President Obama’s Weekly Address: Improving Economic Security by Strengthening and Modernizing the Unemployment Insurance System

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Improving Economic Security by Strengthening and Modernizing the Unemployment Insurance System

Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. On Tuesday, I gave my final State of the Union Address. And a focus was this: how do we make the new economy work better for everyone, not just those at the top? After the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, we’re in the midst of the longest streak of private-sector job […]

IAEA Director General’s Statement on Iran….US Lifts Sanctions

IAEA Director General’s Statement on Iran….US Lifts Sanctions

Vienna, AUS…Today, I released a report confirming that Iran has completed the necessary preparatory steps to start the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The report was submitted to the IAEA Board of Governors and to the United Nations Security Council. It was issued after Agency inspectors on the ground verified that Iran […]

President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Washington, DC…Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year that I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union. And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it a little shorter. (Applause.) I know some of you are antsy to get back […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Taking On Gun Violence In 2016

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Taking On Gun Violence In 2016

Washington, DC…Happy New Year, everybody. I am fired up for the year that stretches out before us. That’s because of what we’ve accomplished together over the past seven. Seven years ago, our businesses were losing 800,000 jobs a month. They’ve now created jobs for 69 straight months, driving the unemployment rate from a high of […]

Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Christmas Address

Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Christmas Address

Washington, DC…THE PRESIDENT: Merry Christmas, everybody! This is one of our favorite times of the year in the Obama household, filled with family and friends, warmth and good cheer. That’s even true when I spend all night chasing Bo and Sunny away from the cookies we leave for Santa. It’s also my favorite weekly address […]

President Obama Addresses the Nation on Keeping the American People Safe

President Obama Addresses the Nation on Keeping the American People Safe

Washington, DC…Good evening. On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born; moms and dads; daughters and sons. Each of them served their fellow citizens and all of […]

Latest Scans Show Carter Cancer Free

Latest Scans Show Carter Cancer Free

Plains, GA…Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter: “My most recent MRI brain scan did not reveal any signs of the original cancer spots nor any new ones. I will continue to receive regular 3-week immunotherapy treatments of pembrolizumab” ### “Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope.” A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped […]

President’s Weekly Address: We Will Not Be Terrorized

President’s Weekly Address: We Will Not Be Terrorized

Washington, DC… Hi, everybody. This weekend, our hearts are with the people of San Bernardino—another American community shattered by unspeakable violence. We salute the first responders—the police, the SWAT teams, the EMTs—who responded so quickly, with such courage, and saved lives. We pray for the injured as they fight to recover from their wounds. Most […]