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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to their questions on a variety of subjects. Topics included the importance of the Senate passing the USA FREEDOM Act to re-authorization of expiring PATRIOT Act provisions and recent comments by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter about the Iraqi military’s ability to combat ISIL.* Other topics included the floods in Texas.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    President Obama Meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

    President Obama and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke to reporters following a meeting at the White House to discuss topics including Ukraine, Russia, Jordan, Libya, and the troop drawdown in Afghanistan. President Obama said that the U.S. was working with NATO to fight ISIL.* President Obama began his remarks with concerns about the floods in Texas and he also urged the Senate to work through the congressional break to make sure the U.S. was not left vulnerable by the expiration of the PATRIOT Act at the end of the month.


    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to their country.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of issues, including the release of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s e-mails and the status of the USA FREEDOM ACT to revise National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance.

    Due to technical difficulties there is a brief audio loss tone.

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    President Obama at Cabinet Meeting

    President Obama made remarks to reporters outlining the administration’s agenda before a meeting with his Cabinet at the White House. He said the U.S. would continue to pursue strong trade agreements and thanked the Senate for taking action on his trade agenda. Topics included fast-track trade promotion authority legislation, the economy, nuclear talks with Iran, and *ISIL. New cabinet members Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Attorney General Loretta Lynch were welcomed. 

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), 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 their questions on a variety of topics, including U.S. strategy in Iraq following the seizure of Ramadi, a city 70 miles from Baghdad, by the so-called Islamic State.* He said that the president did not support a full-scale reinvasion of Iraq to battle ISIL. Other topics included fast-track trade promotion authority legislation, the USA FREEDOM Act, and U.S.-Cuba relations. 

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    U.S.-Tunisia Relations

    President Obama and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi spoke to reporters following a bilateral meeting about the relationship between their countries.

    Consecutive translations.

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    President Obama Signing Blue Alert Act

    President Obama signed S. 665, the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015, creating a “Blue Alert” system to communicate threats to law enforcement officers nationwide. The bill was named in honor of two New York City police officers who were killed in December 2014.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to reporters' questions on a variety of topics, including the president’s strategy against the so-called Islamic State* in Syria and Iraq, trade policy, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private electronic mail server.

    *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

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    Book Discussion on And the Good News Is...

    Dana Perino talked about her book And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side, in which she recounts her path to the White House, her tenure in the Bush administration, and her experiences as a Fox News contributor.

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