President Barack Obama greets Consumer Financial Protection Bureau staff before departing the CFPB in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2012.

President Barack Obama greets Consumer Financial Protection Bureau staff before departing the CFPB in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2012.

President Barack Obama and Chief of Staff Bill Daley listen during a meeting with senior advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 6, 2012.

President Barack Obama and Chief of Staff Bill Daley listen during a meeting with senior advisors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 6, 2012.

West Wing Week: 1/6/12 or, “2012: The Annual Resolutions Edition”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to speak on appointing Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will protect families from predatory lenders, spoke on a comprehensive review of our defense strategy, and the White House staff shared its New Year’s resolutions. That’s December 30th to January 5th or “2012: The Annual Resolutions Edition.”

1/5/12: 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 Speaks on the Defense Strategic Review

President Obama speaks unveils the Defense Strategic Review, which clarifies our strategic interests around the world and guides our defense priorities and spending over the coming decade. January 5, 2011.

President Obama Speaks on Appointing Richard Cordray

President Obama appoints Richard Cordray to be the nation’s top consumer watchdog as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. January 4, 2012.

President Barack Obama greets neighbors outside the home of William and Endia Eason in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 4, 2012. The President visited the Easons, who almost lost their home after falling victim to a predatory lender, to discuss the need for a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

President Barack Obama greets neighbors outside the home of William and Endia Eason in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 4, 2012. The President visited the Easons, who almost lost their home after falling victim to a predatory lender, to discuss the need for a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

1/3/12: White House Press Briefing

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

Jan. 1, 2012"A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay."

Jan. 1, 2012
"A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay."