President Barack Obama greets Jack Hoffman, 7, of Atkinson, Neb., in the Oval Office, April 29, 2013. Hoffman, who is battling pediatric brain cancer, gained national attention after he ran for a 69-yard touchdown during a Nebraska Cornhuskers spring football game. Hoffman holds a football that the President signed for him.

President Barack Obama greets Jack Hoffman, 7, of Atkinson, Neb., in the Oval Office, April 29, 2013. Hoffman, who is battling pediatric brain cancer, gained national attention after he ran for a 69-yard touchdown during a Nebraska Cornhuskers spring football game. Hoffman holds a football that the President signed for him.

President Obama at White House Correspondents Dinner

President Obama at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. April 27, 2013.

Steven Spielberg’s “Obama”

Created for the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner

Weekly Address: Time to Replace the Sequester with a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction

President Obama says that because Republicans in Congress allowed a series of harmful, automatic budget cuts—called the sequester—to take effect, important programs like Head Start are now forced to reduce their services. After travelers were stuck for hours in airports and on planes this past week, members of Congress passed a temporary band-aid measure to stop the cuts that impact airlines — but they must do more to stop cuts to vital services for the American people. That’s why it’s time for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that makes smarter cuts and reforms in the tax code while creating jobs and strengthening the middle class.

West Wing Week: 04/26/13 or “This Stuff’s Really Cool”

This week, the Vice President traveled to Boston for a memorial for Officer Collier, and the President memorialized the victims of the West Texas explosion. The President also hosted the Amir of Qatar, the Teacher of the Year, the 3rd White House Science Fair, and visited Dallas with the First Lady for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

President Obama and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan speak to the press before a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office. April 26, 2013.

4/26/13: 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 the Planned Parenthood Gala

President Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 Planned Parenthood Gala.

President Obama Speaks at a Memorial Service for West, Texas

President Obama delivers remarks at a memorial service for the victims of the explosion in West, Texas. April 25, 2013.

President Obama Speaks at the Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library

President Obama delivers remarks at the dedication ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. April 26, 2013.