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"10.12.2016 22:51:46" Ambassador Samantha Power On Human Rights Day, I'm thinking of political prisoners and their families missing them. As many of us gather to celebrate holidays with our loved ones, we must remember those political prisoners who cannot: bit.ly/2gwARMP #FreeToBeHome
"10.12.2016 19:30:00" You never know when health issues will happen. But you can know you'll be prepared through 2017. Today is National Youth Enrollment Day—#JustGetCovered at Healthcare.Gov.
"10.12.2016 15:53:44" “I've put forth a number of ideas for how to improve the Affordable Care Act. Now Republicans in Congress want to repeal the whole thing and start from scratch—but trying to undo some of it could undo all of it. All those consumer protections—whether you
"09.12.2016 23:52:48" "Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!" Catch President Obama singing Jingle Bells, honoring the Eagles, and visiting the U.S. Special Operations Command in the latest #WestWingWeek.
"09.12.2016 21:59:02" Timeline Photos When American researchers developed a vaccine for polio, a program created by Congress helped to distribute it. A federally funded study helped American doctors discover the risk factors for heart disease. Grants from the National Science Foundation and
"09.12.2016 20:21:49" Let's Move After years of working together to build a healthier America, see what the changes might look like through the eyes of a child: http://go.wh.gov/9quFMK #LetsMove “In communities across America, kids born today will only know this kind of healthier life, but only if we keep working together.” —First Lady Michelle Obama on eight years of Let's Move: www.letsmove.gov/
"09.12.2016 17:37:34" Vice President Biden We're more like family even than allies. That's the way the vast majority of Americans feel about Canada and Canadians. The friendship between us is absolutely critical to the United States, our well-being, our security, our sense of ourselves.
"09.12.2016 02:00:00" Timeline Photos Curious about what happens in a year at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Join the over 100K people who have downloaded the new #1600App to find out and see 365 days at the White House unfold in front of you: go.wh.gov/1600
"09.12.2016 00:08:40" "On behalf of a grateful nation, Godspeed, John Glenn." —President Obama. In 2012, President Obama awarded John Glenn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to the nation as a United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and U.S. Senator.
"08.12.2016 22:31:39" President Obama When John Glenn blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas rocket in 1962, he lifted the hopes of a nation. And when his Friendship 7 spacecraft splashed down a few hours later, the first American to orbit the Earth reminded us that with courage and a
"08.12.2016 17:21:44" Timeline Photos Since day one, President Obama has worked to ensure women earn equal pay for equal work. In June, he challenged businesses across the country to join the effort—now, over 100 businesses that collectively employ millions of Americans are committing to
"08.12.2016 01:06:30" Timeline Photos "This is a reminder of what we can do when we look out for one another. Like Joe Biden and so many other Americans, I've lost people I love deeply to cancer. I've heard often from those whose loved ones are suffering from Alzheimer's, addiction, and other
"07.12.2016 21:51:27" Photos from The White House's post "Let my final words to you as your Commander-in-Chief be a reminder of what it is that you're fighting for, what it is that we are fighting for. The United States of America is not a country that imposes religious tests as a price for freedom. We're a
"07.12.2016 17:36:17" Vice President Biden It was a wonderful opportunity to be back in Cartagena, Colombia. I was there 16 years ago when President Clinton signed Plan Colombia, that helped Colombia to be able take on organized crime and really begin to establish it as a growing, prosperous
"07.12.2016 15:31:45" Timeline Photos "Seventy-five years ago today, a sudden and unprovoked attack turned a tranquil harbor into a sea of flames. Over 2,400 American patriots lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor—military and civilian, men, women and children. Their sacrifice
"07.12.2016 03:21:20" Timeline Photos On this 151st anniversary of the abolition of slavery, we remember that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others.
"06.12.2016 20:57:03" "We are a nation that at our best has been defined by hope, and not fear. A country that went through the crucible of a Civil War to offer a new birth of freedom; that stormed the beaches of Normandy, climbed the hills of Iwo Jima; that saw ordinary
"06.12.2016 02:38:36" Timeline Photos In January, President Obama set a goal of offering every child in America the opportunity to learn computer science. Today, 32 states now allow computer science courses to count towards high school graduation, and hundreds of organizations across the
"05.12.2016 18:32:18" President Obama on the fire in Oakland, California:
"Today our prayers go out to the people of Oakland, California in the aftermath of this weekend's deadly warehouse fire—one of the worst fires in the state's history. While we still don't know the full
"05.12.2016 16:51:17" Photos from The White House's post “Over the past eight years, Michelle and I have invited some of the best writers and musicians, actors, dancers to share their gifts with the American people, and to help tell the story of who we are, and to inspire what's best in all of us.” —President
"04.12.2016 23:23:31" "Their legacies are measured not just in…works of art—but the lives they've touched, and creating a stronger and more beautiful America." —President Obama pays tribute to the 2016 Kennedy Center Honorees: Mavis Staples, Al Pacino, James Taylor, Martha
"04.12.2016 17:00:00" This week, volunteers from around the country transformed the White House into a festive wonderland. Go behind the scenes in the latest #WestWingWeek.
"03.12.2016 17:57:13" “I hear every day from Americans whose loved ones are suffering from addiction and other debilitating diseases. And I believe we should seize every chance we have to find cures as soon as possible. When it's your family, hope can't come soon enough.” —
"03.12.2016 03:09:08" Photos from The White House's post "This is the 94th time Americans have gathered to light our national tree. It's the eighth and final time for our family. Before we leave tonight, I'd just like to express what an incredible honor it has been for us to serve this nation. And to feel its
"02.12.2016 21:49:09" President Obama Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 20 million Americans know the financial security and peace of mind that comes with health insurance - and the uninsured rate is at its lowest level ever. In a few moments, I'll talk to you from the White House
"02.12.2016 18:31:04" Timeline Photos The unemployment rate fell to 4.6% in November—the lowest since August 2007. That's progress. go.wh.gov/k3ixJZ
"02.12.2016 02:35:00" Watch President Obama ring in the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony with some holiday cheer: whitehouse.gov/Holidays
"02.12.2016 00:45:22" “As we retell the story of weary travelers, a star, shepherds, and the Magi, I hope that we also focus ourselves on the message that this child brought to this Earth some 2,000 years ago. A message that says we have to be our brother's keepers, our
"01.12.2016 22:21:36" 'Tis the season! Watch President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's final National Christmas Tree Lighting: go.wh.gov/1ZtY6n
"01.12.2016 17:42:39" Timeline Photos “Here and around the world, over 18 million people are receiving the treatment and care they need. Millions of infections have been prevented. What once seemed like an impossible dream—the dream of an AIDS-free generation—is within our grasp.” —President
"01.12.2016 15:38:38" Ever wonder what happens in a year at the White House? Now you can see for yourself with the #1600App. Grab your smartphone and a dollar bill and then watch 365 days at the White House unfold in front of you: go.wh.gov/1600
"01.12.2016 02:37:21" Photos from The White House's post Over the past eight years, thanks to the grit, determination, and creativity of folks from all across the country, American startup activity is rebounding and growing more inclusive. In fact, from 2007 to today, the number of women-owned firms is
"30.11.2016 02:02:00" Photos from The White House's post Christmas trees, a larger-than-life Sunny and Bo, and a sparkling, colorful East Colonnade. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of President Obama's final holiday season at the White House, and the First Lady's preview of the decorations today:
"29.11.2016 23:59:02" Photos from The White House's post "The particular faith that motivates each of us can promote a greater good for all of us." —President Obama. Meet some of the men and women who've worked with faith and community leaders across the country to bring real change to people's lives:
"29.11.2016 18:35:30" Deck the halls! Join First Lady Michelle Obama as she welcomes military families to the White House for a look at the 2016 holiday decorations: go.wh.gov/Holidays
"28.11.2016 21:11:43" Timeline Photos Today, for the first time in over 50 years, a scheduled commercial flight took off from the United States and landed in Havana, Cuba—opening new horizons of opportunity for both the American people and the Cuban people: http://go.wh.gov/8EdQj5
"26.11.2016 18:24:09" Timeline Photos Today, on Small Business Saturday, we celebrate the small businesses that are engines of our economy and essential parts of our communities. Make sure to support your local businesses: go.wh.gov/RHa1XQ
"26.11.2016 04:40:40" 'Tis the season! First Lady Michelle Obama, along with her nephews Austin and Aaron, kicked off the holiday season by welcoming this year's Official White House Christmas Tree.
"25.11.2016 01:46:51" "No way I'm cutting this habit cold turkey." Watch President Obama pardon a turkey in the Rose Garden, and serve a Thanksgiving meal to veterans at the Old Soldiers Home in D.C.—all in the latest #WestWingWeek.
"24.11.2016 19:30:00" Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
"24.11.2016 16:49:32" President Obama Today, my family will join Americans across the country in sitting down together to give thanks for the good in our lives. This will be the last time we celebrate Thanksgiving in the White House.
For me, this house has served as the backdrop to the
"23.11.2016 22:36:57" Photos from The White House's post "When somebody at your table tells you that you've been hogging all the side dishes and you can't have any more, I hope you respond with a creed that sums up the spirit of a hungry people: Yes, We Cran." —President Obama celebrating his final White House
"23.11.2016 19:42:06" A very special Facebook Live-stock: President Obama hosts Tater and Tot, National Thanksgiving Turkeys, for the annual White House Turkey Pardon.
"23.11.2016 18:52:08" BuzzFeed Vote For Which Turkey Gets To Meet President Obama At His Last Turkey Pardon!
"23.11.2016 15:49:03" Photos from The White House's post “We celebrate extraordinary Americans who have lifted our spirits, strengthened our union, pushed us toward progress. I always love doing this event, but this is a particularly impressive class. We've got innovators and artists. Public servants, rabble
"23.11.2016 00:30:00" Timeline Photos Today, President Obama commuted the sentences of 79 people incarcerated under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws—a second chance he's now granted to over 1,000 deserving people since taking office: wh.gov/clemency
"22.11.2016 20:13:16" President Obama celebrates 21 Americans for their contributions to their fields with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation's highest civilian honor: go.wh.gov/MedalOfFreedom
"22.11.2016 19:09:33" President Obama Ramona's story should serve as a reminder to all of us that we need to reform the sentencing laws for drug crimes in this country. It makes no sense for a nonviolent drug offender to be serving decades, or sometimes life, in prison. That's not serving
"22.11.2016 17:28:06" Photos from The White House's post Introducing Tater and Tot, the 2016 National Thanksgiving Turkeys! Tune in to watch President Obama pardon the birds tomorrow: go.wh.gov/PmrvKi
"22.11.2016 00:42:23" Photos from The White House's post “In the United States, and in every place I have visited these last eight years, I have met citizens, especially young people, who have chosen hope over fear, who believe that they can shape their own destiny, who refuse to accept the world as it is and
"21.11.2016 23:07:01" lonelyplanet.com US President Barack Obama reflects on why a million miles of travel gives him hope for the future - Lonely Planet Read US President Barack Obama reflects on why a million miles of travel gives him hope for the future “I leave office more convinced than ever before that international cooperation is indispensable. Without regular consultations with foreign leaders, and institutional coordination between the US and our allies and partners, we cannot overcome challenges
"20.11.2016 18:19:14" Timeline Photos “You should feel optimistic about the future. You shouldn't feel pessimistic…the truth is the world is in a place where it can solve its problems and be even better 20 years from now or 50 years from now. You have to start with that hope, that sense of
"20.11.2016 01:00:00" This week, President Obama celebrated Veterans Day, visited the birthplace of democracy, and met with allies from across Europe. Watch it all, including the President's final foreign trip, in this week's edition of #WestWingWeek.
"20.11.2016 00:00:00" This week, President Obama celebrated Veterans Day, visited the birthplace of democracy, and met with allies from across Europe. Watch it all, including the President's final foreign trip, in this week's edition of #WestWingWeek.
"20.11.2016 00:00:00" This week, President Obama celebrated Veterans Day, visited the birthplace of democracy, and met with allies from across Europe. Watch it all, including the President's final foreign trip, in this week's edition of #WestWingWeek.
"19.11.2016 19:33:35" "Be proud of your particular identity, but also see what you have in common with people who don't look like you, or don't come from the same places you do. Because if we see what we have in common, then we're going to be able to work together—and that's
"19.11.2016 14:57:15" “Over the last eight years, we've created more jobs than all the advanced economies in the world—combined. Unemployment has been cut in half. Wages are finally on the rise.” —Vice President Biden on continuing to build on a record of economic progress:
"18.11.2016 20:58:51" "We've been very honest with one another and even when we disagreed, we always found solutions." Over the past eight years, President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have worked closely together to combat climate change, protect national
"18.11.2016 01:30:00" “You being so nice, and kind, hopefully makes other people think the same way. So I was very proud of you.” Remember Alex, the six-year-old boy who wrote to President Obama to ask how he could help kids his age in Syria? Last week, the President had a
"17.11.2016 16:33:54" Watch live as President Obama speaks in Berlin, Germany, alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel during his final trip overseas: go.wh.gov/uxXytT
"17.11.2016 00:38:11" President Obama On my last overseas trip as president, I finally had the opportunity to visit Greece and take in the beautiful history of this country. Standing at the Acropolis, in the birthplace of democracy and the democratic values we hold dear as Americans, you gain
"16.11.2016 21:52:13" Photos from The White House's post “The flame first lit here in Athens never died. It was ultimately nurtured by a great Enlightenment. It was fanned by America's founders, who declared that 'We, the People' shall rule; that all men are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain
"16.11.2016 16:52:04" President Obama This week, as we continue to look for common ground on keeping our children and communities safe from gun violence, I wanted to share a letter from a woman in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Sharron wrote to me in January, after I had announced a series of
"16.11.2016 12:03:08" "In all of our communities, I still believe there's more of what Greeks call philotimo—love, and respect, and kindness for family and community and country, and a sense that we're all in this together, with obligations to each other. Philotimo—I see it
"16.11.2016 01:53:55" Timeline Photos “So many of our ideas of democracy, so much of our literature and philosophy and science can be traced back to roots right here in Athens. I'm told there is a saying from those ancient times—kalos kai agathos—when someone or something is good and
"15.11.2016 14:20:14" On the first stop of his final planned foreign trip, President Obama holds a press conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: go.wh.gov/POTUSabroad
"15.11.2016 02:41:21" Stronger bonds between nations sometimes begin with a simple hello. Take a look back at the past 8 years of President Obama greeting people from around the world—and follow along as he heads into his final planned foreign trip to Greece, Germany, and
"15.11.2016 00:04:07" Timeline Photos “Michelle and I want to offer our deepest condolences to Gwen Ifill's family and all of you…on her passing. Gwen was a friend of ours. She was an extraordinary journalist. She always kept faith with the fundamental responsibilities of her
"14.11.2016 20:35:34" President Obama holds a press conference ahead of his trip to Greece, Germany, and Peru: go.wh.gov/hnhgvj
"14.11.2016 00:31:23" "Be kind, be useful, be fearless." Listen in as President Obama offers some words of wisdom to his final class of White House interns in this edition of #WestWingWeek.
