In first appearance with Harry Reid since uproar, Barack Obama will address Democratic caucus Thursday

Jon Ward Contributor
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President Obama will talk about jobs and health care in an address at the congressional Democrats‘ annual retreat Thursday evening in Washington, according to an internally circulated agenda of for the summit obtained by The Daily Caller.

It will be the president’s first public appearance with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid since the Nevada Democrat called to apologize Saturday for racially charged remarks he made in 2008, which were disclosed in a book released over the weekend.

Obama’s speech has not been publicly announced by the White House. He will speak inside the Capitol Visitor Center.

The Democratic leadership intended to hold parts of the three-day retreat at Fort McNair, in Virgina, but the event was too political by the military, who asked that it be held elsewhere, according to Roll Call.

The other speaker listed on the agenda is Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who will speak to the lawmakers on Wednesday evening at the Library of Congress.