Barack Obama


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We have seen this so many times before. You've got the advertisement. There is some ominous voice . Everything is kind of dark. Just letting you know that somebody is coming to get you. That our values are at risk if you vote for Ralph. They dont really tell you exactly why. We have seen it before. And it is a tactic that shows Ralph's opponent does not think highly of
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Oct 20 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Barack Obama is associated, including United States District Court, African-Americans, and progressive. Most recently, Barack Obama has been quoted saying: “What he's really trying to deliver is fear. What he really believes is if you scare enough voters, you might score just enough votes to win an election. It's just as cynical as politics gets.” in the article Obama saw Gillespie’s MS-13 ads - and tore into them ‘as cynical as politics gets’.
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Barack Obama quotes

Oct 20 2017

The world counts on America having its act

Oct 20 2017

Sometimes y'all get a little sleepy, get a little

Oct 20 2017

What he's really trying to deliver is fear. What he really believes is that if you scare enough voters, it might score just enough votes to win an election. As cynical as politics gets. I think it's great that you hashtag and meme, but I need you to vote. Instead of our politics reflecting our values, we've got politics infecting our communities. We shouldn't use the most painful parts of our history just to score political points. You can't take this election, or any election, for

Oct 19 2017

I don't distinguish between struggling with the world and struggling with myself. I enter a pact with other people, other forces in the world, that their problems are mine and mine are

Oct 19 2017

The only way to assuage my feelings of isolation are to absorb all the traditions, classes, make them mine, me theirs. Taken separately, they're unacceptable and untenable. The minute others imprint my senses, they become me and I must deal with them or else close part of myself off and make myself and the world smaller, lukewarm. I am not so naive as to believe that a distinct line exists between romantic love and the more quotidian, but perhaps finer bonds of friendship, but I can feel the progression from one to the other (in my mind).feedback

Oct 19 2017

You can't take this election or any election for granted – I don't know if you all noticed that. You've got to run through the

Oct 19 2017

I trust you know that I miss you, that my concern for you is as wide as the air, my confidence in you as deep as the sea, my love rich and plentiful. I must admit large dollops of envy for both groups, my American friends consuming their life in the comfortable mainstream, the foreign friends in the international business world. Caught without a class, a structure, or a tradition to support me, in a sense the choice to take a different path is made for

Oct 19 2017

You're going to send a message to the country and send a message to the world that we are rejecting a politics of division, we are rejecting a politics of fear, that we are embracing a politics that says everybody

Oct 19 2017

The world counts on American having its act together. The world asks what our values and ideals are and are we living up to our creed. And just as the world is looking to us, in 19 days the world is going to be looking at New

Oct 19 2017

We can acknowledge that Thomas Jefferson, one of Virginia's most famous sons, owned and sold slaves – that's not disputable. And we can also acknowledge that he also wrote those words: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life and liberty and the pursuit of

Oct 19 2017

You'll notice I haven't been commenting a lot on politics lately. But here's one thing I know: if you have to win a campaign by dividing people, you're not going to be able to govern them. You won't be able to unite them later if that's how you

Oct 19 2017

It seems we will ever want what we cannot have. That's what binds us. That's what keeps us

Oct 18 2017 - China

In light of the Cultural Revolution's horrors, Nixon's meeting with Mao appeared inexcusable–and yet it surely helped set China on a path where millions of its citizens have been lifted from poverty and connected to open

Oct 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm grateful to SenJohnMcCain for his lifetime of service to our country. Congratulations, John, on receiving this year's Liberty

Oct 17 2017

I'm going to talk about this on a regular basis, and I will politicize it because our inaction is a political decision that we are

Oct 16 2017

As commander-in-chief, I have no greater responsibility than leading our men and women in uniform; I have no more solemn obligation sending them into harm's way. I think about this every time I approve an operation as president. Every time, as a husband and father, that I sign a condolence letter. Every time Michelle and I sit at the bedside of a wounded warrior or grieve and hug members of a Gold Star

Oct 11 2017

Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status. We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward to tell these painful stories. And we all need to build a culture – including by empowering our girls and teaching our boys decency and respect – so we can make such behavior less prevalent in the

Oct 06 2017 - Israel

There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those

Oct 05 2017

My biggest regret is not being able to bridge the differences that were emerging in our politics as much as I

Oct 05 2017

It happened slowly enough that people got frustrated and people went to their two different corners. And the anger in our politics – rather than me being able to pull it out, it

Oct 05 2017

I don't mind if you want to have an argument with me that says, You know what, there's nothing we can do about the climate changing,' . But what I don't want to have is an argument where you say the planet is not getting

Oct 04 2017

It was a lot easier for me to do it because the fact of the matter is that not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, someone who could always make me laugh, someone who would always make sure I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire

Oct 04 2017

He took me out to a nice dinner under the guise of celebrating the fact that he had finished the bar. And he got me into one of these discussions again, where, you know, he sort of just led me down there and got fired up and it's like you've got blah blah blah blah, and then dessert comes out, the tray comes out, and there's a ring! Now the idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you

Oct 03 2017

It is truly the best decision that I ever made to be persistent enough in asking you out for a

