President Barack Obama talks with Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest as First Lady Michelle Obama talks with her Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, aboard Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 27, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest as First Lady Michelle Obama talks with her Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, aboard Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 27, 2012.

The Bioeconomy Blueprint Panel

Discussion of the Administration’s new Bioeconomy Blueprint by a panel of four academic and industry representatives (tbd), moderated by Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University.

Announcing The Bioeconomy Blueprint

Announcing a new research strategy and new commitments to harness biology for agriculture, health, energy, and the economy/jobs.

West Wing Week: 4/27/12 or “‘Don’t Double My Rate!'”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President hosted the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and traveled to North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa to launch a sustained effort to get Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1st. That’s April 20th to April 26th or “Don’t Double My Rate!”

4/26/12: White House Press Briefing

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

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes young people to the White House on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. April 26, 2012.

President Barack Obama jokes with Vice President Joe Biden and Senior Advisor David Plouffe in the Outer Oval Office, April 26, 2012.

President Barack Obama jokes with Vice President Joe Biden and Senior Advisor David Plouffe in the Outer Oval Office, April 26, 2012.

President Barack Obama drops by a meeting with Cabinet members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 26, 2012. Seated clockwise from the President: Commerce Secretary John Bryson; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.; Administrator Karen Mills, Small Business Administration; Jeff Zients, Office of Management and Budget acting Director; Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Senior Advisor David Plouffe; Mark Childress, Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

President Barack Obama drops by a meeting with Cabinet members in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 26, 2012. Seated clockwise from the President: Commerce Secretary John Bryson; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.; Administrator Karen Mills, Small Business Administration; Jeff Zients, Office of Management and Budget acting Director; Director of Communications Dan Pfeiffer; Senior Advisor David Plouffe; Mark Childress, Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

President Barack Obama talks with members of the 2012 Spring White House intern class before a group photo in the East Room of the White House, April 26, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with members of the 2012 Spring White House intern class before a group photo in the East Room of the White House, April 26, 2012.

President Obama Speaks on Student Loan Interest Rates in Iowa

President Obama discusses the importance of a college education and why higher education should be affordable for all students willing to work hard, and calls on Congress to stop interest rates on federal Stafford loans from doubling in July. April 25, 2012.