It's a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It's a letter meant to share what we know, what we've learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear the great responsibility that comes with the highest office in our land, and the leadership of the free...
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Its a longstanding tradition for the sitting president of the United States
Marcus Powers
Ellyn Haikin Josef
Robert Murillo
For Michelle and me, Chicago is where it all started. It’s the city that showed us the power and fundamental goodness of the American people.

It’s that inherent strength that brought our country through our fair share of challenges these last eight years. Because of you, we’ve come through them stronger. Because of you, we’ve held to a belief that has guided us ever since our founding – our...
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Leah Wright
Cheryl Mitchell Wade
Elyas Burney
Merry Christmas, everybody! Today, we’re joining families across America and around the world in celebrating this joyful day by spending time with the ones we love the most. And I might watch a little basketball, too.

As folks gather in homes and churches across the country, today is an opportunity to reflect on the message that Christmas brings – one of boundless love, compassion, and hope....
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Merry Christmas everybody Today were joining families across America and around the
Krupali Kaneyalal Tejura
Elizabeth LeMay
Jane M Tiller
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 spirit of discovery there's no limit to the heights we can reach together. With John's passing, our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and...
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When John Glenn blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas rocket
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Terri Manza
Linda Skelcy
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 about how we can build on the progress we’ve made.

If you haven’t gotten covered, now’s the time to do it at HealthCare.gov. Remember,...
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Coleen Gray-Thomas
Stephanie N. Smith
Ismail Sarkar Jewel
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 tough decisions and trying times that often characterize the Presidency. But it's also been home -- it's where Michelle and I have watched our...
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Today my family will join Americans across the country in sitting down
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Emily Schutte Vijayakirthi
Emily Smith
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 taxpayers, and it’s not serving the public safety. Instead, it burdens our already overcrowded prisons. And it hurts families like...
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Amy Lynn
Vina Mae Kelley
Bill Jackolin
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 perspective on the importance of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people - and how people, no matter what nation we...
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Jenna Fillman
Jeff Warren
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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 commonsense steps designed to reduce senseless gun violence in our country. One of those steps was boosting the development of gun safety...
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This week as we continue to look for common ground on keeping
Laura Michelle Brodzik
Beth Wedebrook
Stuart Grant