A moment of silence to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
For the sake of our national security and the basic dignity of every human being, we need to respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons on the Syrian people: http://at.wh.gov/oE5mS
Learn more about President Obama’s response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in Syria and get the latest news from the White House about the situation at http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/foreign-policy/syria.
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"My life is my message." - M. K. Gandhi
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are currently in New Delhi, where they met with Gandhi’s granddaughter and toured the building where Gandhi spent the last years of his life, which is now the Gandhi Smriti museum. Read more about his trip on the White House Blog.
Today at 1:55 PM EDT - President Obama will deliver remarks on climate change at Georgetown University. Watch live at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Climate change is one of the most serious threats we face—and it’s time to act. Watch this message from President Obama and tune in to Tuesday’s speech: http://at.wh.gov/mjejg
On Thursday, President Obama leaves on a three day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica, where he will meet with key leaders to discuss a range of issues. In Mexico the President will meet with his counterpart, President Peña Nieto, on ways we can deepen our economic and commercial partnership.
In Costa Rica, President Chinchilla will host a meeting with President Obama and heads of state of the other Central American countries and the Dominican Republic, where the leaders can discuss our collective efforts to promote economic growth and development in Central America and our ongoing collaboration on citizen security.
We asked Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, to preview the upcoming trip and some of the issues the President would be discussing in his meetings. Check it out above or watch the video on YouTube.
Learn more about President Obama’s trip to Mexico and Costa Rica at whitehouse.gov.