West Wing Week: “Under the Big Blue Whale”

This week, President Obama focused on the situation in Libya, monitoring conditions on the ground and keeping Congress and the American people informed as the mission transitions from U.S. to NATO command. Education month also continued, with the President making stops at a multicultural high school in Washington, D.C., and dropping in on a science fair in New York City.

3/31/11: White House Press Briefing

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

Advise the Advisor: Secretary Steven Chu and Energy Policy

Creating a Blueprint for Secure Energy Future for America is an important step towards increasing our energy production at home while decreasing our dependency on oil produced overseas. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and the Administration are asking for your feedback on how we can meet President Obama’s goal of reducing our imports of oil by one-third over in a little over a decade in this installment of the Advise the Advisor series. http://whitehouse.gov/advise

Open for Questions: Women in America

White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls , and Preeta Bansal, General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, answer your questions about women in the workplace, education and work-life balance. March 30, 2011.

Spring 2011 Kitchen Garden Planting

First Lady Michelle Obama, along with DC-area children, plant the White House Kitchen Garden. The garden includes spinach, peas, lettuce, broccoli, blueberries, raspberries and other vegetables and herbs.

America’s Energy Security

President Obama lays out his plan for America’s long-term energy security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, developing more domestic energy resources, and encouraging conservation in a speech at Georgetown University. March 30, 2011.

White House Briefing with the Information Technology Industry Council

The White House hosts a briefing with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the major advocacy organization for the information and communications technology industry. March 30, 2011.

3/30/11: White House Press Briefing

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

Honoring Ronald H. Brown

President Obama speaks about the legacy of Ron Brown as he dedicates the Ronald H. Brown United States Mission to the United Nations Building in New York, NY. March 29, 2011.

President Obama’s Speech on Libya

Monday, March 28, 2011, the President delivers an address at the National Defense University in Washington, DC to update the American people on the situation in Libya, including the actions we’ve taken with allies and partners to protect the Libyan people from the brutality of Moammar Qaddafi, the transition to NATO command and control, and our policy going forward.