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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 terrorism.
We had meetings over at the club.
The Congressional Budget Office never gives us any credit.
So you shouldn't be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox.
I reiterated to Chancellor Merkel my strong support for NATO as well as the need for our NATO allies to pay their fair share for the cost defense. Many nations owe vast sums of money from past years and it is very unfair to the United States. These nations must pay what they owe.
The United States government does not engage in cyber economic espionage for commercial gain.
We're going to win. We're going to keep our citizens safe. The danger is clear. The law is clear. The need for my executive order is clear.
Let's see whether or not I proved it. You looked at some proof. I mean, let's see whether or not I prove it. I just don't choose to do it right now.
He's been around since the beginning.
Look, he was into you! You have to email him, and if you don't, I will.
We do not have time for this kind of silliness, we've got better stuff to do.
We have to create an architecture for this because [of] the potential for abuse.
Michelle would agree with you on that.
Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.
I'm speaking to you tonight to inform you that the United States is under attack. The Russian government at the highest levels is trying to influence our most precious asset, our democracy.
We have come up with a solution that really, really, I think, very good.
I know that Tom Perez will unite us under that banner of opportunity.
I know that Tom Perez will unite us under that banner of opportunity, and lay the groundwork for a new generation of Democratic leadership for this big, bold, inclusive, dynamic America we love so much.
A united Democratic Party is not only our best hope, it is Donald Trump's worst nightmare.
No one loves the First Amendment more than me.
When the administrations have common goals it makes cooperation easier. The military is the backbone of the relationship. We have a common enemy, which is terrorism.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.
When I hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the Christians but not the Muslims, when I hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who's fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted, when some of those folks themselves come from families who benefited from protection when they were fleeing political persecution – that's shameful.
That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion.
Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence, so the notion that the average person who was thinking about disclosing vital classified information would think that it goes unpunished, I don't think would get that impression from the sentence that Chelsea Manning has served.
It has been my view that given she went to trial; that due process was carried out; that she took responsibility for her crime; that the sentence that she received was very disproportional – disproportionate relative to what other leakers had received; and that she had served a significant amount of time, that it made sense to commute and not pardon her sentence.
Our national interest would be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. America is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. And frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership.
Voices that help us see ourselves not first and foremost as black or white or Latino or Asian … but as Americans first.
Mr. President-elect, how are you? Good to see you. Congratulations.
They are a weaker country. Their economy doesn't produce anything that anybody wants to buy, except oil and gas and arms. They don't innovate.
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on?
You proved the power of hope.
I won't stop. I'll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humor, and love.
All that I've learned in my time in office, I've learned from you. You made me a better President, and you made me a better man.
There is simply no justification beyond politics for the Congress' insistence on keeping the facility open.
The restrictions imposed by the Congress that prevent us from imprisoning detainees, even to prosecute and secure a life sentence, in the United States make no sense.
And when the arc of progress seems slow, remember: America is not the project of any one person. The single most powerful word in our democracy is the word 'We., We the People., We shall overcome. Yes, we can.
Guantanamo is contrary to our values and undermines our standing in the world, and it is long past time to end this chapter in our history.
But before I leave my note for our 45th president, I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th. Because all that I've learned in my time in office, I've learned from you.
There's still going to be some battles.
There are a whole bunch of folks who voted for the president-elect because they feel forgotten and disenfranchised.
Maybe we provided a good block downfield to help the movement advance.
The one thing I've said to him directly, and I would advise my Republican friends in Congress and supporters around the country, is just make sure that as we go forward certain norms, certain institutional traditions don't get eroded, because there's a reason they're in place.
It is true that behind closed doors, I curse more than I do publicly, and sometimes I get mad and frustrated like everybody else does. But at my core, I think we're going to be OK. We just have to fight for it, we have to work for it and not take it for granted.
I want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much.
The notion that we would just arbitrarily or because of politics punish those kids, when they didn't do anything wrong themselves, I think would be something that would merit me speaking out.
I think a lot of his views will be shaped by his advisors, the people around him, which is why it's important to pay attention to these confirmation hearings.
They were disappointed. They paid attention to what their mom said during the campaign and believed it.
This is an example of the vital role that America has to continue to play around the world in protecting norms and values, advocating on behalf of human rights, advocating on behalf of women's rights, advocating on behalf of freedom of the press.
[I] think that, if we are not investing in making sure everybody plays a role in this economy, the economy will not grow as fast, and i think it will also lead to further and further separation between us as Americans – not just along racial lines.
I will say, they are cordial. At times, they have been fairly lengthy, and they've been substantive.
In my core I think we're going to be OK. We just have to fight for it and work for it, and I think you're going to help us do it.
The reason that we are the only country, among advanced democracies, that makes it harder to vote is it traces back to Jim Crow and our legacy of slavery. It became sort of acceptable to restrict the franchise. And that's not who we are.
We have the opposite problem. We have a whole bunch of people who are eligible to vote who don't vote.
I don't pay a lot of attention to Mr. Assange's tweets.
I feel very comfortable that justice has been served.
It doesn't work if we don't have a well-informed citizenry, and you are the conduit.
The notion that the average person who was thinking about disclosing vital, classified information would think that it goes unpunished, I don't think would get that impression from the sentence that Chelsea Manning has served.
Having you in this building has made this place work better.
You're not supposed to be complimentary, but you're supposed to cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power and make sure that we are accountable to the people who sent us here.
You don't want to have an America in which a very small sliver of people are doing really well and everybody else is fighting for scraps.
They don't mope.
The "status quo is unsustainable.
I think that it is in America's interest, in the world's interest, that we have a constructive relationship with Russia.
I found those particularly helpful, because what you wanted was a sense of solidarity.
During very difficult moments, this job can be very isolating. So sometimes you have to hop across history to find folks who have been similarly feeling isolated.
I do think that there's a tendency, understandable, to think that whatever's going on right now is uniquely disastrous or amazing or difficult. And it just serves you well to think about Roosevelt trying to navigate World War II or Lincoln trying to figure out whether he's going to fire [George B.] McClellan when Rebel troops are 20, 30, 40 miles away.
Fiction was useful as a reminder of the truths under the surface of what we argue about every day and was a way of seeing and hearing the voices, the multitudes of this country.
I have been concerned about the degree to which, in some circles, you've seen people suggest that Vladimir Putin has more credibility than the U.S. government. You're not going to be able to make good decisions without building some relationship of trust between yourself and that community.
I don't think it caused a major rupture in relations between the United States and Israel. If you're saying that Prime Minister Netanyahu - got fired up, he's been fired up repeatedly during the course of my presidency.
Behind the scenes, Joe's candid, honest counsel has made me a better President and a better Commander-in-Chief. From the Situation Room to our weekly lunches, to our huddles after everybody else has cleared out of the room, he's been unafraid to give it to me straight, even if we disagree – in fact, especially if we disagree. And all of this makes him, I believe, the finest Vice President we have ever seen.
Folks don't just feel like they know Joe the politician, they feel like they know the person: What makes him laugh, what he believes, what he cares about, and where he came from. Pretty much every time he speaks, he treats us to some wisdom from the nuns who taught him in grade school or from an old Senate colleague.
By providing preferential treatment to Cuban medical personnel, the medical parole program ... risks harming the Cuban people.
To know Joe Biden is to know love without pretense, service without self-regard and to live life fully.
I've not mentioned Amtrak yet, or aviators. Literally.
This also gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance.
Congrats to the Senate for taking the first step to #RepealObamacare – now it's onto the House!
That's the kind of work that I really love to do.
Eventually I had the opportunity to run for President. But I'll be done being President in a couple of years, and I'll still be a pretty young man – not compared to you guys, but I'll still be pretty young.
But I think one of the things that he would acknowledge is that the Democratic party right now is in trouble at the local level – both at state governorships and in State legislatures. The party needs to be rebuilt at that level, and I think that's a place where he could invest his time and his energy and get payoff.
But without bolder action, our children won't have time to debate the existence of climate change; they'll be busy dealing with its effects: environmental disasters, economic disruptions, and waves of climate refugees seeking sanctuary.
America is a better, stronger place.
I am asking you to believe, not in my ability to bring about change but in yours. Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we can. Thank You. God bless you.
The future should be ours.
It's the insistence that these rights, while self-evident, have never been self-executing; that We, the People, through the instrument of our democracy can form a more perfect union.
My expectation and my hope is that this work will continue after I leave, that Congress, in possession of both the classified and unclassified reports, that the president-elect and his administration, in possession of both the classified and unclassified reports, will take it seriously and now get to work reinforcing those mechanisms that we can use to protect our democracy.
I remain convinced that no country is better suited to confront the climate challenge and reap the economic benefits of a low-carbon future than the United States.
I'll be thinking back to being a young community organizer, pretty much fresh out of school, and feeling as if my faith in America's ability to bring about change in our democracy has been vindicated. The system will respond to ordinary people coming together to try to move the country in a better direction. A stronger place for the generations that follow ours.
Bibi says that he believes in the two-state solution and yet his actions consistently have shown that if he is getting pressured to approve more settlements he will do so regardless of what he says about the importance of the two-state solution.
President-elect Donald Trump will have the opportunity to do so. The latest science and economics provide a helpful guide for what the future may bring.
If in fact the Republicans make some modifications, and re-label it as Trumpcare, I'm fine with that.
But I think that I underestimated the degree to which, in this new information age, it is possible for misinformation for cyber hacking and so forth to have an impact on our open societies, our open systems, to insinuate themselves into our democratic practices in ways that I think are accelerating.
The problem is not that they think Obamacare is a failure. The problem is that they don't think it went far enough and that it left too many people still uncovered.
What you don't want is a situation where they make a promise they can't keep. I've worked on this a long time. If we had had a better way to do this, we would have done it. It would have been in my interest to do it, because I knew I was going to be judged on whether or not it worked.
I am saying to every Republican right now: If you, in fact, can put a plan together that is demonstrably better than what Obamacare is doing, I will publicly support repealing Obamacare and replacing it with your plan. But I want to see it first.
They can call it whatever they want. They can call it Trumpcare or McConnellcare or Ryancare.
I want to see it first.
Given that Republicans have yet to craft a replacement plan, and that unforeseen events might overtake their planned agenda, there might never be a second vote on a plan to replace the ACA if it is repealed. And if a second vote does not happen, tens of millions of Americans will be harmed.
We don't benefit from pretending that racism doesn't exist and hate doesn't exist. We don't benefit from not talking about it. The fact that these things are surfacing means we can solve them.
I'm appreciably cooler than I was two minutes ago.
It's a little bit like 'American Idol,' except everyone is Simon Cowell.
How we treat citizens who make mistakes (even serious mistakes), pay their debt to society, and deserve a second chance reflects who we are as a people and reveals a lot about our character and commitment to our founding principles.
In addition, we cannot deny the legacy of racism that continues to drive inequality in how the justice system is experienced by so many Americans.
It's politically risky. You commute somebody and they commit a crime, and the politics of it are tough.
Despite the negativity you have a big chunk of the country that wants this thing to succeed.
Look out for the American people. Keep up the fight.
Look out for the American people.
I'm thinking about them as a chance to say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you've changed this country for the better these past eight years, and to offer some thoughts on where we all go from here.
This is not amnesty, this is not immunity.
The United States wants a strong United Kingdom as a partner. And the United Kingdom is at its best when it's helping to lead a strong Europe.
These data theft and disclosure activities could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government.
I have instructed my team to follow the example that President Bush's team set eight years ago, and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the President-elect – because we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country.
I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I – if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.
Today's actions will help protect this cultural legacy and will ensure that future generations are able to enjoy and appreciate these scenic and historic landscapes.
The presence of Prime Minister Abe here today reminds us of what is possible between nations and between peoples. Wars can end. The most bitter of adversaries can become the strongest of allies. The fruits of peace always outweigh the plunder of war.
As we lay a wreath or toss flowers into waters that still weep, we think of the more than 2,400 American patriots, fathers and husbands, wives and daughters, manning heaven's rails for all eternity.
Multilateralism regulates hubris.
I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it.
Clinton "performed wonderfully under really tough circumstances.
If you think you're winning, then you have a tendency – just like in sports – maybe to play it safer.
Few embody those values and ideals like our brave men and women in uniform and their families. So I just want to close by wishing all of them a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
During my administration, we have responsibly transferred over 175 detainees from Guantanamo. Our efforts to transfer additional detainees will continue until the last day I am in office.
As a consequence I think we've ceded too much territory.