"13.11.2016 16:46:08" Vice President Biden Servicemen and women are the backbone, the spine, the essence of who we are as Americans. We owe them. #HonorAVet
"12.11.2016 15:44:13" "Our veterans don't always go around telling stories of their heroism. So it is up to us to ask, to listen, to tell those stories for them, and to live in our own lives the values for which they were prepared to give theirs. It's up to us to summon some
"12.11.2016 02:44:18" Photos from The White House's post “On Veterans Day, we acknowledge, humbly, that we can never serve our veterans in quite the same that they served us. But we can try. We can practice kindness. We can pay it forward. We can volunteer. We can serve. We can respect one another. We can
"11.11.2016 22:41:55" We owe our veterans our thanks, our respect, and our freedom. Watch First Lady Michelle Obama and the Cleveland Cavaliers surprise a group of veterans who visited the White House yesterday to thank them for their service.
"11.11.2016 15:58:31" Watch live as President Obama honors America's veterans: go.wh.gov/VeteransDay
"10.11.2016 22:50:36" Timeline Photos Today we celebrate 241 years of the U.S. Marine Corps defending our country and the American people. Semper fi!
"10.11.2016 19:25:21" President Obama celebrates the 2016 NBA Championship winner Cleveland Cavaliers: go.wh.gov/D1m4pr
"09.11.2016 22:38:57" Timeline Photos "We all go forward, with a presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens—because that presumption of good faith is essential to a vibrant and functioning democracy. That's how this country has moved forward for 240 years. It's how we've pushed
"09.11.2016 17:09:46" "We have to remember that we're actually all on one team…We're not Democrats first, we're not Republicans first, we are Americans first. We're patriots first. We all want what's best for this country." —President Obama on the election results and the next
"08.11.2016 19:42:25" Timeline Photos "My message to every American is simple: Get out there and vote." —President Obama
"08.11.2016 17:03:36" Timeline Photos It's Election Day. Don't forget to vote!
"07.11.2016 20:27:10" Timeline Photos President Obama took office months into what turned out to be the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. Over the past six and a half years, America's businesses have created 15.5 million new jobs and we've cut unemployment by more than half. We've seen
"07.11.2016 02:33:35" "These look like a couple of Obamas right here!" Relive the White House Halloween celebration and the rest of President Obama's week in this edition of #WestWingWeek: go.wh.gov/Fa6GtX
"05.11.2016 15:30:00" "Americans have been fighting for the idea that health care is a right and not a privilege since the second-to-last time the Cubs won the World Series. I'm not talking about the 2016 Cubs—I'm talking about the 1908 Cubs. That's a really long time. And
"05.11.2016 00:10:40" Timeline Photos A historic accomplishment: Today, the landmark Paris Agreement officially entered into force, years sooner than predicted, marking another huge step forward in the fight to #ActOnClimate. Here's why the climate agreement marks a turning point in our
"04.11.2016 18:32:53" Vice President Biden My dad managed a car dealership. He was a great driver who could handle an automobile. And he taught me to love fast cars.
I think my dad would be proud of all we've accomplished in the last eight years through American ingenuity. Remember back in 2009
"04.11.2016 00:00:00" Timeline Photos Today, President Obama took new actions to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles on America's highways. For the first time ever, you'll soon be able to take an electric vehicle on a coast-to-coast road trip. Here's why this matters:
"03.11.2016 21:17:23" USAID - US Agency for International Development We have a lot to be proud of—and hopeful for—as we commemorate 55 years of promoting the dignity and freedom of people everywhere.
#USAID55 “Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal." —President John F. Kennedy. From food security to equality for all people, USAID has made
"03.11.2016 00:00:00" Timeline Photos Play ball. #WorldSeries
"02.11.2016 22:32:01" Timeline Photos Progress: Automakers in the last model year hit a new record in fuel economy while also outperforming greenhouse gas emissions standards for the fourth consecutive year, helping to protect our planet and save consumers money. To date, emissions standards
"02.11.2016 00:08:50" “That's POTUS!” Watch President Obama greet some especially adorable visitors at the White House Halloween celebration. #ObamaAndKids
"01.11.2016 19:50:38" Timeline Photos “Entrepreneurship is about the opportunity to forge one's own future, and an investment in that future can start as something small and turn into something great. That is the legacy shaped by generations of American entrepreneurs who, through ingenuity,
"01.11.2016 02:35:17" Photos from The White House's post Happy Halloween!
"01.11.2016 01:00:00" Presidents only get two terms in office, but the Constitution doesn't cover their ghosts. Join us for a #HauntedWH tour featuring ghost stories from the White House of years past: wh.gov/Halloween
"31.10.2016 22:59:58" Good news: You can sign up to #GetCovered starting tomorrow! This year, most folks who get coverage on healthcare.gov will be able to find a plan for $75 or less a month. Check out your options, share your story with the First Lady, and then spread the
"31.10.2016 20:36:35" Trick-or-treat with President Obama and the First Lady!
"30.10.2016 14:10:54" President Obama To all who are celebrating the festival of lights across America and around the world, happy Diwali. As Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists light the diya, share in prayers, decorate their homes, and open their doors to host and feast with loved ones, we
"29.10.2016 16:26:13" “In our fight against cancer—we must be unwilling to postpone—for the loved ones we've lost and the ones we can save.” —Vice President Biden on the Cancer Moonshot, an initiative with the goal to end cancer as we know it.
"29.10.2016 01:30:00" Timeline Photos Abe drops by his old haunts. #HauntedWH
"28.10.2016 23:43:26" "I don't usually let Cubs fans in here" —President Obama welcoming Bill Murray to the White House, as well as kid scientists and musical legends. Catch them all in the latest #WestWingWeek.
"28.10.2016 20:36:38" Change starts with each one of us. Earlier this month, we held the SXSL Festival here at the White House to bring together innovators, artists, and organizers from across the country who are making a difference in their own communities. Adam Savage teamed
"27.10.2016 23:30:00" "It's a bipartisan agreement that puts America first." Watch Republican Governor John Kasich explain why America will benefit from the TPP, and then read President Obama's answers to some of the most frequent questions about the partnership:
"27.10.2016 21:39:08" Timeline Photos “Our country does best when everyone gets their fair shot” —President Obama on National Disability Employment Awareness Month. In 2010, President Obama challenged the federal government to hire 100,000 people with disabilities within 5 years. By 2015, we
"27.10.2016 20:00:43" CNN President Obama recently lifted more sanctions against Cuba, including the $100 limit on Cuban cigars and alcohol. We're at The White House with Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, to talk about the policy. Any In December 2014, President Obama announced that the United States would chart a new course in our relationship with Cuba. Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, joined CNN today to update on the progress we've made
"27.10.2016 15:31:14" Amy Poehler's Smart Girls "It should be celebrated that we're different from each other. It would be a boring place if we were all the same." - Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers
LIKE & SHARE for a more inclusive world & comment below letting us know the world YOU want to live in! Earlier this month, we hosted the first-ever South by South Lawn, a White House festival of ideas, art, and action. Amy Poehler's Smart Girls were there to ask attendees what they hoped the future would hold for us: wh.gov/SXSL
"26.10.2016 18:30:44" U.S. Department of Labor High child care costs keep some parents out of the workforce. When parents who want to pursue a career can't afford to, that's a problem. It's time we #CareAboutCare.
dol.gov/childcare In a 21st century economy, affordable, high-quality child care isn't a nice-to-have, it's a must-have for working families.
"25.10.2016 22:27:24" Timeline Photos Big news: In 2015, for the first time in history, renewable energy surpassed coal as the largest source of global electricity capacity. Since President Obama took office, wind power has tripled and solar power has grown more than 30-fold here in the
"25.10.2016 19:42:28" Vice President Biden A teacher in Nebraska who was trying to earn extra money during the summer but couldn't take a job selling pet food because of a previous summer job. A salesman in Connecticut who lost almost all his retirement savings because, at 56, he wasn't allowed to
"25.10.2016 18:03:57" theSkimm Live with Valerie Jarrett Watch live as Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett joins theSkimm to talk about the progress we've made under the Affordable Care Act. Sign up for coverage starting on November 1st at Healthcare.gov.
"25.10.2016 02:02:59" Mean tweets never sounded so presidential. Tune in tonight at 11:35 PM ET as President Obama joins Jimmy Kimmel Live.
"24.10.2016 18:59:11" President Obama's team of advisors just got a little larger. Meet the Kid Science Advisors: wh.gov/KidScienceAdvisors
"23.10.2016 18:16:52" "Scott was sharing with me what the planet looks like from up above and how much of a perspective it gives...It's a good reminder that we need to do everything we can to preserve this place we call home." —President Obama speaking with NASA Astronaut
"22.10.2016 20:17:55" "Over the past eight years, Michelle and I have set aside nights like this to honor and celebrate the music that has shaped America...it's a mirror to who we are, and a reminder of who we can be." —President Obama. Last night, he and the First Lady
"22.10.2016 15:38:57" "It's all about taking steps, big and small, that can make your life a little bit better.” —President Obama explains how he's acting to improve air travel and save you money: go.wh.gov/xxLNBL
"22.10.2016 00:04:55" Vice President Biden One year ago today, I stood in the Rose Garden of The White House next to Jill and President Obama, and announced that my one regret in not running was that I would not be the President who presided over the end of cancer. We know it is possible. The
"21.10.2016 22:20:44" “May we always be bold; may fortune smile upon us.” Watch as President Obama toasts his final State Dinner and he and the First Lady greet Italy's Prime Minister in style in this episode of #WestWingWeek: go.wh.gov/YHkEHr
"21.10.2016 18:04:33" Timeline Photos “So much has changed since I campaigned here in Miami eight Octobers ago. But one thing has not: this is more than just about health care. It's about the character of our country. It's about whether we look out for one another. It's about whether the
"20.10.2016 22:11:23" Over six years after the Affordable Care Act passed, America's uninsured rate is the lowest in our history. Today, we're releasing never-before-seen footage of President Obama from the historic day that health care reform passed. Watch the full video:
"20.10.2016 17:51:33" “Because of this law, because of Obamacare, another 20 million Americans now know the financial security of health insurance. So do another 3 million children...And the net result is that never in American history has the uninsured rate been lower than it
"19.10.2016 23:00:00" Moments before heading to the White House for the last Official State Dinner, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shared his personal reflections on President Obama's leadership in the world. Watch what he had to say, then take a look inside last night's
"19.10.2016 20:10:39" Photos from The White House's post “We're united not only by our interests, but also by our values—by our love of liberty, by our commitment to the dignity of every human being. Which is why I can say without hesitation that Italy is one of our strongest allies and one of our closest
"19.10.2016 16:51:05" Better Make Room A bunch of celebrities got together and they'd like to say something in honor of #BetterMakeRoom's FIRST Anniversary. Thinking about college? This is for you! "A four-year degree earns you a million dollars more than if you just had a high school degree. Think about that. A million dollars—that's real money…Fill out your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...What the FAFSA does is it puts you in
"19.10.2016 14:19:12" President Obama For many Americans, air travel is a way of life -- it's how we keep our businesses running, explore new places, and keep in touch with the people we love.
Yet over the past eight years, I've received plenty of letters from Americans who've been
"18.10.2016 23:19:38" Buona sera! Watch President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Mrs. Agnese Landini of Italy for the final State Dinner of the Obama presidency. go.wh.gov/sz9tWD
"18.10.2016 19:43:53" Photos from The White House's post President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host their final State Visit today as they welcome Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Mrs. Agnese Landini of Italy. Take a look back at some highlights from the world leaders we've hosted over the last eight
"18.10.2016 12:44:47" Watch President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Mrs. Agnese Landini of Italy for the 14th and final State Arrival Ceremony of the Obama administration: go.wh.gov/sz9tWD
"18.10.2016 01:00:00" Timeline Photos "We had access to the world's best nurses, physicians, and researchers. And the more time we spent with them, the more we understood that even if we couldn't save our son, the science, medicine, and technology are progressing faster than ever to save
"17.10.2016 21:38:38" Wondering who's helping President Obama prepare for his next steps? Tune in to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS tonight at 11:35pm ET to see for yourself.
