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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden talk as they walk up a staircase in the West Wing of the White House, April 3, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

2009 through 2016


“America is not the project of any one person. The single-most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘we.’”  -President Obama

Eight years ago, America hovered on the brink of a second Great Depression. We were losing hundreds of thousands of jobs each month — 800,000 in the month President Obama took office alone. Millions of Americans lost their homes. Millions more saw hard-earned savings vanish. The auto industry was on the verge of collapse. But today, the American economy has recovered from recession, and made lasting strides toward a more perfect union.

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