Washington Daybook: Obama Heads West

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A makeshift memorial for the 12 movie theater shooting victims built across the street from the Century 16 Theater on July 27, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado.

President Barack Obama will stop in Denver to speak with local law enforcement officials and community leaders in an effort to ramp up pressure on Congress to pass, or at least vote on, gun control laws.

Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, the world’s largest advertising company, will speak at an American Security Project discussion on national branding and global politics.

Chuck Hagel will speak to a National Defense University audience about strategic and fiscal challenges facing the Pentagon in his first major address as Defense secretary.

The League of Conservation Voters will host a conference call to discuss how Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline, which was carrying heavy Canadian crude oil when it ruptured  on Friday in Mayflower, Arkansas, is shifting the politics of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Obama will join Rep. Nancy Pelosi tonight at two Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraisers, a cocktail reception and a dinner in separate private homes, in San Francisco.

Aspen Institute and the National Archives will host a discussion with five former White House chiefs of staff including Donald Rumsfeld, Ken Duberstein, Mack McLarty, John Podesta and Josh Bolten.

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