President Barack Obama meets with senior advisors in the Oval Office to discuss a new plan for the situation in Syria, Friday night, August 30, 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 with senior advisors in the Oval Office to discuss a new plan for the situation in Syria, Friday night, August 30, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Aug. 30, 2013 "Seemingly trying to catch a look, Bo, the Obama family dog, sits outside the Oval Office as the President and First Lady participated in a promotion ceremony." (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. 30, 2013
"Seemingly trying to catch a look, Bo, the Obama family dog, sits outside the Oval Office as the President and First Lady participated in a promotion ceremony." 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2013. From left at the table: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of State John Kerry; and Vice President Joe Biden.

President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2013. From left at the table: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of State John Kerry; and Vice President Joe Biden.

8/29/13: White House Press Briefing

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

Let’s keep marching until every American has the opportunity to realize their dreams. #MLKDream50

Vice President Biden Swears in B. Todd Jones

Vice President Biden swears in B. Todd Jones as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and announces new Executive Actions to reduce gun violence.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2013.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2013.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2013. Seated from left: Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications; Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Phil Gordon, White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region; and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with advisors in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2013. Seated from left: Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications; Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Phil Gordon, White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region; and National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2013.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2013.

Aug. 29, 2013 "While waiting to call a foreign head of state to discuss the situation in Syria, I noticed the President looking out the window of the Oval Office." (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. 29, 2013
"While waiting to call a foreign head of state to discuss the situation in Syria, I noticed the President looking out the window of the Oval Office." 
(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.