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One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.


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We have now just enshrined, as soon as I sign this bill, the core principle that everybody should ha...
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America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share...
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In the absence of sound oversight, responsible businesses are forced to compete against unscrupulous...
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Where the stakes are the highest, in the war on terror, we cannot possibly succeed without extraordi...
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Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify th...
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Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs,...
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without enough troops to win the war, secure the peace and earn the respect of the world.
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John Kerry believes in an America where hard work is rewarded.
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We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives...
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I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
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Of course, there is no question that Libya - and the world - will be better off with Gaddafi out of ...
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After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no...
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I want to be very clear: I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the ne...
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And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the Ame...
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As I said last week in the wake of the grand jury decision, I think Ferguson laid bare a problem tha...
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In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.
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A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me.
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To provide an additional $50 billion in capital gains and dividend tax breaks over the next 10 years...
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They are going to have to find immediate work, immediate housing, immediately get their kids into sc...
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I see no evidence of active malice, but I see a continuation of passive indifference on the part of ...
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The hope of a skinny kid with a funny name who believes that America has a place for him, too.
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John Kerry believes in America.
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We have real enemies in the world. These enemies must be found. They must be pursued and they must b...
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So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure ...
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It's been sort of a whirlwind,
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I've never been more hopeful about our future. I have never been more hopeful about America. And I a...
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As president, I'm committed to making Washington work better and rebuilding the trust of the peo...
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Our public life withers when only the most extreme voices get attention. Most of all, democracy brea...
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As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the wo...
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Indeed, it's not a stretch to say that most voters no longer choose their representatives; instead, ...
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This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its be...
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The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, b...
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We will outstretch the hand if you unclench your fist.
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I've been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career.
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The condition of the black race, their pain, their wounds, would in his mind become merged with his ...
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If people continue to feel like Democrats are looking after poor folks and Republicans are looking a...
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But do I think that our actions in anyway violate the War Powers Resolution, the answer is no.
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Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been ...
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A nation ringed by walls will only imprison itself.
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I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to p...
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If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax ...
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Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder...
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It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to peopl...
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I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal ...
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For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has ...
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Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrap...
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I've been fighting with Acorn, alongside Acorn, on issues you care about, my entire career.
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Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They've got...
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