and for that matter Golwalkar, We may adhere to different religious faiths or even to none; but that does not take away from us that cultural inheritance that is yours as well as mine”.
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(Source: Express Photo) Top News Going by her personal experience,former Commonwealth Games rifle shooting champion AnjaliBhagwat expects very windy conditions on the outdoor shootingrange during the Rio Olympic Games in August “The 25m and 50m outdoor ranges will be very windy Iwon my 2008 Beijing Olympic quota place in the Rio World Cup It’s the same range which has not changed We just had thePre-Olympic World Cup there Everything is the same” said Anjali at the Star Sports channel’s media conference to givedetails of its coverage of the August 5-21 Games Anjali said Indian shooters could be more hampered bythe wind as they did not have as ready an access to differenttypes of ammunition as the European countries’ shooters “Conditions are the same for everyone but wind mattersa lot (for Indian shooters) and technically it’s difficult forus as we don’t have that much of advantage to get quality ofammunition unlike Europeans who have brands of variousammunition having different velocities “In windy conditions we try to shoot with lower velocityammunition But we have a limited access to these differenttypes of ammunition” Anjali who won four gold medals in the 2006 CommonwealthGames in Melbourne declined to predict about India’s medalchances at Rio because of the change in rules after the 2012London Olympics in which men shooters Vijay Kumar (25m rapidfire pistol) and Gagan Narang (10m air rifle) won silver andbronze medals respectively “After 2012 the whole rule book has changed – fromtimings from the procedure of matches and the counting Earlier in the three-position event we started with lying(prone) then it was kneeling and last was done standing Butnow it starts with kneeling then prone and then standing”said the 46-year-old rifle shooter “Plus the procedure for finals and the number of shotshave changed Earlier only 10 shots were there in threepositions but now we have to shoot 15 shots each in all threepositions Every shooter has equal chance to qualify Earlierthe best shooter standing will only win but now all haveequal chances to cover up in the finals” said Anjali For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 21 2016 1:14 am MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva is now over a year old (Source: File) Related News India beat Pakistan by six wickets in the ICC World T20 contest at the Eden Gardens on Saturday There were celebrations around the country but the one outside MS Dhoni’s residence has caught his wife Sakshi’s attention WATCH:Virat Kohli Special Helps India Makes It 5/5 Against Pakistan In World T20s Sakshi after tweeting about India’s win tweeted how the car honks firecrackers could wake up their little daughter Ziva Sakshi who had been a regular to India and IPL matches has been missing from the stands after Ziva’s birth She did get her along for the IPL last year but has been missing after that ALSO READ:Great feeling to score in front of 67 000 people and Sachin Tendulkar says ViratKohli Ppl outside my house …honking burning fire crackers …screaming …u guys r gonna wake up my daughter … — Sakshi Singh Dhoni (@SaakshiSRawat) 19 March 2016 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs VIEW:India vs Pakistan: It’s that man Virat Kohliagain For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: December 25 2014 3:53 pm Starring Anushka Sharma Karan Johar and Ranbir Kapoor film ‘Bombay Velvet’ is currently in post production Related News Director Anurag Kashyap approached actors like Aamir Khan Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan for his ambitious period drama ‘Bombay Velvet’ before it finally landed with Ranbir Kapoor The director said he needed a big star to raise money for his big-budget film Also starring Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar the film is currently in post production Based on author Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai Fables ‘Bombay Velvet‘ chronicles the story of how the city became a metropolis The Bombay of 1950s and ’60s recreated in Sri Lanka Anurag now plans to release it in May next year “‘Bombay Velvet’ was expensive from the beginning It is the most tight budget film of my career It is a Rs 300 crore movie that we have made into Rs 90 crore I wanted someone who was not only a good actor but also made it possible for me to raise that kind of money” Anurag told PTI “My first choice when I wrote the film in 2006 was Saif Ali Khan From there it went to Aamir and Hrithik This film has gone around before landing with Ranbir We also tried to make it with Ranbir Singh but we could raise only Rs 40 to 50 crore” he added Anurag said Johar who has so far done only brief appearances in films will surprise with his full-fledged negative role in the story “I feel directors make great actors A director is the only guy who does not come asking for instructions as he knows where the camera is and what he is supposed to do Karan will surprise everyone as there is no trace of Karan in his performance” Anurag has a huge following in the young generation of cinema-lovers who look up to him as someone who does not follow norms but the expectations sometimes work against him “If my films become successful my fans think I have sold myself out while mainstream people think they should not put their money into my hands as I would sink it So it is like walking on a double-edged sword “There are a lot of stories but people will know the truth only when ‘Bombay Velvet’ comes out It is still a very real film despite being expensive I have not spent money on something where people fly through air Nothing flies in my film except birds” Anurag has come a long way from his troubled debut with ‘Black Friday’ He has the success of ‘Dev D’ and ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ behind him but that has not made it easy for him to raise money for his projects “It is still very difficult because when you make a successful film they want you to keep repeating it Some of the most successful 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For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 14 2017 4:47 