I'm less likely to get involved in all the nuts and bolts of electioneering.
A lot of it is classified.
It's not in my hands now. It's up to them.
I cannot claim that we've been successful. And so that's something that, as is true with a lot of issues and problems around the world, I have to go to bed with every night.
He has listened. I can't say he will end up implementing. But the conversations themselves have been cordial.
For China, the issue of Taiwan is as important as anything on their docket. The idea of one China is at the heart their conception as a nation and so if you are going to upend this understanding, you have to have thought through what the consequences are.
Unless we were all in and willing to take over Syria, we were going to have problems.
With respect to Syria of what I have consistently done is taken the best course that I can to end the civil war and having also taken into account of the long-term national security interest of the United States.
Throughout the process based on hours of meetings, if you tally it up, days or weeks of meetings, where we went through every option in painful details and maps and with our military and we had our aid agencies and our diplomatic teams and sometimes we bring in outsiders who were critics of ours.
Mr. Putin can weaken us just like he's trying to weaken Europe if we start buying into notions that it's okay to intimidate the press, or lock up dissidents or discriminate against people.
Our goal continues to be to send a clear message to Russia or others not to do this to us, because we can do stuff to you.
When I look back in terms of how we handled it, I think we handled it the way it should've been handled. We allowed law enforcement and the intelligence community to do its job without political influence, we briefed all relevant parties involved, when we had a consensus around what had happened we announced it ... through the intelligence communities that had actually carried out these investigations.
In the aftermath of that meeting, he said, the government did not see further tampering of the election process. He said he felt at the time that it was the most effective way to ensure that the hacking did not escalate and affect the actual election.
Our vulnerability to Russia or any other foreign power is directly related to how divided, partisan, dysfunctional our political process is.
It is not something that I've been able to transfer to candidates in midterms or build a sustaining organization around. That's something I would have liked to have done more of, but it's kind of hard to do when you're dealing with a whole bunch of issues here in the White House.
Whatever they do to us, we can potentially do to them.
The idea that somehow public shaming is gonna be effective, I think doesn't read the thought process in Russia very well.
Yesterday was the biggest day ever for Healthcare.gov. More than 670,000 Americans signed up to get coverage.
Today, we have covered more than 20 million of them. For the first time in history, more than 90 percent of Americans are insured.
This blood and these atrocities are on their hands.
In early September when I saw President Putin in China, I felt that the most effective way to ensure that that didn't happen was to talk to him directly and tell him to cut it out and there were going to be serious consequences if he didn't. And in fact we did not see further tampering of the election process.
I don't think she was treated fairly during the election. I think the coverage of her and the issues was troubling.
I think we handled it the way it should have been handled.
I cannot claim that we've been successful… But I continue to believe it was the right approach.
We have been working hard to make sure that what we do is proportional, that what we do is meaningful.
One of the things we're going to have to do over the next decade.
Some of it may be explicit and publicized, some of it may not be. But Mr. Putin is well aware of my feelings about this, because I spoke to him directly about it.
Elections can always turn out differently. You never know which factors are going to make a difference. But I have no doubt that it had some impact, just based on the coverage.
I'm hopeful in the years ahead that Congress keeps working together in a bipartisan fashion to move us forward, rather than backward in support of the health of our people.
It's a good day to see us doing our jobs.
It doesn't matter how smart you are. You have to make the best information possible to make the best decisions possible.
The President-elect in some of his political events specifically said to the Russians, hack Hillary's emails so we can finally find out what's going on and confirm our conspiracy theories.
That's just the way this office works.
Democracies should not operate in a state of permanently authorized war.
You have to weigh the alternatives.
We can get these terrorists and stay true to who we are.
I have been consistently in awe of your performance and the way you carried out your missions.
But I don't know whether that hurts or helps.
I value Angela's leadership. If I were German and I had a vote, I might support her.
It's not a legacy that is gonna score a lot of political points. It's imperfect.
To say that a military tactic is legal, or effective, is not to say that it is wise or moral in every instance.
The arts are always central to American life.
This year, I'm especially looking forward to seeing how Joe Walsh cleans up. Pretty good.
Now it is time for the next administration to take up this charge and ensure that cyberspace can continue to be the driver for prosperity, innovation, and change both in the United States and around the world.
If the American process should be closed it would have no effect on the German review.
Sometimes when you're campaigning, you're trying to stir up passions. When you govern, you actually have reality in front of you, and you have to figure out, How do I make this work.
History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.
The key for us – when I say 'us,' I mean Americans, but I think particularly for progressives – is to say your concerns are real, your anxieties are real, here's how we fix them.
They still have hope.
I know there's some bad ones in here, but this is the last time I'm doing this so we're not leaving any room for leftovers.
This year, they had a scheduling conflict. Actually, they just couldn't take my jokes anymore.
Malia and Sasha, by the way, are thankful that this is my final presidential turkey pardon. What I haven’t told them yet is that we are gonna do this every year from now on!
So later today the Obama family will participate in our traditional Thanksgiving service project and when somebody at your table tells you that you’ve been hogging all the side dishes and you can’t have any more, I hope that you respond with the creed that sums up the spirit of the hungry people: ‘Yes, we cran.’ That was good!
Thanksgiving’s also a reminder of the source of our national strength, that out of many we are one, that we are bound not by any one race or religion, but rather by an adherence to a common creed, that all of us are created equal. And, while accepting our differences and building a diverse society has never been easy, it has never been more important.
These are folks who have helped make me who I am and think about my presidency and what also makes it special is this is America and it's useful when you think about this incredible collection of people to realise that this is what makes us the greatest nation on earth.
Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, personal way, in ways that they probably couldn't imagine.
The Michael Jordan of neurosurgery, or the Michael Jordan of rabbis, or the Michael Jordan of outrigger canoeing. Everyone knows what you're talking about.
These are folks who have helped make me who I am.
I think not moving forward would undermine our position across the region and our ability to shape the rules of global trade in a way that reflects our interests and our values.
Now that the election is over, no, I don't believe it.
Once Russia and Iran made a decision to back Assad and a brutal air campaign and essentially a pacification of Aleppo regardless of civilian casualties, children being killed or wounded, schools or hospitals being destroyed, then it was very hard to see a way in which even a trained and committed moderate opposition could hold its ground for long periods of time.
At this stage, we're going to need a change in how all parties think about this in order for us to end the situation there.
I am not optimistic about the short-term prospects in Syria.
And then after that, to take Michelle on vacation, get some rest, spend time with my girls, and do some writing, do some thinking.
That's not why the American people send us to Washington, to play those games.
My intention is to, certainly for the next 2 months, just finish my job. And then after that, to take Michelle on vacation, get some rest, spend time with my girls, and do some writing, do some thinking.
You give them a hearing.
And I say that not being cute – the Democratic nominee won the popular vote.
My advice to Democrats is know what you care about and what you stand for and fight for your principles, even if it's a hard fight. If there are areas where the new administration is doing something that's going to be good for the American people, find a way to work with them. If you think it's going to be a problem, then say so and make the argument.
The issue of the elections did not come up because that's behind us.
Don't just assume the worst.
I continue to believe that a constructive U.S.-China relationship benefits our two peoples and benefits the entire globe.
You're seeing some countries that are going backwards rather than forwards in terms of freedom of the press, in terms of freedom of the Internet, in terms of respecting political opposition and civil society.
Now we face the work of making sure our economies transition to become more sustainable.
I think it will be important for everybody around the world to not make immediate judgments, but give this new president-elect a chance to put their team together, to examine the issues, to determine what their policies will be. How you campaign is not always how you govern.
This is always a useful occasion for us to get together and examine how we can make sure that we're creating more jobs, more opportunity and greater prosperity for all of our countries.
How important it is that we work together.
If she chooses to continue, she will have big burdens. I wish I could be there to lighten her load.
I've sought a constructive relationship with Russia. But what I have also been is realistic in recognizing that there is some significant differences in how Russia views the world and how we view the world.
The negotiations on agreements like T-TIP have been challenging, and obviously at a moment when there is concerns about globalization.
It's wonderful to be back in Berlin. This is my sixth visit to Germany, it will not be my last.
My hope is that he does not simply take a realpolitik approach.
Trump says that he can improve the health system. I believe that if he is able to insure the same number of people - better than I am - I would support this.
If you're not serious about the job, then you probably won't be there very long because it will expose problems.
Democracy is hard work.
That is why America cannot turn inward.
In recent years we made historic investments in NATO, increased America's presence in Europe and today's NATO, the world's greatest alliance, is as strong and as ready as it has ever been.
And I am confident that just as America's commitment to the transatlantic alliance has endured for seven decades, whether it's been under a Democratic or a Republican administration, that commitment will continue, including our pledge and our treaty obligation to defend every ally.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation's highest civilian honor - it's a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better.
Increasing trade in this area of the world would be a boon to American businesses and American workers, and it would give us a leg up on our economic competitors, including one we hear a lot about on the campaign trail these days: China. The world has changed. The rules are changing with it. The United States, not countries like China, should write them.
We know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves up. The 20th century was a bloodbath.
In my message to the rest of Europe, I will continue to emphasise our view that austerity alone cannot deliver prosperity.
When we see people, global elites, wealthy corporations seemingly living by a different set of rules, avoiding taxes, manipulating loopholes… this feeds a profound sense of injustice.
We cannot simply look to austerity as a strategy. Our argument has always been that when the economy contracted this fast, when unemployment is this high, that there also has to be a growth agenda to go with it and it is very difficult to imagine the kind of growth strategy that's needed without some debt relief mechanism.
It is important that we don't have any single country bear the entire burden of these challenges.
The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.
I've been clear from the beginning of this crisis that in order to make reforms sustainable, the Greek economy needs the space to return to growth and start creating jobs again. We cannot simply look to austerity as a strategy.
I know this has been a painful and difficult time, especially for Greek workers and families, pensioners and young people. This crisis is not an abstraction, but has had a very concrete and devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across this country.
People seem to think I did a pretty good job. So there is this mismatch, I think, between frustration and anger.
The problem was I couldn't convince the Republican Congress to pass a lot of them.
Presidential elections always turn on personalities, they turn on how campaigns are run, they turn on natural desires for change.
We are glad to see that progress is being made although we recognize that there are significant challenges ahead, and we intend to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Greek people throughout this process.
Greece has gone through very challenging and dramatic times over the last several years. It has been the policy of my administration to do everything we can to work with the Greek government and the Greek people to restore growth, optimism, to alleviate hardship.
Sometimes people just feel as if we want to try something and see if we can shake things up.
Austerity alone cannot deliver prosperity and that it is going to be important both with respect to debt relief and other accommodative strategies to help the Greek people in this period of adjustment.
Time will now tell whether the prescription being offered – whether Brexit or the U.S. election – actually ends up satisfying people who have been angry … or concerned.
Greece has done this even during its difficult economic times. If Greece can meet this commitment, all of the nations should be able to.
The more aggressively and effectively we deal with those issues, the less those fears may channel themselves into counterproductive approaches that can pit people against each other.
I am a strong believer that to make reforms sustainable, people need hope.
I did say to him as I've said publicly that because of the nature of the campaigns and the bitterness and ferocity of the campaigns that it's really important to try to send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned.
There's enormous continuity beneath the day-to-day news that makes us that indispensable nation when it comes to maintaining order and prosperity around the world. That will continue.
I won Iowa not because the demographics dictated that I would win Iowa, it was because I spent 87 days going to every small town, and fair, and fish fry, and VFW hall. And there were some counties where I might have lost, but maybe I lost by 20 points instead of 50 points.
I believe that we have better ideas, but I also believe that good ideas don't matter if people don't hear them. And one of the issues that Democrats have to be clear on is that given population distribution across the country, we have to compete everywhere, we have to show up everywhere. We have to work at a grassroots level, something that's been a running thread through my career.
There're some counties that maybe I won that people didn't expect – because people had a chance to see you and listen to you and get a sense of who you stood for and who you were fighting for.
There is no weakening of resolve when it comes to America's commitment to maintaining a strong and robust NATO relationship, and a recognition that those alliances aren't just good for Europe, they're good for the United States and they're vital for the world.
In my conversation with the president-elect, he expressed a great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships, and so one of the messages I will be able to deliver is his commitment to NATO and the Transatlantic alliance.
I think he's going to try as best he can to make sure he delivers.
The American people will judge over the course of the next couple of years whether they like what they see.
I recognize that that has not worked.
Trump "recognizes that this is different – and so do the American people.
Do I have concerns? Absolutely.
