CATEGORY: November 2011

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event – Gotham Bar and Grille

Gotham Bar and Grille New York, New York 7:30 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  You’re making me blush.  (Laughter.) Well, because I see so many good friends around this room, I am not going to give a long speech.  What I like to do when I see you guys is just have a good conversation. We are going through a very interesting time in Washington.... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event – Private Residence in NY

Private Residence New York, New York 6:17 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Well, let me begin by just thanking Jac and Phyllis — and their adorable grandchildren.  (Laughter.)  And their children — I don’t want to skip over a generation.  (Laughter.)  But the grandchildren are really my buddies.  This guy says he’s going to be a future president.  (Laughter.)  So I’m just... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event

Sheraton Hotel New York, New York 9:09 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, New York!  (Applause.)  It is good to be in New York in the holiday season.  (Applause.)  Everybody is out and about, there’s a little nip in the air.  Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center up and lit.  Something about this time of year makes this city feel like anything is possible.  (Applause.) It is great to be here. ... [Read more]

Joint Statement by The United States of America and The Republic of Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee

The United States of America and the Republic of Iraq are committed to forging a strong partnership based on mutual interests that will continue to grow for years to come.  Our two nations are entering a new phase in our relationship.  We have a historic opportunity to strengthen our ties beyond security and build a multi-faceted relationship through trade, education, culture, law enforcement, environment,... [Read more]

President Obama Nominates Three to Serve on the US District Court Bench

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama nominated Judge Timothy S. Hillman, Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum and Robert J. Shelby to serve on the United States District Court bench. “Throughout their careers, these nominees have displayed unwavering commitment to justice and integrity,” said President Obama.  “Their records of service to the public and the legal profession are distinguished and impressive... [Read more]

Statement by NSC Spokesman Tommy Vietor on Turkish Sanctions Against Syria

We commend the Turkish government for its announcement of economic sanctions and other measures against the Syrian regime.  The leadership shown by Turkey in response to the brutality and violation of the fundamental rights of the Syrian people will isolate the Assad regime and send a strong message to Assad and his circle that their actions are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.  The measures... [Read more]

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE Timothy S. Hillman, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts, vice Nancy Gertner, retired. Robin S. Rosenbaum, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, vice Alan S. Gold, retired. Robert J. Shelby, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, vice Tena Campbell,... [Read more]

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE Frederick D. Barton, of Maine, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations), vice Bradford R. Higgins. Frederick D. Barton, of Maine, to be Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization.  (New Position) Arunava Majumdar, of California, to be Under Secretary of Energy, vice Kristina M. Johnson, resigned. Marie F. Smith, of Hawaii, to... [Read more]

President Obama Signs New Jersey Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm on October 29, 2011. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities... [Read more]

Readout of the President’s Call with 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart

Earlier today, the President called Tony Stewart to congratulate him and the entire Stewart-Haas Racing team on winning the 2011 Sprint Cup Series Championship and on the incredible season they had.  The President said he was impressed that Mr. Stewart was able to come from the back of the pack to edge out Carl Edwards for the win.  The President said that the First Lady and Dr. Biden enjoyed being... [Read more]

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