July 29, 2009
President Barack Obama's Cabinet members are going to spend part of their weekend at work.
The 22 officials with Cabinet rank plan to meet with White House senior staff at Blair House on Friday and Saturday. The idea is for the administration's top officials to bond -- and to look at Obama's agenda going forward during the meeting at the government's official guest house.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to visit the group on Friday. Biden will return on Saturday.
White House aides say the retreat will feature dinner on Friday night and several policy presentations on Saturday. They say every administration since Eisenhower's has convened a similar gathering.
The meeting was first reported Tuesday on The Washington Post's Web site.