March 1, 2014 "The President talks with some of his national security advisors before a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine. I’m sure there will be people quick to comment about his wearing casual clothes and having his feet on his coffee table. Let’s keep perspective in mind: it was a Saturday, and a President is the President whether he’s wearing a suit on a weekday or casual clothes on a weekend. And a President, any President, isn’t disrespecting the office if he puts his feet on a table or a desk; he’s just being relaxed." (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.

March 1, 2014
"The President talks with some of his national security advisors before a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine. I'm sure there will be people quick to comment about his wearing casual clothes and having his feet on his coffee table. Let's keep perspective in mind: it was a Saturday, and a President is the President whether he's wearing a suit on a weekday or casual clothes on a weekend. And a President, any President, isn't disrespecting the office if he puts his feet on a table or a desk; he's just being relaxed."
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine, March 1, 2014. (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 talks on the phone in the Oval Office with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine, March 1, 2014.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Weekly Address: Investing in Technology and Infrastructure to Create Jobs

In his weekly address, President Obama said he took action this week to launch new manufacturing hubs and expand a competition to fund transformative infrastructure projects.

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

En el mensaje de esta semana, William A. Ramos, Director de Asuntos Intergubernamentales del Departamento de Comercio discutió el compromiso del Presidente de la expansión de la oportunidad para todos los estadounidenses. Esta semana, Presidente inauguró dos nuevos centros de fabricación de alta tecnología: lugares en los que se llevará a cabo una colaboración entre las empresas y las universidades con el fin de transformar sus investigaciones innovadoras en productos reales Hechos en Estados Unidos. El Presidente también inauguró una nueva competencia para construir una infraestructura digna del siglo XXI en los Estados Unidos para crear buenos empleos en el sector de la construcción aquí en los Estado Unidos. En este año de acción, el Presidente hará todo en su poder para reconstruir una economía en la que aquellos que trabajan duro pueden salir adelante.

The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival

The White House holds its first-ever student film festival, hosted by Kal Penn, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and featuring 16 Official Selection films produced by kids around the country. February 28, 2014.