Washington (CNN) – After sparring with House Republicans Friday on policy matters, President Obama will appear before a far more friendly audience later this week.
The president on Saturday will headline the Democratic National Committee's Winter Meeting – an annual gathering of political insiders and grassroots activists who make up the core of the national party, CNN has learned.
"I am honored to announce that President Barack Obama will join us for our Winter Meeting on Saturday morning," DNC Chairman Tim Kaine writes in an email that will be sent to members Monday afternoon. "I know you are as excited as I am to hear from the President about his Administration's plans for the country on jobs, the economy, health reform, energy and the environment and other important issues for 2010 and beyond. I also look forward to hearing President Obama discuss his vision for our party, the importance of the 2010 elections, and the important role we can all play."
The DNC meeting will be held in Washington.