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Farewell Address by the President

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN FAREWELL ADDRESS  McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois  8:02 P.M. CST  THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Chicago!  (Applause.)  It’s good to be home!  (Applause.)  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  All right, everybody sit down.  (Applause.)  We’re on live TV here.  I’ve got to move.  (Applause.)  You […]

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Remarks of the President

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION        THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  (Applause.)       AUDIENCE:  Obama!  Obama!  Obama!      AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love you!       THE PRESIDENT:  I love you back!  (Applause.)    Hello, America!  Hello, Democrats!  (Applause.)    So 12 […]

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Remarks by the President on Common Sense Gun Reform

     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Please have a seat.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.        Mark, I want to thank you for your introduction.  I still remember the first time we met, the time we spent together, and the conversation we had about Daniel.  And that […]

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Statements of the President and Schakowsky on the Paris Climate Agreement

THE PRESIDENT:  In my first inaugural address, I committed this country to the tireless task of combating climate change and protecting this planet for future generations.   Two weeks ago, in Paris, I said before the world that we needed a strong global agreement to accomplish this goal — an enduring agreement that reduces global […]

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Remarks by President Obama and Rep. Schakowsky on the Voting Rights Act

     THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Everybody have a seat.  Thank you.         First of all, I love John Lewis.  (Applause.)  And I don’t know where he gets the energy, where he gets the drive, what stores of passion he’s still able to muster after fighting the […]

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Remarks of the President on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on 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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The White House Launches the “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge”

In February, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative to ensure that all youth, including boys and young men of color, have opportunities to improve their life outcomes and overcome barriers to success.  As part of that launch, the President also established the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force (Task Force) to review public […]