Oct 02 2017

Our thoughts are with their families & everyone enduring another senseless

Oct 02 2017

I've had to make statements like this too many

Oct 02 2017

It'll be heartbreaking because everyone will think it's doable. But I've seen this movie many

Oct 01 2017

For us, Farrakhan's opinions on the Jews mostly seemed beside the point. What stuck was the chance to assert our humanity and our manhood by marching on the Mall, and not acting like we were all fresh out of San

Oct 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

To Trump whiteness is neither notional nor symbolic but is the very core of his

Sep 29 2017

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we

Sep 27 2017 - US Secret service

It happens fast. I dropped off Malia at college and I was saying to Joe [Biden] and Jill [Biden] that it was a little bit like open-heart surgery. I was proud that I did not cry in front of her, but on the way back, the Secret Service was all looking straight ahead, pretending they weren't hearing me as I sniffled and blew my nose. It was

Sep 27 2017

It's a reminder that at the end of our lives, that whatever else we have accomplished, the things that we will remember are the joys that our children – and hopefully way later, grandchildren – will bring

Sep 27 2017

These are the tools by which you can shape the world around you in a way that feels

Sep 27 2017

My years at Occidental College sparked my interest in social and political causes, and filled me with the idea that my voice could make a

Sep 26 2017

In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class

Sep 25 2017

I loved Spock. Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard

Sep 25 2017

As a private citizen, I'm going to have to help do what I can to help people get that

Sep 25 2017

If you're going to make money this way, you better think about

Sep 24 2017

We are not a collection of red states and blue states; we are the United States of

Sep 22 2017

Part of what we try to communicate is that being responsible is an enormous

Sep 22 2017 - Twitter

By just about every measure, America is better – and the world is better – than it was 50 years ago, 30 years ago or even 10 years ago. I know that statement doesn't jibe with the steady stream of bad news and cynicism that we're fed through television and

Sep 22 2017

Each new generation stands on the successes of the previous generation. I have great faith in you, and I'm certain that if you keep pushing forward, then America and the world are going to be just

Sep 22 2017

Your response has to be to reject cynicism and reject pessimism and push forward, with a certain infectious and relentless optimism. Not blind optimism, not one that ignores the scale and scope of our challenges, but that hard-earned optimism, that's rooted in the stories of very real progress that have occurred throughout human history. We have to reject the notion that we're suddenly gripped by forces that we cannot control. We've got to embrace the longer and more optimistic view of history and the part that we play in

Sep 22 2017 - NASA

If you think your job is pressure-packed, hers meant that forgetting to carry the one might send somebody floating off into the solar

Sep 21 2017

Our successes–even though they sometimes are small and incomplete–accumulate; they build, and they create a trajectory that's better. You have to be persistent… I think so often we get impatient because change does not look as discernible, or immediate, or impactful as we had imagined in our mind, and we get disappointed, and we get

Sep 21 2017

And it's certainly frustrating to have to mobilize every couple of months to keep our leaders from inflicting real human suffering on our

Sep 20 2017 - Multilateralism

You don't have to cede your sovereignty or it doesn't make you less patriotic to believe that. You just have to have some sense - and

Sep 20 2017 - American politics

Progress is never inevitable. It can often be fragile; it's in need of constant

Sep 20 2017 - Mexico

Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para

Sep 20 2017 - French Election Results

Giving up some freedom of action–not giving up our ability to protect ourselves or pursue our core interests, but binding ourselves to international rules over the long term–enhances our

Sep 19 2017

At this moment we all face a choice. We can choose to press forward with a better model of cooperation and integration. Or we can retreat into a world sharply divided, and ultimately in conflict, along age-old lines of nation and tribe and race and

Sep 19 2017

As I've always said, this country is at its best when we lift each other up and make sure that we're extending opportunity to everybody. I strongly believe every child has to have the opportunity to learn this critical

Sep 19 2017

In the new economy, computer science isn't an optional skill, it's a basic

Sep 19 2017 - United Nations

No one, has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room. Responsibility and leadership in the 21st century demand

Sep 19 2017 - United Nations

Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world's problems alone. We have sought – in word and deed – a new era of engagement with the

Sep 19 2017

Women should be allowed to enter stadiums, those who couldn't should be allowed to get citizenship, and their kids should be allowed to get Iranian

Sep 18 2017

Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence. She took responsibility for her

Sep 18 2017

We need to keep saying to anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: you are not alone. We have your back. I've got your

Sep 16 2017 - Climate change

Climate change is threatening this treasure and the communities that depend on it, which includes almost all of South Florida. And if we don't act, there may not be an Everglades as we know

Sep 15 2017

He's got that kind of

Sep 15 2017

I've seen the anger. I've seen the crowd bare its

Sep 14 2017

There are those on the left who believe that the only way to fix the system is through a single-payer system like Canada's where we would severely restrict the private insurance market and have the government provide coverage for

Sep 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

And now that the White House has shifted its responsibility for these young people to Congress, it's up to Members of Congress to protect these young people and our

Sep 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

Ultimately, this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we'd want our own kids to be treated. It's about who we are as a people – and who we want to

Sep 13 2017

Hillary, you've got to pace yourself this time. Work smart, not just

Sep 12 2017 - FLOTUS

I also want to thank Michelle Obama for, after the presidency, sticking with me. I love my wife and I'm grateful for her, and I do believe that it was America's great good fortune to have her as first

