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Barack Obama: The President's Weekly Address
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863 - The President's Weekly Address
November 15, 2014
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NOTE: The address was recorded at approximately 5 p.m. on November 6 in the Roosevelt Room at the White House for broadcast on November 15. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on November 14, but was embargoed for release until 6 a.m. on November 15.
Citation: Barack Obama: "The President's Weekly Address," November 15, 2014. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=107912.
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