President Barack Obama departs the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House to board Marine One on the South Lawn, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Chief of Staff Jack Lew, left, and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling are pictured in the foreground.

President Barack Obama departs the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House to board Marine One on the South Lawn, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Chief of Staff Jack Lew, left, and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling are pictured in the foreground.

Weekly Address: It’s Time for Congress to Help Responsible Homeowners

In this week’s address, President Obama explains his administration’s steps to help the housing market, including giving responsible homeowners a chance to save thousands of dollars every year by refinancing their mortgages, but he says we need Congress’s help to do more.

Bo, the Obama family dog, poses for a photo on the North Lawn of the White House, Sept. 28, 2012.

Bo, the Obama family dog, poses for a photo on the North Lawn of the White House, Sept. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, in the Oval Office, Sept. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, in the Oval Office, Sept. 28, 2012.

Sept. 28, 2012 "A candid portrait of the President during a meeting, juxtaposed with the paintings of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, busts of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Lincoln, and the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s a difficult angle to get because I had to sit in front of the closed Oval Office door and hope that no one would open the door and knock me over."

Sept. 28, 2012
"A candid portrait of the President during a meeting, juxtaposed with the paintings of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, busts of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Lincoln, and the Emancipation Proclamation. It's a difficult angle to get because I had to sit in front of the closed Oval Office door and hope that no one would open the door and knock me over."

President Barack Obama meets with Rick Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, in the Oval Office, Sept. 28, 2012.

President Barack Obama meets with Rick Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, in the Oval Office, Sept. 28, 2012.

West Wing Week 09/28/12 or “A Common Heartbeat to Humanity”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the First Lady spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner, We the People turned one-year old, and the President addressed the UN General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative.

White House Hangout: Combating Human Trafficking

In a Google+ Hangout moderated by Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Joshua DuBois, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls Tina Tchen, Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs Samantha Power, and leaders from NGO and faith communities discuss the global fight against modern slavery and the Obama Administration’s efforts to combat human trafficking at home and abroad. September 27, 2012.

White House Safety Datapalooza: Bicoastal Safety Data Journalist Workshop

Sha Hwang and Chrys Wu talk about how freely available government data empowers journalists to investigate and tell stories through visualizations and how Trulia, Fast Company’s Co.Design, O’Reilly Media and Hacks/Hackers hosted a data journalist workshop in San Francisco and New York to teach others how to retell a story based on data through compelling visualizations.

White House Safety Datapalooza: Pulse Point

Fire Chief Richard Price, from San Ramon Valley, California, talks about his lifesaving mobile app, Pulse Point, which allows CPR-trained volunteers to be notified if someone nearby is in need of emergency assistance.