Good ideas don't matter if people don't hear them.
There is enormous continuity ... that makes us that indispensable nation when it comes to maintaining order around the world.
It's important for us to let him make his decisions.
The federal government and our democracy is not a speedboat. It's an ocean liner, as I discovered when I came into office. It took a lot of really hard work for us to make significant policy changes, even in our first two years, when we had larger majorities than Mr. Trump will enjoy.
He is coming to this office with fewer set hard-and-fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be arriving with. I don't think he is ideological. I think ultimately, he is pragmatic in that way. And that can serve him well as long as he has got good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction.
Some of his gifts that obviously allowed him to execute one of the biggest political upsets in history, those are ones that hopefully he will put to good use on behalf of all the American people.
I won Iowa not because the demographics dictated that I would win Iowa. It was because I spent 87 days going to every small town and fair and fish fry and VFW Hall.
And how he reaches out to groups that may not have supported him, how he signals his interest in their issues or concerns, I think those are the kinds of things that can set a tone that will help move things forward once he has actually taken office.
The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy.
It's time to brush ourselves off, get back in the arena, and get ready to fight.
Because a lot of the proposals that he's made display either ignorance of world affairs, or a cavalier attitude, or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is that is required to keep America safe and secure and prosperous, and what's required to keep the world on an even keel.
After eight years in office, I particularly appreciate that he included hair color.
But the American instinct has never been to find isolation in opposite corners. It is to find strength in our common creed, to forge unity from our great diversity, to maintain that strength and unity even when it is hard.
On Veterans Day, we acknowledge humbly that we can never serve our veterans in quite the same way that they served us, but we can try. We can practice kindness, we can pay it forward, we can volunteer, we can serve, we can respect one another, we can always get each other's backs.
Most of all, I want to emphasise 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 succeeds.
Demeaning women, degrading women, but also minorities, immigrants, people of other faiths, mocking the disabled, insulting our troops, insulting our veterans –that tells you a couple of things. That tells you that he's insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down, not a character trait that I would advise for someone in the Oval Office.
The first team in history to dig themselves out of a hole like that. The comeback was remarkable, and you learn about people when they're down.
It is part of a league-wide effort to build stronger communities all across the country, including holding open conversations so we can begin to bridge divides.
You saw it in those last three games.
We now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed the country succeeds.
It's been a long time coming, but tonight because of what we did on this date in this election at this defining moment change has come to America.
We are now all rooting for his success.
We have a lot in common.
It is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences, but remember, 8 years ago, President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences. But President Bush's team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running.
We all want what's best for this country.
I want to make sure that the hand-off is well-executed because ultimately we are on the same team.
She has lived an extraordinary life of public service.
We zig and we zag.
And then if we lose, we learn from our mistakes, we do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off, we get back in the arena. But the point, though, is that we all go forward with the presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens.
We are now all rooting for success in uniting and leading the country. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy.
It is not secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. But remember, eight years ago, President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences.
When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy.
Everybody is sad when their side loses an election. The day after, we have to remember we're actually all on one team.
There has never been a man or a woman, not me, not Bill (Clinton), nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.
Progress is on the ballot.
Justice has been done.
I hope everybody's voted early. If not, get out there.
We now have the chance to elect a 45th President who will build on our progress, who will finish the job, who already has the respect of leaders around the world and the people they serve. Who is smart and is steady and is tested. Some one who comes to this office as well prepared as anyone who has ever run – more than me, more than Bill… the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.
Philadelphia, in this place, where our Founders forged the documents of freedom, in this place where they gave us the tools to perfect our union, if you share my faith, then I ask you vote.
They "have somebody extraordinary to vote for.
Maybe Putin thinks it's ok. I don't think it's ok.
If somebody starts tweeting at 3 in the morning because SNL made fun of you, then you can't handle the nuclear codes.
In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self-control they said we're just gonna take away your Twitter. Now, if somebody can't handle a Twitter account, they can't handle the nuclear codes.
If we win Florida. It's a wrap.
If you want more endless gridlock, vote for Republicans.
Pat Toomey won't tell Pennsylvania voters where he stands on Donald Trump, trying instead to have it both ways by telling different people what he thinks they want to hear.
She was outstanding in her job. She was loyal to me.
We give enormous power to our law enforcement officials to keep us safe, to do a great job to protect us. But we also put these norms and rules in place, some of them written some of them not, to protect any of us from innuendo or worse.
If there are things that you think are worth presenting, then you present them to a prosecutor. The prosecutor then makes a judgment. The prosecutor can make a decision either to file a charge or not to file a charge.
If we lose focus, we could have problems.
It's like some 'Love and Hip Hop' stuff.
You have the chance to shape history. There are times where history is ... moveable. Where you can make things better or worse. This is one of those moments.
Obviously, he didn't have good enough friends.
This isn't a joke. This isn't 'Survivor.' This isn't 'The Bachelorette'. This counts.
This is actually, for Cubs fans, the greatest thing since sliced bread.
We gotta win. We gotta win big.
The fate of the republic rests on your shoulders.
It happened: @Cubs win World Series. That's change even this South Sider can believe in. Want to come to the White House before I leave?
If you accept the support of Klan sympathizers, then you'll tolerate that support when you're in office.
I trust her, I know her. And I wouldn't be supporting her if I didn't have absolute confidence in her integrity and her interest in making sure that young people have a better future.
Government agencies will let the situation "play out for several more weeks and determine whether or not this can be resolved in a way that I think is properly attentive to the traditions of First Americans.
My view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans. And I think that right now the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline.
You've got some Republicans in Congress already suggesting they will impeach Hillary. She hasn't even been elected yet! How does our democracy function like that?
I've made a very deliberate effort to make sure that I don't look like I'm meddling in what are supposed to be independent processes for making these assessments.
There's a norm with investigations that "we don't operate on innuendo, we don't operate on incomplete information, we don't operate on leaks.
I know there are a lot of people in barber shops, in beauty salons, in the neighborhoods who are saying to themselves, you know, we love Barack, we especially love Michelle, so it was exciting, and now we're not excited so much. I need everybody to understand that everything we've done is dependent on me being able to pass the baton to somebody who believes in the same things I believe in.
There's an obligation for protesters to be peaceful, and there's an obligation for authorities to show restraint. I want to make sure that as everybody is exercising their constitutional rights to be heard, that both sides are refraining from situations that might result in people being hurt.
The only thing this office does is it amplifies who you are, it magnifies who you are, it shows who you are.
I just want to be honest with you because she's been out there for so long sometimes in this culture we always want to see the new shiny object.
This is a lifetime of calling women pigs and dogs and slobs. The part we're concerned about is if we start acting like this is normal.
We have to get over the hump.
Are we doing as well in Colorado as I'm hearing? I'm hearing like unbelievable things.
Now, I think [outgoing FBI director Bob Mueller] will agree with me when I say we have the perfect person to carry on this work in Jim Comey, a man who stands very tall for justice – and the rule of law.
We shouldn't let our kids think that politics is about pitching a new hotel or a new golf course or a TV contract.
We're going to have to clear the bugs off the windshield so people can see the road ahead, and that's where you guys come in.
I think we're at a critical time where we have to show that this program works for people, if they just see what their options are.
Part of what we can do this time is to overcome the skeptics, to prove people wrong, and to provide momentum so that when the next administration comes in, they are starting from a position of strength.
Instead of repealing the law, I believe the next President and the next Congress should take what we've learned over the past six years and in a serious way analyze it, figure out what it is that needs to get done, and make the Affordable Care Act better and cover even more people.
To see just how happy everybody was, I actually felt pretty good. I am rooting for hometown team even though it is not my team.
I don't tweet at 3 a.m. about people who insult me.
At least I will go down as a president.
The glass was rigged!
He won repeatedly. The glass was rigged.
All the women in my life are looking forward to being able to lead a more normal life.
Issa spent his time trying to obstruct and feed the same sentiments that resulted in Donald Trump.
And now he's sending out brochures touting his cooperation with me.
That is the definition of chutzpah.
So Donald Trump did not start this. He just did what he always did, which is slap his name on it, take credit for it and promote it.
Too late. You don't get credit for that.
You've got an ace, and you've got a jack! But you got to make sure to turn over the card by voting. This game didn't start on November 8th. The game ends on November 8th!
Let's face it, Nevada is always close. Nevada always makes you a little nervous, because you don't know what's going to happen. But that's what makes it exciting!
You've got black jack.
Her opponent's going to have Koch brothers on line one and Donald Trump on line two.
We can't elect Hillary and then saddle her with a Congress that is do-nothing, won't even try to do something.
That's what American music's all about.
Our democracy depends on people knowing their vote matters.
Makes me feel old. I was the young guy. Now he's the young guy.
In the grand sweep of time, each of us is here only for a brief moment. So many of the things that we focus on each day – the political ups and downs, the successes and the setbacks – those things are fleeting. What matters in the end is what we build. What matters is what we leave behind – the things that will endure long after we are gone.
No, I am not breaking away. I just want to be friendly with everybody.
Buona sera [Good evening]. Welcome to the White House and the final state dinner of my presidency.
To stop whining.
If you start whining before the games even over, if whenever things are going badly for you and you lose you start blaming somebody else, then you don't have what it takes to be in this job.
If we aren't successful in helping ordinary people as they're fleeing from ISIL, then that makes us vulnerable to seeing ISIL return and feeding on the resentments in the aftermath of Mosul being liberated.
You start whining before the game is even over? If whenever things are going badly for you and you lose you start blaming somebody else – then you don't have what it takes to be in this job.
I would invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes.
But their behavior has undermined international norms and international rules in ways we have to call them out on.
I'd invite Mr. Trump to stop whining, and go try to make his case to get votes.
If a candidate starts whining before the game is over, then you don't have what it takes to be in this job.
In good times and in bad, we count on each other.
That doesn't seem to be the case today.
Mr. Trump's continued flattery of Mr. Putin and the degree to which he models many of his policies and approaches to politics on Mr. Putin is unprecedented in American politics.
If Mr. Trump is leading by 10 to 15 points on Election Day and loses, then maybe he can raise some questions. That doesn't seem to be the case today.
I think we've got to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not the other way around.
We live in a global economy. And when you graduate, you're no longer going to be competing just with somebody here in D.C. for a great job. You're competing with somebody on the other side of the world, in China or in India, because jobs can go wherever they want because of the Internet and because of technology. And the best jobs are going to go to the people who are the best educated – whether in India or China, or anywhere in the world.
And I am really proud of what we've accomplished. I'm proud of what the District of Columbia has accomplished.
And the best jobs are going to go to the people who are the best educated, whether in India or China, or anywhere in the world.
In too many school districts, we still have schools that despite the heroic efforts of a lot of great teachers are not fully preparing their kids for success because they don't have the resources to do it, or the structure to do it.
It's been a while since I did math, but 100 percent is good. You can't do better than that.
More African-American and Latino students are graduating than ever before.
No matter how tough the odds, no matter how much people try to knock her down, she doesn't point fingers or whine, she doesn't talk about how everything's rigged. She just works harder and gets the job done and never ever quits.
Look, if a guy's spent 70 years on this Earth showing no regard for working people – there's no record that he's supported minimum wage, or supported collective bargaining or invested in poor communities – and then suddenly he's going to be the champion of working people? Come on. Come on, man!
You just have to be a decent human being.
Challenges remain - and very real differences between our governments persist on issues of democracy and human rights - but I believe that engagement is the best way to address those differences and make progress on behalf of our interests and values.
Too many are treating this as just another day's headline. As if our outrage is overblown or unwarranted, as if this is normal, just politics as usual. This is not normal. This is not politics as usual. This is disgraceful.
His majesty leaves a legacy of care for the Thai people that will be cherished by future generations.
That's why I get so riled up when I see people willfully ignore facts. Or stick their heads in the sand about basic scientific consensus. It's not just that that position leads to bad policy. It's also that it undermines the very thing that has always made America the engine for innovation around the world.
Innovation is not a luxury that we do away with when we're tightening our belts. It's precisely at those moments when we've got real challenges that we double down on new solutions that can lead to new jobs, new industries and a larger economy.
We are working to help all of our children understand that they, too, have a place in science and tech. Not just boys in hoodies, but girls in Native American reservations. Kids whose parents can't afford personal tutors ... we don't want them overlooked for a job in the future.
They're happening in Chattanooga, and Charleston and Cincinnati.