pm This photo provided by Eglin Air Force Base shows the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb The Pentagon says US forces in Afghanistan dropped the military’s largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan (Eglin Air Force Base via AP) Top News The United States on Thursday has dropped GBU-43 bomb the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat in Afghanistan against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants the military said The massive bomb was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province near Pakistan border Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said This is the the first time US has used this size of bomb in a conflict The GBU-43 is a 9797 kg GPS-guided munition bomb also known as the “mother of all bombs” It was first tested in March 2003 days before the start of the Iraq war “This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against ISIS-K” General John Nicholson the head of US and international forces in Afghanistan said in a statement The damage of the bombing is not clear yet For all the latest World News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsIf these people are not provided alternative residences in nearby areas.
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Their families are relatively well-to-do people, Salman Khan, demanding release of a few men picked up by police in connection with the violence after the Patidar rally. and the community that lines up to cheer him on.instead of knocking on the doors of the administration, he said The MVC report will come up before the Standing Committee for formal approval In its final versionit has decided to drop its recommendations for category upgrade of residential colonies In other wordsthere will not be any hike in property tax this year In its interim reportthe MVC had recommended the upgrade of as many as 125 colonies across the city by at least one level The committee has also dropped the idea to consider the impact of the Delhi Metro while re-categorising the colonies Earlierit has been decided that five points be allotted to colonies situated within a kilometres radius of the Metro linewhich would have result in a huge jump in property tax paid by the owners In its final reportthe committee also skipped another recommendation that all DDA-developed colonies in trans-Yamuna area be categorized on a par with other colonies developed by the Authority in the Capital Howeverproperties falling under the special category such as five-star hotelshospitals and industrial areas did not receive any relief For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Washington | Updated: January 13 2016 8:40 am President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as Vice President Joe Biden watches before the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Related News Below is the full text of President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address as released by the White House Mr Speaker Mr Vice President Members of Congress my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union And for this final one I’m going to try to make it shorter I know some of you are antsy to get back to Iowa I also understand that because it’s an election season expectations for what we’ll achieve this year are low Still Mr Speaker I appreciate the constructive approach you and the other leaders took at the end of last year to pass a budget and make tax cuts permanent for working families So I hope we can work together this year on bipartisan priorities like criminal justice reform and helping people who are battling prescription drug abuse We just might surprise the cynics again But tonight I want to go easy on the traditional list of proposals for the year ahead Don’t worry I’ve got plenty from helping students learn to write computer code to personalizing medical treatments for patients And I’ll keep pushing for progress on the work that still needs doing Fixing a broken immigration system Protecting our kids from gun violence Equal pay for equal work paid leave raising the minimum wage All these things still matter to hardworking families; they are still the right thing to do; and I will not let up until they get done But for my final address to this chamber I don’t want to talk just about the next year I want to focus on the next five years ten years and beyond I want to focus on our future We live in a time of extraordinary change—change that’s reshaping the way we live the way we work our planet and our place in the world It’s change that promises amazing medical breakthroughs but also economic disruptions that strain working families It promises education for girls in the most remote villages but also connects terrorists plotting an ocean away It’s change that can broaden opportunity or widen inequality And whether we like it or not the pace of this change will only accelerate America has been through big changes before—wars and depression the influx of immigrants workers fighting for a fair deal and movements to expand civil rights Each time there have been those who told us to fear the future; who claimed we could slam the brakes on change promising to restore past glory if we just got some group or idea that was threatening America under control And each time we overcame those fears We did not in the words of Lincoln adhere to the “dogmas of the quiet past” Instead we thought anew and acted anew We made change work for us always extending America’s promise outward to the next frontier to more and more people And because we did—because we saw opportunity where others saw only peril—we emerged stronger and better than before What was true then can be true now Our unique strengths as a nation—our optimism and work ethic our spirit of discovery and innovation our diversity and commitment to the rule of law—these things give us everything we need to ensure prosperity and security for generations to come In fact it’s that spirit that made the progress of these past seven years possible It’s how we recovered from the worst economic crisis in generations It’s how we reformed our health care system and reinvented our energy sector; how we delivered more care and benefits to our troops and veterans and how we secured the freedom in every state to marry the person we love But such progress is