7/27/12: 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 Signs US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act

President Obama signs the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, which strengthens Israel’s qualitative military edge and support for Administration initiatives that deepen U.S. defense and security cooperation with Israel. July 27, 2012.

President Barack Obama hugs a member of the American Legion Boys Nation in the East Wing during their tour of the White House, July 27, 2012.

President Barack Obama hugs a member of the American Legion Boys Nation in the East Wing during their tour of the White House, July 27, 2012.

West Wing Week 07/27/12 “A Brighter Day Is Going To Come”

This week, the President addressed the nation on the tragedy in Colorado and made Aurora his first stop on a four day trip out West, then continued to Reno to address the VFW, and to New Orleans to speak at the National Urban League. Back in Washington DC, Dr. Biden announced a major Joining Forces initiative for social workers, the President signed an Executive Order on Education, and hosted a reception at the White House to honor the International AIDS Conference taking place in Washington DC.

First Lady Michelle Obama greets former Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, right, and her children, Skye and Spider, following a "Let’s Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. Sanders is serving as part of the U.S. delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

First Lady Michelle Obama greets former Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, right, and her children, Skye and Spider, following a "Let's Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. Sanders is serving as part of the U.S. delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a tug of war competition during a "Let’s Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a tug of war competition during a "Let's Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Joshua Wilkins-Waldron during a "Let’s Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Joshua Wilkins-Waldron during a "Let's Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama runs at an activity station during a "Let’s Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama runs at an activity station during a "Let's Move! London" event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama is picked up by U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility at the University of East London in London, England, July 27, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama is picked up by U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility at the University of East London in London, England, July 27, 2012.

July 27, 2012 "Sonya Hebert captured this amusing moment as U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova literally picked up the First Lady during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London."

July 27, 2012
"Sonya Hebert captured this amusing moment as U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova literally picked up the First Lady during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London."