Sep 06 2017

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can't pay its own bills. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt

Sep 05 2017 - Immigration

Some 800,000 young people stepped forward, met rigorous requirements, and went through background checks. And America grew stronger as a

Sep 05 2017 - DACA

They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours. They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they're undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver's

Sep 05 2017 - DACA

I can't just do these things by

Sep 05 2017 - DACA

We are gonna deal with DACA with

Sep 04 2017 - DACA

The notion that we would just arbitrarily or because of politics punish those kids when they didn't do something themselves ... would merit my speaking

Sep 04 2017 - Deportation

This is not amnesty, this is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It's not a permanent fix. This is a temporary stopgap measure that lets us focus our resources wisely while giving a degree of relief and hope to talented, driven, patriotic young

Sep 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don't know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8

Sep 03 2017

And finally, take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They'll get you through the inevitable rough

Sep 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

The conversations have been cordial. He has been open to suggestions, and the main thing that I've tried to transmit is that there's a difference between governing and

Aug 30 2017

And the sound of this bell will be echoed by others . . . all across this country – an echo of the ringing bells that signaled emancipation more than a century and a half ago. The sound, and the anthem, of American

Aug 30 2017 - Trump Presidency

To those Americans who have lost loved ones, all of America is grieving with you and our hearts are joined with yours forever. The citizens of Texas and the Gulf Coast need all the prayer, support, and resources our community has to offer. Recovery will be tough, but I have seen the resilience of the American spirit all over this

Aug 29 2017

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his

Aug 26 2017

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with

Aug 23 2017

But a new year brings new hope, and the community represented on this phone call has always known what it means to stand up for the less fortunate, the stranger, the immigrant, the refugee. And so I'm confident that we can stand together and make sure that as we pass the baton to the next administration that we're going to be able to build on the enormous progress that we've already

Aug 22 2017 - Women

The fact that their parents' house is the White House may add to it. But Malia's going off to college. She's a grown

Aug 22 2017

Be open to new experiences when you go to college. Don't go to college just to duplicate the same experience you had in high

Aug 22 2017

For a lot of urban families, this is their only big outdoor

Aug 22 2017 - Republican Party

The days of providing a blank check are

Aug 22 2017 - Afghanistan

America, it is time to focus on nation-building here at

Aug 22 2017 - Afghanistan

This winter, our troop levels in Afghanistan will be down to 34,000, and by this time next year, the transition to Afghan security will be nearly complete. The longest war in American history will

Aug 22 2017 - Afghanistan

But all my life I've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the Oval Office; in other words, when you're president of the United

Aug 21 2017 - FLOTUS

Obviously I couldn't have done anything that I've done without Michelle. You were asking earlier what keeps me sane, what keeps me balanced, what allows me to deal with the pressure. It is this young lady right here... Not only has she been a great first lady, she is just my rock. I count on her in so many ways every single

Aug 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

It doesn't hurt to quit twice. Especially because I agree these

Aug 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world, and to share this accumulated

Aug 16 2017

No one is born hating another person because of the color [sic] of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to

Aug 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

We don't earn grace, but we choose how to receive it. We decide how to honor it. Justice, grows out of recognition, of ourselves in others; that my liberty depends on my respect for yours; that history must not be a sword to justify injustice, or a shield against progress, but must be a manual for how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the

Aug 15 2017 - Terrorism

Extremely poor societies and weak states, provide optimal breeding grounds for disease, terrorism and

Aug 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

We want to make sure our kids are safe, we want to make sure that they are ready to go back to school. We want to make sure that we are nurturing and protecting and encouraging and loving the next generation of leaders all throughout the city of Chicago. So Chance, I'm grateful for everything that you've done on behalf of the young people back

Aug 13 2017

I am hopeful that everybody who is at the concert today, everybody who is getting involved, everybody who's been part of the parade, that all of you are in the mindset that you could do anything that you want to as long as you put your mind to

Aug 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. I do not persuade peaceful, tolerant Muslims to engage in that debate if I'm not sensitive to their concern that they are being tagged with a broad

Aug 07 2017 - Kenya

In Kenya's election we have already seen too much incitement and appeals based on fear from all sides. But I also know that the Kenyan people as a whole will be the losers if there is a descent into violence. You can make clear that you will reject those that want to deal in tribal and ethnic

Aug 07 2017 - Kenya

The choices you make in the coming days can either set Kenya back or bring it together. As a friend of the Kenyan people, I urge you to work for a future defined not by fear and division, but by unity and

Aug 03 2017

What used to be racial segregation now mirrors itself in class

Aug 01 2017 - Brexit

Would the idea be that the trade deal will kick in pretty much as soon as Brexit happens?feedback

Jul 25 2017

America, like every other nation, has made mistakes and has its flaws. But for more than two centuries, we have strived at great cost and sacrifice to form a more perfect

Jul 24 2017

You have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White

Jul 19 2017

John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell,

Jul 14 2017

The jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have

Jul 13 2017

Just another day in paradise, okay? I don't regret anything, because there is nothing you can do about

Jul 13 2017 - Iraq

There's not a thing that we're not doing well in. The White House is functioning beautifully, despite the hoax made up by the

