A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle instructs people to evacuate the White House complex moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David – (Snark Knoller in the background)
President Barack Obama signs H.J. Res 124 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, which includes appropriations to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group, in the Oval Office, Sept. 19
On This Day – Pete Souza: “I loved the look Alanah Poullard’s face as the President wrote a school excuse note for the five-year-old, while visiting with Wounded Warriors and their families in the East Room during their tour of the White House. Alanah asked for a note to show her kindergarten teacher so she wouldn’t get in trouble for missing a school day.” Sept. 19, 2013
Today (all times Eastern)
Schedule says 11:45, but video says 10:15!
11:45: President Obama and Vice President Biden Host an Event to Launch “It’s On Us” Campaign, East Room
12:30: White House Press Briefing
3:35: The President delivers remarks at the DNC’s annual Women’s Leadership Forum, Washington, DC
7:05: Departs White House for Camp David
@dougmillsnyt: Bird’s-eye view – President Obama meets with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in the Oval Office
President Obama talks with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker following a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office, Sept. 18, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)
Today, the President announced an initiative to help put an end to campus sexual assault. It’s called “It’s On Us.”
That’s not just a slogan or catchphrase. It’s the whole point. Because in a country where one in five women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted — only 12 percent of which are reported — this is a problem that should be important to every single one of us, and it’s on every single one of us to do something to end the problem.
As a husband, as a brother, and as a father of three boys and daughter who is a sophomore in college, it’s on me to help create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable, and where survivors are supported.
It’s on me to tell my kids to never blame the victim. To not be a bystander. It’s on me to make sure they know that if they see something that looks wrong, they need to get involved — to intervene any way they can, even if it means enlisting the help of a friend or resident advisor. It’s on me to teach them to be direct, and to trust their gut.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet the family of Senior Master Sergeant Roland Paramore (not pictured) aboard Air Force One prior to departure en route to New York, Sept. 19, 2011 (Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama and Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi pet Bo, the Obama family dog, at the conclusion of their meeting in the Oval Office, Sept. 19, 2012. Danny Russel, Senior Director for Asian Affairs, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton watch at left (Photo by Pete Souza)
First Lady Michelle Obama greets students from the East Durham Children’s Initiative upon arrival at Raleigh-Durham Airport in Morrisville, N.C., Sept. 19, 2012 (Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)
First Lady Michelle Obama in Greenville, September 19, 2012 (Photo by Christopher Dilts for Obama for America)
On This Day: President Barack Obama greets participants after posing for a group photo with Children’s Miracle Network Champions in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 19, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)