Paws and legs.

“Our military action in Iraq has to be part of a broader, comprehensive strategy to protect our people and to support our partners who are taking the fight to ISIL. And that starts with Iraq’s leaders building on the progress that they’ve made so far and forming an inclusive government that will unite their country and strengthen their security forces to confront ISIL. Any successful strategy, though, also needs strong regional partners…I’ll be meeting with my National Security Council…as we continue to develop that strategy.” —President Obama

President Barack Obama reads briefing material before the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2014.

President Barack Obama reads briefing material before the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office, Aug. 29, 2014.

Aug. 29, 2014 "This view of the President reading briefing material was taken with a remote camera set up on the mantel above the fireplace in 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, 2014
"This view of the President reading briefing material was taken with a remote camera set up on the mantel above the fireplace in 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.

President Obama Delivers a Statement on the Economy, Iraq, and Ukraine

On August 28, 2014, President Obama provided an update on the strength of our economy as well as America’s position on the situations in Iraq and Ukraine.

West Wing Week 08/29/14 or “Choose the Harder Right Instead of the Easier Wrong”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the White House honored two important anniversaries, for Women’s Rights and Civil Rights, and the President announced new actions to improve access to quality healthcare for veterans.

President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Aug. 28, 2014.

President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Aug. 28, 2014.

President Barack Obama meets with John F. Tefft, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, in the Oval Office, Aug. 28, 2014.

President Barack Obama meets with John F. Tefft, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, in the Oval Office, Aug. 28, 2014.

President Barack Obama meets with senior staff in the Oval Office, Aug. 28, 2014. Standing from left are: Steve Ricchetti, Chief of Staff to the Vice President; Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Neil Eggleston, Counsel to the President; Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri; Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer; Anita Decker Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; Press Secretary Josh Earnest; Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett; Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs; Kristie Canegallo, Deputy Chief of Staff for Implementation; and Cecilia Muñoz, Domestic Policy Council Director.

President Barack Obama meets with senior staff in the Oval Office, Aug. 28, 2014. Standing from left are: Steve Ricchetti, Chief of Staff to the Vice President; Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; Neil Eggleston, Counsel to the President; Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri; Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer; Anita Decker Breckenridge, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; Press Secretary Josh Earnest; Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett; Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs; Kristie Canegallo, Deputy Chief of Staff for Implementation; and Cecilia Muñoz, Domestic Policy Council Director.

Good news: our economy continues to grow. 2nd-quarter GDP↑4.2%. Business investment↑6.4%. American exports↑3.7%. #MadeInAmerica