not inevitable It is the result of choices we make together And we face such choices right now Will we respond to the changes of our time with fear turning inward as a nation and turning against each other as a people Or will we face the future with confidence in who we are what we stand for and the incredible things we can do together So let’s talk about the future and four big questions that we as a country have to answer—regardless of who the next President is or who controls the next Congress First how do we give everyone a fair shot at opportunity and security in this new economy Second how do we make technology work for us and not against us—especially when it comes to solving urgent challenges like climate change Third how do we keep America safe and lead the world without becoming its policeman And finally how can we make our politics reflect what’s best in us and not what’s worst Let me start with the economy and a basic fact: the United States of America right now has the strongest most durable economy in the world We’re in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history More than 14 million new jobs; the strongest two years of job growth since the ’90s; an unemployment rate cut in half Our auto industry just had its best year ever Manufacturing has created nearly 900000 new jobs in the past six years And we’ve done all this while cutting our deficits by almost three-quarters Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction What is true—and the reason that a lot of Americans feel anxious—is that the economy has been changing in profound ways changes that started long before the Great Recession hit and haven’t let up Today technology doesn’t just replace jobs on the assembly line but any job where work can be automated Companies in a global economy can locate anywhere and face tougher competition As a result workers have less leverage for a raise Companies have less loyalty to their communities And more and more wealth and income is concentrated at the very top All these trends have squeezed workers even when they have jobs; even when the economy is growing It’s made it harder for a hardworking family to pull itself out of poverty harder for young people to start on their careers and tougher for workers to retire when they want to And although none of these trends are unique to America they do offend our uniquely American belief that everybody who works hard should get a fair shot For the past seven years our goal has been a growing economy that works better for everybody We’ve made progress But we need to make more And despite all the political arguments we’ve had these past few years there are some areas where Americans broadly agree We agree that real opportunity requires every American to get the education and training they need to land a good-paying job The bipartisan reform of No Child Left Behind was an important start and together we’ve increased early childhood education lifted high school graduation rates to new highs and boosted graduates in fields like engineering In the coming years we should build on that progress by providing Pre-K for all offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one and we should recruit and support more great teachers for our kids And we have to make college affordable for every American Because no hardworking student should be stuck in the red We’ve already reduced student loan payments to ten percent of a borrower’s income Now we’ve actually got to cut the cost of college Providing two years of community college at no cost for every responsible student is one of the best ways to do that and I’m going to keep fighting to get that started this year Of course a great education isn’t all we need in this new economy We also need benefits and protections that provide a basic measure of security After all it’s not much of a stretch to say that some of the only people in America who are going to work the same job in the same place with a health and retirement package for 30 years are sitting in this chamber For everyone else especially folks in their forties and fifties saving for retirement or bouncing back from job loss has gotten a lot tougher Americans understand that at some point in their careers they may have to retool and retrain But they shouldn’t lose what they’ve already worked so hard to build First lady Michelle Obama standing next to Connecticut Gov Dannel Malloy waves on Capitol Hill in Washington prior to the start of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) That’s why Social Security and Medicare are more important than ever; we shouldn’t weaken them we should strengthen them And for Americans short of retirement basic benefits should be just as mobile as everything else is today That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about It’s about filling the gaps in employer-based care so that when we lose a job or go back to school or start that new business we’ll still have coverage Nearly eighteen million have gained coverage so far Health care inflation has slowed And our businesses have created jobs every single month since it became law Now I’m guessing we won’t agree on health care anytime soon But there should be other ways both parties can improve economic security Say a hardworking American loses his job—we shouldn’t just make sure he can get unemployment insurance; we should make sure that program encourages him to retrain for a business that’s ready to hire him If that new job doesn’t pay as much there should be a system of wage insurance in place so that he can still pay his bills And even if he’s going from job to job he should still be able to save for retirement and take his savings with him That’s the way we make the new economy work better for everyone I also know Speaker Ryan has talked about his interest in tackling poverty America is about giving everybody willing to work a hand up and I’d welcome a serious discussion about strategies we can all support like expanding tax cuts for low-income workers without kids But there are other areas where it’s been more difficult to find agreement over the last seven years—namely what role the government should play in making sure the system’s not rigged in favor of the wealthiest and biggest corporations And here the American people have a choice to make I believe a thriving private sector is