News:Vice President Biden at the Oscars, the Weekly Address, and more

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Here’s what’s going on at the White House today.
The White House, Washington
Monday, February 29, 2016
Follow Along: Today’s Schedule
All times are Eastern Time (ET)

10:00 am: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:15 am: The President presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy Watch Here

Weekly Address: Degrading and Destroying ISIL

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the global campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL.

Weekly Address: Degrading and Destroying ISIL


More from 1600 Penn
It’s On Us: Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga at the Oscars

Last night, Vice President Joe Biden introduced Lady Gaga at the Oscars, where she performed a song she co-wrote to address the issue of on-campus sexual assault. He called it a “brave and powerful song” and pressed all attendees to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses. The Vice President also encouraged viewers support the cause by taking the #ItsOnUs pledge.

Vice President Joe Biden at the Oscars

Ashley Biden, Natali Germanotta, Vice President Joe Biden, Lady Gaga, and Dr. Jill Biden greet one another backstage at last night’s 88th Academy Awards.


President Obama Takes the Mic

Last week, President Obama sang onstage at the White House with Demi Lovato, Usher, Yolanda Adams, Leon Bridges and other performers during the Ray Charles Tribute.

President Barack Obama Takes the Mic


Leon Bridges: That’s Soul, Man

During Black History Month, Leon Bridges gave a solo acoustic performance ahead of the Ray Charles Tribute at the White House.

Leon Bridges


Quote of the Day
“There will be absolutely no cease-fire in our fight against ISIL. We’ll remain relentless.”

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