President Barack Obama talks with staff following a phone call with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada in the Oval Office, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Standing with the President from left are: Charles Kupchan, Senior Director for European Affairs; National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Ricardo Zuniga, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs; and Lisa Samp, Director for NATO and European Strategic Affairs.

President Barack Obama talks with staff following a phone call with Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada in the Oval Office, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Standing with the President from left are: Charles Kupchan, Senior Director for European Affairs; National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Ricardo Zuniga, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs; and Lisa Samp, Director for NATO and European Strategic Affairs.

Weekly Address: This Labor Day, Let’s Talk About the Minimum Wage

In this week’s address, the President wished Americans a Happy Labor Day weekend, highlighted the important economic progress we’ve made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate our progress and ensure that our growing economy fuels a strong middle class.

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

En el mensaje de esta semana, para celebrar el Día del Trabajo , el Secretario de Trabajo de EE.UU. Thomas Pérez honró los trabajadores de los Estados Unidos que han ayudado para que la economía crezca y han contribuido a nuestras industrias de la energía , la tecnología , la fabricación y de automóviles. Ese progreso se puede avanzar por aumentar el salario mínimo y luchar por las maneras de fortalecer la clase media.

8/29/14: White House Press Briefing

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

Marine One lands in Rhode Island. Taken from window of second helicopter.

President Obama reads briefing materials in the Oval Office before his first meeting this morning.

President Barack Obama looks out over the water after arriving aboard Marine One at the Brenton Point landing zone in Newport, R.I., Aug. 29, 2014.

President Barack Obama looks out over the water after arriving aboard Marine One at the Brenton Point landing zone in Newport, R.I., Aug. 29, 2014.

Aug. 29, 2014 "I was on the second helicopter and arrived moments before Marine One touched down at Brenton Point in Newport, R.I. I bet one of the advance staff that after landing, instead of walking to the motorcade the President would walk across the road to view the ocean at sunset. I won the bet." (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, 2014
"I was on the second helicopter and arrived moments before Marine One touched down at Brenton Point in Newport, R.I. I bet one of the advance staff that after landing, instead of walking to the motorcade the President would walk across the road to view the ocean at sunset. I won the bet."
(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 reads briefing material in Oval Office this morning before his first meeting.

President Barack Obama greets retiring U.S. Postal Service worker Joe Ford in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2014. Ford worked in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.

President Barack Obama greets retiring U.S. Postal Service worker Joe Ford in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2014. Ford worked in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.