Obama Plans 1st Oval Office Address Since 2010 Sunday

President will talk about San Bernardino shootings, terror threat
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Obama Plans 1st Oval Office Address Since 2010 Sunday
President Barack Obama makes a statement on Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, in the Oval Office of the White House.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Obama will address the nation Sunday night from the Oval Office, using perhaps the best bully pulpit at his disposal to speak about the San Bernardino shootings, as well as the terror threat faced by the United States and steps Uncle Sam is taking to safeguard against it, reports the New York Times. The 8pm televised address is a rare enough tactic, notes Politico—Obama last used an Oval Office address in August 2010 to discuss the end of combat operations in Iraq.

Per a White House release: "[The president] will reiterate his firm conviction that (ISIS) will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values—our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom—to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology." (More President Obama stories.)

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