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    Presidential News Conference

    President Obama made a statement about the latest developments in Syria and Ukraine and responded to reporters' questions. He said that ISIS* posed an immediate threat to Iraq and that a regional coalition was needed to meet the threat. He also said that Russia was responsible for the instability in Ukraine.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of topics. Topics included Iraq and whether a decision has been made to target ISIL* with air strikes in Syria. Press Secretary Earnest also told reporters that President Obama would chair a September 2014 U.N. Security Council meeting on foreign fighters.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions on a variety of issues, including the release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian militants over the weekend. Press Secretary Earnest said that President Obama had not made a decision on whether to authorize military strikes against ISIL in Syria.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Presidential Decision Making

    Former chiefs of staff and advisers to Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama talked about the presidents' decision-making process. The panelists also spoke about their own relationships with the presidents they served, and their time in the White House. The Panetta Institute for Public Policy hosted this event.

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    Book Discussion on A Chinaman's Chance

    Eric Liu talked about his book, A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream, in which he looks at the history of Chinese Americans and the experiences of his own family members in the United States. He spoke at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the improvement in the U.S. economy, in part due to the actions of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and urged that the charter of the bank be renewed.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes opened the White House briefing, which was held in Edgartown, Massachusetts, where President Obama was on vacation. He answered questions about the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the ISIS* beheading of journalist James Foley. Afterward, Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz answered reporters questions on a variety of topics.

    * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that seized several cities in northern and western Iraq. 

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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Swearing-In Ceremony

    Vice President Joe Biden performed a ceremonial swearing-in of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, who took the oath officially on July 28, 2014. The ceremony in the Indian Treaty Room at the Old Executive Office Building was attended by friends and family.

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    Iraq Strategy and Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    President Obama made a statement on the latest developments in Iraq, saying that the Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapturing the Mosul Dam was a “major step forward” in the ongoing fight against ISIL*. He also announced that Attorney General Eric Holder would visit Ferguson, Missouri, following the previous week’s police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown and subsequent violent protests.


    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was a Sunni militant group. In June 2014, violence escalated as the group seized several cities in northern and western Iraq.

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    President Obama and Attorney General Holder Appearance

    Photographs were taken of President Obama meeting in the Oval Office with Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss a federal response to the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

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