the lifeblood of our economy I think there are outdated regulations that need to be changed and there’s red tape that needs to be cut But after years of record corporate profits working families won’t get more opportunity or bigger paychecks by letting big banks or big oil or hedge funds make their own rules at the expense of everyone else; or by allowing attacks on collective bargaining to go unanswered Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did Immigrants aren’t the reason wages haven’t gone up enough; those decisions are made in the boardrooms that too often put quarterly earnings over long-term returns It’s sure not the average family watching tonight that avoids paying taxes through offshore accounts In this new economy workers and start-ups and small businesses need more of a voice not less The rules should work for them And this year I plan to lift up the many businesses who’ve figured out that doing right by their workers ends up being good for their shareholders their customers and their communities so that we can spread those best practices across America In fact many of our best corporate citizens are also our most creative This brings me to the second big question we have to answer as a country: how do we reignite that spirit of innovation to meet our biggest challenges Sixty years ago when the Russians beat us into space we didn’t deny Sputnik was up there We didn’t argue about the science or shrink our research and development budget We built a space program almost overnight and twelve years later we were walking on the moon That spirit of discovery is in our DNA We’re Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers and George Washington Carver We’re Grace Hopper and Katherine Johnson and Sally Ride We’re every immigrant and entrepreneur from Boston to Austin to Silicon Valley racing to shape a better world And over the past seven years we’ve nurtured that spirit We’ve protected an open internet and taken bold new steps to get more students and low-income Americans online We’ve launched next-generation manufacturing hubs and online tools that give an entrepreneur everything he or she needs to start a business in a single day But we can do so much more Last year Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot America can cure cancer Last month he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade Tonight I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us on so many issues over the past forty years I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control For the loved ones we’ve all lost for the family we can still save let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all Medical research is critical We need the same level of commitment when it comes to developing clean energy sources Look if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change have at it You’ll be pretty lonely because you’ll be debating our military most of America’s business leaders the majority of the American people almost the entire scientific community and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it But even if the planet wasn’t at stake; even if 2014 wasn’t the warmest year on record—until 2015 turned out even hotter—why would we want to pass up the chance for American businesses to produce and sell the energy of the future Seven years ago we made the single biggest investment in clean energy in our history Here are the results In fields from Iowa to Texas wind power is now cheaper than dirtier conventional power On rooftops from Arizona to New York solar is saving Americans tens of millions of dollars a year on their energy bills and employs more Americans than coal—in jobs that pay better than average We’re taking steps to give homeowners the freedom to generate and store their own energy—something environmentalists and Tea Partiers have teamed up to support Meanwhile we’ve cut our imports of foreign oil by nearly sixty percent and cut carbon pollution more than any other country on Earth Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t bad either Now we’ve got to accelerate the transition away from dirty energy Rather than subsidize the past we should invest in the future—especially in communities that rely on fossil fuels That’s why I’m going to push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet That way we put money back into those communities and put tens of thousands of Americans to work building a 21st century transportation system None of this will happen overnight and yes there are plenty of entrenched interests who want to protect the status quo But the jobs we’ll create the money we’ll save and the planet we’ll preserve—that’s the kind of future our kids and grandkids deserve Climate change is just one of many issues where our security is linked to the rest of the world And that’s why the third big question we have to answer is how to keep America safe and strong without either isolating ourselves or trying to nation-build everywhere there’s a problem I told you earlier all the talk of America’s economic decline is political hot air Well so is all the rhetoric you hear about our enemies getting stronger and America getting weaker The United States of America is the most powerful nation on Earth Period It’s not even close We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined Our troops are the finest fighting force in the history of the world No nation dares to attack us or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected to this office and when it comes to every important international issue people of the world do not look to Beijing or Moscow to lead—they call us President Barack Obama gestures as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington before giving his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress (AP Photo/J Scott Applewhite) As someone who begins every day with an intelligence briefing I know this is a dangerous time But that’s not because of diminished American strength or some looming superpower In today’s world we’re threatened less by evil empires and more by failing states The Middle East is going through a transformation that will play out for a generation rooted in conflicts that date back millennia Economic headwinds blow from a Chinese economy in transition Even as their economy contracts Russia is pouring resources to prop up