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Items filtered by date: September 2016

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We think that the time has now come to remove all the sanctions that hurt us economically, because our country is in a position to open up to those who are interested in taking part in our economic enterprises. We would like to invite all of you to come to see our country, to see why you should invest there, and see how you can invest there in such a way that you will benefit from it as much as we can.
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Watch Live at 11:00am ET: President Obama Speaks at the 2016 Our Ocean Conference


Today, President Obama is designating the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean, protecting fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the coast of New England as the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

The new national monument – which encompasses pristine underwater mountains and canyons – will provide critical protections for important ecological resources and marine species, including deep-sea coral and endangered whales and sea turtles.

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Last week’s G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China showed that U.S. leadership has driven a growing global consensus on a number of issues central to the growth of the digital economy and the high paying jobs of the future.  Due in no small part to U.S. leadership, this year the G-20 endorsed policies long advocated by the United States that will help drive innovation and entrepreneurship and make the digital economy an engine for global opportunity.

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President Obama looks over the shoulder of Hannah Wyman, 11, as she demonstrates her project -- designing and coding a videogame about the environment --  in the Blue Room, Feb. 7, 2012, during the second annual White House Science Fair celebrating student winners of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions from across the country (Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama looks over the shoulder of Hannah Wyman, 11, as she demonstrates her project -- designing and coding a videogame about the environment --  in the Blue Room, Feb. 7, 2012, during the second annual White House Science Fair celebrating student winners of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions from across the country (Photo by Pete Souza)

Just 8 months ago, in his final State of the Union Address and subsequent weekly address, President Obama set a bold goal—every American student should have the opportunity to learn computer science (CS).

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Watch as President Obama discusses the remarkable progress today's Census report laid out with the Chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman. 


Today’s report from the Census Bureau shows the remarkable progress that American families have made as the recovery continues to strengthen. Real median household income grew 5.2 percent from 2014 to 2015, the fastest annual growth on record.

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Fifteen years after the attacks on 9/11, President Obama headed to the Pentagon to honor the memory of those we lost and pay tribute to the legacy of love and service that they have left with us. 

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"Good morning.  Scripture tells us, 'Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you…write them on the tablet of your heart.

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In this week’s address, President Obama marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and paid tribute to the victims, survivors, first responders, and those who have served our country. 

The President said that although a lot has changed over the past 15 years, the core values that define us as Americans have remained the same.

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In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Labor Day by highlighting the economic progress we’ve made over the course of his administration. 

Over the past seven and a half years, we've rescued our economy from another depression, cut our unemployment rate in half, and unleashed the longest string total job growth on record.
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