If we aren't willing to pay a price for our values, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all.
When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.
I am designating a new Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers to cut through red tape and ensure that the full resources of our federal government are leveraged to assist the workers, communities, and regions that rely on our auto industry.
Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science ...
The people there, the community, the lessons that I learned -- they're all based right in this few square miles where we'll now be able to give something back and bring the world back home after this incredible journey.
Our country was born out of a desire to be free. And every day since, it's been protected by our men and women in uniform - people who believed so deeply in America, they were willing to give their lives for it.
We also recommit to supporting tribal self-determination, security, and prosperity for all Native Americans. While we cannot erase the scourges or broken promises of our past, we will move ahead together in writing a new, brighter chapter in our joint history.
Our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of humankind.
Most Americans believe that escalation will not bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end, and that's why I've proposed not just a troop cap, but a phased redeployment that will start bringing our troops home.
I believe that the best measure of whether a nation is going to be successful is whether they are tapping the talents of their women.
Today, on this day of possibility, we stand in the shadow of a lanky, raw-boned man with little formal education who once took the stage at Old Main and told the nation that if anyone did not believe the American principles of freedom and equality, that those principles were timeless and all-inclusi
My identity might begin with the fact of my race, but it didn't, couldn't end there. At least that's what I would choose to believe.
Letting the free market do whatever it wants. That's not been historically how we grow. We have to invest in education, in rebuilding broadband lines and roads and runways, and it's important that we bring back American manufacturing and regulations to prevent consumers from being cheated.
Few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear.
This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are.
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.
What I could not support was a dumb war, a rash war, a war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics.
We're not going to baby sit a civil war. Barack Obam
Justice needs to be served, what I think people of Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth. That's what people around the country expect.
We have a stake in one another...what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart.
I'll turn the page on a growing empire of classified information. We'll protect sources and methods, but we won't use sources and methods to hide the truth.
It's harder to end a war than begin one. Indeed, everything that American troops have done in Iraq -- all the fighting and all the dying, the bleeding and the building, and the training and the partnering -- all of it has led to this moment of success. Now, Iraq is not a perfect place. It has many c
If you've got a business - you didn't build that.
We've got a lot of work to do economically in this country to bring about a more just and fair economy.
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.
I hope you invite me (back) before then.
A number of countries, including some who have loudly criticized the NSA, privately acknowledge that America has special responsibilities as the world's only superpower, that our intelligence capabilities are critical to meeting these responsibilities, and that they themselves have relied on the inf
A little reminder to those who don't back Obama and gay marriage. It's probably cause you're gay.
You know. Uh. The bowling alley doesn't seem to be improving my game. That is the one thing I have noticed.
All people should be treated equally, regardless of who they are or who they love.