U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers welcome remarks to State Department employees in the main lobby of the Department's Harry S. Truman building on his first day as Secretary of State in Washington, D.C., on February 2, 2017. (State Department photo)

Secretary’s Remarks: Welcome Remarks to Employees

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 2, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president as Melania Trump holds a bible Trump's mother gave him when he was a boy atop the bible used by President Lincoln at his first inauguration. (© AP Images)

President Trump’s inaugural address

President Trump delivered this inaugural address on January 20, 2017. THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will

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Remarks by the President in Farewell Address

“I leave this stage tonight even more optimistic about this country than when we started. Because I know our work has not only helped so many Americans; it has inspired so many Americans — especially so many young people out there — to believe that you can make a difference; to hitch your wagon to something bigger than yourselves.”

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Remarks at a UN General Assembly Meeting on the Cuba Embargo

Remarks at a UN General Assembly Meeting on the Cuba Embargo Share Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City October 26, 2016 For more than 50 years, the United States had a policy aimed at isolating the government of Cuba. For roughly half of those years, UN Member

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Address by President Obama to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

The United Nations New York, New York Mr. President; Mr. Secretary General; fellow delegates; ladies and gentlemen:  As I address this hall as President for the final time, let me recount the progress that we’ve made these last eight years. From the depths of the greatest financial crisis of our time, we coordinated our response to avoid further catastrophe and

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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Cuba

From the beginning of my time in office, I’ve urged the people of the Americas to leave behind the ideological battles of the past. We are in a new era. I know that many of the issues that I’ve talked about lack the drama of the past. And I know that part of Cuba’s identity is its pride in being a small island nation that could stand up for its rights, and shake the world. But I also know that Cuba will always stand out because of the talent, hard work, and pride of the Cuban people.

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Remarks by President Obama and President Raul Castro of Cuba in a Joint Press Conference

My wife, Michelle, and I brought our daughters — and by the way, they don’t always want to go with us; they’re teenagers now. They have friends at home and they have things to do — but they wanted to come to Cuba because they understood, and we wanted to show them, the beauty of Cuba and its people. We were moved by the Cubans who received us yesterday, smiling and waving

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Remarks by President Obama at an Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Event — Havana, Cuba

Now, I’m not here to give a big speech. I’m going to do that tomorrow. What I really want to do is hear from you and have a conversation about what we can achieve together. But I do want to begin by stepping back and talking about the forces and hopes that bring us together here today. In many ways, the history of Cuba can be understood through the labor of

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Remarks by President Obama at U.S. Embassy Meet and Greet — Havana, Cuba

Back in 1928, President Coolidge came on a battleship. It took him three days to get here. It only took me three hours. (Laughter.) For the first time ever, Air Force One has landed in Cuba, and this is our very first stop. So this is a historic visit, and it’s a historic opportunity to engage directly with the Cuban people

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Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries. Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people, and begin a new chapter amon

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