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"He set a goal to lead the world in college graduates by 2020, and cut the growth of college tuition and fees in half over the next 10 years, a goal that will save the typical student thousands of dollars a year, and proposed bringing together community colleges and businesses to train 2 million Americans for good jobs that actually exist now and are waiting to be filled."
"I've told Congress, let's steer federal aid to schools that are doing a good job keeping tuition affordable and provide good value and serve their students well. If you're getting federal student loans -- colleges and universities -- you shouldn't just be loading up a whole bunch of debt on your students. You've got to figure out how are you working to make sure that they can afford their education."
Set a standard for utility companies that 80 percent of the nation's electricity comes from clean sources by 2035
"Setting a standard for utility companies to that 80 percent of the nation's electricity comes from clean sources by 2035"
For victims of Superstorm Sandy: "We are going to be with them every step of the way in helping them to rebuild their lives."
"But to the issue of Iran, as long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon."
"President Obama will also continue to confront North Korea, another regime that ignores its international obligations by developing nuclear weapons and missile technology, with a stark choice: take verifiable steps toward denuclearization or face increasing isolation and costs from the United States and the international community."
"And we will keep the promise of Social Security, strengthen it, but we won't turn it over to Wall Street."
"We need to have a tax code where secretaries aren't paying a (higher) tax rate than their bosses. "
"Reforming the corporate tax code to bring down tax rates on domestic manufacturers by nearly a quarter -- while closing tax preferences and loopholes to pay for it."
"Ending tax deductions for companies shipping jobs overseas, and using the saving to create a new tax credit for companies that bring jobs home."
Standing up for American workers and businesses in the global marketplace, taking on China's unfair trade practices through a new trade enforcement unit to level the playing field.
"I want to create a veterans job corps, so we can put our returning heroes back to work as cops and firefighters in communities that need them."
"My belief is that we have to enforce the laws we've already got, make sure that we're keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill. We've done a much better job in terms of background checks, but we've got more to do when it comes to enforcement. But weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on our streets. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced."
"I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time. By the way, we have to fix that."