Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing

  Presidential Memorandum Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the United States Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing December 20, 2016 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SUBJECT: Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the United States Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing Consistent with principles of responsible public stewardship entrusted to this office, ...
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Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 13, 2017 Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dream with the ...
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Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel of Germany in a Joint Press Conference

German Chancellory Berlin, Germany 17 November 2016 (…) Our alliance with our NATO partners has been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy for nearly 70 years — in good times and in bad, and through Presidents of both parties — because the United States has a fundamental interest in Europe’s stability and security. The commitment ...
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President Obama Delivers Remarks at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center Athens, Greece November 16, 2016 ‎(…) The history of the past two centuries indicates that democracies are less likely to fight wars among themselves.  So more democracy is good for the people of the world, but it’s also good for our national security.  Which is why America’s closest friends are ...
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Remarks by President Obama and President Pavlopoulos of Greece

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT PAVLOPOULOS OF GREECE BEFORE COURTESY CALL Presidential Mansion Athens, Greece      PRESIDENT PAVLOPOULOS:  (As interpreted.)  Mr. President, I welcome you to Athens, as the President of that great, friendly country, the United States of America, who has won global distinction for defending land, democracy and justice.  These are the ...
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President Barack Obama Holds Press Conference

PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE PRESIDENT James S. Brady Briefing Room THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Hello, hello. Hello, everybody.  In a couple hours, I’ll be departing on my final foreign trip as President.  And while we’re abroad, I’ll have a chance to take a few of your questions, but I figured why wait?  I know that ...
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President Obama: The Peaceful Transition of Power Is One of the Hallmarks of our Democracy

On November 9, 2016, President Obama delivered remarks about the results of the U.S. presidential elections and the election of Donald Trump.  He explained the importance of a peaceful transition of power: (…) Now, it is no secret that the President-elect and I have some pretty significant differences.  But remember, eight years ago, President Bush ...
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Opening in Washington D.C.

National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington D.C. on September 24. The newest addition to the Smithsonian Institution has more than 34,000 objects and 12 exhibitions, along with 183 videos, to tell the story of America through the African-American lens. The museum is nearly 37,000 square meters in size and occupies ...
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Presidential Proclamation – 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 22, 2016 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In 1872, the Congress established Yellowstone National Park — the first park of its kind anywhere in the world. Decades later, the passage of the Antiquities ...
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National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years in 2016

On August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service (NPS) with the purpose of conserving nature remarkable sites “by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”  Thus, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the NPS, a federal program designed to protect diverse sites ...
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State of the Union Address 2016

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address   Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union.  And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it ...
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