CATEGORY: October 2009


Remarks by the President at signing of the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Please, everybody have a seat. Good afternoon. Before we begin, I’d actually like to say a few words about something that is of interest to the broader public. Obviously how we treat our veterans is hugely important, but I just want to make a quick comment about the decision made public today by Ken Feinberg on executive compensation. I’ve always believed... [Read more]

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE DNC FUNDRAISER

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, New York! (Applause.) Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you so much, everybody. Thank you so much. AUDIENCE: Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. I love New York! (Applause.) I love New Yorkers! (Applause.) And now that the White Sox are out of it — (laughter)... [Read more]

President Obama Speach at Corzine for Governor Rally

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, New Jersey! (Applause.) It’s good to be back in the Garden State! (Applause.) AUDIENCE: Obama! Obama! Obama! Obama! Obama! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you. It’s good to be here. I want to make some quick thank-yous here. First of all, to the president of this outstanding university, Dr. Michael Adams. (Applause.) To my dear friend, Caroline Kennedy.... [Read more]

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Please, everybody, have a seat. Thank you so much. Thank you, Joe, for that introduction, and for inviting us here to Metropolitan Archives. I want to acknowledge a few other extraordinary guests. First of all, the governor of the great state of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, is here. (Applause.) Senator Ben Cardin, who is doing an outstanding job on behalf of the... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq After Meeting

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Before I discuss the meeting that I’ve just had with Prime Minister Maliki I just want to make a brief statement about Afghanistan. I had the opportunity to speak with President Karzai this morning and I wanted to congratulate him on accepting the certification of the recent election. As we all know, this has been a very difficult time in Afghanistan to not... [Read more]

Remarks by the President to Joint Terrorism Task Force Staff Members

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Please be seated. Thank you so much. It is great to be here today and I am honored to spend some time with the men and women who are working so hard, around the clock, to keep not only this city but also this country safe from terrorism. I want to thank our outstanding FBI Director, Robert Mueller, for that kind and brief introduction. As I’ve... [Read more]

Remarks by the President in Awarding the Presidential Unit Citation to Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody, and welcome to the White House. And welcome to a moment nearly 40 years in the making. Last month, I was privileged to present the parents of an American soldier, Sergeant First Class Jared Monti, with our nation’s highest decoration for valor — the Medal of Honor. Today, we celebrate the awarding of our nation’s highest honor for a military... [Read more]

PRESIDENT OBAMA SPEACH AT THE DNC FUNDRAISER IN NEW YORK

Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York, New York 6:21 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Please, everybody have a seat. Back to your salads — (laughter) — or whatever they’re serving. It is good to be back in New York. (Applause.) Always great to be in New York. I — for those Yankee fans out there, you’re still... [Read more]

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO STUDENTS

THE PRESIDENT: Here’s the reason that I wanted to stop by for lunch today, and that is, I have heard great things about this school. I hear everybody here is reading all the time. Right? The motto here is? PRINCIPAL DEVAN: Viers Mill, what’s our goal? STUDENTS: Read! Read! Read! PRINCIPAL DEVAN: Viers Mill, what’s our goal? STUDENTS: Read! Read! Read! PRINCIPAL DEVAN:... [Read more]

Obama looking at all options for creating jobs

Another stimulus package maybe looming in the near future, as President Obama considers all options to create jobs. While he attempts to that, he also has to rescue the economy out of a deep recession which saw more than 4 million jobs lost this year and a record deficit of 1.4 trillion dollars. David Axelrod, adviser to Obama, though is optimistic and expects growth in the third quarter this year,... [Read more]

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