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Obama Berlin Speech

U.S. Action on Climate Change: Yes, We... Might?

Karl-Heinz Florenz | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Karl-Heinz Florenz

It is time the Washington caught up with Europe! This is certainly not about cocking a snook at anybody -- it is just very rewarding to see that, finally, European leadership has paid off. Finally, the U.S. is "back in the game."

Obama Summitry Encounters the Snowden Effect, Again

William Bradley | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's latest stabs at summitry -- with the G-8 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and again with Germany's leaders in Berlin -- met with mixed results this week.

Obama Gives Speech In Historic Location

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear...

Obama Talks Climate Change In Berlin

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

BERLIN, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States understood it had to do more to fight climate change and...

Obama: "Ich bin ein Chrysler!"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama talked his usual great game of absolute confidence at the end of his announcement this morning, telling the country, "If you're going to buy a new car, buy an American car."

Dowd's Snark Shoots Up, Down

Nancy Kruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Kruh

In his book, Snark David Denby describes Maureen Dowd as "essentially sour and without hope," but my evidence, I believe, proves him wrong.

Obama: The Change Candidate Abroad, Too

Paul Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Hunt

Obama's candidacy has generated effective grassroots initiatives in the States and it might well do the same on this side of the Atlantic, which would be a major change in many European states.

Obama in Berlin: Finding the Right Tone

Susan Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Neiman

In Berlin, Obama gave his hearers hope, not hysteria -- the hope for an America that could not only work with European nations, but even be a model for them.

Jason Linkins

RNC Ties Obama To ... David Hasselhoff | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the clearest sign yet that the Republicans have all but given up on even pretending that they have ideas worth selling to the American people, the ...

Should We Care What the World Thinks About Obama?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

For Americans who believe that the rest of the world should just suck it up and love us or leave us alone, the argument that we should care what the world thinks of us will have no impact.

Obama in France: La Vie en Rose

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

Much to Barack Obama's credit, he is not acting presidential on this European tour. He said it in Berlin, and he repeated in Paris: "I'm not here as a presidential candidate, I'm here as an American senator."

Obama in Berlin: Walking the Walk

Stefan Sirucek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stefan Sirucek

The speech is a brisk, affecting affair. There are big cheers when Obama talks about nuclear disarmament and dealing with climate change, but the crowd's response to "defeating terror" is noticeably muted.

Obama Should Re-Think His Faith-Based Agenda

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

There's one wall that Barack wants to pull down that I think needs to be affirmatively left in place, or, to be more precise, reconstructed: the one between church and state.

Echoing Hillary in Blasting Barack

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

Is the McCain campaign borrowing from Hillary Clinton? Consider the similarity between her remark from last March and a McCain spokesman's response to Obama's speech in Berlin.

Obama And The Wall

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

During my recent travels to the Middle East, I found that although Obama fairs much better than his rival, early enthusiasm for his candidacy has been replaced by skepticism.

Three American Freedom Speeches In Berlin

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

For anyone who hasn't surfed over yet, PrezVid has a great three-part line up of videos, a series of what what you could call "the American Freedom Sp...

Diminishing Hope: A Leading Palestinian Responds to Barack Obama

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

2008-07-26-clemonspull.jpgI interviewed non-violence advocate Mustafa Barghouti yesterday found his hope in Obama being replaced by 'disappointment.'

Bereft in Berlin

Marc Kusnetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Kusnetz

Each time Obama steps on a new stage, the press criticizes his rhetoric as high-falutin' but devoid of content. Do they think Berlin was the perfect time to announce a new initiative for the earned income tax credit?

Berlin Was Wrong Place for Obama's Wall Speech

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama's speech had high points and deserves applause -- but it's ultimately forgettable because he failed to deliver the most important lines where they most mattered.

Obama Berlin Speech: See Video, Photos, Full Speech Transcript

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before the largest crowd of his campaign, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama on Thursday summoned Europeans and Americans together to "def...

Obama urges Europeans, Americans to defeat terror

AP | DAVID ESPO and DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BERLIN — Cheered by an enormous international crowd, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama on Thursday summoned Europeans and Americans...

The Berlin Nuclear Challenge

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Crandell

Big words. Bold words. But the big (and bold) question is -- will the words turn into action? Could we expect a change in US policy if Obama is elected?

Obama Berlin Speech: US Foreign Service Workers Instructed Not To Attend

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

**UPDATE 7/25** ThinkProgress now reports that the bar on Foreign Service workers attending Obama's speech in Berlin --through what a diplomat's union...

Obama in Berlin

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

250,000 Berliners would never have assembled to hear a speech by John McCain. Today, even Bush couldn't pull that many people together in Berlin to protest against him.

Obama In Berlin: A New Day, A New Hope

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Tens of thousands of people who have been highly critical of our country gather to hear an American political figure. They wait, as we do, for the new day.