Look, I only get two terms. Which is fine. The presidency is a relay race – we run our leg then we hand off the baton. That's why this conference isn't just about where we've been, but where we're going.
Given the chance to immerse myself in the possibility of interplanetary travel or join a deep-dive conversation on artificial intelligence, I'm going to say yes. I love this stuff. Always have.
When I'm moving the hand, it is also sending signals to Nathan so he is feeling me touching or moving his arm.
Mr. Guterres has the character, vision, and skills needed to lead the United Nations at this critical moment and to reform its organizations and operations to better meet these unprecedented challenges.
To accelerate that change, we need science.
I just thought to myself these kids are pouring their hearts and souls into making calls and knocking on doors, I'm not going to disappoint them.
What is true about politics that is similar to sports, though, is when you lose, you lose publicly. It's a hard feeling. One of the benefits of defeat is to take some of the vanity out of what it is you're trying to achieve.
You can reject a dark and pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other, and turn away from our role as leaders in the world. You can reject fear and resentment and blame and anger and hate and choose the America we know. An America that's full of courage and optimism and generosity and ingenuity.
If you want to send a message in this election, make it a resounding message: Turn back the forces of racism and misogyny.
This is our democracy at work. This is great.
You can't repeatedly denounce what is said by someone and then say, But I'm still going to endorse him to be the most powerful person on the planet' and put them in charge.
Thoughts and prayer are with the folks who are still dealing with rivers that are overflown, homes that are being flooded.
Well, that is true. I am certainly not perfect ... and I, too, believe in forgiveness and redemption, but that doesn't mean I'm going to elect the person president.
These missions will teach us how humans can live far from Earth, something we'll need for the long journey to Mars.
I expect to be around to see it.
He's insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down – not a character trait I would advise for somebody in the Oval Office.
She's a tough lady, but with a big heart.
I know it's cliche to say, every four years, that this is the most important election of your lifetime. But this is the most important election of your lifetime.
The potential for storm surge, loss of life and severe property damage exists.
I have determined that the situation that gave rise to the national emergency ... has been significantly altered by Burma's (Myanmar's) substantial advances to promote democracy, including historic elections in November 2015.
I enacted a larger and more front-loaded fiscal stimulus than even President Roosevelt's New Deal and oversaw the most comprehensive rewriting of the rules of the financial system since the 1930s, as well as reforming health care and introducing new rules cutting emissions from vehicles and power plants.
The results are clear: a more durable, growing economy; 15m new private-sector jobs since early 2010; rising wages, falling poverty, and the beginnings of a reversal in inequality; 20m more Americans with health insurance, while health-care costs grow at the slowest rate in 50 years; annual deficits cut by nearly three-quarters; and declining carbon emissions.
We can always replace property," but we cannot replace lives.
America must stay committed to working with all nations to build stronger and more prosperous economies for all our citizens for generations to come.
More and more, we all confront difficult questions about how to prevent the slaughter of civilians by their own government, or to stop a civil war whose violence and suffering can engulf an entire region.
Breaking up the nation's biggest banks or erecting steep tariffs on imports may sound appealing, but that the economy cannot be redesigned and put back together again without harmful consequences for many Americans.
I want to emphasize to the public: This is a serious storm. It has already hit Haiti with devastating effect. It is now in the process of moving through the Bahamas. Because it's not going to be hitting enough land, it is going to be building strength on its way to Florida.
And if we follow through on the commitments that this Paris agreement embodies, history may well judge it as a turning point for our planet.
I want to emphasize to the public - this is a serious storm.
It's the fastest and most convenient way to make your voice heard.
If you get an evacuation order, just remember that you can always rebuild, you can always repair property, we cannot restore a life if it is lost.
Now is the time to "hope for the best but we want to prepare for the worst.
I tend to be a cautious optimist about our ability to make change.
I think both of us understood that we were here only because in some way we reflected the magnificent story of our nations.
Peres understood the Palestinians must be seen as equal in dignity to Jews and therefore must be equal in self-determination.
The region is going through a chaotic time.
Shimon never saw his dream of peace fulfilled.
Peres believed that the Zionist idea would be protected when Palestinians had a state of their own.
It is that faith, that optimism, that belief, even when all the evidence is to the contrary, that tomorrow can be better that makes us not just honor Shimon Peres, but love him.
Even in the darkest moments, he's never lost hope in, as he puts it, a Middle East that is not a killing field but a field of creativity and growth.
2016 belonged to America's women Olympians.
Their powerful silent protest in the 1968 Games was controversial, but it woke folks up and created greater opportunity for those that followed.
I was going to do a floor routine on the way out with Simone, but we decided it was a little too crowded.
Our women alone won more gold than most countries did.
That's one of the most extraordinary things about our Olympic team. There's no kid in America who can't look at our Olympic team and see themselves somewhere.
If you don't vote, that's a vote for Trump. If you vote for a third-party candidate who's got no chance to win, that's a vote for Trump.
If we eliminate this notion of sovereign immunity, then our men and women in uniform around the world could potentially start seeing ourselves subject to reciprocal loss. It's a dangerous precedent.
If you vote for someone other than Hillary or don't vote at all, you are helping to elect Hillary's opponent. And the stakes of taking that chance are too high.
You had somebody who basically insulted women â and then doubled-down.
The bill would erode sovereign immunity principles that prevent foreign litigants "from second-guessing our counterterrorism operations and other actions that we take every day.
As a result, our nation and its armed forces, State Department, intelligence officials and others may find themselves subject to lawsuits in foreign courts.
My legacy's on the ballot. All the work we've done over the last eight years is on the ballot.
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 people. A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever.
It's a dangerous precedent.
If we eliminate this notion of sovereign immunity, then our men and women in uniform around the world could potentially start seeing ourselves subject to reciprocal loss.
I am always mindful that anytime our men and women in uniform are in the war theater, there is risk.
I'd say, Go for it.
Now, I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't sometimes get nervous about possible deployments. Your kids are your kids. You want to keep them tucked in their pajamas for the rest of their lives, if you had the chance.
You start getting like a professional warrior class of one percent and then you get 99 percent who will salute and cheer at a ball game and will honor our veterans on Veterans Day, but beyond that, don't really have that much of a stake.
We are resourcing it, but the VA is a big ocean liner.
It is in these situations where you have to make judgments about what is best for the national security interest of the United States, even through what you see is heartbreaking.
We're beginning to fix it, but we're not there yet.
You remind us we're one team, we're one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. That's what you stand for.
Having an ambassador will make it easier to advocate for our interests and will deepen our understanding even when we know that we will continue to have differences with the Cuban government.
Palmer did it with a grin that hinted he had another "shot up his sleeve.
This is the place to understand how protest and love of country don't merely coexist, but inform each other.
It reminds us that routine discrimination and Jim Crow are not ancient history. We shouldn't despair that it's not all solved.
This national museum helps to tell a richer and fuller story of who we are. It helps us better understand the lives, yes, of the president, but also the slave. The industrialist, but also the porter; the keeper of the status quo, but also of the activist seeking to overthrow that status quo; the teacher or the cook, alongside the statesman. And by knowing this other story, we better understand ourselves and each other.
We're not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We're America. And that's what this museum explains, the fact that our stories have shaped every corner of our culture.
But the point is that all of us cannot forget that the only reason that we're standing here is because somebody, somewhere stood up for us. Stood up when it was risky. Stood up when it was not popular. And somehow, standing up together, managed to change the world.
What makes the museum so powerful and so visceral is that it's the story of all of us, the folks whose names you never heard of, but whose contributions, day after day, decade after decade, combined to push us forward and the entire nation forward.
If any of these litigants were to win judgments – based on foreign domestic laws as applied by foreign courts – they would begin to look to the assets of the U.S. Government held abroad to satisfy those judgments, with potentially serious financial consequences for the United States.
I think even most 8 year olds would tell you that whole slavery thing wasn't very good for black people. Jim Crow wasn't very good for black people.
What we have to do is use our history to propel us to make even more progress in the future.
Historically, this has been a much more staid affair.
They're what help us make sense of the past - the good and the bad - and how we chart a course for the future.
He never lets me have my moment!
We believe that the arts and the humanities are in many ways reflective of our national soul. They're central to who we are as Americans: dreamers and storytellers and innovators and visionaries.
We believe that arts and the humanities are in many ways reflective of our national soul. They're central to who we are as Americans – dreamers, storyteller, innovators and visionaries.
Write anything you want because we'll never be heard from again. We will all be arrested for this movie.
She knows that love trumps hate.
We must recognize that refugees are a symptom of larger failures - be it war, ethnic tensions or persecution.
Perhaps that's our fate.
Surely, Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel, but Israel recognizes that it cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land.
A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, the world is by many measures less violent and more prosperous than ever before. And yet our societies are filled with uncertainty and unease and strife.
This is the paradox that defines the world today.
In a world that left the age of empire behind, we see Russia attempting to recover lost glory through force.
Until basic questions are answered about how communities co-exist, the embers of extremism will continue to burn. Countless human beings will suffer.
We must go forward, and not backward.
Both sides would benefit if Israel recognized it cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land and if Palestinians rejected incitement and recognized Israel's legitimacy.
This is going to be hard. It's going to be challenging. It will require resources.
A lot of our work today has been focused on making sure that that happens.
I want to take this opportunity to reassure people in this city, this region and Americans across the country that counterterror professionals at every level are working together around clock to prevent attacks and keep us safe.
But the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together. Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way, to protect our common security and advance our common humanity.
Yes, there have been differences between America and Europe. No doubt, there will be differences in the future.
We all have a role to play as citizens to make sure we don't succumb to that fear. And there's no better example of that than the people of New York and New Jersey.
My name may not be on the ballot, but our progress is on the ballot.
You want to give me a good send-off? Go vote.
Folks around here, they don't get scared.
They are trying to hurt innocent people and create fear in all of us, to disrupt the way we live.
There's a reason why we haven't had a woman president. We as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women. And it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly. And that expresses itself in all sorts of ways.
I couldn't say that electing Mitt Romney would be an unmitigated disaster. This guy (Trump) is not qualified to be president.
This should not be a close election, but it will be. And the reason it will be is not because of Hillary's flaws, but rather because, structurally, we've become a very polarized society.
If any of these priorities matter to you, let your congressperson know. And if they still refuse to do their jobs - well, you know what to do in November. Our government only works as well as the people we elect. And that's entirely up to you.
This is going to be a challenging battle. Mosul is a large city and ISIL has embedded itself deeply within that city.
If a self-driving car isn't safe, we have the authority to pull it off the road. We won't hesitate to protect the American public's safety.
We have to get it right.
Hopefully by the end of this year we will have seen further progress with respect to Mosul and ... further progress with respect to economic and political stabilization inside of Iraq.
I mean, he missed that whole civics lesson about slavery and Jim Crow, but we've got a museum for him to visit.
They are worse now than just about ever.
I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election.
You want to give me a good send-off, go vote.
That's not good. That is on us.
I was pretty confident about where I was born.
My hope would be that the presidential election reflects more serious issues than that.
I'm shocked that a question like that would come up at a time when we've got so many other things to do - well, I'm not that shocked actually.
She is the one that started it, and she was unable or incapable of finishing it. That's the way it worked out.
It's gonna take all of us. This is not something that a president can do alone. It's not something the next president will be able to do alone either, no matter how tough she is.
We're not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.
Right now, China is pushing hard to create their own trade agreement.
I'm shocked that a question like that has come up at a time when we have so many other things to do. Well, I'm not that shocked actually. It's fairly typical. We've got other things to attend to.
If you're frustrated about rules of trade that disadvantage America, if you're frustrated about jobs being shipped overseas ... then you want to get this thing passed.
We can't let that brand of politics win. And if we band together and organize our communities, if we deliver enough votes, then the better angels of our nature will carry the day.
I'm having trouble accepting this is my final trip here a president.
That's why all in all Hispanic families are feeling more optimistic about their prospects today than they did eight years ago.
Thanks Obama. In each of these areas, Latino Americans made some of the largest gains.
If we're going to leave our children with oceans like the ones that were left to us, then we're going to have to act and we're going to have to act boldly.
So it's up to us to adapt, not the other way around.
I know that in a contest between us and the oceans, eventually the oceans will win one way or the other.
We cannot truly protect our planet without protecting our oceans.
I spent my childhood on those shores looking out over the endless ocean and was humbled by it.
If we are going to leave our children with oceans like the ones that were left to us, then we're gonna have to act and we are going to have to act boldly.
The notion that the ocean I grew up with is not something that I can pass on to my kids and my grandkids is unacceptable, it's unimaginable.
