CATEGORY: October 2009


Remarks by the President Before Meeting with the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board Co-Chairmen and Senior Leadership of the Intelligence Community

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Today I am proud to announce the newest members of my national security team. I just met with them in the Oval Office, and I’m very pleased to have two extraordinary Americans — Senators Chuck Hagel and David Boren have agreed to serve as co-chairmen of my Intelligence Advisory Board — Intelligence Advisory Board, otherwise known as PIAB. ... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in Honor of Former Senator Edward William Brooke

11:20 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: It is an extraordinary privilege to be here today. And let me begin by acknowledging this distinguished group gathered on the platform: our extraordinary Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi; Majority Leader Harry Reid; Republican leader Mitch McConnell; majority leader Steny Hoyer; Republican leader John Boehner; Senator John Kerry; Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton;... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Reception Commemorating the Enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much, everybody. Thank you so much, and welcome to the White House. There are several people here that I want to just make mention of because they helped to make today possible. We’ve got Attorney General Eric Holder. (Applause.) A champion of this legislation, and a great Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. (Applause.) My dear friend, senior Senator from the... [Read more]

Remarks by the President to Servicemen and Women in Jacksonville, FL

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody. How’s it going, Jacksonville? (Applause.) Let me begin by thanking Secretary Mabus for the introduction, for your service, Ray. I know we’ve got a lot of naval aviators here, and Ray is a former surface warfare officer. But don’t hold that against him. Don’t hold... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Rally for Creigh Deeds in Norfolk, VA

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Virginia! (Applause.) Thank you, Virginia! It’s good to be back in Norfolk. It’s good to be back in Virginia. AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) I am so proud to stand up here with two Virginia leaders, two men who wake up every single day thinking about your future, your family’s future, the future of this commonwealth;... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at DSCC/DCCC Reception

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Hello, everybody! Hello, hello, hello! Hello, Miami! Thank you, guys. This is a pretty enthusiastic crowd here. (Applause.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: I love you, man! THE PRESIDENT: I love you back. (Applause.) What did Bill Nelson say to you all to get you — (applause?) All right, I can tell this is a somewhat informal crowd here. (Laughter.) Nevertheless there... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at DSCC/DCCC Fundraising Dinner

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Thank you, everybody. Please, have a seat. Thank you so much. Thank you. Some special acknowledgments. First of all, I don’t think people quite understand, Nancy Pelosi is not simply the first woman Speaker of the House — I think she’s going to go down as one of the greatest Speakers of all time. (Applause.) And she’s... [Read more]

Background on the President Events at MIT Today

The President will tour a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology an institution that has been developing cutting edge clean energy technology. Dr. Susan Hockfield, MIT President, and Dr. Ernie Moniz, Director of the MIT Energy Initiative, will lead the President on the tour of the laboratories, where he will visit stations displaying solar, battery, and wind technology, and... [Read more]

Remarks by the President Challenging Americans to Lead the Global Economy in Clean Energy

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Please, have a seat. Thank you. Thank you, MIT. (Applause.) I am — I am hugely honored to be here. It’s always been a dream of mine to visit the most prestigious school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Applause.) Hold on a second — certainly the most prestigious school in this part of Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Laughter.) And I’ll... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at Governor Patrick Fundraiser General Reception

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Boston! (Applause.) It is good to be back in Massachusetts. (Applause.) It’s good to see some familiar faces — some folks I haven’t seen before, I’m glad about that too. In addition to this outstanding team behind me, I know that my great friend, Congressman Mike Capuano is in the house, so give Mike a big round of applause. (Applause.) Yes, it is... [Read more]

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