President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in the Oval Office, Feb. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in the Oval Office, Feb. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick listen as students from Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury, Mass., perform Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick listen as students from Orchard Gardens K-8 School in Roxbury, Mass., perform Dr. Marin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the United Auto Workers Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the United Auto Workers Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order entitled "Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center," in the Oval Office, Feb. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order entitled "Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center," in the Oval Office, Feb. 28, 2012.

Behind the Scenes: Red, White and Blues

BB King, Mick Jagger, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Keb Mo and many others come to the White House in a celebration of the blues. Take a look inside the rehearsals and hear what artists had to say about being at the White House and the magic that is blues music. As President Obama said, “this music speaks to something universal. No one goes through life without both joy and pain, triumph and sorrow. The blues gets all of that, sometimes with just one lyric or one note.
(additional footage courtesy of WETA)

2/27/12: 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 at National Governors Association Meeting

President Obama addresses governors at the annual meeting of the National Governors Association, and calls on leaders to invest more in education and make sure all students get the education they need to compete for the jobs of tomorrow as well as the jobs of today. February 27, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden Speak on Military Spouse Employment

The First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden speak to governors about their Joining Forces initiative to help military spouses more easily transfer professional licenses across state lines. February 27, 2012.

Backstage at The White House: Keb Mo

Go behind the scenes of the In Performance at the White House: Red, White & Blues event as Keb Mo sits down backstage for an acoustic performance of the “America the Beautiful” in the East Wing of the White House.

President Barack Obama meets with former Chief of Protocol Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, left, and guests in the Oval Office, Feb. 27, 2012. The President signed a presidential commendation in honor of Roosevelt’s government service.

President Barack Obama meets with former Chief of Protocol Selwa "Lucky" Roosevelt, left, and guests in the Oval Office, Feb. 27, 2012. The President signed a presidential commendation in honor of Roosevelt's government service.