Monthly Archives: November 2011

President Barack Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts   WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:   ·         Frederick “Rick” Barton – Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations andCoordinator for

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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Almazbek Atambayev   President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic to attend the Inauguration of His

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Storming of the British Embassy in Tehran

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Storming of the British Embassy in Tehran   The United States condemns in the strongest terms the storming of the British Embassy in Tehran.  Iran has a responsibility to protect the diplomatic missions

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President Obama Grants Pardons and Commutation to Five Individuals

President Obama Grants Pardons and Commutation   WASHINGTON, DC – Today President Barack Obama granted pardons to five individuals and commutation of sentence to one individual:   PARDONS:   ·                     Lesley Claywood Berry Jr. ­- Loretto, Ky.   Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture,

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President Barack Obama Signs Into Law H.R. 2447, H.R. 398

On Wednesday, November 23, 2011, the President signed into law:   H.R. 398, which suspends, when either spouse is on active duty abroad in the U.S. Armed Forces, the required periods of time to file a petition (and appear for

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Statement by the Press Secretary on Recent Developments in Egypt

Statement by the Press Secretary on Recent Developments in Egypt   Since the start of the Arab Spring, the United States has spoken out for a set of core principles that have guided our response to events, including opposition to

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First Lady Michelle Obama to Invite Military Families to View White House Holiday Decorations

 First Lady to Invite Military Families to View White House Holiday Decorations   Wednesday, November 30 * White House – Mrs. Obama will welcome military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children, to the White House for

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Statement by the Press Secretary on President Obama Commemorating World AIDS Day

Statement by the Press Secretary on President Obama Commemorating World AIDS Day   On Thursday, December 1, World AIDS Day, President Obama will speak at an event hosted by the ONE Campaign and (RED), joining former President George W. Bush

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FACT SHEET: High-Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth

FACT SHEET: High-Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth The Leaders of the United States and the European Union (EU) recognize that transatlantic trade and investment constitutes the largest economic relationship in the world, creating jobs, increasing economic growth, and driving

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White House Releases Joint Statement From the United States and the European Union

Joint Statement: US-EU Summit   1.  We, the leaders of the United States and the European Union, met today at the White House to affirm our close partnership.  Drawing upon our shared values and experience, and recognizing our deep interdependence,

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Statement by President Obama on Congressman Barney Frank’s Retirement

Statement by President Obama on Congressman Barney Frank’s Retirement   This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him.  For over 30 years, Barney has been a

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President Barack Obama Signs Memorandum to Modernize Management of Government Records

We Can’t Wait: President Signs Memorandum to Modernize Management of Government Records   Today, President Obama took the most significant steps since the Truman Administration to improve the management of federal records. Today’s Presidential Memorandum directs agencies to move into

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Obama Administration Officials to Announce Progress Cracking Down on Counterfeit Goods; Launch of Public Awareness Campaign on How Counterfeiting Causes Job Loss, Crime, Health Risks

  Obama Administration Officials to Announce Progress Cracking Down on Counterfeit Goods Launch of Public Awareness Campaign on How Counterfeiting Causes Job Loss, Crime, Health Risks WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, November 29th, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will hold an

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Statement by the Press Secretary on Bahrain

Statement by the Press Secretary on Bahrain   We welcome today’s report by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, which provides a thorough and independent assessment of events in Bahrain since protests first erupted in February.  King Hamad’s decision to

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Statement by President Obama on the Signing of the GCC-Brokered Agreement in Yemen

Statement by President Obama on the Signing of the GCC-Brokered Agreement in Yemen   I welcome today’s action by the Yemeni government and the opposition to sign a political agreement brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council to form a government

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FACT SHEET: ASEAN-UNITED STATES LEADERS MEETING

FACT SHEET: ASEAN-UNITED STATES LEADERS MEETING   On November 18, 2011, President Obama met with the leaders of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations to review our cooperation on building greater economic, security, and people-to-people

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Fact Sheet: Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits

Fact Sheet: Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits   In August, President Obama called on Congress to enact tax credits that will help get veterans back to work. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit provides businesses that hire unemployed veterans with a

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FACT SHEET: U.S. PRESSURE AND SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

FACT SHEET:  U.S. PRESSURE AND SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN   As part of our ongoing efforts to increase the cost of Iran’s failure to live up to its international obligations regarding its nuclear program, today the United States announced the imposition

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Statement by the President on the Announcement of Additional Sanctions on Iran

Statement by the President on the Announcement of Additional Sanctions on Iran   Today, my Administration has taken yet another step to further isolate and penalize Iran for its refusal to live up to its international obligations regarding its nuclear

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STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON BURMA

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON BURMA Grand Hyatt Bali, Indonesia 12:42 P.M. WITI   PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Throughout my administration — and throughout this trip — I’ve underscored America’s commitment to the Asia Pacific region, but also I’ve

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