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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr Upon the arrival of a new crescent moon, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr in the United States and around the globe. For Muslim Americans, Eid is an opportunity to reflect on the 30 days spent fasting an
The White House | Jul 6, 2016 1:51 PM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to China March 19-26, 2014 The First Lady will travel to China from March 19-26, 2014. She will be visiting Beijing from March 20-23, Xi’an on March 24, and Chengdu from March 25-26. During her trip, the First Lady will meet with Madame Peng, the spouse of China’s
The White House | Mar 3, 2014 4:38 PM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
Statement by the President on the Observance of Diwali For the Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists celebrating Diwali this weekend, the Festival of Lights reaffirms the things in life that matter most. Dancing, celebration, and good food remind us that life’s greatest joys are the simple pleasures
The White House | Nov 1, 2013 7:47 PM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
Statement by the President on Eid al-Adha Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyous Eid al-Adha to Muslims around the world and congratulate those performing the Hajj this year. As our Muslim neighbors and friends gather for Eid celebrations, Muslim Americans are among the more tha
The White House | Oct 15, 2013 2:01 PM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
FACT SHEET: Power Africa Today the President announced Power Africa, a new initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa. More than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity, and more than 85 percent of those living in rural area
The White House | Jun 30, 2013 4:57 PM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Fixing our Immigration System and Expanding Trade in Latin America WASHINGTON, DC—In his weekly address, President Obama spoke to the American people from Mexico City, Mexico about the incredible opportunities to create middle-class jobs in America by deepening our economic ties and expanding trade in Latin America
The White House | May 4, 2013 09:55 AM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
Weekly Address: Congress Must Compromise to Stop the Impact of the Sequester Hi, everybody. On Friday, I met with leaders of both parties in Congress to try and find a way forward in light of the severe budget cuts – known in Washington as “the sequester” – that have already started to inflict pain on commu
The White House | Mar 2, 2013 10:39 AM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
Fact Sheet: The Presidents Plan to Ensure Hard Work Leads to a Decent Living There’s a basic bargain in America. It says that no matter who you are or where you’re from, if you’re willing to work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to find a good job, feel secure in your community, and support a
The White House | Feb 15, 2013 1:49 PM [GMT] | 2 comments | recommend
Remarks by the President on Manufacturing -- Asheville, NC Linamar Corporation Asheville, North Carolina12:10 P.M. ESTTHE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Hello, North Carolina! (Applause.) It is good to be back. I love coming to Asheville. (Applause.) Love
The White House | Feb 13, 2013 6:27 PM [GMT] | 1 comment | recommend
Fact Sheet: The Presidents Plan to Reward Work by Raising the Minimum Wage The President’s plan strengthens the middle class by making America a magnet for jobs, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring hard work leads to a decent living.The President believes that no one who works
The White House | Feb 13, 2013 3:13 PM [GMT] | 2 comments | recommend