Ukraine and Syria—states they see slipping away from their orbit And the international system we built after World War II is now struggling to keep pace with this new reality It’s up to us to help remake that system And that means we have to set priorities Priority number one is protecting the American people and going after terrorist networks Both al Qaeda and now ISIL pose a direct threat to our people because in today’s world even a handful of terrorists who place no value on human life including their own can do a lot of damage They use the Internet to poison the minds of individuals inside our country; they undermine our allies But as we focus on destroying ISIL over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages pose an enormous danger to civilians and must be stopped But they do not threaten our national existence That’s the story ISIL wants to tell; that’s the kind of propaganda they use to recruit We don’t need to build them up to show that we’re serious nor do we need to push away vital allies in this fight by echoing the lie that ISIL is representative of one of the world’s largest religions We just need to call them what they are—killers and fanatics who have to be rooted out hunted down and destroyed That’s exactly what we are doing For more than a year America has led a coalition of more than 60 countries to cut off ISIL’s financing disrupt their plots stop the flow of terrorist fighters and stamp out their vicious ideology With nearly 10000 air strikes we are taking out their leadership their oil their training camps and their weapons We are training arming and supporting forces who are steadily reclaiming territory in Iraq and Syria If this Congress is serious about winning this war and wants to send a message to our troops and the world you should finally authorize the use of military force against ISIL Take a vote But the American people should know that with or without Congressional action ISIL will learn the same lessons as terrorists before them If you doubt America’s commitment—or mine—to see that justice is done ask Osama bin Laden Ask the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen who was taken out last year or the perpetrator of the Benghazi attacks who sits in a prison cell When you come after Americans we go after you It may take time but we have long memories and our reach has no limit Our foreign policy must be focused on the threat from ISIL and al Qaeda but it can’t stop there For even without ISIL instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world—in the Middle East in Afghanistan and Pakistan in parts of Central America Africa and Asia Some of these places may become safe havens for new terrorist networks; others will fall victim to ethnic conflict or famine feeding the next wave of refugees The world will look to us to help solve these problems and our answer needs to be more than tough talk or calls to carpet bomb civilians That may work as a TV sound bite but it doesn’t pass muster on the world stage We also can’t try to take over and rebuild every country that falls into crisis That’s not leadership; that’s a recipe for quagmire spilling American blood and treasure that ultimately weakens us It’s the lesson of Vietnam of Iraq—and we should have learned it by now Fortunately there’s a smarter approach a patient and disciplined strategy that uses every element of our national power It says America will always act alone if necessary to protect our people and our allies; but on issues of global concern we will mobilize the world to work with us and make sure other countries pull their own weight That’s our approach to conflicts like Syria where we’re partnering with local forces and leading international efforts to help that broken society pursue a lasting peace That’s why we built a global coalition with sanctions and principled diplomacy to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran As we speak Iran has rolled back its nuclear program shipped out its uranium stockpile and the world has avoided another war That’s how we stopped the spread of Ebola in West Africa Our military our doctors and our development workers set up the platform that allowed other countries to join us in stamping out that epidemic That’s how we forged a Trans-Pacific Partnership to open markets protect workers and the environment and advance American leadership in Asia It cuts 18000 taxes on products Made in America and supports more good jobs With TPP China doesn’t set the rules in that region we do You want to show our strength in this century Approve this agreement Give us the tools to enforce it Fifty years of isolating Cuba had failed to promote democracy setting us back in Latin America That’s why we restored diplomatic relations opened the door to travel and commerce and positioned ourselves to improve the lives of the Cuban people You want to consolidate our leadership and credibility in the hemisphere Recognize that the Cold War is over Lift the embargo American leadership in the 21st century is not a choice between ignoring the rest of the world—except when we kill terrorists; or occupying and rebuilding whatever society is unraveling Leadership means a wise application of military power and rallying the world behind causes that are right It means seeing our foreign assistance as part of our national security not charity When we lead nearly 200 nations to the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change—that helps vulnerable countries but it also protects our children When we help Ukraine defend its democracy or Colombia resolve a decades-long war that strengthens the international order we depend upon When we help African countries feed their people and care for the sick that prevents the next pandemic from reaching our shores Right now we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS and we have the capacity to accomplish the same thing with malaria—something I’ll be pushing this Congress to fund this year That’s strength That’s leadership And that kind of leadership depends on the power of our example That is why I will keep working to shut down the prison at Guantanamo: it’s expensive it’s unnecessary and it only serves as a recruitment brochure for our enemies Obama is applauded as he gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) That’s why we