Jul 09 2017 - Facebook

It is the responsibility of all Americans – of every faith – to reject discrimination. It is our responsibility to reject religious tests on who we admit into this

Jul 07 2017 - Trump-Putin

We resolve to reset US-Russian relations so that we can cooperate more effectively in areas of common interest. Today we've made meaningful progress and demonstrated through means and words what a more constructive US Russian relationship can look like in the 21st

Jul 06 2017 - NASA

We will get back to winning in the 21st century and

Jul 06 2017

I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing because I have too many other decisions to

Jul 04 2017

I'm far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what Lincoln meant when he said, I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to

Jul 03 2017 - Islam

It is very important here in Indonesia, the United States, Europe, everywhere, to fight against the politics of 'us and

Jul 01 2017 - Climate change

In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change, an agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership can still give our children a fighting chance. The challenges of our times, whether it's economic inequality, changing climate, terrorism, mass migration – these are real challenges, and we're going to have to confront them

Jul 01 2017 - Indonesia

First of all, I think it's important that even though the current US administration has signalled it is going to pull out, technically it's not out yet. Point two is that many of the changes that we locked in during my administration

Jul 01 2017 - Indonesia

My stepfather...was raised a Muslim but he respected Hindus and he respected Buddhists and he respected Christians. If you are strong in your own faith then you should not be worried about someone else's

Jun 28 2017

There are a lot of reasons to run for president, but there's one overwhelming reason not to run for president. I like to get that [Corvette] Z06 from zero to 60 in 3.4

Jun 22 2017 - Affordable Care Act

I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican

Jun 22 2017

The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill. It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody

Jun 22 2017 - Iran

This is why the president has tried to foster good relations with

Jun 17 2017 - Islam

And that's a reminder, along with the generations of patriotic Muslims in America, that Islam – like so many faiths – is part of our national

Jun 17 2017 - Islam

Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan – making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years

Jun 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

Right now, Things are little different. Because of Donald

Jun 17 2017

Don't worry, you can keep your doctor ….feedback

Jun 16 2017

Like all of you I am a fan, and I've been listening to Jay since I was a young and hungry state senator. I'm pretty sure I'm still the only president to listen to Jay Z's music in the Oval

Jun 16 2017

Nobody who met us as younger men would have expected us to be where we are today. You know what it's like not to have a father around, you know what it's like not to come from much, and to know people who didn't get the same breaks that we did. So we try to prop open those doors of opportunity so that it's a little easier for those who come up behind us to succeed as well. Jay and I are also fools for our daughters, although he's going to have me beat once those two twins show up. And let's face it, we both have wives who are significantly more popular than we

Jun 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

Keep in mind, that it's not just a matter of what I'm willing to do. One of the things you discover about being president is that there are all these rules and norms and laws and you've got to pay attention to them. And the people who work for you are also subject to those rules and norms. And that's a piece of advice that I gave to the incoming

Jun 14 2017 - NBA

Well, he sent a text through somebody to get to

Jun 09 2017

Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison

Jun 07 2017

In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change, an agreement that even with the temporary absence of American leadership will still give our children a fighting chance. I believe we cannot unwind integration. I don't think we can pull up a drawbridge ... It's important for us to establish processes to make sure that we reaffirm that we are nations of immigrants, that it creates dynamism in our economies, strengthens us rather than weakens us and upholds our tradition of

Jun 07 2017

It seems like the international order ... is being constantly tested and the center may not hold. They can call for isolationism or nationalism, or they can suggest rolling back the rights of others. I am convinced the future does not belong to strongmen. We're going to have to replace fear with hope. That's the spirit that we need right

Jun 07 2017

One of the things I love about Montreal is that there's a high percentage of Michels

Jun 06 2017

That's a recipe for more cynicism and more polarization, less trust in our institutions and less trust in each other. And it's part of what leads people to turn to populist alternatives that may not actually deliver. Obviously I'm disappointed with the current American administration's decision to pull out of Paris, but all that work that we did is now embedded in decisions that are being made by companies all around America and all around the

Jun 06 2017 - Clean energy

It's not as if Wal-Mart is now going to suddenly reverse itself – they're going to continue to build on the clean energy they've already invested in because it turns out it saves them

Jun 06 2017

Today our prayers go out to the people of Oakland, California, in the aftermath of this weekend's deadly warehouse fire – one of the worst fires in the state's history. While we still don't know the full toll of this disaster, we do know that an American community has been devastated, and many people – including young men and women with their whole futures ahead of them – have tragically lost their

Jun 06 2017 - Republican Party

In the end, our financial system only works – our market is only free – when there are clear rules and basic safeguards that prevent abuse, that check excess, that ensure that it is more profitable to play by the rules than to game the system. And that's what these reforms are designed to achieve – no more, no

Jun 04 2017 - Immigration

Our Muslim populations, they feel themselves to be Americans. There is, you know, this incredible process of immigration and assimilation that is part of our tradition that is probably our greatest strength. There are parts of Europe in which that's not the case, and that's probably the greatest danger that Europe

Jun 03 2017

If Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I

Jun 01 2017 - Climate change

Over the past seven and a half years, we've transformed the United States into a global leader in the fight against climate

Jun 01 2017

Even in the absence of American leadership; even as this administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future, I'm confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we've

