When states like Alabama and Arizona passed some of the harshest immigration laws in history, my Attorney General took them on in court and we won.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Profession: President
Nationality: American

When states like Alabama and Arizona passed some of the harshest immigration laws in history, my Att.. Barack Obama

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For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.

For us to respond in that way to hateful speech... we empower the worst of us .. to create chaos around the world.

Hope – hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope.

Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don't settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world.

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way.

The journey will be difficult. The road will be long. I face this challenge with profound humility, and knowledge of my own limitations. But I also face it with limitless faith in the capacity of the American people.

After 2014, we will support a unified Afghanistan as it takes responsibility for its own future.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help... Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.

I tossed a stick into the fire. Attitudes aren't so different in America, I told Francis. You are probably right, he said. But you see, a rich country like America can perhaps afford to be stupid.

My little girls can break my heart. They can make me cry just looking at them eating their string beans.

Reflecting on his years in prison, Nelson Mandela wrote that there were dark moments that tested his faith in humanity, but he refused to give up.

One of the great strengths of the United States is... we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.

I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that.

I think same sex couples should be able to get married.