need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion This isn’t a matter of political correctness It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong The world respects us not just for our arsenal; it respects us for our diversity and our openness and the way we respect every faith His Holiness Pope Francis told this body from the very spot I stand tonight that “to imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place” When politicians insult Muslims when a mosque is vandalized or a kid bullied that doesn’t make us safer That’s not telling it like it is It’s just wrong It diminishes us in the eyes of the world It makes it harder to achieve our goals And it betrays who we are as a country “We the People” Our Constitution begins with those three simple words words we’ve come to recognize mean all the people not just some; words that insist we rise and fall together That brings me to the fourth and maybe the most important thing I want to say tonight The future we want—opportunity and security for our families; a rising standard of living and a sustainable peaceful planet for our kids—all that is within our reach But it will only happen if we work together It will only happen if we can have rational constructive debates It will only happen if we fix our politics A better politics doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything This is a big country with different regions and attitudes and interests That’s one of our strengths too Our Founders distributed power between states and branches of government and expected us to argue just as they did over the size and shape of government over commerce and foreign relations over the meaning of liberty and the imperatives of security But democracy does require basic bonds of trust between its citizens It doesn’t work if we think the people who disagree with us are all motivated by malice or that our political opponents are unpatriotic Democracy grinds to a halt without a willingness to compromise; or when even basic facts are contested and we listen only to those who agree with us Our public life withers when only the most extreme voices get attention Most of all democracy breaks down when the average person feels their voice doesn’t matter; that the system is rigged in favor of the rich or the powerful or some narrow interest Too many Americans feel that way right now It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency—that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better There’s no doubt a president with the gifts of Lincoln or Roosevelt might have better bridged the divide and I guarantee I’ll keep trying to be better so long as I hold this office But my fellow Americans this cannot be my task—or any President’s—alone There are a whole lot of folks in this chamber who would like to see more cooperation a more elevated debate in Washington but feel trapped by the demands of getting elected I know; you’ve told me And if we want a better politics it’s not enough to just change a Congressman or a Senator or even a President; we have to change the system to reflect our better selves We have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters and not the other way around We have to reduce the influence of money in our politics so that a handful of families and hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections—and if our existing approach to campaign finance can’t pass muster in the courts we need to work together to find a real solution We’ve got to make voting easier not harder and modernize it for the way we live now And over the course of this year I intend to travel the country to push for reforms that do But I can’t do these things on my own Changes in our political process—in not just who gets elected but how they get elected—that will only happen when the American people demand it It will depend on you That’s what’s meant by a government of by and for the people What I’m asking for is hard It’s easier to be cynical; to accept that change isn’t possible and politics is hopeless and to believe that our voices and actions don’t matter But if we give up now then we forsake a better future Those with money and power will gain greater control over the decisions that could send a young soldier to war or allow another economic disaster or roll back the equal rights and voting rights that generations of Americans have fought even died to secure As frustration grows there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us or pray like us or vote like we do or share the same background We can’t afford to go down that path It won’t deliver the economy we want or the security we want but most of all it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world So my fellow Americans whatever you may believe whether you prefer one party or no party our collective future depends on your willingness to uphold your obligations as a citizen To vote To speak out To stand up for others especially the weak especially the vulnerable knowing that each of us is only here because somebody somewhere stood up for us To stay active in our public life so it reflects the goodness and decency and optimism that I see in the American people every single day It won’t be easy Our brand of democracy is hard But I can promise that a year from now when I no longer hold this office I’ll be right there with you as a citizen—inspired by those voices of fairness and vision of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far Voices that help us see ourselves not first and foremost as black or white or Asian or Latino not as gay or straight immigrant or native born; not as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans first bound by a common creed Voices Dr King believed would have the final word—voices of unarmed truth and unconditional love Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis, ?Had the cranes been there, the woman described how she was plucked from her human resources position at Guo’s real estate company in Hong Kong in 2015 and sent overseas to become his personal assistant. according to a third person with direct knowledge of the talks.
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and for that matter Golwalkar, We may adhere to different religious faiths or even to none; but that does not take away from us that cultural inheritance that is yours as well as mine”.