Pete Souza: One of the things I learned about my boss during the first week of the administration was to not wander too far away. We had gone up to the U.S. Capitol a week after the inauguration to meet with the House and Senate Republican caucuses. I had already started running up the stairs ahead of him before I realized he had taken a slight detour to greet the kitchen staff
President Barack Obama talks on the phone with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to receive an update on Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 8, 2016. The President spoke from his home in Chicago, Ill. Photo by Pete Souza
First Lady Michelle Obama embraces President Barack Obama as he surprises her during the White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest
Pete Souza: President Obama talks with Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of “Let’s Move!”, and former Executive Director of “Let’s Move!” Sam Kass during the fall harvest in the White House Kitchen Garden
Pete Souza: The President hands his handkerchief to Nechamia “Chemi” Peres who had become emotional while listening to one of the speakers at a memorial service for his father, former Israel President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem
Pete Souza: President Obama greets Harry Belafonte during a dropby in the Oval Office today. The legendary singer, actor and activist is in town for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Pete Souza: President Obama greets the Tennessee State University Marching Band at the White House following a reception for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The band entertained arriving guests on the South Lawn.