I saw it. It was right there, evidence of the incredible power of nature to rebuild itself, if we're not consistently trying to tear it down.
And certainly the oceans can come back if we take the steps that are necessary. I saw it.
It is the right thing to do in order to ensure that the people of Burma see rewards from a new way of doing business and a new government.
I think this will give the United States, our businesses, our nonprofit institutions greater incentive to invest and participate in what we hope will be an increasingly democratic and prosperous partner for us in the region.
He "really, really, really want(s) to elect Hillary Clinton.
Really, this is the guy you want to be championing working people? this guy who spent 70 years here on this earth who spent no concern for working people.
What we have seen from the other side in this election, this isn't Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party. This isn't even the vision of freedom that Ronald Reagan talked about. They're not offering serious solutions. They're just fanning resentment and blame and anger and hate. And that is not the America we know. That's not the America I know.
Is this guy suddenly going to be your champion?
I am really into electing Hillary Clinton. This is not me going through the motions here. I really, really, really want to elect Hillary Clinton.
By so many measures, America is stronger and more prosperous than when we started out on this journey together.
Unless we act now to set our own high standards, the fast-growing Asia-Pacific will be forced to play by lower-standard rules that we didn't set. We can't let that happen.
We're confident the case we're bringing today will be no different.
To be president you have to do your homework and you have to know what you are talking about. And you have got to apply steady judgement even when things don't go your way. And you've got to make the tough calls, even when they're not popular.
And the time has come for me to pass the baton on, but I know that Hillary is going to take it and she is going to run that race, and she will finish that race, and she will finish that race. And that is why I'm with her. That's why I'm fired up. That's why I'm ready to go. And I need you to join me!
And that's what Hillary learned, as a senator and as a secretary of state, and as a first lady.
That's why I've got my handkerchief.
Since the remaining uninsured are disproportionately younger and healthier, signing them up improves the risk pool and consequently the affordability of coverage for all enrollees.
Most new enterprises have growing pains and opportunities for improvement. The marketplace, while strong, is no exception.
My hope is that by the time Congress adjourns before the election that we will have an agreement in place to fund the government and that our Zika funding will be taken care of.
Together, we have been part of historic changes to the United States health system that have improved health quality, equity, affordability, and outcomes. But our work is not over. I look forward to our continued success.
I want to enlist your help as we head into this fourth annual open enrollment period.
The Marketplace has helped contribute to a record low uninsured rate, and Marketplace enrollees report high satisfaction, improved access, and a reduced chance of falling into medical debt.
We stay true to the spirit of this day by defending not only our country, but also our ideals.
How we conduct ourselves as individuals and as a nation, we have the opportunity each and every day to live up to the sacrifice of those heroes that we lost.
We resolve to continue doing everything in our power to protect this country that we love.
This is the America that was attacked that September morning. This is the America that we must remain true to.
In your grief and grace, you have reminded us that, together, there's nothing we Americans cannot overcome.
Fifteen years may seem like a long time. But for the families who lost a piece of their heart that day, I imagine it can seem like just yesterday.
As Americans we do not give into fear.
Fifteen years into this fight the threat has evolved. Groups like Al-Qaeda, like ISIL know that they will never be able to defeat a nation as great, as strong as America, so, instead they try to terrorise in the hopes that they can stoke enough fear that we turn on each other.
The terrorist threat has evolved, as we've seen so tragically from Boston to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to Orlando. So in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and beyond, we'll stay relentless against terrorists like al Qaeda and ISIL. We will destroy them and we'll keep doing everything in our power to protect our homeland.
We're still the America of heroes who ran into harm's way, of ordinary folks who took down the hijackers, of families who turned their pain into hope.
To be clear, the United States does not, and never will, accept North Korea as a nuclear state.
I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war.
Nuclear weapons must be prohibited in order to pursue stability and peace in East Asia.
Today's nuclear test, a flagrant violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions, makes clear North Korea's disregard for international norms and standards for behavior and demonstrates it has no interest in being a responsible member of the international community.
Today's nuclear test, a flagrant violation of multiple U.N. Security Council Resolutions, makes clear North Korea's disregard for international norms and standards for behavior.
To be clear, the United States does not, and never will, accept North Korea as a nuclear state. Today's nuclear test, a flagrant violation of multiple U.N. Security Council Resolutions, makes clear North Korea's disregard for international norms and standards for behavior.
I don't think the guy's qualified to be president of the United States, and every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed.
I have confidence that if, in fact, people just listen to what he had to say, look at his track record or lack thereof, that they'll make a good decision.
I think it seems to be just a, you know, a habit, a way of speaking for him.
I realize this raises tensions. But I also look forward to discussing how we can constructively move forward together to lower tensions and promote diplomacy and regional stability.
The most important thing for the public and the press is to just listen to what he says and follow up and ask questions to what appear to be either contradictory or uninformed or outright whacky ideas.
When I think back to the time I spent here as a boy, I can't help but be struck by the extraordinary progress that's been made by the region in the decades since, even if there's still a lot of work to be done.
I don't take these comments personally, because it seems as if this is a phrase he's used repeatedly, directed at the pope and others.
I don't think the guy is qualified to be president of the United States and every time he speaks that opinion is confirmed. The most important thing for the public and the press is to just listen to what he says and follow up and ask questions on what he says, which appear to be either contradictory or uninformed or outright wacky ideas.
I don't think the guy's qualified to be president of the United States.
Do I care to defend...? OK, OK, respond.
We discussed the importance of claimants adhering to steps they've already agreed including respecting international law, not militarizing disputed areas and not occupying uninhabited islands, reefs and shoals.
We will continue to work to ensure that disputes are resolved peacefully including in the South China Sea.
I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.
I'm inspired by you.
Not everybody in America agrees with me on this by the way. I'll leave it at that.
If you are the United States, sometimes you can feel lazy and think, you know, we're so big, we don't really have to know anything about other people.
That's part of what I'm trying to change.
Americans "haven't always had to know about other countries. Sometimes you can feel lazy.
Even as we continue to deal with the past, our new partnership is focused on the future.
Our positon is stronger and we've sent a clear message that as a Pacific nation, we are here to stay.
The United States is more deeply engaged across the Asia-Pacific than we have been in decades.
We believe that bigger nations should not dictate to smaller nations and that all nations should play by the same rules.
We're going to work together to make sure we're closing loopholes and make them even more effective.
As a result of that conflict many people fled or were driven from their homes. At the time America did not acknowledge its role.
I think it is important for the entire region and it is important for the United States.
I've worked to rebalance our foreign policy to make sure America is a key player in the region.
If it is willing to recognize its international obligations and enforce the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the opportunities for us to dialogue with them are there. We do not have any interest in an offensive approach to North Korea.
We are going to work diligently together with the most recent U.N. sanctions.
President Park and I agreed that the entire international community needs to implement these sanctions fully and hold North Korea accountable.
We are going to work together to make sure we're closing loopholes and make them even more effective.
The United States is more deeply engaged across the Asia-Pacific than we have been in decades. Our position is stronger and we've sent a clear message that as a Pacific nation, we are here to stay.
The United States is more deeply engaged across the Asia-Pacific than we have been in decades. Our positon is stronger and we've sent a clear message that as a Pacific nation, we are here to stay.
Given our history here, I believe that the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal.
I always want to make sure that if I'm having a meeting, that it's actually productive and we're getting something done.
Clearly, he's a colorful guy.
I think there are a lot of ways you can do it as a general matter when it comes to the flag and the national anthem and the meaning that holds for our men and women in uniform and those who've fought for us. That is a tough thing for them to get past to then hear what his deeper concerns are.
And what I'll be telling them is that the U.S. has never had a smooth, uncontroversial path to ratifying trade deals, but they eventually get done. Back home we'll have to cut through the noise once election season is over. It's always a little noisy there.
Clearly, he's a colorful guy. What I've instructed my team to do is talk to their Philippine counterparts to find out is this in fact a time where we can have some constructive, productive conversations.
President Putin's less colorful. But typically the tone of our meetings is candid, blunt, businesslike.
The one thing that we have to ensure we do is to move in concert with other countries, because there is always a danger that if one ... acts unilaterally, that it's not just a matter of a U.S. company being impacted, but it may also have an impact in terms of our ability to collect taxes from that same company.
We're doing a bunch of stuff at home and we want to coordinate internationally.
A lot of work can be done around war legacy issues... that involves dealing with unexploded ordnance. We should help.
Given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation. We haven't yet closed the gaps.
We think it's important that the press have access to the work that we're doing - that they have the ability to answer questions. And we don't leave our values and ideals behind when we take these trips. But none of this detracts from the broader scope of the relationship.
We're not there yet. It's premature for us to say that there is a clear path forward, but there is the possibility at least for us to make some progress on that front.
We're not there yet. We have grave differences with the Russians in terms of both the parties we support but also the process that is required to bring about peace in Syria.
We understand that many of our citizens are frustrated by the pace of globalization and feel they're not experiencing the benefits of international trade. We must all work together to spur economic growth, to boost free trade and build a fairer economy that truly works for all.
The bilateral discussions that we had yesterday were extremely productive and continue to point to big areas of cooperation.
We have grave differences with the Russians in terms of both the parties we support but also the process that is required to bring about peace in Syria.
It is worth trying. We're not there yet. I think it's premature for us to say there's a clear path forward, but there's the possibility at least for us to make some progress.
We don't leave our values and our ideals behind when we take these trips. It can cause some friction.
We don't make apologies for pushing a little bit harder when it comes to press access.
The bottom line is we don't have a stronger partner in the world than the United Kingdom. And despite the turbulence of the political events over the last several months, we have every intention of making sure that continues.
These are difficult negotiations. If we do not get some buy-in from the Russians on reducing the violence and easing the humanitarian crisis, then it's difficult to see how we get to the next phase.
We're not there yet. I think it's premature for us to say there's a clear path forward, but there's the possibility at least for us to make some progress.
These are difficult negotiations.
What we want to do is indicate to them the degree to which we support the Turkish people. But like any good friend, we want to give them honest feedback if we think that the steps they're taking are going to be contrary to their long-term interests and our partnership.
Just as I believe the Paris agreement will ultimately prove to be a turning point for our planet, I believe that history will judge today's efforts as pivotal.
We're also setting the stage so that the next U.S. administration comes in with a relationship that is on a strong and productive footing.
For all the challenges that we face, the growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other challenge.
The world's two largest economies and two largest emitters, our entrance into this agreement continues the momentum in Paris and to give the rest of the world confidence, either developed or developing countries. That a low carbon future is where the world is heading.
This is not a fight that any one country, no matter how powerful, can take alone. Some day we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet.
When the old path no longer takes us far, we should turn to innovation.
Our response to climate change bears on the future of our people and the wellbeing of mankind.
This is not a fight that any one country no matter how powerful can take alone. Some day we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet.
Where we see them violating international rules and norms, as we have seen in some cases in the South China Sea or in some of their behavior when it comes to economic policy, we've been very firm. And we've indicated to them that there will be consequences.
Even though you still have a lot of poor people, you know, you can't just export problems. You've got to have fair trade and not just free trade. You have to open up your markets if you expect other people to open up their markets.
If you sign a treaty that calls for international arbitration around maritime issues, the fact that you're bigger than the Philippines or Vietnam or other countries ... is not a reason for you to go around and flex your muscles. You've got to abide by international law.
Reaffirms its support for the people of Uzbekistan. This week, I congratulated President Karimov and the people of Uzbekistan on their country's 25 years of independence.
Part of what I've tried to communicate to President Xi is that the United States arrives at its power, in part, by restraining itself. When we bind ourselves to a bunch of international norms and rules, it's not because we have to, it's because we recognize that over the long term, building a strong international order is in our interests. We've indicated to them that there will be consequences.
There are countries that now are at risk, and they have to move as a consequence of climate change. When I grew up, you'd see these turtles all the time. But you'd never see them beaching like this, basking in the sun.
I look forward to knowing that 20 years from now, 40 years from now, 100 years from now, this is a place where people can still come to and see what a place like this looks like when it's not overcrowded and destroyed by human populations.
Ancient islanders believed it contained the boundary between this life and the next. Hundreds of brave Americans gave their lives there in defense of the world's freedom.
We've been working with the governor and FEMA to make sure Hawaii's got everything it needs to keep our folks safe. I'd just ask the people of Hawaii to listen to your state and local officials, and make sure you and your families are prepared for the storms.
