Open for Questions: The Beginning of the End of AIDS

Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development and Democracy at the White House, and Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will be taking questions on the global AIDS epidemic and what the Obama Administration is doing to bring it to an end. December 1, 2011.

12/1/11: White House Press Briefing

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

Champions of Change: Native American Youth Leaders

This week’s Champions of Change event honors Native American youth leaders. December 1, 2011.

President Obama on World AIDS Day

The President announced new commitments to fight AIDS in the US at the “The Beginning of the End” event sponsored by the ONE and (Red) campaigns. December 1, 2011.

The President with Malia and the First Lady with Sasha wait backstage before the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

Dec. 1, 2011
"The President with Malia and the First Lady with Sasha wait backstage before the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C." 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama shows military officials the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room following a meeting, Dec. 1, 2011. The 18-foot-6 inch balsam fir was decorated with holiday cards created by military children and ornaments featuring medals, badges, and patches from all of the military branches.

President Barack Obama shows military officials the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room following a meeting, Dec. 1, 2011. The 18-foot-6 inch balsam fir was decorated with holiday cards created by military children and ornaments featuring medals, badges, and patches from all of the military branches.

President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders, and other Pentagon officials to discuss the Department of Defense budget, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Dec. 1, 2011.

President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commanders, and other Pentagon officials to discuss the Department of Defense budget, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Dec. 1, 2011.

President Obama on the American Jobs Act in Scranton, Pennsylvania

In his speech at Scranton High School, President Obama said, “There is nothing wrong with this country that we can’t fix.  We’re Americans, and our story has never been about things coming easy to us.  That’s not what Scranton has been about.  That’s not what Pennsylvania, that’s not what America is about.  It’s been about rising to the moment, and meeting the moment when things are hard.  It’s about doing what’s right.”