2/28/09: Your Weekly Address

President Obama explains how the budget he sent to Congress will fulfill the promises he made as a candidate, and assures special interests that he is ready for the fight. (this video is public domain)

Green Jobs as a pathway to a strong middle class

On Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, the Middle Class Task Force held its first meeting in Philadelphia, PA, with a focus on green jobs. In advance of the meeting, Vice President Joe Biden answered some common questions on the topic — including, what is a green job, anyway? (public domain)

Peter Orszag on Blogging

Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag discusses the value of blogs and plans for his own blog at http://www.OMB.gov. (public domain)

Feb. 26, 2009 "The President walks alone along the White House Colonnade to the Oval Office late one night. He tells people that he likes having his ‘home office’ so close to where he lives."

Feb. 26, 2009
"The President walks alone along the White House Colonnade to the Oval Office late one night. He tells people that he likes having his ‘home office’ so close to where he lives."

The President Addresses Joint Session of Congress: 2/21/09

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President Obama lays out his comprehensive approach to addressing both the economic and fiscal crises facing the nation, and stresses the need to end the era of profound irresponsibility that has brought us to where we are today. Given on February 24, 2009, this was his first address to a joint session of Congress.

(This video is public domain)

Feb. 25, 2009 “The President has a private conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following his meeting in the Cabinet Room with the Democratic Congressional leaders.”

Feb. 25, 2009
“The President has a private conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following his meeting in the Cabinet Room with the Democratic Congressional leaders.”

The First Foreign Trip

On his first foreign trip, President Obama laid the groundwork for expanded cooperation with our nation’s top trading partner, Canada.

(This video is public domain)

Feb. 22, 2009 “This was the first formal function at the White House in the administration: the Governors Ball. The President dances with his wife while singing along with the band Earth, Wind and Fire.”

Feb. 22, 2009
“This was the first formal function at the White House in the administration: the Governors Ball. The President dances with his wife while singing along with the band Earth, Wind and Fire.”

President Obama Meets with Nation’s Mayors

President Obama speaks to America’s mayors at the White House about their role in America’s communities and the economic recovery.

(this video is public domain)

2/21/09: Your Weekly Address

President Obama announces that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will start having an impact as soon as a few weeks from now, in the form of the quickest and broadest tax cut in history.

(this video is public domain)