"17.10.2016 19:23:51" Vice President Biden As President Obama, Jill, and I walked out into the Rose Garden almost exactly a year ago and I announced that I would not run for president, I said in my remarks that I had only one regret—that I wouldn't be the president who presided over the end of
"17.10.2016 15:21:31" America's high school graduation rate has reached a new record high of 83%. Watch President Obama speak on the progress we've made to ensure every student has the opportunity to realize their potential: go.wh.gov/1NuNrf
"17.10.2016 01:08:36" Robotic fist-bumps, helicopter drones, and real life space capsules: that's the first-ever White House Frontiers Conference, a gathering of innovators who are reimagining the boundaries of what's possible as they shape the future. Check out President
"15.10.2016 15:00:00" "In my first inaugural address, I vowed to return science to its rightful place. It's why in our first few months, we made the largest single investment in basic research in our history. And it's why, over the last eight years, we've modernized the
"15.10.2016 15:00:00" "In my first inaugural address, I vowed to return science to its rightful place. It's why in our first few months, we made the largest single investment in basic research in our history. And it's why, over the last eight years, we've modernized the
"15.10.2016 13:16:26" Timeline Photos Good news: Today, nearly 200 countries reached a global climate deal to phase down the production and consumption of the super polluting greenhouse gases known as HFCs to avoid up to 0.5°C of warming: http://go.wh.gov/Mi4J6P #ActOnClimate
"15.10.2016 12:00:00" "In my first inaugural address, I vowed to return science to its rightful place. It's why in our first few months, we made the largest single investment in basic research in our history. And it's why, over the last eight years, we've modernized the
"15.10.2016 12:00:00" "In my first inaugural address, I vowed to return science to its rightful place. It's why in our first few months, we made the largest single investment in basic research in our history. And it's why, over the last eight years, we've modernized the
"15.10.2016 01:49:26" "Future astronaut! He's going to Mars!" Watch as President Obama meets a little future astronaut and explores some of our newest innovations at the #WHFrontiers Conference in this episode of #WestWingWeek: http://go.wh.gov/RWkBVA
"14.10.2016 19:35:23" Timeline Photos 54 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis began, we are marking a new day in our relationship with Cuba. In 2014, President Obama changed course with that nation and its people. Today, he took new steps forward in our efforts to normalize relations and
"14.10.2016 01:46:53" Photos from The White House's post "I am a science geek. I'm a nerd, and I don't make any apologies for it. It's cool stuff. And it is that thing that sets us apart; that ability to imagine and hypothesize, and then test and figure stuff out, and tinker and make things and make them
"14.10.2016 01:09:06" Vice President Biden My wife Jill is an educator. She teaches English as a professor at a community college in Virginia. And I'm proud to say that when she traveled to Cuba last week—she met with students in Havana who are in school to become the next generation of Cuban
"13.10.2016 19:19:59" Watch live as President Obama discusses the future of American innovation, science, and technology:
"13.10.2016 17:08:40" Timeline Photos “Here's what I love about Dylan: He was exactly as you'd expect he would be… He came in and played 'The Times They Are A-Changin'.' A beautiful rendition. The guy is so steeped in this stuff that he can just come up with some new arrangement, and the song
"13.10.2016 02:34:33" Stranger Things The Duffer Brothers and the cast of Stranger Things visited The White House to meet President Obama and get inspired by young filmmakers at #SXSL. Go behind the scenes with the Stranger Things cast, producers, creators, and student filmmakers from across the country during last week's White House Film Festival: wh.gov/FilmFest
"13.10.2016 00:41:45" Timeline Photos “These girls, and girls like them, are my inspiration. I carry their stories with me every single day.” —First Lady Michelle Obama on the young girls she's met across the world who have overcome incredible odds to get an education. Tonight at 9pm ET on
"12.10.2016 17:17:22" WIRED Back in 2008, President Obama campaigned on a platform of hope and optimism about the future, and that's what WIRED believes too: that the future will be improved by inclusion and invention, by the unfettered flow of information and ideas, and by civil
"12.10.2016 14:47:18" Futurism Food computers, A/R smart helmets, and solar ovens -- just a few things your future may feature. Take a peek at some of the cool tech, interactive booths, and virtual reality that you may have missed at last week's South by South Lawn. #SXSL
"12.10.2016 02:03:08" ESPN The Undefeated hosts "A Conversation With The President: Sports, Race & Achievement," with President Barack Obama, live now: Tune in as President Obama joins ESPN's The Undefeated for a town hall on leadership, race, and opportunity for all:
"11.10.2016 21:05:06" Glamour Watch Michelle Obama and adolescent girls around the world discuss the importance of education live from our #DayoftheGirl #WhenGirlsGraduate live conversation: “Education is critical here in the United States and many parts of the world...I want young girls to understand that and to be as hungry for their education as these girls who would give anything to get theirs. We owe it to them to make that a reality.”
"11.10.2016 16:14:52" We're at the forefront of a new wave of innovation in our skies. Watch LIVE as White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Helen Greiner, the inventor of the Roomba and CTO of a commercial drone company, and Eric
"11.10.2016 15:24:54" President Obama One of my favorite things about launching our My Brother's Keeper initiative has been spending time with some outstanding young people from across the country. Whether it's shooting hoops with the young people in our White House Mentorship and Leadership
"11.10.2016 14:54:12" Vice President Biden Everything I learned about what it meant to be the father of a daughter—I learned from watching my father and my sister. Teaching by example. Helping our daughters realize that they can do anything our sons can do. That's what the U.S. Department of “Help all of our daughters realize, nothing is beyond their capacity, their capability. Anything your son can do, I promise you, your daughter can do as well” —Vice President Biden on International #DayOfTheGirl
"11.10.2016 13:18:00" CNN "The next step is to reach beyond the bounds of Earth's orbit." In an exclusive CNN op-ed, President Obama pledges America will reach Mars by the 2030s
"10.10.2016 23:01:38" U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs When Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes gathered recently in Washington, D.C., they had a message to share with those who have served our nation. Athletes from Team USA and U.S. Paralympics thanked America's veterans during their recent visit to Washington D.C.
"09.10.2016 19:17:45" Timeline Photos Drones delivering mail. Personal aircraft for your commute to work. Balloons and solar-powered planes that bring the internet to some of the most remote locations on our planet. We are at the forefront of a wave of innovation that is already transforming
"08.10.2016 15:48:43" “We turned a recession into a record streak of job growth, creating more than 15 million new private-sector jobs and cutting the unemployment rate in half...Because the policies we've put in place are working, working families are finally seeing their
"07.10.2016 23:30:00" This week President Obama took a trip to Israel to pay respects to former Israeli President Shimon Peres, welcomed the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House, and hosted the first-ever South by South Lawn, a festival of ideas, art, and action. You may
"07.10.2016 16:51:19" Timeline Photos “I just want to emphasize to everybody that this is still a really dangerous hurricane; that the potential for storm surge, flooding, loss of life and severe property damage continues to exist. And people continue to need to follow the instructions of
"06.10.2016 21:24:42" Timeline Photos President Obama just granted commutations to another 102 people who've shown that they are deserving of a second chance at freedom. To date, the President has commuted more people than the past 11 presidents combined: http://go.wh.gov/fduzbB
"06.10.2016 19:17:53" Watch LIVE from First Lady Michelle Obama's final White House Kitchen Garden Harvest (featuring some special guests).
"06.10.2016 17:58:26" It was a festival of ideas, art, and action where changemakers, activists, and artists came together on the White House South Lawn to share how they're changing their communities. Take a look into what you may have missed at the first-ever #SXSL:
"06.10.2016 16:17:18" Watch live as President Obama honors the 2016 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins: go.wh.gov/pwQzns
"05.10.2016 22:00:00" "Matthew could soon affect areas all across the Southeast, so at my direction FEMA has been on the ground in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina working with state and local officials to prepare for the storm...For everybody in the
"05.10.2016 19:29:56" “Today is an historic day in the fight to protect our planet for future generations.” —President Obama speaking from the Rose Garden on the landmark Paris Agreement, which just passed the threshold to take effect: go.wh.gov/climate
"04.10.2016 22:56:00" Photos from The White House's post "What we're seeing is that climate change is happening even faster than the predictions would have told us five years ago or ten years ago. What we're seeing is changes in climate patterns that are on the more pessimistic end of what was possible—the
"04.10.2016 20:33:11" Funny Or Die Adam Devine and his new partner, Vice President Biden, go undercover at a college party to get the word out about a serious issue that affects college kids everywhere.
"04.10.2016 17:52:08" MTV News' Ana Marie Cox, Macklemore, and the White House's Michael Botticelli join a conversation on the opioid crisis: go.wh.gov/UYLQPu #SXSL
"04.10.2016 16:29:48" NPR Music Watch Common inaugurate The White House edition of the Tiny Desk with Bilal and Robert Glasper, including new songs from 'Black America Again.' http://n.pr/2dqlvYf Common performs at the first-ever White House edition of #TinyDesk with Bilal and Robert Glasper during South by South Lawn: n.pr/2dH5SKz #SXSL
"04.10.2016 01:19:09" Photos from The White House's post We can all be the change in our own communities—all it takes is the courage to get started. Thank you to the amazing changemakers, nominees, student filmmakers, activists, artists and everyone watching #SXSL for making this an incredible day. Catch up on
"03.10.2016 23:09:42" President Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe discuss the importance of protecting the one planet we've got for future generations: wh.gov/SXSL
"03.10.2016 20:04:30" Live from #SXSL: How do we foster innovation and collaboration in cities and local communities? Leaders in Los Angeles' dynamic growth offer their perspectives. wh.gov/SXSL
"03.10.2016 20:01:45" The single-most powerful word in our democracy is the word “We.” Today at #SXSL, Rep. John Lewis introduced leaders of some of the biggest social and economic movements of the past eight years for a discussion on how citizens can bring real and lasting
"03.10.2016 18:47:22" Ballooning populations, evolving diets, and a changing climate present serious obstacles to our future food supply. Today at #SXSL, we hosted a discussion on how we can sustainably feed ourselves in the coming decades. WH.gov/SXSL
"03.10.2016 18:46:54" How can we harness technology to solve our biggest, most stubborn problems? A live discussion from the White House South by South Lawn festival: WH.gov/SXSL #SXSL
"03.10.2016 17:17:01" Music ✓. Art ✓. Action ✓. Live from behind the scenes of the first-ever White House South by South Lawn festival: wh.gov/SXSL #SXSL
"03.10.2016 14:01:05" On President Obama's desk sits a plaque reading “Hard things are hard.” Watch live as the White House South by South Lawn festival kicks off with a conversation between artist James Turrell and architect David Adjaye, who have taken on the hard work of
"03.10.2016 00:13:58" Adam Savage and his #NationOfMakers team are helping us prep for #SXSL tomorrow. Are you ready? WH.gov/SXSL
"02.10.2016 20:05:00" Shanah Tovah! Wishing a sweet and healthy new year to all of those celebrating Rosh Hashanah: go.wh.gov/Qdp8bf
"02.10.2016 17:05:46" Lights, camera, action! It's the 2016 White House Student Film Festival: whitehouse.gov/filmfest #SXSL #WHFilmFest
"01.10.2016 18:28:23" President Obama In today's economy, the best jobs will go to the best educated -- whether they live in the United States or India or China. That's why every high school graduate needs some higher education, whether a university degree, a community college or industry
"01.10.2016 15:06:59" “Right now, millions of Americans don't have access to even a single day of paid sick leave. So if you get sick, that sticks you with a lousy choice. Do you go to work and get everyone else sick, too? Or do you take care of yourself at the risk of a
"30.09.2016 23:32:43" This week President Obama opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture, held a town hall with service members and veterans, and welcomed Team USA to the White House. Watch it all and more in this week's edition of West Wing Week.
"30.09.2016 20:48:54" IISuperwomanII Check out my latest video! I had the pleasure of becoming BFFs with First Lady Michelle Obama. We play games, discuss education (major key) and spread some #GirlLove. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7bwkoXGf08 First Lady Michelle Obama drops by Howard University to talk about what it means to reach beyond just a high school diploma. Here's what happened next:
"30.09.2016 15:56:18" "The last of the founding generation is now gone. Shimon accomplished enough things in his life for a thousand men. But he understood that it is better to live to the very end of his time on Earth with a longing not for the past but for the dreams that
"30.09.2016 00:20:15" Timeline Photos "The bottom line is this: Paid leave is not a luxury. It's a necessity. And it's sound economic policy." Today, President Obama took action to help working families by giving additional paid sick leave to 1.1 million Americans. This will give people the
"29.09.2016 16:50:59" Watch live as President Obama honors the athletes of Team USA and the U.S. Paralympics: go.wh.gov/vBKtRd
"28.09.2016 17:32:32" U.S. Department of Education Big news! The FAFSA launches early this year — October 1! Plan to fill it out sooner rather than later! #EarlyFAFSA
"28.09.2016 15:17:24" Today, President Obama honored NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch and team at the White House: go.wh.gov/TBA7yp
"28.09.2016 03:17:21" President Obama There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of
"27.09.2016 23:59:25" Photos from The White House's post “The most important thing I want to say is thank you. After almost eight years as your President, I have been so privileged to learn from you and spend time with many of you.” —President Obama speaking yesterday at the Tribal Nations Conference. Since
"26.09.2016 23:37:40" “Years from now, like all of you, Michelle and I will be able to come here to this museum and not just bring our kids but hopefully our grandkids. And then we'll go to the Lincoln Memorial. And we'll take in a view atop the Washington Monument. And
"26.09.2016 19:48:53" “I want everybody in this auditorium and all the folks back home in your respective communities to know that this whole time I've heard you. I have seen you. And I hope I've done right by you.” —President Obama speaking at his eighth and final Tribal
"26.09.2016 13:12:15" “That's really what this…is all about: Extraordinary young people representing the promise not just of their tribes or of Indian Country but of the United States. Because ultimately we're one family and these kids are our kids. They deserve to be cared
"25.09.2016 20:47:20" Timeline Photos Exciting news: President Obama will be joined by Leonardo DiCaprio for a conversation on combating climate change at South By South Lawn. Get the details: Wh.gov/SXSL #SXSL
"25.09.2016 19:26:55" Go behind the scenes with President Obama during his last trip to the United Nations General Assembly as President in this episode of #WestWingWeek: http://go.wh.gov/oHnPxX
"25.09.2016 17:09:08" ATTN: Our cities are literally drowning because the Arctic is melting. "Sitting there and doing nothing is what is costly." —U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
No challenge poses a greater threat to our children, our planet, and future generations than climate change—and that no other country on Earth is better equipped to
"25.09.2016 01:50:20" Photos from The White House's post "Hopefully this museum can help us talk to each other. And more importantly, listen to each other. And most importantly, see each other. Black and white and Latino and Native American and Asian American—see how our stories are bound together. And bound
"24.09.2016 21:30:48" Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture "It is the story of our lives wrapped up in a crown of grace."
