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 […]

FBI Will Investigate San Bernadino Shootings as Terrorist Act

FBI Will Investigate San Bernadino Shootings as Terrorist Act

Washington, DC…The FBI announced today that it has taken the lead on the investigation into the mass shooting that occurred earlier this week in San Bernadino, California, and that the attack that killed 14 people and injured 21 others has been deemed an act of terrorism. “This is now a federal terrorism investigation, led by […]

Dunford: ISIL Wants U.S. to Be Impetuous in Iraq, Syria

Dunford: ISIL Wants U.S. to Be Impetuous in Iraq, Syria

Washington, DC…The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant wants the United States to be “impetuous right now, as opposed to being aggressive,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee today. ISIL “would love nothing more than a large presence of U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq […]

President Obama Speaks At Paris Climate Summit

President Obama Speaks At Paris Climate Summit

Paris, FR… PRESIDENT OBAMA: President Hollande, Mr. Secretary General, fellow leaders. We have come to Paris to show our resolve. We offer our condolences to the people of France for the barbaric attacks on this beautiful city. We stand united in solidarity not only to deliver justice to the terrorist network responsible for those attacks […]