White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
In Cleveland, the President convened a Winning the Future Forum on Small Business in association with Cleveland State University and northeast Ohio economic development organizations. The Forum was an opportunity for the President, his economic team and Cabinet Members to hear directly from small business owners and leaders about their ideas for how we can continue to grow the economy, put Americans back to work, and win the future. Hear candid interviews from participants and guests conducted behind the scenes at the event.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, President Obama held events in Oregon and Ohio focused on promoting growth and winning the future through investments, concentrating on innovation and small business growth. Also, the President convened his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness at the White House.
In honor of African-American history month, the White House hosts a screening of the new film “Thurgood” – a one-act play starring Laurence Fishburne and written by George Stevens, JR. Go inside the screening to watch interviews and learn more about the impact of Justice Marshall’s work towards equal rights in America.
The President says that his Administration and the international community are united in their insistence that Libya refrain from using violence against its citizens. He also says that his Administration is monitoring developments throughout the Middle East and is working to help Tunisia and Egypt peacefully transition to democratic governments. February 23, 2011.