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    White House Daily Briefing

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice talked about President Obama’s trip to the United Nations next week, and took questions from reporters about what the president hopes to accomplish during his time in New York, specifically toward building an international coalition to aid U.S. efforts in combating *ISIL in Iraq and Syria. Other topics included Ukrains and the Ebola outbreak. Then Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues.

    *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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    Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign

    President Obama and Vice President Biden announced the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign, a public awareness initiative aimed at preventing sexual assault on college and university campuses.

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    President Obama on Combating Terrorists

    President Obama delivered a statement following the Senate’s clearing of H.J. Res 124, legislation that would fund federal government operations through December 11, 2014, and authorize the training of Syrian rebels fighting *Islamic State militants. He gave details of the planned operations, thanking France for joining in air strikes, and emphasized that American troops would not have a combat role but that the American people were united against ISIL.

    *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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    U.S.-Ukraine Relations

    President Obama and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke to the press after their meeting in the White House that was also attended by Vice President Biden. They expressed solidarity in pushing for Ukraine’s sovereignty.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest brief reporters and answered their questions on a range of topics, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko being in Washington to discuss his nation’s ongoing dispute with Russia. Press Secretary Earnest spoke about the president’s aims and goals for combating *ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

    *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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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers, Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat. Specialist Sloat received the award posthumously for his actions while serving as a machine gunner. Dr. William Sloat accepted on his brother’s behalf. Sergeant Major was given the award for actions taken as an intelligence sergeant. The president in his remarks recounted their combat actions and heroics. He emphasized the importance of honoring Vietnam veterans for their sacrifices, saying they have not always gotten the thanks they deserve.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions on a variety of news topics. Topics included the Obama administration’s continuing efforts to build an international coalition to degrade and destroy the terrorist group *ISIL. He said that the coalition, including Arab nations, was coming together but would not say which nations specifically had pledged assistance. 

    *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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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Anniversary Dinner

    William Allman and William Seale talked about the facts and stories surrounding the British burning of the White House. White House curator William Allman told the story of the portrait of George Washington famously saved by Dolley Madison. Then, author William Seale described the events leading up to the burning itself. During the War of 1812, British soldiers invaded Washington, D.C., on August 24th, 1814, and set fire to the White House and U.S. Capitol building. President James Madison and first lady Dolley Madison fled the city.

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    Life and Legacy of Ronald Reagan

    Panelists talked about the legacy of President Ronald Reagan. 2014 marked ten years since President Reagan’s death. Panelists included Reagan biographer Lou Cannon and former Reagan speech writer Peggy Noonan. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library hosted this event.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered the weekly presidential address. He talked about terrorist threats and how he had been combating them around the world. He talked about the plan he had unveiled earlier in the week to combat ISIL* and the progress that had been made in building alliances.


    *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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