5/31/11: White House Press Briefing

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

President Obama Nominates New Commerce Secretary

The President announces that he will nominate energy executive John Bryson to be the next Secretary of Commerce. Bryson would replace Gary Locke, who has been appointed to be the next Ambassador to China. May 31, 2011.

President Obama Speaks at Memorial Day Service

The President speaks at a Memorial Day Service at Arlington National Cemetery. May 30, 2011.

President Obama Lays a Wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

President Obama lays a wreath on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.

President Obama Tours Tornado Damage in Joplin

President Obama pledges continued support and commends the community spirit in the areas devastated by tornadoes in Missouri. May 29, 2011.

President Barack Obama lays a Presidential challenge coin on a grave in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2011. Section 60 is reserved for military personnel who have lost their lives while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

President Barack Obama lays a Presidential challenge coin on a grave in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 30, 2011. Section 60 is reserved for military personnel who have lost their lives while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Gen. Ray Odierno, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld in the Oval Office, May 29, 2011. The President later nominated Gen. Dempsey to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Winnefeld to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. Odierno to be Army Chief of Staff.

President Barack Obama talks with, from left, Gen. Ray Odierno, Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Admiral James "Sandy" Winnefeld in the Oval Office, May 29, 2011. The President later nominated Gen. Dempsey to be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Winnefeld to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. Odierno to be Army Chief of Staff.

Memorial Service for Missouri Tornado Victims

After touring the damage in Joplin, Missouri, President Obama speaks at a memorial service for victims of the recent tornadoes. May 29, 2011.

President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk Press Conference

President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk of Poland hold a joint press conference at the Chancellery Building in Warsaw, Poland. May 28th, 2011.

President Obama and President Komorowski Participate in a Discussion on Democracy

President Obama and President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland discuss Polish democracy, the contributions Poland is making in Tunisia, and President Obama thanks the people of Poland for being an inspiration to change around the world.