CATEGORY: April 2011

President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

On Monday, May 2 at 12:00 PM Eastern, President Barack Obama will award Private First Class Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano [KA ho OH hano hano], U.S. Army, and Private First Class Henry Svehla [SUH vay luh], U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.  This event in the East Room will be open press. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Private First Class Kaho’ohanohano will receive the Medal of Honor... [Read more]

Readout of the President’s Call With Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey

President Obama spoke to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to continue the two leaders’ consultations on developments in the Middle East.  The President expressed appreciation for Turkey’s ongoing humanitarian efforts in Libya and its participation in the NATO No-Fly Zone and Arms Embargo operations.  The leaders agreed that attacks against civilians must stop and that Qaddafi must... [Read more]

Weekly Address: “Instead of Subsidizing Yesterday’s Energy Sources, We Need to Invest in Tomorrow’s”

WASHINGTON – In his weekly address, President Obama laid out his plans to address rising gas prices over the short and the long term.  While there is no silver bullet to bring down prices right away, there are a few things we can do.  This week, the Attorney General launched a task force dedicated to rooting out fraud or manipulations in the oil markets.  The President called for finally ending... [Read more]

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

We solemnly remember the horrific events that took place ninety-six years ago, resulting in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  In 1915, 1.5 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their death in the final days of the Ottoman Empire. I have consistently stated my own view of what occurred in 1915, and my view of that history has not changed.  A full, frank, and just acknowledgement... [Read more]

Statement on the Visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates

President Obama will welcome Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to the White House on Tuesday, April 26th.  The President looks forward to discussing with the Crown Prince the strong ties between the United States and the UAE and our common strategic interests in the region.  Read More →

Statement by the President on Syria

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of force by the Syrian government against demonstrators. This outrageous use of violence to quell protests must come to an end now. We regret the loss of life and our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims, and with the Syrian people in this challenging time. The Syrian Government’s moves yesterday to repeal... [Read more]

President Obama Signs Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds on April 14, 2011. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in Atoka County. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a DNC Event

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Jeffrey.  Technically it’s actually five and a half more years.  (Laughter.)  Everybody have a seat, everybody have a seat. I’m going to be very brief.  First of all, I just want to thank Jeffrey and Marilyn and all of you who were involved in helping put this together.  Jeffrey has been an extraordinary friend from the start, and a lot of you got involved at a... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a DNC Event

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, L.A.! Hello, Los Angeles! (Applause.) It is good to be back in L.A. (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you! THE PRESIDENT: Love you back. (Applause.) It’s an honor to be here at Sony Studios Stage 30. (Applause.) For those of you who thought you were being brought in here as extras for the new Spider-Man movie — (laughter) — you’re at the wrong soundstage. (Laughter.)... [Read more]

President Obama will run for the Presidency in 2012

President Obama has recently announced his desire to run for the Presidency again even though the Republicans haven’t suggested a candidate for the Presidency just yet. Obama told a group of supporters, in making the announcement through email, that while he is focused on doing the job that they elected him to do, the foundation of the campaign begins today. The email message contained a video... [Read more]

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