CATEGORY: April 2012

United States-Japan Joint Statement: A Shared Vision for the Future

The U.S.-Japan Alliance is the cornerstone of peace, security, and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.  This partnership has underwritten the dynamic growth and prosperity of the region for 60 years. The strength of this Alliance, which was demonstrated during the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, is founded on the close bonds between our two nations and our people.  These bonds will continue... [Read more]

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Australia for Ceremonies Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Canberra and Brisbane, Australia for ceremonies commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea from May 3-5, 2012. The Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Jeff L. Bleich, United States Ambassador... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at the Building and Construction Trades Department Conference

Washington Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. 10:38 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hey!  Hello, everybody!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you. AUDIENCE:  Four more years!  Four more years! THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  Everybody, please have a seat.  (Applause.)  Thank you, guys.  Everybody, take a seat.  Well, thank you, Sean, for that outstanding introduction. AUDIENCE MEMBER: ... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Noda of Japan at Joint Press Conference

East Room 2:16 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Please be seated.  Good afternoon, everybody.  It is a great pleasure to welcome Prime Minister Noda of Japan, one of America’s closest allies in the Asia Pacific region but also around the world.  And, of course, one of the reasons that we enjoy such a strong alliance between our nations is because it’s rooted in the deep friendship between our peoples. ... [Read more]

Remarks by the First Lady at the Opening Ceremony of the Warrior Games

Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, Colorado 3:52 P.M. MDT MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you so much.  Wow.  (Applause.)  Everyone, please, rest yourselves. Let me start by thanking General Dempsey for that very kind introduction and for all that he and his family does for this country.  It has been such an honor to work with the General, with his wife Deanie.  And we are just grateful for your service. ... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Washington Hilton Hotel

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Good evening, everybody.  Good evening.  I could not be more thrilled to be here tonight — (laughter) — at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.  This is great crowd.  They’re already laughing.  It’s terrific. Chuck Todd — love you, brother.  (Laughter.)  I’m delighted to see some of the cast members of Glee are here. ... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Former President Clinton at a Campaign Event

Private Residence McLean, Virginia 5:57 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT CLINTON:  Hey!  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)  First of all, I want to thank mostly Dorothy for having us here.  (Laughter.)  Terry actually likes it when there are hundreds of people in his back yard.  (Laughter.)  And I’m delighted that their — four of their five children are... [Read more]

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Helping our Veterans and Servicemembers Make Informed Decisions about Higher Education

WASHINGTON, DC— In this week’s address, President Obama told the American people about a new Executive Order he signed on Friday to crack down on bad actors that prey on our veterans and service members considering higher education.  Unfortunately these brave men and women are often bombarded by schools that provide false or misleading information about things like interest rates on loans, credit... [Read more]

Background on the President and First Lady’s Visit to Fort Stewart

Today, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Fort Stewart in Georgia where the President will sign an Executive Order to help ensure all of America’s service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members have the information they need to make informed educational decisions and are protected from aggressive and deceptive targeting by educational institutions. Fort... [Read more]

President Obama Announces Jodi Gillette as Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs

WASHINGTON, DC – Today President Barack Obama announced the appointment of Jodi Gillette as Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs.  As a member of the Domestic Policy Council, Gillette will advise the President on issues impacting Indian Country. “Jodi Gillette will be an important member of my Administration’s efforts to continue the historic progress we’ve made to strengthen... [Read more]

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