Remarks by President Obama at the First Session of COP21

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  President Hollande, Mr. Secretary General, fellow leaders.  We have come to Paris to show our resolve. We offer our condolences to the people of France for the barbaric attacks on this beautiful city.  We stand united in solidarity not only to deliver justice to the terrorist network responsible for those attacks but to ...
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Remarks by President Obama to the United Nations General Assembly

United Nations Headquarters New York, New York **Please see below for a correction, marked with an asterisk. 10:18 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen:  Seventy years after the founding of the United Nations, it is worth reflecting on what, together, the members of this body have helped ...
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The President Announces a Historic Nuclear Deal with Iran

Remarks by President Barack Obama Washington, DC THE PRESIDENT:  Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can ...
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Remarks by the President on the Supreme Court’s ruling of the Affordable Care Act

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  Have a seat.  Five years ago, after nearly a century of talk, decades of trying, a year of bipartisan debate — we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for all. Over those five years, as we’ve worked to implement ...
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President Obama announces nomination of new U.S. Ambassador to Norway

On May 13 2015, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Samuel D. Heins from Minnesota to the post as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Norway. The U.S. Senate will now schedule a hearing of Samuel Heins, before proceeding with confirmation proceedings. His arrival to Norway will depend on the confirmation schedule and other practical matters. ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Raul Castro of Cuba

ATLAPA Convention Center – Panama City, Panama PRESIDENT OBAMA: This is obviously a historic meeting. The history between the United States and Cuba is obviously complicated, and over the years a lot of mistrust has developed. But during the course of the last several months, there have been contacts between the U.S. and the Cuban ...
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Obama’s Weekly Address on Iran’s Nuclear Program Deal

In his weekly address, President Obama describes the historic understanding the United States — with its allies and partners — reached with Iran, which, if fully implemented, will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and will make the world safer. The deal, announced on April 2, meets the core objectives of cutting off every ...
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Obama at SelectUSA Investment Summit

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. Please have a seat. Well, thank you, everybody. And let me begin by thanking Penny Pritzker for her outstanding leadership. We’ve got six Cabinet Secretaries and dozens of U.S. ambassadors here, which should tell you that SelectUSA is a major priority for this administration. Since I ...
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Obama on 45th Anniversary of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Statement by the President on the 45th Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Forty-five years ago today the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty entered into force. At the time that the treaty was signed, it was widely predicted that dozens of countries would develop nuclear weapons, a prospect that threatened to disrupt global stability and security. Instead, ...
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President Obama on Murder of Boris Nemtsov

The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice. Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his ...
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Obama at Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Remarks by the President at the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you, John. Good morning, everyone. I want to thank John Kerry, not only for his introduction, but for the outstanding leadership of American diplomacy. John is tireless. If he has not visited your country yet, he ...
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Obama on Request to Congress to Authorize Force Against ISIL

Remarks by the President on Request to Congress for Authorizaiton of Force Against ISIL THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, as part of an international coalition of some 60 nations — including Arab countries — our men and women in uniform continue the fight against ISIL in Iraq and in Syria. More than 2,000 coalition airstrikes ...
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Joint press conference by Obama, German Chancellor Merkel

Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany in Joint Press Conference East Room 12:04 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everybody. Please be seated. As always, it is a great pleasure to welcome my close friend and partner, Chancellor Angela Merkel, back to the White House. Angela, of course, has been here many ...
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Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

THE PRESIDENT:  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are 15 years into this new century.  Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world.  It ...
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Voice of freedom won’t be muzzled, say Obama, Cameron

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron co-authored this commentary, published January 15 in the British newspaper, The Times . There are no republication restrictions. We won’t let the voice of freedom be muzzled by David Cameron and Barack Obama Safeguarding our way of life depends on economic strength and standing up to terrorism and international ...
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