Jun 01 2017 - Carbon

The Paris Agreement alone won't solve the climate crisis, but it does establish an enduring framework that enables countries to ratchet down their carbon emissions over time, and to set more ambitious targets as technology advances. That means full implementation of this agreement will help delay or avoid some of the worst consequences of climate change, and pave the way for more progress in the coming

Jun 01 2017 - NATO

The more NATO countries spend, the worse it is for Russia. What Trump's doing really is increasing NATO's ability to deter any kind of aggression on its

Jun 01 2017 - Climate change

Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the

May 27 2017 - Scottish independence

I am convinced the perpetrators of this act will ultimately be brought to justice and the networks will be

May 27 2017 - Scottish independence

And I know this not simply because of the valour of our military and law enforcement personnel, but because I know the character of our

May 26 2017 - NATO

One of the things that I think, medium and long term, we'll have to examine is whether everybody is chipping in. And this can't just be a U.S. exercise or a British exercise or one country's

May 26 2017 - Scottish independence

Well, going by those shots I shouldn't feel any pressure. Oh, that wasn't so

May 25 2017 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

Look I am very proud of the work I did as president. When you get involved in public life you have to recognize that you never achieve a 100 % of what you want. This is a human enterprise. And so inevitably it is flawed and what you try to do is to work with others who share your values and share your vision to try to make things better – understanding that you won't make things

May 25 2017

One way we can do a better job is to create more opportunities for people in their home

May 25 2017

It's important for us to see those investments as part of our own wellbeing as well as to the benefit of

May 25 2017 - Terrorism

(This is) a reminder that there is great danger and terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they're

May 25 2017 - Trump-Merkel

My hope was to get 100 percent of people health care. We didn't quite achieve that but we were able to get 20m people healthcare who didn't have it

May 24 2017 - NATO

I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound by our treaty Alliance. We have a solemn duty to each other. Article Five is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if, in such a moment, you ever ask again, who will come to help,' you'll know the answer–the NATO Alliance, including the Armed Forces of the United States of

May 23 2017 - Democratic Party

Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country. But part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is

May 21 2017 - Human Rights

All people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn't steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them

May 21 2017 - Syria conflict

This violence (in Syria) is yet another reminder that there's only one way to end this civil war, as our GCC partners agree - a transitional governing body, a new constitution with free elections, including a transition away from

May 21 2017 - Inequality

Let's fight to make sure our so-called allies in the Middle East, the Saudis and the Egyptians, stop oppressing their own people, and suppressing dissent, and tolerating corruption and inequality, and mismanaging their economies so that their youth grow up without education, without prospects, without hope, the ready recruits of terrorist

May 21 2017 - Trump Presidency

I think that a lot of the strain was always overblown. The fact of the matter is, is that the friendship and cooperation that exist between the United States and the Gulf countries has been consistent for

May 21 2017 - Trump Presidency

What is true between the United States and the GCC, as is true with all of our allies and friends, is that at any point in time, there are going to be differences in

May 21 2017 - Human Rights

Even as these summits focus on security issues, it remains the case that true and lasting security also depends on governance and an economy that serves all its citizens and respects universal human

May 21 2017 - Iran

Even as Iran is calling us 'The Great Satan,' we were able to get a deal done where they got rid of their nuclear stockpiles, and that makes us safer. That's not a sign of weakness, that's a sign of

May 21 2017 - Iran

We welcome an Iran that plays a responsible role in the region - one that takes concrete, practical steps to build trust and resolve its differences with its neighbours by peaceful means and abides by international rules and

May 21 2017 - Iran

An approach that said to our friends 'You are right, Iran is the source of all problems, and we will support you in dealing with Iran' would essentially mean that as these sectarian conflicts continue to rage and our Gulf partners, our traditional friends, do not have the ability to put out the flames on their own or decisively win on their own, and would mean that we have to start coming in and using our military power to settle scores. And that would be in the interest neither of the United States nor of the Middle

May 21 2017 - Syria conflict

The competition between the Saudis and the Iranians - which has helped to feed proxy wars and chaos in Syria and Iraq and Yemen - requires us to say to our friends as well as to the Iranians that they need to find an effective way to share the neighbourhood and institute some sort of cold

May 18 2017

They need you, they are dependent on you. They have no one else. Don't let them

May 17 2017

Like the Marine that he's always been, Bob never took his eyes off his

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

I continue to believe that she has not jeopardized America's national

May 14 2017 - Immigration

Our immigration system is broken. And everybody knows

May 10 2017 - Clean energy

It's important that big countries that are big emitters like the US and China... lead the

May 10 2017 - Climate change

During the course of my presidency, I made climate change a top priority because I believe that of all the challenges that we face, this is the one that will define the contours of this century, more dramatically perhaps than any

May 09 2017

You get the politicians you deserve. And if you don't vote and you don't participate and you don't pay attention, then you'll get policies that don't reflect your

May 09 2017

The hardest thing about being the President of the United States is it is unique in its isolation. The burdens of leadership are true in any country but in part because of the security apparatus around a U.S. president, you live in what's called 'the bubble.' And it is a very nice

May 09 2017 - Climate change

Some of the refugee flows into Europe originate not only from conflict but also from places where there are food shortages that will get far worse as climate change continues. So if we don't take the action necessary to slow and ultimately stop these trends the migration that has put such a burden on Europe already, will just continue to get

