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President Obama's Weekly Address





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Weekly Address: Pass the 21st Century Cures Act

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama highlighted the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill in Congress that could help us find a cure for Alzheimer's, end cancer as we know it, and help those who are seeking treatment for opioid addiction.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/December/20161203_POTUS_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Coming Together On Thanksgiving

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:05:00 +0000

President Obama wished the American people a happy Thanksgiving.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/November/20161124_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Building on a Record of Economic Progress

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000

Vice President Joe Biden discussed the progress we have made to ensure that anyone who works hard and plays by the rules has a real shot at getting into the middle class and staying there.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/November/20161119_VPOTUS_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Honoring Our Veterans

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000

President Obama recognized the service and sacrifice of our Nation's military members and veterans.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/November/20161112_POTUS_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: The Progress We've Made Because of the Affordable Care Act

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +0000

President Obama discussed Open Enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace, which began November 1 and will end on January 31.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/November/20161105_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Achieving the Mission of the Cancer Moonshot

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, Vice President Joe Biden discussed the progress of the White House Cancer Moonshot, an initiative with the goal to make a decade’s worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, in five years.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/October/20161029_VPOTUS_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Ensuring America Leads the World Into the Next Frontier

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, President Obama highlighted the White House Frontiers Conference, where many of America’s leading innovators came together to discuss how we can empower people through science, technology, and innovation to lead our communities, our country, and our world in the future.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/October/20161015_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Continuing to Strengthen the Middle Class

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama highlighted wage growth over the course of his presidency.


Media Files:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bnhlzdSSPw




Weekly Address: It’s Time to Give Families Access to Paid Sick Leave

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the importance of ensuring that American families have access to paid leave.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/October/20161001_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




WEEKLY ADDRESS: It’s Time for Republicans in Congress To Do Their Jobs

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama called on Republicans in Congress to do their jobs. With Congress back in session there is a lot of business that needs to get done, including funding the fight against Zika, providing resources to help the flood victims in Louisiana, and giving Supreme Court nominee Chief Judge Merrick Garland the courtesy of a fair hearing and a vote.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/September/20160917_POTUS_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Upholding the Legacy of Those We Lost on September 11th

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, President Obama marked the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and paid tribute to the victims, survivors, first responders, and those who have served our country.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/September/20160910_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Building Upon the Legacy of Labor Day

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, President Obama commemorated Labor Day by highlighting the economic progress we’ve made over the course of his administration.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/September/20160903_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Taking Action Against the Zika Virus

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +0000

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, President Obama called on Republicans in Congress to take action and vote to fund the Administration’s response to the Zika virus.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/August/20160827_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama commemorated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and encouraged Americans to "Find Your Park."


Media Files:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bPS_dBR4Vs




Weekly Address: Providing a Better, Cleaner, Safer Future for Our Children

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama discussed the progress we have made to combat global climate change.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/August/20160813_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Representing the Best of America in the Summer Olympics

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama celebrated the beginning of the Summer Olympics by wishing Team USA the best of luck as they compete on the world stage.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/August/20160806_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: It’s Time to Fill the Vacancy on the Supreme Court

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, retired Federal Judge Timothy Lewis joined Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/July/20160730_VPOTUS_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Protecting the Progress We’ve Made with Wall Street Reform

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined President Obama to discuss how far we've come since the financial crisis, when the recklessness of Wall Street caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs, homes, and savings.


Media Files:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5DSQDehhZw




Weekly Address: Coming Together to Find Solutions

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama acknowledged that the aftermath of tragedies like we've seen in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota, can leave us struggling to make sense of these events.


Media Files:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05YiCRDcCgw




Weekly Address: Standing Together to Stop the Violence

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, Vice President Joe Biden commemorated the lives of the five police officers who were killed and the seven people who were wounded in Dallas. The police officers were providing safety to those who were peacefully marching against racial injustices in the criminal justice system – and the shocking images of the lives lost in St. Paul and Baton Rouge. Echoing the remarks of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown, the Vice President called on the American people to act with unity and to stop the violence. He emphasized that it is the responsibility of everyone to speak out against disparities within the criminal justice system, just as much as it is the responsibility of everyone to stand up for the police who protect us every day. Because together, we as a nation will persevere and overcome.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/July/20160709_VPOTUS_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Serving our Military Families This Fourth of July

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, President Obama wished everyone a happy Fourth of July, and recognized our service members, veterans and their families for their service to our country.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/July/20160702_Weekly_Address_w_B_roll_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Designating Stonewall National Monument

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000

On Friday, June 24, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument – the first national monument dedicated to telling the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s struggle for equal rights.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/June/20160625_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Addressing Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama discussed the crippling economic crisis harming 3.5 million Americans in Puerto Rico.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/June/20160611_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Building on America’s Economic Recovery

