CATEGORY: April 2011

Remarks by the President at a DNC Event, 4/28/11

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, New York!  Thank you.  How is everybody doing tonight?  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  All right, everybody — everybody, have a seat, have a seat.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.  Thank you, New York.  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody. ... [Read more]

Remarks by the President in a Personnel Announcement

Good afternoon, everybody.  I want to begin by saying a few words about the devastating storms that have ripped through the southeastern United States.  The loss of life has been heartbreaking, especially in Alabama.  In a matter of hours, these deadly tornadoes, some of the worst that we’ve seen in decades, took mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors, even entire communities. ... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and President Martinelli of Panama After Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, I want to welcome President Martinelli to the Oval Office, to the White House.  As I think all of you know, the relationship between the United States and Panama is a historical relationship, and a strong friendship that isn’t just at the government level, but it is the person-to-person level.       Obviously, there are a lot of Panamanian Americans who live here. ... [Read more]

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Judy Gaynor, Member, Commission on Presidential Scholars Richard P. Herman, Member, Commission on Presidential Scholars Robert Langer, Member, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science Wendy Wanderman, Member, Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John... [Read more]

President Obama Signs Alabama Emergency Declaration

The President tonight declared an emergency exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds beginning on April 27, 2011, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all... [Read more]

Statement by the President on the Severe Storms and Tornadoes in Alabama

Michelle and I extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives because of the tornadoes that have swept through Alabama and the southeastern United States. Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this devastation, and we commend the heroic efforts of those who have been working tirelessly to respond to this disaster. I just spoke to Governor Bentley and... [Read more]

Remarks by the President

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Now, let me just comment, first of all, on the fact that I can’t get the networks to break in on all kinds of other discussions — (laughter.)  I was just back there listening to Chuck — he was saying, it’s amazing that he’s not going to be talking about national security.  I would not have the networks breaking in if I was talking about that,... [Read more]

Letter from the President to Congressional Leadership Regarding Oil Subsidies

The Honorable John Boehner                    The Honorable Harry Reid Speaker of the                                            Majority Leader House of Representatives                          United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20515                            Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Nancy... [Read more]

Readout of the President’s call with Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called President Obama today to inform the President of his decision to provide additional military support to Operation Unified Protector by authorizing air-to-ground strikes on Libyan regime targets. The President expressed his great appreciation for Italy’s many critical contributions to NATO-led coalition efforts to enforce United Nations Security Resolutions... [Read more]

Readout of the President’s Monthly Meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan

The President led his monthly meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan with his national security team. The President received a briefing on the security situation in Afghanistan, including our efforts to sustain momentum against the Taliban, transition to an Afghan security lead, continued support for the increased capability of Afghan National Security Forces, and our efforts to support reintegration... [Read more]

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