comfort hospital ship from their recent deployments. She will also meet with Navy leaders and families.
She has made support for military families one of her signature issues. Last week, the Coast Guard invited her to serve as the sponsor for the new Cutter Stratton.
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