President Barack Obama talks with Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., Republican Whip, at the conclusion of a meeting with bipartisan Congressional leadership in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, Nov. 30, 2010. Listening at right are Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Republican Leader; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Republican Whip; and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Majority Leader.

President Barack Obama talks with Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., Republican Whip, at the conclusion of a meeting with bipartisan Congressional leadership in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, Nov. 30, 2010.  Listening at right are Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Republican Leader; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Republican Whip; and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Majority Leader.

Nov. 30, 2010 "The President talks with Rep. Eric Cantor at the conclusion of a bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting in the Oval Office Private Dining Room. The meeting was attended only by the principals with no staff present."

Nov. 30, 2010
"The President talks with Rep. Eric Cantor at the conclusion of a bipartisan Congressional leadership meeting in the Oval Office Private Dining Room. The meeting was attended only by the principals with no staff present."

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with bipartisan Congressional leadership in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, Nov. 30, 2010. Attending the meeting, clockwise from President Obama are: Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Majority Leader; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Republican Leader; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Assistant Majority Leader; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Republican Whip; Vice President Biden, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., Republican Whip; Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Majority Leader; Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, Republican Leader; and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with bipartisan Congressional leadership in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, Nov. 30, 2010.  Attending the meeting, clockwise from President Obama are: Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Majority Leader; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Republican Leader; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Assistant Majority Leader; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Republican Whip; Vice President Biden, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., Republican Whip; Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Majority Leader; Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, Republican Leader; and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Staff and volunteers decorate the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 30, 2010.

Staff and volunteers decorate the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 30, 2010.

Open for Questions: The DREAM Act with Cecilia Munoz

Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Munoz takes questions about the DREAM Act, legislation that provides a path to legal status for youth who pursue higher education or serve in the Armed Forces. November 29, 2010.

11/29/10: 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 Proposes Federal Employee Pay Freeze

President Obama announces his intention to seek a two-year pay freeze for civilian Federal employees, a measure that would provide $28 billion in cumulative savings over the next five years. November 29, 2010.

First Question with Robert Gibbs — November29th, 2010

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs takes first questions before his press briefing from the online audience on WikiLeaks, Unemployment Benefits and the President’s lip injury.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, center, in the Oval Office, Nov. 29, 2010.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., right, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, center, in the Oval Office, Nov. 29, 2010.

First Lady Michelle Obama looks at a card created during a mentoring event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Nov. 29, 2010. The students gathered to make holiday cards for active duty service members.

First Lady Michelle Obama looks at a card created during a mentoring event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Nov. 29, 2010.  The students gathered to make holiday cards for active duty service members.