Center for Strategic Communication

President Obama Pays Tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye

President Barack Obama speaks at the funeral service for Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This afternoon, President Obama spoke at the funeral service for...

From the Archives: The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

  On this day in 2011, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was finally and formally repealed, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly in our nation’s armed forces. In a statement marking the anniversary, President Obama said that repealing the law “upheld...

Marking the Eleventh Anniversary of 9/11

President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stand during the playing of Taps during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2012. (Official...