A deserving hug between President Barack Obama and U.S. Representative John Lewis on the Dedication stage. It has been a long journey and we are so grateful to finally be here.
"24.09.2016 14:48:34" Watch live as President Obama celebrates the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: go.wh.gov/NMAAHC
"24.09.2016 13:26:09" "This weekend, we'll dedicate the newest American icon on our National Mall—the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It's a beautiful building, five stories high and some 70 feet below the ground, situated just across the street from
"23.09.2016 23:30:00" “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today,
"23.09.2016 21:38:01" August marked the 16th straight month of record high temperatures, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—the longest such streak in 137 years. Watch President Obama reflect on his visit to the pristine waters of Midway
"23.09.2016 02:38:20" Good Morning America EXCLUSIVE: President Obama one-on-one with Robin Roberts, urging a 'peaceful' approach to reforming policing in the wake of Charlotte. http://abcn.ws/2cVzIeE
TOMORROW on Good Morning America: more of Robin Roberts' exclusive interview with Pres. Obama
"22.09.2016 18:01:35" Smithsonian Director's tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture with Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, talking about civil rights and a changing America. Get a first look at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
"22.09.2016 15:48:36" "It's what's so great about this country – that there is no single, set way to contribute. All of us belong. All of us have a story to tell. Even when you think your story is too different, too strange, too unique – there's someone out there who's been
"22.09.2016 01:21:56" President Obama Alex is just six years old. He lives in Scarsdale, New York. Last month, like people around the world, he was moved by the heartbreaking images of Omran Daqneesh, a five-year-old boy in Aleppo, Syria, sitting in an ambulance, in shock as he tried to wipe
"21.09.2016 20:55:07" “Africa's rise is not just important to Africa, it's important to the entire world.” —President Obama speaking today on strengthening the economic relationship between the U.S. and African countries: go.wh.gov/KPtzwk
"20.09.2016 23:33:00" We are stronger and more vibrant because of the richness immigrants and refugees bring to our country. Today, the refugee crisis is one of the most urgent tests of our time: 65 million people have been forced to flee their homes by violence, persecution,
"20.09.2016 19:43:10" Those girls could be our daughters. That little boy on the beach could be our son. We cannot turn our backs. Watch President Obama speak on the global refugee crisis and find out how you can help: aidrefugees.gov #RefugeesWelcome
"20.09.2016 14:28:59" Watch live as President Obama delivers his final address to the United Nations General Assembly as president: go.wh.gov/gRnUNS
"19.09.2016 17:10:46" Futurism Thanks to President Obama, thousands of K-12 students can enroll in AP Computer Science this fall.
"19.09.2016 15:23:45" "As Americans, we do not, and never will, give in to fear.” —President Obama on the incidents in New York City and New Jersey: go.wh.gov/BM6153
"17.09.2016 15:17:34" “We just need a Congress that works as hard as you do. At the very least, we should expect that they do their jobs—and protect us from disease, help us recover from disaster, keep the Supreme Court above politics, and help our businesses grow and hire.”
"16.09.2016 21:26:07" Vice President Biden Jill and I are so honored to be here in Houston at the Baker Institute today to talk about the #CancerMoonshot. We're announcing new steps to help cancer patients and their doctors search for and find the right clinical trial:
For some people, hope is a
"15.09.2016 23:53:07" “Immigrants aren't somehow changing the American character; immigrants are the American character." —President Obama marking the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the diversity of our nation: go.wh.gov/CHCI
"15.09.2016 20:08:46" U.S. Department of State This beautiful video from National Geographic opened the 2016 #OurOcean conference this morning. We cannot truly protect our planet without protecting our ocean. Today, President Obama announced new efforts to continue combatting climate change and preserve our natural heritage for future generations: go.wh.gov/EYjFHZ
"15.09.2016 15:14:55" "If we're going to leave our children with oceans like the ones that were left to us, we're going to have to act." —President Obama speaking today after designating the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, the first ever in the
"14.09.2016 23:32:44" Today, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, who was once a prisoner in her own country, came to the Oval Office to meet with President Obama for the first time as an elected leader. Watch her reflect on her historic visit: go.wh.gov/Xs9vmP
"14.09.2016 21:36:26" Timeline Photos Eight months ago, President Obama set a goal of giving every student in America the opportunity to learn computer science. Thanks to his call, a new AP Computer Science course is launching in more than 2,000 U.S. classrooms this fall, thirty-one states
"13.09.2016 23:41:15" Timeline Photos This is progress: In 2015, household income grew at the fastest rate on record, the poverty rate fell faster than at any point since 1968, and the pay gap narrowed to its smallest point in history. Read more: go.wh.gov/JHKFGd
"13.09.2016 17:46:32" President Obama Heard some great news this morning that I wanted to share. We've made remarkable progress since I took office in the midst of the worst recession the country had seen in decades. Thanks to the grit and determination of the American people, we averted a
"12.09.2016 22:57:08" U.S. Department of Education Secretary John B. King, Jr. kicks off the 2016 #OpportunityTour with a speech about the progress that's been made in education over the last eight years. Every student should have access to an affordable, high-quality education. Learn more about how we're helping to give students a fair shot: go.wh.gov/owMHrA
"11.09.2016 20:30:00" Timeline Photos "We remember and we will never forget the nearly 3,000 beautiful lives taken from us so cruelly—including 184 men, women and children here, the youngest just three years-old. We honor the courage of those who put themselves in harm's way to save people
"11.09.2016 13:25:51" “Across our country today, Americans are coming together in service and remembrance. We run our fingers over names in memorial benches here at the Pentagon. We walk the hallowed grounds of a Pennsylvania field. We look up at a gleaming tower that pierces
"11.09.2016 00:55:27" Get a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama's 10-day trip to the Asia Pacific in this edition of #WestWingWeek: go.wh.gov/mrQmVD
"10.09.2016 14:15:00" "Terrorists will never be able to defeat the United States. Their only hope is to terrorize us into changing who we are or our way of life. That's why we Americans will never give in to fear. And it's why this weekend we remember the true spirit of 9/11.
"10.09.2016 01:27:31" Photos from The White House's post 20,000 miles. 10 days. Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza shares photos from behind the scenes of President Obama's trip to Lake Tahoe, Hawaii, Midway Atoll, China & Laos: http://go.wh.gov/mrQmVD
"09.09.2016 21:12:02" "For so long the United States has been so big, so powerful that we felt that we could afford not to know about a country like Laos. But the world has shrunk, it's interconnected—and if we want to deal with issues from climate change to wildlife
"08.09.2016 16:39:33" Vice President Biden I'm about to take to the steps on Capitol Hill to talk about why we need a vote on issues that go to the basic welfare of the country and our people. You've heard by now that Democrats are asking Republicans on Capitol Hill to #DoYourJob. I've been around
"08.09.2016 14:07:40" NowThis There are millions of leftover bombs from the Vietnam War in Laos. President Obama is promising to help “Given our history here, I believe that the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal.” —President Obama as he announced a significant increase in the U.S.'s commitment to help clear unexploded ordnance and address the U.S.'s legacy of war in
"07.09.2016 22:48:31" Team USA Cheer on U.S. Paralympics and watch the #Rio2016 #OpeningCeremony
LIVE http://go.teamusa.org/OpeningCeremony Best of luck to our U.S. Paralympics team in Rio! #TeamUSA
"07.09.2016 21:20:34" Photos from The White House's post “When you look at all the measures of wellbeing in the world, if you had a choice of when to be born and you didn't know ahead of time who you were going to be—what nationality, whether you were male or female, what religion...the time would be now. The
"07.09.2016 16:18:01" “We see the victims of bombs that were dropped because of decisions made half a century ago and we are reminded that wars always carry tremendous costs, many of them unintended. People have suffered, and we've also seen, though, how people can be
"07.09.2016 06:50:14" "Everywhere I go, I see the energy and the optimism of all the young people who live here. I've seen your desire to resolve conflicts through diplomacy and not war. I've seen your desire for prosperity through entrepreneurship, and the rejection of
"07.09.2016 00:20:20" Photos from The White House's post "Sabaidii!" This week, President Obama became the first U.S. president to set foot in Laos. Here's what you need to know about his visit to begin building a new relationship that will benefit future generations of Lao and Americans alike: go.wh.gov/6Q8WyS
"06.09.2016 20:52:48" “The dignity of being treated equally under the law, so that no matter where you come from or who you love or what you look like you are respected. And the dignity of a healthy life—because no child should ever die from hunger or a mosquito bite, or the
"06.09.2016 00:00:00" Go behind the scenes with President Obama and legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle at Papahānaumokuākea National Marine Monument— now the world's largest protected marine reserve, thanks to President Obama. The newly expanded monument will allow us to
"05.09.2016 17:23:53" Vice President Biden Over the last hundred years—through personal sacrifice, dues paid, and picket lines marched—organized labor built the middle class in America. From fair pay to safe workplaces and health care, every worker—whether union or not—owes organized labor for
"05.09.2016 15:45:01" Timeline Photos To all of America's hardworking men and women, happy #LaborDay! go.wh.gov/LaborDay
"05.09.2016 00:12:17" Photos from The White House's post "As I've said before, if I were looking for a good job that lets me build some security for my family, I'd join a union. If I saw a problem in my workplace, I'd organize my coworkers to do something about it. Especially because today, more workers than
"04.09.2016 15:04:56" Photos from The White House's post “We are here together because we believe that for all the challenges that we face, the growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other challenge.” —President Obama on the U.S. and China
"03.09.2016 20:20:57" By expanding Papahānaumokuākea National Monument, President Obama created the largest protected marine area in the world. This week, he traveled to the Pacific and to Lake Tahoe to speak on the importance of protecting the one planet that we have. Follow
"03.09.2016 18:18:45" “Our economy works better when it works for everybody. That's the spirit that's made the progress of these past seven and a half years possible. We've rescued our economy from another depression, cut our unemployment rate in half, and unleashed the
"02.09.2016 20:38:16" Photos from The White House's post "This is going to be a precious resource for generations to come." — President Obama speaking at Midway Atoll, the site of a pivotal World War II battle for the Pacific, and now a part of Papahānaumokuākea National Monument, the largest protected marine
"01.09.2016 23:33:28" Timeline Photos Ideas, art, and action—all in our backyard. Introducing the first-ever South by South Lawn, a festival bringing together creators, innovators, and organizers using their talents and skills to improve the lives of their fellow Americans and people around
"01.09.2016 20:12:45" Vice President Biden The story of rebuilding and growth here in Youngstown, Ohio is a model for cities around the country to follow.
I grew up in towns like Youngstown, Ohio. Neighborhoods like this one, like Scranton, Pennsylvania, like Claymont, Delaware were thriving,
"01.09.2016 17:00:55" "I created the world's largest marine preserve—quadrupling the size of our monument at Papahānaumokuākea...I'm going to travel to the Midway Atoll to see it for myself. Seven thousand species live in its waters, a quarter of which are not found anywhere
"01.09.2016 14:04:19" "My mother and father met probably a couple hundred yards from here...I went to school about a mile from here. I was actually born about a mile from here. My grandmother and my grandparents lived most of their lives a short way away from here. And so
"01.09.2016 00:03:06" Funny Or Die Nick Offerman delivers a musical of exercise with the help of First Lady Michelle Obama. Celebrating 60 years of the President's Council on Fitness! - Let's Move Sixty years and still running strong. Watch First Lady Michelle Obama and Nick Offerman showcase the history of exercise in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the President's Council of Fitness, Sports & Nutrition: go.wh.gov/rtum43 #0to60
"31.08.2016 21:25:43" "You don't have to be a scientist. You have to read or listen to scientists to know that the overwhelming body of scientific evidence shows us that climate change is caused by human activity. And when we protect our lands, it helps us protect the climate
"31.08.2016 19:38:34" Timeline Photos Today, a scheduled flight arrived in Cuba from the United States for the first time in over 50 years. The historic step forward builds on President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's trip to Havana, Cuba this March to chart a new course in relations
"30.08.2016 19:10:38" Timeline Photos Today, President Obama granted clemency to 111 men and women serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws. He's now commuted the sentences of 673 men and women—more people than the last ten presidents combined:
"30.08.2016 16:58:14" WIRED Over the years, we've partnered with the world's most forward-looking individuals on a handful of special, guest-edited issues. Bill Gates in 2013. Christopher Nolan in 2014. Serena Williams in 2015. This year is not only different, but extraordinary. In America has always been at the cutting edge of innovation. Over the next generation, new frontiers in science and technology will continue to transform the way we work and live. This November, look out for a special edition of WIRED guest-edited by
"29.08.2016 22:42:15" Timeline Photos “The millions of refugees who have resettled here through the years have brought similar dreams of a better tomorrow. Each has enriched the diverse mosaic that is America. Their lives and their many accomplishments stand as a clear rebuke to the bigotry
"29.08.2016 21:00:27" Timeline Photos “We are not building this country of ours for a day. It is to last through the ages.” —Teddy Roosevelt after visiting Yosemite National Park in 1903. This summer, President Obama made his own trip to Yosemite to celebrate 100 years of the National Park
"29.08.2016 01:15:00" Timeline Photos “Because they kept marching, America changed. Because they marched, a Civil Rights law was passed. Because they marched, a Voting Rights law was signed. Because they marched, doors of opportunity and education swung open so their daughters and sons could
"28.08.2016 23:31:41" Timeline Photos “I always sweep the patios and under the tree. I clean the President's patio, clean the furniture, and water everything. I'm all over this place. I don't have a favorite part, I just like doing what I'm doing. If the President sees me out there working in
"28.08.2016 16:03:17" Photos from The White House's post "My foremost priority is the health and safety of Americans and my Administration is working around the clock to protect you and families across our country." —President Obama responding to a pregnant woman's letter on Zika. Read the full letters and
"27.08.2016 23:00:00" "The message is that America is not going to forget about Baton Rouge, it's not going to forget about Louisiana. We're going to be here for the long haul." —President Obama. Go behind the scenes with the President in this edition of #WestWingWeek:
"27.08.2016 19:30:00" Along with places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks, the National Park Service takes care of an 18 acre site in our nation's capital—the grounds of the White House. Watch President Obama honor the staff who have dedicated their
"27.08.2016 15:53:29" “Every day that Republican leaders in Congress wait to do their job, every day our experts have to wait to get the resources they need—that has real-life consequences. Weaker mosquito-control efforts. Longer wait times to get accurate diagnostic results.
