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Presidential Visit to an American Mosque

Posted February 4th, 2016 at 10:29 am (UTC-4)
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“This mosque, like so many in our country, is an all American story,” President Barack Obama

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Kerry: Journalism ‘Is Not A Crime’

Posted February 1st, 2016 at 2:11 pm (UTC-4)
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“We see it in what happens in the absence of knowledge and the power that it gives to dictators, to demagogues, to tyrants. Silence allows crime and corruption to rot whole countries.” Secretary of State John Kerry

Obama’s Address on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted January 27th, 2016 at 11:24 pm (UTC-4)
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“We know that we’ll never be able to wipe out hatred from every single mind. We won’t entirely erase the scourge of anti-Semitism. But like the Righteous, we must do everything we can. All of us have a responsibility. President Barack Obama

Obama Hails New Era As Iran Complies With Nuke Deal

Posted January 17th, 2016 at 11:32 am (UTC-4)
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“I’m very happy to say that as we speak, we have received confirmation that five Americans who had been unjustly detained in Iran have been released from custody.”

The State of the Union

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 3:32 pm (UTC-4)
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The president offered an upbeat portrait of America during his final address, but also acknowledged the destructiveness of Washington gridlock “It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency, that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.”

The President Prepares for Final State of the Union Address

Posted January 11th, 2016 at 1:36 pm (UTC-4)
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“I don’t think I’ve ever been more optimistic about the year ahead as I am right now.”

An Emotion Obama Announces New Measures to Tighten Gun Laws

Posted January 6th, 2016 at 6:13 am (UTC-4)
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Wiping tears, the president spoke of the young school children during the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. “Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,”

Obama Appears Ready for Another Attempt to Tighten Gun Laws

Posted January 1st, 2016 at 10:45 am (UTC-4)
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“I get too many letters from parents, and teachers, and kids, to sit around and do nothing.”

Obama on Terrorism: “No Specific and Credible Information”

Posted December 17th, 2015 at 5:25 pm (UTC-4)
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President Barack Obama made yet another public appearance in an attempt to ease Americans’ tensions about the threat of terrorism.

President Hails Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Posted December 14th, 2015 at 8:01 am (UTC-4)
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“We came together around a strong agreement the world needed. We met the moment.”

U.S. European Commander on Russia, Women in Combat

Posted December 10th, 2015 at 8:27 am (UTC-4)
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General Ben Hodges, Commanding General of the U.S. Army in Europe, discusses the threat posed by Russia, the situation regarding Ukraine and the new policy of opening all Army positions, including combat, to women.

‘We Will Not Be Terrorized’

Posted December 6th, 2015 at 8:48 pm (UTC-4)
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In his usual Saturday address, President Barack Obama vowed to fight acts of terror following the deadly mass shooting at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California.

Obama Makes Statement on Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

Posted December 3rd, 2015 at 1:14 pm (UTC-4)
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President Obama made a statement to reporters in the Oval Office one day after 14 people were killed during a shooting at a social services facility in southern California.

Obama on Paris Attacks, U.S. Strategy vs. IS and Syrian Refugees

Posted November 16th, 2015 at 4:57 pm (UTC-4)
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President Obama defended U.S. strategy against the so-called Islamic State at a news conference following the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey.

Kerry: “We are on the right track” in Syria

Posted November 13th, 2015 at 5:33 pm (UTC-4)
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Secretary of State John Kerry gave an impassioned defense of the Obama administration’s strategy regarding Syria and the fight against the Islamic State. Kerry made his remarks at the United States Institute for Peace on November 11, 2015.