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Obama: Our Fight Against Violent Extremism

President Barack Obama close up photo

Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and minds.

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Foreign Policy Excerpts from President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. January 20, 2015 Remarks of President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Following are foreign policy excerpts from President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. The full transcript of the speech is available on the White House website. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of […]

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Statement by the President on the Death of Kenji Goto

The United States condemns the heinous murder of Japanese citizen and journalist Kenji Goto by the terrorist group ISIL.

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President Obama on Death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies of the American people to the family of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and to the people of Saudi Arabia.

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President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

President Obama delivers his State of the Union Address

America, for all that we have endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this: The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

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President Obama Proclamation on Religious Freedom Day 2015

Today, we celebrate an early milestone in the long history of one of our country’s fundamental liberties.

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Statement by the President on the Attack in France

I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people.

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President Obama Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Human Rights Week

The desires for freedom and opportunity are universal, and around the world, yearnings for the rule of law and self-determination burn within the hearts of all women and men.

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Remarks by the President after the Announcement of the Decision of the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri

“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make.”

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Video: President Obama Addresses the Third Arab Forum on Asset Recovery Meeting in Geneva

President Obama speaking on video

“Hello, everybody. To your hosts, Switzerland; to the forum co-chairs, Tunisia and Egypt; and to all of you gathered in Geneva – thank you for being part of this important effort.”

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