President Barack Obama participates in conference call with National Security Council chief of staff Denis McDonough and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for homeland security and counterterrorism, about preliminary assessments from the ongoing consultations the President has ordered in human and systematic failures that occurred leading up to attempted terrorist Christmas Day attack. The phone call took place in Kailua, Hawaii Dec. 31, 2009.

President Barack Obama participates in conference call with National Security Council chief of staff Denis McDonough and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for homeland security and counterterrorism, about preliminary assessments from the ongoing consultations the President has ordered in human and systematic failures that occurred leading up to attempted terrorist Christmas Day attack. The phone call took place in Kailua, Hawaii Dec. 31, 2009.

President Obama Updates the Press 12/29

President Obama updates the press in Kailua, HI regarding the recent attempted terrorist attack. December 29, 2009

Nancy Fichtner’s SAVE Award Story

Join Nancy Fichtner on a trip to deliver her SAVE Award winning idea to President Obama at the White House. The SAVE Award was held for the first time this year, it is a contest for federal employees to come up with the best ideas to save taxpayer dollars and make the government perform more effectively and efficiently.

President Obama speaks to the Press in Hawaii 12/28

President Obama addresses the public on the recent attempted terrorist attack and also speaks out on protests in Iran. December 28, 2009

President Barack Obama meets with National Security Council chief of staff Denis McDonough about updates concerning the attempted terrorist attack of an airliner on Christmas Day. This briefing occurred Dec. 29, 2009, in Kailua, Hawaii. The President has received updates throughout his vacation since the incident.

President Barack Obama meets with National Security Council chief of staff Denis McDonough about updates concerning the attempted terrorist attack of an airliner on Christmas Day. This briefing occurred Dec. 29, 2009, in Kailua, Hawaii. The President has received updates throughout his vacation since the incident.

Dec. 29, 2009“I thought this was an interesting juxtaposition between his role as a father, and his role as Commander in Chief. On vacation in Hawaii, here he is hugging his daughter Malia while NSC chief of staff Denis McDonough waits to connect him on the latest conference call following the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack.”

Dec. 29, 2009
“I thought this was an interesting juxtaposition between his role as a father, and his role as Commander in Chief. On vacation in Hawaii, here he is hugging his daughter Malia while NSC chief of staff Denis McDonough waits to connect him on the latest conference call following the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack.”

Inside the White House: The Marine Sentries

Learn about Marines who stand sentry outside the West Wing — and their feelings towards Christmas trees. December 28, 2009

Dr. Jill Biden serves lunch to patients and staff in the dining facility at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Day, December 25, 2009. The Vice President and Dr. Biden served Christmas lunch and met with families and wounded soldiers during their visit to Walter Reed.

Dr. Jill Biden serves lunch to patients and staff in the dining facility at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Day, December 25, 2009. The Vice President and Dr. Biden served Christmas lunch and met with families and wounded soldiers during their visit to Walter Reed.

Vice President Joe Biden serves lunch to patients and staff in the dining facility at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Day, December 25, 2009. The Vice President and Dr. Biden served Christmas lunch and met with families and wounded soldiers during their visit to Walter Reed.

Vice President Joe Biden serves lunch to patients and staff in the dining facility at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on Christmas Day,  December 25, 2009. The Vice President and Dr. Biden served Christmas lunch and met with families and wounded soldiers during their visit to Walter Reed.

President Obama on Senate Passage of Health Reform

The President praises the Senate for passing health insurance reform, another major step towards this historic goal. December 24, 2009.