White House Daily Briefing

Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He clarified statements President Obama made in his… read more

Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He clarified statements President Obama made in his news conference the previous day about U.S. strategy in dealing with ISIS* in Iraq and Syria, and the Russian intervention in Ukraine. Press Secretary Earnest also said that although the British raised their terrorist threat level earlier that day due to a perceived threat from Westerners who fought alongside ISIS, there were no plans to raise the U.S. terrorist threat level. Press Secretary Earnest opened with jocular comments about the attention paid to the summer suit that President Obama wore for his news conference the previous day.

*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. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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News Briefing
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Briefing Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 29, 2014

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  • Aug 29, 2014 | 11:30am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 29, 2014 | 11:51am EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Aug 29, 2014 | 11:51am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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