I'm measuring my actions against that inner voice that for me at least is audible, is active, it tells me where I think I'm on track and where I think I'm off track.

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Essentially, Iran was sanctioned because of what had happened at Fordow, its unwillingness to comply with previous U.N. security resolutions about their nuclear program, and as part of the package of sanctions that was slapped on them, the issue of arms and ballistic missiles were included.

Barack Obama
Their foreign policy is so disjointed, confusing, and chaotic that, really, people need to reexamine those who want to be involved in every war.
Barack Obama

We Americans are not an inherently more violent people than folks in other countries. We're not inherently more prone to mental health problems. The main difference that sets our nation apart, what makes us so susceptible to so many mass shootings, is that we don't do enough, we don't take the basic common sense actions to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. What's different in America is that it's easy to get your hands on a gun.

Barack Obama
The immigration issue is, I recognize, one that generates a lot of passion, but it does not make sense for us to want to push talent out.
Barack Obama

We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority.

Barack Obama
There are folks who will equivocate. They'll say, 'You know, I'm not a scientist.' Well, I'm not either. But the best scientists in the world know that climate change is happening.
Barack Obama

We are on alert 24/7. And everything that you report will be investigated. We do it in private. We do it covertly. This could be a problem, it could simply be your neighbor having a bad day. But better be safe than sorry.

Barack Obama
I am living testimony to the moral force of non-violence. I know there's nothing weak - nothing passive - nothing naïve - in the creed and lives of Gandhi and King.
Barack Obama

I'm willing to work with anyone of either party who has a good idea and the commitment to see through. And we should all expect you to hold us accountable for our progress or our failure to deliver.

Barack Obama
We've got to be able to distinguish between dangerous individuals who need to be incapacitated and incarcerated versus young people who... if given different opportunities, a different vision of life, could be thriving, that's what strikes me -- there but for the grace of God. And that I think is something that we all have to think about.