“Welcome to the White House. And I guess it is the Blue and White House today because we’re giving it up for the 2016 NCAA Champion Villanova Wildcats!” —President Obama honoring this year’s @NCAASports Men’s Basketball Championship team. Today, @NovaMBB presented the President with a No. 44 jersey worn by the team in December.

President Obama Honors the 2016 NCAA Champion Villanova Wildcats Men’s Basketball Team

The President welcomes the NCAA Champion Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team to honor the team and their 2016 NCAA Championship.

5/31/16: White House Press Briefing

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

President Obama receives a briefing on the annual hurricane season outlook and preparedness, at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“It just takes one big disaster for us to really see some severe impacts. What we’re always worried about are the things we don’t know, things we can’t anticipate, things that we haven’t seen before. And that is why it’s so important to make sure that every American, every family participate actively in getting prepared. And if we do that, then we’re going to have the kind of resilience that we’re all looking for.” —President Obama after his briefing on being prepared for hurricane season. Find out how to make sure your family is prepared for severe weather by clicking the Ready.gov link in our bio.

White House Foster Care & Technology Hackathon, Day 2

The concluding session of the first ever White House event bringing together the technology and child welfare sectors. This convening highlights ways to improve our foster care system through the use of technology and lifts up best practices.

President Obama Receives a Hurricane Preparedness Briefing

The President receives a Hurricane Preparedness Briefing at the FEMA Headquarters.

West Wing Week: 05/29/16 or, “Need a Little Beat?”

This week, we visit Vietnam with President Obama, where the streets were lined to welcome his first trip to that country. From Vietnam, he traveled to the G7 Summit in Japan, and then made a historic trip to Hiroshima — becoming the first sitting US president to do so. That’s May 21st to May 27th or, “Need a Little Beat?”

President Obama Visits Hiroshima

“Here, at Arlington, the deafening sounds of combat have given way to the silence of these sacred hills. The chaos and confusion of battle has yielded to perfect, precise rows of peace. The Americans who rest here, and their families – the best of us, those from whom we asked everything – ask of us today only one thing in return: that we remember them.” —President Obama at Arlington National Cemetery on #MemorialDay: go.wh.gov/MemorialDay 🇺🇸