12/22/10: White House Press Briefing

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

Weekly Address: The New Year

The President resolves to do all he can to get the economy growing and create jobs, and encourages Republicans to embrace their new responsibility to govern.

Weekly Address: Merry Christmas from the President & First Lady

President Obama and the First Lady wish families across the country a “Merry Christmas” and encourage everyone to support the troops and their families this holiday season.

Presidential Press Conference on a Historic Congressional Session

President Obama hails the bipartisan cooperation that resulted in the most productive post-election Congressional session in decades and saw the passage of important legislation on tax cuts, the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, medical assistance for 9/11 responders, and the ratification of a new START treaty. December 22, 2010.

President Obama Signs Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The President is joined by Vice President Joe Biden, Administration officials, and members of the Congress and the military as he signs the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010. December 22, 2010.

Holidays at The White House 2010

Happy Holidays from The White House! http://whitehouse.gov/holidays

President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office prior to departure for his family vacation in Hawaii, Dec. 22, 2010.

President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office prior to departure for his family vacation in Hawaii, Dec. 22, 2010.

President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, Dec. 22, 2010.

President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, Dec. 22, 2010.

President Barack Obama shares a toast in the Oval Office with National Security Staff members who worked on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Dec. 22, 2010.

President Barack Obama shares a toast in the Oval Office with National Security Staff members who worked on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Dec. 22, 2010.

President Barack Obama signs legislation in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2010.

President Barack Obama signs legislation in the Oval Office, Dec. 22, 2010.