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    Vice President Biden on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and its implications for European security. The vice president said that helping Ukraine to defend against and deter Russian aggression was critical to preventing further aggression in the future. He harshly criticized the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said the U.S. and Russia should continue to cooperate on areas of clear mutual interest, such as Iran’s nuclear program and combating ISIL.*

    * 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 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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    National Memorial Day Observance

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to commemorate Memorial Day. Then, he and Defense Secretary Carter spoke at a remembrance ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony included prayers, honoring the colors, and music by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” The president’s arrival was announced by a 21-gun salute.

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, a volunteer unit that conducted the first air raid on Japan during World War II. Lieutenant Colonel Richard Cole (Ret.), one of the two surviving Doolittle Raiders, participated with a pre-recorded video message.

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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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    Naval Academy Commencement Address

    Vice President Biden gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He talked about the true character of a soldier and said “a good Navy is the surest guarantee of peace.” The vice president touched on the current global challenges and paid tribute to the midshipman who died the previous week in the Amtrak train derailment.

    This speech is included in program 326203-1.

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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 Remarks at Adas Israel

    President Obama delivered remarks to the Adas Israel Congregation in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month. The president spoke about the security of Israel, saying “our commitment to Israel’s security, and my commitment to Israel’s security, is and always will be unshakeable.” He also reiterated his support for a two-state solution, saying "just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people on their land as well.

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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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