May 09 2017

You live in what's called 'the bubble'. And it is a very nice prison. So you don't have the freedom of movement to just take a walk or to sit at a café. Now I am only captive to selfies, which is almost as bad. I can walk anywhere as long as I'm willing to take a selfie every two

May 09 2017 - Carbon

Over my eight years in office we dramatically increased our generation of clean energy, we acted dramatically to curtail our use of dirty energy, and we invested in energy efficiency across the board. In Paris… we helped to lead the world to the first significant global agreement for a low-carbon future. But here's the thing: even if every country somehow puts the brakes on the emissions that exist today, climate change would still have an impact on our world for years to

May 09 2017 - Methane

So even in our religion and in our art, food is

May 09 2017 - Clean energy

The good news is, in part because of what we did over the last eight years, the private sector has already made a determination that the future is in clean energy. Investments are moving into clean energy. It may be that some of the steps we put in place may move more slowly than they otherwise would have. But I'm confident that the United States will continue to move in the right

May 09 2017

Because of current debate in Washington, it could be that policies move more slowly but I am confident that the United States will continue to move in the right

May 08 2017 - FLOTUS

I love my wife. And I'm grateful for her. And I do believe that it was America's great good fortune to have her as first

May 08 2017

It has been suggested, that whether I serve one or two terms in the presidency, I will find myself at the end of that period at what might be called the awkward age, too old to begin a career and too young to write my

May 08 2017

Did the right thing. Theirs was a profile in courage. Justice and freedom and equality and kindness and generosity – it doesn't happen on its own … We are constantly having to make a choice because progress is

May 08 2017

That's the spirit that has brought America so far and that's the spirit that will always carry us to better days. And I take this honor that you have bestowed on me here tonight as a reminder that, even out of office, I must do all that I can to advance the spirit of service that John F. Kennedy

May 08 2017

I hope that current members of Congress recall that it actually doesn't take a lot of courage to aid those who are already powerful, already comfortable, already influential. But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable and the sick and the

May 07 2017 - Inequality

At such moments, courage is necessary. At such moments, we need courage to stand up to hate, not just in others, but in ourselves. At such moments, we need courage to stand up to dogma, not just in others, but in ourselves. .feedback

May 07 2017 - Trumpcare

The Kennedys symbolized a set of

May 07 2017

Before welfare reform, you had, in the minds of most Americans, a stark separation between the deserving working poor and the undeserving welfare poor. What welfare reform did was desegregate those two groups. Now, everybody was poor, and everybody had to

May 05 2017

I am granting your application because you have demonstrated the potential to turn your life around. Now it is up to you to make the most of this

May 04 2017 - French Presidential Debate

I want all of my friends in France to know how much I'm rooting for your success. Because of how important this election is, I also want you to know that I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward. En Marche! Vive la France!feedback

May 04 2017 - French Election Results

Thanks to this law, more than twenty million Americans have gained the security and peace of mind of health

May 04 2017 - French Presidential Debate

I have admired the campaign that Emmanuel Macron has run. He has stood up for liberal values; he put forward a vision for the important role that France plays in Europe and around the world; and he is committed to a better future for the French people. He appeals to people's hopes, and not their fears. I'm not planning to get involved in many elections now that I don't have to run for office again, but the French election is very important to the future of France and the values that we care so much about. Because the success of France matters to the entire

May 04 2017 - French Presidential Debate

I think it's fair to say that maybe [at] some point down the line there might be a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement, but it's not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done. The U.K. is going to be in the back of

May 03 2017

There are a lot of presidential libraries and I think there is a tendency to think of this as a monument to the past, to think of it as something that is backwards-looking … And … a little bit of an ego trip. When Michelle and I started talking about the Presidential Center, we were really firm that what we want to do was create something for the

May 03 2017

What we want this to be is the world's premier institution for training young people and leadership to make a difference in their communities, in their countries and in the world. That is our

May 02 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Well said, Jimmy. That's exactly why we fought so hard for the ACA, and why we need to protect it for kids like Billy. And

May 02 2017

I do think that it's important for the United States not just to talk to its friends, but also to talk to its enemies. In fact, that's where diplomacy makes the biggest

May 01 2017

Most of all, I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed then the country

May 01 2017

And the reason is this, that the notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them–which has been the guiding diplomatic principle of this [the Bush] administration–is

May 01 2017 - Twitter

I know that as a consequence of my fund-raising I became more like the wealthy donors I met. I spent more and more of my time above the fray, outside the world of immediate hunger, disappointment, fear, irrationality, and frequent hardship of … the people that I'd entered public life to

Apr 30 2017

Coverage is the best way to secure affordable access to health care for low-income individuals. Uncompensated care pool funding should not pay for costs that would be paid for in a Medicaid

Apr 29 2017

I'd like to share a ton of stories from it, but they're

Apr 28 2017

Despite our differences, we count on the press to shed light on the most important issues of the

Apr 28 2017

We are perfectly poised to make the 21st century again the American

Apr 28 2017

If you had to choose any time in the course of human history to be alive, you'd choose this one. Right here in America, right

