Vice President Biden on Colorado Springs, Colo., Planned Parenthood shooting: '...it's time for our political system to catch up with the overwhelming majority of the American people who want background checks, who want to keep assault weapons off our streets and out of the hands of people who have no business firing them, and who simply expect their elected officials to forge consensus and to do the right thing' - White House
White House spokesman announces that National Security Council's Rob Malley, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, will now serve as senior adviser to President Obama on Islamic State - @margbrennan
Photo: President Obama and his daughters, Sasha and Malia, shop at Upshur Street Books in celebration of Small Business Day; White House officials said they purchased 9 books, including several children's titles and the latest from Jonathan Franzen and Salman Rushdie - @UpshurStBooks
Photo: First lady Michelle Obama, along with family dogs Bo and Sunny, receives the official White House Christmas Tree, an 18.5-foot Fraser fir grown by Bustard's Christmas Trees of Pennsylvania - @KmBdStudios
Upcoming: President Obama will make a statement from the White House this morning following a meeting with his national security team. It's expected he will discuss homeland security in the wake of the Paris attacks and in preparation for the holiday season. We will carry it live at about 11:40 a.m. ET.
More: White House says President Obama, President Erdogan agree on 'importance of deescalating the situation' and to 'ensure that such incidents do not happen again' in call regarding downing of Russian jet - @Acosta
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