Planning strategy to deal with the terrorist rebels in Syria will take a back seat to fundraising Friday, as President Obama takes a two-state trip to raise cash for a couple of Democratic groups.

He will be raising money in Westchester, N.Y., for the Democratic National Committee and in Newport, R.I. collecting checks for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

He will then fly back to New York to spend the night.

On Thursday, he said that he hasn’t developed a strategy yet to deal with the terrorist crisis.

From the Daybook:

EVENT: President Barack Obama's Schedule

AGENDA: Events are subject to change without notice.

— TBA: Departs the White House, South Lawn en route Joint Base Andrews.

— TBA: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Westchester, N.Y.

— TBA: Attends a Democratic National Committee event in Westchester, N.Y.

— Departs New York en route Newport, R.I. Westchester County Airport.

— TBA: Attends a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event. Newport, R.I.

— Departs Rhode Island en route New York.

— Note: The president remains overnight in New York.

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