President Obama Speaks on Syria

President Obama speaks on the situation in Syria from the White House Rose Garden. August 31, 2013.

Vice President Joe Biden confers with Rob Nabors, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, left, as President Barack Obama talks on the phone with French President François Hollande in the Oval Office, Saturday, August 31, 2013.

Vice President Joe Biden confers with Rob Nabors, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, left, as President Barack Obama talks on the phone with French President François Hollande  in the Oval Office, Saturday, August 31, 2013.

Weekly Address: Commemorating Labor Day

President Obama discusses Labor Day and reflects on the contributions of the working men and women in our country.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Speaker of the House John Boehner, in the Oval Office, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Vice President Joe Biden listens at right.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Speaker of the House John Boehner, in the Oval Office, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Vice President Joe Biden listens at right.

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

En el mensaje de esta semana, el Secretario de Trabajo Tom Pérez conmemoró el Día del Trabajo y discutió el plan del Presidente para lograr un mejor negocio para la clase media, que incluye un buen trabajo para todo aquel dispuesto a trabajar duro para llegar a esta. El Secretario Pérez destacó el papel fundamental que juegan los Latinos para nuestra fuerza laboral diversa y vibrante, y también agradeció a los hombres y mujeres de Estados Unidos por contribuir con su trabajo al país.

President Barack Obama meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisors to discuss strategy in Syria, Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisors to discuss strategy in Syria, Saturday, August 31, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Aug. 31, 2013 "The President meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisors to discuss his decision to postpone a military strike against the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack so he could first seek Congressional authorization." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Aug. 31, 2013
"The President meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisors to discuss his decision to postpone a military strike against the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack so he could first seek Congressional authorization."
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Obama’s Meeting with Baltic Leaders

President Obama and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia, President Dalia Grybauskaitė of Lithuania, and President Andris Bērziņš of Latvia speak to the press after a meeting at the White House. August 30, 2013.

President Obama Makes a Statement on Syria

Following a meeting with Baltic leaders at the White House, President Obama makes a statement about the situation in Syria. August 30, 2013.

West Wing Week: 8/30/13 or “Because They Marched”

This week, the President hit the road for a College Affordability bus tour in New York and Pennsylvania, conferred the medal of honor for conspicuous gallantry, and reflected on what the Civil Rights Movement has meant for the country on the anniversary of the March on Washington 50 years ago, at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.