The Obama administration is just past the six-month mark, so it's time to take stock and plan ahead.
The president has summoned 22 top officials with Cabinet rank and White House senior staff for a two-day working retreat Friday and Saturday at Blair House, the government's official guest house. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to visit the group on Friday. Biden will return on Saturday.
The White House said the retreat, first reported today on the Washington Post's website, will feature dinner on Friday night and several policy presentations on Saturday.
"Every administration since President Eisenhower's has held a similar meeting and the Obama administration will use this weekend's meeting as an opportunity to collaborate to continue to move forward the agenda of building a new foundation for growth and prosperity in this country," spokeswoman Katherine Bedingfield said.
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