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8/31/11: 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 Tells Congress to Pass Extensions

Passing the Surface Transportation and FAA extensions will keep Americans on the job. August 31, 2011.

President Obama at the American Legion Conference

Salutes Extraordinary Decade of Military Service by the 9/11 Generation. August 30, 2011.

President Barack Obama signs a hand as he greets people at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota, Aug. 30, 2011.

President Barack Obama signs a hand as he greets people at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota, Aug. 30, 2011.

8/29/11: 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 Announces New Economic Adviser

Nominates Alan Krueger to chair the Council of Economic Advisers. August 26, 2011.

Aug. 29, 2011 "Just a closeup of aides taking notes as the President convened an economic planning meeting in the Roosevelt Room." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Aug. 29, 2011
"Just a closeup of aides taking notes as the President convened an economic planning meeting in the Roosevelt Room."
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Obama Delivers a Statement on Hurricane Irene

President Obama remembers the lives lost to Hurricane Irene, and reminds Americans that this is still a dangerous storm and response and recovery efforts will be an ongoing operation. August 28, 2011.

President Barack Obama holds a meeting in the Oval Office to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Participating in the meeting, from left, are: FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

President Barack Obama holds a meeting in the Oval Office to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Participating in the meeting, from left, are: FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.