President Barack Obama confers with, from left, National Security Council Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Deputy National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, after his address to the nation from the Oval Office on the end of the combat mission in Iraq, Aug. 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama confers with, from left, National Security Council Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Deputy National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, after his address to the nation from the Oval Office on the end of the combat mission in Iraq, Aug. 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama, photographed from South Lawn of the White House, delivers an address to the nation from the Oval Office on the end of the combat mission in Iraq, Aug. 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama, photographed from South Lawn of the White House, delivers an address to the nation from the Oval Office on the end of the combat mission in Iraq, Aug. 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the Oval Office on the end of the combat mission in Iraq, Aug. 31, 2010

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the Oval Office on the end of the combat mission in Iraq, Aug. 31, 2010

8/30/10: White House Press Briefing

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

President Obama Speaks on the Economy

The President talks about his Administration’s focus on moving the economy forward and urges Congress to pass legislation that will benefit small businesses in remarks to the press after meeting with his economic team at the White House. August 30, 2010.

A Commitment to Restoring New Orleans

President Obama speaks about the efforts New Orleans and the Gulf Coast have made to recover in the five years since Hurricane Katrina and talks of his Administration’s commitment to restore the area in the wake of Katrina and the BP Oil Spill. August 29, 2010.

President Barack Obama signs a banner hanging in a room while visiting with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama signs a banner hanging in a room while visiting with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama knocks on the door before entering a soldier’s room at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 30, 2010. The President met with 24 wounded warriors who served in Afghanistan, five who served in Iraq, and honored 11 soldiers with the Purple Heart.

President Barack Obama knocks on the door before entering a soldier's room at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 30, 2010. The President met with 24 wounded warriors who served in Afghanistan, five who served in Iraq, and honored 11 soldiers with the Purple Heart.

Aug. 8, 2010 "The President has made several trips to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and several other hospitals to visit wounded soldiers and personally award Purple Heart medals. Although I do take photographs of him meeting these soldiers, we make these pictures only available to the soldiers themselves. Here, he’s about to enter the room of a wounded soldier who received a Purple Heart."

Aug. 8, 2010
"The President has made several trips to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and several other hospitals to visit wounded soldiers and personally award Purple Heart medals. Although I do take photographs of him meeting these soldiers, we make these pictures only available to the soldiers themselves. Here, he's about to enter the room of a wounded soldier who received a Purple Heart."

President Barack Obama, with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, right, listens during an economic briefing in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2010.

President Barack Obama, with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, right,  listens during an economic briefing in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2010.