1/28/16: White House Press Briefing

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

Big news: President Obama just established a first-of-its-kind federal task force to carry out our call for a moonshot to end cancer as we know it. Vice President Biden will chair its first meeting on Monday. Learn more about today’s announcement at go.wh.gov/CancerMoonshot.

15 million American kids live in food insecure households. We have to do better. That’s why we’re taking steps to ensure kids from low-income families have year-round access to food. Learn more at go.wh.gov/SNAP.

President Obama walks to the motorcade last night en route to the Embassy of Israel.

A White House Conversation on Child Hunger in America

The White House hosts a conversation about child hunger in America, with experts, service providers and SNAP benefit recipients discussing how hunger continues to harm children across the country, January 27, 2016.

The President Speaks at the Righteous Among Nations Award Ceremony

President Obama delivered remarks at the Righteous Among Nations Award Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. This is the first time this ceremony has been held in the U.S. January 27, 2016.

1/27/16: White House Press Briefing

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

“An attack on any faith is an attack on all of our faiths. It is an attack on that Golden Rule at the heart of so many faiths – that we ought to do unto others as we would have done to us. For Americans, in particular, we should understand that it’s an attack on our diversity, on the very idea that people of different backgrounds can live together and thrive together.” —President Obama on #HolocaustRemembranceDay

Winter Storm Jonas from the South Lawn of the White House

A time-lapse view from the South Lawn.

Dog tails this morning. (iPhone)