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Inaugural Speech

Trump Isn't 'Draining The Swamp' -- He's Just Diverting It To The White House

Michael Winship | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Michael Winship

This must be what they mean by "draining the swamp" -- they just divert it over to the White House.

An Inaugural Speech

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Yara Zgheib

Dreamers do not make promises; they make wishes no one hears. Perhaps they are wise in making the distinction between what they can and cannot change.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama's Second Inauguration

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Hussein Obama's second inauguration pretty much dominated the political news this week. Oh, wait, I meant to say "a lip-synching scandal" was what dominated the airwaves in what passes for "journalism" in America these days. Sigh.

We Must Lead It

Terry Tamminen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

In his inaugural address this week, President Obama committed us to get back to work on the challenge of a sustainable energy future. But will this reignite the debate on climate change or have three widely publicized stories already done that for us?

Sam Stein

Obama's Speechwriter Speaks About Crafting His Inaugural Address | Sam Stein | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It is surprisingly difficult to write speeches for President Barack Obama, one of the most gifted orators in recent political history. ...

Two Inaugurals, Two Messages: From Mushiness to a Clear, Progressive Vision

Richard Kirsch | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Four years ago, I stood in the cold listening to President Obama's first inaugural address. I remember it leaving me cold. This year, in the warmth of my den, the president's clear projection of progressive values as core American values warmed my heart.

Obama's Call to Rebuild

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

This wasn't really a budget speech, or even a State of the Union. It was a call to rebuild a country -- from its infrastructure, to its economy, to its values.

Unprecedented: Paris Mayor Hosts Inaugural Bash

Ron Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ron Katz

The inaugural line snaked from the door of city hall around to a corner more than 500 yards away. This was not the city hall in Washington, D.C., nor one in any other American city. It was the Hotel de Ville in Paris, headquarters of the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, and the hundreds of bureaucrats charged with administering the capital of France.

Obama Inauguration Speech: FULL TEXT, VIDEO

Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

Watch President Obama sworn into office by Chief Justice John Roberts and then give his inaugural address. Scroll down for full text of the speech. ...