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President Obama delivers the commencement speech during graduation ceremonies at the United States Military Academy at West Point on May 22. During the speech, the president touched on key themes of his new national security goals — such as multilateralism and global outreach — to be unveiled Thursday.
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On The Move: When Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan visited senators last week, she was joined by President Obama's assistant for legislative affairs, Phil Schiliro (left). On the same day, White House staffers delivered Kagan's responses to questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"Every American affected by this spill should know this: Your government will do whatever it takes, as long as it takes, to stop this crisis," President Obama told reporters last week in Venice, La.