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Statement by the President

I want to say a few words on a number of topics and take a few questions …

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Statement by the President

Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.

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President Obama Authorizes Targeted Airstrikes, Humanitarian Effort in Iraq

President Obama

When we have the unique capabilities to help avert a massacre, then I believe the United States of America cannot turn a blind eye. We can act, carefully and responsibly, to prevent a potential act of genocide. That’s what we’re doing on that mountain.

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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is an historic opportunity to strengthen ties with our African partners and highlight America’s longstanding commitment to investing in Africa’s development and its people.

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Remarks by the President at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

President Obama Delivers Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

As President, I’ve made it clear that the United States is determined to be a partner in Africa’s success — a good partner, an equal partner, and a partner for the long term.

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking

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Like other forms of illicit trade, wildlife trafficking undermines security across nations.

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Obama on Further Sanctions on Russia Regarding Ukraine

Today, and building on the measures we announced two weeks ago, the United States is imposing new sanctions in key sectors of the Russian economy: energy, arms, and finance. We’re blocking the exports of specific goods and technologies to the Russian energy sector…

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Obama at Dutch Embassy After Signing Condolence Book

This is an opportunity for me to extend on behalf of all the American people our deepest condolences over the loss of family and friends.

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President Obama’s Remarks at Annual White House Iftar

Tonight we reaffirm a simple truth. Fundamental to the character of our country is our freedom of religion.

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Obama on 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Civil Rights Act brought us closer to making real the declaration at the heart of our founding – that we are all created equal.

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