It would be good for the workers in Vietnam even as it helps make sure that they're not undercutting competition here in the United States.

-Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Ultimately, the challenges of the 21st century can't be met without collective action. Agreement will almost never be easy, and results won't always come quickly. But I am committed to respecting different points of view, and to forging a consensus instead of dictating our terms ... that's how we will advance and uphold our ideals.

Barack Obama
We're not going to deputize a whole bunch of American citizens to start grabbing people or turning them in, in part because the ordinary American citizen may not know whether or not this person is illegal or not. But, you know, the notion that we're going to criminalize priests, for example, or doctors who are providing services to individuals, and throw them in jail for doing what their calling asks them to do, which is to provide help and service to people in need, I think that is a mistake. I think that's out of America's character.
Barack Obama

I am a little jet lagged from my trip to Malaysia...The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days.

Barack Obama
John McCain has not spoken about my Muslim faith.
Barack Obama

We are God's partners in matters of life and death.

Barack Obama
Washington is a place where good ideas go to die.
Barack Obama

People always - I think were surprised about me connecting with folks in small town Iowa. And the reason I did was - first of all, I had the benefit that at the time nobody expected me to win. And so I wasn't viewed through this prism of Fox News and conservative media making me scary. At the time, I didn't think seem scary, other than just having a funny name. I seemed young.

Barack Obama
Granting such immunity undermines the constitutional protections Americans trust the Congress to protect.
Barack Obama

For decades, we've been told that it doesn't make economic sense to switch to renewable energy. Today, that's no longer true.

Barack Obama
I wouldn't consider them acts of war, but I would consider them acts of property damage, commercial theft that are serious.