Weekly Address: This Economic Storm Will Pass

The President discusses the state of the economy amidst positive signs from the GDP. Making clear that this is little comfort to those struggling, he notes that we appear to have averted an even worse disaster and offers hope for the time ahead. August 1, 2009. (Public Domain)

7/31/09: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing. (public domain)

President Obama Speaks on New GDP Numbers

The President gives a statement on new GDP numbers, which exceeded expectations. July 31, 2009. (Public Domain)

President Barack Obama speaks at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at Blair House July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at  Blair House July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar before dinner at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar before dinner at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at the Blair House in Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar before dinner at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at Blair House in Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar before dinner at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at  Blair House in Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks with Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu before dinner at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at Blair House in Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama speaks with Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu before dinner at the Cabinet and Senior Staff retreat at  Blair House in Washington, D.C. on July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama talks with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel outside of the Oval Office on July 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama talks with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel outside of the Oval Office on July 31, 2009.

7/30/09: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing. (public domain)

Small Business and Health Reform: Christina Romer Takes Your Questions

Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer hosts a live chat to discuss how health insurance reform will affect small businesses. She takes your questions from WhiteHouse.gov and Facebook, as well as questions from small business professionals that were previously submitted on LinkedIn. In his weekly address, the President discussed the CEA report on health reform and small business, and asked small business owners and employees to submit their questions and comments on the report. July 29, 2009. (Public Domain)