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    Situation in Ukraine

    President Obama announced that the U.S. would join with the European Union in additional economic sanctions against Russia for its ongoing conflict with Ukraine. The sanctions target Russia’s energy, arms, and financial sectors.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of issues.

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    National Leadership Assembly for Israel

    Members of Congress and the Obama administration and other dignitaries spoke at a gathering of the nation’s largest Jewish organizations and communities. The “National Leadership Assembly for Israel,” organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, was held at the National Press Club.

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    National Medal of Arts and Humanities

    President Obama awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts and the 2013 National Humanities Medal.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken talked about a video conference that President Obama held earlier that day with the the leaders of Great Britain, Italy, France and Germany on imposing more sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine. He responded to questions from reporters at the White House daily briefing. Then Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a range of issues. Topics included the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Veterans Affairs bill, and the president’s supplemental request to address the unaccompanied immigrant children crisis along the U.S. southern border.

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the need to close tax loopholes that allows companies to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. by shifting their residence for tax purposes out of the country.

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    President Obama and Central American Leaders

    President Obama spoke to reporters in the Cabinet Room after his meeting with President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador. He had discussed the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children on the U.S. border with the Central American leaders. President Obama said that “all of us recognize that we have a shared responsibility to address this problem” of children crossing the border. He also noted that the number of children at the border had dropped in half since June 2014 and called on Congress to pass immigration reform.

    Consecutive translation into Spanish.

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Dan Pfeiffer

    Dan Pfeiffer talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. He said that he would not discount the possibility of Republicans pursuing impeachment of President Obama if he takes executive action on immigration reform. Other topics discussed included sanctions on Russia, unaccompanied immigrant children, and the 2014 and 2016 elections.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the potential for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Other topics included the plans for handling the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children on the southern border, the Republican lawsuit against President Obama, and who was calling for impeachment.

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    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

    President Obama talked about improving the state of the middle class thorough better jobs and preparing Americans with skill sets for those jobs before signing H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The bill reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which provides supports to adult education and job training. Vice President Biden introduced the president and presented him with a road map to obtaining the highest-skilled workforce in the world developed by Congress that President Obama had requested during his State of the Union address.

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