"I saw the president make the tough calls in the Situation Room - and today, our troops in Iraq have finally come home so America can do some nation building here at home. That was the change that we believed in. That was the change we fought for. That was the change President Obama delivered."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Rahm Emanuel on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Rahm Emanuel on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Rahm Emanuel on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Rahm Emanuel on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Rahm Emanuel on Robert Frost
"Today, because of President Obama's courage, kids can stay on their parent's plan until they are 26. Insurers cannot kick you off your policy because you have hit your limit. They will not be able to deny you because you have a pre-existing condition."
"What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked 'a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?"
"Because of the president's leadership, every American will have access to affordable, quality health care."
"When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America's bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history."
"Everybody knows they're on the Obama team: There isn't vice presidential vs. presidential division, there's not a generational pull. People have internalized that this is a real moment in history."
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