"27.08.2016 01:45:00" Timeline Photos Happy National Dog Day!
"27.08.2016 00:30:07" Today, young women in America grow up knowing that not only can they cast a vote, but they can also run for office. They can help shape the very democracy that once left them out. For these women, and for generations of women to come, we continue the
"26.08.2016 23:25:15" President Obama Every day, the White House receives thousands of letters from Americans across the country. Every night, I read 10 of them. These letters are my chance to hear directly from the people I serve -- and it's one of my favorite parts of the day.
A few weeks Every night, President Obama reads 10 letters from Americans across the country. This week, he responded to a new kind of letter—one he received through Facebook Messenger.
You can send a message to the President on Facebook, too. Try it out here:
"26.08.2016 22:07:46" Photos from The White House's post “Dear Mr. President: Two boys that are in our neighborhood said that girls can not change the world. I hope you can give us some advice to change the world or to help us standup to the two boys.” —Delaney, Carrigan, and Bree
“Dear Delaney…Don't listen
"26.08.2016 19:47:01" Pew Environment BIG NEWS! President Obama just announced one of the largest conservation acts in history—making Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands the world's largest protected area. www.pewtrusts.org/hawaii2016 Today, President Obama expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii to encompass more than half a million square miles—making it the world's largest marine protected area. Home to more than 7,000 marine mammals, some of
"25.08.2016 23:35:43" National Geographic Earlier this summer, President Obama and his family visited Yosemite National Park. Today, explore the first-ever virtual reality experience with the First Family in celebration of the National Park Centennial. Available on the Oculus Store for Gear VR “A few months ago, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I traveled to Yosemite National Park. Yosemite is one of America's oldest parks -- an iconic cornerstone of our National Park System. It is, without a doubt, one of the most stunning places I've ever been.
"25.08.2016 19:27:00" Happy birthday, National Park Service! Our national parks belong to us all—here's to their next 100 years. #NPS100 #FindYourPark
"25.08.2016 17:36:46" National Park Service It's finally here! Experience 0 to 100 with this video in honor of our 100th birthday!
Credit/Author: NPS, Mathew John
Soundtrack: Cis Minor, “Today I Am Happy, As Never Before”
Footage Provided by: Department of Interior |
"25.08.2016 01:00:00" "You're not alone on this." Yesterday, President Obama visited Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to meet with families and first responders affected by the devastating floods. Learn more about the President's visit and find out how you can help with the recovery:
"24.08.2016 22:29:01" Timeline Photos Today, President Obama announced the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument—87,500 acres encompassing awe-inspiring mountains, forests, and waters of north-central Maine. Explore the site of our newest national treasure, then find out how you can
"24.08.2016 15:43:58" Today, President Obama designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine to honor 100 years of the National Park Service. To date, the President has protected more land and water than any other president in history—commitments that will
"23.08.2016 23:18:38" Timeline Photos Today, President Obama visited Baton Rouge, Louisiana to meet with local officials and families whose lives have been upended by flooding across the state. As of today, federal support to aid in the recovery with help like temporary rental assistance,
"23.08.2016 17:57:37" Watch live: President Obama speaks in Baton Rouge amid response and recovery efforts to the devastating flooding in Louisiana: go.wh.gov/LAflood
"22.08.2016 21:07:35" Timeline Photos "This month, we're celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. And I want to encourage all of you to 'Find Your Park' so that you and your family can experience these sacred places, too." —President Obama. Learn how military families
"22.08.2016 03:01:55" Timeline Photos As Rio 2016 comes to a close, Team USA finishes with 46 gold medals, 37 silver medals, and 38 bronze medals—more than any other country in competition. Their athleticism, talent, perseverance, and humility will be remembered for generations.
"20.08.2016 21:30:00" Happy birthday, Bei Bei! � We're continuing the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute giant panda birthday festivities with this throwback from the First Lady's trip to Chengdu, China: https://youtu.be/oWjdFXziGlQ #PandaStory
"20.08.2016 16:57:56" "No camera—especially one with me behind it—can fully capture the beauty and majesty of America's national parks. From Glacier and Denali to Gettysburg and Seneca Falls, our more than 400 parks and other sites capture our history and our sense of wonder.
"19.08.2016 15:04:28" Vice President Biden In 2001 and 2002, my son Beau served our U.S. Department of Justice abroad by helping train judges and prosecutors in Kosovo as it began to overcome the war and war crimes committed there over the previous decades. And this week, my family and I had the
"18.08.2016 19:12:29" Over the past 8 years, young people from all 50 states have served as a part of the Obama administration in 16 different departments within the White House. Hear from former interns on what their White House experience meant to them: go.wh.gov/mj6nRJ
"17.08.2016 22:30:41" Timeline Photos July wasn't just the hottest month of 2016—it was the hottest month in all of recorded history. Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face, it is being driven by human activity, and it is disrupting Americans' lives right now. That's why
"17.08.2016 19:55:47" Timeline Photos Earlier this year, President Obama called on the private sector to help eliminate unnecessary hiring barriers for the approximately 70 million Americans who have a criminal record. This week, 185 employers—including Walmart, Dropbox, and the University of
"17.08.2016 17:47:08" ABC News Politics With social media playing an unprecedented role in both the 2016 campaign and the current presidential administration, ABC News talks LIVE with The White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman about the frontiers of social media. Leave your questions Citizens have written to the president since Thomas Jefferson was in office. Now, it's easier than ever. Leave a message for President Obama here: https://m.me/whitehouse
"16.08.2016 17:35:10" Timeline Photos Today, we're fulfilling one of the central promises of President Obama's Climate Action Plan. We're finalizing the standards that will promote a new generation of cleaner and more fuel efficient trucks. That means 1.1 billion fewer tons of CO2 will be
"15.08.2016 16:09:34" Timeline Photos Since President Obama took office: We've multiplied wind power threefold, we've multiplied solar power more than thirtyfold, and carbon pollution from our energy sector is at its lowest level in 25 years. That's progress: go.wh.gov/SgLMLo #ActOnClimate
"14.08.2016 23:26:10" Timeline Photos “There's nothing quite like the pride of seeing Team USA walk in.” Go behind the scenes with the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of #Rio2016: go.wh.gov/qYFSxY
"13.08.2016 16:20:57" "One of the most urgent challenges of our time is climate change. We know that 2015 surpassed 2014 as the warmest year on record—and 2016 is on pace to be even hotter. When I took office, I said this was something we couldn't kick down the road any
"12.08.2016 22:30:01" "Becoming President involves a lot of luck...But being useful, and having a satisfying life, and making a contribution, that is entirely within your reach." —President Obama offers some advice to the White House internship class. Watch more from his Q&A:
"12.08.2016 20:30:00" Timeline Photos Pulitzer Prize-winning surf memoir ✓ Psychological thriller ✓ Science fiction novel ✓
Check out what's on President Obama's summer reading list: http://go.wh.gov/ut58mm
"12.08.2016 16:54:24" Timeline Photos "I think this country needs more spunk." —Lily. Lily is eight years old. Her dad serves in the Air Force. And she wrote to President Obama with some advice. Read her letter, then see how the President replied: http://go.wh.gov/LilyLetter
"11.08.2016 15:03:03" Timeline Photos Just dropped: President Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist. Don't miss a beat—browse the full playlists and listen to many of the tracks on Spotify:
"10.08.2016 22:45:00" 1801: The White House starts to receive mail. 1880: The White House takes its first phone call. 1994: The White House receives email. And today for the first time ever, you can send a note to President Obama by messaging the White House on Facebook, the
"10.08.2016 15:26:10" whitehouse.gov www.whitehouse.gov Every day, President Obama reads 10 letters that were sent to him by the American people. Now, our goal is to bring the conversation to even more Americans. Starting today, you can send a note to the White House via Facebook Messenger. In the same way
"09.08.2016 21:47:12" Doctor. Teacher. Police officer. Social worker. Architect. Lawyer. Minister. Professor. Engineer. There are 62 million girls around the world who are denied the chance of an education to be who they want to be—and First Lady Michelle Obama is fighting to
"08.08.2016 22:32:38" As we cheer on Team USA, President Obama and the First Lady team up to share their favorite Olympic memories: go.wh.gov/olympics
"06.08.2016 19:10:29" “In a time of challenge around the world, let's appreciate the peaceful competition and sportsmanship we'll see, the hugs and high-fives and the empathy and understanding between rivals who know we share a common humanity. Let's honor the courage it
"06.08.2016 15:20:00" “We have overcome challenges that would have broken a lesser nation. And not thanks to any one person or one group of people, but because, like you learned in the military, we're all one team.” —President Obama in this week's edition of #WestWingWeek
"05.08.2016 22:00:00" Bring home the gold, Team USA! President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama rooted on our Olympic athletes today on Snapchat: go.wh.gov/dCcGRk
"05.08.2016 20:41:21" It's On Us As #Rio2016 kicks off today, these Team USA Olympians have an important message. #ItsOnUs to change the culture around sexual assault. Join the movement → itsonus.org/#pledge
"05.08.2016 14:50:53" Timeline Photos Good news: Our businesses have added 15 million jobs over the past 77 months, and wages are rising at the fastest pace in 7 years → http://go.wh.gov/JulyJobs
"05.08.2016 02:00:00" Timeline Photos Happy birthday, President Obama!
"05.08.2016 00:15:00" Every summer since taking office, the White House interns have surprised the President with a birthday card. Here's the first one from 2009. Happy 55th, President Obama. #TBT
"04.08.2016 23:10:34" "They left for summer recess without passing any new funds for the fight against Zika" —President Obama. With the first local cases of Zika appearing in Florida, it's time for Republicans in Congress to act: go.wh.gov/Zika
"04.08.2016 15:31:40" Glamour The leading man in The White House redefines his version of feminism in this insightful essay: “When you're the father of two daughters, you become even more aware of how gender stereotypes pervade our society. You see the subtle and not-so-subtle social cues transmitted through culture. You feel the enormous pressure girls are under to look and
"04.08.2016 02:03:35" Task & Purpose “I've seen the spirit of America. I've seen the strength of America's veterans.” - President Obama “Just as you served to protect us, we have a moral obligation to take care of you and your families when you come home.” —President Obama to America's veterans.
"03.08.2016 23:04:02" Today, President Obama granted clemency to 214 Americans incarcerated under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws—the most commutations in a single day in more than a century. Norman, one of the people who received news of a commutation last year,
"03.08.2016 19:27:35" Watch as President Obama holds a town hall with young leaders from across Africa. The Young African Leaders Initiative Network is ready to go live with the President: go.wh.gov/YALI
"03.08.2016 17:38:40" President Obama A few months ago, I received this letter from a Floridian named Sherman Chester. When Sherman was a young man, he wrote, he made some bad choices, got in over his head, and ended up with a life sentence without parole for a nonviolent drug charge. At
"02.08.2016 23:17:18" First look: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mrs. Lee of Singapore at tonight's State Dinner. http://go.wh.gov/zDrrgh
"02.08.2016 21:37:18" Futurism The National Science Foundation (NSF) will invest $35 million to help advance and integrate drones into our everyday lives.
Here's what that means for us. Fighting wildfires. Transporting medical supplies. Speeding emergency response. Commercial drones have enormous potential to help address civic problems—and today, the White House announced new actions to help America's industry take flight:
"02.08.2016 12:56:29" “We draw strength from our people, two societies built on multiculturalism and merit. In the United States, we call ourselves a 'melting pot' of different races, religions and creeds. In Singapore, it's rojak—different parts united in a harmonious whole.
"02.08.2016 02:00:00" "Our commitment to our veterans is a sacred covenant. And I don't use those words lightly. It is sacred because there's no more solemn request than to ask someone to risk their life, to be ready to give their life on our behalf. It's a covenant because
"02.08.2016 00:00:53" NowThis These inspiring students prove that you can make it to college, and maybe The White House, even if the odds are against you We can inspire every child to reach higher—and give them an opportunity to see that there are no limits to their potential. Meet the students beating the odds to go to college who recently met First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.
