CATEGORY: November 2009

Remarks by the President to the Troops at Osan Air Base, Osan, Republic of Korea

3:40 P.M. KST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Osan! (Applause.) It is good to be here! (Applause.) Thank you so much. First of all, please give Staff Sergeant Randy Gray a big round of applause for the outstanding introduction. (Applause.) I want to thank Randy for his service as one of the “Best Warriors” in the United States Army. (Applause.) Randy is a reminder that our noncommissioned... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and President Lee of the Republic of Korea before Bilateral Meeting

Blue House, Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 19, 2009 11:15 A.M. KST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, Mr. President — I was telling the President, and I think the delegation would agree, that this was the most spectacular ceremony for a state visit that we’ve been involved with since we’ve traveled. And I was saying that I especially enjoyed the traditional dress of some of the soldiers. PRESIDENT... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Presentation of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

East Room 6:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Thank you. Please, everybody have a seat. Everybody have a seat. What a wonderful evening. Before I begin, let me just acknowledge some folks here in the crowd. First of all, Ms. Kerry Kennedy, for the great work that she’s doing day in and day out. Mr. Philip Johnston, thank you to both of you for helping to organize this tonight.... [Read more]

Remarks by the President after Meeting with his Cabinet

Cabinet Room 3:27 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. I assembled my Cabinet today for updates on progress we’ve made across several areas. Secretary Gates and Secretary Clinton spoke about issues of national security. Peter Orszag had some discussion of our upcoming budget. And I updated the Cabinet on the progress that we’re making on the health insurance reform legislation... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on the “Education To Innovate” Campaign

South Court Auditorium, Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building 11:46 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. I am extraordinarily excited to have you all here today. A couple of special acknowledgements I want to make — first of all, two of my outstanding Cabinet members: Secretary Arne Duncan, our Education Secretary; and Secretary Steven Chu, who is our Energy Secretary. They are both... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Singh of India in Joint Press Conference

East Room 12:04 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Please be seated. Hello, everybody. Namaste. I am very pleased to welcome Prime Minister Singh to the White House on this, the first official visit of my presidency. As I said earlier, this reflects our admiration for the Prime Minister’s leadership, the deep bonds between the peoples of the United States and India, and the historic opportunity we... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Singh of India during Arrival Ceremony

East Room 9:25 A.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Prime Minister Singh, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, members of the Indian delegation — on behalf of Michelle and myself, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the White House. On behalf of the American people, it is my great honor to welcome you to the United States. Mr. Prime Minister, yours is the first official state visit of my presidency, and it is fitting... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on Pardoning of the National Turkey

North Portico 11:41 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. Welcome to the White House. On behalf of Sasha and Malia and myself, we’re thrilled to see you. I want to thank Walter Pelletier, chairman of the National Turkey Federation, and Joel Brandenberger, its president, for donating this year’s turkey. His name is “Courage,” and he traveled here from... [Read more]

Toast Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Singh of India at State Dinner

Dinner Tent on South Lawn 9:00 P.M. EST PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good evening, everyone. On behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome to the White House. Aapka Swagat Hai. (Applause.) Many of you were here when I was honored to become the first President to help celebrate Diwali — the Festival of Lights. (Applause.) Some of you were here for the first White House celebration of the birth of the founder... [Read more]

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