CATEGORY: September 2011

Readout of the President’s Call with President Karimov of Uzbekistan

President Obama spoke with President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan earlier today by phone. President Obama congratulated President Karimov on Uzbekistan’s 20 years of independence, and the two leaders pledged to continue working to build broad cooperation between our two countries.  The President and President Karimov discussed their shared desire to develop a multi-dimensional relationship between... [Read more]

Remarks by the President in an “Open for Questions” Roundtable

MR. SIADE:  Ladies and gentlemen, señores y señoras, welcome to “Open for Questions with President Obama.”  I’m Jose Siade from Yahoo Español — your host today, coming to you from the White House.  I’m honored to be joined by industry colleagues Karine Medina from MSN Latino, and Gabriel Lerner from AOL Latino and Huff-Post Latino Voices. And sitting next to... [Read more]

Remarks by the President in Back-to-School Speech

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Well, Madam President, that was an outstanding introduction.  (Laughter.)  We are so proud of Donae for representing this school so well. And in addition, I also want to acknowledge your outstanding principal, who has been here for 20 years — first as a teacher, now as an outstanding principal... [Read more]

President Obama Honors Nation’s Top Scientists and Innovators

President Obama today named seven eminent researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science and five inventors as recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. The recipients will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year. “Each of these extraordinary... [Read more]

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Essebsi of Tunisia

President Obama will host Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia at the White House on Friday, October 7. During his meeting with the Prime Minister, the President looks forward to discussing America’s strong support for Tunisia’s historic transition to democracy, as well as a broad range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest. The President also welcomes the opportunity... [Read more]

Repairing and Modernizing America’s Schools

Today, the President will visit the Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver, Colorado to highlight his proposal to put workers back on the job by rebuilding and modernizing schools across the country.  The President is proposing a $25 billion investment in school infrastructure that will modernize at least 35,000 public schools.  This investment will create jobs, while improving classrooms and... [Read more]

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Earl W. Gast – Assistant Administrator for Africa, United States Agency for International Development Roberta S. Jacobson – Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State Michael T. Scuse – Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at DNC Event–West Hollywood, CA

West Hollywood, California September 26, 2011 6:19 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, LA! Thank you. Thank you, everybody. AUDIENCE: Four more years! Four more years! THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. It’s good to be back in sunny California. It is wonderful to be with all of you. I’ve got a few people I just want to introduce real quick. First of all, thank you, Jesse, for the wonderful introduction. I was... [Read more]

Remarks by the President at a DNC Event–Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, California September 26, 2011 8:16 P.M. PDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Everybody, please have a seat. So let me begin by thanking Jeffrey and the entire host committee for helping to organize this. It is a remarkable group. There are a lot of friends here who have been with us since the beginning. John remembers me when I had no gray hair — AUDIENCE... [Read more]

Remarks by the President on the Occasion of Rosh Hashanah

Below is a transcript of the President’s videotaped remarks on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah. You can view the blog post and video HERE. To download the .mp4 format of the video, click HERE. Hello, everybody.  Shana Tova. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are a time for repentance and reflection.  An opportunity to reaffirm our friendships, renew our commitments, and reflect on the... [Read more]

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