"01.08.2016 21:23:06" "The ADA to me really means more than just the law itself. The passage of it was an authentic representation that I'm due the same respect and the same rights as everyone else. But the spirit of the ADA infused in me that I should believe in myself.”
"01.08.2016 17:39:12" “Today, I can announce that nationally, we have reduced the number of homeless veterans by 47 percent—nearly half…We will not stop until every veteran who fought for America has a home in America.” —President Obama on how we can expand opportunities for
"31.07.2016 20:13:52" As the People's House, the White House belongs to every American. To mark the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we asked West Wing Receptionist Leah Katz-Hernandez for a special tour of the West Wing in American Sign Language. Come
"30.07.2016 16:47:21" “Folks, there's enough dysfunction in Washington, D.C. Now is not the time for it to spread to the Supreme Court.” —Vice President Biden with retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis in this week's address on the historic obstruction of President Obama's
"29.07.2016 22:36:59" “Orient yourself towards having an impact and making a difference—and you will. And you'll be happy doing it.” —President Obama shares some advice with the current class of White House interns in this edition of #WestWingWeek:
"28.07.2016 22:20:24" “I see the work of kids, the magic you all do. People change because of kids. They change how they eat, they change the way they think, they change the way they see one another. You guys are so powerful." —First Lady Michelle Obama speaking to young chefs
"28.07.2016 17:15:00" whitehouse.gov www.whitehouse.gov The spread of the Zika virus poses a serious public health risk—but it's one we can help address by ensuring we have the resources necessary to protect the American people. That's why President Obama is calling on Congress for emergency funding to fight
"28.07.2016 01:14:00" Timeline Photos After seven and a half years, let's look back at the road we've traveled: America is back to work, with 14.8 million private-sector jobs created over the last 76 months. Unemployment has declined from 10% to 4.9%. We cut our deficit from 9.8% of GDP in
"27.07.2016 17:08:00" NowThis We celebrated Eid with 100 exceptional Muslim Americans and President Obama
"26.07.2016 19:40:51" “At a time when so many doubted that people with disabilities could contribute to our economy or support their families, the Americans with Disabilities Act assumed they could, and guided the way forward. Today, as we reflect on the courage and commitment
"25.07.2016 23:04:14" Timeline Photos It's been seven years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised. No American who works 40 hours a week should have to live in poverty and make decisions between buying groceries or paying the electric bill. Get the facts:
"24.07.2016 21:25:00" “All of us are born equal and we're all connected. That's what we believe, and that's what brings us here together.” — President Obama speaking at the White House Summit on Global Development. Go behind the scenes with the President in this episode of
"23.07.2016 15:35:17" "Whether you're a Democrat, a Republican, or an independent, if you're a hardworking American who plays by the rules, you should expect Wall Street to play by the rules, too. That's what we're fighting for." —President Obama with U.S. Senator Elizabeth
"22.07.2016 16:02:02" "The United States values tremendously our enduring partnership with Mexico, and our extraordinary ties of family and friendship with the Mexican people...From our shared security to climate change, Mexico is a critical partner and is critically important
"21.07.2016 21:33:01" "For more than two centuries, Muslim Americans of all backgrounds—Arab and Asian, African and Latino, Black and White—have helped build America" —President Obama celebrating Eid al-Fitr at the White House: http://go.wh.gov/yaGf2u
"21.07.2016 20:06:03" Timeline Photos "Temperatures are predicted to hit historic highs as the heat wave spreads across the country this week—and I just want to take a quick moment to make sure everyone stays safe out there. And I'm not the only one. Eight-year-old Carmine McDaniel in Newport
"21.07.2016 16:04:14" President Obama's about to welcome the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals to the White House. Watch live:
"21.07.2016 14:22:10" Watch live from the White House as Press Secretary Josh Earnest gives a briefing on today's visit from the Kansas City Royals:
"20.07.2016 19:35:11" “Today, we reaffirm our belief that in the 21st century, no child should go to bed hungry, and no child should die from a mosquito bite, and no one should be denied opportunity because of where they're born or what gender or religion they are, or the
"20.07.2016 19:26:27" President Obama The past few weeks have been challenging, for us here at home and for people around the world. In such times, it's easy to overlook how lucky we are to be living in this era of human history -- to overlook the incredible progress we've made in advancing
"19.07.2016 23:32:33" “I strongly believe that there is no contradiction between us protecting our officers, honoring our officers, making sure that they have all the tools they need to do their job safely, and building trust between police officers and departments in the
"19.07.2016 20:38:42" "A soldier never leaves his comrades behind." Almost 50 years ago, U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Charles Kettles heroically rescued 44 Americans under fire while serving in Vietnam. And yesterday, President Obama awarded him with the nation's highest military
"19.07.2016 16:30:05" Ida lives in Baltimore with her family. There was a time when she had to choose between buying groceries and paying her electrical bill. But a couple weeks ago, a team of people installed brand new solar panels on her roof that cost next-to-nothing
"19.07.2016 15:35:52" Better Make Room #BetterMakeRoom for YOU! Seriously, watch this video. And go change the world. "There is nothing more important that you can do for yourself than to get your education." Today, the First Lady hosts first generation college students from across the country at the White House. Watch: go.wh.gov/BTOLive
"19.07.2016 13:36:41" National Fraternal Order of Police Open letter from President Obama to law enforcement "Every day, you confront danger so it does not find our families…We recognize it, we respect it, we appreciate it, and we depend on you." Read President Obama's open letter to America's law enforcement community: http://go.wh.gov/GD5m9D
"18.07.2016 21:28:35" Timeline Photos "This story is quintessentially American: Looking out for one another. The belief that nobody should be left behind. This shouldn't just be a creed for our soldiers—it should be a creed for all of us." —President Obama awarding the Medal of Honor to
"18.07.2016 15:14:57" “Chuck Kettles is America. And to the dozens of American soldiers that he saved in Vietnam half a century ago, Chuck is the reason they lived, and came home, and had children and grandchildren—entire family trees made possible by the actions of this one
"17.07.2016 21:03:15" “We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies violence against law enforcement. Attacks on police are an attack on all of us and the rule of law that makes society possible.” Watch President Obama's statement on the attack on law
"17.07.2016 19:06:11" “I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge. For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and
"16.07.2016 22:04:20" "The American people are good and they are decent. And I am absolutely confident that people of goodwill will ultimately overcome those forces that seek to divide and destroy us." —President Obama speaking to service members this week:
"16.07.2016 15:28:23" “America gives us—all of us —the capacity to change. It won't happen overnight. The issues we're grappling with go back decades, even centuries. But if we can open our hearts to try and see ourselves in one another; if we can worry less about which side
"15.07.2016 23:42:32" The President spoke tonight by phone with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the events in Turkey. The President and Secretary agreed that all parties in Turkey should support the democratically-elected Government of Turkey, show restraint, and
"15.07.2016 19:32:20" "The hatred and the violence of a few ultimately is no match for the love and decency and hard work of people of goodwill." Watch President Obama deliver a statement to the diplomatic corps on last night's terrorist attack in Nice, France.
"15.07.2016 17:43:47" Futurism *BREAKING*
5G wireless networks are coming. Get ready to step into the future.
Post your questions below and The White House will answer them today at 2:30PM ET Today we announced new wireless research efforts that will improve testing and research of advanced wireless technologies. Here's how these efforts will help spur innovation: go.wh.gov/AdvancedWireless
"15.07.2016 15:53:13" Ask TSA Have a question about an upcoming flight? Ask TSA on Facebook Messenger! We are standing by to assist from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays. We look forward to assisting you, and have a safe flight! To America has one of the most vibrant, innovative tech sectors in the world—and under President Obama, we're using tech to help build a 21st century government that works better for the American people, too. This includes the newly launched Ask TSA—a new
"15.07.2016 00:02:51" ABC News An important conversation for America. President Obama participates in special town hall event on race, justice, and policing. http://abcn.ws/29WIN5O #POTUStownhall This afternoon, President Obama joined ABC News for a town hall on building trust and ensuring justice in our communities. Watch:
"14.07.2016 23:58:11" “On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones
"14.07.2016 17:52:38" Kansas City Royals Your 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals are excited to share a special announcement from The White House! The 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals are coming to the White House on Thursday, July 21. We're ready. #SalvySplash
"14.07.2016 16:07:06" Let's Move Watch First Lady Michelle Obama kick off the fifth annual #KidsStateDinner, welcoming 56 talented kid chefs from across the country!
"14.07.2016 13:36:50" “We have to ask ourselves—is this the world we want our kids to grow up in? Are we just going to accept these tragedies as the price of our freedom, and move on? It's up to all of us to build a country that's worthy of Zaevion's promise. That's what we
"14.07.2016 02:33:00" "The one thing I think we all have to do, though, is not paper over those differences or paper over those problems, but we do have to try to constructively solve them and not simply win talking point arguments and not just give voice to what we're feeling
"14.07.2016 01:09:08" President Obama Black Lives Matter activists. Police chiefs. State and local officials. Latino leaders. Representatives from Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas, and more.
Those are just some of the folks who came together today at the White House to talk, to listen, and to
"13.07.2016 16:08:52" ABC News In wake of tragic shootings, President Obama participates in special town hall event Thursday on ABC News, ESPN and Freeform. http://abcn.ws/29BR5nf Tomorrow at 8 PM ET, President Obama joins a town hall conversation on moving forward together after the tragic shootings across our country:
"13.07.2016 02:30:00" Photos from The White House's post "That's what I take away from the lives of these outstanding men. The pain we feel may not soon pass, but my faith tells me that they did not die in vain. I believe our sorrow can make us a better country. I believe our righteous anger can be transformed
"12.07.2016 23:52:54" “Let us love not with words or speech, but with actions and in truth. If we're to sustain the unity we need to get through these difficult times, if we are to honor these five outstanding officers who we've lost, then we will need to act on the truths
"12.07.2016 18:45:56" “As the men we mourn today—these five heroes—knew better than most, we cannot take the blessings of this nation for granted. Only by working together can we preserve those institutions of family and community; rights and responsibilities; law and
"12.07.2016 00:03:19" President Obama Last week's tragedies in Dallas, Falcon Heights, and Baton Rouge shook our conscience and left us with more questions than answers. It's a week that laid bare some of our country's toughest, most uncomfortable challenges.
But I reject the idea that
"10.07.2016 19:18:42" "I am absolutely confident that people of goodwill will ultimately overcome those forces that seek to divide and destroy us. You give me confidence. You give me hope." —President Obama to service members and their families in Spain:
"09.07.2016 20:34:27" "As Americans, we are wounded by all of these deaths. It's on all of us to stand up, to speak out about disparities in our criminal justice system—just as it's on all of us to stand up for the police who protect us in our communities every day. In the
"09.07.2016 17:28:01" "One of the things that gives me hope this week is actually seeing how the majority of Americans have reacted with empathy and understanding. We've seen police continue to reach out to communities that they serve all across the country and show incredible
"08.07.2016 17:09:31" Timeline Photos To honor the victims of the attack in Dallas, President Obama ordered the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff: http://go.wh.gov/6buoTM
"08.07.2016 12:54:35" "I speak for every single American when I say that we are horrified over these events, and that we stand united with the people and the police department in Dallas...Let's be clear: There is no possible justification for these kinds of attacks or any
"07.07.2016 23:16:06" "I'd just ask folks to step back and think: What if this happened to somebody in your family? How would you feel? To be concerned about these issues is not political correctness, it's just being American and wanting to live up to our best and highest
"07.07.2016 18:09:14" President Obama All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We've seen such tragedies far too many times, and our hearts go out to the families and "What's clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents. They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of
"06.07.2016 21:32:15" Timeline Photos Today we lose more Americans to drug overdoses than traffic accidents—and every day that passes without Congress acting to provide adequate funding to support treatment for those suffering from addiction is a missed opportunity to save lives. As Congress
"06.07.2016 16:58:19" “I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again.” —President Obama. Today, the President announced that the United States will maintain approximately 8,400 troops in Afghanistan into next year to protect
"05.07.2016 19:45:43" The prescription opioid and heroin epidemic has taken a heartbreaking toll on too many Americans and their families. In fact, more Americans now die every year from all drug overdoses than they do in motor vehicle crashes. Watch live as National Drug
"05.07.2016 17:16:05" Automation and robots are changing the ways in which we work and live. Where do we go from here? Join White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough for a live discussion with experts Robin Chase and Martin Ford:
"05.07.2016 13:19:21" The White House's cover photo
"05.07.2016 00:27:48" Happy Fourth of July!
"04.07.2016 19:05:48" President Obama Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Today, as we celebrate our freedoms, let's also do what we can to honor all those who serve and sacrifice to make that freedom possible. Take a look at JoiningForces.gov to find out how you can serve the troops, veterans,
"04.07.2016 15:36:54" Futurism From the way we travel, eat, and work... automation will forever change our lives. Tune in tomorrow at 1:15pm EDT for a LIVE conversation with automation experts Robin Chase and Martin Ford, moderated by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. The conversation will be streaming LIVE here as well as on Business Insider and Futurism.
"04.07.2016 14:53:19" The White House's cover photo
"04.07.2016 02:16:06" Vice President Biden In his poetry, my great-grandfather Edward Francis Blewitt spoke of both continents -- how his heart and soul drew from the old and the new. You can hear in his poems how quietly proud he was. Proud of his ancestors. Proud of his blood. Proud of his city. This week, Vice President Biden visited his ancestral home in County Mayo, Ireland, returning for Fourth of July weekend with pride in his heritage and an even greater pride in the United States: “I was reminded of the quintessentially American notion
"03.07.2016 22:00:00" Timeline Photos Calling all student filmmakers: There are just under two weeks left to submit your three-minute film to the White House Student Film Festival! Tell us your vision for the future in three minutes or less and your film could screen at the White House.
