The Presidential Inauguration, Senate Confirmations

News 12 January 2017  What you didn’t know about Senate confirmations  Several of President-elect Trump’s nominees for top Cabinet posts are in the spotlight as the Senate has started holding confirmation hearings in advance of the January 20 presidential inauguration. Rex Tillerson, Trump’s pick for secretary of state, for example, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 11 and took ...
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Statement by the President on the Attack in Nice, France

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 14, 2016   On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and ...
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Readout of the President’s Call With Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom

The White House Office of the Press Secretary July 14, 2016   The President spoke by phone today with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May to congratulate her on her new office. President Obama emphasized that the special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom remains strong and will endure and ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 24, 2016 Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom to discuss the outcome of yesterday’s referendum on membership in the European Union, in which ...
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Statement by President Obama on the UK Referendum

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 24, 2016   PRESIDENT OBAMA: The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision.  The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom’s membership in NATO remains a vital cornerstone of U.S. foreign, security, ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 13 June 2016

Today’s topics:     Orlando shootings / Automated passport control at U.S. airports / upcoming U.S. Supreme Court rulings / DoD’s “Force of the Future”   Orlando Shootings (Updated 14 June 2016)      Condolence message from TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall 14 June 2016                         13 June 2016 Orlando Shooting Renews Focus on How to Identify, Stop Extremist Attacks    Attacks like Sunday’s ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Today’s topics:     Vietnam /  Hiroshima / World Humanitarian Summit / Vietnam 24 May 2016 Remarks by President Obama in Address to the People of Vietnam President Obama: Xin chào!  (Applause.)  Xin chào Vietnam!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  To the government and the people of Vietnam, thank you for this very warm welcome and the hospitality that you have shown to me ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Monday, 25 April 2016

Today’s topics:     Obama-Cameron press conference / Paris Climate Change Agreement / State Dept news / South Sudan peace process / DoD News   President Obama in London 22 April 2016 Remarks by the President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron in Joint Press Conference : We are so bound together that nothing is going to impact the emotional and cultural and intellectual affinities between our two countries. So ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Today’s topics:     Obama’s London trip / Boston Marathon / British Defense Procurement Minister visits U.S. / Kansas /  State Dept travel   President Obama’s London Trip 19 April 2016 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to the United Kingdom   As part of the President’s upcoming travel to the United Kingdom, First Lady Michelle Obama will join President Obama for a private lunch hosted by ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Today’s topics: Washington D.C.  / Blinken on WMD / White house press brief including London trip / Kerry at Pacific Council   White House News 12 April 2016 Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 4/12/2016 ( London trip, Panama Papers, Brexit, Brazil’s President Rousseff, IMF and economy): “Well, we’ll obviously have more to say about this later in the week as we ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 07 April 2016

Todays topics:  NATO / DoD:  New class of Sea Vessel, Obama meeting / State Dept. travel / Texas / Russia and Panama Papers / Startups webchat Texas 06 April 2016  Texas: The Alamo, Mission Control and oil gushers    Everything is bigger in Texas, or so Texans like to say.    The Lone Star State actually is second in size to Alaska and in ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Today’s topics:  Mine clearance / Kerry-Mogherini meet / Wisconsin / The Malaria Hunter / DoD Airstrikes on al-Qaida / Obama and NATO’s Stoltenberg / General Austin on Centcomm U.S. States – Wisconsin Wisconsin: Architecture, air shows and folk art Wisconsin, a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region, has a diverse landscape of forests, farms and lakefront beaches. Outdoor recreation is popular ...
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U.S. Policy Update for Thursday, 17 March 2016

President Obama / Supreme Court Nomination 16 March 2016  Remarks by the President Announcing Judge Merrick Garland as his Nominee to the Supreme Court   THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Of the many powers and responsibilities that the Constitution vests in the presidency, few are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice — particularly one to succeed Justice Scalia, one of the most influential jurists ...
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Remarks by the President at Islamic Society of Baltimore

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 03, 2016 THE PRESIDENT:  Well, good afternoon.  And, Sabah, thank you for the wonderful introduction and for your example — your devotion to your faith and your education, and your service to others.  You’re an inspiration.  You’re going to be a fantastic doctor.  And I suspect, Sabah, your ...
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Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum

Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum September 19, 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We welcome the result of yesterday’s referendum on Scottish independence and congratulate the people of Scotland for their full and energetic exercise of democracy. Through debate, discussion, and passionate yet ...
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Fact Sheet & Report: President Obama Visits Cooperstown to Highlight Travel and Tourism that is Growing our Economy and Creating Jobs

23 May 2014 U.S. Embassy, London 012-14 @USAinUKPress The White House Office of the Press Secretary   As a part of his Year of Action, the President is using the power of his pen and phone wherever he can on behalf of the American people to create jobs and help hardworking Americans get ahead. The ...
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Fact Sheet : The New START Treaty

“The New START Treaty responsibly reduces the number of nuclear weapons and launchers that the United States and Russia deploy, while fully maintaining America’s nuclear deterrent.” – President Barack Obama Fact Sheet Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance 22 October 2013   Strategic Offensive Reductions: The Treaty between the United States of America and ...
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