President Obama Makes Statement on Economy and Oil Spill

The President speaks about the Federal response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and says that the economy is on right track after news that the economy grew at 3.2 percent in the first quarter of the year, the third straight quarter of growth. April 30, 2010.

Weekly Address: Giving Government Back to the American People

As the President beats back lobbyists seeking to weaken Wall Street Reform, he talks about an even broader threat that would vastly expand the influence of massive industries and their lobbyists in Washington. A recent Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates for corporations, including foreign corporations, to spend endless money on political ads that would give them even more power at the expense of American families the President pledges to fight for reforms to stem that influence.

President Barack Obama looks through binoculars as he tours the Secret Service’s James J. Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Md., April 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama looks through binoculars as he tours the Secret Service's James J. Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Md., April 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama laughs with, from left, Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Associate Director of Speechwriting Jonathan Lovett, and Director of Speechwriting Jon Favreau, while reading a draft of his remarks for the White House Correspondents Association dinner, in the Outer Oval Office, April 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama laughs with, from left, Senior Advisor David Axelrod, Associate Director of Speechwriting Jonathan Lovett, and Director of Speechwriting Jon Favreau, while reading a draft of his remarks for the White House Correspondents Association dinner, in the Outer Oval Office, April 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama meets with Solicitor General Elena Kagan in the Oval Office last month.

President Barack Obama meets with Solicitor General Elena Kagan in the Oval Office last month.

President Barack Obama leans against the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, April, 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama leans against the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, April, 30, 2010.

Paul David "Bono" Hewson, lead singer of U2 and anti-poverty activist, animatedly tells a story to President Barack Obama during a meeting on development policy in the Oval Office, April 30, 2010.

Paul David "Bono" Hewson, lead singer of U2 and anti-poverty activist, animatedly tells a story to President Barack Obama during a meeting on development policy in the Oval Office, April 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama meets with Paul David “Bono” Hewson, lead singer of U2 and anti-poverty activist, to discuss development policy in the Oval Office, April 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama meets with Paul David “Bono” Hewson, lead singer of U2 and anti-poverty activist, to discuss development policy in the Oval Office, April 30, 2010.

West Wing Week: 4/30/10 or “Doing the Math”

Thanks for checking out the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, walk step-by-step with the President as he attends a naturalization ceremony for some members of the Armed Forces, delivers a eulogy for West Virginia miners, welcomes the World Series Champion New York Yankees, travels to the Midwest as part of his White House to Main Street tour, and much more.

White House to Main Street Town Hall: Ottumwa, IA

President Obama holds a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, IA and tells the crowd that his Administration is committed to issues that affect the middle class like health reform, employment, and fiscal responsibility. April 27, 2010.