President Obama hugs Kemba Smith during a surprise drop by with formerly incarcerated individuals who have received commutations. The President then invited them to lunch at Busboys & Poets.

“These attacks can foment fear and division. They can tempt us to cast out the stranger, strike out against those who don’t look like us, or pray exactly as we do. And they can lead us to turn our backs on those who are most in need of help and refuge. That’s the intent of the terrorists, is to weaken our faith, to weaken our best impulses, our better angels…we’re reminded if Easter means anything, it’s that you don’t have to be afraid; We drown out darkness with light, and we heal hatred with love, and we hold on to hope.” —President Obama at the annual Easter Prayer Breakfast

The Howard Gospel Choir performs at the Easter Prayer Breakfast this morning. It’s our last prayer breakfast of the administration. #ThingsIWillMiss


President Obama Speaks at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

President Obama participated in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia on March 29, 2016.

The President Kicks off the Official 2016 Easter Egg Roll

President Obama and the First Lady Read to Kids at the 2016 Easter Egg Roll

The President and First lady read excerpts of their favorite books to children at the Storytime stage during the final Easter Egg Roll, March 28, 2016.

“This is not something that’s just restricted to a small set of communities. This is affecting everybody—young, old, men, women, children, rural, urban, suburban.” —President Obama today in Atlanta on why it’s time to address the opioid epidemic. Learn more about the President’s plan to help every American seeking treatment get the care they need:

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President Obama Delivers Remarks at the Toner Prize Ceremony

President Barack Obama delivers the keynote at the award presentation for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, March 28, 2016.