“Extending unemployment insurance isn’t just the right thing to do for our families – it’s the smart thing to do for our economy.” —President Obama #RenewUI

President Obama Speaks to Troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii

On Christmas Day, President Obama visits service members and military
families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and thanks them for their dedication
and sacrifices. December 25, 2013.

President Obama Making Faces with a Toddler on Christmas

When little kids are around, you never know what will happen.

On Christmas Day, the President and First Lady were greeting almost 600 active duty troops and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe (known locally as K-Bay). This youngster gave the President a look, which he returned.

When little kids are around, you never know what will happen. On Christmas Day, the President and First Lady were greeting almost 600 active duty troops and their families at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe (known locally as K-Bay). This youngster gave the President a look, which he returned; click to the next photograph to see what happened next

When little kids are around, you never know what will happen.

Merry Christmas!

Weekly Address: The President and First Lady Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday Season

In this week’s address, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden thank nurses during a Christmas Day visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, Dec. 25, 2013.

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden thank nurses during a Christmas Day visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, Dec. 25, 2013.

“I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a joyful holiday season.” —President Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama reacts while talking on the phone to children across the country as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa program. Mrs. Obama answered the phone calls from Kailua, Hawaii, Christmas Eve

First Lady Michelle Obama reacts while talking on the phone to children across the country as part of the annual NORAD Tracks Santa program. Mrs. Obama answered the phone calls from Kailua, Hawaii, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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#GetCovered: Nancy’s Story

In October, President Obama met with Americans who are getting covered thanks to the Affordable Care Act. This is Nancy’s story. Get covered at http://www.healthcare.gov

West Wing Week 12/24/13 or, “The Holiday Card”

This week, we will be celebrating the season by taking you behind the scenes as the White House is transformed into a yuletide masterpiece with the help of volunteers from across the country. We will also stop into a news conference the president held before he departed for the Hawaiian island of Oahu to have a Mele Kalikimaka with family and friends. That’s December 20th to Christmas eve or the “Holiday Card Edition.”