Apr 27 2017

I, out of an effort to give Congress the ability to do this thing and not step on their toes, probably left too much ambiguity out there, which then allowed opponents of reform to come in and fill up the airwaves with a lot of

Apr 26 2017 - Goldman Sachs

If this material goes well, I'll use it at Goldman Sachs next year, . Earn me some serious

Apr 26 2017

I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: making sure our economy works for every working

Apr 25 2017

I want to be respectful of the office and give the President-elect an opportunity to put forward his platform and his arguments without somebody popping off in every

Apr 24 2017

One of the things that I learned when I was organizing, you know, you show up in a neighborhood and your initial instinct is to tell people what they should be interested in, instead of spending the first six months listening and finding out what they actually are interested

Apr 24 2017

This community taught me that ordinary people, when working together, can do extraordinary things. This community taught me that everybody has a story to tell that is important. The single most important thing I can do. If you're tired of arguing with strangers on the internet, try to talk with one in real life. If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing. If you're disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures and run for office

Apr 24 2017 - Twitter

So uh, what's been going on while I've been gone? On the back end now of my presidency, now that it's completed, I'm spending a lot of time thinking about what is the most important thing I can do for my next job? And what I'm convinced is that – although there are all kinds of issues that I care about and all kinds of issues that I intend to work on – the single most important thing I can do is to help in any way I can prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and to take their own crack at changing the

Apr 24 2017

If you had pictures of everything I had done during high school, I probably wouldn't be president of the United

Apr 24 2017

The single most important thing I can do is to help in any way I can prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton and to take their own crack at changing the world. What is preventing us from tackling [challenges] and making more progress really has to do with our politics and our civic

Apr 24 2017

I've never seen anything like this before, as long as I've been in the

Apr 24 2017

Through the combined efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement, great progress was made diminishing or severely (disrupting) the gang within certain targeted areas of the U.S. by 2009 and

Apr 21 2017

The main message I have is to wish you all the best in the coming days and make sure that, as you said, you work hard all the way through because you never know, it might be that last day of campaigning that makes all the

Apr 21 2017

I'd think about changing the

Apr 21 2017

Don't mope. And don't get

Apr 19 2017 - Iran

Iran will not get its hands on a nuclear

Apr 18 2017

I don't call audibles with aircraft

Apr 16 2017

If you're disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office

Apr 16 2017

Sometimes you'll win, sometimes you'll lose … And there will be times when the process will disappoint

Apr 16 2017

When a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of his own people, that is not just a matter of one nation's internal

Apr 14 2017 - Syria conflict

It's a playbook that comes out of the foreign policy establishment. Where America is directly threatened, the playbook works. But the playbook can also be a trap that can lead to bad decisions. In the midst of an international challenge like Syria, you get judged harshly if you don't follow the playbook, even if there are good reasons why it does not

Apr 14 2017 - North Korea

The United States does not, and never will, accept North Korea as a nuclear state. We are going to work together to make sure we're closing

Apr 14 2017 - North Korea

The United States does not, and never will, accept North Korea as a nuclear state. Far from achieving its stated national security and economic

Apr 14 2017

Everybody is shouting and everybody hates each other. And you get kind of depressed. You think, Goodness, what's happening?feedback

Apr 13 2017

Football and the Steelers have taught me lessons about perseverance, the belief in possibilities, the expansion of boundaries, the kindness of people and the unpredictability of

Apr 13 2017

Dan Rooney was a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh, a model citizen, and someone who represented the United States with dignity and grace on the world stage. I knew he'd do a wonderful job when I named him as our United States Ambassador to Ireland, but naturally, he surpassed my high expectations, and I know the people of Ireland think fondly of him

Apr 13 2017

And I know the people of Pittsburgh, who loved him not only for the Super Bowl championships he brought as the owner of the Steelers, but for his generosity of spirit, mourn his passing today. Michelle and I offer our condolences to the Rooney family, some of the most gracious and thoughtful people we know – even as we celebrate the life of Dan Rooney: a championship-caliber good

Apr 13 2017

If you had a choice of when to be born and you didn't know ahead of time who you were going to be – what nationality, whether you were male or female, what religion – but you had said, When in human history would be the best time to be born?'-- the time would be

Apr 13 2017

The capacity to disseminate misinformation, wild conspiracy theories, to paint the opposition in wildly negative light without any rebuttal – that has accelerated in ways that much more sharply polarize the

Apr 12 2017

Nobody knew health care could be so

Apr 11 2017

We don't have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young

Apr 10 2017 - Iraq

I'm opposed to dumb

Apr 09 2017 - Chemical weapons

Today we mark an important achievement in our ongoing effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction by eliminating Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile. Well, it turns out we're getting chemical weapons out of Syria without having initiated a strike. So what else are you talking about?feedback

Apr 08 2017

We are living like ancient people, how they depended on themselves, how they used wood to make fires. It is a hard life. Trump is a closed box that has started to open. Soon we will see what's

Apr 07 2017

The United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets … What message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to death in plain sight and pay no price? What's the purpose of the international system that we've built if a prohibition on the use of chemical weapons … is not enforced? Make no mistake – this has implications beyond chemical warfare. If we won't enforce accountability in the face of this heinous act, what does it say about our resolve to stand up to others who flout fundamental international rules?feedback