Ancient islanders believed it contained the boundary between this life and the next. This is a hallowed site, and it deserves to be treated that way. And from now on, it will be preserved for future generations.
When it comes to climate change, there's a dire possibility of us getting off-course, and we can't allow that to happen.
These investments have helped drive down the cost of clean power so it's finally cheaper than dirty power in a lot of places. It's been the smart and right thing to do.
The challenges of conservation and combating climate change are connected, they're linked.
In February – more than six months ago – I asked Congress for the emergency resources that public health experts say we need to combat Zika.
Instead, we were forced to use resources we need to keep fighting Ebola, cancer, and other diseases. …Republicans in Congress should treat Zika like the threat that it is and make this their first order of business when they come back to Washington after Labor Day. That means working in a bipartisan way to fully fund our Zika response.
[E]very day that Republican leaders in Congress wait to do their job, every day our experts have to wait to get the resources they need. That has real-life consequences. Weaker mosquito-control efforts. Longer wait times to get accurate diagnostic results. Delayed vaccines. It puts more Americans at risk.
These are no slouches. These are no hacks.
Congress may need to approve more aid. This is not a one-off. This is not a photo op issue. This is, how do you make sure a month from now, three months from now, six months from now, people still are getting the help that they need.
What I want the people of Louisiana to know is, you're not alone on this, even after the TV cameras leave.
Well, I'm going to do the same thing. We're going to go through the process like they are now, perhaps with a lot more energy.
I know how resilient the people of Louisiana are, and I know you will rebuild – again.
He denied it was for the hostages but it was. Just came out. He said 'We don't pay ransom,' but we did. He lied about the hostages, openly and blatantly.
We actually had diplomatic negotiations and conversations with Iran for the first time in several decades. This wasn't some nefarious deal.
I don't have to make the case against her opponent, because every time he talks he makes the case against his own candidacy.
Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What's everybody listening to?
I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq. American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.
Of course the elections will not be rigged. What does that mean?
Congress needs to do its job. Fighting Zika costs money.
America has been keeping "after ISIL aggressively across every front of this campaign.
ISIL "has not had a major successful offensive operation in either Syria or Iraq in a full year.
After all it is the innocent civilians of Syria and Iraq who are suffering the most and who need to be saved from ISIL's terror and so when there are allegations of civilian casualties we take them very seriously.
In stark contrast to ISIL, which uses civilians as human shields, America's armed forces will continue to do everything in our power to avoid civilian casualties.
Sometimes, if folks lose, they start complaining that they got cheated. But I've never heard of someone complain about being cheated before the game was over.
The money that we need to fight Zika is rapidly running out. The situation is getting critical.
The question I think that they have to ask themselves is, if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer?
The notion that he would attack a Gold Star family that had made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf or our country, the fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia means that he's woefully unprepared to do this job.
He has the stronger argument in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which is opposed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Hopefully after the election is over and the dust settles, there will be more attention to the actual facts behind the deal and it won't just be a political symbol or a political football.
If you are repeatedly having to say, in very strong terms, that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer?
We stand together for a regional order where every nation large and small plays and trades by the same rules.
The question I think that they have to ask themselves is, if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? There has to be a point in which you say this is not somebody I can support for president of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party.
No one has given more to our freedom and our security than our Gold Star families. ... They represent the very best of our country.
We are proud that the center will help spur development in an urban area, and we can't wait to forge new ways to give back to the people of Chicago who have given us so much.
There has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America. He is ready to "pass the baton" to her.
America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump.
Does anyone really believe that a guy who's spent his 70 years on this Earth showing no regard for working people is suddenly going to be your champion? Your voice?
Black, white, Latino, Asians, native Americans, young, old, gay, straight… men, women, both with disability pledging allegiance under the same proud flag to this big bold country that we love. That's what I see, that's the America that I know. And there is only one candidate in this race who believes in that future, has devoted her life to that future, a mother and a grandmother who would do anything to make our children thrive. A leader with real plans to break down barriers and blast through glass ceilings and widen the circle of opportunity to every single American. The next president of the United States: Hillary Clinton.
America has changed over the years. But these values my grandparents taught me – they haven't gone anywhere. They're as strong as ever; still cherished by people of every party, every race, every faith (…) That's why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end.
We have to keep having that conversation. We have to figure out who we are. He supports granting people living in Puerto Rico the right to vote for U.S. president because they are U.S. citizens.
Anything is possible.
It is the nature of democracy that until those votes are cast and the American people have their say, we don't know. I'm pretty confident that the overwhelming majority of Americans are looking for the kind of politics that does feed our hopes and not our fears. You know, talk to me if he wins.
You're likable enough, Hillary.
There has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill - nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States.
That's why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end.
She's not always flashy, and there are better speechmakers, but she knows her stuff. And more than anything, that is what is ultimately required to do a good job in this office.
America is much less violent than it was 20, 30 years ago, and immigration is much less a problem than it was not just 20, 30 years ago, but when I came in as president.
It is my firm belief that it will be in the interest of the United States, especially our economic interest, to pursue comprehensive immigration reform.
We're neighbors, and we're friends, and we're family.
I did not watch the convention, I don't think that's a surprise. ... I've got a lot of stuff to do.
Let me start by saying something that is too often overlooked but bears repeating, especially given some of the heated rhetoric that we sometimes hear. The United States values tremendously our enduring partnership with Mexico.
Drink water, stay out of the sun, and check on your neighbors.
We are here because we love this country too much to let the next four years look just like the last eight.
We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies attacks on law enforcement. Every one right now focus on words and actions that can unite this country rather than divide it further.
We're going to have to be honest with each other and ourselves. We know that the overwhelming majority of police officers do an incredibly hard and dangerous jobs honorably and fairly, and they are deserving of our respect and not our scorn.
It is not possible to know at this time the precise scope or the duration of the deployments of U.S. Armed Forces necessary to support the security of U.S. citizens and property in South Sudan.
The fight against terror goes undeterred, but will not be won by a divided front. I know I speak for all of us when I say that these individuals and these networks are an affront to all of our humanity.
A lot of nations here have been affected by (ISIS).
We will not be deterred. We will keep fighting against terrorists to destroy the organization. In contrast to these terrorists, we will win this fight by building – never giving up on diplomacy.
We are not as divided as we seem. We cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid. We can't simply dismiss it as a symptom of political correctness or reverse racism. To have your experience denied like that, dismissed by those in authority, dismissed perhaps even by your white friends and co-workers and fellow church members again and again and again – it hurts.
I think it's already been expressed. I'll be happy to send it to you, in case you missed it.
Going forward, I want to hear ideas from even more Americans about how we can address these challenges together as one nation. That means you.
There is evil in the world, which is why "we need police departments.
I understand how Americans are feeling. But Dallas, I'm here to say we must reject such despair. I'm here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem.
Like police officers across the country, these men and their families shared a commitment to something larger than themselves.
We mourn fewer people today because of your brave actions.
Race relations have improved dramatically in my lifetime.
I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference, because that is what all Americans want.
These five heroes knew more than most that we cannot take the blessings of this country for granted. The pain we feel will not soon pass, but my faith tells me they have not died in vain.
And when anyone, no matter how good their intentions may be, paints all police as biased or bigoted, they undermine those officers we depend on for our safety.
When anyone, no matter how good their intentions may be, paints all police as biased or bigoted, we undermine those officers we depend on for our safety. And as for those who use rhetoric suggesting harm to police, even if they don't act on it themselves, well they not only make the jobs of police officers even more dangerous, but they do a disservice to the very cause of justice that they claim to promote.
There is another important role for Congress: it should avoid moving backward on health reform. While I have always been interested in improving the law – and signed 19 bills that do just that – my administration has spent considerable time in the last several years opposing more than 60 attempts to repeal parts or all of the ACA.
I want to congratulate the Prime Minister and the Spanish people, for the economic progress that's been made over the last several years. It's been a difficult journey, but many of the changes that have been made are starting to bear fruits.
Spain is a strong NATO ally, we're grateful for Spain's many decades of hosting U.S. forces, and we're major trading partners. That's why the United States is deeply committed to maintaining our relationship with a strong, unified Spain.
As painful as this week has been, I firmly believe that America is not as divided as some have suggested. Americans of all races and all backgrounds are rightly outraged by the inexcusable attacks on police, whether it's in Dallas or any place else.
It (the wide availability of guns) is a contributing factor – not the sole factor – but a contributing factor to the broader tensions that arise between police and the communities where they serve.
You're not seeing riots and you're not seeing police going after people who are protesting peacefully. You've seen almost uniformly peaceful protests and you've seen, uniformly, police handling those protests with professionalism.
The U.S. is unique among advanced countries in the scale of violence it experiences. Police have a really difficult time in communities where they know guns are everywhere.
We're moving forward with the most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War.
You can't set aside the gun issue and pretend that that's irrelevant. When it comes to the issue of gun safety, there is a polarization between a very intense minority, and a majority of Americans who actually think we could be doing better when it comes to gun safety.
In good times and in bad, Europe can count on the United States – always.
The security of America and Europe is indivisible. Here in Europe, we'll continue to support Ukraine as it undertakes important economic and political reforms. The U.S. and EU are united in our commitment to maintaining sanctions on Russia until they fully implement its obligations under the Minsk (Ukraine ceasefire) agreement.
There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any violence against law enforcement.
Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices that they make for us. Today our focus is on the victims and their families. They are heartbroken. The entire city of Dallas is grieving. Police across America, which is a tight-knit family, feels this loss to their core.
This is somebody who is a known ISIL-sympathiser and if he wants to walk into a gun store or a gun show right now and buy as many weapons and ammo as he can, nothing prohibits him from doing that.
I am confident that the UK and the EU will be able to agree on an orderly transition to a new relationship, as all our countries stay focused on ensuring financial stability and growing the global economy.
Americans cannot ignore "data that indicates disparities in how African-Americans and Latinos may be treated in various jurisdictions around the country. This is not just a black issue. It's not just a Hispanic issue. This is an American issue that we should all care about. All fair-minded people should be concerned.
We've got to tackle those things. We can do better. And I believe we will do better.
And I would just ask those who question the sincerity or the legitimacy of protests and vigils and expressions of outrage, who somehow label those expressions of outrage as quote unquote political correctness, I'd just ask folks to step back and think: What if this happened to somebody in your family? How would you feel?
I actually genuinely truly believe that the vast majority of American people see this as a problem that we should all care about.
Change has been too slow, and we have to have a greater sense of urgency about this.
The incidents are symptoms of broader challenges in the criminal justice system.
Hillary has got her share of critics, that's what happens when you're somebody who is actually in the arena.
This is not a reality show, this is reality. I'm ready to pass the baton and I know that Hillary Clinton is going to take it.
Everybody can tweet but nobody actually knows what it takes to do the job until you've sat behind the desk. There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary, ever, and that's the truth.
There's never been any man or woman more qualified to be president than Clinton.
He saw something in me that I didn't yet see in myself, but I know why he did it – Ab represented the best of public service himself and he believed in empowering the next generation of young people to shape our country. We're all better off because we were sent Ab Mikva, and because Ab in turn sent us forward to do big things.
And us trying to abandon the field and pull up the drawbridge around us is going to be bad for us.
We have to call this mentality what it is: a threat to the values that we profess, the values we seek to defend.
I'm not saying they shouldn't answer. I'm just – I'm helping him out a little bit.
The integration of national economies into a global economy, that's here. That's done.
At a time when we all too often are hearing rhetoric that ignores the enormous contributions that have been made by Mexicans-Americans and the enormous strengths that we draw from in the relationship with our good neighbor's to the south, it's been useful for us to reaffirm all the issues we've been working on together.
America deserves a raise.
There's been a little bit of hysteria post-Brexit vote, as if somehow NATO's gone, the trans-Atlantic alliance is dissolving, and every country is rushing off to its own corner. That's not what's happening.
We need every one of our citizens, boys and girls, to be empowered.
One thing that will not change is the special relationship between the U.S. and the U.K.
I believe we are better off in a world in which we are trading and networking and communicating and sharing ideas. But that also means that cultures are colliding, and sometimes it's disruptive and people get worried. You're the bridge. You're the glue.
The Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence.
While the U.K.'s relationship with the EU will change, one thing that will not change is the special relationship that exists between our two nations. That will endure.
While the UK's relationship with the EU will change, one thing that will not change is the special relationship that exists between our two nations. That will endure.
Turns out that starting your own business is not easy. You have to have access to capital, you have to meet the right people, you have to have mentors who can guide you as you get your idea off the ground. And that can be especially difficult for women and young people and minorities and others who haven't always had the same access to networks and opportunities.
