8/31/09: 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 Introduces the Troop Town Hall

President Obama invites troops in the Central Command to participate in an online Town Hall.

Inside the White House: The Kitchen Garden

First Lady Michelle Obama and White House chef Sam Kass tell the story of the first garden on White House grounds since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden during World War II. This new garden was planted in the Spring of 2009 with the help of local elementary school children and has yielded a constant supply fresh produce for the First Family and White House events.
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President Obama’s Eulogy for Senator Edward Kennedy

President Obama remembers the “Lion of the Senate” at the funeral mass of Senator Ted Kennedy. Held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, MA on August 29, 2009. (public domain)

Marine One is ready to depart Andrews AFB for the White House after President Barack Obama and his family returned from their vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Aug. 30, 2009.

Marine One is ready to depart Andrews AFB for the White House after President Barack Obama and his family returned from their vacation on Martha's Vineyard Aug. 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama and daughter Malia visit a general store in Chilmark during their vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Aug. 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama and daughter Malia visit a general store in Chilmark during their vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Aug. 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama hugs Vicki Kennedy as he touches the coffin of her husband, Senator Edward Kennedy during his funeral at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, Aug. 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama hugs Vicki Kennedy as he touches the coffin of her husband, Senator Edward Kennedy during his funeral at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, Aug. 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama hugs Rep. Patrick Kennedy during the funeral of his father, Senator Edward Kennedy, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, Aug. 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama hugs Rep. Patrick Kennedy during the funeral of his father, Senator Edward Kennedy, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, Aug. 29, 2009.

The white draped casket of Senator Edward Kennedy sits before (from left) the Senator’s son Edward Kennedy Jr., his widow Vicki Kennedy, former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former president George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife Jill Biden, and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former President Jimmy Carter during funeral services at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston, Mass. on Aug. 29, 2009.

The white draped casket of Senator Edward Kennedy sits before (from left) the Senator's son Edward Kennedy Jr., his widow Vicki Kennedy, former President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former president George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife Jill Biden, and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and former President Jimmy Carter during funeral services at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston, Mass. on Aug. 29, 2009.

Senator Edward Kennedy’s flag-draped coffin is carried into Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, during the funeral service Aug. 29, 2009.

Senator Edward Kennedy's flag-draped coffin is carried into Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, during the funeral service Aug. 29, 2009.