CATEGORY: June 2011

Remarks by the President at a DNC Event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Everybody have a seat. I think I’m going to use this instead.  Is this working?  There you go. Well, what a spectacular evening, and thank you all for taking the time to be here.  I want to, first of all, obviously thank Rhonda and David for not only hosting this incredible... [Read more]

President Obama Nominates Gregory K. Davis to Serve as U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Gregory Davis to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi. “I am pleased to nominate Gregory Davis to serve the people of Mississippi as a United States Attorney,” said President Obama. Gregory Keith Davis:  Nominee for United States Attorney, Southern District of Mississippi Gregory Davis has been a member... [Read more]

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE Gregory K. Davis, of Mississippi, to be United States Attorney  for the Southern District of Mississippi for the term of four years,  vice Dunn Lampton, resigned. David Nuffer, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for  the District of Utah, vice Dale A. Kimball, retired. Thomas Owen Rice, of Washington, to be United States District  Judge for the Eastern... [Read more]

President Obama Nominates Two to the United States District Court

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Thomas Owen Rice and Judge David Ogden Nuffer to United States District Court judgeships. “I am honored to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama.  “They have both demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice throughout their careers, and I am confident... [Read more]

Press Conference by the President

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  Have a seat, please.  I just want to say a few words about the economy before I take your questions. There are a lot of folks out there who are still struggling with the effects of the recession.  Many people are still looking for work or looking for a job that pays more.  Families are wondering how they’d deal with a broken refrigerator or... [Read more]

Remarks by the President in Welcoming 2010 WNBA Champion Seattle Storm to the White House

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody!  Everybody, please have a seat.  We arranged for a gorgeous day here.  Give it up for the 2010 WNBA Champions, the Seattle Storm.  (Applause.)  Congratulations, Coach, on winning a second title. We’ve got some big fans in the house today.  The former governor of Washington State, current Commerce Secretary, soon to be ambassador to China — that’s... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Reception Observing LGBT Pride Month

THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody!  (Applause.)  Welcome to the White House.  (Applause.) Nothing ruins a good party like a long speech from a politician.  (Laughter.)  So I’m going to make a short set of remarks here.  I appreciate all of you being here.  I have learned a lesson:  Don’t follow Potomac Fever — (laughter) — because they sounded pretty good. We’ve... [Read more]

Statement by President Obama on Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey’s Retirement

“A fierce advocate for children, families and the people of the North Bay, Lynn Woolsey has never forgotten the people who sent her to Congress for nearly two decades.  She is a leader on progressive causes and a fighter for working families, and we will miss her passionate voice in Congress.  Michelle and I wish her well and join the people of California in thanking her for her many years... [Read more]

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Germany to Attend the Women’s World Cup

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Germany to attend the Women’s World Cup Game on July 2, 2011 between the United States of America and the Republic of Colombia. Mrs. Nancy-Ann DeParle, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The... [Read more]

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Deborah A. P. Hersman, Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board Thomas C. Krajeski, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Department of State Robert A. Mandell, Ambassador to Luxembourg, Department of State The President also announced his intent to appoint... [Read more]

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