WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting Wednesday with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton before hosting a White House party to watch basketball.

In between, Obama will meet with the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Richard Eubank.

Clinton, national security adviser Tom Donilon, CIA Director Leon Panetta and other top officials have scheduled a White House session to examine the ramifications of a no-fly zone over Libya and other potential military options, but Obama is not scheduled to attend.

Obama’s hometown Chicago Bulls are playing the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday night. He has invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers from Chicago and Charlotte, N.C., to watch the game with him.

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