The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision. I think that it's a great thing. They took back their country.
It's a fantasy that offers nothing to help the middle class and demeans our tradition of being both a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
Thank you John Lewis for leading on gun violence where we need it most.
America should not let it stand.
I'm pleased that the Supreme Court upheld the basic notion that diversity is an important value in our society and that this country should provide a high-quality education to all our young people regardless of their background. We are not a country that guarantees equal outcomes, but we do strive to provide an equal shot to everybody.
If we don't complete negotiations this year, then upcoming political transitions in the United States and Europe could mean this agreement won't be finished for quite some time.
That doesn't happen very often these days. So this is a really significant piece of business.
If we can get this bill done, it means somewhere out there on the horizon, we can make our politics less toxic as well.
In seven months or so, I'll be on the job market, and I'm glad I'm going to be here. I'm going to get on LinkedIn and see what comes up.
I don't mind being America's pitch man.
We're starting to see where this kind of rhetoric and loose talk and sloppiness about who exactly we're fighting, where this can lead us.
We've got kids all across this country who never see a park. We've got to change that.
We've got to do a lot more.
You can't capture this on an iPad or a flat screen or even an oil painting. You've got to come here and breathe it in yourself.
They need to hear us say these things even when those who disagree are loud and are powerful. We need our kids to hear from us why tolerance and equality matter, about the times their absence has scarred our history and how greater understanding will better the future they will inherit.
No, but I have been watching my new favorite show: 'Orange is NOT the New Black.
I held and hugged grieving family members and parents, and they asked, Why does this keep happening?
Those who defend the easy accessibility of assault weapons should meet these families and explain why that makes sense.
It's going to take more than just our military.
This is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America. Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad.
Somehow this has become routine.
We have to celebrate it, but we have to remember that progress is not inevitable. It's the result of slow, tireless, often frustrating and unheralded work. It would help if we had more women in the corner suite.
I don't want young women out there to have the expectation that if they're not having it all that somehow their failing.
Be engaged. Don't just think going to work and coming home makes you a man.
We need to keep changing the attitude that prioritizes being confident, competitive and ambitious in the workplace – unless you're a woman.
If we really want workplace policies that work for everybody, I will say, though, it would help if we had more women in Congress. It would help if we had more women in the corner suite. I have a corner suite, by the way. Just making that connection for you.
That's not the America we want. It does not reflect our democratic ideals.
This is a country founded on basic freedoms, including freedom of religion. We don't have religious tests here.
If we ever abandon those values, we would not only make it a lot easier to radicalise people here and around the world, but we would have betrayed the very things we are trying to protect.
What exactly would using this label accomplish, what exactly would it change? Someone seriously thinks we don't know who we're fighting? ... There's no magic to the phrase radical Islam. It's a political talking point.
There's no magic to the phrase radical Islam, it's a political talking point. The reason I am careful has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with defeating extremism.
This is somebody who is a known ISIL (ISIS) sympathizer. And if he wants to walk into a gun store or a gun show right now and buy as much – as many weapons and ammo as he can, nothing's prohibiting him from doing that, even though the FBI knows who that person is.
We know that at some point there are going to be, out of 300 million, there are going to be some individuals who find for whatever reason that kind of horrible propaganda enticing. And if that happens, and that person can get a weapon, that's a problem.
We are also going to have to make sure that we think about the risks we are willing to take by being so lax in how we make very powerful firearms available to people in this country.
We know enough to say this was an act of terror, an act of hate.
Today as Americans we grieve the brutal murder, a horrific massacre of dozens of innocent people. Although it is still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate.
I confess we all laughed, but who's laughing now.
We've reached no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer.
And we have to decide if that's the kind of country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well. This is an especially heartbreaking say for our friends fellow Americans who are lesbian gay bisexual or transgender.
It's a "sobering reminder" that an attack on any American is an attack "on all of us.
We lost an icon.
Muhammad Ali was America. Brash. Defiant. Pioneering. Never tired. Always game to test the odds. He was our most basic freedoms: religion, speech, spirit.
When I was first elected to this office, Malia was 10 and Sasha was just seven. And they grow up too fast. I'm starting to choke up.
It's very rare where a figure captures the imagination of the entire world. He was one of a kind and in my book he'll always be the greatest.
Over the next couple of weeks, we're able to pull things together. And what happens during primaries, you get a little ouchy. Everybody does. You know, when Hillary and I ran in 2008 – you know, your staff and you know, supporters, they're poppin' off.
I want to make sure that the whole world is able to pass on to future generations the God-given beauty of this planet.
I've seen her judgement, I've seen her toughness, I've seen her commitment to our values up close.
I know how hard this job can be, that's why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don't think there's ever been someone so qualified to hold this office. She's got the courage, the compassion and the heart to get the job done.
I want you to be the first to know that I'm with her. Embracing that message is going to help us win in November.
Many of the bombs that were dropped were never exploded. Over the years, thousands of Laotians have been killed or injured – farmers tending their fields, children playing. The wounds – a missing leg or arm – last a lifetime.
As President and Commander in Chief, I've made it clear that I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as a safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again. The narrow missions assigned to our forces will not change. They remain focused on supporting Afghan forces and going after terrorists.
Trump would let companies do "the same stuff that almost broke our economy's back.
We come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past.
Some of the loudest voices in our national conversation are saying things that go against every single one of the values that you've been living at this school. They're telling us that we should disrespect others because of who they are or where they come from or how they worship.
It's something that we've put at the centre of discussions and negotiations with China.
So it is not only a reminder of the terrible toll of World War Two and the death of innocents across continents but it is also to remind ourselves that the job is not done.
In the midst of war, leaders make all kinds of decisions, it's a job of historians to ask questions and examine the.
There are still areas of significant concern in terms of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, accountability.
Hopefully ... that information can be used to negotiate on an international level to try to prevent some projects that might have very bad effects. One of the things that we've seen in ASEAN is that when small countries band together as a unit, then the power magnifies.
In addition to economic progress already made, he planned to talk about the future. We still face some tough economic challenges, there's no doubt about it. And all of us have to make some very important decisions about where we go from here.
If you consider where we have been and where we are now, the transformation in the relations between our two countries is remarkable.
There are still areas of significant concern in terms of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, accountability with respect to government.
I should note that there were several other activists who were invited who were prevented from coming for various reasons. And I think it's an indication of the fact that although there has been some modest progress, there are still folks who find it very difficult to assemble and organise peacefully around issues that they care very deeply about.
As with all our defence partners sales will still need to meet strict requirements including those related to human rights, but this change will insure that Vietnam has access to the equipment it needs to defend itself and remove a lingering vestige of the cold war.
The United States is fully lifting the ban on sale of military equipment to Vietnam that's been in place for some 50 years. Sales will need to still meet strict requirements, including those on human rights, but this change ensures Vietnam has access to equipment it needs to defend itself.
If I'm a young family right now, or somebody who's thinking about starting a family, this is just a piece of insurance that I want to purchase.
Bottom line is Congress needs to get me a bill. They should not be going off on recess before this is done.
Every child that has something like microcephaly, that may end up costing up to $10 million over the lifetime of that child in terms of that family providing that child the support that they need. Add that up. It doesn't take a lot of cases for you to get to $1.9 billion. Why wouldn't we want to make that investment now?
We've Got to Get Moving.
So, effectively, there's no new money there; all that the House has done is said, You can rob Peter to pay Paul.
Very soon you will no longer need a microscope, a calculator or a degree in nutrition to figure out whether the food that you're buying is actually good for your kids, so that's a phenomenal achievement.
And now we're looking at the situation where having made that promise, Republicans are looking at a Republican nominee who many of them say isn't qualified to be president, much less appoint somebody. And it seems to me that they'd be better off going ahead and giving a hearing and a vote to somebody that they themselves in the past have said is well qualified.
Most of the time, drug overdoses are from legal drugs prescribed by a doctor. So addiction doesn't always start in some dark alley – it often starts in a medicine cabinet.
We have had some productive conversations about what a real cessation of hostilities would look like, that would allow us both, the United States and Russia, to focus our attention on common enemies like ISIL and Nusra.
Historically, our relationship with the Philippines is one of the most important and my relationship with the Philippines people has been extraordinary warm and productive, so I expect that will continue, but I want to make sure that the setting is right, the timing is right for us to have the best conversation possible.
Even ISIL's leaders know they're going to keep losing.
In their message to followers, they're increasingly acknowledging that they may lose Mosul and Raqqa, and ISIL is right.
So long as their twisted ideology persists and drives people to violence, then groups like ISIL will keep emerging, and the international community will continue to be at risk in getting sucked into the kind of global 'whack-a-mole,' where we're always reacting to the latest threat or a lone actor.
Even as we need to crush ISIL on the battlefield, their military defeat will not be enough.
We announced these payments in January, many months ago. It wasn't a secret. This wasn't some nefarious deal.
We do not pay ransom for hostages. We have got a number of Americans being held around the world and I meet with their families and it is is heartbreaking. And we have stood up an entire section of inter-agency experts who devote all their time to working with these families to get these Americans out. But those families know that we have a policy that we don't pay ransom.
My election did not create a post-racial society.
America is by almost every measure better than it was" in 1983.
Be confident in your blackness. there is no one way to be black ... There's no straightjacket, there's no litmus test for authenticity.
Listen to those you disagree with, and be prepared to compromise. Democracy requires compromise, even when you're 100 percent right.
I tell you all of this because it's important to know progress. Because to deny how far we have come would do a disservice to the cause of justice.
If you think the only way forward is to be as uncompromising as possible, you will feel good about yourself, you will enjoy a certain moral purity, but you're not going to get what you want.
You have to go through life with more than just a passion for change – you have to have strategy. Not just awareness, but action. Not just hashtags, but votes. Change requires more than righteous anger. To bring about structural change, lasting change, awareness is not enough. It requires changes in law, changes in customs.
This is not entertainment. This is not a reality show. This is a contest for the presidency of the United States.
Let's let the process play itself out. I think everybody knows what the math is.
Only Congress can fully close the loopholes" that wealthy individuals or corporations can take advantage of.
Not only Republican voters but also elected officials "need to make a decision about whether this is the guy who speaks for them and represents their values.
There is no doubt that there is a debate that's taking place inside the Republican Party about who they are and what they represent.
Lawmakers need to pass a package of new tax treaties aimed at streamlining international business, measures that Sen. Only Congress can fully close the loopholes that wealthy individuals and powerful corporations take advantage of.
Don't lose hope. Can I get Some Water?
I emphasized to the governor and I emphasized to the mayor that my job here today is not to sort through all the ins and outs of how we got to where we are.
Turn This Into An Opportunity to Rebuild Flint.
Working with the state and the city, filters are now available for everyone in the city.
That's why I'm here. To tell you directly that I see you, and I hear you. I also came here to tell you that I've got your back. That we're paying attention.
It's a mindset that says environmental rules designed to keep your water clean or your air clean are options, or not that important, or will unnecessarily burden businesses or taxpayers.
Like you, I'll use my voice to call for change and help lift up your community.
Being a teacher was the furthest thing from her mind. In fact, there were times where she didn't even want to be a student.
I'm going to be sitting there with dark glasses, sobbing.
Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president.
If this material works well, I'm going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year. Earn me some serious Tubmans.
Well let me conclude tonight on a more serious note. I want to thank the Washington press corps. The free press is central to our democracy and … nah! I'm just kidding! You know I'm gonna talk about Trump! Come on!
Bernie, you look like a million bucks. Or to put it in terms you understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each.
I just have two more words to say.
Eight years ago I said it was time to change the tone of our politics. In hindsight, I clearly should have been more specific.
Last week Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe. That was a slap in the face.
They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president.
And it is surprising. You got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras and he says 'no'. Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald. What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a 'Trump Steak', tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What is he doing?
A cessation of hostilities in the civil war is scheduled to take effect this weekend. We're not under any illusions. There are plenty of reasons for skepticism. Even under the best of circumstances, the violence will not end right away.
Many gun injuries and deaths are the result of legal guns that were stolen, misused, or discharged accidentally. As long as we've got the technology to prevent a criminal from stealing and using your smartphone, then we should be able to prevent the wrong person from pulling a trigger on a gun.
These common-sense steps are not going to prevent every tragedy, but what if they prevented even one? We should be doing everything we can to save lives and spare families the pain and unimaginable loss too many Americans have endured.
