President Barack Obama receives an update on Hurricane Irene in the Situation Room of the White House, August 28, 2011. Clockwise from left, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Richard Reed, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Nick Shapiro, senior policy advisor to John Brennan; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; and Chief of Staff Bill Daley. Onscreen are FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Joining by phone are Vice President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

President Barack Obama receives an update on Hurricane Irene in the Situation Room of the White House, August 28, 2011. Clockwise from left, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Richard Reed, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Nick Shapiro, senior policy advisor to John Brennan; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; and Chief of Staff Bill Daley. Onscreen are FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Joining by phone are Vice President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

Weekly Address: Coming Together to Remember

President Obama pays tribute to the first responders, those who have served, and those who lost their lives ten years ago in the September 11th attacks. Visit Serve.gov for ways to commemorate the solemn anniversary in your community.

President Obama Delivers a Statement on Hurricane Irene

President Obama urges Americans in the projected path of Hurricane Irene to take precautions now and provides an update on ongoing federal preparations. August 26, 2011.

Aug. 26, 2011 "A former President once said, ‘Presidents don’t get vacations, they just get a change of scenery.’ We were on ‘vacation’ in Martha’s Vineyard and the President was monitoring Hurricane Irene with John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, at right in light blue shirt. They were waiting for a conference call on the hurricane with affected governors and mayors." (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. 26, 2011
"A former President once said, 'Presidents don't get vacations, they just get a change of scenery.'  We were on 'vacation' in Martha's Vineyard and the President was monitoring Hurricane Irene with John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, at right in light blue shirt. They were waiting for a conference call on the hurricane with affected governors and mayors."
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama is briefed on the situation in Libya by John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 26, 2011.

President Barack Obama is briefed on the situation in Libya by John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 26, 2011.

President Barack Obama holds conference call on Hurricane Irene with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 26, 2011. (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 Barack Obama holds conference call on Hurricane Irene with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 26, 2011.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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West Wing Week: Mailbag Day, Summer Edition 2011

Welcome to West Wing Week your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, Mailbag Day, Summer Edition 2011, where we take some questions from you and pose them to White House officials.

The VP in Asia: Cultural Performances in Mongolia

On the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongoia the Vice President is shown traditional Mongolian dance, archery, song and wrestling – alongside Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold. Here are some highlights from the memorable day.

President Barack Obama receives an economic briefing from Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, in Chilmark, Mass., August 24, 2011. 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. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama receives an economic briefing from Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, in Chilmark, Mass., August 24, 2011.

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Remarks by the Vice President in Sendai Japan

The Vice President speaks in Sendai Japan, an area that took some of the worst damage and losses of life from the tsunami that struck Japan in May 2011. Vice President Biden speaks about the rebuilding that the people there are undertaking, and the commitment of the United States to stay and help.