Barack Obama This Hanukkah, let us give thanks for the blessings that all of us enjoy. Let us be mindful of those who need our prayers. And let us draw strength from the words of a great philosopher, who said that a miracle is “a confirmation of what is possible.”
Barack Obama At this time of year, Americans are giving thanks for all the blessings that we have. And as we begin this holiday season, there is no place that I’d rather be than with our troops.
Barack Obama In every corner of the world, Jews have lit the Hanukkah candles as symbols of resilience in times of peace and in times of persecution. Their light inspires us to hope beyond hope—to believe that miracles are possible even in the darkest of hours.
Barack Obama Colin Powell is one of a number of former national security advisers, secretaries of defense, and secretaries of state—from both Democratic and Republican administrations—who have emphasized how important it is to get the New START treaty ratified.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with former Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Oval Office and discussed the importance of ratifying the New START Treaty.
Barack Obama Volunteers and staff are preparing the White House for the holidays—watch the behind-the-scenes video.
Barack Obama On World AIDS Day, we pause to remember those who’ve lost their lives to this disease. At a time when so many are living with HIV and AIDS, let’s recommit ourselves to building on the progress we’ve made in preventing and treating the disease and ending stigma and discrimination.
Barack Obama We should not be punishing patriotic Americans who have stepped forward to serve this country. We should be celebrating their willingness to show such courage and selflessness on behalf of their fellow citizens.
The Senate is planning to take up the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the coming days, and the senators who will cast the crucial votes need to see their constituents’ overwhelming support for repeal.
Barack Obama Call your senators today. Urge them to support the DREAM Act so
it can be signed into law on behalf of students seeking a college
education and those who wish to serve in our country’s uniform.
Rooted in the American principles of hard work and fairness, the DREAM Act provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth who serve in the military or work toward a college degree.
Barack Obama I’ve pledged to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law because it weakens our national security, diminishes our military readiness, and violates fundamental American principles of fairness and equality. Add your name to the list of Americans who support repealing this policy.
We are closer than ever to ending a discriminatory policy that punishes patriotic men and women who want nothing more than to serve our country—and harms our security by preventing qualified and much-needed Americans from serving.
Barack Obama Today’s report confirms that a strong majority of our military men and women and their families—more than two-thirds—are prepared to serve alongside Americans who are openly gay and lesbian.
A Pentagon report released today confirmed that we can transition to a new policy in a responsible manner that ensures our military strength and national security.
Barack Obama Our troops represent the virtues of selfless sacrifice and love of country that have enabled our freedoms. I am absolutely confident that they will adapt to a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and remain the best led, best trained, best equipped fighting force the world has ever known.
President Obama released a statement after the Department of Defense released a report on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Barack Obama I urge the House—which has previously passed legislation demonstrating its strong commitment to making our food supply safer—to act quickly on the Food Safety Modernization Act, and I applaud the work that was done to ensure its broad bipartisan passage in the Senate.
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