If a unified, peaceful, liberal, pluralistic, free-market Europe begins to doubt itself, begins to question the progress that's been made over the last several decades, then we can't expect the progress that is just now taking hold in many places around the world will continue.
We need to stay nimble and make sure our forces are inter-operable and invest in new capabilities like cyber defence and missile defence. That's why every NATO member should be contributing its full share, 2 percent of GDP, towards our common security – something that doesn't always happen and, I'll be honest, sometimes Europe has been complacent about its own defence.
I hope Russia recognises that true greatness comes not from bullying neighbours but working with the world.
I've come here today to the heart of Europe to say that the United States and the entire world needs a strong and prosperous and democratic and united Europe.
They're not going to be leading the fight on the ground, but they will be essential in providing the training and assisting local forces as they continue to drive ISIL back.
Even as European countries make important contributions against ISIL, Europe, including NATO, can still do more.
She is giving voice, I think, to the kinds of principles that bring people together rather than divide them. And I am very proud of her for that and I am proud of the German people for that.
Getting trade deals done is tough, because each country has its own parochial interests and factions. And in order to get a trade deal done, each country has to give something up.
That was wonderful. I don't want it to stop.
The forces that lead to the most violence and the most injustice typically spring out of people saying: 'I want to feel important by dividing the world into us and them.
When I speak to young people, I implore them, and I implore you, to reject those calls to pull back.
Maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement but that is 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. And the UK is going to be in the back of the queue.
I loved Prince ... It's a remarkable loss.
I don't think the EU moderates U.K. influence in the world – it magnifies it.
The European Union doesn't moderate British influence – it magnifies it. A strong Europe is not a threat to Britain's global leadership; it enhances Britain's global leadership.
You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That's what this deal is.
The only way to truly destroy ISIL is to end the Syrian civil war that ISIL has exploited.
Today, on the ground in Syria and in Iraq, ISIL is on the defensive. Our 66-member coalition, including Arab partners, is on the offensive. We have momentum, and we intend to keep that momentum (...)We continue to take out their leaders, their commanders and those plotting terrorist attacks. For ISIL's leadership, it has been a bad few months.
This remains a difficult fight and a complex one.
Clearly I am out of practice.
Equal pay for equal work should be a fundamental principle of our economy. It's the idea that whether you're a high school teacher, a business executive or a professional soccer player or tennis player, your work should be equally valued and rewarded – whether you are a man or a woman. It's a simple ideal. It's a simple principle. … But it's one where we still fall short. … We don't want some of our best players on the sidelines.
There's classified and then there's classified.
Well you've got potentially a billion people who are dependent on a certain pattern of rains, the Himalayas getting a certain amount of snow pack etc. And, those folks' margin of error is so thin that you might end up seeing migrations of hundreds of millions of people which invariably will create significant conflict.
I'm very pleased that the Treasury Department has taken new action to prevent more corporations from taking advantage of one of the most insidious tax loopholes out there – fleeing the country just to get out of paying their taxes.
While the Treasury Department's actions will make it more difficult... to exploit this particular corporate inversions loophole, only Congress can close it for good.
It sticks the rest of us with the tab and it makes hard-working Americans feel like the deck is stacked against them.
We are continuing to cooperate on an ongoing basis about operations potentially in areas like Libya where you have the beginnings of a government.
NATO continues to be the linchpin, the cornerstone of our collective defense and U.S. security policy. This is obviously a tumultuous time in the world. Europe is a focal point of a lot of these stresses and strains in the global security system.
Since I first called on Congress to increase the federal minimum wage in 2013, 18 states and more than 40 cities and counties have acted on their own -- thanks to the strong leadership of elected officials, businesses, and workers who organized and fought so hard for the economic security families deserve. Now Congress needs to act to raise the federal minimum wage and expand access to paid leave for all Americans.
Today, I invited all the nations represented at this summit to join a broader discussion among our intelligence and security services on how we can improve information sharing within and among our nations to prevent all manner of terrorist attacks, especially those that might involve weapons of mass destruction.
My preference would be to bring down further our nuclear arsenal.
Some of the concerns that Iran has expressed, we are going to work with them to address. it was "not necessary that we take the approach of them going through dollar-denominated transactions.
It's a secret ballot, isn't it?
There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they would certainly use it to kill as many people as possible.
But, as we discussed at last night's dinner, the threat of nuclear terrorism persists.
They will sign the Paris climate change agreement in New York on April 22, a move that officials hope will help the accord enter into force this year.
There's been talk about a one-state solution or sort of a divided government. It's hard for me to envision that being stable, there's such deep distrust between the two peoples right now. And the neighborhood is in such a mess that I continue to believe that a two-state solution is the best way. Now, over time that could evolve.
I believe citizens should be free to speak their mind without fear, to organize, to criticize their government, and to protest peacefully, and that the rule of law should not include arbitrary detentions of people who exercise those rights.
As many as 129 million people with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage or charged more as a result.
Thanks to this law, 20 million more Americans now know the security of having health insurance, and our uninsured rate is below ten percent for the first time on record. Critics said this law would destroy jobs and cripple the economy, but in fact just the opposite has happened. Our businesses have added jobs every single month since I signed it into law.
We stand in solidarity with them, condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people.
The embargo is going to end. When, I can't be entirely sure, but I believe it will end.
We continue, as President Castro indicated, to have some very serious differences, including on democracy and human rights.
For the first time ever Air Force One has landed in Cuba and this is our very first stop so this is a historic visit and it's a historic opportunity to engage directly with the Cuban people and to forge new agreements and commercial deals to build new ties between our two peoples. And for me to lay out my vision for a future that's brighter than our past.
Over my seven years as president, in all my conversations with senator of both parties, ... the one name that has come up repeatedly, from Republicans and Democrats alike, is Merrick Garland. To suggest that someone as qualified and respected as Merrick Garland doesn't even deserve a hearing, let alone an up or down vote, to join an institution as important as the Supreme Court, ... that would be unprecedented.
The sooner the Venezuelan people can determine a government that they have confidence in that is legitimate, and that can start instituting economic policies that pull them out of the spiral that they're in, the better off it's going to be for all of us.
It's not in America's interest to see Venezuela fail, because if Venezuela fails then that could have an impact on the economies of Colombia or Central America or Mexico, and that in turn can affect U.S. economies.
If you only wanna compare us to 2008, which was the exception, OK But in fact, the turnouts have been extraordinary in this campaign, and I'm proud of them.
We've got to accelerate the transition away from old, dirtier energy sources. Rather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future – especially in communities that rely on fossil fuels.
This issue of softwood lumber will get resolved in some fashion ... undoubtedly to the dissatisfaction of all parties concerned. Each side will want 100 percent, and we'll find a way for each side to get 60 percent or so of what they need, and people will complain and grumble, but it will be fine.
Now just as I believe the Paris Agreement will ultimately prove to be a turning point for our planet, I believe that history will judge today's efforts as pivotal. As the world's two largest economies and two largest emitters, our entrance into this agreement continues the momentum of Paris and should give the rest of the world confidence – whether developed or developing countries – that a low-carbon future is where the world is heading.
I think we've seen the incredible excitement that Justin generated during his campaign in Canada. We're confident that he's going to be able to provide a great boost of energy and reform to the Canadian political landscape. And we're looking forward very much to working with him.
Today, the international community, speaking with one voice, has sent Pyongyang a simple message: North Korea must abandon these dangerous programs and choose a better path for its people.
None of us are under any illusions. We're all aware of the many potential pitfalls, and there are plenty of reasons for skepticism, but history would judge us harshly if we did not do our part in at least trying to end this terrible conflict with diplomacy.
The move could lead, potentially, to negotiations on a political agreement to end the civil war.
This is about closing a chapter in our history, it reflects the lessons that we have learned since 9/11.
Moreover, keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. It undermines our standing in the world; it is viewed as a stain on our record of upholding the highest standards of the rule of law.
I am very clear-eyed about the hurdles to finally closing Guantanamo. The politics of this are tough. But part of my message to the American people is that we are already holding a bunch of really dangerous terrorists here in the United States because we threw the book at them.
When I first ran for president, it was widely recognized the facility needed to close.
I don't want to pass this problem on to the next president, whoever that is.
I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president.
The good news in Libya is that they don't like outsiders coming in and telling them what to do.
The venom and rancor in Washington has prevented us from getting basic work done. Now, this would be a good moment for us to rise above that.
I'm amused when I hear people who claim to be strict interpreters of the Constitution suddenly reading into it a whole series of provisions that are not there.
But what is also true is Justice Alito is on the bench right now.
Fights over judicial nominations are not new but "the Supreme Court's different. This will be a test, one more test of whether or not norms, rules, basic fair play can function at all in Washington these days.
There will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the Senate to fulfil its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing in a timely vote. These are responsibilities that I take seriously as should everyone. They are bigger than any one party, they are about our democracy.
There's a yawning gap between the magnitude of the challenges we face and the smallness of our politics.
I was able to be part of that here, and yet couldn't translate it the way I wanted to in our politics in Washington.
Rather than reward the most extreme voices, or divisive voices, or who is best at launching schoolyard taunts, we should be insisting on a higher form of discussion in our political life. If I listened to some of these pundits, I wouldn't vote for me either – I sound like a scary guy.
The budget that we're releasing today reflects my priorities and the priorities that I believe will help advance security and prosperity in America for many years to come. It drives down the deficit. It includes smart savings on healthcare, immigration, tax reform.
The notion that he would attack a gold star family that made such extraordinary sacrifices on behalf of our country. The fact that he doesn't appear to have basic knowledge around critical issues in Europe, the Middle East, in Asia means that he's woefully unprepared to do this job.
This is the first time that the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent in almost eight years. Americans are working. All told, over the past years our businesses have added 14 million new jobs. Seventy-one straight months of private sector job growth extends the longest streak on record.
There was a time when there were no black people on television.
It's real. It's there.
IS and other extremist groups are desperately working to legitimize themselves by masquerading as religious leaders and holy warriors. We must never give them that legitimacy. They're not defending Islam. The vast majority of the people they kill are innocent Muslim men, women and children.
You fit in right here – you're right where you belong. You're part of America, too.
We're one American family, and when any part of our family starts to feel second class or separate or targeted, it tears at the very fabric of our nation". Muslims are "some of the most resilient and patriotic Americans you'll ever meet.
An attack on one faith is an attack on all our faiths. we have to be consistent in condemning hateful rhetoric ... none of us can be bystanders to bigotry". The president thanked the packed auditorium at the Islamic Society of Baltimore for standing up against extremist acts by ISIS and other terror groups who have given a "hugely distorted impression" of their faith.
Muslim Americans are our friends and our neighbors; our co-workers, our sports heroes – and, yes, they are our men and women in uniform.
The U.S. would never be at war with Islam. America and Islam are not exclusive.
In remarks at the embassy.
Her strengths, which are the fact that she's extraordinarily experienced, and, you know, wicked smart and knows every policy inside and out, sometimes could make her more cautious and her campaign more prose than poetry.
The situation in Flint is a "reminder of why you can't shortchange basic services.
It's change that can broaden opportunity, or widen inequality. And whether we like it or not, the pace of this change will only accelerate.
The vision of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman was health care for everyone.
It's change that can broaden opportunity, or widen inequality. And whether we like it or not, the pace of this change will only accelerate. Companies in a global economy can locate anywhere, and face tougher competition…As a result, workers have less leverage for a raise. Companies have less loyalty to their communities. And more and more wealth and income is concentrated at the very top.
This is a good day. We have a rare chance to pursue a new path, a different, better future that delivers progress both for our peoples and the wider world. That's the opportunity before the Iranian people. We need to take advantage of that.
He expected 5 percent economic growth in the next Iranian fiscal year beginning in March and assured foreign investors of political and economic stability. The nuclear negotiations which succeeded by the guidance of the Supreme Leader and support of our nation, were truly a golden page in Iran's history.
You should know better.
He would "change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet.
It's easier to be cynical, to accept that change isn't possible, and politics is hopeless, and to believe that our voices and actions don't matter". his remarks in the chamber of the U.S.
It's one of the few regrets of my presidency – that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.
Climate will be the centerpiece of our agenda. Joint US-Chinese leadership on climate was part of the reason that we were able to get the [Paris Agreement] done, and I am going to push to build on that record as long as I occupy this office and probably even after I leave it.
The challenges of conservation and combating climate change are connected. They are linked.
Few people understand the stakes better than our Pacific Island leaders, because they are already seeing the impact.