MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 2016
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
One of the signature accomplishments of President Obama’s first term was the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Of the provisions in this bill, fought for from day one by the Obama administration was the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
On August 31, 2010 President Obama announced the end of combat operations in Iraq, keeping his promise to end the Iraq War responsibly.
“If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Full Transcript of the President’s Remarks on Osama bin Laden
Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
A Just And Lasting Peace
Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world:
I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations – that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.