Friday, August 17, 2012
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke with reporters at Friday's daily briefing.
Friday, August 17, 2012 at 1:46pm (ET)
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney met with members of the media at a White House briefing and defended Vice President Biden’s remarks at a campaign event.
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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney meets with members of the WH press. Topics discussed in the briefing included the situation in Syria, the killing of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and the 2012 campaign.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney holds his daily briefing at the White House. Questions from the press included the situation in Syria, the shooting in Wisconsin, tax cuts and jobs and the 2012 campaign.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed cybersecurity issues at a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce Commmittee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
At a ceremony at the Interior Department, President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Vice President, who was the author of the original bill while he was in the senate, also delivers remarks.
President Obama met with his cabinet at the White House, including newly approved Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The president spoke briefly to the press about the impact of sequestration budget cuts and his priorities on immigration and gun violence.
Pres. Obama announced at the White House this morning the people he will nominate to be Energy Secretary, the EPA Administrator and the new head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Following a meeting with Congressional leaders, President Obama holds a news briefing at the White House.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered remarks at the daily White House briefing. He warned of the impact of the upcoming automatic spending cuts, known as sequestration, to education programs.
President Obama and lawmakers gather for the dedication of a statue of the late Rosa Parks at a ceremony in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.