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Weekly Address: Merry Christmas from the President & First Lady

Barack and Michelle Obama, Christmas 2010 - White House Photo: Lawrence Jackson

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wished families across the country a “Merry Christmas” and encouraged everyone to support the troops and their families this holiday season. Anyone can visit www.serve.gov to find ideas for what they can do to help our servicemen and women and their families.

Weekly Address: National Security Over Politics on START

President Barack Obama - White House Photo, Lawrence Jackson

In this week’s address, President Obama called on members of Congress to come together to ratify the new START treaty just as they were able to come together to pass the essential economic package he signed into law on Friday. Ratifying a treaty like START is not about winning a victory for an administration or a political party, it is about the safety and security of the country.

Obama Weekly Address: New START Treaty “Fundamental” to Security

President Barack Obama - White House Photo, Chuck Kennedy

In this week’s address, President Obama called ratifying New START this year “fundamental” to America’s national security. Failure to ratify the treaty this year not only would mean losing our nuclear inspectors in Russia, but also it would undermine the international coalition pressuring Iran, put to risk the transit routes used to equip our troops in Afghanistan, and undo decades of American leadership and bipartisanship on nuclear security.