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Items filtered by date: June 2016

president-obama-on-the-uk-decision-to-leave-the-european-union

Last night, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. President Obama issued the following statement this morning: 

"The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision.
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live-updates-president-obama-on-the-supreme-court-ruling-on-immigration-reform

Here's an excerpt of President Obama's remarks on the immigration ruling:

"As disappointing as it was to be challenged for taking the kinds of actions that other administrations have taken, the country was looking to the Supreme Court to resolve the important legal questions raised in this case.

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asked-answered-the-president-on-making-sure-americans-can-get-lifesaving-treatment

This is the latest post in our "Asked and Answered" series, in which we periodically feature an exchange between the President or a Senior Administration Official and an American who wrote him. If you'd like to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

Today President Obama responded to a letter from a Pennsylvania mother who wrote that access to treatment had kept her son alive and put him on the road to recovery from a heroin use disorder.

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here039s-what-american-business-leaders-are-doing-to-help-protect-you-from-the-zika-virus

When it comes to the Zika virus, there are things we know and things we don't know yet.

Here's what we know:

The Zika virus has been spreading through the Americas for some time now. We know that four out of five infected people will have no symptoms. We know the population most at risk is pregnant women and their developing babies, because we know Zika can cause severe birth defects like microcephaly.

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bideninireland-follow-along-with-the-vice-president039s-trip-to-ireland

Today, the Vice President touched down in Ireland -- the home of his ancestors.

 

Over the course of his trip, he'll participate in bilateral meetings with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael Higgins. He'll deliver remarks on the Irish-American experience, the shared heritage of our two nations, and our shared values of tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness.

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100-examples-of-putting-science-in-its-rightful-place

President Obama meets with John Holdren, Office of Science and Technology Policy, in the Oval Office prior to Stem Cell Executive Order "Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells" and Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity, March 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama meets with John Holdren, Office of Science and Technology Policy, in the Oval Office prior to Stem Cell Executive Order "Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells" and Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity, March 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama blows a bubble while talking with nine-year-old Jacob Leggette about his experiments with additive and subtractive manufacturing with a 3D printer, his project that was part of the White House Science Fair in the Blue Room of the White House, April 13, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama blows a bubble while talking with nine-year-old Jacob Leggette about his experiments with additive and subtractive manufacturing with a 3D printer, his project that was part of the White House Science Fair in the Blue Room of the White House, April 13, 2016.
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honoring-and-celebrating-refugees-on-world-refugee-day

"Protecting and assisting refugees is a part of our history as a nation, and we will continue to alleviate the suffering of refugees abroad, and to welcome them here at home, because doing so reflects our American values and our noblest traditions as a nation, enriches our society, and strengthens our collective security.
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strengthening-and-celebrating-americas-capacity-for-innovation

America’s capacity for creativity and invention is a major reason why our economy is the strongest and most durable in the world.

That capacity -- and the uniquely American spirit of innovation that fuels it -- has also inspired admiration from across the globe for generations. And since his first day in office, President Obama has worked to strengthen our innovation advantage -- through investments and reforms to drive technological and scientific breakthroughs that will power our economy and strengthen America’s leadership in the industries of the future.

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weekly-address-standing-with-orlando

In this week's address, President Obama reflected on his visit with the families of the victims of the Orlando terrorist attack. He reiterated that we will always stand with those impacted by the Orlando attack – and we will do everything in our power to stop homegrown terrorism attacks and ultimately destroy ISIL.

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