Monthly Archives: February 2011

WEEKLY ADDRESS: “Investments in Education, Innovation, and Infrastructure are an Essential Down Payment on our Future”

WEEKLY ADDRESS: “Investments in Education, Innovation, and Infrastructure are an Essential Down Payment on our Future”   WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Obama said that he expects Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress to find common ground as

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND GOVERNOR GREGOIRE OF WASHINGTON IN AN EXCHANGE OF TOASTS AT THE 2011 GOVERNORS’ DINNER

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND GOVERNOR GREGOIRE OF WASHINGTON IN AN EXCHANGE OF TOASTS AT THE 2011 GOVERNORS’ DINNER   State Dining Room   7:14 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:  Well, good evening, everybody.  Welcome to the White House.  I

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Statement by the President on Bahrain

Statement by the President on Bahrain   I welcome the announcement by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa about making important changes to the cabinet and restating his commitment to reform. The United States supports the national dialogue initiative led by

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TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENTTO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESAND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE   February 25, 2011 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act(50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)

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Statement by the President on Libya Sanctions

Statement by the President on Libya Sanctions   The Libyan government’s continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people, and outrageous threats have rightly drawn the strong and broad condemnation of the international community. By any measure, Muammar el-Qaddafi’s

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White House Announces Jeremy Bernard as Social Secretary

White House Announces Jeremy Bernard as Social Secretary The White House today announced Jeremy Bernard has been named Special Assistant to the President and Social Secretary.  He joins the White House staff from the U.S. Embassy in Paris, where he

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT “IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: THE MOTOWN SOUND”

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT “IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE: THE MOTOWN SOUND”   East Room   7:31 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening, everybody.  Please have a seat.  Tonight we continue one of my favorite

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts   WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Thelma Duggin, Member, Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Marcia

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REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY AT MOTOWN MUSIC SERIES STUDENT WORKSHOP

  REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY AT MOTOWN MUSIC SERIES STUDENT WORKSHOP   State Dining Room   1:35 P.M. EST   MRS. OBAMA:  Well, isn’t this exciting?   AUDIENCE:  Yes!   MRS. OBAMA:  Oh, my goodness.  Well, hello, everyone.  It

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON LIBYA

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON LIBYA   Grand Foyer     5:07 P.M. EST     THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Secretary Clinton and I just concluded a meeting that focused on the ongoing situation in Libya.  Over the last

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT ENTREPRENEUR BREAKOUT SESSION OF WINNING THE FUTURE FORUM ON SMALL BUSINESS

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                     February 22, 2011   REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT ENTREPRENEUR BREAKOUT SESSION OF WINNING THE FUTURE FORUM ON SMALL BUSINESS   Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio   11:58

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STATEMENT FROM WHITE HOUSE DRUG POLICY DIRECTOR KERLIKOWSKE REGARDING OPERATION “PILL NATION”

STATEMENT FROM WHITE HOUSE DRUG POLICY DIRECTOR KERLIKOWSKE REGARDING OPERATION “PILL NATION” Lexington, Kentucky – Today, Gil Kerlikowske, Director of National Drug Control Policy, released the following statement regarding Operation “Pill Nation.”   “I commend the Drug Enforcement Administration for

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President Obama Announces Key Administration Post

President Obama Announces Key Administration Post   WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Carl Shapiro as a member of the Council of Economic Advisors. President Obama said, “Carl Shapiro has demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout

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Readout of President Obama’s Meeting on the Reauthorization of ESEA

  Readout of President Obama’s Meeting on the Reauthorization of ESEA Today, President Obama had a productive meeting with Senators Tom Harkin, Mike Enzi, Jeff Bingaman, and Lamar Alexander.  The President reiterated his strong belief that the nation’s economic future

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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts   WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Michelle Gavin, Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, Department of State Thomas M. Harrigan,

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS INITIATIVE

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS INITIATIVE   East Room     5:05 P.M. EST     THE PRESIDENT:  Well, welcome to the White House, everybody. It is great to have you here.  What better place to hold

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President Obama Announces Plan for Community-Based Conservation through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

President Obama Announces Plan for Community-Based Conservation through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama today announced the Administration’s action plan, under the America’s Great Outdoors initiative, to achieve lasting conservation of the outdoor spaces that power our nation’s economy,

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PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA – FEBRUARY 15, 2011

  PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE PRESIDENT   South Court Auditorium     10:59 A.M. EST     THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  Please have a seat.  I figured that I’d give Jay one more taste of freedom — (laughter) —

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President Obama Names Two to the United States District Court

President Obama Names Two to the United States District Court WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Judge Timothy M. Cain and Judge Scott W. Skavdahl to United States District Court judgeships.   “I am honored to nominate these distinguished individuals to

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White House to Celebrate Black History Month with Tribute to Motown’s Legacy Evening: Performances and Daytime Student Workshop to Highlight Motown Legends

Upcoming Guidance on “In Performance at the White House”   White House to Celebrate Black History Month with Tribute to Motown’s Legacy Evening Performances and Daytime Student Workshop to Highlight Motown Legends   The President and First Lady will invite

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