"03.07.2016 18:52:04" "Many military families move every few years to a new base in a different state. These families already sacrificed so much to serve us. They shouldn't have to sacrifice their livelihoods too." —First Lady Michelle Obama on making sure military spouses can
"02.07.2016 23:01:25" President Obama Elie Wiesel was one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world. Tonight, Michelle and I join people across the United States, Israel and around the globe in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of a truly “Elie never gave up on humanity and on the progress that is possible when we treat one another with dignity and respect.” —President Obama on the loss of Elie Wiesel:
"02.07.2016 16:54:09" “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 1-2. We remain in contact with Bangladeshi authorities and have offered any assistance necessary. This heinous attack resulted in as many as 20
"02.07.2016 15:17:42" "We can finally say to so many of our military families—when you move, you'll no longer be forced to put the career you love on hold just because you and your family have chosen to serve this country. That's what this is all about—serving our men and
"01.07.2016 23:30:00" "Every single one of us has the power and the obligation to be a champion for girls around the world." Follow First Lady Michelle Obama on her 3-country trip to listen to and lift up the voices of young women and girls in this week's edition of West Wing
"01.07.2016 21:31:56" “When there are emergencies, when there are public health emergencies, when we know that we have the chance to prevent serious tragedies in the lives of families and protect the health and safety of our populations, and particularly our children,
"01.07.2016 18:20:45" NowThis We're with Ambassador Samantha Power discussing the White House's new call to action for refugees worldwide There are 65 million displaced men, women, and children in the world today, the highest number on record. Watch live as Ambassador Samantha Power explains the refugee crisis and what Americans can do to help refugees rebuild: AidRefugees.gov
"01.07.2016 01:48:31" President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to graduating seniors across the country this year—a year made all the more special because soon, the President and First Lady will be moving on to a new chapter, too. Watch their final commencement
"30.06.2016 21:10:07" Timeline Photos Self-driving cars. Drones that deliver mail. Robots that defend you in court. According to some futurists, these things aren't so far off. How will automation and robots change the ways we work and live? Tune in on Tuesday, July 5th at 1:15pm EDT for a
"30.06.2016 17:59:51" “When refugees escape barrel bombs and torture, and migrants cross deserts and seas seeking a better life, we cannot simply look the other way. We certainly can't label as possible terrorists vulnerable people who are fleeing terrorists. We can insist
"29.06.2016 22:03:02" Watch President Obama speak at the Canadian Parliament with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the deep and abiding friendship between Canada and the United States: go.wh.gov/POTUSinCanada
"29.06.2016 15:07:17" Canada's Foreign Policy—Global Affairs Canada Live now! Prime Minister Trudeau welcomes President Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto to #NALS2016 Watch Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcome President Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in Ottawa for the North American Leaders' Summit:
"29.06.2016 13:51:22" Vice President Biden Thrilled to be hosting hundreds of organizations and individuals spanning the entire cancer community today at the Cancer Moonshot Summit. I can't wait to see how we #CanServe together.
"28.06.2016 23:27:20" "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today's heinous terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport in Turkey, which appears to have killed and injured dozens. Ataturk International Airport, like Brussels Airport which
"28.06.2016 22:13:01" On this day in 1969, Stonewall patrons resisted arrest. That resistance led to protest. That protest led to a movement. And, that movement led to enormous progress towards LGBT equality. The fight isn't over, but Stonewall is our newest national monument.
"28.06.2016 20:16:21" The National Cancer Moonshot Summit The National Cancer Moonshot Summit On June 29th, hundreds of leaders across the health, academic, private industry, and philanthropic sectors will join together with patients, survivors and advocates for a national summit. This will make the first time that individuals and organizations Tomorrow, Vice President Biden will bring together hundreds of leaders across health care, private industry, and philanthropy with patients, survivors, and advocates for a national summit on how we can work together to end cancer as we know it. It's a big
"28.06.2016 14:56:55" President Obama Nobody walked off a college basketball court victorious more times than Tennessee's Pat Summitt. For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning an attitude, loved her players like family, and became a role model to millions of Americans,
"27.06.2016 23:30:00" "I am for equal pay for equal work." —President Obama on #EqualPay in professional sports. Watch the President welcome the 2015 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx to the White House: http://go.wh.gov/K6V7Xg
"27.06.2016 21:30:08" Vice President Biden Over the course of my life, I've been a lot of places. I've been honored to have held a lot of titles. But I've never forgotten that I'm the son of Kitty Finnegan. The grandson of Geraldine Finnegan. The great-grandson of a man named Edward Francis
"27.06.2016 19:54:55" BuzzFeed 5 Things That Are Harder Than Registering To Vote, Featuring President Obama (Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers!)
Register now at: https://buzzfeed.turbovote.org/ “I hope you all understand that you have the power to shape our country's course. Don't take that for granted." —President Obama on the importance of registering to vote. Register today:
"27.06.2016 16:54:03" "I am pleased to see the Supreme Court protect women's rights and health today. As the brief filed by the Solicitor General makes clear and as the Court affirmed today, these restrictions harm women's health and place an unconstitutional obstacle in the
"27.06.2016 16:07:44" The White House Today marks one year since the Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality would be the law of the land. #LoveIsLove #Pride2016
"26.06.2016 20:29:47" Vice President Biden I've spent this past week in Ireland — the country from which my ancestors hailed, and a country whose independence the Easter Rising set in motion 100 years ago this year. It has been my first dedicated trip to the nation as Vice President.
"26.06.2016 16:35:56" Timeline Photos “One of the most special moments of my presidency was that warm summer night last June when we lit up the White House out there. It was a powerful symbol here at home, where more Americans finally felt accepted and whole, and that their country recognized
"26.06.2016 13:55:45" The White House
"25.06.2016 20:16:39" Gilmore Girls Just a couple of girls talking about books... Rory from Gilmore Girls stopped by the White House earlier this week to provide some "light reading" choices for the First Lady before she travels to Liberia, Morocco and Spain to talk about opening doors to education for girls around the world::
"25.06.2016 15:16:33" "Over the past seven years, we've seen achievements that would have been unimaginable to the folks who, knowingly or not, started the modern LGBT movement at Stonewall." — President Obama on Stonewall, our newest national monument
"25.06.2016 00:30:00" The First Family heads into the great outdoors, Vice President Biden travels to Ireland, and President Obama congratulates the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Go behind the scenes in #WestWingWeek: http://go.wh.gov/XW3oAH
"24.06.2016 22:25:34" "The special relationship between our two nations will endure." —President Obama on the UK referendum to leave the EU: http://go.wh.gov/By2esJ
"24.06.2016 19:59:12" youtube.com President Obama Meets With Global Entrepreneurs at GES 2016 President Obama meets with entrepreneurs from Campus London, Campus Seoul, Mexico City, and Erbil, Iraq as part of this year's Global Entrepreneurship Summit... Watch live as President Obama meets virtually with entrepreneurs from London, Seoul, Mexico City, and Erbil as part of this year's Global Entrepreneurship Summit → go.wh.gov/GES2016 #GES2016
"24.06.2016 19:03:51" President Obama Entrepreneurship is a fundamental American value. It's also a force for good that unlocks opportunity for people here at home and around the world. But wherever you are, starting your own business isn't easy. It takes access to capital, the right
"24.06.2016 17:56:21" President Obama sat down with three global entrepreneurs from Egypt, Rwanda, and Peru and Mark Zuckerberg to talk about the spirit of entrepreneurship—and its promise of opportunity, prosperity, and security: http://go.wh.gov/GES2016
"24.06.2016 16:01:47" “This week I'm designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America's National Park System. Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story of the struggle for LGBT rights. I believe our national parks should
"24.06.2016 13:44:07" Statement by President Obama on the UK referendum:
"The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision. The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom's membership
"23.06.2016 21:15:00" bloomberg.com The 'Anti-Business' President Who's Been Good for Business Free trade, Donald Trump, and why his daughters won't work for Wall Street. “We've cut the unemployment rate in half. We've been able to have the longest [stretch of] consecutive months of private-sector job growth in our history. Biggest job growth since the '90s in manufacturing. The auto industry has come roaring back and is
"23.06.2016 19:33:43" “One of the reasons why America is such a diverse and inclusive nation is because we're a nation of immigrants. Our Founders conceived of this country as a refuge for the world.” —President Obama. Today, a divided and incomplete Supreme Court failed to
"23.06.2016 14:18:28" "Find what you're passionate about and then just work your tail off. And success will come out of you putting your all into that passion." —President Obama shares his advice to young people with The Players' Tribune's Derek Jeter: mentor.gov
"22.06.2016 21:24:44" "If we're going to raise our kids in a safer, more loving world, we need to speak up for it." —President Obama. Today, House Democrats began a sit-in to demand action to end gun violence. President Obama joins them in the call for commonsense gun reform:
"22.06.2016 17:29:02" President Obama Today, people on both sides of the Atlantic are coming together to honor the remarkable life of Jo Cox. I did not have the privilege of knowing her. But I know the spirit that defined her life. When I first ran for President, she came to America and
"22.06.2016 16:34:45" Watch Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren sit down with physicist Dr. Jim Gates to talk about 100 examples of President Obama's leadership in science and tech. go.wh.gov/STEM100 #SciencePresident
"22.06.2016 15:22:00" The Players' Tribune FULL VIDEO: A conversation between President Obama and Derek Jeter at The White House. "When I talk to young kids and they ask me for advice, I say, 'Find what you're passionate about and then just work your tail off. And success will come out of you putting your all into that passion.' Being interested and engaged in life is the single
"21.06.2016 23:30:37" Timeline Photos "Gun violence requires more than moments of silence. It requires action. In failing that test, the Senate failed the American people." —President Obama: go.wh.gov/SvnSmM
"21.06.2016 15:48:36" Timeline Photos For years, President Obama has called on Republicans in Congress to follow the will of the American people and enact commonsense laws to help reduce gun violence. For years they have actively done nothing. Last night, following the worst shooting in
"21.06.2016 00:05:03" "If you choose a place to expand your portfolio, to place your bets, to open up a plant, to start building the next great new business or service, you would select the USA—because nowhere in the world and never in history has there been a better place to
"20.06.2016 22:19:19" Timeline Photos Protecting and assisting refugees is part of our history as a nation. It's the American way. Under President Obama, the United States provides more humanitarian relief to refugees than any other nation—and by working together, we can help even more who
"20.06.2016 15:43:25" The White House's cover photo
"20.06.2016 15:28:32" The Players' Tribune A sneak peek of President Obama and Derek Jeter's conversation in The White House. Sneak peek: Watch President Obama sit down with New York Yankees legend and The Players' Tribune publisher Derek Jeter this week.
"20.06.2016 03:32:37" “Here at Yosemite we connect not just with our own spirit, but with something greater.” —President Obama celebrating 100 years of our National Parks this weekend.
"19.06.2016 21:50:54" National Geographic “I want to make sure that 50 years from now, my great-grandkids are able to walk this same path and experience the same beauty,” said President Barack Obama on a recent trip to Yosemite National Park. Read the exclusive interview:
"19.06.2016 15:47:07" Timeline Photos Happy Father's Day! This weekend, President Obama and the First Family headed to Yosemite National Park for a summer adventure to celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service. See more from their trip at go.wh.gov/ParksTrip.
"19.06.2016 01:47:45" President Obama They call the valley walls here at Yosemite “cathedral walls,” and I understand why. There's something sacred about this place. At places like this, we connect not just with ourselves, but with something bigger -- with the spirit of America itself.
"18.06.2016 23:57:34" Timeline Photos "We have to have the foresight, and the faith in the future, to do what it takes to protect our parks and to protect this planet for generations to come." —President Obama. Explore the site of the President's speech in Yosemite National Park just before
"18.06.2016 22:16:41" National Geographic We are LIVE in Yosemite National Park with National Geographic Photographer David Guttenfelder who is covering the President's trip to the park.
"18.06.2016 18:21:33" “The parks belong to all of us. This planet belongs to all of us. It's the only one we've got.” —President Obama speaking about the importance of protecting and preserving America's natural heritage from the heart of Yosemite National Park:
"18.06.2016 15:04:59" “It's unconscionable that we allow easy access to weapons of war in these places—and then, even after we see parents grieve for their children, the fact that we as a country do nothing to prevent the next heartbreak makes no sense. So this past week, I've
"17.06.2016 23:11:12" National Geographic 2016 marks the centennial of America's national parks. To celebrate, this weekend National Geographic, Facebook and its Oculus team, and Félix & Paul Studios, will shoot The White House's first 360 virtual reality video experience and capture President
"17.06.2016 22:24:22" "They asked why does this keep happening and they pleaded that we do more to stop the carnage.” Watch President Obama and Vice President Biden visit Orlando in this edition of West Wing Week: http://go.wh.gov/o45VQN
"17.06.2016 00:00:19" "These families could be our families. In fact, they are our family—they're part of the American family." —President Obama in Orlando: http://go.wh.gov/o45VQN
"16.06.2016 21:58:27" Timeline Photos "Today, once again, as has been true too many times before, I held and hugged grieving family members and parents, and they asked, why does this keep happening? And they pleaded that we do more to stop the carnage. They don't care about the politics.
