We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.
One of the interesting things about being in public life is there are constantly these pressures being placed on you from different sides. To be effective, you have to be able to listen to a variety of points of view, synthesize viewpoints.
We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority.
So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America.
One of the things I've learned about being president is that we'll work on issues for long periods of time, sometimes in obscurity.
We have to acknowledge the progress we made, but understand that we still have a long way to go. That things are better, but still not good enough.
Life takes its own turns, makes its own demands, writes its own story, and along the way, we start to realize we are not the author.
Iran's Supreme Court has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons. President [Hassan] Rouhani has indicated Iran will never develop nuclear weapons. I've made clear that we respect the right of the Iranian people to access peaceful nuclear energy in the context of Iran meeting its o
And what would help minority workers are the same things that would help white workers: the opportunity to earn a living wage, the education and training that lead to such jobs, labor laws and tax laws that restore some balance to the distribution of the nation's wealth ...
Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?
The future is ours to win. But to get there we can't just stand still...
As a nuclear power - as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon - the United States has a moral responsibility to act.
But today, just a few years into the twenty-first century, we already find ourselves in a different and precarious position. As revolutions in communications and technology have broken down barriers across the world, it has given more power to both our competitors and our enemies.
For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.
I just miss - I miss being anonymous.
I've been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career.
I don't think that hedge funds are bad per se. I think they're just one more financial tool. And in that sense, they're useful.
Whenever I look at the history of presidents I deeply admire - the one thing that I'm always struck by is persistence. It's a quality that's underrated. Being able to plough through, being able to stay buoyant in the face of challenges.
I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The American story has never been about things coming easy. It has been about rising to the moment when the moment is hard. About rejecting panicked division for purposeful unity. About seeing a mountaintop from the deepest valley. That is why we remember that some of the most famous words ever spok
If you have health insurance, then you don't have to do anything. If you've got health insurance through your employer, you can keep your health insurance, keep your choice of doctor, keep your plan.
Be conscious of God and speak always the truth.
Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
Americans should tremble before suggesting that any fellow citizen lacks patriotism.
Some heinous crimes justify the ultimate punishment.
The evangelists' success points to a hunger for the product they are selling, a hunger that goes beyond any particular issue or cause. They need an assurance that somebody out there cares about them, is listening to them.
Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career.
I'm a strong believer in strong encryption.
Those who threaten Israel threaten us. Israel has always faced these threats on the frontlines, and I will bring to the White House an unshakable commitment to Israel's security. That starts with insuring Israel's qualitative military advantage. I will insure that Israel can defend itself from any t
Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided."Truth: Obama later said, "This was an example where we had some poor phrasing in the speech and we immediately tried to correct the interpretation that was given. The point we were simply making was, is that we don't want barb