President Obama greets five-month-old Davida Asen and her mother Rebecca Watson today in the Outer Oval Office. They were family members accompanying a departing White House staffer for a photo with the President.

“That’s the promise of tomorrow—that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it. That when millions of Americans of every race and every region, every faith and every station, can join together in a spirit of brotherhood, then those mountains will be made low, and those rough places will be made plain, and those crooked places, they straighten out towards grace, and we will vindicate the faith of those who sacrificed so much and live up to the true meaning of our creed, as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” —President Obama two years ago today celebrating a half-century since the March on Washington

West Wing Week: 08/28/15 or, “From the Telegraph to the Smartphone”

This week, the President spoke with clean energy powerhouses in Las Vegas, WNBA superstars back at the White House, and the leaders who rebuilt New Orleans. That’s August 21st to August 27th or, “From the Telegraph to the Smartphone.”

Luol Deng, a basketball player with the Miami Heat who was born in what is now South Sudan, discusses the situation in South Sudan with President Obama today in the Oval Office.

8/28/15: White House Press Briefing

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

The President Tours Faubourg Lafitte Neighborhood in New Orleans

President Obama delivers remarks after touring the Faubourg Lafitte Neighborhood in New Orleans, LA. August 27, 2015.

Luol Deng of the @MiamiHeat fled South Sudan as a child with his family and has been working tirelessly to end the conflict there ever since. Luol has directly engaged opposition and government leaders to lobby for a sustainable peace in the country. He’s leading South Sudanese youth and the diaspora in advocating for unity with his South Sudan Unite initiative. That’s why today, he met with President Obama in the Oval Office to discuss the situation in South Sudan. After the meeting, Luol said the President thanked him for his efforts and asked for his advice on how the United States can best support the peace agreement signed this week.

And here’s an example of the new full-frame Instagram option for horizontals. Another photo from yesterday’s visit to New Orleans.

“We were in Tremé, and we saw returning residents living in brand new homes, mixed income, new homes near schools and clinics and parks, child care centers, more opportunities for working families.” —President Obama on meeting the people of New Orleans today 10 years after Hurricane Katrina #Katrina1

Trying out the new full frame update and wanted to see how a vertical looked. This is during the President’s round table briefing in New Orleans yesterday. DSLR FYI.