CATEGORY: April 2012

Remarks by the President–Boulder, Colorado

University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado 7:20 P.M. MDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Boulder!  (Applause.)  How’s it going, Buffaloes?  (Applause.)  Well, you guys are just happy because school is almost out, isn’t it?  (Laughter.) Please give Daniel a big round of applause for that great introduction.  (Applause.)  I just saw Daniel over at The Sink.  (Applause.)  I bought some pizza. ... [Read more]

Remarks by the President to Students

University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 1:19 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody!  (Applause.)  It is great to be back in Iowa City.  (Applause.)  I’m not going to give a long speech here.  I just want to say thank you to all the people who are taking an interest in this important issue.  I know we’ve got a lot of students here.  Everybody cares about making sure you guys can pay... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on College Affordability

University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 1:28 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Hawkeyes!  (Applause.)  It is good to be back in Iowa!  (Applause.)  Can folks please give it up for Blake for that outstanding introduction?  (Applause.)  And I want to thank the University of Iowa Pep Band for firing everybody up. (Applause.) There is some good hospitality here, and I should know.  I spent a little time... [Read more]

Statement by the President on Armenian Remembrance Day

Today, we commemorate the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.  In doing so, we honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who were brutally massacred or marched to their deaths in the waning days of the Ottoman Empire.  As we reflect on the unspeakable suffering that took place 97 years ago, we join millions who do the same across the globe and here in America, where... [Read more]

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Horn of Africa Humanitarian Crisis

In 2011, the worst drought in 60 years struck the Horn of Africa.  The United Nations declared famine in six regions of Somalia, threatening the lives of over 250,000 Somalis, and requiring urgent humanitarian assistance for more than 13.3 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and other parts of Somalia.  The international community responded and famine conditions abated in January 2012.  Nevertheless,... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Presentation of the National Teacher of the Year Award

East Room 10:11 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Wow, thank you, everybody.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Have a seat.  Welcome to the White House. Before we get started, I want to recognize one of our greatest advocates for education and for teachers, our Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is here.  Give him a big round of applause.  (Applause.) Now, let’s face... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on College Affordability — University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1:13 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you!  (Applause.)  Hello, North Carolina!  (Applause.)  What’s up, Tar Heels?  (Applause.) Now, first of all, I want to thank Domonique for that unbelievable introduction.  Wasn’t she good?  (Applause.)  You can tell she will be an outstanding teacher. AUDIENCE MEMBER:  I love you, President Obama! THE... [Read more]

Remarks by the First Lady at Girls Inc. of Omaha Event

Century Link Center Omaha, Nebraska 12:31 P.M. CDT MRS. OBAMA:  Oh, wow.  Thank you all so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Rest yourselves.  Oh, I am so thrilled to be here with all of you today.  You cannot imagine.  And look at this room.  You all are amazing.  I want to start by thanking Chanecia for that very sweet introduction.  And first of all, you are absolutely... [Read more]

Remarks by the First Lady at a Campaign Event The Hilton Omaha Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska

1:49 P.M. CDT MRS. OBAMA:  Thank you all so much.  (Applause.)  Let me tell you, it is a pleasure and an honor to be here with all of you. I want to start, of course, by thanking Warren for that very kind introduction.  Oh my goodness.  Every day, he reminds us that it’s not just enough to do well for ourselves — we also have an obligation to reach back and to lift up others.  And we... [Read more]

Remarks by the President to College Reporters Via Telephone, Aboard Air Force One, En Route Boulder, Colorado

4:05 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hey, everybody.  Thanks for being on the call.  And first of all, let me apologize if the connection sounds fuzzy.  As was just mentioned, I’m joining you guys on Air Force One. I’m just leaving North Carolina; I was at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Now I’m on my way to the University of Colorado at Boulder.  And tomorrow we’re going to be at the University of Iowa in... [Read more]

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