CATEGORY: May 2011

Obama visits One World Trade Center in New York, signs ‘final’ beam to be installed

President Obama visited New York City in order to attend a couple of fundraisers but more importantly, caught up with the progress that was being made on the One World Trade Center, in its finishing stages. In visiting the construction site, he also met with workers that are a part of almost 60 labor unions, and expressed his admiration, in saying, “We couldn’t be prouder of you guys. This is what... [Read more]

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2072

On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, the President signed into law: H.R. 2072, the “Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012,” which reauthorizes Export-Import Bank activities, increases the Bank’s exposure cap, and makes other modifications to the Bank’s authorities.  Read More →

Remarks by the President at a Personnel Announcement

 THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Today, I am pleased to announce that I will nominate John Bryson to be our nation’s next Commerce Secretary.  John is somebody who will bring to this job a wealth of experience in the public and in the private sectors.  But, in my mind, nothing has prepared him more for this demanding role — a role that requires delicate diplomacy, complex... [Read more]

Obama May Face His First Scandal In June 2012

Article by Sevak Vartanian of Shock and Awe Brendan Nyhan, a leading political scientist from Michigan University predicts that President Obama might face his first scandal soon. This was determined based on mathematical calculations made by him, and was published as a report on his “Center for Politics” website. And there’s more: as the political scientist goes as far as to say that... [Read more]

President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate John Bryson as U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary

Today, President Obama will announce his intent to nominate John Bryson as the Secretary of U.S. Department of Commerce.  Mr. Bryson will play a key role as a member of the President’s economic team, bringing decades of knowledge and experience in the public and private sectors, and will provide valuable ideas and initiatives to strengthen America’s competiveness around the world. “I am pleased... [Read more]

ADVISORY: President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

On July 12th, President Barack Obama will award Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.  Sergeant First Class Petry will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Paktya, Afghanistan in May, 2008.  He will be the second living, active duty service member to be awarded the Medal... [Read more]

Remarks by The President in Department of Defense Personnel Announcements

THE PRESIDENT:  All right.  Good morning.  In a few moments, I’ll be joining members of our armed forces, their families, and veterans for the Memorial Day observance at Arlington.  There, and across our nation, we’ll pause to honor all those who’ve given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country.  Theirs was the ultimate sacrifice, but it is one that every... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a Memorial Day Service

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Please be seated.       Thank you, Secretary Gates, and thank you for your extraordinary service to our nation.  I think that Bob Gates will go down as one of our finest Secretaries of Defense in our history, and it’s been an honor to serve with him.  (Applause.)      I also want to say a word about Admiral Mullen.  On a day when... [Read more]

Remarks by The President After Touring Tornado Damage in Joplin, Missouri

THE PRESIDENT:  Obviously the scene speaks for itself.  When we were in Tuscaloosa a few weeks ago, I talked about how I had not seen devastation like that in my lifetime.  You come here to Joplin and it is just as heartbreaking and in some ways even more devastating. I want to thank the outstanding work that Governor Nixon, the Mayor, all the congressional delegation, as well as the First Lady... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a Memorial Service in Joplin, Missouri

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Please, please be seated. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  I love you, Obama! THE PRESIDENT:  I love Joplin!  (Applause.)  I love Joplin.  AUDIENCE MEMBER:  We love Joplin! THE PRESIDENT:  We love Joplin.  (Applause.) Thank you, Governor, for that powerful message, but more importantly, for being here with and for your people every step of the way. We are... [Read more]

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