President Barack Obama meets with National Commander of the American Legion Dave Rehbein, left, and Executive Director Peter Gaytan, right, in the Oval Office Tuesday, August 4, 2009.

President Barack Obama meets with National Commander of the American Legion Dave Rehbein, left, and Executive Director Peter Gaytan, right, in the Oval Office Tuesday, August 4, 2009.

The Truth About Health Care Insurance Reform

In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White Houses Health Reform Office, addresses a story that makes it look like the President intends to eliminate private coverage, when the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

8/3/09: 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 Meets with the Amir of Kuwait

President Obama meets with His Highness Shaykh Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait, in the Oval Office to discuss strengthening U.S.-Kuwaiti relations. August 3, 2009. (Public Domain)

President Obama Launches Post-9/11 GI Bill

President Obama marks the launch of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which will provide comprehensive education benefits to our veterans. The bill will provide our veterans the skills and trainings they need to be successful in the future, and is part of the Presidents plan to build a new foundation for the 21st century. August 3, 2009. (Public Domain)

President Barack Obama holds the birthday card given to him during a group photo with interns on the South Portico of the White House, on Aug. 3, 2009.

President Barack Obama holds the birthday card given to him during a group photo with interns on the South Portico of the White House, on Aug. 3, 2009.

President Barack Obama greets members of the delegation traveling with Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait, during a lunch in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, on Aug. 3, 2009.

President Barack Obama greets members of the delegation traveling with Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait, during a lunch in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House, on Aug. 3, 2009.

President Barack Obama waits with Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait, outside the Oval Office, as they were about to walk to the State Dining Room on Aug. 3, 2009.

President Barack Obama waits with Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait, outside the Oval Office, as they were about to walk to the State Dining Room on Aug. 3, 2009.

Inside the White House: Letters to the President

Every day, President Obama reads ten letters from the public in order to stay in tune with America’s issues and concerns. “Letters to the President” is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the process of how those ten letters make it to the President’s desk from among the tens of thousands of letters, faxes, and e-mails that flood the White House each day.
August 3, 2009. (public domain)