President Barack Obama shows students from Johnson College Prep in Chicago, Ill., and their principal, Dr. Garland Thomas, a model of Samuel Morse’s telegraph patent in the Oval Office, during their visit to the White House, Oct. 28, 2011.

President Barack Obama shows students from Johnson College Prep in Chicago, Ill., and their principal, Dr. Garland Thomas, a model of Samuel Morse's telegraph patent in the Oval Office, during their visit to the White House, Oct. 28, 2011.

West Wing Week: 10/28/11 or “We Can’t Wait”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President announced he’d keep his promise to bring our troops home from Iraq, honored the nation’s top scientists and inventors, embarked on a three day Western swing to urge Congress to pass the American Jobs Act and announced major new executive actions that will help middle class families in this difficult economy. That’s October 21st to October 27th or “We Can’t Wait.”

President Obama Takes a Question on Euro Debt Deal

President Obama answers a question about the European debt agreement during a bilateral meeting with Prime Minster Petr Necas of the Czech Republic. October 27, 2011.

10/27/11: 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 Barack Obama talks with Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, in the Oval Office, Oct. 27, 2011.

President Barack Obama talks with Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, in the Oval Office, Oct. 27, 2011.

President Obama Speaks On College Affordability

President Obama announces a proposal that will lower monthly student loan payments for 1.6 million students next year. October 26, 2011.

Open for Questions: Crisis in the Horn of Africa

USAID Administrator Raj Shah and Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council join Director of the Office of Public Engagement, Jon Carson, to answer your questions on the crisis in the horn of Africa. October 26, 2011.

President Barack Obama waits with staff backstage before an event at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., Oct. 25, 2011.

President Barack Obama waits with staff backstage before an event at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., Oct. 25, 2011.

President Barack Obama, along with Press Secretary Jay Carney, left, and Trip Director Marvin Nicholson, right, play basketball between events at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., Oct. 25, 2011.

President Barack Obama, along with Press Secretary Jay Carney, left, and Trip Director Marvin Nicholson, right, play basketball between events at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., Oct. 25, 2011.

President Obama Speaks on Housing and the Economy

The President speaks about Project Rebuild, part of the American Jobs act that will help the private sector put construction workers back to work rehabilitating vacant or abandoned homes and businesses, which will help stabilize home prices across the country. October 24, 2011.