8/30/12: White House Press Briefing

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

The Rhodes Ahead: Second Anniversary of the End of the Combat Mission in Iraq

Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes reflects upon the anniversary of the end of the combat mission in Iraq and talks about welcoming our troops home and the administration’s commitment to supporting our troops as they transition back to civilian life.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have lunch on the patio outside the Oval Office, Aug. 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have lunch on the patio outside the Oval Office, Aug. 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama reacts after recognizing actress Sissy Spacek in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 29, 2012. The President happened upon Spacek while greeting people following a stop in the town.

President Barack Obama reacts after recognizing actress Sissy Spacek in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 29, 2012. The President happened upon Spacek while greeting people following a stop in the town.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Mehmet Oz jump rope during a taping of the “Dr. Oz Show,” at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2012. The First Lady’s appearance was part of a back to school tour to discuss improvements to federal guidelines for school lunches and updates to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Mehmet Oz jump rope during a taping of the “Dr. Oz Show,” at  Rockefeller Plaza in New York, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2012. The First Lady’s appearance was part of a back to school tour to discuss improvements to federal guidelines for school lunches and updates to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Pop the Question" question and answer segment during a taping of the "Rachael Ray Show" at Chelsea Television Studios in New York, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2012. The First Ladyâs appearance was part of a back to school tour to discuss improvements to the federal guidelines for school lunches that go into effect this school year, and updates to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a "Pop the Question" question and answer segment during a taping of the "Rachael Ray Show" at Chelsea Television Studios in New York, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2012. The First Ladyâs appearance was part of a back to school tour to discuss improvements to the federal guidelines for school lunches that go into effect this school year, and updates to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

President Obama Speaks on Preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac

President Obama discusses steps FEMA and other federal and local agencies are taking to keep Gulf Coast residents safe and minimize the damage from approaching Tropical Storm Isaac. August 28, 2012.

Aug. 28, 2012 "The shadows of supporters are seen cheering as the President makes his way to the stage at an outdoor campaign rally at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo."

Aug. 28, 2012
"The shadows of supporters are seen cheering as the President makes his way to the stage at an outdoor campaign rally at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo."

Weekly Address: Preserving and Strengthening Medicare

President Obama speaks to the American people about the critical need to strengthen and preserve Medicare for our seniors and future generations.

Announcing 125,000 Hires Through Joining Forces

First Lady Michelle Obama makes a major announcement of 125,000 Veteran and Military Spouse hires through the administration’s initiative, Joining Forces. http://www.joiningforces.gov