Apr 07 2017

Inaction tears at our conscience and can lead to more costly intervention

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

Yesterday's chemical attack, a chemical attack so horrific in Syria against innocent people including women, small children, and even beautiful little babies, their deaths was an affront to humanity. These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

It's a playbook that comes out of the foreign-policy establishment. And the playbook prescribes responses to different events, and these responses tend to be militarized responses. Where America is directly threatened, the playbook works. But the playbook can also be a trap that can lead to bad decisions. In the midst of an international challenge like Syria, you get judged harshly if you don't follow the playbook, even if there are good reasons why it does not

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

The perception was that my credibility was at stake, that America's credibility was at stake. And so for me to press the pause button at that moment, I knew, would cost me politically. And the fact that I was able to pull back from the immediate pressures and think through in my own mind what was in America's interest, not only with respect to Syria but also with respect to our democracy, was as tough a decision as I've made–and I believe ultimately it was the right decision to

Apr 07 2017

When people like me have large, shatterable egos, in order to change, it has to become personal. Writing became a pathway for self-reflection. I felt like an equal, but I was not necessarily treated as an equal in school. I could recognize this equality with adults, but it felt like the adults didn't see it. Kids are people too. The best teacher I had was the one who was honest and real. He was vulnerable with us. He didn't try to tame us. I would intentionally exploit the techniques teachers were using to tame kids. I could always tell what they were trying to

Apr 07 2017 - Chemical weapons

American diplomacy, backed by the threat of force, is why Syria's chemical weapons are being

Apr 06 2017 - Syria conflict

I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to

Apr 06 2017

I'm very proud of this

Apr 06 2017 - Scottish independence

I want to be respectful of the office and give the President-elect an opportunity to put forward his platform and his arguments without somebody popping off in every instance. I love the law, intellectually. I love nutting out these problems, wrestling with these arguments. I love teaching. I miss the classroom and engaging with

Apr 05 2017 - Chemical weapons

A red line for us is, we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus. That would change my

Mar 31 2017

How we purchase technology in the federal government is cumbersome, complicated and

Mar 31 2017

For the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step

Mar 29 2017

In the end, our financial system only works–our market is only free–when there are clear rules and basic safeguards that prevent abuse, that check excess, that ensure that it is more profitable to play by the rules than to game the

Mar 29 2017

There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, and I don't think there's anything courageous about asking for sacrifice from those who can least afford it and don't have any clout on Capitol Hill. That's not a vision of the America I

Mar 28 2017

It is always a challenge when you're supposed to be on vacation. There's no doubt that, after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going through, after the statement that I made, that you know, I should've anticipated the

Mar 25 2017 - Democratic Party

To know Jim Comey is also to know his fierce independence and his deep integrity. He was prepared to give up a job he loved rather than be part of something he felt was fundamentally

Mar 24 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Thanks to this law, more than 20 million Americans have gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance. Thanks to this law, more than 90 percent of Americans are insured – the highest rate in our history. Thanks to this law, the days when women could be charged more than men and Americans with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage altogether are relics of the past. America is stronger because of the Affordable Care

Mar 24 2017

So I think the odds of Donald Trump winning were always around 20 percent. That seems like a lot, but one out of five is not that unusual. It's not a

Mar 24 2017 - Yemen

I'm the president. And I'm always

Mar 23 2017 - Affordable Care Act

We should start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking

Mar 23 2017 - Affordable Care Act

[A]fter a century of talk, decades of trying, and a year of bipartisan debate, our generation was the one that succeeded. We finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few, but a right for

Mar 23 2017

Thanks to this law, more than twenty million Americans have gained the security and peace of mind of health insurance. Thanks to this law, more than ninety percent of Americans are insured - the highest rate in our history. Thanks to this law, the days when women could be charged more than men and Americans with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage altogether are relics of the past. Families who get coverage through their employer are paying, on average, thousands of dollars less per year than if costs kept rising as fast as they were before the

Mar 23 2017

The pace of health care inflation has slowed

Mar 23 2017 - Affordable Care Act

And reality continues to discredit the false claim that this law is in a 'death spiral,' because while it's true that some premiums have risen, the vast majority of Marketplace enrollees have experienced no average premium hike at all. So the reality is clear: America is stronger because of the Affordable Care Act. But we should start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking Americans. That should always be our

Mar 21 2017

When I hear folks talking as if somehow these kids are different than my kids or less worthy in the eyes of God, that somehow they are less worthy of our respect and consideration and care, I think that's un-American. I think we should do better, because that's how America was

Mar 20 2017 - Terrorism

I think this administration wants to be more engaged in fighting terrorism. I sense a difference in terms of being head-to-head with terrorism. There are better ways for defeating

Mar 18 2017

The Congressional Budget Office never gives us any

Mar 17 2017 - Espionage

The United States government does not engage in cyber economic espionage for commercial

Mar 15 2017

Look, he was into you! You have to email him, and if you don't, I

Mar 14 2017 - Israel

A pair of series added to the service in December without much fanfare, Fauda' from Israel and 'Nobel' from Norway, are both better than and distinctively different from most of the American TV you're watching at the

Mar 13 2017 - Drones

We have to create an architecture for this because [of] the potential for

Mar 13 2017