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Obama to address nation Sunday during primetime

Obama to address nation Sunday during primetime
Posted at 7:17 AM, Dec 06, 2015

President Barack Obama's administration announced Saturday evening that the president will address the nation live from the Oval Office Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern to discuss terrorism and mass shootings. 

The address comes four days after two people with suspected ties to the Islamic State group killed 14 people in a mental health facility in San Bernardino, Calif. On Saturday, Obama described the shooting as an "act of terror."

According to Obama's press office, the president will further address the threat posed by IS, and how the United States is responding to the threat of terror. The president will also provide an update on the investigation involving the incident in San Bernardino. 

This is Obama's third primetime address from the Oval Office since taking office, and his first since 2010. Obama's previous Oval Office addresses were to address the end of combat operations in Iraq, and the major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.