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Obama's Invite List Begins to Leak



    Obama's Invite List Begins to Leak
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    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a joint press availability with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, at the White House on February 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama talked about the situation in Egypt, and the two leaders also discussed continental trade and security that would include the creation of joint border inspection agencies. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    The list of people who will meet with Pres. Barack Obama is beginning to leak out.

    The Associated Press has a source that says Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is one of the those who will sit down and talk Thursday night.

    The president is flying into SFO around 6 p.m. to meet with a number of business leaders in the fields of technology and innovation.  Around these parts, that could be a very large meeting.

    The president will be on the West Coast through Friday.  The tour is part of his post-budget spin patrol after sending a four inch thick budget proposal to Congress on Monday.

    The White House has also not listed where this meeting will happen. So that means anyone driving near SFO Thursday night should be prepared to be slowed by a Presidential motorcade.

    When the president was here the last time in August he met one-on-one with Apple's Steve Jobs.  He also held two fundraisers at the homes of Google exec Marrisa Mayer and former eBay V.P. Steve Westly.

    While Thursday's itinerary is being kept close to the vest, the White House released lots of detail on his Friday tour of the Intel campus in Hillsboro, Oregon.

    A spokesman said the president choose Intel because he wants to draw attention to the role of education in preparing Americans for new high-tech jobs. "The President will also learn more about Intel’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs and Intel’s efforts to better prepare the next generation to compete for high-tech jobs and be the minds behind the next great inventions," the White House statement said.