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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, and economic policy.  So too

Great Seal of the United States

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

U.S. Policy Update for Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Today’s topics:    Obama on Europe /  White House Science Fair / 30th Anniversary of Chornobyl /  National Parks / Brussels metro re-opens / Murder of USAID employee / N. Korea / Syria   Brussels Metro 25 April 2016 Brussels Metro Reopens as City Reaches for Normal     Commuters poured out of the newly reopened Brussels Maelbeek metro station Monday, in a fresh

Panorama of the United States Supreme Court Building at Dusk

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

World map, political view

U.S. Policy Update for Wednesday, 09 March 2016

Ukraine 07 March 2016 Continued Detention of Nadiya Savchenko   In the 20 months since [Ukrainian pilot and Rada Deputy Nadiya Savchenko,] was captured in eastern Ukraine and taken to Russia, Ms. Savchenko has reportedly endured interrogations, solitary confinement, and forced “psychiatric evaluation.” Her trial and continuing imprisonment demonstrate disregard for international standards, as well as for Russia’s commitments under the

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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