Dad, husband, President, citizen.

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Joined March 2007
The Inflation Reduction Act that just passed the Senate is a major accomplishment. Not only will it reduce inflation and lower the cost of prescription drugs – it also happens to be the most consequential piece of climate legislation in American history. nytimes.com/2022/08/07/us/po…
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Thanks to President Biden and Democrats in Congress, people’s bills will get smaller, their lives will get longer, and we’ll have a real shot at avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. That’s something Democrats everywhere can and should be proud of.
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Thanks everybody for the birthday wishes. I am so touched by the messages I got from folks all over the country who are out there doing the work to create lasting change. You give me hope.
To mark @BarackObama’s birthday, the @ObamaFoundation created a special book full of letters from over 150 Obama campaign and Administration alumni who reflected on their transformational journey with him and how they are carrying the baton of change forward today. 💙
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My mother, Ann Dunham, was the biggest influence on my life, and helped shape me into the person I am today. I’m proud to share that the Water Garden at the Obama Presidential Center will be named in her honor.
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The Ann Dunham Water Garden will be a special place for visitors and members of the community to reflect. It will also feature an incredible new sculpture by Maya Lin, whose work I've long admired.
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Thanks to the members of our Obama Alumni family whose generosity helped bring this incredible project to life. I can’t wait for you to see it.
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You bet, Joe. 31 million folks enrolled and the lowest uninsured rate ever. Now Congress needs to pass the Inflation Reduction Act to build on this progress.
Thanks to Obamacare, and the improvements we made to it in the American Rescue Plan, the uninsured rate hit its lowest point ever today. Pretty cool, huh, @BarackObama? usatoday.com/story/news/poli…
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More than 20 years after 9/11, one of the masterminds of that terrorist attack and Osama bin Laden’s successor as the leader of al-Qaeda – Ayman al-Zawahiri – has finally been brought to justice.
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It’s a tribute to President Biden’s leadership, to the members of the intelligence community who have been working for decades for this moment, and to the counterterrorism professionals who were able to take al-Zawahiri out without a single civilian casualty.
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Tonight’s news is also proof that it’s possible to root out terrorism without being at war in Afghanistan. And I hope it provides a small measure of peace to the 9/11 families and everyone else who has suffered at the hands of al-Qaeda.
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Today, we lost a giant. As tall as Bill Russell stood, his legacy rises far higher—both as a player and as a person.
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Perhaps more than anyone else, Bill knew what it took to win and what it took to lead. On the court, he was the greatest champion in basketball history. Off of it, he was a civil rights trailblazer—marching with Dr. King and standing with Muhammad Ali.
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For decades, Bill endured insults and vandalism, but never let it stop him from speaking up for what’s right. I learned so much from the way he played, the way he coached, and the way he lived his life. Michelle and I send our love to Bill’s family, and everyone who admired him.
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This has been a big week for the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress. First, Congress is on track to pass a bipartisan bill that will lower the cost of everything from cars to consumer goods, and make us less dependent on foreign semiconductors.
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Then President Biden and Democrats in Congress announced a deal that will fight inflation by reducing the cost of prescription drugs, cutting the deficit, and making the biggest investments in history to boost clean energy and tackle the climate crisis.
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I’m grateful to President Biden and those in Congress – Democrat or Republican – who are working to deliver for the American people. Progress doesn’t always happen all at once, but it does happen – and this is what it looks like.
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I can’t wait for you to hear The Sum of Us podcast from @HGMedia. @HMcGhee travels across the country to highlight the extraordinary stories of Americans working to build a better future, and the connections between them. Take a listen now on Spotify.
We're excited to share that The Sum of Us is out now. Join @hmcghee on this nine episode podcast as she travels across the USA, unearthing stories of American hope and solidarity. New episodes out every Wednesday. Ep 01 and 02 are now available, only on Spotify. #TheSumofUsPod
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Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your replies—it’s an example of how music really can bring us all together. Here’s what I’ve been listening to this summer. What songs would you add?
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I’ve read a couple of great books this year and wanted to share some of my favorites so far. What have you been reading this summer?
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There is so much power in telling our story, sharing our truth, and inviting others into our lives. I’m so proud of @MichelleObama for doing just that in her new book, The Light We Carry, and can’t wait for you to read it.
These past few years, I've been thinking about how to stay centered in a world filled with so much uncertainty. And that process led me to writing my new book—The Light We Carry—coming out on November 15. Learn more at michelleobamabooks.com. #TheLightWeCarry
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