President Obama meets with speech writers Jon Favreau and Cody Keenan in this Oval Office shot by photographer Pete Souza.
The White House did not say what they were working on, but the president has remarks scheduled at Democratic Senate Caucus Retreat Wednesday, the National Prayer Breakfast and the House Democratic Issues Conference Thursday. And, of course, the State of the Union address next Tuesday.
Faverau, his lead speechwriter, is leaving the administration and reportedly eyeing a job in Hollywood. Keenan will take over as chief speech writer.