"15.06.2016 23:23:09" Timeline Photos “These are young people who study in our schools, they play in our neighborhoods, they're friends with our kids, they pledge allegiance to our flag. They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.” —President
"15.06.2016 14:40:55" “We don't turn our backs on our fellow Americans. We don't treat folks differently because of where they live. Instead, we treat each other as Americans. We come together, especially when it's hard.” —President Obama calling on Congress to help Puerto
"15.06.2016 01:30:00" "Our country is not just all about the Benjamins—it's about the Tubmans, too. We need all our young people to know that Clara Barton and Lucretia Mott and Sojourner Truth and Eleanor Roosevelt and Dorothy Height, those aren't just for Women's History
"14.06.2016 22:43:23" Today, we'll change tomorrow. Watch First Lady Michelle Obama sit down with Oprah Winfrey at The United State of Women Summit to talk about the progress they've seen women achieve and encourage young women to take action so that that progress continues
"14.06.2016 19:40:46" “That's the American military. That's America. One team. One nation. Those are the values ISIL's trying to destroy.” —President Obama speaking on the fight against ISIL after meeting with his National Security Council: go.wh.gov/ISIL
"14.06.2016 13:25:56" Vice President Biden Writing the Violence Against Women Act has been one of my proudest accomplishments. And I know that the particular blend of intellectual horsepower and passion in this room today can only mean one thing: Good things will happen. Change is coming.
"13.06.2016 18:24:27" Watch President Obama speak after his briefing on the attack in Orlando, Florida: http://go.wh.gov/o45VQN
"12.06.2016 17:59:16" President Obama will deliver a statement on the tragic shooting in Orlando. Watch live: http://go.wh.gov/ab6dbt
"11.06.2016 20:19:29" NowThis “Discrimination – it's so last century” – President Obama hosted a reception for LGBT pride month
"11.06.2016 15:15:48" "Puerto Ricans are American citizens, just like folks in Maine or Oklahoma or New Mexico. And over the last decade, Puerto Rico has suffered through a deep and painful recession—but unlike the rest of the United States, it hasn't recovered." —President
"10.06.2016 20:03:14" Timeline Photos "I grew up watching him. I grew up having my identify shaped by what he accomplished." —President Obama on Muhammad Ali: http://go.wh.gov/t5zEJS
"10.06.2016 15:34:25" Jimmy Fallon: "What you're saying is this trade deal will help put everyday Americans back to…"
President Obama: "Work, work, work, work."
"09.06.2016 23:27:58" "One of the most special moments of my presidency was that warm summer night last June when we lit up the White House out there. It was a powerful symbol here at home, where more Americans finally felt accepted and whole, and that their country recognized
"09.06.2016 20:11:08" POTUS in the Wild: The Highlights “I want to make sure that the whole world is able to pass on to future generations the God-given beauty of this planet." —President Obama
The First Family is taking a summer trip to take in the great American outdoors! Next week, they'll head to Carlsbad
"09.06.2016 19:20:50" President Obama As we mourn the passing of Muhammad Ali and celebrate his life, I wanted to take a few minutes to show you some special things from The Champ.
"08.06.2016 22:26:00" Timeline Photos "We're no longer just talking about closing the gender gap in tech—we're actually doing it." —Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani. Make sure your friends see this if you're ready for next week's summit on The United State of Women:
"08.06.2016 02:00:00" Timeline Photos "In Paris, the joining of forces between India and the United States helped forge a historic agreement that can effectively deal with climate change." —President Obama on what the world's two largest democracies can do when they come together in
"07.06.2016 23:49:34" Timeline Photos "For 88 years, Helen Chavez was a force of quiet strength, but she left a legacy that will echo for generations. Alongside her husband, Cesar, she devoted her life to organizing farmworkers in California and across America, fighting for higher wages,
"07.06.2016 19:30:32" First Lady Michelle Obama: Enter The White House Film Fest! "This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of girls around the world who are counting on you to tell their stories.” —First Lady Michelle Obama on the White House Film Fest, now open for entries from student K-12 and Peace Corps volunteers:
"07.06.2016 16:41:06" Imagine this: You're standing by a lake, and you see someone drowning. You have the ability to save that person, but your hands are tied. That's how doctors working with the CDC feel about the Zika virus, an emergency we need to address:
"07.06.2016 00:30:00" Timeline Photos “Real change starts from the ground up.” —President Obama. Here's how we're working with local communities to make sure that all of our children, no matter their zip code, have the opportunity to achieve their dreams: http://go.wh.gov/YogaNX
"06.06.2016 21:55:34" "This team is far more than a collection of players. The Broncos are a way of life not just in Colorado but throughout the Mountain West." —President Obama congratulating the 2016 Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos: http://go.wh.gov/ah3HRc
"06.06.2016 19:49:12" The United State of Women Today, we'll change tomorrow. Because we are the United State of Women. Watch the film and join Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Oprah Winfrey and all the other incredible women in the #StateofWomen → http://bit.ly/1RQQd6D When women succeed, America succeeds. Find out how you can join The United State of Women Summit on Tuesday, June 14: http://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org
"06.06.2016 14:04:23" President Obama Seven years ago today, while honoring the heroes of D-Day, I met a young Army Ranger, Cory Remsburg. Eight months later, I walked into a hospital room at Bethesda to visit a grievously wounded soldier. It was Cory, and he had been nearly killed by a
"06.06.2016 01:05:59" President Obama Meets 108-Year-Old Lester Townsend “So how come you look so good? What's your secret?" Watch President Obama meet 108-year-old Lester Townsend in Elkhart, Indiana: http://go.wh.gov/5UDgxP
"05.06.2016 21:05:12" Now Accepting Entries: The 2016 White House Student Film Festi... "When we come together to do important things, it's usually because we've told a good story about why we should be working together.” —President Obama. Ready to tell your story? Find out how students K-12 can enter the White House Student Film Festival by
"04.06.2016 23:35:49" West Wing Week: 06/03/16 or, “Hello Elkhart” Japan, Indiana, Colorado and Arlington: this week's episode of West Wing Week covers a lot of ground. http://go.wh.gov/hExhjY
"04.06.2016 20:14:44" Vice President Biden In the ring, and in life, Muhammad Ali fought for something greater than any title or claim to fame.
He fought for the basic belief that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity. Rich, poor. Black, white. Any race, religion, or creed. Everyone. I
"04.06.2016 14:27:40" Timeline Photos "Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he'd tell you. He'd tell you he was the double greatest; that he'd 'handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail.'
But what made The Champ the greatest—what truly separated him from
"04.06.2016 13:02:45" Weekly Address: Building on America's Economic Recovery "This week, I returned to Elkhart. Unemployment there has now fallen to around four percent. More families are back on sturdy ground; more are covered by health insurance; more of their kids are graduating from high school. And it's no accident—it's
"03.06.2016 23:30:00" Timeline Photos "Take care of each other. Take care of those under your command. And as long as you keep strong that Long Blue Line, stay true to the values you've learned here—integrity, service before self, excellence—do this and I'm confident that we will always
"03.06.2016 20:47:21" Timeline Photos President Obama just granted clemency to 42 men and women serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws. He's now commuted the sentences of more people than the last seven presidents combined—348 men and women who have earned a
"03.06.2016 15:35:57" PBS NewsHour President Obama stuck around after last night's #POTUSonNewsHour to answer more questions. Here's his answer to a question about Second Amendment rights and gun control.
"03.06.2016 00:09:18" Timeline Photos "Second Amendment rights are important, but there are other rights that we care about as well. And we have to be able to balance them. Because our right to worship freely and safely—that right was denied to Christians in Charleston, South Carolina. And
"02.06.2016 21:24:16" "Cadets, in your positions of leadership, you will be called upon to sustain this balance—to be hard-headed and big-hearted; guided by realism and idealism, even when these forces are sometimes at odds. We've got to have the realism to see the world as it
"02.06.2016 14:30:55" The White House
"02.06.2016 00:16:10" Photos from The White House's post "We decided to help the auto industry restructure, and we helped families refinance their homes. We decided to invest in job training so that folks who lost their jobs could retool. We decided to invest in things like high-tech manufacturing and clean
"01.06.2016 19:28:50" In 2009, President Obama traveled to Elkhart, Indiana just three weeks into his presidency when the country was in the depths of recession. The unemployment rate in Elkhart was on its way to 20%. Today, Elkhart's unemployment rate is 4.3%, and its
"01.06.2016 02:31:29" Timeline Photos "This is a team for the ages, on and off the court. Their grades ranked in the top 10 percent nationally. That's worth applauding. All five seniors graduated. In fact, ever since the 1970s, the Wildcats have graduated every four-year player. And that's
"31.05.2016 21:38:59" Timeline Photos "It is every citizen's responsibility to be prepared for a disaster. And that means taking proactive steps, like having an evacuation plan, having a fully stocked disaster supply kit. If your local authorities ask you to evacuate, you have to do it. Don't
"30.05.2016 17:17:05" "Here, at Arlington, the deafening sounds of combat have given way to the silence of these sacred hills. The chaos and confusion of battle has yielded to perfect, precise rows of peace. The Americans who rest here, and their families—the best of us, those
"30.05.2016 02:22:23" "Since that fateful day, we have made choices that give us hope. The United States and Japan forged not only an alliance, but a friendship that has won far more for our people than we could ever claim through war. The nations of Europe built a union that
"29.05.2016 22:10:14" 4 cities in 5 days: Get a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama's whirlwind trip to Vietnam and Japan.
"28.05.2016 16:18:32" "This Memorial weekend, I hope you'll join me in acts of remembrance. Lay a flower or plant a flag at a fallen hero's final resting place. Reach out to a Gold Star Family in your community, and listen to the story they have to tell. Send a care package to
"27.05.2016 22:30:00" Timeline Photos "What a world-revolutionary development is the practical use of atomic physics! It's damned fortunate that we were first in its military use and it may—and probably will—be the final all-important factor in ending this war. But it's not a pleasant weapon
"27.05.2016 19:50:15" "We stand here, in the middle of this city, and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. We force ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see. We listen to a silent cry. We remember all the innocents killed across the arc
"27.05.2016 06:58:26" Later today, President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan. Get a live update from Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes from the Iwakuni Marine Corps air station ahead of the President's historic visit.
"27.05.2016 03:10:08" Photos from The White House's post "The alliance between the United States and Japan is a critical foundation for the security of both of our countries. That alliance has also helped to fortify peace and security throughout the region." —President Obama: http://go.wh.gov/p7SGbv
"26.05.2016 19:48:39" From craft beer to kitchen decor, trade with America is essential to small businesses at home and abroad. Watch a few entrepreneurs in Malaysia share why President Obama's trade deal and #MadeInAmerica goods matter to them: http://go.wh.gov/gbdjXc
"26.05.2016 15:39:02" "This is the best assignment ever in my life." Watch President Obama's interpreter in Vietnam share what this visit meant to him and to the country where he was born: http://go.wh.gov/L8WZBB
"25.05.2016 21:18:56" Timeline Photos "Decide what it is that you care about deeply, and then put everything you have into doing that. If you're interested in social media and you want to start a company, then focus on that. And if you're interested in health care for people in villages
"25.05.2016 04:06:51" “I want to say to all the young people listening: Your talent, your drive, your dreams—in those things, Vietnam has everything it needs to thrive. Your destiny is in your hands. This is your moment. And as you pursue the future that you want, I want you
"25.05.2016 01:12:46" "When I spoke to the people of Elkhart in February of 2009, I promised them that if we worked together, we could pull that community and this country out of the depths of recession—that we could not only recover, but put ourselves on a better, stronger
"24.05.2016 22:01:22" ATTN: Video Every single aspect of your life is impacted by the Supreme Court. -- Vice President Biden
"24.05.2016 20:47:55" Photos from The White House's post "A generation after young Americans came here to fight, a new generation of Americans are going to come here to teach and build and deepen the friendship between us." —President Obama on the Peace Corps coming to Vietnam for the first time:
"24.05.2016 16:55:28" "After all, it was a yearning for these rights that inspired people around the world, including Vietnam, to throw off colonialism. And I believe that upholding these rights is the fullest expression of the independence that so many cherish, including
"23.05.2016 18:46:43" Photos from The White House's post "Over the past century, our two nations have known cooperation and then conflict, painful separation, and a long reconciliation. Now, more than two decades of normalized ties between our governments allows us to reach a new moment. It's clear from this
"23.05.2016 16:12:48" Anthony Bourdain The President's chopstick skills are on point. #buncha #hanoi Sneak peek: Today President Obama sat down with Anthony Bourdain during his visit to Hanoi, Vietnam.
"23.05.2016 02:30:00" "You really can make a difference. You can't transform the world overnight. It's frustrating. There are setbacks. Progress is incremental." —President Obama to the outgoing spring class of White House interns: http://go.wh.gov/E4PoT1
"23.05.2016 00:31:30" "I'm confident that you can make the right choices—away from fear and division and paralysis, and toward cooperation and innovation and hope." —President Obama to the Rutgers University Class of 2016: http://go.wh.gov/CJ193K
"22.05.2016 16:28:20" Here's why President Obama made a cameo on one of Cuba's biggest comedy shows: http://go.wh.gov/zkZRtT
"21.05.2016 14:58:00" "This is the single biggest step I can take through executive action to raise wages for the American people. It means that millions of hardworking Americans like Elizabeth will either get paid for working more than 40 hours, or they'll get more time with
"20.05.2016 23:05:25" Timeline Photos We've got 99 wins for wildlife and a black bear is one. President Obama's Administration has led more wildlife recoveries than any other administration in history → go.wh.gov/WildlifeWin #EndangeredSpeciesDay #WildlifeWin
"20.05.2016 21:08:55" "We have a narrow window of opportunity to scale up programs, to figure out how the virus is spreading, to stop it, and to develop a vaccine." —Dr. Frieden of the CDC and Dr. Fauci of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explain why Congress needs to