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President discussed his return to Elkhart, Indiana, the first town he visited as President and one that was among the hardest-hit by the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/June/20160604_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Sat, 28 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, President Obama solemnly reflected on the meaning of Memorial Day and recognized the sacrifices made by the American warriors who never made it back home.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/May/20160528_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




5/20/16: White House Press Briefing

Fri, 20 May 2016 20:13:46 +0000

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/May/20160520_Press_Briefing_HD.mp4







Weekly Address: It’s Time for the Senate To Do Its Job

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President repeated his call for Republicans in the United States Senate to give Chief Judge Merrick Garland a fair hearing and a vote.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/April/20160430_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Building a Fairer and More Effective Criminal Justice System

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President discussed his continued efforts to build a fairer and more equitable criminal justice system.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/April/20160423_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Ensuring Our Free Market Works for Everyone

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, the President discussed important steps the Administration has taken to encourage competition – the most essential ingredient in a healthy free market.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/April/20160416_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Playing by the Same Rules

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President highlighted two specific steps the Administration took this week to make sure everyone plays by the same rules.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/April/20160409_Weekly_Address_HD.mp4




Weekly Address: Securing the World from Nuclear Terrorism

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President spoke from the Nuclear Security Summit on one of the greatest threats to global security - terrorists getting their hands on a weapon of mass destruction, such as a nuclear weapon.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/videos/2016/April/20160402_POTUS_Weekly_Address_HD.mov




Weekly Address: Defeating ISIL

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama offered his thoughts and prayers to the people of Belgium and to families of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, including at least two Americans.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/032616-SFENED/032616_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 09:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President discussed his decision to nominate Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/031916-QREDCX/031916_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: The Legacy of Nancy Reagan

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama discussed the life and legacy of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/031216-FDVWPX/031216_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: The American Spirit of Innovation

Sat, 05 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President discussed his upcoming visit to the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, where he will participate in a conversation about civic engagement in the 21st century and how we can use technology to tackle our toughest challenges.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/030516-KRWSAR/030516_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: Degrading and Destroying ISIL

Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the global campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/022716-DJEFDP/022716_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: A New Chapter with Cuba

Sat, 20 Feb 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, President Obama discussed his upcoming trip to Cuba, a visit that will further advance the progress we’ve made since he announced the new chapter of U.S. – Cuba relations more than a year ago.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/022016-SVDCDS/022016_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: The State of American Politics

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, the President spoke from the place where his political career first began in the Illinois State Senate.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/021316-QFDCSX/021316_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: Affordable Care Act is Making a Difference for Millions of Americans

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week’s address, the President discussed the progress we’ve made because of the Affordable Care Act.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/012316-RESNFC/012316_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Improving Economic Security by Strengthening and Modernizing the Unemployment Insurance System

Sat, 16 Jan 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President spoke about the steps we need to take to modernize our unemployment insurance system.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/011616-LDFCDS/011616_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: America Can Do Anything

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President remarked on the incredible progress that has been made in the American auto industry.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/010916-SRGVDW/010915_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: Making America Safer for Our Children

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President reflected on the progress of the past year, and looked forward to working on unfinished business in the coming year, particularly when it comes to the epidemic of gun violence.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2016/010116-RWSKDC/010116_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: Merry Christmas from the President and First Lady

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President and First Lady wished Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2015/122515-RXBVND/122515_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: Top 10 Things that Happened in 2015

Sat, 19 Dec 2015 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President celebrated the end of the year tradition of list-making with a year-in-review list of his own.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2015/121915-SDWLNC/121915_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: Standing Strong in the Face of Terrorism

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President praised our country’s resilience in the face of terrorism, and discussed how we will keep America safe.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2015/121215-EFDEWG/121215_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: We Will Not Be Terrorized

Sat, 05 Dec 2015 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President offered his condolences to the families and community of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2015/120515-RPTDGE/120515_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: This Thanksgiving, Recognizing the Greatness of American Generosity

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, the President wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving, and reflected on America’s history of welcoming men and women seeking a safer, better future for themselves and their families.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2015/112615-DWGNVD/112615_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: In the Face of Terror, We Stand As One

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 01:14:29 +0000

In this week's address, the Vice President speaks to his and the President’s commitment to protecting our country from terrorists, while also providing refuge to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2015/112115-DDWDKH/112115_WeeklyAddress.m4v




Weekly Address: Giving Veterans their Chance

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 10:00:00 +0000

In this week's address, President Obama honored our nation’s veterans, who have served and sacrificed in defense of our country.


Media Files:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/WeeklyAddress/2015/111415-PFKWQP/111415_WeeklyAddress.m4v